The Scoop – Summer 2022
Stop and Smell the Flowers
By Hailea Boykin
As a peaceful outing or weekend adventure, Twin Run Flower Farm in Watkinsville grows the most gorgeous seasonal blooms, ready for your clipping — no need to worry, they’ll show you how to best cut the stems. Their u-pick fields are open during the summer and fall and is a great way to fill your home with fresh, beautiful blooms. Grab some shears, a cup or bucket and get to clipping!
Twin Run Flower Farm in Watkinsville grows the most gorgeous seasonal blooms, ready for your clipping ...
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AthFest returns this year June 24–26. The free, three-day festival celebrates everything Athens from music to art while raising money to support music and arts education for local K-12 students! Jam throughout the day with three outdoor stages playing live music, enjoy a block-long Artist Market, along with various food and retail vendors. There is even a KidsFest area where the young ones can get in on all the fun too!
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Georgia Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition at Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation is hosting the Georgia Watercolor Society’s 43rd Juried National Exhibition until June 3. Free and open to the public, the exhibition features 80 paintings from nationally and internationally known watermedia artists from across the country.
This year the exhibition is juried by Mark E. Mehaffey, an internationally recognized artist and member of a numerous art societies.
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Star Spangled Classic
Celebrate America’s independence with the Star Spangled Classic on July 2, you wont want to miss this beautiful fireworks display! Stay up to date with event details as they’re announced at accgov.com.
Photo by Serge van Neck on Unsplash
Classic Center Arena
Opening in November 2023, the Classic Center Arena is set to be Northeast Georgia’s newest event facility. Announced in April, the arena will have 5,500 permanent seats and a maxiumum capacity of 8,500, able to accomodate any event from sports tournaments to concerts. It is expected to create over 600 jobs and generate over $33 million in economic impact.
Photo courtesy of visitathensga.com
Athens Farmers Market
Don’t miss out on high quality, fresh local produce from the Athens Farmers Market at Bishop Park. Along with produce you’ll find stand-out work from local artisans that make great gifts. The market is open until December, so there is plenty of time to enjoy seasonal produce and lovely handmade products throughout the year!
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Georgia Open History Library
Looking to delve more into Georgia specific history? The Georgia Open History Library, available through the University of Georgia Press, is a collection of records, reports, journals, letters and more, all in digital formats.
This collection is available through ugapress.org, with an additional list of places to find select titles as open digital editions.
Photos courtesy of ugapress.org