Close to Home for July 8

Many farmers markets around metro Atlanta are participating in Georgia Fresh for Less, a program of the state to double the dollar value of food stamps. Shoppers need only swipe their EBT cards to receive twice the dollar amount in tokens to spend at participating markets. View these markets at Contributed by Wholesome Wave Georgia

Many farmers markets around metro Atlanta are participating in Georgia Fresh for Less, a program of the state to double the dollar value of food stamps. Shoppers need only swipe their EBT cards to receive twice the dollar amount in tokens to spend at participating markets. View these markets at Contributed by Wholesome Wave Georgia

Cycling benefit event in Senoia

Cycling event by the SouthSide Cycling Club and Piedmont Newnan Hospital. 6:30 a.m. registration, 7 a.m. 103-mile route start, 8 a.m. mass start, 8:30 a.m. family fun ride Saturday. $45. 229 Bridge St., Senoia through country roads of Coweta, Pike and Meriwether counties. Proceeds will benefit the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Newnan. The center provides free professionally led support programs such as yoga, massage therapy, professional counseling, support groups, cooking demonstrations and art therapy to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer. Rides are open to cyclists of all levels - 103 miles, 66 miles, 31 miles and eight miles. Post-ride refreshments and free skin cancer screenings will follow the event.

Community Garage Sale in Stone Mountain

Community Garage Sale: Deer Creek Subdivision. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Deer Creek Subdivision, off Bermuda Road, Stone Mountain. This event will take place at individual homes throughout the community. Christine Brown at 770-364-1761.

Chattahoochee Hills Eventing Championships

Chattahoochee Hills Area III Eventing Championships and Family Fun Weekend. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Free with free parking. Bouckaert Farm, 9445 Browns Lake Road, Chattahoochee Hills. On Olympic rider Carl Bouckaert’s farm of 8,000 acres that is the competition home of Olympic riders Lauren Kieffer (USA 2016) and Clayton Fredericks (Australia 2012), enjoy an international equestrian show and competition with more than 250 entrants, Kids Zone with face painting, pony rides and balloon art and food trucks. Eventing (“equestrian triathlon”) is a sport which provides competitive and recreational opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. The eventing phases are dressage, cross-country and show jumping. 770-892-2117,

Farm. Fresh. Market in Woodstock

Farm. Fresh. Market by Main Street Woodstock. 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday and every Saturday until Oct. 28. Market Street, Woodstock. 770-592-6056,

Brookhaven Farmers Market

Brookhaven Farmers Market. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and each Saturday. 1375 Fernwood Circle NE, Brookhaven.

Georgia Fresh for Less Markets in Atlanta

Georgia Fresh for Less Markets: Atlanta. Double the dollar value of SNAP (food stamps) by swiping EBT cards to receive twice the dollar amount in tokens to spend at the market (swipe $10 and get $20).

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily through December, 9 a.m. to noon January and February. Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center, 453 Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta.
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, Saturdays. Good Samaritan Urban Farm & Market, 1015 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway NW, Atlanta.
  • 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. Grant Park Farmers Market, 600 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta.
  • 4:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays through September, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays October through December. Peachtree Road Farmers Market, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta.
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Freewheel Farm, 216 Little St., Atlanta.

Union Army’s 1864 Occupation in Marietta

Civil War on the Homefront: Union Army’s 1864 Occupation of Marietta Home. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. $6 to $7. William Root House Museum & Garden, 80 N. Marietta Parkway NW, Marietta. Travel to July 1864 when the Root family fled from Marietta, leaving their middle-class home to the advancing Union Army. Visit the disheveled parlor and dining room and meet with Union soldiers who take over the house, construct a headquarters and attempt to recruit new soldiers. Used as a supply hub, Marietta was occupied by Union troops from July 3, 1864 until Nov. 13, 1864. 770-426-4982,

‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Roswell

Roswell Summer Puppet Series: “Beauty and the Beast.” 10 a.m. Saturday. $5 for ages 2 and up. Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. A National Marionette Theatre production. Come to the show dressed as a princess and be entered into a drawing to win two free puppet show tickets. 770-594-6232,

‘Cinderella Della Circus’ in Atlanta

“Cinderella Della Circus.” Through July 23. 10 a.m. and noon Tuesdays to Fridays; 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays; 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays. $20.50. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. 404-873-3391,

Quilting lessons in Atlanta

Quilting lessons for adults with Stitchers of Soul. 10 a.m. Saturday and July 22. Free. Cleveland Avenue Library, 47 Cleveland Ave. SW, Atlanta. 404-762-4116,

Community Outreach in Douglasville

Community Outreach Event. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Free. Golden Estates Mobile Home Park, Dallas Highway, Douglasville. In partnership with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, enjoy ice cream, food, drinks, music, a bouncy house with water slide and prize.

Concert, fireworks in Paulding County

Paulding County Concert and Fireworks: IndepenDance at the Pole Barn. 5-10 p.m. Saturday. Free. Taylor Farm Park, 1380 Pine Valley Road, Powder Springs. Schedule: 5 p.m. children’s games and activities, 5:45 p.m. line dancing for all ages, 6 p.m. hula hoop contest, 6:15 p.m. celebrity look-alike contest, 7 p.m. concert, dark for fireworks. Hear the Dallas Martin Band. No alcoholic beverages allowed. Vendors will be available. 770-445-8065,,,

Drivin N Cryin concert in Woodstock

Woodstock Summer Concert Series: Drivin N Cryin. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater stage, 101 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock. This southern rock band was formed in Atlanta in 1985.,

Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Tyrone

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” play. Through Aug. 6. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. $30 and $45, $25 and $40 seniors ages 60 and over and students, $15 children ages 12 and under. The Legacy Theatre, 1175 Senoia Road, Tyrone. Tickets: 404-895-1473,

Slip and Slide Extravaganza in Roswell

Roswell Slip and Slide Extravaganza. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 5. Free with free parking. Leita Thompson Park, 1200 Woodstock Road, Roswell. Three slides (150 feet, 100 feet and 50 feet), food vendors and music. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult to sign waiver onsite. Donations are welcome and will benefit Roswell’s Adaptive Camps for Kids with Disabilities and Star House.

Community Celebration in Atlanta

Main Shul Dedication and Community Celebration. 5-7 p.m. Sunday. Free. Congregation Beth Jacob Atlanta, 1855 LaVista Road. Hear former Chief Israeli Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, now Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv, chairman of Yad Vashem (Holocaust Memorial and Museum in Israel) and a well-respected Holocaust survivor. 404-633-0551,

Jazz concert in Roswell

Sundays on the River Concert Series: Bob Bakert. 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $12, $16. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. Bring a picnic and listen to the smooth jazz sounds of Bakert and his six-piece band. Opening act will be The Cottrells, a husband-and-wife jazz duo. 770-992-2055 ext. 238,