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Jazoo 2010

Join Zoo Atlanta in celebration of JAZZOO 2010, this Saturday, September 25 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Zoo Atlanta.

The event will feature kiosks from more than 30 of Atlanta’s best restaurants, specialty cocktails at full-service open bars, and animal viewing until dusk. Live entertainment will include music from 80s cover band The Breakfast Club; Eddie’s Attic Acoustic Stage; MudCat; Sound Investment; and Andrew Brothers Dueling Pianos.

New for 2010 is the opportunity to view and vote on fashions evoked by Zoo Atlanta animals, created by designers from the Savannah College of Art and Design. The garments that will be featured at JAZZOO were designed using a variety of materials: balloons, feathers, rope, coffee filters, paper maché, and aluminum cans.

JAZZOO is an event where whimsical, animal-inspired attire is encouraged.

H.E.A.R.T SUV

This weekend in Grant Park, the Atlanta Humane Society, as a part of their ongoing effort to reduce the number of unwanted animals born in the state of Georgia each year, will provide low-cost spay and neuter services for dogs and cats with their new SUV. 

On Thursday and Friday, this service will be offered to Atlanta Public Safety employees as well as the general public.  The cost of this service will range from $40.00 - $85.00 depending on the gender, age & weight of your pet. 

The cost of service includes the spay/neuter service along with free Rabies Vaccination & Microchip.  Unfortunately, this mobile service cannot accommodate pets over 100 pounds.

Free Flu Shots for Existing Patients

CVS Caremark, in conjunction with Direct Relief USA recently announced that nearly 350 community clinics and health centers across the country will participate in CVS Caremark’s donation of up to $5 million in free shots to patients who lack health insurance.  The participating clinics and health centers will identify uninsured individuals from their existing patient populations and provide them with a free flu shot voucher, which is redeemable at any CVS/pharmacy or MinuteClinic location.

Below is a list of the Atlanta clinics that will be distributing the vouchers:

Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services (424 Decatur St.)

Grant Park Clinic (1340 Boulevard SE)

Free flu shot vouchers will be available for their current patients beginning this week until supplies last.

Live Music and Performances On Stage for Midtown Festival of the Arts Sept. 25-26

ATLANTA – Live music is a centerpiece of the Midtown Festival of the Arts. The inaugural event taking place Sept. 25 and 26 features three outdoor stages and performances at a beautiful and historic Midtown neighborhood church.

                Headline bands include Raleigh’s popular “jangle-pop outfit” The Connells in a rare performance on the Main Stage Saturday evening, with first-of-their-genre ’80s tribute band The Breakfast Club set to rock the Festival’s Main Stage on Sunday evening.

Live Music and Performances On Stage for Midtown Festival of the Arts Sept. 25-26

ATLANTA – Live music is a centerpiece of the Midtown Festival of the Arts. The inaugural event taking place Sept. 25 and 26 features three outdoor stages and performances at a beautiful and historic Midtown neighborhood church.

                Headline bands include Raleigh’s popular “jangle-pop outfit” The Connells in a rare performance on the Main Stage Saturday evening, with first-of-their-genre ’80s tribute band The Breakfast Club set to rock the Festival’s Main Stage on Sunday evening.

County Jobs for Fulton Residents

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the county’s first Job Source Policy, at its September 15 meeting.  By enacting this policy, the county will create a pool of employable Fulton county residents who would be eligible to fill jobs created by certain projects funded by the County.

“The Board of Commissioner feels that it is our responsibility to try and help the citizens of Fulton County as much as we can during these hard economic times. This policy will help to provide stable economic opportunities for families throughout the County” stated Fulton County Chairman John H. Eaves.

This policy will apply to all contracts procured through the Department of Purchasing & Contract Compliance valued in excess of $200,000.

PANDAMONIUM! 2010

Come out and celebrate Lun Lun, Yang Yang and Xi Lan this Saturday, for a Giant Panda Party.

Panda fans from across the U.S. are preparing to party, as Zoo Atlanta hosts a birthday tribute for three world-famous animal superstars: the Atlanta Zoo Giant Pandas. Festivities are scheduled for Saturday, September 18, from 10 a.m. to Noon.

Provided through partnership with Peachtree TV, PANDAMONIUM! 2010 boasts a green screen, which enables fans to pose for free souvenir photos “with” Xi Lan. The birthday tribute will feature special appearances by Zoo mascot Zhu Zhu and talks with the panda keepers.  At 11 a.m. guests of honor will be presented with birthday surprises.

The celebration is free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission.