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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.

Happy indeed: Half-price Frappuccinos during Starbucks Happy Hour

Happy indeed: Half-price Frappuccinos during Starbucks Happy Hour

ATLANTA -- Happy Friday! Celebrate the start of the weekend with a half-price however-you-want-it Frappuccino from Starbucks.

On May 6, participating Starbucks stores will hold the first Frappuccino Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All flavors and sizes of the popular blended coffee drink are half-price during Happy Hour.

Starbucks is also bringing back two coconut drinks for summer.

The Mocha Coconut Frappuccino is a signature flavor in the chain's Hawaii stores.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Bluegrass Springfest, Kiwanis Art and Music Showcase and Tour of Homes

WEEKEND EVENTS: Bluegrass Springfest, Kiwanis Art and Music Showcase and Tour of Homes

AUSTELL, 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 Spring Jonquil Festival will be held on the beautiful Village Green in downtown Smyrna, Georgia next to the fabulous Market Village. The festival has a history of over 23 years and will feature over 175 hand-made arts & crafts booths, local non-profits, sponsors, puppet shows, live music, plenty of festival foods, and all types of children's activities. We will also have local entertainment on the stage in front of the library. The festival will be held at the Village Green in Smyrna.

This weekend, Douglasville will host their Spring Fever and Tour of Homes. The event will include local venders selling arts, crafts antiques as well as have local entertainment by the third annual Douglasville’s Got Talent Competition.

DEA ATLANTA hosts 2nd pill takeback event on April 30th

DEA ATLANTA hosts 2nd pill takeback event on April 30th

Atlanta, GA --  On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and numerous state and local law enforcement agencies will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  You can bring your medications for disposal to numerous sites across the state and the metro Atlanta area.

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.

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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.

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.