Cherry Blossom Festival Best Bets for Thursday

March 26, 2014 

Always a popular event, the Cherry Blossom Festival Fashion Show is among the best bets for Thursday. For a full Cherry Blossom Festival calendar, click here.

1.) First Presbyterian Church Historical and Architectural Interpretation: 10 a.m.-noon, 682 Mulberry St. Tour the beautiful First Presbyterian Church and learn about its history. Free.

2.) Cherry Blossom Festival Fashion Show: 11 a.m., Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. Mark Ballard will emcee the show, and the runway will be filled with celebrity guest models, Cherry Blossom Festival royalty and many more surprises. Brunch by Edgar’s Bistro and pink champagne, of course. Theme: “The Color Pink.” $40.

3.) Third Street Park Festivities: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Third Street Park, along Third Street. Free ice cream and refreshments while supplies last. Live entertainment and carriage rides. Featured nation: Germany. Free.

4.) Animal Show: Road Kill Live with Jason Clark/Southeastern Reptile Rescue: Noon, 4 p.m., 7 p.m., Central City Park, Willie Smokey Glover Drive. This live animal show presented by Snakes R Us features tortoises, possums and more. Free.

5.) Cherry Blossom Organ Concert: Noon-12:30 p.m., Mulberry Street United Methodist, 719 Mulberry St. Enjoy 30-minute recitals by talented local organists. Free.

6.) Museum of Arts and Sciences Live Animal Show: 12:30-1 p.m., Coca-Cola Entertainment Stage, Central City Park, Willie Smokey Glover Drive. Meet the animals from the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Free.

7.) Spring Spirit Stroll Tours: 6 p.m., Historic Riverside Cemetery, 1301 Riverside Drive. Stroll back in time with a one-hour guided walking tour. Wear comfortable shoes. $10.

8.) A World of Song featuring Mercer University Children’s Choir: 6 p.m., the Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. The Children’s Choir is composed of talented young people ages 8-18. $10; free with 2014 pin.

9.) Loose Skrews: 6-9 p.m., Coca-Cola Entertainment Stage, Central City Park, Willie Smokey Glover Drive. Classic rock cover band. Free.

10.) Salute to our Troops Concert: 7 p.m., Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. A variety of music inspired by and honoring the members of the Armed Forces presented by the Georgia Military College band. $10; free with 2014 pin.

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