Weekend Planner: Girls' Beading Class, Arabia Mountain Expedition, Date Night Pottery
Also up this weekend: Stone Mountain Park Christmas, a free movie and bagpiper at sundown.
Looking for something to do this weekend in Stone Mountain and Lithonia? There are events for families, kids and adults.
Beading Class (for girls 12 and under)
When: Sunday, Nov. 18, 2-4 p.m.
Where: The Bead Shop at the Old Post Office Emporium, 5370 East Mountain Street
Why go: Bead Society member JoAnn McEwen will assist with this lesson. Supplies and materials will be available to make bracelets or earrings.
How much: $20. RSVP to Nan Nash or call 770-465-4318.
Arabia Mountain Expedition
When: Saturday, Nov. 17-Sunday, Nov. 18
Where: 9:30 a.m. registration, Lithonia Woman’s Club, 2564 Wiggins St., Lithonia
Why go: Tour some of the rich, storied history of the Arabia Mountain area on one or both days of the expedition, which includes a 24 mile bike tour on Sunday, according to Crossroads News.
How much: $35 for Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation members, $40 for visitors; Sunday’s bike ride is $30. Both Saturday and Sunday: $65.
When: Saturday, Nov. 17
Where: ART Station, 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain
Why go: Be creative (and maybe a bit messy) with someone special or a group of friends.
How much: $79 per couple. To register, call 770-469-1105 or visit www.artstation.org
Movie: "Madagascar 3"
When: Saturday, Nov. 17, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Stonecrest Library branch, 3123 Klondike Rd., Lithonia
Why go: Enjoy this third installment of the kid-friendly "Madagascar" franchise.
How much: Free.
Stone Mountain Park Christmas
When: Through January 1 (select dates)
Where: Stone Mountain Park
Why go: If you're looking to usher in the holiday season, this is a dazzling way.
How much: You must buy one of the following to take part in the Stone Mountain Park Christmas activities:
- Christmas Adventure Pass, $28 plus tax, adults; $22 plus tax, children ages 3-11
- Snow Mountain & Christmas Combo Pass, $45, plus tax for child/adult; or
- Mountain Membership, $56 for adults, $44 for ages 3-11.
Learn more about Stone Mountain Park pass pricing here.
Bagpiper at Sundown
When: Saturday, Nov. 17
Where: Stone Mountain Village Gazebo, next to the train depot, center of town
Why go: Come for the free performance of this new tradition in the City of Stone Mountain on Saturday "and remember someone who 'shall not be forgotten' or just pause for a little quiet reflection to the beautiful and haunting sounds of a lone bag-piper," organizers say. The piper will play for 30 minutes and end his performance with "Amazing Grace".
How much: Give a donation of $25 or more to commemorate someone specific. The person's name will be announced by the piper before the performance.