This weekend is chalk full of opportunities to give and learn aplenty. As the holiday season gears up, Atlanta’s civic companies are providing ample chances for you to give back and delightfully fill your noggin with knowledge.
Truly Living Well, an urban farm favorite, is illuminating trees and the lives of children all at once. Head to Collegetown to tour the garden, sip on vino, and surround yourself with gleaming lights. The event is free to the public but if you want to be a rockstar and contribute to scholarships for Camp TLW, you can donate money towards decorating a tree.
Lean into Oakland Cemetary’s long history with their Victorian Holiday. It will be all things Victorian feted with a tour of the mausoleums by a costumed guide, old school crafts, a visit with Saint Nicholas for kiddos, and period pastries from The Little Tart Bakeshop. Go for the hot cocoa, leave with a Balsam Fir wreath; Steampunk goggles optional.
Don’t roll the dice on LGBTQ youth. Swing over to the Lost-n-Found Casino Night fundraiser to support their amazing cause and get your blackjack on. There will also be a silent auction, dancing to a live DJ, and plenty of food and drinks.
For an inside scoop on the BeltLine’s Westside Trail, join Urban Explorers for a walking tour and get a sneak peek of the official path opening in late 2017. Be sure to register for a first-hand look at the construction process, discussion of exciting announcements like the Monday Night Brewery move, and a view of the surrounding neighborhoods.