Today

Author Garrison Keillor will speak at 6 p.m. today at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum. For more information, call 404-814-2058.

Saturday

The Atlanta Botanical Garden will hold a Dahlia Show from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Garden of Eden Ball will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

The 17th St. Art Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Atlantic Station. For more information visit www.17thstreetartfair.com.

Monday

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library invites Bob Schieffer, author of "Bob Schieffer's America," as part of its upcoming lecture/book signing series at 7 p.m. Monday at 441 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-865-7109 or visit www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov.

Oct. 4

The fifth annual Art in the Square art festival will take place Oct. 4 in Gainesville's historic downtown, Main Street. For more information, call Joe Burnett at 770-297-1141 or Anne Brodie Hill at 770-718-7586.

The City of Stone Mountain hosts a City-Wide Yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Baptist Pavilion and the adjacent lawn. Participants are required to register and pay $10 for a space. For more information, call Susan Coletti at 404-444-5607 or e-mail her at ssc5417@bellsouth.net.

Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra and the John Creeks Arts Center are hosting "Down By the Riverside" at 5 p.m. Oct. 4. For more information go to www.johnsceeksymphny.org, or www.tix.com, e-mail info@johnscreeksymphony.org, or call the JCAC at 770-623-8448.

Diana Degarmo will kick off the first Open Arts Day at Underground Atlanta from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4. For more information, visit www.GoArtsMonth.org.

The Commerce Crossing Art & Antique Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5 at Commerce Crossing. For more information, call 706-402-2718 or visit www.commercecrossing.net.

Oct. 6

Author Candace Bushnell will speak at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum. Admission is $10 for nonmembers and $5 for members. For more information, call 404-814-2058.

Oct. 8

Author Honor Moore will speak at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum. For more information, call 404-814-2058.

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 www.tasteofatlanta.com.

Oct. 12

The exhibition opening of "Louvre Atlanta: The Louvre and the Masterpiece" is Oct. 12 at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-733-4437 or e-mail prinfo@woodruffcenter.org.

Oct. 13

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library invites Ken Silverstein, author of Turkmeniscam, as part of its upcoming lecture/book signing series at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at 441 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-865-7109 or visit www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov.

Oct. 14

Dixie Divas featuring Julie Cannon, JL Miles, Patricia Sprinkle and Karin Gillespie will begin 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum. For more information, call 404-814-2058.

Oct. 15

Art Station is hosting "A Tour of Southern Ghosts" at 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday and at 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 15 to Oct. 31 at Stone Mountain Park. For additional information: call ART Station at 770-469-1105, visit www.artstation.org, or call Stone Mountain Park at 770-498-5600.

Oct. 17

Meet the Face of Change, a national traveling photo exhibit about people with diabetes, will be on display from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 to 20 at Woodruff Park, 51 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta.

Oct.19

The Woodruff Arts Center is partnering with Target to present a Free Family Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct.19 at the Woodruff Arts Center.

Oct. 24

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents Nsoro SuperPOPS! 2008-2009 concert series with "Andrew Lloyd Webber and Friends" at 8 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25 at the Woodruff Arts Center in the Symphony Hall. For more information, visit atlantasymphony.org.

Oct. 27

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library invites Sarah Vowell, author of "The Wordy Shipmates," as part of its upcoming lecture/book signing series at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at 441 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-865-7109 or visit www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov.

Nov. 19

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library invites Father John Dear, author of "A Persistent Peace," as part of its upcoming lecture/book signing series at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19 at 441 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-865-7109 or visit www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov.

Nov. 21

Ray Blount Jr. will speak on his book, "Alphabet Juice," at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum. For more information, call 404-814-2058.

Ongoing events

Theatrical Outfit presents "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" through Oct. 5. For more information, call 678-528-1500 or visit www.theatricaloutfit.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 to 12 and free for ages 3 and under. Call 404-814-4000 or visit www.atlantahistorycenter.com.

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.