Robert Burns Scottish Weekend, Friday-Sunday, February 20-22, 2009
Old Clayton Inn in Clayton, GA
Organizers tell us that this traditional program starts Friday with a Scottish Ceilidh Musical program beginning at 7pm and ending about 10pm or later with singing, performing musical instruments, reciting poetry, and food and drinks will be available for guests. On Saturday after a big breakfast together, field trips will be taken to the Scottish Tartans Museum in Franklin, NC, as well as other places like Highlands, Tallulah Falls, the John Campbell Folk School, and other places of interest. Upon returning to the Inn, guests will have a tasting of single malt Scotch whisky at 4pm followed by a traditional Burns Supper, Haggis Ceremony, and traditional toasts for all guests. On Sunday after breakfast, many guests will attend church services at Wiley Presbyterian and other churchs followed by the buffet lunch at the Old Clayton Inn and additional field trips in the area. Guests may stay over Sunday evening if they want at no additional charge. For more information, check out the Old Clayton Inn Website.
Tybee Island, GA
Our friends down at "Savannah's Beach" are celebrating their first ever Mardi Gras Tybee! Festivities scheduled to take place on South Beach include a parade, costume contest, live entertainment, ball and more! For more info visit http://www.tybeefest.com/
Tutankhamun: The Golden King & the Great Pharaohs
Ongoing exhibit at the Atlanta Civic Center
The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University presents Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs features over 130 extraordinary objects including many from the reign of Tutankhamun, as well as treasures from the the most significant pharaohs who ruled the Nile throughout 2,000 years of history. This exhibition places Tutankhamun in the context of ancient Egyptian culture and focuses on the splendor of the Egyptian pharaohs, the significance of kingship to the ancient Egyptian people, and the intricate and symbolic ceremonies related to life and death in the palace. Viewers will get a sense of how life and art evolved over many generations in ancient Egypt. For more information, check out the website.
And those are just a few of this weekend's highlights. For more information, check out the new http://www.exploregeorgia.org/ website!