Atlanta Community Calendar Dec. 12-25, 2013

Guided Walking History Tour at Underground Atlanta
Date: 9:30 a.m. December 9- December 31
Description: This 50 minute interactive walking tour starting at 9:30 a.m. daily will take you through the history of Atlanta from its early development to modern day influence. Learn the significance behind its name, ties to Atlanta's past and the historical events that have led Atlanta to become the "Capital of the South". The tour is designed for both adults and children and ends with a fantastic view of Downtown Atlanta. To book your tour visit, www.underground-atlanta.com or call 404.523.2311.
Venue: ACVB Visitors Center Theatre
Cost: Adult $12, Child (6-17) $10
50 Upper Alabama St. SW, Atlanta
(404) 523-2311

Christmas at Callanwolde, Dec 6-17
Date: 10 a.m. December 9- December 17
Description: The joy of the holiday season begins again at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center with Christmas at Callanwolde, a spectacular 12-day designer show house event. Visitors of all ages will enjoy touring the 27,000 square-foot historic mansion dressed for the holidays by Atlanta's top interior and floral designers. Every room inspires and captures the spirit of the season. - Tour of the Historic Mansion - Family Activities - Holiday Shopping - Cocoa & Caroling - Garden Club Day - Seasonal Workshops
Venue: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Cost: $12 - $20
980 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 872-5338
www.callanwolde.org/index.html

Magic Mondays - Holiday Sense-ation
Date: 10 a.m. December 9
Description: This monthly program for toddlers and preschoolers (18 months to five years) engages our youngest visitors in activities that introduce them to history in creative ways. Each Magic Monday has a unique theme and includes a guided exploration of one of our exhibitions, historic houses, or award-winning gardens, as well as demonstrations, arts and crafts projects, and story time. Join us for another exciting year and connect with old friends while meeting new ones.
Venue: Atlanta History Center
Cost: Members are admitted for free. Admission is $6.50 adults; $5.50 children. Discounted rates are available for groups with ten or more children.
130 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta
(404) 814-4110
www.atlantahistorycenter.com/

$11 Tickets to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta!
Date: 10 a.m. December 9- December 31
Description: Join us at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta for a fantastic, fun, creative experience. It's like jumping into the biggest box of LEGO® bricks ever! With 15 different attractions to explore, all included in the price of admission, it's the perfect place for a day of indoor fun. See Atlanta landmarks made from LEGO, ride our two rides, watch all four of our 4D movies, and learn new tips and tricks in the Model Builder Academy! Located on the third floor of Phipps Plaza in Buckhead.
Venue: LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta
Cost: $11 tickets Sunday through Friday
3500 Peachtree St., Atlanta
(404) 848-9252
https://secure.merlinentertainmentsgroup.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?categoryId=86606&catalogId=41557&storeId=22152&langId=-15

Musical Theater
Date: 11:30 a.m. December 9- December 30
Description: Step out of the audience and into your favorite musical- front and center! This beginner level class offers a fun and easy way to learn choreography from your favorite Broadway shows like West Side Story, Footloose, A Chorus Line, and Chicago. Come be the Broadway star you were meant to be! Taught by Musical Theater Choreographer and veteran Broadway performer, Ricardo Aponte! What to bring: Jazz sneakers recommended, sneakers and character shoes acceptable, comfortable work out attire (no booty shorts)
Venue: Dance 101
2480 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 542-3887
www.dance101.org/

Village Workshop: DIY SEO Bootcamp
Date: 2 p.m. December 9
Description: Seo on a Budget: Keyword Research and Diy Seo Bootcamp We've covered the basics of Seo strategy, talked about pay per click advertising, and learned some tips and tricks on resources you can easily access. In this workshop, we're rolling up our sleeves and going through some of the principles we've previously learned with Jenny Munn. In many of the past workshops, we talked about keyword research. In this bootcamp workshop, w e'll review the basic fundamentals of Seo and share action strategies that you can take away and implement immediately. We'll do a keyword research exercise and use live examples* from You to determine how to select and target practical, realistic keywords. Get ready to take notes as we discuss the myths, misunderstandings and must-do action items to start kick-start an effective Diy Seo strategy. Bring your questions and your laptop, or go old school with pen and paper. *if you wish for Jenny to review your company's keywords and Seo strategy and provide expertise and advice during the workshop fill out this questionnaire . Jenny Munn is a small business marketing Seo Consultant who helps marketing teams maximize the return on investing in Seo. She's passionate about her field, and believes Seo is a no-brainer for companies who want to reduce costs, increase the number of qualified website leads, and make more money. Find out more at http://jennymunn.com/ or visit her Seo consulting blog at http://jennymunn.com/blog/ . This workshop is for members of Atlanta Tech Village only.
Venue: Atlanta Tech Village, Suite 500
3423 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta

Valentine's Day Celebration
Date: 5 p.m. December 9- January 26
Description: A celebration of Marriage!"THE TWO SHALL BECOME AN AUDIENCE OF ONE". This is going to be an amazing date night and intimate dinner where memories will be created and relationships will be strengthened. A wonderful romantic evening awaits: Portrait, Entertainment, Dinner, Keynote Speakers and Dance. ATTIRE: BLACK-TIE OPTIONAL. All stages of relationship: Dating . Engaged . Newlywed . Married Couples. REGISTRATION REQUIRED AND VISIT http://www.keepyourvowsrevolution.org/
Venue: Villa Christina at Perimeter Summit
Cost: 25$/Couples
4000 Summit Blvd., Atlanta
(404) 303-0133

Discover Hip Hop Fit
Date: 5 p.m. December 9- December 30
Description: Not- in ANY way- your typical aerobics class, Hip Hop fit is a great example of the successful marriage of dance and fitness. Instructor D Norris adds a unique flavor to classic cardio hip hop in this class, creating a hybrid genre where the artistic element of Hip Hop fuses with exercise. Don't miss this! Strengthen your heart, burn calories AND get loose. This fun, high-energy workout has imaginative and easy-to-follow choreography and includes a conditioning segment (ab work) and cool down. Nothing is overlooked in this hour of fitness: you'll laugh, you'll have fun, you'll get strong AND you'll dance! Great class for first time dancers. What to bring: Sneakers or jazz sneakers, comfortable work out attire (no booty shorts), towel, water and after class protein bar recommended
Venue: Dance 101
2480 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 542-3887
www.dance101.org/

Speak Up - Young Men's Focus Group
Date: 6 p.m. December 9
Description: Speak Up is GO Atlanta's Focus Group Initiative. From time to time GO Atlanta will invite people of different demographics to discuss various topics about GO Atlanta and it's partners. All participants are compensated in some way. In order to ensure that our information is as diverse as the community we serve, we ask that you only participate in two focus groups within a twelve month period. GO Atlanta in collaboration with the CDC is looking Gay / Bi, Caucasian and Hispanic Males, ages 18 - 24 to participate in Focus Group. Participants will be asked to watch a brief video and then provide their feedback. Participants will be compensated with a $30 VISA Gift Card and a pizza dinner will be served. Interested parties who meet this criteria should register with the link provided to the right to ensure that your compensation will be available.
Venue: AID Atlanta
1605 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta

Fast Track: Introduction to Microsoft EXCEL

Date:

6 p.m. December 9

Description:

Introduction To Microsoft EXCEL This hands-on class will introduce basic Excel tasks. Trainees will: •Learn to create, save, and open new Excel workbooks and worksheets. •Learn to select, copy, and move data. •Construct formulas; format worksheets; and set up worksheets for printing. Introduction to Excel is a twelve (12) hour course. Each session is three (3) hours. *Fee including materials: $185 Introducation to Excel is a twelve (12) hour class . Each session is three (3) hours, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Participants should arrive at 5:30pm on the 1st Day of Class. Dates are Subject to Change. * Please bring Photo Id. Clients please be on time for class. If you arrive 15 minutes late, you may not be able to gain entry into class. **Parking Expenses - Approximately $6.00 Like us on Facebook »

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Venue:

Urban League of Greater Atlanta

100 Edgewood Ave. Southeast, Atlanta

Scrum Certification Atlanta, GA | CSM Certified Scrum Master Training in Atlanta, GA on Dec. 9 - 10, 2013 for $999 | Simplilear
Date: 8 a.m. December 10
Description: Certified ScrumMaster Scrum Training: Why Attend Simplilearn Certified ScrumMaster Training? CSM training by highly experienced and Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs).2 days of Certified Scrum Master exam classroom training. Earn 14 hours PMI PDU certificate. Two years of membership of Scrum Alliance. 24*7 customer support via live chat, e-mail and phone.training in your city. Please Contact: Contact us: +1-281-816-4724; Email : richard.brown@simplilearn.com; Website: www.simplilearn.com.
Venue: Atlanta, Ga
Cost: $999
400 Park Dr. NE, Atlanta
+1-281-816-4724

Advanced Digital Workshop - Buckhead
Date: 12 p.m. December 10- December 10
Description: This event has been rescuduled to December 3 at 10AM https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8167289583 Marketing has changed over the past 10 years and it will continue to change because of technology. Digital Marketing of your business is becoming much more important now than it ever has and if you are not engaged on a daily basis in using Digital Marketing you might be missing opportunities make your business even more successful. Solutions Marketing has developed a strategy for small and mid-size businesses to learn and implement all aspects of Digital Marketing. We have created a 90 minute workshops to show business owners and managers how to take advantage of this new medium in marketing so that your business can grow and attract more customers. In this workshop you will learn: How to use Social Media to attract more customers Proper database management and how to properly market to your database Setting up your Digital Store Front (registering your business online so you can be found in searches) …and much, much more. This workshop will share the secretes that bigger companies are using to grow their business. Included in the workshop is a workbook for you to use as a guide to create and build your internet presence. Buchead Tower 3399 Peachtree, Suite 400 Atlanta, GA
Venue: Pro Data Inc/Regus
3455 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta

ULGA: Job Coaching (Q&A Weekly Sessions)

Date:

2 p.m. December 10

Description:

ULGA: Job Coaching (Q & A Weekly Sessions) Times have changed. Looking for a job is not like it used to be. It is a lot more competitive and the process appears to be more complicated. Even the way employers select their “ideal candidates” has changed. This session is presented by the Job Coach Team members who have a finger on the pulse of the job market and are people who have been hiring employers themselves. Come ask questions and get answers concerning your job search. See how you can jumpstart your job search, get the “road blocks” out the way; improve your interviewing skills; find that perfect job opportunity and get in the door of that desired company. This is an open discussion with participation from all who attend Dates are Subject to Change. * Please bring Photo ID. Clients please be on time for class. If you arrive 15 minutes late, you may not be able to gain entry into class. **Parking Expenses - Approximately $6.00 Like us on Facebook »

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Venue:

Urban League of Greater Atlanta

100 Edgewood Ave. Southeast, Atlanta

Ladies Night Special
Date: 4 p.m. December 10- September 23
Description: Join Quickshot Shooting Range for our Ladies Night Special every Tuesday night. Ladies will receive everything they need for their shooting experience including range time, firearms, 50rds of .22 ammo and targets. In addition, ladies will receive complimentary coaching and assistance from our very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Grab your girlfriends and head down to Quickshot to experience the thrill of our Ladies Night Special.
Venue: Quickshot Shooting Range
Cost: $30
1199 Zonolite Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 963-1962
www.quickshotshootingrange.com

Core Reaction Build Session: Dec 10
Date: 6 p.m. December 10
Description: The Core Reaction is developing projects and initiatives to help Atlanta thrive, play, and grow. This Dec 10 Build Session is designed to be a final "reality check" and allow for the project teams to share progress and idenitify resources and partnerships they'll need to launch their project in 2014. Plus, it'll be a time to break bread and celebrate the holiday season. Community leaders and potential partner organizations will be in attendance to learn more about the individual projects and explore how they might help the project teams. Project teams include: Mobile Discovery Platform/Art Finder mobile app Umbrella team for the Atlanta Movement (chooseATL, IamATL, WeloveATL, etc.) Streets Alive every month Level Up Technologies (tech skills training for disadvantaged) H.A.R.T. (making MARTA better Mentor Match (for 18-25 year olds) Battle of the Boroughs (neighborhood Olympic-style compeitition) The Underground as a Tech/Arts District Factory ATL (light manufacturing revival) Big Ass Trucking (job creation intiative) Solar Powered Rickshaw Bicycle service
Venue: Atlanta Tech Village, Suite 500
3423 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta

SABA-GA Annual Holiday Party!
Date: 6:30 p.m. December 10
Description: Advance Tickets (ends December 7) (members use your name with no spaces, capitalize first letter of first and last name as the promo code for membership price): Member: $15.75 Non-member: $25.75 Renewal+Holiday Party: $56.65 Student Renewal+Holiday Party: $30.90 Door Price: Member: $25.00 Non-member: $35.00 Renewal+Holiday Party: $65.00 Please join SABA-GA for its annual Holiday Party at Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft! Your ticket includes delicious Thai food and one drink ticket. Cash bar for additional drinks. You can obtain the member discount if you join SABA-GA for the 2014 year. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Venue: Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft
1745 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta
(678) 539-6181

Reggaeton
Date: 7 p.m. December 10- December 31
Description: Although it originated in Panama, Reggaeton blends Jamaican musical influences of dancehall, with those of Latin America, such as salsa, latin rap and electronica. Since it's mainstream appearance in the US in 2004, Reggaeton has become a prolific musical genre. This Discover level Latin fitness class blends traditional salsa choreography and fitness with instruction. The class begins with a 15 minute body blast of conditioning, followed by practice steps and non-stop choreography. What to bring: Sneakers or jazz sneakers, comfortable work out attire (no booty shorts)
Venue: Dance 101
2480 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 542-3887
www.dance101.org/

Second Tuesday Drum Circle
Date: 7 p.m. December 10- December 10
Description: Join the rhythm of West African djembe and dunun drums. Bring along your bongos, triangle, rattles, bells, or other rhythmic instrument. Colleen and Amy from DrumRise will lead a free-style drumming circle. Allow yourself to move in and out of the pulse and cadence while your spirit experiences the energy of the circle. Djembe drums are available. For more information, call (404) 633-4505.
Venue: Central Congregational Church
Cost: $15,00
1998 Claremont St. NW, Atlanta
(404) 633-4505

Tuesdays at QUAD *Lights, Lasers, Arcade*

Date:

10 p.m. December 10

Description:

DUBSTEP, DIRTY ELECTRO, DNB, TRAP, HARDSTYLE, & a bit of everything on the Mainstage! HOUSE, ELECTRO, & TRAP in the BASSment! We have over $10,000 in NEW LED lighting! Plus a NEW ARCADE! Now you have no excuse but to join the "BIGGEST EDM PARTY IN ATL!" - [Creative Loafing's Best Of Atlanta Nightlife Poll] More info on QUAD: http://www.quadatlanta.com Check out our other events!

Venue:

QUAD @ Spring4th Complex

Cost:

21 & UP-> $5 all night! 18 -20 -> $10 or $5 off for anyone with ACTIVE College/Military/Law Enforcement ID

714 Spring St. NW, Atlanta

(404) 870-0040

Rendering Atlanta Exhibit
Date: 10 a.m. December 11- February 28
Description: Rendering Atlanta exhibits for the first time ever, the most detailed and beautiful architectural renderings from the Atlanta History Center's collections. In this exhibition of more than a century of architectural design, visitors will see renderings of almost thirty buildings as well as the tools used to create these colorful illustrations of Atlanta's homes, schools, churches, and other notable buildings and landscapes.
Venue: Atlanta History Center
Cost: FREE
130 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta
(404) 814-4000
www.atlantahistorycenter.com/

Salsaholic
Date: 5:30 p.m. December 11- December 28
Description: Hello, my name is Andres Nunez and I am a salsaholic. I admit it! I can't help it, I live for salsa. Every time I hear that Bom biddy biddy bom ba ba and that Kim bada bada kima kim ba ba my blood begins to boil, my feet move, my hips sway and my heart explodes with joy! Take my class and you just might feel these things too. I've been told my energy is contagious! My class is great for beginners because if you take my class a lot, you won't be a beginner anymore. And my class is great for professional Salseros because they need the cardio stamina and conditioning for performances and competitions. My class is a salsa dance lesson inside an explosive cardio workout. I will teach you and I will work you out and you will love me for it! "Que Viva La Salsa! What to bring: Jazz sneakers recommended, sneakers acceptable, comfortable work out attire (no booty shorts)
Venue: Dance 101
2480 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 542-3887
www.dance101.org/

Jingle All the Way to Atkins Park's 8th Annual Santa Ride
Date: 5:30 p.m. December 11
Description: Jingle All the Way to Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar's 8th Annual Santa Ride on Wednesday, December 11 at 5:30-8 p.m. One of founder Warren Bruno's favorite events, the eight mile ride includes various stops along the route for some holiday cheer. Along with a helmet and mandatory front and rear bike lights, Santa hats, elf costumes, holiday lights and jingle bells are all strongly encouraged. Entry fee is a $25 suggested donation to the charity. It's going to be a great time!
Venue: Atkins Park
794 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta
(404) 876-7249
www.atkinspark.com

Mediabistro Party in Atlanta
Date: 6 p.m. December 11
Description: Hosted by: Lilian Raji, President of the Lilian Raji Agency and Saptosa Foster, Managing Partner of 135th Street Agency.
Venue: Stk
1075 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta

Buckhead Whiskey Blue Holiday Networking Soiree~Celebrate Your Business!
Date: 6 p.m. December 11
Description: Buckhead Rooftop Holiday Networking Soiree Celebrate the Business Season at Whiskey Blue W Hotel Steal a kiss under the mistletoe! Spin the dreidel to win some gelt! $5 Specialty Shots ~ Secret Santa Business Card Raffle ~ $8 Valet ~~~~~~~~~~ Arrive by private elevator then make your entrance down a beautifully-illuminated walkway with dramatic views of the skyline. Inside, mod is hot again as you sink into plump sofas set among shag rugs in cocktail party comfort. Outside, beyond glass walls, the Buckhead and Atlanta Terraces are decadently appointed with glamourous retro-chic furniture that's perfect for settling into business-infused socializing and holiday tête-a-têtes. ~~~~~~~~~~ Complimentary Admission with Advance Online Registration Plus Santa Swag Bag & Raffle Giveaways RSVP Today! Tickets Will Sell OutReserve Ticket Now Arrive EarlySwag Bags While Supplies Last THANKS To Our Corporate Supporters! Signature Sponsor John Bailey Realty, Inc. Your Buckhead Real Estate Connection: For every step of the home buying and selling process. Hosting Venue Whiskey Blue Signature cocktails, cutting-edge design, sexy atmosphere and the epitome of fashion. To sponsor Tastopia® "Meet Your Business Match" 2014 Valentine's Networking Soiree at Tap Gastropub in the heart of Midtown: Call the Tastopia® Hot Line: 404-736-9154
Venue: The Living Room
3377 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 523-3600

The Social: Wednesday Afterwork Social Event
Date: 6 p.m. December 11- December 25
Description: Book VIP Birthday Package by email: info@thegroupworldwide.com or call 404-919-9288 The Social at Metro Fuxon 6-10PM 554 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30308 FREE TAPAS WITH PURCHASE OF SIGNATURE COCKTAIL $5 Drinks - 1/2 Appetizers - Food - Hookahs This Wednesday is Game Night with free prizes such as gas cards, gift cards and more...
Venue: Metro Fuxon
Cost: Free
554 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta
(404) 919-9288

Startup Grind Atlanta Hosts SWEeT Party (Startup, Web, Entrepreneur & Tech))
Date: 6:30 p.m. December 11
Description: SWEeT Party, Startup, Web, Entrepreneur & Tech) Hey Atlanta! Are you part of our SWEeT Community? SWEeT = Startup, Web, Entrepreneurs & Tech Join THE Holiday party of the season and celebrate in style. Ri Ra is hosting us to live it up for the night. We'll have music, food, drinks and surprise prizes. Come share the evening with your friends, and make some new ones too. Your cost of admission covers food, 2 drink tickets and any excess proceeds will go to Bert's Big Adventure. Cheers! - Your Chapter Director Christopher Richards Tickets can be purchased here:
Venue: Ri Ra Irish Pub
1080 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta
(404) 477-1700

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Date: 6:30 p.m. December 11
Description: This was written by Barbara Robinson in 1971 and tells the story of Imogene, Claude, Ralph, Leroy, Ollie, Gladys and six delinquent children surnames Herdman. They to go church for the first time after being told that the church offers snacks. Despite protests from other church members, they are given roles in the Sunday school's Christmas play, in which they tell the Christmas story in an unconventional fashion. Robinson first published the story in McCall's magazine before it was adapted.
Venue: Decatur Presbyterian Church
Cost: No charge, although donations will be accepted
205 Sycamore St., Decatur
(205) 292-9680
www.dpchurch.org

1000 Lights Celebration at Festival of Trees
Date: 7 p.m. December 11
Description: Celebrate the holidays under the twinkling lights of the Festival of Trees as Road Trip Home Animal Rescue celebrates 1000 lives saved in 2013! The evening will include appetizers, beverages of your choice, a raffle, and silent auction. Tickets are $30 and are available at www.roadtriphome.org now until December 7. Sponsorship of this event is also available online. Your participation in this event will help to save even more animal lives! We hope to see you on December 11!
Venue: Embassy Suites Atlanta-Galleria
Cost: $30
2815 Akers Mill Rd. SE, Atlanta

Power 96.1 Jingle Ball Official After Party. Wednesday December 1
Date: 8 p.m. December 11
Description: What no better time to find a lover than the Holidays! Who wants to share cozy nights by the fire with their lonesome self? Not you! Let Havana be your matchmaker to find your holiday treat this season. RSVP, single, to get your wristband to have complimentary champagne till midnight. As always dress to impress to dance the night away in our fabulous 3 dance studios. For Vip table reservations: (404) 941-4847 or email us at havanaclubatl@gmail.com                        
Venue: The Havana Club
Cost: $10.00 - $30.00
3112 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 869-8484

Photo-Encaustic Painting
Date: 10 a.m. December 12
Description: Explore the ancient technique of encaustic painting and discover how the application of wax and pigment to photography can enhance your imagery and it's visual language. Basic encaustic techniques will be covered, however, a pre-class connection with Penny ensures that students leave with several finished paintings created from their photographs. Demos include serial imagery, washes, degrading and distressing, transferring, small scale pouring and more. Students supply photographs and extra supports. Supplies included; additional materials will be available for purchase. Please bring sack lunch; includes an hour-long lunch break. Course Instructor: Penny Treese, a Callanwolde Fine Art Center teacher. $170 per person (incl. general admission and cost of materials)
Venue: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Cost: $170
980 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 872-5338
www.callanwolde.org/index.html

Garden Club Day at Christmas at Callanwolde, Thursday, Dec 12
Date: 10 a.m. December 12
Description: New this year! A day dedicated to green thumbs. Join us in the morning as Laura Iarocci of Faith Flowers presents "Holiday Floral Designs European Style" influenced by her annual European flower tour. The afternoon will featured lectures by Ramoa Hemmings of Atlanta Botanical Garden, and Marcia Weber of Gardens to Love. Admission includes entry to the mansion. A separate "make & take" workshop is also available to craft your own holiday centerpiece (advanced & added registration fees).
Venue: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Cost: $15 - $20
980 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 872-5338
www.callanwolde.org/index.html

Free Joint Pain and MAKOplasty Seminar
Date: 12 p.m. December 12
Description: Are You Living with Knee or Hip Pain? You may be a good candidate for MAKOplasty, an innovative treatment being performed at Atlanta Medical Center. Join us for a free Joint Pain and MAKOplasty Seminar. Lunch will be provided. When: Thurs. Dec.12, 2013, 12-1:30 pm Where: Atlanta Medical Center Letton Auditorium, Health Pavilion building 320 Parkway Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30312 Surgeon: Saurabh Khakharia, M.D. To RSVP, call 404.265.6209 or email michelle.witzel@tenethealth.com
Venue: Health Pavilion at Atlanta Medical Center
Cost: FREE
320 Parkway Dr. NE, Atlanta
(404) 265-6209
www.peachtreebariatrics.com/

Discover Ballet with Lauren
Date: 5:30 p.m. December 12- December 28
Description: Ballet in its purest form is the ultimate expression of physical beauty. The class begins at the barre then flows to the centre. Let Lauren/Melody help you translate the garbled lingo into beautiful movement and transform confusion into harmonious comprehension. The grace and poise of ballet will bring you strength and confidence, while the inherent structure of ballet will ultimately set you free. This class is structured for the beginner, but also works well as a technique refresher and strengthening class for more experienced dancers. Ballet: the essential building blocks, the eternal spring that nourishes the life that is dance...need we say more? What to bring: Ballet slippers, foot thongs or thin athletic socks. Tights and leotard not required
Venue: Dance 101
2480 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 542-3887
www.dance101.org/

2013 Red & Green Scene Holiday Party
Date: 6 p.m. December 12
Description: (2) Drink Tickets are included with every ticket, at the door
Venue: Opera Nightclub
1150 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta

Rev'D Up
Date: 6:30 p.m. December 12- December 27
Description: Start your engines! Pump that gas petal! In the great tradition of Jeff Gordon, Danica Patrick and Lightning McQueen, get ready to hit the ground running! Hip Hop Fit gets a nitro-boost - it's faster, more cardio and boot camp conditioning. Using the hottest hip hop and R&B dance tracks from the 80's and 90's, this fun, high-intensity class goes 90 MPH until you cross that finish line. De-stress from the week and usher in the weekend on a high note. What to bring: Sneakers or jazz sneakers, comfortable work out attire (no booty shorts), towel, water and after class protein bar recommended
Venue: Dance 101
2480 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 542-3887
www.dance101.org/

We Choose Space
Date: 7 p.m. December 12- December 28
Description: Fifty years ago, President Kennedy chose the Moon. Today we can still choose a trip into space to the completed International Space Station or to the Moon. Narrated completely by astronauts Scott Parazynski, Tom Jones and Gene Cernan, and famous space reporter Walter Cronkite, the program makes human space flight after the Space Shuttle exciting, immersive, and real!
Venue: Fernbank Science Center Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium
Cost: Adults $7.00 / Students $5.00 Seniors $5.00
156 Heaton Park Dr., Atlanta
(678) 874-7102

Blue Skies Christmas
Date: 7 p.m. December 12
Description: Share the Christmas Joy at a Live Performance for a Cause Christy Nockels, singer-songwriter of contemporary Christian music, and Kenn Kington, professional comedian and keynote motivational speaker, perform live at a Christmas concert benefitting families fighting pediatric cancer. The event is free but the goal is to raise funds for Blue Skies Ministries' 2014 retreat season. Blue Skies is a local non-profit with a mission to share the hope of Christ with families living through the challenges of pediatric cancer by offering them a week-long beach retreat to lift them above the clouds of childhood cancer. To learn more about Blue Skies go to www.whereskiesareblue.org . __________ Please consider helping us fulfill our "Wishes and Dreams" for the 2014 retreat season by making a donation today or at the event. If you make a donation at the concert, you will receive a Christmas ornament as a thank you for your gift. $25 Donation - Welcome Bag (12 per retreat - 96 total) When our special guests arrive at Blue Skies, they find a Blue Skies beach bag on their bed! Not only is this fun for them while they are at the beach, it's helpful to carry back and forth to the hospital – it not only holds the things they'll need for the day, but it brings fun and happy memories from their week at Blue Skies! $35 Donation - Chapel (12 per retreat – 96 total) Our days at Blue Skies begin with Chapel overlooking the beach. While gazing at God's incredible creation, we connect with our Heavenly Father through worship and His word. $50 Donation - Breakfast Gift Card - (12 per retreat - 96 total) All expenses paid at Blue Skies! We provide our guest families with a $50 gift card to purchase their breakfast groceries! Whether they like to get up early or sleep in, our guests make their breakfast when it is convenient for them (and we clean up)! $75 Donation - Ice Cream Extravaganza - (1 per retreat - 8 total) One night of each retreat is capped off with a crazy ice cream sundae extravaganza! Buckets of chocolate and vanilla ice cream and every imaginable topping make a child's eyes light up as they create their own delicious masterpiece! $100 Donation - Paper Lantern & Balloon Release - (1 per retreat - 8 total) Each retreat kicks off with a celebration on the beach. Dozens of colorful lanterns float into the sky as we begin to lift families above the clouds of childhood cancer. Families start to relax as they look up at the floating lanterns and dream of a week at the beach far away from cancer. At the end of the week we gather to say "See you later". We open our hands to our Heavenly Father and release balloons into the sky. It is a powerful and meaningful experience for our guest families and volunteers alike. $150 Donation - H20/Kindred Journey Goodies (5 per retreat, 40 total) After Chapel, our camp pastor gathers with the parents in Kindred Journeys where they share their stories and encourage one another. A coffee bar and homemade treats make the morning special! During Kindred Journeys, the children attend H2O. They select an activity group and spend their morning making friends and doing something they love (or want to learn)! Whether cooking, stained glass, fishing, sports camp, newspaper, art or outdoor adventures, the kids have a great time just being kids. Your sponsorship provides treats for the parents and all of the supplies needed for the kids to have fun! $200 Donation - Red, White and Blue Skies Parade (1 per retreat - 8 total) - Red, White, and Blue Skies Day is a retreat tradition that ends with a parade around the town square! The kids cover their bikes, scooters, wheelchairs, strollers and even luggage carts with patriotic streamers, balloons and flags. The local police and firemen lead the small-town parade while the kids march along and toss candy to the onlookers celebrating the day. It is a much loved event, one that carries many fond memories! $300 Donation - Beach Horseback Rides (1 per retreat - 96 total) - Truly a once in a lifetime experience! Our precious families make lifelong memories as they take horseback rides together on the beach. As the horses trot over the dunes and along the shore line, the smiles, excitement and feelings of accomplishment are unforgettable! $400 Donation - Lunch (5 per retreat - 40 total) – From subs to fried chicken, your gift of $400 provides a yummy lunch for our guests. One day we even take a picnic to the beach! On our last day together, we have lunch at a local beachside restaurant followed by a day of play on the beach! $500 Donation - Parents Night Out/Party for the Kids! (1 per retreat – 8 total) – On Tuesday night our parents enjoy a night out without the kids. They are treated to a special dinner where they laugh and bond with the other parents and one another. While the parents experience a relaxing evening away, the kids stay at the resort and PLAY! Pizza, candy, ice cream and a pool games make for an unforgettable evening for the new found friends. $600 Donation - Snorkeling Trip or Shark Fishing Excursion - (1 per retreat - 8 total) – Our guest families set out for a day at sea as they board the Island Queen outfitted with snorkels, masks, fins and nets. Side by side on the snorkel boat, they cross the bay to the shallow waters of Cape San Blas. Far away from hospitals and clinics our guest families are greeted by fresh air, sea mist, open water and occasionally a dolphin sighting. Tensions and burdens are lifted. Some watch from the boat, some walk along the shore and others search for the hidden treasures in the sea but everyone enjoys the "show and tell"!. Sand dollars, sea urchins, conch shells, sea slugs, starfish, puffer fish, shells of all kinds and even seahorses are passed around for all to touch and see! What a great day! And sometimes, when the weather doesn't cooperate for snorkeling, we go shark fishing. Every day on the water is filled with fun, relaxation and Blue Skies for our guests! $750 Donation - Theme Night Dinner Parties (6 per retreat – 48 total) Imagine eating meal after meal in the hospital cafeteria or on the run…..not at Blue Skies! Each night we host a spectacular theme night party. There are no worries about what to eat or what to do, our guests simply show up and enjoy! Whether it's a Hoola by the Poola, Hometown BBQ, Pirate Night or Mexican Fiesta the food is delicious, the decorations are amazing and the fun goes on and on. $1,000 Donation - Fun in the Sun - (1 per retreat - 8 total) – Sunscreen, beach chairs, umbrellas, rafts, floats, balls, waterguns and sand buckets make their days even sunnier! From poolside to beachfront, our guests have tons of fun on the shore and in the water. New friends and great memories are made playing at the beach, building sand castles, collecting shells and splashing in the pool. $1500 Donation - Blue Skies Goodies (1 per retreat – 8 total) – Blue Skies T-shirts, stickers, beach balls, buttons, bracelets, balloons, banners and flags make our week even more special. This gift provides all of our Blue Skies logo items that our guests and volunteers love. $3000 Donation - Sponsor a Family - (100 families for 2014!) – Blue Skies serves about 12 families at every retreat. While our volunteers raise support to help cover their own expenses, our guest families attend Blue Skies at no cost. Your gift of $3000 sponsors a child with cancer and their families to attend Blue Skies and gives them a week filled with hope, love and laughter. $50,000 Donation – Sponsor an entire retreat! This monumental gift provides everything needed to host a retreat (from beach balls to amazing accommodations) and supports Blue Skies in bringing the hope of Christ to families facing the challenge of living through childhood cancer.
Venue: Church of the Apostles
3585 Northside Pky NW, Atlanta
(404) 564-6674

Urban League of Greater Atlanta Annual Holiday Party
Date: 7 p.m. December 12
Description: It's that time of year again! Please join ULGA-YP in celebrating our annual Holiday Day Party. On Thursday, December 12, 2013 we will celebrate another year of service, leadership, and giving. Parking is available at the Underground Parking Garage – GPS address is 95 Martin Luther King Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 .
Venue: Fuse Arts Center
115 Martin Luther King Jr Dr., Atlanta

Urban Holiday Soup 2013
Date: 8 p.m. December 12- December 22
Description: Join Yea for the return of the ever-popular Urban Holiday Soup! This year's event is sure to lighten the heart and get the holiday spirit hopping in audiences young and old. Created and performed by the talented artists of the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, Uhs will once again bring the house down at The Loft @ Underground Atlanta.
Venue: Underground Atlanta
Cost: $15 - $20
50 Alabama St. SW, Atlanta
(404) 652-0515
www.underground-atlanta.com

Body Shock
Date: 8:30 p.m. December 12- December 29
Description: Frustrated with those last few stubborn pounds? Tired of avoiding tank tops? Sick of having to take the elevator for just one flight? No problem, you just need to shock your body with this high-intensity circuit training class that takes your workout into overdrive. Body Shock combines a wide variety of ever-changing exercises and exercise equipment including plyometrics, free weights, resistance bands, ladder drills, medicine balls and other strength training and cardiovascular exercises. Challenging enough for a man, but tough enough for a woman. A top-level fitness competitor, Desiree will whip you into shape in no time flat! What to bring: Sneakers, comfortable work out attire (no booty shorts), towel, water and after class protein bar recommended
Venue: Dance 101
2480 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 542-3887
www.dance101.org/

Twisted at QUAD *Beer pong, Flip cup, Arcade*

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10 p.m. December 12

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On Thursdays, we get Twisted! We're playing your favorite Top 40 hits with an EDM twist! Activities -Beer Pong -Flip Cup -Dance the night away to the BEST Dj's in ATL playing your favorite hits!! -Make new friends -Enjoy our AMAZING drink specials More info on QUAD: http://www.quadatlanta.com/ "Friend us" -->

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QUAD @ Spring4th Complex

Cost:

21 & UP-> $5 all night! 18 -20 -> $10 or $5 off for anyone with ACTIVE College/Military/Law Enforcement ID

714 Spring St. NW, Atlanta

(404) 870-0040

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Walking Tour of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum
Date: 10 a.m. December 13- December 27
Description: Experience the Atlanta BeltLine first-hand with the walking tour, guided by Trees Atlanta Docents! During a casual stroll down the Eastside Trail, attendees learn about the trees, architectural interests, and key historical stories that make the Atlanta BeltLine remarkable. Offered year-round, the walking tour takes approx 90 minutes and begins at 10 AM on Fridays & Saturdays on the Eastside Trail, behind Parish Foods & Goods in Inman Park. Registration opens on the 20th of each month.
Venue: Parish Foods & Goods
Cost: Free
240 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta
(404) 681-4897
www.parishatl.com/home.php

Old School Jazz
Date: 11:30 a.m. December 13- December 27
Description: Old School Jazz offers the opportunity to work on traditional clean lines, traveling, and direction changes while incorporating turns and jumps in the choreography. Ten minute warm-up, ten minute across-the-floor progressions, forty minute dance time makes this class intense and challenging while improving agility, strength and control. What to bring: Jazz sneakers or jazz slippers, comfortable work out attire (no booty shorts)
Venue: Dance 101
2480 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 542-3887
www.dance101.org/

Santa at Rhodes Hall, December 7- 21st
Date: 3 p.m. December 13- December 21
Description: Enjoying holiday music, delicious refreshments and exciting art activities, while the little ones experience a personal appointments with Santa. Family admission covers entertainment, refreshments from area caterers, and a photo with Santa. Proceeds support the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation activities. Register online www.GeorgiaTrust.org or call 404-885-7812 to reserve your child's personal appointment with Santa.
Venue: Rhodes Hall
Cost: $35 per family
1516 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta
(404) 885-7812
www.georgiatrust.org

International Holiday Party
Date: 6 p.m. December 13
Description: Happy Holidays to all, The artisans of 5Continents Boutique would like to invite you and your friends to an international Holiday Party. This will be your last chance this year to buy unique, hand-made, eco-friendly products from our retail shop on 2986 Grandview Avenue - Atlanta GA 30305. We are taking our business to the next level: Online! We will have a special sale on Friday December 13th, from 6pm to 9pm. The tickets are $5.00 each which will go toward your regular price items. Parking available in the back, front of the shop and complimentary Valet parking at Anis Cafe & BIstro. International handmade food and drinks created by our artisans will be served. Join us and shop away for gifts that everyone will Enjoy! Happy Holidays, 5Continents Artisans
Venue: 5 Continents Boutique
2986 Grandview Ave. NE, Atlanta

Winter Wonderland All White Party
Date: 7 p.m. December 13
Description: Winter Wonderland White Party Friday, December 13, 2013 7PM - 1am TC Tapas & Bar 3719 Main Street College Park, Ga 30337 Join Personal Touch Tours Travel Agency, Sean Clinkscales Studios, All The Wonderful Sponsors And The Movers And Shakers Of The Surrounding Area For Winter Wonderland White Party 2013! This Holiday Event Will Kick Off Your Christmas Season With A Bang! There Will Be Entertainment, Great Music All Night Long, Raffles, Giveaways, Silent Auction, Best All White Outfit Contest And *Complimentary Champagne!!! All White Chic Attire Is Requested But Not Mandatory For The Winter Wonderland All White Party 2013. Over-The-Top, Outrageous Or Upscale Attire Is The Dress Code For This Fantastic Party! Purchase Your Tickets Today! First 50 To Buy Tickets In Advance Receive An Extra Gift!!! Tickets Available At: Personal Touch Tours Travel Agency 3301 Dogwood Drive, Hapeville, Ga 30354 (404) 305-9353 *one champagne drink per admission
Venue: TC Tapas
3719 Main St., Atlanta

3rd Annual Visionary Arts Fair ft. Alex and Allyson Grey
Date: 7 p.m. December 13
Description: QUAD will be transformed once again into a multidimensional world of psychedelic eye candy and musical landscapes. WORLD RENOWNED ARTISTS, Alex Grey and Allyson Grey will be painting live to the mystical sounds of the Desert Dwellers, Chronicles of the Landsquid, SubSqwad & many others. Witness Body Painters, Aerialists, fire spinners, & flow artists. Step into a world of beautiful projection art, laser lighting, & fine visual art. Tickets - http://www.ticketalternative.com/Events/25465.aspx
Venue: QUAD @ Spring4th Complex
Cost: $35 presale. $50 at the door.
714 Spring St. NW, Atlanta
(404) 870-0040

Decatur Ghost Tour
Date: 7:30 p.m. December 13- December 14
Description: In historic downtown Decatur, Georgia, discover Decatur's spirit community with tales of . . . Murder, Passion, Vice, War and Tragedy. Your tour begins in the historic Town Square, where quaint shops and restaurants share space with the ghosts of Decatur's past. You will never forget the twilight visit to Old Decatur Cemetery. Be sure to bring your camera and don't be surprised if you capture orbs and apparitions. Decatur's dead are pretty restless. This is not your ordinary ghost tour.
Venue: Decatur Ghost Tour
Cost: $15.00- adults $12.00- children 10 and under
Historic Town Square, Decatur
(404) 296-7771
www.decaturghosttour.com

Saturday Dec 7th: Little Red Dress Annual Party
Date: 8 p.m. December 13- December 13
Description: You are invited to our The Annual Toys For Tots Holiday Party . Donate your unwrapped toy benefiting The Marine Toys for Tots foundation. Come enjoy drinks and the perfect almost-ending to your week! Sexy crowd, great music by our Djs as always, 3 Rooms, and the best staff in nightlife. *** Retro Dance Party (80s & 90s Hits by Dj Rob Reum) 9-11pm followed by our Resident Djs. For Vip table reservations: (404) 941-4847 or email us at havanaclubatl@gmail.com
Venue: The Havana Club
3112 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 869-8484

A Chosen Generation Cafe "A Season for Giving"
Date: 8 p.m. December 13
Description: A night of Entertainment, Great healthy food, Sweet treats, Relaxing atmosphere, Music, and Fun. Our Mission: To provide a place where the youth in the community can express their love for God and fellowship with their peers. To function as a safe haven for today's youth in the evenings. To promote a strong spiritual lifestyle by stressing the importance of individuality and going beyond the "norm" of today's youth. To promote a life full of potential, hope, and success, by encouraging expression and the use of talentsl; such as dance, song, comedy, and poetry; in a positive and supportive atmosphere. To provide a place where the youth can express their feelings and voice their opinions on certain issues with positive and honest feedback from other artist and guest speakers. To suggest ways to make a difference and to combat the problems and issues faced in the daily life of the youth. To ultimately build a confident, purpose-driven generation with a spiritually strong life that is grounded with Faith in God. A Season of Giving........Bring an unwrapped Christmas gift for a child in need. See our webpage for a list of children and items that will assist of in giving a child in need a Merry Christmas. You may also choose to donate online to contribute to our Holiday Angel fund. To Donate online http://www.restorationoflifecenter.com/Chosen-Generation-. html or see Christmas List http://www.restorationoflifecenter.com/Fundraising.html Come enjoy great food and drinks at a small donation which helps us further our mission. Menu is available online for pre-orders (preordered meals will be ready upon arrival with minimum wait time). http://www.restorationoflifecenter.com/ACG_Cafe_winter_menu.doc
Venue: Othello Event Hall
1170 Sylvan Rd. SW, Atlanta
(404) 753-0515

Sagittarius Season: A Masquerade Ball
Date: 8 p.m. December 13
Venue: Boogalou Restaurant
239 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta

Friday December 13th: Toys for Tots Drive Party
Date: 8 p.m. December 13- January 5
Description: You are invited to our Charity Fundraising Holiday Party for Toys for Tots. For every new unwrapped toy donated at the door (proceeds benefiting Toys for Tots), you will receive Free Entry & you will be entered in our raffle to win a VIP Table and more. FN Friday nights Havana: An unmatched, exhilarating Friday night experience. Come enjoy drinks and the perfect almost-ending to your week! Sexy crowd, great music by our Djs as always, 3 Rooms, and the best staff in nightlife. *** Retro Dance Party (80s & 90s Hits by Dj Rob Reum) 9-11pm followed by our Resident Djs. For Vip table reservations: (404) 941-4847 or email us at havanaclubatl@gmail.com
Venue: The Havana Club
Cost: $10.00 - $30.00
3112 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 869-8484

Sanctuary Latin Nightclub: Free Salsa Classes every Friday!
Date: 9 p.m. December 13- January 31
Description: Experience the joy of dancing salsa in this upscale Buckhead Latin nightclub that offers 2 free Salsa classes at 9pm followed by music played by Atlanta's premier Latin DJ's!! The club offers featured weekly drinks along with VIP booths and a special VIP lounge for privacy. Free parking with a mature crowd ranging from 30-50 makes this a perfect place to enjoy a sophisticated night of latin music and dance. Come alone or with friends to a safe and rated one of the friendliest crowds!!
Venue: Sanctuary Nightclub and Lounge
Cost: $10 cover includes dance classes
3209 Paces Ferry Pl NW, Atlanta
(404) 262-1377
www.sanctuarynightclub.com

Morningstar Gospel Music International Ministries
Date: 8 a.m. December 14
Description: Changing Our World Through Jesus Christ Our Lord With The Preached Word Of God And Expecting To Be Restored. The Breakfast Cost Is $13.00 - $24.00. Each Person Is Expected To Pay For His/Her BREAKFAST FAQs Are there Id requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Yes, Id is required and your age must be 18 years of age and older: Please show both Id and ticket together. Thank You. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? You may go thru Public Transportation @ The Marta Station: Which is the Art Center Station and get the bus number 110 Peachtree Street and come in the direction of downtown metro Atlanta, ask the coach to let you off in front of the Marriott Marquis - 265 Peachtree Street, or you must provide your transportation/and you must pay for parking, the event will last Three hours. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? You may contact me @ telephone number: 404-998-3634 or you may e-mail me @ jeffrieslmr@gmail.com Can I update my registration information? Yes you can, there is a Breakfast Fellowship Conference every second saturday of the month @ the same place and @ at the same time. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes, please bring your printed ticket so you can be identified. What is the refund policy? You must contact the office two days prior to the the Breakfast Fellowship Conference date, because your seat is reserved for your ticket. So if you contact us on the same date of the conference there is no refund, because the ticket cannot be re-sold. We will refund your ticket price, if these steps is honored. You may cancel your reservation @ 404-998-3634. The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? No because the purchaser of the ticket, could have lost there ticket, so that is not Ok. ATTIRE: Professional - Christ Like
Venue: Marriott Marqis Hotel
225 Peachtree Center Ave. NE, Atlanta

Volunteer with Trees Atlanta
Date: 9 a.m. December 14- August 27
Description: Trees Atlanta has volunteer opportunities just about every Saturday year-round. This hands-on, "dig in the dirt" activity is a great way to meet new friends and get to know more about the community while also helping make it a better place to live. On Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon, we MEET UP with our volunteers in a DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOOD in Atlanta for tree planting, tree care, or forest restoration projects (depending on the time of year). Sign up to volunteer with us today!
Venue: Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center
Cost: Free
225 Chester Avenue, Atlanta
(404) 681-4896
www.treesatlanta.org

Atlanta Day Tours
Date: 9 a.m. December 14- June 1
Description: Walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters by touring filming locations from the hit film Catching Fire™. Spend the day with Hunger Games™ Unofficial Fan tours exploring filming locations used in the second film. You'll join other fans from around the globe as you're whisked around the city in your private shuttle. Hunger Games™ Unofficial Fan Tours has partnered with Atlanta Movie Tours, The Swan House, Clayton County International Park, Film Clayton and other prime locations for an exclusive, behind the scenes look at these iconic locations.You'll have the opportunity to re-enact some of your favorite scenes with plenty of photo opportunities.You'll also be treated to three workshops:• Archery: Learn archery like your favorite character. Our trained guides will teach archery 101 to prepare you to compete in Archery Tag™.• Archery Tag™: Hunger Games™ Unofficial Fan Tours is pleased to partner with Archery Tag™ so that you can experience playing a game of tag with foam-tipped arrows to see if you have what it takes to survive. Archery Tag™ is a game of survival. You will master the art of hunting with a bow and foam tipped arrows as you duck and hide not only to keep from getting tagged by an arrow, but also to tag your opponents. Archery Tag™ is the newest phenomenon in family – friendly combat sporting. Archery Tag™ gives the Bow and Arrow a brand new twist.• Make your own "volcanic rock" as featured at the filming location at Clayton County International Park.Your tour includes lunch - featuring foods that your favorite characters would have eaten in The Hunger Games™ books and the Catching Fire™ movie. Atlanta Day Tour - $89.00
Venue: Atlanta Movie Tours
Cost: $89.00
327 Nelson Street SW, Atlanta
(855) 255-3456

Wealthy Women ROCK! Expo
Date: 10 a.m. December 14
Description: Tickets Are On Sale Now! Please contact 678-465-7fab to inquire about Sponsorship Opportunities If you would like to be a Panelist for The Financial Empowerment or Business Development Segment please send your resume to be considered. We are currently receiving submissions for Designers, Entertainers & Models To Participate in the Fashion & Flow Show. We are also in the process of excepting nominations for the Wealthy Women Rock Award.. . . If you know a Bold, Beautiful and Financially Blessed Woman that deserves to be acknowledged for being a Trailblazer please submit their name and phone number to fabulouslifeinternational@gmail.com SUPPORT Our Cause! A Portion Of The Proceeds will be contributed to the establishment of Fabulous Life Foundation which is a Transitional Housing Program For Women and Children.
Venue: Inventors Loft
263 Decatur St. SE, Atlanta

Atlanta Motorcycle Riders "Feeding Families for Christmas" - 2013
Date: 10 a.m. December 14
Description: KickStand Promotions, LLC presents the 5th Annual Atlanta Motorcycle Riders "Feeding Families for Christmas" food drive. Atlanta, Ga, December 14, 2013: Over 1000+ motorcycle riders and enthusiasts will come together to collect non-perishable canned goods and bottled water to feed metro Atlanta families for the Christmas season. Location:2031 Metropolitan Pkwy Atlanta, Ga 30315 from 10AM – 3PM. Any ?'s or Media Inquiries, please contact John Peek at 678-758-2667 or info@kickstandpromotions.com
Venue: Dirty South Slab Ryders Clubhouse
Cost: 0.00
2031 Metropolitan Pkwy, Atlanta
(678) 758-2667

Understanding Urban Wildlife
Date: 11 a.m. December 14
Description: Marjan Ghadrdan from the Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (AWARE) is coming back to Blue Heron for an exciting talk about the ways in which urban wildlife have adapted to living next door to humans! This educational event will include a meet-and-greet with some of the amazing critters that call Atlanta their home, including a flying squirrel, a box turtle, a screech owl, a corn snake and an opossum! Cost is $10 per person. Attendance is limited! Please RSVP by calling 412-398-1101.
Venue: Blue Heron Nature Preserve
Cost: $10
4055 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta
(412) 398-1101
atlantaaudubon.org

The Power Of Giving
Date: 11 a.m. December 14- December 15
Description: The Power of Giving features two holiday stories that remind us we are never too young to give. Join Mrs. Brown's 3rd Grade class for the best gift swap ever! Then delve into the mind of Victor, an adventurous boy who fights zombies,loves to play the drums and never misses an opportunity to help someone. There are two performances: Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 2:30 p.m. PLEASE Select The Date You Wish To Attend On The Drop Down Menu Above. $5.00 Admission with new, unwrapped book, ages 5-15. $10.00 admission with a book LOCATION: Hands On Atlanta - 600 Means Street, Atlanta, 30318 Bring the whole family, everyone will enjoy it!
Venue: Hands On Atlanta
Cost: $5 - $10
600 Means St. NW, Atlanta
(404) 281-5790
handsonatlanta.org

The "Colorful Adventures" Coloring Party for Kids
Date: 12:30 p.m. December 14- December 14
Description: Does your child love to color? In celebration of the release of the "Colorful Adventures" coloring and activity book line featuring African-American characters, Goldest Karat Publishing is throwing a coloring party from 1230pm-2pm at the Rosel Fann Recreation Center! Fun for kids of all ethnicities, celebrate diversity with an afternoon of coloring fun and the chance to win cool prizes. Visit coloringparty.eventbrite.com for more information!
Venue: Rosel Fann Recreation Center
Cost: $5
365 Cleveland Ave. SE, Atlanta
(404) 465-4120

The Battle's Not Yours: Devotional on Spiritual Warfare / Book Signing
Date: 1 p.m. December 14
Description: Come and celebrate the Holiday season, as well as my Very First published book! We will have family, food, and fun! This event is Free! Hopefully, for a discounted price, you will purchase a copy of my book as well!
Venue: Paschal's Atlanta
180 Northside Dr. Southwest, Atlanta
(404) 525-2023

Hedonism the Day Party - Sat, Dec. 14th
Date: 3 p.m. December 14
Description: For VIP tables, call Robin at: 678-404-2554
Venue: Magic City
241 Forsyth St. SW, Atlanta
(404) 584-5847

Growing Up Yoruba
Date: 3 p.m. December 14
Description: The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host author Kemba Mchawi, who will discuss her latest publication, Growing Up Yoruba: A Teen Guide Book for Practicing the Yoruba Lucumi Tradition. This comprehensive manual acts as both memoir and learning tool, offering an inside look at embracing the Yoruba religion, spiritual rituals, and learning to balance life as an American teenager.
Venue: Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
Cost: Free
101 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta

Death Cafe Atlanta 8
Date: 3 p.m. December 14
Description: Originating in Europe in 2004 and arriving in America a year ago, Death Café is now an international movement. It is designed to provide a safe and comfortable setting for people to talk about death while drinking tea and coffee and eating cake. The only objective of a Death Café is "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." There is no intention of leading participants to any particular conclusion, product, or course of action. Instead, a Death Café provides an open, respectful, and confidential space free of discrimination where people can express and explore their understanding of death safely. As Andy Webster, a hospice chaplain, once said, "Our greatest prejudice is against death. It spans age, gender, and race. We spend immeasurable amount of energy fighting an event that will eventually triumph. Though it is noble not to give in easily, the most alive people I've ever met are those who embrace their death. They love, laugh, and live more fully."
Venue: Historic Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta
(404) 688-2107

Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes
Date: 5 p.m. December 14- December 15
Description: Grant Park is Atlanta's largest historic district with homes built in the Victorian, Craftsman, Italianate and various other styles from the turn of the 20th century. The Candlelight Tour of Homes features eight to 10 homes each year, usually representing renovations as well as new homes built to reflect the historic district's character. Adding to the festivity are caroling hayrides, visits with Santa (on Saturday only), an Artists' Market, and a holiday concert by the St. Paul choir.
Venue: St. Paul United Methodist Church
Cost: $15 in advance; $20 at the event
501 Grant St. SE, Atlanta
(404) 688-7501
www.stpaulgrantpark.org

Open Window TV...Christmas Extravaganza 2013.
Date: 5 p.m. December 14
Description: Hello Family, Fr ien ds and Supporters, Saying "Thank You Much" for the past twenty years support of this event and our television programming. We have desired to make them, Informative, enlighten, entertaining, educational and enpowering... This year will be even more thrilling and power-packed The Artist will keep you involved and excited. Several of the currently committed Artist are: Comedian from The Clean Comedy Clinic, Willie Brown Jr. & Woody Minister with laughter as he deliver the word, Willie Moore Jr. The Duo, Nu Praise... Mr. Jazzy Christmas-Jeff Sparks, Saxophonist Please plan your evening with us on all or either of the following dates, times and locations: When: December 7, 2013 Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Where: People TV Studio 190 14th Street, NW Atlanta, Ga 30318 When: December 9, 2013 Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Where: People TV Studio 190 14th Street, NW Atlanta, Ga 30318 When: December 14, 2013 Time: 5:00pm - 9:30pm Where: Pastor Ricky Davis His Grace Christian Worship Center 1320 Olympic Court Conyers, Ga. 30012 404-932-0479 Admission To Each Event: Bring an unwrapped Toy and a Donation to assist with the support of the families we will aid during this time of the year. We promise you that your time with us at this event will have you asking for MORE!!! Open Window TV Still Needs Your Financial Support! Click Link Below And Assist Us With Your Donatations Please: 1000 friends donate $15.00... https://fundrazr.com/ campaigns/abpW6/ab/220IA0 ... To view the show(s) visit: www.livestream.com/openwindowtv If you have questions regarding viewing any program, please contact us for assistance: 404.419.6089 or 404.243.4191 Christmas Extravaganza 2013 Celebrate our 2 1th Year of Jubilation This Christmas Season ...Does This Bring Back Those Days of Old?...That's just what our collection of musical Artist inspire to do for you in this year's event, so please do not have someone else tell you what you missed...Please make your seat request Now, they are limited, first come, first served...
Venue: Faith Deliverance Temple
2063 Flat Shoals Rd. Southeast, Atlanta

Bring on the Bling Holiday Party
Date: 6 p.m. December 14
Description: *Sparkle* like you mean it this Holiday Season ! Join The Girlfriends' Club at our "Bring on the Bling" Holiday Party Saturday, December 14, 2013 5155 Westpark Drive, Atlanta, Ga 30336 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. **Food, Fun, Music, Prizes, Blings & Things** $7.00 donation will go towards an I.D. (Image Development) Kit for teens aging out of foster care!!! Invite a girlfriend to "Bring on the Bling" with you! For more information, please email: Kathy Hood - kathy.hood@simplymarvelous.org Kelli Adams - kelli.adams1026@gmail.com Tomeko McGowan - tomekomcgowan@gmail.com WE Look Forward To Holiday Blinging With You, Girlfriend!!!
Venue: 5155 Westpark Dr SW
5155 Westpark Dr. SW, Atlanta

Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl
Date: 7 p.m. December 14
Description: Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater and gather your friends to bar crawl through East Atlanta Village's best dive bars - GRAVEYARD TAVERN, The Midway Pub, 529, The EARL, and the The Glenwood. Sponsored by The Fat Cat Beer Company, ABSOLUT vodka and Jameson whiskey. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots charity and get 50% off admission. Exclusive drink specials at participating bars, photos at the photo booth, and a chance to win prizes for the ugliest and most creative sweater.
Venue: Glenwood Pub
Cost: $20
1263 Glenwood Avenue, Atlanta
(404) 271-0586

East Lake & Elite 1st Annual Christmas Party and Toy Drive!!
Date: 9 p.m. December 14
Description: You are invited to The East Lake HardHeads & The Elite Alumni Group's 1st Annual Christmas Party and Toy Drive!! Come out and party with the Sexiest People in Atlanta. This is one party you don't want to miss!! Attire: Grown & Sexy Admission:$10 Please donate a unwrapped toy or cash donation to help the kids this Christmas For More info: Email: elitealumni1@gmail.com
Venue: Solution Restaurant
2040 Sylvan Rd., Atlanta

Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure
Date: 11 a.m. December 15- December 15
Description: Feld Entertainment, Inc., producers of "Disney On Ice" and "Disney Live!", is taking top performing cable TV series for preschoolers to the stage in "Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure". Featuring characters from the smash hits "Sofia the First" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates". The show begins with a special interactive pre-show featuring the loveable 6-year-old doctor to toys and stuffed animals, Doc McStuffins. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com
Venue: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Cost: $20-$80
2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta
(770) 916-2800
www.cobbenergycentre.com

the Fashion Event - Fashion & Trunk Expo
Date: 11 a.m. December 15
Description: VIP Fundraiser-Cocktail Hour: 3pm-5pm sponsored & Hosted by: Mychael Knight of Lifetime TV's "Project Runway Allstars" You don't want to miss the runway show & meeting the ladies of Lifetime TV's "Double Diva's the girls of "Livi Rae Lingerie" VIP $55: "Project Runway's" Mychael Knight hosts the Fundraiser for www.PAYUSE.org. VIP will enjoy a seat at all shows, chance to WIN a MS Surface Tablet, Free cocktails, hors'devours & more! General Adm. $20: Chance to Win a New Kindle Fire HDX
Venue: 200 Peachtree/Grand Atrium
Cost: Gen Adm. $15 Online $20 at door VIP. $45 Online $55 at door
200 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta
(678) 402-1404

Canine CellMates Hosts Dog Adoption Event
Date: 12 p.m. December 15
Description: Canine CellMates will host a dog adoption event that will feature the first two cycles of dogs that have undergone training by the Fulton County Jail inmates. The dogs will have completed the eight-week process that provides basic training in order to prepare them for their forever home. At the event, families will be able to meet and adopt the dogs.
Venue: Red Bandanna Pet Food
2221 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 355-1420

2013 Adopt-a-Senior for Christmas-Buckhead
Date: 2:30 p.m. December 15
Description: Neighbor Love will be delivering gift bags of goodies to seniors during a Christmas Party. Adopt-a-Senior for Christmas is a GREAT way to let a valuable senior know that someone still loves them. Since many of us will be in a home one day, it is imperative that we do this. We are looking for donors and volunteers. We will need donors to make the bags possible and volunteers to assemble and deliver the bags.
Venue: Nurse Care of Buckhead
Cost: $0
2920 Pharr Court South Northwest, Atlanta
(404) 919-9165

Avondale Estates Christmas Tour of Homes
Date: 3 p.m. December 15
Description: Trolleys will be back in town to transport you to six of Avondale's most interesting homes as well our charter school, The Museum School. Avondale Estates First Baptist Church will present "Christmas in Avondale: A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols" at 7:00 and provide parking for trolley riders. Purchase or pick up tickets at the Avondale Community Club, a historic structure built as a boathouse on Lake Avondale in the 1920s. Here you will visit the festive Holiday Market featuring great foods, unique gifts and fun finds! Shop 30 booths to purchase a variety of items such as handmade jewelry, personalized Christmas ornaments, soaps, jams and jellies, baked goods, pecans, grits bits, and cured meats. Be sure to visit the Authors' Corner, where you can meet local authors, Mary Kay Andrews, Casey Kallenberg Dunn, Vicky Shecter, Carmen Deedy and Jeffrey Small. The holiday café will serve delicious homemade soups. Come to the market, have a bite to eat and pick up a tour ticket! Tickets for the tour may be purchased for $12 in advance at Avondale City Hall, Finders Keepers Furniture, REAL Salon and Seventeen Steps or for $15 on the tour day at the Avondale Community Club. Assure your place on a trolley by signing up in advance at various Avondale businesses or contact Margaret Lunsford at mplcvl@aol.com.
Venue: Avondale Estates Community Club
Cost: $12 in Advance; $15 Day of Tour
59 Lakeshore Dr., Avondale Estates
(404) 388-9137
www.avondalecommunityclub.com/

"An Evening With The Stars" - Music Recital
Date: 3 p.m. December 15
Description: It's that time again for the annual holiday recital. Come join the students of LadySonya Music Studio as we embark on a musical journey through Hollywood. Our very own stars have worked hard to present another recital for all to enjoy. We look forward to celebrating their talents and giving them time to shine. Meet us on the red carpet. We're ALSO collecting can goods for those in need during the holidays! When: Sunday, December 15, 2013 Where: Pera Dance Studio (1015-B Collier Road Atlanta, Georgia 30318) Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Attire: Sunday's Best (Red Carpet Event) _ For vendor and/or sponsorship opportunites email events@ladysonyamusic.com or call 678.439.5767.
Venue: Pera Dance Studio
1015 Collier Rd. NW, Atlanta
(404) 355-0807

Melodious Sounds in the Night Musical
Date: 5 p.m. December 15
Description: This is a religious musical recognizing the birth of Jesus Christ. Performances by Lady Clarice Paulk, singer; Mr. Luther Washington, Greater Atlanta Academy Concert Choir; Mr. Quandrell Claybrooks, opera singer; Sir Bobby Pinder, singer; Atlanta Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, gospel choir; Mrs. L'Tanya Moore-Copeland, singer; and Lindsay Street Baptist Church Choir, gospel choir. Lindsay Street Baptist Church is located in the historic English Avenue Community.
Venue: Lindsay Street Baptist Church
Cost: Free
550 Lindsay St. NW, Atlanta
(404) 805-9854

St. Paul's Episcopal Church's 10th Annual Christmas Concert featuring The St. Paul's Choir and members of the Atlanta Symphony
Date: 6 p.m. December 15
Description: The congregation of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Atlanta, Ga along with it's Rector, The Reverend Charles L. Fischer III present its 10th Annual Christmas Concert- Festival Sounds of the Season under the direction of Trey Clegg, Director of Music & Conductor. The concert features The St. Paul's Choir with special ensembles: The Men's Chorus, The Women's Chorus, The Handbell Choir, Chamber Singers & Voices of Praise, along with special guest musicians from The Atlanta Symphony & Opera Orchestras.
Venue: Spelman College Campus - Sisters Chapel
Cost: $15
350 Spelman Ln. SW, Atlanta
(404) 696-3620

Words, Women & Wine
Date: 7 p.m. December 15
Description: Join us for a wonderful classy evening of mixing and mingling. SharRon and could not start our holiday season without you. There will be sexy erotic spoken word, sweet wine for your taste buds, and beautiful, smart women for sisterhood and conversation. Come spend the evening with us...It just would not be the same without YOU! Featured Artists Include: Fiona Zedde Cole Legend Franz-Che Tee Jay the Poet Xina Sy
Venue: Little 5 Points Community Center
Cost: $5
1083 Austin Ave. NE, Atlanta
(404) 944-6409

Make a donation to save Cinderella's Crunk Christmas 2013
Date: 7 p.m. December 16
Description: _ Life Theatre Presents Cinderella's Crunk Christmas It is Christmas and Cinderella is not looking forward to it. She is tired of being harassed by her Step Sisters and Mother,'n' the hood is coming out. Then we have the Fairy Godmother who wears a housecoat because she does not feel like putting on that big dress, 'n' then we have BeBe kids keeping things going. The King is a Pimp 'n' the Duke wants to be the Prince. Life Theatre is a Non-Profit Organization Thank You!!!
Venue: Life Theatre
1705 Commerce Dr. NW, Atlanta

Winter White Party 2013
Date: 9 p.m. December 16
Description: _ Join Philip Michael PR, Cfox Productions, Grey Goose Vodka, All The Wonderful Sponsors, Hundreds Of Movers And Shakers And Celebrities At The 6TH Anniversary Of Atlanta's Biggest And Most Exciting Holiday Fundraiser Event Benefiting The American Cancer Society At The Fabulous Georgian Terrace Hotel! Expect Non-Stop Entertainment, Raffle Prizes, Great Dance Music All Night, A Visit From Santa And Special Over-Night Room Rates For Only $119! Contact The Hotel Directly At 404.897.1991. You Must Wear All White To Be Admitted To Winter White Party 2013. Over -The-Top Fashion, Outrageous Or Upscale Attire Is The Dress Code At This Fantastic Event!
Venue: The Historic Georgian Terrace
659 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta

Use Facebook to Grow Your Business Workshop - Buckhead
Date: 10 a.m. December 17- December 17
Description: Facebook, most of know what it is, but do you really know how to use it properly for your business? Most businesses underutilize all forms of Digital Marketing … especially Facebook. Solutions Marketing has developed a Facebook For Business Workshop. This workshop will cover several ides and strategies which can implemented easily. Whether you are an advanced user of Facebook or a novice, this workshop will provide the tools necessary to use Facebook to market your business. Please join us to learn how you can harness the power of Facebook to grow your business. Space is limited so please register in advance. Please be sure to bring a lap top or tablet with you to use during the workshop. If you have any questions, please contact Jason at jason@solutionsmarketingllc.com 678-252-2154 X 106 Buchead Tower 3399 Peachtree, Suite 400 Atlanta, GA
Venue: Pro Data Inc/Regus
3455 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta

Our Poembody Selves: Fall Series at Charis! (6 sessions 10/8-12/17)
Date: 7 p.m. December 17
Description: Do you feel most alive when you're out dancing, singing in the shower, secretly poeming your truths? Feel the winds and tides calling you to tap into your creative aliveness every day? Started allowing this, and are unsure of how to fully welcome the creative being you are? Given precedence to generating policy or legal briefs, research reviews or dissertation chapters, movement think pieces? Has this trained your writing process to default to left brain thinking, leaving you at a loss sometimes? Yearn for connection with your creative aliveness and ability to think outside the box — and the possibility for transformative encounter — including within your important work through these mediums? Do you long for a community of practice to explore all this with, alongside fellow liberation workers and dreamers? Want to explore your creative path, honoring from where you've come, with whom you've journeyed, and what your heart most wants you to offer? Join us for "Our Poembody Selves: Everyday Liberation Creativity Sessions!" This workshop series takes its name after a call and response poetry reading in NYC I invited my long-distance mentor and creative collaborator, Cheryl to join me in for our first time ever meeting in person. This call invites you to gather with the creative being within us all, and build up our collective muscle to experience more and more tastes of how it would feel to be free. With poetry as my home base, this course welcomes kindred spirits at all stages of your creative journey, and who practice across mediums and no home medium. Each class, I'll offer prompts and activities to support you in connecting with your creative aliveness, generate new work, and invite expansiveness as you continue exploring the voices inside you. We'll explore the transformative potential that taking new creative risks brings to our daily lives and the vital work of making worlds where each and all of us are free . Together, we will inhabit a temporal community of mutual care and loving engagement, and give ourselves and each other permission to surrender to what we're called to channel while softening the grips of what may be holding us back. The course is a journey through the "5 A's" (appreciation, allowing, affection, attention, acceptance) of loving and living the creative being you are: Befriend the core integrity of your creative aliveness Feed your courage heart to create to the edges of what you're here to create Celebrate influence and lineage with your council of elders Map your ecology of accountability and support Cultivate a dedicated practice, and honor performance as part of your practice The series will close with an informal "poemsong swap" and potluck gathering, where you can invite your friends and family to experience a call and response taste of your journey in class. When and where do we commune? In Atlanta, I'm hosting a 12-week series at Charis (with in-person sessions on 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, and 12/17). If you're not in Atlanta, the curriculum also is available as a customizable week-long residency intensive to bring to you and yours as a guest artist. Wherever you are, I'm available for limited one-on-one coaching partnerships (online or off) for freedom dreamers and liberation workers whose journeys are a great fit with my curriculum and focus. About my journey: Through poetry, art, and cultural organizing, I weave poemsongs with moments of creative aliveness and transformative encounter, color, and texture in call and response with kindred spirits who dream and make worlds where each and all of us are free. A finalist for Poets & Writers ' 2010 California Writers Exchange Award, my poetry and practice inherit teachings from the prison abolition, migrant justice, gender liberation, transformative justice, disability justice, and reproductive justice movements. Over the last seven years, I've channeled a call and response collection of community supported poetry that has engaged hundreds of activists and organizers across the US in the work and practice of revolutionary poetics. My work and writings have conversed through performance and ritual, moving pictures and digital media, letterwriting, handcrafted letterpress prints, and a range of activist media and national print and online publications, including Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities (South End Press, 2011), Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex (AK Press, 2011), and Feminist Studies . My poetry and cultural organizing have stood-sat with courage hearts including California's prison hunger strikers, Miss Major, Marilyn Buck, Melissa Roxas, Troy Davis, Cece McDonald, and a range of life-affirming collaborations including the Free Shifa campaign in Atlanta, organizing against transphobic violence and discrimination in NYC, Oakland's first general strike since 1946, and campaigns in Providence to restore food stamps and voting rights for loved ones returning home from prison. I invite you to encounter my poetry and read more about my creative practice at vanessahuang.com, and to explore some of what currently is washing along my digital shores and speaking to my creative aliveness at dearsensatewitness, . About my teaching: Since 2000, I have nurtured ecologies of creative aliveness and transformative connection with life-affirming collaborations working to center marginalized communities and capable of transforming both our individual and collective lives. My creative, teaching, and political practices are all deeply interconnected, and in call and response "dialogue" with peers, elders, young Bodhisattvas, and the social justice movements that have raised me. I believe in nurturing every body, every mind, and every spirit to our fullest creative aliveness – and trust that we need to honor where each learner is within our unique experiences of physical and emotional wellness, ability, and limitations in order to invite vulnerability and feel supported in taking the risks we need to grow and develop as creative beings. My experience in artist and writer development within collaborative and community-accountable processes ranges from the world of classical music to movement-accountable and campaign-specific cultural organizing. Over the years, I've coached cello sectionals for a community college orchestra as well as chamber ensembles in a suburban middle-class public middle school; supported poor and working-class youth of color in exploring arts activism and street performance; partnered with imprisoned and paroling writers and a community-based organization to produce and develop their work alongside the work of local emerging adult actors of color; and taught poetry with multigenerational disabled activists as well as youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. Most recently, I had the honor of helping judge the SF Bay Area's first Youth Poet Laureate competition. What about the money? I'm excited to offer this series* as I cultivate living deeply within the spirit and practice of abundant generosity and mutual reciprocity! Like many of the community-based teachers with whom I've had the privilege to practice and learn with, I am offering these workshops on a sliding scale. If you have access to steady income and/or wealth, your commitment at higher ranges of the scale will affirm and uplift the core interdependency undergirding our growing practices of generosity-based economics. Tuition for the 12-week series is $600-240 sliding scale, with scholarships available for mamas who know poetry is not a luxury, courage hearts living with disabilities and low income, and freedom-loving feminists of color. P ayable by cash, check, credit card, or Paypal, in up to six installments upon request. In addition to Eventbrite, you also may register directly with me by emailing vanessa [at] vanessahuang [dot] com. Through registration and at the close of the series, I'll offer opportunities to participate in growing a culture of generosity-based economics by making a voluntary gift towards my Courage Heart fund to grow scholarship and sliding scale slots for future series. As you are able and moved to, your donation will support my livelihood and that of kindred healing arts and liberation workers, and our practice nurturing an ecology of creative aliveness through encounters and ritual like this that are collectively accessible to more and more of us. *Please note: Signing up is a commitment to the full series! Creating Accessibility: In order to be accessible for those of us whose bodies no longer can tolerate the toxins in fragrance — including myself, so I can be present with you and nurture this space — I ask you to join us in creating a fragrance free environment each week by arriving to class without fragrance on your clothes, hair, or skin from colognes and perfumes, laundry detergent or dryer sheets, shampoo or lotions, and "natural" products, including essential oils. You can prepare in advance by not using scented products, or by using fragrance free products. Thank you for your consideration!
Venue: Charis Books and More
1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta
(404) 524-0304

Third Tuesdays Free Laughter Yoga Circle
Date: 7:30 p.m. December 17- December 17
Description: Clap, breathe, laugh, and play for fun, health and fellowship! Laughter Yoga is a cutting edge health and wellness movement that combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing. Laughter Yoga is not postural yoga and requires limited physical ability, and no special exercise clothing or equipment. All that is needed is a willingness to laugh. Everyone is welcome ~ all ages, abilities and philosophies ~ just be willing to laugh and be joyful and the rest will come easily!
Venue: AK CrossFit
Cost: Free
764 Miami Cir NE, Atlanta
(678) 596-6979
www.akcrossfit.com

Theshay West Productions presents: The Christmas Dream — A Concert & Toy Drive
Date: 8 p.m. December 17
Description: Theshay West presents a magical evening of Christmas classics performed by Dream "The Urban Musical". Toys donations (please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate!), and a portion of the proceeds, will go towards the Atlanta Chapter of Toys for Tots, so come out and enjoy a great night of Christmas fun and cheer to support an even greater cause! Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/theshay-west-presents-the-christmas-dream-a-concert-toy-drive-tickets-9691961919
Venue: Red Light Café
Cost: $10 w/ a New, Unwrapped Toy — $15 w/o a Toy
553 Amsterdam Ave. NE, Atlanta
(404) 874-7828
redlightcafe.com

"Taste Of Holiday Cheer" Toys For Tots benefit
Date: 6 p.m. December 18
Description: Come join us for a "Taste of Holiday Cheer" A Holiday Mixer to benefit Toys For Tots!! FOR Immediate Release A "Taste of Holiday Cheer" Over 200 Attendees Expected to collect toys for this Christmas season. Since 1980, Marines have collected new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots Campaign and distributed them to needy children at Christmas. A.H. Entertainment will be hosting a charity event on December 18th. Event include the full support of the Marines to bring the community together to collect toys for this Christmas season. Live DJ, Complimentary Hors D'oeurves, Holiday Martini's, Complimentary product and gift giveaways, Host Committee, & One Great Cause in Buckhead, Georgia. This is a 3 hour event starting at 6pm. Host Commitee: TIFFANY Evans (R&B Singer, Actress) STEVIE Baggs Jr (former NFL, Founder of Cetafoundation, Actor) TIFFANY MARSHALL (former Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader, former Mrs. Georgia America 2011, current Mrs. Georgia Globe 2013) Christopher MacKen (International Fashion, Beauty, & Lifestyle Expert Mistress Of Ceremony: JANET JACKSON (Celebrity Event Producer) "CEO of Jackson Events & Entertainment/ Creator of reality show Boss Chix/ Extraordinaire Promoter" Unwrapped toys can be brought to the door. There will be raffles throughout the event. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 51(c) (3) tax exempt not for profit charity, is the authorized fund raising and support organization for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The mission of the Foundation is to provide a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children during Christmas. While the Marines coordinate and manage the program, the Foundation's success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of people who donate toys.
Venue: Buckhead Bar and Grill
3167 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 848-9985

Live Nativity
Date: 5 p.m. December 19
Description: As part of Decatur's Terrific Thursdays, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus will be in the stable in the Decatur Presbyterian Courtyard. There will be shepherds. If you listen carefully, you might hear angels singing. Share a cup of hot chocolate or hot apple cider before continuing on your errands. Bring the children and experience the real meaning of Christmas come to life.
Venue: Decatur Presbyterian Church
Cost: Free
205 Sycamore St., Decatur
(205) 292-6713
www.dpchurch.org

Living Room at W Atlanta – Midtown Presents: Toys for Tots
Date: 7 p.m. December 19
Description: Join the Living Room at W Atlanta-Midtown for a little Christmas Cheer on Thursday, December 19th. In support of Toys for Tots, bring a new, unwrapped toy and receive a special holiday drink on us.
Venue: Living Room Patio at W Atlanta - Midtown
Cost: Free
188 14th St. NE, Atlanta
(404) 724-2559

Homespun Christmas Party
Date: 7:30 p.m. December 19
Description: Put on those cocktail dresses (or festive party attire) and come join us as we spread some holiday cheer. Proceeds from this party will go towards gifting a Homespun gathering to a Atlanta family in need. We encourage you to bring canned or nonperishable goods to help us stock the family's pantry this Christmas. Please note, you can save $3 off the ticket price by committing to do so. A Homespun party would not be complete without food....We will have snacks, local meats & cheeses, a special holiday cocktail, and live music. You're welcome to bring a beverage to share. Parking is available at the lot across the street. Please do not leave valuables in your car.
Venue: The Seed Studio
434 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta

A Skylark Christmas
Date: 8 p.m. December 19
Description: The Skylark Vocal Ensemble, a professional chamber choir of world-class vocalists and musicians who specialize in small ensemble performances, will present "A Skylark Christmas". The evening will include readings from the King James Bible, along with Christmas carols that span six centuries. Students and music educators will be admitted free. Tickets are available at the door. Free parking is available on the upper deck of the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, next door to the church.
Venue: Covenant Presbyterian Church
Cost: $30, $20 for seniors, free for students and music educators
2461 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 237-0363
www.covenantpresbyterian.us

Holiday Food Drive
Date: 9 a.m. December 20- December 20
Description: Fourteen West, REALTORS & The Atlanta Community Food Bank are holding a Food Drive through the month of December!Please feel free to drop off your donations at our office located at 1411 N. Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. Most Needed Items:: Peanut Butter, Canned Soup, Canned Beans, Canned Tuna, Canned Fruits & Vegetables, Canned Stews, Macaroni & Cheese Dinners, 100% Juices, Whole Grain Cereals, Toiletries, Diapers.
Venue: Fourteen West, REALTORS
Cost: Free
1411 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta
(404) 874-6357

Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir
Date: 7 p.m. December 20- December 21
Description: This concert in the beautiful sanctuary of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, will feature all five choirs of the Georgia Boy Choir including the Apprentice Choir comprised of boys ages 4 through 6, along with a full orchestra performing all of your favorite carols and songs to kick off the holiday season. Quickly becoming a city tradition, this concert will also feature Atlanta's largest performance of the "Twelve Days of Christmas" with the audience invited to join in the fun and singing. Elegant Event Sitters Christmas Party - $12.00 General Admission - $20.00 Preferred Seating - $40.00 Student/Senior - $12.00
Venue: Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Cost: $12.00 - $40.00
3180 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta
(404) 240-8212

Bad Santa Xmas Party: Friday December 20 2013
Date: 8 p.m. December 20
Description: Join Havana Club and Atlanta's favorite radio station Power 96.1 for the best party in the city! Tonight will also be the official holiday party for Power 96.1, and it is going to be wild! Hosted by Bad Santa and all of his very sexy helpers, this is the only place to be seen. So, come out and celebrate at the craziest party in Atlanta! FN Friday nights Havana: An unmatched, exhilarating Friday night experience. Come enjoy drinks and the perfect almost-ending to your week! Sexy crowd, great music by our Djs as always, 3 Rooms, and the best staff in nightlife. *** Retro Dance Party (80s & 90s Hits by Dj Rob Reum) 9-11pm followed by our Resident Djs. For Vip table reservations: (404) 941-4847 or email us at havanaclubatl@gmail.com
Venue: The Havana Club
Cost: $10.00 - $30.00
3112 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 869-8484

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Training Bootcamp Atlanta GA | Green Belt Classroom workshop Atlanta GA | Six Sigma Green
Date: 9 a.m. December 21
Description: Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB): 3-Day Certification Training: This training intends to provide participants the skill to improve business significantly using Six Sigma methodology. On Completion of this training program delegates will be able to develop a capability for using simulation tools, process mapping, and decision point analysis and process management to minimize the risks associated with the improvements in a services company's situation. Delegates will also be able to understand how to use software tools like Minitab®. What is included? Blended model: Six Sigma Green Belt certification classroom training is a blend of 3-day intensive classroom training from experienced trainers in your city and 90 days online training. Six Sigma Green Belt Certification : Get Six Sigma Green Belt certified at no additional cost. Practice Tests: Get 3 Six Sigma Green Belt simulation tests for extensive practice and to get a feel of the actual exam. 45 Hours PMI® PDU Certificate: Earn 45 PMI® PDUs at the end of the CSSGB training course towards maintaining your PMP® certification. Course Kit: • Classroom training by experienced instructor with 20+ years of industry experience. • 3 days of intense classroom training • Workshop includes interactive exercises and quizzes • Teaches you the methods like DMAIC, FMEA, DFMEA,PFMEA & road maps for DFSS • 3 Six Sigma Green Belt simulation tests for extensive practice. • Online (Open Book) Certification Exam Post Classroom Training . • Access to world-class e-learning content for 24*7 self-study • 3 Months of online Audio Visual Learning Content. • Course material designed by Global Six Sigma certified experts - Updated for the latest Exam pattern. • Course content is aligned with ASQ Body of Knowledge. • Assistance with ASQ Six Sigma Examination application process • 45 PMI® PDUs at the end of the CSSGB training course towards maintaining your PMP® certification. For Further Queries Please Contact: Contact us: +1-281-816-5326 Email Address: richard.brown@simplilearn.com Website: www.simplilearn.com
Venue: Atlanta Ga
Holiday Inn Express Atlanta 2920 Claimant Road, Atlanta

Ansley Park Beautification
Date: 9 a.m. December 21- December 21
Description: SIGN UP, SHOW UP, AND RISE UP THROUGH VOLUNTEERISM! We are meeting at the pond in Winn Park (in Ansley Park) to continue park enhancements we had started last month. Projects include weeding the flower beds, cleaning the ponds, spreading wood chips, etc. We have posted more info on the cleanup day on Meetup www.meetup.com/AnsleyParkConservancy/. If you can make it please sign up. As a non-profit you can receive a certificate verifying your community service hours. Thanks!
Venue: Winn Park
Cost: Free
32 Lafayette Dr. NE, Atlanta
(404) 351-1296
www.AnsleyParkConservancy.org

Free Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
Date: 10 a.m. December 21- December 21
Description: Dr. Titus Duncan leads a monthly seminar to provide more information on weight loss surgery and the benefits and risks of each of the bariatric procedures we offer. Our free weight loss seminars are meant to give you more information about the procedures we offer, the risks and benefits of each and background about our practice. Attending one of our seminars is also a required first step to qualify for our weight loss program.
Venue: Health Pavilion at Atlanta Medical Center
Cost: free
320 Parkway Dr. NE, Atlanta
(404) 881-8020
www.peachtreebariatrics.com/

The Great Big Christmas Toy Giveaway
Date: 10 a.m. December 21
Description: Join us as Metro Kidz at the Atlanta Dream Center prepare for our biggest outreach event of the year!!! With your help, we can provide Christmas to thousands of area kids who without your help normally wouldn't have presents under the tree. 700 volunteers will personally deliver the toys and celebrate Christmas with kids all over the city. How can you help? 1. We only have room for 700 vounteers this year, so get your ticket now. (last year we let over 800 come) 2. Volunteer to join us in prepari ng ahead of time for the event or join us on the day of the event. 3. Allow us to place one of our Christmas toy donation boxes at your place of work or business. 4. Make a donation to assist us in making this the best and biggest Christmas Toy Giveaway yet! Call Marc at 404 852 8858 if you are able to help us collect toys or make a donation today. With your help, we CAN make a difference to thousands of kids!!!!! Share this with your friends and let others know how they can be a part of this special day!!! FAQs What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? This event has limited parking, please arive early. What can/can't I bring to the event? You can bring new toys, we do not accept used toys. We would like to have all the toys in by the 16th but will accept up until the start of the event. How will I be helping? After a short performance, each volunteer will be given directions to a local neighborhood. After arriving at your designated location you will meet your sight leader. The sight leader will then provide you with toys and assign your team. You and your team will then deliver toys to our reregistered kids. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Atlanta Dream Center atlmetrokidz@gmail.com 404 852 8858
Venue: Atlanta Dream Center
635 Angier Ave. NE, Atlanta
(404) 817-3502

Terrarium Workshop
Date: 2 p.m. December 21- December 21
Description: Terrariums make great gifts for the holidays! In this hands-on workshop we will show you how to design, build, and maintain your own terrarium. We have lots of terrarium containers in the studio that you can purchase or you can bring your own container from home to fill. We will provide all the plants, dirt, rocks, etc. that you will need. We also encourage you to bring any materials from home that you would like to encorporate into your design. There is a $20.00 class set up fee and then you will pay for whatever materials you use at the end of the class. Come prepared to get a little dirty and be sure to bring your imagination with you! If you have any questions please feel free to contact the class instructor. Instructor: Kenzie Phone: 404-310-6494 Email: kenzie@faithflowers.net FAQs What is the refund policy? We will refund your payment up to 30 days before the class. Cancellations: Faith Flowers reserves the right to cancel classes due to weather or other unavoidable circumstances. Faith Flowers requires minimum enrollment for each class. Refunds or Class credit will be given if class is cancelled by Faith Flowers. Weather cancellations will receive a 50% refund.
Venue: Faith Flowers Studio
1183 Virginia Ave. NE, Atlanta

Saturday Dec 21th: Naughty and Nice Party
Date: 8 p.m. December 21
Description: Welcome to Havana Club's annual Naughty or Nice party! Our night will be hosted by 25 beautiful ladies in their favorite Christmas costumes, and at the stroke of midnight they will all strut their stuff on our stage for our costume contest. Naughty or Nice, the choice is yours, just make sure to come and celebrate at the number 1 spot in Atlanta, The Havana Club! Voted best Nightclub in Atlanta, Havana Club on Saturdays features: 3 unique rooms, 7 top djs, 9 bars, performances, dance lessons at 10pm, and more. Retro Music 8-11pm followed by Superstar Dj Ros (Main Room), House Dj Baby Drew (Gallery) & The #1 Latin Dj Harold (Salsa Room). Specials for birthdays/ bachelorettes & over 2000+ attractive guests   For Vip table reservations: (404) 941-4847 or email us at havanaclubatl@gmail.com
Venue: The Havana Club
Cost: $10.00 - $30.00
3112 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta
(404) 869-8484

brandON Miltsch's 4th Annual Holiday Party
Date: 6 p.m. December 22
Description: For Immediate Release brandON Miltsch Presents Annual Holiday Event To Benefit Atlanta Children Celebrities And Business Leaders Join Together On December 22 nd For Annual Toy Drive That Benefits Children At The Shepherd Center, Operation Homefront and Children's Healthcare Atlanta, GA – December 5, 2013 – brandON Miltsch ( www.brandonmiltsch.com ) today announced that Atlanta's fourth annual Celebrity Holiday event to benefit children will be held at 6:00PM on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Amura Buckhead Sushi. The annual event is attended by prominent business leaders and celebrities who create an urgency during the Holiday season to ensure that hundreds of Holiday gifts are donated and distributed to less fortunate children at The Shepherd Center, Operation Homefront and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The event, free of charge, is open to anyone who brings a gift to share with someone less fortunate. Guests can RSVP at www.brandonmiltsch.com . "This event is a great opportunity to network with Atlanta's community leaders," said brandON Miltsch, who is hosting this event for the fourth straight year. "But the better opportunity and reason for the event is that we can all come together and do our part to make sure children in Atlanta who are not as fortunate as others have a present underneath the tree this holiday season." After the last three events, thousands of gifts were delivered to patients at the Shepherd Center and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta as well as needy children throughout south Atlanta. "With the successes of the last three years, local businesses and celebrities have shown an increased interest to participate in the toy drive," Miltsch said. "We anticipate serving even more children this year with precious Holiday gifts." This year's event promises to be one of Atlanta's can't miss holiday gatherings. There also promises to be surprise celebrity appearances among those invited which include members of the Falcons, Hawks and Braves, along with many Atlanta business leaders. All donated gifts will be personally distributed by brandON Miltsch and guest celebrities to pediatric patients and children on December 23rd and 24th, 2013. About brandON Miltsch brandON Miltsch is an Atlanta-based entrepreneur and philanthropist. He hosts an annual celebrity holiday party for Atlanta's business leaders, celebrities and opinion elite which results in thousands of area children having a toy for the holidays along with the knowledge that someone reached out to them. Contact: brandON Miltsch 561-809-1634 ###
Venue: Amura Buckhead Sushi
3280 Peachtree Road NE. Suite 110, Atlanta