Jul 26, 2014

Weekend Planner: Star Wars Party, Outdoor Movie

There will be plenty to do in and around Stone Mountain over this scorching weekend.

Weekend Planner: Star Wars Party, Outdoor Movie

1.What: Summer of Star Wars Party

When: Saturday, June 30, 2-4 p.m.

Where: Hairston Crossing Library, 4911 Redan Rd., Stone Mountain, 30088.

Why go: Not since Dragon*Con or Halloween has there been the perfect opportunity to dress up as your favorite Star Wars character. There will even be a costume contest at this event, so make your costume shine! You can get your picture taken with a Stormtrooper and make an origami Yoda, too. This event is for families.

2. What: Movies on Main

When: Saturday, June 30, 8-10:30 p.m. (sundown)

Where: Baptist Church lawn, Stone Mountain Village (middle of town)

Why go: A free good time with the family. Scheduled movie: "We Bought a Zoo."

3. What: Geocaching for Families

When: Saturday, June 30, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Rd., Lithonia, 30038.

Why go: Find out about this game that involves a GPS to find interesting stuff.  Open to first 12 families.

4. What: Basic Archery

When: Saturday, June 30, 3-5 p.m.

Where: Panola Mountain State Park, 2600 Highway 155 SW, Stockbridge, 30281 

Why go: See what it's like to shoot an arrow from a bow like that guy Legolas in "Lord of the Rings." You'll meet at Archery Range at the park, and all equipment will be provided. Not bad for $10 (addtional $5 for parking). Have your own equipment? Then the cost includes an all-day archery range pass, according to the Georgia State Parks website. For ages 9 and up. Phone: 770-389-7801.

5. What: Family Bike Ride

When: Saturday, June 30, 8-9:30am

Where: Aztec Cycles, 901 Main Street in the city of Stone Mountain

Why go: Exercise and quality time with the family rolled into one. Note: Meet time is between 8am to 8:30am. The ride starts promptly at 8:30am and will last about 60 to 90 minutes, according to Main Street Stone Mountain's calendar. Contact: Aztec Cycles, Inc. 678-636-9043/678-561-5486. Email: aztec718@gmail.com.

6. What: Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends Yard Sale

When: Saturday, June 30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: (AARF), 6570 James B Rivers Dr., Stone Mountain 30083.

Why go: Donate some of your items to the sale (and clean out your garage in the process) or find a bargain, and help out AARF and its rescue efforts.

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