An upclose adventure. Dunwoody’s Sherrie White has combined her loves of photography, her grandchildren and telling stories into two books of adventure that put a lot of fun into nature, macro photography and a guessing adventure.
Penned under the name “Bama” — as she’s known to her grandchildren — White’s first book, “What Am I?” takes children on an adventure of every day foods and household things that are hard to recognize when enlarged via the camera’s lense to thousands-times normal size. But her hints in poem may help you guess before you turn the page to see the item in its usual state.
The second book, “Lucy Ladybug’s Backyard Adventure,” follows the story of Lucy Ladybug as she ventures through the backyard with a close-up view of nature’s most interesting sights — in macro size, just as if you were looking at it from a ladybug’s perspective! Lucy’s story also comes with a backpack, filled with all of the equipment needed for true peek at nature — a bug jar, magnifying glass, a flashlight, stickers and more.
White’s talents go beyond even this though. She’s also an accomplished baker and makes a killer chocolate truffle.
Play guessing games with some of the photos from the book via bamasbooks.com. You can also order copies of the books, the backpack and download coloring pages there. The books are also available at Barnes and Noble.
Cool Treat on the Farmhouse Lawn. Whet your tastebuds for this Sunday when the Dunwoody High School band will hold an ice cream social fundraiser on the lawn of the Dunwoody Farmhouse.
Delicious homemade ice cream is on the menu, along with musical entertainment and celebrity judges from 2 - 4 p.m.
Admission is just $5 and all proceeds will benefit the school’s band program.
Protecting from Space. There are lots of scary things that want to protect our children from, none the least of which is the dark side of cyber space.
St. Luke’s has help with a free presentation for adults (parents, teachers, grandparents, scout leaders, coaches, etc. are invited) and developed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The two-hour program on May 2 from 7 - 9 p.m. will teach the critical components of cyber safety and will also cover cyber bullying.
Call 770-393-1424 for more details.
Lauren’s Run coming up. Two little girls — both named Lauren— lost their brave battles with cancer, but their legacy lives on with the 19th annual Lauren’s Run scheduled May 5 at Concourse Office Park and annual CURE Childhood Cancer picnic.
The 5K starts at 8 a.m., a 2K at 9:30 a.m. and the picnic from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event honors Lauren Zagoria and Lauren Kochman. Read their stories and register for the day’s activities via curechildhoodcancer.org.
Horton Hears a Magical Show. The youngsters will love this one. Company J at the Marcus Jewish Community Center opens its version of “Seussical,” this weekend.
Featuring all your favorite Seuss characters in a wonderfully imaginative musical filled with color and whimsy and everything Dr. Seuss.
Shows open Sunday at 10 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. and continue next Sunday. Purchase tickets via atlantajcc.org. They are $10 - $15 with discound for seniors, students, groups and MJCCA members.
Lost and Found report. Once again I fielded the abundance of lost and found items for the five-day Lemonade Days, and true to form, there were lots of lost and found items.
Our efforts made a lot of great matches with the return of cell phones, wallets, hairbows, sweaters and more that were lost, but I still have a box of goodies yet unclaimed.
Several cell phones reported lost do not match with the items in the box, but I do have a handful of cell phones with different descriptions (all either out of battery, broken or with a required access code so I can’t try calling the last number dialed), a key with a “Susan” tag, a couple of sweaters and a fob. If you think I might have something of yours, call me at 404-680-9604.