Summer is quickly approaching, and so is the season for Girl Scouts Summer Camp! Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta offers more than 100 camp options open to ALL GIRLS! With unique activities and loca-tions, Girls can choose the summer camp experience that best meets their needs. Activities offered at camp vary by age, but favorites include horseback riding, arts and crafts, hiking, swimming, archery and canoeing.
More than just “fun in the sun,” a Girl Scout summer experience provides each camper an opportunity to build her courage, confidence and character through creative activities and a community nurtured by dedi-cated staff.
With fees starting at $175/week, summer camps begin in early June and run through August 6. Girls can choose between day camps, or overnight camp experiences. Remember, girls do not have to be registered Girl Scouts to participate in summer camp so ANY girl can attend!
Camp locations include: Camp Timber Ridge— Mableton, GA Camp Misty Mountain – Armuchee, GA Camp Pine Acres – Acworth, GA Camp Meriwether – Luthersville, Read more...
The city of Decatur has been county seat of DeKalb since its beginning, and a series of courthouses on the historic square over the years have reflected architectural styles throughout its history. The first struc-ture was a log cabin built in 1823. It was followed by two wooden frame buildings, both of which burned, one in 1842 and another in 1898.
In 1916 builders completed what is now called Old DeKalb County Courthouse. Now a landmark and home of the DeKalb History Center, this classical revival building still represents turn of the twentieth cen-tury elegance. The Old Courthouse served the county for about half a century, during two world wars and the civil rights movement through the mid 60s.
In 1967 DeKalb County built its current courthouse, a functional office tower in the modern style and situated on the southwestern corner of Decatur Square. Pictured above, it literally towers over low-rise buildings about the square, including the adjacent MARTA station. In 1997, in order to accommodate planned growth, DeKalb approved funds for an extension to the b Read more...
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG) is known for its eye-popping temporary installations; blown glass gargantuas, giant scarecrows and toy train sets on steroids have all embellished its lush land-scape. The ABG just may have outdone itself with the latest- Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger than Life.
Imaginary Worlds is composed of 19 gigantic living plant sculptures that are shaped through a process called mosaiculture. Unlike traditional topiary in which a plant is simply trimmed into a shape, mosaiculture is an outgrowth of “stuffed topiary,” a technique that incorporates individual plants into a whole.
Mosaiculture starts with the meticulous process of creating a skeleton, upon which is fas-tened moss-filled netting containing thousands of living annuals. Differing patterns of plants add depth, detail and color. Irrigation systems within the work keep the participating plants healthy and vibrant. The pieces were assembled by the nonprofit
Mosaiculture of Montreal, and include a pair of colossal cobras, rabbits, butterflies, a unicorn and a 25-foot godd Read more...
Staffed by volunteers from New South Associates Inc., a cultural resource management firm whose services include archaeology, architectural history, historic preservation, planning and interpretation of heritage site and cemetery studies, Abby the ArchaeoBus, the Society for Georgia Archaeology’s (SGA) mobile archaeology classroom will be touring DeKalb and Gwinnett libraries during the month of June to acquaint the public with this unique learning experience on wheels.
“It’s an innovative hands-on way to introduce archaeology,” says Mary Beth Reed, president of New South Associates Stone Mountain where Abby will be based over the next few months. “There are a lot of lessons that come from it. Inside you’re going to learn a lot about prehistoric archaeology, historical archaeology, you’ll see exhibits on historic cemeteries and get a feel for what archaeology means.” Reed adds that “We are very lucky to introduce it to the metro area. Kids love it and we do too.”
Abby’s Tour Schedule: 6/12/13 Hairston Crossing Library 3-4 pm 6/14/13 Dacula Library 10-12 Read more...