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Charity Polo Match and Autumn Fete

On October 31st, at noon, Tomorrow’s Luminaries Foundation will host their Inaugural Polo Match & Autumn Fête at Chukkar Farm Polo Club in Alpharetta, GA. The event will feature complimentary wine, champagne, and an exquisite dessert bar. This Derby-inspired event will have contests for the best hat, best picnic, and best cocktail. All of the proceeds from the event will go directly towards the Foundation’s programs to help brighten the future of Atlanta’s young people.

Young Professionals Mixer at Aqua Blue

ATLANTA -- The Junior Chamber International Atlanta and Johns Creek Young Professionals are teaming up to host a mixer and fundraiser at Aqua Blue (1564 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, 30076).

The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Attendance is $10, or $5 with two canned goods.

Participants will enjoy free appetizers, $3 beers and the opportunity to mingle, network and make a difference. Magician Joe Turner is scheduled to perform. The money raised will go to North Fulton Community Charities.

For more information, visit the JCI Atlanta website.

AID Atlanta Prevention Programs Manager Working to Stop Epidemic in Atlanta

Having lived with HIV for 25 years and working as prevention programs manager at AID Atlanta, Craig Washington has experienced firsthand the challenges of changing behaviors. As a gay African-American male, one of the groups at highest risk for infection, Washington knows all too well that people have to been shown and helped, not just told to be safe.

He first realized he had HIV in 1985, when a friend had pointed out his swollen glands as a symptom for “it” – not even calling the disease by name. At first he was terrified, but in his quest for information, he heard a voice tell him that he was going to make it. What touched him the most was the support from his female friends when he told them he knew he was HIV positive. He also was later encouraged by his partner, Lenny, to get tested and seek the best doctors for treatment.

Since then, he’s made the effort to live a healthy life and as an advocate for AIDS prevention.

Mayor Kasim Reed Hosts a Rooftop Reception to Kick-Off Weeklong Atlanta Pride Festivities

Atlanta, GA--  Monday , October 4th marks the first day of Atlanta Pride Week and is getting a opening reception party at City hall tonight.

Mayor Kasim Reed and Councilmember Alex Wan will host a rooftop reception Monday evening at City Hall to kick-off the weeklong festivities celebrating Atlanta Pride’s 40th anniversary.  Mayor Reed will be at several Pride events this week and will march in the parade on Sunday, October 10.

For a complete schedule of Atlanta Pride events visit their website:

http://atlantapride.org/

 

2nd Annual Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival at Atlantic Station

Tomorrow, Atlantic Station will host the 2nd Annual Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival. The event will take place between noon – 8pm.

More than 50 teams – both backyard teams and professionals – will compete to cook up their best Bar-B-Q for more than $12,000 in cash prizes.  10 of Atlanta’s top Bar-B-Q restaurants will also be onsite offering up plates of their best Bar-B-Q to attendees.

Atlanta Bar-B-Q Fest will also feature live music throughout the day as well as a kids area with interactive games, a bounce house and rock climbing walls.

Screening of "Coming Home: Hurricane Katrina 5 Years Later"

Director David Barnhart an Atlanta-based, award-winning director will be screening his film “Coming Home: Hurricane Katrina 5 Years Later”. This film focuses on one of Katrina’s more intriguing human phenomena. Five years after the storm, many residents and New Orleans natives are still trying to make it back home.

The film will be publicly screened, tomorrow, from 7:00-9:00p.m., the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta (1328 Peachtree Street, NE), and will be immediately followed by a panel discussion.

Ansley Park Tour of Homes

Ansley Park Tour of homes, “A Walk Back in Time” will be celebrating the artistry of architect Joseph Neel Reid. Joseph Reid is famously known as one of Atlanta—and the South’s—premiere architects.

This Friday, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Tour of Homes Kick-off Party held at the Piedmont Driving Club. This evening will include dinner, cocktails, a tour of the PDC, and a presentation and book signing by Mr. William Mitchell, author of “J. Neel Reid Architect of Hentz, Reid & Adler