FATHER'S DAY EVENTS

Sweetwater Creek Summer Festival. Spacewalk, food, arts and crafts, pony rides and petting zoo. Reptile show 1 p.m. June 14. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14-15. State park parking fee $3; free festival admission; additional charge for some activities. Sweetwater Creek State Park, Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs. 770-732-5871, www.friendsofsweetwatercreek.org.

Life is Good in Suwanee Festival. Backyard-style games are the center of this family celebration. World's Greatest Backyard Athlete competition plus interactive games, crafts and food. Benefits Project Joy through the Life is Good: Kids Foundation. Noon June 14. Free. Suwanee Town Center Park, 370 Buford Highway, Suwanee. 770-945-8996, www.suwanee.com.

Canoe Outing: Father's Day. Daughters and sons may join this ranger-led canoe excursion with their fathers. Meet at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center and carpool down to Lake Tugaloo for a morning of paddling, fishing and learning about the area. Canoes and some fishing equipment available. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own equipment, a brown bag lunch and beverages. Reservations required. 9 a.m.-noon June 14. Free. Tallulah Gorge State Park, U.S. 441, Tallulah Falls. 706-754-7970, gastateparks.org/info/tallulah.

Celebrity Basketball: Father's Day Celebration. The Harlem Legends take on the Smyrna All-Stars, a team of Cobb County educators, coaches, politicians, business and community leaders. Former Georgia Tech stars Jarrett Jack and Mario West, now with the Portland Trailblazers and the Atlanta Hawks, respectively, are on the All-Stars. Clinic for ages 5-12 is 5-6 p.m. Only clinic participants and their parents will be admitted then. Benefits the Smyrna Stars Junior Division AAU basketball program. 7 p.m. June 14. $15; $10 advance; $10 additional for clinic. Southern Polytechnic State University, 1100 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. 678-910-2823, www.smyrnastars.com.

Picture Frame Making: "You're the No. 1 Dad." For Father's Day, children can create a picture frame to let dads know how much they mean. Then, the youngsters can insert their picture. Noon June 14; 11 a.m. June 15. Free with museum admission: $11; ages 1 and younger free. Imagine It Children's Museum, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, Atlanta. 404-659-5437, www.imagineit-cma.org.

Atlanta Track Club Father's Day Four-mile Run. For fathers and their children (all men welcome). Race day registration only. Low-key, no T-shirt event. 6:30 a.m. registration; 8 a.m. four-mile June 15. $5. Grant Park, 537 Park Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-231-9064, atlantatrackclub.org.

Fabulous Fathers —- Celebrating Everyday Dads and History's Heroes. Target's "Free Family Fun Day" allows participants to collage a card letting dad know how much he is loved. Other activities include a visit to the "Road to Freedom" and "After 1968" exhibitions and hearing a variety of Atlanta voices performing gospel music, freedom songs and more on the piazza. Noon-5 p.m. June 15. Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-4444, www.high.org.

A Froggy Father's Day Celebration. The garden will be jumping with live music, froggy arts and crafts, games, face painting, a ride-on train and live frog display. Food and refreshments available for purchase. 1-5 p.m. June 15. $12; $9 senior citizens and ages 3-17; ages 2 and younger free. Dads get half-price admission all day. Train rides $2 per person. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-876-5859, www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

Real Men Cook for Charity. Amateur and other chefs compete. Also, performance by R&B singer Tony Terry, cooking demonstrations, clowns and face painting. 3-6 p.m. June 15. $25; $15 ages 12 and younger. Advance online: $20; $10 ages 12 and younger. Georgia Freight Depot, 65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta. 404-656-3850, 404-344-8496, www.realmencook.com/atlanta.htm.

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