Saturday, January 10, 2009

This Weekend in Georgia

It's the second weekend of 2009 in Georgia and there are many things to see and do...

Beginning Beekeeping at Smithgall Woods in Helen
on Saturday, January 10
Learn about basic bee keeping and how to start a hive. Berry Wright has been a professional honey producer for 45 years. He will show bee-keeping equipment, how it is assembled, how to install bees into the equipment, and provide resource information. If the weather is good, we’ll go to the apiary and look at the hives. A hat and veil are suggested. $3 parking. 706-878-3087. For more information, visit the website.

Beyond: Visions of Planetary Landscape at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon opens on January 10.

During the last few decades, interplanetary probes such as Magellan, Voyager 1 and 2, and the Viking Landers have sent us astounding images from the depths of space. Journalist, filmmaker, and artist Michael Benson carefully reviews these images and then digitally enhances the original raw data from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other archives. Flawless and beautiful, the pictures look as though they were captured while Benson himself floated above the surface of each planet. By studying these amazing images, we gain a deeper understanding of Jupiter’s bizarre moons and the varied landscapes of Mars and Venus. We can make virtual landings on the surfaces of Mercury and the Sun, fly by ethereal Neptune and Uranus, and soar between the rings of Saturn. Beyond is a comprehensive look at our solar system enhanced by educational text about the planets, their moons, and the probes themselves. For more information, visit the Museum of Arts and Sciences website.

Winter Wine Series at Barnsley Gardens Resort in Adairsville on Saturday, January 10

Barnsley Gardens Resort's popular wine series returns! Don't miss an opportunity to enjoy a different wine from various regions paired with a fabulous meal prepared by Barnsley Chef Charles Vosburgh, CEC AAC. A representative from the select wine estates will host each event and will entertain with challenging trivia and amazing prizes. Each dinner begins promptly at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. For more details, check out the website.

And that's just a sample of some of the exciting things happening in Georgia this weekend. For more ideas and planning tools, visit the site, the official website for Georgia Tourism!

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