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WEEKEND EVENTS: JapanFest, Hayden's Walk and Falcons

WEEKEND EVENTS: JapanFest, Hayden's Walk and Falcons

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.

The East Atlanta Village will be action-packed, this weekend. Come out for the 14th Annual East Atlanta Strut, which is a yearly one day extravaganza which includes live music, comedy, a 5K Run/Walk, Artists Market and food. The village is located at the intersection of Glenwood and Flat Shoals Road and the festival begins at 10:00 a.m.

The How Sweet the Sound Choir and Gospel Concert will be held at Philips Arena on Saturday, September 17. Organizers want you to “raise your praise hands ad experience and anointing as incredible choirs and gospel celebrities rock the house during this empowering evening”.

Great Clips to help Children's Village residents

Great Clips to help Children's Village residents

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- A Peachtree City Great Clips plans to host a charity day for The Children's Village at Christian City.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.

DOWNTOWN: Georgia commemorates Sept. 11 attacks

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal held a moment of silence for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, which took place 10 years ago this Sunday.

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Deal led a brief memorial ceremony at the state Capitol Friday, flanked by Georgia's Chief Justice Carol Hunstein and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

Deal also paid tribute to members of the military that have served in the wars that have taken place since the attacks on New York and Washington.

Deal did not speak to reporters. Spokesman Brian Robinson said the state is taking increased security precautions due to the anniversary, but he said there has been no mention of Georgia as a potential target.

Flags will be flown at half staff at all Georgia government buildings through sunset on Sunday.

Celebrate FNO in Atlanta

Celebrate FNO in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Ready to frolic with the rich and famous, be fabulous and have a fun with fashion? Check out the festivities for Atlanta’s second annual “Fashions Night Out” event. Atlanta is, once again, participating as an official host city for the annual celebration.

Fashion’s Night Out is a celebration incepted in 2009 in New York as an “after-hours shopping extravaganza”. The event is designed to allow celebrities and designers the opportunity to mingle with shoppers and participate in exclusive events.

This event does more than celebrate fashion; it enables designers to bring iconic fashion staples like the Diane von Furstenburg “wrap dress” to your front door. Showcasing the DVF fall collection, popular Paces Ferry boutique, Sandpiper will be holding a patio party on Thursday night.

And if you take a trip downtown, you have a shot at being a celebrity for a day.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Dralion, Summer Shade Festival and German Bierfest Atlanta

WEEKEND EVENTS: Dralion, Summer Shade Festival and German Bierfest Atlanta

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.

This weekend is the first week for Cirque du Soleil’s new show, Dralion, the show fuses together 3000-year-old Chinese acrobatic arts and the Cirque du Soleil approach. The show’s name is derived from dragons which symbolize the East and the lion which symbolizing the West. Dralion tickets are available at Ticketmaster and the show will be held at Philips Arena. Philips Arena is located at One Philips Drive in Atlanta.

Woodruff Park will play host to the German Bierfest Atlanta on Saturday. This is the eighth festival of its type and it will celebrate the greatness of German beer in a family environment. The festival will feature German food, activities, music and fun. The festival will be held from 2:00 p.m.

5K to benefit victims of human trafficking

5K to benefit victims of human trafficking

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- On a typical night in Georgia, approximately 100 girls under age 18 are victims of human trafficking.

Now, you can run to help them receive the support, educational opportunities and therapy they need and deserve.

Wellspring Living, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to rehabilitate and restore women and children who have suffered childhood sexual abuse and exploitation, will host a special 5K to raise awareness and funds for this worthy cause.

The Stop Injustice Run will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Bridge Community Center in Peachtree City.

Every year, more than 250 runners participate in this important event.

Atlanta Urban League Young Professionals 'Dream Catchers' Gala Honors Key Stakeholders in Atlanta

Atlanta Urban League Young Professionals 'Dream Catchers' Gala Honors Key Stakeholders in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- "What's Happenin' in SWAT (SW ATL)..." Did you know... On August 12, 2011 (7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.), the Atlanta Urban League Young Professionals (AULYP) will host its annual signature awards gala, Dream Catchers.

The event which was designed to honor local community leaders who exemplify excellence in serving their community and high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in academics, will take place at the Bill Lowe Art Gallery (1555 Peachtree Street #100, Atlanta).  Nina Brown of WXIA-TV 11 Alive News will serve as the mistress of ceremonies for the occasion.

This year’s award nominees represent key stakeholders in the Atlanta community who were identified based on their work in areas relevant to AULYP’s empowerment initiatives: education; economic growth; health and quality of life; civic engagement and leadership; and civil rights and racial justice.