COMING UP: Free + Cheap Events in the Metro

February 2, 20176min2200
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Party With the Past at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market

Come explore Atlanta's past at the Sweet Auburn Curb MarketParty With the Past” on Thursday, Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m. at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, 209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta.

A central gathering place since 1924, the Sweet Auburn Curb Market has many stories to tell. Come grab a bite to eat, a beer to drink, and learn some history about this historic community. Throughout the evening, explore the history of the Curb Market with pop-up displays as well as screenings of the documentary from Southern Foodways Alliance and filmmaker Katie King, "The Sweet Auburn Curb Market."

At 7:30 p.m., Akila McConnell, founder and chief eating officer of Atlanta Food Walks, will discuss the Curb Market's history and there will be a live performance by local jazz swing band, Jules & the Gents.

Party-goers will be able to purchase food from a variety of eateries including Panbury’s Double Crust Pies, Grindhouse Killer Burgers, Three Cities Pizza, Miss D’s Popcorn and Pralines, and Just Add Honey Tea Company.



Interfaith community to celebrate faiths

The Annual World Religion Day celebration is set for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m., at the Dunwoody Public Library, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody.

Since 2011, the city of Dunwoody Baha’i community, with the participation of many great friends in the interfaith community, gather to celebrate each other’s faiths and religious and spiritual traditions. Each community will present a form of art and/or a description/vignette of their respective faith. For more information, call 770-512-4640.





Black History marathon movie fest set

Bring your snacks and enjoy a movie marathon fest revealing the stories behind prolific African-Americans in sports, music, and politics Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Scott Candler Library, 1917 Candler Road, Decatur.

10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Race (Jesse Owens)

12:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.: Get on Up (James Brown)

2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Southside with You (President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama)

Senior spa day set at Scott Candler Library

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early and enjoy a relaxing mini massage by a licensed massage therapist on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Scott Candler Library, 1917 Candler Road, Decatur.

The program is open to the first 15 participants. To register, please visit the branch or call 404-286-6986.


Civic Engagement 101 set at Stonecrest Library

 Learn about civic engagement and how to bring changes to local issues such as traffic signals or state issues, like health care reform.

Community organizers and county and state representatives will explain the structure of government and discuss best practices for communicating successfully with municipal, county and state representatives.

The meeting will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2 to 3 p.m., Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Road, Lithonia. 770-482-3828.


Valentine’s Day Daddy-Daughter Dance set 

Fathers and daughters are invited to enjoy an evening celebrating Valentine’s Day together on Friday, Feb. 10, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center, 4651 Britt Road, Norcross.

Dress to impress and enjoy music, dancing, light refreshments and a keepsake photo emailed to you after the event. Space is limited. All ages welcome, $8 per person. Register by calling 678-277-0860.


Bethesda Park Aquatic Center turns 10

 The public is invited to attend the 10-year anniversary celebration of the Bethesda Park Aquatic Center Friday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville. Bethes-day will include extended pool hours from 3 to 8 p.m. and hourly raffle drawings until 7 p.m. Must be present to win the raffle. All pool rules and fees apply. Call 678-277-0880 for more information.



Chef dishes out new recipes in free cooking class

The public is invited to attend a free cooking demonstration on Friday, Feb. 17, 12 to 1:30 p.m., at the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, 864 Green Street, Conyers.

Join Chef Carlin Breinig and learn to cook new healthy dishes that are full of flavor and perfect for a fit, fresh New Year. For more information, call (770) 388-5040.

Rockdale to host Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your little princess at the Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance Friday, Feb. 19, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers.

Enjoy a memorable evening of music, dancing and light refreshments. The fee is $8 per person and attire is semi-formal. All ages are welcome. Preregister by Feb. 3. For more information, call 770-278-7529.



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