Monday, August 31, 2009

Save Money on Labor Day Travel

Click on our Hot Deals to save money on accomodations during the Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta's DeKalb County.

DeKalb County is located just six miles east of downtown Atlanta and accessible by I-85, I-75, I-20 and I-285, and only minutes away from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and many downtown Atlanta attractions. DeKalb County is the perfect location to experience the best of Atlanta and Georgia's #1 attraction, Stone Mountain Park.

Free Family Reunion Planning Workshop on Sept. 19

DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau will be hosting a Free Family Reunion Planning Workshop at the Hamption Inn - Stone Mountain on Saturday, September 19th, from 9:00 a.m. – Noon.

Call (770) 492-5016 to register now!

Martinis and IMAX at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

September 4, 11, 18, 25 at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Enjoy cool cocktails, stunning films, live music and creative cuisine beneath the world’s largest dinosaurs, Fridays from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

This one-of-a-kind Friday night experience is available exclusively at Fernbank Museum’s Martinis & IMAX presented by Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Premium cash bars open at 5:30 p.m. and feature specialty martines, wine and more. Chef-prepared entrees and appetizers are available for purchase in The Fernbank Café starting at 5:30 p.m. Live music begins at 6:30 p.m.

Stone Mountain Park Lasershow Spectacular

September 5 - 7, 12, 19, 26 at Stone Mountain Park

This Atlanta tradition is the longest running lasershow in the world and celebrates its 26th year with a musical tribute to Georgia artists. Additional musical scores feature some all-time favorite tunes and medleys highlighting the everyday hero and favorite sports teams.

A patriotic medley and traditional favorites such as “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” and “Celestial Soda Pop,” are back by popular demand. With displays of laser lights, graphics, characters and fireworks, this show is sure to bring you to your feet. Relax on the lawn and enjoy an evening out as Stone Mountain is transformed into a natural amphitheater.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Last Splash Of The Summer At The Marcus Jewish Community Center’s Dunwoody Days Community Pool Party And BBQ

Sunday, September 13, 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Zaban Park

Everyone Welcome! Admission is Free!

The MJCCA – Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Dunwoody 30338) welcomes the community to the Dunwoody Days Community Pool Party and BBQ on Sunday, September 13, 2009, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Celebrate the end of summer with one last splash at the MJCCA’s outdoor pool! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for a day of sun, fun, and relaxation. Everyone is welcome, both members and non-members, and admission is free.

In addition, the MJCCA will be collecting funds throughout the day to help the Dunwoody Police equip their patrol cars with lifesaving AEDs (automatic external defibrillators). An officer will be at the Dunwoody Days event with a patrol car allowing children an “up close and personal” look at the inner workings of an actual police car.


  • Delicious food, snacks, and beverages from Goodfriend’s Grill (available for purchase)
  • Stay cool in the Barbara & Ed Mendel Splash Park
  • Pool games & races
  • Boating & fishing on the lake
  • Music Provided by VIBE® Entertainment
For more info, visit the Marcus Jewish Community Center.

A New Slant On The South Exhibit at Callanwolde

“A New Slant on the South” - Photographs by Jane Kerr at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

The exhibit will open on Friday, September 18, with a reception for the artist from 7 to 9 pm, and runs through October 30. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Jane Robbins Kerr is from Jackson, Mississippi but has spent most of her adult life in Atlanta, Georgia. After retiring from a real estate career, she traveled the world photographing people and places. During that period, she spent a lot of time in Santa Fe, New Mexico photographing the landscape of northern New Mexico. She is a writer, a painter, and a storyteller and now tries to tell her story with her camera. For the past two years she has photographed extensively in
Mississippi and the rural South capturing what is, before it becomes what it was.

For more info, visit Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

Your Jewish World Exhibit at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta

The Sophie Hirsh Srochi Jewish Discovery Museum of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is presenting a temporary exhibition entitled, Your Jewish World.

The Your Jewish World exhibition introduces children ages 2 to 12 to the wide array of Jewish culture from the Diaspora (the presence of Jewish people around the world, outside of Israel).

For more info, visit the Marcus Jewish Community Center

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Saturday Concert in the Park At The Dunwoody Nature Center

It's Fun. It's Loud. It's Mr. Greg's Musical Madness!
Saturday, August 29, 6-8 pm

Bring your chairs, blankets, and picnics for a family-friendly evening of music by the creek at the Dunwoody Nature Center. Enjoy music in the park while the kids run from creek to meadow and enjoy a stroll on our trails while music wafts through the trees.

Mr. Greg’s Musical Madness is a unique musical education and entertainment program for the whole family. Greg Roth (“Mr. Greg”) performs regularly at schools and educational institutions around Atlanta with a show featuring song selections from his musical CD “Saving the Earth”. His program combines the fun of family music with an emphasis on environmental and social awareness. Greg Roth is an award-winning singer/songwriter whose songs are played regularly on MTV, VH1, PBS, and many international television shows. He is a winner of the Rock Finals Award in the international John Lennon Songwriting Competition and has performed at venues all over the country.
For more information, visit the Dunwoody Nature Center website.

Taste of Chamblee This Saturday


Taste of Chamblee - August 29, 2009

Come enjoy the second annual Taste of Chamblee event this Saturday, with over 30 restaurants,a kids zone, the "Art Walk" featuring over 40 regional artists with unique hand made crafts, and live music by The Mustangs.

The Event will be held on Saturday, August 29 in Downtown Chamblee (Peachtree Rd. & Broad St.) from 11:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Labor Day Weekend Could Signal Travel Recovery

0 comments is reporting that this Labor Day weekend could indicate a rebound in U.S. travel. According to

More than 39 million Americans will be traveling on vacation -- at least 50 miles from home -- this Labor Day weekend, slightly more than the 37.1 million who traveled on the Fourth of July weekend, according to AAA. July Fourth is typically the busiest automobile travel holiday of the year.

"That is good news for the travel industry," said AAA spokesman Geoff Sundstrom. "It means that the number of people traveling is gaining momentum as we close out the summer driving season."

Robert L. Darbelnet, AAA president and CEO, also called the numbers "a positive sign."

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Mark Your Calendars For The Doraville Days Fall Festival - Oct. 17

The City of Doraville will hold its second annual Doraville Days Fall Festival on October 17, 2009.

The event will be held at the Doraville town center on Park Avenue. The festivities begin at 8:00 a.m. with a 5K road race, a 1K Fun Run and a Tot Trot for children.

Other events will include a Flavor of Doraville taste testing allowing local restaurants to showcase cuisine from their respective countries. The festival will also feature a car and art shows, concerts, dancing, a petting zoo and a book fair and sale.

For more info, visit Doraville Days.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fun Facts About Stone Mountain Park

  • One of the generals carved in Stone Mountain, Robert E. Lee, is as tall as a nine story building.
  • The carving measures 90 feet tall, 190 feet wide and is 11 feet deep. It spans three acres and is larger than Mount Rushmore.
  • Stone Mountain Park is home to the world’s largest piece of exposed granite.
  • Granite originally mined from Stone Mountain was used in the foundation of the GA State Capitol building, steps of the east wing of the US Capitol, dome of the Federal Gold Depository at Fort Knox, locks of the Panama Canal, and Frank Lloyd Wright used it to build the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. Because it was constructed from Stone Mountain granite, the hotel was one of the few buildings to survive the powerful 1923 earthquake.

Author Eric Jerome Dickey At The Mall at Stoncrest on September 3

National bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey will appear at Borders Books and Music at the Mall at Stonecrest on Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss and sign copies of his newest book of fiction entitled RESURRECTING MIDNIGHT.

The New York Times calls his writing “addictive,” while Entertainment Weekly hails him as “King of African-American Fiction.”

For more info, visit The Mall at Stonecrest.

Upcoming Concerts at Eddie's Attic in Decatur


Look out for these great concerts coming to Eddie's Attic in September!

September 8 - Clay Cook & Levi Lowrey

September 9 - Lucy Wainwright Roche & Rosi Golan

September 10 - Matthew Mayfield, Judd and Maggie, & Dylan Sneed

September 11 - The Lovell Sisters (2 shows)

September 12 - Mindy Smith

September 13 - Porterdavis & Adam Klein

September 16 - Bernadette Seacrest and her Provacateurs

September 17 - David Mead & Trey Rosenkampff

September 18 - GOC Music Presents: Lowery Legacy Night

September 19 - Paul Burch

September 20 - Working Progress Administration Band featuring members of: Nickel Creek, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello and the Imposters, & The Jerry Douglas Band

September 23 - Ten out of Tenn featuring: Kyle Andrews, Madi Diaz, Andrew Belle, Mikky Ekko, Joy Williams, & more!

September 24 - Jolie Holland (of the Be Good Tonyas) & Matt Bauer

September 25 - Carrie Rodriguez, Rebecca Pronsky, & Samantha Murphy

September 26 - Michelle Malone(2 shows!)

September 27 - Sarah Bettens & The Squash Blossoms

September 28 - Katie Herzig & Sam and Ruby

September 29 - Francine Reed

Decatur's Blue Sky Concerts In September

Blue Sky Concerts -
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Enjoy a mid-week lunchtime music break every Wednesday in September at the Community Bandstand on the Square in the city of Decatur.

Bring your lunch or purchase a special to-go lunch from a nearby restaurant. For more info, visit

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Stone Mountain Park Celebrates Labor Day with Fireworks Display

Stone Mountain Park Honors American Workers this Labor Day Weekend With Special Fireworks Display

This Labor Day weekend, Stone Mountain Park honors the American spirit through a three-day celebration from September 5-7, highlighted by an extra long fireworks show and free concerts. Featuring songs about working men and women, the extended fireworks display will be seen all three nights after the park’s famed Lasershow.

On Saturday, Sept. 5, the Last Blast of Summer concerts begin at 4:00 P.M. providing a variety of live entertainment presented by country TV channel, Great American Country (GAC), and contemporary country radio station, KICKS 101.5 FM. The fireworks, Lasershow Spectacular and concerts are free with $10 paid parking.

For more info, visit

Poetry Reading - Sept. 9th At Callanwolde

Join two amazing poets Ann Lynn and Lynn Pedersen as Callanwolde celebrates the art and performance of poetry with readings each month in the unique setting of the Callanwolde Conservatory. Reading begins at 8:15 p.m.

Ann Lynn's article about her poetry-writing workshops for female veterans appeared in the May/June Poets & Writers Magazine. Her poetry has been published in Poetry East, Many Mountains Moving, The Christian Science Monitor and elsewhere, and Finishing Line Press released her chapbook In the Butterfly House in 2009.

Lynn Pedersen, a resident of Atlanta, is a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program. Her chapbook Theories of Rain was published by Main Street Rag in 2009 as part of the Editor’s Choice Chapbook Series. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in New England Review, Poet Lore, Southern Poetry Review, Palo Alto Review, Comstock Review, Chattahoochee Review and Ecotone.

For more information visit

Get Motivated! Upcoming Free Workshop - Sept. 9th!

Join us for The Art Of Being Happy And Successful In Any Job on Wednesday, September 9th at DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau's Conference Room. The workshop will be held from 8:45 a.m. to Noon.

Attendees of this workshop will learn to seek the straightest path to the most positive attitude; from upper management to front office personnel.

Taught by Renny Roker, the core focus of this class will be to maximize the potential of each individual to enhance productivity and positive bottom line. It is learning to create an understanding and enjoyable working relationship between co-workers and between staff members and guests. Mr. Roker will motivate participants to eliminate the negative influences and capitalize their positive attributes. Register Online

Monday, August 24, 2009

Paula Deen's Sons, Jamie And Bobby Deen, Book Signing Event At The Mall At Stonecrest

Television personalities and co-owners of Lady and Sons in Savannah, Georgia, Jamie and Bobby Deen will appear at the Mall at Stonecrest on Saturday, September 12th at 1 p.m. to meet fans and sign copies of their new cookbook Take It Easy – Quick and Affordable Meals the Whole Family Will Love.

Fans may access the VIP meet and greet with purchase of Jamie and Bobby’s new book from Borders Stonecrest. Proof of purchase is required to access the book signing event.

The Mall at Stonecrest is located off I-20, exit 75 Turner Hill Road in Lithonia, Georgia. For more information, please visit

AJC Decatur Book Festival Coming Soon!

AJC Decatur Book Festival
September 4 – 6

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival is an annual, free book festival that takes place over Labor Day weekend in Decatur, Georgia at several venues located in and around the downtown Decatur Square.

The festival brings more than 300 authors to Decatur for the holiday weekend. The authors give readings, talks, and panel discussions. Authors include Pulitzer Prize winning and best-selling authors of fiction in many genres and nonfiction on diverse topics. The authors come to Decatur from across the country and international points as well.

For more information visit

Free Reunion Planning Workshop This Thursday!

DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau will be hosting a Free Family Reunion Planning Workshop at the DCVB Conference Room on Thursday, August 27th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Call (770) 492-5016 to register now!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Stone Mountain Park Map And Guide

Contact us at for a free Map and Guide to Georgia's #1 outdoor attraction - Stone Mountain Park.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Stone Mountain Park is a green oasis where families and friends can enjoy the outdoors together. Listed in Frommer’s 500 Places to Visit with Your Kids Before They Grow Up and cited by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of “35 Natural Wonders in Georgia You Must See Before You Die,” Stone Mountain Park is located just 16 miles east of downtown Atlanta.

The five square mile park is Georgia’s most visited attraction. Home to the world’s largest piece of exposed granite, Stone Mountain Park offers a variety of attractions, entertainment and recreation.

Free Upcoming Reunion Planning Workshop On Sept. 19!

DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau will host a free Family Reunion Planning Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 19th at the Hampton Inn - Stone Mountain to help families in planning and organizing their reunions in DeKalb County.

DCVB offers a variety of free services to enhance family reunions, including providing free Welcome Bags for the entire family. Visit for more details.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

41st Annual Yellow Daisy Festival Coming To Stone Mountain Park!

41st Annual Yellow Daisy Festival

September 10 - 13, 2009 (Thursday – Sunday)
at Stone Mountain Park

More than 500 artists and crafters from 38 states and two countries display their works for your appreciation and purchase. Enjoy daily live entertainment, Children's Corner activities, clogging and crafter demonstrations throughout the event as well as fabulous festival foods.

For more information, visit
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