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Hiawassee, Georgia
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Wildflower Walk (Earth Day Event) Blairsville (20 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis guided wildflower walk through the Appalachian forest will highlight Jack-in-the pulpits, trilliums, wild azaleas and many other flowering plants.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Wilderness First Aid Helen (17 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaWilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. Based on the American Heart Assoc. first aid model. Taught by a retired NPS ranger/paramedic. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
2nd Annual Easter Fun Fest and Egg Hunt Helen (17 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Tons of FunJoin us for our annual Easter Fun Fest Event located at "the bottoms" field... $5 parking. 706-878-2201.
Spring Cleaning on the Farm Helen (17 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 1 PM to 4 PM
Step back in time by volunteering at Hardman Farm located in Nacoochee, Georgia. Volunteers will help with mostly indoor tasks that will help spruce up the house for spring time. Cleaning will begin at 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Register by April 23. 706-878-3087.
Bartram's Palette and Pen Open House Helen (17 Miles)
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 1 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThe purpose of this open house is to introduce a new series for aspiring or experienced artists and writers; to open ways to incorporate inspiration from nature into their work... $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Sunday Tours at Hardman Farm Helen (17 Miles)
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 1 PM to 4 PM
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon tour of Hardman Farm and experience the beauty of the Nacoochee Valley. Also, enjoy the sound of live music on the porch just as the Hardman Family did years ago. Register by April 23.  $10 per person. 706-878-3087.
First Fridays Helen (17 Miles)
Friday, May 2, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Friday, Jun 6, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Friday, Jul 4, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 PM
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$5 parking. 706-878-3087.
First-Visit Tour Helen (17 Miles)
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from May 3, 2014 until Dec 6, 2014 
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages.  Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Handicapped Accessible CCC Program/Trail Project Blairsville (20 Miles)
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9 AM
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaGATC Trail Project. 9:00-11:00 a.m. on lake trail. CCC Program begins at 11:00 a.m. 706-745-2628.
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike Tallulah Falls (29 Miles)
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Friday, Jun 13, 2014 10 PM
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 10 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunEnjoy a 1.5 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance.  $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals Helen (17 Miles)
Saturday, May 17, 2014 8 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 8 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 8 AM to 12 PM
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Get Outdoors Georgia $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Wildflower Hunt at Hardman Farm Helen (17 Miles)
Saturday, May 17, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Enjoy a stroll around Hardman Farm enjoying the arrival of spring. Learn about flowers and plants that grow on this historic farm. This walk does not include a tour of the home. Register by May 14.  $5. 706-878-3087.
Guided Tours at Hardman Farm State Historic Site Helen (17 Miles)
Saturday, May 17, 2014 1 PM to 6 PM
Experience a rare opportunity to learn the secrets and history of this 143-year-old former governor’s farm from a park interpretive ranger. Tours take place at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.. Tours will last approximately 1 ½ hours. Register in Advance. Space is limited.  $10. 706-878-3087.
Handicapped Accessible Visiting Artist Series Helen (17 Miles)
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM from May 24, 2014 until May 25, 2014 
Each week a different artist or craftsperson will be demonstrating their art or craft and will have samples of their work for sale in the Lodge. The program lasts each weekend from Memorial Day through mid-November. $5 parking. 706-878-2201.
Handicapped Accessible Saturday Evening Concert Series Helen (17 Miles)
Saturday, May 24, 2014 8 PM
Some of the best musicians in the area perform a variety of music from Appalachian Mountain, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel music. Saturdays at 8 p.m., Memorial Day Weekend through mid-November. These programs will be “pass-the-hat” donations for the musicians. $5 parking. 800-573-9659 ext. 305.
Georgia Master Naturalist Helen (17 Miles)
Monday, Jun 9, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Monday, Jun 16, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Monday, Jun 23, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaIn cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, this eight-week training is in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion. Meets Mondays through July 28. Register by May 1.  $190 for the series and certification $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Kids Fishing Rodeo Blairsville (20 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunWolf Creek will be stocked with plenty of trout to be tempted by anglers 12 and younger. Prizes will be given to the lucky ticket holders. Adults must be accompanied with the children that will be fishing at the registration tent prior to fishing... $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Kids Day at the Park Helen (17 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of Fun 706-878-3087.
Independence Day at Vogel Blairsville (20 Miles)
Friday, Jul 4, 2014
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunCome to one of our nation's oldest state parks as we celebrate our independence with a flag-raising ceremony, bicycle parade, pedal boat races, sandcastle building competition, watermelon eating, sack races, egg tosses and greased pole climbing. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Eco-Kids Camp: Caring for the Winged Ones Helen (17 Miles)
Monday, Jul 21, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunEco-Kids learn ways to support winged creatures in this active, hands-on camp. Kids will build their own bat house and bluebird house to take home. Campers will be in age-based teams in order to maximize learning potential. For ages 6-14.  $100 or $95 if paid after July 7. 706-878-3087.
Junior Ranger Mini-Camp Toccoa (40 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Tons of FunEver wondered what kind of foods pioneer kids ate? What kind of games they played? Join us for this fun hands on camp and find out. Call Tugaloo State Park to pre-register.  $5. 706-356-4362.
Gold Fever and Golden Memories Helen (17 Miles)
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors Georgia  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Handicapped Accessible Mountain Music and Arts & Craft Festival Blairsville (20 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis popular event includes appalachian, bluegrass and gospel music. There will also be art and craft booths with handmade items for sale, and food concessions provided by Vogel Volunteers/Friends of Georgia State Parks.  $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Handicapped Accessible Fall Celebration Helen (17 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors Georgia $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Handicapped Accessible Fall Hoedown Blairsville (20 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunCelebrate autumn’s arrival with noon chili, hotdogs and drinks for sale, followed by a 3 p.m. cakewalk, 4 p.m. hayrides, 5 p.m. bonfire and square/line dancing, 6 p.m. trunk or treats, and 7 p.m. professional storytelling.  A $3 fee will be charged per person, per hayride for 13 years and up. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Handicapped Accessible Using a Hand-held GPS Unit - Advanced Helen (17 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Students will learn how to load maps and waypoints, create tracks and routes and trip planning using your GPS; performing area calculations using tracks; projecting waypoints; interfacing Google Earth with a GPS unit; using the electronic compass and altimeter...  $25 if paid by 11/15/14; $30 after $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Handicapped Accessible Christmas Tree Lighting Blairsville (20 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
Join us for the 10th Annual Tree Lighting of a 35-foot live Blue Spruce. There will be caroling, hayrides, Santa Claus visit, 3-bonfires, hot chocolate, cider, and cookies. Also, please bring an unwrapped gift for a child 0-12 years of age. No toy guns or knives. 706-745-2628.
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