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Enjoy wonderful information from our expert panelists on diet, fitness, massage, skin care and more!  The event will be held on Saturday, January 15th at 5:00 p.m. Feel free to bring your business cards and/or blog cards to share.

Zoo Atlanta Recieves Final Inspection

 ATLANTA - September 14, 2010 - Zoo Atlanta has received the final inspection report from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) following a September 9 assessment of the circumstances surrounding a tiger rattlesnake’s escape from quarantine on August 27, 2010. During a thorough examination of all Zoo Atlanta facilities, DNR inspectors noted the three points below as the only areas requiring correction.


As to the cause of the snake’s escape, the DNR report validated the original conclusion made by Zoo Atlanta officials during a previous internal investigation, attributing the incident to human error.

Ken Follett to speak at Carter Center

Best-selling author Ken Follett has a new epic novel, Fall of Giants and the day after it hits the bookstores, he’s coming to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. The Carter Library, Acappella Books and WABE are proud to welcome Ken Follett for this special event on Wednesday, September 29th at 7pm at the Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel.

WABE’s Valerie Jackson will interview Follett before a live audience for her program “Between the Lines.” Following the taping, the audience will have an opportunity to ask their own questions.

The event is free, but because of the large expected turnout, tickets will be required for admission. Tickets can be picked up at Acappella Books (484-C Moreland Ave. NE) or reserved at the store by calling 404-681-5128. Limit 4 tickets per name. A book signing will follow the discussion. In order to have Mr.

Happy Birthday, Atlanta Pet Rescue!

This Sunday, from 4-7pm, Alpha and Omega are celebrating the 10th Birthday of the Atlanta Pet Rescue at the Bow Wow Meow Birthday Bash at the Grant Park Pavilions (625 Park Avenue SE).  

Bring the whole family for a fun, dog filled party.  Kids 12 and under and dogs are free! 

The celebration festivities will include: Balloon Animals, Face Painting, Coloring Stations, Celebrity Judged Dog Contests, Prizes and more!  Celebrity Judges include Q100’s Melissa Carter, WSB-TV’s Heather Catlin, Fox 5’s Karen Graham, Jessica Dauler of Jessica Shops and John Crow of the Georgia Lottery. 

Attendees also have the chance to win a five night/six day trip for a family of four to Jasper, Alberta, Canada!

Atlanta Audubon Society’s 2010 Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Tour

Attend the Atlanta Audubon Society’s 2010 Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Tour.

You can also meet Georgia authors Charles Seabrook and John Yow, and learn about their most recent publications.

Date and time: Saturday, September 11, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Event will be held rain or shine.

Locations: Four private gardens and the Blue Heron Nature Preserve.

For more details, go to the Atlanta Audubon Website: 

AAS encourages you to purchase tickets in advance…

Advance tickets: $12. Available July 1 until noon September 1.

Call the AAS office at 678-973-2437 and pay by credit card. Tickets will be mailed or e-mailed.

Day-of-tour tickets: $15 at sites #1 (570 Valley Lane) and #5 (3003 Howell Mill Road).

Free admission if you sign up to join the Atlanta Audubon Society on the tour date! Children under 12 can get in free with adults!


Atlanta Braves Fifth Annual “Breast Cancer Awareness Night” presented by Publix

The Braves will honor those who have courageously battled breast cancer on Sunday, September 12, with “Breast Cancer Awareness Night” presented by Publix and in partnership with American Cancer Society’s Making Strides for Breast Cancer. Breast cancer survivors will receive a free ticket to watch the Braves take on the St.

Woman Arrested in Connection with South Carolina Murder

According to the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department:

Gwinnett County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman Friday night in Buford wanted out of South Carolina for accessory after the fact to felony murder.

Tina Louise Harper, 27, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., was arrested at her sister’s residence on King Arthur Court in Buford after Gwinnett Sheriff’s deputies were contacted by the Horry County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina.

Ms. Harper was taken into custody without incident in the living room of the residence. The homicide occurred in South Carolina on August 21. Warrant information stated that Ms. Harper had knowledge of the persons involved in the murder and gave false and misleading statements to investigators in order to help those responsible escape detection.

Ms. Harper is being held at the Gwinnett County Jail on a fugitive from justice warrant for South Carolina authorities.