Today

Stone Mountain Park presents Pollinator Crafts from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the Confederate Hall Historical and Environmental Education Lobby. For more information, call 770-498-5658.

Saturday

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

Thursday

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, contact Pam Slaton at 770-532-5727 or visit www.gsomusic.com.

July 12

Stone Mountain Park presents Discover Birds from 10:30 a.m. to noon July 12 in the Confederate Hall Historical and Environmental Education Lobby. For more information, call 770-498-5658.

July 19

Stone Mountain Park presents Tree Hike at 10 a.m. July 19 and 26 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. 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 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.

Oct. 11

Taste of Atlanta 2008 will be held at Atlantic Station 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

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.

Stone Mountain Park presents Walking Trails, a lesson on native plants and water conservation projects, at 10 a.m. every Thursday just inside the Park's west gate. For more information, call 770-498-5658.

Stone Mountain Park presents Crafts from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Friday in the Confederate Hall Historical and Environmental Education Lobby. For more information, call 770-498-5658.

The Monroe Art Guild is offering a summer art camp for kids from 9 a.m. to noon for first- to-third-graders and from 2 to 5 p.m. for fourth- to eighth graders every week until 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.

The ART Station Theatre presents "Bingo: The Winning New Musical," at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays from July 16 to Aug. 17. The theatre is located at 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain Village. Preview performances are July 14 and 15. Tickets are available online at www.artstation.org or by calling the ART Station Box Office at 770-469-1105.

The ART Station Contemporary Arts Center will present three new exhibitions Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Satuday 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 hillaryh@artstation.org.

"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 www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.