City of Calhoun Georgia – Gordon County GA

Frontier Day at New Echota

Get a glimpse into the way of life of the Cherokee Indian Nation in the 1820s on October 15, 2011 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the New Echota Historic Site in Calhoun, Georgia. Take a tour of the grounds and buildings to witness Cherokee artists and craftsmen demonstrating blacksmithing, candlemaking, basket making, weaving, and weaponry as it was done in the early 19th century.

The fee is $4 to $6. For more information, call 706-624-1321.

New Echota Historic Site
1211 Chatsworth Highway NE
Calhoun, GA

XVIII Annual Unity Run

The XVIII Annual United Way Unity Run will be held on September 27, 2011 in Calhoun, Georgia. A 1K Kids’ Run (Pre-K through 5th grade) will start and finish at Gordon Central High School. This race begins at 5 PM. A 5K Run/Walk will begin at 6:30 PM at Gordon Central High School and will end in downtown Calhoun. Plan on staying in town for the big finish line party that will be happening after the race.

Race day registration starts at 4:30 PM at Gordon Central High School. Anyone who has pre-registered can pick up their numbers on September 26, 2011 from 2PM to 6 PM at the Calhoun Depot.

Buses will run from the Depot in downtown Calhoun to the high school before the race. You will want to park downtown and ride the bus because there will be NO buses running after the race.

All proceeds will go to benefit the 18 United Way agencies working in Gordon County. For more information, call 706-602-5548.

The Historic Calhoun Depot
109 S. King St.
Calhoun, GA

New Echota Volunteer Day

New Echota Historic Site in Calhoun, Georgia is looking for volunteers to help with sprucing up the park in the Save our State Parks Volunteer Day on September 24, 2011 from 10 AM to 3 PM. The projects include trail work, cemetery clean up, painting, and more. If you have a group, such as the Scouts, please call ahead to register. For more information and to register, call 706-624-1321.

New Echota Historic Site
1211 Chatsworth Highway NE
Calhoun, GA

Guyegwoni: Cherokee Time of the Ripe Corn Moon

The New Echota Historic Site is offering a day long program, “Guyegwoni: Cherokee Time of the Ripe Corn Moon” on July 30, 2011 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Staff, volunteer interpreters and New Echota members will all be there for this wonderful time of year in celebration and thankfulness for the readiness of the corn.

Pack a lunch and plan to spend a fun filled day at the New Echota Historic Site in Calhoun, Georgia. $4 – $6. For more information, call 706-624-1321.

The Historic Site is located at:
1211 Chatsworth Highway NE
Calhoun, GA

Spring at New Echota

SpringCelebrate Spring at New Echota in Calhoun, Georgia on May 7, 2011 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Pack a lunch and come out for the day to help welcome in the spring. There will be historical demonstrations by friends of New Echota, Cherokee artists will be visiting, and guided tours will be just some of what is happening at this annual event.

Admission is $4 – 6 per person. For more information and details, call 706-624-1321.

New Echota Historic Site is located at:
1211 Chatsworth Highway NE
Calhoun, GA

North Georgia Valley Writers Conference

Writing PenSign up for the 2nd annual North Georgia Valley Writers Conference taking place at the Harris Arts Center in Calhoun, Georgia on May 6 – 7, 2011. The keynote speaker for this year is critically acclaimed author Jackie Lee Miles.

The event begins on Friday night, May 6, with a kick off dinner you can enjoy with several authors and workshop leaders at the Velo Vineyard in downtown Calhoun. Dine while you participate in a workshop by publisher Tony Burton of Wolfmont Press called, “What a Publisher Wants From You.” Dinner is $15 and is not included in the price of the conference. You must contact the Harris Arts Center at 706-629-2599 to make reservations.

The schedule for Saturday’s conference is as follows:

8 AM – 9 AM: Check in at the registration desk. Authors will be available for book signings and sales.
9 AM – 9:15 AM: Introduction and welcome by Literary Chair, Gray Bridges
9:15 AM – 10:45 AM: Five Things that Make a Good Story Great with keynote speaker, Jackie Lee Miles
11 AM – 12:30 PM:
Workshop ARecipes for Success: a complete guide to writing cookbooks, food blogs, reviews, and more with Aletia DuPree
Workshop B -  Writing Past Grief with Jessica Handler
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Break for lunch. (Price of lunch is not included in the cost of the conference)
1:30 PM – 2 PM – Panel discussion – How the Face of Publishing has Changed.
2:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Workshop A – Writing and Publishing for Children and Young Adults by Donny Seagraves
Workshop B – Writing Historical Fiction: Imaging the Facts with Amanda Gable
4 PM – 5:30 PM
Workshop A – Polish: Making your Writing Shine with Barbara Tucker
Workshop B – Stress Free Marketing for Newly Published Authors with Renea Winchester
5:45 PM – 6:15 PM – Panel Discussion: Living the Writer’s Life
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM – Authors will be available for book signing and book sales
7:45 PM – Conference attendees are invited to join some of the authors and workshop leaders for dinner at Ruby Tuesday’s on Highway 53 by I-75. (The cost of dinner is not included in the price of the conference)

The cost of the conference is $50 per person. It is highly recommended that you pre-register at the Harris Arts Center as space is limited. For more information and to register, call 706-629-2599.

The Harris Arts Center is located at:
212 South Wall St.
Calhoun, GA

Kawoni-Cherokee Time of the Flower Moon Program

CardinalVisit the New Echota Historic Site in Calhoun, Georgia for Kawoni: Cherokee Time of the Flower Moon Program on April 16, 2011 from 8 AM to 10 PM. This program starts off at 8 AM with a 2 mile bird walk  around Tarvin Branch Pond and Newtown Creek then continues at 10:30 AM with a plant and wildflower walk. Register in advance for a nature photography workshop that will will take place at 1:30 PM. Make a whole day of it and stay late for the 8 PM star party with telescopes. This will be a wonderful day of enjoying nature and the world around you.

Admission is $4 – $6. For more information and details, call 706-624-1321.

New Echota Historic Site is located at:
1211 Chatsworth Highway NE
Calhoun, GA

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