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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: Movies in the Park, Softball and Rythym Yard

WEEKEND EVENTS: Movies in the Park, Softball and Rythym Yard

DOUGLASVILLE, 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.

Join the people of Villa Rica with the Villa Rica Movie in the Park. The movie will be shoe at The Mill in downtown Villa Rica from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 11.

This weekend, the USSSA State Softball Tournament will be held at the East Carrollton Park.

The Smyrna Summer Concert Series will feature the Rythym Yard, a working and recording blues artist headquartered in the southeast. A couple of years ago, they won the International Blues Challenge with Delta Moon and are bringing their sound to you on the Village Green in Smyrna. The concert will be held at 200 Village Green Circle in Smyrna from 7:00 p.m.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Markets, Yard Sales and the Atlanta Dream

WEEKEND EVENTS: Markets, Yard Sales and the Atlanta Dream

CASCADE -- 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.

 At the Smyrna Fresh Produce Market, shoppers can stock up on fresh fruits and veggies every Saturday. The produce market kicked off its third year on Saturday, May 7th at 8:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church parking lot adjacent to the Smyrna Market Village. The market is located at 1275 Church Street in Smyrna.

Carroll County will hold a “Senior Dance” on June 3 and June 4 at the V-Plex. The V-Plex is located at 1605 Highway 61 in Carrollton.

Greenway is having a Market Day on Saturday, June 4th from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Market Day is held for residents to sell their arts and crafts and anything they don’t want.

Win free Hardee's biscuits for a year!

Win free Hardee's biscuits for a year!

VILLA RICA, Ga. -- In honor of the opening of a brand new Hardee's/Red Burrito in Villa Rica, residents now have the opportunity to win a year's worth of biscuits.

When the restaurant (161 Commerce Drive, 30180) opens its doors for the first time at 5 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, the first 50 guests in line will each win one free biscuit for a whole year -- a total of 52 Hardee's biscuits.

Additionally, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be a tent in the parking lot, packed with free food samples, Happy Star and the Hardee's Street Team meeting guests, and prizes from the official Hardee's Wheel of Awesome.

The restaurant's grand opening on Friday, June 17 will be celebrated with a carnival, dunking booths, free samples, prizes and more.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Community Day, Bike Ride and Six Flags

WEEKEND EVENTS: Community Day, Bike Ride and Six Flags

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.

Check out the 6th Annual Mableton Community Day on Saturday, May 21. The festivities will kick off early starting with the Mableton 5K race. After the race, festival activities will begin around 10:00 a.m. This event features an Old School Car Show, Pillow Fights, local restaurants, and a dunking booth to benefit local non-profits. The event will be held at the Mable House complex which is located at 5239 Floyd Road in Mableton.

Enjoy a free concert on O’Neal Plaza in Douglasville. On Saturday, May 21, the Spring Concerts on the Plaza series will host its last concert. The concerts are being presented by the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville and Douglas County. The concert will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

UWG poster sale to aid Japan

UWG poster sale to aid Japan

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- A graphic design assignment at the University of West Georgia will also aid victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The final assignment in Graphic Design 2, taught by professor David Short, was to develop a social or political poster.

"With the timing of the disaster and it having such a profound effect on so many people, I thought, why not merge the two," Short said.

Kevin Shunn, chairman of the art department, gave the go-ahead for the fundraising effort. The seven students in Short's class developed and refined their designs; art professors then chose the top three pictures.

Those three will be reproduced and offered for sale starting Thursday, May 12 at the art department's offices in UWG's Humanities building. Only 25 prints of each design will be made.

Each of the limited, autographed editions will be $20.