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Weekend Planner: Bagpiper, Pine LakeFest, Masonic Lodge Breakfast, Nature Hike

Several weekend events are happening in and around the Stone Mountain-Lithonia area. Check them out here.

Check Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch's calendar of events for additional activities this weekend.

Bagpiper at Sundown

When: Saturday, Oct. 6

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".

Want to commemorate someone specific? Give a donation of $25 or more, and you can. The person's name will be announced by the piper before the performance.

Pine Lakefest

When: Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where: Lakeshore Dr., Pine Lake, 30072

Why go: First of all, admission is free. Second, according to the calendar listing on Patch about about Pine Lakefest, it is a "friendly, intimate and highly interactive festival offers something for everyone, including over 30 artist vendors, live music and comedians, activities for kids of all ages, and delicious food." What more could you ask for?

Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve Hikes with Ranger Robby

When: Sunday, Oct. 7, 8-10 a.m.

Where: Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, 3787 Klondike Road, Lithonia, 30038.

Why go: A fresh morning hike seems like a great way to start off the week -- and it's free! On this 3-6 mile hike, you'll learn about natural and cultural history, geology, forestry and much more.

Note:Wear long pants, close-toed shoes, bring water, and meet at the Nature Center on Klondike Road at 8 a.m.

Phone: 770-848-3060; Email: mailto:rlastrove@dekalbcountyga.gov

Find out the details and contact information about Ranger Robby hikes at Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve.

Country Style Breakfast at Masonic Lodge

When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 7-9:30 a.m.

Where: Masonic Lodge #449, 840 V.F.W. Drive in Stone Mountain, GA 30086

Why Go: It's only $5. There aren't many places where you can find a $5 breakfast in this town.

10th Annual Pumpkin Festival

When: Fridays through Sundays, through October 28

Where: Stone Mountain Park's Crossroads area

Why go: Enjoy this sweet, "non-spooky" dedication to fall at Stone Mountain Park, which is chock full of fun activities including "The Mayor’s Rockin’ Costume Party", where children can wear Halloween costumes, dance around on stage with the Mayor of Pumpkinfest and learn new fun choreographed dances including the Pumpkin Mash. Among the festival's new features is Spookley the Square Pumpkin, a character from Author Joe Troiano’s book “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin," described as -- ah-hem-- the "spokes-pumpkin” for National Bullying Prevention Month during October.

Vehicle entry into the park is $10; click here for information on Stone Mountain Park's various value pass prices.

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