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December 2017

Interpretive and Recreational Hiking with Ranger Robby

December 15 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2017

Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve, 3787 Klondike Road
Lithonia, GA 30038 United States
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Free

Join us for a hike and learn about the natural and cultural resources of the Preserve.  You'll leave inspired with a better understanding of local history, early DeKalb industry, and the animals and plant that call this special place home.  Hikes are moderate for 2-3 hours.  Please dress in long pants, closed-toe shoes, and bring plenty of water.

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Intro to Tree Climbing

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up.

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Reading with a Ranger

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Center, 3787 Klondike Rd.
Lithonia, GA 30038 United States
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Free

Join Ranger Meredith for holiday reading, refreshments and crafts this holiday season.  Enjoy a short story by the fireplace and leave with a small craft.  Please come with your best holiday spirit and favorite holiday attire.

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Highlights & Insights Tour at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit

December 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Hwy 212 SW
Conyers , 30094 United States
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$12

Come Revel in the profound beauty and history of one of the most magnificent places in Georgia during the Highlights & Insights Tour. Our docents will guide you on a remarkable journey through a place filled with purpose. You'll discover a spiritual landscape where Trappist monks live, work, and pray in a community cloistered from the outside world at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Cost is $12 for ages 13+; free for children 12 and under. http://monasterytours.bpt.me/

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Holiday Elf Hike

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Elf tired of siting on a shelf? Fresh air is good for our magical friends too. Bring your elf, doll, or favorite stuffed friend to Panola Mountain for a hike. There will be a fun craft followed by a short hike on our Rock Outcrop Loop. Get a goody bag and hot cocoa for you, and a special souvenir for your elf. Must register for event in advance.

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Interpretive and Recreational Hiking with Ranger Robby

December 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve, 3787 Klondike Road
Lithonia, GA 30038 United States
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Free

Join us for a hike and learn about the natural and cultural resources of the Preserve.  You'll leave inspired with a better understanding of local history, early DeKalb industry, and the animals and plant that call this special place home.  Hikes are moderate for 2-3 hours.  Please dress in long pants, closed-toe shoes, and bring plenty of water.

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Intro to Tree Climbing

December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up.

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Guided Mountain Hike

December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance.

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Winter Solstice Potluck Social and Night Hike

December 21 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Center, 3787 Klondike Rd.
Lithonia, GA 30038 United States
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Free

Welcome back the sun on the longest night of the year with Arabia staff, neighbors, volunteers, and hikers.  Plan for a relaxing evening of reflection, fellowship, and activity.  Please bring a dish to share, a mug, and lots of layers.  We'll enjoy the fireplace, play games, eat, and venture out for a night hike up the mountain.  All are welcome!

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Interpretive and Recreational Hiking with Ranger Robby

December 22 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2017

Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve, 3787 Klondike Road
Lithonia, GA 30038 United States
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Free

Join us for a hike and learn about the natural and cultural resources of the Preserve.  You'll leave inspired with a better understanding of local history, early DeKalb industry, and the animals and plant that call this special place home.  Hikes are moderate for 2-3 hours.  Please dress in long pants, closed-toe shoes, and bring plenty of water.

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