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Atlanta Caribbean Carnival set for Memorial Day weekend

The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival will be held on Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., at Central Park, 400 Merritt Ave. N.E., Atlanta.

The annual celebration features Caribbean music, cuisine, and costumes with a noon parade. For more information and parade route, visit


Atlanta BeltLine to offer bus tour

The Atlanta BeltLine Bus Tour will be offered Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27.

Tours depart from the Inman Park MARTA station promptly at 9:30 a.m. and return by 12:30 p.m. Tours include a brief rest stop in West End. Ride in comfort while learning about the events that are sponsored by the Atlanta BeltLine, the latest projects and developments happening along the Atlanta BeltLine, and long-term plans for the entire 22-mile corridor.

The cost is $25 per person. For more information, visit



Mobile career center to visit Wesley Chapel Library

The Mobile Career and Resource Center will be available on Wednesday, May 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library, 2861 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur.

The Mobile Career Center or “jobs bus” includes 13 computer stations and high-speed satellite Internet connection. The center will provide residents with essential services, including job search assistance, resume writing, and interviewing tips. The bus schedule includes library locations and changes monthly. For more information, call 404-286-6980.


Decatur Arts Festival set

The Decatur Arts Festival will take place on May 27—28 on the Square in downtown Decatur. Festival hours for Saturday are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The event will include an artists’ market with live music, children’s activities, author discussions and more.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, including pre-festival events, visit


Caribbean Carnival Festival coming to DeKalb

The community is invited to attend Caribbean Carnival Festival in DeKalb County and enjoy a parade and day of fun on Saturday, May 27. The parade kicks off at 1 p.m. on Kensington Road at Memorial Drive in Decatur. The festival will take place in the parking lot at 3952 Covington Highway (formerly Mammas Prime Time Club).

Come out and see performers and dancers in exquisite and bedazzling costumes adorned with fiery gemstones and decorative feathers all swinging and swaying to the pulsating rhythms of Caribbean music. There will be music and vendors selling food and other goods.

The event is hosted by Atlanta-DeKalb Carnival production and Atlanta Carnival Bandleaders Council.

For more information, visit






Free movie matinee for seniors

Senior citizens are invited to attend a movie matinee on Monday, May 22, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville.

As part of Older Americans Month, Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation is showing a comedy film, “Keeping Up with the Jones.” The 2016 movie is about a suburban couple unexpectedly embroiled in espionage and international intrigue when they discover their new neighbors are government spies. Popcorn and a drink are included.

Admission is $2 and preregistration is required. For more information, call 678-277-0179.


Memorial Day ceremony to honor Gwinnett fallen heroes

The annual Gwinnett Fallen Heroes ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 29, 1 p.m.,, at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville.

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners and honor guard units from Fire and Emergency Services, Police Department, Sheriff’s Office and the Lawrenceville Police Department will participate in the event to commemorate fallen American military and public service personnel.

The Memorial Day ceremony will be televised on May 29, 7:30 p.m., on TVgwinnett, Gwinnett County’s government access cable channel and also will be available on demand at




Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office to sponsor movie night

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office will host a free, outdoor movie night on Saturday, May 27, 7:30 p.m., at the Rockdale County Government Annex, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers.

The movie will be shown outside at the Parker Road Field. Admission is free and open to the public. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.

For more information and film selection, call 770-278-8000.


Memorial Day ceremony at Walk of Heroes

A Memorial Day ceremony ill be held on Monday, May 29, 11 a.m., at the Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial, 3001 Black Shoals Road, Conyers. The ceremony features remarks from State Sen. Tonya Anderson and other special presentations.

For more details, contact Tommy Clack at 404-401-7142 or visit

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