Coming Up – OCG’s weekly local event guide

January 19, 20176min3350
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REI goes all out for outdoor enthusiasts


The public is invited to attend a special event hosted by outdoor retail giant REI on Saturday, Jan. 28, 1 to 5 p.m. at Red Brick Brewing, 2387 Defoor Hills Road NW, Atlanta.

Discover fun ways to get outside everyday in 2017 by attending this special celebration of the outdoors. Guests can participate in a variety of outdoor activities such as a mobile outdoor rock-climbing wall or take an REI Outdoor School class. Enjoy an afternoon of food, beer, live music and s’mores, while hanging out with friends fireside. All ages welcome, must be 21 to drink. The cost is $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers. For more information or to reserve your spot, visit




DeKalb History Center to host reception for photography exhibit


The opening reception for DeKalb History Center’s newest photography exhibit will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31, 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the historic DeKalb Courthouse lobby, 101 East Court Square, Decatur.

“Reclaimed by Nature: the Historic Davidson Quarries of Arabia Mountain” by Virginie Drujon-Kippelen features historic and contemporary photos of a former granite quarry at what is now the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve in Lithonia. The quarries were historically an important part of DeKalb County’s economy. Lithonia granite was used in paving and construction projects, including the Historic DeKalb Courthouse. For more information, visit


DeKalb parks and rec to host father-daughter dance


The DeKalb County Department of Recreation Parks and Cultural Affairs will host its Father-Daughter Dance onFeb. 2, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta.

The Father-Daughter Dance is for all ages and costs $15 per couple and $5 for each additional child. The event will include music, refreshments and dancing. Guests are asked to dress to impress.

To access online registration, visit and click register online, or register in person at any recreation center. For more information, contact LaShanda Davis, public relations specialist, at 404-371-3643 or




Gwinnett Environmental hosts “Night at the Museum”


Join the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center for an after-hours adventure on Friday, Jan. 27, 5 to 10 p.m., at 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford.

Night at the Museum seeks to bring the exhibits to life in a new way. Participants will enjoy a mystery museum tour, magic show, hear stories around a campfire and more. Admission is $8 per person. EHC members and children 2 and under and free. Call 770- 904-3500 or register at
Snowflake princess party set


Dress up in your favorite princess dress and enjoy an afternoon of music, dancing, light refreshments and fun Saturday, Jan. 28, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center, 4651 Britt Road, Norcross.

A photo will be taken of your princess and emailed to you after the event. Each child will make a snowflake craft and receive a snowflake glow wand or bracelet. Ages 3 and up, $11/child (adult free with paid child). Space is limited so register early online at with code LSP11402 or call 678-277-0860.



Story time set for infants and small children

Caregivers and small children are invited to attend special story hours on Jan. 23 to Jan. 25 at the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, 864 Green Street, Conyers.

Children ages 5 years and younger will enjoy a fun, interactive and educational hour of reading and games. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate in all activities. Please register by visiting the youth services desk or by calling 770-388- 5040 ext. 113. Here is a look at the schedule:

  • Preschool Story Time (Ages 3-5): Jan. 23, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Preschoolers engage in a thematic story time program filled with picture book sharing, songs, music and crafts.
  • Toddler Story Time (Ages 21 – 36 Months): Jan. 24, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Toddlers and their caregivers take part in interactive stories, music, finger play and crafts.
  • Baby Time (Ages infants to 20 months): Jan. 25, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Babies and their caregivers engage in open playtime, board book sharing and songs.


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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