Close to Home on Sept. 19

Benefit motorcycle ride in Dallas

Lamar Hunton Memorial Ride to benefit the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes, providing residential care for dependent, neglected, abandoned and abused children in Georgia, 8:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start today, Paulding Senior Center, 54 Industrial Way North, Dallas with law enforcement escort, lunch by Sam’s Club, door prizes. $15 to $35.,, 770-505-5533, 770-443-3010.

Walk for Life in Douglasville

Walk for Life and Silent Auction to raise $80,000 for free services offered to women and families by Pregnancy Resource Center Medical Office, 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk today, O’Neal Plaza, 6695 Church St., downtown Douglasville., 770-920-1000.

Car show in Duluth

Classics at the Crossing Car Show, 9:30 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Southeastern Railway Museum, 3595 Buford Highway, Duluth with trophies, food and live music by the K-Tels. Entry fees: $15 per car. Register:,, 770-476-2013.

JapanFest Atlanta in Duluth

JapanFest Atlanta by the Japan-American Society of Georgia and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Infinite Energy Forum, Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth with Taiko drum and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, tea ceremony, kimono and calligraphy workshops, children’s games, Japanese food, bonsai trees, contemporary and traditional music and Anime Village. $10.

Gwinnett County Fair in Lawrenceville

Gwinnett County Fair, 11 a.m. to midnight today, 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday, continuing 5 to 11 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to midnight Sept. 26, 1 to 10 p.m. Sept. 27, Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. $2 to $5, free for children under 5 and free parking.

Vietnam Veterans Day in McDonough

Vietnam Veterans Day by Andrew McBride Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 11 a.m. today, Veterans Memorial, Heritage Park, 101 Lake Dow Road, McDonough, commemorating the Vietnam War’s 50th anniversary with speaker and author retired U.S. Air Force Capt. Brian H. Settles.,,, 770-288-7300.

September Saturdays in Douglasville

September Saturdays, the largest annual festival and community event in Douglas County, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Family Day + School Expo + Community Uniting to Bring Services, 8 p.m. Disney’s “Cinderella” movie (2015) today and 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Heroes Day + Touch-a-Truck Experience. 8 p.m. Disney’s “Big Hero 6” Sept. 26, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville. Free with free van shuttle service. Wes Tallon,, 770-920-7593.