Saddle up, partner, and head northwest to the city of Kennesaw, where this weekend, the town is unveiling its various activities and sports programs for the fall. It’s all happening with a Western them, so get gussied up in your best bolo, belt buckle and boots, and join in the cowboy-themed activities. See if you’re as good as the Sundance Kid at the kid-friendly shooting gallery. Try your hand at cattle roping or find a few treasures by panning for gold. In between the games, check out the dozens of recreational programs and educational courses the city will offer in the coming months, meet the instructors and see live demonstrations.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 12. Free. Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw. 770-422-9714, kennesaw-ga.gov
Light up the Corners
School may be back in session, but summer is still aglow, especially in Peachtree Corners this weekend. Participants in the nighttime Run the Corners event are invited to deck themselves out in anything that glows, blinks, flashes or shines as they trek along a 4-mile stretch. Those who want a shorter stroll can take part in the twilight trot, just a bit more than half a mile long. Runners or walkers who shine the brightest will have chances to win prizes. Stick around for the after party to enjoy live music with free food and drinks. Race day registration begins at 6 p.m., and all proceeds benefit low income family programs at the Fowler YMCA on Jones Bridge Road.
8:30 p.m. Aug. 12. $40 for individuals. The Forum at Peachtree Corners, 5155 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners. 770-368-8811, runthecorners.com
Cosplay Night Pool Party
Come see Spider-Man in a Speedo, Chell in a sundress, and maybe, though hopefully not, Thor in a thong. It’s all happening at Battle and Brew’s Cosplay Night Pool Party. Dress up as your favorite character, with a twist: Imagine what they’d wear to the beach. Just be sure to include footwear in your getup as shoes are required. Confident in your costume? Get there before 11 p.m. and enter the Best in Show contest. Those who just want to watch are welcome, but are asked to seek permission before taking pictures.
8 p.m.-2 a.m. Aug. 12. Free admission. Battle & Brew, 5920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 678-560-1500, battleandbrew.com
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