Senior Resource Fair
Friday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Activities include fitness demonstrations, Meet and Mingle with Doc Broc, as well as bingo and door prizes. Ed Isakson Alpharetta Family YMCA, 3655 Preston Ridge Rd., Alpharetta, 30005. Visit for more info.

Birds and Bird Feeding
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Wild Birds Unlimited hosts the seminar and demonstrates several feeders that will entice a host of birds, like orioles, hummingbirds and bluebirds, to backyard feeding stations. Free, registration required. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta, 30066. Call 770-509-4900 to learn more.



Elegant Elf Marketplace

Elegant Elf Marketplace
Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The 6th annual Elegant Elf Marketplace, presented by the Sandy Springs Society, returns with over 85 local and regional vendors. $5 entrance fee, free parking and free for children 10 and under. Lake Forest Elementary School, 5920 Sandy Springs Cir., Sandy Springs, 30328.


Fall Festival on Ponce
Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sunday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fine art, folk art and crafts, food trucks and music. Olmstead Linear Park in Druid Hills, 1451 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, 30307.

Atlanta Dance Party
Friday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m. The final TGIF Concert of the year features classic dance music from the 70s to today. Bring a picnic basket and beverage for a Chastain-like experience under the stars. $15 to $160 per person. Chukkar Farm Polo Club & Event Facility, 1140 Liberty Grove, Alpharetta, 30004. For info, visit

Smyrna Jonquil Festival
Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sunday, Oct. 23, 12-5 p.m. Along with arts & crafts, live music and festival food, Friends of the Smyrna Library will host a book sale and Keep Smyrna Beautiful will distribute jonquil bulbs. Free admission. 200 Village Green Cir., Smyrna, 30080. Info at

Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean is a freelance writer and editor based in metro Atlanta.