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.
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1. The Dunwoody North Civic Association is holding its at 10 a.m. Saturday. The group invites people around Dunwoody to come exchange their plantings for new varieties. You can bring as many plants as you would like to exchange to the free event. For every plant brought, you can take one home. The outdoor event will be held at the Dunwoody North Driving Club, 4522 Kingsgate Dr., Atlanta, Ga.
2. The Dunwoody Cycling Club is holding a 35-mile Saturday ride. Be up for the task. The rides are advertised as "" and are strenuous. The ride starts at 5:30 a.m. at Dunwoody High School on 5035 Vermack Road.
3. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar has a neat deal on Friday until 7 p.m. The restaurant is offering five wines, a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from California; A Merlot and Cabarnet from Washington; and sparkling wine from Spain, each for $6 until 7 p.m. The deal, called "5 for $6 until 7" also includes appetizers and cocktails - like a Limoncello Martini - from the bar menu. The restaurant is located at 4501 Olde Perimeter Way.
4. Dunwoody's Spruill Center for the Arts is holding a fundraiser this weekend at the Spruill Gallery. They invite the public to come and buy works of art from emerging and established artists. Called "The Goods: Selection from the Artists' Studio," it began Feb. 10, and has been a revolving exhibit of photographs, paintings and small sculptures. It ends this weekend. Check out their Facebook page for a look at some of the works. The exhibit is at the Spruill Gallery at 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m on Saturday.
5. The Heritage Sandy Springs Museum is running an exhibit called, "Convincing the Nation." It draws from historical material, artifacts and artwork to detail the U.S. government's effort to capture the public's attention during World War II. The exhibit is free for members and children ages 5 and under. The museum is at the Williams-Payne House at Heritage Green, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs.