Dunwoody Nature Center

Dunwoody Nature Center Interns, Madhave Dave and Courtney Gantt, with Executive Director Michael Cowen prepare to share crafts and fun facts about spiders at Movies by Moonlight. 

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Leadership Sandy Springs’s free, outdoor Movies by Moonlight series returns Aug. 23 with “Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse.”  

The Dunwoody Nature Center will be joining the pre-movie entertainment with interactive educational actives about spiders. 

This event is the second in the free Movies by Moonlight series at the lawn at City Springs. The movie will be shown on a 30-foot inflatable screen beginning at dusk, but activities will begin at 6 p.m.

“Adding to the fun of watching a movie under the stars are all the pre-movie activities and entertainment LSS has planned,” event Co-chair Stephanie Graham said. “We’re really excited that the Dunwoody Nature Center will be here with fun activities for kids to learn about spiders and other arachnids.” 

In addition to learning about spiders from the nature center, there will be food trucks, face painting, a balloon artist, lawn games, a children’s splash pad, snow-cones and cotton candy

Sandy Springs gymnasts will perform, and costumed characters from Cosplay of America will be available for photos. All children and adults in costume will be invited to parade across the stage before the movie begins. 

“We’re excited to be involved,” Nature Center intern Madhave Dave said. “It’s a perfect partnership of connecting our community with education at a fun event.” 

“It’ll be a great way to spread awareness about the importance of spiders in our environment and Dunwoody Nature Center,” added Courtney Gantt, who along with Dave will be at Movies by Moonlight.

Moviegoers may bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets. Parking is available in the garage and around City Springs at 1 Galambos Way, with additional parking at Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Activity Center.

For more information, please visit Leadership Sandy Springs’s website event page, ask a question on the Moovies by Moonlight Facebook page or call 404-256-9091.

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