Outdoor Weekend Events May 20th – 22nd


This weekend’s weather won’t be as good as the past two, but there are still some outdoor events going on rain or shine.

You can walk in the stream and learn about creek creatures’ natural habitats or greet some turtles at Kids to Parks Day at FDR State Park in Pine Mountain on Saturday. The Stream Walk is from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. edt. The Turtle Talk is from 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. edt.

If you’d rather check out some cool cars, the 42nd Annual Old Car Show is Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. cdt in Opelika.

Or you can hear indie rock music from the DI Evans Band now rescheduled to Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  edt on the 1000 Block of Broadway in Uptown Columbus.

If you’re a fan of stargazing or looking for an adventurous date night, you can paddle under the moon on Lake Oliver at the Moonlight Paddle Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. edt. To make a reservation call the Outside World of Columbus at 706-322-4200.

And if that’s not enough paddling – you can try out Paddle Board Yoga with a certified stand-up paddle board instructor on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. edt in Uptown Columbus. For more information and to make a reservation visit Paddle Board Yoga’s Facebook page here.

This weekend’s highlighted event is the 21 Guns Memorial Day Workout in honor of fallen troops on Memorial Day.

The workout is 21 minutes of as many rounds you can do of: a 400 meter run, 21 push-ups, 21 box jumps, 15 burpees and 9 pull-ups.

Dennis Smith is the owner of Uncommon Athlete. Since Uncommon Athlete is closed on Memorial Day, the work out is this Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. edt at Uncommon Athlete in Uptown Columbus.

“Five represents the five branches of service: army, navy, air force, marines and coast gaurd. And the 21 is the 21 gun salute for the fallen. The honors of anyone that’s been  killed or buried in the military service is 21 guns. So the workout is called 21 guns on Memorial Day on the 21st for the five branches of service,” says Smith.

Anyone is welcome to come for the free work out – just show up at Uncommon Athlete (1205 1st Ave, Columbus) by 8:15 a.m. edt.

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