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Honor Bus Tour to celebrate local veterans

Honor Bus Tour to celebrate local veterans

NEWNAN, Ga. -- The National Infantry Museum in Columbus, Ga. is considered one of the country's greatest tributes to those who served.

Now, veterans living in Atlanta's southern suburbs have an opportunity to visit this moving testament to the proud servicemen and women who work to keep the country safe.

On Friday, Nov. 11 -- Veterans Day -- the Honor Bus Tour will roll into Coweta County to pick up local veterans and drive them to Columbus to see the museum. This free ride for Newnan and Peachtree City residents includes lunch and a tour.

The Honor Bus will leave from SonRise Baptist Church at 8 a.m. Friday and will return at around 5 p.m.

Veterans eat for free at Applebee's

Veterans eat for free at Applebee's

ATLANTA -- Applebee's expects to serve more than one million free meals to veterans and active duty military this Veterans Day.

This is the third year in a row that the Kansas City, Mo.-based chain restaurant has held its Thank You Movement to show appreciation for the brave men and women who serve our country.

And part of that movement includes allowing members of the military to eat for free on Friday, Nov. 11.

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Active duty military members and veterans can receive their free food from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Metro Atlanta Applebee's locations include:

Athens
* 2226 West Broad Street

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.

 

BEST SPOTS: Atlanta Haunted Houses

BEST SPOTS: Atlanta Haunted Houses

 

ATLANTA – Boooo! It’s the season for witches, gouls and goblins and the Where U Live team knows just where to find them. With a detailed evaluation of most of the Atlanta area haunted houses and, a little bit of, help from the Morning Team, we’ve come up with a list of the best Haunted Houses the metro area has to offer.  

The Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse (AZA) is open on Thursday through Sunday from October 6 to the 31. The events website claims that this attraction is like “nothing ever seen or experienced before”.  They boast that going through the house will feel like being in a Hollywood movie or a real-life thrill.

BEST SPOTS: Halloween Pop-Up Shops

BEST SPOTS: Halloween Pop-Up Shops

ATLANTA – Halloween pop-up shops, the first sign of excessive candy consumption, tons of food and some of our favorite clichés. And as it stands, ‘tis the season that niche' business owners hawk goblins, gouls and costumes that look similar to some of our favorite celebrities at stores in and around Atlanta.

Pop-up shops, with their intense decorations and marquees, aren’t a nuisance as much as they’re a wonder; they provide us with an outlet, yearly and almost on cue, to outfit ourselves fabulously for parties and the likes.

WEEKEND EVENTS: BBQ Festival, FLUX and the North GA State Fair

WEEKEND EVENTS: BBQ Festival, FLUX and the North GA State Fair

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.

Look for an abundance of BBQ and Brews at Atlantic Station, this weekend. Atlanta’s third annual Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival is a showcase of barbecue styles from all over the South, the Carolina, Texas and infamous Memphis and Kentucky barbecue. The festival will be held starting on Friday and will run through Saturday, October 1. Atlantic Station is located on Atlantic Drive in Midtown.

On Friday night, FLUX returns to Castleberry Hill. The public arts festival will be held in the city’s traditionally artsy, loft-warehouse district. This year about thirty-four projects will be showcased by 219 artists. Among projects showcased is The Hunt by The Collective Project, Volley by Monica Cook, and The Days of Awe by Deanna Sirlin.