Monday, September 28, 2009

Two Grantville Halloween Events

Grantville's Little Haunted House
Open evenings October 17 through 31.
19 LaGrange Street $5 admission
Info: Andy 678-650-6961
This spook house is not recommended for young children. However, friendly ghouls will greet Trick-or-Treaters at the Haunted House on the afternoon of October 31. Plan to bring the kids by for trick-or-treat at the Haunted House, Nick's Pizzeria, and New Image Salon before you head across the tracks to...

Trunk or Treat Saturday Oct. 31st @ 6pm.
Grantville First Baptist Church 45 West Broad Street Grantville
FREE!! Everyone invited to Trunk or Treat with lots of trunks decorated and filled with candy & treats. There will be door prizes & lots of fun! Info: Kristy 770-583-3344

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Haunted Theater on Hill Street

Main Street Players
invites you to walk through
The Haunted Theater on Hill Street

It’s Not What You See That Will Scare You.
It’s What You Don’t.

It’s not a play; it’s a frightening, “walk-through” experience.

Main Street Theatre presents “The Haunted Theater on Hill Street” Thursday, October 29th at 8PM; Friday, October 30th at 7:30PM and Halloween evening, Saturday, October 31st at 7:30PM.

It’s Halloween weekend, 2009. The audience has gone home. The theater is dark. No lights are on. The curtain is drawn. Total silence. Very ominous.

But in this darkness, something is very strange. An aura still lingers in the place. Is it on small stage? In the back rows? Backstage?

A fear of the unknown pervades the haunted theater --- as our “scare-actors” get very, very close --- but don’t touch.

Could it be an old actor begging for one last curtain call? An antique prop that carries with it more than dust?

The place may be abandoned, except for you. Hairs on the back of your neck raise. The not knowing sends shivers down your spine.

Join your fellow fearless explorers as your nightmare begins as we join hands to find out what’s behind the curtain on this most frightful of seasons…. Halloween 2009.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 29, 30 and 31, only the bravest guests of Main Street Theatre in historic downtown Griffin, Georgia will learn for sure who (or what) is in the darkened playhouse.

All tickets are $5.00 per soul. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

This first annual spooky family-fun event benefits the programs and community outreach activities of the nine-year-old Main Street Theater, 115 North Hill Street, in historic downtown Griffin, Georgia, fifty miles south of Atlanta,

For tickets and information, call 770-229-9916 or 770-233-0578 or visit

The Ingram Foundation, Griffin and Spalding County patrons as well as the Grassroots Arts Program of the Georgia Council for the Arts support the Main Street Players.
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Historic Grill Holding Chili Cook-Off Contest on Grantville Day

Several months ago a new restaurant called The Historic Grill opened in Grantville on Church Street in a building which originally housed one of Grantville's banks. In fact you can still see the bank's vault as soon as you walk in the door. The Historic Grill has announced that they will be sponsoring a Chili Cook-Off Contest on Grantville Day. The recipe of the contest winner will be featured in the Historic Grill menu. The tasting for the contest will take place at 5:00 PM on Grantville Day, which is Saturday September 26. The chili must be turned in no later tlhan 4:30 PM on Grantville Day. Anyone wishing to participate in this contest must sign up at the Historic Grill no later than Friday September 25.

The annual Grantville Day community festival as usual will feature arts and crafts vendors, a parade, and live entertainment by various performers throughout the day ending with a street dance in the evening. There is no admission charge. Information is available on the Grantville Day website or by contacting the Grantville Day Chairman of Grantville Day Sandra Luttrell at 770-583-9013 or

Grantville is located at Exit 35 on Interstate 85 approximately an hour south of Atlanta.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Annual Scarecrow Contest at The Rock Ranch

There’s nothing more fun in the fall than making scarecrows. That’s why The Rock Ranch is hosting its second annual “Scarecrow Contest” for Fall Family Fun Days 2009.

Scarecrows can be made individually or in teams and a team can consist of almost anyone – co-workers, friends, family, church family and classmates. The primary consideration is to be creative.

Awards will include cash, trophies and other prizes in categories that include “Best All Around,” “Most Creative,” “Best Celebrity Look-a-Like Scarecrow,” “Most Professional Scarecrow” (dressed like a particular profession or occupation, and “Cutest Scarecrow.

The contest will be held Oct. 10, but all scarecrows must be delivered to The Rock Ranch prior to 5 p.m. on Oct. 8. The name, organization and e-mail should be included on a tag attached to the scarecrow.

October 10 is also Fall Family Fun Days’ “Wagon Wheel Market Day/Arts and Crafts Festival.” The fun begins at 10 a.m. and continues through 10 p.m.

Admission to The Rock Ranch is $14 per person and $2-off coupons are available at participating Chick-fil-A restaurants. Children 3 and under are admitted free.

The Rock Ranch is located at 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock, Ga. For reservations or directions, contact The Rock Ranch at 706-647-6374 or visit

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

WSB-TV to Feature Oak Hill, Berry College on Georgia's Hidden Treasures

Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum will join Berry College as featured attractions on the next edition of Georgia’s Hidden Treasures, a television special airing at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, on WSB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Atlanta.

Georgia’s Hidden Treasures sends news anchors John Pruitt, Jovita Moore and Justin Farmer to locations throughout the state in an effort to promote tourism and shine the spotlight on extraordinary places that “most people don’t even know about.”

This episode will highlight the unique history of Berry College and the home of its founder, Martha Berry. In the piece, Moore will interview alumni Louise Moon Garrison and Dr. Randy Green as they share their memories about growing up at Berry. Patrice Shannon, another Berry alumna who now serves as communications and educational outreach coordinator for Oak Hill, also will be seen providing visitor information about Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum.

Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum is a popular attraction and the former home of Berry College founder Martha Berry (1865-1942). It is located at the intersection of Georgia Loop 1 and U.S. Highway 27 in Rome, Ga. More information is available via the Web at

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Blue Morpho Month at Callaway Gardens' Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center

Butterfly Lovers Unite to Celebrate this Beautiful Blue Butterfly

September is Blue Morpho Butterfly Month at Callaway Gardens’ Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center. In addition to the more than 1,000 tropical butterflies flying freely throughout the conservatory, there will be hundreds of spectacular Blue Morpho butterflies.

The Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) is a spectacular iridescent blue butterfly native to the rainforests of South and Central America. The undersides of the wings are brown with eyespots with a contrasting vivid blue color on the outer side. This iridescent color actually results from microscopic scales on the backs of their wings reflecting light, giving the brilliant shimmering blue appearance. As a Blue Morpho flies, its contrasting wing colors of bright blue and dull brown fool the eye and make the morpho look as if it is appearing and disappearing. The word ‘morpho’ actually means change or modify. The flash of the bright blue side of their wings actually startles predators, giving the butterfly time to escape harm. This tropical butterfly is usually a forest dweller but will venture into sunny areas occasionally. It is one of the largest butterflies with a wingspan of 5-8 inches.

Since they feed on juices of rotting fruit, they are usually easy to find in the Day Butterfly Center at the fruit feeders. Blue Morphos often fly in long chains of five or more to make a spectacular sight. Be sure to visit the Day Butterfly Center this month to view these magnificent creatures.

Due to the large size of the Blue Morphos, they make beautiful subjects as they float through the air for photos or video. The best time to photograph butterflies at the Day Butterfly Center is on sunny days before 10:00 a.m. or after 2:00 p.m. is on sunny days as they are most active between these hours.

Take a break and enjoy the Day Butterfly Center and the many other attractions of Callaway Gardens. Ask for the special Blue Morpho Overnight Package. To make a reservation, visit or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292). Based on availability, some restrictions apply.

Callaway Gardens®, is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.


About Callaway Gardens
Callaway Gardens is owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation (ICCF). The 13,000 acres of Callaway Gardens include a garden, resort, preserve and residential communities. Highlights include a butterfly conservatory, horticultural center, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails and special events throughout the year. Callaway Gardens also offers nearly 100,000 square feet of meeting space, 931 guest rooms, restaurants, a full-service spa, shops, golf, tennis, fishing and more. Callaway Gardens Living includes five unique residential communities with custom home sites, lakefront properties and cottages located on the golf course – each close-knit community offers an ideal home away from home or full-time residence. Callaway Gardens is home to a 4,000 acre preserve – conserved, untouched land set aside for biological studies and environmental conservation. For almost 60 years Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors.

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Teacher Appreciation Day at The Rock Ranch

Teachers visiting The Rock Ranch on Sept. 26 will have a special treat. All teachers, with a school ID, and a guest will be admitted free to the first of eight themed Saturdays at The Rock Ranch during Fall Family Fun Days.

Under the theme of “The Rock Ranch Rural Roundup,” Sept. 26 will also serve as “Chick-fil-A Raving Fan Day” and “Media Day.” Chick-fil-A Raving Fans, as identified by Chick-fil-A owners and operators, and media personnel, and their families will be admitted free.

Among the activities included in “The Rock Ranch Rural Roundup” are the grand opening of the “Lincoln Penny” corn maze, an arm wrestling tournament, professional lawnmower racing, a dunk tank, an outhouse relay race and much, much more.

In addition, all of The Rock Ranch’s regular attractions like the locomotive train, slide hill, pedal boats, family bicycles, corn box and others will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each Saturday from Sept. 26 to Nov. 14.

The Rock Ranch is a 1,250-acre cattle ranch owned by Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy. In much the same way as Cathy has made it his personal mission to teach young people and provide them with good, quality role models, The Rock Ranch seeks to use its setting and its amenities as a way to reinforce many of the values and principles that are vital to the development of character in children.

The Rock Ranch is located at 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock, Ga. For reservations or directions, contact The Rock Ranch at 706-647-6374 or visit
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fayette: Book Sale Sept 26th

Mark your calendars to attend the Friend's of the Fayette County Public Library's final book sale of the year on Saturday, Sept 26th, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Fayette Library. Over 9000 gently read books in 23 categories will be on sale with prices ranging from $.50 for most paperbacks to $1:00 - $5:00 for hardback and specialty books.

This summer's successful Summer Reading Program as well as Baby Time, children's craft programs, meet the author series and many other worthy library programs are funded with proceeds from the book sales. For questions about the book sale or for book donations, please contact the library at 770-305-5426.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The 2009 Fall Atlanta Home Show Scheduled for September 25-27 at the Cobb Galleria Centre

/PRNewswire/ -- The Fall Atlanta Home Show ( is a highly anticipated annual event where the latest and most innovative features, products and trends are showcased, and where homeowners can see new products demonstrated and meet the professionals who offer them. The 2009 Fall Atlanta Home Show will be held Friday-Sunday, Sept. 25-27 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in northwest Atlanta.

The Atlanta Home Show's 2009 theme is "Make Your Home New Again" and the Show will feature exhibits from hundreds of local home improvement companies, along with seminars by well-known experts on a variety of home remodeling topics, as well as cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs. It is a SEMCO production, and sponsors and promotional partners include Viking, Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

"The Atlanta Home Show elevates the Atlanta home improvement industry by providing homeowners with the most complete sources for home remodeling, decor, landscaping and building, all in one place. Attendees can comparative shop, speak in person to home improvement professionals, listen to experts discussing the latest trends, examine sample products and even contract for services while they are at the Show," said Show Director Michael Schoppenhorst of SEMCO Productions.

Among the products making their debut at the Show will be the Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator, which has recently been approved by the State of Georgia for residential and commercial use. This will be the first public demonstration of the new elevator in the state. In addition, the Cobb County Fire Department will create and staff an interactive Fire Safety House, hosted by the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. A list of exhibitors, along with onsite live radio broadcasts and the daily speakers schedule can be found at

The Fall Atlanta Home Show will be open Friday-Sunday, Sept. 25-27, 2009. Hours are 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are available at the door, and are $10 for adults. Children 12 and under and adults 65 and older will be admitted for FREE. The Cobb Galleria Centre ( is located at Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339. On-site parking is free.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Big Rock Out Announces New Larger Venue for 1st Annual Boxing and Music Event

Showcasing Rising Boxing Stars "Pretty Boy" Michael Jean Louis, and Anthony “Ice” Greenidge

Featuring Performances by HOLDCELL and Cowboy Mouth
More Seats Available Now
Sat. Sept. 19

Sports Fan Properties, in association with SSI Productions and KO Kings have announced a new venue for “The Big Rock Out” boxing and music event on Saturday, September 19, 2009. The Vegas style event will now be held in a in a private finished warehouse and will feature a high-energy night of competitive boxing matches with rising stars "Pretty Boy" Michael Jean Louis and Anthony “Ice” Greenidge, live rock performances by HOLDCELL and Cowboy Mouth. Tickets start at $30 and are available online at the or by calling 877-725-8849.


Headliner: Cowboy Mouth (New Orleans, LA)
Opening Act: HOLDCELL (Marietta, GA)

BOXING (4 Bouts)
Main Event Michael Jean Louis (9-1) vs. TBD
Co-Main Event Anthony Greenidge (13-3) vs. Thomas Davis (12-10)
Undercard Alphonso Alexander vs. Erix Quinteros
Undercard TBD


Where: Private Warehouse
6616 New Peachtree Rd, Doraville, GA 30340

When: Saturday, September 19, 2009 Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets: May be purchased by calling 877-725-8849, or by visiting and Group tickets of 10 or more are available at a discounted rate, call for details.

Ticket Options: General Admission - $30
Floor General Admission - $40
Raisers - $50
*VIP Barstools & Tables - $75
*VIP Ringside - $100
*Includes pre-event meet and greet reception and reserved space near the main stage.

Parking: VIP parking available for purchase online for $15, GA Parking $10

Ages: 21 and UP

Primary Sponsors:
Miller LITE, Bacardi, Seminole Hard Rock Casino and Resort & Chevrolet

Sports Fan Properties, SportsUnlimited Magazine, SSI Productions, Wylie Events Group, KO Kings, 99X, 790 The Zone, The Sunday Paper, Creative Loafing, Insight, Comcast Spotlight.
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Monday, September 7, 2009

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Clayton State University

Hispanic Heritage Month is the period to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on Sept. 15 and ending Oct. 15. The Sept. 15 date was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Clayton State University’s Hispanic Heritage Month events are sponsored by: the Department of Campus Life; DEEP (Diversity Educational Experiences for Peers) Peer Educators; the Campus Events Council (CEC); the Hispanic Student Association (HSA).

Sept. 9
Cultural Connection: Salsa Dance Party
Come out and learn how to do the salsa from professional dance instructors and win great prizes. Authentic Latin food will be served. Free Admission.
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Student Activities Center (SAC) Ballroom C
Sponsored By: CEC and HSA

Sept. 10
Hispanic Student Association General Interest Meeting
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: James M. Baker University Center (UC), Rm. 267

Sept. 15
Lakers Fiesta
Clayton State University’s official kick-off to the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. The event will feature live music from Tahino, the Latin band; authentic Latin food; and games. Free Admission.
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: UC Quad
Sponsored By: Department of Campus Life and DEEP Peer Educators

Sept. 23
HSA Nacho Fundraiser
The Hispanic Student Association will have its annual Nacho Fundraiser on September 23. All nachos will be $2.
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: UC Main Street

“Paseo en un Mundo Latino” (Movie Night)
The Hispanic Student Association will be showcasing a movie in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: SAC Ballroom C
Sponsored By: HSA

Sept. 29
“Baile Y Presentaction Cultural” (Hispanic Cultural Show)
The Hispanic Student Association is sponsoring a Cultural Show that will feature live performances showcasing various aspects of their culture. If you would like to learn more about the Hispanic culture, then come out and support this event.
Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: SAC Ballroom C
Sponsored By: HSA

Oct. 7
Immigration: Helpful or Hurtful to America?
Hispanics in the United States are feeling a range of negative effects from the increased public attention and stepped up enforcement measures that have accompanied the growing national debate over illegal immigration. How do you feel about immigration? Is it helpful or hurtful to America? Come out and join in on this dialogue discussion regarding this controversial subject.
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: SAC Ballroom C
Sponsored By: Campus Life and DEEP Peer Educators

The term Hispanic, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to Spanish-speaking people in the United States of any race. On the 2000 Census form, people of Spanish/Hispanic/Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or "other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino." More than 35 million people identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino on the 2000 Census.

For more information, contact: for Campus Life and DEEP sponsored events, or (678) 466-5433; for CEC sponsored events, or (678) 466-5437; for HSA sponsored events, Maria Morales at

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
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Friday, September 4, 2009

9th Annual Taste of Canton

Thursday, October 8th, from 5:00pm-8:00pm; Located in Historic Downtown Canton in Cannon. Park by the gazebo. Come experience some of the finest restaurants in Canton. They will be competing for "The Best Taste of Canton". Music, kid's activities, family fun. $5.00 admission.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Super Heroes Converge on Zoo Atlanta

Meet Spider-Man™ and friends Labor Day Weekend

Even Super Heroes need a day at the Zoo. Spider-Man™, Wolverine™, Storm™ and Green Goblin™ combine their considerable powers during Super Heroes Weekend at Zoo Atlanta, September 5, 6 and 7. The classic Marvel Comics™ characters star in six performances of Operation Green™, a dynamic live-action show pitting Spider-Man and his cohorts against the dastardly Green Goblin in the fight to stop pollution and rescue the environment. Following each show, members of the audience will have an exclusive chance to meet the Super Heroes for photo opportunities and autographs.

Super Heroes Weekend also gives Zoo Atlanta an opportunity to showcase its own hero status as a champion of wildlife and conservation, with fun activities introducing young people to lifelong patterns of stewardship that begin at home in their own backyards. Opportunities will include face painting; storytelling with favorite costume characters; Super Hero crafts; games; keeper talks; and special animal encounters.

Tickets are $10 for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; $24.99 for non-Member adults ages 12 and up; $20.99 for non-Member children ages 3 to 11. Children under 3 are $10. Infants under the age of 1 may sit in a parent’s lap and do not require a ticket. Tickets include admission to Operation Green, character meet-and-greet and all other Super Heroes Weekend activities. Non-Member ticket price includes Zoo admission. Visit for tickets, show times and event details.

About Zoo Atlanta
An accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta inspires value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family fun. From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. The Zoo’s newest attraction, Boundless Budgies: A Parakeet Adventure, opened in April 2009. The interactive new experience is the largest of its kind in the Southeast. Zoo Atlanta is also the proud home of Xi Lan, the only giant panda cub born in the U.S. in 2008.

Other highlights include the nation’s largest collection of great apes and a global center of excellence for the care and reproduction of vanishing amphibians and reptiles. Zoo Atlanta is open daily with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Keeper talks, interactive wildlife shows, education programs and special events run year-round. For more information, call 404.624.WILD or go to

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