What we're about

We are a group of active men and women age 50 and older who are young at heart, enjoying an active healthy lifestyle, are fit (or want to be fit), friendly and having fun participating in recreational, athletic and social events with peers, including some community service projects.

We actively promote activities that defy the myths about getting older. We are the 'forever young' generation! Visit our OPALs (http://www.opalssite.org) website and sign up to receive our online newsletter. You can learn more about our founder Carolyn here (http://www.CarolynHartfield.com). Some of the activities that we participate in include:

Hiking
Zip Lining
Horseback Riding
Bicycling
Basketball
Sailing
Caving

As the Ambassador for the state of Georgia for the annual World Senior Games held in October, in St. George, Utah, I am looking for more athletes to participate.

Upcoming events (4+)

Sunday FUNdays (Free) Information Only

571 South Kilgo Cir NE

An aerophone is an instrument that produces sound by vibrating air. Explore the panpipes, ocarinas, and whistles—all types of aerophones— in the Art of the Americas galleries and then join teaching artist Chris Willoughby in the studio to create our own aerophones out of recycled materials in the studio.
This drop-in program is free and open to the public and includes admission to galleries.
Sunday FUNDays at the Carlos Museum are made possible through the generous financial support of the Thalia N. Carlos Memorial Endowment, the David R. and Margaret C. Clare Foundation, and The Point.

When: Sunday, December 4, 2022
Where: Carlos Museum, Tate Room, 571 South Kilgo Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Phone: (404)[masked]
Cost:FREE

Oscarville: The City Buried Under Lake Lanier

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Learn about the history of Oscarville, Georgia - a once vibrant and thriving Black community, before they were forced out in 1912. Join GCPL as we chronicle a part of Georgia history - the story of Oscarville, Georgia where 1,100 black people once thrived. We discuss their amazing resilience of securing land, livelihoods, and financial success only 47 years out of slavery. We will recount the tragedy of the racial expulsion of 1912 that displaced them, caused great loss, and the eventual emergence of Lake Lanier.

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Where: Online, presented by Gwinnett County Public Library, [masked]
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Register online at this website. Space is limited so register asap at https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/events
Make sure you are viewing the December calendar to find the event. If you have problems, please call the library phone number listed above during business hours.
Library card not required.

For questions or concerns, your host will be Gracine Wiggins at[masked]. I will not be able to troubleshoot.

Beltline Plum Grove Cleanup!

Atlanta

YOU MUST RSVP >>HERE<< ON THE CJ VOLUNTEER CALENDAR TO ATTEND AND RECIEVE PICK LOCATION!! If the link is no longer available for that day, that means that all of the spaces are full. We will send out more details by email to those who registered through the calendar.

Concrete Jungle is teaming up with Trees Atlanta to tend to the beloved plum grove on the Eastside Beltline! 8 years ago, TA planted over 60 Chickasaw plum trees but they've since been overtaken by weeds. We need lots of folks who are ready to rage against the invasives to help us free these plums so they can have a bountiful harvest next season!

Concrete Jungle is a non-profit that works to combat food waste and food insecurity. Our mission is to transform overlooked and underutilized fruit trees and land into a healthy food source for communities in need. Through our fruit picks and farm days, adventure picks and grocery deliveries, we strive to make sure all families have access to fresh produce.

Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works to mitigate Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and increase its tree canopy. Empowered by a community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations.

Note: We'll be working on a hillside with uneven terrain.

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COVID INFO: In accordance with public health guidelines:
– Masks are optional at outdoor events. However, we strongly encourage the use of masks when it may be difficult to socially distance from other volunteers during a pick or harvest event.
– Individuals who are older than 65 or have a chronic health condition should not volunteer unless fully vaccinated.
– Individuals who are sick or live with someone who is should not volunteer.

Note: All staff that oversee our programs are fully vaccinated. We ask volunteers who have traveled or may have been exposed to not volunteer until they receive a negative test result.

We Shall Overcome Tour at Historic Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery

We Shall Overcome: African American Stories from Civil War to Civil Rights
This is a 75 minute guided tour that explores the lives and accomplishments of outstanding and ordinary African Americans who fought to overcome the effects of slavery and discrimination to help shape the history of Atlanta.

This is event is FREE but limited tickets are available. Use the link to find a ticket on Eventbrite.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-shall-overcome-african-american-stories-from-civil-war-to-civil-rights-tickets-470071736217?aff=odcleoeventsincollection

The tour starts at the front gate, arrive at 10:15 a.m. to check in at the Visitors Center. Tour starts promptly.
Any questions, call or text Theresa Hall at[masked]

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CASINO Day Trip

Wind Creek Wetumpka

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