St. John Neumann S.M.I.L.E. 5K
When/Where: Saturday, May 21, 8 a.m., , 801 Tom Smith Road, Lilburn.
Why Go: The race (includes fun run at 8:45 a.m.) benefits St. Mary's Independent Living Extensions (S.M.I.L.E.), which provides long-term care of disabled adults after the loss of their parents. Awards will be given to the top male and female overall, masters and five age groups.
Charity Yard Sale Benefitting the Lilburn Co-op
When/Where: Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bruster's parking lot, 5314 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lilburn.
Why Go: The has been a staple in the community for years, aiding those in need with finances, parenting classes and more. With all proceeds benefitting the ministry, a community yard and bake sale will take place this Saturday and be led by children of the community.
Threshing Floor Academy Gallery Opening & Silent Art Auction
When/Where: Saturday, May 21, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., , 1025 Killian Hill Road, Lilburn.
Why Go: Threshing Floor Academy, an art and literary program academy, is having a grand opening to teach guests about the school different children's classes in the arts, music, culinary and dance genres. Food will be served, music will be playing, and guests can bid on pieces of art in a silent auction with proceeds going to their scholarships and artists.
Cocktails & Clay
When/Where: Friday, May 20, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Angelic Art Studio and the Butterfly Studio, 977 Main Street, Stone Mountain.
Why Go: Join artists Angela Williams and Susan Ryles at their SMart Inc. space in the Stone Mountain Village this weekend for a girls-only event. Light snacks will be served as guests are welcome to make their own jewelry or vanity tray. The first round of cocktails are on the artists, so guests are welcome to BYOB.
Pricing: $39.95. RSVP by calling Angela or Susan at 404-375-2730 or 404-202-5380 or emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Jazz & Blues at Rotagilla Cafe
When/Where: Friday-Saturday, May 20-21, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Rotagilla Creole Cafe, 2327 Main Street, Tucker.
Why Go: Tucker's Rotagilla Cafe has live jazz and blues music every Friday and Saturday while guests can eat off their tasty Cajun and Creole menu. Joe Palese Trio, a jazz and blues band, is playing Friday, and a New Orleans-style R&B jazz and blues band called Mojo Jazz is playing Saturday.
Pricing: Free to listen, but take a bite of their tasty menu.
Snellville Farmer's Market
When/Where: Saturday, May 21, 8 a.m.-noon, Town Green (across from Snellville City Hall), 2342 Oak Road, Snellville.
Why Go: With its debut last week, get a second round of the market with fresh and organic fruits, vegetables, baked goods and other foods (even the irresistible King of Pops) at the second-best farmer's market in Georgia, as voted in the America's Best Farmers' Markets Contest last year. Fifty-plus vendors are signed up, so stock up that fridge. Until next week, of course.
Pricing: Free to browse.
Spargelzeit Season at the German Bakery
When/Where: Saturday, May 21, all day, The Village Corner German Restaurant and Bakery, 6655 James B. Rivers Drive, Stone Mountain.
Why Go: Spargelzeit, or asparagus, has hit the Village Bakery this Saturday. Owners Claus and Hilde Friese orders crates of fresh white asparagus (which is less bitter than the green kind) straight from Germany and will offer a number of dishes this Saturday and next: asparagus soup, white and green asparagus salad, Schnitzel Oscar, and duck breast with asparagus and wild mushrooms.
Pricing: Appetizers start at $7, sandwiches at $9 and entrees at $15.