Weekend Roundup: 8-17 to 8-19

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:

Sadly Friday is going to be a stormy day.  The rest of the weekend features your average chance of a summertime thunderstorm.

Local Best Bets:

GadsdenEtowah County Habitat for Humanity Dragon Boat Festival taking place Saturday August 18th on the Coosa River in Gadsden.  For more info. go to:  http://www.habitatdragonboat.com.

National Honey Bee Day Event at Attalla City Park off AL-77 on Saturday August 18th.  For more info. go to: http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20120809/ENT/120809809/1196/ENT?Title=National-Honey-Bee-Day-event-set-to-draw-swarms-to-Attalla&tc=ar.

The Vibe Ministry is hosting a worship event Friday August 17th at the Pitman Theatre in Gadsden.  This event will also have a video presentation from Josh Wetzel.  For more info. go to: http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20120815/NEWS/120819877?fb_comment_id=fbc_10151014217248235_22737647_10151016485343235&tc=ar#f33976db98.

The New Alabama Voters League will host a Fun Day in the Park at Zinn Park in Anniston Saturday August 18th beginning at noon.  For more info. go to: http://www.annistonstar.com/view/full_story/19836738/article-Candidates–residents-to-mingle-at-Zinn-Park-event-Saturday?instance=home_news.

JSU Fan Day at Burgess-Snow Field on Saturday August 18th.  For more info. go to: http://www.theclaytimesjournal.com/articles/2012/08/17/sports/966-jsufan.txt.

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 Bet: 

Piedmont Park Summer Art & Crafts Festival happening on 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 18 and  11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 19 in Piedmont Park in Atlanta.  For more info. go to: http://www.piedmontparkartsfestival.com/

Birmingham Best Bet:

The Stokin’ the Fire BBQ event takes place on Saturday August 18th at Sloss Furnaces.  For more info. go to: http://slossfurnaces.com/stokin/.