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April
The Empowerment of Inspiration - 4/29/15 at 7-8pm
A demonstration and lecture by Judith Greenberg, an accomplished watercolorist and art educator Judy Greenberg, an art juror and demonstrator, has been teaching throughout the world for 35 years. She has endorsed Richeson Kolinsky brushes and was a regular contributor to the Palette Magazine. She is signature member of the California Watercolor Society, Georgia Watercolor Society, National Association of Women Artists and Who's Who in American Art.Learn more about Judy Greenberg. Presented as part of the Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition. $5 general admission; free for OUMA members or with a Petrel Pass, or children age 11 and under. Phone: 404-364-8555 - Address: Oglethorpe University Museum Of Art, 4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
Home School At Hard Labor - 4/29/15 at 1:30-3pm
Join a park ranger and learn about the natural sciences and get some fun physical fitness by doing a variety of activities at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Each month will cover a different topic. Please register in advance. All activities will be outdoors. $3 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
The New Depot Players present "Sugar Bean Sisters" - 4/30/15
In this southern gothic comedy of romance, murder, and alien abduction, the Nettle sisters are determined to escape spinsterhood - Willie Mae by going to Salt Lake and finding a good Mormon husband and Faye by hopping on the spaceship when the "space people" return for another visit. Call for hours, cost and more info. Phone: 678-374-3224 - Address: Center Street Arts, 910 Center St, Conyers, GA 30012
The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art Annual Meeting - 4/30/15
Join us for the annual meeting of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art. Reception and director's talk to follow. RSVP to gmoarsvp@uga or by phone. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4199 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
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Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens - 4/30/15 at 10am-5pm
Historic Madison, renowned as one of Georgia's largest designated National Register of Historic Districts, will celebrate the 2015 spring season in grand style with the region's most popular tour event: Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes & Gardens, hosted by the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. Join us for this celebration of Southern history, architecture and art! Experience the living history of Madison while strolling through a collection of the city's finest, architecturally significant private homes, including Honeymoon 1851, Serenata Farm c.1850, Jessup-Atkinson House c.1820 and intimate gardens, as well as several historic churches and other notable structures. Together, the grand stuctures and gardens tell the astonishing story of a genteel, gracious city that was spared the torch and devastation of Sherman's 1864 March to the Sea. The self-guided tour features homes and gardens within walking distance of the Cultural Center and some just a short drive away. Phone: 706-342-4743 - Address: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 434 S. Main St, Madison, GA 30650
May
Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens - 5/1 - 5/2/15 at 10am-5pm
Historic Madison, renowned as one of Georgia's largest designated National Register of Historic Districts, will celebrate the 2015 spring season in grand style with the region's most popular tour event: Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes & Gardens, hosted by the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. Join us for this celebration of Southern history, architecture and art! Experience the living history of Madison while strolling through a collection of the city's finest, architecturally significant private homes, including Honeymoon 1851, Serenata Farm c.1850, Jessup-Atkinson House c.1820 and intimate gardens, as well as several historic churches and other notable structures. Together, the grand stuctures and gardens tell the astonishing story of a genteel, gracious city that was spared the torch and devastation of Sherman's 1864 March to the Sea. The self-guided tour features homes and gardens within walking distance of the Cultural Center and some just a short drive away. Phone: 706-342-4743 - Address: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 434 S. Main St, Madison, GA 30650
Barnesville Battle of the Bones Festival - 5/1 at 5-11pm & 5/2/15 at 8am-5pm
This Florida BBQ Association sanctioned event was recently named one of the "10 Finger Licking Good Georgia Barbecue Festivals". Listen to free music on Friday and Saturday while strolling around with your family, smelling the delicious BBQ, and shopping at downtown merchants along with festival vendors. The event will also feature a kid's park, a custom auto show, a 5K race, and a backyard competition for the community to participate in the best ribs and best bacon dish competition. Cost is $15 for a car show entry. Phone: 770-358-5884 - Address: 100 Commerce Place, Barnesville, GA 30204
The New Depot Players present "Sugar Bean Sisters" - 5/1 - 5/3/15
In this southern gothic comedy of romance, murder, and alien abduction, the Nettle sisters are determined to escape spinsterhood - Willie Mae by going to Salt Lake and finding a good Mormon husband and Faye by hopping on the spaceship when the "space people" return for another visit. Call for hours, cost and more info. Phone: 678-374-3224 - Address: Center Street Arts, 910 Center St, Conyers, GA 30012
Madison Chamber Music Festival - 5/1-5/3, 5/5-5/10, 5/12-5/17- 5/19-5/24 & 5/26-5/30/15
The Madison Chamber Music Festival has built a strong reputation over the past years for hosting world-class performances by internationally-acclaimed musicians in a variety of intimate venues ranging from historic homes to art galleries to the Center's historic auditorium. This unique festival, under the inspiration and guiding hand of Artistic Director Christopher Rex, offers memorable concert experiences year after year. Handicapped Accessible event. Hours are Tues-Sat 10am-5pm and Sunday at 2-5pm. Call for cost info. Phone: 706-342-4743 - Address: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 434 S. Main St, Madison, GA 30650
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Full Moon Kayak Tour - 5/1, 5/29 & 5/30/15 at 8:30-10pm
Join a guided tour of Lake Rutledge, and enjoy a peaceful paddle under a bright moon. Listen for night sounds, enjoy the night sky, and learn about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park. Register in advance. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or if there is light drizzle. Admission fee is $15 and parking is $5. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup™ - 5/1 - 5/31/15
Looking to make Warner Robins a cleaner, greener, more livable place? The ninety-day program is a nationwide rally that encourages volunteer groups, community leaders, and people of all ages and walks of life to begin creating more sustainable communities through their efforts as volunteers, and through their daily choices and actions. "Keep Warner Robins Beautiful" urges citizens to help tell our story and "Don't Make it Dirty," said Cheryl Taylor, KWRB Chairman. "It's time to get back to grassroots and recommit ourselves to a cleaner community." Free event. Call for more info. Phone: 478-929-7258 - Address: Warner Robins, 99 Armed Forces Blvd N, Warner Robins, Georgia 31093
Antique Steam Engine Demonstration - 5/2/15 at 2-4pm
Watch one of the few remaining working Talbott stationary steam engines in operation. See if you can make the whistle blow. Explore the saw mill, grist mill, and cotton gin house that this engine once powered, and other farm buildings and houses--all original. Admission cost is $4-$6.50 per person. Phone: 478-986-5172 - Address: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette, GA 31046
Taste of Conyers and Conyers Car Show - 5/2/15 at 11am-4pm
What's cooking in Conyers? Sample and savor delicious appetizers, entrees, drinks and desserts from top restaurants in town. Admission is free, and food samples are $1 to $4 each. Bring the family, and bring your appetite! Also, the 9th annual Conyers Car Show, presented by Red Line Events, will feature vintage cars and live music on Railroad Street. Phone: 770-602-2606 - Address: Olde Town Conyers, 901 Railroad St, Conyers, GA 30012
2015 Old Jail Tours - 5/2/15 at 10am-2pm
On the first Saturday of each month, explore the history of Conyers and Rockdale County at the Old Jail Museum. The Old Jail was constructed in 1897 and was used by Rockdale County until 1969. All exterior walls are three bricks thick, and all interior walls are two bricks thick. The floor and ceiling of the second floor area are constructed of steel with six inches of concrete above it. The main floor consisted of the sheriff's office and living quarters for his family. Five Rockdale County Sheriffs' families lived in the building between 1897 and 1969. The Rockdale County Historical Society acquired the property in 1975 to serve as the home to the Society and as a house museum. Free admission and parking. Call the Conyers Welcome Center for more info. Phone: 770-602-2606 - Address: Old Jail Museum, 967 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012
Derby Day - 5/2/15 at 4:30-8:30pm
Join us for a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby, a bourbon tasting, live auction, and a 'Horse Drop'....yes, you guessed it! The event will be held at historic Boner Hall on Saturday, May 2, at 4:30 p.m. This is the Conservancy's only fundraiser of the year; have fun while supporting Georgia's first and only county-wide conservancy. Phone: 706-342-9252 - Address: Bonar Hall, 962 Dixie Ave, Madison, GA 30650
Earth Fest - 5/2/15 at 9am-4pm
Enjoy making outdoor crafts, speaking with nature-lovers, and hiking through the woods on the nature trail leading to our newest attraction, the Warner Robins Nature Center and Botanical Gardens! Phone: 478-929-7258 - Location: Alex Ferguson Memorial Park, Elberta Rd, Warner Robins, GA 31093
Walk Among The Heroes Veterans Fundraiser & Festival - 5/2/15 at 10am-4pm
Frosty Acres Family Events is honored to host the event. Just a short drive from historical old town Conyers, this festival features over 80 retail shops, crafts, food, games, prizes, live entertainment, pony rides, moonwalks, and much more. Be sure to get information on the many commnunity services offered in the Conyers and surrounding areas. Rockdale County will be joining us with their Fire and Rescue vehicles, as well as the police department with their child safety program. LifeSouth Community blood centers will be having a blood drive that day. Falcons Fury Harley-Davidson will be showcasing their bikes. Just 4 Fun Radio will be broadcasting live entertainment. Rockdale Medical Center will be providing blood pressure screenings. Handicapped Accessible event. $2 per person. Phone: 770-367-1569 - Address: Rockdale Government Annex, 1400 Parker Rd, Conyers, GA 30094
Frog Slog - 5/2/15 at 7-8pm
Learn how to identify different frogs by their calls and then search for them along the lake. Be prepared to get muddy investigating these wetland creatures. Bring flashlights, bug spray and shoes to get wet. Meet at swimming pool pavilion. Costs are $3 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 478-993-3053 Address: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson GA
Old Clinton War Days Festival & Re-enactment - 5/2 at 9am-8pm & 5/3/15 at 9am-4pm
See re-enactors from the Southeast recreate the Battles of Sunshine Church, which took place in July 1864, and Griswoldville, which took place in November 1864 during Sherman's March to the Sea. Crafts of the era will be demonstrated; modern arts and crafts will be available for purchase; and modern as well as food of the period will be served. The McCarthy-Pope House, circa 1809, the oldest house existing house in Clinton, will be open for tours. Miss Annie's Store, which will be set up as an 1800s mercantile establishment, will house a display of war relics, a prize-winning exhibit of Griswold pistol parts, a beautiful example of a finished Griswold pistol, a Burnside carbine, other war weapons, and authentic Confederate currency. The 16th Georgia will sponsor rapid fire as well as ultimate soldier/U.S. & C.S. authenticity contests and unit drill competition. Saturday's program will conclude at 8:05 p.m. with a memorial service in the Old Clinton Cemetery. Costs are $3-$5 per person. Phone: 404-786-7987 - Location: Old Clinton Historical society, Old Clinton Historic District, Gray, GA 31032
First Saturday Village Market - 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30/15
This market is designed to attract artists who hand craft their product or who grow produce locally. Some of produce is organic and identified as so by farmers. This market is open to local artists who produce jewelry, dog clothings, hard and soft candies, pets, melons, cucumbers, etc... We are located on the campus of Mercer University in Mercer Village. See the growing campus, collaboration between the Univeristy, schools of journalish with the Macon Telegraph, athletic departments and redefining of Tattnall Square Park and surrounding neighborhoods. Open at 9am-1pm. LimitedHandicapped Accessible. Pets are welcome. Free admission and parking. Phone: 478-741-3338 Address: Francar's Buffalo Wings, 1365 Linden Ave, Macon GA
Bike Trails Work and Ride - 5/9/15 at 9am
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Atlanta Audubon Beginners Bird Walk - 5/15/15 at 3-5pm
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Target species would include migrating warblers, raptors, and grassland species like Indigo Buntings, Blue Grosbeak, and Prairie Warblers. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome. $5 parking fee.$5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
New Moon Kayak Tour - 5/15 - 5/16/15 at 8:30-10pm
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Costs are $15 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday - 5/16/15 at 10am-1pm
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and and restoring a long leaf pine plot for future generations of people and wildlife alike to enjoy. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
After Event Cleanup - 5/19/15 at 10am-12noon
Help the rangers clean up after the syrup day event. There are lots of things to wash up and put away. Event is after Syrup making day. Call to participate. Free admission and parking. Phone: 478-986-5172 - Address: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette, GA 31046
Home School At Hard Labor - 5/20/15 at 1:30-3pm
Join a park ranger and learn about the natural sciences and get some fun physical fitness by doing a variety of activities at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Each month will cover a different topic. Please register in advance. All activities will be outdoors. $3 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House - 5/23/15 at 9pm-11pm
Georgia State University's Observatory will have an open house monthly. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Large groups need to call 404-413-6024 to make reservations. Night sky observations start one-half hour after sunset. Open house lasts all day. Handicapped Accessible event. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
June
Madison Chamber Music Festival - 6/2 - 6/7 & 6/9 - 6/14/15
The Madison Chamber Music Festival has built a strong reputation over the past years for hosting world-class performances by internationally-acclaimed musicians in a variety of intimate venues ranging from historic homes to art galleries to the Center's historic auditorium. This unique festival, under the inspiration and guiding hand of Artistic Director Christopher Rex, offers memorable concert experiences year after year. Handicapped Accessible event. Hours are Tues-Sat 10am-5pm and Sunday at 2-5pm. Call for cost info. Phone: 706-342-4743 - Address: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 434 S. Main St, Madison, GA 30650
Antique Steam Engine Demonstration - 6/6/15 at 2-4pm
Watch one of the few remaining working Talbott stationary steam engines in operation. See if you can make the whistle blow. Explore the saw mill, grist mill, and cotton gin house that this engine once powered, and other farm buildings and houses--all original. Admission cost is $4-$6.50 per person. Phone: 478-986-5172 - Address: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette, GA 31046
2915 Old Jail Tours - 6/6/15 at 10am-2pm
On the first Saturday of each month, explore the history of Conyers and Rockdale County at the Old Jail Museum. The Old Jail was constructed in 1897 and was used by Rockdale County until 1969. All exterior walls are three bricks thick, and all interior walls are two bricks thick. The floor and ceiling of the second floor area are constructed of steel with six inches of concrete above it. The main floor consisted of the sheriff's office and living quarters for his family. Five Rockdale County Sheriffs' families lived in the building between 1897 and 1969. The Rockdale County Historical Society acquired the property in 1975 to serve as the home to the Society and as a house museum. Free admission and parking. Call the Conyers Welcome Center for more info. Phone: 770-602-2606 - Address: Old Jail Museum, 967 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012
Atlanta Audubon Beginners Bird Walk - 6/6/15 at 3-5pm
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Target species would include migrating warblers, raptors, and grassland species like Indigo Buntings, Blue Grosbeak, and Prairie Warblers. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome. $5 parking fee.$5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
First Saturday Village Market - 6/6, 6/13, 6/20 & 6/27/15
This market is designed to attract artists who hand craft their product or who grow produce locally. Some of produce is organic and identified as so by farmers. This market is open to local artists who produce jewelry, dog clothings, hard and soft candies, pets, melons, cucumbers, etc... We are located on the campus of Mercer University in Mercer Village. See the growing campus, collaboration between the Univeristy, schools of journalish with the Macon Telegraph, athletic departments and redefining of Tattnall Square Park and surrounding neighborhoods. Open at 9am-1pm. LimitedHandicapped Accessible. Pets are welcome. Free admission and parking. Phone: 478-741-3338 Address: Francar's Buffalo Wings, 1365 Linden Ave, Macon GA
After Event Cleanup - 6/10/15 at 10am-12noon
Help the rangers clean up after the syrup day event. There are lots of things to wash up and put away. Event is after Syrup making day. Call to participate. Free admission and parking. Phone: 478-986-5172 - Address: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette, GA 31046
New Moon Kayak Tour - 6/12 - 6/13/15 at 8:30-10pm
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Costs are $15 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Bike Trails Work and Ride - 6/13/15 at 9am
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday - 6/20/15 at 10am-1pm
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and and restoring a long leaf pine plot for future generations of people and wildlife alike to enjoy. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Home School At Hard Labor - 6/22/15 at 1:30-3pm
Join a park ranger and learn about the natural sciences and get some fun physical fitness by doing a variety of activities at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Each month will cover a different topic. Please register in advance. All activities will be outdoors. $3 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House - 6/27/15 at 9:20pm-11:20pm
Georgia State University's Observatory will have an open house monthly. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Large groups need to call 404-413-6024 to make reservations. Night sky observations start one-half hour after sunset. Open house lasts all day. Handicapped Accessible event. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
July
After Event Cleanup - 7/1/15 at 10am-2pm
Help the rangers clean up after the syrup day event. There are lots of things to wash up and put away. Event is after Syrup making day. Call to participate. Free admission and parking. Phone: 478-986-5172 - Address: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette, GA 31046
Full Moon Kayak Tour - 7/2 & 7/31/15 at 8:30-10pm
Join a guided tour of Lake Rutledge, and enjoy a peaceful paddle under a bright moon. Listen for night sounds, enjoy the night sky, and learn about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park. Register in advance. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or if there is light drizzle. Admission fee is $15 and parking is $5. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
First Saturday Village Market - 7/4/15
This market is designed to attract artists who hand craft their product or who grow produce locally. Some of produce is organic and identified as so by farmers. This market is open to local artists who produce jewelry, dog clothings, hard and soft candies, pets, melons, cucumbers, etc... We are located on the campus of Mercer University in Mercer Village. See the growing campus, collaboration between the Univeristy, schools of journalish with the Macon Telegraph, athletic departments and redefining of Tattnall Square Park and surrounding neighborhoods. Open at 9am-1pm. LimitedHandicapped Accessible. Pets are welcome. Free admission and parking. Phone: 478-741-3338 Address: Francar's Buffalo Wings, 1365 Linden Ave, Macon GA
2915 Old Jail Tours - 7/4/15 at 10am-2pm
On the first Saturday of each month, explore the history of Conyers and Rockdale County at the Old Jail Museum. The Old Jail was constructed in 1897 and was used by Rockdale County until 1969. All exterior walls are three bricks thick, and all interior walls are two bricks thick. The floor and ceiling of the second floor area are constructed of steel with six inches of concrete above it. The main floor consisted of the sheriff's office and living quarters for his family. Five Rockdale County Sheriffs' families lived in the building between 1897 and 1969. The Rockdale County Historical Society acquired the property in 1975 to serve as the home to the Society and as a house museum. Free admission and parking. Call the Conyers Welcome Center for more info. Phone: 770-602-2606 - Address: Old Jail Museum, 967 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012
Antique Steam Engine Demonstration - 7/11/15 at 2-4pm
Watch one of the few remaining working Talbott stationary steam engines in operation. See if you can make the whistle blow. Explore the saw mill, grist mill, and cotton gin house that this engine once powered, and other farm buildings and houses--all original. Admission cost is $4-$6.50 per person. Phone: 478-986-5172 - Address: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette, GA 31046
Bike Trails Work and Ride - 7/11/15 at 9am
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday - 7/11/15 at 10am-1pm
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and and restoring a long leaf pine plot for future generations of people and wildlife alike to enjoy. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
New Moon Kayak Tour - 7/17 - 7/18/15 at 8:30-10pm
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Costs are $15 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House - 7/25/15 at 9pm-11pm
Georgia State University's Observatory will have an open house monthly. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Large groups need to call 404-413-6024 to make reservations. Night sky observations start one-half hour after sunset. Open house lasts all day. Handicapped Accessible event. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
August
Antique Steam Engine Demonstration - 8/1/15 at 2-4pm
Watch one of the few remaining working Talbott stationary steam engines in operation. See if you can make the whistle blow. Explore the saw mill, grist mill, and cotton gin house that this engine once powered, and other farm buildings and houses--all original. Admission cost is $4-$6.50 per person. Phone: 478-986-5172 - Address: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette, GA 31046
2915 Old Jail Tours - 8/1/15 at 10am-2pm
On the first Saturday of each month, explore the history of Conyers and Rockdale County at the Old Jail Museum. The Old Jail was constructed in 1897 and was used by Rockdale County until 1969. All exterior walls are three bricks thick, and all interior walls are two bricks thick. The floor and ceiling of the second floor area are constructed of steel with six inches of concrete above it. The main floor consisted of the sheriff's office and living quarters for his family. Five Rockdale County Sheriffs' families lived in the building between 1897 and 1969. The Rockdale County Historical Society acquired the property in 1975 to serve as the home to the Society and as a house museum. Free admission and parking. Call the Conyers Welcome Center for more info. Phone: 770-602-2606 - Address: Old Jail Museum, 967 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012
Full Moon Kayak Tour - 8/1, 8/29 & 8/30/15 at 8:30-10pm
Join a guided tour of Lake Rutledge, and enjoy a peaceful paddle under a bright moon. Listen for night sounds, enjoy the night sky, and learn about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park. Register in advance. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or if there is light drizzle. Admission fee is $15 and parking is $5. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Bike Trails Work and Ride - 8/8/15 at 9am
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House - 8/22/15 at 8:40pm-10:40pm
Georgia State University's Observatory will have an open house monthly. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Large groups need to call 404-413-6024 to make reservations. Night sky observations start one-half hour after sunset. Open house lasts all day. Handicapped Accessible event. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Home School At Hard Labor - 8/26/15 at 1:30-3pm
Join a park ranger and learn about the natural sciences and get some fun physical fitness by doing a variety of activities at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Each month will cover a different topic. Please register in advance. All activities will be outdoors. $3 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday - 8/29/15 at 10am-1pm
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and and restoring a long leaf pine plot for future generations of people and wildlife alike to enjoy. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
September
Home School At Hard Labor - 9/2/15 at 1:30-3pm
Join a park ranger and learn about the natural sciences and get some fun physical fitness by doing a variety of activities at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Each month will cover a different topic. Please register in advance. All activities will be outdoors. $3 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
2915 Old Jail Tours - 9/5/15 at 10am-2pm
On the first Saturday of each month, explore the history of Conyers and Rockdale County at the Old Jail Museum. The Old Jail was constructed in 1897 and was used by Rockdale County until 1969. All exterior walls are three bricks thick, and all interior walls are two bricks thick. The floor and ceiling of the second floor area are constructed of steel with six inches of concrete above it. The main floor consisted of the sheriff's office and living quarters for his family. Five Rockdale County Sheriffs' families lived in the building between 1897 and 1969. The Rockdale County Historical Society acquired the property in 1975 to serve as the home to the Society and as a house museum. Free admission and parking. Call the Conyers Welcome Center for more info. Phone: 770-602-2606 - Address: Old Jail Museum, 967 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012
New Moon Kayak Tour - 9/11 - 9/12/15 at 8:30-10pm
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Costs are $15 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Antique Steam Engine Demonstration - 9/12/15 at 2-4pm
Watch one of the few remaining working Talbott stationary steam engines in operation. See if you can make the whistle blow. Explore the saw mill, grist mill, and cotton gin house that this engine once powered, and other farm buildings and houses--all original. Admission cost is $4-$6.50 per person. Phone: 478-986-5172 - Address: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette, GA 31046
Bike Trails Work and Ride - 9/12/15 at 9am
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House - 9/19/15 at 8-10pm
Georgia State University's Observatory will have an open house monthly. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Large groups need to call 404-413-6024 to make reservations. Night sky observations start one-half hour after sunset. Open house lasts all day. Handicapped Accessible event. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
October
2915 Old Jail Tours - 10/3/15 at 10am-2pm
On the first Saturday of each month, explore the history of Conyers and Rockdale County at the Old Jail Museum. The Old Jail was constructed in 1897 and was used by Rockdale County until 1969. All exterior walls are three bricks thick, and all interior walls are two bricks thick. The floor and ceiling of the second floor area are constructed of steel with six inches of concrete above it. The main floor consisted of the sheriff's office and living quarters for his family. Five Rockdale County Sheriffs' families lived in the building between 1897 and 1969. The Rockdale County Historical Society acquired the property in 1975 to serve as the home to the Society and as a house museum. Free admission and parking. Call the Conyers Welcome Center for more info. Phone: 770-602-2606 - Address: Old Jail Museum, 967 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012
Bike Trails Work and Ride - 10/10/15 at 9am
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Antique Steam Engine Demonstration - 10/10/15 at 2-4pm
Watch one of the few remaining working Talbott stationary steam engines in operation. See if you can make the whistle blow. Explore the saw mill, grist mill, and cotton gin house that this engine once powered, and other farm buildings and houses--all original. Admission cost is $4-$6.50 per person. Phone: 478-986-5172 - Address: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette, GA 31046
New Moon Kayak Tour - 10/10 - 10/11/15 at 8:9:30pm
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Costs are $15 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday - 10/17/15 at 10am-1pm
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and and restoring a long leaf pine plot for future generations of people and wildlife alike to enjoy. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House - 10/24/15 at 7:30pm-9:30pm
Georgia State University's Observatory will have an open house monthly. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Large groups need to call 404-413-6024 to make reservations. Night sky observations start one-half hour after sunset. Open house lasts all day. Handicapped Accessible event. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Home School At Hard Labor - 10/28/15 at 1:30-3pm
Join a park ranger and learn about the natural sciences and get some fun physical fitness by doing a variety of activities at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Each month will cover a different topic. Please register in advance. All activities will be outdoors. $3 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
November
Home School At Hard Labor - 11/4/15 at 1:30-3pm
Join a park ranger and learn about the natural sciences and get some fun physical fitness by doing a variety of activities at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Each month will cover a different topic. Please register in advance. All activities will be outdoors. $3 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
2915 Old Jail Tours - 11/7/15/15 at 10am-2pm
On the first Saturday of each month, explore the history of Conyers and Rockdale County at the Old Jail Museum. The Old Jail was constructed in 1897 and was used by Rockdale County until 1969. All exterior walls are three bricks thick, and all interior walls are two bricks thick. The floor and ceiling of the second floor area are constructed of steel with six inches of concrete above it. The main floor consisted of the sheriff's office and living quarters for his family. Five Rockdale County Sheriffs' families lived in the building between 1897 and 1969. The Rockdale County Historical Society acquired the property in 1975 to serve as the home to the Society and as a house museum. Free admission and parking. Call the Conyers Welcome Center for more info. Phone: 770-602-2606 - Address: Old Jail Museum, 967 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012
After Event Cleanup - 11/10/15 at 10am-12noon
Help the rangers clean up after the syrup day event. There are lots of things to wash up and put away. Event is after Syrup making day. Call to participate. Free admission and parking. Phone: 478-986-5172 - Address: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette, GA 31046
December
Antique Steam Engine Demonstration - 12/5/15 at 2-4pm
Watch one of the few remaining working Talbott stationary steam engines in operation. See if you can make the whistle blow. Explore the saw mill, grist mill, and cotton gin house that this engine once powered, and other farm buildings and houses--all original. Admission cost is $4-$6.50 per person. Phone: 478-986-5172 - Address: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette, GA 31046
Home School At Hard Labor - 12/17/15 at 6:30-8:30pm
Join a park ranger and learn about the natural sciences and get some fun physical fitness by doing a variety of activities at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Each month will cover a different topic. Please register in advance. All activities will be outdoors. $3 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
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