Weekend Planner: Winter Cocoa Walk, Art Stroll, "Hope Springs"

Also: Meet NFL great Clarence Scott and celebrate a Stone Mountain Village restaurant's milestone.

Here are several events and activities happening in Stone Mountain and Lithonia this weekend:

"Hope Springs"

When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 1-5 p.m.

Where: Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg library, 952 Leon St., Stone Mountain

Who’s this for:  Ages 18 and up.

Why go: Enjoy a movie for grown-ups, starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell (rated PG-13).

How much: Free.

Meet Clarence Scott

When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2-4 p.m.

Where: Hairston Crossing Library, 4911 Redan Road, Stone Mountain

Who’s this for: Everyone

Why go: Come here the retired NFL great discuss and answer questions about college and professional football days. Autographs will be signed upon request.

How much:Free.

Stone Mountain Village Art Stroll and Merchants Open House

When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: ART Station, SMart Inc. art galleries in Stone Mountain Village and local businesses.

Who’s this for: Art lovers and small business supporters

Why go: Check out local artists' creativity (and maybe buy some of their work!), visit other Village businesses, mingle, nibble on light refreshments, and chat.

How much: Free. Pick up special “passports” from ART Station for some nice privileges through the evening.

Winter Cocoa Walk

When:  Sunday, Jan. 13, 8-11 a.m.

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

Who’s this for: Anyone interested in bundling up and taking a walk, warm drink in hand (bring your own travel mug).

How much: Free.

Sweet Potato Cafe First Anniversary Celebration

When: Friday-Sunday, Jan 11-13

Where: Sweet Potato Cafe, 5377 Manor Drive

Who’s this for: Everyone, especially fans of the restaurant.

Why go: Enjoy the festivities for the business’s milestone, including live music on Friday; an author book signing and karaoke on Saturday; and Sunday brunch. See the attached PDF for the complete list of weekend events.

How much: Check the restaurant’s menu prices. The Sunday brunch is $16.95.

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