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Rain or shine, First Friday offers plenty of fun
Event to adjust to weather
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Drummer Mike Bowen and the Starlights band are scheduled to perform Friday evening as part of the First Friday celebration in downtown Statesboro. - photo by Special

Despite the strong threat of rain Friday afternoon, downtown Statesboro’s monthly First Friday celebration has plenty of indoor activities scheduled just in case. And if the rains hold off, First Friday has that covered, too.

First Baptist Church of Statesboro’s own big band orchestra “Starlight” will present a concert on the steps of the Bulloch County Courthouse beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The Starlights are composed of 30 talented musicians from Statesboro and surrounding counties. The orchestra will be playing popular classics, such as “Rockin’ Robin” and “Georgia on My Mind.”

Orchestra director Stacey Brown said:

“We are excited to be returning for the eighth straight year. We plan to play a wide variety of selections, so there will be something for everyone.”

If it does rain, the Starlights, unfortunately won’t perform, but events inside the Averitt Center and the Statesboro Public Library will offer plenty of fun and entertainment.

“I SCREAM for Pottery” will be held inside the Main Gallery of the Averitt Arts Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Each $10 ceramic bowl you purchase will come filled with free ice cream. Proceeds from the sale of bowls will support visual arts programs at the Averitt Center for the Arts. The visual arts programs will move into new facilities this summer as the Averitt Center prepares to open the Roxie Remely Center for Visual Arts

Also, the public is invited to the Statesboro Public Library to attend a special gala event from 6 to 8 p.m. The fine arts event includes a variety of displayable wall artwork, an art wall comprised of local talents, a jazz band, period clothing on display and hors d’oeuvres. Friends of the Library will be on site, offering a variety of activities showing how the past affects the present.

For more information, contact Main Street Statesboro at (912) 764-7227 or visit


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