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BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

EAST 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 loves indie music, take them to famous live music venue and rooftop grill, Eddie’s Attic. This venue is home to acts like Sugarland and John Mayer. For about $15, you and your date can enjoy a live show and plate of famous attic beignets. To view a full show schedule and purchase tickets visit Eddie’s at 515-B N.

Run the Cheerio's Challenge and Eat Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, this weekend

Run the Cheerio's Challenge and Eat Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, this weekend

Although the forecast calls for storms; there’s plenty to do this weekend, both – inside and outside. Check out our new events calendar, which can be found on a widget called "EVENTS" which is located at the top left portion of every community site's homepage.

Below, we’ve listed a couple of events we think you will like:

On Friday, April 15, the GQHA Pro Am Horse Show, Georgia International Horse Park, Charles Walker Arena, 7AM-10AM, free admission,  www.gqha.com, 770-602-2606

And on Saturday, April 16, grab you children and have “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny”, 8:30AM – 11AM in partnership with the United Way at the Conyers First United Methodist Church at 921 Main Street in Conyers.

Also, come out and run the Covington Family YMCA’s Covington Cheerio’s Challenge 5K. The race starts and ends at the Covington YMCA.

Half-price treats at Dairy Queen this weekend

Half-price treats at Dairy Queen this weekend

CONYERS, Ga. -- In honor of all the loyal patrons who kept the restaurant afloat during these tough times, the owner of the Dairy Queen in Conyers is holding a Customer Appreciation Day this weekend.

Dairy Queen guests will enjoy half-price treats all day on Saturday, Apr. 16.

"We thought we would do something different to help the Atlanta families out in this economy and enjoy a night out with the family," said Keish Momin, owner operator of the Conyers Dairy Queen.

Attendees will also get a chance to play Dunk the Mayor and Dunk the County Commissioner, participate in a banana split-eating contest, and enjoy other family-friend activities, such as face painting.

Customer Appreciation Day will take place at the Conyers Dairy Queen (1235 Dogwood Drive SW) only.

Conyers Historical Society to host Olde Town Jail Tour

Conyers Historical Society to host Olde Town Jail Tour

CONYERS – This weekend, the Conyers Historical Society will hold their “Olde Town Jail Tour” from 10:00 a.m. until 2 p.m. This tour, which is held on the first Saturday of the month, is an exhibit of what the jail looked like in the late 1800’s. The jail doubles as a museum, which displays different Conyers artifacts.

The tour includes starts downstairs I the sheriff’s house and ends upstairs in the prisoner’s dormitory. The museum is home to many artifacts from Conyers and Milstead: like the first electric stove or the first TV/radio in Conyers.

The jail is located on Milstead Avenue.

Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival to be held, this weekend

Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival to be held, this weekend

CONYERS, Ga. -- The annual Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival will commence at 10 a.m. on March 26 and continue until March 27 at 5 p.m. at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. More than 300 local and regional vendors are expected.

The event has been a Conyers staple for 30 years and it draws tens of thousands of people. The festival, annually, draws tens of thousands of people. Recently, the festival was named a Top 20 event by the Southeast Tourism Society for March 2011.

According to the Rockdale Citizen “the lineup includes: children’s activities, food, arts and crafts, continuous entertainment, international music and performances, and civic and non-profit organizations. Admission is free. Parking is $5.”

For more information, visit: www.conyerscherryblossomfest.com/

Rockdale Special Olympics to hold Second Annual Wine Tasting Dinner

Rockdale Special Olympics to hold Second Annual Wine Tasting Dinner

CONYERS, Ga. – The Rockdale Special Olympics committee is holding its second annual Wine Tasting Dinner at 6 p.m. on April 2 at the Meadowbrook Country Club  to benefit the Rockdale Special Olympics.

Sinful Dish catering will supply the food, served buffet-style, which will be paired with wines, donated by Sigman Bottle Shop. This year, the event’s organizers moved the Wine Tasting Dinner to the country club with the aim of accommodating more people. The new venue could mean that Rockdale Special Olympics could raise more than the roughly $2,700 generated at the 2010 event.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the door or at Sigman Bottle Shop, 425 Sigman Road, or by calling 770-385-1805 or 770-715-2365. The Meadowbrook Country Club is located at 5143 Lake Forest Drive in Conyers.

Chain Buster 9/6 Hour Mountain Bike Race at Georgia International Horse Park

Chain Buster 9/6 Hour Mountain Bike Race at Georgia International Horse Park

CONYERS, Ga. – On March 19th, Maxxis will host their Chain Buster 9/6 Hour Mountain Bike Race at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.

The race course is located on the Steeple Chase side of the horse park. According to Chain Buster Racing, “the race course will be approximately 8 miles of single track with a portion of double track. It will be fast flowing with plenty of technical sections to challenge each racer.”

The course will include some horse trails that are only permitted for race day. GPS of the course will be unavailable until the day of the actual race. The race course will be marked and open for pre-ride on Friday, 3/18/11.

The Georgia International Horse Park is located at 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway.