How to Prune and Why: Lunch & learn with Scottsdale Farm's Michele as she guides you through the basics of pruning and why it's so important. The $20 cost includes lunch from the cafe. 15639 Birmingham Hwy, Milton. Reservations, 770-777-5875.
Big Apple Circus at the Amphitheatre: The Big Apple Circus presents Luminocity at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta starting Thursday, Jan. 30 through Monday, Feb. 17. Performances run for 28 shows through Monday, Feb. 17 under the Big Top in Parking Lot A of the Amphitheatre. Enter via the West Gate at 1775 Founders Parkway, off Old Roswell Road. Tickets: $20 online or by calling (888) 541-3750
"Once on This Island Jr.": The Off Broadway Kids Musical Theatre Troupe presents "Once on This Island Jr." Jan. 31-Feb. 9. A charming Caribbean adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's "Little Mermaid." Purchase tickets at the Off Broadway website.
Girls' Night Out: Celebrating Spain!: Friday, Jan. 31, 6-9 p.m. Salud! Cooking School, 1180 Upper Hembree Rd, Roswell. 770-664-6300
Jazz Guitarist and Singer Bob Bakert: The performance will be at The Velvet Note on Friday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. 4075 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta. 855-583-5838.
Alpharetta Community Blood Drive: Friday, Jan. 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Alpharetta CVB & Alpharetta YMCA. 678-297-2811. Alpharetta Welcome Center, 178 South Main St., and the other at the Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA, 3655 Preston Ridge Rd. Sign up online at the Alpharetta Rotary website.