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Decatur Earth Day Festival
Sat., April 19, 1-4 p.m.; parade 12:30 p.m.
Wylde Center Oakhurst Community Garden, 435 Oakview Rd., Decatur
Swashbuckling Earth Day fun kicks off with a pirate-themed parade led by the Funk Pirates and costumed characters. Children’s activities include a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, and a pirate ship to climb on and explore.

Eggstravaganza: Callanwolde’s 14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Sat., April 19, 10 a.m.-noon
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta
Ages 12 and younger, $12 online or $14 at the door; $5 parking.
Find thousands of candy-filled eggs on Callanwolde's grounds (including three golden eggs), and enjoy games, prizes, and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. The day also includes a cake walk and spring-themed arts and crafts for kids.

Charlotte’s Web at the Center for Puppetry Arts
Through May 25
Tues.-Fri., 10 and 11:30 a.m. Sat., noon and 2 p.m. Sun., 1 and 3 p.m.
Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St., Atlanta
Ages 2 and older, $16.50.
E.B. White’s classic tale of friendship between Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig is adapted into a puppet show featuring hand-and-rod, marionette and shadow puppets.

The Atlanta Steeplechase

Sat., April 19, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Children’s Activities: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Kingston Downs, Gore Spring Rd., Rome
$30; ages 12 and younger, free.
Spend the day at the horse races and enjoy pony rides, Jack Russell Terrier races, camel rides, a climbing wall, an airshow and skydiving demonstrations.

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