You’ve got a few hours over the weekend and are looking for a nearby diversion - something that doesn’t require reservations or a tank of gas. Welcome to Close to Home! Each week we’ll highlight the quick, quaint and quirky events in your neighborhood. E-mail submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Tossed Out Treasures' in Sandy Springs
“Tossed Out Treasures” by the Sandy Springs Society, benefiting around 20 local philanthropic groups, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, former Marshall’s Plaza, 6335 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. SandySpringsSociety.org, 404-259-4131.
Easter Egg Hunt in Lilburn
Lilburn’s Easter Egg Hunt for up to age 12, including special needs children, 10 a.m. to noon today, Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St. Free. CityofLilburn.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=231, 678-778-6775.
Genealogy workshop in Atlanta
“A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words: Collecting, Identifying, Preserving and Sharing your Family Photographs and Videos,” a genealogy workshop with Senior Archivist Sue VerHoef, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW. $10-$15. AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/research/genealogy-programs, 404-814-4150.
Free ‘Exploration Expo’ in Atlanta
“Exploration Expo” with demonstations, experiments, hands-on activities and stage shows, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Olympic Park Drive. Free. All ages. AtlantaScienceFestival.org/expo.
Gwinnett Ballet premiere in Duluth
Atlanta Premiere of “Journey” by Gwinnett Ballet Theatre, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. today and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. $15-$20. GwinnettBallet.org, Gwinnettcenter.com/events/detail/journey, 770-626-2464.
Night egg hunt in Marietta
Cobb Eggstravaganza Under the Stars, 6 to 9:30 tonight, Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. Free. cobbcounty.org/parks, 770-528-8875, 770-528-4333.
Folk music concert in Johns Creek
Autrey Mill Unplugged Concert Series with Kathy Reed, 7 tonight, Autrey Mill Heritage Village, 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek. $10.50-$15. cdbaby.com/cd/lonesomeredwing, AutreyMill.org/performances.htm, email@example.com, 678-366-3511.
Cherry Blossom Festival in Brookhaven
Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival is today and Sunday, with 5K Run, 1K Walk, musical performances, Children’s Village, Pet World and Parade and Arts and Crafts Market, Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Festival, Brookhaven. Timetable: BrookCherryFest.org/events/event.
‘Shakespeare: Abridged’ play in Duluth
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged,” 37 plays in 97 minutes with three actors for ages 13 and older, concludes at 8 tonight, Live Arts Theatre, former Belk space, Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. $12-$25. LiveArtsTheatre.org/wordpress/box-office. BoxOffice@LiveArtsTheatre.org, 603-867-2200.
‘Pygmalion’ play in Snellville
“Pygmalion: The Story of ‘My Fair Lady’” is 8 tonight and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Hello Again Variety Mall, New London Plaza, 2338 Henry Clower Blvd., Snellville. $10-$15. Information@NewLondonTheatre.org, 770-559-1484.
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