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WEEKEND EVENTS: Glory in the Park, Atlanta Falcons and IMAX

WEEKEND EVENTS: Glory in the Park, Atlanta Falcons and IMAX

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.

Bands, Brew and Boobie-Q will be held at SweetWater Brewing Company on Saturday. This event is being held to benefit the Team Zero to Sixty, who are raising money for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Race for the Cure. The event starts at 7:00 and SweetWater is located at 195 Ottley Drive in Atlanta.  

As a part of the Jazz on the Lawn series, Gwen Hughes will be performing her pop, jazz and bluegrass hits at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. This Atlanta based singer has performed in a number of cities from Paris to Prague. Her album is due out in early 2011. The concert will be held at 980 Briarcliff Road in Atlanta.

Alison Krauss and Union Station will be performing at the FOX Theatre on Saturday night. The two acts perform bluegrass and country.

LOCAL PROFILE: LaTonya Story of LPS Consulting PR Firm

ATLANTA – She represents a couple of Atlanta Falcons, one of the most sought after celebrity photographers, a Top Model and the NFL Players Fathers Association; she’s a mother and a budding PR superstar, meet LaTonya Story.

Recently, the Where U Live team profiled the owner of LPS Consulting about how she got into the business, how she uses her influence to mentor students and about her upcoming projects.

Sending Your Baby To Kindergarten

Sending Your Baby To Kindergarten

 

The school bell will ring soon and many parents will send a child to kindergarten. This is always an emotional time for parents. For some, it will be sending your first born and for others it will be sending the youngest of four. Kindergarten is an important milestone in your child’s life. Your child’s maturity will grow tremendously this year and you’ll get to see a small glimpse of how your hard work over the past 5 years has shaped your child. It wasn’t that long ago that you held your precious baby in your arms for the first time. Where did the time go? Now it’s time to send that little baby off to kindergarten. For most this will be the first full school day, the first  year to ride the school bus, the first year to have homework, and the first year when peer influences begin to play a role.

Weekend jackpots shine: $99M Mega; $180M Powerball

Weekend jackpots shine: $99M Mega; $180M Powerball

ATLANTA – Georgia Lottery players this weekend have a chance to hook large prizes from two healthy jackpots.

The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday is at a strong $99 million with a whopping $180 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs Saturday.

Tickets per play for both games are $1 with an additional $1 for the Mega Millions Megaplier and Power Play multiplier options.

Any lucky Mega Millions player who matches all five white ball numbers, along with the Mega Ball number, could win approximately $3.8 million a year for 26 years with the annuity option. Or a player could select the cash option and win a single payment worth approximately $66 million.

Since joining Powerball in 2010, two lucky winners from Georgia have won jackpot prizes.

Powerball offers two payment options: the jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments or the cash option, which is approximately $100 million.

Join 11Alive and be a Photo Gallery Contributor

Join 11Alive and be a Photo Gallery Contributor

Now there’s a new way to show off your neighborhood on 11Alive's Where U Live.  As a community content provider you can upload and post photos to our new galleries.

You can find the galleries on the left side of your community pages.

We want to see your pictures of events, community fun and even news on your street.  Did weather cause downed trees?  Attend a community festival?  Missing pets?  Now it’s easier than ever to get the word out to your neighbors. 

Sign up to be a contributor and within a few short clicks you’ll be able to show off your photos to the entire Atlanta community.  If you’re already a contributor, just look for “Photo Gallery” under the “Create Content” link in your admin menu.

If you have not yet signed up to contribute content, join now by emailing mrichardson@wxia.gannett.com

Powerball accelerates to $160M for Wednesday

Powerball accelerates to $160M for Wednesday

ATLANTA – The jackpot for Powerball has continued to accelerate. The jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is at an estimated $160 million to a single annuity winner. Tickets are $1 per play.

The game offers two payment options: the jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments or the cash option, which is approximately $85 million.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

Win a 55" TV from 11Alive and DealChicken

Win a 55" TV from 11Alive and DealChicken

ATLANTA -- 11Alive is busy preparing for the launch of DealChicken, which provides users with the very best deals in cities all across the U.S.

Now, to help our viewers share in our excitement, we are giving away a 55" LCD television to one lucky winner in our DealChicken sweepstakes.

To enter, simply "like" 11Alive on Facebook and click on the DealChicken TV Giveaway link (on the left-hand side of the page, under the photo of Chesley).

Good luck, and don't forget to register for DealChicken!