AmeriCorps Events

More events are listed on individual park web pages.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Macro-invertebrate Madness
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 12 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come down to the Farm Pond to look up close and personal at some of the macroscopic creatures that are essential to life in and around Georgia's waterways. This event is open to all ages. If you would like to help look for critters, please wear close toed water shoes or boots. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Lost Prevention and Fire Starting
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Getting lost in the wilderness is no laughing matter, are you prepared to tough it out until rescue teams find you? Bring the family to the amphitheater to learn the no-nonsense tools and steps necessary to avoid getting lost, and help make you comfortable while you wait it out. Then you’ll get to spark a fire for yourself. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Friday, May 5, 2017

Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate
Friday, May 5, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Telescope and Gazing Binoculars on hand, or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:15 p.m. and we will carpool to the gazing location. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Lawn Game Merriment
Saturday, May 6, 2017 11 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy an afternoon of lawn games with an AmeriCorps ranger on the lawn by the Vaughn Cabin. Have some unadulterated fun playing great games like bocce ball, corn hole, croquet, ladder ball, kubb, and giant jenga. Open to all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in and leave at your leisure. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Introduction to Orienteering and Compasses
Sunday, May 7, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us at the Visitor Center for an introductory course to the sport of Orienteering on our permanent course. We'll be starting at the Visitor Center, then taking a short walk to the course. Wear closed toed shoes, bring water, and wear weather appropriate clothing. Compasses will be provided for loan or can be purchased from the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate
Friday, May 12, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Telescope and Gazing Binoculars on hand, or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:15 p.m. and we will carpool to the gazing location. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible AmeriCorps 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Archery for Beginners
Saturday, May 13, 2017 3 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join Americorp rangers and learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye. Must be 9 and up to participate. Must prepay to preregister. Registration required. Meet near Picnic Shelter 2. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Bring water and bug spray. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Archery for Beginners
Sunday, May 14, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment needed to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. You'll learn a new skill and get in shape. Must be age 9+ to participate. Register in advance by calling Monday-Thursday. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Meet at the Park Office. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate
Friday, May 19, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Telescope and Gazing Binoculars on hand, or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:15 p.m. and we will carpool to the gazing location. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible AmeriCorps 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Makers' Festival of Red Top Mountain
Saturday, May 20, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy the fun of making a telescope, silk-screening a Makers Festival T-shirt, creating felt art and jewelry or try your hand at making a musical instrument. Bring the children and play on the Travelling Imagination Playground. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Intro to Tree Identification
Sunday, May 21, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join an Americorps Ranger on this 2 to 4 mile hike and learn about the wide variety of trees that grow in the Georgia Piedmont region. Learn ID characteristics like leaves, bark, form, and habitat. We will cover all the basics from pines to oaks and plenty in between. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Macro-invertebrate Investigation
Saturday, May 27, 2017 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Come down to the riverside, at the base of the New Manchester ruins, to look up close and personal at some of the macroscopic creatures that are essential to life in and around Georgia's waterways. This event is open to all ages. If you would like to help look for critters, please wear close toed water shoes or boots. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, May 27, 2017 3 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join Americorp rangers and learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye. Must be 9 and up to participate. Must prepay to preregister. Registration required. Meet near Picnic Shelter 2. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Bring water and bug spray. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Introduction to Orienteering and Compasses
Sunday, May 28, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us at the Visitor Center for an introductory course to the sport of Orienteering on our permanent course. We'll be starting at the Visitor Center, then taking a short walk to the course. Wear closed toed shoes, bring water, and wear weather appropriate clothing. Compasses will be provided for loan or can be purchased from the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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