Over The Picket Fence

Spin, whirl and swing like it was spring. It’s not time for Lemonade Days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a ride on your favorite Tilt-a-Whirl or Gravitron because all your favorite rides from Spring are making a Fall appearance at Perimter Mall for the weekend.

And once again, proceeds from the festival will benefit the Dunwoody Preservation Trust.

“We are excited to be able to offer our friends another chance to ride the rides and enjoy the food and games they remember from Lemonade Days,” said DPT Co-president Tom McGurk. “Best yet, it all supports the preservation efforts of the DPT.”

Look for more than 20 rides set up in the parking lot of Perimeter Mall, right next to all the favorite stuff like cotton candy and funnel cakes and carnival games.

The festival will be open Thursday through Sunday.

Tickets are $1 each with most rides costing three or four tickets. Look for a discount coupon for an unlimited ride armband in The Crier or on the DPT website, dunwoodypreservationtrust.org.

Next weekend marks 33. Alsways a popular start to the holiday season, the Marist School Parents Club’s annual “Holiday Traditions Arts & Crafts Show” is on the docket for Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Look for more than 250 artisans at this year’s show, plus the popular Cooked Goose Cafe, raffles and more at this 33rd annual event.

Spooktacular fun. The haunted legends of the Donaldson-Bannister Farm will come to life when Boy Scout Troop 477 brings its “Haunted Farm Tour” to the property on Oct. 26.

Mark your calendar to be a part of the guided tour of the gardens and cemetery with stories and real legends from the historic home’s ancestors.

The fundraiser will also inlcuded games, prizes, S’mores and more. Tour hours are 3 to 9 p.m.

Beans, beans... Get a free bowl of them with the purchase of any vessel made by one of the artists of the Spruill ceramics department when the annual pottery and ceramics sale Friday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 27.

Show hours at the Spruill Education Center on Chamblee Dunwoody Road are 5 - 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon - 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Fifty years for Spartans. It’s been 50 years of education for North Springs High School and all graduates and students are invited to celebrate in the week-long celebration that opens Oct. 22 with a free choral concert by choruses from the school and each of its feeder schools.

The celebration will continue with International Night complete with a parade of flags and a celebration of the food, dance and music of the countries represented among NSHS’s diverse student body, and then an alumni BBQ dinner, school tours, a parade and homecoming football.

Visit northspringshigh.com for all details.

picketfence@bellsouth.net

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