You are gassed up and ready to get in gear for a weekend of high flying fun! Swoop into theaters to check out Disney’s latest flick. Shop a sale for scores of back-to-school bargains. Buzz by the Botanical Garden for some fairy fun. Teach your tots a bit about the have-nots by bringing in extra school supplies—and enjoying a cool cooking class on after school snacks. See the Lorax under the stars in Candler Park. Bring the family dog out for a day of fun in Doraville. Want to really broaden their horizons? Check out the Children’s Museum program where they can learn all about the Islamic holiday Eid ul-Fitr.


Planes 3D
This highly-anticipated, airplane-themed, animated flick is finally flying into theaters. Disney’s latest tells the tale of Dusty—a small-town plane who dreams of one day competing as a high-flying air racer despite his fear of heights and non-racing build. To achieve his dream, Dusty turns to naval aviator Skipper who helps him qualify to take on Ripslinger, the race circuit’s defending champion. Check website for other showtimes and dates for this feel-good flick that will have your transportation-loving tot buzzing for long after the film. Fri., 11:40am, 4:40 & 9:40 pm, Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 16, Ticket prices vary. All ages. Event details.

All 4 Kids Consignment Sale
All 4 Kids has been hosting children’s consignment sales for over 20 years and has over 70,000 items from 500 different sellers. They don’t offer shopping baskets so seasoned pros recommend bringing a laundry basket with a rope to keep your loot as you shop and save on big margins for their back-to-school wardrobe. They don’t take checks so bring your wad of cash, or you can use cards (debit, MasterCard and Visa) for a small $1-2 fee. Fri., 9 am to 7 pm; Sat., 9 am to 1 pm, Cobb County Fairgrounds, Free. All ages. Event details.

Flower Fairies
Find the mysterious fairies living throughout the Garden! Little ones will learn where fairies like to hide and fashion their very own fairy wand and crown during this drop-in family program. Sat., 11 am to 2 pm, The Atlanta Botanical Garden, $6 per child plus admission price ($5 per child for members). All ages. Event details.

School Supplies Drive
Join Young Chefs Academy in a School Supplies Drive to benefit the Kids in Need program of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  Purchase a few extra items when you do your back-to-school shopping and bring them to this event where you can enjoy an open house and free cooking demonstrations on how to make scrumptious, after-school snacks.  Anyone bringing in 5 or more items to donate will receive a coupon for a half-price. Sat., 12:30 to 2 pm, Young Chef’s Academy, Free with donations. All ages. Event details.

The Lorax
The Friends of Candler Park bring you The Lorax as part of their summer outdoor movie series. Sat., film begins at dusk, Candler Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

Dog Dayz
Check out this wag-worthy event for dogs, dog owners, & those that love dogs. Bring the Fido to enjoy the fenced area will be available for off-leash dogs. The event will also feature dog contests, animal balloons & bouncey house for kids, local artists art market, bake sale, hot dog picnic, & a blessing of the dogs. Atlanta Pet Rescue representatives will have a few dogs available for adoption so be ready to say no to their puppy eyes if you aren’t in the market for another pooch. Sat., 10 am to 2 pm, Church of the New Covenant, Free. All ages. Event details.

Meet the Holidays: Eid ul-Fitr
Join us as we learn about the Islamic holiday Eid ul-Fitr. This holiday celebrates the end of Ramadan. Hear an engaging story told through the eyes a seven year old Pakistani American Girl in Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story by Hena Khan. Children can create a moon and star mobile symbolizing joyous blessings. Sat., 12 & 3 pm; Sun., 3 pm, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Free with admission and for members. Ages 8 and under. Event details.

Where will you buzz off to this weekend? Tell us below!

–Phebe Wahl

Photo courtesy of Disney