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Smoking sections could become slimmer in DeKalb County

Smoking sections could become slimmer in DeKalb County

DECATUR, Ga. – Are you ready for a smoke-free DeKalb County? If so, you could get your wish. Last month, the DeKalb County Board of Health voted to amend the county’s current Clean Indoor Air Ordinance. If adopted, the suggested revisions would make the county’s businesses, parks and facilities completely smoke-free.

According to the DeKalb County Board of Health, the currently ordinance:

 “Allows smoking at free-standing bars, adult entertainment establishments and outdoor venues, including parks”.

This amendment would ban smoking in those places, playgrounds, entrances and exits to buildings, outdoor entertainment venues and outdoor service lines and would decreases the number of rooms a hotel can designate for smoking from 25 percent to 10 percent.

The amended ordinance has been submitted to the Board of Commissioners for their consideration and adoption.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Genki opens in VaHi, Afternoon Tea at the St. Regis and Inman Park Spring Fest

WEEKEND EVENTS: Genki opens in VaHi, Afternoon Tea at the St. Regis and Inman Park Spring Fest

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.

Atlanta by Air, Inc. will be conducting daily aerial sightseeing tours of the Atlanta skyline and key landmarks for up to three passengers. The flights depart from Peachtree DeKalb Airport and are by appointment only. For more information contact Atlanta by Air at (678) 536-9166. The Peachtree DeKalb Airport is located at 1 Corsair Drive in Chamblee.

Go see classic rock icons, WAR, at the Fiesta Atlanta: Cinco De Mayo Celebration at Centennial Olympic Park. The fifth annual festival will be a day-long festival of Latino culture, music, arts, crafts and children’s activities. Centennial Olympic Park is located at 285 International Boulevard.

Take the “From Civil War to Civil Rights Tour” this Friday at Underground Atlanta.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

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.

Wind down at Fernbank’s Martinis and IMAX event on Friday, April 22. This weekly event usually draws a healthy sized crowd. Most cocktails are about $8 each and tickets to each actual IMAX movie are about $12. Come join Atlanta’s cosmopolitan crowd at this event.

Swim with the Georgia Aquarium’s resident whale shark on Friday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. Guests will be able to swim at the surface, with an air supply. The aquarium will provide a mask, air, booties and a wetsuit. All of this comes with a $224.95 price tag, talk about a nice Earth Day gift.

Arguably the best center in the NBA, the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard journeys home to Atlanta for game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

Buckhead Heritage Sponsors Civil War Battlefield Archaeology Lecture

Buckhead Heritage Sponsors Civil War Battlefield Archaeology Lecture

As part of the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Civil War, Buckhead Heritage will host archaeologist Garrett Silliman for a lecture on the cutting-edge field of battlefield archaeology. “Digging Up Civil War History: Battlefield Archaeology of the Atlanta Campaign” will be held Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Child Hall at 2744 Peachtree Road. Drinks will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for Buckhead Heritage Society members or $15 for non-members.

The event is being generously sponsored by the Buckhead offices of Harry Norman, Realtors.

Battlefield archaeology utilizes startling precise technology to help historians better understand the everyday life of soldiers during war and the events that transpired on the field of conflict.

FUN & CREATIVE PARTY IDEA: $95 for a Painting Birthday Party with Kitchens & Easels ($160 value)

FUN & CREATIVE PARTY IDEA: $95 for a Painting Birthday Party with Kitchens & Easels ($160 value)

Purple, orange, green and blue, we have some fun in store for you! Celebrate your child’s birthday and their creative spirit with Today’s Scoop: 41% off a “Kitchens & Easels” Painting Birthday Party with JenniferSmithGallery!

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Atlanta CARES: Stepping into Mentoring Fashion & Shoe Show -CATWALK FOR A CAUSE!

Atlanta CARES:  Stepping into Mentoring Fashion & Shoe Show -CATWALK FOR A CAUSE!

Atlanta Cares Mentoring Movement, a local segment of the national mentoring program founded by former Essence Editor, Susan Taylor, will host the fashion event, "Stepping into Mentoring CATWALK FOR A CAUSE" on Sat. Apr. 16, 11-2pm at the W Hotel (Perimeter, 111 Perimeter Center West, Atlanta, 30326).

Thomas Dortch, Councilman Ivory Young, Dr.

TONIGHT: Screening of 'Race to Nowhere' at St. Jude

TONIGHT: Screening of 'Race to Nowhere' at St. Jude

ATLANTA -- All of the current interest in education has Metro Atlanta parents talking.

Tonight, St.