Family hike scheduled at Rock Eagle

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

EATONTON -- Area families have one more chance to enjoy a special event at Rock Eagle 4-H Center this year.

The facility will hold its next and final family adventure session of the season -- Night Life ... It's not so Scary -- on Saturday.

"We really enjoy sharing what Rock Eagle has to offer to our surrounding communities," said Matt Hammons, program coordinator at Rock Eagle 4-H Environmental Education program. "This time of year is one of the most beautiful times at Rock Eagle."

Guests will join the Rock Eagle staff for a night hike through the woods and discover the various night life. Afterward, they can enjoy a campfire with hot chocolate, songs and story time.

"The leaves are in full color and the cool evening air creates a great atmosphere for a campfire," Hammons said. "This is a great opportunity to spend time with friends and neighbors in a relaxed setting."

The session will begin at 7 p.m. at Rock Eagle 4-H Center's Natural History Museum.

The deadline for registration, which is required, is by noon Friday and costs $5 per adult, $3 each for children 5 to 12 years old and free for children 4 years and younger. More information about registration is available by calling Hammons at 706-484-2862 or e-mailing mhammons@uga.edu.

Earlier in the day, Rock Eagle will hold its second annual Art at the Rock festival. The festival will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. that Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Nov. 21.

Musicians will play center stage, and additional marketplace vendors, featuring home grown and handmade items, will occupy adjacent buildings. Food and beverages will be available throughout the show grounds.

A complete list of vendors and more information about the festival are available online at www.rockeagle4h.org/art.