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Family Chili Cookoff: 4 top things to do in North Fulton this weekend


Whether you want to learn how to warm up your evenings with the perfect pot of chili or are interested in finding out more about the winter night sky, you'll find an event that's fun for the family this weekend in North Fulton.

Check out the following four events going on in North Fulton this weekend:

STARLAB. 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. Included with general admission price of $6 for kids age 3 and up, $10 for adults, $7 for seniors 65 and up and $7 for students age 13-18. Chattahoochee Nature Center 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055. https://www.chattnaturecenter.org/.

Learn about the night sky in winter, including winter constellations and the Supermoon that will occur on Jan. 21. The presentation is designed for ages 6 and up.

Family Chili Cookoff. 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. $80 per parent/child age 10 and up and $29 for each additional child. Whole Foods Market Avalon, 2800 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. 770-442-3354, ext. 2. https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/.

Learn how to make delicious varieties of chili to help warm up your next chilly evening. This hands-on class also includes making several types of cornbread.

From Bach to Mozart. 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. $10-$30. St. David's Episcopal Church, 1015 Old Roswell Road, Roswell. http://atlantabaroque.org/.

Dutch cellist and conductor Jaap ter Linden joins the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra to present Bach's 5th Brandenburg Concerto and Violin Concerto in A minor along with Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.

Monet's Water Lilies Paint Class. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Saturday, Jan. 12. Northeast Spruill Oaks Library, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek. 770-360-8820. http://www.afpls.org/.

Paint your own version of Monet's popular Water Lilies with provided supplies. The class requires registration by calling the phone number listed above and is designed for adults and teens age 13 and up.


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