ATLANTA - The Butterfly experience at the Dunwoody Nature Center:
You marvel at their intricate wing designs and vibrant colors, but how much do you really know about butterflies?
This weekend, staffers at the Dunwoody Nature Center will spread the word about the beloved insects at The Butterfly Experience 2022, which soars through the center from Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 11. The annual event is a celebration of the fluttering creatures, and features butterfly tents set up throughout the center’s grounds in which visitors can see the winged beauties in a whole new way.
This year’s Butterfly Experience launches Friday evening with a "Butterflies & Brews" event, which organizers say involves a picnic dinner and drinks, artisan market, and live musicians. Then, the main event takes over on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring educational programs, arts and crafts, and even live performances from Clarence H. Pearsall III, otherwise known as C. Magic! If you’ve never seen the firefighter-turned-magician in person, trust us -- he’ll have your head spinning faster than a butterfly flaps its wings!
The Dunwoody Nature Center is located at 5343 Roberts Drive; for more information on The Butterfly Experience 2022 or to buy tickets (available in 20-minute time slots through the weekend), click here. And click the video player to check out "magical" morning among the butterflies!
The SagerStrong Stadium Fun Run is happening this weekend:
Mark your calendars and plan to join the SagerStrong Foundation for the Fourth annual SagerStrong Stadium Fun Run at Truist Park – to run, have fun & raise money for blood cancer research, since cancer never takes a break. Stacy Sager wife of the late Craig Sager, and Terri Grunduski, executive director of the SagerStrong Foundation, stopped by Good Day Atlanta to talk about this year's event.
The Braves World Championship Trophy will be a home plate as the participants finish the race, and for the fourth year, there'll be a tent town of special partners set up at the Left Field Gate to celebrate the day with mascots, local companies, DJ, and food in the backdrop of the Braves' home field. The SagerStrong Fun Run is happening Sunday, Sept. 11 at Truist Park. Gates open at 6:30 a.m. Runners will take off at 8 a.m., while walkers will begin at 8:20 a.m. For more information click here.
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