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2012 Free Summer Activities for Kids in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Here is a list of free summer activities for kids and families throughout the Atlanta area. There are plenty of free activities to keep your little ones busy: VBS, movies in the park, educational events, crafts, splash parks and more.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Many churches around Atlanta offer VBS free of charge. Some even include a free meal each day. Sign up fast because spots go quickly. The children will enjoy fun, games, and crafts while learning about Jesus. If any of these churches are charging for VBS, please let us know.

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3 words: Frappuccino Happy Hour

3 words: Frappuccino Happy Hour

ATLANTA -- It's back! Starbucks' wildly popular Frappuccino Happy Hour event will return this Friday, May 4.

The coffeehouse chain will hold Frappuccino Happy Hour every day through Sunday, May 13, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All sizes of the Frappuccino frozen drinks are half-price during Happy Hour.

Starbucks has brought back its two coconut drinks -- the Mocha Coconut Frappuccino and the Coconut Crème Frappuccino -- for summer. It also debuted two brand new flavors on Tuesday.

The Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino is "an indulgent blend of rich mocha sauce, vanilla syrup, Frappuccino chips, our signature Frappuccino Roast coffee and milk blended with ice and topped with delicious chocolatey whipped cream and chocolate cookie crumbles."

Spice Market Announces “Artful Thursdays” and “Après Art” Packages

Spice Market Announces “Artful Thursdays” and “Après Art” Packages

Spice Market, located inside the W Atlanta-Midtown, is rolling out two new promotions with the High Museum of Art in Midtown beginning the week of April 16 in order to encourage guests to support the arts and to offer a convenient and free parking option for museum-goers.

The restaurant’s Artful Thursdays will take place every Thursday evening beginning at 5 p.m. and includes the following:

·         Complimentary valet at the W Atlanta-Midtown (guests most present their High Museum ticket and their Spice Market receipt upon leaving to receive valet services free of charge)

·         Half-priced tickets to the High Museum of Art, which can be purchased at the Museum. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

ATLANTA -- All of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in metro Atlanta will host a special mother-son Date Knight on Saturday, Apr. 28.

The Date Knight format will be similar to that of the franchise's massively popular Daddy-Daughter Date Nights. It will give mothers and sons a special chance to enjoy some quality time together.

The event will have a medieval theme, hence the "Knight" part of its title.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage local moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their sons' company over a meal and have fun."

2012 American Craft Beer Festival March 31st in Suwanee

2012 American Craft Beer Festival March 31st in Suwanee

SUWANEE --  The goals for the 2012 American Craft Beer Festival are simple: to celebrate the best American beers by the finest brewers from around the country and to have fun doing so.

 

Disney on Ice: Ticket Giveaway

Disney on Ice:  Ticket Giveaway
Giveaway Alert:  TICKETS FOR  DISNEY ON ICE – TREASURE TROVE

My family couldn’t be more excited about this event!  So many of our favorite characters will be on the ice for Treasure Trove.  We had an absolute blast at the Disney on Ice:  Dare to Dream Event last year & I know Treasure Trove will be just as wonderful! And I LOVE the fact that it’s at The Arena at Gwinnett Center … so easy to get to from Forsyth County.

Tickets are ON SALE Now!

Where can I give blood in Lilburn?

Where can I give blood in Lilburn?

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta residents have plenty of opportunities to give blood to the American Red Cross between now and the summer.

An up-to-date list of donation times and locations can always be obtained by entering a zip code at redcrossblood.org. Several blood drives have already been scheduled in Lilburn:

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Lilburn Municipal Complex
2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 26
Oak Road Lutheran Church
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 21
Parkview High School
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 25
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 28
Lilburn Municipal Complex
2 p.m. to 7 p.m.