Weekend Planner: 'Robin Hood,' Anne Lamott, Mystery Writers at the Library, 'Hunger Games' Party and a Benefit Auction

Don't sit around this weekend -- Get Out and do something!

'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' at DHS Performing Arts Center

When/where: Thursday-Saturday, March 22-24, at 7 p.m. at the Decatur High Performing Arts Center on McDonough Streeet, Decatur.

Why go: This student production tells the story of Robin Hood and his band of thieves. It's directed by Decatur High School’s theater director, Lynn Hosking and student director, Rachel Wansker. It's for the entire family, but be aware there's some violence, such as sword-fighting.

Price: $8 for adults, $5 for students. You can buy tickets at the door or online at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2925932543.

When/where: Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m. at the , 133 E. Court Square, Decatur.

Why go: Because this is Decatur's special party keyed to the weekend release of the much anticipated movie, "Hunger Games." You can work on your survival skills in the training center, try your hand at Hunger Games trivia and  practice your archery skills.  Fans are encouraged to come in costume.

Price: Free

When/where: Friday, March 23, at 6 p.m. at the DeKalb History Center at 101 E Court Square, Decatur.

Why go: The history center celebrates its anniversary with an annual meeting and silent auction. You can enjoy good food and drink whilPast e helping the center raise money. Silent auction donations include event tickets, golf packages, dinner certificates, art, jewelry, hotel stays, special tours, books, professional services and fitness opportunities.

Price: Free, but donations are appreciated.

When/where: Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at the , 308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur.

Why go: Prize-winning novelist Anne Lamott, the author of more than a dozen bestselling books, will talk about her new nonfiction work, ”Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son.” Lamott was shocked to learn that her son, Sam, was about to become a father at 19 and kept a journal about the changes in her family's life. For information, visit http://­www.­georgia­centerforthebook.­org.

Price: Free.

When/where: Saturday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the , 862 Columbia Drive, Decatur.

Why go: You can enjoy a spread of hors d’oeuvres and drinks while bidding to win prizes such as jewelry, artwork and gift certificates to restaurants and shops.

Price: Tickets may be purchased online at FSPATA.ejoinme.org/auction for $45 in advance or $50 at the door. Premium tickets to the preview session are $75.

When/where: Saturday, March 24, 7 p.m. at , 215 Sycamore St., Decatur.

Why go: Local mystery writers have put together this event to raise money for the DeKalb County library system. The event will feature authors Grant Jerkins, William Rawlings, Patricia Sprinkle and Amanda Kyle Williams in a reception, book signing and silent auction. For information, visit http://­www.­dekalbli­brary.­org/­foundation.

Price: $65 in advance, $75 at the door.


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