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American Craft Council Show

The American Craft Council Show is the Southeast’s largest juried indoor craft show, bringing together over 225 of the country’s most talented contemporary craft makers under one roof. The three-day show draws thousands of fine craft lovers and collectors who enjoy finding one-of-a-kind, quality crafts in jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor while meeting the artists behind the fabulous work. Among the master artisans selected through an extensive juried process are two Buckhead artists, Anne Vincent and Lynn Pollard, along with Kathleen Plate, Debra Kidd and Adrina Richard of Brookhaven. This year the show debuts Style Slam, where some of Atlanta’s most savvy stylists pair up with fashion wearable, accessory and jewelry artists to showcase cutting-edge fashion throughout the show floor. For the entire family, the Let’s Make program engages show-goers to touch, feel and experience the hands-on creative process of making a piece of artwork. A variety of artisans will provide interactive craft making demonstrations as well as tastings of handcrafted foods and beverages, including The Balvenie handcrafted Scotch whisky. The show returns for the 27th year to the Cobb Galleria Center, March 11-13. CraftCouncil.org/Atlanta

Fall In Love With An Ogre!

MJCCA’s Jerry’s Habima Theatre Proudly Presents “Shrek The Musical, Jr.”  This year’s Jerry’s Habima Theatre production is sure to have you laughing and cheering as Shrek goes on daring rescues and hilarious adventures, while enduring many, many layers of friendships. This inspiring fairytale adventure is only about an hour long, so the kids can laugh, cheer, and sing, all before bedtime! Jerry’s Habima Theatre is Georgia’s only theatrical company directed and produced by professionals, featuring actors with special needs. The performance of this family-friendly fairytale adventure will inspire and entertain even the grumpiest of ogres! March 2, 3 & 5 at 7:30 p.m.; March 6, 3 & 7 p.m. at the MJCCA’s Morris & Rae Frank Theatre.

Do Good And Eat Deliciously!

Your Pie Perimeter and Your Pie Roswell are partnering with the Community Assistance Center (CAC) to prevent hunger in our community. For every one Gyro pizza pie sold, Your Pie will donate one pizza pie to CAC to help feed local families in need! Offer good through March 23. Your Pie’s new Gyro pie is a Greek-inspired pizza. Get the 10″ personal size pie for just $8.99. Your Pie Perimeter 123 Perimeter Ctr W, Atlanta, GA 30346 (Next To Chipotle) Your Pie Roswell 625 W. Crossville Rd, Roswell, GA 30075 (next to Trader Joe’s).

Not Just An Irish Thing

Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Day parade (March 12, 12  to 1:30 p.m) – started by the city’s Hibernian Benevolent Society – dates back to 1858, making it one of the country’s oldest. Participation in the parade is not just an “Irish thing.” The parade attracts individuals and groups from around the city and the South including clowns, floats, bands, bagpipe and drum corps, children, dancers, drill teams, and more. The emphasis is on children and families in celebration of all of Atlanta’s diverse backgrounds on a day when “everybody is Irish.” Come enjoy as 2,000 dancers, musicians, and Irish enthusiasts, plus giant balloons, floats, and marching bands converge in Midtown and head south on Peachtree St. from 15th St. NE to 5th St. NE.


Bow-WOW!

The Southeast’s Largest Competition and Trade Show for the Professional Pet Stylist is back and growing! At the Atlanta Pet Fair, Professional groomers and their canine and feline clientele have every reason to love Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference—from master groomers showing off their amazing talents in North America’s largest grooming contests to pro classes for polishing up your skills to dozens of suppliers with top products. Atlanta Pet Fair hosts the biggest, most popular competitive events for professional groomers. Competitions include GroomTeam Sanctioned Classes, Runway Abstract Design, Creative Style, 1st Timers Competition and the Rescue Rodeo. AtlantaPetFair.org

Easter Egg Hunts For The 
Whole Family

Easter egg hunt on the farm–March 14 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Kids search for colorful eggs, play games, and create springtime crafts during Magic Mondays: Egg Hunt on the Farm at the Atlanta History Center.

Easter at governor’s mansion–March 19 (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.). Kids meet the Easter Bunny, decorate eggs, get faces painted, and do an Easter Egg Hunt at the governor’s mansion. Free with reservation.

Easter egg hunt in the garden–March 26 (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.). Buy a ticket online and bring a basket to hunt for candy-filled eggs at Eggstravaganza. Meet the Easter Bunny, shop for baked goods, and enjoy kids’ activities at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

Eggs from the sky–March 26 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Expect crowds at North East Cobb Community Egg Drop, with helicopter egg drops up to age 10, bounce houses, face-painting, and photos with the Easter Bunny at Sprayberry High School. Free.