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You could create the next Blue Moon specialty pizza

You could create the next Blue Moon specialty pizza

ATLANTA -- Come celebrate a rare blue moon with a pizza and beer fest at all four Atlanta-area Blue Moon Pizza Restaurants.

On Friday, Aug. 31, the pizzerias will host a Blue Moon Tap Takeover, with specials on Blue Moon Belgian White Ale and the restaurant chain's newest brew, Caramel Apple Spiced Ale.

The restaurants will also host a pizza creation contest. The winner's recipe will be served at Blue Moon restaurants through the month of September, and the lucky chef will win a $100 gift card and custom T-shirt.

Learn more about Blue Moon at bluemoonpizza.com.

Blue Moon locations include:

Buckhead
325 East Paces Ferry Road

Marietta
2359 Windy Hill Road

Sandy Springs
5610 Glenridge Drive, Suite 110

Smyrna/Vinings
4600 West Village Place

Atlanta Opera holding auditions

Atlanta Opera holding auditions

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Opera is holding auditions for its upcoming production of Carmen.

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The opera company is looking for boys to appear in the Carmen children's chorus. Eligible boys will be between the ages of 7 and 12 and no more than 4-feet-8-inches tall. They must also have unchanged voices.

Auditions are held by appointment only. To reserve a time, send a résumé and headshot to children's chorus master Will Breytspraak at willbreytspraak@gmail.com.

See photos of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

See photos of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

ATLANTA -- From the mountains to the metro and beyond, customers flooded Chick-fil-A restaurants to show their support on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day Wednesday.

Check out the Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day photo gallery to see pictures of the crowds at your hometown Chick-fil-A.

Send any Appreciation Day photos to photos@11alive.com.

Mike Mansfield Awards Dinner Gala Honors 2 JASG Members

Mike Mansfield Awards Dinner Gala Honors 2 JASG Members

The Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG), recently honored two outstanding leaders in the Japan-Georgia relationship at the Mike Mansfield Awards Dinner Gala at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta hotel in Buckhead.

The 2012 Mansfield Awards Winners: Mr. Alex Gregory, Chairman of the Board, president & CEO of YKK Corporation of America and Mr. Tom Yamamoto, Senior Advisor of Murata Electronics North America.

The Obama Effect's Atlanta Premiere

Watch an interview with star Vanessa Bell Calloway as she stopped by the Get Connected studio in Atlanta to discuss her new movie The Obama Effect!

Fourth of July fireworks in Cobb

Fourth of July fireworks in Cobb

ATLANTA -- Fireworks are the pièce de résistance for any Independence Day celebration. Find out where you can see them in Cobb County this Fourth of July.

(You can watch fireworks in Atlanta too!)

Celebrate July 4 on the Marietta Square
The fun in Marietta begins at 10 a.m. with a parade that marches from Roswell Street Baptist Church to the Marietta Square. Afterward, there will be concerts, arts and crafts, food, games and plenty more family fun, all culminating in a fireworks display that will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

ATLANTA -- Enjoy a cool treat and help kids in need at the same time on Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day.

On Thursday, June 26, the fast food chain will donate one dollar from every Blizzard Treat sold to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which provides funding for 170 children's hospitals in North America.

Learn more at miracletreatday.com.