Five Things to Do This Weekend (Dec. 9-11): Fundraisers, Fun Runs and Fast Cars

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. Help build robots by eating. Dunwoody High School’s Friday afternoon at . Ten percent of sales will go to the club. There will also be a raffle table with prizes. The fundraiser starts at 5 p.m.


2. Run for the holidays, help out children at the .

The event is Saturday morning at . The Jingle Jog Salvation Army Toy Drive drop off runs from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The 5k run starts at 8 a.m. The Jingle Jog junior 1k starts at 8:05 a.m. and the Elf Run, a 50-100 yard run for kids 7 and under starts at 8:50 a.m.

Race day registration is $27 for ages 10 and up, $21 for 9 and below.

There are also games, pony rides, contests, face painting, a toy fair, a rock wall, balloon twisting and magic.


3. Have kids interested in playing lacrosse? for 6th-8th graders will have a sign up Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at . The team will be competing in the Metro Atlanta Youth Lacrosse Association. The season runs from mid-February through April, with games Saturdays and practices once a week. 


4. Take a drive to see some muscle cars, speedsters and classics Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the quarterly . The show is free and showcases about 75 vehicles. The show will be at . There will also be a canned food collection for the Community Action Center.


5. Check out the show .

“Andy has a sweet Catholic mother, a sour Catholic father and a severely retarded younger brother named Mickey,” according to the theater. “When he brings his Jewish atheist fiancé to meet the folks on Christmas Eve, his worst fears about family blow ups are realized. But when Mickey, whose entire vocabulary consists of ‘oh boy’ and ‘wow,’ suddenly says ‘Greetings,’ everything they believe or don’t believe is put to the test.”

Performances will be Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults; $24 for seniors, $22 for students and $12 for children.


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.


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