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Vertical Horizon to rock Suwanee's Concert in the Park

Vertical Horizon to rock Suwanee's Concert in the Park

Alternative rock band Vertical Horizon will be the featured performer in Suwanee’s free annual summer concert Saturday, August 11. The band, which will take the Town Center stage at about 8 p.m., is best known for its hits, “Everything You Want,” “You’re a God” and “Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning).”<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

Formed in 1991 by Georgetown University undergrads Matthew Scannell and Keith Kane, Vertical Horizon experienced meteoric success with its 1999 "Everything You Want" album, which eventually went double platinum, selling more than 2 million copies. The band’s most recent album is "Burning the Days" from 2009.

Broadway in the Park goes under the sea

SUWANEE, Ga. -- Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian, and evil Ursula swim into Town Center Park for Suwanee Performing Arts' 2012 Broadway in the Park production. Little Mermaid Jr., Suwanee Performing Arts' annual summer performance and fundraiser, will be staged Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28. An original one-act play, Filligan's Island, a take on the popular 1960s television series Gilligan's Island, will open the event each evening at 7 p.m.

Broadway in the Park is free and open to the public, but, as the performances serve as the annual fundraiser for Suwanee Performing Arts (SPA), donations are encouraged.

"Mermaid is colorful, fun, and so many people are familiar with the show that attendees will be able to sing along, making the experience even more memorable," says Patty Etherton, SPA founder and creative director.

Georgia SPCA 3rd Annual Benefit Bash! Viva Las Vegas!

Georgia SPCA 3rd Annual Benefit Bash! Viva Las Vegas!

"You Ain't Nothin' But A Pound Dog" 

 Last year over 100,000 adoptable animals were needlessly  euthanized in the metro Atlanta area. Georgia SPCA mission is to reduce the umber by implementing successful adoption programs, offering low cost spay/neuter to the public, and by promoting responsible pet ownership through the education of our community.
Join us in the Gwinnett Center Ballroom for a fabulous evening
benefiting the Georgia SPCA!
Great food, casino games, a silent auction, live entertainment
featuring Cliff-E (Elvis Tribute Artist), BackFlash Premier Party Band,
& Willingham, Stedman and Carter.

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

ATLANTA -- Enjoy a cool treat and help kids in need at the same time on Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day.

On Thursday, June 26, the fast food chain will donate one dollar from every Blizzard Treat sold to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which provides funding for 170 children's hospitals in North America.

Learn more at miracletreatday.com.

'B at the Movies' this summer

'B at the Movies' this summer

ATLANTA -- Looking for some free family fun this summer?

ALDI and radio station B98.5 will present the "B at the Movies" outdoor movie series at several locations throughout metro Atlanta all summer long.

Everyone is invited to bring their blankets and chairs to the participating parks and watch the family-friendly movies on giant inflatable screens. Movies begin at dusk, but come out early for activities and giveaways.

The 2012 B at the Movies schedule includes:

Saturday, May 12
We Bought a Zoo
Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers

Saturday, May 26
We Bought a Zoo
Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell

Saturday, June 2
Puss in Boots
Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville

Deal to speak at drug court graduation

Deal to speak at drug court graduation

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A graduation ceremony for the Gwinnett County Drug Court is set to have some notable speakers.

Gov. Nathan Deal, Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice George Carley and Gwinnett County Chairwoman Charlotte Nash are set to speak at the graduation Friday.

The ceremony will be held in the courtroom of the state supreme court in Atlanta.

Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge William M. Ray II will hand out diplomas. He has presided over the drug court since its founding seven years ago.

Six people are set to graduate.

Get your pets vaccinated for less

Get your pets vaccinated for less

SUWANEE, Ga. -- This weekend will be the perfect time to vaccinate your dogs and cats, as the Georgia SPCA is hosting a low-cost vaccination clinic.

The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Satuday, May 19.

Tests and shots range in price from $5 to $25 and include rabies, distemper, Bordetella and heartworm protection.

All dogs must be on a leash, and all cats must be in a carrier.

The Georgia SPCA is located at 1175 Buford Highway, Suite 109 in Suwanee. Learn more at georgiaspca.org.