THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH...

July 2017

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JULY 1

Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market
8 a.m.-noon. each Saturday throughout summer. Browse a large selection of fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, breads, pastries, cheese, grass-fed meats, eggs, drinks, jams, artisan bath products and more. A typical Saturday includes live music, mini-workshops, children’s programs and chef demonstrations. A bistro area allows shoppers to relax, eat and enjoy. 38 Hill St., Roswell.
www.roswellfam.com

Johns Creek Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 31, rain or shine. Meet local farmers and shop for organic or sustainable foods and produce. Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. www.johnscreekga.gov

Lambert Farmers Market
4 p.m.-8 p.m. Each Saturday through Oct. 28. Come check out more than 20 local businesses and artisans who will have their food and products for sale. Lambert High School, 805 Nichols Road, Suwanee. www.lambertfarmersmarket.com

Riverside Sounds Concert Series
6 p.m.-9 p.m. first Saturday of each month through October. The annual, free concert series will feature The Fritz, a multi-genre band, in July. Food trucks will be on location for spectators to enjoy dinner while watching live music. Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. www.roswellgov.com

Independence Day Celebration
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Celebrate our country's independence with live music, activities, food and an exceptional fireworks display. Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. www.johnscreekga.gov

JULY 2

Free Outdoor Fitness
9 a.m. most Sundays through Oct. 15. Join a free outdoor fitness class. Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, or the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve, 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek, depending on the class. www.johnscreekga.gov

River Canoe Trips
6 p.m.-9 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 27. Come and take a leisurely evening paddle with experienced canoe guides while learning all about the environment of the Chattahoochee River. This trip is perfect for a first time paddle or a fun way to reconnect with the Chattahoochee River. All equipment is provided. Tickets for the general public are $30, and tickets for CNC members are $25. Registration required. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. www.chattnaturecenter.org

JULY 3

Garden Tour Mondays
9:30 a.m. each Monday through Sept. 25. Enjoy a free 30-minute tour of the gardens and historic plants on the grounds of Barrington Hall. Learn how the gardens have been restored and receive gardening tips. No reservations necessary. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. www.roswellgov.com

JULY 4

Barbecue and Bluegrass
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy barbecue and bluegrass as the King family, who built Barrington Hall, Fourth of July barbecue tradition is revisited with live music, barbecue and desserts for sale. A children’s area keeps youngsters occupied with games and crafts. Admission is free, and vendors will have food and drink available for purchase. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. www.roswellgov.com

Fireworks Extravaganza
5:30 p.m. The annual Roswell Fireworks Extravaganza will feature live stage performances, a Kids Zone and great food. Bring picnic blankets, chairs and the family. Dogs are not allowed. Roswell High School, 11595 King Road, Roswell.
www.roswellgov.com

Alpharetta Fourth of July Celebration
6 p.m.-10 p.m. Alpharetta Recreation and Parks will host an evening of entertainment and children’s activities on the lawn and field, with a fireworks display that begins at dusk. Enjoy inflatables, face painting, balloon animals and fun in the children’s area, with wristbands available for nominal fees. Food vendors located throughout the park will serve festive fair food. Wills Park, 1825 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. www.alpharetta.ga.us

JULY 6

Food Truck Alley in Alpharetta
5-9 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 19. Feast on the street every Thursday evening with a rotating variety of six to eight food trucks and live music each week. Old Roswell Street (behind SmokeJack) in downtown Alpharetta.  www.awesomealpharetta.com

JULY 8

Movies at Newtown Park
7 p.m. A free featured movie presented on a huge outdoor screen offers family fun for the summer. Pre-show includes an inflatable moonwalk, face painting, children’s activities and more. Film starts at dusk. 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. www.johnscreekga.gov

Brantley Gilbert with Tyler Farr and Luke Combs
7 p.m.-11 p.m. Enjoy a performance by Brantley Gilbert as he showcases songs from his album “The Devil Don’t Sleep.” Ticket prices range from $29.75-$54.75. Verizon Amphitheater, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. www.vzamp.com

JULY 11

Cooking Classes at Barrington Hall
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Join Chef Judith McLoughlin for a Southern Summer Entertaining-themed cooking class. $50 per person, per class. Reservations required. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. www.roswellgov.com

JULY 12

“Making Transitions” Support Group for Women
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Join this free support group for women navigating through changes in parenting, relationships and balancing work and households. The facilitator, Sona Tank, a certified life coach from Life Purpose Institute, uses effective and evidence-based tools to help them make healthy transitions. Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek. Registration required: Call 770-360-8820 or email Karen.swenson@fultoncountyga.gov.
www.afpls.org

JULY 13

Sam Hunt Concert
7 p.m.-11 p.m. Country music star Sam Hunt will make a stop in Alpharetta during his “15 in a 30” tour. He is joined by musicians Maren Morris, Chris Janson and Ryan Follese. Verizon Amphitheater, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. www.vzamp.com

JULY 15

Summerour Concert Series
7 p.m. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve presents the Summerour House Concert series. This intimate concert setting suits the local musicians who visit. $18. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve, 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek. www.johnscreekga.gov

Movies Under the Stars
7:30 p.m. Bring a picnic along with your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy an evening under the stars filled with music, playground fun and Finding Dory. A concession stand will provide food and drinks. Admission is free, and the movie begins at dark. Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. www.roswellgov.com

JULY 16

Steve Miller Band
7 p.m.-11 p.m. The Steve Miller Band will perform along with Peter Frampton for an evening of music and fun. Ticket costs range from $39-$115. Verizon Amphitheater, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta.www.roswellgov.com

JULY 18

PRIDE Teen Driving Class
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. This free, two-hour course gives parents and future driving teens advice on what to do during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time Georgia teens must complete before taking their driver’s license test. Milton Police Department, 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Ste. 107E, Milton. www.cityofmiltonga.us

Hans Zimmer
8 p.m.-10 p.m. Come listen to some of Hans Zimmer’s classic film scores, such as “The Lion King” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” After this half of the show, enjoy reimagined versions of the scores from “The Dark Knight Trilogy” and “Inception.” Verizon Amphitheater, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. www.vzamp.com

JULY 20

Forsyth County Women’s Club Monthly Luncheon
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Join the Forsyth County Women’s Club for its monthly luncheon. It is open to all women of Forsyth County and the surrounding counties. The luncheon costs $22. Polo Golf and Country Club, 6300 Polo Club Drive, Cumming. www.forsythcountywomensclub.net

Alive in Roswell
5-9 p.m. Head to Canton Street in downtown Roswell for one of the best street parties in the metro Atlanta area. Live music, food, displays and shopping make this event a fun and family-friendly event. The event is free, with trolleys moving between Canton Street and Roswell City Hall.  www.aliveinroswell.com

JULY 22

Stooges Brass Band and AJ Ghent Band Concert
7 p.m. Enjoy live music during the Summer Concert Series, this week featuring jazz bands Stooges Brass Band and AJ Ghent Band. Food will be available for purchase from food trucks. Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater at Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. www.johnscreekga.gov

Looking Ahead to: August

AUGUST 13

Atlanta Concert Band
4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.The ACB brings all kinds of different music to their audiences, from classical and traditional music to pop, jazz and movie scores. They strive to introduce children to great music in a fun atmosphere, improve their skills and encourage young musicians. Admission to their show is free. Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forest Street, Roswell. www.atlantaconcertband.org

AUGUST 19

Taste of Johns Creek
4 p.m. Sample more than 20 local restaurants from $1 to $4 at the Taste of Johns Creek. There will be an Art Walk where you can shop. Enjoy live music, local entertainment, kids’ activities and taste some of the best food the Johns Creek-area has to offer at this family-friendly event. Chattahoochee High School, 5230 Taylor Road, Johns Creek. www.johnscreekga.gov

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