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Congressman Johnson announces 2014 winners of CBCF scholarships

Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the winners of the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarships. The five winners hail from across the Fourth Congressional Dis


Grab your blankets and lawn chairs for free outdoor movies

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Summer 2014 has several fun-filled activities in store, and one of them is the opportunity to view free outdoor movies. There are many places in Atlanta, and its surrounding areas, that offer the chance to see free flicks.


The Mall of Georgia is hosting its annual “Movies Under the Stars and Summer Concert Series” at the Village Amphitheatre, 3333 Buford Dr. in Buford. The amphitheatre is located between the P.F. Chang’s and the Cheesecake Factory. Children can enjoy bounce houses. There will be a free live music performance before the cinema and vendors selling cotton candy, shaved ice and food will be on site. The next event in the series is scheduled  July 4, featuring the Brent Gafford Band from 5-7 p.m. and musicians, The Woody’s, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Movie “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” rated PG,will start following the performances. Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted. For the full schedule for this series, visit


Atlantic Station has its own lineup of free movies that will be played in Central Park, which is located at 245 18th St. in downtown Atlanta. “Man of Steel,” will be shown on Thursday, July 3, 8-10 p.m. Rated PG-13. People can bring blankets, snacks as well as their dogs to partake in this family activity. To see the entire list of dates and movies, visit


The Park at Emory Point, 1520 Avenue Place in Druid Hills, welcomes people to come out to the park for its “Movies and Music” series. The Rated G cartoon film, “Rio 2,” will be shown July 10 after a performance by musician Steve Florczykoywski at 6 p.m. Blankets and chairs are allowed; however, guests are discouraged from bringing their own snacks and encouraged to dine at the surrounding restaurants. Activities include hula hoops, playing cards, a huge checkerboard and more. Parking is free, and there will be giveaways. For more information, visit


Georgia Tech will have its last summer flick in its free summer outdoor movie series Thursday, July 17 at the Tech Green on North Avenue in Atlanta. Bring a blanket and watch blockbuster film, “Captain America” under the stars. All movies are free, open to the public, and begin at sundown (approximately 9 p.m.). Please leave pets and umbrellas at home. For more information, visit

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