Coming Up | Week of March 3

March 2, 20176min1330
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Daffodil Day at Oakland Cemetery

 In partnership with the Georgia Daffodil Society, Historic Oakland Foundation presents the third annual Daffodil Day, a celebration of spring’s ubiquitous bloom, on Saturday, March 11, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE, Atlanta.

Enjoy a day in Oakland’s Victorian gardens with guided walks, garden presentations, a cut flower display, dialogue with local daffodil and gardens experts, a plant sale, book signing, children’s activities, and more.

Daffodil Day is free and open to the public. Proceeds from Daffodil Day’s plant sale and related activities benefit Historic Oakland Foundation’s gardens team.

For more information, including driving and parking directions, visit


High Museum offers free admission


Everyone receives free admission to the High Museum of Art, on Sunday, March 12, 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta. Enjoy special family-friendly programming from 1 to 4 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month as part of Family Fun at the Woodruff Arts Center. For more information, visit




DeKalb Parks and Recreation hosts glow in the dark 5K

Join the DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs for the Neon 5K Fun Run at Mason Mill Park on Saturday, March 11, 6:30 p.m., 1340 McConnell Drive, Decatur. This glow-in-the-dark event is less about speed and more about enjoying a night of fun with your friends and family. All fitness levels are welcome.

Race registration is $15. Register online at or at any DeKalb County recreation center by March 4.


Hairston Crossing offers read to a pet program

Early readers can practice their reading skills by reading to a dog from the Pet Partners therapy animal program on Saturday, March 11, 2 to 3 p.m., at Hairston Crossing Library, 4911 Redan Road, Stone Mountain.

Open to first eight participants ages 5 to 12.. Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Please call or visit the branch to register. For more information, call 404-508-7170.





Explore Gwinnett to host ABCs of Planning A Family Reunion workshop

Explore Gwinnett is hosting a family reunion workshop on Friday, March 10, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd. NW, Atlanta.

The seminar will cover everything you need to know to host a successful family reunion. Jam-packed with civil rights heritage and history, family attractions, world-renowned dining and Southern hospitality, your reunion will feel right at home in Gwinnett.

Just 30 minutes north of downtown, Gwinnett is home of top-ranked Parks & Recreation facilities, where families can swim, grill out, enjoy lakeside barbeques or gather in modern, accessible pavilions and facilities. With over 100 hotels from limited to full-service, families on any size budget can find group-friendly, comfortable and well-maintained accommodations. For more information, visit


Free chair Tai Chi class helps seniors find balance


Seniors 50 years and older and Parkinson’s patients are invited to attend a slow-paced workshop doing chair Tai Chi Friday, March 10, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., at the Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville.

This low-impact class is suited for seniors wanting to improve their balance and fall prevention. People with Parkinson’s disease benefit from this class by improved functional mobility, gait, strength, cognition, balance, and quality of life. The cost is $5 per class for Gwinnett County residents. Register in class or online at

For online registration information, call 770-450-0792. For class information, call 404-786-4650.




Tykes, tots and teens consignment items for sale

Shop 30,000 square feet of clothes, toys, baby equipment, books, games, youth furniture, décor and more, for babies, kids, teens and expecting moms on Saturday, March 11—18 at the Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers.

Find all brands at a fraction of the retail price. Accepting sellers as well. Hours vary each day, so visit for sale hours and more information.

Volunteers needed for Hands Across Rockdale 2017


The sixth annual Hands Across Rockdale will take place on Saturday, May 6. The steering committee is seeking sponsors, service projects and volunteers for this year’s day of service.

Hands Across Rockdale is a community initiative that aims to promote the spirit of volunteerism within the Conyers-Rockdale community while providing service to those in need. In 2016, nearly 300 volunteers were placed at 15 different project sites throughout Rockdale.

Those interested in helping to make Rockdale a better place are encouraged to visit

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