Where/When: , 135 W. Wieuca Rd., Atlanta, Friday, July 8, 7:30 p.m.
Why go: As part of the adult painting program, this month’s painting technique has been inspired by artist Keith Haring. Snacks and all drinks are welcome, the center will provide the rest!
Pricing: $35 per person. Call ahead for a reservation: 404-252-2927
Where/When: Hastings Garden Center, 3920 Peachtree Rd., NE, Atlanta, Saturday, July 9, 2 p.m.
Why go: Attend the Georgia Iris Society Meeting and enjoy a program presented by Gerald Johnson, titled “Companion Plants for Iris.”
Pricing: Free. For more information visit: www.gairis.org or call Cindy Thompson: 404-872-1437.
Where/When: , 2277 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, Sunday, July 10, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Why go: The “Play Ball” dinner at Holeman & Finch celebrates two great things about America: baseball and beer. Passed hors d’oeuvres make the rounds at 7 p.m. and dinner starts at 7:30 p.m.
Where/When: , 3391 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, Monday, July 11, starts at 6:30 p.m.
Why go: Featuring Mr. Norman Mineta, the former Secretary of Commerce and former Secretary of Transportation as a keynote speaker, it will be about more than the food if you attend the 2011 Japan-America Society of Georgia Annual Dinner.
Pricing: $150 per person
Where/When: Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, The Galleries of Peachtree Hills, 425 Peachtree Hills, Suite 25, Atlanta, Saturday, July 9, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Why go: View the images by New York photographer Mike Schreiber from his recently published book “True Hip Hop” at this opening reception for the exhibit.