Skyline Park at Ponce City Market
Photo: Contributed by AtlantaTrails/For the AJC
Photo: Contributed by AtlantaTrails/For the AJC

Things to Do in and Around Atlanta on Monday Oct. 22

Make your Monday better by going to a powerful new exhibit or enjoying a free pumpkin patch at Ponce City Market. Here are a few ideas for your Monday:

Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop in Ponce City Market offeres monthly game night series.(Jenni Girtman / Atlanta Event Photography
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PumpKing patch 

Get your fill of pumpkin patch vibes at the PumpKing Patch & Harvest Bar located on the lawn of Ponce City Market.

The PumpKing Patch will have pumpkins in all shapes, sizes, and colors. There will be games like Pumpkin tic-tac-toe, cornhole, giant Jenga, and more. In the evening, you can stop by for a drink and hang out by one of the bonfire pits too.

Open through Oct. 31. The PumpKing Patch is open 3-8 p.m. Monday. The Harvest Bar is open noon-8 p.m. Monday. Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta.

Explore the Fernbank Forest

There are more than two miles of path in the 65-acre Fernbank Forest. Enjoy views of the natural landscape while listening to songbirds and watching for animals. Fernbank Forest has some rugged and steep areas but can accommodate a slow or brisk stroll for walkers of all ages and experience levels. Forest access is available during museum hours and is included in the price of admission. $18-$20. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. 404-492-5293,

‘Vedem Underground’

In 1942, a secret group of teenage boys produced an underground magazine while imprisoned inside the walls of the Terezin Ghetto, a Czechoslovakian show camp designed by the Nazis to hide their plans of mass extermination.

Living in what was previously a classroom, the boys found a typewriter and started documenting the daily life and struggles inside the 18th-century walled fortress about 40 miles north of Prague. The publication also revealed the inner thoughts of teenagers through poetry, illustrations, even jokes.

The title of the magazine is at the top in black ink and large — Vedem, which means “in the lead” in Czech.

Danny King, co-curator of the “Vedem Underground” exhibit at the Breman Museum, talks to visitors. He said the boys “were not victims. They were courageous and sought out the truth at great risk.” CONTRIBUTED BY THE BREMAN MUSEUM
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A powerful new exhibit exploring the magazine, titled “Vedem Underground: The Secret Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto (1942-1944),” opened this week at the Breman Museum in Atlanta. The exhibit will be on display through March 10. Recommended for visitors at least 10 years old.

Through March 10. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday. $4-$12; free for children under 3 and members. Breman Museum, 1440 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. 678-222-3700,

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