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“The Lightning Thief” author gives free talk

My fourth grade niece stayed up late and woke up early to read “Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief.” And when the movie came out, she was full of excitement, as were many other children her age. As she fancies herself a writer, she would be delighted to meet the author of the popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, Rick Riordan. Hosted by Emory’s Carlos Museum and Decatur’s Little Shop of Stories, he’ll be at the Glenn Auditorium on May 7 to discuss his new series, The Kane Chronicles. The first book in the series, The Red Pyramid, will be available in stores May 4. The event is free and doors open at 6 p.m.

The Atlanta community is invited to the Bookshop or the Little Shop of Stories on the square in Decatur before the close of business on May 4 to enter a raffle to win a tour of the Carlos Museum with Riordan and special reserved seating at the talk.  Names will be drawn on May 5 and winners will be notified by phone or email. The tour will take place on May 7 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.  No purchase is necessary to enter. Also, he will sign his new book for those who’ve purchased it from one of these shops and has a receipt.

Free TCBY for Moms

Does Mom love frozen yogurt? TCBY is treating moms on Mother’s Day to a free cup or cone. The offer is good at participating stores on Sunday, May 9.

Other ice cream freebies

Let this be your reminder of two other ice cream freebies this week. On Wednesday, April 28, get a scoop of ice cream from Baskin Robins for 31 cents from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. The event will support the National Fallen Firefighters Association.

Want more? On Thursday, April 29, Carvel Ice Cream customers can get a free serving of Carvel’s new low-fat ice cream. You can also sample one of 12 new Flavor Shotz flavors as toppings.

50% off at Yoreka

Tip of the hat to Atlanta on the Cheap for finding this deal for Yoreka, located in The Prado on Roswell Road. Through May 12, save 50 percent on frozen yogurt when you visit between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays.

Salon Deal

I rarely mention beauty salon specials in the blog, but this one at Natural Hair Rocks in Fayetteville is particularly good. It’s specifically for the recently unemployed who are seeking employment. For $15, get an entire makeover — shampoo and style, basic haircut, eyebrow arch and stimulating scalp massage. All you have to do is present proof of unemployment.

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6 comments Add your comment


April 27th, 2010
4:38 pm

FYI, Wednesday night is always buy one get one free @ Carvel


April 28th, 2010
2:27 pm

All the Carvels are gone in our neck of the woods. Is the only one still out at Northlake? Too far for us.

Carvel lover

April 28th, 2010
2:40 pm

There is a Carvel in Dunwoody

Mrs. KMS

April 28th, 2010
3:18 pm

Not sure of your location but there is one in Duluth on Pleasant Hill across from Wal-Mart.


April 28th, 2010
3:54 pm

There is a Carvel/Cinnabon in Roswell off of Rucker and Crabapple.

Carvel lover 2

April 28th, 2010
4:01 pm

There is one in East Cobb. Kroger SC on corner of Johnson Ferry and Shallowford, but it sucks, unless they have improved. Love the original Atlanta location at Northlake. The Baskin Robbins deal looks good for today!