‘Atlanta Streets Alive’ promotes exercise
The City of Atlanta invites the public to walk, skate or bike in its Atlanta Streets Alive event on May 19, 2 – 6 p.m.
Promoting physical activity, Atlanta Streets Alive encourages residents to get out and explore Peachtree, Ellis and West Peachtree Streets along a 2.7-mile route. Organizers say this “vibrant city experience” will include dancing and yoga demonstrations as well.
For more information, contact event organizer Matthew Garbett at 404-881-1112 or visit www.atlantastreetsalive.com.
Orrin Hudson to celebrate birthday bash with Charity Chess event
Ever wanted to learn how to play chess? Now’s your chance to get in the game, says Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson.
The founder of Be Someone training facility in Stone Mountain is hosting a Charity Chess event to celebrate his 50th birthday this Memorial Day weekend.
Hudson, who has built a reputation around the nation using chess to inspire youths and adults to become leaders, is featured in Essence magazine’s June issue discussing how he has inspired youths to become leaders through the game of chess.
Hudson will be teaching anyone who wants to learn to play chess on Sunday, May 26, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave, NE., Atlanta. Attendees will learn to incorporate Hudson’s Life Mastery Skills into everyday problem solving. The event will feature national recording artist Arthur Reed, and guest speakers Chula Flemmings, and Patricia Hill. One of the community’s favorite music men, Darius Harpp aka “DJ D,” will provide music for the guests.
Admission is free, but donations will be gladly accepted to benefit Be Someone, Inc. To RSVP, call 770-465-6445 or visit www.besomeone.org.
Stone Mountain Village sets community yard sale
Stone Mountain Village is hosting a community yard sale on May 18, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., on the First Baptist Church lawn, 875 Main St.
Shop away the day discovering buried treasures and other great items.
To sell at the event or for more information, call the Downtown Development Authority at 770-413-0607 or the City of Stone Mountain at 770-498-8984. No food vendors are allowed.
Workshop: How to control pests in your vegetable garden
The Gwinnett County Cooperative Extension Office, 750 South Perry Street, Suite 400, Lawrenceville, will host “Controlling Pests in the Vegetable Garden,” on May 22, noon – 1 p.m.
Learn how to identify and control common vegetable garden pests. Participants meet in the Cooperative Extension Conference Room, located on the fourth floor of the building. There is no charge, but pre-registration is required by May 20.To register, contact Timothy Daly at 678-377-4010 or e-mail
C.O.P.S. ready to train communities
Crime prevention officers are in the process of conducting yearly meetings with communities to help them get established as Community Oriented Police Service (C.O.P.S.) community.
During the meetings, attendees learn how to handle suspicious situations and report suspicious activity. To schedule a meeting and learn more about the C.O.P.S. program, call 770-513-5700 or 770-513-5208.
Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful sets Recycling Day
Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful is hosting its Recycling Day on May 18, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the County Government Annex Building parking lot, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers.
Come out and safely recycle your electronics and old batteries. Professional electronics and battery companies will be on hand to take all items.
Most electronics, such as printers, cell phones, laptops, scanners, microwaves and floppy drives will be accepted free of charge. Hard drives will be shredded. Console and projection TVs will not be accepted and neither will light bulbs. Most batteries, such as zinc air, lithium and li-ion, alkaline and lead acid gel will be accepted. A $10 fee will be charged for televisions. For more information, call 770-278-7050 or email
Rockdale Think Tank to meet May 18
The Rockdale County Think Tank will hold its next meeting on Saturday, May 18, 2-4 p.m., at the Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers.
Guest speakers will be Rockdale County Public Schools Superintendent Richard Autry and Dr. Elijah Grant. The Superintendent will be giving an update on the county’s schools and Dr. Grant will speak about the functioning of the human brain.
The mission of the NON-PARTISAN Rockdale County Think Tank (RCTT) is to embrace a spirit of unity on all current events by incorporating and engaging concerned individuals who live in Rockdale County.
For more information, call Josie Dean, 770-369-1507 or Jim or Diana Roppo, at 770-922-1970.