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THIS WEEK

Family Day in the park: Free games, free food, live music, moonwalks, face painting, Easter egg hunt, 3-on-3 basketball tournament (register at the park); 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Liberty Park, 1040 Newmantown Road, Grovetown; held by Macedonia Church of Grovetown, (706) 726-6584, www.mcogfamily.org

UPCOMING

Burke County Schools Pre-K Registration for 2011-2012: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, Waynesboro Primary School, 352 Southside Drive, Waynesboro, and Sardis-Girard-Alexander Elementary School, 1265 Charles Perry Ave., Sardis; classes may be closed after this time, leaving any unregistered child unable to attend; Lois Rouse (706) 554-8074, school (706) 554-5125

THE WEATHER STATION: TORNADOES, HURRICANES AND TYPHOONS: Learn about storm systems; look at different methods of forecasting the weather to prevent natural disasters; 4:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, Reed Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center, 3820 Park Lane, Martinez; for ages 5 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult; registration required; free for members, $2 others, no charge for adults; (706) 210-4027

COMMUNITY YARD SALE: Spaces available first-come first-served; registration required to sell; 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Columbia County Fairgrounds; Columbia County Rotary Club, host; Connie Redmond (706) 863-5500, columbiacountyrotary.org

ADOPT-A-STREAM TRAINING: Join local volunteer Mike Reardon on this adult program to learn how you can collect important data each month on the health of a local stream for the state of Georgia; hands on work collecting invertebrates and chemical data; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Reed Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center, 3820 Park Lane, Martinez; free; (706) 210-4027

SPRING GOLF CLASSIC: Seventh annual tournament to benefit the Jenny Clark Scholarship Memorial Fund; lunch and practice 10 a.m. to noon, tournament noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, Bartram Trail Club Drive, Evans; Luaderdale format, unlimited range balls, shotgun start at noon; golfclassic2011@gmail.com for hole sponsorship information; Shelby Nadolsky (706) 495-5988, Tom Clark (706) 825-9151, jennclarkfund.org

NURTURING NATURE WALKS FOR 3-5-YEAR-OLDS: Outdoor walk and outdoor activities; same program Wednesday and Thursday; 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, and Thursday, May 26, Reed Creek Park and Wetlands Interpretive Center, 3820 Park Lane, Martinez; children must be accompanied by an adult, younger siblings welcome; free for members, $2 per child for others; registration required; (706) 210-4027

ALL ABOUT FROGS: Learn about frogs and how we're studying them through a calling survey; go outdoors to listen for frogs using the calling survey protocol; for ages 5 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult; free; registration required; 7-8 p.m. Friday, May 13, Reed Creek Park and Wetlands Interpretive Center, Martinez; (706) 210-4027

ALL ABOUT BIRDS: Talk about avian adaptations such as wings, feathers, beak and feet shape, with a trip outside to go birding; expert and new birders welcome; ages 5 and up; registration required; 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, Reed Creek Nature Park and Wetlands Interpretive Center, 3820 Park Lane

POND EXPLORATION: With dip nets, explore and learn about what animals live in the pond; be prepared to get a little wet and muddy; for ages 5 and up; free for members, $2 per child for others; reservations required; 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, Reed Creek Nature Park and Wetlands Interpretive Center, 3820 Park Lane; (706) 210-4027

THE PROTECTED ANIMALS OF GEORGIA: Look at some of the 117 species protected in Georgia and how to get involved with restoration and preservation of wildlife; for ages 7 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult; registration required; free for members, $2 per child for others, no charge for adults; 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21, Reed Creek Nature Park and Wetlands Interpretive Center; (706) 210-4027

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