Close to Home for Sept. 24

‘Touch-a-Truck’ in Kennesaw

Cobb County Safety Village staff’s “Touch-a-Truck” event for all children. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today. $5 each, $20 per family. Town Center at Cobb, two blocks east of Exit 269 off Interstate 75, Kennesaw. 770-852-3270.

Year Up Run/Walk in Atlanta

Year Up Greater Atlanta’s 5K Opportunity Run/Walk. 8 a.m. today. $30. Grant Park, 840 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta. To close the opportunity divide, Year Up empowers young adults to go from poverty to professional careers in just one year.

Kids Closet at Winters Chapel

Kids Closet at Winters Chapel. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Winters Chapel United Methodist Church, 5105 Winters Chapel Road, Atlanta. Nonprofit consignment sale to benefit the church’s preschool. 770-393-3478,

Car seat checks in Roswell

Free car seat inspections by Roswell Fire and Safe Kids North Fulton. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Fire Station 5, 1200 Hembree Road, Roswell. Email Chris Cooper at

Dunwoody Library book sale

The Friends of the Dunwoody Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. $6 bag day on Monday. Dunwoody Library, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. Most of the 25,000 items are priced from 25 cents to $2. 770-512-4640,

Car Show in Senoia

Senoia’s “Cruisin’ to the Oldies” Car Show. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. $5 parking on side streets and the public parking lot on Johnson and Clark Streets. Food Court, 1950s and 1960s tunes by “The Sock Hops” from noon-3 p.m. Awards and door prizes. 770-378-6627, 770-599-8182.

West End Tour of Homes

West End Tour of Homes. 4:30 p.m. ticket office opens at The Wren’s Nest, 5-10 p.m. today. $25. The Wren’s Nest, 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta. A self-guided walking/driving tour with refreshments and docents at each of the 11 homes in the West End Historic District. Tickets:

Atlanta Kosher BBQ in Dunwoody

Atlanta Kosher BBQ Competition by the Atlanta lodges of the Hebrew Order of David International. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. $1 per tasting ticket available in quantities of 20 or 50. Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody. Live entertainment, Kids Zone. 770-580-3897,

Fun Run for Dek Thai in Atlanta

American Women’s Club Fun Run for Dek Thai. 11 a.m. Sunday. $35, including a race shirt. Midtown International School, 1575 Sheridan Road NE, Atlanta. To raise funds for underprivileged girls in rural Thailand to finish high school.