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The Georgia Renaissance Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday at 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road in Fairburn. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Regular priced tickets include tax and are available at the box office. Adults $19.95, Seniors 60 and older are $17.95, Youth ages 6 to 12 are $8.50. Kids under 5 get in free. For more information, call the Festival Hot Line at 770-964-8575.

June 9

The Golden Dragon Acrobats will perform at 8 p.m. June 9 in the Pearce Auditorium located at 1 Centennial Circle in Gainesville. Call 770-534-2787 to purchase tickets.

June 14

The City of Stone Mountain and Main Street Stone Mountain will hold its 36th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 14 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15 on Main Street in downtown Stone Mountain. Admission is free. For more information on Main Street Stone Mountain, call 770-498-7334 or visit

June 15

Celebrate Father's Day at the Atlanta Botanical Garden with a frog-themed Father's Day Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. June 15. Admission for dads is half-price all day. Visit for additional information.

The High Museum will host "Fabulous Fathers - Celebrating Everyday Dads and History's Heroes" free of charge from noon to 5 p.m. on June 15. Call 404-733-4437.

June 18

AthFest 2008 will be held in downtown Athens from June 18 to 22 featuring more than 150 bands. Visit or call 706-353-3244 for more information.

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 or call 404-733-4437 for more information.

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 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

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. The theme is "Bell Acqua," meaning "beautiful water" in Italian, and celebrates the beauty and necessity of water. Co-chairs Jennifer and Terrance Fowler are honoring Mrs. J.B. Fuqua at the event, the major annual fundraiser for the non-profit organization supporting the Garden's mission.

Ongoing events

"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. A 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 held from 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 Eye of Josephine" will be on display through May 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 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