Speaker series highlights local leading art and science experts
Phi Beta Kappa Arts & Sciences invites the public to hear local experts speak for five minutes each at (En)Lightning Talks Atlanta on Thursday, April 6, 7:30 p.m., at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.
(En)Lightning Talks Atlanta is a series of electrifying five-minute public talks by local experts in the arts and sciences. Holly Frey and Tracy Wilson of the Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast will host the event.
For more information, visit www.pbk.org/atlanta.
Agnes Scott to host 46th Annual Writers’ Festival
The 46th Annual Writers’ Festival will be held on April 6 – 7 at Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur.
Hear distinguished authors read and participate in a question-and-answer session. There also will be a book signing for each author. This event is free to attend and open to the public. For a complete lineup of events, visit www.agnesscott.edu.
Atlanta Dogwood Festival set
Hundreds of artists from around the country will have their best artwork on display for the 81st Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival on April 7-9 at Piedmont Park, 400 Park Drive NE, Atlanta.
Attendees will have a chance to view and purchase fine art, hear live music, enjoy fair food from a variety of vendors and even participate in a 5K at Piedmont Park. Sponsor booths are located throughout the festival that will have everything from live radio remotes to great prizes and interactive games. This event is free and open to the public. No pets allowed. For special events or a list of participating artists, visit www.dogwood.org.
Decatur Business Association sets Easter parade and egg hunt
The annual Decatur Business Association Easter Parade and Egg Hunt returns on Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur.
The bunny will arrive at 10:30 a.m. The hunt begins at 11 a.m. sharp and is staggered by age group. For more information, visit www.decaturdba.com.
App workshop for youths
Youths are invited to explore how to make apps on Wednesday, April 5, 2 – 4:30 p.m. at Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Road, Lithonia.
Students will learn basic technology and information organization used in the app making process. This is a hands-on workshop in which youth will use computer coding, information organization and more. This workshop is free and open to the first 12 participants. For more information, call 770-482-3828
Chipper Jones to appear for book signing
The Georgia Center for the Book and Eagle Eye Book Shop will welcome Major League Baseball great and future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones on Saturday, April 8, 2 to 4 p.m., at First Baptist Church Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur.
Jones will discuss his new book, Ballplayer, a memoir on his experiences as a member of the Atlanta Braves. Chipper will speak for 50 minutes and then sign books for one hour. Attendees must purchase the book at the event to enter the signing line. Due to time constraints, Chipper Jones will not sign any memorabilia. For more information, visit www.eagleeyebooks.com.
Arts and crafts workshop set for parents and children
Get crafty with the kids on Friday, April 7, 11 -11:30 a.m., at the Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville.
The “Crafty Mornings with Mom, Dad, or Grandparent and Me” is open to parents and children ages 5 to 12. Bring your child or grandchild and enjoy a time of bonding as you both create fun crafts and take-home items. This is a parent-led activity, so parents or caregivers must remain with child throughout the event.
The cost to attend is $1 per child. The event is limited to 10 children per day. For more information, call 770-985-4713.
Chair Tai Chi for seniors and Parkinson’s patients
Seniors are invited to practice Tai Chi on Friday, April 7, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at the Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Rd., Snellville. The slow-paced workshop uses a chair to help seniors improve their balance to prevent falls. People with Parkinson’s disease benefit from functional mobility, gait, strength, cognition, balance, and quality of life.
The cost is $5 per class. Register online at www.pdgladiators.org or by calling 770-450-0792. For more information, call 404-786-4650.
Community yard sale set
Clean out the house and make some extra cash at the Rockdale community yard sale on Saturday, April 8, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Government Annex Building Parking Lot, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers.
Shop for interesting treasures at this outdoor event including household goods, toys, clothes, and other items. Event organizers reserve the right to disallow items deemed inappropriate.
The fee to participate is $10 per parking space for county residents, $15 for non-county residents. Participants must provide their own tables and chairs. Set-up time begins at 7 a.m. For more information, call 770-278-7529 or visit www.rockdalecounty.gov.
Tiny house show showcases dozens of tiny, smart houses
The “Smart House, Small House” show will be held on Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers in the Exhibition Center and Charles Walker Arena.
The showroom will include smart home innovations as well as tiny houses on wheels which will be available for purchase. There also will be three home giveaways. Tickets are $12.50 for adults and free for children 12 and under. For more information and discounts, visit www.farcoevents.com or call 706-244-4601.