Alpharetta - Milton Edition - July 2020


July & August events


Alpharetta Arts Center Gallery Exhibit

All event dates were still scheduled as of press time July 14, but are subject to change as guidance changes regarding when and how events can be held due to COVID-19.

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The sixth annual Heart & Sole 5K, Fun Run and Tot Trot returns to Avalon in Alpharetta after a postponed date due to COVID-19. The 5K takes place rst, followed by the Fun Run and Tot Trot last. Proceeds from the race benet The Lionheart School. 7:30 a.m. (5K), 8:30 a.m. (Fun Run), 9 a.m. (Tot Trot). $10-$40. 2200 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. 770-772-4555. sole-5k-avalon-2020 (Photo courtesy Heart & Sole 5K)

The Alpharetta Farmers Market returned to downtown Alpharetta on July 11. (Courtesy Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau)

FEATURED EVENT Alpharetta FarmersMarket returns to downtown After postponing the April kicko of the Alpharetta Farmers Market due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and shifting to a mini market version, the Alpharetta Farmers Market returned to downtown Alpharetta on the Town Green on July 11 with adjusted health precautions in place, according to a press release from the farmers market July 7. The mini market had been taking place with a shortened vendor list at the parking lot of Urban Hardware, located on Haynes Bridge Road, beginning in May. All participating vendors—which includes nearly 100 vendors—were invited to participate for the rest of the year. It is up to the individual vendor’s discretion on a week-to- week basis if they want to participate. All vendors are required to wear face masks, and customers are strongly encouraged to bring and wear their own masks as well, the release said. Hand sanitizer will be provided upon entry and exit. Customers are asked to adhere to social distancing requirements of 6 feet. One-way trac throughout the market has been set up to accommodate for social distancing as well. North and South Broad streets, Alpharetta.

JULY 24 PERUSE ANART EXHIBIT The Alpharetta Arts Center, which reopened in late May after being closed due to COVID-19, presents the “Art Americana” exhibit featuring two- dimensional and three-dimensional ber and folk art from artists in the southeast U.S. Guests can visit the exhibit during business hours. Free. Alpharetta Arts Center, 238 Canton St., Alpharetta. 678-297-6165. 24 ENJOY ADRIVEIN CONCERT After a tryout of Avalon’s inaugural Drive-In Live event in June, Avalon management expanded the event into a summer series, taking place every other Friday from late June through August. Concertgoers will pull into the parking lot in front of Ted’s Montana Grill upon arrival and be directed to a designated space to set up chairs or remain in their cars. Drive-In Live is limited to 55 cars with two empty parking spaces between each group. All proceeds are donated to dierent local charities. The nal two Drive-In Live events take place Aug. 7 and 21. 6 p.m. $25 (per car). Avalon, 2200 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. 25 TAKE A FREE BARRE CLASS The Barre Code in Alpharetta is oering socially distant, free barre classes every Saturday and BarRestore classes—which is yoga and barre combined—every second and fourth Thursday from July through September at Brooke Street Park. Attendees must bring their own yoga mat, and no registration is required to attend. 10 a.m. (barre), 6 p.m. (BarRestore). Free. Brooke Street Park pavilion, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta (behind Alpharetta City Hall). 678-984-0722. 28 GOWINE TASTING, ENJOY LOCAL CHARCUTERIE Head out to Painted Horse Winery & Vineyards for a wine barrel tasting event with Director of Winemaking John Bowen

and owner Pamela Jackson. Bowen and Jackson will provide an evening of wine education and wine tasting as well as charcuterie from Cheeses & Mary. Registration is required. Space is limited. 7 p.m. $45. Painted Horse Winery & Vineyards, 2105 Bethany Way, Milton. 770-846-1559. AUGUST 07 SEE A GUITARIST PERFORM Guitarist Scott Henderson, a south Florida native, will perform live with drummer Archibald Ligonniere and Romain Labaye on bass guitar at The Velvet Note in Alpharetta. The Velvet Note features a living-room concert setting, designed by musicians and for musicians. 7:30 p.m. $48. The Velvet Note, 4075 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. 855-583-5838. 11 VOTE IN THE PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION Several races from the June 9 primary elections will head to the runos Aug. 11, including the races for Fulton County sheri, Fulton County district attorney and the Fulton County Board of Education District 4 representative. The runos will settle which candidate will represent their respective political parties or district on the November ballot. 15 LEARN FIRST AID EDUCATION Learn critical response skills such as stopping severe bleeding, treating a sprain and stabilizing a broken bone at a free community rst aid class hosted by Alpharetta Department of Public Safety instructors. The class is designed for those age 18 and older, but children ages 13-17 can attend with an adult. Registration is limited for social distancing purposes, and face masks will be required. 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Free. Alpharetta Adult Activity Center, 13450 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta. 678-297-6000. alpharetta

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