Georgia events

THIS WEEK

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, Reed Creek Park and Wetlands Interpretive Center, Martinez; (706) 210-4027

MILES FOR GILES CROSS COUNTRY 5K RUN/WALK: 9 a.m. Saturday, Blanchard Woods Park Cross Country Course, Evans; $25; benefits Christian Giles Scholarship Fund to alleviate financial burden on teachers in less fortunate schools in Richmond County; Debbie Daniel (706) 551-2300, www.christian gilesscholarshipfund.com

ARTS IN THE PARK 2011: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Columbia County Memorial Garden and Amphitheater, adjacent to the Columbia County Library; festival highlighting visual and performing arts; performances by local arts groups and performers, arts vendors, artist demonstrations, activities for kids, food, sidewalk chalk contest; free event, $12 participation in sidewalk chalk contest; registration for contest begins 10 a.m.; Cyndy Epps (706) 854-8589, www.columbiacountyarts.org

TWINDERELLA: 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Greenbrier High School auditorium; presented by Musical Theatre Workshops; story of Cinderella and her twin brother, Bob, Fairy Godmother, enchanted gerbils, a baseball game and a ball; family friendly musical; $10 adults, $5 students; Mickey Lubeck (706) 231-1759, www.onwiththeshow.biz

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, Reed Creek Nature Park and Wetlands Interpretive Center, 3820 Park Lane

UPCOMING

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

NURTURING NATURE WALKS FOR 3-5-YEAR-OLDS: Outdoor walk and outdoor activities; same program Wednesday and Thursday; 10-11 a.m. 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


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