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Kids’ Stuff


Earth Day

Spring Bargainata

Tuesday, April 23, 11:45 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. – Preschoolers

ages 3-5 will enjoy stories about Earth Day and learn about taking good care of our planet with a recycling activity. Free and open to all. Buckhead Branch Library, 269 Buckhead Ave., NE, Atlanta, 30305. Email: or call 404-814-3500 with questions.

Audition Time Thursday, April 25, 4-7 p.m. – Act3 Play-

house holds auditions for The Little Mermaid, for those in rising 4th-12th grades. By appointment only. Consists of a group dance audition (when applicable), and a private vocal/acting audition. Callbacks: Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. To schedule an audition, email: with full name, gender, age and your audition time preference. Audition times confirmed by email. Show performances are July 26, 27 & 28; and August 2, 3 & 4. 6285-R Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, 30328. For details, visit:

Theater Workshop Saturday, April 27, 4 p.m. – Teens learn how

to create and produce their own play. Free and open to the community. For high school and middle school youth. Registration required by emailing: or calling 404-303-6130. Sandy Springs Branch Library, in the Meeting Room, 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328.

Be Kind to Animals Wednesday, May 1, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. – The

first week in May is “Be Kind to Animals” and also “National Pet Week.” Come see puppy and kitten puppets in the library display case, and check out books about remarkable animals. The library will also feature photos of pets belonging to staff, and stories about how they were rescued. Children can also create animal bookmarks. Free and open to everyone. Buckhead Branch Library, 269 Buckhead Ave., NE, Atlanta, 30305. Call 404-814-3500 or email: for more information.

Book Craft Saturday, May 4, 12-2 p.m. – Celebrate Sandy Springs Reads by making “To Kill a Mockingbird” mini-book charms. Items are small enough to fit on a keychain, pendant or charm bracelet. Free and open to the public. For middle and high school youth. Registration required. Call 404-303-6130 or email: to sign up or with questions. Sandy Springs Branch Library, in the Meeting Room, 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328.

A Card for Mom

Saturday, May 4, 2:30 p.m. – As part of Sandy Springs Reads, Ms. Duffy shares stories about how our differences in religion, race, and appearance make us who we are. The group will also learn how alike we all are inside. Appropriate for ages 3-7. Free and open to the community. For additional information call 404-303-6130. Sandy Springs Branch Library, 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328.

Gas South Taste of Sandy Springs

Global Imports Cycling Challenge

Beer Fest Saturday, April 27, 2-6 p.m. – Heritage Sandy

Springs presents its third annual Beer Festival, featuring 70+ types of domestic, imported and microbrew beers. $30 per person in advance; $40 at the door. Fee includes unlimited tastes, souvenir pint glass, $5 food voucher coupon. Purchase non-alcoholic beverages and food onsite. Must be 21 or older to attend. Pets, smoking not permitted. No coolers or picnics. Proceeds benefit community-focused programs of Heritage Sandy Springs. Heritage Green, 6110 Bluestone Road, Sandy Springs, 30328. For information or to buy tickets, visit: or call 404-851-9111.

Twilight Golf Saturday, April 27, 5 p.m.- 11 p.m. – Chas-

tain/Tuxedo Park Friends, a neighborhood volunteer group , holds its 8th annual Nine at Night Twilight Golf Tournament and Party. Event features nine holes of twilight golf, with glow-in-the-dark balls, hole-inone, closest-to-the-pin and putting contests. Guests enjoy dinner, drinks, non-golf related contests, silent auction and live music. Golf and party, $155 per person; party only, $85. Funds raised support the Sibley Heart Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Chastain/North Fulton Golf Course, 216 W. Wieuca Rd., NW, Atlanta, 30342. To buy tickets or learn more, visit:

Blood Cancer 5K Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosts the 8th annual Big Peach 5K Run/Walk for blood cancer. This year’s event features a new start/finish at Town Brookhaven and a new course through Brookhaven neighborhoods. $30. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. T-shirts, post-race party. To register, go to: or email: with questions. Town Brookhaven, 4330 Peachtree Rd., NE, Brookhaven, 30319.

Harris Jacobs Race Sunday, May 5, 7:30 a.m. – Join others at the

20th annual Harris Jacobs Dream Run at the Marcus Jewish Community Center-Atlanta. Agility Fun Run 1/2 mile (for 12 and under), $15 through April 24; $18 after. 5K, $25 through April 24, $30 after. $30 phantom runner. Event is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Registration fees support scholarships, and participants at the Blonder Center for Developmental Disabilities. Parking and shuttle services from Georgia Perimeter College begin at 6:45 a.m. 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. For details or to register go to: or

Lauren’s Run Sunday, May 5, 8 a.m. – The 19th annual Lau-

ren’s Run and CURE Picnic gets under way at the Concourse Office Park. Honoring the memory of Lauren Zagoria and Lauren Kochman, Lauren’s Run raises money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Emory University School of Medicine. Event offers 5K Run/ 2K Fun Run/Walk/ Tot Trot. Adults: $25; $35 on race day; children 12 and under, $20; phantom runner, $35. Picnic is free. 5K is a Peachtree qualifier. No pets. Strollers allowed in 2K. 4 Concourse Parkway, NE, Sandy Springs, 30328. To register, visit: or


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Celebrate Our Differences

National Council of Jewish Women starts its spring Bargainata sale with a “Preview Night.” Enjoy leisurely shopping and refreshments. $25 in advance; $35 at the door. Find new or gently worn men’s and women’s designer clothing, shoes, purses, accessories and small housewares. Some items discounted 90 percent. Sale continues Thursday, April 25, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free admission. Sale accepts cash or credit cards; no checks. Proceeds benefit Atlanta women, children and family programs. Hilderbrand Court Shopping Center, 6125 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, 30328. Call 404843-9600 or visit: for details.



Saturday, May 4, 12-4 p.m. – Children ages 4-12 can drop in any time between 12-4 p.m. and make a special card for mom in this parent and child craft activity. Free; all are welcome. Buckhead Branch Library, 269 Buckhead Ave., NE, Atlanta, 30305. Email: or call 404-814-3500 to learn more.

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