Artist Fran Milner’s “Morning Light” is among the works on display as part of the “Art is the Only Way” exhibit in Norcross.

3 Fun Things: June 30 - July 2


Local Artists Exhibition

If you’re looking for an escape this weekend but can’t make time to leave town, follow the advice Twyla Tharp: “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” Three local artists have taken that theme and created the “Art is the Only Way” exhibit at the Rectory, a restored 1900s house that’s now a community arts venue in Norcross. Painters Sherry Needle, Lisa Gleim and Fran Milner, all founding members of the Atlanta Fine Arts League, are showcasing an array of their works that highlight the role art-making has in their lives and how it helps them “get away” from the daily grind. Can’t escape to Norcross this weekend? Plan ahead: The show is running through July 21.

8 a.m.-11 p.m. June 30. Free. The Rectory, 10 College St., Norcross. 678-421-2025,


Outdoor Yoga

Relax and restore your mind and body this week with a bit of yoga al fresco. Head to the Mableton portion of the Silver Comet trail, where experts from Shine Again Yoga, in partnership with Silver Comet Cycles, will roll out the mats for an outdoor yoga class (though bring your own if you’ve got one). Sessions will take place throughout the summer on Saturday evenings, so attendees can purchase one-, three- or five-class passes. While you’re stretching your muscles, you’ll also be spreading philanthropic support, since part of the cost is going to Just One Africa, an organization that works to provide clean water to communities in Kenya.

7 p.m. July 1. $11. Silver Comet Cycles, 4342 Floyd Road, Mableton. 678-945-6084,


“The Dancing Granny”

Take Ashley Bryan’s beloved children’s book, mix in a crafty grandmother, add a craft spider and shake, shake, shake! That’s the recipe for “The Dancing Granny,” a children’s play that tells the story of a spider trying to trick a wise old grandmother into dancing away from her beloved vegetable garden. But this granny has a few tricks of her own, so there’s more in store than the spider may have anticipated. Kids younger than 5 are free, children ages 6 to 17 are $8 and adults are $15.

11 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 1; 1 and 3:30 p.m. July 2. Free-$15. The Galloway School, 215 W. Wieuca Road, Atlanta. 404-733-4650,

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