Spring is here! Check out these April 2014 events featured in the March/April issue of Simply Buckhead.
April 5 | Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market
Cathedral of St. Philip
2744 Peachtree Road N.W. | Atlanta 30305
404.365.1078 | www.peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com
Usher in spring when the free Peachtree Road Farmers Market reopens for its eighth season. Chat with neighbors, catch chef demos and admire the goods on display from a host of local farmers, artisans and purveyors—such as gourmet foodstuffs from Souper Jenny, Phickles, The Spotted Trotter and King of Pops—from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Alfresco dinner party afterward? Don’t mind if we do!
Photo Credit: Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market
April 10-27 | The Lion King
Fabulous Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree Street NE | Atlanta 30308
885.285.8499 | www.lionking.com
The World’s #1 musical returns to Atlanta and premieres at the Fabulous Fox Theatre for 3 weeks only. Get tickets by calling the number above, visit www.lionking.com online or in person at the Fox Theatre box office.
Photo Credit: Brilliance Photography
April 12 | Easter on the Town
Visit Town Brookhaven on the green to meet the Easter Bunny and go on Easter Egg hunts for children ages 1-3, 4-7, and 8 and up. Face painting, balloon art, a bounce house, music and games will make this a special Easter event for all families.
April 19 | National Park Week & Earth Day Observations
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
1978 Island Ford Parkway | Sandy Springs 30350
678.538.1200 | www.nps.gov/chat
Visit our area’s own national park gem this spring at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area during opening weekend of National Park Week. From hiking to biking, and from horseback riding to river activities, this local treasure will offer free entrance April 19-20.
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System – Buckhead Branch
269 Buckhead Avenue N.E. | Atlanta 30305
404.814.3500 | www.afpls.org/buckhead-branch
Celebrating Earth Day with your children can be engaging and educational thanks to the Buckhead Library’s Earth Day Drop-In Craft. Children can learn about the importance of Mother Earth while making their own environmentally inspired creations including a sea turtle hand puppet made from paper plates and crepe paper, and journals made from recycled paper and pictures. Participants are welcome any time. The special Earth Day programming is free, is ideal for children ages 4-12, and will be offered from 12 p.m.-4.p.m.
April 26 | Over The Edge: 20 Story Rappel Benefiting Special Olympics Georgia
Buckhead Tower (event location)
3399 Peachtree Road NE | Atlanta 30326
Special Olympics Georgia
22 year-old Riley Cerone and more than 100 Atlantans will rappel down the side of the Buckhead Tower (20 stories high!) to raise money for Special Olympics Georgia. Cerone is going Over the Edge to raise awareness that by supporting Special Olympics, a person can change the life of someone who maynot have the confidence and determination that may come so easily to many. For more information, visit www.specialolympicsga.org/2014OTE.
April 26 | Heritage Sandy Springs Beer Festival
Heritage Sandy Springs
6110 Bluestone Road | Sandy Springs 30328
404.851.9111 | www.hssbeerfest.com
Sip your way through the lineup of more than 70 brews (including several from your fave local low-batch microbreweries) on the bucolic green at Heritage Sandy Springs. In between tastings, enjoy live music, food and field-side frolicking. Park at designated spots on Sandy Springs Place and in the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Activities Center lot. Proceeds benefit the programming at Heritage Sandy Springs. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online in advance at ticketalternative.com and $40 at the door. The event is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
April 27 | Lauren’s Run & CURE Annual Picnic
CURE Childhood Cancer
Presented by NCR, join runners in our community for the 20th Annual Lauren’s Run and the Cure Childhood Cancer Annual Picnic on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Events include a 10K, 5K, 2K Fun Run, and Tot Trot at Concource Office Park. After the run, the CURE Annual Picnic will feature a full day of family fun including flag football with NFL players, Disney princesses, climbing wall, inflatables, games, prizes, music, and of course – lunch. All proceeds benefit CURE Childhood Cancer. Visit www.curechildhoodcancer.org to register and learn more.
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