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Weekend walk to benefit Arthritis Foundation

Weekend walk to benefit Arthritis Foundation

ATLANTA -- Many may not know the arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

About 50 million Americans, including one in four Georgians, are affected by this disease. According to some statistics, 74 percent of Georgians with arthritis are overweight or obese; nearly half of them are limited by it.

On Saturday, May 14, the Arthritis Foundation will hold its Atlanta Arthritis Walk to raise awareness for the disease, research and the best possible treatment: exercise.

Moving is an excellent way to treat arthritis. Exercise can even prevent some types of arthritis from occurring.

Registration for the walk on May 14 will begin at 9 a.m.; pre-registration can be completed online. The walk itself will begin at 10 a.m.

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.

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.

Local running store supports fight against cancer with 5K race

Local running store supports fight against cancer with 5K race

Brookhaven, GA --  (submitted by Javier DeJesus) Big Peach Running Co. is gearing up for the much anticipated 6th Annual Big Peach 5K Run/Walk set for April 30 to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training (TNT) Georgia Chapter. For the past five years, the popular metro Atlanta-based running specialty store has hosted this event, raised more than $50,000 and donated all the proceeds to TNT— a program offering training for endurance events and focused on finding a cure for blood cancers.

The run known for its scenic route will start at the Brookhaven/Oglethorpe MARTA Station and will wind through neighborhood as well as city streets before turning onto Peachtree Rd., and finishing in front of Big Peach Running Co. Participants have until April 27 at 3 p.m. to register. Registration fees are $20 for an untimed race and $25 for timed through April 19. Afterwards, prices go up to $25 and $30 respectively.

Dekalb Offering Spring Break Day Camps

Dekalb Offering Spring Break Day Camps

DECATUR, Ga. -- (submitted by Dekalb County)  DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will hold Spring Break Day Camps April 4 - 8, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at all 12 recreation centers. Spring Break Day Camp is the hot spot for kids during the spring break. To embark on the total spring break camp experience, look no further than your local recreation center!

Spring Break Day Camp is a camp for ages 5 -12 and will be held Monday through Friday at a charge of $5 per day. Please make all payments payable by cashiers check or money order to the recreation center of your choice. Participants must provide their own lunch and snack.

For more information, contact LaShanda Trice, Public Education Specialist, at 404-371-3643.

 

Georgia mayors ride to the Capitol

Georgia mayors ride to the Capitol

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Roswell Mayor Jere Wood, along with other mayors from Metro Atlanta, will take to the streets on Tuesday, Mar. 22 in the sixth annual Georgia Rides to the Capitol event.

The police-escorted 21-mile ride will lead cyclists from Roswell City Hall to the Capitol.

$150 for One Week of Circus Summer Camp IN DUNWOODY (52% off, $310 value)

$150 for One Week of Circus Summer Camp IN DUNWOODY (52% off, $310 value)

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Circus Camp has graciously offered us a LIMITED NUMBER of spots for their Dunwoody location. CLICK HERE to treat your child to a MAGICAL summer with 52% off Atlanta’s one-of-kind “Funnest” Summer Day Camp! Ages 5 and up.

THIS DEAL ENDS THURSDAY, MAY 12TH AT MIDNIGHT OR WHEN IT SELLS OUT! LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE!