Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The event will be held at Stone Mountain Theme Park.
In honor of National Foster Care Month in May, Bethany Christian Services, the family preservation and adoption agency, invites you to participate in a walk/run event held to inspire the local community to be on the move to help children. On the Move for Families is Bethany Atlanta’s annual walk/run fundraising event. Every year, hundreds of children enter the state foster care system as a result of abuse, neglect or abandonment. Bethany Christian Services is a global non-profit organization delivering compassionate and professional services in family preservation; helping children, women, and families for nearly 70 years. Bethany Christian Services of Atlanta helps over 300 children find security in caring and loving families annually …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Prices vary to take part in the park's spring break activities. Last day is April 13.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Check out what's new and what's to come at the popular destination.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Check out activities happening in and around Stone Mountain and Lithonia.
Please click on the event title to learn more. Saturday, April 6 Read to Rover, 3-4 p.m. at Stonecrest library branch, 3123 Klondike Rd., Lithonia. Kids get to practice reading skills while a trained therapy dog listens. Free. Stone Mountain Village Art Stroll takes place from 7-9:30 p.m. The event is free. Sunday, April 7 Nearby: Butterfly Safari, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Panola Mountain State Park, 2600 Highway 155, SW , Stockbridge, 30281. Cost: $7 plus $5 parking. Register in advance: 770-389-7801 Dragons and Damsels 2-4 p.m. at Panola Mountain State Park, $5 plus $5 parking. Learn about dragonflies and damselflies. Register in advance: 770-389-7801 Interpretive hike, 8-11 a.m., Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, 3787 Klondike Rd., …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Members who live nearby like this new gym's location, other fitness centers that have set up shop locally in recent months, and tried-and-true trails at DeKalb parks in our communities.
Before LA Fitness opened in Lithonia on March 19, Maggie Seals would often make mad dashes to the gym's locations on Lavista Road or in Conyers. "The classes are good, so you're trying to get to that class," she told Patch. Now that the newly-built gym is up and running on Panola and Covington, things are much more convenient and less stressful for Seals, who doesn't live far from it. "I love the location. To me, that was the best move they made," said Seals, who said she had suggested a Lithonia location to personnel at the other LA Fitness gyms. Delphine Sharpe, speaking to Patch on the second day of LA Fitness Panola's operation, said she was "thrilled" about the new location, also convenient to her. LA Fitness isn't the only new …
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 …
Friday, March 29, 2013
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…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
There are two services: one on top of the mountain, one at the base on the Memorial Lawn.
New this year at the Easter Sunrise Service at Stone Mountain Park: the service taking place at the base of Stone Mountain on Memorial Lawn will include a sign language interpreter, according the park's website. Around 4,000 people attend the annual Easter Sunrise Services at Stone Mountain Park, with most of them climbing or taking the Sky Ride up Stone Mountain. See attached: photos of last year's Easter Sunrise service.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The popular destination will begin unveiling some of its new features March 28.
Last year, Stone Mountain Park unveiled Geyser Towers, a big, splashy, attraction aimed at kids (and kids at heart). This year, the park is introducing the following new features: > The educational "Butterfly Adventures" launches June 1 as part of the park's "Summer at the Rock" experience. Guests will get to enter a special habitat with more than 1,000 fluttering butterflies, where they'll learn more about these insects and can even feed them. > The park will have two weeks of its "Spring FUN Break" activities, March 30- April 13, which include the Wildlife Wonders’ Animal Babies show and Easter Bunny events. > In its 4-D theater, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island opens March 28. > A new dining option called Campfire Grill described as a…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Also, Stonecrest and Hairston Crossing libraries will show free movies.
Looking for something to do locally this weekend? Click on the event name to learn more: Saturday, Feb. 16 >The Stone Mountain Historic Society presents "Dancing Through the Decades," a sock hop at the Rock Gym in Stone Mountain city, located at the corner of Mimosa St. and Ridge Ave. Tickets at the door are $25 for one or $40 for two. >Hairston Crossing Library, 4911 Redan Rd. in Stone Mountain, will play the movie "Brave" (rated PG) from 2-4 p.m. For families. > "Pitch Perfect" (rated PG-13) plays at Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Rd. in Lithonia, from 2-3:30 p.m. For ages 18 and up. > Rainforest Golf in Stone Mountain reopens at noon (weather permitting) after a brief winter break. Rainforest is located at 5500 Bermuda Road. Sunday…