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WEEKEND EVENTS: Concerts, 5K's and Parades

WEEKEND EVENTS: Concerts, 5K's and Parades

BUFORD, 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 Gwinnett Daily Post will host their annual “Gwinnett Daily Post Memorial Day Concert” at the Suwanee Town Center Park. The concert is a family event and the military band will provide the tunes.  

Basketball teams from across the state will compete in the Bobby Hussey Memorial Day Classic at the Suwanee Sports Academy. The classic is one of the premier summer basketball tournaments in the nation.

Visit the Athens Farmers Market and partake in the celebration and showcase of local foods. The Athens Farmers Market offers local and artisan products from local famers.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Georgia Force, Motorcycle Ride and Beach Bash Festival

WEEKEND EVENTS: Georgia Force, Motorcycle Ride and Beach Bash Festival

LAWRENCEVILLE, 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.

Go see the “We Are Folk: Exploring Traditions in Southern Folk Art” at the Hudgens Center for the Arts. This exhibit is being curated by Steve Slotin of the Slotin Auction House which specializes in folk and outsider art. The Hudgens is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth.

Downtown Auburn will host an Armed Forces Day and Amvets Motorcycle Ride in Downtown Auburn on Saturday, May 21.

Three Georgians to compete in Pro Wakeboard Tour

Three Georgians to compete in Pro Wakeboard Tour

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Professional wakeboarders will be traveling from all over the world to meet in Acworth for the first stop of the 2011 MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour.

But for some of them, this event is just a few highway exits from home.

RELATED: Pro Wakeboard Tour to kick off in Acworth

"It's awesome to have the Pro Tour in our own backyard, so to speak," said professional wakeboarder Corey Bradley, a native of Gainesville.

Save on Summer Camp

Save on Summer Camp

You have a few days this week to save on two fun summer camps for the kids.  Big Time Sports is located off Redi Road in Cumming & offers training in a variety of sports including tennis & baseball.  They have a fun summer lined up full of camps for all ages.  And this week, through a great Living Social Deal you can save!

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Carlos Santana condemns Georgia politicians for immigration bill

Carlos Santana condemns Georgia politicians for immigration bill

Carlos Santana, during an acceptance speech Saturday in Atlanta for the Major League Baseball (MLB) Beacon Awards, had a few simple words for Georgia’s political leaders who recently voted to pass the controversial HB 87 immigration bill “Shame on You!”

The bill signed Friday by Gov. Nathan Deal sets mandatory requirements for police and employers to screen suspects and job applicants for immigration status.  Many contest the legislation arguing that it will promote racial profiling, increase the rate of deportation and adversely affect the state’s economy.

Santana, who is of Hispanic descent, was selected for the Beacon Award due to his multi-generational efforts to unify people through music.  The Beacon Award for “Change,” is bestowed upon individuals who “think innovatively”.  Santana has used the power of words and sound as vehicles for change. 

WEEKEND EVENTS: National Public Gardens Day, kiln opening and Spring Fling

WEEKEND EVENTS: National Public Gardens Day, kiln opening and Spring Fling

ATHENS, 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.

To commemorate National Public Gardens Day, sponsored by the Rain Bird and American Public Gardens Association, nationwide gardens are offering free admission with a coupon printout, which can be found here. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, located in Athens, is accepting these coupons. The Garden is located about three miles south of the University. The address is 2450 South Milledge Avenue in Athens.

Visit Vines Garden in Loganville on Sunday May 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for National Train Day at Vines Garden. This event is being presented by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation. Engineers will be on hand holding information sessions on trains at the largest railroad in the Southeast.

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.