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 CommunityNews@ajc.com.
Motorcycle ride in Lithia Springs
Motorcycle ride benefiting the Douglas County Challengers Baseball Team for special needs children. 9 a.m. today. $15, $5 backseat. Harley-Davidson of Atlanta, 501 Thornton Road, Lithia Springs. Ride goes to Beulah Ruritan Park in Douglasville for a 10 a.m. with the Challengers’ team, then back to H-D for food and music. All proceeds go to the Challengers for equipment and uniforms. Sponsored by the U.S. Military Vets MC Atlanta and Harley-Davidson of Atlanta. Frog at 770-941-2209.
Market, fair in Acworth
Wildwood Baptist Preschool Community Market and Fair. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. 4801 Wade Green Road, Acworth. Bake sale, cake walk, auction of gift baskets, face painting, bounce houses, food trucks. Proceeds will raise funds for the preschool. WildwoodFair@hotmail.com.
Native American Festival in Flovilla
The Butts County Historical Society is sponsoring the Native American Festival and Powwow. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Grand entries at noon today and 1 p.m. Sunday. $5 adults, $3 children ages 5 to 17, free ages 4 and under. Indian Springs Hotel / Museum (built by Chief William McIntosh in 1823), 1807 Highway 42 S., Flovilla. Trina Mansfield at 770-655-5905 or email TrinaMansfield11@gmail.com or the Butts County Historical Society at 770-775-3313.
9/11 Field of Flags in Cobb County
9/11 Field of Flags commemoration by the Kiwanis Club of Marietta will include a Flag Parade at 9:30 a.m. today from Grace Community Church, 770 Kennesaw Ave., Marietta and a Memorial Service at 8 a.m. Sunday on Kennesaw Mountain with reading of the names of those who died on 9/11. PatHuey@comcast.net, 911FieldOfFlags.com.
Allman Brothers tribute in Dallas
“Tribute ABB - a Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band” by Paulding County Parks and Recreation, Paulding Chamber of Commerce and Special Events Network. 8 p.m. today. Free. Veterans Park, 240 Constitution Blvd., Dallas. No alcoholic beverages allowed. Refreshments will be available. 770-445-8065, paulding.gov.
Interfaith Prayer Service in Decatur
Interfaith Prayer Service during Remember, Reconcile and Relate. 3-5:15 p.m. Sunday. Free. Ebster Pavilion, 404 W. Trinity Place, Decatur. Organized and hosted by St. Thomas More Catholic Church, the event will begin with a potluck supper followed by the service. 404-378-4588, stmgaparish.org.
Lee Greenwood concert in Peachtree City
National Night Out, Patriot’s Day, Lee Greenwood Concert by the Peachtree City Police and Fire Department and the Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau. 4-6 p.m. National Night Out, 6-9 p.m. concert Sunday. Free. National Night Out at Huddleston Elementary School, 200 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City. Public safety recognition concert at The Fred Amphitheater, 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City. Fire department ladder trucks, helicopters, police vehicles and other public safety equipment will be present for educational presentations and viewing at Huddleston Elementary. Scavenger hunt for children with goodies and prizes. Sgt. Brian Eden at 770-632-4075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.