Thomasville Scene February / March 2019 - Page 96

CALENDAR of EVENTS February April 17: Thomasville Entertainment 5: Bring your lunch and enjoy this stim- Foundation presents Daniel Hope and Friends in concert at the Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 226-7404 or email at tef@rose.net. March 12: Scharoun Ensemble Berlin Wolfram Brandl, violin/concertmaster presented by Thomasville Entertainment Foundation. 7:30 p.m. The eight-member ensemble of wind and string artists from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra presents a program reflecting the groups commitment to the rich musical heritage of the past and the outstanding music of today. For more information, visit www. tefconcerts.com. 23: Another night of bluegrass as the award-winning Larry Stephenson Band has been entertaining audiences for 30 years including their numerous perfor- mances on the Grand Ole Opry, RFD-TV and headlining festivals and concerts all across the US and Canada. The group is led by Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame member and 5-time Society for The Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA) Male Vocalist of the year. They also inducted Stephenson into their Hall Of Greats in 2018. With nu- merous IBMA and SPBGMA nominations and awards, he records on his own label, Whysper Dream Music. 28: Catherine Russell, jazz vocalist presented by Thomasville Entertainment Foundation. 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.tefconcerts. com. 30: Casino Night Thomas University is holding its annual fundraiser at 6 p.m., on the Magnolia Campus. It’s a fun night of games, food and dancing. For informa- tion, email advancement@thomasu.edu. 96 February - March 2019 Thomasville Scene ulating series of lectures on subjects of interest in your area presented by the Thomas County Public Library and Pebble Hill Plantation. At noon this month, we will be welcoming Thomasville’s Tom Faircloth. He has been an active member of the community since moving back home in 1965. He is a past president of the Thomasville Jaycees and produced the Miss Thomasville Pageant for over two decades. He served as the Rose Show chair for four years and spent a decade as mayor/mayor pro temp on the Thomas- ville City Council. He will be enlightening us on the rich and ever evolving history of Georgia’s famous Thomasville Rose Show. Learn about its humble beginnings and how it grew to the size it is today. Compli- mentary refreshments and drinks will be offered, but attendees are highly encour- aged to bring and enjoy your lunch. 5: First Friday Sip & Stroll is held downtown. Sip, stroll, shop, dine, and listen to some great music. Participating shops and restaurants will be open be- ginning at 6 p.m., and our concert will be held from 8-10 p.m. at The Ritz Amphi- theater, 131 S. Stevens St. This gives you time to shop and dine before the concert featuring the Billy Rigsby Band. 13: The glorious musical composi- tion of “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev will be performed on flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon by Quintastic, with story narration by Dr. Karl Barton at 11 a.m. Part of Thomasville Enter- tainment Foundation’s Family Series, in conjunction with the Thomasville Center for the Arts, this fun family performance is free for students and children under 18; accompanying adult tickets are $10. For information, call (229) 226-7404 or email tef@rose.net February - April 2019 20: Pebble Hill is hosting its annual 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 lcurtis@pebblehill.com. 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