5 Things to Know in Georgia This Week (3/18/19)

Brewery tours, a Cherry Blossom Festival, and more...

It’s officially spring in Georgia this week, giving folks in the Peach State plenty to look forward to. The weather has been calm and dry, which is a stark contrast from record rainfalls in most of the state. Plus, there’s plenty to see, do, and experience this week throughout the state—check it out.

BioResearch Product Faire in Athens, Athens, GA

University of Georgia and BioTechnology Calendar, Inc. are hosting the 20th Annual BioResearch Product Faire on Thursday, March 21, starting at 10 a.m. at UGA’s Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. Research scientists and other professionals in the scientific field can explore the latest products in the industry and meet with vendors and suppliers. Entry to the event is free.

Georgia House Democrats oppose monuments bill during Monday’s news conference

At the House Democratic Caucus news conference on Monday, the fate of Georgia’s confederate monuments remains undecided. The House Democrats expressed disapproval of the monuments, including the iconic tableau at Stone Mountain Park. The discussion cited that a bill designed to protect monuments around the state is partial to confederate ones. A committee has already approved the bill, and the full House of Representatives may officially vote on the matter later this week.

Conyers Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Conyers, GA

For 38 years and counting, the city of Conyers has hosted a magical festival filled with sweet pink petals. This year’s Cherry Blossom festival will be this Saturday, March 23 and 24, starting at 10 a.m. As in previous years, visitors can expect arts & crafts, live cultural performances, games, international food, song and dance, and a celebration of the Japanese culture in Georgia. This event is free and open to all.

Another truck hits a historic covered bridge in Georgia

For decades, the scenic Concord Road covered bridge has stood as a symbol of Georgia history. But after yet another U-Haul truck failed to clear its low altitude, the city is faced with more costly repairs. The bridge is part of the Concord Covered Bridge Historic District, which is home to other historical structures dating back to the area’s milling communities. Just a year ago, the city spent $800,000 making repairs to the bridge, many of which were needed due to drivers not realizing their vehicles are too high to safely pass through.

Southern Beer Tours: Atlanta Brewery Tour, Atlanta, GA

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the best breweries in ATL, this Saturday, March 23, is your best opportunity! Southern Beer Tours is hosting a specially curated event, featuring a private tour of Sweetwater Brewing Company. Guests will also visit Monday Night Brewing and Atlanta Brewing, complete with transportation to each location and plenty of tastings. Pickup location is at Lindbergh City Center’s Taco Mac and costs $59.99 per person.

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The Milledgeville Polar Express

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The Milledgeville Polar Express

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Mother’s Finest

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90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA
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