Are you feeling some winter time blues? Start planning some fun weekend getaways from Atlanta to recharge your energy. On Saturday, March 16th from (10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.) the 60th annual Christ Church Tour of Homes will take place in St. Simons Island and Sea Island. This is a really fun event in Georgia’s golden isles and a chance to see mansions that line the coast of Georgia. Most are professionally decorated and many contain unique features that you will never find in another home. Tickets are $40.00 in advance or $45.00 at the door. Go to www.christchurchtourofhomes.org to plan and purchase your tickets online.
On January 30th The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival opens up at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center with “Hava Nagila” the movie. AJFF will present more than 70 films (Jan. 30-Feb. 20) at various locations around the metro area. Check www.ajff.org for times and dates of all the films involved in the festival.
Want to get in shape? Fleet Feet Hikes: Short Hikes for Mature Adults
Saturday, Feb 2 8:50a.m.
Meet at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Kennesaw, GA. The hikes are led by mature adults who enjoy the outdoors and know the trails of Kennesaw Mountain well. Short Hikes are 2 miles long and are from (9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.) Participants should meet at the flagpole near the Visitor Center; no registration is required. for all hikes, please arrive ten minutes prior to start time for hike information; hikes begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Be sure to bring water, long pants, and good hiking boots are recommended. Staff reserves the right to change.
College Night at The High
Saturday, Feb 23 7:00p to Sunday, Feb 24 12:00a
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Explore the paintings, passion, and politics of the art world’s most fiery duo, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera! Take a tour of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition, then turn part of your body into art with a body-paint artist. Work with artists to make Frida and Diego-inspired swag, then watch choreographer Helen Hale interpret their iconic works through dance. Finally, practice your moves during salsa and tango lessons or just groove to the sounds of DJs Santiago Paramo and Ree de la Vega. $7 for students and free for members.
Have a short weekend getaway to Chattanooga, TN, only an hour and half outside of Atlanta you can enjoy the Aquarium, The IMAX, the spa’s, Rock City and Ruby Falls and the many eclectic shops, and restaurants in downtown Chattanooga. There are a ton of Hotels close enough to walk to the city center where the IMAX and Aquarium are located so take advantage of the ability to walk and get some exercise. The Duck Boat Tours area also really fun and take you on land and right into the Tennessee River for a great view of the city.
Atlanta is such a vibrant city full of art, culture and the ability to get away from it all at the drop of a hat. We have wineries, mountains, beaches so get out there and explore and do something different this weekend.