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Things to do in and around Atlanta on Tuesday, June 12

With the kids out of school, now is a great time to take advantage of fun shows and events around town on a Tuesday. Here are three fun, budget-friendly happenings worth checking out:

“THE 24TH ANNUAL HOT ROD POWER TOUR”

The 24th annual HOT ROD Power Tour rolls to Hampton Tuesday . It’s more than just a traveling car show–it’s billed as the largest hot rod road trip in the world. Classic cars and hot rods travel city to city, over 1,300 miles, enjoying the people and stops along the way. The highly anticipated seven-day, seven-city journey is expected to bring together more than 6,000 vehicles and 100,000-plus spectators. Noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free for spectators. Entertainment, games and dozens of giveaways on the main stage also free for spectators. Registered participants ($50 for the day) can take laps around the Atlanta Motor Speedway oval, and participate in drag racing fun runs on pit road. Atlanta Motor Speedway

1500 Tara Place, Hampton. For more information and to register, www.hotrod.com/events/power-tour/

“WINNIE-THE-POOH AT THE ALLIANCE THEATRE”

Based on the children’s stories by A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh comes to life with familiar characters and charming music in this family-friendly, one-act production, at the Rich Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center.

Join the beloved Pooh Bear and friends Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and even Owl as one adventure turns into another. And another. And another! Through all the surprises, hilarity, and challenges, they discover that friendship is the greatest gift and simplicity a virtue beyond measure. Featuring a series of delightful songs, this play promises to remind you that “a little thought for others makes all the difference.”

10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. performances Tuesday. The show runs through July 9. Go to web site more times. www.alliancetheatre.org/winniethepooh.

$15 adults. $10 for children 6-17; $5 for children 3-5; and free for children under 3. Rich Theatre,

Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000; www.alliancetheatre.org/winniethepooh.

“STONELION PUPPET THEATRE PRESENTS: WIND IN THE WILLOWS”

More car crashes than NASCAR! Mr. Toad cannot get enough of those newfangled motorcars, and oh the trouble he gets into! Mr. Mole, Mr. Rat and Mr. Badger take it upon themselves to try to turn that Toad around, as friends always should, in a fast-paced musical based on the classic tale by Kenneth Grahame. Bunraku puppets and interactive fun.

10 a.m. Tuesday. Show runs through June 16. $5 for those ages 2 and up. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. 770-594-6232. http://roswellgov.com/discover-us/cultural-arts-center/puppet-series

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