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Atlanta-Fulton Public Library system to create time capsule

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library system to create time capsule

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta-Fulton Public is asking for help in making a time capsule over the summer. 

The time capsule will be for the Perry Holmes Library on Bolton Rad. The library team wants to open the time capsule as it moves to a new location in February 2015. 

As part of the time capsule, the library staff asks for Atlanta and Fulton County residents to give small items, those that can be parted with for around two years. Those donations are due August 1, and the capsule will close the next day. All ages can participate.

For more information, call (404) 792-4994.

Fulton County Health Services encourages residents to learn their status on National HIV Testing Day

Fulton County Health Services encourages residents to learn their status on National HIV Testing Day

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness will recognize National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on Friday, June 27 by offering free HIV/STI testing and counseling at three locations.

The NHTD is an annual campaign to encourage all individuals to “Take the Test Take Control” in order to know their HIV status.  Knowing your status helps to keep you, your family and your community safe from sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.

Free and confidential HIV/STI testing is available at the following locations:

10:00am – 8:00pm
The Mall West End
850 Oak Street - Atlanta, GA 30310

11:30am – 6:30pm
Underground Atlanta
50 Upper Alabama – Atlanta, GA 30303

3:00pm – 9:00pm
Walgreens
2711 Metropolitan Parkway - Atlanta, 30315

11Alive helps Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

11Alive helps Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

ATLANTA -- 11Alive News employees rolled up their sleeves Wednesday morning and assembled 400 bagged lunches for children in need.

This is the second year 11Alive has helped Action Ministries' Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program.

PHOTOS | 11Alive helps Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid provides nutritious meals in the summertime for children who normally rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year.

WellCare and Gas South employees joined the 11Alive team in making sandwiches and putting together lunch bags. Each Smart Lunch, Smart Kid meal consists of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chips, fruit snacks and a bottle of water.

Action Ministries hopes to feed at least 200,000 children across north Georgia through the 2013 Smart Lunch, Smart Kid outreach.

Random Acts of Kindness: Dottie Wimberly

Random Acts of Kindness: Dottie Wimberly

ATLANTA -- Today's Random Act of Kindness is for a woman who devotes her life to enhancing the lives of others, especially those in need. 

Dottie Wimberly works with YES!Atlanta, a non-profit organization that helps at-risk teenagers. She goes above and beyond and always the extra mile to make sure the kids she works with are cared for and happy. 

Thanks to a tip from her friend Sonya, 11Alive was able to recognize Dottie for her amazing work and dedication with a Random Act of Kindness.

Thousands come out for the 1st Annual MLK Renaissance Fest

Thousands come out for the 1st Annual MLK Renaissance Fest

ATLANTA -- GME Sports Lounge hosted The 1st Annual MLK Renaissance Fest, Atlanta Super Fest for the 2013 Memorial Day holiday. Atlanta’s Historic West End District was filled with thousands who participated in family oriented games, entertainment, and music that rejuvenated the commercial district.

Fulton County Cooperative Extension participates in Pizza Farm 2013

Fulton County Cooperative Extension participates in Pizza Farm 2013

How do you expose urban youth to Georgia’s agriculture? You open a Pizza Farm!

The Cooperative Extension Metro Collaborative of Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb and Clayton counties have invited 4th and 5th grade students to visit Pizza Farm 2013 on May 8 and 9, 2013 at the State Farmers Market Exhibit Hall located in Forest Park, GA. Attendees will learn how dairy, vegetables, grains and meats come together to make the perfect pizza, as well as about good health and nutrition. 

“We are excited about the Pizza Farm!” states Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “Many children think their food comes from the grocery store.  The Pizza Farm will teach them that every pizza starts at the farm.”

Exhibits on the origins of pizza ingredients will be presented in a circuit of stations set up around the State Farmers Market Exhibit Hall.

Make a Wish holds 9th Annual Walk for Wishes

Make a Wish holds 9th Annual Walk for Wishes

Make-A-Wish® Georgia will be hosting its 9th Annual Walk for Wishes this Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Turner Field.  The two mile walk, with pre-and post-event activities at Turner Field’s Grand Plaza, is one of the organization’s flagship events and has a fundraising goal of $325,000.

At the Walk, thousands of Georgians will gather to increase awareness around the work of Make-A-Wish Georgia and raise funds to support the granting of wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions.  

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Time: Fun begins at 8:00 a.m./ Walk begins at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Turner Field, Grand Plaza, 755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta 30315