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Explore Georgia: Tybee Island Tips No One Tells You About

Ever wonder how can you maximize your visit to Tybee Island? We have gathered the best insider tips so you can plan a dream trip to one of the most unique places you'll ever visit. BEST PLACE TO LAY DOWN YOUR TOWEL Park near the Tybee Beach Beach and Pavilion ( Tybrisa St, Tybee Island, GA 31328) use the bridge  in front of the Tybee Island Marine Center  turn right and walk towards the rock formation close to the sand dunes. This portion of the beach has a smoother sand, lots of shallow areas that are perfect for little kids to bathe safely, is less crowded, and because it's close to the sand dunes you will see a large variety of seaside birds.

Events We Love: Atlanta Pit Bull Parents Pick-A-Pit Adoption Fair

  WHAT: Atlanta Pit Bull Parents, a social and educational organization for pit bull owners in the metro Atlanta area, presents the Pick-A-Pit Adoption Fair on June 8, 2013 from 11am-3pm at Chastain Park. The event is sponsored by Atlanta Underdog Initiative. Pit bulls and mixes from 10 organizations will be available for adoption. Participating organizations are: Atlanta Underdog Initiative Animal Action Rescue Atlanta Bully Rescue Dekalb County Animal Services Friends of Dekalb Animals Friends To The Forlorn Pit Bull Rescue Fulton County Animal Services Lifeline Animal Project Pitties In The City Shelter Angels Pit Bull Rescue Both adult dogs and puppies will be present. All dogs will be spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Home visits will be required to finalize adoptions. Adoption fees are set by each organization and will range from $75-$200. Interested parties may pre-apply on the event website at http://atlant

Events We Love: Children's Museum of Atlanta Let's Read. Let's Move Kick Off Event With Mayor Kasim Reed

Don't miss Let's Read. Let's Move. kick off event with Mayor Kasim Reed tomorrow at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta . This exciting program kicks Saturday June 1st, with a special appearance of Mayor Kasim Redd as he reads the brand new book Amari’s Adventure . Children will have fun with reading and movement, cooking, eating, and planting some seeds for the summer. Children can do crafts, read great new books, cook a healthy meal, jump and move around with CATCH Healthy Habits and leave the museum with free books!  Featured presentations that day include:

Georgia Boy Choir Shines at Carnegie Hall

On Tuesday, May 28th, 35 members of the Georgia Boy Choir where invited to participate and be featured in a concert at Carnegie Hall, one of the most important and revered concert halls in the world. "It is a real honor for a choir only in our fourth season, to be asked to perform on this stage with all these great musicians," said artistic director and conductor David R. White. It shows that The Georgia Boy Choir is already being recognized as one of the finest boy choirs in the world, and we are proud to represent our great state in this way."  The choir also gave a solo performance and was featured in Mass of the Children by John Rutter, conducted by Eric Knapp. Before appearing at Carnegie Hall, the choir performed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. This immense structure is the largest gothic cathedral in the entire world. From one end to the other is more than the length of two football fields. Its massive weight is held up by 14 pillars

Events We Love: Pike Nurseries Free Ladybugs Weekend!

Ladybugs are the friendly garden bug that eats the bad bugs that create troubles in your garden.  On June 1 & 2 nd   Pike Nurseries is giving away over half a million ladybugs .   Pike Nurseries will also provide fun ladybug coloring sheets for children to enjoy. As the most popular form of organic pest control for the garden, these small bugs do big wonders for the garden since they prey on “bad” bugs like aphids, thrips and spider mites. Customers can learn more about ladybugs and how to attract other beneficial bugs to the garden at Pike Nurseries’ free Beneficial Bugs class, which will be held on Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m. As always, seasoned experts will be on hand throughout the stores to offer helpful advice and answer any questions guests might have about insects, gardening and planting.   Learn more about ladybugs at the free  beneficial bug class   Saturday, June 1 at 10am. Supplies are limited.

Fernbank Moves Fun Outdoors for Cartoon Network’s Move It Movement

Join Fernbank Museum and Cartoon Network for a special  Move It Movement  preview day on   Thursday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. , and see it before the national tour kicks off. The  Move It Movement  tour is an exciting interactive event that will motivate, energize, and educate kids and families about living an active lifestyle. This high-energy event has goal kicking drills, 3-point challenges, and tons of other fun activities that encourage kids to test their skills with their friends. All activities will take place outside around the  Dinosaur Plaza  and will be held rain or shine*. The  Move It Movement  is included with Museum admission and is free for Fernbank members.  This summer, Cartoon Network’s  Move it Movement  Tour will travel across the country to motivate kids and families to get up and get active. Activities include:

Release Your Inner Superhero and Join All The Happy People at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Strong4Life 5k Run June 8

Join Children's Healthcare Of Atlanta for a brand new 5K and 1 mile "fun run" event on Sat., June 8, 2013. This family event at Piedmont Park will benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Strong4Life movement, dedicated to reversing the epidemic of childhood obesity and its associated diseases in Georgia.  By going just 5K on June 8 you can help raise the funds needed for Strong4Life to reach even more families through school and provider training programs, community partnerships and policy change efforts. Strong4Life Superhero Sprint Date / Times: Saturday, June 08, 2013 - 7:00 a.m. - Race Day Registration Opens 8:00 a.m. - 5K Run 9:00 a.m. - 1 mile Fun Run 9:45 a.m. - Costume Contest Registration Fees and Options 5K Run  - $25.00 per person 1 mile Fun Run  - $20.00 for adults 1 mile Fun  Run  - $12.00 for children 12 and under Phantom Runner  - $30.00 per

Pin Happy! Favorite Pins Of The Week "Sunshine, Happiness and Al Fresco Dining" #PinHappy

Today we are launching a new segment "Pin Happy" where we curate our favorite pins of the week. This week is all about sunshine, happiness, and al fresco dining. We hope you enjoy this new project as much as we do. 1. You are my Sunshine . A cute wall art print for someone that you love! This is an archival Print of an original watercolor painting done by JooJoo. 2.  Brenda's original art on a fun Magnet!  Approx 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".  Imaged printed on archival glossy paper and adhered to medium weight flexible magnet with full magnetic back.  Packed in a sleeve for easy gift giving :) 3.  The ABC's of Genuine  Happiness poster.  Now you can have a DAILY reminder of a whole alphabet of ways to remain happy in your own life. This personally created poster will be perfect for your office, your home, or just about anywhere you need a daily reminder of numerous ways you can integrate fun ways of happiness into your own life! 4. T

Currently Obsessed With: Stunning Collection "The Bird Project", the elite, contemporary-chic home décor & lifestyle brand, by Krsna Mehta, the renowned designer, has rolled out their stunning new collection "The Bird Project". This new collection of products showcase designs inspired from the beautiful world of birds and nature & it promises to leave the brand’s customers spellbound with the unbelievable magic that the designs can create. Mr. Krsna Mehta, Design Director, India Circus, says, “India Circus’ products draw inspiration from the various ethnic and cultural elements of India, and the abundance of flora and fauna plays a key role in the country’s rich cultural heritage. From the historical times, which saw graceful dances by the peacock, to the pretty, scenic chirping of love birds in any and every era, the variety of products in The Bird Project explores the various faces and facets of a whole lot of beautiful birds.” Along with the designs and prints, the vibrant hues of all the products in The

Campaigns We Love: Happiness Without Borders - Coca-Cola Small World Machines Bring India & Pakistan Together

In March 2013, Coca-Cola set out to break down barriers and create a simple moment of connection between two nations -- India and Pakistan. The initiative "Small World Machines" provided a live communications portal between people in India and Pakistan and showed that what unites us is stronger than what sets us apart. The key to engaging with each other through the machines was simple: people in India and Pakistan could complete a task, like touching hands, drawing peace, love, and happiness symbols -- together.  “ The people of Pakistan and India share a lot of common passions and interests – from food and Bollywood movies, to Coke Studio music, to cricket,” said Saad Pall, Coke’s assistant brand manager in Pakistan. “What this project did was connect people who are not exposed to each other on a daily basis, enabling the common man in Lahore to see and interact with the common man in Delhi. It’s a small step we hope will signal what’s possible.” Wasim Basir, int

Ideas We Love: Reddit Arbitrary Day June 25th

Redditors from all around the world are coming together to celebrate giving. This time of year they send each other gifts for no reason other than it makes them happy! If you're unfamiliar with reddit, this reddit holiday (Arbitrary Day, June 25th) was created as a response to the overwhelming outpour of happiness and joy that was experienced during reddit first Secret Santa in 2009. Since then, Secret Santa has grown to have close to 60,000 participants and setting Guinness World Records. Here's a TEDx video where kickme444 discusses how this all happened , take a few minutes and check it out! In a nutshell, you sign up below, answer some questions about yourself, on June 10th they'll pull names out of their computer hat and send you an email with details on who you need to send a gift to. You look at the questions they answered, pick out the best gift in the world for them, send it and when they receive it, they post a thank you note with photos an

Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum To Offer Free Admission To Military Personnel And Their Family Members

Atlanta's Cyclorama and Civil War Museum are offering free admission to military personnel and their family members.  Spokeswoman for Mayor Reed, Sonji Jacobs says the museum will offer free admission for veterans and their relatives between Memorial Day and Labor Day through a collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense. The museum is one of more than 1,800 in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa participating in the partnership.  Director of Atlanta's Office of Cultural Affairs Camille Russell-Love says the partnership is a small token of gratitude toward veterans and their relatives.

Community Fundraisers Events We Love: Wholesome Wave of Georgia Crafting Bowls for Change May 25 #Bowls4Change

  Food + Art + Leadership = Healthy Georgia Truly Living Well and New Leaders Council – Atlanta are proud to partner with Wholesome Wave of Georgia to increase food security in Atlanta and support progressive leadership in our community. A community-based food and art celebration, Crafting Bowls for Change is a one-day event to raise funds in support of Wholesome Wave of Georgia and New Leaders Council – Atlanta.  Community members are invited to share a simple and delicious meal of soup served in a handcrafted bowl at Truly Living Well’s Wheat Street Gardens site. In exchange for a cash donation, guests receive a bowl as a reminder of those struggling with food insecurity in our city, nation and world.  Wholesome Wave, SNAP and food security information will be available at the event.  Participants are invited take part in garden tours, family garden activities and crafts, and volunteer opportunities. Donation levels vary from $5 for soup in a com

Top 5 Memorial Day 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. Arrive early for a full day of adventure and enjoy all of Stone Mountain Park’s exciting attractions including the NEW Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – The 4-D Experience , an immersive 3-D/4-D adventure starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vanessa Hudgens. Challenge yourself on SkyHike , the nation’s largest adventure course, cool off and play in the spray at  Geyser Towers or soar to the top of the mountain on the Summit Skyride …the adventures are endless! Stay into the evening for concerts followed by the  Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision® featuring a special salute to the troops and extended fireworks finale all three nights. Marvel as the skies above

Apps We Love: Tornado Warning & Alert App by American Red Cross

Get your family and home ready for a tornado with the official Tornado App from the American Red Cross. The tornado warning app puts everything you need to know to prepare for a tornado – and all that comes with it – in the palm of your hand. With interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to be ready. From your mobile phone, call "** REDCROSS " (**73327677) and we will send you a link to download the app to your phone or you can download them directly from the  iTunes  or Google Play  app stores.

Boy Scouts Vote To Allow Openly Gay Youth

Today, the Boy Scouts of America voted to end its ban on gay Scouts, which is a huge victory for gay youth. But gay Scout leaders – like former den leader Jennifer Tyrrell – are still banned from Scouting. It's time to keep up the pressure! GLAAD needs your help to make sure gay parents and adults are also able to participate. The  New York Times has published a comprehensive story about today's vote in the Boy Scouts , outlining the work that GLAAD has done, as well as hearing from leaders like Jennifer Tyrrell and Zach Wahls. Glaad and other rights groups took up the cuse, enlisting celebrities like Madonna, who wore a Boy Scout uniform to an awards ceremony, and publicizing calls for change by corporate executives whose companies embrace gay and lesbian employees. Nearly two million people signed online petitions on Change.Org, calling on the Boy Scouts to end discrimination. Speak out now! Other Ways to Take Action

Downtown Atlanta Attractions Deals We Love: World Of Coca-Cola Sixth Anniversary $6 General Admission Ticket Offer

On Friday, May 24th only, the first 600 guests at our walk-up ticket windows will enjoy $6.00 General Admission tickets to the World of Coca-Cola for entry on May 24th. Friday, May 24th marks the Sixth Anniversary of the World of Coca-Cola at Pemberton Place. You’re invited to celebrate and commemorate this milestone with us and take advantage of a special anniversary celebration ticket offer! $6 Special Ticket Offer for First 600 Guests*

Southern Living 2013 Summer In The South Atlanta Guide

The Countdown to Summer has officially begun! Where to go & What to do!  Download your local guide for Summer events at: