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WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

ATLANTA – 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.

Wind down at Fernbank’s Martinis and IMAX event on Friday, April 22. This weekly event usually draws a healthy sized crowd. Most cocktails are about $8 each and tickets to each actual IMAX movie are about $12. Come join Atlanta’s cosmopolitan crowd at this event.

Swim with the Georgia Aquarium’s resident whale shark on Friday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. Guests will be able to swim at the surface, with an air supply. The aquarium will provide a mask, air, booties and a wetsuit. All of this comes with a $224.95 price tag, talk about a nice Earth Day gift.

Arguably the best center in the NBA, the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard journeys home to Atlanta for game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

NORTHEAST 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 is a romantic, Athens-Clarke County Greenways and Riverside Parks are hosting a Full Moon Hike. This guided hike will be lighted by the full moon, which occurs on April 26. The hike begins at 8:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. Athens residents will be admitted for a $2 fee, all non-residents will be charged $5.

GEHC celebrates Earth Day with owl pellet dissection and more

GEHC celebrates Earth Day with owl pellet dissection and more

BUFORD, Ga. – Enjoy an early Earth Day, as the GEHC hosts their event “Earth Day Around the World”. The event will enjoy a wide range of activities like games, guided nature hikes, crafts, solar t-shirts screening and trivia.

The event will allow visitors to dissect an owl pellet, the opportunity to meet a live Great Horned Owl and to discover the different types of wildlife one can find in their backyard.

In addition to the various activities, the Mill Creek High School Orchestra will perform.

In recognition of Earth Day, official say, there will be a $2.00 discount on regular admission for all ages.  Boy and Girls Scouts and their leaders can attend for a $1.00 and a non perishable food item if they are dressed in full uniform.  Teachers can also attend for $1.00 and a non-perishable food item with school ID. 

As always, GEHC members are admitted free.