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May 30 2015

Grammy winning singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins will kick off the first “Lake Show” at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue May 30. Local bands Riverstreet, Mid Life Crisis, and other musicians will also perform in the lakeside grandstands in the first event of its kind at the former Olympic site. The show is not just a concert, but a festival of sorts with gates opening at 2 p.m. with corn hole tournaments and bouncy houses for kids. Attendees can purchase barbecue dinners, wine, beer and other beverages for sale by the John Jarrard Foundation. Music starts at 3 p.m. and continues into the night.

More info: www.lakelanierolympicvenue.com.
Tickets: http://gh96.xorbia.com/the-lake-show.
Jun 13 2015
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, June 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.

State law now requires any person born after January 1, 1998, must have completed a boater education course approved by the Ga. DNR before he or she may legally operate a motorized vessel on Georgia state waters. 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: For additional information and information on registering for this course, please contact:
Sara Snyder, Public Education Officer, at (770)841-8388 or asbs10@comcast.net

Jul 16 2015
Thursday, July 16

12:00 NOON - 5:00 PM - Welcome Crew at Entrance to Lake Lanier Islands Resort at the Roundabout. Out of Towner's will be greeted and directed to boat ramps, secure trailer parking, Sunset Cove docks and hotel. 

6:00PM-10:00PM - Meet and Greet at Gianni’s Italian Bistro & Pizzeria , Lake Lanier Islands Resort, music, great food and full bar.

Location: Lake Lanier Islands Resort
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518, 770-945-8787
Upon entering the Resort each vehicle will be charged a one time entry fee of $10.00 redeemable for food, with receipt, for $5.00 at any outlet on the property. 

More info/register: www.lanierpartners.org
Jul 17 2015
Friday July 17

11:30AM-3:00PM - "Cheeseburger in Paradise" Raft Up on the Lake. We will continue cooking fresh burgers until 2:00 PM. This is a free lunch for registered participants provided by Norman's Landing Restaurant in Cumming, GA. 

12:00 Noon-10:00 PM - Registration, Mandatory "Captains' Meeting"(8:00 PM), Boat Registration, Mandatory "Captains' Meeting"(8:00 PM) and "Welcome Party" at the Grand Hall, Sunset Cove Parking lot, Lake Lanier Islands Resort - A fantastic buffet dinner banquet served 6:00 – 9:00 PM, provided by the famous Jim & Nicks BBQ, FREE for registered participants with wristbands issued at Registration. Landlubber wristbands will be available for the banquet, only $25.00 each. There will beo a DJ playing at the Grand Hall and Vendor Village and there will be a "Giant" event auction as well, hosted by Four Seasons Auction Gallery, and Red Barons Antiques. Many exotic and exciting boats will be on display in the parking lot for everyone to enjoy. There also will be a DJ or live music playing on the Sunset Cove Promenade. This year, as usual, we will have a "Special Surprise" after the captain's meeting, so don't run off early. Pirates of Lanier "Vendor Village", Sunset Cove Parking Lot, Lake Lanier Islands Resort.

Location: Lake Lanier Islands Resort
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518, 770-945-8787
Upon entering the Resort each vehicle will be charged a one time entry fee of $10.00 redeemable for food, with receipt, for $5.00 at any outlet on the property. 

More info/register: www.lanierpartners.org
Jul 18 2015
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, July 18. 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.

State law now requires any person born after January 1, 1998, must have completed a boater education course approved by the Ga. DNR before he or she may legally operate a motorized vessel on Georgia state waters. 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: For additional information and information on registering for this course, please contact:
Sara Snyder, Public Education Officer, at (770)841-8388 or asbs10@comcast.net

Jul 18 2015
Saturday July 18

9:00AM-3:00PM - The Poker Run on the Lake (See Event Details at www.lanierpartners.org)

11:00AM-3:00PM - There will be lunch available at five great locations around the lake 
Hide Away Bay marina, hosted by Fishtales Grill, Pigtales restaurant at Aqualand Marina, Pelican Pete’s at Port Royale Marina, Flip Flops at Holiday Marina and Lenny’s Subs at Baldridge Marina (a great choice if you want to get sandwiches to go and raft up for lunch in Cocktail Cove). All participants are encouraged to support our lake restaurants, be prepared to raft up.

5:00PM-9:00PM - Card Playing in the "Casino"

5:00PM-12:00AM - The Card Playing at the Casino at Sunset Cove Beach Cafe and Club, After event Party, trophy presentations, and the "Geico" Awards Ceremony, Sunset Cove, Lake Lanier Islands Resort. Gianni's Italian Bistro and Sunset Cove Beach Cafe & Club will be open for dinner and libations until 12:00 PM. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. So prepare yourself accordingly to be in attendance for the gala “PIRATE After Event" with fantastic, fireworks, Raw footage videos of the day on the 25 foot screen and a DJ playing your favorite music.

Location: Lake Lanier Islands Resort
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518, 770-945-8787
Upon entering the Resort each vehicle will be charged a one time entry fee of $10.00 redeemable for food, with receipt, for $5.00 at any outlet on the property. 

More info/register: www.lanierpartners.org
Aug 8 2015
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, August 8. 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.

State law now requires any person born after January 1, 1998, must have completed a boater education course approved by the Ga. DNR before he or she may legally operate a motorized vessel on Georgia state waters. 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: For additional information and information on registering for this course, please contact:
Sara Snyder, Public Education Officer, at (770)841-8388 or asbs10@comcast.net

Aug 15 2015

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 fulfills GA requirements for boater safety education, which is now mandatory for any person born after January 1, 1998 to legally operate a motorized vessel in GA waters. 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 Army Corps Project Office, 1050 Buford Dam Road, Buford, GA
Time: Saturday, August 15, 2015; 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!
Sep 19 2015
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 19. 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.

State law now requires any person born after January 1, 1998, must have completed a boater education course approved by the Ga. DNR before he or she may legally operate a motorized vessel on Georgia state waters. 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: For additional information and information on registering for this course, please contact:
Sara Snyder, Public Education Officer, at (770)841-8388 or asbs10@comcast.net

Sep 26 2015
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.

Oct 10 2015
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 10. 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.

State law now requires any person born after January 1, 1998, must have completed a boater education course approved by the Ga. DNR before he or she may legally operate a motorized vessel on Georgia state waters. 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: For additional information and information on registering for this course, please contact:
Sara Snyder, Public Education Officer, at (770)841-8388 or asbs10@comcast.net

Oct 17 2015

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 fulfills GA requirements for boater safety education, which is now mandatory for any person born after January 1, 1998 to legally operate a motorized vessel in GA waters. 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 Army Corps Project Office, 1050 Buford Dam Road, Buford, GA
Time: Saturday, October 17, 2015; 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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