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Happy indeed: Half-price Frappuccinos during Starbucks Happy Hour

Happy indeed: Half-price Frappuccinos during Starbucks Happy Hour

ATLANTA -- Happy Friday! Celebrate the start of the weekend with a half-price however-you-want-it Frappuccino from Starbucks.

On May 6, participating Starbucks stores will hold the first Frappuccino Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All flavors and sizes of the popular blended coffee drink are half-price during Happy Hour.

Starbucks is also bringing back two coconut drinks for summer.

The Mocha Coconut Frappuccino is a signature flavor in the chain's Hawaii stores.

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.

11Alive morning team gives teachers 'Our Favorite Things'

11Alive morning team gives teachers 'Our Favorite Things'

ATLANTA -- 11Alive's morning team rolled out the red carpet Monday morning to honor Metro Atlanta's "Class Act" teachers. The 31 men and women were nominated by their peers and students for special recognition for their committment to their classes and students.


On Monday, the 31 educators, their principals and some family and friends joined the 11Alive morning team as a live studio audience.


For a Random Act of Kindness, they all received some of our anchors' favorite things:


From Chesley and Men's Warehouse: a stylish matching tie and pocket square.


From Karyn and Spa Sydell: a gift certificate for much-deserved pampering.

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.

Local cops, Krispy Kreme raise 'dough' for Special Olympics

Local cops, Krispy Kreme raise 'dough' for Special Olympics

ATLANTA -- Krispy Kreme is once again teaming up with Georgia police officers to raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Georgia.

Officers will take to the roofs for Georgia's ninth annual Cops on Doughnut Shops from 6 a.m. on Friday, Apr. 29 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 1.

They will collect donations from customers as they eat, sleep and play on the rooftops of 10 Krispy Kreme stores statewide.

"Cops and doughnut shops just naturally go together in people's minds," said Allison Kaczenski with Special Olympics Georgia. "We decided to have some fun with it and help a worthy cause.

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

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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.