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WEEKEND EVENTS: Art Stroll, Yard Sales, Motley Crue and the Indigo Girls

WEEKEND EVENTS: Art Stroll, Yard Sales, Motley Crue and the Indigo Girls

ATLANTA -- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

This weekend, the Castleberry Hill neighborhood will host their monthly Castleberry Hill Art Stroll at the Castleberry Point Condominiums. This event is sponsored by city councilman, Kwanza Hall and begins on Friday at 7 p.m. This week, the stroll will feature Denise Jackson’s Emerging Art Scene Gallery installations and The Wine Shoe will hold a $10 wine tasting. Food trucks will also be lined up in front of Castleberry Point. The corral will include: Tex’s Tacos, The King of Pops, Westside Creamery and the Pup Truck. The Castleberry Point Condos are located at 327 Nelson Street in Atlanta.

On Sunday, the Grant Park neighborhood will hold their first-ever Community Yard Sale starting on July 10.

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Derived from popular genres of music like jazz, blues and gospel, rhythm and blues was born. Rhythm and Blues music, which is widely referred to as R&B, is unique in that it has the ability to take on many musical identities, at once. Some say the genre was first identified in Harlem, during the Harlem Renaissance, which is known as one of the most prominent cultural movements for African Americans during the 1930’s. However, others think the genre originated in the 1940’s when African Americans began moving to northern cities, creating cultural fusion.  

The music evolved from “race music”, which was an offensive term that referred to the music of African Americans, into jump blues which was known for having a swing boogie, big band sound.

Coupon Class in Atlanta

Coupon Class in Atlanta

As the Atlanta Economy struggles to get back to its former economic greatness. People across Atlanta are struggling to put food on the table with the price of food rising 6% in the last month alone what use to be afforable is no longer affordable. The Coupon Diva is now holding coupon classes. In these classes you will learn rules for the following stores. Kroger, Publix, Walmart, Target, Rite aid, Walgreens, and CVS. You wil havea fun and informative class where you learn hot to keep not only food, cleaning supplies, and health and beauty products.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Decatur Beach Party, Let's Move! and Friday Frenzy

WEEKEND EVENTS: Decatur Beach Party, Let's Move! and Friday Frenzy

DECATUR, Ga. -- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Via Metromix Atlanta: This weekend, Decatur Square will be transformed into a sandy beach for the Decatur Beach Party 2011. The party will be complete with boardwalk games and a seaside soundtrack. The city brings in 60 tons of sand to make the downtown square into a beach, with wading pools as a waterfront. Bands include Doug Brake and the Sizzle Hiss Pop Band, Decatur’s own The Dammages, and Terry Lee and the GT’s. For more information check www.decaturdba.com.

Atlanta Rollergirls will hold their June Bouts on Saturday at the Shriners Temple on Ponce de Leon. The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association works to help strengthen women’s sports. The skaters do this for the fun of it and bring their own talents to the rink.

Frosty for a cause

Frosty for a cause

Wendy’s is giving us a good reason to buy a Frosty this weekend!  It’s the fifth annual Father's Day Frosty Weekend – when participating Wendy’s restaurants will donate 50 cents for every Frosty product sold June 18th – 19th to support Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The efforts are aiming to raise 1.7 million dollars!

And we're giving away a Wendy's Gift Card!

Read more on the Giveaway & How to Participate in the Father's Day Frosty Weekend ...

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

WEEKEND EVENTS: 5K's, Football Camps and Atlanta Streets Alive!

WEEKEND EVENTS: 5K's, Football Camps and Atlanta Streets Alive!

ATLANTA -- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

On Saturday morning, the Old Forth Ward is hosting a party, called Atlanta Streets Alive! The parallel Atlanta Streets Alive! The party will be off-limit to cars from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The best way to get around to Edgewood, Boulevard and Auburn Avenue will be walking, skating or biking. The Streets Alive project will feature healthy activities like pickup soccer and food trucks from the Sweet Auburn Market.

‘Tis the season for football camps and two Atlanta Falcons are starting the season off right. Chauncey David and Jonathan Babineaux are co-hosting a one-day free clinic at Grady High School for students aged seventh through twelfth grade. Registration for the camp starts at 9:00 a.m. and the camp starts at 10.