Streets of Atlanta come alive at annual “Streets Alive and Fall Harvest”
On Sunday, Oct. 23, 2 – 6 p.m., Atlanta’s iconic Peachtree Street will close to vehicular traffic and transform into a pedestrian mecca filled with walkers, bikers, strollers, skateboarders and more for the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s annual Atlanta Streets Alive event. The event will be held from 17th Street NE to Woodruff Park.
As part of the fun, Colony Square is livening up the plaza for the first Fall Harvest on the Square. Take a stroll down the street for an Oktoberfest inspired day on the Square with live music, activities, seasonal beverages and delicious food from Petite Auberge.
This event is free and open to the public. Bring your bicycle or you may walk, and get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way. For more information, visit www.atlantastreetsalive.com.
Dunwoody Nature Center to host family backyard campout
Join the Dunwoody Nature Center (DNC) for an overnight camping adventure in the forest from Saturday, Nov. 5, 4 p.m. to 8 a.m., and Sunday, Nov. 6, 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody.
Families will learn camping basics like how to set up and break down tents and how to build and put out a campfire. DNC educators will be on hand to explain everything that is needed to have a successful camping experience. The campout will also include a campfire for making s’mores, games, a night hike, and camp songs. Campsites are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Camping gear is available to rent through REI Perimeter. Call 770-901-9200 and ask for Becky.
For more information about the campout, call 770-394-3322 or visit www.dunwoodynature.org/contact.
Lithonia First United Methodist Church
3099 Stone Mountain Street
Lithonia, GA 30058
October 15, 2016
Flea Market & Bake Sale – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Barbecue – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$8- Eat In or Take Out
Plate includes your choice of pork or chicken,
Brunswick Stew and slaw
Harriet Tubman School for Leadership & Enterprise hosts free community fish fry
Harriet Tubman School for Leadership & Enterprise (HTSLE) is set to host a grand community fish fry Sunday, Oct. 16, 4 p.m. at 6980 Main St., Lithonia.
The event will include a free fish fry for the community and a school supply giveaway. The HTSLE leadership team will be on hand to provide information to community members about the institution’s mission to provide students with leadership and entrepreneurship training.
The Harriet Tubman School for Leadership and Enterprise is a non-profit organization and relies on donations to function effectively. For more information or to make a donation, visit: www.htsle.org or call (803) 624-8302. Email correspondence can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DeKalb library hosts proposal writing workshop
The public is invited to learn about proposal writing Wednesday, Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore Street, Decatur.
In this introduction to proposal writing workshop, attendees will learn the key components of a proposal.
Please call or visit branch to register. 404.370.3070.
“Oktoberfest” comes to the City of Lithonia
Community Unification Initiatives Inc. and the City of Lithonia presents Oktoberfest Family Community Fun Day in the Park on Saturday, Oct. 22, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Lithonia Park, 2515 Park Drive, Lithonia.
Bring the family, food, lawn chairs and blankets out for fun and games. There will be music, art, athletics, poetry and a drill team performance by youth from the community. The youth extravaganza will also bring awareness to domestic violence.
Law enforcement and distinguished former professional football Super Bowl champions will have panel discussions with families to promote unity in the community. The event as well as parking is free.
For more information, call Donna Tate at 678-480-7342.
Fall fitness classes offered at Centerville Community Center
Chair Tai Chi for seniors and Parkinson’s patients
Parkinson’s patients and seniors 50 years of age and up are invited to chair tai chi on Friday, Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m. The one-hour class is a slow-paced workshop suited for seniors wanting to improve their balance and fall prevention.
The cost is $5 per class. Ten classesa re recommended, but not required. Register with instructor in class or online at www.pdgladiators.org. For online registration information, call 770-450-0792 or 404-786-4650.
Yoga offered every Thursday
Join a local yoga instructor for yoga classes every Thursday until December 15 at 5:45 p.m.
The class is one hour and is appropriate for people of all ages, shapes, and sizes (minors must be accompanied by a registered adult). The cost is $24 for the eight-week session. Pre-registration and payment is required to hold a spot. For class inquiries, contact instructor at email@example.com.
The Centerville Community Center is located at 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville. For more information, call 770-985-4713.
Pink Pooch Parade and Festival set for Oct. 16
The Pink Pooch Parade and Festival will take place Sunday, Oct. 16, 1 to 5 p.m., at the Olde Town Pavilion, 949 S. Main Street, Conyers.
Bring your favorite pooch, dress in pink and raise funds to support the Atlanta 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer. Participate in the parade, shop among the vendors, win prizes, enter the pet contest and enjoy concessions provided by Ice Days. Registration for the parade is $25. Entry to the festival area at the Olde Town Pavilion is free.
For more information, contact Tara at the Pampered Puppy at 770-760-1494.
Annual dance party raises money for cancer awareness
Cancer survivors and supporters are invited to attend the 6th annual Donate and Dance Party Saturday, Oct. 22, 7 to 9 p.m., at Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road SW, Conyers.
Donate and dance for the cause to fight all cancers. The cancer fundraising extravaganza is hosted by Miss J-Bee and some of Atlanta’s hottest fitness instructors offering group-led Zumba, MixxedFit, line dancing and more. There will be hot music, prizes, gifts, vendors, food and plenty of dancing. Event organizers encourage all participants to wear purple to represent all cancers. There will be a special balloon release at the end of the party. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com.
Olde Town Conyers sets Annual Fall Festival
Olde Town Conyers will present the 36th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The community is invited to come out for a day of fun that includes arts and crafts, live music and entertainment, food vendors and kids activities.
Win prizes for the best kid and pet costume contest at noon at the Depot Stage.
Free parking and admission. For more information, call 1-800-Conyers or visit www.oldetownfallfestival.com.