Events Happening in Atlanta

February 15, 2014

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We are so lucky to live in the Atlanta area! There are always interesting events to go see, music to listen to and other cultural activities that are right at our doorstep. Every month I scour the web and write about some of the most interesting ones that I think you might like to read about. You might have to drive a little bit to get there because Atlanta is so big – but think about how good you’ll feel exploring something new! Do you have an event to tell us about? Please reply to this blog.

 

Garden’s orchid display chases winter blues

The Atlanta Botanical Garden has a tropical antidote to the midwinter streak of gray, cold weather the region is slogging through.

“Orchid Daze: Lasting Impressions” is the second of a three-year run of artists-themed flower shows during which the garden has shipped in about 1,000 dazzling and brilliantly colored plants.

“It’s one of the most colorful displays we have here,” said Becky Brinkman, the manager of the garden’s Fuqua Orchid Center.

And popular.

Orchid Daze”

Tuesdays-Sundays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through March 9, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. after March 9. Orchid Daze through April 13. $18.95 adults, $12.95 children 3-12. Under 3 free. 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-876-5859. atlantabotanicalgarden.org

Grandma Lee as seen on Americas Got Talent with Danny Niblock

Grandma Lee: A finalist from America’s Got Talent! Grandma Lee will electrify the stage from the moment she bursts from the starting gate until she crosses the finish line in a blaze of glory. This sassy senior has mastered the art of entertaining audiences of all ages with unorthodox views of family, television and life in general.

Friday, February 21st, 9 PM
Saturday, February 22nd, 7 PM
Saturday, February 22, 9 PM

Bonkerz Comedy Club – Roswell

11000 Alpharetta Hwy.
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 992-5688

Chattahoochee Nature Preserve

The weather this weekend is supposed to be pretty nice – sunny and mid 60′s!!!

The Chattahoochee Nature Center is located along the Chattahoochee River on Willeo Road in Roswell. There are more than 127 acres of river marsh, freshwater ponds and wooded uplands, all home to native animals and plants found on this great watershed.

The Center strives to help the community by offering a great variety of educational and fun programs and community festivals for children and adults alike. With miles of hiking trails, a beautiful river boardwalk and exciting events, The Chattahoochee Nature Center is a great place to spend quality time in the great outdoors.

Chattahoochee Nature Center

9135 Willeo Road Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 992-2055

 

Do you know of some more events that seniors would enjoy? I’d love to know about them and we’ll post them the next time. Please send me an email at jratliff@bluehairtech.org.