22nd annual “Swing into Spring” Golf Tournament

May 5, 2014
8:00 amto2:00 pm

Brookstone-Country-Club

Emory-Adventist Hospital’s 22nd annual “Swing into Spring” Golf Tournament will take place Monday, May 5, 2014 at Brookstone Golf & Country Club in Acworth.

Registration and range opens at 8:00 a.m.

All participant registration includes greens fee, scramble format golf, shared golf cart, range balls, a sleeve of golf balls, a Foundation gift bag, one fantasy golf card, one door prize ticket, and entry into other course contests. Breakfast will be provided for each participant along with food and beverages at the awards reception.

Brookstone Golf & Country Club’s 6,815-yard, par-72 championship layout was designed by Larry Nelson to take full advantage of the landscape’s natural contours and breathtaking beauty. With large mature trees, this course has moderately tight fairways with large, rolling Champions hybrid greens. Ponds, lakes, and creeks come into play on half of the course. The signature hole is #14, a 440-yard, par 4, with a slight dogleg left fairway that is guarded on the left by a creek. Then the approach shot is to an elevated, undulating green which is surrounded by sand and grass bunkers. The home hole brings you through the trees to a well-protected green and a magnificent, welcoming clubhouse. An enjoyable challenge to golfers of all abilities.

Foursomes begin at $650 or $190 for individual player and include cart, greens fee, gift bag, range balls, sleeve of balls, breakfast sandwiches, and food and beverages at the awards reception. Only a few spots remain, so click here to register now. For more information about participation or sponsorships, please call 770-438-5233.

2014 Smyrna Fresh Produce Market

May 3, 2014
8:00 amto12:00 pm
May 10, 2014
8:00 amto12:00 pm
May 17, 2014
8:00 amto12:00 pm
May 24, 2014
8:00 amto12:00 pm

Smyrna Fresh Produce Market

Stock up on all your fresh fruits and veggies every Saturday at the Fresh Produce Market. The market kicks off it’s sixth year on Saturday, May 3rd at 8am in the First Baptist Church parking lot adjacent to the Smyrna Market Village. Actual address is 1275 Church Street SE Smyrna, GA 30080-3595. Here’s a great market in your backyard!

Smyrna’s Fresh Produce Market runs until noon and is expected to continue until the September 27th.

The market was quite popular last year and expected to be bigger and better than ever.

And if you have more cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, blueberries or other homegrown produce or dry goods than you know what to do with, consider becoming a vendor at the market.

The city is currently accepting applications for the season, with several already lined up. To participate as a vendor, contact Keep Smyrna Beautiful at 770-431-2863 and/or download the Smyrna Fresh Produce Market Rules & Regulations 2014 pdf and return to:

Keep Smyrna Beautiful, 3180 Atlanta Road, Smyrna, GA 30080.

Remember to come early as the best produce goes quickly.

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National Park Week 2014

April 19, 2014toApril 27, 2014

Looking for something fun and fantastic to do with family and friends? The National Park Service is proud to once again join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to present on April 19-27, 2014, 2014 National Park Week, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage.

You can plan your visit by what you want to do, or where you want to go … or you can browse their event calendar and check out the special programs offered throughout the week. On opening weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 19 to 20, every national park will give you free admission!

On April 26th, National Junior Ranger Day, parks will invite young visitors to “explore, learn, protect” and be sworn in as junior rangers. April 22nd is Earth Day, so if you want to roll up your sleeves and pitch in with a project, look for a park where you can help out. It’s a perfect time to simply get outdoors and take a walk in a park.

Also, don’t forget to check out www.nationalparkweek.org.

Throughout the country, visitors can enjoy the beauty and wonder of 84 million acres of the world’s most spectacular scenery, historic places and cultural treasures!

The Smyrna Vinings area offers multiple park units in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. These include Paces Mill, Whitewater Creek, Indian Trail and Akers Mill in the Palisades section, as well as, Interstate North and Powers Island in the Cochran Shoals section of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Paces Mill is located just north of the Chattahoochee River on Cobb Parkway and just south of Paces Mill Road. Paces Mill offers 3.5 miles of trails, a shaded picnic area, as well as plenty of places to wade fish or fish from shore.

Whitewater Creek is located just east of I-75, north of Mount Paran Road and south of the Chattahoochee River. Whitewater Creek offers easy access to the river for wading fisherman as well as several miles of trails that connect to the Indian Trail unit.

Indian Trail is located east of the Chattahoochee River and can be accessed by traveling south on Northside Drive from I-285, then right on Indian Trail. Indian Trail offers several miles of trails that connect to a scenic overlook that offers excellent views of the Devil’s Racecourse Shoals.

Akers Mill is located inside I-285 and just west of the Chattahoochee River and can be accessed by heading east on Akers Mill Road from Cobb Parkway, then turning right at the wooden “mill wheel” onto Akers Drive. Akers Mill offers several miles of trails and scenic spots including Sandy Point, a small beach-like area that juts into the river.

Interstate North is located just north of I-285 off of Interstate North Parkway/Riveredge Parkway and west of the Chattahoochee River. The Cochran Shoals area is one of the largest and most popular in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. It is an excellent place to bike or walk along the river. There is a three-mile fitness trail that is also excellent for bird watching and wetlands discovery.

Powers Island is located just north of I-285 off of Interstate North Parkway/Riveredge Parkway and east of the Chattahoochee River. It is located just across the river from Interstate North. Powers Island offers trails, picnic tables, and two canoe/kayak launches. One launches directly onto the Chattahoochee River, while the other launches onto an offshoot that contains a kayaking course. The course is maintained by the Atlanta Center of Excellence.

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6th Annual Vinings Spring Wine Stroll

April 12, 2014
1:00 pmto7:00 pm

6th Annual Vinings Spring Wine Stroll

The Vinings Spring Wine Stroll will be held on Saturday, April 12th vinings-inn(Tour 1PM – 7PM), with registration from 1PM – 5PM @ Noche, which is located at 2850 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339.

This is the 6th annual Spring wine strolling event in Vinings Village that features great wine and food offerings, a 50/50 raffle & entertainment.

lapaz-viningsParticipants can enjoy a nice stroll around Vinings visiting four restaurants while enjoying wines from different countries & regions.

After-party is Social Vinings 6pm-until with entertainment.

Last Fall this event was big hit with over 600 attendees so we are bringing it back again for your enjoyment.

social-vinings-restaurantParticipating restaurants include Noche, Vinings Inn, LaPaz and Social Vinings.

Cover: $6 Advance, $12 Door

Portion of proceeds benefits Lupus Foundation of America team of Purple People Eaters.

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2014 Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival

April 26, 2014
10:00 am
April 27, 2014
3:00 pm

The City of Smyrna welcomes all on the weekend of April 26 & 27. The 2014 Spring Jonquil Festival is right around the corner and will be held on the beautiful Village Green in downtown Smyrna, Georgia next to the fabulous Smyrna Market Village. The festival is on Saturday, April 26th from 10a.m.-6p.m. and on Sunday, April 27th from 12 p.m. – 5p.m.The festival has a history of over 25 years and will feature over 175 hand-made arts & crafts booths, local non-profits, sponsors, puppet shows, live music, plenty of festival foods, and all types of children’s activities. We will also have local entertainment on the stage in front of the library.

Friends of the Smyrna Library will have their book sale during the Spring Jonquil festival, so plan to get some phenomenal deals on all types of books imaginable.

A crowd favorite, Peter Hart will be bringing his Atlanta Puppet Show to the Spring Jonquil Festival! Peter’s festival puppet show has appeal to everyone in a family audience with unique marionettes and puppet characters that sing, dance, juggle, play fiddle, break apart and come back together, squirt water, and are even launched by catapult across the stage!

Adding the right sounds…Scott Thompson for your listening pleasure. J. Scott Thompson one of the founding members of Peachtree Station (voted Atlanta Magazine’s Best Country Band 2000) will entertain you with all your favorite songs on the Village Green lawn adjacent to the Jonquil Food Court.

Artisans are from all over the southeast feature their own hand-made crafts, paintings, clothing, furniture, jewelry and much more.

The festival foods include: cotton candy, candy apples, corn dogs, hand-dipped ice cream, snow cones, polish sausage, chicken sandwiches, and BBQ.

The huge interactive children’s area includes big and small inflatable activities, sand art, and more. So whether it’s your child or the child in you, there are plenty of food and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

The children’s activities area will have a huge array interactive inflatable activities, City of Smyrna fire truck, sand art.

The festival hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 and 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. Admission is FREE. Eat delicious food, shop, check out the puppet show, play and then relax on the Village Green lawn. The festival is a wonderful experience for the whole family!

And there’s MORE… Run for fun, education and pie at the Jonquil City Jog 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 26th at 8 a.m. The race starts and ends at Smyrna City Hall next to the Market Village and Village Green.

200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, 30080.

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