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Summer Serendipity
View the works of the Johns Creek Arts Center’s newest exhibit and juried fine arts competition, Summer Serendipity. This free exhibit will showcase works in all mediums created by local artists. It will run at the Johns Creek Arts Center, 6290 Abbotts Bridge Road, Building 700 in Johns Creek  www.johnscreekarts.org

Spotlight Artist: Greg Ferguson
“Bearing Witness” The Photography of Greg Ferguson will showcase Ferguson’s award-winning photography of the natural world. The gallery will be shown at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. in Roswell. www.gregferguson.us.com

MARCH 1

“Having Our Say”
Through March 5. See the story of the Delany sisters, both over 100-year-old descendants of slaves, as they recount their family history and careers in this play that celebrates history, women and men, African Americans and the human spirit. See the play at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. in Roswell. Tickets start at $21. www.get.org

“I, Too, Am America”
Through March 3. View original works at “I, Too, Am America,” a multimedia exhibition by local artists exploring the experience of being black in America. The gallery will be up through March 3 at the Johns Creek Art Center, 6290 Abbotts Bridge Road in Johns Creek. www.johnscreekarts.org

MARCH 3

“Steel Magnolias”
Shows continue through March 19, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The celebrated Southern classic of family and friendship, this is the story of a group of strong and beautiful women  Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy. Alpharetta Presbyterian Church Theater, 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. www.act1theater.com

MARCH 4

Free photos with the Easter Bunny
10 a.m.-noon. Stop by the Alpharetta Welcome Center, 178 South Main St., for an individual or family photo with the bunny of the hour. A photo will be printed for you to take away and emailed to share with friends and family. This is a free event and refreshments will be served. No reservations required. www.awesomealpharetta.com

MARCH 8

National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet
Starts at 6 p.m. Join for the 19th annual banquet, with silent and live auctions. There will also be wildlife art displays, raffles, food and door prizes. The banquet will be held at the Forsyth Convention Center, 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd. in Cumming. Tickets start at $65 for adults, $25 for children. www.nwtf.org

MARCH 10

Bulloch Hall Quilt Show
Continues through March 19. The Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild will present its 35th Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show at historic Bulloch Hall, featuring around 200 quilts made by local artists and displayed throughout the antebellum home.
www.bhqg.org

MARCH 11

SCAD Printmaking Exhibit
Through April 21. View an exhibition of contemporary prints, multiples and artists' books created by SCAD students, alumni and faculty. This exhibit showcases the innovative ways both traditional and digital printmaking processes can be used to express ideas and concepts in the 21st century. Johns Creek Arts Center, 6290 Abbotts Bridge Road, Building 700, Johns Creek.  www.johnscreekarts.org

Roswell Dance Starz
1-2:30 p.m. Roswell Dance Starz will be presenting their Winter Concert "Tribute: A Dancer's Celebration of Art, Literature, Music, Film and Stage" showcasing their dance company members ages 7-18. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. www.tututix.com/roswelldancestarz

Alpharetta Police K-9 5K Foot Chase
7:30-9:30 a.m. The race is on a certified course with chip timing. There will be the chance to win prizes just for entering. All of the proceeds will benefit the Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation. Other dogs are welcome. Alpharetta Community Center, 175 Roswell St. awesomealpharetta.com

MARCH 16

“9 to 5 The Musical”
Shows through March 15. “9 to 5 The Musical,” with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. There is some adult content and situations. www.miltontheatrecompany.com

MARCH 17

“Oscar and Felix: A New Look at ‘The Odd Couple’”
Dinner theater March 17 at 6:30 p.m., and  March 18 at 5:30 p.m.. 4 p.m. show March 19. Acting UP, a drama ministry of Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., presents “Oscar and Felix: A New Look at ‘The Odd Couple,” by Neil Simon. www.rumcActingUp.webs.com

MARCH 18

Roswell Reads Literary Luncheon
11:30 a.m. “The Underdogs” by Melissa Fay Greene has been chosen for the 12th annual Roswell Reads community program. The author will join local residents for a luncheon and will discuss her personal and professional life experiences that led her to research and write this compelling story. Join the book discussion at the Roswell Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road. Tickets are $20. www.roswellreads.com

Water Drop Dash 5K and Festival
8 a.m. Fast and flat along the banks of the beautiful Chattahoochee River, it is an ideal course to qualify for Atlanta’s signature Peachtree Road Race and encourages metro Atlanta residents to conserve water. There is both a 5K and Kid’s Fun Run, followed by awards and a water festival with games, giveaways and face painting. The race begins and ends at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road in Roswell. www.waterdropdash.com

MARCH 19

High Heels & High Times
Noon-4 p.m. High Heels High Times is an afternoon of fashion shows, raffles, food and shopping to help support girls’ self-esteem in our community. This networking event raises funds for the Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton Counties’ charity programs. Alpharetta Marriott, 5750 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. Tickets are $50. www.jlgnf.org

Chopin Society Piano Recital
7-9 p.m. The Chopin Society of Atlanta presents a piano recital by Marek Drewnowski. He is a professor at the Lodz Academy of Music in Poland and gives master classes all over the world. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. www.chopinatlanta.org

MARCH 22

Crooked Creek Spring Fling
5-9 p.m. Bring a few friends and enjoy shopping the latest designs of local vendors. Light refreshments and door prizes will be available. All proceeds will benefit the Milton Police Department. Crooked Creek Clubhouse, 14250 Creek Club Drive in Milton. www.crookedcreekonline.com

MARCH 24

RUMCK Semiannual Children’s Consignment Sale
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Also March 55, 8 a.m.-noon. The Roswell United Methodist Church Preschool and Kindergarten will host its semiannual children’s consignment sale in the church fellowship hall, 814 Mimosa Blvd. in Roswell. There will be three overflowing rooms with more than 200 consignors. Donated items are given to the Foster Care Support Foundation. www.rumc.com/rumck
 
MARCH 25

Shamrockin’ for a Cure
7 p.m. Shamrockin’ for a Cure returns to Alpharetta to rock your night with great food, amazing bands and dancing. Help cure cystic fibrosis with a night filled with music that will rock the stage at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway in Alpharetta. Tickets include food, drinks and giveaways, and are $95 ($34 tax deductible). www.shamrockinforacure.com

Beyond Impressionism: Debussy and Vaughan Williams
7:30 p.m. The Michael O’Neal Singers and Georgia Philharmonic partner again this season in a program of music by Claude Debussy and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Lassiter Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta  www.mosingers.com

“A Tale for All Times”
March 19, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Atlanta Dance Theatre presents “A Tale for All time,” a fresh take on the classic fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast,” with choreography by Shelley Grames. A visual delight, the show is a must-see for all ages. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell.  www.atlantadancetheatre.org

Roswell Beer Fest
2-6 p.m. The annual Roswell Beer Festival in Historic Roswell returns with over 300 different types of beer, along with great food and live shows. All proceeds will benefit the Star House Foundation, a charity servicing at-risk youth in North Fulton. Tickets are $50 and include a tasting glass for sampling.
www.roswellbeerfestival.com

Flashlight Egg Hunt
7:30-9:30 p.m. Come out for an adventure to hunt eggs in the dark with nothing but flashlights. Be sure to keep an eye out for one of the golden eggs to redeem for a basket of prizes. Light refreshments will be served before the event begins. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online. East Roswell Recreation Center, 9000 Fouts Road. www.roswellgov.com
 
Health and Wellness Expo
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to participate in this free event, designed to recognize the importance of health and wellness in the community. Free demonstrations, screenings and wellness education will be available. Roswell Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road. www.roswellgov.com

MARCH 29

Women's Tri-Training Informational Meeting, March 29 at 6pm Alpharetta YMCA Community Room. Training begins April 9. Free 16-week tri-trainings to prepare you to complete the Georgia peach Woman’s Triathlon in Acworth August 6, 2017. http://bit.ly/2nt1FiA


MARCH 31

2017 Plant Sale
8 a.m.-5 p.m. and April 1, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The annual Forsyth County Master Gardener Plant Sale offers a wide variety of southern plants and garden accents. Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice. The Barn at Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road in Cumming. www.cummingfair.net

Looking Ahead: April

APRIL 6

“Million Dollar Quartet”
Through April 23. Four guys walk into Sun Records, only this isn't just any four guys. It's December 4, 1956 and early rock 'n roll stars Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash, along with newcomer Jerry Lee Lewis find themselves in the legendary Memphis recording studio in this musical. www.get.org

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