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Atlanta Weekend Guide: August 8 – 10, 2014

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Fifth Annual End of Summer BBQ 

Canoe and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) are joining forces with SweetWater Brewing Company. Enjoy food, music, drinks and entertainment all while celebrating SweetWater’s eco-friendly Save the Hooch Campaign. Ticket price includes savory summertime dishes prepared by Canoe’s talented culinary team, freshly-brewed SweetWater beer, live music, a one-year membership and donation to CRK. You’re not going to want to miss this epic summer party!

WHEN: Saturday, August 9 2014 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE:
Canoe
4199 Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta GA 30339
Ph: 770-432-2663

TICKETS: $30 per person. Please click here to purchase.

Downtown Atlanta’s Restaurant Week 

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Returning for its 12th year, the highly anticipated nine-day culinary event has top chefs offering diners signature menus at exceptional prices. Presented by Central Atlanta Progress (CAP), this is an opportunity to indulge in Downtown’s finest dining hot spots. With more than 30 participating restaurants this year, you will be spoilt for choice!

WHEN: Saturday, August 9 through Sunday, August 17 2014

WHERE: Participating restaurants. Please click here for a list of venues.

TICKETS: Gourmet prix-fixe menus from $15, $25 or $35 for brunch, lunch and/or dinner options. Prices are per person and exclude alcohol, tax and gratuity.

Back To School Bash

Atlantic Station is teaming with Radio Disney, Old Navy and Midtown Bridge Church to help families get in the “Back To

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School” spirit with a fun-filled party in Central Park. Along with live music, sand art, games and prizes, the event will feature a special appearance by Disney XD star Kelli Berglund who plays Bree Davenport, a bionic teenager with lightning speed, on the series Lab Rats. The event will also kick off the month-long supply drive for City of Refuge, a non-profit organization offering both lifesaving resources and life-building tools to individuals and families in Atlanta who are living on the margin

WHEN: Saturday, August 9 2014 from 12 – 5 p.m.

WHERE:
Central Park
245 18th Street
Atlanta GA 30363

School Supply Drive at the Bishop

The Bishop has officially kicked-off its school supply drive! Help Atlanta’s Kids in Need get ready for back-to-school — simply drop off school supplies at The Bishop. As a thank you for your donation, they will treat you to complimentary appetizer…and your kids eat free! Check out this listing for suggested donation items.

WHEN: Sunday, August 10 2014

WHERE:
The Bishop
124 N Avondale Road
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
Ph: 404-692-5454

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