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SEPTEMBER 7 THURSDAY

Calling all stage moms! The MOST BEAUTIFUL BABY CONTEST could turn your little pumpkin into the next Mary-Kate or Ashley Olsen. Judges are looking for natural beauties with the personality to match. Baby beauty kings and queens will be chosen in five different age categories for April's state competitions. $45. 5 p.m. North DeKalb Mall, 2050 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville. 404-320-7960. Continues through Sept. 10. Check website for additional locations. www.newstardiscovery.com. (Casey McIntyre)

SEPTEMBER 7 THURSDAY

Named for the late summer blooms found on Stone Mountain's granite outcroppings, the 38th annual YELLOW DAISY FESTIVAL ushers in the fall season again with arts and crafts, food and fun. Artists from as far away as Vermont and Quebec come to sell their wares, including real Vermont maple syrup, wildlife paintings and sculpted gourds. Arrive early, because Yellow Daisy faithfuls wait all year for this. Through Sept. 10. $8. Thurs.-Fri. and Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Highway 78 East, Exit 8, Stone Mountain. www.stonemountainpark.com. (Debbie Michaud)

SEPTEMBER 9 SATURDAY

If Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit gave you an appetite for hare-brained horror satires, check out Synchronicity Performance Group's family show BUNNICULA (above). The story unfolds as a family dog and cat suspect the household's fluffy white bunny of harboring a sinister secret. Clint Thornton directs the musical version of the popular children's book in the style of a "mod" 1970s mystery. Continues through Sept. 24. $12. Sat., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 and 4 p.m. 7 Stages Back Stage Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave. 404-484-8636. www.synchrotheatre.com. (CH)

SEPTEMBER 9 SATURDAY

Are you an animal lover? Do you have a wacky hidden talent? Well, here's your chance to steal the spotlight at the first-ever EAST ATLANTA VILLAGE QUEEN OF THE STRUT PAGEANT. ChazLounge hosts, with performances by Dames Aflame and other special guests. The winner rides a float during the Sept. 17 East Atlanta Strut Parade. All proceeds benefit the Animal Action Rescue Center. Must be 21 or older. $10. 9 p.m. Mary's, 1287 Glenwood Ave. 404-624-4411. www.petfinder.com/shelters/animalactionrescue.html. (Laura DeSoto)

SEPTEMBER 10 SUNDAY

It's time for a little girl-on-girl action, baby! We're talking about the Atlanta Rollergirls, of course, and their games don't get any bigger than this one. The Sake Tuyas face the Apocalypstix in tonight's CHAMPIONSHIP THROWDOWN SHOWDOWN. This marks the end of the Rollergirls' season, but they're holding tryouts Sept. 24 for all you hopefuls. $10. 7 p.m. All-American Skating Center, 5400 Bermuda Road, Stone Mountain. 877-725-8849. www.atlantarollergirls.com. (NG)

SEPTEMBER 12 TUESDAY

Three Sesame Street Workshop producers travel to Bangladesh, Kosovo and South Africa pursuing cultural insight for the popular kid's show in the new documentary THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SESAME STREET. The challenges imbedded in their search for indigenous songs, puppets and subjects represent the greater political, cultural and economic struggles each country faces. The screening precedes its PBS debut. A panel discussion follows. Free. 7 p.m. Decatur Public Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-370-3070. www.itvs.org. (DM)

· SEPT. 14-17 DELIVERANCE SCOOTER RALLY has races, dancing and drinking, but not all at once, of course. www.imperialsc.com/d5.

· SEPT. 15 THE FLAMING LIPS return to Atlanta to play the Tabernacle with confetti, furry animals and flashlights in tow. Sold out. www.flaminglips.com.

· SEPT. 15-24 ROCK'N'REEL FESTIVAL, sponsored by Paste magazine, opens up the indie-rock floodgates with a deluge of bands, including Band of Horses, Modern Skirts and Sujfan Stevens. www.pastemagazine.com.

· SEPT. 16-17 2006 ANSLEY PARK TOUR OF HOMES offers a look inside eight historic properties and four beautiful gardens. www.ansleypark.org/hometour2006.

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