The ruins of a Civil War-era mill, featured in the film “Hunger Games: Mockingjay,” are the destination of a ranger-led hike this weekend at Sweetwater Creek State Park. (Georgia Department of Natural Resources)

3 fun things: Nov. 26-27


Indoor carnival

Get everyone out of the house and enjoy an afternoon of fun at the Seven Arts Center’s indoor carnival. Adults and children alike will find an array of activity and game stations throughout the building. Unleash your inner artist as you paint, dance along with the music or get creative with crafts. The cost of activities begins at $1, and tickets for each one can be purchased when you arrive.

11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 26. Free admission; $1 for game and activity tickets. Seven Arts Center, 2879 East Point St., East Point. 404-919-9778,


Distillery tours

If your Thanksgiving was a little more stressful than blissful, here’s a happening that’s bound to get you back in a good mood. Lazy Guy Distillery in Kennesaw is open for tours of its whiskey production center every Saturday afternoon. Each tour lasts about an hour and gives visitors an overview of the facility’s historic buildings that date back to the 1800s, as well as a peek into the whiskey production process. Some tours are free, but guests can opt for the Whiskey 101 tour, which includes three samples. A $35 VIP tour gives you a souvenir bottle to enjoy at home.

Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 26. From free to $35. 2950 Moon Station Road, Kennesaw. 770-485-0081,


History hike

Still feeling stuffed from Thursday’s feast? Get out and stretch your legs at Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs. Head out on a mile-long, ranger-led hike to the ruins of the New Manchester textile mill, which dates back to the Civil War era. What’s left of the five-story mill walls was featured in the film “Hunger Games: Mockingjay.” Along the walk, the park ranger will detail the mill’s past, the people who worked there and the surrounding valley, which includes spectacular views of the park’s whitewater rapids. The hike begins at the visitors center. Closed-toe shoes are required, and reservations are recommended.

2-3:30 pm. Nov. 27. $5, with an additional $5 parking fee. Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs. 770-732-5871,

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