Georgia Magazine - April 2017 - 10
COMPILED BY PAMELA A. KEENE
Sea turtles rule at annual beach run
TYBEE ISLAND MARINE SCIENCE CENTER
ull out your running shoes and do a good deed on April 29, when the Tybee
Island Marine Science Center hosts its 13th annual Turtle Trot on the beach at
Tybee Island. The race starts and finishes at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion and draws
500 to 700 runners.
The Turtle Trot takes place at low tide. Registration begins at 7 a.m. for the
7:30 a.m. race. Proceeds help fund the monitoring and protection of sea turtles during nesting and hatching season. The Turtle Trot also supports the center's educational programs.
"At the end of the race, we
always release some of the sea
turtle patients who have been
rescued and cared for at the
Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island," says Maria Procopio,
executive director of the Tybee
Island Marine Science Center.
"We're all part of the Georgia
Department of Natural Resources
Georgia Sea Turtle Cooperative."
For more information, visit
tybeemarinescience.org, or call
-Pamela A. Keene
Event details and costs are subject to change;
please verify before attending.
crafts, quilts, barbecue, music. bit.ly/bbq
boog. (706) 625-3200.
HISTORIC HIGH COUNTRY
Blue Ridge Trout Festival & Outdoor
Adventures, April 29, downtown, Blue
Ridge. Nearly 100 vendors with all things
outdoors, plus art and local fishing guides.
bit.ly/brtrtf. (706) 374-2390.
Spring Art Market, April 1-2, Rome
Civic Center, Rome. Art, crafts, foods,
outdoor décor. laststopgiftshop.com. (706)
"The Tempest," April 4-9, Berry College
Kilpatrick Commons, Mount Berry. Join
Prospero and Miranda on a magical island.
berry.edu/arts. (706) 236-2263.
Tallapoosa Dogwood Festival, April 8,
downtown, Tallapoosa. Arts and crafts,
entertainment, food, Lions Club Dogwood
Run. visitharalson.org. (770) 574-2482.
"Be My Baby," April 13-16, 20-23, 2830, Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue
Ridge. Star-crossed trans-Atlantic romance.
bit.ly/brcomth. (706) 632-9223.
Music in the Gardens, April 16, Gibbs
Gardens, Ball Ground. See 220 acres of
gardens on Easter Sunday, and enjoy
strolling musicians (flutes and accordion).
gibbsgardens.com. (770) 893-1881.
RACA Fire Fly Fling, April 21, 5th Avenue
River District, Rome. Art, music and food
with local student artists competing. bit.ly/
racfly. (706) 250-1278.
Atlanta Steeplechase, April 22, Kingston
Downs, Rome. Traditional horse-racing
event near the Etowah River. bit.ly/atlstpc.
6th Annual BBQ Boogie and Blues,
April 28-29, downtown, Blue Ridge. Arts,
Mia's 1st Annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show to Benefit Veterans, April
29, Mia's Bar and Grill, Hiram. Car show,
bands, food, door prizes to benefit veterans
with PTSD. bit.ly/fbmiavet. (571) 269-7724.
Bear on the Square Mountain Festival,
April 22-23, Historic Square, Dahlonega. Bluegrass and old-time music, juried art market,
storytelling, free music workshops, dance
"Annie Get Your Gun," April 28-30, Hart
County Community Theatre, Hartwell. Stage
production of the Broadway musical. bit.ly/
hartthe. (706) 376-5599.
The Georgia Trust Spring Ramble, April
28-30, various locations, Gainesville, Toccoa,
Clarkesville. Explore historic homes and
properties. georgiatrust.org. (404) 885-7812.
Encore Azalea Festival, April 29, Arcade City
Park, Arcade. Arts and crafts, music, car show,
5K walk/run. cityofarcade.org. (770) 965-3340.
18th Annual Celebrate Clayton, April 29-30,
downtown, Clayton. More than 100 artists and
craftspeople, entertainment. celebrateclayton.
com. (706) 212-9958.
A Blooming Affair, April 29-30, Hamilton
Gardens, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds,
Hiawassee. Juried art show, food, music.
bit.ly/rrobpro. (706) 897-6179.
Fiber, Farm & Art Festival, April 29-30,
North Georgia Zoo, Cleveland. Sheep shearing, yarn spinning, interactive farm demonstrations. myfavoritezoo.com. (706) 348-7279.
"The Bridges of Madison County," March
24-26, 28-April 2, 4-9, 11-16, Aurora Theatre,
Lawrenceville. The story of whirlwind
romance between two strangers shows that
true love never dies. auroratheatre.com.
NORTHEAST GEORGIA MOUNTAINS
Wine Highway Weekend, April 1-2,
various locations, Helen and White County.
Passport tour of White County wineries.
georgiawine.com. (706) 878-9463.
Magical Easter Eggstravaganza, April
8, BabyLand General, Cleveland. Easter
egg hunt, breakfast, photos with the Easter
Bunny. cabbagepatchkids.com. (706)
Blue Ribbon Biscuit & Bluegrass
Festival, April 15, Sautee Nacoochee
Center, Sautee Nacoochee. Bluegrass music
plus kids' activities, arts and crafts. snca.
org. (706) 878-3300.
Antique Boat Festival, April 22, Hartwell
Marina, Hartwell. Antique boats, crafts,
cruise-in, music. hart-chamber.org. (706)
Spring Bierfest, April 22, Festhalle, Helen.
Beer tastings, German band and dancing.
helenchamber.com. (706) 878-1908.
More online at www.georgiamagazine.org
MILL TOWN MUSIC HALL
The Heart Behind the Music, April 21, Mill
Town Music Hall, Bremen. Songwriters
showcase with Kim Carnes, John Ford Coley,
Bill Champlin and Lenny LeBlanc, hosted by
Nadine from "Larry's Country Diner" on
RFD-TV. bit.ly/mitmush. (770) 537-6455.