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Special events this year include the following: • Benefactor’s Preview Party The highly anticipated annual preview party — the first of this year’s events — will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21, onsite at the Thomasville Ex- change Club Fairgrounds. Benefactors are invited to arrive at 5:30 p.m for an early peek at the booths; patrons will arrive at 7 p.m. This is an excellent chance to converse leisurely with antiques dealers from across the country. Resplendent in their black-tie finery, attend- ees will enjoy appetizers, wine and cocktails in the showroom as they take a first view of the dealers’ wares. An elegant seated dinner, catered by Stephane Ughetto and Tonia Streets, will follow in the dining room. This is an excellent chance for attendees to get a first look at items as well as have an intimate audience with the exhibitors themselves. Tickets are available online at www.Thomasville- AntiquesShow.com. • Verbal Evaluations with Lark Mason and Lark Mason III Now is your chance to hunt for treasure in your own home — and to get a history lesson from Lark Mason, from television’s popular PBS production Antiques Roadshow. The Thomasville Antiques Show once again will host verbal evaluations for those who seek to know more about their pos- sessions, ranging from family heirlooms to knick- knacks hidden in attics and basements. Mason, an expert on Asian art and the au- thor of several books on the subject, returns to the Thomasville Antiques Show this year. Joining him is his son, Lark Mason III. The Mason father and son will review a wide variety of items, from furniture, to paintings, to curios. Those interested in having their heirlooms eval- uated should call the Antiques Show office to reserve a time on Friday, Feb. 22, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 1:30-3:00 and Sunday, Feb. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees will pay $10 per item evaluated, and each client is limited to three items. Clients are invited to send photos of larger items before their visit. Lark Mason • The Affair The newest addition to the Antiques Show’s schedule of events, this casual evening of fun will begin with a full bar and hors d’oeuvres in the showroom, where exhibitors will welcome attendees to shop the show after hours. At 8 p.m., the booths will close, and exhibitors will join party goers in the dining room for continued cocktails, delicious bites by John Thomas and Jeanie Bracey, live music by the Fried Turkeys and dancing. The Affair will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m., at the Thomasville Exchange Club Fairgrounds. Tickets are $75 per person and may be purchased online at www.ThomasvilleAntiquesS- how.com. These evaluations are not official appraisals. Call 229-236-TASF to schedule your evaluation. Fried Turkeys Thomasville Scene February - March 2019 11