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LOCAL PROFILE: Fort Yargo State Park

LOCAL PROFILE: Fort Yargo State Park

WINDER, Ga. – Go outside and be a kid, again, at the Fort Yargo State Park. The park, which is located between the capitol city and the land-o-Bulldogs, is a popular among city dwellers who want to a getaway.  

This park was built for the outdoor enthusiast. Visitors can take advantage of the parks eighteen mile biking and hiking trails, the 260-acre lake and wooded disc golf course. The lake offers swimming, kayaking, fishing and boating; so there’s something for everyone.

The park also has a campground and three cottages that rent for $130, each. Those who wish to rent a boat may do so for a minimal fee and others can play miniature and dish golf for $4 and under. The facility also is home to two tennis courts.

Upcoming Events: On May 7, the park will host the Dirty Spokes Mountain Bike Race from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Gallery Display at Mia's

Gallery Display at Mia's

Mia’s Pizza and Eats of Cumming, will host a gallery display of artwork published in the NFHS 2011 literary magazine. Artwork published in the magazine will be available for purchase. All funds will go to support the production of North’s nationally recognized
literary magazine.

This is the second year Mia’s will host the North Forsyth High School Literary Magazine Release Party and Fundraiser.

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WEEKEND EVENTS: Athens Criterium, Americana Festival and G-Braves

WEEKEND EVENTS: Athens Criterium, Americana Festival and G-Braves

DULUTH, 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.

Suwanee Plein Air will hold their first Annual Plein Air Event on Friday, April 28, visitors are able to watch the artists at work. Some artists are eager to talk about their work while they are creating. Others are so engrossed that they may be unaware of any onlookers. Watching an artwork develop under the capable hand of an artist is a fascinating experience.

The Gwinnett Braves play Columbus on Friday night, April 29, at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. Tickets range from $6 to $16. The Atlanta Braves AAA affiliate, the Gwinnett Braves, plays baseball in their 10,000 seat state-of-the-art Coolray Field on Buford Drive in Lawrenceville.

Support our areas golden people with the Gwinnett Senior Golden Games.

ATTN: MOMS-TO-BE! $20 for 2 Tickets or 1 VIP Ticket to Atlanta Baby & Child Expo ($40 value)

ATTN: MOMS-TO-BE! $20 for 2 Tickets or 1 VIP Ticket to Atlanta Baby & Child Expo ($40 value)

A must-see event for Expectant Parents! Click here to buy Today's Scoop: 50% off Tickets to the Atlanta Baby & Child Expo, May 14th from 11am-3pm at the Fox Theatre. Door prizes, Maternity Fashion Show, Pampering, Baby Experts and more!

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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.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Circus Clowns and Beauty Queens

WEEKEND EVENTS: Circus Clowns and Beauty Queens

NORTHERN 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.

Today, the Yaarab Shrine kicks off their 69th Annual Circus and Carnival at the Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. This circus is the world largest shrine circus. Food and rides will be open tonight; however, there will be no circus acts. Only $10 gets you unlimited rides on every ride at the fair.

Sprayberry High school will be hosting a Community Egg Drop on Saturday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Eggs will be dropped from a helicopter and there will be many vendors, including face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

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.

Planning your weekend has never been easier!