I’ve been filling in our personal calendar with all the fun things to do around town (and particularly OTP in the Gwinnett County area) this summer, and thought I’d share some of our favorites here, in case anyone else wants to check them out. The list is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of summer fun events around town. I’ll be posting about other fun in the sun (and the shade) opportunities, including our list of best ways to stay cool, in the next few weeks.
Korean Drumming and Dancing at the Norcross Library — Saturday, May 18, 1-2pm. Join the Southeast Korean Dance Association for a traditional Korean drum and dance performance. Free and open to all ages.
Tie Dye at the Library (Peachtree Corners branch) — Thursday, May 30, 1pm. Free and open to all ages. Bring a white shirt of socks to dye. Register at the link above.
Homeschool Hangout at the Norcross Library — Friday, May 31, 10am. Free and open to all homeschoolers. Topic this month: Erupting Slime!
Kids Fishing Day at Jones Bridge Park — Saturday, June 1, 9am-12pm. Free. Reel in some fishing on the Chattahoochee River during this morning of fun, fishing, food, prizes, and more! Open to all ages-from beginners to advanced fisherman. Rod and bait on a first-come, first-serve basis. No fishing license required. Call 678-277-0900 for more information.
Scavenge-ART Hunt at Pinckneyville Community Center — Saturday, July 20, 11am-2pm. It’s a scavenger hunt with a twist! Gather goodies from nature, then come back to the center to build crafty creations. Hunting list will be given at check in. Free and open to all ages. Pre-register online by 7/19 with code PVP31410 or just show up! Call 678.277.0920 for more information.
Night Hike at Simpsonwood Park — Saturday, August 17, 8pm. Take a guided hike with us and discover how the forest comes alive after dark. Ages 5-up; $5/person. Pre-register by 8/15 online with code SMP34002 or call 770.904.3500.
1930s Potholder Weaving at McDaniel Farm Park — Saturday, August 24, 12-2pm. Join us at the McDaniel Farm Park Pavilion as we learn to weave potholders out of recycled loops as they would have done in the depression era. Open to ages 5 and up; $5 person (resident); $10 per person (non-resident). Pre-registration is required! Register online using code MFP38701. Call 770-814-4920 for more information.
ONGOING: Weekends through June 2 — Georgia Renaissance Festival; 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road, Fairburn, Georgia 30213. Now in its 34th year, the RenFest is an annual celebration of knights and kings, jesters and jousting, and all things Middle Ages and Renaissance (and beyond). Food, fun, entertainment, shopping, and more make this a must experience event. There are different themes each weekend, so check online to see which is the best fit for your family — but hurry, there are only a couple of weekends left for this season! Tickets range in price and can be purchased online or at the gate.