Celebrating their 31st year, Dragon Con returns this Labor Day weekend. Dragon Con is the largest multimedia, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music and film in the world. Dragon Con boasts close to 40 fan-based tracks, a film festival, parade, art show, comics, pop art exhibits and displays, nightly concerts and parties.

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Oglethorpe University, Atlanta's oldest and most respected Adult Degree Program, introduces a new degree completion option. You can now transfer your previous credits earned and complete an Oglethorpe degree in as few as 30 credit hours. This is the perfect opportunity to finish what you started and earn the college degree you've always wanted.  Oglethorpe's small, in-person classes are held year round and eight-week sessions allow you to complete a full-time course load while concentrating on only two classes at a time.  There's still time to enroll for the fall semester.  For upcoming dates and information, visit adults.oglethorpe.edu or call 404.364.8383.

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The 17th annual Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival takes place Saturday, August 12th and has a musical lineup that features something for everyone. Eight bands and two stages will include local, regional and national Blues, Bluegrass, Folk and Rock acts.  Headlining this year's event is the country & bluegrass group Farewell Angelina. Visit Decaturbbqfestival.com or call 678 778-2000. 


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The Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell is offering great nighttime entertainment this summer.  Their  Sundays on the River Concerts series is held the second Sunday of each month through September.  Enjoy a night out with families and friends and  listen to the American jazz sounds of Gwen Hughes & "Grit Hits!" Sunday, August 13 from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. 

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Award-winning writer/director Thomas W. Jones II is back with his musical adaptation of the novel Blackberry Days of Summer in this emotionally charged stage musical with unforgettable stories of love, hope, survival, and redemption.  Tickets at HorizonTheatre.com or by calling (404) 584-7450.

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Take a short drive up to Helen, GA, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Chattahoochee River, for Taste of Helen.  Enjoy culinary tastes from top area restaurants, live music and libations!  Event takes place Wednesday, August 15 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.  Go to helenchamber.com or call (770) 878-1908 for ticket information.

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