Close to home on Jan. 16

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

‘Gaslight’ discussion in Roswell

Club Nostalgia discussing “Gaslight” with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer. 2-4 p.m. today. Free. East Roswell Branch, 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 404-310-5354.

ACT/SAT essay tips in Atlanta

“Effective Ways to Write ACT/SAT Essays to Win Scholarships” for teens. 2:30-5:30 p.m. today. Wolf Creek Branch, 3100 Enon Road, Atlanta. 404-613-4255.

MLK concert in Newnan

“Man of Peace,” a concert by The Atlanta Concert Ringers in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 6:30-7:30 p.m. today. $17. The Historic Depot, 60 E. Broad St., Newnan. Tickets: 770-251-0207.

‘On Golden Pond’ in Woodstock

“On Golden Pond” play. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 24. $12. Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, 8534 Main St., Woodstock. 678-494-4251.

‘Wit’ in Lawrenceville

“Wit” by Atlanta teacher Margaret Edson, the 1999 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama about cancer patient Vivian Bearing’s final days. 10 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 3), 8 p.m. Wednesdays (Jan. 20 and 27), Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Feb. 7. $26 to $40. Aurora Theatre, 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222.

Children’s play in Dunwoody

“Bucket of Blessings” by Alliance Theatre for the Very Young for children 18 months to 5 years. 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Sunday. $5 to $10. The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s Morris and Rae Frank Theatre, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody.

Rapido! Composition Contest in Atlanta

Rapido! 14-Day Composition Contest’s National Finals Concert. 2 p.m. pre-concert discussion with the five finalists, 3 p.m. Sunday. $10 to $20. Walter Hill Auditorium, High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Tickets: 1-866-811-4111.

Suzuki piano recital in Morrow

Atlanta Area Suzuki Piano Association Graduation Recital. 3 p.m. Sunday. $15. Spivey Hall, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. Tickets: 678-466-4200.

MLK birthday photo exhibit in Lithonia

“One Day in January” - Doris K. Wells Heritage Festival, an exhibit of photos taken by a college student in Atlanta on Jan. 15, 1969, the first ceremony honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. nine months after his assassination. Wells was the DeKalb library system’s first African-American librarian. Through January. Stonecrest Branch, 3123 Klondike Road, Lithonia. 770-482-3828.

Ansel Adams exhibit in Cartersville

“Ansel Adams: Before & After.” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays through March 20. $10. Booth Western Art Museum, 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville. 770-387-1300. /AnselAdams.