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Home and garden tour here Saturday
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Historic House and Garden Pilgrimage
Liberty County will showcase homes and gardens of historic Hinesville and Midway from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. This 12th annual event will feature seven historic sites in Liberty County, including Midway Museum, Midway Church and Cemetery, Seabrook Village’s costumed reenactment of slave days, the Bacon-Fraser Home and Garden, Dorchester Academy, and the LeConte-Woodmanston Rice Plantation and Botanical Garden. Author Erskine Clark will sign copies of his book, Dwelling Place, a Plantation Epic at the Midway Museum. Lunch will be served at LeConte Woodmanston. For more information, call Kay Peacock at (478) 237-7528 or Sherle Beck at (912) 264-3745. Tickets are $25 each or $20 for groups of 12 or more. Lunch can be purchased for an additional $10. For more information, visit online at

Fun at the VFW
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6602 plans to have Slick Nickel’s blues and country music at the club tonight. The show is open to the public, but attendees must be 21 years of age to enter the lounge. The post is at 931 Highway 196 West in Hinesville. For more information, call 876-6602
Next week, on May 11, there will be karaoke with SS Entertainment as well as on May 18. And Simply Southern, country and southern rock, is slated for May 25.

Club Mud Spring at GSU

Ceramics, jewelry and small metals will be featured at the annual Club Mud Spring Sale and Exhibition today and Saturday in Statesboro. Now in its 23rd year, the sale offers the public an opportunity to view and buy artworks created by students enrolled in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University. The sale and exhibition is set for 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the ceramic and sculpture studio on campus at 236 Forest Drive. For more information, call the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at (912) 681-5358, Jane Pleak at (912) 486-7473 or Christina Lemon at (912) 681-5299.

Savannah Scottish Games
In tribute to Coastal Georgia’s heritage the 31st annual Savannah Scottish Games will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the historic Bethesda Home for Boys, at 9520 Ferguson Avenue. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth aged 11-17, children 10 and under free. Tickets are available at all branches of the Savannah Bank and at Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub. Events include Scottish Heavy Athletics, Southern Regional Highland Dancing Championship, Pipe Band Competition, Children’s Activities, Clan and genealogy tents, Bill Coburn’s Scottish Border Collie Herding Demonstration, and Musical Entertainment featuring Celtic musicians  Alex Beaton, The Wyndbreakers, Isla, and Bob and Judy Williams.  A whiskey tasting will be hosted by Molly MacPherson’s today at 3 p.m.

Nina to visit Brunswick
The Nina, a replica of Columbus’ favorite ship will open in Brunswick on May 10. The ship will be docked at Brunswick Landing until her departure May 14. Built completely by hand and without the use of any power tools, Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” The craftsmanship of construction and the details in the rigging make it a truly fascinating visit back to the Age of Discovery. The Nina was used in the production of the film “1492” starring Gerard Depardieu. The Nina was built in Bahia, Brazil by the Columbus Foundation, which is based in the British Virgin Islands. The ship has been touring continually since 1992 as a ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the Caravel, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.
While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ship for a walk aboard self-guided tour every day of the week. The prices are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, and $3 for students. Children, 4 and under, are admitted free. The ship will be open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No reservations necessary. Teachers or groups wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided group tour with a crew member can call the ship at 1 (787) 421 0402, or email Minimum of 15. Visit our Web site at for additional information. The ship arrives May 9.  For more information, call (284) 495-4618 Fax (284) 495-4616 or e-mail

Glennville Sweet Onion Festival, May 12
The 31st annual Glennville Sweet Onion Festival is set for May 12 in Glennville. The event starts with a one-mile fun run at 8 a.m., followed by a 3.1-mile run at 8:30 a.m.
Festival gates open at the State Farmers’ Market on Highway 301 South from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. At 10 a.m., a parade through downtown Glennville and onto Hwy. 301 South. The festival features over 100 arts and crafts exhibitors. Entertainment will also be presented throughout the afternoon. Events include turtle races, “spider bungee” jump (safe for young children, too), in addition to children’s games, face painting, pony rides, rock climbing and a bounce house. The food selections include fried sweet onion rings, blooming onions and the usual festival fare. The dance at 9 p.m. at the State Farmers’ Market features the music of Dennis and the Menace of the Brunswick area. Festival admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. There is no charge to military with I. D. and their families. Dance admission is $22 each or $20 per couple in advance, or $15 each at the gate Saturday night.
For more information or for dance tickets, call festival chairperson Wayne Dasher at 654-3332 or Pam Waters at 654-2515.
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