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ADOPT A PET: Meet Kylie

ADOPT A PET: Meet Kylie

ATLANTA – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a “companion” for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Kylie is a five month old Labrador retriever and Collie mix and she’s available for adoption from the Atlanta Humane Society. Currently, she’s classified as a small dog and she’ll probably grow to be about 50 pounds.

Add some personality to dessert! $10 = $20 worth of Edible Cupcake Toppers from Cake Sugar Designs

Add some personality to dessert! $10 = $20 worth of Edible Cupcake Toppers from Cake Sugar Designs

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Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

ATLANTA -- The weather is finally getting warmer, which means it's the perfect time to visit one of the many pools in Metro Atlanta.

The 11Alive Web Team has compiled a list of public pools located throughout North Georgia:

* Northeast Metro
Clarke, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Hall Counties

* South Metro
Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry and South Fulton Counties

* Intown and North Fulton
Also includes DeKalb County

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WEEKEND EVENTS: ArtWalk, Beer Fest and Spring Cleaning

WEEKEND EVENTS: ArtWalk, Beer Fest and Spring Cleaning

ATLANTA -- 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.

Come out to the Westside 3rd Saturday Art Walk on May 21 from 11-5 p.m. The Art Walk is anchored at the White Provision Residential Building on Howell Mill. This event features an open house for a new Poem88 location, a film screening for “Marwencol”, and Artist Talk, Coffee Tasting, a reception and the unveiling of a couple of new exhibits. Check them out. The White Provision Residential Building is located at 1100 Howell Mill Road in Atlanta.

The locally owned Natural Products and Green Living Expo, the Alive! Expo is back and it’s being held this weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center. This is the first and longest-running natural products expo, of its kind in Atlanta. The event features healthy cooking demos and interactive fitness demonstrations.

East Atlanta Beer Fest brews fun this weekend

East Atlanta Beer Fest brews fun this weekend

ATLANTA -- The East Atlanta Beer Festival kicks off Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brownwood Park in East Atlanta, and features samples of 170 craft beers from 55 different brewers.

The event, now in its eighth year, has plenty of entertainment: Atlanta-based show band Burt & The Bandits, who features music from iconic country legends like Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels and others; The Imperial OPA, a gypsy-style troupe of vaudevillian type performers with a modern circus-type of presentation; Animal & the Evolvers is made up of performers from the Old Fourth Ward and East Atlanta neighborhoods and plays music that they describe as being between The Beatles and My Morning Jacket – whatever that means.

50% off Fastpitch Softball Summer Camp in Decatur, June 6-9 ($350 value)

50% off Fastpitch Softball Summer Camp in Decatur, June 6-9 ($350 value)

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LOCAL PROFILE: Indie Film Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Indie Film Scene

ATLANTA, Ga. – Atlanta has come to be known as the home of young professionals, performing arts professionals and indie artists. The city that was once a breeding ground for hip-hop trends has become a haven of the aesthetic arts and artists alike.   

Recently, while searching for this thriving indie artist scene in the city that is home to large-scale Tyler Perry Studios, I stumbled upon a “somewhat dormant” subculture lying low in the middle of town; it’s Atlanta’s Underground Art scene.

Just like movie buffs, members of world want to claim they were the first to see the most recent and popular cult indie films, films like “Reservoir Dogs” or “Requiem for a Dream”. Well, in Atlanta, artists can experience that excitement by visiting their local independent theatre. These theatres in most cases, have been around for 20 years, or more, are home to many of the most artistically gifted and innovative people in town.