Georgia Magazine - August 2017 - 10
COMPILED BY PAMELA A. KEENE
Eclipse close to home
n Aug. 21, science museums,
observatories and communities will
celebrate the first total solar eclipse
in the lower 48 states since 1979.
The path of the eclipse skirts the
northeast corner of Georgia, creating
95 percent darkness in many places.
Young Harris, Blairsville, Clayton and
Toccoa will be inside the path of
totality-see bit.ly/ectmap for more
information on the eclipse's path.
Anyone planning to view the
eclipse should not look directly at the sun during the eclipse; this can damage your
vision. Use solar sunshades or special viewing glasses from reputable suppliers.
Special activities and/or live streams will be offered throughout the day at several locations, including the Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville, tellusmuseum.org,
(770) 606-5700; Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Columbus, www.ccssc.org, (706)
649-1470; parking lot across from the Ritz Theatre, Toccoa, bit.ly/mstoc, (706) 2823309; Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls, bit.ly/gsptg, (706) 754-7981; Fernbank
Science Center, Atlanta, fernbank.org, (404) 929-6300; and the observatory at the
University of West Georgia, Carrollton, bit.ly/uwgaob, (678) 839-5000.
The moon begins covering the sun at about 1 p.m., and the eclipse ends just
after 4 p.m. See bit.ly/timsoec for specific times by community.
-Pamela A. Keene
Event details and costs are subject to change;
please verify before attending.
South compete. bit.ly/romtctr. (706)
HISTORIC HIGH COUNTRY
Night at the Museum IX, Aug. 12,
Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville. Visit
with your favorite characters from science
and science fiction, including Albert
Einstein and Alexander Graham Bell.
tellusmuseum.org. (770) 606-5700.
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape
America, July 29-Sept. 9, Bartow County
History Museum, Cartersville. Interactive
exhibition sponsored by the Smithsonian
Institution showcases the history, culture
and people behind the passion for smalltown sports. bartowhistorymuseum.org.
Sons of Sailors, Aug. 12, Veterans Park,
Dallas. Concert by the Jimmy Buffett tribute
band. recreation.paulding.gov. (770)
Vintage Baseball, Aug. 12, 26, Polo Field,
Fort Oglethorpe. Doubleheaders on both
days feature 1864 rules with no gloves, no
strike zone and no base-stealing.
bit.ly/6cavmus. (706) 861-2860.
"One Slight Hitch," Aug. 17-20, 24-27,
31-Sept. 3, Blue Ridge Community Theater,
Blue Ridge. Witness Courtney's wedding
day in this comedy by Lewis Black. bit.ly/
brcomth. (706) 632-9223, ext. 9192.
NORTHEAST GEORGIA MOUNTAINS
"Spamalot," Aug. 3-6, 10-13, Historic
Habersham Theater, 1370 Washington St.,
Clarkesville. King Arthur meets Monty
Python humor in this hilarious musical.
bit.ly/hstheatr. (706) 839-1315.
21st Annual Dillard Bluegrass and
Barbecue Festival, Aug. 4-5, Dillard City
Hall Fairgrounds, Dillard. Bluegrass music
by the Foxfire Boys and the Suggins Brothers; 60 teams compete in the Georgia State
Championships Cook-off. dillardbbq.org.
"Sherlock's Last Case," Aug. 4-6, 10-13,
Sautee Nacoochee Center Theater, Sautee
Nacoochee. This play about a death threat
to famed detective Sherlock Holmes blends
humor and suspence. snca.org. (706)
Diane Durrett, Aug. 5, Depot Street,
Hartwell. Atlanta's GRAMMY Award-winner
and R&B soul singer in concert. bit.ly/
hrtmnst. (706) 376-0188.
Bowdon Founders Day, Aug. 4-5, various
locations, Bowdon. Arts and crafts, homecoming parade, entertainment, road race,
fireworks. bowdon.net. (770) 258-8980.
Head Games: A Tribute to Foreigner,
Aug. 5, The Mill Amphitheater, Villa Rica.
Atlanta tribute band performs the hits of
the '70s, '80s and '90s. villarica.org. (770)
Reel at the Mill, Aug. 11, The Mill
Amphitheater, Villa Rica. Family-friendly
movie "Sing" will be shown. bit.ly/dtvrc.
USTA Southern Jr. Team Championships, Aug. 11-13, Rome Tennis Center,
Rome. Top junior tennis players from the
Summer Music Weekends, Aug. 4-6,
11-13, 18-20, 25-27, Rock City, Lookout
Mountain. Weekend concerts with popular
bands, plus birds of prey shows, Southern
cuisine. seerockcity.com. (706) 295-5576.
Rossville Remembered, through Aug. 31, 6th Cavalry Museum, Fort Oglethorpe. Art exhibit of
iconic Rossville landmarks by 1962 Rossville High School alumnus Jim Harris. bit.ly/6cavmus.
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