Fool the Flu and Fuel your Fav. It’s not too late for a flu shot, and if it’s on your list this week, consider stopping by Dunwoody Urgent Care.

The season’s preventative shot is a a competitive price in and of itself ($20), but you’ll also get to pick from a list of local churches, synagogues, schools and organizations which $5 of your cost will be sent at the end of flu season. Patients’ choice.

No appointment necessary. Just stop by the Mt. Vernon Road office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. or weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Today’s the garden sale. It’s just one day, so be sure to stop by the Kingsley

Racquet and Swim Cub today for the Spalding Garden Club’s semi-annual Gardener’s Delight.

You’ll find all kinds of great garden gifts and one-of-a-kind wreaths, ornaments, birdhouses and such.

Sale hours are Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Branch out. Climbed any trees lately?

Saturday is your chance to ascent and make it a safe, photo-opp, shindig along with a bunch of others.

The Dunwoody Nature Center will host its annual Tree Climb Festival and will bring in a team from Tree Climbers International to teach the ropes with real ropes and helmets and pullies.

Take a walk on the nature trails, make something special at the fall craft tables, participate in a scavenger hunt, bring a pumpkin for carving (carving tools provided by the Nature Center) and decorating, and then pack a picnic dinner and join us for the final concert of the fall starting at 5 p.m. Or just come and enjoy the beauty of the park in the fall.

All of the day’s activities in the park are free (concert is extra for non-members, free for members) and open to everyone. Tree climbing is $20 for members and $25 for non-members and is available by reservation only through the Nature Center’s website, dunwoodynature.org.

Conspiracy intrigued? You won’t want to miss Thursday’s appearance by political thriller novelist Brad Meltzer wo will speak at the Marcus Jewish Community Center at 6:45 p.m, to present his newest book, “History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time.”

The book covers theories including “Is Fort Knox empty? Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone? What’s the government hiding in Area 51?

Tickets for the one day discussion are $13 for members and $18 for non-members. Call 678-812-4005 for details.

All that jazz. Some call Joe Alterman, the “next Harry Connick.”

You can decide for yourself, but you’ll no doubt enjoy the swing jazz sounds of the renowned pianist who will do 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows at the Marcus Jewish Community Center on Sunday, Oct. 27, as part of its Jazz at the JCC series.

Call for details at 678-812-4002. Tickets are $17 - $22.

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