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Best Halloween Weekend Bet For Families

Best Halloween Weekend Bet For Families

1. Green Halloween: Halloween Costume Swap at Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center.

As part of a Green Halloween, GEHC will be hosting a costume donation and swap. During the month of October, drop off old costumes, masks, and accessories in the GEHC lobby. The costume swap event will kick off on October 13th, from 1-4pm, and continue each Saturday, from 10am-4pm, until Halloween. Come donate, swap, or grab a new-to-you costume for your green ghouls!*Green Halloween is a non-profit, grassroots community initiative to create healthier and more Earth-friendly holidays, starting with Halloween.www.greenhalloween.org


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Ice Cube talks Atlanta-based show

We caught up with Gangsta Rapper turned Actor/Producer and talked new music and sitcom filmed right here in Atlanta! Don't miss the inspiring advice he gives for you!

Star pet painter paints Pirelli

Star pet painter paints Pirelli

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- "I've done everything from sales to marketing, accounting," said Emily Griffith. But one day nine years ago, long after most people have chosen their life's path, Griffith found a new one.

"I was early in my 40's, and I had no idea I knew how to paint," she said.

Turns out Griffith was a natural, and even though she calls a first painting of her dog primitive, it's still better than most people could ever do.

"The more you paint, the more your eye gets trained," she said humbly.

Almost 1,000 paintings later, Griffith is a renowned painter -- of pets.

"That's what I'm known for is capturing the dog's personality," she said.

Especially when that dog is the dawg -- Ugga. Griffith has painted Uggas 7, 8 and 9.

She also painted actress Tori Spelling's dog, who died.

And she's painted hundreds of not so famous pets, no less adored by their owners.

Fall in love with food at Atlanta History Center's Folklife Festival kickoff

Fall in love with food at Atlanta History Center's Folklife Festival kickoff

-- An Evening Foodie Affair Featuring Tastings, Live Music, Mixologists, and Some of Atlanta's Most Beloved Chefs --

Each year, the Atlanta History Center ushers in the autumn season with the Fall Folklife Festival. Traditional crafts, southern foodways, and environmental sustainability are at the center of the festivities. This year, the festival expands with the introduction of a new Friday night kick-off event.

New Edition to close Classic Chastain season

New Edition to close Classic Chastain season

ATLANTA -- R&B group New Edition, which launched the career of Johns Creek resident Bobby Brown, will perform a 30th anniversary concert at Chastain Park Amphitheater later this month.

All six members of New Edition -- Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivens, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant -- will be part of the concert, which will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.

According to a release from Chastain Park, New Edition is credited with paving the way for some of the biggest boy bands of the 1980s and 1990s, including New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, the Backstreet Boys and *N Sync.

Doors to the Sept. 22 concert open at 7 p.m. Tickets range in price from $25 for a single lawn seat to $354 for a terrace-level table for six.

Learn more and buy tickets at classicchastain.com.

Foreigner offers free tickets for Chastain show to high school students

Foreigner offers free tickets for Chastain show to high school students

ATLANTA -- As part of its commitment to music education, legendary band Foreigner is offering free tickets for its Aug. 31 concert to all high school students in Georgia.

Students get into the show free with a photo ID and a ticket-buying adult. The concert will be held at Chastain Park Amphitheater; the box office will open at 6 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show.

Foreigner, which supports the Grammy Foundation, will also donate $500 to the Floyd County Honor Chorus. The choir will perform "I Want to Know What Love Is" with the band during the Aug. 31 show.

The Floyd County Honor Chorus is made up of students from Armuchee, Coosa, Model and Pepperell high schools.

Learn more and buy tickets for Foreigner's concert at classicchastain.com.