3 fun things

Jedwin Smith at Peerless Book Store

This former AJC contributor released the hardcover version of “Our Brother’s Keeper” in 2005. The author will be talking about the book and its new version, which includes additional chapters and photos, at this special Q&A and book signing. His brother’s death in Vietnam caused a ripple effect of torment in his own life and in the lives of those around him. The memoir chronicles how alcoholism, self-loathing and hate were eventually replaced with love, patience and unconditional faith. It follows Smith along his journey to lay resentment to rest, including a trip to Vietnam where he stood face to face with Duong Tu Anh, the former Viet Cong commander responsible for his brother’s death.

6:30 p.m. April 14. Free. Peerless Book Store, 8465 Holcomb Bridge Road, Johns Creek. 770-650-7323, www.peerlessbookstore.com.


Josh Turner at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

The 34-year-old country star with the stubble-filled face has reportedly sold more than 5 million albums and garnered a generous amount of No. 1 hits. He’ll undoubtedly play his latest single, “Time Is Love,” when he takes the Cobb Energy stage. His latest full-length studio album, 2010’s “Haywire,” spawned the chart topper “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” the most-played song on country radio that year, according to Mediabase. And the accolades don’t stop there. In 2007, Turner was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, making himself one of the youngest artists to hold that distinction. Craig Campbell opens the evening.

8 p.m. April 14. $40-$65. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.


The Fifth Annual Fayette County Earth Day Festival at Shakerag Knoll

Celebrate the big blue marble at this green-friendly event. Ever wonder how to build a sustainable society? Find out tips and tricks while soaking up educational presentations and exhibits. Vendors hawk eco-friendly goods and services in the Green Market. Live music materializes thanks to Tom Watts, Sourwood Honey, Allison Adams, the Sean L. McMorris Trio and Intrepid Souls. Recycle old CDs, cellphones and electronics on site.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 14. Free. Shakerag Knoll, 210 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City. www.fayettecoearthday.org.

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