SPRING TIME IS HERE AND CLOUDLAND CANYON STATE PARK IS ENHANCED WITH A WILDFLOWERS BLOOMING IN THE PARK. ON APRIL 13TH AT 10 AM LARRY WILLIAMS, AN EXPERT ON AREA WILDFLOWERS WILL LEAD A FORTY-FIVE MINUTE WALK TO SHOW AND TALK ABOUT THE BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS, BLOOMING SHRUBS AND TREES. OTHER WILDFLOWER WALKS WILL BE LEAD BY STEPHANIE FISCHER, THE PARK NATURALIST PERIODICALLY. THE TOURS, KNOWN AS WILDFLOWER WALKS, WILL TRACE THE PARK’S CLEARED TRAILS AND FEATURE AN ARRAY OF PLANT LIFE, INCLUDING TULIPS, SPANISH BLUEBELLS, IRISES, CORN FLOWERS, AND LARKSPUR. THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES JUST IN TIME FOR APRIL, WHEN A MAJORITY OF GEORGIA’S 343 SPECIES OF WILDFLOWERS WILL COME INTO BLOOM.
“SPRING IS THE PERFECT TIME TO VISIT CLOUDLAND CANYON STATE PARK,” SAID PARK MANAGER BOBBY WILSON. “SOON REDBUDS AND DOGWOODS WILL BEGIN TO BLOOM, FOLLOWED BY RHODODENDRONS AND MOUNTAIN LAURELS. WHETHER YOU ENJOY SIGHTSEEING, HIKING, DISC GOLFING, GEOCACHING, FISHING, OR STAYING FOR THE NIGHT, WE HAVE SOMETHING TO OFFER DURING THIS BEAUTIFUL SEASON.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL CLOUDLAND CANYON STATE PARK AT 706-657-4050 OR VISIT GEORGIA STATE PARKS DOT ORG.
Noah Community Center
Reunion / Fundraiser
May 4th, 2013 4:30pm-till
Dinner, Reunion Recognition, Cake Walk, Door Prizes, Raffle Drawing
Music by the Haley’s and Friends
Menu- Chicken & Dressing, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, Rolls, Dessert & Drink
$7.00 / 8 years & under $4.00
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION
OLD STONE FORT STATE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK
732 STONE FORT DRIVE
MANCHESTER, TN 37355
Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park will hold their 37th bi-annual Knap-in and Pre-historic Skills Event Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2013 at the park museum. Demonstrators practicing the primitive skill of spear point or arrowhead making, otherwise known as flintknappers, will be present Friday morning through Sunday afternoon. Use of the atlatl or spear-throwing stick will be taught Friday afternoon and all day Saturday with international accuracy contests for the more experienced users taking place Friday and Saturday afternoons. Those that have artifacts that they’ve wondered about or wanted to know the age of arrowheads they’ve found can have a state archaeologist identify it all day Saturday. Other programs during the main day, Saturday, will include cordage or rope making from plants, pottery making, a plant identification and use walk, a talk on current research in Tennessee archaeology, and a guided hike around the Native American mound site known as the Old Stone Fort. See the complete schedule of events below or call the park office at (931)723-5073 or email Park Manager Keith Wimberley at Keith.Wiimberley@tn.gov for more information.
9:00 am to 3:00 pm – artifact identification by state archaeologist Mark Norton
10:00 am – guided hike around the ceremonial mounds of the Old Stone Fort led by Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
11:30 am – discussion of current research in Tennessee archaeology by State Archaeologist Mark Norton
12:00 pm – cordage making demonstration by Alan Powell
1:00 pm – plant identification and usage walk led by Alan Powell, owner of the non-profit food hub Nashville Grown
2:00 pm – international atlatl competition (experienced/skilled throwers only)
2:30 pm – pottery demonstration by AEDC Archaeologist Shawn Chapman
3:00 pm – cordage making demonstration by Alan Powell
The Coffee County Visually Impaired Person’s Group will meet on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Main Street Church of Christ Fellowship Hall in Manchester.
Lunch will be served after His presentation.
Anyone with any degree of visual loss and family are urged to attend and join.
Also, we welcome volunteers.
For more information call Betty Clem at 455-5592.
FOOD PANTRY — Next date is May 7 from 6-7 p.m. There is NO CHARGE FOR THIS FOOD. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. The Food Pantry is located on Will Hickerson Road, Manchester. From Manchester, take Highway 55 toward Tullahoma. Turn left at the Industrial Park sign, then turn on the FIRST ROAD on the RIGHT, second building on the right. From Tullahoma, take Highway 55 toward Manchester. Turn right at the Industrial Park sign, then turn on the FIRST ROAD on the RIGHT, second building on the right.
COMMON THREADS CLOTHES CLOSET – Next date is May 7 from 6-7 p.m. There is NO CHARGE FOR CLOTHING. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. The Clothes Closet is located on Will Hickerson Road, Manchester. From Manchester, take Highway 55 toward Tullahoma. Turn left at the Industrial Park sign, then turn on the FIRST ROAD on the RIGHT, second building on the right. From Tullahoma, take Highway 55 toward Manchester. Turn right at the Industrial Park sign, then turn on the FIRST ROAD on the RIGHT, second building on the right.