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'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

Six Flags White Water opens this weekend

Six Flags White Water opens this weekend

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Six Flags White Water will open its gates for the summer on Saturday, May 19.

One of the new features for the 2012 season is Dive-In Movies, which offers families a chance to relax and watch the latest flicks in the Atlanta Ocean wave pool. The films will be screened on Thursday evenings from June 7 to July 26.

The other popular White Water attractions will be open all summer long as well.

"We are excited to open our gates here at Six Flags White Water," park president Melinda Ashcraft said in a statement. "The summer season has arrived, and what better way to beat the heat than to bring the entire family to splash around at the park."

Six Flags White Water operating hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The park is open daily from May 26 to August 12.

For more information, visit sixflags.com/whitewater.

3 words: Frappuccino Happy Hour

3 words: Frappuccino Happy Hour

ATLANTA -- It's back! Starbucks' wildly popular Frappuccino Happy Hour event will return this Friday, May 4.

The coffeehouse chain will hold Frappuccino Happy Hour every day through Sunday, May 13, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All sizes of the Frappuccino frozen drinks are half-price during Happy Hour.

Starbucks has brought back its two coconut drinks -- the Mocha Coconut Frappuccino and the Coconut Crème Frappuccino -- for summer. It also debuted two brand new flavors on Tuesday.

The Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino is "an indulgent blend of rich mocha sauce, vanilla syrup, Frappuccino chips, our signature Frappuccino Roast coffee and milk blended with ice and topped with delicious chocolatey whipped cream and chocolate cookie crumbles."

Spice Market Announces “Artful Thursdays” and “Après Art” Packages

Spice Market Announces “Artful Thursdays” and “Après Art” Packages

Spice Market, located inside the W Atlanta-Midtown, is rolling out two new promotions with the High Museum of Art in Midtown beginning the week of April 16 in order to encourage guests to support the arts and to offer a convenient and free parking option for museum-goers.

The restaurant’s Artful Thursdays will take place every Thursday evening beginning at 5 p.m. and includes the following:

·         Complimentary valet at the W Atlanta-Midtown (guests most present their High Museum ticket and their Spice Market receipt upon leaving to receive valet services free of charge)

·         Half-priced tickets to the High Museum of Art, which can be purchased at the Museum. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

PENS meeting to be held Tuesday

PENS meeting to be held Tuesday

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- The quarterly Cobb County Police Department PENS (Police Email Notification System) meeting will be held Tuesday, Apr. 24 at 7 p.m.

This particular meeting is for resident of west Cobb County. It will take place at Precinct 5, which is located at 4640 Dallas Highway in Powder Springs.

Learn more about PENS.

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

ATLANTA -- All of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in metro Atlanta will host a special mother-son Date Knight on Saturday, Apr. 28.

The Date Knight format will be similar to that of the franchise's massively popular Daddy-Daughter Date Nights. It will give mothers and sons a special chance to enjoy some quality time together.

The event will have a medieval theme, hence the "Knight" part of its title.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage local moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their sons' company over a meal and have fun."

H&R Block extends hours for Tax Day

H&R Block extends hours for Tax Day

ATLANTA -- Taxes are due in less than a week, but there is still hope for procrastinators.

Several metro Atlanta H&R Block locations will keep extended hours through Apr. 17, and will not close their doors on the final day until the last client has filed a return or an extension.

Extended hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 14 and Sunday, Apr. 15.

Participating locations include:

Atlanta
696-B Cleburne Terrace NE

Lithia Springs
614 Thornton Road

Mableton
5015 Floyd Road, Suite 110

Marietta
270 Cobb Parkway, Suite 150

Sandy Springs
6631 Roswell Road
8540 Roswell Road

For more information about tax preparation, visit www.hrblock.com.