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WEEKEND EVENTS: Circus Clowns and Beauty Queens

WEEKEND EVENTS: Circus Clowns and Beauty Queens

NORTHERN METRO AREA – 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.

Today, the Yaarab Shrine kicks off their 69th Annual Circus and Carnival at the Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. This circus is the world largest shrine circus. Food and rides will be open tonight; however, there will be no circus acts. Only $10 gets you unlimited rides on every ride at the fair.

Sprayberry High school will be hosting a Community Egg Drop on Saturday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Eggs will be dropped from a helicopter and there will be many vendors, including face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Keep your social calendar busy with 11Alive’s Where U Live new events section!

Keep your social calendar busy with 11Alive’s Where U Live new events section!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Check out on the new events guide at the top of the page.  We’ve taken all the work out of finding out what’s happening in your neighborhood. 

Just click where you live and you have everything at your fingertips!  Looking for something to do with your kids?  We have a family friendly activities section. Interested in art?  We have exhibit listings.  Want to explore a different part of the city?  Click the neighborhood and we can show you what’s happening.

Planning your weekend has never been easier!

Off the Beaten Path Easter Events Around Atlanta for April 21-24

Off the Beaten Path Easter Events  Around Atlanta for April 21-24

Blossom in Norcross - Garden Tour & Spring Downtown Open House. New to the City of Norcross events calendar this year is Blossom – a unique garden & gardening arts experience. On April 30th from 10am – 5pm visitors will have a choice of several activities, from getting their hands dirty at local plants sales and strolling through local gardens, to shopping for garden art and enjoying spring salads in the local eateries. 

Five gardens will be on tour for this free inaugural event, including the charming grounds of the Norcross Garden Club, and the beautiful home grounds of Gardens by Design owner and master gardener, Julie Foster.

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

NORTHEAST 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 is a romantic, Athens-Clarke County Greenways and Riverside Parks are hosting a Full Moon Hike. This guided hike will be lighted by the full moon, which occurs on April 26. The hike begins at 8:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. Athens residents will be admitted for a $2 fee, all non-residents will be charged $5.

Top 5 Easter Egg Hunts Around Atlanta You Don't Want To Miss

Top 5 Easter Egg Hunts Around Atlanta You Don't Want To Miss

Atlanta – Easter at Callanwolde

Annual Prom Model Search at Cinderella's Closet

Annual Prom Model Search at Cinderella's Closet
With the 2011 Prom Season coming to a close, Cinderella’s Closet is already planning for Prom 2012. The retail store in Lilburn, Georgia is preparing to host the annual model search on Friday April 30th, 2011.

Lilburn, GA (PRWEB) April 17, 2011

On Friday April 29, 2011, Cinderella’s Closet will hold an open call model casting from 2 to 7 PM. The casting, which typically draws over 100 young hopefuls, will focus on selecting approximately twenty girls that will have the opportunity to model in the 2012 Cinderella’s Closet Catalog. These girls will have a unique opportunity to model the latest prom dresses, build their portfolios, and work with industry leaders in the hair, make-up, and modeling fields. The ideal applicant for the model search is between the ages of 15-21, a minimum of 5’6”, and fits into the standard sample size. The casting is open to both experienced and first time models.

Join your friends and neighbors and celebrate "Earth Day Around the World"

Gwinnett County, GA--  (sent by Walter West)  Join your friends and neighbors as we celebrate "Earth Day Around the World" at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center (GEHC) on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.

"Earth Day originated as a way to bring awareness and appreciation to the natural environment," said Jason West, Director of Development at the GEHC. "I can't think of a better way to celebrate than by spending time exploring, playing, and learning at the GEHC."

Visitors will enjoy a wide range of activities, including games, guided nature hikes, crafts, solar t-shirt screening, face painting, and much more.

In addition, special programming will allow you to dissect an owl pellet, meet a real life Great Horned Owl and discover the types of wildlife you can find in your own backyard. Whole Foods Market from Duluth/John’s Creek will provide organic food cooking demonstrations.