Weekend Planner: Emancipation Proclamation Event; Poet Gathering; Interpretive Hike at Arabia Mountain

Also Snow Mountain is still going on until Feb. 18

Here are a few events going on locally this weekend:


Interpretive and Recreational Hiking with Ranger Robby

When: Sunday, Jan. 6, 8-11 a.m.

Where: Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, 3787 Klondike Road, Lithonia, 30038.

Who's this for: Those who can take the hikes which are moderate and last 2-3 hours. Probably not good for little kids.

Why go: Get some exercise and engage in topics such as natural and cultural history, geology, forestry and plant life, wildlife, and wetlands.

For more information: Click here or call: 770-484-3060


150th Anniversary of the Signing of the Emancipation Proclamation Celebration

When: Saturday, Jan. 5, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Stone Mountain Village, at the Sherman’s Neck Ties Public Art Sculpture and in the First Baptist Church outdoor pavilion.

Who's this for: Everyone

Why go: The event will include speakers; music; and ceremonial cannon fire. In addition, Mayor Pat Wheeler will speak and present a proclamation from the City of Stone Mountain to Rev. Timothy Depp, Pastor of Bethsaida Baptist Church, and more.

How much: free

When Poets Gather

When: Saturday, Jan. 5, 2:30-5 p.m.

Where: Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Rd., Lithonia

Who's this for: Adults (ages 18 and up)

Why go: Listen to poets interpret the theme of the Creative Collaboration in the Southeast.

How much: Free


Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park

When: Through Feb. 18

Where: Stone Mountain Park

Who's this for: Everyone

Why go: Dash through the snow!

How much: A Snow Mountain Pass is $27 (plus tax) for adults and children.

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