Captain Planet Foundation Gala December 8, 6:00PM

One of the Southeast’s largest eco-benefits, the charitable evening will be held at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. “Avengers” actor Mark Ruffalo will receive the Superhero for Earth award. Single tickets $750; $1,500 per couple. Will raise funds for the Foundation’s programs, which promote and support hands-on environmental education projects in K-12 schools in all 50 states and 25 other countries.

Sandy Springs Conservancy Digital Photo ContestThe Sandy Springs Conservancy

Whether you are a student shutterbug, an adult hobbyist, or a professional photographer, residents in the State of Georgia are eligible to win prizes with their submitted digital photos of Sandy Springs parks, green space and trails. Two adult-level winners will each earn $500 and one ticket to the Conservancy’s prestigious Thought Leaders Dinner in spring 2018. Two student-level winners will each win $100. The contest offers two themes to inspire entrants with their digital photos: nature and family fun.

Through December 23Spruill Holiday MarketSpruill Center for the Arts

For 20+ years, the Spruill Center for the Arts has hosted the Holiday Artists Market at the Spruill Gallery. The Market features 100+ local artists with a wide variety of uniquely made artisan gifts and home décor. It’s the perfect place to get a special gift for everyone on your list. Spruill Arts Members always receive a 10% discount. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.