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WEEKEND EVENTS: Art-B-Que, Family Dig and Derby Day

WEEKEND EVENTS: Art-B-Que, Family Dig and Derby Day

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.

The fourth annual Art-B-Que will be held, this weekend, in the Avondale Estates. This two day festival features food, music, art and fun. This year, acts include: Noot d’Noot, Nine Inch Neils, AM Gold, Mule and Skinner MacQueen. The festival is free of charge. The festival will be held at Railroad Art District, which is located at 2846 Franklin Street in Atlanta.

Fernbank Museum is holding a variety of special archaeology programming throughout May in celebration of Georgia Archaeology Month. On Saturday, May 7, the museum will hold “a family dig for archaeology-themed activities that focus on Native American crafts and technologies”. The dig is included in museum admission and is free to museum members. The dig will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of dog parks for you to take you furry friend for some fun.

Recently, dog parks have been sprouting up in the Atlanta area. With newly modified leash law restrictions, owners who may or may not have yards need a place for their dogs to run free and get adequate daily exercise.

Some say, these parks are becoming more popular as the country begins placing more of an emphasis on health following the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative.

Dog owners in the City of Decatur can take their furry children to the Oakhurst Dog Park an off-leash, permit only park. The park is approximately 2 acres and is partly wooded with a “grassy plain” area. Oakhurst is completely fenced. Regular park goers complain that one low-lying area in the park gets muddy after it rains but aside from that, the park is a neighborhood favorite.

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.

10th Annual Cheerios Challenge registration open

10th Annual Cheerios Challenge registration open

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Family YMCA will be holding their 10th Annual Cheerios Challenge which is set for Saturday, April 16th.

Registration for this event has begun it is promising to be bigger than ever. Last year, 1.029 walkers and runners participated in the event which included a 10K/5K road race and a 1-miles fun run/walk. This year, runners can use their results at Peachtree Road Race qualifiers.

The race will start and finish at 2140 Newton Drive and the 10K will begin at 7:30a.m. and the 5K at 9:30 a.m.

Registration will be open until April 12 and ranges from $15-$20.  The male and female who come in first, in both the 5K and 10K will be awarded a $100 cash price.

Race packets can be picked up from the Covington YMCA which is located at 2140 Newton Drive in Covington.  

Ode to Southern Fun: Annual Cherry Blossom Charity Croquet Tournament at Oxford College

Ode to Southern Fun: Annual Cherry Blossom Charity Croquet Tournament at Oxford College

COVINGTON – On Saturday, March 12th, the Heartland Woman’s Club will host their 20th Annual Cherry Blossom Charity Croquet Tournament at the Oxford College of Emory University.

The cost is $50 per player and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and a . Participants are asked to dress in all-white and there will be prizes for the best dressed man and woman.

Registration for this event will begin, promptly, at 9:30AM. For more information call (770) 786-5002.

Learn the Basiscs of Fly Fishing before the season starts

Learn the Basiscs of Fly Fishing before the season starts

COVINGTON – Be sure to make reservations for this week’s Basic Fly Fishing Clinic; the clinic will be held on Saturday, March 12th, from 10AM until noon at Panola Mountain State Park.

Lessons begin at $15, without gear and are $12 with your own gear. To register for class, click here or visit www.gastateparks.org. Fly fishing season officially begins on April 1st and no one will be admitted without official registration.

Panola Mountain State is located at 2600 Highway 155 in Stockbridge.