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30 Free Things to Do This Summer

30 Free Things to Do This Summer

Moms Like Me always has a ton of deals for families to enjoy in Atlanta.

This list has 30 free things to do this summer, from petting zoo to museums... Enjoy it all on the MomLikeMe website.

Unwind on O'Neal Plaza this Wednesday

Unwind on O'Neal Plaza this Wednesday

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- For the final Wednesday in June, the city of Douglasville is featuring a concert from FeliciaC and ATM Jazz & Blues Band.

The music will begin at 7 p.m. this Wednesday at O'Neal Plaza in downtown Douglasville. Everyone is invited to this free event.

Bring a chair to O'Neal Plaza and wind down to the sound of smooth vocals and music. It's the perfect way to help you get through the week.

KSU athletes hold soccer camp in Ecuador

KSU athletes hold soccer camp in Ecuador

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Six athletes and one coach from Kennesaw State University's women's soccer team are making plans to travel to Ecuador to conduct a soccer camp for 150 children.

The invitation to begin the camp was an outgrowth of KSU's Student Teaching International Study Abroad program held in conjunction with Colegio Menor and Universidad de San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador.

"This soccer camp is an excellent example of Kennesaw State's international outreach and engagement," said KSU president Daniel S. Papp. "Our international programs are central to KSU's academic mission, and we encourage our students to take part and get involved in these exciting projects."

This will be the first time any KSU student-athletes have ventured outside of the country to conduct a summer camp.

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

Douglasville CVB to show 'Despicable Me'

Douglasville CVB to show 'Despicable Me'

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- The Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau will present a free screening of Despicable Me this weekend.

The movie, plus some pre-show entertainment, will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 10 at O'Neal Plaza (6695 Church Street). Guests are welcome to bring their own seating and food. No alcoholic drinks will be allowed.

Closed captioning will also be offered.

For more information about Friday Night Flicks, call 1-800-661-0013.

LOCAL PROFILE: The LGBT Community in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: The LGBT Community in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- According to The Advocate, the U.S. based national gay and lesbian newsmagazine, Atlanta holds the title of “America’s gayest city” and Gay Atlanta, a subsidiary of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau says that Atlanta is the “epicenter of the LGBT South” but according to Phillip Rafshoon of Outwrite Bookstore, Atlanta is just a “progressive city in a conservative state, that’s in a conservative region of the United States. The city serves as a place where people from small, southern towns can come to be who they want to be” which is why the LGBT community loves to call this city, home.

In the nook that is Tenth Street and Piedmont Road, Outwrite Bookstore has been a staple in the Atlanta LGBT community for about 18 years.