2014 Animal Feeds and Hayrides at Serenbe (September 6, 7 , 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 )

Location:  Inn at Serenbe  logo_Serenbe
10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road
Chattahoochee Hills, GA

Time:  1:00 PM

Details:  The Inn at Serenbe is offering an animal feed and hayride every Saturday and Sunday through September. Reserve your space at 770.463.2610.

$5 per person for adults and children.

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Grandparents Ice Cream Social at Chattahoochee Nature Center (September 7)

Location:  Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road
Roswell, GA

Time:  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Details:  Thanks to Barry and Sharron Thomas, owners of the Bruster’s stores at Ellard Village and Roswell Crossing – grandparents can enjoy some delicious ice cream for free!  Everyone else can enjoy for just $4 (profit goes to CNC!) Games on the Meadow: 1 – 4pm Make some chalk drawings, play with hula hoops, play Frisbee, or throw the ball around – head out with your family to have some fun playing games! Stick around for Story Time too!  Kids and grandparents, come listen to Nana Nature retell stories that may be familiar to all, but presented in a different story form.  Hand puppets and some audience participation will bring the generations together for a fun meaningful experience.


Admission Cost:
Adults- $8.00
Seniors- $6.00
Children (ages 3 – 12)- $5.00
Children 2 and under are FREE
Grandparents are FREE

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Michaels Kids Club: School Spirit Shaker (September 6)

logo_MichaelsLocation:  Click here to find a Michaels location near you.

Time:  10:00 AM- Noon

Details:  Show your school spirit at the School Spirit Shaker Event. Just $2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies). Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today.

Just $2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies).

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50th Anniversary of the Wilderness (September 6)

Location:  Hancock Park Wilderness Georgia 50 Years
Dahlonega GA

Time:  10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Details:  Here’s a golden anniversary that’s truly golden. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act, one of our most enduring environmental laws. Since 1964, the National Wilderness Preservation System has permanently protected 757 wilderness areas in 44 states.

The highlight of this 50th anniversary year is a festival celebration on Saturday, September 6 in Hancock Park, Dahlonega.   “Inspiring Stewardship: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act” will be a multi-faceted event with speakers, demonstrations, hikes, kids activities, music, food, vendors, and much more.  This event is free and open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm


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FREE Concert at Spivey Hall (September 6)

Location:  Spivey Hall logo_Spivey Hall
Clayton State University
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA

Time:  7:30 PM

Details:  Christopher Thibdeau has a diverse background as both a cellist and a conductor. Recently appointed the Music Director of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestras of Atlanta, he is also adjunct cello faculty in Clayton State University’s Division of Music.  Besides his duties with the MYSO, Christopher is also Assistant Conductor of the Georgia Tech Chamber Strings and serves as conductor of the Atlanta Chamber Music Festival. He maintains a private teaching studio and performs as cellist with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and the Acworth United Methodist Orchestra.  Christopher earned his Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from the Eastman School of Music where he studied cello with Alan Harris and orchestral conducting with Neil Varon, and his Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Carl Topilow.

The critically acclaimed Irrera Brothers Duo (John Irrera, violin and Joseph Irrera, piano) has captivated audiences throughout the United States and abroad. The New York Concert Review cited the Duo’s 2013 Carnegie Hall performance as “riveting and dynamic.” Joseph and John have also performed at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Eastman Theatre, and internationally throughout France, Germany, Italy, and Costa Rica.  In May 2014, the brothers graduated from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music with their Doctor of Musical Arts degrees, becoming the first doctoral siblings ever to graduate together in the School’s history. In addition, each has served on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music’s Community Music School, the very same department where they began their musical journey.  http://www.irrerabrothers.com


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Asphalt Orchestra at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts (September 5)

Location:  Schwartz Center for Performing ArtsAsphalt Orchestra
Emerson Concert Hall
1700 North Decatur Road
Atlanta, GA

Time:  8:00 PM

Details:  Asphalt Orchestra–-a radical street band unleashing innovative music–-brings their forceful style to Emerson Concert Hall. The band brings together some of the most exciting rock, jazz, and classical players in New York City, who the New York Times called “12 top-notch brass and percussion players.”

Adults – $20.00
Students – $5.00

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Margaret Mitchell House Lecture: Susan Vreeland, Lisette’s List (September 7)

Location:  Margaret Mitchell House logo_Margaret Mitchell House
979 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA

Time:  2:00 PM

Details:  Lisette’s List tells the story of a woman’s yearning for art at a time when her family’s collection of paintings had to be hidden from Nazi art thieves. Lisette moves with her husband from the bustling city of Paris to the picturesque village of Roussillon in Provence. There, they care for his grandfather, who connected deeply with the artwork of the impoverished Impressionist painter Pissarro.

As World War II rumbles, Lisette’s husband hides his grandfather’s paintings and enlists in the military. When Southern France is occupied, a German officer forces Lisette to reveal where they hid Pissarro’s paintings. But once they reach the hiding place, Lisette discovers the artwork had been mysteriously stolen, and a three-year search begins.


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Mother-Son Camp Out at Proctor Landing Park (September 20)

Location:  Proctor Landing Park  logo_Acworth 2013
5260 Proctor Landing NW
Acworth, GA

Time:   2:00 PM

Details:  This event is open to mothers and their sons, 13 and under. Participants will camp alongside the beautiful Lake Allatoona while learning about camping etiquette, campfire building, knot tying and a variety of other outdoor activities! There will also be a presentation from Let’s Get Wild, outdoor education for the next generation! The event will begin at 2:00 p.m. with check in and campsite set up. Dinner will be provided, as well as breakfast the following morning. The mother-son “couples” will be responsible for providing their own snacks and camping equipment. Not an experienced camper? No worries! We will have experienced volunteers available to assist with setting up each campsite.

$25.00- $35.00/”couple”
$10.00 for each additional son
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Elson Lecture: David Laskin, The Family: A Journey Into the Heart of the Twentieth Century (September 2)

Location:  Atlanta History Center  logo_Atlanta History Center
135 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA

Time:  8:00 PM

Details:  In The Family bestselling author David Laskin unfolds a sweeping epic that spans the three great upheavals that affected Jews in the twentieth century: immigration, two world wars, and the founding of Israel. Starting from Torah scribe Shimon Dov HaKohen, Laskin traces over 150 years of Jewish and world history as one family (named HaKohen, Kaganovich and Cohen on three different continents) is made and broken by the crises of our time. At the center of this stirring book are three archetypal women:  The Pioneer, The Tycoon, and The Mother.

David Laskin is the bestselling author of The Children’s Blizzard, which won the Washington State Book Award and Midwest Booksellers’ Choice Award for nonfiction. He is the author of several other books of nonfiction and also writes for The New York Times and The Washington Post. The Family was chosen as an Amazon Best Book of the Month Pick.


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