Saturday, Aug. 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Heritage Sandy Springs commemorates the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War with museum exhibits, lecture series and hands-on family programming in a day titled “Federal Soldiers Take the Field.” In the summer of 1864, the small farming community of Sandy Springs was overtaken by more than 100,000 Federal soldiers. Some welcomed their arrival and took refuge behind the lines while most tried to simply survive by saving what food they could from the hungry troops. Free and open to all. Heritage Sandy Springs Museum, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle, 30328. For more information, call 404-851-9111 or visit: