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Crystal Springs, Georgia
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Holiday on the Hill Summerville (10 Miles)
Friday, Nov 27, 2015 until Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 5 PM to 10 PM
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake. Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of the holiday season... $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
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Volunteer Day - Decorate Christmas Parade Float Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Volunteers will help decorate the Chatsworth Christmas Parade float. Any volunteers willing to ride the float in the parade on December 5th would be greatly appreciated. Please call to sign up for the volunteer day as well as riding the float in the parade. Thanks! $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Intro to Orienteering, or How NOT to Get Lost Outside Calhoun (21 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Join a Ranger for a free introduction to compass orienteering. Learn to explore your wilderness safety. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Fee. 706-624-1321.
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Christmas by Candlelight Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Friday, Dec 11, 2015 until Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 5 PM to 9 PM
In 1805, Cherokee Chief James Vann opened his new brick mansion to the Moravian missionaries to hold one of the first Christmas celebrations in the Cherokee Nation...  $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Gingerbread: Misunderstood Winter Delicacy Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Gingerbread has been a winter European favorite for centuries. Decorate a gingerbread cookie with a ranger and find out what this delicious treat has in common with Chief Vann House. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Annual Black Bear Plunge Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Join us at the park to start the New Year off with a bang! We will line up along the beach at 10 AM and then stampede into the lake for an icy and refreshing experience. There will be T-Shirts for all who participate. Pre-registration is recommended and available by calling the park office.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
First Day Hike at James H. Floyd Summerville (10 Miles)
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Start your New Year off right with a Ranger-led hike (1 & 1/2 Miles) around the Lower Lake to view Flora and Fauna that call James H. Floyd State Park home. Participants will see one of the best views found in the park as well as learning a bit of history... $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
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First Saturday Hike Cartersville (33 Miles)
Saturday, Jan 2, 2016 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Celebrate the New Year by going for a short leisure hike around Etowah Mounds. The hike includes a tour of the mounds and nature trail. The hike will be about 1. 5 miles long and takes about 2 hours (depending on the weather, wildlife seen, and the questions asked).  $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Native American Heritage Day at Etowah Cartersville (33 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Etowah will be hosting a lecture on historic Creek and Cherokee cultures in Georgia. Come learn about how our modern society still carries the past on its shoulders...  $2 -$6. 770-387-3747.
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Native American Tools & Weapons Cartersville (33 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Learn from an expert how to make, use and care for ancient tools and weapons. See why their uses often meant survival. Also explore the earthen mounds and visit the museum.  $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Volunteer Day / Nature Trail Rome (10 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
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Please join our Ranger in helping keep the shoreline clean around the Nature Trail. Trash bags will be provided. Meet in the Visitor Information parking lot 706-802-5087.
Torchlight Tour Cartersville (33 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 6 PM to 9 PM
Step back in time as you enjoy our guided tour along a torch-lit path at night and explore the illuminated mounds and grounds at night.  $5. 770-387-3747.
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