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Friday News

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Administration Notices
Work Session
The Bent Tree Board of Directors will be holding a Monthly Work Session on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 in the Recreation Room at Club Tamarack at 9 am.

This is an in person meeting and will be videoed for later viewing.

A link of the recorded meeting will be sent out next Friday in the Friday News.   

Please click here for the agenda.

Comments to the board should be sent via email to
Comments to administration should be sent to
A Message From the Board President
What Do You Think?

The Board of Directors work sessions have been serving as an excellent opportunity for the board and community members to discuss key issues related to Bent Tree. We have two items on next week's agenda that we'd like your input on.

There will be a discussion about the idea of establishing an initiation fee for new lot and homeowners. This would be a means to raise money for infrastructure upgrades, and a chance for new residents to contribute towards the improvements that have already taken place. There is currently no specific proposal to amend our governing documents to allow this, but we'd like to hear your views.

There also will be a general discussion about the future of the campground, 28 acres Bent Tree owns at the corner of Bent Tree Drive and Cove Road. Again, there are no current plans for utilizing this vacant property, but it is one of the top assets we own and serves as the entrance to our community.

If you can't make the 9 a.m. meeting Tuesday at Club Tamarack, you can contact the board via email at
Bent Tree Bears – Back in Action

With the arrival of spring comes increased bear activity within the community.  Bent Tree Safety & Emergency Management has already received reports of bear activity near homes and the roadways. One of the many reasons we enforce our community speed limit of 20 MPH is to ensure unaware animals, like bear cubs, do not get struck by a vehicle.  Please drive slowly and watch for wildlife! 
To help make sure your home does not become a bear magnet, please follow the link below to the Bent Tree website for a short video.

Bear Wise Tips

Updated Tavern hours will be announced on Monday, April 17th.  

New Club Tamarack hours will be announced on Monday, April 17th.

Weekly Specials

Friday, April 14th - Surf and Turf  $27.95

Beef kabobs with grilled jumbo shrimp. Served with roasted red potatoes and  sautéed vegetables.   Comes with salad and roll.

Saturday, April 15th- $28.95

Roasted lamb legs served with au jus sauce, great northern beans and sautéed spinach.  Comes with salad and roll.

Sunday, April 16th- $16.95

Brunch at Club Tamarack.   
For the Club Tamarack lunch menu please click here.  

For the Club Tamarack dinner menu click here.
Upcoming Events

April 15th – MGA Member/Member tournament 9:00 a.m. start
                        For registration click here.

April 20th – Low back Golf Outing 1:30 p.m. Approx. 50 players

April 22nd – Pickens High School Football Fundraiser 1:30 p.m. approx. 80 players

Morning Member Shotgun @ 8:30 a.m.

April 24th – Ladies River North Outing @ 9:30 a.m. approx. 90 players.

Golf Shop Hours:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For more Summer Camp information please visit our website here.
If you are looking for a new family member please come see us first. We will schedule visits any time of the day or evening and all weekend too.

We have wonderful companions available.

For adoptions so give us a call 678-414-1047.

We will be hosting an open house Sunday afternoon April 30th.

Lake & Wildlife

Friday and Saturday April 21 and 22

Mention Bent Tree L&W when making your spring purchases at Whispering Springs and we receive a portion of the proceeds.

SAVE THE DATE – Keep Bent Tree Beautiful (KBTB)
Spring Planting
Friday, May 5th on Cinco de Mayo
Meet at the Admin Building at  8 am to get organized and then spread out to all landscaped zones across the community to play in the dirt!

The Fascinating History of the Bent Tree Lake

     Who were the Ladies and Men of the Lake and what remnants of their lives still lie beneath it?

What is the current health of our lake and what is being done to ensure its future?

This and more that you need to know about Lake Tamarack!
       Saturday May 6th    Club Tamarack Lower Level
9-9:30 coffee and donuts, 9:30 program start
All residents are welcome!

NATURE EXPLORERS – for the children
May 6th at 2 pm at the Sallie Doss Nature Center
Led by Barbara Collier

We are learning how SNAGS and FALLEN TREES support the woodland ecosystem. Kids will share their experiences and art at the June L&W meeting so all of Bent Tree can better understand the importance of this underrated part our forests. Parents, make plans to attend with your kids, we bet you learn a lot too!
All submissions for Friday News must be emailed to by 2 p.m. on Thursdays.
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