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Weekend Planner: Nature Preserve Cleanup; Author Calvin Ramsey; "The Best Party Outside of New Orleans!"

Also: DeKalb School Choice Expo is Saturday at the Mall at Stonecrest.

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

Saturday:

DeKalb County School Choice Expo

When: Saturday, February 2, 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Mall at Stonecrest, 2929 Turner Hill Rd., Lithonia
Who’s this for: Parents and students.
Why go: Find out what the school choice options are in DeKalb.
How much: Free

The Very First, 1st Saturday Cleanup at Arabia

When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve, 3787 Klondike Rd., Lithonia

Who's this for: People who can help out.

Why go: Help tidy up the nature preserve in this kickoff monthly volunteer service project.

How much: Your time and abilities.

Meet Author Calvin Ramsey

When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2-3 p.m.

Where: Hairston Crossing Library, 4911 Redan Rd., Stone Mountain
Who’s this for: Families
Why go: Enjoy this Black History Month program. Author Calvin Ramsey, of Ruth and the Green Book with Gwen Strauss and co-author of Belle, the Last Mule at Gee's Bend: A Civil Rights Story with Bettye Stroud, according to the DeKalb county library website, will speak.

How much: Free

Sunday:

“The Best Party Outside of New Orleans”! Fundraiser for Stone Mountain Village Visitor Center Fundraiser

When: Sunday, Feb.3, 5:30 p.m.

Where: ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain

Who’s this for: Folks who want to watch the Super Bowl and help out the Stone Mountain Village Visitor Center.
Why go: Party with a purpose! You can indulge in “half-time toddies” and  King Cake “to celebrate Mardi Gras a little early!” organizers say.

How much: Tickets are $20 and include food, beer on tap and iced tea.
For questions or to buy tickets, call Kim at 678-234-3263

Interpretive and Recreational Hiking with Ranger Robby

When: Sunday, Feb.3, 8-11 a.m.
Where: Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, 3787 Klondike Road, Lithonia.
Who's this for: Those who can take the hikes which are moderate and last 2-3 hours. Probably not good for little kids.
Why go: Get some exercise and engage in topics such as natural and cultural history, geology, forestry and plant life, wildlife, and wetlands.

Ongoing:

Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park

When: Through Feb. 18
Where: Stone Mountain Park
Who's this for: Everyone
Why go: Dash through the snow!
How much: A Snow Mountain Pass is $27 (plus tax) for adults and children.
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