Thursday, January 22, 2009

This Weekend in Georgia

It's the last weekend in January. Try some of these suggestions in honor of the Chinese New Year.

Food Find
Lafayette Manor Inn
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Dinner: Tuesday -Saturday 7:30 PM - 10PM
Award-Winning French-Asian Fusion Cuisine
219 E Robert Toombs Ave Washington, GA 30673

Local Legend
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Atlanta History Center
Sunday, January 25, 2009 1 PM - 5 PM
Lunar New Year is one of the most celebrated holidays among Asian cultures. It is a time for new beginnings, festive family gatherings, ornate delicacies, and memory making. Enjoy a program of traditional music, dance, and other activities while meeting new people and learning the history and traditions of this lively and colorful celebration. This program is free to members; included in the cost of general admission for nonmembers.

Outdoor Activity
Pine Mountain Trail
The Pine Mountain Trail, a 23 mile footpath that crosses and follows the beautiful Pine Mountain ridge, offers clear crisp views of distant ridges in winter, with occasional snowfall, to the lush greens of summer ferns and foliage of lowland flora. Wildflowers are abundant and spring brings flowering dogwood, native azalea, mountain laurel and rhododendron. You may also find a stand of rare American chestnut trees thought to be extinct. The American Chestnut Foundation is working to bring back these trees by hybridizing them with the smaller Chinese Chestnut.

Family Fun or Festival
Imagine It Children's Museum
Sunday, January 25 11 AM & 1 PM
Bring in the Year of the Ox with a Chinese New Year celebration for kids. The Imaginators read "Sam and the Lucky Money" by Karen Chinn and the children make their own lucky red envelopes. Then, sing and act out "Five Green Dragons" and enjoy a parade throughout the museum.
275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive; Atlanta GA 30313

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