Over The Picket Fence

Triple concerts at really great prices. Pack your lawn chair and blanket and just keep it in your car for a great weekend of summer concerts.

Three great nights of music in a row begin Thursday night when Heritage Sandy Springs opens its Rhythm and Brews series with von Grey from 6:30-8 p.m.

Soulful four-part harmonies and poetic lyrics are the signa- ture style of von Grey, a classically trained indie-folk band consisting of four sisters, ages 12–18.

The Atlanta-based group made their network television debut in February on “The Late Show with David Letterman” followed by an appearance on “Rock Center with Brian Williams” and “Conan O’ Brien”andhaveperformed more than 200 shows in the past two years, including appearances with Sarah McLachlan.

The concert will be held at the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn at Heritage Green next to City Walk. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for ages 21 and up, $2 for ages 13-20, free for ages 12 and under.

Blankets, picnics and coolers are welcomed. Pets and smoking are not. Parking is available on Sandy Springs Place in designated parking lots. For more information call 404-851-9111, ext. 4.

Then on Friday, join the city of Chamblee for the summer Fourth Friday concert series featuring the Rupert’s Orchestra from 7-10 p.m. next to downtown’s city hall.

The concert is free — just bring blankets or lawn chairs. Or, you can reserve a VIP Table for up to eight people with up- front seating for $150. The VIP table comes with a round table, linens and a centerpiece that you can take home.

For more information or to reserve a VIP table visit chambleega.com or contact Loren Roberts at 770-986-5016.

Come Saturday, it’s the Dunwoody Nature Center’s final summer concerts in the park series presented by Mother Earth Brewing and Moondog Growlers.

Featuring blues, folk, funk, and southern rock, Roy and Them Boys will perform from 7 - 9 p.m. with tailgating begin- ning at 6 p.m.

The concerts are free to DNC members and $5 for nonmembers adults and $3 for students.

Youth shape up for the summer. Take note of Chamblee’s SAQ program: Speed, Agility, Quickness Classes For Youth

Beginning July 9 and running through August 1, the program is designed for kids ages 7-12 to help athletes of all skill levels develop speed, agility, and coordination.

The hand and eye exercises, balancing games, reaction exercises, conditioning drills and motor skill development exercises will run from 5 to 6 p.m. at Keswick Park. Cost is $20 for Chamblee residents and $29 for non residents.

Checkoutthe Chambleega.com website for other summer exercise programs including Zumba, yoga, boot camp and soccer camps.

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