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  • If you are staying close to home for Labor Day, there are plenty of fun events happening around town this weekend! The AJC Decatur Book Festival, one of the largest independent book festivals in the nation, showcases dozens of incredible authors and their stories. Head to Downtown Decatur this weekend to enjoy author readings, panel discussions, book signings, and writing workshops covering a wide range of genres. Kids will love the interactive children’s area, parade, cooking demonstrations, and live music. The festival runs from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and noon to 6 pm on Sunday. All activities, with the exception of the sold-out keynote and kidnote addresses, are free! For more information, visit the event website. Take the family to Stone Mountain Park for their annual Labor Day celebration, happening throughout the weekend! The Lasershow Spectacular will… Read More

  •   Tomorrow marks the beginning of the long Labor Day weekend! Check out these ideas for fun, family-friendly excursions and activities close to home. Jefferson Jefferson is set among the rolling, pictureqsue foothills of North Georgia. Start your day at Hurricane Shoals Park; swim and wade in the shoals, and explore the covered bridge and historic gristmill.  Next, visit the Crawford W. Long Museum, which exhibits the life and career of the pioneer of surgical anesthesia.  The Pendergrass General Store on site is a reminder of life in rural Georgia in the mid 1800s.  Finish the afternoon with a trip to Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm, an outdoor agricultural museum that has been in active operation since 1799.  Explore the sprawling farm complex, which includes an 1860s-era farmhouse and two-room school house dating to 1909. Dahlonega This quaint town was built around a… Read More

  • It’s almost Labor Day – get ready to enjoy a holiday of barbecues, pool time, and fun with friends and family!  To kick off what’s sure to be a terrific weekend, here are some fun facts about Labor Day. Labor Day recognizes the hard work and achievement of millions of working men and women in the United States. So enjoy your day off! Think you’ve had have a long week?  In the 1800s, Americans routinely worked for 12 hours a day, 7 days a week! Until the early 1900s, it was not unusual for children as young as 5 or 6 years old to work in factories. In 1916, the Adamson Act established the 8-hour work day.  This was the first federal law regulating the hours of workers at private companies. Richardson Housing Group (RHG) wants to celebrate the holiday… Read More

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