First Friday will feature green foods, green drinks and green treats.
The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority invites everyone for Green Grits on the courthouse lawn on Friday, from 5:30-8 p.m. Attendees can savor Southern comfort at its greenest with local farmers Stacy and Paula Freeman of Freeman's Mill, which will provide green grits to all, free of charge.
Also, the dog days are coming early this year. The first Downtown Statesboro Paw-walk will be held, and people are invited to deck out their dogs in shamrocks and green from nose to tail for their shot at winning a doggy prize pack.
The courthouse lawn will be packed out in green with putt-putt golf, lawn games and jewelry making.
Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County will be line the courthouse lawn with American flags to promote its flag program. You will be able to register on-site for the program. Habitat will kick off a fundraiser backing its Bulloch Builder campaign, designed to provide affordable housing in the community.
Margaretta Patterson, a 9/11 survivor, is one of the community members who will receive a place to call home from the Bulloch Builder program. Patterson was a ticket agent with an office located inside the World Trade Center and was only four blocks away when the first tower was struck. Thankfully, Patterson was running late to work that morning. She will be at First Friday.
George Snyder's geometric abstract works will be on the courthouse lawn as part of his Lyrical Geometry exhibit featured in the Main Gallery of the Averitt Center for the Arts. Snyder will work with local middle and high school students to create public art to help beautify Statesboro.
"It doesn't matter what each individual takes from my work, as long as it inspires whoever looks at it to be the best they can be at whatever they may do," Snyder said. "By creating your own luck, and being ready to grab the luck that's gifted to you, you will define what your calling becomes in life."
End your Friday evening at Eagle Creek Brewery with tasting from 6-9 p.m. Chyann Rose, who won Georgia Country's Talent Search and was a finalist for Teen Artist of the Year in 2014, will rock the stage all night with an array of country and classic rock tunes.