C2 Academy Theatre 146 Burke Street Stockbridge, GA 30281 404.474.8332 academytheatre.org The Academy Theatre produces thought-provoking seasons of main-stage plays, Theater for Youth touring shows, and performances by the Senior Ensemble. The theater also offers classes and an internship program for people of all ages, and it presents radio theater, play readings, and improv shows from its partner companies. C3 Atlanta Festival Ballet 416 Eagles Landing Parkway Stockbridge, GA 30281 770.507.2775 atlantafestivalballet.com Atlanta Festival Ballet is a culturally diverse company with a sincere interest in community outreach. The majority of Atlanta Festival Ballet’s programming is directed toward children. As a Partner in Education with both Clayton and Henry County schools, Atlanta Festival Ballet performs before more than 1,000 school-aged children yearly, most of them experiencing the magic of classical ballet for the first time. Henry ArtsAlliance henryartsalliance.org Henry Arts Alliance’s purpose is to create awareness, stimulate interest, and encourage involvement in the arts. Each year the Alliance hosts the High School Visual Arts Competition (February); Exploring the Arts Summer Camp for Children, K–3 (June); Performing Arts Camp, grades 4–8 (June); Visual Arts Camp, grades 4–8 (June); Parade of Pumpkins (October); Fall Festival of Storytelling (October); Art in Unusual Places (fall and spring); and Christmas with the Arts (December). Find information about all arts organizations in the county as well as promotions and discounts for cultural events on the website. C3 Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra 404.981.SCSO scsymphony.net The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra is a 70-member community orchestra offering a wide variety of classical and pops concerts. Performances include masterworks of music and collaborations with renowned artists and ensembles from the metro area. B5 JailHouse Brewing Company 8 Cherry Street Hampton, GA 30228 678.734.3202 jailhousebrewing.com Brewed in the former city jail of Hampton, Georgia, the hand-crafted beers from Jail- House Brewing Company marry small-batch ingenuity with refreshing palatability. JailHouse’s usual suspects—Slammer Wheat, Misdemeanor Ale, and Mugshot IPA—are satisfying, flavorful, and designed to enhance Southern cuisine. Look for seasonal beers and 4D IPA throughout the year, and keep your eye out for the orange and black badge tap handles and 12-ounce bottles throughout Henry County. Brewery tours and tastings are available Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Come see how simple ingredients— barley, water, and hops—become something to celebrate. D2 J.P. Moseley Park Disc Golf Course 1041 Miller’s Mill Road Stockbridge, GA 30281 770.288.7300 hcprd.org The disc golf course at J.P. Moseley Park is a championship- caliber course recognized by the Professional Disc Golf Association. Catering to players of all skill levels, the 18-hole course is the highest-rated in metro Atlanta. Free. E6 LOCUST GROVE TRAIN WATCHING PLATFORM 3840 Highway 42 South Locust Grove, GA 30248 692.2320 Watch the 40-plus trains that pass through Locust Grove each day from the comfort of the new viewing platform. Located in historic downtown, the platform is just steps away from unique shops and restaurants. B4 NASH FARM BATTLEFIELD & MUSEUM 100 Babbs Mill Hampton, GA 30228 288.7300 henrycountybattlefield.com The 204-acre Nash Farm Battlefield was the site of the largest cavalry raid in Georgia and a huge Confederate campsite. It is the only battlefield south of Kennesaw Mountain that remains meticulously preserved so visitors can glimpse the final days of the Atlanta Campaign. The on-site Nash Farm Battlefield Museum showcases life at Nash Farm in the 1800s along with battlefield artifacts. The museum is open Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, with tours available by appointment. Free. D6 NOAH’S ARK ANIMAL SANCTUARY 712 LG Gri n Road Locust Grove, GA 30248 957.0888 noahs-ark.org Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary provides a home to more than 1,500 animals (exotic, domestic, and wildlife). Visit Little Anne the bear, Doc the tiger, and the BLT—a bear, lion, and tiger who form an unusual family that was featured on National Geographic. Walk the nature trails, picnic, enjoy the playground, and witness the power of love. Call or visit the website for hours and directions. Free. D1 PANOLA MOUNTAIN STATE PARK 2620 Highway 155 Southwest Stockbridge, GA 30281 389.7801 gastateparks.org/panolamountain The jewel of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area protects a pristine 100- acre granite mountain. Visitors may explore the park on their own or join staff for guided hikes and popular archery and tree-climbing programs. A lake and primitive campsites afford excellent fishing and camping. Kayaks, paddleboards, and bikes available for rental. C4 REGAL MCDONOUGH STADIUM 16 115 Foster Drive McDonough, GA 30253 954.3332 regmovies.com This cinema offers 16 screens with stadium seating and Dolby Digital Sound, plus a game room, two party rooms, and advance online ticketing sales. F5 SANDY RIDGE BMX 1200 Keys Ferry Road McDonough, GA 30253 288.7300 hcprd.org Sandy Ridge Park is home to the Sandy Ridge BMX track, a premier racing facility sanctioned by the new USA BMX association. The track features a 50-foot starting hill with three paved, high-banked turns connected by 800 feet of jumps, whoops, rollers, and step-ups. When not in use for racing, the track is available for all to ride (helmet is required). The racing schedule can be found at sandyridgebmx.org, and be sure to follow BMX Sandy Ridge on Facebook. History has a name Jama Hedgecoth/Noah’s Ark At the age of four, Jama Hedgecoth had a dream that would become her mission in life: to provide a forever home for both children and animals that have suffered from abuse or neglect or are unwanted. Through the years, her work with animals grew into what we know now as Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, where Jama oversees operations and development. As director she remains a dreamer, maintaining the organization’s vision and resolve—to share the love, hope, and kindness of Noah’s Ark by educating the world that all living things have value, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant. HISTORY HAS A NAME JIM JOYCE / HERITAGE PARK VETERANS MUSEUM When Command Sgt. Major Jim Joyce (U.S. Army Retired) was asked to become head curator of the new Heritage Park Veterans Museum, he didn’t know anything about running a museum. What he understood in his soul was the deep respect due to soldiers and their families, and he saw the museum as a way to create a place of healing— not just a place for studying history. “What makes our museum special is our focus on the soldiers’ stories. Ask any of our volunteers, who are also veterans, about any piece in what has grown to a 20,000-piece collection, and you will get more than a history lesson,” says Joyce. “You will learn about the hearts and lives of the soldiers featured. The museum has become a destination for veterans and their families to reverently heal and feel at home.” On the Big (and Small) Screen Retrace where stars walked, staggered, or drove with a self-guided tour of Henry County film sites. Productions shot here include: Anchorman 2 Dirty Grandpa 90 Minutes in Heaven Furious 7 Identity Thief Smokey & the Bandit The Hunger Games: Catching Fire We Are Marshall The Walking Dead (AMC Series) Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas Zombieland Glory Vacation Start your tour with our handy map at bit.ly/HCFilmSites
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