Coming Up: Free + Cheap Events in Metro Atlanta

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Castleberry Hill to host 2nd Friday Art Stroll

Take a self-guided tour of Castleberry Hill, Atlanta’s historic arts district, during the next installment of the 2nd Friday Art Stroll on July 8, 7 to 10 p.m. Visit eclectic galleries and diverse businesses and restaurants to get a taste of what this Atlanta neighborhood has to offer.

The Castleberry Hill Art Stroll is held every second Friday and is free of charge. For more information, visit


Teens, tweens, invited to sketch and snack

Tweens and teens are invited to join the Atlanta Fulton County Library, 1 Margaret Mitchell Square, for a day of painting in the park on July 8, 2 to 3 p.m. Light snacks will be served. Registration is required. Cost: Free. For more information, call 404-730-1700.


Want to learn more about the fashion business?

 Learn the ins and outs of breaking into the fashion industry at a panel discussion on July 13, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Atlanta Fulton County Library, 1 Margaret Mitchell Square.

The panel of local fashion professionals will led by co-partners Felicia Ruiz, Rosa Thurner and Regina Weir of Factory Girls. They will discuss Atlanta’s fashion culture, product development, small-run manufacturing, brand consulting, and classes.

The event is free to attend. For more information, call 404-730-1700.



Homeschool Hash meeting at Salem-Panola Library

 Calling all homeschool families! Attend this interest meeting on July 9, 10 to 11 a.m., at the Salem-Panola Library, 5137 Salem Road, Lithonia. This meeting will explore possible programming to support the homeschool community. Your input is critical for future programming. For more information, call 770-987-6900.


Teen Zumba class at the Clarkston Library

On July 9, 3 to 4 p.m., meet up with other teens to ZUMBA at the Clarkston Library, 951 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston. The program is for ages 13-17 and open to the first 25 participants. Call or visit the branch to register.

For more information, call 404-508-7175.





Extension to host class on growing hearty annuals and perennials

Join Gwinnett County Extension Agent Timothy Daly for a class on how to maintain annual and perennial flowers in the home landscape. The free program will be held July 11, noon to 1 p.m., at the Gwinnett County Government Annex, second floor conference room, 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville.

Please register by July 7. For more information or to register, contact Timothy Daly at 678-377-4010 or


Fabric painting and bead bracelets class at Centerville Community Center

Parents, take your kids to the Fabric Painting and Bead Bracelet Class on July 7, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., at the Centerville Community Center, 3079 Bethany Church Road, Snellville.

The class is for ages 5 to 10 and open to the first 15 participants. Parents must remain with their child or children during the program. A $1 nonrefundable fee per child must be paid in exact cash note, no coin. Pre-registration with payment is required to hold spot.

For more information, call 770-985-4713.


Scavenge-ART hunt at Pinckneyville Rec Center

Experience this free scavenger hunt with an artistic twist on July 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross.

You will gather a list of goodies from nature, and make crafty creations to take home.

The program is open to all ages. Pre-register by July 5 to help guarantee enough supplies are available. Register with the code: PVP31425: 678-277-0920




Martial arts demonstration set

On July 9, 2 to 3 p.m., U.M.A.S. Karate will present an amazing martial arts demonstration and beginner class at Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, 864 Green Street, Conyers (lower level of the facility).

Watch the demo team perform traditional karate forms and board breaking techniques, then join in the class to learn these fun and exciting karate techniques for yourself. The free program is open to all ages. Register with the library’s Adult Services Department. For more information, call 770-388-5040.


See “Zootopia” at the Olde Town Pavilion

The city of Conyers and AccuGrafix will continue their outdoor summer film series with a free screening of the family flick, “Zootopia,” on Saturday, July 16, at the Olde Town Pavilion, 949 S. Main Street, Conyers.

Enjoy kids’ activities at 7:30 p.m. and food vendors before the movie. The movie starts at dark.

Admission is free. Bring your lawn chair or blankets. For more information, call 770-602-2606.


 Get tips on healthy dishes at free cooking class

Tired of cooking the same old thing? In need of some inspiration in the kitchen? Join Chef Carlin Breinig on Wednesday, July 13, 2 to 3:30 p.m., at Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, 864 Green Street, Conyers (lower level). Learn to cook new healthy dishes that are full of flavor and perfect for the summer. Register with the Adult Services Department. For more information, call 770-388-5040.

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