ACC Leisure Services Department

New at the Lyndon House...

Aurora, an installation by Zane Cochran, is on display at the Lyndon House Arts Center through Saturday, October 14. The opening reception is planned for Thursday, September 7 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

In conjunction with The Game Show, this commissioned installation by Zane Cochran includes 40 suspended structures that begin to glow and fade as visitors explore the gallery. The multifaceted structures, which draw inspiration from the Northern Lights, are generated from a computer algorithm created by the artist that inspire both the shape and coloration of the interactive lights. 

All exhibitions are free and open to the public during regular gallery hours - Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Lyndon House is closed on Saturdays when there is a University of Georgia home football game.

For more information, please call 706-613-3623.

Animal Safari

It Will be Wild!

Get on board for a field trip to Wild Animal Safari!  Individuals, ages 8-15, are invited to to a unique, hands-on safari experience where they will be able to see, touch, and feed hundreds of exotic animals from every continent.

A drive through the 500-acre park will bring everyone face to face with exotic animals from all over the world. 

This field trip takes place Saturday, September 9.  The group will depart from Lay Park at 9:00 a.m. and return at approximately 4:00 p.m.  Attendees must have money for lunch or bring a sack lunch. The fee is $20 for ACC residents and $30 for non-residents.   Online registration is required.  

For more information, please call 706-613-3596.

Water Fest

Be a Water Super Hero!

The annual Athens Water Festival is set for Saturday, September 9 from 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Sandy Creek Park.

This is a family friendly event all about water, hosted by the ACC Water Conservation Office with support from ACC Stormwater and ACC Leisure Services. Participate in hands-on activities and games, meet sea-life and other critters, and splash with the water trucks.

There is a $2 entry fee into the park, but all the activities are free! Make sure to bring your swimsuit and a water bottle. 

For more information, please call 706-613-3729.

Milky Way

Out of this World...

Join us for a planetarium program in the Sky Center at Sandy Creek Nature Center.  We will journey through the night sky, exploring the great beyond.

This month's theme is "Autumn Skies" Attendees will learn about constellations, stars, and planets that are visible as well as what astronomical symbols are up in the fall.

This program, for ages 5 and older, is planned for Saturday, September 9 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult.  The fee is $2 for ACC residents and $3 for non-residents.  Online registration is required.

For more information, please call 706-613-3615.  

Who Did It?

Are you looking to add a little mystery to your weekend? Then head over to Rocksprings Park for a murder mystery dinner party. The theme is "The Butler Kicks the Bucket."

All dinner party guests will be assigned a character prior to the dinner with character tips.  We strongly encourage you to dress for your part. 

This program, for ages 20 and older, is set for Friday, September 29 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Rocksprings Park.  The fee is $20 for ACC residents and $30 for non-residents.   Online registration is required.

For more information, please call 706-613-3602.

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