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March
Tour at Two: "Pierre Daura (1896-1976): Picturing Attachments" - 3/4/15 at 2-3pm
Join Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, for a tour highlighting the works of Pierre Daura. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Free admission & parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602

Lecture: "The Promises of Empowered Girls" - 3/5/15 at 3-4pm
Dr. Nancy Lesko, Teachers College, Columbia University, will present "The Promises of Empowered Girls," cosponsored by the Feminist Scholar Activists (FSA), the LISELL project (a National Science Foundation grant for science instruction and English language learners) and the UGA department of art and art education. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking.

Gallery Talk: The Life & Work of Alice Fischer, Cultural Pioneer - 3/5/15 at 5:30-6:30pm
Join Mary Koon, independent curator, for a discussion of "The Life and Work of Alice Fischer, Cultural Pioneer." Members of the Athens community who knew Fischer and her work are invited to share stories. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking.

Make It an Evening - 3/5/15 at 6-8pm
Enjoy coffee, dessert and a gallery tour by Laura Valeri prior to the performance by Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy in Hodgson Hall. Jittery Joe's Coffee and Cecilia Villaveces' cakes will be served. Handicapped Accessible event. Purchase tickets for the concert at pac.uga.edu. Costs: Concert is $25-$45 per person, and coffee and cake is $5. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602

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Hellebore Days - 3/6 - 3/7/15 at 10am-4pm
Celebrate the coming of Spring through a spectacular display of thousands of hellebore flowers during the first weekend in March. Hellebores, also called Lenten Roses, have beautiful flowers in shades of white, pink, rose, purple and pale green which bloom during the season of Lent (February through April). A guided tour of the gardens will be held on Saturday, March 7 at 9 a.m. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Pets are welcome. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-765-4444 - Address: Piccadilly Farm Nursery and Gardens, 1971 Whippoorwill Rd, Bishop, GA 30621

2015 Old Jail Tours - 3/7/15 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 - 3/7/15 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
The 8 UP Dance Competition: The Hunger Games Presented by The Sight Of Sound - 3/7/15 at 6am-11pm
Sight of Sound has teamed up with Steps on Ingleside to present the 8UP Dance Competition. Sight of Sound is an organization founded by Bradlee Talbert and SankofaEccleston. Since August 2014, Sight of Sound has been facilitating dance classes in after-school programs in Bibb County schools such as Alexander II, Brookdale, Miller Middle School, Skyview and Vineville Academy. Talbert and his associates use the Sight of Sound as a method to inspire and teach young dancers. Talbert served in the United States Army and when he returned to Macon in 2014, he continued to keep his passion for dance alive. The 8UP Dance league is the first formal dance challenge produced by Sight of Sound. This production is also a partnership with The World Of Dance, Universal Love Jewelry, Pop World, Coure' Cosmetics, Macon Arts Alliance and many more...Please come out to this family-friendly fun safe environment. Officers will be on the site. Live performance by: Juss Sayso and DJ B3 will be in your ear! Handicapped Accessible event. Costs are $3 to $5 per person to watch. Competing fee is $7. Phone: 478-538-8922 - Address: Steps on Ingleside, 2360 Ingleside Ave, Macon, GA 31204
Annual Thrift Sale - 3/7 at 7-9pm & 3/8/15 at 8am-2pm
OCAF will hold it's annual Thrift Sale Fundraiser in the Rocket Hall Gym to support the many vital art programs we offer, including classes, cultural events and exhibitions. This year's sale promises to include over 10,000 items- making this the largest thrift sale in the region. Items for sale will include home and office furniture, electronics, toys, clothing, books, tools, hardware, small appliances, lawn & garden supply, antiques, housewares, seasonal items and much more! Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-769-4565 - Address: Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, 34 School St, Watkinsville, GA 30677
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Spartan Race Sprint - 3/7 at 8am-3pm & 3/8/15 at 9am-2pm
Hundreds offellow Spartans will line up to battle a 3-5 mile race course covering varying terrain and overcoming challenging style obstacles along the way. You'll need determination to climb the high wall, safely pass under the barbed wire crawl, conquer the slip wall, and defeat the gladiators! At the finish line you can compare battle stories with your fellow comrades over a cold free beer! This race is for anyone of any ability. If you want to compete against the best, then race in the 8 a.m. competitive heat. The race is chip-timed and part of the international Spartan Race series. See www.SpartanRace.com for more information, including registration and contact details. There is a $25 charge for spectators. The parking fee is $10. Phone: 770-602-2606 - Address: Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Pkwy, Conyers, GA
Tykes, Tots, Teens Consignment Sale - 3/7 - 3/14/15 at 10am-7pm
Shop 30,000 square feet of clothes, toys, baby equipment, books, games, youth furniture, décor and more, for babies, kids, teens and expecting moms. Find all brands and name brands priced around 1/4 to 1/3 of the retail price. Be a seller and keep 70 to 85 percent of your sales, and shop before the public. We are accepting 1,000 sellers. To sell, register online at www.TTTsale.com - Phone: 770-602-2606 - Address: Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Pkwy, Conyers, GA
First Saturday Village Market - 3/7, 3/14, 3/21 & 3/28/15
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
Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup™ - 3/7 - 3/31/15
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
Warner Robins Community Concert Association Presents: "Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra" - 3/8/15 at 3pm
Atlanta Mandolins was established in 1994, and is made up of mandolinists, guitarists and bassists, who have joined together to form the performing unit of the Atlanta Mandolin Society. Under the direction of conductor Robb Smith, music selections range from Turn of the Century Rags and Marches, Classical, Latin, Irish, Jazz, Brazilian, Ethnic compositions to Seasonal compositions. Free fun event! Phone: 478-923-3737 - Address: United Methodist Church, 205 N Davis Dr, Warner Robins, GA 31088
Artful Conversation: "When Night Has Come" - 3/11/15 at 2-3pm
Join Callan Steinmann, associate curator of education, and Brittany Ranew, Kress Interpretive Fellow, for an in-depth discussion of Dale Kennington's "When Night Has Come." Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Reptiles on the Road at Hills & Dales Estate - 3/14/15 at 10am-12noon
What native reptiles can you find in your backyard? Join Lauren Johnson from Oxbow Meadows in Columbus as she brings us a live reptile presentation during which participants will learn all about native snakes, turtles, tortoises, alligators, amphibians, and more! Lauren will identify habitats in our garden that signal the presence of local reptiles. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Registration required. Phone: 706-882-3242 - Address: Hills & Dales Estate, 1916 Hills & Dales Dr, LaGrange, GA 30240
Bike Trails Work and Ride - 3/14/15 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.

Equestrian Workday - 3/14/15 at 9:30am-3pm
Join other horse riders as we help maintain and improve the equestrian trails at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Volunteers should bring hand tools such as pole saws, shovels, gloves and pruners. Note: Please sign up in advance by calling Gloria English at 404-210-9779. Lunch, drinks, and other materials will be provided to those who register. Free parking.

Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday - 3/14/15 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
Forsythia Festival - 3/14 - 3/15/15 at 10am-5pm
This free fun event features a 2-day arts and and crafts show, children's fair, a 5K and 1-mile fun run, sporting tournaments, live entertainment, and much more. Enjoy mouth-watering foods, fine arts and crafts, and a fun time for the whole family. Join us Saturday night for FaithFest, our faith-based singing competition celebrating music, faith, and our community. Celebrate the whole week with community events and a beauty pageant. Free parking. Phone: 478-994-9239 - Address: Forsyth Commercial Historic District, 68 N. Lee St., Forsyth, GA 31029
Coming Home: Philip Lee Williams, A Celebration - 3/15/15 at 2-5pm
A noted author and native son will be honoredin this event. Williams, who grew up in Madison, is the author of 19 published books and a member of the prestigious Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. This afternoon event will celebrate Philip Lee Williams' many accomplishments, an award-winning author, a visual artist and composer. The Center doors will open at 2 PM. Williams will speak at 3, followed by a book signing and reception. An exhibit of Williams' visual art, manuscripts, and items associated with his writing career will be on display throughout the afternoon. The event is also timed for the release of his 19th published book, The Color of All Things: 99 Love Poems, which will be on sale along with several other recent books. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-342-4743 - Address: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 434 South Main St, Madison, GA 30650
After Event Cleanup - 3/17/15 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
Conyers St. Patrick's Day Parade - 3/17/15 at 4:30-5:30pm
Join the fun in Olde Town as Conyers features its annual world's fastest growing St. Patrick's Parade at 4:30 p.m. A sea of green will flow down Center and Commercial Streets to the Olde Town Pavilion for refreshments and entertainment. At the Pavilion, enjoy refreshments, entertainment, and the crowning of the king and queen of the day's festivities. The Rotary Club of Rockdale will hold their 6th Annual .01 Mile Fun Run from the Depot to The Pointe in Olde Town following the parade. Registration for the run is only $20 to secure a commemorative t-shirt. A number of Olde Town restaurants will offer Irish specials and live entertainment throughout the evening. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-602-2606 - Address: Olde Town Pavilion, 901 Railroad St, Conyers, GA 30012
Tour at Two: “Chaos and Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda” - 3/18/15 at 2-3pm
Join us for the exhibition "Chaos & Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda," which is led by Laura Valeri, associate curator of European art. Lerda's art draws on his personal experiences growing up in Italy during World War II and his interest in the eternal battle between chaos and order. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Atlanta Spring Classic I - 3/18 - 3/22/15 at 8am-6pm
Witness world class show jumping at its very best! Riders ages 6 to 60 years participate and range from first time show experiences to Olympians. The highlights of the Spring Classic will be the Children's/Adult Jumper Classic along with the $25,000 Grand Prix events each week. Show jumping is daily from Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to between 4-6 p.m. in the Charles Walker Arena and Arenas 4-7 for week I. A $25,000 Grand Prix will be held on Saturday night on week I. A new addition this spring will be the $10,000 United States Hunter Jumper International Hunter Derby. This class will be held in the Grand Prix ring on Friday at 7 p.m. The Atlanta Spring Classic is located in the Charles Walker Arena, and Arenas 4-7. Over $200,000 in prize money and awards will be offered. The CWD Grand Prix on Saturday night is held in the Olympic Stadium. Free Admission! See www.classiccompany.com for start time! Phone: 770-602-2606 - Address: Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Pkwy, Conyers, GA
Drawing in the Galleries - 3/19/15 at 5-8pm
Visitors are invited to sketch in the galleries. No instruction is provided. Pencils only. Handicapped Accessible event.
Third Thursday - 3/19/15 at 6-9pm
Here's a great opportunity to see visual art at seven excellent and established art venues. Call for more info. Free admission and parking for both events. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Annual Thrift Sale - 3/20 at 7-9pm & 3/21/15 at 8am-2pm
OCAF) will hold its annual Thrift Sale Fundraiser in the Rocket Hall Gym to support many vital art programs we offer, including classes, cultural events and exhibitions. This year's sale promises to include over 10,000 items- making this the largest thrift sale in the region. Items for sale will include home and office furniture, electronics, toys, clothing, books, tools, hardware, small appliances, lawn and garden supply, antiques, housewares, seasonal items and more! Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-769-4565 - Address: Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, 34 School St, Watkinsville, GA 30677
New Moon Kayak Tour - 3/20 & 3/21/15 at 7:30-9pm
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
Springs Fling - 3/21/15 at 10am
Take advantage of the spring weather at Indian Springs! Enjoy games, crafts, vendors and fun for the whole family! $5 parking fee. Phone: 770-504-2277 - Address: Indian Springs State Park, 678 Lake Clark Rd, Flovilla, GA 30216
Family Day: Picturing Attachments - 3/21/15 at 10am-12noon
Learn about the work of Catalan-American artist Pierre Daura through interactive gallery stations in the exhibition "Pierre Daura (1896–1976): Picturing Attachments." Then create your own Daura-inspired work of art. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Garden Maintenance and Planting - 3/21/15 at 9am-1pm
Do you have a green thumb? If so, we need your help to get our garden ready for the season. We will be removing weeds, laying pine straw, and planting some flowers. Bringgardening tools and work gloves. $5 parking fee. Phone: 478-993-3053 - Address: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson, GA 30233
Atlanta Audubon Beginners Winter Bird Walk - 3/21/15 at 2-4pm
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. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome. $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
34th Annual Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival - 3/21 - 3/22/15 at 10am-5pm
"Party In The Pink" as the city celebrates friendship and cultural understanding among the blooming of the cherry trees. Join the 4th Annual Pink Out! Wear your festival colors while shopping on the festival plaza. Judges will be roaming the event, searching for the best dressed. If you get "pinked," you've won a prize! The festival offers multiple stages for continuous entertainment, more than 300 booths of arts and crafts vendors, various children's activities, and civic and nonprofit organizations. Hours of the festival are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. There is a $5 charge for one-day parking, or an $8 parking pass is an option to attend both days of the festival. There is no admission fee. No pets, please. Phone: 770-860-4194 - Address: Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Pkwy, Conyers, GA 30013
Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection - 3/22/15 at 3-4pm
Join docents for a tour of the works in the permanent collection at the Georgia Museum of Art. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Home School At Hard Labor - 3/25/15 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
Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection - 3/25/15 at 2-3pm
Join docents for a tour of the works in the permanent collection at the Georgia Museum of Art. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Atlanta Spring Classic II - 3/25 - 3/29/15
See world class show jumping at its very best! Riders ages 6 to 60 years participate and range from first time show experiences to Olympians. The highlights of the Spring Classic will be the Children's/Adult Jumper Classic along with the $25,000 Grand Prix events each week. Show jumping is daily from Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to between 4-6 p.m. in the Charles Walker Arena and Arenas 4-7 for week 1. A $25,000 Grand Prix will be held on Saturday night on week 1. A new addition this spring will be the $10,000 United States Hunter Jumper International Hunter Derby. This class will be held in the Grand Prix ring on Friday at 7 p.m. The Atlanta Spring Classic is located in the Charles Walker Arena, and Arenas 4-7. Over $200,000 in prize money and awards will be offered. The CWD Grand Prix on Saturday night is held in the Olympic Stadium. Free Admission! Phone: 770-860-4194 - Address: Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Pkwy, Conyers, GA 30013
190th Anniversary of General Lafayette's Visit to Milledgeville - 3/27/15 at 10am-9pm
Join the celebration for General Marquis de Lafayette and his 1825 visit to Milledgeville during the American Revolutionary War. During his March 1825 visit, Marquis de Lafayette met with Revolutionary War veterans from Milledgeville and surrounding counties and also with a veteran who helped carry the wounded Lafayette off the battlefield at Brandywine. His reunion with veterans was followed by a grand celebration hosted by the Governor of Georgia on the grounds of the Old Capital Building. Capture the essence of Lafayette's visit with what will be a spectacular day during which citizens will focus on the best of everything American. See following schedule of events. At 10 a.m. - Parade from the Old Governor's Mansion to Georgia Military College. At 11 a.m. - Welcome ceremony for "General Lafayette" on the ground of Georgia Military College. At 12 p.m. Community picnic on the grounds of Georgia Military College. At 6 p.m. Sunset gathering at the Old Governor's Mansion. And, at 7 p.m. Concert on campus of Georgia College Phone: 478-453-1803 - Location: Campus of Georgia Military College and Campus of Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA 31061
April
Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup™ - 4/1 - 4/30/15
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
Full Moon Kayak Tour - 4/3 at 7:30-9pm & 4/4/15 at 8-9:30pm
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
2915 Old Jail Tours - 4/4/15 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
Glow-In-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt - 4/4/15 at 7:30-9pm
Egg hunts are no longer for the day. Join us for our second annual egg hunt at 7:45 p.m. We have made it bigger with over 4,000 glowing eggs. Space is limited, and registration is required. Phone: 479-993-3053 - Address: $5 parking fee. Phone: 478-993-3053 - Address: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson, GA 30233
Claxton Road Race Run 2 End Alzheimer's - 4/4/15 at 7am
The 5th annual "Run 2 End Alzheimer's at the Landings" (formerly the Claxton Road Race…at the Landings), will occur once again in Houston. The event consists of a 5k (run/walk) and a 10.5k run. Both events will start and finish at the Landing Pointe Plaza on Hwy. 247 in Bonaire with the majority of the course traveling through Statham's Landing. Call for cost and more info. Phone: 478-922-6556 - Address: Landing Pointe Plaza, 402 GA Hwy 247 S., Bonaire, GA 31005
First Saturday Village Market - 4/4, 4/11, 4/18 & 4/25/15
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
Plantapalooza! Spring Plant Sales in Athens - 4/5/15 - Call for times
The State Botanical Garden's Visitor Center and Conservatory and its plazas will be filled with trees, shrub, herbs, perennials, annuals and more, including Georgia Gold Medal plants and a broad selection of native plants. Numerous garden specialists, including garden curators, master gardeners, and horticulturists, will be on hand to help. The Garden's coffee/sandwich café, Donderos' Kitchen, and garden-themed gift shop will also be open. The Trial Gardens at UGA will offer plants difficult to find anywhere else in Georgia. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-1244 - Address: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S. Milledge Ave., Athens, GA 30602
Bike Trails Work and Ride - 4/11/15 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
27th Annual Perry Dogwood Festival - 4/11 at 10am-9pm & 4/12/15 at 12noon-5pm
Enjoy arts and crafts, a Hot Air Balloon Rally and a DockDogs Competition. The Hot Air Balloon Rally is scheduled for April 11 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and will feature 15 hot air balloons offering tethered rides, an entertainment stage hosting live music, kids' activities, and much more! The cost is $5 per person, under 6 free. Phone: 478-987-1234 - Location: Downtown Perry & The Georgia National Fairgrounds, Carroll, Ball, & Washington Sts, Perry GA
New Moon Kayak Tour - 4/17 - 4/18/15 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
Antique Steam Engine Demonstration - 4/18/15 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
Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday - 4/18/15 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 - 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
May
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
2915 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
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
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
June
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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