Georgia Magazine - April 2012 - (Page 10)

ApRIl 2012 Compiled by AmAndA Robinson Earth Day events pril 22—Earth Day—is meant to foster an appreciation for the planet and inspire community activism. In the last 42 years, it has grown to become the largest civic event in the world, celebrated by people from all walks of life. Get the whole family in the green mood at the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s 10th Annual Earth Day Kids Fest, April 14 in Roswell. From live musical entertainment to a meet-and-greet with environmental superhero Captain Planet, this event teaches children to become eco-stewards in style. A green Eco-Village marketplace will give visitors a chance to purchase earth-friendly products, while animal presentations and canoe rides will spark your outdoor spirit. Recycle your old cell phones and corks at the event and learn what else you can do to demonstrate “A Billion Acts of Green.” Then bring that eco-enthusiasm back to the Chattahoochee Nature Center on April 22 for a host of hands-on Earth Day activities. For more information, visit or call (770) 992-2055. White County Cork & Keg Festival, April 7, Festhalle, Helen. Wine and beer tasting, local fare and concert. (706) 878-2181. Foxfire Living History Days, April 13-14, Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, Mountain City. See the days of pioneer Appalachia brought to life. (706) 746-5828. Northeast Georgia Master Gardeners Plant Sale, April 13-14, Hart Botanical Garden, Hartwell. (706) 356-8482. Women for the Woods, April 14, Smithgall Woods State Park, Helen. Day of hiking, birding, canoeing and wildflower walks. gastate (706) 878-3087. Spring Wildflower Festival, April 14-15, Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawsonville. Wildflower identification hike, kid’s crafts. (706) 265-1969. A HISTORIC HIGH COUNTRY Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Easter Eggspress, April 7, historic downtown, Blue Ridge. Two-hour train ride with the Easter Bunny. (877) 413-8724. 15th Annual Blue Ridge Mountains Adventure Race, April 14, downtown, Blue Ridge. Teams run, paddle and bike the North Georgia mountains. adventureracega. com. (706) 632-5680. Atlanta Steeplechase, April 14, Kingston Downs, Kingston. 47th annual horse race benefiting the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. atlantasteeplechase. org. (404) 237-7436. [See article page 22.] Dogwood Arts and Crafts Fair, April 14, Head Avenue, Tallapoosa. Handmade crafts, demonstrations by local artisans, food, games and entertainment. (678) 378-3795. New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, April 14-May 26, Harris Arts Center, Calhoun. Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition exploring early traditions of American music. georgiahumanities. org. (706) 629-2599. Chattanooga Doll Club Doll Show and Sale, April 21, The Colonnade—Catoosa County Civic Center, Ringgold. Wide variety of dolls, clothing and books. (423) 596-8167. Pettit Preserve Earth Day Hike, April 21, Pettit Preserve, Cartersville. Composting demonstrations, recycling program and nature hikes. (678) 848-4179. Jasper ArtFest, April 21-22, downtown, Jasper. Food, music and art on display. (678) 520-6648. North Georgia Flintknappers & Primitive Arts Festival, April 26-29, Gatewood Park, Cartersville. Arrowhead- and spear point-making, fire-building and hide-tanning demonstrations. northgeorgiaknapin.yola (770) 304-8760.  Taste of Toccoa, April 19, historic downtown, Toccoa. Dishes from some of Toccoa’s best restaurants, music, shopping and activities. (706) 282-3269. CApTAIn pLAneT FounDATIon Del Baroni Trio with Jennifer Hanson Concert, April 20, Smithgall Arts Center, Gainesville. Evening of live jazz music. (770) 534-2787. Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, April 20-22, historic public square, Dahlonega. Music, art, dance and a teddy bear picnic. (706) 348-1370. 3rd Annual Taste of Sautee, April 21, Sautee Village, Sautee-Nacoochee. Food, wine, art, music. (706) 878-5522. 20th Annual Elberton Lions 5K, April 21, Elbert Comprehensive High School, Elberton. A run to support community projects by the Elberton Lions Club. (706) 213-6681. Magical Gardens of Mauldin, April 21, Historic Mauldin House Gardens, Clarkesville. Fairy village, hidden dragons and live performances. (706) 754-2220. Mercy Me Live in Concert, April 21, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. Enjoy a night of music by this Christian rock band. (706) 8964191. Friday Night Flicks, April 27, Sam Pitts Park, Clarkesville. Relax with a movie under the stars. (706) 754-2220. GEORGIA MAGAZINE NORTHEAST GEORGIA MOUNTAINS Easter Fun, April 7, Unicoi State Park, Helen. Create your own Easter basket, hunt for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny. gastate (706) 878-2201, ext. 305. Taste of Forsyth, April 7, City of Cumming Fairgrounds, Cumming. Food, egg hunt, touch-a-truck event, music, puppetry. cityof (770) 781-3491. More online at lake lanier islands Resort Arts & Crafts Festival and boat show, April 14-15, Lake Lanier Islands Resort, Buford. Music, food, entertainment, boat show. (770) 945-8787. 10

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - April 2012

Georgia Magazine - April 2012
Liberty Notes
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar of Events
Festival Guide
‘Zamily’ ties
Horses, hats and hospitality
Around Georgia
Head for the border
Travel Guide
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks

Georgia Magazine - April 2012