Moon-eyed at Tellus
Space is the final frontier as Tellus Science Center hosts Family Science Night on Nov. 11. The Cartersville attraction will present a 7 p.m. talk by Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden and display a moon rock gathered during that mission. Special hands-on projects and demonstrations related to space will be set up throughout the museum.
Tellus’ observatory also will be open for solar viewing, and, after dark, the telescope will be aimed at the Moon or Jupiter. Events are free with Tellus admission. 100 Tellus Drive (Exit 293 off I-75), Cartersville.770-606-5700, www.tellusmuseum.org. HOWARD POUSNER
‘Wimpy Kid’ with snow
Jeff Kinney, author of the ultra-popular “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” children’s book series will be bringing some snow with him (in keeping with the theme of the new installment, “Cabin Fever”) when he appears at the Decatur Square on Nov. 19. Amid machine-made white stuff, which kids can play in starting at 11 a.m., Kinney will give a brief (and free) noon talk on the Decatur bandstand. Then, he will sign copies of his books pre-purchased at event organizer Little Shop of Stories, 133A East Court Square, Decatur. 404-373-6300, www.littleshopofstories.com. HOWARD POUSNER
Pink Pig rides again
Some little piggies don’t go to market, but instead market in holiday dreams. The Macy’s Pink Pig attraction, an Atlanta tradition located on the Lenox Square store’s upper level parking lot, features Priscilla and Percival easing kids of all ages down a 170-foot-long, 1950s-themed track. Retro rides are $3, with discounts for repeats. Schedule and more info: macys.com/believe (click “Events”). HOWARD POUSNER