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This Week in Tifton, Georgia -- March 29, 2013


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FIRE BREAKS OUT
ON MAIN STREET 
Tifton Grapevine - Breaking News
Breaking News...
 Smoke billowed from the upstairs apartments above La Cabana restaurant late Thursday night, March 28, on South Main Street in Downtown Tifton. 
 
See the breaking-news video report above.

Easter Eggs
SCRAMBLIN'
FOR EGGS
EASTER EGG HUNT, KIDS' ACTIVITIES  
ARE SATURDAY
 
 
The Tift County Recreation Department holds its 16th annual
Scramble for Eggs this Saturday, March 30, at E.B. Hamilton Complex at the intersection of E.B. Hamilton Drive and Rutland Road.

Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. and end by 1 p.m. There will be live music, children's games, food vendors, a bouncy house and more.

Children will hunt for more than 6,500 eggs. Age divisions are toddler to 3, 4 to 6, and ages 7 to 9, with prizes awarded in each division.

For information, contact the Rec Dept. at 229-382-3262.

ABAC BroadwayNew
"A NIGHT OF  
BROADWAY MUSIC" 
Hear it This Tuesday, April 2, at ABAC 
 
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College music faculty and voice majors join special guests for "A Night of Broadway Music" at 7 p.m. April 2 in the final First Tuesday concert of the academic year in the Chapel of All Faiths.  

This concert is free to the public.

 

Among songs to be performed are ones from such shows as "Wicked,"The Sound of Music," "Porgy and Bess," "The Fantastiks," "Les Miserables," "Carousel," "Phantom of the Opera" and "Showboat."

 

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STREETSCAPE WORK, CONSTRUCTION
 CONTINUING IN DOWNTOWN TIFTON

You may have noticed that the edge of the street is torn up in front of Tifton Gardens off Main Street in Downtown Tifton near the railroad tracks. This is part of the city's continuing Streetscape project, totally funded through grants, says Lequrica Gaskins, Tifton economic development director.

 

She gives us an update about where the project stands and plans for the future.

 

Check out the video below.


Tifton Grapevine - March 29
Lequrica Gaskins gives us the scoop on Downtown Streetscape

EasterHGI

River Trip
PADDLING FOR A CAUSE
The "Big Little River Paddle Race" is Saturday
 
Interested in preserving our region's blackwater rivers? Come out Saturday morning to
Reed Bingham State Park in Adel for a charity fundraiser and to experience the natural wonder of our own Little River.
 
Registration is 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Red Roberts Landing at the north end of Reed Bingham State Park near Rountree Bridge. The three-mile race starts at 10 a.m. 
 
Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent one from the park (call park in advance to reserve). Registration is $30 per boat, with funds going to the Friends of Reed Bingham and WWALS Watershed Coalition. There will be awards to top finishers. Beautiful scenery is guaranteed to all participants. 
 
The event was postponed from last weekend because of inclement weather.
 
 

Folklife Turpentine
SOUTH GEORGIA 
ART & CULTURE!
Folklife Festival is April 6 at 
Georgia Museum of Agriculture

The annual Folklife Festival is 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village (formerly the Agrirama) at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

  

The festival showcases South Georgia art and culture. The festival coincides with the seasonal opening of the Wiregrass Farmers Market. Local growers and producers offer fresh-picked produce and handmade goods for sale behind the museum Country Store.  

 

A turpentine still will be fired early for the Historic Village's annual turpentine distillation. The festival will also include the American Legacy Quilt Show and a new Art Gallery exhibit, "A Trip Around the World," showcasing quilt panels created for countries that participated in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. 

 

The Tifton Garden Club will have a "Welcome to Our Garden" Flower Show in the museum atrium. There will also be square dancing, tree debarking and hewing, mule plowing, pony rides and more. There is an admission fee.

 


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Arts in Black
ARTS IN BLACK
CELEBRATES 27 YEARS
 
Tifton's annual Arts in Black Festival will celebrate 27 years of arts, music, culture, food and crafts April 5, 6 & 7.
 
The festival's talent show kicks off festivities at the historic Tift Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5. The festival's big day is Saturday, April 6 at Fulwood Park. A poetry competition culminates activities at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Tifton Welcome Station. 
 
This year's featured acts include:  Michael Prince, comedian and Tifton native; Travis Pratt, world-renowned opera singer and Tifton native; The Gospel Starlights; Dancers' Pointe Dance Studio; the Georgia Firebird Goddesses; and many more.
 
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