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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.

Georgia International Horse Park to host Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern

Georgia International Horse Park to host Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern

CONYERS, Ga. – This weekend, the Georgia International Horse Park will host the Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern. There will be two shows, this weekend, one on April 9 and the other on April 10.

This dressage competition is an official qualifier for the 2011 FEI North American Junior and Young Riders Championships and Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF National Pony Rider, Junior, Young Rider and Brentina Cup Championships.  

The event will have two courses and competitions will be held from 9AM until 5PM. All events will be held at the Charles Walker Arena.

Admission to this competition is free.

Students participate in an adapted softball tourney at Miracle League Field

Students participate in an adapted softball tourney at Miracle League Field

CONYERS, Ga. – (Rockdale Citizen) Rockdale County Public Schools held its first softball tournament for special needs students at the Miracle League Field on South Main Street last week.

Ambers Sims, the adapted physical education coach for Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) secured a grant from Snapping Shoals EMC which allowed her to purchase equipment for special needs children who need it. Students are able to use “special bats with larger grip areas and oversized mitts that allowed the balls to stick to them.”

The Miracle League didn’t charge RCPS to use its facility for the week, and RCPS shuttled children to and from the event. The event had many supporters and was an overall success.

For more on the story visit the Rockdale Citizen online.

Will the real Seminole please stand up? RCPS settles with FSU over school logos

Will the real Seminole please stand up? RCPS settles with FSU over school logos

CONYERS, Ga. – According to the Rockdale Citizen, Rockdale County Public Schools must replace all athletic gear, band apparel, wall and floor paintings and school stationary at, both, Salem High School and Memorial Middle School.

Apparently, Rockdale County was targeted by Florida State University in a lawsuit that alleged violation of trademark rights. During a lengthy session on Thursday, the Rockdale County Board of Education approved a settlement and license agreement with FSU.

The agreement states that both Salem High and Memorial Middle “must discontinue use of the Seminole head design mark, the lady Seminole head mark, the spear design mark and the words “Seminoles” and “Noles” unless it is with the school’s name”

According to Rockdale Citizen:

Salem has 30 days to remove the items from its website and publications. It has until Aug. 1, 2011, to remove them from the football helmets; until Aug.

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.

Rotary Club of Rockdale to hold 1/10th Mile Run

Rotary Club of Rockdale to hold 1/10th Mile Run

CONYERS – The Rockdale County Rotary Club is sponsoring the 1/10th mile run, fifteen minutes, after the end of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and a Fun Run from the Depot, down Railroad Street and to the Point Tavern.

Tickets to this event are $20 per runner and they can be purchased at all Olde Town participating sponsor locations. For more information contact Tim Baker at 678-614-7374.

Walk With Angels at the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival

Walk With Angels at the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival

ATLANTA – The Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation will be sponsoring the Conyers Cherry Blossom “Walk with Angels”, an 8-mile walk for breast cancer awareness. The Walk With Angels is will be held on Saturday, March 5, and will begin at the Georgia International Horse Park and end at the pavilion in Olde Town Conyers.

This walk is being used to honor those who have died from cancer and celebrate those who are fighting the disease. according to the organizers from the Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation.

The Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation is dedicated to promoting early detection and education about prevention, treatment options, and recovery. The Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation is a IRS recognized Chartable 501(c)(3) Organization.

Participants can start registering for the walk at 7AM and the walk will begin at 8’oclock.