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Weekend Planner: Start With Earth Day

You can also run a 5K race, attend a fine arts show, see a dramatic presentation of Paul Robeson's life and celebrate Record Store Day.

There's plenty happening this weekend in Decatur and Avondale Estates. Here are five things to do, but for a full list of possibilities go to the Patch calendar of events.

1. Earth Day. In Decatur, the big celebration takes place Sunday at the Wylde Center. There's an Earth Day Festival Cake Contest at 10:30 a.m. with the Decatur Earth Day Festival starting at 12:30 p.m. with a parade from Harmony Park to the garden at Oakview and South McDonough. The celebration has a pirate theme this year. The Wylde Center also needs some volunteers to help set up the cake contest. If interested, email to andrea@wyldecenter.org. All events free.

2. Race to the Safe Zone. These 5K and one-mile runs wind through Avondale Estates and benefit the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition. Starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at 21 N. Avondale Road. $20.

3. Fine arts show. Truths Told Slant, the third annual Agnes Scott College alumnae fine arts show, will be 4-9 p.m. Saturday at Yay Studio at 2830 Franklin St., Avondale Estates. Free

4. "The Life of Paul Robeson." Stogie Kenyatta stars as Paul Robeson, who faced prejudice on his way to becoming one of the 20th century's great singers. 8 p.m. Friday and Sunday at the Academy Theatre. Tickets $20 online.

5. Record Store Day. Decatur CD and Wuxtury Records will celebrate this kind-of holiday with discounts and new merchandise. At Decatur CD, the El Caminos will perform around noon. Free admission.

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