AmeriCorps Events

More events are listed on individual park web pages.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Chestnuts on an Open Fire
Friday, Mar 31, 2017 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We'll be finding out how the American Chestnut was lost to Appalachian Forests and new efforts underway to restore the Mighty American Chestnut Tree - All the while roasting chestnuts around the open fire. Bring your own marshmallows. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate
Friday, Mar 31, 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 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sun Salutations Yoga
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Greet the day with a relaxing morning yoga session at the park. We'll be starting at the Visitor Center, then enjoy a short hike to the river where you will be guided by an AmeriCorps Interpretive Naturalist into beginner's level yoga. Call the Visitor Center 770-732-5871 to reserve your spot. Bring water and a yoga mat. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Friday, April 7, 2017

Dusk Hike
Friday, Apr 7, 2017 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join us on the Sweet Gum Trail as we listen for wildlife and seek glowing insects with black light flashlights. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water. No pets please. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate
Friday, Apr 7, 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 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 10 AM to 12 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. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Apr 9, 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. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 
Sun Salutations Yoga
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Greet the day with a relaxing morning yoga session at the park. We'll be starting at the Visitor Center, then enjoy a short hike to the river where you will be guided by an AmeriCorps Interpretive Naturalist into beginner's level yoga. Call the Visitor Center 770-732-5871 to reserve your spot. Bring water and a yoga mat. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Moonlight Egg Hunt
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy an egg hunt by moonlight with black-light flashlights. We'll supply the flashlights; you seek the rewards. Some eggs will have treats, some will have prizes and there will be a special prize for the participant who finds the Golden Egg. You must call to pre-register and reserve your child's spot no later than April 13. Click for more details. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Moonlight Egg Hunt
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:15 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy an egg hunt by moonlight with black-light flashlights. We'll supply the flashlights; you seek the rewards. Some eggs will have treats, some will have prizes and there will be a special prize for the participant who finds the Golden Egg. You must call to pre-register and reserve your child's spot no later than April 13. Click for more details. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Heritage Seed Sharing
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Increase your knowledge of seed-swapping programs. Discuss why people are collecting and trading heritage seeds. Find out the difference between heritage and hybrid seeds while making your own heritage seed paper to share and plant. $5 - $8. 912-264-7333.
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Bats in the Night
Friday, Apr 21, 2017 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us at the Park Office to learn about and spy on bats as they hunt insects in the night. We will begin by learning about bats role in the ecosystem, dangers they face as a species, and what you can do to help. Then stick around as dusk falls to spot some for yourself. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible AmeriCorps 
Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate
Friday, Apr 21, 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 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Kayak the Shores of Red Top
Friday, May 5, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a guided paddle along the beautiful Red Top Mountain coast. We'll be enjoying the view, looking for signs of wildlife, and learning the history of Red Top. Bring hat, drinking water, and water shoes. Must be 7 and up to attend. You must pre-register for this event. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Kayak the Shores of Red Top
Friday, May 12, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a guided paddle along the beautiful Red Top Mountain coast. We'll be enjoying the view, looking for signs of wildlife, and learning the history of Red Top. Bring hat, drinking water, and water shoes. Must be 7 and up to attend. You must pre-register for this event. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps Soak It In 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sun Salutations Yoga
Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Greet the day with a relaxing morning yoga session at the park. We'll be starting at the Visitor Center, then enjoy a short hike to the river where you will be guided by an AmeriCorps Interpretive Naturalist into beginner's level yoga. Call the Visitor Center 770-732-5871 to reserve your spot. Bring water and a yoga mat. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Kayak the Shores of Red Top
Friday, May 19, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a guided paddle along the beautiful Red Top Mountain coast. We'll be enjoying the view, looking for signs of wildlife, and learning the history of Red Top. Bring hat, drinking water, and water shoes. Must be 7 and up to attend. You must pre-register for this event. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps Soak It In 

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.
Handicapped Accessible AmeriCorps 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Kayak the Shores of Red Top
Friday, May 26, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a guided paddle along the beautiful Red Top Mountain coast. We'll be enjoying the view, looking for signs of wildlife, and learning the history of Red Top. Bring hat, drinking water, and water shoes. Must be 7 and up to attend. You must pre-register for this event. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps Soak It In