THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH...

October 2017

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Warbington Farms
Open through Nov. 4. The Forsyth County Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch includes hayrides, bonfires, petting zoos, a fun park and more. Journey through three different mazes, suited for all ages, during the day or at night. Fall hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Corn maze tickets are $10. 5555 Crow Road, Cumming. www.warbingtonfarms.com

School Sculptures with Kevin Reese
Through Oct. 31. See the works of students at Vickery Mill Elementary School, under the guidance of SchoolSculpture founder Kevin Reese, who created a one-of-a-kind mobile for their school. The works are at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. www.roswellgov.com

OCTOBER 1

Polo for Parkinson’s
1 p.m. In addition to a rousing polo match, the 10th Annual Polo for Parkinson’s will also have lunch provided by ‘Cue BBQ,” an open bar, silent auction, raffles, champagne divot stomp and a “Best Hat” contest. So dust off those divot-stomping shoes and join the party for a good cause, polo style. www.poloforparkinsons.com

OCTOBER 5

Food Truck Alley in Alpharetta
5-9 p.m. Every Thursday through Oct. 19. Feast on the street every Thursday evening on Old Roswell Street in Alpharetta featuring six to eight rotating food trucks and live music. Stroll the streets, eat delicious food, listen to some great music and kick off the weekend a little early. Old Roswell Street (behind SmokeJack) in downtown Alpharetta. www.awesomealpharetta.com

OCTOBER 6-7

Wire and Wood Songwriters Festival
Nationally recognized singer-songwriters will gather to perform original songs. Music lovers will get a behind-the-scenes look at the stories that inspired country, rock, blues, Americana and bluegrass songs from veteran songsmiths as well as local up-and-coming talent. Join Friday, 6-8 p.m. at Avalon or 7-10 p.m. at Downtown Alpharetta. Saturday’s performances will be from 5-10:30 p.m. in Downtown Alpharetta. Friday’s shows are free. Tickets for Saturday start at $35. www.wireandwoodalpharetta.com

OCTOBER 7

Crabapple Fest
10 a.m.–5 p.m. October in Milton means festivals, football, food and fun. Crabapple Fest combines two popular events, the Milton Roundup and the Crossroads at Crabapple Antique and Arts Festival. Celebrate with antiques and art from hundreds of juried vendors, a music and entertainment stage with local and touring acts, games, rides and activities for kids, and beer and wine. Free parking is available on-site. Downtown Crabapple, 12650 Crabapple Road, Milton. www.crabapplefest.com

Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market
8 a.m.–noon. Each Saturday through Oct. 31. Browse a large selection of fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, mushrooms, breads, pastries, cheese, grass-fed meats, eggs, salads, drinks, jams, jellies, cookies, 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

Big Creek Park Mountain Bike Family Festival
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Held on National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, activities will include bike games, group rides, skills clinics, bike demonstrations and a scavenger hunt with prizes. Meet at Big Creek parking lot off of Old Alabama Road. www.rambo-mtb.org

13th Annual Bark & Boogie Ball
6 p.m.-midnight. Help support animals in need of a home at the 12th annual Bark & Boogie Ball at the Lanier Tech Conference Center, 7745 Majors Road, Cumming. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Forsyth County No-Kill Shelter, the black-tie event features an open bar and gourmet dinner, plus a show band, dancing and entertainment. Proceeds fund shelter operations, veterinary care, education and community outreach programs. www.bbb.hsfcga.net  

OCTOBER 7-8

Viking Encampment
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn about Viking weapons and fighting techniques, clothing and crafts. Enjoy a Viking pagan wedding ceremony. Attend and participate in several free demonstrations and lectures about Viking culture in the barn activity room of Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. www.roswellgov.com

OCTOBER 13

“Fiddler on the Roof”
Through Nov. 5, times vary. Fiddler on the Roof is a musical set in Imperial Russia in 1905. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempt to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family’s lives. Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St., Cumming. Tickets start at $27.50. www.playhousecumming.com

OCTOBER 13-17

“Stellaluna”
Friday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. In this adaptation of the book by Janell Cannon, the little bat Stellaluna is separated from her mother during a night of foraging. She is adopted by a family of birds, but she just can’t change her “batty” ways. Tickets are $7. There will be a $5 puppet workshop Oct. 13 after the show.  Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. www.roswellgov.com

OCTOBER 14

21st Annual Historic Roswell 5K
9:45 a.m. This race precedes the 67th annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Parade and benefits the Friends of the Roswell Park. This annual race begins on Mimosa Boulevard near the front of Roswell United Methodist Church and ends in Roswell Area Park. Participants will receive a colorful, quality, long-sleeve T-shirt at the finish. Registration fees vary. www.active.com.

67th Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Parade in Roswell
10-11 a.m. The Youth Day Parade begins at First Baptist Church on Mimosa Boulevard and ends at Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell, followed by a Fun Fitness Challenge Obstacle course. This year’s theme is “Just Move.” Concessions will be available for purchase. www.roswellgov.com

OCTOBER 19

Alive in Roswell
5-9 p.m. Head to Canton Street in downtown Roswell for one of the best street parties in Metro Atlanta. 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

OCTOBER 20-22

12th Annual Cumming Greek Festival
Friday, 3-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. The Cumming Greek festival offers a chance to experience Greek culture, with continuous live Greek music, traditional bouzouki and energetic live Greek dance performances. A variety of authentic handcrafted gifts including ceramics, clothes, books, jewelry and more. Tickets are $2 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. www.cumminggreekfestival.com

OCTOBER 21-22

Johns Creek Arts Festival
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday. Ready, set and shop on the green space across from the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek. Talented artisans will exhibit paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, glass, jewelry, yard art and more, Featuring live entertainment and an energetic Kids’ Zone. 1930 Bobby Jones Drive, Johns Creek. www.johns.splashfestivals.com

OCTOBER 26

“Morningside”
Through Nov. 12, times vary. This shrewd new comedy takes place during a sunny spring afternoon in the Morningside neighborhood of Atlanta, where different generations are thrown together to battle it out. Imagine: a baby shower, nine women with secrets and a case of champagne. www.get.com

OCTOBER 28

Johns Creek Fall Family Festival
10 a.m.–1 p.m. Celebrate fall with this free festival, including live music, games, activities, arts and crafts, inflatables, a farmers market and more. Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. www.johnscreekga.gov

Big Pumpkin 5K
8:30-11:30 a.m. World Harvest Church is back with the 10th Annual Big Pumpkin 5K in Roswell, complete with food, music, games and prizes. The race follows a scenic route through several Roswell neighborhoods. Every race day participant will receive a vintage, long-sleeve shirt for the Halloween weekend race and a grab bag full of goodies and special offers. The 5K starts at Sweetapple Elementary Village, 12030 Etris Road, Roswell. www.bigpumpkinrun.com

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