Brave a Shave for Kids with Cancer: 16 things to do near Atlanta

Get ready to have a little fun in the warmer weather this weekend, Atlanta.

You'll find exciting events from Decatur to Lawrenceville that'll get you prepped for Easter 2017 and host of other pre-spring events throughout the community.

Here are our picks for the weekend:


Opening weekend for photos with the Easter Bunny. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 10 through 12. Free to visit, photo packages start at $24.99. Town Center at Cobb. 400 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy, Suite 100, Kennesaw. 770-424-0742.

Bring your kiddos down to Town Center at Cobb to welcome the Easter Bunny into town. Children can visit with the Easter Bunny for free, and photo packages start at as little as $24.99.

Love in the Springtime Family Dance. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 11. $10 per person, $15 per couple, $20 per family. Great Gig Dance Company. 4200 Wade Green Road, Suite 128, Kennesaw. 770-218-2112.

What better way to welcome the coming of spring than with the Love in the Springtime Family Dance. This family-friendly event will feature crafts, games, a photo booth, a live DJ, food and, of course, dancing.

Celtic Woman. 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12. Tickets starting at $39 per person. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta. 800-745-3000.

Experience the stunning sounds of the multi-platinum Celtic Woman group in person this Sunday at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. With Mairéad Carlin, Eabha McMahon, Susan McFadden and Celtic violinist Tara McNeill, this show will feature favorite songs as well as selections from the Voices of Angels album.

Credit: Courtesy of Elite Events

Credit: Courtesy of Elite Events

Georgia Bridal Show. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 12. $15 per person. Cobb Galleria Centre. 2 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta. 770-736-1979.

If you're planning a spring or summer wedding, don't miss the Georgia Bridal Show this Sunday at the Galleria. You'll get a chance to see the latest trends, explore flowers, honeymoons and decor, taste cake and food samples and see a stunning wedding fashion show.


#Everywoman Fashion Show. 7 p.m. Friday, March 10. $5 per person. Squash Blossom Boutique. 113 East Court Square, Decatur. 404-373-1864.

Pamper yourself this Friday at the #Everywoman Fashion Show, courtesy of Squash Blossom Boutique. Along with complementary snack and wine, guests will enjoy a fun fashion show featuring Squash Blossom styles modeled by favorite customers. Each ticket holder will receive a $10 coupon for use in the boutique the evening of the show.

ECOExplorers at the Dunwoody Nature Center. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11. $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Dunwoody Nature Center. 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody. 770-394-3322.

Enjoy the spring-like weather this Saturday by taking the kids out to the Dunwoody Nature Center for their ECOExplorers class. Along with a nature hike, visitors will experience nature-based crafts, interactive activities and a fun circle time.

The Tour DeCatur 5K. 7 a.m. Saturday, March 11. $40 per racer, free to watch. Decatur High School. 310 North McDonough St., Decatur. 404-377-0641.

It's that time again - the Tour DeCatur race will take place at Decatur High School this Saturday. Meet for a community warm-up on the field, courtesy of FitWit, and don't worry if you're not a frequent runner - this race features a 5K, 1 mile and Tot Trot.

Brave a Shave for Kids with Cancer. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 12. Donation. Ye Olde Dunwoody Tavern. 5488 Chamblee Dunwoody Road , Dunwoody. 770-394-4164.

Calling all brave souls out there - you can be a hero for children with cancer this Sunday by shaving your head at Ye Olde Dunwoody Tavern. This event, featured by the St. Baldrick's Foundation, raises money for grants to help further childhood cancer research.


Coffee with a Cop. 9 a.m. Friday, March 10. Free. Einstein Bros. Bagels. 3410 Buford Drive NE, Buford.

If you're interested in rebuilding communications between Gwinnett residents and police officers and finding out how to revitalize the community, don't miss the Coffee with a Cop event taking place on Friday at Einstein Bros. Bagels. You'll get a chance to meet your local officers, ask questions and talk about your concerns.

The Original Sewing andQuilt Expo. 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11. $8 per person online, $15 per person at the door. Infinite Energy Center. 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 800-699-6309.

Experience a quilters delight this weekend by attending the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo at the Infinite Energy Center. Along with a stunning array of quilt galleries, guests will explore workshops, see demonstrations, take classes and see live entertainment.

Credit: Courtesy of Explore Gwinnett

Credit: Courtesy of Explore Gwinnett

Quince Girl Expo. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11. Free. Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center. 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Berkeley Lake. 678-277-0920.

Don't start planning your daughter's quinceañera without attending the Quince Girl Expo this Saturday at the Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center. You and your daughter will enjoy fashion shows featuring gorgeous dresses and will have a chance to talk to professional party planners, see demonstrations, explore decor and food options, peruse accessories and makeup and take party in door prizes. The first 50 Quince girls get a free swag bag.

2nd Annual Gwinnett County Relay For Life Family Fun Day. 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11. Free. Infinite Energy Center. 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-814-0211.

Help raise awareness and funding for The American Cancer Society while enjoying a little family time this Saturday at the 2nd Annual Gwinnett County Relay for Life Family Fun Day. Although free, all donations are welcomed for activities, including bucket truck rides, face painting and a bus pull competition.

North Fulton

Credit: Courtesy of the Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild

Credit: Courtesy of the Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild

The 35th Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10 through 12. $8 for adults, $6 for children. Bulloch Hall. 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell. 770-992-1731.

Celebrating its 35th year, the Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show will hit Bulloch Hall all weekend long. This traditional event will include some of the South's most beautiful quilts displayed in a historic Roswell building.

Alpharetta Police K-9 5K Foot Chase. 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11. Race fees starting at $30 per person, free to watch. Alpharetta Community Center. 175 Roswell St., Alpharetta. 678-297-6100.

Get out and race with the Alpharetta K9 Unit and their officers this Saturday at the Alpharetta Police K9 5K Foot Chase. This dog-friendly race will raise money to help fund the Alpharetta K9 Unit's training, equipment and service. A race party will follow the race and will feature dog adoptions, educational information, demonstrations, emergency vehicle and fire truck tours, food and more.

Autrey Mill Unplugged Concert.7 p.m. Saturday, March 11. $20 per person. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center. 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek. 678-366-3511.

Enjoy live music this Saturday at Autrey Mill with their monthly Autrey Mill Unplugged Concert in Johns Creek. Featuring some of the top local musicians, this not-to-miss event will also include refreshments at the Summerour House, followed by the concert at the historic 1800s-era Warsaw Church.

Shamrock 'N Roll Road Race. 7 a.m. Sunday, March 12. Race fees starting at $15 per person, free to watch. Atlantic Station. 17th St. NW, Atlanta. 404-261-7799.

Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day a little early this Sunday by running in the Shamrock 'N Roll Road Race taking place at Atlantic Station. This Peachtree Road Race Qualifier will feature a 10K race along with a family-friendly 5K and 1K Belk Kids' Fun Run. Make sure to wear green.

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