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Learn how to make your own Rain Barrel and conserve water

Learn how to make your own Rain Barrel and conserve water

Norcross, GA --  This Saturday at 2pm residents are welcome to learn how they make their own rain barrels.

Rain barrels are a great way to conserve water and they say that making one is easier that you might think.  The fee for the "blossom" workshop ($50) covers all the materials and know-how you need to take home a custom barrel.

Walk-ins are welcome; however, pre-registration is preferred.  To sign up or for more info call 770-246-0083

11Alive morning team gives teachers 'Our Favorite Things'

11Alive morning team gives teachers 'Our Favorite Things'

ATLANTA -- 11Alive's morning team rolled out the red carpet Monday morning to honor Metro Atlanta's "Class Act" teachers. The 31 men and women were nominated by their peers and students for special recognition for their committment to their classes and students.


On Monday, the 31 educators, their principals and some family and friends joined the 11Alive morning team as a live studio audience.


For a Random Act of Kindness, they all received some of our anchors' favorite things:


From Chesley and Men's Warehouse: a stylish matching tie and pocket square.


From Karyn and Spa Sydell: a gift certificate for much-deserved pampering.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Athens Criterium, Americana Festival and G-Braves

WEEKEND EVENTS: Athens Criterium, Americana Festival and G-Braves

DULUTH, Ga. – 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.

Suwanee Plein Air will hold their first Annual Plein Air Event on Friday, April 28, visitors are able to watch the artists at work. Some artists are eager to talk about their work while they are creating. Others are so engrossed that they may be unaware of any onlookers. Watching an artwork develop under the capable hand of an artist is a fascinating experience.

The Gwinnett Braves play Columbus on Friday night, April 29, at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. Tickets range from $6 to $16. The Atlanta Braves AAA affiliate, the Gwinnett Braves, plays baseball in their 10,000 seat state-of-the-art Coolray Field on Buford Drive in Lawrenceville.

Support our areas golden people with the Gwinnett Senior Golden Games.

ATTN: MOMS-TO-BE! $20 for 2 Tickets or 1 VIP Ticket to Atlanta Baby & Child Expo ($40 value)

ATTN: MOMS-TO-BE! $20 for 2 Tickets or 1 VIP Ticket to Atlanta Baby & Child Expo ($40 value)

A must-see event for Expectant Parents! Click here to buy Today's Scoop: 50% off Tickets to the Atlanta Baby & Child Expo, May 14th from 11am-3pm at the Fox Theatre. Door prizes, Maternity Fashion Show, Pampering, Baby Experts and more!

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DEA ATLANTA hosts 2nd pill takeback event on April 30th

DEA ATLANTA hosts 2nd pill takeback event on April 30th

Atlanta, GA --  On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and numerous state and local law enforcement agencies will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  You can bring your medications for disposal to numerous sites across the state and the metro Atlanta area.

Bellissma Studios Presents...Pink-a-Licious Party!

Bellissma Studios Presents...Pink-a-Licious Party!

For further information please visit: http://www.studiobellissima.com/

WEEKEND EVENTS: Circus Clowns and Beauty Queens

WEEKEND EVENTS: Circus Clowns and Beauty Queens

NORTHERN METRO AREA – 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.

Today, the Yaarab Shrine kicks off their 69th Annual Circus and Carnival at the Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. This circus is the world largest shrine circus. Food and rides will be open tonight; however, there will be no circus acts. Only $10 gets you unlimited rides on every ride at the fair.

Sprayberry High school will be hosting a Community Egg Drop on Saturday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Eggs will be dropped from a helicopter and there will be many vendors, including face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny.