June 28

The High Museum will be hosting a panel discussion with Civil Rights' icons John Lewis, Andrew Young and Dorothy Cotton at 2 p.m. June 28 in the Rich Theatre. Visit www.high.org or call 404-733-4437 for more information.

July 3

The Gainesville Symphony Orchestra will be playing the "Patriotic Pops Concert" at 8 p.m. July 3 at the Brenau Amphitheater. The rain venue is the Pearce Auditorium, and gates open at 6:30. Tickets are as follows: adults $27, seniors $24 and students $12. For more information, call Pam Slaton at 770-532-5727 or visit www.gsomusic.com.

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. 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 is included with garden admission.

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 info@360media.net.

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. 11

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

Ongoing events

The Monroe Art Guild is offering a summer art camp for kids from 9 a.m. to noon for first- through third-graders and from 2 to 5 p.m. for fourth- through eighth-graders every week through July 25. Registration is $140 for each four-day session. The camp will be held at 205 South Broad St., Monroe. For more information, contact Molly Blair at 770-313-6987 or mollycblair@gmail.com.

"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 nonmembers and free for Garden members. Full cash bar is available. Sign up to receive monthly e-vites at www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

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 www.parisatthewoodruff.org.

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 www.atlantahistorycenter.com.

The Carter Library and Museum, which is located 441 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta, houses President Carter's papers and permanent displays on his life and administration. Admission is $8, $6 for students and senior citizens and free for ages 16 and under. Call 404-865-7100 or visit www.jimmycarterlibrary.org.

The Georgia Aquarium, which includes more than 100,000 fish, is located at 225 Baker St. in Atlanta across from Centennial Olympic Park. Daily admission to the aquarium is $22.75 for adults, $19.50 for those 55 and up and $17 for ages 3 to 12. Call 404-581-4000 or visit www.georgiaaquarium.org.

Peachtree TV presents Screen on the Green, a free summer outdoor movie festival at Centennial Olympic Park. A different movie will be featured each Thursday through June 26. The annual movie fest has moved from its usual Piedmont Park location due to drought conditions, but will return once conditions subside. Call 404-575-6313.

Tickets for the National Black Arts Festival, which takes place July 18 to 27 in and around Atlanta, are now on sale. Visit www.nbaf.org or call 404-733-5000.