A list of calendar listings for Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs:
For Kids and Families:
Saturday, Nov. 21, 5 – 10 p.m. – Calling all nature lovers! The Chattahoochee Nature Center presents an evening of backyard camping for the whole family. Bring a picnic with all of the fixings, take photos of non-releasable animals on the wildlife walk, enjoy a campfire with marshmallows, all within the center’s 127-acre grounds. Registration is $50 per tent for the general public and $35 per tent for CNC member families. Registration required by Nov. 18. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell, 30075. For more information and to sign up, go online to chattnaturecenter.org, or call 770-992-2055 x237.
Holiday Cookie Decoration
Monday, Nov. 23, 3 – 4:30 p.m. – Get in the holiday spirit with this cookie decorating workshop! Kids aged 10 to 17 are invited to learn decorating techniques under the tutelage of Sari McIntyre. Free and open to the first 15 participants. Call or visit the branch to register. Brookhaven Library, 1242 N. Druid Hills Rd., Brookhaven, 30319. Need more details? Go to dekalblibrary.org.
Monday, Nov. 23, and Tuesday, Nov. 24 – Many local schools will be closed for the week leading up to Thanksgiving, and the Dunwoody Nature Center has just the thing to keep your little ones learning and occupied during their down time. Participants will enjoy nature-themed crafts, activities, games and outdoor play, and kids get to explore the habitats of Dunwoody Park. Regular camp hours are 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for full day campers in K-5th grade. Half-day camp hours are 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for 3 and 4 year olds. 5343 Roberts Dr., Dunwoody, 30338. To learn more and to register, go online to dunwoodynature.org or call 770-394-3322.
Art a la Carte Kidz
Monday, Nov. 23 through Wednesday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Looking for a creative alternative to day care? Try Art a la Carte Kidz, a program for children aged 6 to 13. Participants will experiment with a wide variety of mediums, including 3-dimensional sculpture, unique surfaces and more. Registration is $90 for one day, $140 for two days and $220 for all three days. Hammond Park Community Building, 6005 Glenridge Dr., Sandy Springs, 30328. For more information and to register, go online to artalacartekids.com/holiday-camp.
Monday, Nov. 23 through Wednesday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – A camp for budding scientists, this three-day workshop encourages critical thinking and provides opportunities to get hands-on with science. Through discovery-based learning, students carry out experiments, engage in team activities, build and program robots, learn new technologies and see how science works in the real world. Registration: $90 for one day, $140 for two days and $220 for all three days. Hammond Gym Multi-purpose Room, 705 Hammond Dr., Sandy Springs, 30328. For additional information and to register, go online to artalacartekids.com/holiday-camp.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Donating blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others. All donors receive a Red Cross mixing spoon and a copy of celebrity chef recipes (while supplies last). You may schedule your appointment at redcrossblood.org using sponsor code dunwoodylib or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Dunwoody Library parking lot, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., 30338. More information can be found online at dekalblibrary.org.
Art Market at Spruill
Monday, Nov. 16, 6 – 9 p.m. – The Spruill Center for the Arts presents their 22nd annual Holiday Artists Market. The event features a wide array of art and gifts from local artisans on display in the gallery through Dec. 23. On Monday, Nov. 16, Spruill hosts an opening night ceremony and sneak peek of the market. Wine and light fare provided. Free and open to the public. Go to spruillarts.org to learn more or call 770-394-4019. Spruill Center for the Arts, 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 30346.
Thursday, Nov. 19, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Looking for unique gifts for this holiday season? The annual Christ the King School Holiday Market returns this month to Kenny Hall. A unique and festive shopping experience for all, the event features work by more than 50 artists and vendors. Free and open to the public. Christ the King School, 46 Peachtree Way, NE, Atlanta, 30305. More info? Call 404-233-0383 or go to christking.org.
Friday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – The Work of Our Hands Artist Market returns for its 12th year to the Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckhead. The sale features artwork by numerous local and regional artisans and includes painting, glass, fabric, wood, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and more. Free and open to the public. Opening reception is on Thursday, November 19 from 6 – 8 p.m. 2744 Peachtree Rd., NW, Atlanta, 30305. Questions? Call 404-365-1000 or go online to workofhands.com.
Swedish Christmas Market
Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Swedish Women’s Educational Association International, Inc., presents their annual Christmas Market in Sandy Springs. Come out for an afternoon of baked goods, flower arrangements, traditional and modern handicrafts, Swedish Christmas ornaments, Scandinavian design, and traditional Swedish food and drinks. The market also offers kids’ activities hosted by the Swedish School of Atlanta. Tickets are $2 for adults, free for those under 18. Dorothy Benson Center, 6500 Vernon Woods Dr., NE, Sandy Springs, 30328. To find out more, go online to atlanta.swea.org or call 404-613-4900.
Thursday, Nov. 26, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Don’t have plans for Thanksgiving this year? Still want the traditional meal experience? The city of Brookhaven invites you to come to the Lynwood Community Center and pick up a meal for yourself and your family. Call 404-637-0542 for more information. Lynwood Park Community Center, 3360 Osborne Rd., Brookhaven, 30319. Go to brookhavenga.gov to learn more.
Thanksgiving Service & Meal
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 5 – 7:30 p.m. – Mount Vernon Baptist Church invites members of the community to attend a Thanksgiving service and fellowship dinner. Dinner begins at 5 p.m., followed by the sermon at 6:30 p.m. The service will include songs, a brief devotional, and testimonials about the past year. Childcare is available for children 3 and under. Sanctuary, Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 850 Mt. Vernon Hwy NW, Sandy Springs, 30327.