ALL MONTH

Alpharetta Farmers Market

8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturdays through Oct. 26. The Alpharetta Farmers Market features fruits, vegetables, natural meats, fresh flowers and herbs, as well as a variety of home goods. North and South Broad streets in Alpharetta. www.alpharetta.ga.us

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley 

5 – 9 p.m. Alpharetta’s Food Truck Alley on Thursday evenings offers a variety of six to eight rotating area food trucks in downtown Alpharetta. Enjoy live music with dinner to start the weekend early every Thursday through October. www.awesomealpharetta.com

Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market 

8 a.m. – noon. The Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market offers fresh, local farm, ranch and artisan foods direct from producers, and much more every Saturday from April through October. City Hall, 38 Hill St., Roswell. www.roswellfam.com

Spotlight Artist: Kate T. Parker

October through November, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Award-winning photographer Kate T. Parker will be showcasing photographs from her “Strong is the New Pretty” and “The Heart of a Boy” books in an exhibit entitled "StrongHearted.” See the exhibit at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. www.katetparkerphotography.com

Warbington Farms Corn Maze

Open through Nov. 2. The Forsyth County corn maze 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 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Corn maze tickets are $12. Warbington Farms is located at 5555 Crow Road, Cumming.  www.warbingtonfarms.com

OCTOBER 3

Learn about dementia with  Second Wind Dreams

11a.m. – 1 p.m. Second Wind Dreams, a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the perceptions of aging, will present its Virtual Dementia Tour at 10892 Crabapple Road, No. 300, Roswell. The Virtual Dementia Tour is an evidence-based, patented program designed to give people the opportunity to experience what dementia is like through an individualized, experiential tour. Visit to learn how to make your community organization more dementia friendly. www.secondwind.org

OCTOBER 5

Scarecrow Harvest in Alpharetta

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. More than 100 scarecrows stand tall and proud along the streets of downtown Alpharetta, inspiring fall spirit. A family street party will offer a farmers market, groovy music, free hayrides, quirky face painting, artsy activities and delicious food. Brooke Street Park, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta. www.awesomealpharetta.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. Big Creek Park in Roswell.  www.rambo-mtb.org 

Crabapple Fest

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. October in Milton means festivals, football, food and fun. 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.cityofmiltonga.us

Riverside Sounds Concert: Front Country

7 – 9 p.m. Front Country will be the featured artist at this month’s free Roswell Riverside Sounds concert series hosted at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. An acoustic group that NPR has dubbed "string-band pop,” Front Country learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on-hand. This is the last Roswell Riverside Sounds concert of the year.  www.roswellgov.com

OCTOBER 10

‘Single Wide’

Through Oct. 27, times vary. A story of challenge, determination, grit and hope, this new musical features a toe-tapping country/pop score. “Single Wide” will inspire you to reach for the stars and follow your dreams. Tickets start at $27.50. Tam’s School Street Playhouse, 101 School St., Cumming. www.schoolstreetplayhouse.com

OCTOBER 11

She is Safe Gala

5:30 – 9:30 p.m. She Is Safe is pleased to present Free A Girl, Change the World—a day at Avalon to free and equip the world’s forgotten and enslaved girls. Semi-formal attire. Dinner and program begin at 7:30 p.m. The Hotel at Avalon, 9000 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. https://sheissafe.home.qtego.net

OCTOBER 11-12

Wire and Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival

Music will flow through the streets of Alpharetta, as talented artists perform their own songs with soulful melodies, magnificent vocals and expressive lyrics while interacting with the audience. Listeners will learn the stories behind each song and may recognize some of the tunes that are played by their favorite musicians. Venues include Alpharetta City Hall and downtown Alpharetta. www.awesomealpharetta.com

OCTOBER 12

23rd annual Historic Roswell 5K

9:45 a.m. This race precedes the annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Parade and benefits the Friends of Roswell Area 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 long-sleeve T-shirt at the finish. Registration fees vary. www.active.com

69th annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Parade in Roswell

10 a.m. The Youth Day Parade begins at First Baptist Church on Mimosa Boulevard and ends at Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell. Concessions will be available for purchase. This year's theme is "Be Someone's Hero." www.roswellgov.com

New Orleans Speakeasy Fundraiser for Georgia Ensemble Theatre

Ticket purchase deadline is Oct. 5. Address provided after purchase of ticket. It's 1920s New Orleans – the bourbon is flowing and the music is jumpin’. Join for auctions, music, dancing, gambling and all-you-can-eat and drink. Costumes encouraged. Tickets are $125 each. Proceeds support the Georgia Ensemble Theatre. www.get.org

15th annual Bark and Boogie Ball

6 – 11:30 p.m. Help support animals in need of a home at the 15th annual Bark and 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 band, dancing and entertainment. Proceeds fund shelter operations, veterinary care, education and community outreach programs. www.forsythpets.org/bbb2019/

OCTOBER 17

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. This is the last Alive in Roswell of the 2019 season. www.aliveinroswell.com

OCTOBER 18-20

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 unique opportunity to experience the rich Greek culture, with continuous live Greek music, traditional bouzouki and energetic live Greek dance performances. Shop through a variety of authentic handcrafted gifts including ceramics, clothes, books, jewelry and more. This year, admission is free. Held at Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church, 3074 Bethelview Road, Cumming. www.cumminggreekfestival.com

OCTOBER 19

Annual Duck Race

Join Keep Roswell Beautiful for its popular annual Great Duck Race on Big Creek. More than 1,000 plastic ducks will “paddle” frantically down a short stretch of the creek, and the first to cross the finish line will earn its sponsor $250. Ducks can be rented online. Big Creek Park at Oxbo Road. The time of the race will be announced closer to the date.  www.roswellgov.com

OCTOBER 19-20

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. Located directly across the street from 1930 Bobby Jones Drive, Johns Creek.  www.splashfestivals.com/events-festivals/johns-creek-arts-festival

OCTOBER 22

Oktoberfest Cooking Class

6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Barrington Hall hosts a full array of cooking classes based on classic European and American cuisine. After preparing the meal, participants will dine on their creations in the home's spacious modern kitchen. Complimentary wine is served with dinner, and a free mini-tour of Barrington Hall is included. $65 per person. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell.  www.roswellgov.com

OCTOBER 24

Night Must Fall’

Through Nov. 10; times vary. Thrills, chills, twists and turns in a Halloween-perfect tale of suspense. Can ineffable charm exist with true evil? The dark can be very seductive. Tickets start at $24. Georgia Ensemble Theatre, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. www.get.org

OCTOBER 26

Johns Creek Fall Family Festival and Community Safety Day

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Celebrate fall with this free festival, including live music, games, activities, arts and crafts and more. The fire and police departments will also perform a variety of safety demonstrations, including S.W.A.T. demonstrations, car seat safety checks, K-9 demonstrations and fire extinguisher demonstrations. Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek.  www.johnscreekga.gov

‘Aesop’s Fables’

Through Nov. 9; times vary. An energetic adaptation of Aesop's tales featuring stories like “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” This new re-telling captures the blend of humor, excitement and life lessons that audiences have loved for centuries. Adapted by Alex Koceja. Directed by Michael Vine and Laurel Crowe. Georgia Ensemble Theatre, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. www.get.org

OCTOBER 27

Chopin Society: Sergei Babayan

6 p.m. This piano recital features Sergei Babayan, one of the leading pianists of  our time. Hailed for his emotional intensity, bold energy and remarkable levels of color, Babayan brings a deep understanding and insight to an exceptionally diverse repertoire. Tickets start at $10. Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. www.chopinatlanta.org

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  • Starting Tuesday, October 1st, 2019, repeated every day until Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 12:00 am