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Grand Day Out at Park Tavern, November 7th

Come out for a Sunday full of fun and philanthropy at Park Tavern at Piedmont Park. Friends of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are celebrating their second Annual Grand Day Out, a family benefit concert that donates a portion of it's proceeds to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

This event will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 7th under the big top in the garden tent. Local bands Lunch Money and Always Saturday will perform on the main stage. There will also be carnival games and prizes for children.  

Advance tickets cost $6 for children and $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased by calling 404-350-9363 or sending by an email to staff@play-2-grow.com.  Adults will be charged $12 at the door and children will be charged $8. Parking is free of charge, on the premises.

Park Tavern is located at 500 10th Street N.E., Atlanta.

National Urban League’s 2010 Economic Empowerment Tour, today from 2-8pm

From 2-8 p.m., the National Urban League’s 2010 Economic Empowerment Tour: Restore Our Homes: Housing Rescue Fair & Career Fair is visiting the Atlanta area at the Marriot Marquis Hotel (265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta). 

This event is free for all attendees and participating businesses. The one-stop housing and employment event is designed to provide direct, grassroots help to those facing the threat of home foreclosure and/or needing help finding employment.

Job seekers can also attend career fair workshops like: “Resume Rebooting,” “The Winning Interview,” “Social Networking,” “Dress for Success,” and “6 Steps to Starting a Business,” which will take place throughout the afternoon.

Over 50 local employers will be on hand with about 800 immediate job opportunities.

Community Health and Safety Fair

Tomorrow morning, the Atlanta Fire and Rescue Department (AFRD) will host a community health and safety fair and will be providing fire education materials, smoke detectors, the fire safety house, a fire engine, an airport Striker (aircraft rescue firefighting vehicle), the AFRD mobile command unit and the jumbo kids slide. 

This event will take place at Home Depot (2525 Piedmont Road) starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. AFRD and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) Car Seat Unit will provide car seats and check to ensure correct installation. Vehicle and child must be present to receive a free car seat.

For additional information please contact Eileen Claar at 678.760.9808

Atlanta Streets Alive on Sunday, October 17th

Park your car, this weekend and participate in the Atlanta Streets Alive, a car-free festival in downtown Atlanta Sunday, October 17, from 1 until 6 p.m. on in-town streets. The kickoff ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. at Woodruff Park.

The event will temporarily close Edgewood Avenue to cars and open the street to people from Woodruff Park to Randolph Street.  From walking and biking to street dancing and living art performances, residents and visitors will experience downtown in a new way.

Atlanta Streets Alive was inspired by the ciclovia in Colombia, where city streets are closed to car traffic to allow people to participate in all kinds of free health and community-oriented events. The first Atlanta Streets Alive event, in May 2010, attracted an estimated 5,000 participants.

For day-of-event information, contact (404) 406-5296. Or visit http://www.atlantastreetsalive.com/

20th Annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run, This Weekend

Thousands of individuals, organizations and corporations will celebrating two decades of hope on Sunday, October 17, at the 20th annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run.  This is the largest and most visible fundraising event for AIDS in the Southeast, raising money for many organizations to work to stop the spread of HIV and optimize the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS.

This year’s Walk will begin at Piedmont Park at 2 p.m., with the 5K run starting at 1:45 p.m., both traveling through Midtown Atlanta and ending at Piedmont Park.  In addition to the Walk/Run, blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed.

Women in Power Multicultural Forum, Saturday Oct. 16

This weekend, Atlanta area college students and women from across the state will assemble for “,” a nonpartisan, intergenerational event hosted by SCLC/Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now, Inc. and the Georgia Coalition of Black Women (GCBW). 

The public is invited to attend on Saturday Oct. 16, 10 -12 noon at the Atlanta Civic Center (395 Piedmont Avenue NE).  

The ballot power of women will be the focus this Saturday’s forum.

15th Annual Cheer for Children Ball Will be Held November 5 at Atlanta History Center


 Sylvia Reed, Mother of Mayor Reed, and Judith Starkey are Honorary Chairs for 15th Annual Fundraiser Featuring Food from the Greater Atlanta Chefs Association, Entertainment by Yacht Rock Revue, Décor by Kimberley Cary Event Design and a Luxury Silent Auction Emceed by Dave FM’s Mara Davis  

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy today announced the date for its annual fundraiser, the Cheer for Children Ball.  The 15th annual fundraiser will be held Friday, November 5, from 7- 11 p.m.