Archive for August, 2011

FREE night at the HIGH

Hi there!

Looking for something to do during the week? The High Museum of Art is looking for you. Come alone or bring friends; better yet, the whole family! The High Museum wants as many community groups in Atlanta as possible to have the opportunity to see the Radcliffe Bailey: Memories as Medicine exhibit; now on exhibit thru September 11.

Click this link and see the

High Museum Invitation

Post your reservation (leave your name, date, time and # of people) to the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs blog and visit the High Museum, Sept. 1 or Sept. 8 or even both dates, from noon to 8:00pm.

Enjoy Art at the High,

Wanda Whiteside, PRCA Chair

 

 

 

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Rain Barrel and Water Conservation Workshop at OAC – 8/19/11

Join WAWA, Keeping It Wild, and the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper for a Rain Barrel and Water Conservation Workshop

Friday August, 19 2011
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Outdoor Activity Center
1442 Richland Rd. S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 752-5385

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Georgia’s historic drought and ongoing water supply concerns have continued to bring attention to the importance of water conservation and water-smart landscape and gardening practices. People every-where are seeking ways to minimize their water use, yet maintain an attractive landscape. Rain barrels can be part of the solution. A properly installed and maintained rain barrel can save a homeowner up to 1300 gallons of water during the three summer months alone.

In collaboration with Keeping It Wild and the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, WAWA will host a Rain Barrel Workshop on Friday, August 19, 2011 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Outdoor Activity Center. The workshop, which includes an animated 40-minute presentation, will cover: water issues in metro Atlanta, how to save water in your home and garden, and how to install and maintain a rain barrel. Participants will receive a 60-gallon rain barrel that they will assemble and take home that night.

The cost of the workshop is $35 and includes the rain barrel. Space is limited so registration is required. To register or to receive more information about the workshop, send an e-mail to info.wawaonline@gmail.com or call 404-752-5385.

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

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Atlanta Zoo Family Day

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Saturday Garage Sale & Breast Cancer Benefit

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***NPU-T: Meeting Reminder Wednesday (Today) August 10th 7PM***

Good day Community!

NPU-T will conduct our monthly meeting today at 7PM. Please find attached the agenda and minutes from July for review.

Location:
KIPP Strive Academy 1444 Lucile Ave 30310 (Parking in the rear on Ralph David Abernathy in the school lot)
Time:
7PM-9PM (our agenda is short this evening and we may get out earlier)

Announcements:
A Night At the Braves (Tickets for Sept 1st- orders Due August 15th)
New Zone 4 Community Prosecutor

I look forward to seeing you all!

Best Regards,
Nia Knowles, NPU-T Chair

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Washington Park Tennis Center Event

The Washington Park Tennis Association is sponsoring a Fall Season Tennis Kick-off , August 27, 2011 from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. The event benefits the youth tennis program at Washington Park. A flyer is attached announcing the event.

Thank you for your assistance.

Sandra Bush
NPU-T resident

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Reminder: Atlanta Public Schools NCLB Choice Transfers 2011-2012

NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND SCHOOL CHOICE TRANSFERS 2011-2012

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Regards,
Mikkal Hart Murunga, Director
Community and Legislative Affairs
Office of the Chief of Staff
Atlanta Public Schools
www.atlantapublicschools.us

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West End BeltLine Open Air Market- Summertime & the food is good!

A True Community Market
2011 market season (June to November, 1st & 3rd Fridays, 4pm-8pm)

This year four entities have come together to bring a green market to southwest Atlanta in the West End area. We plan to gather our strengths and varied skills to create a vibrant market on Atlanta’s BeltLine.

Vendors – August 5th

Patchwork City Farms (PCF) is a small multi-family owned urban farm located in the West End. They are dedicated to practicing sustainable agriculture. Patchwork grows vegetables, herbs and flowers.

Angel Green Eyes One of a kind handcrafted jewelry; aluminum, copper, semi-precious stones.

Mother Clyde Garden is the well nurtured project of Sister DeBorah Williams. Currently, peppers (all types) are being grown to supply farm to table restaurants and the West End BeltLine Open Air Market.

Honeysuckle Moon Natural Skin Care has handcrafted body products.

Serenity Healing Arts Center offers gift items and children’s books.

Halene’s Gardent has a homegrown selection of organic produce. She offers varieties often found in the Caribbean such as callaloo, Caribbean pumpkin and cerasee.

Wood is Wonderful features hand carved wood treasures such as bowls, earrings and drums.

Life’s Essentials Market has produce straight from their organic garden. Okra, tomatoes, herbs, squash and callaloo are just some of their offerings.

The Kroof Loom specializing in handdcrafted soaps that are revitalizing for your body, mind and soul.

Lisa Miles is a poet, vocalist and visual artist. Come and see her available artwork.

Stacey’s Shortcakes are homebaked buttery shortcake cookies.

Asian Long Beans

The Yardlong Bean is a subtropical/tropical plant and is widely grown in Southeastern Asia, Thailand and Southern China. The plant is a relative of the black eyed pea and grows 14 to 30 inches in about 60 days.

They come in shades of green and purple like the ones featured in the photo above. Also known as the Chinese Long Bean, they are chewy, crisp and are perfect for spicy dishes. Try them stir fried in an Oyster sauce and you won’t be disappointed.Find them at West End BeltLine Open Air Market.
Spread the Word!
$1=$2 double your EBT dollars ~ We’re a Wholesome Wave Market. 

Remember that West End BeltLine Open Air Market is your green market!

Contact: marketmgr.westend@gmail.com
Location: 1310 White Street – Atlanta, GA in the parking lot of SPACE Atlanta Restaurant

 

 

 

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Affordable Housing Workshop and Bus Tour, Aug 13th

Dear Friends of the Atlanta Development Authority and the Atlanta BeltLine,

Please help us promote our upcoming affordable housing workshop and bus tour to your employees, friends, constituents, readers and networks. This event is free and prospective home buyers will get a chance to tour the Atlanta BeltLine route and neighborhoods and learn how to access up to $60,000 in down-payment assistance. This is an all day event for home buyers and will take place at The Lofts in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood. See flyer attached for more details.

RSVP’s are required to Hiwot Mekonnen at 404-614-8317.

Help us re-invigorate Atlanta’s historic intown neighborhoods!

Thank you,
Sonya Moste

Director of Marketing | Atlanta Development Authority
86 Pryor Street, SW; Suite 300 | Atlanta, GA 30303 | 954.349.4103 | *: smoste@atlantada.com

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National Night Out Tonight!

Hello Westview neighbors,

Tonight is National Night Out! Please stop by 1650 Rogers Ave (Michael and Kisha’s house) between 7-9pm. We’ll have hotdogs on the grill, and we are requesting neighbors to bring side items and school supplies. There will also be literature about public safety, a live DJ, a representative from ADT handing out some freebies, and an opportunity to speak with a police officer. Even if you can’t stay for long, stop by on your way home from work and say hello.

National Night Out is a nationwide crime/drug prevention event. It is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

See you this evening!

Patrick

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