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WEEKEND EVENTS: Santa Claus, Cavalia Odysseo and Larry Munson

WEEKEND EVENTS: Santa Claus, Cavalia Odysseo and Larry Munson

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 Gwinnett Braves will be hosting a Marines Toys for Tots Drive on Friday and Saturday at Coolray Field. The Braves want to make sure “as many children as possible” have a Merry Christmas. People can take their donations between noon and 3:00 p.m. and meet with former Braves pitchers Phil Niekro and Zane Smith and former Falcons defensive back Scott Case. For each new unwrapped toy you bring, the Braves will give you a ticket to exchange for an autograph. The Toy Drive will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Woodstock chiropractor raises hundreds for Rivera family

Woodstock chiropractor raises hundreds for Rivera family

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- A Woodstock chiropractor raised $450 Thursday for the family of Jorelys Rivera, the seven-year-old Canton girl whose body was found Monday.

MORE: Condolences for Jorelys Rivera's family

Dr. Brian G. Gregg declared Thursday, Dec. 8 "Remember Jorelys Day" at his practice, Gregg Chiropractic Center. He accepted $15 donations for the Jorelys Rivera Memorial Fund in exchange for treatment.

"We were all devastated by [Jorelys' death]," Gregg said. "I wanted to turn all of this emotion into something positive."

WEEKEND EVENTS: SEC Championship, Civil War and Tree Lighting

WEEKEND EVENTS: SEC Championship, Civil War and Tree Lighting

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.

A program called, Hope for the Holidays, will be held at the Art House in Buckhead. A hundred local artists will be displaying their creativity from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The event is being held to benefit a couple of local children’s charities in the area. This benefit will be donating funds to Jerusalem House, the Atlanta Mission, Chris Kids, the Children’s Restoration Network and Sheltering Arms. The Art House is located at 3193 Paces Ferry Place in Buckhead.

The McDaniel Farm in Duluth will be holding their fourth annual Civil War Holiday program from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The program takes a walk back to 1862 and tells participants how Union and Confederate soldiers marked Christmas during the Civil War. You can visit campsites, watch a drill or even make ornaments for soldiers’ trees.

BEST SPOTS: Holiday Lights

BEST SPOTS: Holiday Lights

 

ATLANTA – It’s officially Christmas time and now it’s time to spread some Christmas cheer. Pack your loved ones into the family vehicle and take a ride to one of these spots to enjoy the many displays set up all over the metro area. The Where U Live Team has listed a couple of the “Most Popular”, “Most Affordable” and “Longest Running” Christmas displays for you to visit, with your family. Check them out; they are sure to be shining stars over your holiday.  

WEEKEND EVENTS: Santa Claus, Ice Skating and Christmas Lights

WEEKEND EVENTS: Santa Claus, Ice Skating and Christmas Lights

 

ATLANTA – The forecast may call for cold weather, this weekend, but the Where U Live team has listed plenty of activities to entertain, both, you and your family on this easy going weekend leading up to the holiday. Check them out:

After his retirement on Friday, Regis Philbin will be visiting the Book Festival at the Marcus Jewish Community Center on Sunday, November 20 to talk about his memoir “How I Got This Way”. Philbin is scheduled to arrive around 3:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Zaban Park facility in Dunwoody. Be sure to purchase tickets for this event soon, tickets are guaranteed to sell out; this event will conclude the 20th Edition of the MJCCA Book Festival.

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.

MORE: Join 11Alive on 11-11-11 for a celebration of kindness and service

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.)