Stone Mountain Park presents Tree Hike at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Confederate Hall Historical and Environmental Education Lobby. For more information, call 770-498-5658.

Aug. 1

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will close the 2008 Arts Council Peace Series at 8 p.m. at the Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center. Call 770-534-2787 to purchase tickets.

Aug. 2

The Atlanta Workshop Players and The Dancer's Studio are sponsoring the Rivermont Square Festival, a kickoff of Fall performances and classes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 2 at Rivermont Square, 8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Suite 111, Alpharetta. Music, dance, improv, inflatables, games and prizes will be included. New customers, current students and customers are invited. For more information, call 770-998-8111 or visit

Aug. 9

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is hosting a Plant Lovers' Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9. Iris, daylilies, begonias, African violets and related gesneriads will be on sale. Mini-seminars will be held throughout the day with experts from each plant group presenting. Entry to the plant sale included with garden admission.

Aug. 22

Broadway actress Jasmine Guy presents the Tony Award-winning production of "For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf" from Aug. 22 through Sept. 7 at the 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th Street, Atlanta. For tickets, visit For more information, contact 404-733-4738.

Aug. 30

Premier Exhibitions Inc. will exhibit Dialog in the Dark from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Atlantic Station Exhibition Center. The exhibit will open Aug. 30 and tickets are $24 for adults, $20 for seniors/military and $16 for children. For more information, contact

Sept. 1

The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is celebrating its second anniversary Sept. 1 by opening an exhibition of folk pottery representing cultures around the world. The exhibition is temporary and will be on display for one year. The museum, located on Ga. Highway 255, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 706-878-3300 or visit

Sept. 12

The Atlanta Arts Festival will return to Piedmont Park. The festival will run from Sept. 12 to 14. Tickets cost $15 in advance for the Friday preview party, $20 at the door, Saturday and Sunday admission is free. Call 404-577-8686 for more information or e-mail

Sept. 20

Flowery Branch is hosting its fifth annual Car Show and Chili Cook Off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 on Main Street. There will be two types of chili competitions - an open category and one for CASI chili. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded for the car show and the cook off. Call Charlotte at 678-698-1387 for more information. All proceeds go to Coats for Kids.

Sept. 27

The Atlanta Botanical Garden will hold a Dahlia Show from noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28. Blue ribbon Dahlias of every size and color from pompoms to dinner plates and from white to purple-black will fill Mershon Hall. After the show, 500 blooms will be given out to garden visitors for free.

Garden of Eden Ball will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 27 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Oct. 4

The fifth annual Art in the Square art festival will take place Oct. 4 in Gainesville's historic downtown, Main Street. The one-day event will feature artwork, professional artists and children's activities. For more information, contact Joe Burnett at 770-297-1141 or Anne Brodie Hill at 770-718-7586.

Oct. 11

Taste of Atlanta 2008 will be held at Atlantic Station, 17th Street, on Oct. 11 and 12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be live entertainment, local and national celebrity chefs, and a Wine Experience for VIP ticket holders. Visit

Ongoing events

The ART Station Theatre presents Bingo: The Winning New Musical, at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 17. The theatre is located at 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain Village. Tickets are available online at or by calling the ART Station Box Office at 770-469-1105.

The ART Station Contemporary Arts Center will present three new exhibitions from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Aug. 23 in the ART Station Galleries. The new exhibitions are ART from the Heart-Portraits of Georgia's Fallen Heroes, Off the Edge art by Bob McGill and ART Station Member Juried Exhibition. For more information, call 770-469-1105 or email

"Cocktails in the Garden" will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 25 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Admission is $12 for non-members and free for Garden members. Full cash bar is available. Sign up to receive monthly e-vites at

Art Gallery Photography Exhibition of "Georgia's Last Wild Places" by photographer Marc Del Santro will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday until Aug. 3 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The work will be located in the Art Gallery in the Center for Conservation and Education adjacent to the Fuqua Orchid Center.

"The Louvre and the Ancient World" will be on display through Sept. 7 at the High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. The exhibit is part of the Paris at the Woodruff and Louvre Atlanta series. Call 404-733-5000 or visit

The Atlanta History Center, located at 130 W. Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta, features exhibits on Georgia history, Southern folk art and the Civil War and is home to the Centennial Olympic Games Museum and two historic homes. The center's hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15, $12 for senior citizens and students 13 and over, $10 for ages 4-12 and free for ages 3 and under. Call 404-814-4000 or visit

Stone Mountain Park presents History Tours at 1 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday in the Confederate Hall Historical and Environmental Education Lobby. For more information, call 770-498-5658.

Stone Mountain Park presents Herps, a presentation of reptiles and amphibians in the park, at 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in the Confederate Hall Historical and Environmental Education Lobby. For more information, call 770-498-5658.

Stone Mountain Park presents Nature Garden, a tutorial on managing plants, at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the Nature Garden Parking Lot. For more information, call 770-498-5658.

Stone Mountain Park presents Rock Outcrop at 10 a.m. every Tuesday in the Confederate Hall Historical and Environmental Education Lobby. For more information, call 770-498-5658.