3 fun things: Jan. 27-29

Kids of all ages can get hands-on with real and pint-sized trains during the Jan. 28-29 event at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw. CONTRIBUTED BY SOUTHERN MUSEUM

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Kids of all ages can get hands-on with real and pint-sized trains during the Jan. 28-29 event at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw. CONTRIBUTED BY SOUTHERN MUSEUM

KENNESAW

Trains, Trains, Trains

All abroad for all things trains! The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History hosts its annual Trains, Trains, Trains event this weekend. Railroad enthusiasts of all ages are invited to experience interactive railroad exhibits, model train layouts, crafts and bluegrass music. Even if you’ve attended in years past, the 2017 exhibit will feature several never-before-seen train displays. And if you’ve never been to the Southern Museum, be sure to check out some of the regular exhibits, including The General, the locomotive that spurred the Civil War’s “Great Locomotive Chase” and inspired a movie by the same name.

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 28 and 29. $5.50-$7.50; free for children 3 and younger. The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. 770-427-2117, southernmuseum.org.

SMYRNA

Oysterfest

Shuck off your stress at this year’s Atkins Park Oysterfest. For two days, the local tavern will feature every iteration of the succulent shellfish — be they raw, grilled or fried — to delight your taste buds. While you eat, enjoy live, New Orleans-style music starting at noon each day. Bands in the lineup include Jive Mother Mary, Secondhand Swagger and Crawfish EttouFUNK. The festivities will take place rain or shine, with the main stage underneath a heated tent. Sunday morning will also feature a “cure-all” New Orleans brunch for those who partied a little too hearty the night before. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door.

11 a.m.-11 p.m. Jan. 28 and 29. $5-$10. Atkins Park, 2840 Atlanta Road, Smyrna. 770-435-1887, atkinspark.com.

NEWNAN

Barks and Recreation

Make a play date for Fido and Fluffy and let them roam almost freely this weekend at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. They’ll still need a leash, but at least they can enjoy a few new sights and smells and make some friends during the park’s Barks and Recreation program. Bring along two old T-shirts to make a new toy for your furry friends. After crafting, pet owners can take their pups on a hike along the river. Free treats will be provided, but be sure to bring that 6-foot leash. Registration in advance is advised.

1 p.m. Jan. 29. $5 per dog; $5 parking fee. Chattahoochee Bend State Park, 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan. 770-254-7271, gastateparks.org.