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GREATER ATLANTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP
05/27/2014 - 08/01/2014

Greater Atlanta Christian School Campus

Want your children to have tons of fun this summer? Register them for one of GAC’s exciting summer camps!  Available for kids ages 3 through 12th grade. There’s a camp for everyone! Speciality camps include: Algebra Prep, Art, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Chemistry, Dance, Diving, Drama – Stage Acting & Commercials, Lacrosse, Mad Science, Music, Soccer, Spanish, Sports Performance, Swimming, Technology & Film Making, Tennis, Volleyball and Yoga. SummerCamp@greateratlantachristian.org.

CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL’S SUMMER LEARNING ACADEMY
06/02/2014 - 08/12/2014

Cambridge International School

Kids can discover what it’s like to be an entrepreneur, puppeteer, actor or writer while building fundamental skills in math, literacy, science and language skills. Camps promote self-confidence, self-esteem and the freedom to explore using art, music and movement. From art to coding, from soccer to cheerleading, Cambridge offers the kinds of camps kids love. At summer’s end, kids can get an extra academic boost by attending the Begindergarten or Rocket to First Grade camp, ensuring that they are ready to start the school year off right. CambridgeIntlSchool.com

Atlanta International Fashion Week
07/29/2014 - 08/03/2014

Various Downtown locations

Bridging the gap and connecting continents through fashion, this week-long celebration of style is a passport to arts, culture and entertainment. The 8th annual AIFW is introducing this year – the Tour de Atlanta! A star-studded design affair for fashionistas all over.

AtlantaIntlFashionWeek.com

CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN: GAVIN DEGRAW
08/01/2014

ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDENS

Begin August with the singer who made his debut in 2003 with “I Don’t Want to Be,” which has since gone two times platinum. His fifth and most recent studio album, “Make A Move,” was released in October 2013.  All tickets are general admission. AtlantaBotanicalGarden.org

GUYI GUYI-THE OTHER UGLY DUCKLING
08/01/2014 - 08/03/2014

CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS

Acclaimed Spanish puppet company Periferia Teatro de Títeres performs a tale about a crocodile accidentally born into a family of ducks. Through play and humor “Guyi-Guyi” explores the fear of not fitting in and what happens when others see you differently. Puppet.org

Salvador Dali-Trilogy of Love
08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014

ALL THROUGH AUGUST

Oglethorpe University

This exhibit at the museum of art features a selection of 14 large format lithographs by Salvador Dali, including those in his “Trilogy of Love” series. These prints are part of the OUMA permanent collection. Entry for adults in $5 and children under 12 free. Museum.Oglethorpe.edu

SUMMER SWAN INVITATIONAL
08/01/2014 - 08/08/2014

SWAN COACH HOUSE GALLERY

Celebrating the talents of those who work in the area of craft. Beautifully designed and executed functional pottery is displayed alongside imaginative hand-made objects in a variety of materials that have been created purely for enjoyment of viewers. Admission free. SwanCoachHouse.com

COCA COLA SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL
08/02/2014 - 08/21/2014

AUGUST 2, 3, 14, 17, 21

FOX THEATRE

Head on down memory lane with movies celebrating anniversaries such as Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Double Indemnity and The Women. Special Movie Tours will be available prior to the films. FoxTheatre.org

A TASTE OF GHANA MULTICULTURAL – PERFORMANCE
08/07/2014

BUCKHEAD BRANCH LIBRARY

Join a family from Ghana, Africa (father, Kwasi, and daughter, Nana Adwoa) who will share Anansi stories, dance, songs and costumes from their homeland. Nana Adwoa is a beautiful dancer and storyteller that you will not want to miss! For ages 3-8. AFPLS.org/Buckhead-Branch

DOWNTOWN ATLANTA RESTAURANT WEEK
08/09/2014 - 08/17/2014

DOWNTOWN ATLANTA

Brunch, lunch and dinner cuisine from the neighborhood’s best restaurants are available on $15, $25 or $35 prix-fixe menus. Prices are per person and exclude alcohol, tax and gratuity. The best restaurants fill up fast so be sure to call ahead to reserve your table. AtlantaDowntown.com

HOMESCHOOL DAY: OPEN HOUSE
08/11/2014

ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER

Each month explores a different subject through exhibition tours and a variety of activities geared toward kids from toddler to teen. At this annual open house, homeschooling families are invited to explore the museum, historic houses, and gardens. AtlantaHistoryCenter.com

ATLANTA CELEB FEST WEEKEND
08/15/2014 - 08/17/2014

INTERCONTINENTAL BUCKHEAD

Celebrating the best in entertainment with an end of the summer extravaganza. Upscale fashion show featuring fashions created by celebrities as well as top designers. Models take to the runway as brunch is served. Live entertainment by Demetria McKinney. AtlantaCelebFest.com

GIVE ME FIVE
08/17/2014

CHEROKEE TOWN AND COUNTRY CLUB

A culinary event benefitting No Kid Hungry featuring six chefs and five sommeliers. Cocktail reception followed by multi-course seated dinner and silent auction. Each course accompanied by commentary from chefs and sommeliers. RSVP required. APalestrini@Strength.org

NIMROD FRAZER, SEND THE ALABAMIANS: WWI FIGHTERS IN THE RAINBOW DIVISION
08/21/2014

ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER

Author Nimrod Frazer tells the story of the 167th Infantry, an Alabama National Guard regiment, whose heroic service in World War I helped break the bloody stalemate on the battlefields of eastern France and turn the tide of war. AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/Lectures

SUMMER SIZZLE PARTY
08/22/2014

SUMMEROUR STUDIOS MIDTOWN

A big, fun, end-of summer bash with hundreds of Atlantans to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Presented by Peachtree Investment Solutions. From 8 p.m. to midnight, enjoy catering by Endive, summer cocktails, and music by Bradley Cole Smith Band. Kate.Myers@Choa.org

MEET THE PAST FESTIVAL
08/23/2014

ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER

Experience the best of Meet the Past offerings through interactions with characters that bring to life the stories of people from Atlanta and Georgia. Explore the galleries of the museum, the Smith Family Farm, and Swan House and engage in discussions. AtlantaHistoryCenter.com

SUMMER SHADE FESTIVAL
08/23/2014 - 08/24/2014

GRANT PARK

Atlanta’s oldest park celebrates this 12th annual festival featuring hundreds of sellers in an artist market, two stages featuring live music, and a fun kids zone with storytellers, puppet shows and art activities. Additional events include a 5K race and GP Farmers Market. GPConservancy.org

WALK, WAG N RUN
08/23/2014

LENOX PARK BUCKHEAD

Pace your pet at the Ahimsa House Annual 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run! Bring your dogs for these runs to benefit the animal and human victims of domestic violence. Of course, walkers/runners without canine accompaniment are welcome too! AhimsaHouse.org

FESTIVAL PEACHTREE LATINO
08/24/2014

PIEDMONT PARK

The largest multicultural event in Georgia features hundreds of exhibitors, family activities, arts and crafts, international foods and live music concerts with renowned international recording artists as well as local performers. Free entry. FestivalPeachtreeLatino.com

INAUGURAL ATLANTA HALF MARATHON
08/24/2014

UNDERGROUND ATLANTA

Experience Atlanta through an entirely new perspective. Race will take you through the streets of downtown and onto the vista views of the city along the BeltLine. Finishers receive a HOTLANTA Half medal, race t-shirt and SwagFest gab. HotlantaHalf.com

22nd Annual Jeffrey Cares Atlanta
08/25/2014

American Cancer Society Building

Atlanta’s premier fashion event benefitting Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta includes a pre-show reception, fashion show, and features a special guest designer and honorary chair. JeffreyFashionCares.com