Georgia Magazine - August 2020 - 10

EVENTS Calendar

AUGUST * Compiled by Pamela A. Keene

Enjoy virtual and in-person events

B

ecause of the continued uncertainty surrounding the
COVID-19 virus, Georgia Magazine has changed the
format for our Events Calendar to provide readers with both
virtual and in-person events and activities to explore.
The August Calendar offers three sections: Gateways to
Virtual Events, websites that provide access to multiple
organizations' online activities through a single web portal;
Virtual Events and Activities sponsored by stand-alone
groups across the state; and In-person Events, which have

social-distancing directives in place and are grouped by
tourism region.
We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity
to get to know organizations and destinations in tourism
regions you may not have visited before.
Our in-person listings represent events that were
confirmed at press time. However, before you attend any event,
please verify that it is taking place by checking websites and/or
making a phone call.
-Pamela A. Keene

n Gateways to Virtual Events
Several museums, convention and visitors
bureaus and other organizations have consolidated their virtual activities. Here are some of
those gateway websites.
Athens, Virtually. A calendar of online concerts,
events, activities and tours in and around
Athens. visitathensga.com/events. 

Discover Atlanta Virtually, Atlanta Convention
and Visitors Bureau, Atlanta. Virtual experiences
include science adventures at Fernbank
Museum and online exhibitions at the Atlanta
History Center. atlanta.net/events/virtual.
Explore Georgia from Home. The state's official
tourism website features virtual tours, free concerts, webcams and live streams. bit.ly/expgavir.

n Virtual Events and Activities
Throughout the state, groups are posting online
activities for kids, adults and families. Below are
listings by organization or by specific online
offering.
Atlanta Audubon Society, Atlanta. Virtual bird
walks and speakers. atlantaaudubon.org.
Blue Heron Nature Preserve, Atlanta. Virtual
nature explorations and adventures.
bit.ly/bheronpr.
Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta. At-home
digital learning programs, plus workshops and
interactive puppet shows. bit.ly/fbctrpupty.

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ATL Museums at Home. Umbrella website for
Atlanta destinations that offer virtual tours,
online learning and interactive activities for all
ages, including the Children's Museum of
Atlanta, Georgia Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta.
atlmuseumsathome.org.

Family Promise Bed Race, Aug. 22, downtown, Lawrenceville. Teams race beds on wheels to
raise money for Family Promise of Gwinnett County. (678) 376-8950. bit.ly/fampromg.

Fox Theatre Behind-the-Scenes, Atlanta.
Explore areas of the historic theater not usually
seen by guests, including the Hospital Room
and Projector Room. foxtheatre.org/tours.
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum,
Savannah. Tour online nautical exhibitions.
bit.ly/savmaritime.

INPERSON EVENTS
Please call or check event websites to ensure that
these events are taking place before you go.

n Historic High Country

Spruill Center for the Arts, Dunwoody. Online
studio tours, demonstrations and workshops.
bit.ly/spruillvp.

Downtown Rome Saturday, Aug. 1, Broad
Street, Rome. Outdoor concert featuring Southern rocker and Georgia native Hunter Chastain.
(706) 236-4520. bit.ly/dtromsat.

Virtual Exhibits, Jacqueline Casey Hudgens
Center for Art & Learning, Sugar Hill. Tour exhibits including Stand in Ansel Adams' Footsteps
and Southern Values. bit.ly/hudgensctr.

Primitive Arts DIY Class, Aug. 15, Chief Vann
House State Historic Site, Chatsworth. Learn
how to construct your own primitive hunting
instruments, including darts and tribal tools;


http://www.visitathensga.com/events http://www.atlmuseumsathome.org http://www.atlanta.net/events/virtual http://www.bit.ly/fampromg http://www.bit.ly/expgavir http://www.foxtheatre.org/tours http://www.bit.ly/savmaritime http://www.atlantaaudubon.org http://www.bit.ly/spruillvp http://www.bit.ly/dtromsat http://www.bit.ly/bheronpr http://www.bit.ly/fbctrpupty http://www.bit.ly/hudgensctr

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