Five Things to Do This Weekend (Feb. 10-12): Clean up DHS, Authors, Movies

Welcome to "Five Things You Need to Know for the Weekend," a Dunwoody Patch column that sifts through the long list of events competing for your time to offer our pick of five things worth doing with your time off.


1. Clean up Dunwoody High School. Everyone is welcome at . Volunteers will be preparing for Spring by spreading mulch in the picnic area and general clean up. Bring work gloves - pruners, wheelbarrows and paper yard bags will also be appreciated. The clean up starts at 8 a.m. Water and snacks are provided.


2. Hear authors and get your book signed. FDR Goes to WarHow Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America. The authors cover the military, economic, and domestic issues that shaped the country during the war. The event is at noon Saturday at .


3. Go consignment sale . The bi-annual sale started Wednesday and runs through Sunday. The sale includes children's clothes, shoes, toys, books, DVDs, baby items, gently used maternity clothes and more. The sales runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and half price sales 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.


4. Watch movies. This weekend kicks off the at . A production of the Atlanta Chapter of American Jewish Committee, the festival will feature 70 narrative and documentary films - both feature length films and shorts.

Film screenings also include appearances by expert speakers including filmmakers, actors, authors and academics.

Moviegoers have the opportunity to cast a ballot for the Best Narrative and Best Documentary features as well as Best Narrative and Best Documentary short films. Winners in each category will receive the AJFF Audience Award and will be given an encore screening and statuette.

Find the AJFF schedule here.


5. Get the kids ready for Valentines Day. is holding a Saturday at 10:30 a.m. The event is free and children can make cards for loved ones. Saturday is also at at 11 a.m. She’ll be reading Valentine-related book Plant a Kiss.


Please email peter.cox@patch.com with any tips for this weekly feature, we'll try to get your events and announcements on our page and, hopefully, into this column.

Chad Smith February 09, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Anybody want to get together for some burgers and beers this weekend? Give me a call.
Dunwoody! February 09, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I have a hair appointment on Saturday.
Chad Smith February 10, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Sunday brunch? Two-fer-ones at Thin Lizzy's house. Give me a call.


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