A turtle-shaped lantern floating on the Chattahoochee River in a recent test run for the June 18 Sandy Springs Lantern Parade. (Special)

Saturday, June 18, 9 p.m. Sandy Springs hosts its inaugural Lantern Parade, with a theme, “Take It to the River.”  Residents carry homemade lanterns down Morgan Falls Road to Overlook Park. Event features live music and performances. Free and open to all. Lantern-making workshops available June 7-11. North Springs United Methodist Church, 7770 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, 30328. For workshop tickets and information, go to: eventbrite.com/d/ga–atlanta/lantern-parade.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.