The Evening Post: 6-15


Tonight I wanted to share this viral video from ASPCA.  It shows a cat becoming a hovercat!  Some great camera and computer techniques went into this video.  And if ABC News Nightline anchor Dan Harris can adopt; you can too!  Go to your local shelter and adopt a pet today!

And while we are on the pet topic.  This funny photo going around on the internet has gotten everyone’s attention.  This magazine cover from Tails Magazine shows Rachael Ray with her dog and the reasons why she likes to cook her family and dog.  Wait where are the commas?  The magazine has come out and said this cover was photo-shopped.  But it sure gave everyone a laugh.

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Celebrate National Geekdad Day


What are you doing for Father’s Day this year?  I am going to cover a few events for the blog but if you are a father with kids; do you do the normal Father’s Day routine.  Like having breakfast in bed and having your kids giving you a tie or a t-shirt.  Why not break the mold this weekend and do something different.  The friends over on the Wired blog Geekdad have come up with the best thing ever for Father’s Day.  Instead of celebrating your normal Father’s Day why not celebrate National Geekdad Day?  National GeekDad Day is a new initiative from Wired magazine in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education.  Why not do cool experiments and activities with your kids and loved ones?  Or go out with your kids to museums or events that the whole family can enjoy.

Over on the Geekdad blog they have a whole page set up for National Geekdad Day.  There are numerous activities designed by people including Adam Savage from Mythbusters that are easy and simple to do.  And they are guaranteed so everyone from the family can have a blast!  Plus you can download a guide from the blog outlining all the steps you need to do so you can have the best Geekdad Day ever!  And if you are like me and are single and have no kids.  There is a music playlist on the blog you can download onto your Spotify account.  Let you and your kids imagination go wild on Geekdad Day.  Maybe you can build a hovercraft.  Or you can dissect a baseball or a light stick.  You could have your family watch the entire Star Wars trilogy.  Or you can do simple science experiments in the bathtub while your kids are having a bath.  The possibilities are endless!

Find step-by-step directions for many activites and download the entire Geekdad Day guide at http://www.wired.com/geekdad/geekdaddaypackage/#geekdad_bottom.  Have fun with your kids and family this weekend!  And pick up the June issue of Wired Magazine!

Weekend Roundup: 6-15 to 6-17


This is Weekend Roundup.  The local events that are happening in NE Alabama and NW Georgia.  And the bigger events that are happening in Atlanta and Birmingham.  As always if you have an event that needs to be featured on Weekend Roundup.  E-mail me at barcncpt44@aol.com

Weekend Weather:

Each day has a very small chance of rain.  But mostly everyone should stay dry.  Great weekend weather ahead!

Local Best Bets:

Sporting clay shoot fundraiser for Bryan Carr on Friday June 15th all day long.  For more info. visit  http://selwoodfarm.com/.

Turtleneck Turtle Races at the Alexander City airport on Friday June 15th starting at 7pm.  For more info. visit http://alexandercity.wsfa.com/news/events/165452-33rd-annual-turtleneck-turtle-race-alzheimers

Farmers market at Zinn Park in Anniston on Saturday June 16th.  For more info. visit http://www.tv24.tv/news/?newsID=13240

Father’s Day Bass Tournament takes place on Weiss Lake on Saturday June 16th.

Southside Sprints for Children 5K run/walk to benefit the James M. Barrie Center for Children.  Race begins at 8am on Sat. June 16th.  For more info. visit http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20120613/ENT/120619905/1196/ENT?Title=Barrie-Center-Southside-police-team-up-for-5K

29th annual Noccalula Rod Run at the Noccalula Falls Campground.  Happening Friday-Sunday June 15-17.  For more info. visit http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20120610/ENT/120619990/1196/ENT?Title=Big-turnout-expected-for-annual-Noccalula-Rod-Run-car-show

26th annual Juneteenth in Gadsden happening Saturday June 16th.  For more info. visit http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20120614/ENT/120619897/1196/ENT?Title=Parade-entertainment-to-highlight-Juneteenth-festivities-

Georgia Honors Iraq Veterans Parade in downtown Rome, Ga on Sat. June 16th.  For more info. visit http://www.georgiahonorsiraqveterans.com/.

Here are my out of the area best bets for this weekend.  Go to http://www.accessatlanta.com/atlanta-events/ for Atlanta events or http://birminghamal.org/events-calendar/  for Birmingham events.

Atlanta Best Bets:

Kathy Griffin brings her distinctive comedy to the Fox Theatre for two shows on Sat. June 16.  For more info. visit http://www.foxtheatre.org/.

Atlanta Fest in Stone Mountain Park June 14-16.  For more info. visit http://www.atlantafest.com/.

Birmingham Best Bets:

FreshWorks Fest occurs at Jones Valley Teaching Farm on Sat. June 16th.  For more information visit http://freshworksfest.com/.

Trunkstock Festival 2012 happens on Sat. June 16th.  For more info. visit http://www.avondalebrewing.com/trunkstock2012/.