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Handicapped Accessible Wings of Flight Dawsonville (28 Miles)
Daily until Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 5 PM to 3 PM
Share your love of all winged creatures during these programs on birds, bats, and butterflies. Learn about their life histories and discover tips on how to attract these creatures to your own backyard. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.
Gone Riding Mountain Biking Event: Georgia State Championship Series Winder (28 Miles)
Saturday & Sunday 7:30 AM - 2 PM from Apr 26, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of Fun  www.goneriding.com $5 parking. 352-873-9279.
Close Encounters of the Bird Kind Dawsonville (28 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, May 3, 2014 1 PM
Saturday, May 10, 2014 1 PM
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Have you met Zeus? Meet the feathered legend and other non-releasable birds of prey during this entertaining program. Meet at the Lodge Lobby. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.
Spring Cleaning on the Farm Helen (22 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.
Handicapped Accessible Snakes Alive Gainesville (14 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Sunday, May 11, 2014 4 PM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaRanger will teach about some of the local snake species and their benefits to the park. Participants will also learn about non-native snakes and how they affect the environment.  $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Handicapped Accessible For Goodness Snakes Dawsonville (28 Miles)
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Sunday, May 4, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Sunday, May 11, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
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It's true - snakes help control rodent populations and are an important part of our ecosystem. Come learn about these misunderstood reptiles. Join us in the Lodge Lobby and you will be saying "Oh my goodness snakes". Make a day of it and have lunch in the Maple Restaurant after the show. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Bartram's Palette and Pen Open House Helen (22 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 (22 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 (22 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.
Dirty Spokes 6hr/9hr Mountain Bike Race Winder (28 Miles)
Saturday, May 3, 2014 8 AM to 6 PM
Tons of Fun  www.dirtyspokes.com $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Intro to Canoe Fun Gainesville (14 Miles)
Saturday, May 3, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, May 11, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, May 18, 2014 11 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaRanger guided Canoe tour. Participants will learn the basics of canoe safety and proper use of equipment and be lead on a paddle around the cove.  $30 per boat. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
First-Visit Tour Helen (22 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.
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike Tallulah Falls (30 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.
Twilight Hike Dawsonville (28 Miles)
Friday, May 16, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
Friday, Jun 13, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
Join Amicalola Naturalist's for a rare twilight hike to explore the beauty of our waterfall, the sounds of the mountain's nocturnal inhabitants and the history of Amicalola and some of the local moonshine lore.  $3 per person or $10 for family. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals Helen (22 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 (22 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 (22 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 (22 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 (22 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.
Siege on Fort Yargo Trail Challenge and Adventure Race Winder (28 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 8 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunTeams of two or three will travel on a mandatory course with a three-hour limit. Teams will face multiple challenges and obstacles as they travel through the course.The race will include trail challenge, mountain biking and a six-hour cutoff for the Adventure Race.  siegeyargo.trailblazerar.com $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Georgia Master Naturalist Helen (22 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 Day at the Park Helen (22 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of Fun 706-878-3087.
Eco-Kids Camp: Caring for the Winged Ones Helen (22 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 (27 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 (22 Miles)
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors Georgia  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Piedmont CASA Superhero 5K and Fun Run Winder (28 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 7 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunCome as yourself or come as your Superhero Self! Join us for the Piedmont CASA Superhero 5K Run and 1K Fun Run at Fort Yargo Park in Winder. The course will be walk friendly. Packet pickup and race day registration will begin at 7am.  http://www.piedmontcasa.org/ $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Pup and Cat 5k Walk/Run/Hike Winder (28 Miles)
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Tons of FunBarrow County Humane society will be conducting a 5k fundraising walk/run/hike for participants with their dogs. $5 parking. 678-420-4383.
Dirty Spokes Trail Running Race Series Winder (28 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 7 AM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThe Dirty Spokes running race series includes four state parks: Red Top Mountain, Unicoi, Fort Yargo and Victoria Bryant. Dates and distances vary. Visit www.dirtyspokes.com to register.  Fee plus $5 parking. 404-310-3628.
Handicapped Accessible Fall Celebration Helen (22 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors Georgia $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Handicapped Accessible Using a Hand-held GPS Unit - Advanced Helen (22 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.
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