4 things to do in Atlanta today: Free pancakes at IHOP

Four things to do around Atlanta on Tuesday, Mar. 8:

The flowers are starting to blossom at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Here is everything you need to know about what's blooming before you visit. [While you're in the area, take a quick stroll through Piedmont Park and grab a bite at one of these nearby restaurants.]

Now you can eat pancakes with a purpose. IHOP is serving up free pancakes for National Pancake Day to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. [If you love breakfast, here are seven spots worth getting out of bed for in Atlanta.]

Meet Mr. Wonderful. "Shark Tank" star, Kevin O'Leary will be at STK in Midtown for a meet and greet from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. O'Leary will be showcasing O'Leary Fine Wines. Tickets are $35 for agest 21 and up and available by emailing VIPAtlanta@togrp.com [Got a hankering for steak now? Here are 5 old school Atlanta steakhouses worth a revisit.]

Bring your little one to the Little Acorns program in the Plaza at Avalon from 10 a.m. until noon every Tuesday morning. Each event includes a different theme and entertainment may include face painters, storytellers, crafts and magicians. No RSVP required. [Do you have some little explorers on your hands? These five easy hikes to waterfalls will fill them with joy and wonder.]