Discover DaVinci and Michelangelo Side by Side Exhibition

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On loan from the Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence , Italy , The DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Side by Side Exhibition illustrates the startling genius of the two Renaissance masterminds.  On display are DaVinci and Michelangelo’s most important inventions, paintings, original cast sculptures created directly from the Master’s works by the National Academy of Cast Making in Florence. The intention of the Exhibition is to provide visitors with an unparalleled experience by immersing the viewer into the lives of two of the world greatest artists that ever lived.

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The DaVinci Exhibition contains over 60 hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo’s 500 year old designs and is the life work of three generations of Florentine artisans, who have painstakingly brought to life the creations by the brilliant scientist, inventor and artist Leonardo DaVinci.With over 60 machines on display, many of which are interactive, the collection features replicas of the major and most striking inventions of the original Renaissance Man. The main features on display include the “bicycle”, “spring powered car”, “hang glider” and the “air screw”, a precursor to the helicopter and for the first time ever, the secrets behind Leonardo’s legendary robotic lion.  This exhibition presents over 60 models grouped in themes: War machines, Flying machines, Nautical & Hydraulic machines, as well as devices illustrating the Principles of Mechanics. The interactive machines are a popular aspect of each exhibition as visitors can touch and handle these models to gain a first-hand appreciation of how they work. Explanatory notes and illustrative panels with Leonardo’s drawings accompany each model.

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Side by Side are Michelangelo’s sculptures, paintings and architecture.  All of Michelangelo’s sculptures are actual, full size casts from the National Academy of Cast Making in Florence, Italy,  Notable casts statues include the life size head of David, as well as the Pieta, whose depiction of Mary holding Jesus’ body grips the viewer with maternal grief. Elsewhere, visitors get up close to examine the details in his famed Sistine Chapel frescos. High-quality reproductions let guests gaze at The Creation of Adam in the sort of detail known only to professional restorers.

DaVinci’s Masterpieces on display are his licensed reproductions masterpieces framed to the exact size of the original artwork.

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Discover Side by Side –  DaVinci & Michelangelo

The Mona Lisa – The Pieta

The Vitruvian Man – The Statue of David

DaVinci’s Ideal City – Vatican City & St. Peter’s Dome

Last Supper – Sistine Chapel

Battle of Anghiari – Battle of Cascina

 

Check out these images from the exhibit here.

“Not everybody realizes DaVinci and Michelangelo were alive during the same time but were also bitter rivals,” explained Rodgers, “When discussing the Italian Renaissance you can’t talk about one without the other.”

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This weekend my readers can get get in to see the exhibit for just $10.    It’s a Back to School “Special Admission Rate.”

 Just show them this page on your cell phone and get the $10.00 admission for this Saturday and Sunday August 1st and 2nd.

 

The exhibition will offer docent and self-guided tours.  Docent guided tours are pre-scheduled and visitors can check the website or call for daily times.  Self-guided tours require a smart device with Internet capabilities.  Visitors who self guide should bring their own smart device and headphones.  Docent and self-guided tours are included in the price of admission.

Admission Prices

Adults are $18.95

Seniors (65+) and teachers (with school ID) are $16.95

 Children 4-12 years old are $14.95

Children three and under are free with a paying adult

Parking is accessible at the public parking lot available at Perimeter Pointe. There is no charge for parking.

Hours

Monday-Friday 10am to 5pm

Saturday 10am to 9pm

Sunday 12 noon to 5pm

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Backstage Tours at the Chick-fil-A Home Office

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If you grew up near Atlanta, then you are probably well aware of who Truett Cathy is.  As a native of Atlanta, I grew up eating Chick-fil-A and Truett Cathy was a household name.

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Truett Cathy, born before the Great Depression, became an entrepreneur at the early age of 8 by selling Coke to his neighbors.

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Truett and his brother Ben began their first restaurant, the Dwarf Grill, in Hapeville, Georgia back in 1946. Originally selling beef (I know the cows are gasping), Truett did not begin selling his famous Chick-fil-A sandwich until the 1960s.  Over the years Truett has grown his family owned, now debt free business, into a multi billion dollar company.  With a variety of restaurants and foundations, Truett Cathy has left a remarkable legacy behind for others to learn from.

“Nearly every moment of every day we have the opportunity to give something to someone else—our time, our love, our resources. I have always found more joy in giving when I did not expect anything in return.”

– Quote from “Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People” by S. Truett Cathy, published 2002.

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Today I had the pleasure of touring Chick-fil-A headquarters in Atlanta with fellow bloggers and members of the Chick-fil-A Mom’s Club.  Nestled in an 80-acre wooded campus full of beautiful landscaping and trails, is the Chick-fil-A home office.  Rated the highest ranking fast food restaurant in the U.S. for customer satisfaction according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report of 2015, I was eager to find out more about this innovative and faith based company.  Our tour was different from the traditional “Backstage Tour” offered to families; however, as a mother that has taken her children on the traditional one, it is well worth the visit.

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Reservations are required for tours.

With two options available, you are sure to find the one that best meets your families needs.

Option 1:  Regular Tour

Whet your appetite with a tasting of this cultural tour! Learn the history of the Chick-fil-A founder, Truett Cathy, and the core values of the company with a visit to the History Museum.  This tour is FREE and lasts about an hour.

Option 2:  The Deluxe Tour

Hungry for more? Experience Truett Cathy’s office, and take a quick shuttle ride to see new product development in “The Kitchen” and visit the “Hatch” innovation center.  This tour costs $15 per person (plus tax) and lasts two hours.

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Truett Cathy loved cars! Inside the corporate offices you will find a collection of some of his prized possessions. One of these is this Bat Mobile. This Bat Mobile was one of three that was used in Batman Returns with Michael Keaton.

Today we were treated to the Deluxe Tour.  Tours begin in the Backstage room.  Here you are introduced to Chick-fil-A and learn about some pretty cool statistics.

Did you know that last year they used 200 million lemons for their lemonade?

Did you know that the Cows, the ones we have come to love, have been around for 20 years?

Did you know that Chick-fil-A has sold over 3 BILLION chicken sandwiches?

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We also learned about the 3 BIG values that Truett and his company believe in that lead to success in life, work, and school.

Make smart decisions

Maximize your potential

Treat others right

We also get to see a creative movie highlighting this principles.  Can you guess the name?  No?

Night at the Mooseum

I just love that title.  Such a great play on their cow theme!

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My group began our tour at The Hatch. The Hatch is the known as the innovation center.  Here corporate employees and partners work to understand problems and needs as well as imagine new ideas.  They create prototypes and validate their ideas.  Here it is understood that it is okay to break things.  Not necessarily in the literal sense, but rather, it is okay here to make mistakes.  Mistakes need to be made at The Hatch, rather than in the restaurants.  Here, ideas come together!

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One of my favorite parts of our tour was visiting The Kitchen. The Kitchen is the heart of the company!  Here chefs, dietitians, food scientists, etc.. gather to create and reinvent.  Today we had the AWESOME opportunity to sample a few things!  While I can’t tell you about two of them (just know you are going to love them), I can tell you about the Yogurt Parfait we got to sample.  If you visit Chick-fil-A in the morning you know that they offer a variety of items.  One of those is their Yogurt Parfait.  This week they made their Yogurt Parfaits even better!  Now they are made with GREEK YOGURT!  Did you know that?  I am looking forward to getting these more often!

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The tour ended back at the home office.  Here we got to visit the museum featuring many items that showcase how Chick-fil-A has developed and changed over time.

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Pictured above is Truett’s office.  In front of his desk you can see a replica of the cart used to sell those Cokes I mentioned earlier.  The Treehouse, as you can see from the window, is located on the top floor of the home office among the tops of the trees.

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The tour ends on the bottom floor of the home office where guests can view some of his car collection.  Guests are also given a complimentary photo to commemorate their experience at Chick-fil-A.

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As I left the building today, I stopped by the front to take a picture.  I was always amazed with Chick-fil-A, but this made me love them even more–if that is honestly possible!

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If you are ever in the Atlanta area, you have to check this out!

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Many images are personal images taken by me.  Some of the images were from the Chick-fil-A website.

Heading Back to School with Name Bubbles

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Thursday I head back to school to prepare my classroom and heart for another group of wonderful 5th graders.  I am blessed that I truly enjoy my job!  My heart is always so full of joy to be able to experience life with a new group of students.

For many parents, hearing that it is time for back to school is good news!  Having to keep your kids busy throughout the summer can be exhausting.  As a mother, I also look forward to getting back into a routine. The lazy days of summer are great, but there comes a time to put away the beach things and prepare for Back to School!

Adjusting to a new schedule can be quite the challenge.  To make it easier I would suggest that you go ahead and be proactive.  Begin by moving bedtime to an earlier time.   Allowing your child to get into the habit of settling in earlier will be important.  It is also helpful to have discussions about the new school year.  Talk to your child about expectations such as homework, bathing, bedtime, etc.  It is also important to is also to speak positive about school.

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As a teacher, you know I have to love all things related to organization and Name Bubbles offers a wide variety of name/medical alert labels for anyone’s needs.  They have even earned several awards, including the 2014 Creative Child Award Winner and the 2014 Mom’s Choice Award Gold Medal Winner.

I was happy to be given the opportunity to select some of their personalized labels for my personal use.  Their website was easy to use with the “Start Here” program that helps guide you through the customization process.  With a variety of styles, fonts, and colors, you are sure to find something that appeals to your style. As you can see pictured above, I went with a cute nautical theme.

Since receiving my labels, I have to say that I have been very impressed!  I love that the company put my labels in a small folder.  This was easy for me to store and access.  I also LOVE that these labels are versatile.  I have placed them on a variety of items including books, shoes, bags, and lunchboxes.

“Choose from Dishwasher Safe Labels, Iron-On Labels, Write-On Labels, or Variety Packs to suit any of your labeling needs. Choose from several fun, removable and reusable Wall Decals to add pizzazz to your child’s nursery, bedroom, playroom, or any room of the house. Wanting a way to personalize bags, luggage, backpacks and lunch boxes?  Our Bag Tags are the perfect personalized and stylish option! Last but not least, join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang by selecting any of our Peanuts Products.  And be sure to snag some before the launch of the new Peanuts movie!”

Another great thing to love about Name Bubbles is that they give back.  Back in 2009 they began a program called Labeled for Good.  This programs is a way for them to “give back, raise awareness, and make children’s lives better all around.”  Knowing that I am buying from a company that gives back makes this company even more lovable!

Check out Name Bubbles for all your label needs!  You will not be disappointed!

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Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort Now Open

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Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort™ Welcomes First Guests Today

The Dollywood Company’s most anticipated project to date, Dollywood’s DreamMore ResortTM, opens its doors Monday, July 27, creating a new chapter in the famed company’s 30-year history.

Fittingly, Dolly Parton’s dream of adding a resort to the fun and excitement of her Smoky Mountain theme park offerings comes true during Dollywood’s 30th anniversary season.

“Seeing DreamMore Resort open really is a dream come true for me,” Parton said. “It brings me back to when my whole family would get together on the front porch catching up and swapping stories. I want families to spend the day experiencing the fun of our parks, then come to this beautiful resort to spend time together making even more family memories!”

“Everyone at The Dollywood Company has greatly anticipated our opening day since this project was announced in August 2013,” said Kevin Osborn, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort’s general manager. “Countless people have put so much heart and effort in to this beautiful resort; to see it standing and ready to welcome visitors fills us all with an amazing feeling of accomplishment. We’re ready to help our guests make family memories they’ll share for a lifetime.”

Thanks to unique Dollywood park privileges—including free transportation to both Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country, front-of-the-line access at Dollywood with a free TimeSaver pass for each guest, early Saturday entrance for guests at Dollywood, and much more—Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort is the ideal location for guests seeking a fun-filled Smoky Mountains vacation destination.

The spectacular guest arrival experience includes an impressive fountain inspired by Parton’s Dream More book and a stately porte-cochère that offers a hint of the beauty visitors find inside. Families then are greeted by the resort doorman who is ready to entertain and delight the property’s newest guests. Upon entering the magnificent lobby, guests are welcomed with an unparalleled view of the Great Smoky Mountains through the resort’s extraordinary three-story-tall picture windows. The ceilings are painted a warm blue that perfectly suits the atmosphere guests of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort enjoy throughout their stay.

The resort closely mirrors the experience found at Dollywood, the three-time winner of Amusement Today’s World’s Friendliest Theme Park. Live entertainment offerings throughout the year allow visitors to enjoy quality programming during their stay, while Song & Hearth, the resort’s farmhouse-inspired restaurant, provides delectable home-style dishes served up with a side of Southern hospitality for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Guests are encouraged to spend time laughing and creating memories in this welcoming family environment. Through unique amenities like storytelling spots, kid’s play areas, an event lawn and porches lined with rocking chairs, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort becomes the perfect setting for truly connecting with loved ones. Premium facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, landscaped gardens, and spa offer fun for every member of the family. Beautiful meeting space for groups, special events and family reunions adds another unique facet to this amazing facility.

Additionally, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort’s close proximity to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the country, allows guests the opportunity to explore the park’s beauty via its plentiful hiking and biking trails, auto tours, wildlife viewing areas and educational programs.

For reservations at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort or to find more information about all of the family-friendly resort amenities, visit www.dollywoodsdreammore.com or call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD.

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Head Back to School with Label Daddy

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Are you ready for Back to School? You can Save 20% on Label Daddy labels for all your Back to School needs!  This is THE BEST deal available on Label Daddy, the number one solution for labeling your kid’s belongings!  Remember to label all clothing, sports equipment, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation, and other places.  Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others.

These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels — they’re washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant!  Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive.  You design your own labels!  Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including Disney and Marvel characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more.  Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp!  These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.

Remember, Save 20% on your entire Label Daddy order  –  this is the best discount available anywhere. Use code USFAMILY20 at checkout.  http://www.usfamily20.labeldaddy.com

August 2015 Events in Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites

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Below is a selection of August events at Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites. For more programs, visit www.GaStateParks.org/events and the parks’ web pages.  More information on accommodations and recreation can be found at GeorgiaStateParks.org or 1-800-864-7275.  You can also become a fan on Facebook , follow on Twitter and sign up for the monthly newsletter.

Coastal Georgia

Georgia’s First Fourth

Saturday, August 8, 2015 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah, GA

Hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence as it was read in the town of Savannah in August of 1776. Participate in the debate to declare independence or to remain loyal to the king. See musket firings and more. $4.50 – $10. 912-353-3023.

Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills

Saturday, August 15, 2015 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fort King George Historic Site – Darien, GA

Enjoy a guided tour of the Fort, but with a new focus. This walking tour will guide you through the land as it was during the Sawmill industry of the 19th Century. Learn about how Darien played a role in this huge industry. Cost is regular admission. Tours lasts approximately 30 minutes. $4.50 – $7.50 912-437-4770.

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Indoor Basic Archery

Saturday, August 1, 2015 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Saturday, August 15, 2015 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Panola Mountain State Park – Stockbridge, GA

Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided. Ages 9 and up. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Intermediate Archery

Sunday, August 2, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, August 16, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Panola Mountain State Park – Stockbridge, GA

Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Ages 9 and up. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Perseids “Shooting Star” Party

Thursday, August 13, 2015 to Friday, August 14, 2015 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Hard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge, GA

Join us on the beach for the peak night (and morning) of the Perseid Meteor Shower. On this night, a ranger will keep the beach open until the early hours of the morning, and participants can lie down to enjoy the show. Bring a blanket and snacks. Pre-registration is required. 5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Paddle Under the Perseids – Meteor Kayak Tour

Friday, August 14, 2015 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday, August 22, 2015 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Hard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge, GA

Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered by many to be the year’s best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Free for cabin and camping guests. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Civil War Soldier’s Life

Saturday, August 15, 2015 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site – Dallas, GA

Learn about the life of the common soldier who fought in Georgia. A historian dressed as a soldier will display the items soldiers carried while marching and fighting in north Georgia in 1864. $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.

Atlanta Audubon Beginners Bird Walk

Friday, August 28, 2015 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Hard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge, GA

This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

Saturday, August 1, 2015 2 p.m.

Thursday, August 6, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 13, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Sweetwater Creek State Park — Lithia Springs, GA

Join instructors on the George H. Sparks Reservoir for an afternoon of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). This program is intended for anyone 16 and over who can swim and is interested in SUP, and will include an introduction to the sport as well as a recreational tour. Includes board, PFD, and paddle Meet at the Bait Shop. Limited to 10. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Middle & South Georgia

Twilight Night Paddle

Saturday, August 1, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, August 8, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

High Falls State Park – Jackson, GA

Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, three-mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.

Watermelon Express Train Ride

Saturday, August 8, 2015 9:30 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

Friday, August 14, 2015 9:30 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

Saturday, August 22, 2015 9:30 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

SAM Shortline Train – Cordele, GA

Enjoy this ride from our downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.

Presidential Flyer Train Ride

Saturday, August 15, 2015 10 a.m. to 4:25 p.m.

SAM Shortline Train  – Cordele, GA

Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter’s boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.

Canoeing 101: Intro to Paddling

Sunday, August 16, 2015 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

High Falls State Park – Jackson, GA

Learn the basics of paddling and put your skills to the test. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Must be a swimmer. $10 includes canoe, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.

Bark In The Park Dog Luau

Saturday, August 29, 2015 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

F.D. Roosevelt State Park – Pine Mountain, GA

Join us for music, dog dancing, slushies and fun. Join our best summer costume contest and best trick competition as we celebrate our canine companions. $3 correct change entry fee per dog per event. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Northern Georgia

Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

Saturday, August 1, 2015 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 30, 2015 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Tallulah Gorge State Park – Tallulah Falls, GA

Enjoy a one-mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals

3rd Saturday of Month 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. from August 15, 2015 until Sep 20, 2015

Smithgall Woods State Park – Helen, GA

Children and their special “big person” can fish in a lake stocked with catfish, bass and bream. Fish caught can be kept. Bring your own bait and rods. This event is not at Smithgall Woods, but at Buck Shoals, a nearby unopened state park. Call for directions. Occurs every third Saturday through September. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Full Moon Paddling Tour

Saturday, August 29, 2015 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Don Carter State Park – Gainesville, GA

Enjoy paddling at night along the beautiful Lake Lanier under the light of a full moon. Experience the wonders of nature that are unique to nighttime and create a memory that you will never forget. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. All ages welcome. Meet at the boat ramp. $15 with personal kayak/canoe. $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.

Full Moon Paddle

Saturday, August 29, 2015 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tallulah Gorge State Park – Tallulah Falls, GA

Enjoy a relaxing paddle around Tallulah lake as the full moon reflects off the water. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, so register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

THE APOLOGETICS STUDY BIBLE FOR STUDENTS HCSB

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  My family loves to listen to Ravi Zacharias.  He is such a profound speaker who is devoted to bringing the truth of the Gospel to all.  As an apologetic, Ravi and many others devote their lives to helping people know, without a doubt, that what is in the Bible is true and defending it.
 A few months ago our church hosted an Apologetics conference and much to my delight, my youngest son signed us up to volunteer.  Nothing makes me happier than seeing my family delight in being a part of what God has in store for us.  Today we got our new, Apologetics Study Bible for Students, in the mail.  It makes my heart so happy to see that my baby boy is thrilled with his new bible.
 In preparation for the new bible we were eagerly awaiting to come in the mail, my son took some time to watch some of the videos associated with this new bible.  ApologeticsBible.com offers free Bible Studies, videos and a weekly newsletter that will send 52 weeks of Apologetic content!  Beginning with the first video, Is it okay to have doubts, my son chose to delve right in.  As a believer and parent, I am thankful for this video series.  Nearly every one of us have had doubts about things in the bible, and after talking to my son after watching the first video I realzied he too has questions.  As said in the video, having doubts should be seen as a good thing!  Why?  Because it shows that you are committed to and seeking the truth rather than just abandoning.  When you seek to find the truth, you will be led back to Jesus.   As a parent of older children, I know and have experienced in my own life what happens when you go to college or begin to take that plunge into discovering your own identity.  You are exposed to the ways of the world and many different ideologies.  Those can lead to you questioning what you were brought up believing.
As a parent, I sought to ground my children as much as I could in the Word and Truth because I wanted to prepare them for the attacks on their faith.   One thing that was missing was the answers to the serious questions doubters ask or those that do not believe question.  I never really equipped them to understand and be able to really defend their faith until I discovered the Apologetics.
You might be asking yourself, what is an apologetic?  From Bible.org, “Apologetics may be simply defined as the defense of the Christian faith.”  Preparing my child and helping him to really grasp that what we believe in is truth, regardless of what others may say, is hard.  Having something like the Apologetics for Students really helps.
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A Few Features of The Apologetics Study Bible for Students HCSB:
– Book Introductions for each of the sixty-six books of the Bible.
– Study Notes provide evidence of the reliability and truthfulness of Scripture.
– 120 Articles written by today’s leading Christian thinkers dealing with life’s ultimate questions.
– 60 Twisted Scriptures address ways that various religious movements distort Scripture to support doctrine contrary to historic Christian teaching.
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Would you like to get your own copy of an Apologetics Student Bible?  You can order one HERE.

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The Apologetics Study Bible APP

Students get grounded in the truth of Scripture and equipped with thoughtful and practical responses to difficult and heartfelt challenges to core issues of faith and life. Think of it as Christian Apologetics 101. Includes the complete Holman Christian Standard Bible with footnotes and cross references in the Olive Tree BibleReader.

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Also, this summer, the gift of Confident Faith is being celebrated with 16 brand new, but energetic and brief videos featuring Sean McDowell, free resources like Bible studies and articles as well as wonderful specials on apps and Bibles.  There are new resources every week – a full 16 weeks of resources when it is all done.  AND, if that weren’t enough, a Confident Faith Sweepstakes is being offered to give away Bibles, free mini libraries of B&H’s best apologetics resources and even a trip for two to the National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) being held October 16-17, 2015 in Charlotte, NC where some of the world’s leading thinkers will offer insights and teaching. 
Enter the sweepstakes HERE.

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 I am also giving away an Apologetics Student Bible.  ENTER HERE
Open to US and giveaway ends August 14.
 

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