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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.

Do You Have the Cutest Dog in Atlanta?

Submit a photo of your adorable dog to Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest.

Submissions are being accepted until Sept. 26. From there, Metromix will select four groups of 25 dogs to compete for a spot in the finals.

The finalists will each win fabulous prizes, including gift baskets from Glamour Paws and gift certificates from Pets and the Sity, and the grand prize promises to be amazing!

Visit Metromix Atlanta for more information and the official contest rules.

Johns Creek Resident Wins Dream Dog Park Contest

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Pat McNeely and his best pal Koda, a six-year-old Siberian Husky, have a big reason to celebrate. The duo recently won the Beneful WagWorld Dream Dog Park Contest.

McNeely's idea to create the ultimate dog park served as inspiration for the $500,000 makeover of Newtown Dog Park in Johns Creek. McNeely was one of 10 finalists in the online contest that invited dog owners across the country to answer the question: "If you had $500,000 to create the ultimate dream dog park for you and your best buddy, what would you do?"

The Beneful WagWorld Dream Team, led by television host, design expert and dog lover Jason Cameron, along with dog expert and bestselling author Arden Moore, crowned McNeely and Koda the Grand Prize Winners of the contest at a hometown celebration event.