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FIT4MOM Atlanta Weekend Roundup July 20 - 21

Looks like scattered thunderstorms this weekend. What do you do when it rains?

We usually find ourselves a movie that we haven’t seen in a while, pop some popcorn, fluff up some pillows, and have a family movie midafternoon. Its nice to be able to cuddle up and not worry about if staying up late will affect the next day.

What are your weekend plans?

Atlanta

Piedmont Park Green Market – Atlanta (all ages) FREE Saturday www.piedmontpark.org/green-market Enjoy local farmers and artisan goods. While you shop you can enjoy some prepared foods and drinks and local live music.

Storytelling Saturdays @ The Wrens Nest – Atlanta (all ages) Saturday FREE with Admission www.wrensnest.org The Wrens Nest is an historical site dedicated to preserving Joel Chandler Harris’ stories and the heritage of African American folklore. Storytelling begins at 1pm. Stories and storytellers vary.

Max Makes a Million @ The Alliance Theater – Atlanta (all ages) Saturday & Sunday ~$15/person http://alliancetheatre.org/production/2019-20/max-makes-a-million Poetry, dance, jazz, visual art, and most of all, dreams coalesce in a glorious theatrical adaptation of Maira Kalman’s one-of-a-kind book Max Makes a Million.

Monster Fish @ Fernbank – Atlanta (all ages) Saturday & Sunday ~$27/person www.fernbankmuseum.org/explore/special-exhibitions/monster-fish Hands on exhibit featuring interactive elements to learn about how monster fish grow, how scientists study them, and how anglers and others can help these fish survive.

Freedom Farmers Market @ The Carter Center – Atlanta (all ages) Saturday www.freedomfarmersmkt.org Open year round and offers a wide range of organic, local products along with live music, a kids tent, and prepared foods.

Northeast Atlanta

Peachtree Road Farmers Market – Atlanta (all age) Saturday www.facebook.com/events/922047421520823 Local farms, business, and artisans represented.

Circo Hermano Vazquez @ Plaza Fiesta – Atlanta (all ages) Saturday & Sunday www.circovazquez.com Check out human cannonballs, graceful dancers, daring acrobats, and crazy clowns. Event is announced in English and Spanish.

Butterfly Encounter @ The Chattahoochee Nature Center – Roswell (all ages) Friday, Saturday & Sunday See Site for FEE www.chattnaturecenter.org/special-events/butterfly-encounter Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera.

Roswell Summer Puppet Series – Roswell (all ages) $5/person Saturday www.roswell.gov/discover-us/cultural-arts-center/puppet-series Enjoy shows that are sure to delight audiences of all ages produced by local puppeteers.

Shoot the Hooch – Roswell (ages 5+) Saturday http://shootthehooch.com Shoot the Hooch offers raft, canoe, kayak, tune and stand up paddle boards for rent. Operating hours are dependent on weather, river flow, and air temp.

Brooke Street Park Summer Concert Series – Alpharetta (all ages) FREE Saturday www.awesomealpharetta.com/play/attraction/brooke-street-park-summer-concert-series The Summer Concert Series brings music and fun to life. Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy free, live, family-friendly performances by different Alpharetta based entertainment groups.

Alpharetta Farmers Market – Alpharetta (all ages) FREE Saturday www.awesomealpharetta.com/events/alpharetta-farmers-market At the Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market you will find farmers with fruits, veggies, natural meats, gardeners with fresh flowers and herbs, and makers of all sorts of good from yummy desserts and breads to local raw honey and homemade soaps.

Norcross Community Market – Norcross (all ages) FREE Saturday www.facebook.com/events/453290685471332 Local farms, business, and artisans represented.

Stuff the Truck – Milton (all ages) FREE Saturday https://events.ajc.com/event/donate-non-perishable-food-school-suppliessaturday-july-20-20195d2b635270dab Lead by example, Milton Branch Library is collecting non-perishable food and Back to School supplies for the North Fulton County Charities. Look for the blue bin inside the branch. This bin will be collected with other bins from other branches July 27th for a Stuff the Truck event.

“I Love Horses Day” with Friendship Ranch @ Milton Library – Milton (all ages) FREE Saturday https://events.ajc.com/event/I-love-horses-day-with-friendship-ranchsaturday-july-20-20195d2b6354acc5b Meet mini-horse Colton from Friendship Ranch and listen to Mayor Lockwood share some of his fav. horse stories.

Northwest Atlanta

Painting Lessons @ Vinings School of Art – Vinings (ages 3 – 13) $15/person Saturday www.viningsschoolofart.com Educational and creative art lessons by age group. Visit the website to learn more. Price includes step by step art instruction and supplies.

Smyrna Outdoor Market – Smyrna (all ages) FREE Saturday www.facebook.com/events/774652929569906 Local farms, business, and artisans represented.

Farm. Fresh. Market. – Woodstock (all ages) FREE Saturday www.facebook.com/events/242196466721022 Local farms, business, and artisans represented.

Downtown Canton Farmers Market – Canton (all ages) FREE Saturday www.facebook.com/events/2228735310526656 Local farms, business, and artisans represented.

Movies in the Park – Canton (all ages) FREE Saturday www.facebook.com/events/779661322470874 Enjoy a historic view while watching an outdoor movie hosted in downtown Canton at Brown Park.

Ballground Farmers Market – Ballground (all ages) FREE Saturday www.facebook.com/events/430789584398307 Local farms, business, and artisans represented.

Outside of Atlanta

21st Annual Butternut Creek Festival @ Meeks Park – Blairsville (all ages) FREE Saturday & Sunday www.butternutcreekfestival.com A juried arts and crafts festival accompanied by good music and good food. Come enjoy the festival atmosphere and support these local artisans.

Dallas Farmers Market – Dallas (all ages) FREE Saturday www.facebook.com/events/306004143428387 Local farms, business, and artisans represented.