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Junior Chamber Atlanta to host information session

Junior Chamber Atlanta to host information session

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Junior Chamber (JCI Atlanta) will host its first member orientation and info session of the year! This event is open to any young professional between the ages of 21-40 that would like to learn more about the organization. 

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.

Free Dog and Cat Vaccinations

Free Dog and Cat Vaccinations

A community outreach event focused on providing services to pet owners in neighborhoods without affordable and accessible general pet wellness care will take place on Saturday in Atlanta.

Free cat and dog rabies vaccinations and licenses will be offered while supplies last.

The Humane Society of the United States, Fulton County Animal Services, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine’s Animal Welfare Club, Jabula Dog Academy, SnazzyPetUSA.com, Lifeline Animal Project, The Ark Animals Hospital and Save Our Pets Food Bank are hosting the event.

WHERE:      
Pets for Life Center
809 Hollywood Rd.
Atlanta, Ga. 30318

WHEN:          
Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Golden Games to begin May 1

Golden Games to begin May 1

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The 19th annual North Fulton Golden Games will begin next month, and it's not too late to sign up to participate in the fun.

The Golden Games give north Fulton County residents over age 50 the opportunity to engage in a little friendly competition. Events range from bowling to mahjong, diving to tennis, softball to track and field.

Opening ceremonies will be held Wednesday, May 1 at 9:30 a.m. at Newtown Park in Johns Creek. The Games will wrap up on Thursday, May 23 at 10 a.m. at the Helene Mills Senior Multipurpose Center in Sandy Springs.

Visit roswellslc.org to sign up for the Golden Games and get more information about this year's events. Registration is $15 and includes most games, a T-shirt and a picnic lunch on opening day. Additional costs include $10 for bowling, $10 for bocce and $45 for a May 14 golf tournament at the Alpharetta Athletic Club.

School board announces April community meetings

School board announces April community meetings

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Board of Education has announced the dates and locations of its April community meetings.

Every month, the board holds the meetings as a way for parents and community members to discuss local issues and concerns.

The April meeting dates include:

District 1
Wednesday, Apr. 17 at 9:30 a.m.
Teaching Museum North (730 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell)

District 2
Wednesday, Apr. 17 at 9:30 a.m.
Alpharetta HS (3595 Webb Bridge Road)

District 3
Thursday, Apr. 11 at 6 p.m.
Tri-Cities HS (2575 Harris Street, East Point)

District 4
Wednesday, Apr. 17 at 6 p.m.
Cliftondale ES (3340 West Stubbs Road, College Park)

District 5
Thursday, Apr. 18 at 9:30 a.m.
River Trail MS (10795 Rogers Circle, Johns Creek)

AdvancED founder to speak at Eggs & Enterprise

AdvancED founder to speak at Eggs & Enterprise

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- The founding president and CEO of AdvancED is the keynote speaker at the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce's April Eggs & Enterpirse breakfast.

Dr. Mark A. Elgart is known as a leader in achieving educational quality. He developed the AdvancED School System Accreditation protocol, and is constantly working on ways to improve the accreditation model.

Before founding AdvancED, Elgart taught math and science, and was a school administrator at the middle and high levels. He lives in Alpharetta with his wife and two children.

Learn more about AdvancED at advanc-ed.org.

The GNFCC Eggs & Enterprise breakfast will be held Tuesday, Apr. 23 at Mt. Pisgah UMC. Admission is $25 for chamber members and $50 for non-members.

Visit gnfcc.com or call 770-993-8806 ext. 306 for more information.

Sweep the Hooch registration open

Sweep the Hooch registration open

ATLANTA -- This year's Sweep the Hooch event is expected to be the biggest one yet.

The annual Chattahoochee River clean-up to slated to attract nearly 600 volunteers at a number of locations along the water.

Last year, Sweep the Hooch participants gathered up nearly four tons of trash.

"This is the kind of hands-on work that Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and our partners do that reaffirms our commitment to keeping our river clean," Chattahoochee Riverkeeper executive director Sally Bethea said in a statement. "We'll have volunteers paddling the river, wading in the water and combing the shoreline for trash."

Clean-up locations along the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area run from Buford Dam to Paces Mill.

Sweep the Hooch will be Saturday, Apr. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To sign up as an individual or with a group, visit sweepthehooch.org.