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Get Out: A Look at What to Do This Weekend

Weekend recreation and entertainment in and around Stone Mountain.

More free blues music is coming to the city of Stone Mountain this weekend, this time at the library in the city. Plus there's a mother-son bonding opportunity at Chick-fil-A, a reading activity for kids, a pet adoption event, and a hike through rugged Panola Mountain conservation area.

1. What: Chick-fil-A Mother -Son Date Knight

When: Saturday, April 28, 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Where: , 5542 Memorial Dr.; and , 5075 Stone Mountain Hwy.

Why go: Bonding time for mothers and sons. PLEASE NOTE: Reserve your spotĀ  for Mother-Son Date Knight.

2. What: The Breeze Kings performance

When: Saturday, April 28, 12-1 p.m.

Where: Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg Library, 952 Leon Street in the city of Stone Mountain

Cost: Free

Why go: Free blues music -- with a little R&B and jazz!

3. What: Reading with Rover (for ages 5-8)

When: Saturday, April 28, 12-1 p.m.

Where: Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg Library

Cost: Free

Why go: It's great for kids to pratice their reading skills with a therapy dog -- and things could get interesting with this and the blues concert (above) going on at the same time.

4. What: It's Raining Cats and Dogs Adoption Event

When: Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: DeKalb County Animal Services, 845 Camp Rd., Decatur, 30032

Cost: $60 adoption fee; you can also bring your pet for $10 rabies vaccination and registration and $25 microchip

Why go: Meet a pet that could become your new BFF.

5. What: Panola Unlimited, a ranger-led hike

When: Saturday, April 28, 2 p.m.

Where: Panola Mountain State Park, 2600 Highway 155, SW
Stockbridge, 30281

Cost: Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Why go: Lots of exercise for the body and lovely scenery for the eyes. PLEASE NOTE: You'll need your hiking boots, a lunch and bring plenty of water for this half-day hike through Panola's conservation area. Meet at the Nature Center 15 minutes before hike departs. This program is for ages 10 and older.

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