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Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

ATLANTA -- The weather is finally getting warmer, which means it's the perfect time to visit one of the many pools in Metro Atlanta.

The 11Alive Web Team has compiled a list of public pools located throughout North Georgia:

* Northeast Metro
Clarke, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Hall Counties

* South Metro
Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry and South Fulton Counties

* Intown and North Fulton
Also includes DeKalb County

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Fitness camp expands into summer with new classes

Fitness camp expands into summer with new classes

MILTON, Ga. -- After six months, hundreds of pounds and inches lost, and dozens of happy participants, the City of Milton/CorePhysique fitness camp is proud to announce it is expanding its services.

RELATED: Milton fitness camps changing habits, lives

This summer, there will be two sessions of the ever-popular fitness camp.

The first will be from Monday, June 6 to Friday, July 1, while the second will stretch from Monday, July 11 to Friday, Aug. 5.

As always, there will be three morning classes offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:

* 5:45 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.
* 7:15 a.m. to 8 a.m.
* 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Three new classes will also be available for summer.

Smart Core will take place from 8:05 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. and can be attended by anyone who stays after the 7:15 a.m.

STONE MOUNTAIN: Exclusive 11Alive deal at Park

STONE MOUNTAIN: Exclusive 11Alive deal at Park

ATLANTA -- Summer is just around the corner, and 11Alive wants to help you save on fun activities around town with your family. 

All week long, the 11Alive morning team will broadcast live from different Metro Atlanta attractions with special discounts for 11Alive viewers.

RELATED: 11Alive takes over the Georgia Aquarium
MORE: 11Alive takes over the World of Coca-Cola 

Watch 11Alive News Today between 5 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily to find out details. 

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of public pools in the area for you, your family and friends to take a dip and cool off in the heat of the summer sun.

With an economy like ours, it’s imperative that people look for a bargain wherever they can and public pools offer fun with that’s easy on the pockets. Check out these local pools and enjoy a classic, cost-effective, exciting summertime experience.

City of Atlanta

City pools open on Memorial Day at 11:00 a.m. Daily rates are $4 for adults and $2 for children and senior citizens. Facilities include:

Grant Park is located at 25 Park Avenue in Atlanta.

Powell Park is located at 1690 M.L. King Drive in Atlanta.

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WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

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.

Wind down at Fernbank’s Martinis and IMAX event on Friday, April 22. This weekly event usually draws a healthy sized crowd. Most cocktails are about $8 each and tickets to each actual IMAX movie are about $12. Come join Atlanta’s cosmopolitan crowd at this event.

Swim with the Georgia Aquarium’s resident whale shark on Friday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. Guests will be able to swim at the surface, with an air supply. The aquarium will provide a mask, air, booties and a wetsuit. All of this comes with a $224.95 price tag, talk about a nice Earth Day gift.

Arguably the best center in the NBA, the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard journeys home to Atlanta for game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

North Fulton Golden Games begin May 4

North Fulton Golden Games begin May 4

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The 17th annual North Fulton Golden Games will kick off on Wednesday, May 4.

This event is open to area adults who are at least 50 years old. There is a $12 registration fee, which includes a T-shirt and picnic lunch on opening day.

The Games will begin with check-in at 9 a.m. and an opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the Roswell Adult Recreation Center (830 Grimes Bridge Road, 30075). Track and field events are scheduled to start after the ceremony.

The 2011 Golden Games will also include the second annual Wii video game bowling tournament, and a dance competition and exposition with dance-offs in the foxtrot, waltz, tango, cha-cha and swing.

New events include Bunco, a diving contest, tennis, three-on-three basketball and a softball skill challenge.

The awards luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 10 a.m. at the Dorothy C.

Be part of Milton Earth Day Festival

Be part of Milton Earth Day Festival

MILTON, Ga. -- There is still time to volunteer, sponsor or have a business be part of the second annual Milton Earth Day Festival on Saturday, Apr. 16.

Among this year's many attractions will be:

* Rides in wagons, horse-drawn carriages and electric cars
* Live music
* Arts, crafts and games
* A farmers market and gardening demonstration
* Local vendors selling environmentally friendly products
* Shoe recycling courtesy of Recycle for a Cure

The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Birmingham Park (750 Hickory Flat Road, 30004).