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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf

January 3 - January 22
Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW
Atlanta,

Mr. A. Wolf tries to explain what really happened to the houses made of straw, sticks and bricks, along with the three little pigs at the Center for Puppetry Arts

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$20 - $55

The Mountaintop

January 12 - February 17
Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St.
Lawrenceville,

A re-imagined story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his final moments. The play takes place after Dr. King delivers his memorable “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech and retires to his room at the Lorraine Hotel. Jan. 12-Feb. 17. Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 2:30 and 8 p.m.; Sun. 2:30 p.m.

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Day of Service

January 16

Throughout Atlanta. Join Hands-On Atlanta’s efforts to serve the local community at various schools, libraries and other nonprofits. Over 1,500 volunteers will continue King’s idea of service. Visit website for a complete list of opportunities and times.

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MLK Park Day

January 16

Enjoy free entrance day at the National Parks in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Sites include Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Location times vary. Visit website for more information.

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$35

Martin Luther King Jr. 5K Walk/Run

January 16
Piedmont Park, 400 Park Dr.
Atlanta,

Walkers and runners join together for a race through Piedmont Park. A drum line plays along the race. Music, 8 a.m.; line up, 8:45 a.m.

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Ongoing

The Ice Rink at Sugar Hill

January 1 @ 8:00 am - February 19 @ 5:59 pm
Sugar Hill, 5039 West Broad St.
Sugar Hill,

Practice your ice skating moves on this real ice outdoor rink. Through Feb. 19. See website for schedule. Adults, $12; 8 and younger, $10.

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Snow Mountain

January 4 @ 8:00 am - February 26 @ 5:59 pm
Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
Stone Mountain,

Stone Mountain transforms into a Winter Wonderland, and brings lots of snow to Atlanta. Build a snowman; shoot snowballs, tube down snow slides and more. Through Feb. 26. Visit website for times and prices.

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Magic Tree House

January 4 @ 8:00 am - January 16 @ 6:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr.
Atlanta,

Based on the popular children’s books, hop inside Jack and Annie’s magical tree house and explore American history through a time-traveling adventure. Through Jan 16. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $14.95; younger than 1, free.

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Avalon on Ice

January 4 @ 8:00 am - January 22 @ 5:59 pm
The Plaza at the Avalon, 2200 Avalon Blvd.
Alpharetta,

Lace up your skates and glide on the ice. Through Jan. 22. Mon.-Fri. 3-10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun. noon-7 p.m. Holidays 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Adults, $18; 9 and younger, $14; season pass, $175. All include skate rental.

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SKATE Atlantic Station

January 4 @ 8:00 am - February 14 @ 5:59 pm
Atlantic Station, 17th St.
Atlanta,

A 10,000-square-foot, open-air ice skating rink. Through Feb. 14. Mon.-Thurs. 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. noon-11 p.m.; Sun. noon-9 p.m.; Holidays 3-11 p.m. Adults, $13; 12 and younger, $10.

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Ice Days Ice Skating Rink

January 4 @ 8:00 am - February 26 @ 5:59 pm
Olde Town Conyers Pavilion, 949 S. Main St. NE
Conyers,

Indoor/outdoor rink in a botanical setting with real ice. Through Feb. 26. See website for hours and schedule. Adults, $10; ages 7 and younger, $8. Skate rental included.

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Marietta Square Ice Skating

January 4 @ 8:00 am - February 26 @ 5:59 pm
Historic Marietta Square, 205 Lawrence St. NE
Marietta,

Historic Marietta Square will transform into a Winter Wonderland with an open air ice skating rink. Through Feb. 26. Visit website for schedule and hours. $12, including skate rental.

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10:00 am

MACH SPEED: MIG-21 Jet Cockpit

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tellus Science Museum, 100 Tellus Dr.
Cartersville,

Get a peek inside the cockpit of a MiG-21 and imagine what it was like to fly the jet fighter at supersonic speeds. The jet is the only two-seater version on display in the U.S. Also see a Soviet flight suit and an interactive control panel. Adults, $14; ages 3-17, $10; ages 2 and younger,

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From Clay to Copper

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tellus Science Museum, 100 Tellus Dr.
Cartersville,

Learn about the mineral exploration, craftsmanship and extensive trade networks of the Etowah Valley Indians. Through Oct. 1. Mon.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults, $14; ages 3-17, $10; ages 2 and younger, free.

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Discover Georgia’s Native Mammals

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Dr.
Buford,

Explore Georgia’s native mammals and see how they survive the winter months. Guided forest hike, crafts and a class on animal and plant adaptations. $8; 2 and younger, free.

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Free

Commemorative Service

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ebenezer Baptist Church Horizon Sanctuary., 407 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta,

The commemorative service features tributes to the life and achievement of King from national and international leaders.

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Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr.’s Birthday

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW
Atlanta,

Activities throughout the day. Make a dream mobile; enjoy a storytime and music, a parade and more. $14.95; younger than 1, free.

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Free

MLK Museum Day

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd.
Atlanta, GA

Free admission in honor of MLK and special activities and performances. Special guest Frye Gaillard, author of children’s book, Go South to Freedom, will read.

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Free

50 Years Later: Believe it, Achieve it

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Turner Chapel Church, 492 N. Marietta Pkwy.
Marietta,

The Cobb County Branch of the NAACP and Cobb County Government present a program to honor Dr. King.

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11:00 am
Free

Gwinnett County MLK Parade and Celebration

January 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bands, community groups and more to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Begins 75 Langley Dr., Lawrenceville and continues down Lawrenceville Hwy.

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