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The Artisans Village Guild meets at 10 a.m. the second Friday of each month in the Peoples Bank Lake Oconee’s community room, 991 Lake Oconee Pkwy. Eatonton. For more information go to

Steffen Thomas: Casting the Net of Brotherhood will continue through Sept. 1 at the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art. Museum hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays - Saturdays. The museum is located at 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead, 706- 342-7557, Small admission fee for non-members.

The 16th annual Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational is presented by Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) at Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF), 34 School Street, Watkinsville. It is an annual three-week event organized by OCAF volunteers with a mission to recognize and promote quality utilitarian pottery produced by respected Georgia potters and promote pottery as a craft and art form. The award-winning event showcases the works of 50 respected Georgia potters, exemplifies the finest pottery being produced in the state today, and will be the largest show of its kind in the south as it features approximately 7,000 pieces of contemporary functional and decorative pottery for sale. It has earned the distinction as a “Top 20 Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society for the fourth consecutive year. Opening Gala Reception and Preview Sale are Friday, Aug. 31, 6 – 9 p.m., $20 admission, free parking. Meet the artists, enjoy food and live music, be one of the first to purchase the pottery and view this year’s three exhibitions. Pottery demonstrations each Saturday 1 – 4 p.m.; Pottery Sale Sept. 1–16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, free admission and parking, tour buses welcome, building is now air conditioned; Gallery Talks by well known artist Michael Pitts, Sept. 2, 9 and 16 at 1 p.m.; Main Gallery Exhibition – “Participating Potters: 2018” will feature two of the best works from each of the 50 selected potters, as well as one piece from their personal collection; Members’ Gallery Exhibition – “A New Direction” features the pottery of Athens artist, Jennifer Graff and highlights the nuances communicated by human facial features and expressions; Hall Gallery Exhibition – “Yes, it is Clay” features the work of Atlanta artist, and former dentist, Keok Lim, who began making pottery and sculpture ten years ago while homeschooling her autistic son. Extended hours until 8 p.m. on Fridays, Sept. 7 and 14; Family Day – Saturday, Sept. 1, 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Free for parents and children, includes an age-appropriate gallery discussion of pottery techniques and exhibits followed by hands-on time to create a piece in the studio, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required and limited spaces available. For interviews with any of the artists, OCAF Director, OCAF Board members, Perspectives volunteers or for additional information, please contact Erika Powelson, 408-781-4981, For more information visit

The Dixie Swim Club celebrates, through laughter and tears, the friendships of five Southern women as they reunite at a beach cottage. Enjoy four of these antic-filled reunions over a span of 33 years. As one might expect, not all of these reunions turn out exactly as planned, but the motto for the club remains constant. Through the challenges of men, marriages, parenting and aging, these unforgettable women always reflect the spirit of teamwork. “The faster we swim, the sooner we win.” The Dixie Swim Club is a not-to-be-missed play that promises to tickle your funny bone and tug at your heartstrings. The Plaza Alliance for the Performing Arts presents The Dixie Swim Club Sept. 13 -16. Plaza Partner ticket sales begin Aug. 8 and general public sales begin Aug. 14. To order call The Plaza 706-923-1655 Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or order online at

The Eighth Annual Briar Patch Arts and Crafts Festival invites y’all Saturday Sept. 22 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit one of kind Arts and Crafts booths while savoring the offerings from food and beverage vendors. This year’s events include the 2nd Annual Fire Fighters Challenge. This is an individual and team challenge event at the Festival. The four events consist of Quick Dress, Barrel Roll, 2 into 1 and Bucket Brigade. Patchwork Fabrics Gifts and more at 311 South Jefferson Avenue will be displaying a wonderful collection of quilts. Heavens Gate Christian Bookstore and Gifts at 115 South Jefferson Avenue will be hosting an essential oils workshop. Peaceful Purpose Hospice of Georgia at 106 South Jefferson Avenue will be testing blood pressure, handing out water and providing health and wellness advice. The musical entertainment will include Ronnie Pittman and Jeff Williams, Duke Elton, Ashley Rivera, Alma Latina, Tonalli Danza Folklórica Mexicana. The children’s entertainment is provided by Saltamacchio’s Tang Soo Do Karate School, Putnam Impact Soccer Club, Georgia College Science Education Center, The Fly Trap. Superhero Kids Camp presented by SNJ Environmental and Jones Master Cuts will have the following instructors: Black Panther, Super Girl, Wonder Woman.

Spooky Silents – Silent Film Halloween and Masquerade Ball will take place on Oct. 29 at the Plaza Arts Center. The Masquerade Ball will occur at 5:30 p.m. while the silent films show will take place at 7:30 p.m. It will be the Plaza’s 10 year anniversary with this event.