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Below are lists of festivals, fairs, holiday and special events for the Historic Heartland travel region. Please call listings contact numbers for more info.
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May
Family Farm Day - 5/23/15 at 10:30am-3:30pm
Learn about chores and skills from long ago, such as sewing, blacksmithing, woodstove cooking, gardening, woodworking and other farm activites. Cost is $4-$6.50 per person. Phone: 478-986-5172 - Address: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette, GA 31046
Photography Workshop with Rena Johnson - 5/23/15 at 9am-1pm
Do you want to learn how to take some amazing shots of gorgeous waterfalls, wildlife, lake scenes and other stunning imagery? Learn from professional and award-winning photographer Rena Johnson in this hands-on photography workshop. Advanced registration required. Costs are $75 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 478-993-3053 - Address: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson GA
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
Memorial Day Miniature Golf Tournament - 5/23/15 at 10am
Show your skills at this year's miniature golf tournament! Compete against your friends and family as you celebrate the holiday. Wear something patriotic and you mayy find yourself on our Facebook page. Costs are $5 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 770-504-2277 - Address: Indian Springs State Park, 678 Lake Clark Rd, Flovilla, GA 30216
Georgia concert event
Memorial Day Night Paddle - 5/23 - 5/24/15 at 8:30-10pm
Enjoy this after hours guided paddle on Lake Rutledge after the sun goes down. Enjoy night sounds, astronomy, and a bit of history on this relaxing kayak tour. Register in advance. Tours leave from beach area. Costs are $15 admission fee and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663
Circle of Friends Dog Agility - 5/23 - 5/24/15 at 9am-5pm
Dog agility is an exciting team sport where dogs and their handlers navigate a challenging course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles and other obstacles at speed. Spectators are welcome, and admission and parking are free. Phone: 770-860-4190 - Address: Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Pkwy, Conyers, GA 30014
Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup™ - 5/23 - 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
First Saturday Village Market - 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
Paws on the Falls - 5/24 at 11am-12noon & 2-3pm
Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with some new friends on the High Falls Trail. A special surprise for each dog that attends. Costs are $5 per dog and $5 parking fee.and $5 parking fee. Phone: 478-993-3053 - Address: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson GA
Piedmont Garden
Madison Chamber Music Festival - 5/24 & 5/26 - 5/30/15
The Madison Chamber Music Festival has built a strong reputation over the past years for hosting world-class performances by internationally-acclaimed musicians in a variety of intimate venues ranging from historic homes to art galleries to the Center's historic auditorium. This unique festival, under the inspiration and guiding hand of Artistic Director Christopher Rex, offers memorable concert experiences year after year. Handicapped Accessible event. Hours are Tues-Sat 10am-5pm and Sunday at 2-5pm. Call for cost info. Phone: 706-342-4743 - Address: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 434 S. Main St, Madison, GA 30650
Full Moon Kayak Tour - 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
Twilight Night Paddle - 5/30/15 at 7:45-9:15pm
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led three mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Costs are $15 which includes boat and gear and $5 parking fee. Phone: 478-993-3053 - Address: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson GA
June
Madison Chamber Music Festival - 6/2 - 6/7 & 6/9 - 6/14/15
The Madison Chamber Music Festival has built a strong reputation over the past years for hosting world-class performances by internationally-acclaimed musicians in a variety of intimate venues ranging from historic homes to art galleries to the Center's historic auditorium. This unique festival, under the inspiration and guiding hand of Artistic Director Christopher Rex, offers memorable concert experiences year after year. Handicapped Accessible event. Hours are Tues-Sat 10am-5pm and Sunday at 2-5pm. Call for cost info. Phone: 706-342-4743 - Address: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 434 S. Main St, Madison, GA 30650
Antique Steam Engine Demonstration - 6/6/15 at 2-4pm
Watch one of the few remaining working Talbott stationary steam engines in operation. See if you can make the whistle blow. Explore the saw mill, grist mill, and cotton gin house that this engine once powered, and other farm buildings and houses--all original. Admission cost is $4-$6.50 per person. Phone: 478-986-5172 - Address: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette, GA 31046
2015 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
Paws on the Falls - 6/6/15 at 1-2pm
Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with some new friends on the High Falls Trail. A special surprise for each dog that attends. Costs are $5 per dog and $5 parking fee.and $5 parking fee. Phone: 478-993-3053 - Address: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson GA
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
Twilight Night Paddle - 6/6, 6/19 & 6/26/15 at 7:45-9:15pm
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led three mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Costs are $15 which includes boat and gear and $5 parking fee. Phone: 478-993-3053 Address: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson 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
Canoeing 101: Intro to Paddling - 6/20/15 at 9-10:30am
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 required. Meet at the Park Office. Costs are $10 Per person which includes canoe, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking fee. Phone: 478-993-3053 Address: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson GA
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
2015 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
Canoeing 101: Intro to Paddling - 7/4 & 7/12/15 at 9-10:30am
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 required. Meet at the Park Office. Costs are $10 Per person which includes canoe, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking fee. Phone: 478-993-3053 Address: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson GA
Twilight Night Paddle - 7/10, 7/18 & 7/24/15 at 7:45-9:15pm
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led three mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Costs are $15 which includes boat and gear and $5 parking fee. Phone: 478-993-3053 Address: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson GA
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
2015 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
Twilight Night Paddle - 8/1 & 8/18/15 at 7:30-9pm
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led three mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Costs are $15 which includes boat and gear and $5 parking fee. Phone: 478-993-3053 Address: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson GA
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
Canoeing 101: Intro to Paddling - 8/16/15 at 9-10:30am
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 required. Meet at the Park Office. Costs are $10 Per person which includes canoe, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking fee. Phone: 478-993-3053 Address: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson GA
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
2015 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
Twilight Night Paddle - 9/19 & 9/25/15 at 6:30-8pm
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led three mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Costs are $15 which includes boat and gear and $5 parking fee. Phone: 478-993-3053 Address: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson GA
October
2015 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
2015 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
2015 Old Jail Tours - 12/5/15 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
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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