Coming Up: Local Events and Happenings for the week of June 16

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“Thrilling Thursday” summer series at Conyers library offers kids big fun

The next Nancy Guinn Memorial Library’s “Thrilling Thursday” summer series will feature “My Reptile Guys and their Fun Reptile Adventures” on June 22, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., in the lower level of the library, 864 Green St., Conyers.

Take the kids to experience the thrill of a wild safari. Get up close and personal with exotic and beautiful reptiles during this adventure at the library. The program is free and requires no registration.

Also, mark your calendar for the Thrilling Thursday events that will be held on July 6 and July 13, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m., in the lower level meeting room.

For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at 770-388-5040, ext. 113.

 

ATLANTA

 Art festival set in Old Fourth Ward

The Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, June 24, through Sunday, June 25, beginning at 10 a.m. at Historic Fourth Ward Park, 592 N. Angier Ave. NE, Atlanta.

The two-day festival features fine arts and crafts, a street market, children’s play area, food vendors, and live acoustic music.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com.

 

Free live music at Piedmont Park

Join Radio 105.7 & Bowery South Presents on Sunday, June 25, at Park Tavern, 500 10th Street, N.E., Atlanta. Experience an amazing night of free music while the sun sets behind the Atlanta skyline.

Sunset sessions bring Atlantans a varied lineup of live music from some of today’s most buzz-worthy artists every Sunday free of charge. Located off of the Atlanta BeltLine, concert-goers can enjoy giveaways, try specialty seasonal cocktails, house brews, 1/2 off sushi from 10 p.m. to midnight, and much more.

The free concert series runs through Oct. 1. Every show is from 7 to 11 p.m. and guests must be 21 and up to attend. For more information, visit www.parktavern.com.

 

DEKALB

 

Get fresh produce and goods from the mobile farmers market

The DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market provides access to healthy, affordable food for communities where access is limited. The Mobile Market accepts EBT (SNAP benefits), credit cards and cash. The DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market is a program of DeKalb County Cooperative Extension, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The mobile market will be held noon to 2 p.m. at the following locations:

Thursday, June 22: Scott Candler Library, 1917 Candler Road, Decatur. 404-286-6986.

Thursday, June 29: Redan-Trotti Library, 1569 Wellborn Road, Lithonia. 770-482-3821.

 

Stonecrest Toastmasters Club to meet

Join the Stonecrest Library Toastmasters Club and improve your communication with family, friends, colleagues, clients and even large audiences. The club meets on Tuesdays. The next meeting is June 20, 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Road, Lithonia. For more information, call 770-482-3828.

 

Brown Sugar Stitchers Guild sets quilting session

The Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild welcomes those interested in quilting. The group will host its next meeting on Saturday, June 17, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library, 2861 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur.

All experience levels are welcome. Please call or visit branch to register: 404-286-6980.

 

GWINNETT

 

“Little Builders” invites toddlers to build bonds and blocks

Join the Gwinnett County Public Library’s Norcross Branch, 6025 Buford Highway, for a “constructive” morning with tots on Friday, June 23, 10:30 a.m. Toddlers can socialize and engage in free play and build fine and gross motor skills by playing with block sets. Drop in to build and knock blocks down. For more information, call 770-978-5154.

 

Library brings kids and canines together to promote literacy

 Have a tail-wagging good time while practicing reading skills on Saturday, June 24, 1 p.m. at the Lawrenceville Library Branch, 1001 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville. Children ages 5 and up can read to a friendly dog. The dogs are trained and registered members of Therapy Dogs International Chapter #193.

 

ROCKDALE

 Ready to author a book?

Visit the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library to meet Victoria Sheffield, writer, publisher, and mentor, who will present a “Writing Workshop” and share tips and tricks on how to succeed in the harrowing world of authorship. This workshop will be held in the lower level meeting room of the library on Tuesday, June 27, 5:30– 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the Adult Services Department at 770-388-5040. ext. 118. This event is free and open to ages 18 & up.

 

Thrilling Thursdays to feature reptiles up close

The Nancy Guinn Memorial Library’s “Thrilling Thursday” summer series will feature “My Reptile Guys and their “Fun Reptile Adventures” program on June 22, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., in the lower level of the library, 864 Green St., Conyers.

Experience the thrill of a wild safari at the library’s upcoming program. Build memories by getting up close and personal with exotic and beautiful reptiles.

Thrilling Thursday events also will be held on July 6 and July 13, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m., in the lower level meeting room. No registration is required.

For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at 770-388-5040, ext. 113.

 

“Build A Better World” environmental workshop set

Join the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library and the City of Conyers on Tuesday, June 27, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., for a Department of Environmental Services Water Program. Learn how to take care of the environment, protect our natural resources, save our planet’s valuable water, and “Build A Better World” through this informative and fun presentation. This program will take place in the downstairs meeting room and is open to all ages. Registration is not required.

The library is located at 864 Green St. For more information about this free event, call 770-388-5040, ext. 113.

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