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All Creatures Great and Small CD to benefit the Atlanta Humane Society

The Grant Park Neighborhood Association are urging all residents to purchase the WAG-A-LOT CD, “All Creature Great and Small” which will benefit the Atlanta Humane Society. This CD features donated songs from The Indigo Girls, Francine Reed, Kingsized, Yacht Rock Revue, Stovall, Jennifer Daniels, Soulphonics & Ruby Velle, Gringo Star, Blair Crimmins & the Hookers, Oryx and Crake, Caroline & the Ramblers and songwriter/poet Kodac Harrison.

This one-of-a-kind project will be released on November 26 and will be available through Monday, December 27, 2010. It will be available for download online and available for purchase from metro area BEST BUY locations (Edgewood, Northlake, Buckhead, Cumberland, & Perimeter stores).

Wal-Mart Sunday Fundays at Zoo Atlanta

Have you grown tired of monotony? Is all-day football driving you crazy? The good people at Wal-Mart and Zoo Atlanta have concocted a remedy for you.

Bring your family to meet the, more than, one thousand animals from around the world, including the giant panda's Xi Lan, Lun Lun and the newborn cub. Zoo Atlanta doesn’t want you to miss out on the Zoo train, carousel, rock climbing wall, petting zoo, live animal encounters and more for kids of all ages.

Admission to the Zoo Atlanta is $5 for adults and children; however, you must mention the Wal-Mart Sunday Fundays to receive the discount.  This special discount is only valid on Sunday, November 14th.

Community Meeting to Address School Board Issues, tonight

Concerned neighbors of the Boulevard Heights community will be hosting a public meeting, tonight, November 10th, at the St. Paul United Methodist Church concerning the status of the Atlanta Public School Board.

District 1 School Board Representative Brenda Muhammad, along with, District  2 Member and Board Chairman Khaatim Sherrer El, Courtney English, and Nancy Miester will also be in attendance. Community members are encouraged to bring their concerns to Muhammad, who represents the neighborhood; she has expressed her willingness to address all concerns.

If members of the community would like to submit questions in advance, please forward them to James Palmer, BOHO President. Palmer can be reached at 404-661-8517.

St. Paul United Methodist Church is located at 501 Grant Street, Southeast.

Tickets on Sale for 8th Annual Breakfast with Santa

Support your neighborhood and purchase a ticket to the 8th Annual Breakfast with Santa. One hundred percent of proceeds from this annual event will benefit the Grant Park Fire Station #10 and the restoration of Va-Hi Fire Station #19.

Tickets to this event are only $16 per person and they include: breakfast, digital photo with Santa, & goodies for the kids.  All ages including infants must have a ticket to enter since this is a fundraiser for our neighborhood fire-fighters.  Advance ticket purchase is required and all tickets are non-refundable. 

Historically, tickets sell-out quickly, so purchase your tickets before they're gone.

Breakfast with Santa will take place at both of the following locations:

On Saturday, Dec. 4, at 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. at Osteria 832 Pasta & Pizza: Virginia Highland, 832 N.

Teaching Tolerance's Mix It Up at Lunch Program, Novemebr 9th

Tomorrow, November 9th, at select schools across the Atlanta area, students will participate in Teaching Tolerance's Mix It Up program. This program is a national campaign that helps K-12 teachers develop inclusive school communities. 

According to the Mix It Up program, students thrive, both socially and academically, in schools that are inclusive. Yet, for far too many students, schools are hotbeds of exclusion. Social scientists have long maintained that contact between diverse groups helps alleviate tensions and reduce prejudice.

Panda Birth Update: Lun Lun and Cub are Healthy

The giant panda cub born to Lun Lun on November 3, 2010, appears to be healthy and strong. Lun Lun continues to provide excellent care, including keeping the cub warm by cradling it close to her chest.

Newborn giant pandas, which are born nearly hairless, are unable to regulate their own body temperatures until they are 3 to 4 weeks old. The cub has also been seen nursing, which is very rewarding and shows Lun Lun is doing a great job attending to the needs of her cub.

While Lun Lun and the cub are not expected to make their debut to Members and guests until spring 2011, web users can follow the pair on PandaCam presented by Earthcam, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City of Atlanta Hosts Local Food Day with Farmers Market and Edible Garden Unveiling




Atlanta’s Director of Sustainability Mandy Mahone

City officials and partners from Atlanta’s environmental community



City Hall will host a Local Food Day, featuring a farmer’s market and “Lunch and Learn” for city employees at 11:00 a.m.