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LénaBlou and Trilogie Dance Company Master Classes at Spelman Oct. 7

LénaBlou and Trilogie Dance Company Master Classes at Spelman Oct. 7

ATLANTA -- Spelman College Departments of Drama and Dance, World Languages and Literature, African Diaspora and the World and the Office of President present internationally renowned choreographer, activist, scholar, historian, educator, and Knight of the Legion of Honour LénaBlou and Trilogie Dance Company, from Guadeloupe and France, in residence at Spelman College on Oct. 7, 2013.

Fulton County Vice-Chair Emma I. Darnell to host District 5 town hall on Fulton County taxes

Fulton County Vice-Chair Emma I. Darnell to host District 5 town hall on Fulton County taxes

WHO:            Vice-Chair Emma I. Darnell, Fulton County Board of Commissioners, District 5
                                   
 
WHAT:           Commissioner Darnell will host the second in a series of town hall meetings for residents of District 5 centered on the theme, Fulton County Taxes: The Real Story, “Everybody Pays, Who Benefits.” Topics of discussion include:

Free day at the park: Sept. 28 is State Parks Day

Free day at the park: Sept. 28 is State Parks Day

ATLANTA -- Now that its fall and the weather is cooling down to a decent level and the rain has finally calmed down, this is a great weekend to get out with the family.

Well since this Saturday is also National States Park Day, this is the perfect time to get out with the family for some outdoor fun.

On Sept. 28, you will not pay for admission or for parking to see some of the most beautiful natural beauty that is the Georgia State Parks.

What makes this even better is that there are a ton of events and volunteer acts you can do at the state parks on this day as well. 

For more informaiton including maps of the parks around Georgia and events going on, check out Pretty Frugal Diva

Fulton's Fall SPARC Atlanta Clinics seek to enhance the health and quality of life for older adults

Fulton's Fall SPARC Atlanta Clinics seek to enhance the health and quality of life for older adults

ATLANTA -- Fulton County’s Fall SPARC (Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration) Atlanta preventive healthcare screenings for older adults begin on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Citizens who participate in SPARC Atlanta clinics can take advantage of health screenings, nutrition counseling and health education. Since the initiation of SPARC Atlanta in 2006, more than 7,300 older adults have visited SPARC Clinics to obtain health screenings as well as obtain information regarding Medicare Assistance, employment assistance, Food Stamp Assistance, nutrition education and dental education. 

The fall 2013 clinic dates, times and locations include:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Roswell Neighborhood Center
1250 Warsaw Rd.
Roswell, GA 30076

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Ben Hill United Methodist Church
2099 Fairburn Road,
Atlanta, GA 30331

Fulton County Cooperative Extension sponsors free workshop for budding entrepreneurs

Fulton County Cooperative Extension sponsors free workshop for budding entrepreneurs

ATLANTA -- Have you ever considered starting your own home-based business? Fulton County Cooperative Extension will sponsor a free workshop on Starting a Home-Based Business on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Central Library, 1 Margaret Mitchell Square, Suite 109, Atlanta.

Participants will gain valuable information to help them start and maintain a successful home-based business. Specific topics will include how to identify fraud and scams billed as business opportunities, space and time needs, identifying factors that contribute to success and much more.  

Fulton County Cooperative Extension hosts monthly classes on a variety of topics such as nutrition, financial management, diabetes and gardening. Classes are held in locations throughout the county.  Call 404-332-2400 for more information.

Seminal Photography Exhibition ‘Posing Beauty’ Makes Southeast Debut at Spelman College

Seminal Photography Exhibition ‘Posing Beauty’ Makes Southeast Debut at Spelman College

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is the first institution in the Southeast to present the nationally touring exhibition, “Posing Beauty in African American Culture.” Featuring more than 75 photographs by leading, emerging, and amateur photographers, “Posing Beauty” explores ways contemporary understanding of beauty has been informed by the works of photographers and artists dating from 1890 to the present.  The exhibition will be on view Sept. 5 through Dec. 7, 2013. The exhibition is curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., one of the nation's leading historians of African-American photography.

Book signing and networking with Claudia G. Barnett

Book signing and networking with Claudia G. Barnett
Saturday, September 28, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Shrine of The Black Madonna946 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, Atlanta Private reading,/discussion, networking and light refreshmentsRSVP required at info@thedissertationprocess.com. Dr. Claudia will share from her book, the inspiration behind it, the need for such a guide as well as accept pre-orders and orders the day of events. In partnership with ATLANTA CARES, Dr. Barnett is committed to the practice of mentoring and believe it’s one of many calls in her life. For more info about Dr. Claudia and her work, please visit www.TheDissertationProcess.com.