The next the deadline to get information into the calendar will be November 25, 2013. To submit an event, email “info4calendar” in the subject line, or call Nancy Leighton at 404-624-3082 and leave a message.
The following activities take place every week as listed.
Toddler Storytime. Georgia Hill Library, 250 Georgia Ave. SE, for ages 10-18 months, Georgia Hill Library, 250 Georgia Ave. SE, 10:30am.
Lapsit for Babies. For babies aged… Continue reading
By Janet K. Carter
Local potter Lori Buff of Future Relics Gallery is holding her annual studio sale on November 29 and December 1 at her home studio in East Atlanta at 991 Bouldercrest Drive. The timing is designed to allow shoppers to take care of all their holiday shopping needs with hand-crafted mugs, bowls, vases, dinnerware, casseroles, and so much more. Lori will have new work from a recent wood firing and from her summer residency in North Carolina,… Continue reading
By Gracelyn Bayliss and Kate Rouse
Hello, Grant Park! Does anyone out there remember last spring’s Girl Scout fundraising booth at the Sunday morning Grant Park Farmer’s Market? It was a very successful sale. For the booth, each Girl Scout designed and created ten handcrafted items, each priced at $5. They would like to thank everyone, especially the people who purchased items from their booth. They met their sales goal and, using the funds raised, got to go Glamping (Glamorous… Continue reading
By Sonia Fuller
Time to unpack the holiday lights, dust off the decorations and get your favorite holiday songs on a playlist. The holidays are here, which means that the annual Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes is right around the corner. In addition to the annual tour, fun-filled activities are planned throughout the weekend.
This year’s tour is scheduled for Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, while the family-friendly Winter Wonderland will take place… Continue reading
By Rebekah Goode-Peoples
Inside Mia Merlin’s bright yellow studio space, which she shares with a juggling troop and a weaver inside the Little 5 Points Community Center, paintings from her Parade series were propped up around the perimeter of the floor. Merlin knelt in a chunky knit poncho below soaring windows and considered the fruits of a year’s worth of labor.
Last year Merlin, a resident of Boulevard Heights, attended the Grant Park Conservancy’s Halloween Lantern Parade with her daughter… Continue reading
By Daniel Szemple
The Friendship Center is a safe, loving, inclusive community that promotes the mental, physical, and spiritual well-being of adults marginalized by poverty and various mental health challenges and the well-being of all those who come to participate, to volunteer, to work, and to learn. Acting as an outreach of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church at 737 Woodland Avenue, the Friendship Center is currently serving 85 participants per program day, serving over 300 meals a week, clothing 35 people… Continue reading
By Carol Pitts
The Care and Counseling Center of Georgia (CCCG) has opened a new office in Grant Park, located on the third floor of Park Avenue Baptist Church. The Care and Counseling Center of Georgia is a nonprofit interfaith organization offering counseling and pastoral care to individuals (adults, adolescents, and children), couples, families, and groups.
The counselor working at the Grant Park location is Lanta Cooper, M.S., M.Div., NCC. Lanta has a range of experience serving children, adolescents, adults,… Continue reading
By Christy Simo
If you were anywhere near the Grant Park Rec Center October 19, you probably heard it: The 38th annual Grant Park Mothball, the neighborhood’s annual costume party. This year it was quite the HOOTENANNY.
The Grant Park Neighborhood Association would like to thank the more than 200 neighbors and friends who came out and had a good time at this year’s event, as well as all the community sponsors who gave their time, food, and financial donations… Continue reading
By Beth Pann and Samantha Hutcherson
The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that Maynard Jackson junior Sydney Long has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.
“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work,… Continue reading
By Marc Takacs
The East Atlanta Santa Fest celebrates its seventh year of holiday events throughout the East Atlanta Village and this year promises to be the biggest one yet. Events include a tree decorating contest, artist market, parade, ornament making, caroling, horse drawn sleigh rides through the village, pictures with Santa, and of course the official lighting of the big EAV tree with that jolly old elf riding in on his 1964 canary yellow Ford F100 sleigh. There is… Continue reading