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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”.

Flourish Luncheon to honor local arts leaders

Flourish Luncheon to honor local arts leaders

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw State University will hold its 4th annual Flourish Luncheon this week to honor and recognize arts leaders in the community.

During the luncheon, the university's College of the Arts will present this year's Flourish Awards. Launched in 2005, the awards are presented in four categories.

The 2011 winners include:

* Arts Leader
Robert J.

Several events to commemorate 10th anniversary of Sept. 11

Several events to commemorate 10th anniversary of Sept. 11

Cobb County --  The Kiwanis Club of Marietta will remember the 10th anniversary with its Field of Flags installation. As one of the largest commemorative events in the nation, a flag will be placed in Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park for each life lost on Sept. 11.

On Saturday, Sept. 10, the processional of flags will travel about one mile from Grace Community Church on Kennesaw Avenue to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Line up begins at 7 a.m. and the parade starts at 8 a.m., rain or shine.

On Sunday, Sept. 11, the memorial service in remembrance of the lives lost begins at 7:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. The reading of names and ringing of bells will begin at 8:48 a.m. The flags will fly through Friday, Sept. 16. For more information, visit 911fieldofflags.com.

Residents are also invited to the 13th annual Festival of Music 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre.

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.

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.

Six Flags hiring for Fright Fest this weekend

Six Flags hiring for Fright Fest this weekend

AUSTELL, Ga. -- The Southeast's largest theme park is holding its final auditions for Fright Fest entertainers this weekend.

Six Flags Over Georgia is looking for zombies, vampires, sword swallowers, fire eaters, technicians and more to be part of its popular Halloween event held throughout October.

To try out, report to the park's employee entrance between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Candidates must be at least 16 years old and should bring a completed application from Six Flags' job site with them to the audition. Those who are hired will be paid up to $10 an hour.

Six Flags is located at 275 Riverside Parkway SW just off of Interstate 20 West in Austell.

30 Free Things to Do This Summer

30 Free Things to Do This Summer

ATLANTA --  The Atlanta Moms Like Me site has recently posted the top 30 places to visit this summer that will not hurt your pocket because they are totally free.

The list includes The Children's Museum, The High Musuem and even North GA Hiking.  If you know of any must free activities you can add them to the list too.

Click here and see all of the free activities around Atlanta.