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WEEKEND EVENTS: Atlanta Gives Back, Pet Parade, Dead Prez

WEEKEND EVENTS: Atlanta Gives Back, Pet Parade, Dead Prez

ATLANTA – 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.

Join 11Alive and the Atlanta Humane Society for the 21st Annual Pet Parade on Saturday, May 7. The parade starts at Piedmont Park at 11:00 a.m. and features 11Alive’s own, John Gerard and Chesley McNeil as the Grand Marshalls. Registration for pets starts at 9:00 a.m. and the event ends around 1:00 p.m. Registration for a pet and a parent is $35, on Saturday morning. Piedmont Park is located at 1071 Piedmont Avenue in Atlanta.

Revolutionary hip-hop duo, Dead Prez will headline a concert at Masquerade on Friday, May 6. The two-some, composed of stic.man and M-1 are known for their “raw” and “in-your-face” style of lyricism.

LOCAL PROFILE: Piedmont Park

LOCAL PROFILE: Piedmont Park

ATLANTA, Ga. – Often called the quintessential city park, Piedmont Park, has something for everyone. Situated in the middle of the city, this park offers fishing, playgrounds, swimming, tennis, skating and even movie viewings.

Atlanta’s “Common Ground” since 1904, the park is the destination for “ITP” residents or city dwellers, every weekend. The main green or The Meadow is the main area for congregation; dogs and their owners or groups of friends playing ball games, usually, use this area for their activities.

Grilling isn’t allowed in the park; however, there are designated areas for people who want to use them. Park goers can fish in Clara Meer, which was created for the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition; the lake is filled with many of the local common species. The park features basketball courts and tennis courts, also.

Peek At Emory Village Pocket Park

Peek At Emory Village Pocket Park

Take a look at the new 8,300 square feet Pocket Park that's part of the Emory Village reconstruction project.  It is planned to sit adjacent to the Chevron gas station and North Oxford Road.  The construction and design of the project is being organized by The nonprofit Alliance to Improve Emory Village (AIEV). 

AIEV includes representatives from Emory, the Druid Hills community and the Emory Village business community. The park, which will include benches and new trees is part of a $300,000 streetscape project.  

Construction on the park will not begin until the roundabout and streetscapes are completed this summer and still needs about $40,000 in funding before June to actually take place.

Find out how you can support the project and take a look in further detail at the park here.

Free Mass Wedding, Friday February 11th

Free Mass Wedding, Friday February 11th

Fulton County, GA--  (submitted by Fulton County Probate Court) In these tough economic times what could be a better deal than a FREE wedding!   At 3 pm on Friday, February 11, 2011, Fulton County Probate Court Judge Pinkie Toomer will perform a mass wedding ceremony in her courtroom on the second floor of the Fulton County Courthouse, 160 Pryor St., located across the street from the Fulton County Government Center.

Judge Toomer performs free wedding ceremonies every Friday, but she expects another overflow crowd on the Friday before Valentine’s Day.  Cameras will be allowed in the courtroom for the event.  In the 25 years Judge Toomer has been performing the free weddings, she has married over 50,000 couples! 

Home from Work and School? Visit the Braves Museum for Free

Home from Work and School? Visit the Braves Museum for Free

Atlanta, GA--  In celebration of MLK Day, Turner Field is opening its doors for free and getting the city in the mood for the opening of Baseball season in a few months.

Today, January 17th from 10am -2pm, all are welcome to head down to Turner Field to check out the Braves Museum and Hall of Fame.  This is a great experience for the young and old Braves fans to see the history of the Atlanta Braves, which of course includes Hank Aaron and the lovable Bobby Cox.

 

The event is totally free and viditors can also get a free guided tour of the stadium, which is one of the newest in the league.

Braves training camp begins in the next week, and the Braves season opens on March 31st.

City of Atlanta Solid Waste Services Resume Friday, January 14, 2011

City of Atlanta Solid Waste Services Resume Friday, January 14, 2011

ATLANTA --- The Department of Public Works will resume collection of household garbage on Friday, January 14, 2011.  Route collections have been delayed due to hazardous road conditions and limited access to our transfer stations. We will work through the weekend to ensure completion of household garbage citywide as follows:

  • Friday, January 14, 2011 - Sunday, January 16, 2011
    Household Garbage Collection Resumes Citywide
  • Monday, January 17, 2011
    No collections due to M L King, Jr.

Solid Waste Collection Delayed Until Roads Improve

Solid Waste Collection Delayed Until Roads Improve

The City of Atlanta desires to keep you informed.  Please be advised that Solid waste collections are delayed due to hazardous road conditions and limited access to our solid waste transfer stations. 

The Department of Public Works will begin collection of routes as road conditions improve. We will work to ensure completion of citywide collection.  Yard trimming collections are delayed until further notice. All route collections are dependent upon weather conditions and accessibility.

To report dangerous ice conditions on streets or traffic signal problems, such as outages, please contact 404.546.2615 or 404.853.3200.