Accessible Events


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Senior Fishing Rodeo: a Get Outdoors Event
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 8 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
This tournament will be held at Lake Liberty. Anglers 55 years and older can try to win prizes in several categories, as well as win a door prize. Register between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. at the main office and enjoy some great fishing. Refreshments will be available. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
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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Terrific Turtles
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come out to the Nature Center to meet and learn about some of our terrific turtles while you make a “stained glass” turtle to put on your window at home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Dairy Day
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
For decades, Hardman Farm was one of the most high-tech dairy operations in the state.The Mobile Dairy Classroom is a dynamic and fun educational program operated by the Agricultural Commodity Commission for Milk. 706-878-1077.
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Fishing Rodeo - Fun, Food and T-Shirt
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 8 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Kids ages 2-12 are invited to join the park and our friend's group for a fantastic event. There will be prizes for many categories. We will be meeting by the gazebo in the park. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Tortoise Tails
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come meet Mercedes and Koopa Troopa our adorable animal ambassadors for Magnolia Springs State Park. Gopher Tortoises play an important role in our native ecosystem and are Georgia's official state reptile. You're welcome to bring leafy greens or fruit to donate and watch them eat it while you learn all about what makes Gopher Tortoises so special. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Raptor Awareness
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Learn all about different raptors that live at our park! Visitors will get to see mounts and even dissect a real owl pellet! We will meet at the Nature Center. It is $3 per person. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Family Movie Nights at Red Top Mountain
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 8:45 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring a blanket, chairs, and a snack, and meet on the green at Picnic Shelters 1, 2, and 3. Bring your blankets or chairs. Enjoy a movie surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Red Top Mountain State Park and Lake Allatoona. All movies rated G or PG. Movies start at dark (about 8:45 PM). $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Jun 15, 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.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Fishing
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Don't have a fishing rod or tackle box? That's okay. Come fish with us at fishing hole #1 and we will provide all the supplies needed. This is also a great opportunity to complete a page in the new Junior Ranger book. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Fathers Day Craft
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come to the campground pavilion, to create the perfect one of a kind gift for Dad. All supplies provided $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Dad Jokes Showdown
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your game face to the campground pavilion to compete in our funniest competition of the year. No skill required just don't laugh, last one standing wins the prize! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Lost Prevention and Wilderness Basics
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Do you know what to do if you find yourself lost in the wilderness? How can you prevent losing your way? This 1:00pm ranger talk at the Lake Pavilion reveals all. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Storytime in the Forest
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Bring a cozy blanket or snacks and listen to the ranger read a storybook. This week’s books are Amazing Animal Journeys by Chris Packham. Meet at the Lake Pavilion at 4pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Music in the Park with Martin Adams Band
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Relax with live music at the Lake Pavilion! Tonight’s talent is the Martins Adams Band, who play rock and roll. Please bring your own chairs. Donations welcome! Music plays from 8—9pm. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Accessible Parks After Dark 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Family Fun Time
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
After a long morning on the lake or on the trail, join us at the Mellinger Center for an afternoon of family fun. Play a game of Corn Hole or compete in a relay race. Bring $1 if you'd like to roast marshmallows or make a s'more. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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Make Your Own Gorget
Sunday, Jun 16, 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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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Cloud ID
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy identifying and learning about clouds with the naturalist $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Jr. Ranger Camp Roosevelt
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 9 AM to 5 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Historical, environmental and recreational education and activities are on the program in this one-day camp at Roosevelt's Little White House. For children ages 8 to 12. Please call to sign up. $20 Student - $12 Parent No special passes honored on program dates. 706-655-5870.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Nature Sketching
Thursday, Jun 20, 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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Friday, June 21, 2019

Beach Party and Movie Night
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 9 AM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Plan on celebrating the first day of summer with a beach party at Laura Walker State Park. Enjoy a family picnic and all the other amenities of the park, and then join together at 5:30pm at the picnic shelter by the campground for two hours of games until time for the movie at 7:30pm. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Friday Summer Fun
Fridays 1 PM - 3 PM – Jun 21, 2019 until Jul 26, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us each Friday from 1-3 PM during the months of June and July for an outdoor themed activity! Below is the list of each activity that we have planned for each date. On June 28th we will not have a program. The cost is only $3! Ages 3 and under are free. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Cosmic Archery
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Archery Instructor for this spectacular program! During our Cosmic Archery program you will get to fine tune your archery skills in the dark with the assistance of black lights, glow in the dark targets, and glow sticks. Cost is $25/person (ages 18+). Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Meet the Turtles
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to learn more about the turtles we have here at the visitor center. Get an up-close look at our turtles and watch during our feeding time! $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Guided Tour
Saturday, Jun 22, 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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The Civilian Conservation Corps in Harris and Meriwether Counties
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join park historian, John Croom, for a lively presentation, fascinating information, and remarkable local CCC photos from 1933-1942. Learn about local involvement and our park’s early beginnings. Lake Franklin Event Center in the Large Group Camp. Pre-registration suggested. Call the park office. Walk-ins fine. Pay correct change at the door. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Hand Made Camp Stoves
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 to Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Park Naturalist at the Interpretive Center and learn how to convert a #10 food can into a single-use camp stove. Cans and tools are provided. Sturdy leather gloves are recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 5:30 PM to 6 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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Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 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.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 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.
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Family Movie Nights at Red Top Mountain
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 8:45 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring a blanket, chairs, and a snack, and meet on the green at Picnic Shelters 1, 2, and 3. Bring your blankets or chairs. Enjoy a movie surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Red Top Mountain State Park and Lake Allatoona. All movies rated G or PG. Movies start at dark (about 8:45 PM). $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Jun 22, 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.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Pawsitively Perfect Bandana
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at the campground pavilion to create the “pawfect” accessory for your furry friend. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Hot Dog Campfire
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your four-legged friend to the campground fire ring for a “fur-tastic” good time. The $5 will cover a hot dog to roast, drink, and chips. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 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.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 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.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Make Your Own Gorget
Tuesday, Jun 25, 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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Friday, June 28, 2019

Guale Home Defense
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come learn about the indigenous people from our local area, the Guale, and the types of weapons they used to defend themselves and hunt. 912-727-2339.
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Friday Summer Fun
Fridays 1 PM - 3 PM – Jun 28, 2019 until Jul 26, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us each Friday from 1-3 PM during the months of June and July for an outdoor themed activity! Below is the list of each activity that we have planned for each date. On June 28th we will not have a program. The cost is only $3! Ages 3 and under are free. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Roving Ranger
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Tori the tortoise is playing with Naturalist Sarah somewhere in the campground can you help us find them? If you do you can win a prize! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Welcome Campfire
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet fellow campers at the campground fire ring to roast marshmallows, play games and tell stories. A $1 donation is appreciated. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
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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Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 12 PM to 4 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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Putt Putt Tournament
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, 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. Register and pick up your equipment in the Trading Post. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This post-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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Tortoise Tails
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come meet Mercedes and Koopa Troopa our adorable animal ambassadors for Magnolia Springs State Park. Gopher Tortoises play an important role in our native ecosystem and are Georgia's official state reptile. You're welcome to bring leafy greens or fruit to donate and watch them eat it while you learn all about what makes Gopher Tortoises so special. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Movies in the Park
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 8:45 PM to 10:45 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.
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Family Movie Nights at Red Top Mountain
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 8:45 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring a blanket, chairs, and a snack, and meet on the green at Picnic Shelters 1, 2, and 3. Bring your blankets or chairs. Enjoy a movie surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Red Top Mountain State Park and Lake Allatoona. All movies rated G or PG. Movies start at dark (about 8:45 PM). $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Jun 29, 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.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Fishing
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Don't have a fishing rod or tackle box? That's okay. Come fish with us at fishing hole #1 and we will provide all the supplies needed. This is also a great opportunity to complete a page in the new Junior Ranger book. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Radical Reptiles
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet the park reptiles, Tori and Porcia, at the campground pavilion to learn more about the reptiles of Georgia. Afterwards, stay and create the perfect scaly friend! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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British Occupation of Savannah
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Savannah is under British occupation after the Battle of Savannah. Georgia's patriots have fled to the back country, leaving the city in the hands of the redcoats. Do not despair; join our Continental spy ring to keep an eye on those sneaky redcoats. Your spy mission, should you choose to accept, will start at the Visitor Center. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Icy Independence Day Treats
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come make a cold 4th of July themed ice cream sundae and cool off by exploring our Nature Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Watermelon Wars
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy cold refreshing watermelon as you play water games such as Duck, Duck, Splash!, Water Relay, Liquid Limbo, Watermelon Roll, Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest, and more. Bring your swim trunks and be ready to get wet in this fun refreshing game time at the park. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Reptile Encounters
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for an up-close and hands-on encounter with some of Georgia's native snakes and turtles. You will learn all about these fascinating critters and things to know when they are encountered in the wild. All ages are welcome. Meet at the Amphitheater behind the Nature Center. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
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July 4th Celebration
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Celebrate July 4th at one of the nation’s oldest state parks. We will start the day with a flag raising ceremony at 8am at the Visitors Center, followed by a day of games for the whole family. There will be a bicycle parade, pedal boat races, sandcastle competition, watermelon eating contest, sack races, egg toss and greased pole climbing. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Friday, July 5, 2019

Recycling to Bird feeders
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Bring an empty plastic 20 ounce bottle to the Interpretive Center to learn how to convert it to a bird feeder. Open to all ages. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday Night at the Movies
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Friday night used to be Movie Night; it will be again this Friday night. We will meet at the Interpretive Center. Open to all ages for some good family entertainment. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 3 PM to 3:30 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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Friday Summer Fun
Fridays 1 PM - 3 PM – Jul 5, 2019 until Jul 26, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us each Friday from 1-3 PM during the months of June and July for an outdoor themed activity! Below is the list of each activity that we have planned for each date. On June 28th we will not have a program. The cost is only $3! Ages 3 and under are free. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Terrific Turtles
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come out to the Nature Center to meet and learn about some of our terrific turtles while you make a “stained glass” turtle to put on your window at home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us as we celebrate our country’s birthday and our right to be free. Watch Civil War drilling, rifle and cannon firings! Also join in old-timey games. Fresh watermelon will be available too! You can even join in a Civil War-era baseball game! 912-727-2339.
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Independence Day Colonial Faire
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Celebrate the 4th with colonial games, contests of skill, colonial music, musket firings, cannon firings and activities. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
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July 4th Parade and S'mores
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
We are going to decorate our rides for an old-fashioned parade through the Park. Human-powered vehicles only: bikes, scooters, wagons, strollers, and such. Prizes for the three best-decorated rides. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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4th of July Campsite Decoration Competition
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Let's celebrate the birth of our nation and our freedom by decorating your campsites. Judging will be done during the parade at 5:30 PM. Prizes awarded for the three best-decorated sites. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Ranger Activity
Saturday, Jul 6, 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. Held every Saturday during summer. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Tortoise Tails
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come meet Mercedes and Koopa Troopa our adorable animal ambassadors for Magnolia Springs State Park. Gopher Tortoises play an important role in our native ecosystem and are Georgia's official state reptile. You're welcome to bring leafy greens or fruit to donate and watch them eat it while you learn all about what makes Gopher Tortoises so special. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Family Movie Nights at Red Top Mountain
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 8:45 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring a blanket, chairs, and a snack, and meet on the green at Picnic Shelters 1, 2, and 3. Bring your blankets or chairs. Enjoy a movie surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Red Top Mountain State Park and Lake Allatoona. All movies rated G or PG. Movies start at dark (about 8:45 PM). $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from Jul 6, 2019 until Dec 7, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Take in the history of the park from the comfort of our heated van. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Anna Ruby Tuesday
Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
What was life like for a well-to-do girl in Nacoochee in the 1870s? In this one day camp, 6-10 year old girls will play period games, try on period clothes, and have an English tea. Advanced registration required. Email scarlett.fuller@dnr.ga.gov to sign up. $30 per child. 706-878-1077.
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Friday, July 12, 2019

Build a Birdhouse
Friday, Jul 12, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Let's build a house for our beautiful music-makers. Bring a hammer and screwdriver (cordless, if you have one); all other materials are supplied. $5 - $10 $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Family Game Time Fun
Friday, Jul 12, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Park Naturalist at the picnic shelter across from the campground for fun and games. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Friday Summer Fun
Fridays 1 PM - 3 PM – Jul 12, 2019 until Jul 26, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us each Friday from 1-3 PM during the months of June and July for an outdoor themed activity! Below is the list of each activity that we have planned for each date. On June 28th we will not have a program. The cost is only $3! Ages 3 and under are free. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

"Au"some Rocks!!
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 11 AM to 4 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Shale, Marble, Pyrite, and Gold. What is the difference between all these rocks? We will have several guest speakers that will give you insight on what makes rocks and minerals so awesome. $10. 706-864-2257.
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Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This post-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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Summer Fitness Follies
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Looking for a different way to "get your paces in"? Join the Park Naturalist at the Fitness Yard in the Day Use Area for an invigorating workout then we will head out on a guided nature hunt down Lake Trail. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, apply insect repellent and sunscreen, and bring a sweat towel and bottle of water (or two!). $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Ranger Activity
Saturday, Jul 13, 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. Held every Saturday during summer. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Make Your Own Glowing Slime
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 7:30 PM to 8 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.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Screen on the Green
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Watch a family friendly movie outside and enjoy the beautiful grounds beside the museum. Bring your favorite blanket or lounge chair, kick back and enjoy. Cokes, popcorn and other items will be on sale by Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park. Movie will begin at sunset so arrive early to get your favorite spot. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Mistletoe Jam!
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 4 PM to 9 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Artists from around the CSRA will be descending on Mistletoe to offer a concert to the public! The music will be family friendly and the environment will be fun for all! Bring your own lawn chairs. Meet at the beach area. $5 parking fee is required. Artists will be accepting tips. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Indoor Basic Archery
2nd Saturday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Jul 13, 2019 until Nov 9, 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.
Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
2nd Saturday of Month 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM from Jul 13, 2019 until Nov 9, 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.
Accessible 
Lost but Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This FREE class will be taking place at our Nature Center. There will be a short video and then a K-9 demonstration with Keegan and a question and answer session with one of our Search and Rescue members. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Family Movie Nights at Red Top Mountain
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 8:45 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring a blanket, chairs, and a snack, and meet on the green at Picnic Shelters 1, 2, and 3. Bring your blankets or chairs. Enjoy a movie surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Red Top Mountain State Park and Lake Allatoona. All movies rated G or PG. Movies start at dark (about 8:45 PM). $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Accessible Parks After Dark 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call Nature Center to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Monday, July 15, 2019

Sensory Ranger
Monday, Jul 15, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This program is designed for those with alternate sensory needs to explore nature with a Ranger. We use hands on experiences, games, nature walks, and other interactives to facilitate learning and exploration. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Hand Made Camp Stoves
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Park Naturalist at the Interpretive Center and learn how to convert a #10 food can into a single-use camp stove. Cans and tools are provided. Sturdy leather gloves are recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday Night at the Movies
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Friday night used to be Movie Night; it will be again this Friday night. We will meet at the Interpretive Center. Open to all ages for some good family entertainment. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Friday Summer Fun
Fridays 1 PM - 3 PM – Jul 19, 2019 until Jul 26, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us each Friday from 1-3 PM during the months of June and July for an outdoor themed activity! Below is the list of each activity that we have planned for each date. On June 28th we will not have a program. The cost is only $3! Ages 3 and under are free. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Cosmic Archery
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Archery Instructor for this spectacular program! During our Cosmic Archery program you will get to fine tune your archery skills in the dark with the assistance of black lights, glow in the dark targets, and glow sticks. Cost is $25/person (ages 18+). Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Stargazing
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. This event will take place in our day use area. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Campfire Cooking Class
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 4 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to cook over a campfire using aluminum foil, pie irons, skillets, Dutch ovens, grills, camp forks, or a plain stick. Registration required by noon, Wednesday, July 17. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Ranger Activity
Saturday, Jul 20, 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. Held every Saturday during summer. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Jul 20, 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.
Accessible 
Art In The Park
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come cool off and have fun with paints, crafts and nature themed art in this monthly program at the park. Painter and park naturalist Ranger Cori will guide you through making your very own masterpiece to take home and display. Find us at the Nature Center, next to the spring. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible 
Movies in the Park
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 8:45 PM to 10:45 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.
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Family Movie Nights at Red Top Mountain
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 8:45 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring a blanket, chairs, and a snack, and meet on the green at Picnic Shelters 1, 2, and 3. Bring your blankets or chairs. Enjoy a movie surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Red Top Mountain State Park and Lake Allatoona. All movies rated G or PG. Movies start at dark (about 8:45 PM). $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Accessible Parks After Dark 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Friday Summer Fun
Fridays 1 PM - 3 PM – Jul 26, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us each Friday from 1-3 PM during the months of June and July for an outdoor themed activity! Below is the list of each activity that we have planned for each date. On June 28th we will not have a program. The cost is only $3! Ages 3 and under are free. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Ranger Activity
Saturday, Jul 27, 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. Held every Saturday during summer. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Jul 27, 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.
Accessible 
Make Your Own Glowing Slime
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 7:30 PM to 8 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.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Indoor Basic Archery
4th Saturday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Jul 27, 2019 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 from Jul 27, 2019 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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Family Movie Nights at Red Top Mountain
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 8:45 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring a blanket, chairs, and a snack, and meet on the green at Picnic Shelters 1, 2, and 3. Bring your blankets or chairs. Enjoy a movie surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Red Top Mountain State Park and Lake Allatoona. All movies rated G or PG. Movies start at dark (about 8:45 PM). $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Accessible Parks After Dark 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Indoor Basic Archery
4th Sunday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Jul 28, 2019 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 from Jul 28, 2019 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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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Volunteer Day
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
We are gearing up for our fall season here at Hardman Farm and there is plenty to do! Join us for a volunteer open house and hear about all the great opportunities and benefits of becoming a volunteer at Hardman Farm. 706-878-1077.
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Ranger Activity
Saturday, Aug 3, 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. Held every Saturday during summer. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Aug 3, 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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First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from Aug 3, 2019 until Dec 7, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Take in the history of the park from the comfort of our heated van. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Friday, August 9, 2019

Family Game Time Fun
Friday, Aug 9, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Park Naturalist at the picnic shelter across from the campground for fun and games. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Parks After Dark 

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This post-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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Ranger Activity
Saturday, Aug 10, 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. Held every Saturday during summer. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Aug 10, 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.
Accessible 
Make Your Own Glowing Slime
Saturday, Aug 10, 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.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Screen on the Green
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Watch a family friendly movie outside and enjoy the beautiful grounds beside the museum. Bring your favorite blanket or lounge chair, kick back and enjoy. Cokes, popcorn and other items will be on sale by Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park. Movie will begin at sunset so arrive early to get your favorite spot. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Indoor Basic Archery
2nd Saturday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Aug 10, 2019 until Nov 9, 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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Lazy Day at the Park: Hammocking 101
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a lazy day of lounging on the park. During this FREE event, you can set up your favorite hammock or lounge chair as the Interpretive Ranger answers questions about the park's unique history and the animals that call this habitat home. $0 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
2nd Saturday of Month 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM from Aug 10, 2019 until Nov 9, 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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Lost but Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This FREE class will be taking place at our Nature Center. There will be a short video and then a K-9 demonstration with Keegan and a question and answer session with one of our Search and Rescue members. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
National World War II Merrill’s Marauders Day
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 11 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
This unnamed provisional unit of U.S. Army volunteers were the first American ground troops to fight the Japanese in Asia. The 75th Anniversary of the disbanding of"Merrill’s Marauders" will be commemorated with special exhibits from Ft. Gordon Signal Corps and Jonnie Classen. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call Nature Center to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, August 16, 2019

Cosmic Archery
Friday, Aug 16, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Archery Instructor for this spectacular program! During our Cosmic Archery program you will get to fine tune your archery skills in the dark with the assistance of black lights, glow in the dark targets, and glow sticks. Cost is $25/person (ages 18+). Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Accessible 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Ranger Activity
Saturday, Aug 17, 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. Held every Saturday during summer. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Aug 17, 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.
Accessible 
Art In The Park
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come cool off and have fun with paints, crafts and nature themed art in this monthly program at the park. Painter and park naturalist Ranger Cori will guide you through making your very own masterpiece to take home and display. Find us at the Nature Center, next to the spring. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible 
Sensory Ranger
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This program is designed for those with alternate sensory needs to explore nature with a Ranger. We use hands on experiences, games, nature walks, and other interactives to facilitate learning and exploration. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Aug 21, 2019 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 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

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. Held every Saturday during summer. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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.
Accessible 
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.
Accessible Parks After Dark 
Indoor Basic Archery
4th Saturday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Aug 24, 2019 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.
Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
4th Saturday of Month 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM from Aug 24, 2019 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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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Indoor Basic Archery
4th Sunday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Aug 25, 2019 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.
Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
4th Sunday of Month 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM from Aug 25, 2019 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.
Accessible 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Aug 28, 2019 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 

Saturday, August 31, 2019

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. Held every Saturday during summer. $1 donation suggested. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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.
Accessible 
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.
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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Tal-luau
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 5 PM to 8 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for our annual Tal-luau (Tallulah Luau)! This will be a final beach bash before our swimming beach closes for the season. There will be a DJ, door prizes, and games. No registration necessary, we hope to see you there! $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, September 2, 2019

Labor Day Commemoration
Monday, Sep 2, 2019 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
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Reptile Encounters
Monday, Sep 2, 2019 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for an up-close and hands-on encounter with some of Georgia's native snakes and turtles. You will learn all about these fascinating critters and things to know when they are encountered in the wild. All ages are welcome. Meet at the Amphitheater behind the Nature Center. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Sep 4, 2019 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 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Unleash the fun as your dog gets to swim in our pool. On-going music and activities. Sponsored by Columbus Area Petsmart, local vets, and vendors. Pre-register and pre-pay at office. Walk-ins welcome, but cash only payments accepted at the door. Must bring proof of current rabies vaccination. $9 per dog. Humans free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This post-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from Sep 7, 2019 until Dec 7, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Take in the history of the park from the comfort of our heated van. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Sep 11, 2019 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 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Indoor Basic Archery
2nd Saturday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Sep 14, 2019 until Nov 9, 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
2nd Saturday of Month 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM from Sep 14, 2019 until Nov 9, 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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