Local area events for this year

MAY 2019


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First Friday Americus – Downtown
5 PM-8 PM
The topic is “May’d in Sumter” at this First Friday event in Americus that celebrates Sumter County products.
For information, call 229-924-4411, Ext. 247.

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Jimmy Carter Sunday school class – Plains
10 AM
President Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. Visitors must arrive early. For more information, call 229-824-2896.

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The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra – Americus
7 PM
Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson, with their high energy show that is the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, bring their rich friendship and charm to the stage at the Rylander Theatre in Americus. In the style and swagger of legendary entertainers like Frank Sinatra, Davis and Johnson are putting their own stamp on the Great American songbook, graced with a touch of Johnny Cash, Elvis, Ray Charles, Motown and more. The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra features 11 highly trained musicians, including Davis and Johnson on vocals. Presented by the Friends of the Rylander Theatre, this Thursday night performance concludes the 2018-2019 Presenter Series season. Tickets are reserved seating, $35 adults and can be purchased online at Rylander.org or through the Rylander box office, Tuesday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 229-931-0001.

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SAM Shortline – Sumter Special Train Ride
10 AM-5:30 PM
Boarding begins at 9:30 AM at Georgia Veterans State Park Depot at Lake Blackshear. The train departs at 10 AM and arrives in Americus at 11:25 AM at the Jackson Street Depot for a 1 hour, 50-minute layover. The train departs Americus at 1:15 PM for Plains. For information on this and all other SAM Shortline rides, call 1-877-GA-RAILS or 229-276-0755, or visit Samshortline.com.

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Lenny’s Market opening – Americus
7 AM
Come to Lenny’s Market at 110 N. Hampton St. for the 2019 “soft” opening. Fresh, seasonal and organically grown products and a variety of items are among the offerings. The market will be open until 1 p.m. For information, call 229-924-4411, Ext. 247.

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Memorial Day Flag Program – Andersonville National Historic Site
8 AM

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Memorial Day Observance Ceremony – Andersonville National Cemetery
2 PM
Former Prisoner of War Capt. William A. Robinson USAF (Retired) will present the keynote address at the Memorial Day Observance Ceremony at Andersonville National Cemetery in Andersonville. Robinson spent 7½ years as a POW in North Vietnam before his release. He was the first enlisted man to receive the Air Force Cross, a medal for valor, second only to the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military award. He retired from the Air Force in 1984 after serving his country honorably for 23 years. For information on this and all other Memorial Day activities, call Charles Barr at 229-924-0343, Ext. 112.

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Memorial Day

JUNE 2019


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Ribbon cutting at Lenny’s Market – Americus
9 AM
Visit Lenny’s Market at 110 N. Hampton St. for its 2019 ribbon cutting. For more information, call 229-924-4411, Ext. 247.

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Sumter Historic Trust Camp – Americus
9 AM-4 PM
The history camp is for rising sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders, with the curriculum based to educate students about local history in Georgia’s Sumter County. The $75 price includes lunch, snacks, tours, etc. for the week. Scholarships are available for students attending Sumter County Schools only. For information, email shthistorycamp@gmail.com or call Kim Christmas at:
678-671-2019, 813-967-6448 or 866-395-0088, Ext. 4304.

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First Friday Americus – Downtown
5 PM-8 PM
The theme is “Luau!” for this month’s First Friday event. For information, call 229-924-4411, Ext. 247.

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SAM Shortline – Sumter Special Train Ride
10 AM-5:30 PM
Boarding begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Georgia Veterans State Park Depot at Lake Blackshear. Train arrives in Americus at 11:25 a.m. for a 1-hour, 50-minute layover. For info on this and all other SAM Shortline rides, call 229-276-0755 or 229-322-6159.

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Jimmy Carter Sunday school class – Plains
10 AM
President Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. Visitors must arrive early. For more information, call 229-824-2896.

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SAM Shortline – Paula Deen Mystery Dinner Train – Archery
3:30 PM-10:15 PM
Boarding begins at 3 p.m. at Georgia Veterans State Park Depot at Lake Blackshear. Train departs at 3:30 p.m. Celebrity Paula Deen and President Jimmy Carter will make an appearance.  For info on this and all other SAM Shortline rides, call 229-276-0755 or 229-322-6159.

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Red, White & Blues Festival – Americus
6 PM-9 PM
Come and enjoy this early pre-Fourth of July event for the second straight year. Participants will gather at the Jackson Street Depot to celebrate. For information, call 229-924-4411, Ext. 247.

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Plains, Trains and Fireworks – Downtown Plains
5:30 PM
Boarding begins at 5 p.m. at Georgia Veterans State Park Depot at Lake Blackshear. Train departs at 5:30 p.m. and arrives in Plains at 7:45 p.m. for a two-hour layover. The fireworks display highlights the upcoming Fourth of July holiday and is Sumter County’s premier Independence Day event each year. For more information, call 229-938-3835, 229-928-4825, or 229-322-6159.

JULY 2019


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First Friday Americus – Downtown
5 PM-8 PM
The theme is “Beach Party” for this month’s fun downtown event. For information, call 229-924-4411, Ext. 247.