Originally created 02/03/05

Things to do



GEORGIA

ST. VALENTINES DAY GALA ART AND WINE EXHIBITION: 6-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11; The Ritz Carlton Lodge, Lake Oconee, Madison, Ga.; live music, wine, hors d'oeuvres, art available for purchase; $60 a person, $50 museum members; (706) 342-8320.

STARS ACROSS GEORGIA: Ms. Wheelchair Georgia Program, April 7-10, Columbus, Ga.; for eligibility, you must: use wheelchair for community mobility, have good speaking skills, be between 21-60, U.S. citizen and resident of Georgia for at least six months; (706) 225-3632 or e-mail gmckoon@columbusga.org

MISTLETOE STATE PARK

Appling (706) 541-0321

BFL BULLDOG DIVISION LARGEMOUTH BASS FISHING TOURNAMENT: Saturday, Feb. 12; fish weigh-in at 3 p.m.; call to enter

ARBOR DAY: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18; outside the Beach House; volunteers to plant shrubs to beautify and prevent erosion; free park admission

KUDZU BASKET MAKING:

11 a.m. Saturday, March 5; Beach House; make baskets from kudzu; register by Friday, Feb. 18; free with $2 park admission

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 17; Nature Center; learn to assist with programming, staffing, hosting, maintenance and more; call office by Monday, March 14; free with $2 park admission

EARLY SPRING BIRD WALK: 9 a.m. Saturday, March 19; Nature Center; free with $2 park admission

GO FLY A KITE!: 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19; Beach House, judging at 1 p.m.; create your own kite; register by Friday, March 11; $5 material fee; free with $2 park admission

SOUTH CAROLINA

SPRING TOUR OF HOMES AND GARDENS: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, March 11; St. Helena's Episcopal Church, Beaufort, S.C.; entertainment, reception; 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, plantation driving tour; with Lowcountry lunch, entertainment; $30 for tour of homes, $40 driving tour; www.sthelenas1712.org

SPRING FLING FAMILY FUN DAY: Noon until, Saturday, March 12; Allendale-Fairfax High School, U.S. Highway 278, Fairfax, S.C.; health and information fair, arts and crafts, petting zoo, basketball tournament, live entertainment

SOUTH CAROLINA

STATE PARK SERVICE

(803) 734-0156

RESERVATIONS FOR RENTAL FACILITIES: Camping reservations for coastal state parks should be made by telephone, mail or in person at least 14 days before occupancy dates for a minimum of four nights during the week or three nights on weekends. Call Edisto Beach, Hunting Island, Huntington Beach or Myrtle Beach state parks to make reservations; maximum stay on a campsite is 14 days; South Carolina State Parks System, 1205 Pendleton St., Columbia, SC 29201

NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION WILD TURKEY CENTER AND MUSEUM

Edgefield (803) 637-3106

LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking

trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, guided group and weekend

tours by appointment; www.nwtf.org

STATE MUSEUM

Columbia (803) 898-4921

MUSEUM HOURS: 10 a.m. to

5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday

ADMISSION FEES: $5 adults, $3 ages 3-12, younger than 3 admitted free, $1 Sundays

FREE ADMISSION PROGRAM: Tuesday; South Carolina State Museum offers free admission to any members of a museum support group

SPACE EXPLORATION: Ongoing exhibit focusing on unmanned exploration of Mars; view model of Mars rover

COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART

(803) 343-2216

HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Mondays, Tuesdays

ADMISSION: $5 adults, $2 students, $4 seniors 60 and older