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50 things to do within 50 miles of Milledgeville, Ga.

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Leading Business. Connecting Community. Since 1947 The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce is committed to the development and success of our business community. As the area’s leading business organization with members employing more than 12,000 people in the Middle Georgia area, the Chamber collaborates with government, education, and private industry to assist and strengthen local businesses, to be an advocate for business, and affect the quality of life for those who call Milledgeville home by providing leadership and direction for community action.The vision of the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce is to be the premier “voice of business” acting as a catalyst for economic prosperity and to be the developer of tomorrow’s business and community leaders. Our mission is to be a member-driven chamber of influence, providing effective connections that enhance advocacy, business development and community investment in the MilledgevilleBaldwin County area and the surrounding region. Our leadership at the Chamber, in the form of our Board of Directors and professional staff bring great vision and energy to the organization led by our mission statement and grounded by our core values.

Member-Driven – We appreciate and value that our members are our core existence. We will strive to provide an environment that contributes to our members’ success. Excellence – We will always strive for excellence in all we say and do. Collaboration – We will welcome all opportunities for cooperation and inclusion in meeting the needs of our members and our community. We will work towards a common vision. Integrity – We will ensure alignment between our actions and our beliefs, engage in honest self-scrutiny, and do what is right for the broader good. We will be consistent and keep our commitments. Leadership – We will be true to our role as the business leader in our region and be a model to others in our community. We will offer our talent and expertise for the betterment of our community. We will properly use our influence and exhibit the skills of leaders to ensure the success of our organization and our region.

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ANNUAL FESTIVAL

Downtown Milledgeville is celebrating 10 years of hosting one of Georgia’s premier events. Deep Roots Festival has won over 25 Kaleidoscope Awards, including the coveted “Best Event,” and was named by Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 Event not to be missed. On Saturday, October 19, Deep Roots Festival will celebrate 10 years of amazing music, unique arts and crafts, a

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nationally competitive BBQ cook-off, a stunning open car show and a fantastic kids fun zone. Deep Roots Festival is a cultural arts festival located in the heart of dowtown Milledgeville that beckons travelers from all over the nation with the international and regional talents, artists and vendors. While rooted in a small town, this festival continues to deliver a stellar and surprising event. Come early with the kids and stay late for the music headliner. We will see you there!


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Coming events at Georgia's Old Capital Museum & The Brown-Stetson-Sanford House: * "From Broom to Musket" exhibit continues at the Museum through December * Open House to celebrate the 47th anniversary of the relocation of the Brown-Stetson-Sanford House Sunday, Sept. 29th * Stetson Family Tours- October 15-18 * Fifth Annual Victorian House Antique & Collectibles Sale in November * Gingerbread Historic House Contest in December * Third Annual "Moonlight on the Capitol" dinner & dancing- April 25, 2014 For more information on these and other exciting events, call the Museum at 478-453-1803 or email sally@oldcapitalmuseum.org.

Georgia’s Old Capital Museum

Old Statehouse Square 201 E. Greene St., Milledgeville, GA 31061 Located on the ground floor of the Old Statehouse on the GMC campus, the museum traces this area’s history from prehistoric to modern times.

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Milledgeville Main Street serves as the Downtown central business districts liaison. Main Street works hard to create a vibrant and attractive destination for business, education, and community activity. Using a dedicated Board of Directors, gracious volunteers, and a paid staff, Main Street is able to organize many different promotions, design assistance and strategies to boost economic restructuring in our community. Main Street’s newest event, First Friday, has surpassed all expectation and offers live entertainment, activities for kids, extended shopping hours, and fun monthly themes, First Fridays encourage the celebration and exploration of all that downtown Milledgeville has to offer. The Deep Roots Festival brings around 15,000 visitors to each Downtown businesses door step annually, while providing a great day of fun for attendees. This year, the promotional event will take place on October 19th. Some of the proceeds from the Deep Roots Festival provide the ability to offer a 50/50 façade Match Grant to downtown businesses to improve their façade. The Milledgeville Marketplace Farmers Market helps with economic restructuring by providing local farmers, avid gardeners, and others with a place to sell their products. The Marketplace is held from April until October every Tuesday from 4-7pm. For more information about Milledgeville Main Street, to volunteer, or to learn more about our events and programs, please call 478.414.4014 or check out the Facebook pages-Milledgeville Main Street, Milledgeville First Fridays, BOOST Milledgeville, Milledgeville Marketplace Farmers’ Market and Deep Roots Festival. Milledgeville Mainstreet Downtown Development Authority 127 E Hancock St. • Milledgeville, GA 478.414.4014 www.milledgevillemainstreet.com

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Metropolis is the most unique and healthiest dining experience in the Milledgeville area. On a daily basis you will find authentic Greek cuisine and Indian cuisine every Thursday. You can also find great dinner and drink specials daily. On Monday they offer $1 domestic draft, on Tuesday they offer $2 premium draft and on Wednesday they host wine night. Metropolis Café opened their doors in downtown Milledgeville in December of 2009. Be sure to check them out at 138 North Wayne Street • 478-452-0247 148997

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The Antebellum Inn, located at 200 N. Columbia Street, in the heart of Milledgeville’s Historic District, offers luxurious accommodations in a homestyle setting. Our unique location allows our guests to relax in style within easy walking distance of the GCSU Campus as well as all of the dining, shopping and entertainment that historic downtown Milledgeville has to offer. Whether your stay is business, pleasure or a mixture of both the facilities and staff at the Antebellum Inn are sure to make you and your guests feel right at home. Please call Stacey 478-453-3993 and visit our website at antebelluminn.com

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HIDDEN TREASURES

Are you ready to find some treasure? Well, come to Old Capital Treasures! We are located on 110 Wayne Street and are open Mon-Saturday from 10-6 and Sunday 1-5. We are owned by Mollie Vandiver, who specializes and great customer service and amazing products. We have been here for a while and have established amazing booths. We are packed with all kinds of treasures from jewelry, glassware to books. So, come spend your day with us and find some hidden treasures!!

Old Capital Treasures 110 Wayne Street • Milledgeville, GA 478-451-0556

Old Capitol Treasures 110 Wayne Street • Milledgeville, GA

Antebellum Inn Bed & Breakfast 200 North Columbia Street Milledgeville, (478) 453-3993 antebelluminn.com

Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6 • Sun 1-5

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SHOP WHIMSY WILLOW FOR UNIQUE GIFTS

The Whimsy Willow is a unique store that carries a wide variety of home décor, gifts, jewelry, handmade Georgia crafts and paintings mostly by local artist. We are also an exclusive Habersham candle retailer with a large selection of scents to choose from. We also provide classes for those who are seeking to learn a new craft like painting, rugmaking and scrapbooking to name a few. Stop by and visit us to see what all we have to offer.

The Whimsy Willow 108 W Hancock St • Downtown Milledgeville 478-363-5516 • willowwhimsy@yahoo.com

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Unique Gifts • Home Decor Classes available for: Painting, Rug-making and Scrapbooking

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ROASTERY

Blackbird Coffee is chosen as Best Coffee in Milledgeville Baldwin County. These accolades extend from coffee connoisseurs to those simply looking for great coffee, food and service. Their in-house small batch coffee roaster guarantees the freshest premium coffees while their attention to freshness delivers delicious sandwiches and desserts. Skilled baristas craft each beverage with care and precision while offering insight and knowledge without pretension. This downtown Milledgeville gem is open seven days a week and offers free wifi. Be sure to take home a pound of their fresh roasted coffee!

Blackbird Coffee 114 W. Hancock St • Milledgeville, GA 478-454-2473 • www.blackbirdcoffee.com

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SPEN D THE DAY WITH AUNTIE BELLUM

When an activity gets in your blood, many times it gets out of control! Auntie Bellum’s Attic is finally under control. After opening, May 1, 2010 with one store- then 2 stores- then 3 stores, we are now under ONE Roof on North Wayne Street in downtown Milledgeville. Debbie and Larry Houston have poured most of there life style into “The Attic”-their 6,000 sq ft building is packed with all kinds of treasures. Glassware, pottery, furniture, coins, knives, pictures, paintings, prints, and shelves throughout the store. Many items made by- Fenton, Hull, Roseville, McCoy, Indiana Glass, Hazel Atlas, Anchor Hocking and Jeanette Glass. They have costume jewelry, gifts, vintage items, collectables, and antiques from late 1700s to present, with many one of kind items! Come shop or browse our 35 booths 10-6 Monday through Saturday (Closed Sundays)! Air conditioning and helpful customer service provided for free of charge! Our newly opened store on Hwy 441 North just over the Putnam county line is Auntie Bellum’s Antique Emporium- opened in July of 2010 has 4,000 sq ft of Antique to vintage furniture, glassware, jewelry and collectables. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or by appoint, Call Larry at 478-4547055.

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OLD GOVERNOR’S MANSION

The Old Governor’s Mansion is one of the finest examples of High Greek Revival Architecture in the nation. The Mansion looms over Milledgeville with its stately columns and imposing façade. Serving as the residence for Georgia’s chief executives for over 30 years, the Mansion’s history encompasses antebellum, Civil War, and early Reconstruction phases of the state’s history. Old Governor’s Mansion 120 S. Clark St., Milledgeville, Georgia 478-445-4545 MILLEDGEVILLE

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OCONEE AREA GREENWAY

The Oconee River Greenway offers fishing locations, walking trails, beautiful scenery and much more located directly on the Oconee River. A great place to take the family to enjoy nature’s beauty. Oconee Area Greenway 478-387-4916 www.oconeerivergreenway.org

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Quality Pawn is Milledgeville’s own real Pawn Stars! Located at 905 South Wayne Street in Milledgeville, Quality Pawn was established in 1984 by Patricia Waddell Purvis and her children Andy Waddell and Cindy Waddell Murray. Patricia and her family operate their business with impeccable character that resides heavily within and around the Baldwin County community. Having everything from jewelry and gold to electronics and musical instruments to guns, Quality Pawn caters to your needs! Visit them downtown and see for yourself the real Pawn Stars of Milledgeville! Quality Pawn 905 S. Wayne St • Milledgeville, Ga (478) 452-5201

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The Arboretum is a 50-acre public garden and educational facility. Situated one mile south of Milledgeville, GA, the Arboretum displays and maintains numerous plant collections. Lockerly Arboretum 1534 Irwinton Rd, Milledgeville, GA (478) 452-2112 www.lockerly.org MILLEDGEVILLE

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Andalusia 2628 N Columbia St, Milledgeville, GA (478) 454-4029 www.andalusiafarm.org

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Andalusia is the picturesque farm where American author Flannery O’Connor lived from 1951 until her death in 1964. The agricultural setting of Andalusia provided for O’Connor not only a place to live and write, but also a landscape in which to set her fiction.


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VISIT T-BONES NURSERY

For a unique and relaxing outdoor experience, a visit to T-Bones Nursery is a must see! The nursery is located on five acres of land surrounded by beautiful hardwoods and nourished by a fresh water creek. As you wander through, you will find the largest selection of quality trees, plants, shrubs and more in the Lake Country. You can rest assure that all the plants will thrive in the Middle Georgia Zone 8. T-Bones has a very experienced staff that is here to help you with any questions you might have on plant

selection and care. Also, we have more than just plants! We have a huge selection of Vietnamese and China Glazed Pottery, water features by Aquascape, birdhouse, birdbaths and Corinthiad Bells windchimes. We also carry irrigation supplies from Hunter and Rainbird. AND if you are looking for landscape design services, all the professionals at T-Bones to guide your project from design to completion. We are locally owned and operated and welcome you to visit our nursery! T-Bones Nursery 327 Meriweather Rd., Milledgeville, GA 478-968-0002 www.tbonesnursery.com

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TIDAL WAVE

Are you a clean car fanatic? Did you know that when you wash your car at Tidal Wave Auto Spa instead of your driveway, you’re helping conserve water and dispose of detergents through environmentally safe methods? Pollution generated from car washes held in parking lots or done at home in your driveway go down storm drains and directly into Baldwin County’s streams and rivers. So with Tidal Wave, not only are you doing something good for yourself and your car, you’re doing something good for the environment! We invite you to become a VIP with Tidal Wave Auto Spa’s VIP FastPass club, which lets you wash as often as once per day for one low monthly price! The FastPass uses the latest RFID (radio frequency identification) technology to instantly recognize you as you approach out automated pay stations- you don’t even have to roll down your window! Experience a Tidal Wave today! Tidal Wave 1893 North Columbia St. • Milledgeville, GA (478) 457-0057 www.tidalwaveautospa.com

Rainforest reef is a delightful and fun experience for young and old. We have animals ranging from parrots, small animals, rabbits, fresh water fish and lizards, no matter what your preference we have it all! Rainforest reef is Milledgeville’s ONLY source for reptiles and saltwater fish! Shipments are arriving weekly including all the things you need to take care of your animal. Come see my new store and find a friendly pet to take home and enjoy! Rainforest reef 1883 N. Columbia St • 478-251-1384 rainforestandreef@gmail.com

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This contemporary women’s clothing boutique carries a wide range of sizes starting from small to XXXL. Other one-of-a-kind women’s accessories are available, including jewelry, scarves and purses. All items in the store are unique and modestly priced. They have unique items that you will not find at everyday stores. They strive for customer service, love to pair outfits, and they strive to attract a wide market range of ages, from teenagers to women in their 50s. New shipments come in every day. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Friday, and until 5 p.m. Saturday. Chatter 1821 N. Columbia St. • Milledgeville, GA 478-414-1070

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• The Wave $5 • Wheel Deal Express $7 • Tire Shine Express $10 • Rain-X Express $12 • Tidal Wave Extreme $15 • Unlimited $15 Washes for only $29.99/mo.

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The Bicycling Club of Milledgeville is aiming to make Milledgeville and Baldwin County a better and safer place for more people to ride bicycles more often. We have weekly, monthly and yearly group rides, both on the road, and on the trails. The members also get together frequently to socialize and just have fun. Join our Facebook Group for all the latest news and discussions about everything bicycling related in and around Milledgeville.

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Rocket Roller Rink is in business to provide an affordable, fun filled, safe, family oriented skate and play experience. We have all new skates and roller blades. We have added a giant Inflatable Play Zone complete with a 40ft Obstacle Course, Moonwalk Slide Combo, and Big Glove Boxing Rink. Our games are rated for 2yr old through ADULTS. Parents play and skate free with paid child’s admission. Our birthday packages start at $89 and include invitations, paper products, party host, and Free T-shirt for birthday guest of honor. So even if you’re a long time member of the family or a first time visitor we look forward to your Homecoming. Welcome Home!

Rocket Roller Rink 3021 Heritage PL NE, Milledgeville GA 478-452-6853 www.Facebook.com/rocketrollerrinkmilledgeville

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Sonic is your number one drink stop! The prices are great and they have a wide variety of food and drink choices. Where else can you go and get a full menu all day? Sonic has 398,929 drink flavors, and it’s your choice which one you want to create! Happy hour is 2pm-5pm everyday for drinks and slushies. We are open till midnight seven days a week and have a friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to serve you! Sonic 1651 N. Columbia St. • Milledgeville (478) 451-0374

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Weekly • Monthly • Yearly Group Rides

UPCOMING EVENTS Deep Roots Charity Ride April Fools Ride For more information visit: www.mvillebikes.com

SONIC, YOUR #1 DRINK STOP!

Hours: 6:00 am - 12:00 am

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The Sleep Center, formerly known as Discount Mattress, has been locally owned and operated for 15 years! With 3 locations in Athens and one in Milledgeville, each location carries a large selection of mattresses, futons, bunk beds, frames, headboards, and daybeds. Experience and product knowledge is what sets The Sleep Center apart from other mattress and discount stores. They believe that comfort is subjective and finding the most comfortable mattress is key to a good night’s sleep. Their staff is trained to help you find that perfect comfort level. They are the undisputed low price leader for mattresses in Georgia’s Lake Country. With most of the mattresses in stock, they are available for immediate delivery or pickup. The mattresses are first quality, name brand, including Sealy, Simmons, and TempurPedic. If the item you are looking for is not in stock, they can also fill special orders. You can also help finance your purchase with a variety of financing options or use their free layaway. The stores are open 7 days a week in Athens, and Monday – Saturday in Milledgeville, with the hours being 10 am – 7 pm daily. Come see why The Sleep Center sell’s more bedding than anyone else in Georgia’s Lake Country!

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GET A TATTOO OR PIERCING!

Pair-O-Dice Tattoo has been voted #1 in Milledgeville’s Readers Choice Awards for 8 years in a row! There is no other place around to get the quality artwork on your own canvas! Come in to talk with the artists, and they will help you get the perfect design, and then the tat begins! They also offer a full line of body jewelry, with two professional piercers on site. Make Pair-O-Dice tattoo the only choice for next tattoo. Pair-O-Dice Tattoo and Body Piercing 2601 N. Columbia St., Suite I, Milledgeville, GA • 478-414-1133 www.pairodice-tattoo.com

The Sleep Center 1835 N. Columbia Street, Milledgeville, GA 2365 W. Broad Street, Athens, GA Milledgeville 478-454-2337 Athens 706-613-5393 www.thesleepcenterofathens.com MILLEDGEVILLE

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RHINO LININGS SPRAYED ON BED LINER, THE WORLDS LEADING SPRAYED ON LINER IN THE WORLD.

Rhino Linings of Milledgeville offers the best liner you can get for your truck. We have a Nationwide Lifetime Warranty that goes with you anywhere you go as long as you own your truck. We also offer a variety of accessories such as Toolboxes, Hitches, Nerf Bars, Truck Tops, and more. Come by and see our friendly staff, Kathy Reynolds and Hunter Little and ask about our specials. We promise good service and low prices. Rhino Linings of Milledgeville 3011 Heritage Place Milledgeville 478-454-2199

Sprayed on Truck Bed Liners & Truck Accessories Tonneau Covers • Vent Visors Lift Kits • Performance Chips Brush Guards • Nerf Bars Tool Boxes • Hitches • Bed Mats Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat. By Appointment Only

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Milledgeville Country Club situated on Lake Sinclair is only minutes from downtown Milledgeville, Georgia. Established in 1957, MCC has been an integral part of the local community offering fun and camaraderie to members and guests for over 50 years. This historic club is sporting a whole new look, and members are now enjoying more benefits than ever before. With our scenic 18-hole lakeside golf course, tennis courts, and plethora of family friendly events, there is something for

every member of your family! Members of MCC enjoy a variety of programs for their kids, including KidzClub’s weekly activities, KidzGolf Academy, and KidzCamp, and a plethora of activities for Mom and Dad. Dues were recently reduced, and there is sure to be a membership that fits your family’s needs. Offering the perfect place to host wedding events and private parties, the wonderful atmosphere and professional staff will make hosting your upcoming event a cinch. Milledgeville Country Club 3700 Sinclair Dam Rd NE Milledgeville, GA 478-452-3525 www.mccga.com

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Bass and Antler has been Central Georgia’s premier gun dealer for more than 26 years. With a full line of guns, and over 400 in stock, any gun enthusiast will have a great time shopping in this store. They carry new and used hand guns, rifles and shotguns; as well as ammunition, gun accessories, and more. If you need information on gunsmithing and lessons, they are a great resource for referrals. Shop at Bass and Antler for great, friendly service, and competitive pricing that they are proud of! Bass and Antler 3039 N. Columbia St, Milledgeville, GA 478-452-3040

COME FLY WITH MILLEDGEVILLE AVIATION

Enjoy flying? Join Milledgeville Aviation on a beautiful scenic tour in the air around Lake Sinclair and Milledgeville. We offer Discovery Flights for you and two passengers; we even offer personal flying lessons. Other services include aircraft rentals, aerial photography, aviation and pilot supplies. Come visit us and Reserve your Discovery Flight now!!! Milledgeville Aviation 216 Airport Rd NE Milledgeville, Georgia (478) 453-9358 www.facebook.com/pages/MilledgevilleAviation

Over 400 guns in stock!

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Kinetix Health Club is now in Milledgeville!! Middle GA’s premier fitness provider now has a location in Milledgeville and we are tremendously excited to be here!! Come see us today for your 2-week Trial Membership!! We look forward to helping you achieve your fitness goals!! We are your Fitness Prescription for Life!! Kinetix Health Club 129 Blandy Way, Milledgeville, GA 478-452-2348

We are the only 6-day a week bar on the lake. Best sirloin burger and hot dog in the area. Vacation rental units are available for weekenders and weekly guests, as well as, Pontoon boat rentals. We have weekly drink specials, happy hour is 3:00pm-6:00pm, and games you’re sure to enjoy. Don’t miss out on our new live karaoke Friday and Saturday nights. We look forward to seeing you soon! Dukes Dawg House 162 Sinclair Marina Rd NE, Milledgeville (478) 453-8440

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Karaoke, Dancing, Food & Spirits Dockside Service

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Z-97 is the Lake Area’s Best Music and your home for Lake Patrol, Winning Wednesday, Lake Patrol, the DR Pepper Road Show and UGA Football. Z-97 is also huge sponsor of community events and programs like Milledgeville First Fridays, The Deep Roots Festival, The Oconee River Greenway, BOOST, and countless others. Z-97 is especially proud to put on great events like the Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Kids and the Boat, RV and Outdoor Recreation Expo each spring. As one of the best loved stations in middle Georgia, we work hard to support small businesses and make reaching out to our audience affordable and effective. Tune in for real, local DJs who give you the down-low on what’s happening in the Lake Country and don’t miss the Community Calendar everyday at 7:30am, 12:30pm, 5:30pm, and 10:30pm. You can also listen to the Community Calendar anytime on our website at www.Z97.fm. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, too! We’re easy to find at Facebook.com/Z97Radio. Don’t miss the exciting play by play action of the Georgia Bulldogs this fall on 97.7 FM.

Little River Park has a variety of amenities for people of all ages. With over 130 RV sites we take pride in giving the public an authentic experience. We offer a play ground for kids, fish cleaning stations, propane filling, camp store, beach, beautiful wildlife and lots more. Come enjoy and visit us today! Little River Park 3069 N. Columbia St. Milledgeville, GA 478-452-1605 www.littleriverpark.com

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Twin Lakes Jet Ski and Boat Rentals are an exciting adventure for young and old alike. Within minutes of leaving our dock you will be in your own world on one of our Yamaha wave runners. If cruising is more your style or pulling a tube take a pontoon for that day on the lake.

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Georgia Power is the largest non-government provider of recreation facilities in the state. This includes some 60,000 acres of lakes, 1,350 miles of shoreline and dozens of public access areas developed for family enjoyment. Georgia Power has more than 350 campsites across the state. Both serious campers and those simply seeking to give the family a break from day-to-day routine will find a campsite to suit their needs. With lots of bass, trout, crappie, bluegill, catfish and other fish varieties in the state's lakes, Georgia is a fisherman's paradise. Whether you enjoy fishing from a boat, a pier or a bank, and weather you prefer open water or secluded inlets, you'll find a great fishing spot on Georgia Power's lakes.

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15 Miles & 10,000 Years of Nature & History. The Rock Hawk Effigy is located near the Historical Piedmont Scenic Byway (Georgia Highway 16), Directions: Rock Hawk is 12 miles east of downtown Eatonton, Georgia on Georgia Highway 16 (The Historic Piedmont Scenic Byway) and Lake Oconee. From Georgia Highway 16 between mile marker 22 and 23 turn north onto Wallace Dam Road and follow the signs to parking areas and attractions.


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Come see where it all began when you visit the Uncle Remus Museum located in Turner Park, three blocks south of the courthouse on Highway 441 (S. Oak St.) in Eatonton, Georgia. Housed in a log cabin the museum features a recreation of the stone fireplace around which Harris first heard the African American folk tales he would later voice through the character of Uncle Remus. Delicate hand carved shadow box vignettes depict scenes from 12 of the most popular Uncle Remus critter stories. The Ezell room houses artifacts, clothing and implements used in rural life during the 1800's. The Joseph Addison Turner Wing pays homage to the multitalented newspaper publisher and planter who mentored the young Joe Harris. A gift shop offers a wide selection of Uncle Remus inspired items including books, DVDs, and unique pewter critter figurines. As well as exclusive locally designed gourds depicting scenes from the critter tales. Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:30pm (Closed from noon - 1:00pm) Sunday 1:00pm - 4:30pm Come visit for story time and group tours. Admission is charged, picnic tables and restrooms available.

INDULGE AT THE TASTE OF EATONTON

Savor the date and bring your appetite, the Taste of Eatonton will be held Monday, October 7 at The Village at Harmony Crossing! Area restaurants showcase their tastiest dishes for you to indulge in bites of! Discover new dining joys and enjoy local favorites; tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate! For more information Taste of Eatonton The Village at Harmony Crossing (706) 485-7701 visit www.TasteofEatonton.com

Uncle Remus Museum 214 Oak St, Eatonton, GA 31024 706-485-6856 • UncleRemusMuseum.Org or UncleRemusMuseum@Charter.net

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We have basics to LA fashions; staying ahead of the local trend! Some of our brands include Dear John denim, Mavi, Dylan, Joyous and Free tops and tunics, slub style shirts, crochets, flippy skirts and much more….. Something for everyone at Willow Oak Couture, located at The Shoppes@ Fore Magnolias shopping center near Sweet Kneads bakery. Hours: Monday- Saturday 10:00- 5:00

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Willow Oak Couture 103 Clack Circle Suite 600 • Eatonton, GA 770-401-5719 • Like us on facebook

TURNER PARK 214 Oak Street Eatonton, GA

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Since 2007, the Oconee Performing Arts Society has enthralled the diverse audiences of the Lake Country region with live music, theatre and dance performances. With five main programs throughout the year, OPAS offers world renowned acts such as American Idol finalist, Melinda Doolittle; Emmy nominated Irish Tenor, Michael Londra accompanied by Irish dancers; and Las Vegas entertainers, The Rat Pack is Back. OPAS is also committed to expanding performing arts education by introducing local students to performances by Broadway stars, concert pianists, opera singers, dancers, and more. OPAS is a nonprofit organization that relies on memberships and ticket sales to bring the best performing arts to the lake area. Find out how to become a member and about upcoming shows at www.opas.org. See you at the show!

GET A GREAT WORK OUT AT BODYPLEX OF LAKE OCONEE

If you’re looking for a fun way to get back in shape Bodyplex Lake Oconee is the place to be! Voted the best health club of Georgia’s Lake Country, Bodyplex Lake Oconee offers something for everyone. Group fitness classes ranging from cardio kickboxing to yoga are all taught by certified instructors who guide you step by step through the entire class. World class personal trainers are available to help you reach your ultimate fitness goals or to just help you step a foot in the right direction. Childcare for those with children is also available throughout the week. A friendly staff to greet and guide you through a first time orientation ensures that you will get the most out of your membership. Membership prices are affordable with no long-term contract required.

Oconee Performing Arts 4980-C Carey Station Road • Greensboro, GA 706-467-6000 • www.opas.org Body Plex of Lake Oconee 106 Village Lane • Eatonton, GA 706-485-9916 • www.bodyplex.com

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This beautiful tea room is a Must See! It has featured in Southern Living Magazine and is rated the #1 tea room in Georgia by TeaMap.com. The Stunning 1840s antebellum home and grounds have been lovingly restored in historic downtown Greensboro. Period antiques abound in their six distinctive rooms. There is even a screened porch for dining as well. Enjoy their wonderful food and atmosphere. Their scones are the finest in the South! Lunch and afternoon tea are served Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 3 pm. They specialize in traditional Afternoon Tea Services, Baby and Bridal Showers, Birthday celebrations, Red Hat Parties, Church Groups and Special Events. Reservations are recommended. The Potted Geranium 201 West Greene Street Greensboro, GA 706-453-4979 www.thepottedgeranium.com

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SOUTHERN CROSS RANCH - A WONDERFUL ALL-INCLUSIVE VACATION IN A HORSE LOVER'S PARADISE.

If someone you know likes horses, then you should point them toward the Southern Cross Guest Ranch, a premier guest ranch and horse farm nestled a few minutes outside historic Madison, Georgia, just south of I-20. Home to more than 220 horses, the ranch is known for its exceptional hands-on horseback riding program (day riders welcome!), unguided riding opportunities, and peaceful, comfortable setting. Enjoy our delightful accommodations, exceptional cuisine, and southern hospitality. Their AllInclusive Plan includes horseback riding (twice daily), all meals, lodging, unlimited nonalcoholic beverages, unlimited snacks and desserts, use of mountain bikes, pool, hot tub, and game room privileges. Take a few minutes to read through some of their excellent reviews at http://www.tripadvisor.com/. Guests travel from around the world to visit one of the nation’s top guest ranches (according to Travel + Leisure, the Ladies’ Home Journal, and Parade Magazine). For more information, visit the Ranch’s web site at www.southcross.com or

give them a call at 706.342.8027. Your favorite horse lover will thank you! Southern Cross Guest Ranch 1670 Bethany Church Road Madison, GA 706.342.8027 • www.southcross.com

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The Brady Inn Bed and Breakfast, two 1885 Victorian cottages on the Antebellum Trail in Madison, Georgia's Historic District, offer old-fashion charm, modern amenities and true Southern hospitality. Seven bedrooms with private bath, are beautifully decorated with victorian antiques, heart pine floors and period appointments. Just off I-20 between Atlanta and Augusta in Georgia's Lake Country, the Brady Inn Bed and Breakfast is close to the Unisersity of Georgia in Athens and beautiful Lake Oconee. Historic homes, museums, galleries, restaurants, and antiquing are all a short stroll away. Whether a special occasion or girl-friend's get-away, the Brady Inn will pamper you in classic southern comfort. Acclaimed in Southern Living, Recommended by TripAdvisor Brady Inn 250 N 2nd St, Madison, GA 706-342-4400 / 866-770-0773 • www.bradyinn.com

Trish Ann’s antique store opened January 2006 with her tea room opening not long after in May of the same year. The tea room is open Tuesday-Saturday 11:30-2:30. Choose from chicken salad, pasta salad, fruit, sandwiches, soups, homemade salad dressing and desserts. They also offer casseroles to go that will remind you of a home cooked meal. Enjoy an eloquent experience at your next party, bridal or baby shower in the tea room. They have an occasional steak night, but don’t forget to call and get your reservations because spots are limited. Holidays are a special time to enjoy breakfast with Santa starting the Saturday after thanksgiving. Trish Ann’s has opened up a second location right across the street with 15 different booths and a wide variety of beautiful antiques. Trish Ann’s has something for every one and we look forward to serving you!

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We are growers of Southern vegetables and Elberta peaches. We are a family-owned and managed farming business. We grow traditional row crops such as cotton, peanuts, and corn, as well as seasonal vegetables. We also produce pecans and late season peaches. Our roadside farm market, which operates in the summer months, is a popular destination that features a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, homemade peach ice cream, unique items for your home, and "pick your own" flowers. Our seasonal roadside market will be open for the season next summer. William L. Brown Farms 664 Brown Rd, Montezuma, GA • 478-472-8767 www.williamlbrownfarms.com

Trish Ann’s Antiques & Tea Room Trish Ann’s I 15 Antique Vendors 478-932-5885 Trish Ann’s II NOW OPEN! 15 Antique Vendors 478-932-5393

FRESH PEACHES, VEGETABLES, FLOWERS & MORE www.williamlbrownfarms.com

102 BOWEN HILL ROAD Haddock, GA

Antique Hours: Tues - Fri 10-5, Sat 9-5 Tea Room Hours: Tues-Sat 11:30-2:00

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William Brown’s Farm Market

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AMERICA'S LARGEST PRIVATE OFF ROAD RIDING RESORT

Durhamtown is the Southeast Premiere OffRoad Riding Resort. We offer all types of Riding: MX/Dirt Bike, ATV/QUAD/UTV and Side X Side with over 150 miles of one way trail systems and 9 MX Tracks, GP Track, Dirt Drag Strip, Dirt Flat Track, Mud Pit. Something for everyone! We will even rent you a Dirt Bike, ATV or Side x Side for the day! We have over 150 rentable units for off road riding and one price covers your safety gear including your helmet, chest protector and riding boots. Your rIde fee and first tank of gas is also included! 3 separate Jeep/4x4 Parks on property for stock and modified vehicles! Amenities: Restaurant, Fully Stocked Proshop, Public Laundry, Pressure Washers, Wi-Fi, Game Room, Service Department, Fuel, EMS, Rental Department, Cabin Rentals, Camping, RV Rentals, RV Storage, RV Park full hook ups, Off Road Storage, BMX Course for kids!We also offer: Hunting, Fishing, Skeet Shooting, Gun Ranges and more! We host: Racing Events, Corporate Events, Charity Events, Birthday Parties, Bachelor Parties, Family Reunions, Concert Venue, 5k Run Venue, Festival Venue & more! Durhamtown is approximately 25 miles from Lake Oconee and offers the whole family to experience the great outdoors together!

Durhamtown Plantation 2350 Randolph Church Rd, Union Point, GA 706-486-4603 visit www.Durhamtown.com www.facebook.com/durhamtown

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VISIT DOWNTOWN SHOPPING AT THE PRINGLE BUILDING

The Historic Pringle Building Circa 1890 Thriving since the early 1890’s The Historic Pringle Building is restored and doing business again. The Pringle Building has housed many successful businesses for over 120 years and now houses three very unique and the best offered. This historic location is the home of Geo.’s Quarters (Retail Gifts, Bridal Registry, and more), Warthen Lane Interiors (Floral, Home Décor, Interior Design, Wedding Planning, and more), and The Pringle Building Event Venue (Business Meetings, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Showers, Parties and more). This restored building offers the Best Retail Shopping and Event Space in Central Georgia.

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Macon Arts Alliance invites you to experience the arts of Central Georgia. Our gallery, located at 486 First Street in beautiful, Downtown Macon features work by more than 150 regional artists and artisans. Opening receptions are held on the First Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m. The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is always free. Visit our website at MaconArtsAlliance.org for more information. We hope to see you soon! Macon Arts Alliance 486 1st St, Macon, GA 31201 (478) 743-6940 • MaconArtsAlliance.org

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WALK THROUGH THE STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA

The State Botanical Garden, located approximately 70 miles east of Atlanta, Georgia, is a short drive from downtown Athens. Enjoy collections of breathtaking flora selected from native and exotic origins. We provided Display Gardens, Nature Trails, and the Conservatory, Gift Shop, Cafe', and Educational and Special Events. Free Admission and Parking. State Botanical Garden of Georgia 2450 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605 (706) 542-1244 • www.BOTGARDEN.UGA. EDU

Warthen Lane Interiors GEO’s Quarters Pringle Building Event Venue

114 E. Haynes St.

Sandersville, GA www.facebook.com/thepringlebuilding 149242

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Relaxed hospitality is just a bike ride away. The Blue Goose Coffee Shoppe and Bike Hostel, nestled in the heart of middle Georgia, is the perfect destination or stop-over. Whether staying several days to enjoy cycling the rural rolling hills and a canoe trip down the Oconee River or just passing through, the Bike Hostel is an ideal launching pad and soft landing spot. Located in Irwinton, Georgia, The Blue Goose Coffee Shoppe and Bike Hostel is one of the area’s best kept secrets for those that seek a little well-earned respite and recovery after a long day of adventure. Since opening in February 2013, cyclists from across the country have enjoyed the rustic comforts of the repurposed 1800's farmhouse. A large deck, fenced yard and plenty of outdoor space to spread out relax or grill up a tasty meal. Hot showers, a full kitchen, central heat/AC and laundry facilities round out the offerings. If you're content to be self-sufficient, the town has a small grocery store, convenience store and a “hometown” diner within walking distance. For those who are looking for a little less “DIY”, The Blue Goose can help stock

the fridge or have a hot meal waiting when you return after your long day. Let them know what you're looking for and they will do their best to meet your needs. Whether it’s a long day in the saddle or an afternoon curled up with a book and a hot cup of coffee, visitors fall in love with the place, and you will too. At The Blue Goose, time has a way of slowing down and letting you savor the small moments. For information about booking a stay at the hostel, contact The Blue Goose by calling (478) 233-1548 or visit the website: www.looseatthegoose.com. The Blue Goose Coffee Shoppe and Bike Hostel 128 Main Street • Irwinton, GA (478) 233-1548 www.looseatthegoose.com

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VISIT FALL LINE FESTIVAL & GHOST TOUR

We welcome you to come and experience the flavor of our small town that embraces community spirit. Gordon is a “Better Hometown” community, dedicated to preserving its cultural and historical character. The Gordon Rail Museum & Depot is an integral component of our history district, boasting a Genealogy Center in the heart of Georgia’s intriguing Civil War Trail. Come and enjoy our annual Fall Line Festival the first weekend in October at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Gordon. The festival kicks off on Friday night with live music and fireworks by Pyrotechnico. On Saturday enjoy events for the entire family, featuring the Skippin’ n Poppin’ Tractor Show, a children’s

section with rides and entertainment by Grand Illusion Entertainment, Old Capital Car Club Antique Car Show, 5K run by See Georgia, musical entertainment, arts and crafts and a variety of food vendors. With over 40 different vendors and over 5,500 people attending each year, you do not want to miss this event! Don’t miss the “Ghost & Ghoblin” Trail an annual Haunted History Tour held the last two weekends in October. The tour begins at the depot and makes its way through the cemetery while the story is told of the people buried there. This event has drawn regional praise. These are just a few of the events that are sponsored by Gordon Better Hometown, for more information on these events and other annual events please call 478-628-1114 or email gordonbetterhometown@yahoo.com to receive a schedule of events or you can visit www.gbht.org

Gordon Better Hometown P.O. Box 760 • Gordon, GA 478-628-1114 • www.gbht.org

Gordon Better Hometown Presents:

Gordon’s 128th Birthday & 14th Annual Fall Line Festival • October 4 & 5, 2013 Friday Oct 4 - Opens at 4:00 p.m. • Salute to Veterans Flag Ceremony • Birthday Celebration • Food & Craft Vendors Largest

$5.00 Admission FREE PARKING

Live Entertainment 8:00 PM

Fireworks show between the Oconee & the Ocmulgee

The Grapevine Band

Saturday Oct 5: FREE Admission 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 5K’ 5K’ ‘Road’ ‘Road’ Race Race 10:30 Skippin’ 10:30 Skippin’ & & Poppin’ Poppin’ Tractor Parade Tractor Parade Children Rides • Various Vendors • Funnel Cakes • Handmade Jewelry • Antique Car Show

GHOST & GOBLIN TRAIL GHOST & GOBLIN TRAIL

Tour Dates: October 25 & 26, November 1 & 2 All Tours Begin at Gordon Depot at 7:30 PM

Oct 31 Tour Starts At 8:00 PM Tours Available Every 35 Minutes

$5.00 Per Person Annual Easter Egg Hunt the Saturday of Easter weekend & it’s FREE

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For more events contact Gordon Better Hometown 478-628-1114 or email gordonbetterhometown@yahoo.com • www.gbht.org


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