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Evening Walk in Historic Virginia Highland, also called the *Rocky Horror Hike*

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Virginia Hight, Atlanta   Urban Hike: Evening Walk in Historic Virginia Highland, also called the *Rocky Horror Hike*  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Mar 16 2012  9:30 pm >> Fri, Mar 16 2012 11:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Mar 5 2012 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 15 2012 8:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Distance:4 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Historic Virginia Highland
is Atlanta's most popular neighborhood for shopping, dining and nightlife. Virginia Highland was developed in the early 1900's. It's known for nice bungalows and other historic houses from the 1910s-1930s. The neighborhood's name derives from the intersection of Virginia and Highland Avenues.

We will walk approximately four miles, starting and ending at the Plaza Theater on Ponce de Leon Avenue. The Plaza is Atlanta's oldest cinema, supporting independent film, and showing the famous "Rocky Horror Picture Show" movie every Friday at midnight.

We will walk through, respectively by, the John Howell Memorial Park (named after Virginia Highland resident and anti-freeway activist John Howell); the Orme Park; the Inman Middle school (named after Samuel Martin Inman who was a prominent cotton merchant and businessman in Atlanta); the Druid Hill Presbyterian Church, known for providing meals to homeless people on Sunday afternoon's.

A word about safety: Be "street smart", as you should be in any big city after dark. You should also know that, "Virginia-Highland serves as a model for other neighborhoods of Atlanta in implementing a comprehensive range of safety measures".

At around 11:00pm we will be back at the Plaza Theater, where the official AOC Urban Hike will come to an end. Some of us may grab a drink and a bite and watch the "interactive" Rocky Horror Picture Show movie afterwards. Whether you'll join us or call it a night after our hike .... is of course completely up to you.

If you have any questions e-mail the Event Coordinator.

Required Items to Bring:
Appropriate Clothing for Weather
Head Lamps
Maybe some Water
Good Walking Shoes
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Coordinates for the GPSlers among you:
Latitude:     33.773593
Longitude: -84.352960

Directions from I75/I85

Take exit 248C toward GA-10 E/Freedom Pkwy/Carter Center
Merge onto GA-10 E/Freedom Pkwy
Turn right onto Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Destination will be on the right at 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE


Link to Rocky Horror Picture Show movie at the Plaza: ml

Approximate walking route on Friday, 3/2/2012:


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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.