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This Week’s Picks for Family Fun

Lemonade Days
Wed., April 23-Sun., April 27
Wed.-Thurs., 4-10 p.m. Fri., 4-11 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Brook Run Park
4770 North Peachtree Rd., Atlanta
Admission, free; unlimited ride pass, $20-$30.
Dunwoody Preservation Trust's annual fundraiser includes carnival rides, games, concessions, an arts and craft fair, and live music. The Big Squeeze 5K fun run is Sun. morning.

Meet a Scientist at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
Fri., April 25, 5:30-9 p.m.
Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
2020 Clean Water Dr., Buford
Adults, $10.50; ages 3-12, $6.50; ages 2 and younger, free.
Pharmacy, veterinary medicine, computer engineering, and hydrology scientists are on hand to discuss their area of expertise, answer questions and show off their cool tricks. Look at animal's x-ray, test water with an aquatic engineer and learn about global technology. Visit the Amusement Park Science exhibit and learn the physics of roller coasters.

Inman Park Festival
Sat., April 26-Sun., April 27. Sat., 11 a.m-8:30 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Parade: Sat., 2 p.m.
Home Tour: Fri. April 25, noon-4 p.m.
Inman Park
Euclid Ave., Atlanta
Admission, free; home tour, $20.
festival celebration of Inman Park features , a parade, an artist market, live music on several stages, a kids zone, a self-guided tour of historic houses and food for purchase from food trucks and local restaurants. The parade, led by the neighborhood’s butterfly mascot, features colorful costumes and floats.

Atlanta Baby and Child Expo
Sat., April 26, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
The Fox Theatre – Egyptian Ballroom
660 Peachtree St., Atlanta
Advance tickets, $20; same day tickets, $25.
A festive expo for expectant moms and dads features giveaways and door prizes, a dream baby gear trial zone, mom-to-be pampering, baby care tips, baby product and services booths, and treats in the “cravings corner.”

Sandy Springs Touch-a-Truck Festival
Sat., April 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sandy Springs United Methodist Church’s Hitson Activity Center
85 Mt. Vernon Hwy., Sandy Springs
$5 per person; $20 family max; younger than 1, free; food for purchase.
Explore, touch and climb on construction rigs, emergency vehicles, a mail truck, race cars, hot rods, motorcycles, boats and more. A kid zone includes performances by Jason's Music Party, inflatables and interactive games. Food trucks including Kona Ice and Dogs on Wheels serve food for purchase.

Nuclear Cowboyz
Sat., April 26- Sun., April 27
Sat., 7:30 p.m. Sun., 2 p.m.
The Arena at Gwinnett Center
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth
$35-$95
A choreographed freestyle motocross show features acrobatics, fire breathers, and gravity-defying stunts. Many performers are X Games medalists including Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, Taka Higashimo and Mike Mason. VIP tickets include a meet and greet with the cast before the show.


Shakespeare’s Birthday

Sun., April 27, 1-4 p.m.
Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University
4484 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta
Free
Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday with live performances by Georgia Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth and William Shakespeare costumed characters, a bounce house, Maypole dancing, and storytelling by Young Audiences. Kids can create a foam sword and learn stage combat with the actors.