CALENDAR of EVENTS April May 20: Pebble Hill is hosting its annual 3: Bring your lunch and enjoy this stim- Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds at 9 a.m. This fun event is $5 per person and is for ages 2 yrs old through second grade. Dress in your Easter outfit and bring your basket. There will be refreshments and games and activities. Pre-registration is required by calling 229-226-2344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 25: Times and locations vary for the Thomasville’s 98th annual Rose Show and Festival. This three-day event is held in beautiful historic downtown Thomas- ville and has been a southwest Georgia tradition since the 1920s. What started in 1921 as a display in Neel’s Department Store organized with only $25 (won by a group of garden club ladies who won 1st place in the state fair for their display of locally grown vegetables and fruits) has now grown to a three-day festival with over 25,000 visitors. Join us for all the fun and festivities. Enjoy roses, roses and more roses, plus four flower shows, a children’s parade, a larger and more exciting Rose Parade, a street dance fea- turing the Swingin’ Medallions, fireworks, fantastic food, a car and truck show and family friendly activities in Paradise Park. For more info and a complete listing of events and locations, visit thomasvillega. com. Also included in the Rose Show and Festival weekend activities are the Rose City 10K Run, Walk & One-Mile Run (for information call (229) 226-9878 or visit www.ymca-thomasville.org) and the Rose City Golf Classic (for information call (229)225-4333 or visit www.countryoaks- golfcourse.org). Info: Thomasville Main Street, (229) 228-7977, For a detailed listing of each event, visit the Rose Show and Festival tab on the website at www. thomasvillega.com/attractions/festivals/ thomasville-rose-show-festival. 88 April - May 2019 Thomasville Scene ulating series of lectures on subjects of interest in your area. This month (the final lecture in our 2018-2019 season), we will be welcoming Preservation Programs Manager Sophia Latz of Thomasville Land- marks. Sophia is a Double Dawg, holding a BA in History and a Master of Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia. A native Thomasvil- lian, she was inspired to pursue preservation after countless drives down Dawson Street and hours spend on downtown’s brick streets. “Welcome to Thomasville” As Main Street says, we’re “a historically modern and culturally vibrant place where people live, work and play.” We park on the historic cobblestone bricks, shop in the historic downtown, and live in historic houses. Thomasville is historic. So how has Thomasville benefited from the label “historic,” and how, exactly, has historic preservation impacted our town? Complimentary refreshments and drinks will be offered, but we highly encourage you to bring and enjoy your lunch at noon at Thomas County Public Library. April - June 2019 3: First Friday Sip & Stroll from 6 to 10 p.m. in downtown Thomasville featuring the Bay Kings Band. Participating shops and restaurants will be open beginning at 6 pm, and our concert will be held from 8-10 pm at The Ritz Amphitheater (131 South Stevens Street). This gives you time to shop and dine before the concert. June 7: First Friday Sip & Stroll from 6 to 10 p.m. in downtown Thomasville featuring the Grains of Sand Band. Participating shops and restaurants will be open be- ginning at 6 pm, and our concert will be held from 8-10 pm at The Ritz Amphi- theater (131 South Stevens Street). This gives you time to shop and dine before the concert. July 4: July 4th Fireworks and Festivities sponsored by CNS will be held at the downtown Thomasville park and amphi- theater, 131 S. Stevens. St. Celebrate In- dependence Day with good old-fashioned fun and activities for the whole family! Enjoy great games, food, and music beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Downtown Thomasville and, of course, a fantastic fireworks display beginning at 9:30 p.m! Live music at the Amphitheater and Park, 131 S. Stevens St. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy listening. There will be children’s activities, lawn games and free ice cold watermelon slices.