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Today is City Government Day in Norcross

Today is City Government Day in Norcross

Norcross, GA --  From 9am -1pm you can see what it takes to be a government official!  There will be a live k-9 Unit on hand giving demonstrations.  A judge will be there to speak about what it is like doing his job, and in general there will be an Open House for kids of all ages and the event is free to the public.

Each department of the Norcross city government participates with displays and goodies for the kids.

City Hall is open for tours, and even the Swat team will have some of their equipment on display.  Stop by today and have some fun!

Keep your social calendar busy with 11Alive’s Where U Live new events section!

Keep your social calendar busy with 11Alive’s Where U Live new events section!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Check out on the new events guide at the top of the page.  We’ve taken all the work out of finding out what’s happening in your neighborhood. 

Just click where you live and you have everything at your fingertips!  Looking for something to do with your kids?  We have a family friendly activities section. Interested in art?  We have exhibit listings.  Want to explore a different part of the city?  Click the neighborhood and we can show you what’s happening.

Planning your weekend has never been easier!

Off the Beaten Path Easter Events Around Atlanta for April 21-24

Off the Beaten Path Easter Events  Around Atlanta for April 21-24

Blossom in Norcross - Garden Tour & Spring Downtown Open House. New to the City of Norcross events calendar this year is Blossom – a unique garden & gardening arts experience. On April 30th from 10am – 5pm visitors will have a choice of several activities, from getting their hands dirty at local plants sales and strolling through local gardens, to shopping for garden art and enjoying spring salads in the local eateries. 

Five gardens will be on tour for this free inaugural event, including the charming grounds of the Norcross Garden Club, and the beautiful home grounds of Gardens by Design owner and master gardener, Julie Foster.

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

NORTHEAST METRO – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we’re compiling a list of Inexpensive Date Spots for you to take your special someone.

In today’s economy, it’s important to find companionship which, in our opinion, is the cheapest form of entertainment. However, it’s the springtime, and people like to get out every now and then. So, check out these suggestions for fun under $15.

If your date is a romantic, Athens-Clarke County Greenways and Riverside Parks are hosting a Full Moon Hike. This guided hike will be lighted by the full moon, which occurs on April 26. The hike begins at 8:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. Athens residents will be admitted for a $2 fee, all non-residents will be charged $5.

Arbor Day Foundation Names Norcross Tree City USA® Community

Arbor Day Foundation Names Norcross Tree City USA® Community

Norcross, GA--  (submitted by City of Norcross)  Norcross, GA, was once again recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. 

Norcross has earned this national designation for 7 consecutive years.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. 

Norcross has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community. Tree City USA communities must have a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

Win tickets to Yanni concert at the Fox (giveaway ends 1 pm EST, 4/20)

Win tickets to Yanni concert at the Fox (giveaway ends 1 pm EST, 4/20)

On March 22, Yanni launched a 40-date tour of the US. The tour will take him through theaters in major cities across the US including Radio City Music Hall in NYC and the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

Win a pair of tickets to the Atlanta Yanni concert on Saturday, April 23rd held at the Fox Theatre, beginning at 8 pm. The tickets are Free but parking, concessions, memorabilia, etc will be the responsibility of the attendees. Tickets will be held in the winner's name and available at the Will Call desk. You will be given a contact name and phone number in case of any issues at Will Call.

This giveaway is only open until 1 PM on Wed 4/20!

Top 5 Easter Egg Hunts Around Atlanta You Don't Want To Miss

Top 5 Easter Egg Hunts Around Atlanta You Don't Want To Miss

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