Tombstones and treetops are the intriguing backdrop for a scavenger hunt that wraps up this Monday, June 4, at historic Oakland Cemetery. Teams can take part all day and if they come up with all the right answers, be entered in a prize drawing.
Photo: Eileen Falkenberg-Hull
Photo: Eileen Falkenberg-Hull

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, June 4

With apologies to the poet, June is when one’s fancy turns to vacationing.

And even if you don’t have this whole week off to go beach-bumming or road-tripping, that’s no reason you can’t take a wee bit of a break for yourself this Monday.

Here are three fun and unique things to do around the metro area today:

“A TASTE OF AFRICAN HERITAGE”

Community cooking classes come to Norcross this summer, thanks to a partnership between Norcross Community Market, Summerour Middle School and Boston-based food and nutrition nonprofit Oldways. This series of six hands-on classes shows how to use traditional African foods to eat healthier. 4 p.m. every Monday, June 4-July 16 (no class on June 2). To register, text 678-667-0015 with your name, email address and “Oldways.” Free. Summerour Middle School, 321 Price Place, Norcross. www.oldwayspt.org 

“TREE SCAVENGER HUNT AT OAKLAND CEMETERY”

Fourth and final day of a tree-themed scavenger hunt    [https://www.oaklandcemetery.com/?event=tree-scavenger-hunt]that takes participants through the historic in-town cemetery where big name Atlantans from Margaret Mitchell and Bobby Jones to former mayors Ivan Allen Jr. and Maynard Jackson are buried. Teams purchase Tree Trek packets in the Visitors Center and Museum Shop and “follow the cryptic cemetery clues to solve riddles.” Teams that answer them all correctly will be entered into a drawing for prizes related to more cool events and activities at the cemetery. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $20 for a team packet. 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-688-2107, www.oaklandcemetery.com

“SHANIA TWAIN: NOW”

After intimating that her 2015 Philips Arena show would be part of her final tour, Twain released her first full album in 15 years last September. And now she’s back with a show that features Bastian Baker as special guest. While waiting for Twain to come on stage, you can check out this interview with her that the AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri took part in back in 2015. [http://music.blog.ajc.com/2015/07/30/shania-twain-talks-touring-turning-50-and-making-new-music/] 7:30 p.m. $39.95-$159.95. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464, infiniteenergycenter.com.

 >>See what’s in store on the weather and traffic front before you head out.

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