We’re half way through the sultry dog days of summer! Fall will be upon us before we can blink and yet, that summer bucket list still awaits!
Beat the summer doldrums and take a brief pause, a little mini stay-ca from the everyday hustle and bustle and discover Dublin Ga. From sensational shopping, mouth-watering dining, and a fantastic line up of stunning live music, you’ll have no problem crossing a few adventures off that bucket lists!
1. Take Flight
Soar into Emma Laura’s on Wednesday, Aug 9th and Thursday, Aug 10th and add a wealth of rich color to your wardrobe for the Kendra Scott Fall 2017 Launch Party. This elegant jewelry collection is inspired by the Italian Renaissance Era and the stunning architecture of Florence to enhance any outfit choice! All aboard for a chance to win a Kendra Scott gift card!
2. Side Hustle
Pump up that adrenaline at the 3rd Annual Hustle for the House 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run to be held August 19th from 8 AM to 11 AM at Southern Pines Regional Park. Sponsored by Clark’s Health Club, the hustle to the finish line will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Macon. Donations of pop tops are an easy way to show your support! Register here.
3. Ramble On
Get down with Sunbelt Revolution at Company Supply on Friday, Aug 11th at 10 PM. Featuring Chris Lewis with those sizzling vocals, Bo Norwood on lead-guitar, Vince Tanner on drums, and Erik Powell on bass guitar, Sunbelt Revolution’s performance of powerful original and Southern rock tunes will leave you breathless! Enjoy a burst of flavor with a signature Company Supply cocktail for an exhilarating night on the town!
4. Wine and Dine
Slip away to the beautiful green fields of Dublin Farms B&B and explore a taste of Tuscany at Ristorante da Maria on Friday, Aug 11th and Saturday, Aug 12th beginning at 7 PM, for an authentic taste of Italy. From the appetizer to the first dish and continuing on to the entrée, and culminating in sorbet and dessert, experience Maria’s skill and love of regional Italian cuisine. This decadent 5 course menu is to die for! Seating is limited so make your reservation today.
Celebrate National Farmers Market Week with a visit to Market on Madison, Saturday, Aug 12th from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM and choose from an assortment of fresh picked corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, melons and squash to add the fresh taste of summer to any meal! Need a bit of gardening advice, perhaps a recipe for cushaw pie? The market vendors are always so friendly and they love to chat!
6. Pedal to the Metal
Head on down the highway to the 441 Speedway on Saturday, Aug 12th for the Family Fun Spectacular. Featuring bomber, crate, late model, pure stock, and super street racing for a thrilling night of speed and roaring engines! Oh, but that’s not all! Grab a $5 hot dog special, enter the kids for the free bike giveaway and sit back for a breathtaking fireworks display! Gates open at 4 PM and entry to the Grandstands is $15 for adults and kids under 16 get in free with paid adult. To get in on the rip-roaring action in the pit, the cost is $25 for adults, $10 for kids 6 to 10, and 6 and under get in free. All tickets purchased from the rained out shows are being honored. The 441 Speedway is located at 3317 US 441.
7. Get off the Beaten Path
Explore the country side with a visit to Patty’s Produce located at 290 Springhaven Road in Dexter. Open year round, Patty’s Produce, features seasonal fresh fruits and veggies with that just picked summer flavor. Savor the sweet taste of honey or tart blackberry jam! Patty’s has big plans to make the farm to table experience unforgettable! To learn a bit more call 478-279-1071.
8. Laughter is the Best Medicine
There’s nothing like a good ole belly laugh to cure what ails you! The Dublin Civitan Club is hosting Family, Friends, & Fun Night on Saturday, Aug 12th beginning at 7 PM at the Dublin Civitan Fair Grounds. For just $25, you can enjoy a savory buffet dinner, lively beach music performed by Sam’s Drive-in-Band and a captivating comedy routine with “Shelldon” ” Just for Fun”. To purchase your ticket, call Jeff Garnto at 478-697-5184.
9. Wine a Bit
Gather up the girls and savor the tempting taste of a dark velvet Merlot, a rich dry Chardonnay, or a light sweet Pinot Gris and explore the fine art of wine tasting at the Page House B&B on Tuesday, Aug 22nd at 7 PM for a Midsummer Night Wine Tasting. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by contacting Karey Rivers, III at 404-809-7210.
Put on your thinking cap and team up for Breakout Solar Eclipse at the Laurens County Library on August 15th from 5 PM to 6 PM. Grades 6th through 12th register at the front desk, but remember the only way out of the escape room is to use your team mate and a little brain power! Are you up for the challenge? Take learning to new heights with all of the Library’s cool after school activities for the whole family on Facebook.
11. Fade Out
If you haven’t heard the buzz, Monday, Aug 21st is gonna be an epic day! Mother Nature is favoring us with a total Solar Eclipse! Gather on the lawn at Fairview Park Hospital for the Blackout Bash-Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party between 2 PM and 3 PM. You’ll be in good company! Fairview Park Hospital is located at 200 Industrial Boulevard. Register here to receive a free pair of Solar Eclipse viewing glasses.
Good Vibes Ahead…
12. Unchained Melody
Check out the exciting line up at Theatre Dublin! Thrill to Elvis ’56 as Cody Ray Slaughter portrays the legendary King of Rock on September 8th, tap along to your favorite Broadway tune with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra on September 9th, celebrate the 70’s with the Georgia Players Guild for the Chicago and Boston Tribute concert on September 22nd, sing along with Worship in the Round Building 429, Josh Wilson, and Chris August on October 12th, and explore the worlds of Andrew Loyd Webber, George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein performed by famed virtuoso pianists Thomas Pandolfi on October 16th. Purchase tickets here.
13. Be Dramatic
Open call for student’s entering 1st through 12th grade to come out and audition for The Wiz of the West, a production of the Missoula Children’s Theatre on Monday, Aug 21st from 4 PM to 6 PM at Theatre Dublin. The audition fee is $10 and a rehearsal schedule will be provided. For more information and registration forms, please call 478-290-5082. Sponsored by the Dublin-Laurens Arts Council, The Wiz of the West is the tale of the classic The Wizard of Oz with a slight “twister”. Follow Dotty and her pooch Mooch on a windswept journey of western adventure and self-discovery! Showtimes are Saturday, August 26th at 3 PM and at 5:30 PM. Purchase tickets here.
14. Bring it On
Audition for your favorite role in the magical The Nutcracker Ballet on Saturday, August 19th beginning at 8:15 AM at Theatre Dublin. Arrive at least 15 minutes early for registration and bring a copy of a current photo. For an audition schedule and dress code, call 478-275-1972 or 912-253-0404.
15. Found Fun
Head to Beddingfield Park in Caldwell for the 1st Annual Cadwell Founders Day Festival on Saturday August 19th from 10 AM to 6 PM. Shop for local arts and crafts, enjoy an exciting line up of live music, some great BBQ, and so much more! Carter’s Rockin Rides will be on hand to entertain the little ones.
16. Summer Fades
As summer fades, make the trip to the Visitor’s Center in Dublin, GA to find hand painted souvenirs to delight, books in the lending library to read, #DublinGARocks to find, and our Georgia Grown garden is getting a fall makeover!