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FUN AROUND TOWN Rescued sea lions at Georgia Aquarium’s SunTrust Pier 225
aTLANTA HISTORY CENTER
June 18-19 Juneteenth, family program commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S., with activities, performances and crafts. June 21 Garden Lecture Exhibitions Through Oct. 10 “Fashion in Good Taste” at Swan House. Through Dec. 31 “Atlanta in 50 Objects” and “Native Lands: Indians and Georgia.” Opening July 2 “Gatheround: Stories of Atlanta,” cornerstone exhibit interprets the history of Atlanta, with artifacts, ephemera and interactive media. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. atlantahistorycenter.com. 404/814-4000.
June 11 Roswell Lavender
Festival, with vendors, food, music and more. 10 AM-5 PM. Free. July 4 BBQ & Bluegrass. 535 Barrington Dr., Roswell.
$14 ($6 children); $5 parking.
AM-2 PM. Registration: 9 AM at Park Tavern, 500 10th St NE, Atl. $25 adv. greatcityrace.com.
GEORGIA BRIDAL SHOW
Infinite Energy Center
extravaganza at Infinite Energy Forum, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth (06/26 show), and Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Pkwy., Atl. (07/31 show). Noon-5 PM. $15 ($10 online). eliteevents.com.
June 15-19 Cirque du Soleil’s “Toruk – The First Flight,” inspired by James Cameron’s “Avatar.” Aug. 27 Endurocross, indoor offroad motorcycle racing. Forum June 11-12 CFA Southern Regional Awards Show June 26 Georgia Bridal Show Aug. 13-14 Intergalactic Bead Show Aug. 27 51st Atlanta Model Train and Railroadiana Show 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.
June 26, July 31 Bridal
GEORGIA STATE PARKS
June 3 New Moon Kayak Tour,
8:30 PM, Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge. RSVP only. $15 plus $5 parking. 706/557-3001. June 4 Celebrate National Trails Day with ranger-led hikes, including Tails on Trails dog hike at 10 AM at Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs; $7 plus $5 parking, RSVP only, 770/732-5871. June 4 152nd Battle of Pickett’s Mill, 10 AM-4 PM at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site in Dallas. $3-$5.50. 770/443-7850. June 18 Scavenger Hunt Challenge, 10 AM-3 PM at Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, Cartersville. $2-$6. 706/387-3747.
LAKEWOOD 400 ANTIQUE MARKET
June 17-19, July 15-17, Aug. 19-21 North Atlanta’s premier market for antiques, collectibles, vintage furniture, re-claimed architectural, home & garden decor and more. 1321 Atlanta Hwy., Cumming. 9 AM-5 PM Fri. 9 AM-6 PM Sat., 10 AM-5 PM Sun. $3. 770/889-3400.
GA. TRUST EXPEDITION
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
and architecture of Barnesville on “Buggy Through Barnesville,” with self-guided home tours, lunch and reception. $25-$60. 404/885-
GREAT CITY RACE
June 18 Urban scavenger hunt race with clue solving on foot. 10 112
Summer Schedule TBA.
cALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER EVENTS
SCOTT ANTIQUE MARKETS SHOWS
Open Mic Poetry Night, $5.
1700 Jeurgens Ct., Norcross.
gastateparks.org. 800/864-7275. June 11 Explore the rich history
NORTH ATLANTA TRADE CENTER
Summer Free family fun on Saturday nights in June and July (except July 2) at Mall of Georgia in Buford, with 9 PM movie screenings on the Village Amphitheater lawn, live music from 6:30-8:30 PM, and kids’ bounce houses. Concessions available. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. mallofgeorgia.com.
Ongoing Guided tours of this historic site are offered 10 AM-3 PM Mon.-Fri., 1-3 PM Sun. 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell. 770/992-
June 9-12, July 7-10, Aug. 11-14
World’s largest series of indoor antique shows with 3,500 exhibit booths at Atlanta Expo Center, 3650 Jonesboro Road SE, I-285 Exit 55. 10:45 AM-6 PM Thurs., 9 AM-6 PM Fri.-Sat., 10 AM-4 PM Sun. $5, free parking. 404/361-
ATTRACTIONS ARCHIBALD SMITH PLANTATION HOME
Ongoing Tour this historic house built in 1845. 935 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 678/639-7500.
ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN
Through Oct. 30 “Chihuly in the Garden,” encore exhibit of Dale Chihuly’s spectacular works, with “Chihuly Nights” evening hours. June Reopening of renovated Children’s Garden. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. atlantabg.org. 404/876-5859. Gainesville location: Summer “Woven Whimsy: Stickworks by Patrick Dougherty.” 1911 Sweetbay Dr., Gainesville.
June 9, July 21, Aug. 11
June 10, 24, July 8, 22, Aug. 5
Jazz on the Lawn concerts June 16 “A Book Affair,” reception for local authors, $5. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atl.
June 4-July 22 Florida State University “Flying High” Circus at Robin Lake Beach Dome, with performances at 3:30 PM Mon., Thurs., Sat. & Sun.; and 8 PM Fri. & Sat. (plus 6 PM July 4). Free with admission. circus.fsu.edu. June 16 Fitness Series: Sprint Triathlon & 5K. active.com. July 1-4 Star Spangled Beach Party with music and fireworks. Sept. 2-4 Hot Air Balloon Fest with balloon glow at Robin Lake Beach, balloon flights, live music, classic car show, Kids Zone, beach activities and more. Sept. 4 Fitness Series: Olympic Triathlon & 5K Run. active.com. Pine Mountain. 1-800-CALLAWAY. callawaygardens.com.
CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK EVENTS
Summer Music at Noon, noon-1 PM Tues. & Thurs., through Oct. July 4 Fourth of July Celebration Aug. 6 Praise in the Park centennialpark.com. 404/2227275.