1. Hands on Atlanta Day at Annistown Elementary School
When/Where: Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-noon, , 3150 Spain Road, Snellville.
Why Go: There's a way to donate to education without opening your wallet, and that's by volunteering. The Annistown Elementary School PTA Environmental Committee has organized a day for keeping the school green and polished. Open to those 5 years old and up, the projects for the day include replanting gardens, building birdhouses and constructing a picnic table for the school.
When/Where: Thursday, Sept. 8, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., The Avenue at Webb Gin, 1350 Scenic Highway, Snellville.
Why Go: Fashionistas, unite! Join the Avenue to celebrate the national evening of Fashion's Night Out with live music, a photo booth, giveaways and more. Giftbags go out to the first 200 people who show up, so get there early.
When/Where: Friday-Saturday, Sept. 9-10, 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 11, 2:30 p.m., , 2485 Main Street, Snellville.
Why Go: Watch the stage adaptation of the 1989 film about the daily lives of Shelby and her group of salon parlor friends in a Louisiana town. The comedy drama touches on everything from men to friendships to weddings to pregnancy, while adding a steady amount of comic relief.
Pricing: Tickets are $12.60 each and can be purchased online or at the door.
4. Yellow Daisy Festival
When/Where: Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 8-11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on all days except 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, , 1000 Robert E. Lee Drive, Stone Mountain.
Why Go: Grab some amazing art at this year's Yellow Daisy Festival. Featuring 400-plus artists from all around the country, the festival will also have kids' activities, craft demonstrations and live entertainment.
Pricing: Free with $10 vehicle entrance fee or annual pass.
5. Black Cat & Bully Bonanza
When/Where: Saturday, Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., AARF Pet Central, 6570 James B. Rivers Drive, Stone Mountain.
Why Go: is having an evening of drinks, appetizers and raffles to raise awareness on the bad rap black cats and pit bulls often receive. Guests will learn more about the two pets, as well as other AARF cats and dogs.
Pricing: $20 for advance tickets (which can be purchased online) and $25 at the door. Ticket sales will go toward the AARF cat and adoption rooms and foster programs.