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Spring Atlanta Home Show: 16 things to do this weekend around Atlanta

Whether you're looking for a new project to freshen up your home, or just wanting to spend a little time enjoying your community, you'll find plenty to keep you occupied this weekend around Atlanta. 

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Check out these events taking place throughout the metro area:

Cobb

39th Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24 through 26. $10 per person, free for children ages 12 and under, seniors, military and first responders. Cobb Galleria Centre. 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 678-822-9806. www.secure.semcoproductions.com.

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Known as the "largest Home Show in Georgia," the 39th Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show will hit the Galleria all weekend long and will feature over 350 companies to help you plan any of your home improvement projects. If you're thinking of making a few changes around your house, don't miss this event.

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Peter and the Wolf and Friends Family Concert. 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25. $10 to $15 per person. Bailey Performance Center. Kennesaw State University. 1000 Chastain Road, Building 30, Kennesaw. 470-578-6650. www.travelcobb.org.

Enjoy a classic tale set to some of the most loved symphonic music by taking your whole family to see Peter and the Wolf and Friends this Saturday at KSU. Not only will you hear Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," but you'll also listen to works such as Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee" and Copland's "I Bought Me a Cat," all performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

SPF 50/50 Re-Launch Party. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 25. $12 to $20 per person, $5 for children and non-drinking guests. Red Hare Brewing Company. 1998 Delk Industrial Blvd. SE, Marietta. 678-401-0600. www.mariettacalendar.com.

If you loved the SPF 50/50 at Red Hare Brewing, don't miss the re-launch of this top seller, which you can now enjoy throughout the year. This beach party event will celebrate the SPF 50/50 with live music, dancing, Cajun food and, of course, lots of SPF 50/50. Non-drinkers and children can enjoy root beer and grapefruit soda.

Live Flamenco Show. 5 p.m. Sunday, March 26. $25 per person. Old Smyrna Firehouse. 2889 Alexander St., Smyrna. 404-487-8258. www.travelcobb.org.

Experience the beauty and culture of Flamenco with a live show at the Old Smyrna Firehouse this Sunday. Along with guitarist John Lawrence and percussionist Jerry Fields, you'll also see the stunning Flamenco dancer, Ania "La Candela." 

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DeKalb

Dinosaur Explore is coming to Stone Mountain Park. The dinosaurs are being moved from sister property Wild Adventures park in Valdosta which is owned and operated by Herschend Family Entertainment property. Herschend Family Entertainment property manages Stone Mountain Park. ( )CONTRIBUTED( )( )( )

Stone Mountain Member Preview: Dinosaur Explore. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Free with park membership. Stone Mountain Park. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 800-401-2407. www.stonemountainpark.com.

If you're a Stone Mountain Park member, don't miss the special preview of Dinosaur Explore this Saturday. This brand new attraction will feature a collection of prehistoric dinosaurs and creatures that will excite and amaze your whole family.

2017 Rescue Dog Olympics. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Free. Brook Run Park. 4770 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody. 770-312-9722. www.rescuedogolympics.com.

Come out and see some of the top rescue dogs in action at the 2017 Rescue Dog Olympics this Saturday at Brook Run Park. Bring your best pooch to enjoy the show, which will include dog competitions, interactive game stations, music, the Sweetwater/Moondog Growlers Beer Garden and more. 

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Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26. Free. Blackburn Park. 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. www.brookcherryfest.org.

Celebrate spring surrounded by cherry blossoms this weekend at the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival. It all takes place at Blackburn Park and will include a Classic Car Show, 5K and 1K race, Arts and Crafts Marketplace, pet contest, pet parade and Children's Village.

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Gather: A Community Dining Experience. 6p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 26. $90 for members, $100 for non-members. Dunwoody Nature Center. 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody. 770-394-3322. www.cvbdunwoody.com.

Have dinner with the Dunwoody Nature Center this Sunday to enjoy your community, eat delicious food and mingle under the canopy of trees. This event will feature catering by Chef Scott from Alon's Bakery and Market as well as a signature cocktail, the Elderbubble.

Gwinnett

I Consign Mine Sale.10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25. Free, item prices vary. Christ the King Lutheran Church. 5575 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners. iconsignmine@gmail.com. www.iconsignmine.com.

Find amazing deals on clothes, toys, strollers, bouncies, furniture, home decor and more at the I Consign Mine Sale this weekend. If you have a new baby on the way, or just want to find a few warm weather clothes for your kiddos, you won't want to miss this semi-annual sale.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25. Simon Rewards Members, RSVP required. Mall of Georgia.3333 Buford Drive, Buford. 770-271-9458. www.events.exploregwinnett.org.

Bring your little ones down to the Mall of Georgia this Saturday for a special Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. You must be a Simon Rewards member and RSVP to this event, which will feature Easter crafts, a visit from the Easter Bunny and breakfast.

Find a few handcrafted treasures in Gwinnett. (Courtesy of Explore Gwinnett/For the AJC)

Craftin' Around Marketplace. 9 a.m. Saturday, March 25. Free. Rhodes Jordan Park. 100 East Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 678-277-0890. www.events.exploregwinnett.org.

Calling all crafters - the Craftin' Around Marketplace welcomes you and anyone who loves artistic creations this Saturday at Phodes Jordan Park. You'll enjoy perusing works from local artisans, including one-of-a-kind crafts, photographs, paintings and more.

Button Gwinnett Living History Festival. 1 p.m. Sunday, March 26. $8 per person, free for children ages 2 and under and GEHC members. Environmental and Heritage Center. 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. 770-904-3500. www.events.exploregwinnett.org.

Don't miss an event of historic significance this Sunday - the Button Gwinnett Living History Festival hosted by the Environmental and Heritage Center in Buford. With historical re-enactors, musket-firing demonstrations, 18th century games and hands-on activities, this family-friendly event will both educate and entertain.

North Fulton

Roswell Beer Festival. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 25. $50 per person. Roswell Town Square. 610 South Atlanta St., Roswell. www.roswellbeerfestival.com.

Calling all beer lovers - the Roswell Beer Festival will hit the Roswell Town Square this Saturday for a celebration like no other. Ticket prices include a souvenir tasting glass that will enable you to enjoy beer samples at no charge while you listen to live music and taste delicious food from local Roswell restaurants.

ShamRockin' for a Cure. 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25. $105 per person. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 404-325-6973. www.shamrockinforacure.eventscff.org.

Just because Saint Patrick's Day has passed doesn't mean that you can still get your green on. The ShamRockin' for a Cure event takes place at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park this Saturday to help raise awareness and fund research for cystic fibrosis.

Crabapple Knoll Vet Clinic Adoption Day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Free. Crabapple Knoll Veterinary Clinic. 12604 Crabapple Road, Alpharetta. 770-475-8272. www.awesomealpharetta.com.

If you're thinking about adopting a cat or dog, make sure to head over to the Crabapple Knoll Vet Clinic Adoption Day this Saturday. You'll meet many precious furry friends looking for loving homes at this community-centered event.

Big Shots Basketball. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25 and 26. Team fees vary. Alpharetta High School. 3595 Webb Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 843-516-0300. www.awesomealpharetta.com.

Brush up on your basketball skills, or support local basketball teams, at the 2017 Big Shots Basketball Tournament taking place at Alpharetta High School. This event will feature competitions, player and team rankings, exposure and visits from college coaches.

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