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East Atlanta Parents Network Hosts Large Playgroup

East Atlanta Parents Network Hosts Large Playgroup

GRANT PARK – Don’t worry about scheduling your play date, this week, the East Atlanta Parents Network has already done the work for you.

This weekend, on March 12th, the East Atlanta Parents Network is hosting a large playgroup for all ages at Brownwood Park recreation Center from 11AM until 1PM.

The group has invited special musical guest, Miss Tiara, to entertain the children and an arts and crafts activity which will be presented by volunteers from Martha Brown United Methodist Church. Brownwood Park Recreation Center is located at 537 Park Avenue in Southeast Atlanta.

Are Atlantans Visiting Some Of The World’s Last Turtles?

Are Atlantans Visiting Some Of The World’s Last Turtles?

ATLANTA – (submitted by Atlanta Zoo/Keisha Hines) One might assume that an animal with a shell has one of nature’s greatest built-in security systems. If that were true, there might not be a need to identify 2011 with the conservation imperative, “Year of the Turtle.” But according to a new report issued by a consortium of conservation groups, many of the turtles currently housed at Zoo Atlanta are among the last of their kind.

Issued by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Turtle Survival Alliance and the Turtle Conservation Fund on February 21, 2011, the report included an alarmingly long list of turtle species now at risk of extinction. Three of the 25 species listed at “extremely high risk of extinction” are represented at Zoo Atlanta: the McCord’s box turtle; Burmese star tortoise; and Sulawesi forest turtle.

Pre-K roundup: Burgess-Peterson Academy

Pre-K roundup: Burgess-Peterson Academy

ATLANTA -- (East Atlanta Coalition) East Atlanta's neighborhood elementary school invites parents of 2010-2011 Pre-K children on March 4th, 9-11am, to discover why Burgess-Peterson Academy will become the top choice for your child's education!

Your child is welcomed and encouraged to attend with you - to meet their future&

B*ATL Seeks "Civilian Living History" Program Chair

B*ATL Seeks "Civilian Living History" Program Chair

ATLANTA – (East Atlanta Coalition) B*ATL is looking for a person to Chair the Civilian Living History program, "Civil War to Civil Rights", in the East Atlanta Village in July.  The B*ATL organizing committee has started meeting now.  

Work with and direct actors and neighbors who portray characters from history including casting, scheduling, costuming, wrangling and participating in bringing history to life.  If you think you might be interested in helping to shape this event please contact B*ATL committee chair Henry Bryant at 404-377-6148 or hbryant@mindspring.com.

B*ATL is the annual event commemorating the historic Civil War Battle of Atlanta which happened across our area and in our neighborhood in 1864.  Thousands of people show up at various programs throughout the area.

 

Last Week to Vote for Metromix's Best of Atlanta

Last Week to Vote for Metromix's Best of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA--  This week is the last week to vote for your favorite things of Atlanta.  Log on to Atlanta.Metromix.com and vote for your favorite neighborhood bar, restaurant, breakfast joint, etc.

There are 20 categories needing your vote and even if you don't vote, you will learn about new places that you will want to visit!

Vote Here at Metromix

Georgia-Pacific to donate supplies to APS classrooms

Georgia-Pacific to donate supplies to APS classrooms

ATLANTA – (Atlanta Public Schools) All APS elementary school classrooms will receive boxes of school supplies from Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific, as part of a month-long national corporate employee campaign that started last month on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday and will conclude at the end of February.

The company will deliver the supplies, including notebook paper, pencils, pens, construction paper, crayons and hand sanitizer to M. Agnes Jones Elementary School at Noon Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.  Along with these “care boxes”, each elementary school will also receive two cases of office paper, paper towels and facial tissue products.

Georgia-Pacific employees will arrive at the school on a chartered school bus, as they do on a weekly basis to engage in mentoring activities with students through the Atlanta Partners for Education program.

Get Fit, Relax and Party at Brownwood Park

Get Fit, Relax and Party at Brownwood Park

ATLANTA -- (East Atlanta Community Association) Brownwood Recreation Center now offers two ways for folks to stay fit and healthy.  The center has pilates and yoga classes running four days a week.

Instructors from popular urban boot camp FitWit are leading the pilates and yoga classes.  Pilates are offered on Tuesdays and Thursday (7:15 pm to 8:15pm); contact Lane at trainmelane@yahoo.com for class details.  Yoga is offered on Wednesdays (7:15pm to 8:15pm) and Saturdays (9:00 am to 10:15am); contact Amy at yogaeav@gmail.com.