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Thomasville happenings in late January

Thomasville, Georgia is known as the “rose city” and always has something happening for the community. The end of January has a few events worth letting the world know about.

The ‘Purple Martin Pole Rising’ at the Birdsong Nature Center happens on January 23rd from 10am till noon. The purpose of this event is to help prepare the gourds and raise the pole that the Purple Martin will nest in during their stay in South Georgia. The Purple Martins are dependent on human supplied housing to nest in, and once they find the right spot, will usually continue to return to that spot year after year.

Also on the 23rd of January at the Birdsong Nature Center, the “Mid-Winter Bonfire” begins at 4pm. There will be a light supper, music, entertainment, stargazing and of course, a bonfire. Supper includes chili, soup and hot beverages, and you are welcome to bring your own picnic if you wish. Don’t forget to bring blankets, chairs and flashlights as well. A few specific highlights include, music by Velma Frye and the Birdsong Songbirds, didgeridoo playing and a walk through the star pasture for a look at the night sky. A fee of $15 for adults and $10 for children and RSVPs are required.

“Friends, Food & Fiction—A Luncheon with three Southern writers” will take place at the Thomasville Cultural Center on January 29th from noon until 1:30pm. The event includes a lunch of collard green soup and ham on a roll are accompanied by a discussion of friends, food and fiction by three southern authors; Cassandra King, Janis Owens and Michael Morris. Questions will be answered and gossip will be shared. Tickets are $20 and seating is limited.

For more information, visit the Birdsong Nature Center and the Thomasville Cultural Center.


  • Elizabeth Kelly: Gourmet Food Examiner 5 years ago

    Southern food and southern fiction sounds like a delicious combo!

  • Emylou Lewis 5 years ago

    Sounds fun!

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