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Your Guide: Georgia National Fair

Your Guide: Georgia National Fair

Georgia National Fair is set for October 6-16 this year.

October 6 opening day: Sneak-a-Peek Day

             Open 3-10 p.m.

             Admission $5, kids (10 & under) get in free with a paying adult.

Pay-One-Price Rides: Open 3:00 pm; $13.00 unlimited rides.

Opening ceremony takes place at 4 p.m.

October 7-October 16 Scheduled Events:

Admission:

Weekend Events Roundup!

Weekend Events Roundup!

No excuses for boredom this weekend!

Friday night:

Saturday:

Early September Marks Dove Season Opener

Hunters statewide can celebrate the beginning of dove season at noon Saturday, Sept. 3.

That's according to a Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) news release.

The official 2011-2012 dove seasons are Sept. 3-18, Oct. 8-16 and Nov. 24 - Jan. 7. Shooting hours are noon until sunset on opening day (Sept.3) of the first season and one-half hour before sunrise to sunset for the remaining two seasons. Sunrise and sunset times for each day are found in the 2011-2012 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations guide or online at www.georgiawildlife.com .

The daily bag limit is 15 doves per hunter. Additionally, there have been some reports of white-winged doves in Georgia.  White-winged doves may be harvested, but count toward the daily bag limit of 15.

Where to Get your Hunting or Fishing License

Hunting and fishing license agents in Houston County, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website.

Perry Chamber Hosts its First Night at the Races

Perry Chamber Hosts its First Night at the Races

The Member Services Committee of the Perry Chamber hosts its first Night at The Races event. This event will be open to the public and will be Friday, July 29th at the Ramada Conference Center in Perry.

The fun starts at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25/Person or $40/Couple in advance and $30/Person or $50/Couple at the door.  

A fun-filled evening of 8 races and 10 chances to try your luck.

Your entry will include one free Mint Julep or Derby Grog Margarita, hors d’oeuvres from the Green Derby Restaurant, and 10 chances to try your luck.

There will also be prizes to purchase with your winnings which include, but are not limited to: Georgia National Fair Packages with Concert Tickets, a local airplane ride, and a Robins Air Force Base Insiders Tour!

10 Tips To Help Parents & Teens on Facebook

10 Tips To Help Parents &  Teens on Facebook

Until last year, I had thought facebook was a tool for just teenagers and young adults.  They grew up with technology that we (40’s-ish) cannot comprehend.  Before I got the “aha” about Facebook, I thought that it was for people who wanted to vent about their day.  To our teens it’s so much more than that- It’s about identity (their own and everyone else’s).  Their Facebook page is an extension of their personalities, with games, pictures (and lots of them), status, friends, a place to vent, likes and dislikes. 

 What we (40’s-ish) do not understand is how to protect them.  They have so much information out there on the net that it could come back to haunt them one day.  So I began to look into this and this is what I found:

"Dungeon Dan" Appears at Museum's Pirate Camp

 

“Dungeon Dan”, otherwise known as Dan Hart, the volunteer coordinator at the Museum of Aviation, will appear in full pirate garb this Friday, July 15, for pre-schoolers attending the Museum’s Pirate Camp.  

That's according to a aMuseum of Aviation news release.

A member of several pirate “crews,” he and his wife Kathy Hart (Kruel Kathy) are true pirate lovers and participate in parades and festivals in the Tampa Bay Florida area where Dan is from and in Valdosta and Atlanta as well. 

Dan has been interested in pirates ever since his dad took him to the pirate parades in Tampa as a kid.  His costume is genuine “theater grade” according to Dan “that you can’t buy at Wal-Mart.”  The former Chief of Police of Warner Robins from 1993 to 2003, Dan has been taking care of approximately 100 volunteers at the Museum of Aviation since 2004.  Kathy is the director of HODAC in Warner Robins.