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Memorial Day weekend events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Memorial Day weekend events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

#1 Memorial Day Weekend - Salute The Troops at Stone Mountain Park:

Stone Mountain Park honors our troops and their families at Atlanta’s largest three-day Memorial Weekend event featuring free concerts, the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, special fireworks finale, and other patriotic activities.

2012 turnout strong for Fulton Co. Arts & Culture

2012 turnout strong for Fulton Co. Arts & Culture

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture announced on Tuesday that South Fulton Arts Facilities are attracting a good number of visitors. 

In 2012, as reported by Jolene Butts Freeman of the Fulton Co. Government, South Fulton Arts Centers held over 550 activities and had a total turnout of around 38,000 people. Those activities included classes, summer camps, Art at Work, exhibits, festivals, lectures, screenings, workshops and productions. 

Over 18,000 visited the Southwest Arts Center Performance Theater & Gallery in 2012. A portion of that number came from attendance of "Mountaintop" - a presentation by Tony Award Winner Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company. The play averaged 222 people per show. 

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble to play Spring Concert Finale

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble to play Spring Concert Finale

ATLANTA -- The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble will hold their Spring Concert Finale on Thursday, May 16, and is inviting all residents to hear them play. 

The Southwest Arts Center is the venue of the concert, located at 915 New Hope Road. Showtime is set for 7:00 p.m. in the Performance Center. 

The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble is directed by Carolyn Lund, and is made up of 50 African American harpists. Those who attend the performance can enjoy light concert pieces and movie themes. It is free admission for the public. 

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

In support and partnership with The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Life & Relationship Strategist, Author and Speaker,Kenny Pugh (http://www.kennypugh.com) will launch Abstinence Matters

Tunes from the Tombs: June 8

Tunes from the Tombs: June 8

ATLANTA -- On June 8, Historic Oakland Foundation will present the third annual Tunes from the Tombs music festival at Historic Oakland Cemetery, featuring bands and musicians from Atlanta and beyond performing an eclectic blend of music from every genre, including Americana, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Funk, Classical, Country and Blues.

Two main music stages will be located in and around extraordinary monuments, mausoleums and renowned gardens while buskers and street performers entertain visitors throughout the cemetery grounds. To soothe your spirits, Tunes from the Tombs will have plenty of beer and wine, plus local Atlanta food trucks will be serving a variety of tasty festival fair.

This event begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Tickets prices for adults are $10 in advance online through Ticket Alternative, $15 at the gate. Ticket price for children from 4-12 years old is $5, children 3 and under are free.

Earth Day activities at Fernbank Museum

Earth Day activities at Fernbank Museum

As one of Atlanta’s top resources for environmental programming and education, Fernbank Museum of Natural History is offering a variety of ways to celebrate Earth Day. Programs will be held over several days to accommodate weekend schedules and include:

·        The Joys of Nature Journaling Workshop and Book Signing

Led by Helen Correll, Author, Middlewood Journal: Drawing Inspiration from Nature , Sunday, April 14, 1pm to 3pm – Advanced reservations required by April 12.