Local area events for this year

MARCH 2019


FEB 2 through APRIL 4
Glassblowing Beer or Wine Glass Workshop – Americus

This event is hosted by Hot Glass Academy, 701 McGarrah St. in Americus. Cost is $65. For more information on the workshops, call 585-704-6942 or email info@hotglassacademy.com.

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An Evening Of JAZZ – Americus
7 PM
This event will feature the Americus-Sumter County Jazz Band and will take place at The Carnegie (Cousins Catering), 111 S. Jackson St. in Americus. Admission is $20. Tickets are available at the Americus-Sumter County High School band room, or visitors can call 229-931-8598. All proceeds will benefit the ASHS band program.

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SAM Shortline – Murder Mystery Dinner Train – Leslie
5:15 PM
Join the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum and the historic SAM Shortline for a special evening train as we try to solve the murder mystery “A Night At The Museum.” All tickets include dinner at the museum in Leslie. Cash bar will be available to all passengers. Proceeds will benefit the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum and the historic SAM Shortline Railroad. Boarding begins at 4:45 PM and departure is at 5:15 PM from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot at Lake Blackshear. For more information on this and all other SAM Shortline rides, call 1-877-GA-RAILS or 229-276-0755 or visit Samshortline.com.

APRIL 2019


FEB 2 through APRIL 4
Glassblowing Beer or Wine Glass Workshop – Americus

This event is hosted by Hot Glass Academy, 701 McGarrah St. in Americus. Cost is $65.
For more information on the workshops, call 585-704-6942 or email info@hotglassacademy.com.

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First Friday Americus – Downtown
5 PM-8 PM
The topic is “Tap Into Spring” at this First Friday event in downtown.
For information, call 229-924-4411, Ext. 247.

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Hot Glass, Craft Beer Festival – Americus
2 PM-6 PM
Join thousands of visitors in Americus for this annual event, which combines glass blowing with one of Georgia’s fastest-growing industries. The festival is quickly becoming one of southwest Georgia’s favorites.
For more information or tickets, call Americus Main Street at 229-924-4411, Ext. 247.

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Plains Open Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show – Plains
9 AM
Enjoy this annual spring event in downtown Plains.
For more information, call 229-938-3835 or 229-928-4825.

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Wolf Creek Plantation’s 3rd annual Spring Festival – Americus
11 AM-6 PM
Help kick off spring with this fun event, now in its third year.
For more information, call Hannah at 229-924-0091.

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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 – 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.

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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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.