May 18. The AJC Peachtree Jr. The AJC Peachtree Jr. has partnered with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong4Life, an organization to help Georgia families take simple steps to improve their health and combat the rising trend of childhood obesity. The AJC Peachtree Jr. 3K is a family-friendly event that allows kids ages 7-12 to experience the fun of running their own version of the AJC Peachtree Road Race in a safe and non-competitive environment. Number pickup starts at 7 a.m.; the Lil’ Peach 50M Dash starts at 8:15 a.m. and the AJC Peachtree Jr. starts at 9 a.m. The event will be in Piedmont Park, 400 Park Drive, Atlanta. For more information, visit http://www.active.com/framed/event_detail.cfm?CHECKSSO=0&EVENT_ID=2078687.
May 18. City-wide yard sale. Spring city-wide yard sale on the Baptist Lawn, 5306 Mimosa Dr, Stone Mountain, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Those wanting to sell and set up by bringing $10 cash and arrive by 8 a.m. The public is welcome to come shop or sell.
May 18. Car show. The Village of Stone Mountain invites the public to its Classic Car Cruise-In. There will be a variety of street rods, trucks, and classic cars. Cruise in for fun with other classic car enthusiasts, 5 – 8 p.m., downtown Stone Mountain Village at the Gazebo. For more information, call (404) 593-5453 or (770) 469-1082.
May 19 -20. Kirkwood Spring Fling and Tour of Homes. Celebrating the historic and eclectic in-town neighborhood of Kirkwood, this family-friendly festival offers a fun-filled opportunity to enjoy the warmth of spring with a 5K, juried artists market, diverse line-up of live music, creative kids’ activities,a new green area and the tour of homes. This event will take place rain or shine. To purchase tickets or register for 5K visit, www.kirkwoodfling.com.
May 24-26. Decatur Arts Festival. The 25th annual Decatur Arts Festival will be held in the Old Courthouse Square and surrounding streets in downtown Decatur, Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26. With more than 165 artists displaying their work and musical entertainment, there is likely to be something for everyone to enjoy. Shawn Mullins, singer songwriter, will be headlining the performance arts stage on Saturday, May 25. The event is free to the public.
May 25. Book sale. The Friends of the Decatur Library will host a book sale on 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Decatur Library. Thousands of gently used fiction, nonfiction and children’s books, as well as DVDs and CDs, will be offered for sale at low prices starting at $.50. Only cash or checks will be accepted. Dealers must scan at tables. All proceeds benefit the programs and collections of the Decatur Library. Admission is free. Donations of gently used books are always welcome at the library front desk. 215 Sycamore Street, Decatur.
May 30. Science Center Rock Fest Celebrates Release of Georgia Geology Field Guide. Fernbank Science Center is hosting Georgia Rock Fest. The event celebrates Georgia’s rocks, minerals, fossils, and geologic wonders. Rock Fest coincides with the release of Roadside Geology of Georgia, the first book on Georgia’s geology written for a general audience by geologists. Co-authors Dr. Pamela Gore of Georgia Perimeter College and Dr. Bill Witherspoon of Fernbank Science Center will speak, answer questions, and sign copies of their book. The event is free and open to all, visitors who RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/rockfest will be entered in a drawing for a free copy of Roadside Geology of Georgia. For more information, visit http://fsc.fernbank.edu/rockfest.
Crossroads Hospice seeks compassionate, caring volunteers. Tucker-based Crossroads Hospice seeks compassionate volunteers to join its team of “Ultimate Givers,” who strive to provide extra love and comfort to terminally ill patients and their families throughout the greater Atlanta region. “Ultimate Givers” visit with patients in their homes, assisted living facilities and nursing facilities, and help with clerical duties at the Crossroads office. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands or provide respite for those caring for terminally ill loved ones. Crossroads Hospice is also seeking volunteers to support its signature programs inspired by Jim Stovall’s novel The Ultimate Gift. The “Gift of a Day” program asks patients what their perfect day is and staff and volunteers work to make it a reality. For more information or to sign up as an “Ultimate Giver,” contact Kristen Copes at (770) 270-9898 or complete an application online at www.crossroadshospice.com/volunteering.
Nami Mental Health Support Group. Meets every second, third and fifth Monday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Agnes Scott College, Hopkins Building Wellness Center, 141 E. College Ave. For more information, call (404) 604-2350 or www.nami.org.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation Support Group meets the third Monday of each month at First Baptist Church of Decatur and third Saturday at DeKalb Medical Wellness Center from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Carolyn Grove at (404) 538-8914 or e-mail email@example.com.
West African dance classes. Classes are taught by master West African dance instructor Assane Kouyate. Open to participants of all ages and levels who are ready for a fun-filled, energy packed class. Traditional and modern dances are taught. In addition, participants can develop an awareness of how song traditions work hand in hand with dance movement as a means of expression and communication of daily life in West African cultures. Thursdays; Beacon Hill Centre Theatre (corner Electric and W. Trinity Place–inside Ebster Rec Center at the back), 404 West Trinity Place, Decatur, 7 – 8:15 p.m, Cost: $12. For more information, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sekhousenegal.com/westafricandance.
PowerCore is a referral networking association that allows only one person per profession, so there isn’t any competition at the table. To see if your classification is available, learn more and get a personal invitation to visit, click http://tinyurl.com/PowerCoreTeamVisit, call (404) 816-3377, or e-mail email@example.com. Meetings are weekly; Time: 7 – 8:30 a.m.; Location: Varies based on team;†Cost to visit: $3-10; Address: 3060 Pharr Court, NE, Atlanta.
Support group. A National Alliance on Mental Illness support group for people in recovery from mental illness, meets at Agnes Scott College Wellness Center on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. Another group meets on Wednesdays at Shallowford Presbyterian Church, 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, call (404) 604-2350.
Bereavement support group. Those who have lost a loved one are invited to join this new support group facilitated by Hospice Atlanta’s Chaplain Daphne Clement, D. Min., BCC, and bereavement coordinator Schaune Griffin. Individuals are welcome to attend any or all of the meetings. Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. The Chapel, Hospice Atlanta Center, 1244 Park Vista Drive, Atlanta. For more information, call (404) 846-2994.
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