Originally created 05/26/05



GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends through June 5; Peachtree City/Fairburn, Ga.; re-creation of 16th century Europeon country fair with costumed characters, jousts, food and drink; demonstrations of weaving, glass-blowing, sculpting, leather crafting and more; $15.95 adults, $12.95 seniors, $7.50 ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger; (770) 964-8575

WHITMAN COIN AND COLLECTIBLES EXPO: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today-Saturday; Cobb Galleria Center, Atlanta; dealers from across the country with coins, currency, supplies, books and more; free; (404) 235-5340

MOUNTAIN MAKINGS SPRINGFEST ART & CRAFT SHOW: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Dillard City Hall, off Georgia Highway 441, Dillard; arts and crafts, food, bluegrass music by Tugalo Holler; (828) 526-3181

LIFENET CHARITY RIDE: Bike registration, 8-10:30 a.m., ride begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11; Paradise Barbecue, 1312 Washington Highway, Lincolnton, Ga.; to benefit Augusta Shelter for Abused Children; $5 meal tickets available at sign-in; (706) 359-4256

DILLARD BLUEGRASS AND BARBECUE FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6; City Hall grounds, Dillard, Ga.; featuring world-class barbecue teams competing for KCBS State Championship; $5 adults, free for ages 12 and younger; (706) 746-9936


Appling (706) 541-0321

STAYIN' ALIVE: 10:30 a.m. Saturday; Amphitheater; learn about animal adaptations through evolution; with Rachel Seltzner, museum coordinator, Wild Turkey Federation

TALKING TURKEY: 11 a.m. Saturday; Amphitheater; learn to make turkey calls from everyday household items; $1 for materials

AROUND THE CAMPFIRE: TALES FROM DOWN SOUTH: 8:30 p.m. Saturday; beside the Assembly Shelter; with South Carolina storyteller Tim Hall

FREE FISHING DAY: Saturday, June 4, 11; parking pass required

WHAT'S LIVING IN OUR LAKE: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4; learn to collect, identify aquatic creatures and how they relate to water quality; with Dr. Frank Carl, executive director, Savannah Riverkeeper

UNDERWATER GHOST TOWNS: 8 p.m. Saturday, June 11; Assembly Shelter; historian Skeet Willingham will tell stories of Georgians who lived, worked and died in the towns now under water; are the buildings still there?

LIVING OFF THE LAND SERIES: 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11; in the office; pick blueberries growing at Mistletoe; bring pail, comfortable shoes, insect repellent

CREATIVE CAMP COOKING: 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25; beside the Assembly Shelter; learn to cook biscuits and a cardboard box, cook and egg on a skewer, fry hamburgers on a rock and much more; with Jerry Smith, Sheryl Silva, Marilyn Grau


Juliette (478) 986-5172

HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2-5:30 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday; $4 adults, $3.50 ages 62 and older, $2.50 ages 6-17, free ages 5 and younger; group rates available

FAMILY FARM DAY: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11; demonstrations of blacksmithing, folkcraft and farm chores




(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


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


Columbia (803) 898-4921

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


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