Museum spotlight: Blue Planet
Each month, the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center highlights one of its exhibitions. This month, the spotlight is on the Blue Planet, with a presentation about our delicate ecosystem. The exhibit features high-tech audio and visual, motion and lighting effects and a topographical map of North Georgia, complete with rain. Guests are also taken behind the scenes and provided access to the other sections of the museum, including the TreeHouses exhibition.
11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Feb. 20. Included with the price of general admission ($7-$10). Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. 770-904-3500, gwinnettehc.org.
Winter Owl Prowl
This sounds like a hoot. The Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center invites the public on a prowl for owls. The evening will begin with a guided night hike, as attendees take in the nocturnal sounds of the Chattahoochee River. The VIP guest — an owl from the Chattahoochee Nature Center — will make a special appearance. Afterward, settle in around the campfire to roast marshmallows. Dress warmly and lace up comfortable walking shoes. Reservations are required.
6:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 20. Free (entrance fee waived with registration). Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, 8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek. 678-538-1200, eeingeorgia.org/net/org/info.aspx?s=44184.108.40.20663.
Daddy Daughter Dance
Dads, here’s a chance to enjoy a memorable evening with your daughter. The city of Acworth is holding its annual Daddy Daughter Dance at North Cobb High School for fathers and father figures and their little girls up to age 13. This year’s theme is a country-western hootenanny, so pull on your boots, dust off your hat and head over to the “barn” for a night of fun. You’ll have to leave mom at home though; only dads and daughters will be allowed into the dance. Light refreshments will be provided. Online registration is highly encouraged.
7-9 p.m. Feb. 20. $25 for Acworth residents; $35 for nonresidents (cost includes both father and daughter; $10 for each additional daughter). North Cobb High School, 3400 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw. 770-917-1234, cityofacworth.org.
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