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TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola to host Belk Community Day

TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola to host Belk Community Day

ATLANTA -- The TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola is hosting Belk Community Day Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Kids will have the chance to see the pros practice as well as take part in a youth clinic that afternoon. Kids 18 and under get in free all week with a ticketed adult.

The location is East Lake Golf Club, 2575 Alston Drive SE. Gates open at 8 a.m. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and are $25 plus tax and fees. 

Source: www.thebluebirdpatch.com/2013/08/tour-championship-by-coca-cola-host.html

Atlanta Police to host crime awareness program

Atlanta Police to host crime awareness program

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Police Department's COPS unit will hold a crime awareness program at the East Atlanta Library next week.

COPS stands for Community-Oriented Policing Section. Its goal is to educate citizens to help them be more aware of their surroundings and prevent as many crimes as possible.

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The program, called Street Smarts, will be Monday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. in the library's meeting room.

It is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Call the library at 404-730-5438 to reserve a spot in the class.

DeKalb Family Fun Day rescheduled

DeKalb Family Fun Day rescheduled

LITHONIA, Ga. -- The sixth annual DeKalb Family Fun Day has been rescheduled.

DeKalb Family Fun Day will be Sunday, Aug. 25 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bransby Outdoor YMCA at Rock Chapel in Lithonia. It was originally scheduled for this Sunday, Aug. 11, but was cancelled due to predicted bad weather.

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The festival will feature food, entertainment, games and vendors. Residents are encouraged to bring donations of school supplies for needy children in the community.

Past DeKalb Family Fun Days have resulted in attendance of 3,000 people -- which means the festival needs plenty of volunteers to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Taste of Atlanta announces 2013 restaurant lineup

Taste of Atlanta announces 2013 restaurant lineup

ATLANTA -- The restaurant lineup for the 12th annual Taste of Atlanta festival is widespread, well-known and – most importantly – mouthwatering.

More than 70 of Atlanta’s most coveted and tastiest eateries have already signed on to participate in this year’s festival, which will take place October 25-27 in Midtown at Tech Square. From city classics such as Ray’s On The River and Max Lager’s to buzzworthy newcomers including Lure, King+ Duke and Saltyard, Taste of Atlanta will once again spotlight the incredible energy and diversity of the city’s restaurant scene.

Lego Architecture Studio coming to Barnes & Noble

Lego Architecture Studio coming to Barnes & Noble

ATLANTA -- The Lego Architecture Studio will hold an event for the young and young at heart in Edgewood later this month.

Teens and adults are invited to attend the studio's launch at Barnes & Noble on Thursday, July 25 at 5 p.m.

Lego Architecture Studio representatives will hold a discussion and Q&A session before allowing attendees to build.

Visit barnesandnoble.com for more information.

The Edgewood Barnes & Noble is located at 1217 Caroline Street in the Edgewood Retail District.

Atlanta chef Ford Fry hosts fifth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

Atlanta chef Ford Fry hosts fifth annual  JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

ATLANTA (June 14, 2013) – Join Chef Ford Fry as he hosts the fifth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival on Sunday, July 21 from 1-5 p.m. This year, more than 40 of the South’s top chefs along with 15 skilled mixologists and over 30 farmers are teaming up to create the tastiest tomato concoctions and to help raise money for Georgia Organics.

“Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival is absolutely one of my favorite events,” says Ford Fry, owner/chef of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246 and The Optimist. “I love seeing the creativity of all the participants and I’m looking forward to seeing what this year’s crop of talent comes up with,” he adds.

Tickets are now on sale for $55 per person and $50 for Georgia Organics members and can be purchased online through Xorbia. Starting Monday, July 1, all ticket prices will increase to $70 per person. A total of 1,400 tickets are available for attendees. Last year’s festival brought in close to $26,000 for Georgia Organics.

Fulton County Cooperative Extension participates in Pizza Farm 2013

Fulton County Cooperative Extension participates in Pizza Farm 2013

How do you expose urban youth to Georgia’s agriculture? You open a Pizza Farm!

The Cooperative Extension Metro Collaborative of Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb and Clayton counties have invited 4th and 5th grade students to visit Pizza Farm 2013 on May 8 and 9, 2013 at the State Farmers Market Exhibit Hall located in Forest Park, GA. Attendees will learn how dairy, vegetables, grains and meats come together to make the perfect pizza, as well as about good health and nutrition. 

“We are excited about the Pizza Farm!” states Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “Many children think their food comes from the grocery store.  The Pizza Farm will teach them that every pizza starts at the farm.”

Exhibits on the origins of pizza ingredients will be presented in a circuit of stations set up around the State Farmers Market Exhibit Hall.