Close to Home for Sept. 24

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Close to Home for Sept. 24

You’ve got a few hours over the weekend and are looking for a nearby diversion – something that doesn’t require reservations or a tank of gas. Welcome to Close to Home! Each week we’ll highlight the quick, quaint and quirky events in your neighborhood. Email submissions to CommunityNews@ajc.com.

You’ve got a few hours over the weekend and are looking for a nearby diversion – something that doesn’t require reservations or a tank of gas. Welcome to Close to Home! Each week we’ll highlight the quick, quaint and quirky events in your neighborhood. Email submissions to CommunityNews@ajc.com.

‘Touch-a-Truck’ in Kennesaw

Cobb County Safety Village staff’s “Touch-a-Truck” event for all children. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today. $5 each, $20 per family. Town Center at Cobb, two blocks east of Exit 269 off Interstate 75, Kennesaw. 770-852-3270.

Year Up Run/Walk in Atlanta

Year Up Greater Atlanta’s 5K Opportunity Run/Walk. 8 a.m. today. $30. Grant Park, 840 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta. To close the opportunity divide, Year Up empowers young adults to go from poverty to professional careers in just one year. RaceRoster.com/events/2016/9359/year-up-greater-atlanta-5k.

Kids Closet at Winters Chapel

Kids Closet at Winters Chapel. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Winters Chapel United Methodist Church, 5105 Winters Chapel Road, Atlanta. Nonprofit consignment sale to benefit the church’s preschool. 770-393-3478, KidsCloset@WintersChapel.org.

Car seat checks in Roswell

Free car seat inspections by Roswell Fire and Safe Kids North Fulton. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Fire Station 5, 1200 Hembree Road, Roswell. Email Chris Cooper at ccooper@roswellgov.com.

Dunwoody Library book sale

The Friends of the Dunwoody Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. $6 bag day on Monday. Dunwoody Library, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. Most of the 25,000 items are priced from 25 cents to $2. 770-512-4640, DeKalbLibrary.org.

Car Show in Senoia

Senoia’s “Cruisin’ to the Oldies” Car Show. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. $5 parking on side streets and the public parking lot on Johnson and Clark Streets. Food Court, 1950s and 1960s tunes by “The Sock Hops” from noon-3 p.m. Awards and door prizes. 770-378-6627, 770-599-8182.

West End Tour of Homes

West End Tour of Homes. 4:30 p.m. ticket office opens at The Wren’s Nest, 5-10 p.m. today. $25. The Wren’s Nest, 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta. A self-guided walking/driving tour with refreshments and docents at each of the 11 homes in the West End Historic District. Tickets: AtlantaWestEnd.com.

Atlanta Kosher BBQ in Dunwoody

Atlanta Kosher BBQ Competition by the Atlanta lodges of the Hebrew Order of David International. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. $1 per tasting ticket available in quantities of 20 or 50. Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody. Live entertainment, Kids Zone. 770-580-3897, info@HODshimshon.org.

Fun Run for Dek Thai in Atlanta

American Women’s Club Fun Run for Dek Thai. 11 a.m. Sunday. $35, including a race shirt. Midtown International School, 1575 Sheridan Road NE, Atlanta. To raise funds for underprivileged girls in rural Thailand to finish high school. MidtownInternationalSchool.com/run-for-dek-thai.html.

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