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WEEKEND EVENTS: Concerts, Crafts and Plants

WEEKEND EVENTS: Concerts, Crafts and Plants

MABLETON, 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.

Visit O’neal Plaza On May 7 for “Spring Concerts on the Plaza” which is being presented by the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville and Douglas County. The concert will be held between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. O’Neal Plaza is located at O’Neal Plaza and Church Street.

Neighbors can buy plants grown by master gardeners and receive growing advice at the Master Gardner Plant Sale in Carrollton. This event is one of the biggest events for the CCMGA and proceeds fund all of the diverse programs run by the association throughout the year. The sale will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

DOUGLASVILLE, 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 Douglasville can take their furry children to the Deer Lick Park for some off-leash exercise. The park is fenced and smaller dogs and larger dogs have separate play areas. The park is located at 2105 Mack Road in Douglasville.

Burger Park in Smyrna is, also, an off-leash park and is moderately sized, for its type.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Sinbad and Six Flags

WEEKEND EVENTS: Sinbad and Six Flags

WESTERN 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.

Six Flags over Georgia is holding their Christian Music Weekend, starting on Friday, April 22. The park will hold a number of concerts on their main stage. Some of the acts included are Newsboys, Kutless, Revuve, Jeremy Camp, Matthew West, Phil Stacey and many more.

Celebrate Earth Day in Downtown Douglasville by participating in the Downtown Clean Up. This clean up presented by the Downtown Development Authority and is open to all who want to volunteer. For more information contact Stephanie Aylworth at (678) 715-6092.

If you’re looking for some fun this weekend, check out comedian Sinbad at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, April 23. Sinbad is ranked by Comedy Central as “one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time”.

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

WEST 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.

Take your date on a trip to Sweetwater Creek State Park. On April 30, the park will hold a Twilight Canoe trip. This sunset ride is ranger-led and only open to adults who can swim and have some canoeing experience. $15 includes the canoe, paddle and PFD. The trip will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will return to shore around 9:00 p.m.

DASANI® Blue Crew Rewarded 1,000 Atlanta Residents for Random Acts of Greenness

DASANI® Blue Crew Rewarded 1,000 Atlanta Residents for Random Acts of Greenness

DASANI Celebrated its New PlantBottle® Packaging by Giving Back to Local Eco-Samaritans

The first 100 percent recyclable beverage packages made with plants were made readily available on April 4, 2011 to people across the U.S. To recognize the little things people do to live more sustainably, a DASANI Blue Crew attended two big events in Atlanta on April 16 and April 17 and thanked residents for partaking in eco-friendly activities. The local effort helped to celebrate the national launch of DASANI PlantBottle® packaging – a 100 percent recyclable bottle made of up to 30 percent plants.

More than 1,000 Atlanta residents were “caught,” by the DASANI Blue Crew, being environmental do-gooders.

Go West, Go Green: UWG celebrates Earth Day

Go West, Go Green: UWG celebrates Earth Day

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The University of West Georgia is pleased to mark Earth Day with a series of environmentally-conscious events that are free and open to the public.

The festivities are designed to get people involved in Going West and Going Green, cleaning and beautifying the land and river around UWG's scenic Carrollton campus.

Monday, Apr. 18
* Keep Carroll Beautiful ribbon cutting and birthday party
4:30 p.m., SCRAP Bin (105 Folds Drive, Suite 3, 30117)

* Movie Night: WALL-E
7 p.m., UWG Callaway Building, Room 145

Tuesday, Apr. 19
* Flower planting
12 noon, John Tanner State Park (354 Tanner Beach Road, 30117)

Wednesday, Apr.

UWG Joins Prestigious Research Cooperative

UWG Joins Prestigious Research Cooperative

CARROLLTON, GA -- The University of West Georgia has been accepted into a prestigious cooperative that provides research, technical assistance and education to environmental and natural resource projects conducted by the government.

Known as the Piedmont-South Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (PSAC-CESU), the cooperative is hosted by the University of Georgia and is made up of federal agencies, universities and non-governmental organizations.

The research work supported by the cooperative includes projects in biological, physical, social and cultural sciences, with topics ranging from anthropology to zoology.

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