Coming Up: Free, Fun, Interesting Happenings in the Metro

November 4, 20167min1420
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Atlantic Station lures holiday shoppers with local artisans and craft beer

Browse a curated selection of handmade arts and crafts and buy local craft beer at ‘Crafts and Drafts’ Saturday, Nov. 12, noon to 6 p.m., at Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Drive N.W., Atlanta.

The family-friendly event is free and no ticket is needed for entry. Shoppers will have access to 50 of the best local and regional independent crafters. For more information, visit


Center for Civil and Human Rights presents lecture on indigenous people’s rights

A panel of leaders, activists, and educators from Indigenous Nations will discuss indigenous people’s rights on Thursday, Nov. 10, 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.

Billy Sparks and Grandmother Grace Smith Yellowhammer will lead the audience through topics of representation on historical maps, current issues such as the Dakota Access Pipeline, cultural misappropriation and more. This is a free event but requires an RSVP.

For more information, visit



Stonecrest Library sets “Super Book Sale,” Scribes & Vibes


The Stonecrest Library Friends group is hosting a “Super Book Sale” on Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Road, Lithonia.

Books in all categories(fiction/non-fiction, crafts text books, romance series, magazines, encyclopedias, books on tapes, CD, DVDs and VHS) will be available.

Also, from 1 to 4 p.m., the Scribes & Vibes monthly celebration of the arts will be held. Enjoy a blend of poetry, music and fine arts through musical performances, open mic and art exhibits.

Funding is provided by the Friends of Stonecrest Library. For more information: 404-482-3828

DeKalb police get ready for ninth annual ‘Bowl with Santa’  

Join the DeKalb Fraternal Order of Police for the ninth annual Charity Bowling for Santa Cop on Sunday, Nov. 13, 4 p.m., at FunTime Bowl, 3285 Buford Highway, Atlanta,

With the help of donations from the public, the DeKalb Fraternal Order of Police will make this Christmas a little brighter for more than 50 children this holiday season.

Companies can purchase lane sponsorships for $100, which include the display of the company’s logo and bowling for two players. There will be prizes for the highest team score and the total score for male and female bowlers.

Registration starts at 2:30 p.m. and bowling begins at 4 p.m. For more information, call John Gardner at 678-825-8011.




Free detention pond maintenance workshop set


There will be a detention pond maintenance workshop on Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center Auditorium, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville.  Attend this free workshop and learn how to maintain the vegetation and structural integrity of your detention ponds.

To register, visit or call 678-376-7193 and press 5.  




Rockdale Medical to host $5 jewelry sale


The Rockdale Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary will host a $5 Jewelry and Accessories sale on Monday, Nov. 21, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Nov. 22, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the hospital’s East Tower Classrooms, 1412 Milstead Ave.

Cash, credit, debit, and payroll deductions will be accepted. Proceeds from the sale will fund the purchase of new sleeper chairs for the Birth Place.



Library’s Stitchers group invites all levels


The next Tied in Stitches group will meet on Monday, Nov. 7, 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the library’s meeting room on the lower level at the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, 864 Green St., Conyers.

Join stitchers (crocheting, knitting, quilting, etc.) of all levels every first Monday of the month, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Bring working or completed projects and share ideas, tips and tricks with fellow stitching enthusiasts.

For more information, contact the Adult Services Department at 770-388-5040, ext. 118.



Conyers library hosts weekday events for babies, small children


Join the youth services department for an array of education packed activities next week at the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, 864 Green Street, Conyers. Children and their caregivers can engage in open playtime, board book sharing and songs. All activities are free and parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Registration is required and space is limited to 15 children. Register with the Youth Services Department or call 770-388-5040, ext. 113.


Story Time for Preschoolers
Mondays: Nov. 7, 14, and 28, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years old will engage in a thematic story time with their caregivers. Enjoy picture book sharing, songs, music and crafts.


Toddler Story Time (Ages 21- 36 Months) 

Tuesdays: Nov. 8, 15, and 29, 10:30  – 11:15 a.m.

Toddlers and their caregivers will take part in interactive stories, music, finger play and crafts.


Baby Time (Ages 0-20 Months) 

Wednesdays: Nov. 9, 16 and 30, 10:30  – 11:15 a.m.

Babies and their caregivers engage in open playtime, board book sharing and songs.

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