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DeKalb Alliance on Youth to hold first meeting

The DeKalb Alliance on Youth (DAY) will begin regular meetings on Sept. 30 to discuss Adopt-A-School and other youth initiatives. DAY was recently launched during a partnership luncheon at the Historic DeKalb County Courthouse. DAY includes the community, educational, business, faith-based, and non-profit entities focusing on advancing youth. The alliance supports young people and organizations that serve youth and are committed to changing their communities. Interested individuals or organizations are invited to attend, but an RSVP is required. For more information, contact KaCey Venning at or (404) 687-7192.



Nancy Creek Primitive Baptist to hold cemetery cleanup day

The Chamblee Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a work day at the historic Nancy Creek Primitive Baptist Church cemetery on Sept. 27. Volunteers will gather at the cemetery, located at 1685 8th St., Chamblee, at 8 a.m. for free coffee and doughnuts before the cleanup begins. Southbound Restaurant will be donating shirts and Lowes Home Improvement will donate some tools, but volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own supplies. Contact the chamber at for more information.



City to host fundraiser for service project

Decatur will host its third annual Restaurants for Repairs: Raise a fork, fix a home event Sept. 30. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Decatur MLK Jr. Service Project. Attendees can dine out throughout the day at one of the participating restaurants in downtown Decatur. This volunteer initiative helps low-income Decatur seniors live safely, comfortably and affordably in their homes. Every year more than 1,300 volunteers donate their time to fix up an average of 25 homes and do yard repair at an additional 35. For more information visit or contact Lena Stevens at or (678) 553-6577.



Real Youth now has home for drop-in hours

Real Youth, an Atlanta-based nonprofit serving teens and young adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender now has a space for groups to meet in the upstairs space at Kirkwood United Church of Christ. Individuals ages 13-25 can drop-in hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. Facilitated group discussions also will be offered.
Youth can bring homework, hobbies, books or other materials. More information can be found at


Wine stroll takes oenophiles around the world

The Kirkwood Business Association’s annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll is back for 2014. Featuring dozens of wines from around the world, those ages 21 and older are invited to meander around Kirkwood’s historic streets sipping wine and enjoying music from Athens-based Beatles tribute band Abbey Road LIVE. Calo Gitano Flamenco Dance Company will also provide entertainment. Tickets cost $35 until Sept. 26, the day of the event. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. day-of, when tickets will increase to $40. Each participant gets a souvenir wine glass and wine “passport” to get stamped from the represented countries of origin.
For more information and to buy tickets, go to and click on Events & Meetings.


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