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WEEKEND EVENTS: National Public Gardens Day, kiln opening and Spring Fling

WEEKEND EVENTS: National Public Gardens Day, kiln opening and Spring Fling

ATHENS, 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.

To commemorate National Public Gardens Day, sponsored by the Rain Bird and American Public Gardens Association, nationwide gardens are offering free admission with a coupon printout, which can be found here. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, located in Athens, is accepting these coupons. The Garden is located about three miles south of the University. The address is 2450 South Milledge Avenue in Athens.

Visit Vines Garden in Loganville on Sunday May 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for National Train Day at Vines Garden. This event is being presented by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation. Engineers will be on hand holding information sessions on trains at the largest railroad in the Southeast.

Cocina con Yoly -- Cooking with Yoly (en Espanol and English)

Cocina con Yoly --  Cooking with Yoly (en Espanol and English)

Cocina con Yoly:  Salsa Chimichurri (English Below)

Yoly es una puertoriqueña viviendo en Atlanta donde procura ahorrar en sus compras manteniendo un presupuesto pequeño mientras disfruta con su esposo en grande de sus pasatiempos favoritos y la cocina. Recordando con añoro a la Isla del Encanto, también busca ofertas que apliquen allá.

Aunque mi esposo no es de descendencia Latina a él le encanta nuestra comida. Una de las salsas que más preparamos es la de Chimichurri por que es muy versátil. Esta va muy bien con churrasco, y en nuestro caso sobre caderas deshuesadas, salmón, tostadas en fin… siempre buscamos excusa para preparar esta salsa.

Ingredients

  • 1 taza bien compacta perejil fresco de hoja plana, adornado de tallos gruesos
  • 1/3 taza de cilantro fresco
  • 3-4 dientes de ajo
  • 1/4 cucharadita de pimienta roja
  • 1 cucharadita de sal
  • 1/2 taza de aceite de oliva
  • 2 cucharadas de vino tinto

Instructions

  1. Pica el perejil y cilantro fresco (remueve los tallos).
  2. Hecha en el procesador de alimentos todos los ingredientes.
  3. Pulsa por al menos 30 segundos.

4. Sirve a temperatura ambiente.

Homeowners: Be Green and Save Green This Summer

Homeowners: Be Green and Save Green This Summer

As we head into summer, hard pressed consumers need to save on energy costs while they keep their homes comfortable during hot weather. Here are some simple and effective ways to reduce summer energy bills from the weatherization experts at NRGSVRS (www.nrgsvrs.com):

 

1. Seal the deal. Inspect the areas around your doors, between the crown molding and ceiling, inside closets and at the seams around your floors. If you see light coming from the outside or feel any air seeping through these areas, it is time for sealing those drafts! Weather stripping and caulking or using spray foam (be careful: it expands) can significantly cut down on wasted, cooled air in your home!

 

2. Bring out the blankets. It’s summer, so do we need blankets? We are talking about blankets of insulation!

Get rid of mosquitoes! $48.50 for 1 month spray with eco-friendly Tuxedo Mosquito Control (52% off)

Get rid of mosquitoes! $48.50 for 1 month spray with eco-friendly Tuxedo Mosquito Control (52% off)

With the wet winter and warm spring, the mosquito populations have gotten an early start. Protect your family from annoying pests and itchy bites the safe way with 52% off a One Month Non-Toxic Mosquito Spray Service from Tuxedo Mosquito Control.

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Treat yourself: $15 = $30 worth of Handmade Soaps, Lotions & More at Mama Bath + Body

Treat yourself: $15 = $30 worth of Handmade Soaps, Lotions & More at Mama Bath + Body

Do you love handmade all natural soaps, lotions and scrubs? Looking for the perfect Mother's Day Gift? Check out Decatur's Mama Bath + Body and pay only $15 for $30 worth of handmade goodies with Today's Scoop.

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Get organized with a FREE $5 Electronic Gift Card from Oliver's Labels - Personalized Kids' Labels!

Get organized with a FREE $5 Electronic Gift Card from Oliver's Labels - Personalized Kids' Labels!

We want to help you get ready for camp this summer with a FREE $5 E-Gift Card for adorable organizational labels that are waterproof, weather-proof, scuff-proof and tear-resistant!

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Get a Jump on Spring Landscaping! Free Educational Program

Get a Jump on Spring Landscaping! Free Educational Program

Spring is just around the corner! Get a jump-start on your outdoor living plans Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m.-noon. Eric King, ASLA, owner of King Landscaping, and Rick Goldstein, a registered architect and co-owner of MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers], will share decades of experience creating inviting outdoor living spaces.

"Easy Hardscaping" is a free crash course that will showcase the best (and worst) ideas in building patios, walks and walls for your home landscape. It will be held at the MOSAIC office, located at 2358 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300.

Feel free to invite a friend. To R.S.V.P., send an e-mail with your name and the number of attendees to sylvia@mosaicgroupatlanta.com or call 770.670.6022. Space is limited.