Mistletoe Market and more: 16 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta

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Check out igloos, ice skating at Ponce City Market, and more.

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in metro Atlanta? The Junior League of Cobb-Marietta kicks off their annual Mistletoe Market and Roswell celebrates Irish heritage and culture with its IrishFest. You can also learn from area scientists at Fernbank or watch an outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” in Grayson.

Check out the following 16 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta:

Cobb

Taste of Kennesaw

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Taste samples from Cobb County area restaurants at recent Taste of Kennesaw event. While jobless claims have fallen, restaurants remain one of the largest contributors to filings for unemployment benefits. But overall, the economic rebound has been strong in metro Atlanta.

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Taste samples from Cobb County area restaurants at recent Taste of Kennesaw event. While jobless claims have fallen, restaurants remain one of the largest contributors to filings for unemployment benefits. But overall, the economic rebound has been strong in metro Atlanta.

Credit: From kennesaw-ga.gov

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Taste samples from Cobb County area restaurants at recent Taste of Kennesaw event. While jobless claims have fallen, restaurants remain one of the largest contributors to filings for unemployment benefits. But overall, the economic rebound has been strong in metro Atlanta.

Credit: From kennesaw-ga.gov

Credit: From kennesaw-ga.gov

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Free admission with food samples $1-$4 each. Downtown Kennesaw, 2829 Cherokee St. 770-423-1330.

Sample food from local Kennesaw and Cobb County area restaurants, listen to music and let kids try activities including inflatables, a rock wall and a trackless train.

Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words

8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. $18 and up. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080.

Actor Bill Oberst Jr. presents a loving tribute to the late, great Lewis Grizzard, a Southern writer, humorist and columnist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Mistletoe Market

6 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 premiere night, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. $26 premiere night (includes light bites, two beverages, entertainment and swag bag). $8.65 for one-day ticket on other days. Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta. 256-426-3995.

Get some holiday shopping done at the Mistletoe Market, which brings together more than 50 specialty merchants from across the Southeast. The event is a fundraiser for the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta.

Acworth Charm Historic Home Tour

Noon-5 p.m. day tour, 5:30-8:30 p.m. candlelight tour. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. high tea at the Serendipity House. $40 in advance for both tours, $50 at the event, $20 additional charge for high tea. Saturday, Nov. 6. 404-428-8960.

Visit some of Acworth’s most notable historic homes, along with a stop at Acworth Christian Church. All proceeds benefit Brookwood Christian School’s Dyslexia Reading Programs and Acworth Cultural Arts Scholarship Program.

DeKalb

Friends of the Dunwoody Library Book Sale

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Free admission, hardbacks $2, paperbacks $1. Dunwoody Library parking lot, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-512-4640.

Stock up on reading material for your kids at greatly reduced prices, and check out young adult books for sale in the library’s lobby. Cash or credit/debit payments are accepted, and face masks are required.

Dunwoody United Methodist Church Holiday Festival

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Shop and let the kids enjoy lots of fun activities at the Dunwoody United Methodist Church Holiday Festival Saturday.

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Shop and let the kids enjoy lots of fun activities at the Dunwoody United Methodist Church Holiday Festival Saturday.

Credit: Dunwoody United Methodist Church Holiday Festival

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Shop and let the kids enjoy lots of fun activities at the Dunwoody United Methodist Church Holiday Festival Saturday.

Credit: Dunwoody United Methodist Church Holiday Festival

Credit: Dunwoody United Methodist Church Holiday Festival

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Free admission. Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody. 770-394-0675.

Shop a variety of arts and crafts items from over 80 artisans, buy books and attic treasures or a casserole to go and more. Kids can enjoy a petting zoo, mega slide and other activities and have their photo taken with Santa.

Adventures in Science

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Included with $18-$20 museum admission for non-members, free for members. Advance online ticket reservations required for everyone. Fernbank, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta. 404-929-6300.

Learn what it’s like to be a scientist by engaging with Fernbank educators and local scientists to enjoy fun experiences.

Fall Family Concert

3 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. $5, free for kids 3 and under. Dunwoody Nature Center, 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody. 770-394-3322.

Bring blankets and chairs and settle in for a concert in the park as well as arts and crafts activities for kids. The event will take place in the lower meadow near the historic fireplace, and hot cocoa and snacks will be available for purchase.

North Fulton

IrishFest Atlanta

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Celebrate Irish heritage with live performances and plenty of family activities in downtown Roswell this Saturday.

Credit: From IrishFest Atlanta’s Facebook page

Celebrate Irish heritage with live performances and plenty of family activities in downtown Roswell this Saturday.

Credit: From IrishFest Atlanta’s Facebook page

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Celebrate Irish heritage with live performances and plenty of family activities in downtown Roswell this Saturday.

Credit: From IrishFest Atlanta’s Facebook page

Credit: From IrishFest Atlanta’s Facebook page

9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Several locations in downtown Roswell. Free admission, some events come with a fee.

Celebrate Irish heritage with performances by artists, musicians and dancers as well as family activities. Events requiring registration and tickets include music and dance workshops and experiences such as an Irish Tea.

Pickleball Festival

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 7. North Point Mall, 1000 North Point Circle, Alpharetta. 770-740-9273.

Learn all about the popular sport of pickleball, including the lingo and how to play, and also get some coaching from experts as you play.

Concert Benefitting Alpharetta and Milton First Responders

6 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. $40 and up. The Green at Crabapple Market, 12650 Crabapple Road, Milton.

Join John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band for music. The event is BYOC (bring your own chair) and benefits Alpharetta and Milton first responders.

First Timers’ Thanksgiving

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. $50 Publix Aprons Cooking School. 4305 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-751-8560.

Learn how to make a simple yet tasty Thanksgiving meal that even novices call pull off. The menu includes oven-roasted turkey breast with gingersnap gravy, slow cooker scalloped potatoes and more.

Gwinnett

Harvest Festival

1 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Lawrenceville Lawn, 210 Luckie St., Lawrenceville. 770-963-2414.

Take the family to enjoy live entertainment, fun and games for kids, hayrides around the square and more.

Dia de Los Muertos Festival

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Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Norcross on Saturday.

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Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Norcross on Saturday.

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Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Norcross on Saturday.

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Credit: From norcrossga.net

2 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Thrasher Park, 93 Park Drive, Norcross.

Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a night of remembrance, dance, authentic entertainment and a parade around the park. Face painters will be on site, and lantern kits will be for sale before the parade.

Grayson Shakespeare in the Park

6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5-Sunday, Nov. 7. Free. Grayson City Park Ampavilion, 475 Grayson Parkway, Grayson.

Watch an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” which follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution to find safety and love.

Native American Plants Garden Walk

10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Vines Park, 3500 Oak Grove Road, Loganville.

Walk through Vines Park with master gardeners from UGA Extension and learn about plants the Cherokees and other Native Americans used.