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WEEKEND EVENTS: 5K's, Car Shows and Garden Tours

WEEKEND EVENTS: 5K's, Car Shows and Garden Tours

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.

The Gwinnett Braves will host a 5K Family Fun run at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. The run will begin at 8:00 a.m. and is followed by a one mile family fun run that starts ten minutes later. This run will benefit the American Cancer Society and will cost $30. Participants will, also, get a free ticket to the Saturday matchup against the Toledo Mud Hens.

Norcross Police are inviting you to take part in a 5k run that begins at 8:00 a.m. The run will be called "Cops Helping Unique Kids" or CHUK. The $20 registration fee will go to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation. There is also a free run and walk that will happen at 10:00 a.m. and a family festival at Thrashers Park.

Open Air Market at Gifted Shoppes

Open Air Market at Gifted Shoppes

Join “Gifted Shoppes & Market” for an Open Air Market Event at the historic Belle Kemp House in Downtown Cumming – 103 Kelly Mill Road.  Vendors & boutiques will be on hand with fun finds & gifts.  Plus enjoy Live Music by Max Currie, lead singer of Tesla’s Rival, Door Prizes, Giveaways & More!

Vendor space still available.

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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.

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Weekend weather will be perfect to start your Spring Cleaning projects

Weekend weather will be perfect to start your Spring Cleaning projects

Atlanta, GA--  This week on Yahoo one of the trending search topics was "Spring Cleaning".  Though cleaning is often thought of as a dreaded hassle of chores and throwing away much cherished junk, it can become a manageable process with a little help.

With good weather so you can move in and out of the house making your way back and forth to the trash can with ease.  This weekend theWiz-o-meter will reach a perfect 11, so no excuses.

Now that weather is taken care or, the next most vital thing one needs before Spring Cleaning (I am told) is a List.

There are dozens of websites that have printable Spring Cleaning lists that can hlep you tackle the task with no problem.  They will help your chores become effortless and provide information on cleansers, stain removal, storage and fabric care.  Armed with a list, you now should catego

The Cumming Harvest - Open Air Market

The Cumming Harvest - Open Air Market

Mark your calendar for an Open Air Market this Saturday!  If you're not familiar with The Cumming Harvest already, it's a great resource for finding local, fresh, organic produce and foods.  No chemicals are ever used and all food is local!  The Market is typically an online market - meaning you place your order online each Wednesday through Thursday.  Then on Saturday your order is available for pick up.

However, this Saturday, The Market is hosting an Open Air Market which is a great way to meet the growers, ask questions and even sample some food!  They'll have Bluegrass Music and Face-Painting as well for entertainment.

Visit Cumming Local for more information.

Atlanta Blogger Shares What She Learned about Snow Shoveling in Atlanta

Atlanta Blogger Shares What She Learned about Snow Shoveling in Atlanta

Mableton, GA--  

Four Things I Learned Shoveling Snow in ATLANTA I walked by the window yesterday and saw my neighbor outside clearing her driveway, got excited and volunteered to go shovel ours. I live in an equal opportunity house, Husband had no objection, and I really wanted to get out for a minute. We’ve been snowed in since Sunday night. Enough said.

While it SEEMED like a good idea, I grew up in Connecticut and thought I knew everything about snow, I quickly learned a few things: Don’t volunteer to shovel snow when its NOT snow. It was ice. Solid ice. Yeah, that’s different than the light, fun, fluffy stuff. I should’ve turned myself around when I stepped on it and slid 6 feet across the driveway.

Get yourself a BIG shovel. And apparently some other tools – like an ice pick.