Events starting 8/24/2019


Saturday, August 24, 2019

Make A Pinch Pot
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Learn one of the oldest and simplest forms of pottery, practiced by the indigenous people of America and around the world! Make your very own pinch pot to bring home and cherish. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park Naturalist and learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We'll be searching for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and identifying some that are toxic. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
The Great Georgia Pollinator Cenus
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
"The Great Georgia Pollinator Census is a historical initiative where Georgians from all over the state will record the numbers and types of pollinators that populate our state during late summer." Please visit www.ggapc.org for more information. Join us here on the park, or collect data from your own neighborhood. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. An interpretive ranger portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War medicine. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Archery
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Learn archery basics from a ranger and then test out your new skills while you shoot at the targets. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Register at the Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wildlife Presentation
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 5 PM to 5:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come learn about Fort Mountain wildlife! We'll cover common misconceptions as well as true facts about our beloved local critters. Registration is not required for this program. The program takes place in the Nature Nook by the beach. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wildlife Presentation
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 5 PM to 5:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come learn about Fort Mountain wildlife! We'll cover common misconceptions as well as true facts about our beloved local critters. Registration is not required for this program. The program takes place in the Nature Nook by the beach. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand as we feed animals, collect eggs and goof off with our farm animals. We will start by feeding sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, a horse and mule. Learn about their different diets and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Heritage Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us, and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week is filled with a different craft with an educational background. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Archery/Air soft Day
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Join us at the Archery Range for some Archery and Air soft fun! $25 per person - An Instructor will be present at all times $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Sunrise Paddle at Lake Rutledge
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 6 AM to 8 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the lake on this Ranger-Guided Sunrise Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as a new day begins. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Search and Sketch Hike
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Become a wildlife explorer and test your artistic skills while you explore the 1 mile Brantley Trail. Each hiker will be given a ‘sketch’ pad and pencils to document any interesting discoveries. Drawings will be observed by others and discussed. Do your best and have your sketch featured on our Instagram feed! Meet at Trading Post. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Water Wonders
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
This program is for children ages 6-17, parent participation required. Investigate and identify life in our lake. Meet at the Interpretive Center to build a water scope using a #10 food can then we will head to the swimming area. Remember sunscreen, insect repellent, and a towel. Register at Visitor Center by noon Saturday, August 17. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Who was Laura Walker?
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Gather at the Interpretive Center for an introduction to the lady for whom Laura S. Walker State Park was named and some history about the park as well. You may be surprised by some of the unique facts regarding our beautiful park. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Astronomy at the Park
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Study the night sky through our telescope as we find constellations, planets, and other night sky features. Ages 8 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring insect repellent, bottled water, a lawn chair or blanket, and a flashlight. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Ranger Activity
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy a tasty cold treat as you cool off and work towards earning your Magnolia Springs Junior Ranger Badge in this fun and educational half hour workshop inside the Nature Center. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Ice-cream S'mores
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come make your own sweet ice-cream s’mores – cold ice-cream sandwiched between graham crackers and topped with marshmallows and chocolate syrup, or other toppings of your choice. And then get a chance to cool off and explore the new Nature Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn all about native wildlife and their adaptations from our Park Naturalist. Meet live animals, touch real furs, skulls, talons and more in this interactive educational presentation that gets you up close and personal to the wonderful world of wildlife. Meet at the Nature Center by the spring. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Camper's SplashPad and Craft
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Campground and Cottage guests after-hours splashpad access. Come enjoy the splashpad with your family and fellow overnight guests. While the kids are playing have a chance to make a craft for adults. $0 - $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Make Your Own Glowing Slime
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 7 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Is it a liquid? A solid? It glows in the dark, and oozes in your hand - it's Glow in the Dark Slime! And you can make your very own to take home or play with during our Screen on the Green movie night. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Game Night in the Campground
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Have fun playing games and learning about the park with Game Night in the Campground. Lawn games, Glo Sticks, and trivia make up this good-for-all-ages activity in the park. Held in the Picnic Shelter in the campground, a $1 donation is encouraged toward future game supplies. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Skulls and Furs Program
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
From 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Come check out our Nature Center for this skull and fur program! It will be in the A/C. Only $3. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 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
4th Saturday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM until Nov 23, 2019 
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.
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Indoor Basic Archery
4th Saturday of Month 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM until Nov 23, 2019 
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.
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Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. From the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University's traveling exhibit series. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM until Jan 4, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20. 706-655-5870.
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Archery
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. Meet at Picnic Shelter #5! $10 per person $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Night Hike On The Big Ferry Trail
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 8 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come out for a night hike and learn sensory secrets along the way. Learn about night vision, nocturnal animals, and more while walking 2 miles through the woods. Starts at the Big Ferry Trail at 8:00pm. $5 Parkpass required. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Explore The Nature Hut
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come join us in the Nature Hut to check out some taxidermy animals you see in the area, as well as take the opportunity to meet one of our live snakes! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Sunflower String Art
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come to the campground pavilion to create an easy beautiful DIY string art. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Bingo in the Park
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your game face and lucky charm to the campground pavilion to see if you can win a su“prize”! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Canoeing
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Cool off, have fun, and learn the basics of canoeing. Call the park office to reserve your spot today ! $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Water Games - FREE
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Escape the heat of the summer with some water fun! Water guns, sponges, kiddy pool, and hose provided. Feel free to bring your own water guns or balloons as well. Location: Elijah Clark House. Valid Park Pass Required. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Meet The Reptiles
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Have you ever wondered how a Snake swallows its food? Join us to witness and learn about native reptiles firsthand. Pet a live Snake. Meet @ Park Office. Free Event. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Ice Cream Sunday
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth with an Ice Cream Sundae on Sunday! Location: Elijah Clark House. Valid Park Pass Required. $1/ cup of ice cream $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Nature Sketching
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Grab some paper, sketching material and a nice view and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Etowah. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Colonial Playtime
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Spend some time outside learning about and playing with our Colonial toys and games. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come learn about various plants in the area that can be used for medicinal, food, natural purposes with our guided edible plant hike. The hike will be about 1 mile and dogs are welcome but must be on a 6ft leash. Meet at the Relihan. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Sundaes on Sunday
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Cool off by making your own ice-cream sundae and explore the new Nature Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Indoor Basic Archery
4th Sunday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM until Nov 24, 2019 
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.
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Indoor Basic Archery
4th Sunday of Month 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM until Nov 24, 2019 
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.
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Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. From the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University's traveling exhibit series. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Sunday Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Sundays 9:30 AM - 11 AM until Jan 5, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20 per person. 706-655-5870.
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Trail Clean-Up
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Calling all volunteers! Stop out and help our rangers out with park and trail clean-up. Ask any questions you may have about the park and it's history along the way! $5 park pass per vehicle $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Sunset Lake Paddle
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake watching for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles and Ospreys while enjoying the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Jr. Ranger Day
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Jr. Rangers celebrate National Parks Day. Learn about the history of National Parks and conservation. We will cover the Happy Trails page in the Junior Ranger book, while taking a hike and learning fun facts along the way. Meet the naturalist and our reptiles, followed by a reptiles craft. $15 per Jr. Ranger $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Programming
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Engage your Junior Ranger in all the North Georgia outdoors has to offer at Unicoi. Either a one day program or join us for Junior Ranger Day Camp. The little Ranger in your house will have a great time and learn about the North Georgia outdoors. $10-$100 per Junior Ranger $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Monday, August 26, 2019

Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. From the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University's traveling exhibit series. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Guided Tour
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a guided tour with our Naturalist $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. From the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University's traveling exhibit series. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Blow dart making
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come out and test your blow dart skills by making and shooting your own blow darts with one of our Naturalists. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Sharks Tooth Sandbar Paddle
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our rangers on a refreshing paddle and enjoy a 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. Registration is REQUIRED. Limited space. Call Park Office for details & registration. Weather dependent. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn helpful skills like building a minimalistic shelter and ways to build your campfire. Celebratory marshmallows will be roasted after the demonstrations. Meet at Picnic Shelter 5. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Stream Stroll
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a hike along the Overland Nature Trail to the stream where we will continue our hike IN the stream! Shoes must be worn in the creek. Meet at the trailhead. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Tails on Trails Hike
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Bring Fido! We’ll be walking a portion of the multipurpose trail for a total of 3.5-mile moderate hike. All dogs must be on leash. Meet at the trailhead. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. From the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University's traveling exhibit series. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM until Dec 18, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Roving Naturalist
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Our Naturalist will be roving the park with interesting pieces of nature or history. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Butterfly Bonanza
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 9 AM to 9:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Investigate eggs, caterpillars and adult butterflies in our garden. Short walk and brief talk on basics of attracting important pollinators to your yard. Handouts. Meet at park office. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Insect Orchestra
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 5 PM to 5:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Summer is filled with insect calls. Let's talk about what those insects are saying and try our hand at making an insect orchestra! Meet at the program hut behind the putt-putt course. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Evening Hike
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Meet at the Overland Nature Trail (in the Spring Picnic Area) and enjoy a nice evening hike. The naturalist will point out some of our natural resources along the way! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. From the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University's traveling exhibit series. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Children's Nature Hike
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
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 and inside the five story Civil War-era New Manchester mill alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Parents are welcome also. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Friday, August 30, 2019

Sunset Boat Cruise
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited to 8, minimum of 4 to make. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Bingo
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of family bingo! Free Prize for a win, limit 1 prize per person. Location: Pavilion by Archery Range. Valid Park Pass required. $1/ bingo card or $3/ 5 bingo cards $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Movie on the Green
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bring a blanket & lie back to watch a film under the stars! Movie: The Lego Movie. PG. Meet @ Green behind Putt Putt. Subject to inclement weather. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Museum Tour
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a tour of our Museum with the Naturalist and learn about the artifacts. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Salamander Meander
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the ranger for an investigative stream lab to discover salamanders and other cold-stream inhabitants. We provide dip nets and catch pans. Wear tennis shoes you can get wet. All ages welcome. Pay correct change at the site. Park at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Meet right of playground. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bat Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original, fast-paced bingo game. Win prizes and learn about our fabulous flying mammals at the same time. Great fun for families or adults. Bring a roasting stick and enjoy toasting a marshmallow over a the fire. View bats flying over Lake Deleanor. Meet next to the boathouse in the campground. Correct change payable at the program. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Art by the Lake
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Color, paint, or glue. The choice is up to you. Art supplies will be available to create what you may. Takes place in the Nature Nook, under the Group Shelter. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Buggin' Out
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Accompany a ranger as we take on the night and discover all the creepy crawlies that inhabit it. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Cozy by the Campfire
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 9 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Have a blast with us as we ignite our campground fire pit, play games, converse, eat a marshmallow, or just stay warm. Meets at Campground #2 Firepit. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Pirate Days!
4 PM - 5 PM until Sep 2, 2019 
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at Georgia Veteran's State Park for some fun with Pirates! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Pirate Days!
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at Georgia Veteran's State Park for some fun with Pirates! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Labor Day Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come and enjoy our miniature golf course in a different light — meaning at night. The park will be keeping the mini-golf course open late and provide glow-in-the-dark accessories; the course itself will have markers to assist players in navigating each hole. $3 cash only $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Morning Hike
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the Naturalist for a morning hike along a portion of the Multi-Use Trail. We’ll be on the lookout for animals while enjoying the plants. This is a 3.5-mile moderate hike. Meet at the trailhead. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Animal Olympics
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 11:30 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Are you faster than a deer? Stronger than an ant? Can you leap further than a frog? Come compare your skills to the animal kingdom! Meet at the program hut behind the putt-putt course. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Tricksters of the Animal Kingdom
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Does the opossum really play dead? How do tasty caterpillars avoid becoming a snack? Come learn about some amazing animals and the unique traits and behaviors they use to survive! Meet at the program hut, behind the putt-putt course. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Who was Laura Walker?
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Gather at the Interpretive Center for an introduction to the lady for whom Laura S. Walker State Park was named and some history about the park as well. You may be surprised by some of the unique facts regarding our beautiful park. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Astronomy at the Park
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Study the night sky through our telescope as we find constellations, planets, and other night sky features. Ages 8 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring insect repellent, bottled water, a lawn chair or blanket, and a flashlight. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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S'mores N' More - Nifty Nocturnals
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join a park ranger at the lake amphitheater to learn all about animals that come alive at night, and then finish up with some yummy s'mores on the campfire. Nocturnal animals such as bats, beetles, owls and more will be shared by the Park Naturalist in this interactive program. Weather dependent event. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. From the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University's traveling exhibit series. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Sunset Snapshot Paddle
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This Park Naturalist guided sunset kayak tour will get you to the perfect spot to hopefully help you get that picture of a lifetime. Don't forget to bring water and a camera. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 9 PM to 9:45 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.
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Sunset Lake Paddle
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle the lake watching for wading birds like Great Blue Herons and raptors like Bald Eagles and Ospreys while enjoying the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Explore The Nature Hut
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come join us in the Nature Hut to check out some taxidermy animals you see in the area, as well as take the opportunity to meet one of our live snakes! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Weekend Blast Off Campfire
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet fellow campers at the campground fire ring to, roast marshmallows, play games, and tell stories! $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM  
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race. Stop by the visitor center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet and greet the animals who make coastal Georgia their home in this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Learn about their behaviors, why they look and live the way they do and gain a better understanding of why they are so important to our world. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Longleaf Pine Needle Basket Craft
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Learn the basics of creating a coiled pine needle basket in this 3 hour workshop. All materials are provided. Basket is yours to keep. Those who wish to create larger baskets than time allows are invited to join us again next month for a reduced fee of $15. Ages 13 and older. Minimum of 4 participants for class to make. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Leaf Art
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come learn about different types of leaves found in our area and how to dry and preserve leaves while you make a leaf etching to take home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited to 8, minimum of 4 to make. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Pretzel Cabins
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bring your creativity and make your own Pretzel Cabin! Meet @ Elijah Clark Cabin. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of shooting compound bows! Beginners and experts alike welcome. No licence required. Suitable for all ages, although children under 6 may need adult assistance. Meet @ Pavilion by Archery Range. Please arrive on time so you are able to participate. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Bingo
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of family bingo! Free Prize for a win, limit 1 prize per person. Location: Pavilion by Archery Range. Valid Park Pass required. $1/ bingo card or $3/ 5 bingo cards $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Make Your Own Gorget
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy designing and crafting your very own gorget! $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Cool, Pool- Red, White and Blue Splash Party
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the park rangers for lively music, fabulous pool games, and pool-side activities for the whole family. Local DJ playing summer favorites from 1-3 PM. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354. Refreshments require an additional cost. No fee for the activities just regular pool admission. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Paddle Along the Darien Waterfront
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us on a trip through Black Island Creek and down the beautiful Darien River. This paddling trip is open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Previous paddling experience is recommended. Registration is required. $35 - $40. 912-437-4770.
Labor Day Celebration
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
You deserve a break today! Come out to Fort McAllister for an educational and entertaining day for the whole family. Our Civil War interpreters will be firing cannon and rifles throughout the day. $9. 912-727-2339.
From Rice to Rebellion Fort Tour
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The story of rice cultivation begins with the founding of the colony of Georgia in 1733, and was the regions largest economic export up until the American Civil War. The strategic placement of Fort McAllister was not only to protect the citizens of Savannah, but also the many rice plantations that lined the Ogeechee River. $9-$2.50 912-727-2339.
Hike the Gahuti
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The Gahuti Trail is the most challenging trail at Fort Mountain. Join a ranger and hike around 8.5 miles. Expect to see beautiful views, hike up and down the mountain, and pass a waterfall. We will stop to eat lunch and snacks. Please bring plenty of water and food, and wear appropriate hiking gear. Registration is required. Register 8am to 5pm $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Meet the Farm Animals
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand as we feed animals, collect eggs and goof off with our farm animals. We will start by feeding sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, a horse and mule. Learn about their different diets and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Heritage Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come learn about various plants in the area that can be used for medicinal, food, natural purposes with our guided edible plant hike. The hike will be about 1 mile and dogs are welcome but must be on a 6ft leash. Meet at the Relihan. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us, and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week is filled with a different craft with an educational background. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Pirate Days!
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at Georgia Veteran's State Park for some fun with Pirates! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Birding Crafts
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Interested in birding but don’t know where to start? Create your own peanut butter bird feeder and bring the birds to you. Crafts include one pinecone bird feeder and one pair of recycled birding ‘binoculars’. Take home crafts same day. Meet at the picnic tables near the playground. 3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Historic Wagon Rides
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn all about the park during the great days of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Along the tour, discover how the park came about and the men who made it possible. Wagon rides depart every 30 minutes and last for 20 minutes. Space is limited, meet at the Trading Post. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Fishing with a Ranger
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy this exciting event as you learn fishing basics such as fish identification, types of tackle used, and different kinds of bait. Then go fishing with a park ranger on the lake banks. Fishing gear is provided or you can bring your own. This program is limited to 10 participants ages 7 - 15. Register in advance. Meet at the visitor center. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Birding Bingo
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join us in a birding challenge! We’ll give you a bingo card and explore the park to see who can find the birds to make Bingo first! Meet at the visitor center. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Stream Stroll
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a hike along the Overland Nature Trail to the stream where we will continue our hike IN the stream! Shoes must be worn in the creek. Meet at the trailhead. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Labor Day Folklife Celebration
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Step back in time this Labor Day weekend, and celebrate the hard work and ingenuity of the Georgia farmers that labored to keep their farms alive through General Sherman’s “March to the Sea,” industrialization, and the cotton boll weevil, with farm skill demonstrations, house tours, and activities for the whole family. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
End of the Summer Blues
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 9 AM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
A Labor Day Weekend to remember: picnicking, swimming, other water sports, games, watermelon, snow cones, animal exhibits, and more, ending the night and summer with a wiener roast and s'mores galore. We have a surprise event for the last act of the evening. Register at Visitor Center by noon Friday, August 30. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Who was Laura Walker?
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Gather at the Interpretive Center for an introduction to the lady for whom Laura S. Walker State Park was named and some history about the park as well. You may be surprised by some of the unique facts regarding our beautiful park. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Ranger Activity
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy a tasty cold treat as you cool off and work towards earning your Magnolia Springs Junior Ranger Badge in this fun and educational half hour workshop inside the Nature Center. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Ice-cream S'mores
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come make your own sweet ice-cream s’mores – cold ice-cream sandwiched between graham crackers and topped with marshmallows and chocolate syrup, or other toppings of your choice. And then get a chance to cool off and explore the new Nature Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn all about native wildlife and their adaptations from our Park Naturalist. Meet live animals, touch real furs, skulls, talons and more in this interactive educational presentation that gets you up close and personal to the wonderful world of wildlife. Meet at the Nature Center by the spring. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Camper's SplashPad and Craft
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Campground and Cottage guests after-hours splashpad access. Come enjoy the splashpad with your family and fellow overnight guests. While the kids are playing have a chance to make a craft for adults. $0 - $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Ultraviolet Night Hike
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Ever wonder what it's like to see in ultraviolet light? Come experience our wooded trails via blacklight and learn all about night florescence from our Park Naturalist. Meet at the entrance to Beaver Trail, next to the canoes at the lake. Sign up at the Visitor Center before 5pm. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Labor Day Weekend Paddle
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a guided paddle trip this labor day weekend! It's from 10 AM-12 PM. We will be meeting in the campground across from campsite #44 at the boat ramp. The cost is $15 per person, plus each vehicle must have a parking pass. To register you must call (706) 541-0321 or stop by our office. Space is limited. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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South River Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger on a guided kayak paddle down the South River. We will travel roughly 4 miles down the South River as we discuss the area's rich history and look for local wildlife. The kayak trip will take roughly 2.5 hours. All kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are included with the program fee. $35 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 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.
Movies in the Park
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a family-fun evening in the park. We will be playing a family feature on our jumbo screen while your family relaxes in the park. Just bring your blanket or chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase from the Friends of Panola chapter. $5 Parking fee is required per vehicle. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Movie by the Water
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 8:15 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for Movie Night at the Beach! Free Popcorn while it lasts. Bring your lawn chair, non alcoholic drinks and some bug spray and enjoy the evening under the stars! All Movies are PG13. Movie is free, Parking is $5. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
9 AM - 5 PM until Sep 30, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
"Remembering Ravensbrück" tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. From the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University's traveling exhibit series. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM until Jan 4, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20. 706-655-5870.
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Flower Float
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Gorgeous water lilies and beautiful yellow lotuses are in full bloom on Lake Seminole. Join the park naturalist and paddle your way up the Northern reaches of the lake to vast expanses covered in flowers. This slow paced, short distance(2 miles round trip)kayak tour is perfect for beginners or guests looking to get close-up photos. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Constellation Kayak Cruise
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
See a beautiful night sky full of stars above Lake Seminole right from your kayak. This slow paced, peaceful night time paddle is perfect for people new to kayaking or stargazing. We'll travel 1.5 miles round-trip, stopping along the way to stargaze and discuss the mythology behind the constellation names and how seafarers navigated by using stars. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Plant Hike
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Enjoy a marsh hike on the Sandpiper Trail to the river on the Avian loop and learn about the native and non-native flora of Georgia and our coast! Meet at Sandpiper Trail head. $5 Parking Pass per vehicle $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Archery
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. Meet at Picnic Shelter #5! $10 per person $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Campfire & S'mores
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 7:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Gather around the campfire to learn fire building skills, campfire stories, and enjoy s'mores with a park ranger. This is a great opportunity to meet locals and campers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Sweetwater Paddle and Hike- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetwater Paddle and Hike- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 3 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Snake Feeding Demonstration
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 6 PM to 6:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Have you ever seen a snake feed? Would you like to? Come on down to the Nature Hut to see one of our snakes have its dinner and learn a bit more about these fascinating creatures. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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