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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sharktooth Sandbar Paddle
Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 to Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 - 8 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our rangers on a sunny and refreshing canoe paddle that's fun for the whole family! We'll be having some fun in the sun as we run around and enjoy the morning among the salt marshes. A great time to hunt for shark's teeth! Participants are allowed to bring their own kayaks and canoes, but Park Office must be notified before the event. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Soak It In 
Tempesta Waterfall Hike
Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 to Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 - 10 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy the rare opportunity to walk the base of Tempesta falls. This is a short but strenuous hike which going down 310 stairs, getting off the beaten trail to hike down steep embankments and along the river to the base of Tempesta falls. Where sturdy hiking shoes and bring snacks and lots of water. Children must be 10 or older, no pets. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Cowgirl Campout
Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 8 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
It's a fun weekend out with girls enjoying horseback riding and nature. Coordinated by Iron Braid Adventures, all meals and all camping equipment provided. Contact Iron Braid Adventures for questions and registration information. $5 parking. 706-573-2968.
Soldier Saturday
Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. A park ranger and a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to spinning wool. Brace yourself as two time tested weapons face off! The atlatl or the Civil War musket, who will win? $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Civil War Medicine
Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn about some of the many tonics and remedies that doctors and surgeons of the past used to heal ailments and injuries during the Civil War. Our rangers will be using a period correct doctors pack and showing examples of the way surgeons performed amputations, and the medicines used by doctors to treat anything from a toothaches to snake bites! $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Reptile Day
Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join an AmeriCorps ranger and learn about Georgia's native reptiles. Come face to face with with live reptiles including a Box Turtle and a King snake. Meet at the Nature Nook next to the Beach. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
AmeriCorps 
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Living History at Panola
Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn about Panola's rich history through hands-on living history demonstrations that depict everyday family life during the 1820s and 1830s at the Parker House. Visitors will get to participate in activities such as: candle making, butter churning, cooking, making rag dolls, and other period games all from guides in historic period clothing. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 21, 2018 until Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 21, 2018 until Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Hike through the Piedmont Forest
Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a park ranger for a leisurely hike through our beautiful Piedmont forest as we identify the trees, shrubs, and flowers and discuss the medicinal and edible plants along the way. Meet at the Visitor’s Center $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. We will go inside the mill, as see in the "Hunger Games" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 22, 2018 until Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 22, 2018 until Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 23, 2018 until Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 23, 2018 until Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Homeschool Wednesday
Wednesdays 12 PM - 12:45 PM – Jan 24, 2018 until Jan 31, 2018 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a Ranger for exciting learning outside of the home. Each Wednesday there will be a different topic. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 24, 2018 until Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 24, 2018 until Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 25, 2018 until Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 25, 2018 until Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Friday, January 26, 2018

Roving Ranger
Friday, Jan 26, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet The Ranger to answer questions you might have about the park wildlife,events or the surrounding areas. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Campground Campfire stories and facts
Fridays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Jan 26, 2018 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join fellow campers at the community fire ring for a campfire, fellowship, stories and facts . Look for the circle of chairs around the fire pit. Weather Permitting. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Escape the Gold Museum: Hung Jury
Fridays 2 PM - 7:30 PM – Jan 26, 2018 
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
The year is 1855 and Lumpkin County court is in session. After a single case resulted in three hung juries, Judge Irwin has decided to lock you and your fellow jurors in the jury room until a unanimous verdict is decided. You'll look for clues, solve puzzles, and examine real historical documents as you work your way through the escape room. $15. 706-864-2257.
Starry Nights & Hot Cocoa
Fridays 7:30 PM - 9 PM – Jan 26, 2018 until Mar 30, 2018 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy a Starry Night & Hot Chocolate. Join us on Friday evenings as we observe the stars above us & hear stories about the constellations. Star charts will be on hand and the Park Naturalist will show you how to use & make you own to take home. Feel free to bring your own binoculars/telescope. Hot Chocolate will be provided by Volunteers. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Homeschool In The Park: Map and Compass
Friday, Jan 26, 2018 9:45 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool. Investigate maps and learn how to read a compass. Use your new skills on a treasure hunt. Meet at the Camp Dining Hall past the Horse Stables in the Large Group Camp. Dress for the out of doors Must pre-register. & pre-pay. No charge for parents or under age 4. $5 ages 4 & up. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
A Cup of Tea with Pvt. Daughtry
Friday, Jan 26, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join one of our rangers for a hot cup of tea and discuss history. 912-437-4770.
Dulcimer Jam
Friday, Jan 26, 2018 1:30 PM to 5 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join musicians from around the state as they play dulcimers, fiddles, banjoes, basses, and harmonicas. You can sit back and enjoy the music or join in with an instrument of your own. $5 parking. 706-860-3437.
Shells and Scales
Friday, Jan 26, 2018 1:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Meet a Naturalist at the stage to learn about some of our native wildlife. Enjoy a hands on experience and a chance to get up close and personal with reptiles found in our area. Donations are welcome. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 26, 2018 until Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 26, 2018 until Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Jan 26, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Handicapped Accessible 
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Friday, Jan 26, 2018 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. We will go inside the mill, as see in the "Hunger Games" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Geocaching at Chatt Bend
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
We're going out with the Official Chatt Bend Geocaching map and a GPS device to hunt caches in different locations throughout the park. Bring your own GPS or share ours. For beginners to experts, all ages. Please pre-register. 5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Full Moon Flat Rock Hike
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
This is an easy 1 mile hike at sunset around the unique flat rock trail. The granite outcropping area has wide open area for viewing the moon rise. A telescope will be set for your use. Please pay with cash. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Jan 27, 2018 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet and greet the animals who make coastal Georgia their home. Learn about some of their habits and behaviors to better understand why they are important to our world. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible 
Craft Time
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Learn about one of our animals and make a replica to take home. This month it is Snakes! $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Handicapped Accessible 
Guided Plant ID Hike
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join our Ranger at the Semper Virens trail head for a hike through our forest where you will learn about our Native plants $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Escape the Gold Museum: Mystery at the Mint
Saturdays 5 PM - 7:30 PM – Jan 27, 2018 
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Museum staff have recently found a diary that belonged to Lewis W. Quillian. Upon research we've discovered that Mr. Quillian was instructed to send $40,000 of gold bullion to Augusta, but it never arrived. He has hidden the bullion in a mine somewhere in Dahlonega. You and your peers have been tasked to help us find the location. $15. 706-864-2257.
Handicapped Accessible 
Make A Re-Use Bird Feeder
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 to Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Would you like to attract wildlife to your backyard? Learn about Native Birds while building a Platform Feeder with a Park Naturalist. Help preserve forests by recycling our old wooden park signs into feeders. We will provide the pre-cut wooden pieces, screws, glue and tools. Please bring an adult helper for each child under the age of seven. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Handicapped Accessible 
Beginner's Archery
Saturdays 2 PM - 4 PM – Jan 27, 2018 until Feb 24, 2018 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Learn the basics of archery. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. Must be 7 and up to participate. Call the Visitor's Center to preregister. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Handicapped Accessible 
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time. Pictures must be brought to park office with checklist by 4PM Sat. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Target Archery Shoot: National Kazoo Day
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 11 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stationary target shooting for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction and equipment. Pre-register and pay at the park office. Meet across from the park office. Kazoo prizes. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Game Night & Camp Out
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 1 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
It's an all night campout with guides from Iron Braid Adventures filled with fun, games and more. All camping equipment provided. Contact Iron Braid for more information and to register for the event. $5 parking. 706-573-2968.
A Cup of Tea with the Soldiers
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our rangers for a hot cup of tea and discuss history. 912-437-4770.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. A park ranger and a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to spinning wool. Brace yourself as two time tested weapons face off! The atlatl or the Civil War musket, who will win? $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia! Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park naturalist. We'll be searching for local plants that have medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and even ones that could be poisonous! Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Bird Fun
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 3 PM to 5 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
January is Birding Month. Join us for two fun activities: make a bird feeder from recycled items and then win some prizes playing Bird Bingo! Registration is required. Meet at Shelter # 12 by the lake. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
AmeriCorps 
Owl Prowl
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
January is Bird Month. Find out all about Owls on our hike along the nature trail. The total hike is about 1½ miles including the walk to the trail and back. Enjoy exploring the trail with a fun twist: our flashlights will be provided (hmmm, what ever could that mean?). Meet at Shelter # 12 by the lake. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
AmeriCorps 
Morning Yoga
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 8 AM to 9 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Start your day feeling energized and at peace with a relaxing session of yoga. Meet at Picnic Shelter #4. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Geocaching Hike
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 9 AM to 10 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hunt for a geocache in the park with an AmeriCorps Ranger. Make sure to bring a small item to leave in the cache. We will also learn about the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace as we "Cache in, Trash Out." Meet at the Nature Trails. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Morning Nature Hike
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take an informative hike through nature and uncover the unique wildlife in the area. We will be hiking the Brantley and Beaver Pond Trails. This will be a 2.6 mile moderate hike. We will meet at the Brantley Trail trail head in front of the visitor center. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Be a Tortoise
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Instead of being a Polar Bear and taking an early morning dip, why not be a Tortoise and play lawn games on land? Meet at Picnic Shelter #4. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Bat Craft
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Did you know that Georgia is home to 16 species of bats? Stop by Picnic Shelter #4 to make a free bat craft and learn about the ecological and economic importance of bats in Georgia. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Beginner Embroidery Class
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Discover the basics of embroidery, the handicraft of decorating fabric using a needle to apply thread. Choose from an assortment of basic animal patterns. Instruction and all supplies provided. However, participants are welcome to bring their own small embroidery loom. Please reserve your spot by calling the Park Office. Meet at Picnic Shelter #4. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 1 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to shoot an arrow in archery, but don’t know how? Here’s your chance to have a 2-hour lesson. Soon you’ll be hitting bulls eyes. Call the Park Office to register. Limited spots. Meet at Picnic Shelter #2. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Mountain Biking
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 1 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Dust off your mountain bike and go for a spin on a Beginner/Intermediate Mountain Bike Trail. Meet at the Mountain Bike Trails. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Paper Plate Animal Craft
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Stop by Picnic Shelter #4 to uncover the amazing diversity of animal life and make a free paper plate animal of your choice. We will have examples for inspiraton or use your creativity to make your own unique creature. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
STEM Challenge
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are you up for a challenge? Stop by Picnic Shelter #4 and put your science, technology, engineering, and math skills to the test. There is a new challenge each day. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Evening Yoga
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 4 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
De-stress from a hectic work week with a tranquil session of yoga. Meet at Picnic Shelter #4. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Evening Nature Hike
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 5 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take a relaxing hike through nature as it settles down for the night on the trail behind the Trading Post/Visitor Center. This will be an easy 1 mile hike. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Campfire & S’mores
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Warm yourself by a cozy fire with great company and enjoy a free S’more. Outside of Picnic Shelter #4. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Stargazing
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Listen to myths and origins of the constellations in the sky. Meet at Picnic Shelter #4. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Astronomy at the Park
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join park staff and volunteers as we learn about the night sky, we will have a telescope for viewing, may also bring your binoculars as well. We will meet at the Interpretive Center. The fee is $3 per person. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Dulcimer Jam
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 1:30 PM to 5 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join musicians from around the state as they play dulcimers, fiddles, banjoes, basses, and harmonicas. You can sit back and enjoy the music or join in with an instrument of your own. $5 parking. 706-860-3437.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Crafting with a Ranger
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join a ranger and make a fun craft to take home! $5 parking. January 6th - Leather craft. Meet at Vaughan Log Cabin. January 13th - Clay craft. Meet at Outdoor Classroom. January 20th - Weaving craft. Meet at Vaughan Log Cabin. January 27th - Leaf printing craft. Meet at Outdoor Classroom. 50 Lodge Rd, Acworth, GA 30102 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Animal Encounter
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Do you love things that crawl and slither? Are you curious about the reptiles you might find in the park? Join a ranger to learn about a few native reptiles we see often at Red Top. You'll also have a chance to meet a critter in person. Meet at the Visitor's Center. 659 Red Top Mountain Rd, Acworth, GA 30102. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 1:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Meet at the stage for your list of items that must be found and photographed in order to be the winner. You can work in teams of 4 so bring the whole family! There will be prizes for the fastest completion of the list. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Mini-Golf Tournament
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 5 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Come test your skills on our mini-golf course. All ages welcome. The winner (the player with the lowest score) will receive a prize. $3-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 27, 2018 until Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
GeoCaching Fun Through History
Saturdays 9 AM - 5 PM – Jan 27, 2018 until May 19, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Grab your GPS and find the spots using the coordinates below. Then post your images to our Facebook Page! $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 27, 2018 until Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle in a canoe or kayak while the sun sets over the Okefenokee. Watch the last light of day fade into the night, leaving only the stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for gator eyes glowing from your flashlight, enjoy a full moon or the milky way and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the swamp. Register in advance. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. We will go inside the mill, as see in the "Hunger Games" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Walk the beautiful trails of the park with your four-legged companion. We will enjoy a guided hike by a park ranger alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and view the New Manchester Mill from the recent movie "Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Reservations required. Meet outside the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Winter Splendor East Ridge Hike
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike to the remote and beautiful East Ridge will focus on the splendor of nature in winter. Hike three miles with an emphasis on winter tree identification, topography, and the vistas high above the whitewater rapids (up to class IV). This hike is rated moderate/strenuous. Reservations recommended. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Unicoi Critters Meet and Greet
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 1 PM to 5 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Stop by the 3rd floor of the Lodge to meet the resident critters of Unicoi! Join Unicoi's Master Naturalist to discuss and ask questions about Anderson the corn snake, Petunia the Easter Mud Turtle and Scooter the baby Box Turtle. $5 parking. 706-878-2201.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Barks and Recreation
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Recycle your old t-shirts and turn them into a toy your dog will love. Bring two t-shirts and your furry friend. After toy making, we'll go on a dog pack hike along the river to enjoy the scenery. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash at all times. Dress appropriately for the weather. Please pre-register. Free treats! $5 per dog. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Game Night & Camp Out
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 8 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
It's an all night campout with guides from Iron Braid Adventures filled with fun, games and more. All camping equipment provided. Contact Iron Braid for more information and to register for the event. $5 parking. 706-573-2968.
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia! Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park naturalist. We'll be searching for local plants that have medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and even ones that could be poisonous! Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Magnolia Hike
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Walk with our Naturalist Ranger down our Magnolia Trail, and observe salt marshes, red bird creek, and a fresh water pond. The entire hike will be about 3 miles long. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6ft leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Morning Yoga
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 8 AM to 9 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Start your day feeling energized and at peace with a relaxing session of yoga. Meet at Picnic Shelter #4. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Geocaching Hike
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 9 AM to 10 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hunt for a geocache in the park with an AmeriCorps Ranger. Make sure to bring a small item to leave in the cache. We will also learn about the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace as we "Cache in, Trash Out." Meet at the Nature Trails. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Be a Tortoise
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Instead of being a Polar Bear and taking an early morning dip, why not be a Tortoise and play lawn games on land? Meet at Picnic Shelter #4. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Bat Craft
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Did you know that Georgia is home to 16 species of bats? Stop by Picnic Shelter #4 to make a free bat craft and learn about the ecological and economic importance of bats in Georgia. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Morning Nature Hike
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 11 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take an informative hike through nature and uncover the unique wildlife in the area. We will be hiking the Brantley Trail. This will be a 1.1 mile moderate hike. We will meet at the Brantley Trail trail head in front of the visitor center. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Beginner Embroidery Class
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Discover the basics of embroidery, the handicraft of decorating fabric using a needle to apply thread. Choose from an assortment of basic animal patterns. Instruction and all supplies provided. However, participants are welcome to bring their own small embroidery loom. Please reserve your spot by calling the Park Office. Meet at Picnic Shelter #4. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Beginner Archery Class
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 1 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to shoot an arrow in archery, but don’t know how? Here’s your chance to have a 2-hour lesson. Soon you’ll be hitting bulls eyes. Call the Park Office to register. Limited spots. Meet at Picnic Shelter #2. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Mountain Biking
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 1 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Dust off your mountain bike and go for a spin on a Beginner/Intermediate Mountain Bike Trail. Meet at the Mountain Bike Trails. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Paper Plate Animal Craft
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Stop by Picnic Shelter #4 to uncover the amazing diversity of animal life and make a free paper plate animal of your choice. We will have examples for inspiraton or use your creativity to make your own unique creature. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Evening Yoga
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 4 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
De-stress from a hectic work week with a tranquil session of yoga. Meet at Picnic Shelter #4. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
AmeriCorps 
Dulcimer Jam
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 1:30 PM to 5 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join musicians from around the state as they play dulcimers, fiddles, banjoes, basses, and harmonicas. You can sit back and enjoy the music or join in with an instrument of your own. $5 parking. 706-860-3437.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 28, 2018 until Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 28, 2018 until Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
"John Muir Inspired" Identification Hike
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
No cameras or search engines, only pencil and paper. This hike will be an educational program geared toward identifying native and non-native animal and plant species. Pencil and sketch pad recommended. 8 yrs. and older. Reservations required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Art in the Park
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring any means of arts and crafts (paints and canvas or pencils and notepads) on a ranger-led tour inside the astonishing ruins and rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Create your own artwork while you enjoy beautiful views. Reservations required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Walk the beautiful trails of the park with your four-legged companion. We will enjoy a guided hike by a park ranger alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and view the New Manchester Mill from the recent movie "Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Reservations required. Meet outside the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. We will go inside the mill, as see in the "Hunger Games" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 29, 2018 until Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 29, 2018 until Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
9 AM - 5 PM from Jan 30, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Segregated Skies of WWII traveling exhibit details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
"Ruins to Rapids" Almost Full Moon Hike
Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 1.5 mile ranger-led hike is rated "moderate" and follows the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek to the Civil War-era mill ruins of New Manchester (as seen in "Hunger Games: Mockingjay"). Hike will be cancelled if it is raining. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs allowed. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Homeschool Wednesday
Wednesdays 12 PM - 12:45 PM – Jan 31, 2018 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a Ranger for exciting learning outside of the home. Each Wednesday there will be a different topic. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
"Once in a Blue Moon" Full Moon Hike
Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 1.5-mile hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War-era textile mill ruins of New Manchester and follows the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs. Meet inside the Visitor's Center. Reservations required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy watching the moon rise above the gorge from the suspension bridge and learn some interesting tidbits about the moon. This hike will go down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge where we will hang out as the moon comes into view. Space is limited please call to make a reservation. The hike may be cancelled due to weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Home School Adventure
Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join the naturalist every month for a home school adventure. Each month the theme will change. This program is appropriate for students 5 and up. Reservations are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Handicapped Accessible 
Full Moon Hike
Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Meet at the Campground Shelter to join us on a full moon hike. This hike will offer chances to see wildlife when it is most active. Trail is moderate and a little over a mile long. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Starry Nights & Hot Cocoa
Fridays 7:30 PM - 9 PM – Feb 2, 2018 until Mar 30, 2018 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy a Starry Night & Hot Chocolate. Join us on Friday evenings as we observe the stars above us & hear stories about the constellations. Star charts will be on hand and the Park Naturalist will show you how to use & make you own to take home. Feel free to bring your own binoculars/telescope. Hot Chocolate will be provided by Volunteers. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Night Paddle
Friday, Feb 2, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join AmeriCorps Rangers for a paddle under the stars. Dress for the water temperature and bring spare clothes and towel just in case you get wet. Open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Limited spots available. Meet at the visitor center. Pre-registration only. $35. 912-437-4770.
AmeriCorps 
AmeriCorps Homeschool Fridays in February
Friday, Feb 2, 2018 11 AM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join AmeriCorps Rangers at Red Top on Feb 2, 9, 16 for AmeriCorps Homeschool Fridays. Topics include Conservation, Archaeology, & Black Bears. Program is outside & begins at 50 Lodge Rd. SE, Cartersville, GA 30121. Must preregister & prepay by calling the Park Office Mon - Thurs 9 AM - 5 PM. Registration closes at 5 PM the day before each program. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps 
Stars of Red Top: Campfire & Stargazing
Friday, Feb 2, 2018 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join AmeriCorps Rangers for a #ParksAfterDark campfire with a s'more and stargazing. S'mores will take place at the Vaughan Cabin from 7 to 7:30 pm. Then, we will move out into the field to get a better view of the stars. However, feel free to go back to the campfire to keep warm anytime during the program. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible AmeriCorps 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Feb 2, 2018 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Handicapped Accessible 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

1st Saturday Geology Hike with a Ranger
1st Saturday of Month 10:30 AM - 12 PM from Feb 3, 2018 until Jun 2, 2018 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Take a 1 mile hike with the Park Naturalist. Learn about the Geology of this fascinating region, while searching for mineral clues of the parks ancient geological past. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Beginner's Archery
Saturdays 2 PM - 4 PM – Feb 3, 2018 until Feb 24, 2018 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Learn the basics of archery. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. Must be 7 and up to participate. Call the Visitor's Center to preregister. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Handicapped Accessible 
Volunteer Day: Fix the Fence
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Volunteers are needed to help take down an old fence and construct a new one. Volunteers will receive FREE LUNCH as well as a free t-shirt! 912-437-4770.
Nature Hike
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Come and hike the easy nature trail and learn about the plants and animals that live here. Meet at nature trail head. 912-437-4770.
AmeriCorps 
Archaeology 101
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Want to learn more about archaeology? Come learn by playing games with an archaeologist in front of the barracks. 912-437-4770.
AmeriCorps 
Pioneer Games
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Drop by and play with pioneer games and toys like Bowls and Corn Hole in the area in front of the Barracks. 912-437-4770.
AmeriCorps 
Ocher Painting
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Humans have been using ocher for thousands of years. You can try your hand at painting with one of the oldest forms of art in front of the Guale Indian Village. 912-437-4770.
AmeriCorps 
Night Hike & Stargazing
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Hike the nature trail through the dark with black lights. We will be hiking to a clearing to view the starry night sky. Meet at nature trail head. $10. 912-437-4770.
AmeriCorps 
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. A park ranger and a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to spinning wool. Brace yourself as two time tested weapons face off! The atlatl or the Civil War musket, who will win? $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Rides and Rebels Car Show
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Connoisseurs of classic cars are encouraged to show off their amazing autos for both the public as well as other automobile enthusiasts. Enjoy a day filled with cool rides, local history, and cannon and rifle firings. Classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, customs and exotics are all welcome to attend. Register in advance. $8. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Native American's - Guale
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn about the areas original inhabitants and how they hunted and see some tools used in the surrounding areas. Adults will be able to test their skill with the atlatl spear thrower, an ancient hunting weapon. $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Civil War Medicine
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn about some of the many tonics and remedies that doctors and surgeons of the past used to heal ailments and injuries during the Civil War. Our rangers will be using a period correct doctors pack and showing examples of the way surgeons performed amputations, and the medicines used by doctors to treat anything from a toothaches to snake bites! $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Get Fit 1
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
This beautiful 1.75 mile hike is a great way to add exercise to your routine. The hike will start around the level lake loop, and then cross over to the Big Rock Trail. This trail is moderate, with stairs, small hills, and some uneven areas. We will stop at the cascading waterfall, so be sure to bring a camera! $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
The History of Indian Springs
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Learn about the history of Indian Springs and how much this area has changed over the years. Take a tour of the park's museum, sample the spring water, and spend the day at Indian Springs State Park! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
First Saturday Hike and Craft
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 12 PM from Feb 3, 2018 until Dec 1, 2018 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
The first Saturday of every month Mistletoe will be offering a hike and craft. The hike will begin at 10:00 AM and the Craft will begin at 11:00 AM. Call ahead to find out which trail will be hiked for each Saturday. Come dressed to hike and to have some fun! $2 fee for the craft $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Sweaty Saturday Fitness
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 9 AM to 10 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Get your heart pumping with Panola's newest program, Sweaty Saturdays. Join us on the first Saturday of each month for a different fitness program that will encourage you to stay fit all throughout 2018. Call 770-389-7801 to register, space is limited. $0-$15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Trekking for Tracks
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join a Ranger as we explore the shore of Lake Allatoona. We will look for and identify different types of animal tracks, from deer to raccoon, to heron, and skunk. Wear appropriate clothing. We may get muddy! Trek cancelled in event of rain. No admission fee or registration. All vehicles must display park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
GeoCaching Fun Through History
Saturdays 9 AM - 5 PM – Feb 3, 2018 until May 19, 2018 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Grab your GPS and find the spots using the coordinates below. Then post your images to our Facebook Page! $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle in a canoe or kayak while the sun sets over the Okefenokee. Watch the last light of day fade into the night, leaving only the stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for gator eyes glowing from your flashlight, enjoy a full moon or the milky way and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the swamp. Register in advance. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
"In Love with the Outdoors" Hike and Smores Campfire
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 6 PM to 9 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Enjoy a 2.5 mile twilight hike around the lake followed by S'mores around the campfire. All ages welcome. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-2201.
In Love with the Outdoors Twilight Hike and S'mores Campfire
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge February is the month of love, and here at Unicoi we LOVE the outdoors! Join us for a 2 mile twilight hike of the Bottoms Loop Trail, and then enjoy S'mores around the campfire at the Lodge! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-2201.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Sunrise Paddle
Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Come and paddle as the sun rises with AmeriCorps. Dress for the water temperature and bring spare clothes and towel just in case you get wet. Open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Limited spots available. Meet at visitor center. Pre-registration only. $35. 912-437-4770.
AmeriCorps 
Archery 101
Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Try out archery to see if it’s a good hobby for you. Meet at visitor center. Pre-registration only. $2. 912-437-4770.
AmeriCorps 
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia! Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park naturalist. We'll be searching for local plants that have medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and even ones that could be poisonous! Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Magnolia Trail Hike
Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This is a very easy and slow-paced hike. Good for beginner hikers or families. Along a 3 mile trail. We will talk about the trees along the trail and about the marsh ecosystem. Wear sturdy shoes and bring some water. No reservation required. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

First Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from Feb 6, 2018 until May 6, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about Smithgall Woods on a tour of the Visitor Center and a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. $5 parking. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Friends of Smithgall Woods Meeting
1st Tuesday of Month 2 PM - 3 PM from Feb 6, 2018 until May 1, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall’s advocacy group, Friends of Smithgall Woods, for an informal monthly meeting. Learn about volunteer projects and initiatives. Meet volunteers and Friends who volunteer and care for the park. This meeting takes place off of Joe Black Rd at the education cabin. 706-878-3087.
Handicapped Accessible 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Children's Nature Hike
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike for children (6 years and older) will focus on learning more about the beautiful Piedmont forest we live in, especially the animals and plants of this area. We will be hiking down to the five story Civil War-era mill. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Heroes of the Hornet's Nest Ceremony
Friday, Feb 9, 2018 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join in the celebration of the Heroes of the Hornet's Nest. The annual ceremony honors the lives and acts of our Revolutionary War Heroes including General Elijah Clark. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Starry Nights & Hot Cocoa
Fridays 7:30 PM - 9 PM – Feb 9, 2018 until Mar 30, 2018 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy a Starry Night & Hot Chocolate. Join us on Friday evenings as we observe the stars above us & hear stories about the constellations. Star charts will be on hand and the Park Naturalist will show you how to use & make you own to take home. Feel free to bring your own binoculars/telescope. Hot Chocolate will be provided by Volunteers. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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