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The end of May brings two things: Memorial Day and the beginning of the long hot days of summer. Here are some things to do indoors when you want to beat the heat or outside, if you want to embrace the bright beautiful Georgia sunshine.

May 29
The second annual Military Appreciation Day Parade in Walthourville. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and the route begins at city hall and ends at Johnny Frazier Park. There is no cost and festivities following the parade include food, refreshments, entertainment, games and fun. Call Kristie Boyd at 368-7501for further information.

Fort McAllister State Park and Fort Morris State Historic Site will have Memorial Day celebrations. At McAllister, Civil War Troops will demonstrate the firings of muskets and cannons and compare the lives of those soldiers to our lives today. The cost is $5 for adults and $3.50 for children. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Call 727-2339 or visit or more information.
Morris’ annual commemoration is from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  The Friends of Fort Morris cannon crew will perform cannon demonstrations and musket drills. And soldier talks on the hour will honor those who fought for and still fight for the nation. There will also be a visit by Abby the ArchaeoBus. Archaeologist Rita Elliott, who will also be on hand, says Abby is a reworked bookmobile that brings hands-on, interactive activities focusing on Georgia archaeology.
Families are encouraged to bring picnic lunches. Admission is $4 for adults, $3.50 for seniors 62 and older, $2.75 for children ages 6-18 and children 5 and younger are free.
Fort Morris is in historic Sunbury, seven miles east of Interstate 95, off exit 76. Follow the brown Liberty Trail signs to get to the park. For more information, contact Arthur Edgar at 884-5999 or email

May 30
The Midway All-Stars will perform on the outside deck for a sunset party beginning at 4 p.m. at the Sunbury Crab Co.  There will be beer specials, smoking grill, something in the steam pot. No admission charge. Bring the kids, this is a family friendly event.

May 31 Memorial Day
The Memorial Day Ceremony at the American Legion Post 168, 1121 W Oglethorpe Hwy will begin at 11 a.m. Be seated by 10:45 a.m. Guest speaker will be Gen. Jeffrey E. Phillips and “Taps” will be played by the Bradwell Band. This service is free and open to the public. There will be a food spread for lunch and live entertainment, Unusual Suspects, beginning at 4 p.m. Call 876-0168 for any further information.

June 3
The Hinesville Arts Council will have the first of a series of adult fine art classes. The classes will be given at the Mill’s house, 500 E. Oglethorpe Hwy. Each class costs $10 each and begins at 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required by calling Christina Mansfield at 408-805-7350 or e-mail This series offers a variety of instruction in art form ranging from painting, fashion and interior design and much more. Visit for a more detailed description of classes.

June 9
“Barbie the Icon: A Piece of History, A Piece of Art” The exhibit opens from 5-7 p.m. and will run through June 30 at the Mill’s House. This exhibit is free and open to the public: a real treat for the Barbie enthusiast of any age. For more information visit the Hinesville Arts Council at

Findley Dodge is a journalism/communications student at Armstrong Atlantic State Univeristy, and she currently works at Roffler Family Hair Care. If you would like her to know about your upcoming event, e-mail details to
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