Above: Celtic Woman performs on March 9 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

The Arts

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Runs Feb. 9-18. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m. The women of North Fulton Drama Club perform this comedic classic by William Shakespeare. The Act3 production, set in the 1950s and drawing on the style of iconic sitcoms such as “I Love Lucy,” tells the tale of Mrs. Page and Mrs. Ford, who have been receiving love letters from Falstaff. General seating tickets are adults $18; students & seniors, $15. Act 3 Productions, 6285-R Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, 30328. Order tickets online at act3productions.org, or call 770-241-1905.

10th Annual Jewelry Market

Sunday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Students and instructors at Spruill Center for the Arts offer their handcrafted jewelry for sale. Selections include beautiful artworks in precious metals, glass, beads and gemstones. There’s something for every budget. Spruill Center for the Arts, 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta 30338. Call 770-394-4019 or visit spruillarts.org for details.

Celtic Woman: Homecoming

Friday, March 9, 8 p.m. Celtic Woman is comprised of four young Irish women—dynamic vocalists Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin and Éabha McMahon and the group’s newest member, gifted violinist Tara McNeill. In concert, their angelic voices and instrumental virtuosity are accompanied by a robust ensemble that includes Irish dancers, bagpipers and a full band playing an array of traditional Celtic instruments, including bodhran, tin whistle, bouzouki and Uileann pipes. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta 30308. Call 404-881-2100 or visit foxtheatre.org for info and tickets.


Walk Fit Decatur

Saturdays, Feb. 10 & March 10, 10 a.m. On the second Saturday of every month, plan to get together with the Walk Fit group for an enjoyable 2½- to 3-mile walk around the City of Decatur. Wear your comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Free. Meet at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St., Decatur 30030. Find out more by contacting Sara Holmes, Adult Program Supervisor of City of Decatur at 404-377-0494, or visit beactivedecatur.com.

“Fun”draiser Game Night at Red Sky

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5:30-8 p.m. There’ll be a live musical performance by Kayla Taylor, and $5 cocktails and half-price tapas until 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20; all proceeds go to broadening the reach of Aloha to Aging services. Red Sky Tapas & Bar, 1255 Johnson Ferry Rd., #16, Marietta 30068. Register at alohatoaging.org. Get more info at 770-722-7641 or info@alohatoaging.org.

Learn Something

Chocolate: Good for the Mind, Body and Spirit

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1-2 p.m. Studies examining the health benefits of chocolate continue to reveal new and exciting chocolate benefits, particularly in the realms of cognitive function, mood and heart health. Learn from Stephanie Ward with Homestead Hospice how this treat can benefit your life. Free, registration required. North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 S. Main St., Acworth 30101, 770-975-7740; cobbcounty.org.

Right-Sizing Your Home—Aging in Place

Friday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Choosing to stay at home as you age can be an important decision, and if it’s the best option for you, paring down your belongings to clear items no longer needed or designing a new configuration can greatly improve your quality of life and ease the access in your home. Join Dottie Dow with Keller Williams as she presents the best ways to “right size” your home and age well. A light continental breakfast will be provided. Free, registration required. North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 S. Main St., Acworth 30101, 770-975-7740, cobbcounty.org.

Navigating the Senior Years

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. During this fun and informative session, there’ll be discussions about decisions that need to be made and the legal documents required to protect you and your loved ones. Nelson Elder Care Law will explain how you can protect your assets and qualify for benefits, how to recognize the signs that indicate you are not safe living on your own, what types of living assistance are available and how to find the best facility based on your medical needs and your financial situation. Free, registration required. Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs St., Ste. 100, Marietta 30064, 770-528-5355, cobbcounty.org.

Beekeeping 101

Thursday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. Are you interested in becoming a beekeeper? Join “Nashville” actress and Gwinnett County beekeeper Francine Locke to learn the ins and outs of beekeeping. Discover why you should keep bees and what inspired Francine to become a beekeeper herself. Gwinnett County Public Library, Snellville Branch, 2740 Lenora Church Rd., Snellville 30078. For details and more about events at the Gwinnett Public Libraries, go to gwinnettpl.org.

Beginner Jewish Genealogy

Sunday, March 4, 1-3 p.m. Find out about your heritage with the Jewish Genealogical Society. Participants will learn about the techniques and topics which will help them the most in their genealogical research. In the first of three classes, participants will cover topics common to all Jewish genealogical researchers such as immigration, naturalization, census records, surnames and vital records. Open to the community. The cost is $10 for MJCCA members, $15 for non-members. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta-Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody 30338. Learn more and register at atlantajcc.org.