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DINNERS ON A DIME: Neighborhood Eats

DINNERS ON A DIME: Neighborhood Eats

DECATUR, 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.

Local favorite in Tucker, Matthews Cafeteria, features a different variety of soul food, an array of homemade pies and a different flavored cobbler, daily. The restaurant has been a mainstay in the area since 1955. Every day, the Matthews family cooks the daily offerings from scratch. The restaurant is open from 5:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and all meals are affordable, so you won’t break your bank. Matthews Cafeteria is located at 2299 Main Street in Tucker.

Come get a cheese steak that tastes like it’s straight out of the city of brotherly love at Weeyums Philly Style located in downtown Stone Mountain.

Celebrate the earth with Keep DeKalb Beautiful

Celebrate the earth with Keep DeKalb Beautiful

DeKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Every year, Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) participates in the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup initiative.

In these difficult economic times, it is even more important that volunteers contribute toward efforts to sustain beautiful, healthy, thriving communities.

Throughout the month of April, local residents helped beautify DeKalb by cleaning up dirty streets, waterways and illegal dumpsites, as well as greening up parks, schoolyards, MARTA bus stops and other public spaces.

On Saturday, Apr. 30 from 9 a.m.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Dance the Tango or enjoy the sunrise

WEEKEND EVENTS: Dance the Tango or enjoy the sunrise

EAST METRO AREA – 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.

Join the people of Conyers for a bike ride through Olde Town Conyers. This 4.5 mile group ride is open to kids and adults on the historical streets of Conyers. This ride is held every fourth Sunday of every month. Meet at the railroad depot area at 4:00 p.m.

Check out the Divine Intervention exhibit of African Art and Religion at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. This free exhibit is open daily and it showcases different masks and art, along with rituals observed in indigenous African religion.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center hosts their Tango Night on Friday, April 22. Learn to dance to tango by focusing on rhythm and movement. No partner is necessary and lessons, taught by a Tango expert, begin at 8:00 p.m. And around 9:30 p.m.

THIRTY FOUR YEARS – THE ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL

THIRTY  FOUR YEARS – THE ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL

In the mid-70s a spirit of cultural renaissance swept into the city of Atlanta, coinciding with the historic election of Maynard Jackson as the city’s first African American mayor. Propelling the renaissance, Mayor Jackson established the Bureau of Cultural Affairs in 1974 at the start of his first term in office. With his second election in 1977, he put forth the idea to spotlight jazz in the city, because, as he said, “Jazz music is America’s only original art form, and I think Atlanta, with its growing reputation as an international center of the arts and education, has both the opportunity and the responsibility to promote an art form whose roots are indigenous to the South.”

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BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

EAST METRO – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we’re compiling a list of Inexpensive Date Spots for you to take your special someone.

In today’s economy, it’s important to find companionship which, in our opinion, is the cheapest form of entertainment. However, it’s the springtime, and people like to get out every now and then. So, check out these suggestions for fun under $15.

If your date loves indie music, take them to famous live music venue and rooftop grill, Eddie’s Attic. This venue is home to acts like Sugarland and John Mayer. For about $15, you and your date can enjoy a live show and plate of famous attic beignets. To view a full show schedule and purchase tickets visit Eddie’s at 515-B N.

Red, White & Sparkle May 12th with 100 Black Women, Decatur-DeKalb

Red, White & Sparkle May 12th with 100 Black Women, Decatur-DeKalb

The Decatur-DeKalb Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women will host its annual Red, White & Sparkle Wine Tasting Benefit.  Set for Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Yorkshire Clubhouse (4328 Magnolia Path; Decatur, GA 30034), guests can expect a fun filled evening complete with great food, great wine selections and great company all benefitting an excellent cause. A sommelier (wine professional) will be onsite to facilitate a fun and educational wine sip.

Proceeds benefit The Legacy Program, a young women's mentoring and leadership institute designed to transform our young girls into tomorrow's community leaders.

Top 5 Easter Egg Hunts Around Atlanta You Don't Want To Miss

Top 5 Easter Egg Hunts Around Atlanta You Don't Want To Miss

Atlanta – Easter at Callanwolde