First Posted: 9/3/2011 2:29:15 PM | Last Updated: 9/6/2011 8:18:30 AM
Nan’s News for September, 2011
September 3, 2011, Special hours of 8:00 AM-6:00 PM. Come to the Stone Mountain OPO Emporium for a fall close out sale inside and PARKING LOT sale in our rear lot. Our dealers will be cleaning out their basements and attics and you can be the proud new owner of their "STUFF" We will serve you a hot dog, chips, and a soda if you come between 11 – 1 PM
Our Community Garden at VFW Field has now donated over 500# of fresh produce to the Community Food Bank next to the Methodist Church .
"Hats off to these great citizens" who are working for people less fortunate than they are. For information on the community garden, contact Averil at email@example.com ; plant your own garden and/or use your skills in the area designated for private garden plots.
September 8 – 11, 2011 – Stone Mountain Park will again have "Yellow Daisy Festival," a true artisan’s dream.
Don’t forget to visit with the Stone Mountain Woman’s Club Booth in the Food Area for your homemade desserts.
The Club supports our community and their revenue from this event supports their local charities so let’s return the favor by treating your taste buds to a great experience.
While you are there, purchase one of their "dessert cookbooks" that includes many Woman’s Club member recipes but don’t look for one from me. Cooking is not one of my talents.
September 10, 2011 - Stone Mountain VFW Park Community Garden . We have had a long, hot, hot summer - but Fall is on the way, and it's almost time to plant those easy-to-care-for vegetables for Fall and Winter.
Come join us at the gardens! You can have your own garden plot, or simply share in the volunteer work that goes into producing all the hundreds of pounds of vegetables that we grow and deliver to the Stone Mountain Food Pantry.
And you are very welcome to do both!! Many of us do. For more information email Averil Bonsall at firstname.lastname@example.org Our next workday and potluck breakfast will be on Saturday, September 10th. Come and meet us - see what we're all about! Hope to see you at the gardens!
September 11, 2011 – Bugles Across America - Join in our community recognition of the 9/11 Disaster with Jack Sartain, George Coletti and their committee. The Ceremony will begin at 7:45 AM with Reville. Taps will be played at regular intervals for each tragic disaster. Come be a part of this ceremony; it will be over by 9AM since this is a Sunday.
September 17, 2011 – monthly (Thid Saturday of each month) 6:00 – 8:00 PM Walk & Wine at Stone Mountain OPO Emporium, great free hors ‘d oeuvres, sweets and Georgia wine samples.
Also on that night, we will have another "Cruise In" of Vintage and Antique Cars from 5 PM – 8 PM and at dark, the movie, Rio, will be shown free by Main Street Stone Mountain .
Bring your chairs or blankets, a picnic (or pick one up in town) and buy some popcorn to support our local MSSM organization.
If you are not a member (merchant or individual), contact Kim at the Main Street office at 770/498-7334 or visit our WEB site at www.stonemountainvillage.com – Come visit our new Christmas Booth (year round)
Monday, September 19, 2011 – Come enjoy the music (vocal & piano) of Patrick Hutchison with the ART Station’s lunchtime series beginning at Noon; program and lunch are a donation of $10.00 or program only for $5. - 5384 Manor Drive , Stone Mountain GA 30083 . Visit www.artstation.org
Georgia Naturalist Rally Registration now open>>>
September 24, 2011 - Join us for the 2011 Naturalist Rally with a Butterfly Symposium track.
We are pleased to host a rally to bring together naturalists, environmental educators, scientists, explorers, and artists at Stone Mountain Park for a day of appreciation of the outdoors.
Naturalists, master gardeners, water experts, and professors will be your instructors. We have a special track for kids aged 5-15 years old and their parents. Join us for dinner at 5:30 pm and a special evening presentation "Porch Light Insects" at 6:45 pm by Larry McDaniel.
This program is a collection of photographs he has taken, mostly on the back porch of his home. They are all of insects or other invertebrates that were attracted to lights at a simple setup on the porch that includes a sheet, a black light and a fluorescent shop light.
Contact Naomi Thompson at email@example.com for more information
Bar-B- Que and Yard Sale Fund Raiser
Stone Mountain Masonic Lodge #449 on Saturday, September 24 from 11:00 am till 3:00 pm at the Lodge building.
Everyone is invited to all the Bar-B-Que chicken, Brunswick stew, baked beans and cole slaw you can eat. Tea is provided.
All for the small donation of $7:00 per person. Visit and explore our Yard Sale. You are sure to find something there to your liking.
The Lodge is located behind the Stone Mountain Post Office. Turn beside the P.O. on Gordon Street; turn left on Cloud St and right on VFW Drive.
September 24th, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Stone Mountain Historic Society's Open House and Potted Plant Party.
Come and enjoy the ambience of the old Wells Brown House and its gardens on Ridge Avenue , home of the Stone Mountain Historic Society.
We will serve wine and hors d'oeuvres, and we will have a variety of flower containers for sale, all beautifully planted for you to spruce up your fall patio, porch or table. Admission is $10.00.
October 8, 2011 - it's the First Annual Granite Grasshopper 5K Race and Fun Run, to take place in Stone Mountain Village .
The race will benefit Stone Mountain Elementary, Champion Theme Middle School and Main Street Stone Mountain.
The race will start and end in front of City Hall at 922 Main Street , but the course will wind through the Village and Stone Mountain Park ! Registration forms are available online at www.granitegrasshopper5k.com or www.stonemountainvillage.com .
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Contact Kim Delaney at 770-498-7334 for more information.
Oktoberfest, October 8, and 9, 2011 from lunch until dark. Polka bands, dancers, great kid’s activities, face painting, contests, vendors and more. Free parking and free to attend. Watch for details about the "historic tour" through the 16 acre Stone Mountain Cemetery (dates prior to 1839) and other historic sites in
The "Tour of Southern Ghost" takes place at
Stone Mountain Park 's Antebellum Plantation
Thursdays - Sundays, October 13 - 31, 2011
Yes, 10/31 is a Monday-Thursdays & Sundays 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
First Tour begins at 7:00 p.m. with additional tours every 10 minutes Tickets may be purchased nightly at the box office of the Antebellum Plantation beginning at 6:45 p.m.or At ART Station beginning October 1 or online at www.artstation.org Atlanta's favorite family Halloween event will be presented for the 26th year by ART Station at Georgia's Stone Mountain Park.
"A Tour of Southern Ghosts" is a storytelling festival that showcases the best ghost stories from the South.
For 13 nights this fall, some 15,000 visitors will be guided on a lantern-lit tour of yesteryear vividly brought to life through the grand tradition of Southern storytelling.
At this bewitching time of the year, why not visit Stone Mountain Park and go on an evening adventure to the Antebellum Plantation for a "tour" with ghosts?
The tour features fun and spooky ghost stories from the Antebellum South, great fun for young, old, and of course, a perfect family outing. It's for those who believe
October 15, 2011 – monthly on the third Saturday Walk & Wine at Stone Mountain OPO Emporium
Holiday celebrations start this month for sales on gifts. Visit our new Christmas Booth.
Music gigs at the Village Corner 7-9PM on October 16, 23, and 29. No cover. Call for more info 770/498-0329
October 21 – 23, 2011, Stone Mountain Park will again host the Country Living Fair in the Yellow Daisy Area of their park.
November 25, 2011 – Come early and shop; Plan to be at the parade around 6 PM. Mark this date on your calendar for the parade and Christmas Tree Lighting in the center of town.
We will, as always, have a great Fireworks display (not late) and Santa will be on hand to tell stories to all of us so bring a blanket or chairs and make yourself comfortable. Children’s activities will be available.
Don’t forget Richard Mailman can do any type lawn work or tree work you need, trimming, gutters, planting, mulching, and gardens tilled. For free estimates, call Richard at 770/318-2556..
A Mother and Sons located at the corner of Main and E. Mountain is a great new gift shop and they also do quality framing. Go by and welcome my friend of over 30 years, Beth Griswold.
AARF Pet Central is now open at 6570 James B. Rivers Dr , Stone Mountain GA 30083 (678/534-3483).
They sell pet supplies, have training, adoptions, and dog washing facilities. For a fee of $15, you can bring your pets (ramps available), use their soap, etc, and give your pooch a bath yourself using their facilities. They welcome volunteers and visitors.
December 3, 2011 – Stone Mountain Historic Society will have open house for the Wells Brown House, home of the Society. Details will follow.
December 10, 2011 – (Saturday) – Tour of Homes sponsored by Stone Mountain Woman’s Club; two homes are in the Village and three are in Smoke Rise. More details in next month’s newsletter.
Qualifying for City Council will take place August 30 – September 1, at City Hall from 8:30AM until 4:30 PM. Posts 1, 2, and 3, are open for election in November.
Creative Celebrations, established in 1980 and its subsidiary, Stone Mountain Coffee Roasters, established in 1982 are owned and operated at 923 Main Street by Barbara and Bill Collins (former Chairman of our Main Street Program).
The businesses are still open for business, but on Saturdays only,11am-5pm, while Barabara continues her medical recovery from an automobile accident caused by a texting driver.
Specialty coffees (caffeinated & decaffeinated) from all over the world are roasted on the premises.
These gourmet coffees can be flavored with hundreds of flavors, including such local flavors as Georgia Pecan, Georgia Peach and Old World Coffee Cake.
Also available are coffee related items, teas-bulk & prepackaged, Georgia made products, such as jams, jellies, preserves, sauces, relishs, etc. which can be assembled in attractive gift baskets for all occasions. www.stonemountaincoffee.com
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Annual City Wide Yard Sale
Here is your opportunity to reorganize your basement, garage or attic. The City of Stone Mountain is sponsoring a city wide yard sale as a public service to our community.
All clubs, churches, schools, youth-groups, community groups and individuals interested in this event are invited to participate. The event will be held on Saturday, October 15th, 2011 from 8:30 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. on the First Baptist Church lawn in the center of town.
* A limited number of 10’ X 10’ spaces under the pavilion are available at $20.00 each. These spaces are reserved on a 'First come First Served' basis.
*Residents and non-residents of the city are invited to reserve space on the lawn at the nominal cost of $10.00 for each 10’ X 10’ space.
"Yard Sale Trail"
Do you have too much to haul out or are your items too heavy to bring to the First Baptist Church lawn?
Then get on the "Yard Sale Trail" (a list of addresses to private yard sales in the local area) for small fee of $5.00 for city residents or $10.00 for adjoining local areas in a close proximity to our city limits.
The list of "Trail" participants will be given out to shoppers who visit the pavilion and lawn on the day of the sale.
Set up under the pavilion and on the lawn will begin at 7:30 A.M.
Participants must provide their own tables
There is no scheduled rain date
No food vendors allowed
The city will give no refunds
Any questions contact Susan Coletti, Community Affairs Chair at 404-444-5607 or call City Hall at 770-498-8984
All payments must be in the form of cash.
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CIRCLE YOUR CHOICE OF RESERVATION:
PAVILION 10X10 SPACE ($20)
TRAIL LISTING ($5 CITY RESIDENTS/$10.00 NON-RESIDENTS)
LAWN 10X10 SPACE ($10)