Close to Home for Oct. 24

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. Email submissions to

‘End It’ disc golf in Austell

“End It” Disc Golf Tournament by Ewing Road Baptist Church for ages 10 and above, 9 a.m.-noon today, Louise Suggs Park (Frog Rock Park), 3045 Veterans Memorial Highway, Austell with all proceeds going to Wellspring Living to help end human trafficking throughout the state. $40. Tournament Director Taylor Morris at,

Veterans garden rededication in Gainesville

Gainesville Masonic Lodge 215 F. & A.M.’s rededication of Veterans Garden, 1 p.m. today, Veterans Memorial Garden, 621 Lakeshore Drive, Gainesville for new crosses being replaced by Zachery David Martin of Troop 130 in Flowery Branch as his Eagle Scout project. Troy Phillips, 678-316-7834.

Trunk or treat safety event in Cumming

Trunk or Treat safety event by the Forsyth County Fire Department, 6-9 p.m. today, Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming with games, activities and safety information. Admission is one family-sized bag of candy per family. Fire Prevention Officer Rebecah Green, 770-205-4688.

Children’s play in Dunwoody

“Play the Play with Cat the Cat” presented by Alliance Theatre for the Very Young, 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m. Sunday, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s Morris and Rae Frank Theatre, Zaban-Blank Building, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, an interactive play for ages 18 months to 5 years based on Mo Willems’ “Cat the Cat” series. $5 to $15. Tickets:, 678-812-4002.

County fair in Alpharetta

King’s Ridge Christian High School’s county fair and yard sale, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2765 Bethany Bend, Alpharetta with live music by Memory Dean, food trucks and a silent auction. Free with unlimited wrist bands of $20 for ages 3 to 5 and $35 for ages 6 and up. $1 tickets for concession food and drinks.

Gospel stage play in Decatur

Gospel stage play “Yes I Can: Something Happens When Pain Meets Determination” with “Silent Witness” from Pilgrim Cathedral of Atlanta and Jayden Arnold as the music director and Dianna Lovejoy as the producer, 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur. $22.09.

Orchestra concert in Dunwoody

Worship and Celebration Orchestras in concert, performing classic, hymn, jazz and movie compositions, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Worship Center, First Baptist Church of Atlanta, 4400 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody. Free., 770-234-8254.

Johnny Rocquemore concert in Tucker

Music for Missions Concert with “Johnny Rocquemore and Friends” by United Methodist Men, 7 p.m. Sunday, Lawrenceville Road United Methodist Church, 3142 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, the 214th concert in the series of 19 seasons produced by Jack Sartain. Free but donations requested.

, 770-939-3717.