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Sep 8 2014
Seamanship, Junior Navigation and Engine Maintenance Advanced Courses

Location: Dunwoody High School
For more information:  Visit www.atlantasboatingclub.com
Sep 13 2014
The 19th Annual Hong Kong Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival is expected to be the biggest yet with more entertainment and food than ever before.

When: Saturday, Sept 13. Team captain meeting 6:45 a.m.; Buddhist monks bless dragon boats 7 a.m.; National Anthem and flag raising 7:30 a.m.; races 7:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Opening Ceremony 12:00-1:10 p.m.; races continue 1:10-3:10; awards and raffle drawing (except 2000 meter) 3:10-3.40 p.m.; 2,000 meter selected team races 3:40-5 p.m.
Where: Lake Lanier Olympic Venue Olympic Course and Plaza, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville.
Admission: Free.
Parking: Parking fees near the venue range form $5-$10. A $2 shuttle from off-site parking at Riverbend Elementary School will be available 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The boat ramp at Clarks Bridge Park will be closed.
Information: www.lckc.org, www.dragonboatatlanta.com.
Sep 13 2014
Flotilla 29 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Lanier, announces a one-day, seven-lesson “About Boating Safely” course.  The course is scheduled for Saturday, September 13. The course also serves as a PWC certified course for children under the age of 16. The course will be given at the Coast Guard Auxiliary Operations Center, 6595 Lights Ferry Rd., Flowery Branch, on the left just before the entrance to Aqualand Marina. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and cost is $35.  Discounts are available for additional family members. Successful completion of this course could result in a reduction in your boat’s insurance premium. 
 
Course contents include:
• Know your boat
• Before you get underway
• Navigating the waterways
• Operating your vessel safely
• Legal requirements of boating
• Boating emergencies
• Enjoying watersports
• State of Georgia regulations

More info: Pat Lindsey, (770) 271-4059, lakelanier.ga@aol.com
Sep 27 2014
Shore Sweep, put on by the Lake Lanier Association, focuses on 10 participating locations around the lake and nearby shorelines: Aqualand Marina, Clarks Bridge Park, Gainesville Marina, Holiday Marina, Lake Lanier Islands, Sunrise Cove Marina, War Hill Park, Bald Ridge Marina, Port Royale Marina, and Gwinnett Park.

The event is from 8 am - 1 pm. Volunteers should report to a participating location to pick up trash bags and a shoreline-area assignment for trash collection. All volunteers turning in at least one full bag of trash receive a T-shirt. Many of the sites will provide snacks or other festivities.

Advance registration for the event is NOT required, but it does help in scheduling shoreline coverage. If you would like to participate, please send an email to lakeinfo@lakelanier.org.


More info: www.lakelanier.org, 770-503-7757.

Sep 27 2014

When: Saturday, September 27
Event description: Fall festival with bluegrass music, craft booths and barbecue.
Bluegrass bands: Ellis Walden, Larry Daniels, Georgia Pick & Bow, Now & Then Band, Pressley Girls
Time: Noon-7 p.m.
Location: Day Use Area (near the beach), Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd., Gainesville.
Admission: Free parking, free admission. Per plate charge for barbecue.
Park volunteers: Those desiring to help “Dress up the Park” report to the visitors’ center 10 a.m.-noon. Bring shovel, gloves and water.
Arts & Craft Vendors: The park is accepting local craft vendors’ applications for through the  Friday before the festival. Booth cost is $35.
More info: www.gastateparks.org, 770-450-7726




Oct 4 2014

When: 6-9 p.m. October 4.
Where: Lanier Olympic Venue Plaza, Clarks Bridge Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd., Gainesville
Tickets: Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Free to children younger than 10. Reservations for a table of 8 are $40; seating for 10 is $50.
Reservations: Tickets may be purchased via PayPal through the LLRC website (www.lakelanierrowingclub.org) or by phone at 770-287-0077.
Oct 10 2014

2014 State Fall Games and State Horse Show
October 10 - 12, 2014
Gainesville, GA

Who:
1,650 Athletes
540 Coaches
350 Unified Partners
1,170 Volunteers
Countless Family and Friends!

Where:
North Hall Park
Laurel Park
Chicopee Woods Golf Course
Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center

Sports:
Bocce
Cycling
Equestrian
Golf
Softball

For More Information:

Sponsorships
Georgia Milton-Sheats
770-414-9390 ext. 106
georgia.milton-sheats@specialolympicsga.org

Volunteers
Stephen Sparks
229-292-6955
stephen.sparks@specialolympicsga.org

Events
Charles White – Fall Games
229-834-8277
charles.white@specialolympicsga.org

Kelli Britt – Horse Show
770-414-9390 ext. 122
kelli.britt@specialolympicsga.org
Oct 11 2014

2014 State Fall Games and State Horse Show
October 10 - 12, 2014
Gainesville, GA

Who:
1,650 Athletes
540 Coaches
350 Unified Partners
1,170 Volunteers
Countless Family and Friends!

Where:
North Hall Park
Laurel Park
Chicopee Woods Golf Course
Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center

Sports:
Bocce
Cycling
Equestrian
Golf
Softball

For More Information:

Sponsorships
Georgia Milton-Sheats
770-414-9390 ext. 106
georgia.milton-sheats@specialolympicsga.org

Volunteers
Stephen Sparks
229-292-6955
stephen.sparks@specialolympicsga.org

Events
Charles White – Fall Games
229-834-8277
charles.white@specialolympicsga.org

Kelli Britt – Horse Show
770-414-9390 ext. 122
kelli.britt@specialolympicsga.org
Oct 11 2014
Flotilla 29 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Lanier, announces a one-day, seven-lesson “About Boating Safely” course.  The course is scheduled for Saturday, October 11. The course also serves as a PWC certified course for children under the age of 16. The course will be given at the Coast Guard Auxiliary Operations Center, 6595 Lights Ferry Rd., Flowery Branch, on the left just before the entrance to Aqualand Marina. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and cost is $35.  Discounts are available for additional family members. Successful completion of this course could result in a reduction in your boat’s insurance premium. 
 
Course contents include:
• Know your boat
• Before you get underway
• Navigating the waterways
• Operating your vessel safely
• Legal requirements of boating
• Boating emergencies
• Enjoying watersports
• State of Georgia regulations

More info: Pat Lindsey, (770) 271-4059, lakelanier.ga@aol.com
Oct 11 2014
A funraising event, supporting our military

When: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time: 10 am - Gates open & registraton
          2:30 pm - Awards
          Rain Date: October 12
Where: Lake Lanier Islands’ Peachtree Point, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518
Activites: Care shoe, BBQ, live music, activities for the whole family
Lodging: Available at Legacy Lodge at Lake Lanier Islands Resort
Cost: Vehicle Entry Fee - $20; General Admission (includes parking) - $10, Free gate entry with active military ID, Children under 6 - free. Entry admission includes: parking, live music, prizes & trophies for multiple vehicls classes
More info: www.lakelanierautoshow.com, 770-904-1421

Oct 12 2014

2014 State Fall Games and State Horse Show
October 10 - 12, 2014
Gainesville, GA

Who:
1,650 Athletes
540 Coaches
350 Unified Partners
1,170 Volunteers
Countless Family and Friends!

Where:
North Hall Park
Laurel Park
Chicopee Woods Golf Course
Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center

Sports:
Bocce
Cycling
Equestrian
Golf
Softball

For More Information:

Sponsorships
Georgia Milton-Sheats
770-414-9390 ext. 106
georgia.milton-sheats@specialolympicsga.org

Volunteers
Stephen Sparks
229-292-6955
stephen.sparks@specialolympicsga.org

Events
Charles White – Fall Games
229-834-8277
charles.white@specialolympicsga.org

Kelli Britt – Horse Show
770-414-9390 ext. 122
kelli.britt@specialolympicsga.org
Nov 8 2014

Learn the Basics of Boating!
  • Boat Handling – Docking and Trailering
  • Safety Equipment and Procedures
  • Navigation Basics – Rules of the Road
  • Boat Types and Terminology

This one-day class is great for adults and teens. The class provides PWC certification for ages 12-15 and meets the new GA boating education requirements that go into effect July 1, 2014. The class is approved by the State of Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR) and by the National Association of the State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).

Location:  Lake Lanier Management Office, 1050 Buford Dam Road, Buford, GA
Time: Saturday, November 8, 2014; 8:30 am - 5 pm
Cost: For your text is $35 and families may share. Additional family members sharing a text are just $15 each.
For more information:  Visit www.atlantasboatingclub.com or email ABC@usps-atlanta.org

You may be able to save on your boat insurance after taking a “America’s Boating Course” class – check with your agent for details!
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