Ahoy, me hearties! We be setting our sights on yer weekend, and thar be swashbuckling fun aplenty fer all ye little scallywags. Load up your land lubbers for Pirate Day at the Fernbank. Bring the family pooch out for a parade at the family-friendly, annual Atlanta Dog Jog. If your baby likes to bust a move, pop over the Dance 411’s breakdancing class. Enjoy a sensory sensation as you learn at Zoo Atlanta’s Zoomobile event at the Children’s Museum. Let them stay up a bit past bedtime and enjoy a star-studden night hike at the Chattahooche Nature Center. Yo, ho, ho!

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Pirate Day
Come aboard for a day of swashbuckling adventure at Fernbank’s Pirate Day. Little landlubbers will enjoy making their own sword out of newsprint, a walk the plank game, temporary tattoos, a scavenger hunt, and visits from the Atlanta Pirates and Wenches Guild. Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Free with admission and for members. All ages. 
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Atlanta Dog Jog
Presented by VetHeart of Georgia, Atlanta Dog Jog is a highly anticipated annual event for dogs and their people in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. The fun- run and walk features a 1-mile and 5k course. Both are optimal for participants of all athletic levels, from competitive runners to casual walkers.  Strollers and wagons are permitted. Sat., 9 a.m. for 1 mile run/walk; 9:30 a.m. for 5k, Piedmont Park, 1 mile is $25 in advance, $30 race day; 5k is $35 in advance, $40 race day. All ages. Event details.

Breakdancing Drop-In Class
If your babe likes to pop and lock, pop in for this drop-in, all level breakdancing class. Register online early as this class fills up in a flash. Sat., 1 to 2 p.m., Dance 411, $15 if register online in advance. Ages 5-9. Event details.

Catch the wonders of the night! May 3rd is nearly the peak season for the annual meteor shower that springs from dust particles left behind from Halley’s Comet! Our Naturalists will lead you through the CNC trails as you enjoy fun night-time activities along the way. Nocturnal animals wow you as you learn about their contributions to the native night life. No matter what wonder you find, you can rest assured that roasted marshmallows by the campfire will be the perfect finishing touch to your night. Sat., 7 to 9 p.m., Chattahooche Nature Center, $10 General Public, $7 CNC Members. All ages. Event details.

Zoo Atlanta’s Zoomobile: Super Senses

Looking for more ways to enjoy the weekend? Click here for our list of the best bike baths in town for the small set!

–Phebe Wahl

Photo courtesy of Leonid Mamchenkov on Flickr via Creative Commons