April 2012

 

Callanwolde Presents Eggstravaganza!

Callanwolde

Eggstravaganza has been a family favorite for years. Callanwolde celebrates the coming of spring with its annual Easter egg hunt to be held Saturday, April 7, from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon.

Eggstravaganza features thousands of candy-filled eggs to find (including three golden prize eggs), Atlanta Braves games tickets and prizes, and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. There will be baked goods for sale, arts and crafts for kids, as well as a live performance by Enzo Clown to entertain kids and grown-ups alike. Bring your Easter basket and your camera for a fun, family day set in Callanwolde’s beautiful spring gardens and grounds.

 

Spring Garden Tour

Tour

he DeKalb Master Gardener Association is sponsoring a Spring Garden Tour on Saturday, April 28, 9 am – 5 pm. Three private gardens of DMGA members will be opened to the public. Located in the Brookhaven, Druid Hills, and Dunwoody communities of metro-Atlanta, the three gardens will demonstrate the diversity of gardening styles and opportunities in DeKalb County. More than 100 plants have been dug from each respective garden and will be available for sale onsite. Visitors will have an opportunity to visualize how these plants might be best utilized in a garden setting.

 

Gigantic Azalea and Rhododendron Plant Sale

Plant Sale

The Azalea Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will be holding its Annual Plant Sale at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church in their parking lot at the intersection of Oak Grove Road and Fairoaks Road on Saturday, April 2. The Church is located at 1722 Oak Grove Road, Decatur 30033.

 

Hamburgers Near Oglethorpe, 1970s

Hamburgers

In the 1970s there were hardly any places to eat in Brookhaven near Oglethorpe University, but one lonely outpost for hamburgers, fries, milkshakes and Cokes was the old Burger King, pictured above. Fronting Peachtree in the general area near today’s Town Brookhaven, the old Burger King now seems like a retro piece of Americana. It was in its day a popular destination for not only hungry Oglethorpe students but also other Brookhaven residents.

 

36th Annual Peachblossom Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass

Two “Ps” signify spring for many in Atlanta: the first is pollen and the second is pickin’ — of the bluegrass variety! For 36 years, the Peachblossom Bluegrass Festival has ushered in the season on the first weekend in April. That will change slightly as this year’s festival will happen on Saturday, April 21, but the fine music and fellowship will be as always.

 

Life’s A Beach in Norcross

Beach

Beach volleyball fans and sandcastle architects of all ages are invited to play in the sand during Norcross’ Annual Spring Break Music Fest, April 21st from 10 am – 10 pm in Lillian Webb Park, 5 College Street. Literally tons of sand are brought in to create the Norcross beach scene, which includes free concerts, inflatables, food and games and the splash pad (weather permitting).

 
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