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BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of public pools in the area for you, your family and friends to take a dip and cool off in the heat of the summer sun.

With an economy like ours, it’s imperative that people look for a bargain wherever they can and public pools offer fun with that’s easy on the pockets. Check out these local pools and enjoy a classic, cost-effective, exciting summertime experience.

DeKalb County

Briarwood Park is located at 2235 Briarwood Way in Atlanta.

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WEEKEND EVENTS: Art-B-Que, Family Dig and Derby Day

WEEKEND EVENTS: Art-B-Que, Family Dig and Derby Day

DECATUR, 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 fourth annual Art-B-Que will be held, this weekend, in the Avondale Estates. This two day festival features food, music, art and fun. This year, acts include: Noot d’Noot, Nine Inch Neils, AM Gold, Mule and Skinner MacQueen. The festival is free of charge. The festival will be held at Railroad Art District, which is located at 2846 Franklin Street in Atlanta.

Fernbank Museum is holding a variety of special archaeology programming throughout May in celebration of Georgia Archaeology Month. On Saturday, May 7, the museum will hold “a family dig for archaeology-themed activities that focus on Native American crafts and technologies”. The dig is included in museum admission and is free to museum members. The dig will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

51% off 1 Week of performance arts summer camp at Off Broadway Dance Theatre ($225 value)

51% off 1 Week of performance arts summer camp at Off Broadway Dance Theatre ($225 value)

If your child has a flair for drama, let them flex their performance muscles with a summer camp deal worth singing about with Today's Scoop ($225 value). CLICK HERE to buy this amazing offer: Kids, ages 3-18, will enjoy an exciting and fun week at Off Broadway Dance Theatre in Alpharetta!

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS SATURDAY,  MAY 7TH AT MIDNIGHT!

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BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of dog parks for you to take you furry friend for some fun.

Recently, dog parks have been sprouting up in the Atlanta area. With newly modified leash law restrictions, owners who may or may not have yards need a place for their dogs to run free and get adequate daily exercise.

Some say, these parks are becoming more popular as the country begins placing more of an emphasis on health following the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative.

Dog owners in the City of Decatur can take their furry children to the Oakhurst Dog Park an off-leash, permit only park. The park is approximately 2 acres and is partly wooded with a “grassy plain” area. Oakhurst is completely fenced. Regular park goers complain that one low-lying area in the park gets muddy after it rains but aside from that, the park is a neighborhood favorite.

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

EAST 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.

If your date loves indie music, take them to famous live music venue and rooftop grill, Eddie’s Attic. This venue is home to acts like Sugarland and John Mayer. For about $15, you and your date can enjoy a live show and plate of famous attic beignets. To view a full show schedule and purchase tickets visit Eddie’s at 515-B N.

Registration for DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games EXTENDED to Friday 4/22

Registration for DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games EXTENDED to Friday 4/22

Dekalb County, GA --  Per Jackie Swain, registration for the Dekalb Senior Olympic Games has been extended to Friday, April 22.

The DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games is open to the public.  DeKalb residents, as well residents from surrounding counties, are encouraged to participate. Applications are available online at www.dekalbcountyga.gov/park or at all DeKalb County recreation centers, libraries and select senior centers. 

Participants will compete in a variety of sports, including free-throw basketball, bowling, golf, horseshoes, track and field, billiards, swimming, tennis and water volleyball.  Other sports and activities available include dominoes, a line dancing competition, talent show, Wii bowling and a health expo. Participants are encouraged to compete as a team or enter individual events for friendly competition.

$100 for One Week of Adventure Club Camp at Mighty Jumps Indoor Party and Play Center ($200 value)

$100 for One Week of Adventure Club Camp at Mighty Jumps Indoor Party and Play Center ($200 value)

Check out a new summer camp option with Today's Scoop: 50% off Mighty Jumps’ – Adventure Club – the Summer Camp for Little Explorers. ($200 value) Fun activities, lots of jumping on the famous Mighty Jump inflatables, plus intro to rock climbing at Atlanta Rocks & demonstrations by professionals & high energy fitness classes at Bangkok Boxing.

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13TH AT MIDNIGHT

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