Sip and Paint at Minori's
Join us for a great glass of wine and a unique painting that you make yourself. Yes, you can do it! Denise from Art Buff will walk you through how to make this great painting. All supplies and 2 glasses of wine will be provided for $40. Call to reserve your spot today as spaces are limited.
Sept 5, 2019, 6:00 PM
Going Batty Night Hike
Heads up for this night hike to observe the bats that call High Falls home! Meet at the Falls View Trailhead. Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle. $2 fee.
Sept 6, 2019, 7:30 PM
Have you ever looked at a rock and wondered what kind it was. Do you know the hardness scale? Then come along with us as we delve into the world of rocks! Meet at the park office. $2 fee.
Sept. 7, 2019, 1-2 PM
Come along with us as we investigate the different kinds of trees that are located at High Falls. We will use some of these leaves to create leaf prints. Meet at the park office. $2 fee.
Sept. 7, 2019, 3 -4 PM
Project Home Tweet Home
Ways to Participate:
1. Decorate and donate a birdhouse as a family or business by 9/7
2. Join us for a FREE Birdhouse Decorating Event on 9/7 @ 10:00 AM at the Monroe County Artisan Guild on the Square. Please sign up as supplies are limited and first-come, first-served. Decorated birdhouses will be displayed in the Art Gallery and auctioned off!
3. Bid on one of the gorgeous birdhouses between 9/8 – 9/28
4. Attend the Art Walk 9/28 to see the winners!
Jump in and get your feet wet. Have you ever wanted to get in the water and learn how to paddle a kayak? Then join us for a short lesson and then a 1 hr paddle around the lake. You must be prepared to have a good time and get wet. Reservations required. $20 fee.
Sept. 8, 2019, 10 AM
The Backlot Players Present - Murdered to Death
The Backlot Players at the Rose Theater present September’s addition to the ’19 – ’20 season.
From the author of Out of Focus comes this hilarious spoof of the best Agatha Christie traditions, with an assembled cast of characters guaranteed to delight: Bunting the butler, an English Colonel with the prerequisite stiff upper lip, a shady French art dealer and his moll, bumbling local inspectors and a well-meaning local sleuth who seems to attract murder – they’re all here, and all caught up in the side-splitting antics which follow the mysterious death of the owner of a country manor house. But will the murderer be unmasked before everyone else has met their doom, or will audiences die laughing first?
September 13th, 14th, 20th, 21th @ 7:30 PM, September 15th, 22nd @ 2:30 PM
Love to watch the birds but don’t know all their names? Join the Park Naturalist at Falls View Trailhead to learn how to attack birds and other wildlife to your backyard. We will also make a fun craft to take home to feed your feathered friends. Free
Sept. 14, 2019, 11 AM – 12 PM
Be you speak turtle? Do you like to pick them up and check them out? Then join the Park Naturalist to look at turtle shells and LIVE turtles! We will discuss what kind of turtles live at High Falls and how to co-exist with turtles. $1 Fee.
Sept. 14, 2019, 1 – 2 PM
Bones and Tracks Talk
Do you search for deer tracks in the dirt? Do you wonder what a fox track or raccoon track look like? Join the Park Naturalist to look at different bones, tracks and pelts of animals native to the area and talk about what animals you might have seen around the park. $1 fee for craft.
Sept. 14, 2019, 3 – 4 PM
SUP for Beginners
Have you also wanted to learn how to handle a paddleboard? Learn fundamental skills in this beginners class. After class enjoy a 1-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be able to swim. Reservations required. $20 fee.
Sept. 15, 2019, 10 – 11:30 AM
John Crist : Up Close Comedy Tour
With over 1 billion video views, comedian and viral sensation John Crist is the next big thing in stand-up comedy. Whether you know him from viral videos like “Millennial International,” “Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot,” or “Every Parent at Disney,” Crist has solidified his comedic prowess with sold-out shows from coast to coast. His most recent tour—The Human Being Tour—completely sold out in the Fall of 2018. This evening will have you laughing all night long.
September 19, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Stargazing at High Falls
Love to gaze at the stars? Join us and the Flink River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. Meet in the pool parking lot. Free
Sept. 21, 2019, 7:30 – 9 PM
High Falls Bass Tournament
Do you have what it takes to bring in that big bass? Then join us for a day of fishing for a record Largemouth Bass in the High Falls Lake. This tournament is open to all ages, experience levels, motorized ((9.9 HP limit) and non-motorized boats. Check-in will start at 7:00 AM at the park office. Weigh-in will begin at 3:00 PM. Prises will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.
Entry fee per boat( one or two-person teams) $35 Advance Registration $40 Day of Tournament
Daily ParkPass or Annual ParkPass Required. A fishing license is required for 16 and older. Please call the park office to register.
Saturday, Sept 21, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Historic Hike at High Falls
Did you know that High Falls was a bustling town way back when? Take a tour of the olden days of High Falls when industry and hydroelectricity kept this town moving. Meet at the Park Office. Free
Sept. 22, 2019, 11 AM
Sept. 29, 2019, 11 AM
Art Walk on the Square
Need to change the look in your living room? Come out and see the regional artisans as they display and sell their work. Let the kids be creative as there will be a Sidewalk Chalk Contest for all ages from 10am-1pm. Don’t miss out on the Habitat for Humanity Bird House Silent Auction. This will be a good time to grab gifts for Christmas.
For more information contact The Art Buff Studio; 478-993-7525.
September 28, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Gatlin Brothers - Monroe County Fine Arts Center
Do these guys need introducing? All the Gold in California, Broken Lady, Houston (means I am one day closer to you), all these great hits and more. Join us for an evening with the Gatlin Brothers. This Grammy Award-winning trio has accumulated 7 #1 Singles, 32 Top 40 Records, 22 studio albums and 5 BMI Million-Air Awards. And they are coming for Forsyth. Tickets go on sale June 3, 2019. You will be ” Talkin to the moon” if you miss this show.
Sep 28, 2019, 7:00 PM
Mission Possible 5k & Fun Run
Running To Make A Difference!”
Project Impact is a nonprofit organization committed to building bridges that connect our communities to programs and organizations to ensure the physical, social, financial, and educational needs are being met for all people. We are hosting our 3rd Annual Mission Possible 5K & Fun Run on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 8 am -11 am at Mary Person High School.
Project Impact has selected Monroe County Habitat for Humanity as this year’s recipient to receive half of the proceeds and donations.
Monroe Habitat is currently in the Homeowner Selection process and gearing up to begin their next home build later this fall. The funds we raise will make a difference!!
Oct 5, 2019, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
8th Annual Anchor of Hope Golf Tournament
Have you ever got a bogey at The Club at River Forest? Anchor of Hope is hosting their 8th Annual golf tournament to raise money for their special programs. AOH provides financial and spiritual support, encouragement, resources, and services to families with disabilities. The event takes place at The Club at River Forest in Forsyth. Registration and driving range access begin at 11:00 am and tee off follows at 12:00 noon.
Earlybird registration is open until September 30th.
$75 per golfer (increases to $95)
$300 per team of four (increases to $380)
October 14, 2019, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Syrup makin' and Storytellin'
Do you know how syrup is made? Join us for an old fashion day. Watch how the Jerrell Family made their very own cane syrup on one of their own old kettles. Sip in the cane syrup, be entertained by our storytellers and enjoy demonstrations around the farm. Freshly made, hot syrup will be available to take home and enjoy at the end of the day.
Oct. 19, 2019, 10:30 – 3:30 PM
Fall Festival on the Square
What do witches, ghost and walking dead have to do with Forsyth? Celebrate Halloween with us on the historic square! The streets are closed so kids can trick or treat in a fun and safe environment. Local businesses distribute candy and kids can enjoy games, inflatables, and festival food.
October 31, 2019
Green Tomato Festival
Missed getting your fried green tomatoes? Head over to nearby Juliette for the Green Tomato Festival, a celebration of the movie, Fried Green Tomatoes, that made Juliette world-famous. Eat at the delicious Whistle Stop Café, browse booths of goods made by local artisans, enjoy live music and rides for the kids, partake in the unique shops and boutiques of Juliette!
For more vendor and festival information, contact Tommy Moon at the Honey Comb by calling 478-992-9996.
October 26-27, 2019
Forsyth Farmers Market
North Jackson St.
Forsyth, GA 31029
Every Friday beginning in May and lasting until October, purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, honey, dairy, homemade soap, and natural and organic goods from local farmers at the Forsyth Farmers Market. Stop by anytime between 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM. and see what delicious goodies you find! For information, contact Forsyth Mainstreet at 478-994-7747.
High Falls Spook Fest
What could be better on a cool fall in the south? Spending the evening at High Falls State Park for a Spooktacular Night of Trick or Treating and Fun. . Enjoy food trucks, s’mores, Trick-or-Treat trail, costume contest and so much more.
October 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Burruss Correctional Training Center Golf Tournament
Come tee off at Country Club Park on November 1, 2019! Burruss Correctional Training Center is hosting a tournament to benefit the GA Prison Warden’s Association. Lunch will be provided at the turn. Contact Eugenia Harrison, DWCT , [email protected] 478-994-5755 for more information.