Georgia Magazine - September 2012 - (Page 8)

COMPILED BY JENNIFER J. HEWETT Georgia glimpses • Revelry and rivalry. With a new show that’s almost two years in the making, Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament recently debuted its latest live production featuring jousting knights, sword fights, horsemanship and falconry at its Georgia Castle location in Lawrenceville. Learn more at medievaltimes. com or call (888) 935-6878. Discounts on admission are available through Sept. 30 at this location when you mention the coupon code “NEW.” • History app. Georgia’s history is now high-tech, with the recent release of the Georgia Historical Society’s Historic Marker App for smartphones. Users can find historical markers near their current location and view the marker with pictures, as well as share the information with others via email. Downloads are available in their respective marketplaces for both Android and iPhones. • Lend a hand. The Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins is looking for volunteers to greet visitors and answer questions about exhibits. Last year, more than 600,000 visitors came to the museum from all over the world. For details on the volunteer program, call (478) 926-4242 or email dan.hart@mu • Lovetown debuts. The “Lovetown USA” TV series, tagged as a social experiment featuring two matchmakers, six singles and 15,000 residents of Kingsland, debuted Aug. 19 on the Oprah Winfrey Network. For details, visit 8 COURTESY OF MEDIEVAL TIMES New Harmonies heads to Perry The Perry Historical Society will host the next stop of the Smithsonian New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music tour beginning at 4 p.m. on Sept. 8 and running through Oct. 20. The Georgia Humanities Council is sponsoring this two-year tour, which is part of the Museum on Main Street program. A full schedule of programs and exhibits to present the rich musical traditions of Central Georgia will take place in and around Perry over the next two months. Exhibits on the Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival in Perry and the Powersville Opry in Byron will showcase the regional bluegrass, old-time music and country music traditions. African-American music has a strong history in this region, as does sacred and gospel music. Programs will cover the region’s popular Sacred Harp tradition, the Annual Mennonite Acapella Hymn Sing and the roots of popular rock, rhythm and blues music. The exhibit will be open at the Perry Arts Center Tuesdays-Saturdays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays from 2-5 p.m. at 1121 Macon Rd. in Perry. COURTESY NEW HARMONIES Above: Houston County native Essie Mae Brooks will perform Sept. 15 at the Perry Arts Center as part of the New Harmonies stop in Perry. Inset: Musicians at the Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival showcase regional music traditions. For more information, visit www. geor giahumanities.or g/newhar monies or harmoniesperry or call (478) 9888000. —Ann McCleary, University of West Georgia Celebrating Appalachian life, literary legacy After more than nine years of planning and community efforts, the Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center in Blairsville opened its doors in June as an educational site to honor Georgia’s mountain poet and showcase Appalachian farm life and the area’s natural beauty. Noted as the state’s official “Appalachian Poet/Novelist” by the Georgia legislature in 2005, Reece (1917-1953) wrote most of his works here. For operating hours and more information, visit byronherbertreece BRYON MCCOMBS / BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN EMC, or call (706) 745-2034. The Farm and Heritage Center is located at 8552 Gainesville Hwy., in Blairsville. GEORGIA MAGAZINE More online at

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

Georgia Magazine - September 2012
Picture This?
Georgia News
Liberty Notes
Calendar of Events
Georgia's Energy Outlook
Dedicated to duty
Resolved, for good
The 2012 Washington Youth Tour
Focusing on the future
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks

Georgia Magazine - September 2012