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Agricultural event announced

Global Growers Network will to host the third annual Culture in Agriculture event, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Marianna above Wrecking Bar in Little Five Points. 
A news release promises an eclectic mix of local chefs, farmers, makers and artists to create an evening of, unique cuisine and culture tailored to the events central theme: Goats. All proceeds from the event provide agricultural support to farms and help pay for the public transportation that farmers need to get to grow sites.
Some of Atlanta’s top farm-to-table chefs are collaborating with Global Growers international farmers to craft unique dishes that throw an authentic cultural spin on locally grown food. Tastings will highlight fresh goat meat provided by White Oak Pastures, goat milk and farm-crafted cheeses sourced from Decimal Place Farm, and organically grown produce from Global Growers’ farms. A curated exhibition of photographs documenting Global Growers and the farm-to-table process. The event will also feature local beer, wine, and signature cocktails crafted by Paige Lane of Little Vinyl Lounge. Will and Jenni Harris, the father and daughter duo behind the award-winning White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Ga., will be featured guests for the evening.  
Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door.  For more information, visit www.globalgrowers.net or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/900647 to purchase your ticket.


Avondale Estates

Garden Club to host Holiday Bazaar

The Avondale Estates Garden Club’s (AEGC) will host its annual Holiday Bazaar Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Avondale Community Club, 59 Lakeshore Drive. Attendees can shop for holiday gifts and enjoy complimentary light refreshments throughout the day. Proceeds from the annual bazaar support many community projects, which include seasonal plantings at the city entrances and the clock tower. The AEGC will be selling Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations, themed gift baskets, antiques, one-of-a-kind birdhouses, holiday apparel, garden decor, plants, jewelry, books and delicious homemade baked goods such as their popular cheese straws. For more information, visit www.avondaleestates.org.

Restaurant to host Dia de los Muertos event

Tudor Square in Avondale Estates will host “Celebracion: Dia de los Muertos, Night of Catrina.” The event is a celebration of life and remembrance where all can come together to eat, dance, see old friends and make new ones. The event includes food and drinks from Decatur’s Calle Latina, music by DJ Fernando of PR Productions and Mexican sweet breads.
Attendees also can have their photo taken by a traditional Mexican altar. Holiday-inspired dress is encouraged and door prizes will be given to the best dressed. Individual tickets are $35, and $250 for reserve seating with table service for six people. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, visit www.adelaye.startlogic.com.



Church to hold Hallelujah Festival

Clarkston First Baptist Church is hosting its Hallelujah Festival 2014 on Oct. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The festival, designed for participants of all ages, will feature bounce houses, trackless train, face painting, a “snowball” fight, hell house, free food and more.
Clarkston First Baptist Church is located at 3999 Church St., Clarkston.
For more information, contact the church at (404) 292-5686.



City to host Trunk or Treat

Lithonia and the business community will host a Trunk or Treat event for children Oct. 31, 6‒7:30 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Lithonia. Those who plan to participate are asked to bring their cars with lots of treats. To sign up or for more information, call City Hall at (770) 482-8136.

Chess instructor to give life lessons

Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson will bring his life-sized chess board and chess instructional skills to the Lithonia Stonecrest Library, Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hudson will share his KASH Formula for Success—knowledge, attitude, skills and habits. 
“This could be the best time investment parents can make if they will bring their children to both learn a new skill and to watch as I incorporate key messages into the learning experience,” Hudson said.
The event is free and open to the public. The library is located at 3123 Klondike Road, Lithonia.


Senior center to feed homeless veterans

The Lou Walker Senior Center (LWSC) will hold its fourth annual homeless veteran Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, Nov. 16.
The event is sponsored by DAV Chapter 91 in partnership with the LWSC.
The center will honor homeless veterans from metro Atlanta, providing veterans with a meal, medical screenings, grooming and a host of other Veterans Administration services.
The event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LWSC, located at 2538 Panola Road, Lithonia.



Annual poinsettia sale details announced

The Junior League of DeKalb County (JLD) poinsettia Sale will return for the 2014 holiday season. By popular demand, JLD is bringing back the flowers from wholesaler Dixie Green Inc., which provides poinsettias for Walt Disney World and Sea World. The plants come in three colors and sizes: red, white and pink six-inch for $10, eight-inch for $15 and 10-inch for $20. The size refers to the diameter of the pot and prices include tax. The sale ends Nov. 7.
A news release from JLD states “Poinsettias make great gifts for family, friends and co-workers. They have very large blooms and will last well into the New Year. Poinsettias may be purchased on the JLD website www.jldekalb.org or by contacting a JLD member.”
To celebrate its 80th anniversary, JLD is also inviting the community to purchase six-inch red poinsettias for donation to local charitable organizations. These can be purchased online as well.
Purchased plants will be available for pick up at Mary Gay House on Nov. 28, 4 – 8 p.m. and Nov. 29, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. The Mary Gay House is located at 716 W. Trinity Place, Decatur. Orders of $150 or more qualify for free delivery.
For additional information contact Cristina Wilson at JLDFallFundraiser@gmail.com.


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