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March
Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup™ - 3/30 - 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
April
Tour at Two: Humor in Art - 4/1/15 at 2-3pm
Join Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, for a tour honoring April Fool's Day. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
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
Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection - 4/2/15 at 6-7pm
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
Georgia concert event
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
4th Annual Not Your Mama's Garden Tour - 4/4/15 at 10am-4pm
This will be a great way to enjoy backyard nature at its finest on Easter Weekend. Call for more info and ticket reservations. Tickets are $15 each. Phone: 478-452-6968 - Address: Eatonton Main Street Office @ Plaza Arts Center, 305 N Madison Ave, Eatonton, GA 31024
Eclectic Bazaar - 4/4/15 at 12noon-5pm
Little sister market to Athens' Indie South, The Eclectic Bazaar is smaller, simpler and more laid back. And it's more affordable too! Happening April 4 at the award-winning Creature Comforts Brewery. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission. Phone: 706-410-1043 - Address: Creature Comforts Brewery, 271 W Hancock Ave., Athens, GA 30601
2015 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: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson GA
Piedmont Garden
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
Paws on the Falls - 4/5/15 at 2-3pm
Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with some new friends on the High Falls Trail. A special surprise will be given to each dog that attends. Costs are $5 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 479-993-3053 - Address: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson 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
Athens Beer Week - 4/6 - 4/12/15 - Call for times
Come experience an exciting week of spring beer events in the beautiful college town of Athens. Come out and support local craft beer in preparation for Classic City Brew Fest on Sunday, April 12. With several events scheduled for each day, this is one week you can't miss! Check out the event's website for a full schedule of events and activities. Handicapped Accessible event. Costs varies per venue. Phone: 706-254-2739 - Location: Various Athens Venues, historic downtown Athens, GA 30601
Artful Conversation: "Spring Panel" - 4/8/15 at 2-3pm
Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth discussion of Daniel Garber's "Spring Panel" (1931–32). Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Lecture: Adelheid Gealt - 4/9/15 at 5:30-6:30pm
The exhibition "Pierre Daura (1896-1976): Picturing Attachments" focuses on the many ways Daura's attachment to his wife, Louise, and daughter, Martha, found expression in his work over a lifetime. From his courtship of Louise to their marriage, the birth and growth of Martha and Louise's illness and death, Daura made wonderful, touching images of his family. Dr. Adelheid M. Gealt, curator of the exhibition and author of the accompanying catalogue, will provide her insights into how Daura responded visually to his family by comparing his choices to those of other artists. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking.

Teen Studio: Piero Lerda - 4/9/15 at 5:30-8:30pm
Teens ages 1318 are invited to take part in this free gallery tour and art-making workshop, led by local artist and educator Kristen Bach. Participants will explore the exhibition "Chaos and Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda," then create their own colorful mixed media works of art inspired by the show. Pizza and drinks are included. Handicapped Accessible event. This program is free, but space is limited. Please call 706.542.8863 or email callan@uga.edu to reserve a spot.Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
90 Carlton: Spring - 4/10/15 at 6-9pm
The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present a special edition of the museum's quarterly reception, highlighting this year's Master of Fine Arts degree candidatesexhibition. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Atlanta Audubon Beginners Bird Walk - 4/10/15 at 10am-12noon
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
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
17th Annual UGA International Street Festival - 4/11/15
Enjoy cultural displays, traditional costumes, dances and international bands. Dozens of UGA international student organizations and local community groups will sponsor informative and interactive cultural displays, as well as musical and dance performances. Visitors will have an opportunity to collect "passport" stamps from each of the countries represented; those who collect all available stamps will receive a ticket for a prize drawing. A children's corner will allow young guests to participate in activities such as coloring international paper dolls, creating their own flags, crafting African necklaces and much more. International and multinational groups will perform and host colorful displays from around the world. Door prizes and giveaways will be available from local sponsoring businesses. Free fun event! Parking fee. Phone: 706-357-4430 - Address: College Ave., downtown Athens, GA 30601
Story of Wool - 4/11/15 at 10:30am-3:30pm
See demonstration of the process of producing wool cloth from shearing the sheep, to dyeing, carding, spinning the yarn, and weaving the cloth, from "sheep to shawl". Includes hands-on activities. Cost is $4 to $6.50 per person. Phone: 478-986-5172 - Address: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette, GA 31046
Slow Art Day - 4/11/15 at 10am-5pm
Come take a break from UGA's spring scrimmage activities or just from the rat race. This event encourages people all over the world to visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet to talk about their experience. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
14th Annual FLUKE Mini-Comics Festival - 4/11/15 at 11am
FLUKE is a mini-comic festival that has been organized by Athens-area comic artists, underground publishers and their enthusiasts since 2002. Conceived as a venue for the discussion and exchange of timely ideas related to mini-comics, zines, and other independent publications, FLUKE is not a large comic convention or merchandising-saturated extravaganza. This event focuses on work and ideas rather than merchandising. Phone: 706-549-7871 - Address: 40 Watt, 285 W. Washington St., Athens, GA 30601
G Day - 4/11/15 at 2-5pm
Georgia Football is back in action! Come get a preview of the great things that lay ahead for the 2015 Bulldogs! The game annually features the Bulldog team split into the Red and Black squads. Gates open at 11 a.m. and kickoff is at 2 p.m. Free fun event! Phone: 706-542-1231 - Address: Sanford Stadium, 100 Sanford Dr, Athens, GA 30602
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
20th Annual Classic City Brew Fest: Athens - 4/12/15 at 2:30-6pm
Experience one of the Southeast's most enjoyable craft beer events. It offers a spacious sampling of 300 of the greatest world-class craft beers from around the planet, an amazing Cask Ale Pavilion with more than 15 rare, one-off real ales, and live music from Playing on the Planet. Enjoy great tours of Terrapin Beer Company and special tappings and tastings at Trappeze, Catch 22, Chops & Hops, The Pine and Copper Creek brewpub during Athens Craft Beer Week that culminates on Sunday with the Classic City Brew Fest! This evemt is a benefit for the Athens-Area Humane Society, so you'll be helping the animals! Handicapped Accessible event. Phone: 706-254-6909 - Address: The Foundry, 295 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection - 4/12/15 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
Canoeing 101: Intro to Paddling - 4/12/15 at 9-11am
Learn how to canoe on High Falls Lake with a certified instructor. This program is for those 12 years and older who are able to swim and are new to canoeing. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Park Office. $10 fee includes canoe, PFD and paddle. $5 parking fee. Phone: 479-993-3053 - Address: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson 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.

Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House - 4/18/15 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 - 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
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
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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