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Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival returns to Conyers

Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival returns to Conyers

CONYERS, Ga. -- The sixth annual Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival will swoop into Rockdale County this weekend.

The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26. It will be held at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.

Events and festivities include wild animal exhibits, hands-on demonstrations, arts and crafts, children's activities and more.

Admission is $5 per person; children ages 4 and under get in free.

For more information, visit bighaynescreekwildlifefestival.com.

The Obama Effect's Atlanta Premiere

Watch an interview with star Vanessa Bell Calloway as she stopped by the Get Connected studio in Atlanta to discuss her new movie The Obama Effect!

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

ATLANTA -- Enjoy a cool treat and help kids in need at the same time on Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day.

On Thursday, June 26, the fast food chain will donate one dollar from every Blizzard Treat sold to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which provides funding for 170 children's hospitals in North America.

Learn more at miracletreatday.com.

'B at the Movies' this summer

'B at the Movies' this summer

ATLANTA -- Looking for some free family fun this summer?

ALDI and radio station B98.5 will present the "B at the Movies" outdoor movie series at several locations throughout metro Atlanta all summer long.

Everyone is invited to bring their blankets and chairs to the participating parks and watch the family-friendly movies on giant inflatable screens. Movies begin at dusk, but come out early for activities and giveaways.

The 2012 B at the Movies schedule includes:

Saturday, May 12
We Bought a Zoo
Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers

Saturday, May 26
We Bought a Zoo
Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell

Saturday, June 2
Puss in Boots
Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville

200 jobs available in Conyers, Covington

200 jobs available in Conyers, Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Apollo Staffing, a Covington-based staffing agency, is looking to fill about 200 positions this summer.

All of the positions are for a local manufacturing company. Available jobs include copper braziers, electricians, welders and sheet metal workers.

Apollo Staffing hopes to fill the 200 jobs before July 1.

To fill out an application, visit Apollo Staffing's office at 10230 Industrial Bouelvard NE in Covington. Applications will be accepted all weekend.

For more information, visit www.staffapollo.com.

3 words: Frappuccino Happy Hour

3 words: Frappuccino Happy Hour

ATLANTA -- It's back! Starbucks' wildly popular Frappuccino Happy Hour event will return this Friday, May 4.

The coffeehouse chain will hold Frappuccino Happy Hour every day through Sunday, May 13, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All sizes of the Frappuccino frozen drinks are half-price during Happy Hour.

Starbucks has brought back its two coconut drinks -- the Mocha Coconut Frappuccino and the Coconut Crème Frappuccino -- for summer. It also debuted two brand new flavors on Tuesday.

The Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino is "an indulgent blend of rich mocha sauce, vanilla syrup, Frappuccino chips, our signature Frappuccino Roast coffee and milk blended with ice and topped with delicious chocolatey whipped cream and chocolate cookie crumbles."

Atlanta Dream to host Salem HS fundraiser

Atlanta Dream to host Salem HS fundraiser

CONYERS, Ga. -- Atlanta Dream guard Lindsey Harding will make an appearance at Lady Seminole Basketball Night, which raises money for the Salem High School girls basketball team.

The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chili's Grill & Bar in Conyers.

Print and bring the official Atlanta Dream flyer to Chili's to donate 10 percent of your purchase to the Salem High girls basketball program.

The Conyers Chili's is located at 1570 Dogwood Drive.