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WEEKEND EVENTS: Dance the Tango or enjoy the sunrise

WEEKEND EVENTS: Dance the Tango or enjoy the sunrise

EAST METRO AREA – 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.

Join the people of Conyers for a bike ride through Olde Town Conyers. This 4.5 mile group ride is open to kids and adults on the historical streets of Conyers. This ride is held every fourth Sunday of every month. Meet at the railroad depot area at 4:00 p.m.

Check out the Divine Intervention exhibit of African Art and Religion at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. This free exhibit is open daily and it showcases different masks and art, along with rituals observed in indigenous African religion.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center hosts their Tango Night on Friday, April 22. Learn to dance to tango by focusing on rhythm and movement. No partner is necessary and lessons, taught by a Tango expert, begin at 8:00 p.m. And around 9:30 p.m.

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.

12-year-old makes great video about Decatur

12-year-old makes great video about Decatur

DECATUR - When asked to come up with a short film that emphasizes Metro Atlanta, entrants to Creative Loafing's Short Cuts contest came up with all sorts of videos -- the contest finalists will be available for the voting public -- i.e., YOU -- to look at starting Friday on Creative Loafing's website.

The contest wanted to see the best of Atlanta's neighborhoods in five minutes or less.

One 12-year-old from Decatur, Giovanni Tortorici, had his short film entry to the contest showed off on Decatur Metro this week. The stop-motion film is called 1,368 Frames of Decatur. Mind you, this is not his first foray into film.

Get Your Tickets for 2011 OLPA Gala “Dream in Green” Benefit

Get Your Tickets for 2011 OLPA Gala “Dream in Green” Benefit

DRUID HILLS – Hurry up and get your tickets for the 2011 OLPA Gala “Dream in Green” Benefit, proceeds go to Olmsted Linear Park. This event will be held at Fernbark Natural History Museum on March 6th from 7-10 p.m.

This event will feature a live and silent auction, live jazz, signature cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres. About 350 community members are anticipated from influential Atlanta intown neighborhoods.

The Olmsted Linear Park Gala is celebrating completion of the restoration of the historic Olmsted Linear Park along Ponce de Leon Avenue. Join your neighbors and friends at this “Dream in Green” evening of live music and fabulous food and specialty.

For more information contact Gloria Seymour at gloria.seymour@gmail.com or called the OLPA at 404-377-5361.

DeKalb Citizens to Hold Community Meeting Feb. 16

DeKalb Citizens to Hold Community Meeting Feb. 16

SCOTTDALE, GA -- Residents of Scottdale are holding a community meeting at the Tobie Grant Recreation Center (644 Parkdale Drive, 30079) on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 6:45 p.m.

The meeting will address DeKalb County citizens' concerns about the proposed closing of the recreation center.

Tobie Grant Recreation Center is a 14-acre facility that includes a multi-use field, swimming pool, playground and nature trails. It is one of five public spaces that the county is slated to close in order to save money.

The City of Decatur Rolls Out a New Website, New Features

The City of Decatur Rolls Out a New Website, New Features

DECATUR -- On February 1st, the City of Decatur will be rolling out its updated website.

New Crosswalk on Candler Road

Safely crossing the street on Candler Road just became an easier feat thanks to the HAWK System.

Candler Road is ranked third in DeKalb County as “Most Deadly Corridors for Pedestrians” with Buford Highway and Glenwood Road being first and second.

On Wednesday, September 22nd at 8:30 a.m., The HAWK System: High Intensity Activated Crosswalk will be activated at 1944 Candler Road at the intersection of Candler and McAfee.

The activation of the HAWK system will assist pedestrians in crossing the busy Candler Road/SR155.