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Welcome to Your Weekend: Ice Cream, You Scream...

Welcome to Your Weekend: Ice Cream, You Scream...

If you don’t spend a heinous amount of time on the internet (like some people…cough…not me, of course…double cough) then you might not know that it’s National Ice Cream month. Here’s the scoop on National Ice Cream month: In 1984 Ronald Reagan said “Hey, Americans, you love ice cream more than just about anything else. Let’s give it its very own month and have some festivals and stuff.” Alright, I’m paraphrasing. I’m sure that sounded much more eloquent and presidential when he said it. Anyways, July was chosen for its position ...

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Updated: jul. 24, 2014 4:00 a.m.

Welcome To Your Weekend: Music To Make You Move!

Welcome To Your Weekend: Music To Make You Move!

Whether it’s a catchy radio anthem or a timeless symphony, music has the power to capture our senses and hold them captive. Live performances can create a series of moments that serve as a haven from the outside world and grant us a rare opportunity to achieve simultaneous relaxation and entertainment for however brief a time. Find a style that resonates with you and grab your tickets, lawn chair, dancing shoes, etc. for a night of pure musical bliss.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2014 4:37 p.m. | Updated: jul. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m.
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Musician Shane Millwood to play benefit concert in August

Musician Shane Millwood and CARE hosts a fundraising night of music and dancing at the newly renovated Porterdale Gym on Sunday August 16 at 8 p.m. for a. All proceeds are for CARE's newest assistance project - providing scholarship money to one or more of Porterdale's high school students attending the Newton County Career Academy (NCCA).

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Posted: jul. 12, 2014 8:39 p.m. | Updated: jul. 12, 2014 8:43 p.m.
Irreverent fun in ‘Nunsense’

Irreverent fun in ‘Nunsense’

The New Depot Players' latest incarnation, "Nunsense," is a musical and comedic epiphany. Dan Goggin's well-loved and awarded classic has been updated with pleasing modern tweaks and a twerk. Yes, nuns and twerking were just used in the same sentence. The Little Sisters of Hoboken's escapades are divinely irreverent, but blessed with heart.

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Posted: jul. 12, 2014 8:07 p.m.
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Welcome to Your Weekend: Backyard Broadway!

Welcome to Your Weekend: Backyard Broadway!

Abandon your couch for the night. I promise you won't hurt its feelings. Spice up your summer evenings with a little community theater. It's a great way to catch a fantastic show without paying an exorbitant amount for tickets and fighting the one way streets and traffic jams downtown. Yes, local productions can shake up your routine without breaking the bank (or your sanity if you suffer from Atlanta-specific road rage).

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Posted: jul. 09, 2014 6:00 p.m. | Updated: jul. 10, 2014 11:59 p.m.
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Welcome to Your Weekend: The Essential Summer Survival Guide

Welcome to Your Weekend: The Essential Summer Survival Guide

You’ve built a circus tent in the middle of your den and filled it with imaginary trained lions, you’ve walked countless trips to the neighborhood pool, and you’ve supervised the completion of a lengthy summer reading list. This experience has led you to one simple and unavoidable truth: keeping your kid entertained over the summer is a full time job. Fear not, tired parents, fun and educational summer programs are headed your way.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2014 4:02 p.m. | Updated: jul. 03, 2014 1:00 a.m.
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Your Guide to local July 4th celebrations

Your Guide to local July 4th celebrations

Community BBQ, Conyers

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Posted: jul. 02, 2014 8:58 a.m.
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Welcome to Your Weekend: A summer getaway in your backyard

Welcome to Your Weekend: A summer getaway in your backyard

If a beach getaway or a mountain retreat is out of your reach, then there’s no reason to sulk inside. I’m a huge proponent of micro-vacations that fit snugly into your regular schedule. What is a micro-vacation? I’m glad you asked. I’m also glad we are telepathically linked and I can anticipate your questions like that. A micro-vacation, first cousin of the increasingly popular “staycation,” is essentially a day of relaxing and exploring a nearby city. Experience the food, culture, nightlife, etc. of another community without having to give up the comfort of sleeping in your ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2014 12:58 a.m.
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Welcome to your Weekend: A Sense of Nostalgia

Welcome to your Weekend: A Sense of Nostalgia

Although we can all agree on the broader definition of nostalgia as a wistful longing for past circumstances, different experiences trigger this sensation for all of us. For me it’s the taste of homemade chocolate milk with extra syrup, the thrill of catching a lightning bug, the smell of the pages in my Little Golden Books collection, and “Sixteen Tons” as performed by my grandfather, or Johnny Cash, or any other skilled baritone. For you maybe it’s the familiar aroma of your dad’s cologne, or re-watching that very first movie you saw in the theater, or running ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2014 3:29 p.m.
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Welcome to your Weekend: It’s a bird…It’s a plane…It’s a dancer?

Welcome to your Weekend: It’s a bird…It’s a plane…It’s a dancer?

It’s a bird…It’s a plane…It’s a dancer hanging upside down from the ceiling by a piece of silk! You didn’t think I was going to say Superman, right? Because that would be crazy. 

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Posted: jun. 12, 2014 12:16 p.m.
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Welcome to Your Weekend: Throw Handfuls of Happy All Around

Sometimes we all need a celebration of celebration. While that might be the world's most redundant sentence, it's also an accurate one. Occasionally it's advantageous to unwind with a little merriment for merriment's sake. The Atlanta Color festival commemorates all that is happy, carefree, and positive and promotes expelling any bad feelings. There's no better way to tap into life's joy than music, dancing, eating, and showering random strangers and beloved friends with brilliantly colored pigment. The intensely colored dust is made from food grade cornstarch and other plant-based biodegradable products, so you don ...

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Posted: jun. 05, 2014 1:26 a.m.

Zipline Adventure (video)

This week we zip through the treetops at North Georgia Canopy Tours

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Posted: jun. 02, 2014 10:06 a.m.
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