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Five Things to Do This Weekend

Festival on Ponce, Monthly recycling event and more

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.  Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and places to explore.

1.

When/Where: Saturday and Sunday at the Olmstead Linear Parks, 1451 Ponce de Leon Ave.

Why Go: for locals and visitors to appreciate the vision and legacy of one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted, Sr.

Price: Free

2.

When/Where: Daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 980 Briarcliff Rd.

Why Go: Working in graphite on oversized paper, Ann Stewart’s meticulous and complex drawings negotiate the boundary between randomness and structure. The gallery is located on the second floor of the main building

Price: Free

3.

When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2nd Ave. SE & Hosea L Williams Dr. SE

Why Go: The East Lake Farmers Market 3rd Annual Collard Greens Cook-Off kicks off the ELF 2012 Market Season.  Proceeds from the event will help fund the market’s Double Your Dollar program (a food assistance program) through Wholesome Wave Georgia.

Want to show off your greens-cooking prowess?  Click here for the registration form and additional information.

4.

When/Where: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The former Walden Middle School, 320 Irwin St. NE

Why Go: Keep Atlanta Beautiful’s award winning electronics recycling collection now accepts paper for secure shredding, post consumer polystyrene, popularly known as Styrofoam, and latex paint at the Community Recycling Center

Price: Free

5.

When/Where: Sunday, 12:45 p.m. at , 1200 Ponce de Leon Ave.

Why Go: Fellini Pizza owner, Clay Harper, has written a very funny children's book ("Are You Sure That Was A Rabbit") and he will have a free musical/theatrical performance of the book. Fellini pizza will be served.

Price: Free

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