Alternative rain location is inside the Wade Walker Family YMCA.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Dress warmly if you're climbing up the mountain this Sunday.
An estimated 4,000 people are expected to attend the Easter sunrise service at Stone Mountain Park this Sunday (there's one on top of the mountain, and one at the base, on Memorial Lawn). If you're going, here are five things you should know: 1. Times: service starts at 7 a.m.; the park gates open at 4 a.m.; the Skyride opens at 4 a.m. 2. Costs: $10 for a one-day vehicle permit or $35 for annual permit; round-trip Skyride fees are $9 for adults and $7 for children 3-11 and $5.50 one-way. 3. Remember it's windier and colder on top of the mountain. "Dress warmly, bring blankets," said park public relations manager Jeanine Jones. 4. If you're walking up, bring a flashlight, Jones suggested. 5. New this year: the service taking place at the …
Some eateries in Stone Mountain and Lithonia plan special menus, but call first for availability.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Use your friends the vegetables to create lovely art for your eggs.
Whether you’re a Christian or not, Easter is a time to celebrate new life, creation, rebirth and the regenerative forces of nature. It’s the gardener’s New Year! In fact, Easter was named for the Saxon goddess known as, depending on the region, Eastre, Oestre or Ostara. She was the goddess of fertility, dawn and spring. I bet she had a killer garden! And guess what this fertility goddess’ sacred animal was? Yep, the rabbit. The decorated egg--bless its little yolk--is synonymous with springtime and Easter in most cultures throughout history. Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Hindus believed all the world thrust forth from an enormous egg, and celebrated the season by gifting decorative eggs. For Christians, the egg, its hard shell …
Also this weekend: Dog Adoption Day at AARF and the Easter bunny at Stonecrest.
Please click on the event title for more information. Saturday, March 30 > Spring FUN Break begins at Stone Mountain Park, featuring the new Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – The 4-D Experience! at the 4-D theater, and the Campfire Grill. Prices vary. > Easter bunny at Mall at Stonecrest, 2929 Turner Hill Rd. in Lithonia, from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. > Dog Adoption Day at AARF Pet Central, 6570 James B. Rivers Dr., 12-3 p.m. Sunday, March 31 > Interpretive and recreational hike with Ranger Robby at Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, 3787 Klondike Rd. in Lithonia, from 8-11 a.m. Bring sturdy hiking shoes and water. > 9th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Wade Walker Park, 5585 Rockbridge Rd. in Stone Mountain, 2-5 p.m. for kids ages 3-10, provided…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Some eateries in Stone Mountain and Lithonia are preparing special brunches for the holiday.
Here are a few restaurants that will be open for Easter, some with special menus (call the restaurants for more information and availability): > Arizona's, 2940 Stonecrest Cir.in Lithonia. Brunch: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Prices vary. First come, first served; call for availability. 678-526-7775 > Metro Cafe Diner, 1905 Rockbridge Rd. in Stone Mountain, 30087. There will be a special Easter menu; prices vary. 770-879-0101. > Sweet Potato Cafe, 5377 Manor Dr., in Stone Mountain, Easter brunch, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Easter egg hunt for kid patrons, 2-4 p.m. Price: $24.95; ages 12 and under, half price. 770-559-9030 > Village Corner German Restaurant, 6655 James B. Rivers Dr., 30083. Easter brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Full menu, prices vary. …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A braided Easter bread is among the more popular items at Stone Mountain Village's staple restaurant. What are your favorite Easter foods?
What goodies are going to be on your Easter table this Sunday? When people seek Easter-time food from the Village Corner Bakery, Tavern and German Restaurant come by, they often choose a braided Easter bread with three eggs down the center, Carl Friese and Hilde Friese, owners of the staple eatery in Stone Mountain Village, told Patch during a recent impromptu stop. The three eggs are for the Trinity, Hilde Friese explained, and it's traditional in several European countries. Some make it with raisins, she said. Another thing people like to stock up on are sugar cookies decorated in spring time colors and shapes, such as tulips. Tell Patch: What are some of your favorite Easter foods? Tell us in the comments section below.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Did you attend the service? Tell us your experience!
Photographer Travis Hudgons captured images from the 68th annual Easter sunrise service atop Stone Mountain April 8. Check out his gallery and if you attended the service, tell us about the experience -- what time you got there, your favorite part of the service, what the weather was like, etc. Just leave a comment at the bottom of this article. In our Patch poll asking if readers were planning to attend, 23 of the 28 said yes; two had other plans and three weren't sure. On Stone Mountain-Redan Patch's Facebook page, one reader said she attended and described it as a "great service."
Thursday, April 5, 2012
It's going to be a beautiful Easter weekend in Stone Mountain
With sunny skies and moderate temperatures throughout the weekend, it's going to be a great few days to get outside and enjoy all the colors of Spring and the many things around Stone Mountain. In addition to the Annual Easter Sunrise Service on Stone Mountain, here's a few others - in alphabetical order. 1. AARF's April Adoption Event When: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 12:00 - 3:00 Why Go: Come out to meet lots of great AARF and Dekalb County Animal Services dogs at AARF Pet Central - 6570 James B Rivers Drive, Stone Mountain Village (678) 534-3483 http://www.aarfatlanta.org/adoptiondays2006.html 2. Bowling and Arcade Fun Where: Stars and Strikes Tucker/Stone Mountain 1741 Mountain Industrial Blvd., Stone Mountain, GA 30083 Why Go: …
Kids, grab your baskets for this traditional Easter activity!
On the hunt for that traditional Easter activity this weekend? Here are local Easter egg hunts that are chock full of fun activities for kids: 1. What: The Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Mainstreet Community, Stone Mountain. Location: Mainstreet Community pavilion. Date/time: Saturday, April 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Details: The egg hunt is being sponsored by 87th District Georgia State Rep. Michele Henson and CEO Burrell Ellis. The festivities include: Egg Hunt, Musical Chairs, 3-Legged Race, Spoon Race, and Sponge Game Race. Prizes will be awarded. Refreshments will be on sale from the Mainstreet Concession Stand to benefit the Scholarship Fund. 2. What: "Easter Egg-travaganza" provided by DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson. Location: Wade …