Haunted Woods @ The Ridge Nature Area
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Haunted Woods @ The Ridge Nature Area

Join us for the Third Annual Halloween Haunted Woods at The Ridge Nature Area on Saturday, October 26th from 6-9pm.

Face painting, Southern Crescent Storytellers, and trick or treating!

Kid’s trail and adult trails!

Ghost Stories @ Morgan Grove Nautre Area
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ghost Stories @ Morgan Grove Nautre Area

Bring a blanket or a chair and join us at Morgan Grove Nature Area for ghost stories. Proceeds benefit Red Clay Festival and Southern Conservation Trust.

Our Featured Tellers include Anthony Vinson and Tracy Walker.

Anthony was raised in the Okefenokee Swamp by a family of friendly possums after his real parents were taken away by space aliens who needed their help to save a dying planet. They were successful, but haven’t yet made it back to earth because of traffic delays caused by solar storms in the asteroid belt. His favorite former planet is Pluto. He is partial to persimmons, pomegranates, pot pies, and potato chips, and prefers to sleep while hanging upside down from tree limbs. When he is very afraid he falls down, curls up into a tiny ball and plays human. He and his wife share a home with twelve cats and a very spoiled dog. He tells stories and performs because it is so darn much fun.

Info about Tracy coming soon!

Brews for Bees @ Morgan Grove Nature Area
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brews for Bees @ Morgan Grove Nature Area

Join us at Morgan Grove Nature Area in Fayetteville, GA for our first ever Brews for Bees event and the grand re-opening of Morgan Grove Nature Area.


Enjoy beverages, appetizers, and lawn games all while viewing our honeybee hives at Morgan Grove Nature Area. You’ll get to try on a bee suit, answer some bee trivia, and try your luck at cornhole with a drink in hand. We will have plenty of Line Creek Brewings new #ConserveGeorgia pecan amber ale on hand!


All tickets include one Brews for Bees pint glass, two drink tickets, and appetizers. Additional drink tickets may be purchased at the event. Must be 21+. Cider and beer available.


Under 21 tickets available as well. These include appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages.


Guests will get a chance to see our established hives, try on a bee suit, drink amazing beer, and tour Morgan Grove Nature Area.


This event will also serve as the grand re-opening for Morgan Grove. New trails, a butterfly garden, and a little free library have made this nature area a hidden gem!

Questions? Please message emma@sctlandtrust.org

Interested in sponsoring this event? Email elizabeth@sctlandtrust.org

All donations from the Brew for Bees event go to the Southern Conservation Trust’s honeybee programs in Fayette County, Georgia.

Are YOU Faster Than a Superhero 5K Run/Walk @ Fayetteville Elementary School
Nov 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Are YOU Faster Than a Superhero 5K Run/Walk @ Fayetteville Elementary School

Lydia is a smart, funny, kind, energetic 10 year old whirlwind of a little girl. She loves the outdoors, drawing, books, her friends, her family and, especially, her little brother. We love having her around as she is always willing to help out at our events and she brings a smile to everyone’s face with her humor. Lydia was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the beginning of July and less than a week later she had surgery to get it removed. Unfortunately, due to its location, the whole tumor was unable to be removed. At this time, they also discovered that the tumor was cancerous. Lydia named her tumor Billy and #BeatBilly and #BlasttheBlastoma were born.


Before being officially diagnosed, Lydia was still able to rock at everything she does, even if some things were a little harder. She ran the 5K at her school, Fayetteville Elementary, and came in her first place in her age group!!! We now invite you to participate in our Are YOU Faster Than a Superhero 5K and challenge you to beat Lydia’s first place time!. If she can do it with a brain tumor, so can you!


So come and support the Kilburg family and prove that you can be as fast as a superhero! Dress up in your favorite superhero costume, bring your dog, and come have a blast as we all work together to BLAST THE BLASTOMA


Want to run with friends or coworkers? Register as a group to receive a discount if running with more than 10 individuals. Unable to make it in person but still want to show your support? Register as a virtual runner!


Sponsorships are also available! Please email emma@sctlandtrust.org for information and with any questions.


All proceeds from the race will go towards Lydia’s family. Brain tumors are expensive and we are working to alleviate some of the financial stress so that her parents can solely focus on helping Lydia through treatment.

3rd Annual Run the Ridge 5K @ The Ridge Nature Area
Feb 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
3rd Annual Run the Ridge 5K @ The Ridge Nature Area

Limited onsite race day registration available.


6:30am – Parking opens

6:30am – Packet pickup begins

7:45am – Packet pickup ends

8:00am – Race begins

9:15am – Awards Ceremony (time approximate)

The Third Annual Run the Ridge 5K is mostly flat and gentle, following the outside perimeter of the park bounded by the confluence of Ginger Cake Creek and Whitewater Creek. You can expect a few hills but gentle, non-technical trails.  This is a great course for a beginning trail runner. Walkers are also welcome, but no baby joggers, please.


You can learn more about the event on our Official Run The Ridge 5k page by clicking here.

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