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WEEKEND EVENTS: Georgia Force, AtlantaFest and Athens Benefit

WEEKEND EVENTS: Georgia Force, AtlantaFest and Athens Benefit

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- 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.

This weekend, the Georgia Force vs New Orleans VooDoo, will hold their matchup on Friday night. The Georgia Force is back and better than ever in the new Arena Football League. Hold onto your seats - it's four quarters of high flying offenses, punishing defenses and fast as lightning action. The games are played at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

E.E. Robinson Park will be showing “How to Train Your Dragon” on Friday, at the park. Bring your chairs, blankets and a picnic basket and enjoy a movie on the green with your entire family. Robinson Park is located at 850 Level Creek Road in Sugar Hill.

Known as the Southeast's largest Christian music fest, The AtlantaFest at Stone Mountain Park, will rock Stone Mountain Park for the third year, in a row.

Frosty for a cause

Frosty for a cause

Wendy’s is giving us a good reason to buy a Frosty this weekend!  It’s the fifth annual Father's Day Frosty Weekend – when participating Wendy’s restaurants will donate 50 cents for every Frosty product sold June 18th – 19th to support Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The efforts are aiming to raise 1.7 million dollars!

And we're giving away a Wendy's Gift Card!

Read more on the Giveaway & How to Participate in the Father's Day Frosty Weekend ...

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

Reminders for Doraville Election Day

Reminders for Doraville Election Day

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- Doraville's Special Election for Mayor will take place on Tuesday, June 21.

Polls at City Hall (3725 Park Avenue) will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Under Georgia law, all residents must bring an acceptable form of ID to the polls in order to vote.

Proper ID includes a driver's license, government employee ID, U.S. passport, military photo ID or Georgia Voter Identification Card.

For more information, call City Hall at 770-451-8745.

The three mayoral candidates will host a forum Thursday evening, where they will take questions from residents and business owners.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Watermelon Cutting, Willie Nelson and the Peachtree Corners Festival

WEEKEND EVENTS: Watermelon Cutting, Willie Nelson and the Peachtree Corners Festival

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- 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.

The Atlanta Phoenix Cat Society is hosting its annual CFA Southern Regional awards. The awards, dinner and show will be held on Saturday and Sunday. The event is open to the public. During this event hundreds of pedigree cats will be judged and awarded. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.  

The Mountain Park Depot will be hosting a Watermelon Cutting instructional for seniors. This instructional session will be a time of fellowship, snacks and drinks with friends. This event will be hosting at Mountain Park Depot on Friday, June 10.

Mayoral candidate forum slated for June 16

Mayoral candidate forum slated for June 16

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- The race is on for the top civic post in Doraville.

There will be a special candidate forum on Thursday, June 16 at the Doraville Civic Center (3770 Central Avenue), where the three candidates will answer residents' questions in an event moderated by former Atlanta Business Chronicle editor Thornton Kennedy.

Carol Gilman, Tom Hart and Donna Pitman will field questions submitted by Doraville residents and business owners. The questions will be accepted in writing from the audience beginning at 6 p.m., with the forum scheduled to begin at 6:30. There will be no verbal questions allowed from the floor.

This will not be a debate; the candidates will address the issues to the moderator and not each other.

The purpose of the forum is to allow Doraville residents to get to know the candidates and hear their positions on the city's top issues.

Voting in the special election will take place Tuesday, June 21.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Festivals, Art Walks and a Farmers' Market

WEEKEND EVENTS: Festivals, Art Walks and a Farmers' Market

LAWRENCEVILLE-- 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.

The Aurora Theatre is hosting a play called, “Over the River and Through the Woods” about Hoboken, New Jersey, an Italian-American neighborhood with a tradition of eating dinner at the Gianelli’s house. It continues through June 5.  

The Mutts & More Festival boats entertainment for families and their pets and is being presented by the Humane Society of Forsyth County. The Humane Society in conjunction with Petco Foundation and Rucker Pet will also host a Bark After Dark event, complete with music and dining. The event takes place at the Cumming Fairgrounds and starts at 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Check out the Duluth Art Walk on June 3. The walk offers more than 30 pieces of original art that will be given away.