From a "Frog Slog" to the Run, Walk and Roll annual race and Snellville Days, there's fun, fundraising and even some learning to be had in and around Stone Mountain this weekend (thanks to Stone Mountain city council member Nan Nash for passing along the Derby Party and Masonic Lodge breakfast information through her "Nan's News" newsletter).
1. What: Run, Walk ‘n Roll Race, held by (FODAC)
When: May 5, 8 a.m. for 5K runners, 9 a.m. for the 2K walk or roll race
Why Go: It's a great and healthy way to help out FODAC, which provides home medical equipment to the disabled community at little or no cost.
Registration is $25 for the event only; $50 registration includes a t-shirt and a Stone Mountain Park all-access pass. Learn more about the Run Walk n' Roll details and registration.
2. What: Free Comic Book Day
When: May 5
Where: 5615 Memorial Drive and other participating stores
Why go: You get something for you or the comic book lover in your life - for free!
3. What: Frog Slog
When: May 5, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Panola Mountain State Park, 2600 Highway 155, SW, Stockbridge
Why Go: Now this is something the nature lovers in your family will surely dig. This program will teach you how to identify frogs by their calls. You'll get to check out wetlands and streams in search of frogs and salamanders, so get ready to get wet and muddy. Bring a flashlight, headlamp, nets, seines and buckets, too. Meet at the Nature Center.
You need to register in advance by calling 770-389-7801 Cost: $5 plus $5 parking.
4. What: Full Moon Night Hike
When: May 5, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Panola Mountain State Park, 2600 Highway 155, SW, Stockbridge.
Why Go: A full moon night hike sounds like a real adventure, not to mention a bit romantic. Bring flashlights, hiking boots and water. Meet at the Nature Center 15 minutes before each program.
You must register in advance by calling 770-389-7801. Cost: $7 plus $5 parking.
5. What: Monthly country style breakfast (first Saturday of the month)
When: May 5, 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.
What: Derby Party
When: May 5, 4 p.m.
Why Go: Not going to the Kentucky Derby? This might be the next best thing. Wear a fancy hat and watch the race at this restaurant, a Stone Mountain institution. To make a reservation, call 770-498-0329
When: May 5-6
Where: Briscoe Park, Snellville
Why Go: It's the 39th annual Snellville Days festival and it promises to be a blast. Learn more about. Be on the lookout for Patch's tent!
Stone Mountain-Redan Patch is your source for local news that affects your life: jobs, business, recreation, entertainment, and more. "Like" Stone Mountain-Redan Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter - it's free!