Discovery Day at Georgia State University gives kids glimpse into science
Explore four floors of hands-on science demonstrations from various GSU science departments and student groups on Saturday, March 18, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Petit Science Center, 100 Piedmont Ave SE, Atlanta.
Learn about the science of ice cream (and make some yourself), how scuba diving gear works, the wonders of 3-D printing and get a picture of yourself as a mad scientist. Identify various dinosaur footprints throughout the exhibits and exchange your scientific discoveries for a prize from our Discovery Day pop-up shop.
Metered street parking is available nearby or attendees can take MARTA to the GSU stop. Learn more about this event through event partner’s website: ww.atlantasciencefestival.org.
Be Healthy Georgia Festival
Register now for the 7th annual Be Healthy Georgia Festival scheduled for Sunday, March 19, 10 a.m., at Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta.
Held in conjunction with the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon, this free family event kicks off with Atlanta Track Club’s Fun Run and Dash followed by more fun and games with Georgia’s pro sports teams and mascots. Following the run, guests can check out a variety of health and fitness vendors at the Family Fit City Expo. A DJ will keep the beat alive and families can play a range of sport activities with an opportunity to win tons of prizes.
There will be scholarships and prizes for the school or group with the most participants. Event is rain or shine. For more information, visit www.atlantatrackclub.org.
High tech nature hike set for kids
Join scientists in the hunt to find and identify bugs, birds, plants, and more on Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain.
Experts from Georgia State University, local organizations, and National Geographic’s Georgia Geographic Alliance will take students and parents on a journey to discover Georgia’s indigenous wildlife species. Kids will record observations via the iNaturalist app while making important contributions to the growing library of species mapping around the world.
Hikes will depart every hour from the Confederate Hall Historical & Environmental Education Center.
STEMCon Night set for future scientists
Students and their caregivers are invited to discover the world of STEM on Wednesday, March 22, 4:30 to 6 p.m., at Stone Mountain Middle School, 4301 Sarr Parkway, Stone Mountain.
The night will be filled with engaging STEM activities for students to learn about solving disease outbreaks, solving logic puzzles, and exploring the genetics of strawberries.
This event is open to DeKalb County Middle School Students ages 12 to 14. Email NGATLCommunityRelations@ngc.com to register.
Wacky Science Night welcomes young scientists
The UGA Extension, Gwinnett County government and Gwinnett 4-H invite families out for a night of science exploration on Thursday, March 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Gwinnett County Government Annex on the 2nd floor, 750 S. Perry St. Lawrenceville.
Young scientists will get to answer questions such as Can you make raisins dance and how do spider’s spin a web and plenty more. Youth and their parents will get hands-on experience testing out wacky science experiments and will get a chance to become a mad scientist with the Gwinnett 4-H’ers. Register in advance by calling 678-377-4010.
St. Paddy’s Shamrock social for seniors
Wear your green and enjoy the Luck of the Irish on Friday, March 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville.
Special entertainment and a delicious corned beef, cabbage and potato meal will top of this festive day. The cost for Gwinnett residents to attend is $11 a person. Guests must pre-register by March 13. Call 678-277-0179.
Local authors invited to showcase their books at expo
The Conyers-Rockdale Library System’s Local Author Expo is back by popular demand. This event provides an outlet for local authors to showcase their books and network while giving patrons the opportunity to purchase autographed books and mingle with authors. The Expo will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2 to 4 p.m., in the library meeting room (lower level).
For more information and author registration, contact the Adult Services Department at 770-388-5040, ext. 118. This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.
2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade set
Everyone is encouraged to be Irish for the day and take part in a Conyers tradition favorite – the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Friday, March 17, at 4:30 p.m.
The celebration will include a two-block parade followed by entertainment and refreshments at the Olde Town Pavillion.
Meet at the corner of Main and Center streets prior to 4:30 p.m. to join along. For more information, call 770-602-2606.
WorkSource Mobile Career Lab to provide free assistance to job seekers
Do you need assistance with your job search? The WorkSource Atlanta Regional Mobile Career Lab will be at the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library to provide free assistance to recharge that search and offer coaching, information on training opportunities, access to resources and career planning. The lab will be in the library’s lower level meeting room on March 15 and March 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This service is available to ages 16 years and up. For additional dates, visit www.conyersrockdalelibrary.org. For more information, call 404-463-3327 or visit www.atlantaregional.com/worksource.