Weekend Planner: Veterans Day Parade, Stone Mountain Park Christmas, "Acting on Stress"

Also this weekend: the Stone Mountain Village Art Stroll, a family movie at Hairston Crossing Library, and more.

From the City of Lithonia's first Veterans Day parade to Stone Mountain Village's regular art stroll, take your pick of something to enjoy this weekend:

Lithonia's Inaugural Veterans Day Parade and Celebration

When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: The parade route begins at Lithonia Middle School goes on to Tribble Street, to the city cemetery, then a right on Stone Mountain Lithonia Road, left on Main Street, right on Conyers Street, left on Bruce Street, ending at Bruce Street Cemetery.

Why go: It's the first-ever Veterans Day parade for the city and a great way to honor those who have served the country. Actor Chris Tucker, grandson of parade grand marshal Rev. T.A. Bryant, Jr., is among the special guests, which include keynote speaker Col. Brent Bracewell. Craig Lucie of Channel 2 Action News is emcee.

Stone Mountain Park Christmas

When: Saturday, Nov. 10-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. Please note: You must buy a Christmas Adventure Pass, Snow Mountain & Christmas Combo Pass, or Mountain Membership for the Stone Mountain Park Christmas activities. Learn about Stone Mountain Park pass pricing here.

Acting On Stress

When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Where: Redan-Trotti Library, 1569 Wellborn Rd., Lithonia

Why go: Who doesn't have to deal with stress? This is a free one-hour presentation by the Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre that will "portray real-life situations that can lead to stress." Learn more about Acting on Stress.

The event is open to the first 50 participants.

Movie: "Oceans"

When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 2-4 p.m.

Where: Hairston Crossing Library branch, 4911 Redan Rd. Stone Mountain

Why go: It's a free family movie.

Stone Mountain Village Art Stroll

When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 7-9:30

Where: Stone Mountain Village

Why go: Take a look (and maybe buy something?) at what artists are creating in Stone Mountain Village, and maybe buy something or get inspired. Take this tip from organizers: "Obtaining a passport to the event is recommended.
Passports are free of charge and may be picked up at ART Station, Stone Mountain City Hall at 875 Main Street, Center Town Galleries at 951A & 951B  Main Street, North Town Gallery at 977 Main Street, or East Town Gallery at 5347 East Mountain Street prior to the night of the event."

"Passports are not required for admission but do give patrons privileges on the Art Stroll.  If a patron visits all five galleries and gets their ticket punched at each gallery, they are entered into a drawing for Gift Certificates redeemable in all of the Galleries.  Certificates are for $100, $50 & $25."

Bagpiper at Sundown

When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.

Where: Stone Mountain Village Gazebo, next to the train depot, center of town

Why go: The bagpiper will honor these ART Station volunteers who have passed: Beverly Arnstein; Mary Frances Hornbuckle; Emma Lou Husinfelt; Alice McCurdy; Jane Meyor; Mary Rhodes; Mary Louise Robinson; and Grace Tuggle

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