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LOCAL PROFILE: Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site

LOCAL PROFILE: Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site

CANTON, Ga. – Take a family trip and participate in a remote history lesson at the same time. Visit the Etowah Indian Mounds in Cartersville to see the last standing artifacts from the Mississippian Native Americans. This group inhabited the area from 1000-1550.

According to Georgia State Parks, only about nine percent of this site has been excavated and examination of the surrounding artifacts revealed that the Etowah Indians were a society that was rich in ritual and habit.

Historians think, one of the mounds excavated was used as a “platform” for the home of the priest-chief. Seemingly, the priest-chief needed to live on a higher elevation than his tribe to “monitor” his people. Another excavated mound was a tomb for a nobleman in the tribe.  

Visitors are able to tour the museum, the ruins and listen to docents as they share their interpretation of what the community once was.

Enter the 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest

Enter the 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- As you are out enjoying Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs facilities and activities, be sure to bring your camera and capture the fun and memories.

The 7th annual "Fun in the Park" Photo Contest will be accepting entries throughout the summer.

Cobb County residents may enter up to 10 snapshots for fantastic prizes and recognition.

For more information, including rules, eligiblity and the official entry form, visit the "Fun in the Park" website.

Shrek the Musical at the Fox Theatre through May 1st (***Reivew***)

Shrek the Musical at the Fox Theatre through May 1st (***Reivew***)

On Tuesday night, I was given the chance to see Shrek the Musical at the fabulous Fox Theatre. To say that I simply "enjoyed" the show would be a travesty. The show was amazing! I left the Fox singing and dancing and I haven't stopped since.

The show followed the movie pretty closely, with many new songs added in and some hilarious jokes that flew right over the the heads of the kids in the audience but made every adult in the room nearly spit out their drink all over the unlucky patron in front of them. Donkey (Alan Mingo, Jr.) was, as any good Donkey should be, hilarious and Shrek (Eric Petersen) was just as ogre-ific, yet lovable as the animated version.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Neighborhood Eats

DINNERS ON A DIME: Neighborhood Eats

ACWORTH, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features favorite affordable, neighborhoods eats. Every Tuesday Where U Live will choose four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal, under $20.

Bring the entire family to Miss L’s Sandwich Shop for a handcrafted sandwich of your choice.  The shop is situated in historic downtown Acworth and has been there since 2001. Miss L’s only uses Boar’s Head meats and cheeses; they also serve soups, cookies, cakes and ice cream. The restaurant’s menu includes 24 sandwiches but owner Karen Littlefield says, the most popular is the Chicken Ruben served on marble rye. Every sandwich is served with a salad and a pickle for $7.75; all menu items cost less than $10. Miss L’s Sandwich Shop is located at 4817 South Main Street in Acworth.

If you want the “best pizza and Italian food in Georgia”, go out to Sal’s Pizza on Main Street in Dallas.

Atlanta is Getting a Make-Ogre :: Family-Friendly Activities for Shrek the Musical

Atlanta is Getting a Make-Ogre :: Family-Friendly Activities for Shrek the Musical

ATLANTA (April 26, 2011) – Atlanta-area families are in for a treat as their favorite swamp-dwelling ogre makes a stop on stage in Atlanta!  SHREK THE MUSICAL will play at The Fabulous Fox Theatre from April 26-May 1.

On Wednesday, April 27, families can also take advantage of a special BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE ticket deal for that evening’s performance of SHREK THE MUSICAL (using code KIDS, valid on tickets in price level 1).

Atlanta Baby & Child Expo is coming to the Fox Theatre on May 14th (Win Tickets!)

Atlanta Baby & Child Expo is coming to the Fox Theatre on May 14th (Win Tickets!)

Did you know that Atlanta will be the home to a "one day extravaganza of 'all things baby' for new moms and moms-to-be, as well as their friends & family?"

THE ATLANTA BABY AND CHILD EXPO is set for May 14th, 11am-3pm, at the Fox Theatre.  It offers the ultimate in pregnancy preparation and parenting products.

There will be swag bags for all attendees that register at least a week in advance as well as door prizes, a fashion show, photographers, design ideas for your nursery and Atlanta's premier professionals in the baby industry (OBGYNs, Pediatricians, Doulas and more!). The door prizes will be worth thousands of dollars (including nursery furniture, strollers, and many of the products on display at the event) so you don't want to miss out on this exciting event!

Right now, you have the chance to win tickets to the expo

$100 for One Week of Adventure Club Camp at Mighty Jumps Indoor Party and Play Center ($200 value)

$100 for One Week of Adventure Club Camp at Mighty Jumps Indoor Party and Play Center ($200 value)

Check out a new summer camp option with Today's Scoop: 50% off Mighty Jumps’ – Adventure Club – the Summer Camp for Little Explorers. ($200 value) Fun activities, lots of jumping on the famous Mighty Jump inflatables, plus intro to rock climbing at Atlanta Rocks & demonstrations by professionals & high energy fitness classes at Bangkok Boxing.

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13TH AT MIDNIGHT

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