This Week’s Top Picks

This Week’s Picks for Family Fun

Decatur Book Festival
Decatur Square
Sept. 4-6.
Free
Stories galore at this weekend festival. Children’s parades happen Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Kids are invited to bring instruments and dress up as their favorite Wizard of Oz characters for the parade. Don’t miss kidnote speaker Judy Schachner as she presents her newest book, Dewey Bob at the Decatur High School Performing Arts Center on Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. Free tickets at local Decatur book stores. Sept. 4-6. Sat., 10 a.m.-6:15 p.m. and Sun., noon-5:45 p.m. 404-471-5769. Free.


Dragon Con Parade
Downtown Atlanta
Sept. 5. 10 a.m.
Free
The largest pop culture convention featuring comics, film, TV and gaming boasts a colorful parade through downtown. Visit website for parade details. 404-669-0773.

The Power of Children: Making a Difference
Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center: 2020 Clean Water Dr., Buford
Opening Sept. 7. Mon. - Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Adults, $10.50; ages 3-12, $6.50; ages 2 and younger, free.
Throughout this interactive, hands-on exhibit that shares the stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White, three children whose lives teach us about overcoming obstacles to make a positive difference in the world. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Events are subject to change. Please check websites prior to events.


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