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WEEKEND EVENTS: Dance the Tango or enjoy the sunrise

WEEKEND EVENTS: Dance the Tango or enjoy the sunrise

EAST METRO AREA – 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.

Join the people of Conyers for a bike ride through Olde Town Conyers. This 4.5 mile group ride is open to kids and adults on the historical streets of Conyers. This ride is held every fourth Sunday of every month. Meet at the railroad depot area at 4:00 p.m.

Check out the Divine Intervention exhibit of African Art and Religion at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. This free exhibit is open daily and it showcases different masks and art, along with rituals observed in indigenous African religion.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center hosts their Tango Night on Friday, April 22. Learn to dance to tango by focusing on rhythm and movement. No partner is necessary and lessons, taught by a Tango expert, begin at 8:00 p.m. And around 9:30 p.m.

Keep your social calendar busy with 11Alive’s Where U Live new events section!

Keep your social calendar busy with 11Alive’s Where U Live new events section!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Check out on the new events guide at the top of the page.  We’ve taken all the work out of finding out what’s happening in your neighborhood. 

Just click where you live and you have everything at your fingertips!  Looking for something to do with your kids?  We have a family friendly activities section. Interested in art?  We have exhibit listings.  Want to explore a different part of the city?  Click the neighborhood and we can show you what’s happening.

Planning your weekend has never been easier!

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

EAST METRO – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we’re compiling a list of Inexpensive Date Spots for you to take your special someone.

In today’s economy, it’s important to find companionship which, in our opinion, is the cheapest form of entertainment. However, it’s the springtime, and people like to get out every now and then. So, check out these suggestions for fun under $15.

If your date loves indie music, take them to famous live music venue and rooftop grill, Eddie’s Attic. This venue is home to acts like Sugarland and John Mayer. For about $15, you and your date can enjoy a live show and plate of famous attic beignets. To view a full show schedule and purchase tickets visit Eddie’s at 515-B N.

Run the Cheerio's Challenge and Eat Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, this weekend

Run the Cheerio's Challenge and Eat Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, this weekend

Although the forecast calls for storms; there’s plenty to do this weekend, both – inside and outside. Check out our new events calendar, which can be found on a widget called "EVENTS" which is located at the top left portion of every community site's homepage.

Below, we’ve listed a couple of events we think you will like:

On Friday, April 15, the GQHA Pro Am Horse Show, Georgia International Horse Park, Charles Walker Arena, 7AM-10AM, free admission,  www.gqha.com, 770-602-2606

And on Saturday, April 16, grab you children and have “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny”, 8:30AM – 11AM in partnership with the United Way at the Conyers First United Methodist Church at 921 Main Street in Conyers.

Also, come out and run the Covington Family YMCA’s Covington Cheerio’s Challenge 5K. The race starts and ends at the Covington YMCA.

Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival to be held, this weekend

Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival to be held, this weekend

CONYERS, Ga. -- The annual Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival will commence at 10 a.m. on March 26 and continue until March 27 at 5 p.m. at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. More than 300 local and regional vendors are expected.

The event has been a Conyers staple for 30 years and it draws tens of thousands of people. The festival, annually, draws tens of thousands of people. Recently, the festival was named a Top 20 event by the Southeast Tourism Society for March 2011.

According to the Rockdale Citizen “the lineup includes: children’s activities, food, arts and crafts, continuous entertainment, international music and performances, and civic and non-profit organizations. Admission is free. Parking is $5.”

For more information, visit: www.conyerscherryblossomfest.com/

Rockdale Special Olympics to hold Second Annual Wine Tasting Dinner

Rockdale Special Olympics to hold Second Annual Wine Tasting Dinner

CONYERS, Ga. – The Rockdale Special Olympics committee is holding its second annual Wine Tasting Dinner at 6 p.m. on April 2 at the Meadowbrook Country Club  to benefit the Rockdale Special Olympics.

Sinful Dish catering will supply the food, served buffet-style, which will be paired with wines, donated by Sigman Bottle Shop. This year, the event’s organizers moved the Wine Tasting Dinner to the country club with the aim of accommodating more people. The new venue could mean that Rockdale Special Olympics could raise more than the roughly $2,700 generated at the 2010 event.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the door or at Sigman Bottle Shop, 425 Sigman Road, or by calling 770-385-1805 or 770-715-2365. The Meadowbrook Country Club is located at 5143 Lake Forest Drive in Conyers.

Links Luncheon at The Oaks Golf Course, March 9th

COVINGTON – The Newton County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Links Lunch at The Oaks Golf Course. This breakfast is a networking opportunity, exclusively, for members of the chamber.

The Newton Chamber of Commerce is mainly comprised of small businesses but does include large corporations. Membership is offered at different levels but starts at $200/annually.

Lunch will be served. The Oaks Golf Course is located at 11240 Brown Bridge Road.