ONE ENCHANTED EVENING

MEET RUDOLPH AND PALS AT THE CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER

Make magical holiday memories with the whole family at the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Wonders event Dec. 10. Children of all ages will have a blast getting to meet live reindeer and experiencing the center’s new winter exhibit, featuring fairy houses and gnome homes. Other highlights include crafts, face painting, marshmallow roasting, story time and more. If […]

GET ON BOARD!

HITCH A RIDE ON MACY’S FAMOUS PINK PIG MONORAIL

Patients from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta enjoy the iconic Macy’s Pink Pig at Lenox Square for the first time this season on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 in Atlanta. (John Amis/AP Images for Macy’s)

Kick off the most wonderful time of the year by taking a spin on Priscilla, the 1950s-themed monorail that’s been a cherished Atlanta […]

HALLOWEEN HIJINKS

SPOOKY SPRINGS HAUNTS ABERNATHY GREENWAY PARK AGAIN THIS YEAR

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Halloween that’s full of treats, not tricks, head to Abernathy Greenway Park in Sandy Springs Oct. 21, when families are welcome to the festive Spooky Springs. There, children of all ages can get their trick-or-treating fill at candy stations, have their faces painted, enjoy tasty eats from local food trucks […]

FUN DOWN ON THE FARM

ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER HOSTS ANNUAL FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL

Savor authentic Southern culture, traditions and food on Sept. 23 at the Atlanta History Center’s Fall Folklife Festival. The historic Smith Family Farm, a rustic 1840s farmhouse that moved to the center from its original spot on North Druid Hills Road, serves as the perfect setting for a day filled with hands-on arts and crafts, cooking demos and folk music. […]

MAKING A SPLASH

PASS THE POPCORN FOR BROOKHAVEN’S MOVIES BY THE POOL

Cool off this summer with a fun night out for the whole gang. As part of its annual Dive-In Movie Nights event, the city of Brookhaven will play The Secret Life of Pets on the big screen July 14 at Briarwood Park’s outdoor pool. The animated film, which tells a cute story about how pets behave while their […]

LET THERE BE LIGHT

LANTERN FESTIVAL BRINGS LOCALS TO LIGHT UP THE RIVER

Pack your flashlights! The Sandy Springs Lantern Parade is back for its second year. The event was created by local artist Chantelle Rytter, producer of the popular BeltLine and Decatur lantern events. The parade of colorful lights travels from North Springs United Methodist Church downhill to Morgan Falls Overlook Park on the evening of June 10. Local food […]

READING TO ROVER

LOCAL LIBRARY EVENT COMBINES TALES WITH TAILS

Reading Paws helps youngsters gain self-assurance by reading aloud to skilled therapy dogs.

Reading Paws helps youngsters gain self-assurance by reading aloud to skilled therapy dogs.

Charlotte’s Web, Green Eggs and Ham, Harry Potter—the shelves of the local Atlanta- Fulton Public Library System are full of these and other classic children’s books. All branches, including Buckhead and Sandy […]

FAIR PLAY

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A FESTIVAL FOR ALL AGES ON THE GROUNDS OF PACE ACADEMY

dsc_6576Each October, some 8,000 visitors descend on the campus of Pace Academy preparatory school for its annual Fall Fair. The event, which started back in the 1960s, has blossomed into a hugely popular family affair. Attendees show up, rain or shine, for the dozens of inflatables […]

FILMS ALFRESCO

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FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE SCREENINGS IN SANDY SPRINGS GET TWO THUMBS UP

Remember going to the drive-in?

DSC_0657Pulling up in your car, rolling down the windows and scarfing down a tub of popcorn as you watched the latest releases up on the big screen? This month, you can experience the nostalgia of outdoor cinema—just without the cars—at the annual […]

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…

A NATIONWIDE RACE TO END PROSTATE CANCER

Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk

On June 18, some 500 Atlantans will join the 20,000 runners in 36 cities across the U.S. taking part in the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. Consisting of 1-mile and 5K routes meandering through Sandy Springs, the event raises funds and awareness for a disease that affects some 5,000 men in Georgia alone each year. Also included […]