If you've always wanted to take up an oar and join the sport that brought the Olympics to Lake Lanier, now is your chance.
A series of wildly unexpected and downright funny twists mark the Gainesville Theatre Alliance's SouthernStage production of Alfred Hitchock's "The 39 Steps," opening April 5 at the Buford Community Center.
The Atlanta Film Festival burst into action last weekend, with the much heralded Matthew McConaughey starrer "Mud," a funny, touching ensemble comedy called "Claire's Cambodia," and a sneak preview of the Sundance Channel's first original, scripted series, "Rectify," which was created by Georgia's own Ray McKinnon and films in Griffin.
Brenau University will offer a free presentation by John Muir biographer James Hunt as part of the ongoing "Sense and Sustainability" lecture series at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in Thurmond McRae Auditorium.
Artists Shirley Hill, Penny Nossett and Kathy Whitehead bill themselves as the "Color Pencil Girls" and visitors to Helen Arts & Heritage Center's upcoming show, "Mountain Matters," will have a chance to see why. The three artists, along with Jared Kaup of lifefire pottery in Toccoa, will display their work as featured artists for the "Mountain Matters" show.
The Lanier Chamber Singers continue bringing vocal variety to the area with the presentation of "Animalia" at 7:30 p.m. March 22 and 4 p.m. March 23.
The Evan Christopher Trio will perform Saturday as part of the Arts Council's Evenings Of Intimate Jazz series.
The Tony Award-winning Broadway show "The Drowsy Chaperone" is playing through April 14 at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.
The 17th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival has scheduled its Master Classes for Sunday, April 21, at the Historic Vickery House, home of the Georgia Appalachian Studies Center of the University of North Georgia.
Georgia's State Parks are offering a new loyalty program just for tent campers. GeoCamp club members earn every 10th night of camping for free, and there's no cost for membership.
The annual Trillium Trek Trail Run road race is set for Saturday, March 23, at Chicopee Woods.
The geocaching team of EBBJr, which consists of Ed and Kimberly Brown, and their son, Caden, 5, will hold a meet and greet/geocaching class beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center meeting room at Tallulah Gorge State Park.
There will be no shortage of Easter activities this week from crafts at Interactive Neighborhood for Kids to story time at area libraries. And of course, egg hunts.
The third annual Spring on Springer Dahlonega Trail Fest is set for March 22-24, celebrating Dahlonega's designation as an Appalachian Trail Community by the AT Conservancy and Dahlonega's position as the southern gateway to the trail.
The "Healthy Habits: A Child & Family Wellness Expo" is back for another year.
With Easter three days away, area children can still search for hidden Easter eggs on a historic locale in Gainesville.
Celebrities from Gainesville to Atlanta will take orders instead of giving them as they work as food servers tonight at Mellow Mushroom.
Before telephones - whether it was a landline or cellphone - citizens wanting to connect to others across the country or world used a ham radio.
Classic and modern Broadway show tunes and classic hymns will be heard across college and church campuses alike this month.
Men and women will don their old work clothes to walk along the shoreline or wade into and paddle on the water to help clean debris from the county's rivers and lakes next weekend.