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West End Branch Library Program- An Evening with the Author

An Evening with the Author

Joseph L. Wilson (Joe),
author of “My immune System and M.S”

Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (M.S) in 2000, Joe has continued his research and lifestyle changes to combat M.S. Driven by the desire to avoid M.S. drugs which cause severe side effects, Joe presents in book format his successful efforts to stave off M.S. disabling nature over a five plus year period, all while successfully maintaining full time employment as a licensed tax accountant in metro Atlanta.

Thursday, January 19, 2012
6:00 PM
West End Branch Library

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
525 Peeples Street SW
All Programs Are Free And Open To The Public

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Free Toy Giveaway and Feed a Family Food Drive – Sunday Dec. 18

Do you know any families in need this Christmas Season?
The Tanda Canion Foundation has partnered this year with Toys for Tots and the Assembly of Truth Family Worship Center to provide toys to parents with kids and food to families.

The Happy-Face Toy Giveaway
& Feed a Family Food Drive
December 18, 2011 at 5:00 P.M.

All participants must register and be present to receive toys or food boxes. Register for toys and register for food online at, or on-site after the 10 a.m. morning worship service, and again at 4 p.m. Toy and food distribution, Christmas trivia, games and more begins at 5 p.m. Help us, help a family!

Touching Families. Changing Lives.

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WEMC Holiday Celebration

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West End Readers Book Club – December 19, 2011 – 6:30 p.m. – Please come prepared to share your best read of 2011



The people of Cedar Cove know how to celebrate Christmas. Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best. Her small Christmas-tree farm is prospering, her daughters and her dogs are happy and well, and her new relationship with local vet Ted Reynolds is showing plenty of romantic promise. But someone recently left a basket filled with puppies on her doorstep, puppies she’s determined to place in good homes. AS always in life—and in Cedar Cove—there are surprises, too. More than one family’s going to have a puppy under the tree. More than one scheme will go awry. And more than one romance will have a happy ending!

Date: Monday December 19, 2011
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Place: West End Branch Library
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
525 Peeples Street SW

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Holiday Party at the Wrens Nest Here’s the invitation

You’re Invited

Victorian Holiday Open House
The Wren’s Nest

The Wren’s Nest is donning its best Victorian sparkle for the occasion!

Sunday, December 11, 2011
1 pm-4pm

(pssst – it’s also Joel Chandler Harris’s birthday – we think he’d be 166)

Bring your friends and family so everyone can

our New Executive Director, Sue Gilman, or come say hello again (she’s really looking forward to meeting you. She hasn’t even been here two whole months yet!)

with members of our Board of Directors (they’re very nice!), our neighbors (they’re nice, too), Wren’s Nest partners, volunteers and staff (now that I think of it, all these people are really nice). You might just run into a long lost relative or friend.

Youth Harpists
Victorian Carolers
Storytelling & Tours
Hot Apple Cider & Treats

The Wren’s Nest House Museum
1050 R.D. Abernathy Blvd, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

We’d love to know you can come. RSVP appreciated.


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Free Jazz Concert @ Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, November 20th, 7:00pm, Featuring Rio Negro

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Where: Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on Morehouse College campus, 900 West End Ave Atlanta, GA 30310

When: November 20, 2011 @ 7:00pm

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VOTE NOW, Help WAWA Win $5K, Weekend Events

VOTE NOW—Help WAWA win $5K for OAC Programs; Join us this Weekend for Two Events

VOTE for our “Cox Conserves” Hero and help WAWA win $5,000 for OAC Programs

WAWA Board Chair, Na’Taki Osborne Jelks was recently named as one of five finalists for the 2011 Cox Conserves Heroes for community leaders who volunteer for environmental causes. If she wins the on-line voting competition, WAWA will win $5,000 to continue the rebirth of the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC).

We need your VOTE TODAY to bring these needed funds home to the community. It’s quick and simple…

Please go to this link:

1) Click on VOTE NOW
2) Scroll down the end of the page (Na’Taki is the last finalist listed). Look under her photo and click the vote button.
3) Enter your e-mail address and zip code.
4) Click Submit
5) Pass this e-mail on to someone else!

Join WAWA for Two Weekend Events
WAWA’S Continuing Adult Education Series @ the OAC

Health and Healing using Natural Foods

Date: Friday, November 4, 2011
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm

The presentation will highlight scientifically based principles and methods to cultivate, support and manage excellent health against: Cancer, Diabetes, Diverticulitis, High blood pressure, and Existing diverse conditions

Service Learning Saturday (11/5/11) – 10am-1pm

Join WAWA for Environmental Service Learning Saturdays and Community Workdays every first Saturday of the month from 10am – 1pm. These service efforts will be facilitated in partnership with the Spelman College Bonner Scholars Program, forestry professionals, and concerned citizens.

Tasks will include: removing invasive plants, re-vamping the existing butterfly habitat at the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC) and establishing additional habitat demonstration sites on the grounds including areas that focus on drought-resistant plants and xeriscaping, establishing rain barrel gardens on site, as well as re-establishing a compost system, restoring parts of the trail system, and on-going trail maintenance.

High school participants will have an opportunity to partially satisfy their mandatory 75-hour community service graduation requirement. Bring a water bottle and a bagged lunch! We’ll see you on Saturday!

The Outdoor Activity Center is located at 1442 Richland Rd. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30310.

To RSVP for any of the above events, please send an e-mail to

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More than a Dozen Performances on the East Side during Three Weekends in November,
Including The Lantern Parade in Historic Fourth Ward Park on November 12!

Atlanta –November, the final month of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, will have sixteen performances and events to close out the exhibit. There will be performances of music, dance, theatre, and the return of the signature “Lantern Parade” by Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, one of the stand-out events of the 2010 program.
A map of the visual installations is available online at The performance schedule for the month of November is as follows:

Friday, November 4
Location: Reynoldstown Stage
· 5-7 p.m. – Atlanta Public Schools Performance Night

Saturday, November 5
Location: Reynoldstown Stage
· 3 p.m. – Gateway Performance Productions, Water is Life: Hidden Springs, Atlanta

Location: Lewis Gulch
· 6:45 p.m. – Klimchak and Stuart Gerber, Trio for Two Percussionists and Urban Woods

Location: Kirkwood Ave.
· 6 p.m. – Dance Truck presents Crossover Movement Arts, “Pressure” and “Iron and Steel”

Sunday, November 6
Location: Lewis Gulch
· 4 p.m. – Dashboard Co-Op, Picnic: A Communal Food/Dance Art Piece
· 5:30 p.m. – Twinhead Theater, Murder on the BeltLine

Saturday, November 12
Location: Historic Fourth Ward Park
· 5 a.m.-7 p.m. – Priscilla Smith, The View From Here
· 5 p.m. – Ile’ Tambor
· 6 p.m. – Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, BeltLine Lantern Parade 2011
· 7 p.m. – Imperial Opa!

Sunday, November 13
Location: Historic Fourth Ward Park
· 3:30 p.m. – Taranji Alvarado, Sound Community
· 4:30 p.m. – Zentropy and Crossover Movement Arts, Freestyle Polers Take The 4th Ward

Saturday, November 19
Location: Lewis Gulch
· 2 p.m. – GloATL, Milk Float

Location: Reynoldstown Stage
· 3-8 p.m. – Closing Concert
· 4:30 p.m. – GloATL, Milk Float

Sunday, November 20
Location: Lewis Gulch
· 2 p.m. – GloATL, Milk Float

Schedules are subject to change, please check for updates.

More than 145 proposals were submitted for inclusion in this year’s exhibit, with 66 visual and performance pieces selected to become part of the exhibit, a 30 percent increase over last year. The exhibit began on September 9 and runs through November 20.


About the Atlanta BeltLine:

The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), formed by the Atlanta Development Authority, is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds from private and philanthropic sources to support the Atlanta BeltLine, working with the community and partners to raise general awareness and support, and serving as a catalyst to mobilize resources to address social concerns. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit

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Fall Clean-up


I just wanted to remind everybody about the clean-up this Saturday. (Oct. 22, 2011) We will meet at Kipp Strive Academy at 9:00am. If anybody could donate their service of a pickup that would be great. We are in need of trash bags, rakes, gloves, brooms, etc.

Thank You
Kendal Carey
404 788 3431

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Oct. Ntl Arts Month at City Hall on 10/3

News Release

The City of Atlanta Celebrates National Arts and Humanities Month


The City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs recommends 10 cultural events scheduled throughout October

ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs is celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month by recommending the support of 10 great events scheduled throughout October.   National Arts and Humanities Month is the nation’s largest collective annual celebration of the arts.

Atlanta’s arts and culture scene is multi-faceted. Whether it’s a trip to the High Museum, the City Gallery Chastain, a day spent at the “Atlanta Celebrates Photography” exhibit, or a night at the Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta has something for every taste.


“We encourage people to participate in the national celebration of the arts and humanities,” says Camille Russell Love, Director of the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Events. “The Atlanta Art and Cultural community has several amazing activities planned throughout the month of October for the art and culture patron.”


Choose from 10 great events in October to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month in Atlanta:


  1. September 30 through October 2 – The National Black Arts Festival presents Fall for Film Series at the Southwest Arts Center.  Three days, seven films, so many stories, so many voices. For list of film highlights, visit
  2. October 2 – Historic Oakland Foundation is proud to present the 32nd annual “Sunday in the Park” from noon – 6:00 p.m.  The Victorian street festival offers fun, food, and entertainment for all ages. Visit for further information.
  3. October 3 – “Resource Market for the Arts at the Rialto Center for the Arts.” Come find out what resources are available for the artist and arts organizations.  Visit for further information on the October events.
  4. October 5 – “A City of Atlanta Cultural Forum with Mayor Kasim Reed.” The forum will feature conversations with the cultural community from the Metro Atlanta area from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.  The forum will be held at Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring Street, NW at 18th Street.  For further information, contact the Metro Atlanta Arts & Cultural Coalition at
  5. October 11-16 – “Fela,” the award winning Broadway musical for a limited engagement at the Atlanta Civic Center.  Tickets are available at or call the Atlanta Civic Center box office, 404-658-7159.  Group rates are also available.
  6. October 15 – April 29, 2012 – “Picasso to Warhol” exhibit at the High Museum.  Visit for further information.
  7. The “Atlanta Celebrates Photographypresents the 2011 Festival Guide with a list of events scheduled throughout the city.  Visit The i in the sky-skymilesexhibit opens on October 7th at the City Gallery Chastain features images of the sky taken by the artist Sally Holst using her i-phone. The exhibit that will run from October 7th – November 18th.  For further information visit
  8. “Art on the Atlanta Beltline” exhibit will run from September through November.  Visual installations and performances will be concentrated along the Atlanta Beltline from the west to the east sides of the city.  Visit the
  9. October 15 – “Secrets of the Quilt – One Method of Escape” at 4:30 pm at the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum. There will be a discussion on the Underground Railroad secret quilt code and tracing your civil war ancestors.  Visit the or
  10. October 29 – “Elevate Carnival, the Greatest Halloween Show on Earth” is the celebratory closing to Elevate//Art Above Underground, from 5:00—11:00 pm on Upper Alabama Street. For further information, visit


For a complete list of activities for the month of October, visit

October is also Funding for the Arts Month.   Artists and art organizations can apply for the City of Atlanta’s Contract for the Arts Services program. The deadline is October 28, 2011. For further information, visit


National Arts and Humanities Month is coordinated by Americans for the Arts, the national organization working to empower communities with the resources and support necessary to provide access to all of the arts for all of the people. This month-long celebration grew out of National Arts Week, which was begun in 1985 by the National Endowment for the Arts and Americans for the Arts. With 49 years of service, Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.  More information about National Arts and Humanities Month is available online at

The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs is a division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs.  The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs works to enhance Atlanta’s reputation as a cultural destination. The OCA supports programs that educate and expose the public to a variety of cultural offerings in order to inspire residents and visitors to experience Atlanta’s cultural community. The Public Art Program is responsible for public art stewardship within the City of Atlanta. For more information, visit


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