3 Fun Things: July 7 - 9


Indoor archery

Release your inner Katniss Everdeen, Princess Merida, superhero Hawkeye or whichever archer you hide inside at a bow-and-arrow class this weekend. Panola Mountain State Park’s indoor range is the setting for a class geared toward sharp-eyed shooters older than 9, regardless of experience. If you do have a bit of expertise and just want to hone your skills, you’re also welcome to join. All equipment is provided, so leave your Adamantium arrows and Nerf darts at home. Note: The class begins at the Nature Center and not the archery range. Register in advance by calling the Nature Center at the park. Admission is $15 per person, and there is also a $5 state park parking fee per car.

1-3 p.m. July 8. $15. Panola Mountain State Park, 2620 Highway 155, Stockbridge. 770-389-7801, gastateparks.org/panolamountain.


LEGO Build Day

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … anything you want it to be. Take the reins and build whatever strikes your creative fancy at LEGO build day July 8. The Powell Library branch in Newnan welcomes kids of all ages to let their imaginations run wild and make their own creations, either in teams or on their own. The library will supply all the Danish building blocks necessary (along with LEGO’s little brother, the larger DUPLO bricks). Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get down to building.

11 a.m.-noon. July 8. Free. Powell Library, 25 Hospital Road, Newnan. 770-253-3625, cowt.ent.sirsi.net.


Inflatable water slide

At Acworth’s Dallas Landing Park, keeping cool is not just easy, it’s exhilarating. Take a plunge down what the city is calling “the world’s largest inflatable water slide.” The giant blow-up stands 36 feet tall and is 175 feet long. One ride down costs $4, but one-hour passes are also available for as many thrills as you can squeeze in. If that hour of sliding and splashing goes by too quickly, pick up an all-day pass for $16. (All prices are per person, and that person must be at least 42 inches tall.) Whichever you choose, it’s easy to make a day of it with the park’s picnic tables, grills and sandy waterfront. A $5 parking fee applies for all non-Acworth residents. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 7; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 8-9. $4-$16. Dallas Landing Park, 5120 Allatoona Drive, Acworth. 404-406-6996, acworthslide.com.