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Award-winning writers, activists artists at Spelman for Octavia Butler Celebration

Award-winning writers, activists artists at Spelman for Octavia Butler Celebration

ATLANTA -- An accomplished group of writers, activists and artists from the speculative fiction and film communities will converge at Spelman College, April 16-17, for the Octavia E. Butler Celebration of Arts and Activism.

Ga. Connections Academy accepting students for 2014-15 school year

Ga. Connections Academy accepting students for 2014-15 school year

(WXIA) -- A few seats are still available at Georgia Connections Academy for the 2014-15 school year.

Georgia Connections Academy is a virtual K-12 public school that allows students to learn at their own pace. It is fully accredited and open to all school-age Georgia children.

"We are enrolling 1,000 additional students across all grade levels for the coming academic year," lead principal Heather Robinson said in a release. "We have a waiting list as we open enrollment, so we encourage parents to get their applications in now."

Georgia Connections Academy will hold a number of information sessions across the state for parents who want to know more. Additional enrollment information is available at connectionsacademy.com/georgia-virtual-school.

Upcoming information sessions in the Atlanta area include:

Race this weekend: Back on My Feet

Race this weekend: Back on My Feet

ATLANTA -- Women everywhere are invited to participate in a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

The Back on My Feet 5K will benefit City of Refuge, a non-profit organization that helps "Atlanta's last, lost and least," according to its website.

The race will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9 a.m. at City of Refuge. Advance registration is $35. Those who just want to attend a post-race breakfast and City of Refuge tour can do so for $25. It costs $50 to participate in the race, tour and breakfast.

Finishers will receive flowers and Mizuno technical T-shirts. Prizes will also be awarded to the top runners.

Learn more and sign up at backonmyfeet.org. Online registration closes Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 11:59 p.m.

City of Refuge is located at 1300 Joseph E. Boone Boulevard NW in Atlanta.

The Artist’s Inspiration: An artist lecture by Renée Stout, Feb. 16

ATLANTA -- Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will host an artist lecture with Renée Stout in conjunction with the new exhibition Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman, Sunday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. Stout will discuss the people, places, and things that influenced the works featured in the exhibition.

The African-derived folk beliefs of hoodoo and conjuring are explored in Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman. Featuring Stout’s multimedia works, the exhibition, on view through May 17, 2014, brings together painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, glassblowing, installation, and compelling storytelling.

Commissioner Bill Edwards announces information and civic engagement session

Commissioner Bill Edwards announces information and civic engagement session

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards has announced an information and civic engagement session on the future of south Fulton County.

Topics that will be discussed include incorporation, annexation and current legislation.

The session will be Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Body of Christ Church International, which is located at 3650 Flat Shoals Road in College Park.

MARTA reschedules Adamsville Workforce Development bus operator recruitment

MARTA reschedules Adamsville Workforce Development bus operator recruitment

ATLANTA -- MARTA has rescheduled bus operator recruitment from Friday, Jan. 31 to Friday, Feb. 7 at Fulton County’s Adamsville Workforce Development Office.

The deadline for completion of customer service assessments has been moved to Wednesday, Feb. 5. Adamsville is located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Before visiting Adamsville, all applicants must take the following steps:

Adamsville Workforce Development to host MARTA bus operator recruitment

Adamsville Workforce Development to host MARTA bus operator recruitment

ATLANTA -- The Office of Workforce Development in the Adamsville Regional Health Center will host MARTA for bus operator recruitment.

The recruitment will be held on Friday, Jan 31. Recruiters are seeking full-time bus operators. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with MARTA human resources personnel about the position.

Adamsville is located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Business attire is required to participate in the recruitment.

Before visiting Adamsville, all applicants must take the following steps: