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Fernbank Museum Sets Official Opening Date for All-New Children’s Exhibition, “Fernbank NatureQuest”

Fernbank Museum Sets Official Opening Date for All-New Children’s Exhibition, “Fernbank NatureQuest”

ATLANTA -- (submitted by Brandi Berry) Fernbank Museum of Natural History has officially announced the grand opening date for its expansive new children’s exhibition, marking March 19, 2011, for the unveiling of Fernbank NatureQuest.

Commissioner Stan Watson to Address Issues Impacting Black DeKalb

DECATUR – In recognition of Black History Month, DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson is pleased to present to the citizens of DeKalb County the “State of Black DeKalb” - How Far Have We Come?  The event will feature a series of panel guests in a discussion to share insight on issues that impact critical quality of life issues.

Topics covered in the “State of Black DeKalb” include:

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Community Partnerships and Resources
  • Political Aspects
  • Faith-Based Community
  • Future of DeKalb

The event will be held at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the main theatre.

Head Over To Fernbank for the DHCA's Annual Meeting

Head Over To Fernbank for the DHCA's Annual Meeting

ATLANTA – The entire Druid Hills community is invited to the DHCA Annual Meeting, this weekend. This, once yearly, meeting will convene at Fernbank Museum of Natural History on Sunday, February 20th at 1:30 p.m. During this meeting, members will be able to renew their memberships and vote on officers.

The topics, to be discussed, during the meeting will include: a Fernbank Elementary Redistricting Update, Glenn Memorial Church and School Driveway Closure update and an update on Emory Village Construction.

Celebrate World Thinking Day at Morningside Elementary

Celebrate World Thinking Day at Morningside Elementary

Atlanta –- It takes one day, 300 Girl Scouts from Atlanta and over ten million girls around the world. These three special ingredients are the ones that make World Thinking Day, a Girl Scout holiday, so exciting and meaningful for young women everywhere.

On Sunday February 27th, Girl Scout Troop 21340 will host a gathering of metro Atlanta Girl Scouts to celebrate this special event, designed to recognize Girl Scouts of the USA as part of an international movement. World Thinking Day is set aside each year by the Girl Scouts to think and learn about other countries.

The learning is done through exhibits created by each participating troop. The exhibits and displays highlight countries and their favorite customs, games, sports, holidays and food.

Emory University Hosts Conference Series to Discuss Slavery, University Begins

Emory University Hosts Conference Series to Discuss Slavery, University Begins

EMORY -- Recently, Emory University hosted their first-ever conference called “Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies”. This conference was sponsored by Emory’s Transforming Community Project (TCP) which is a program that “seeks to mobilize individuals in every sector of Emory University in a reflective, fact-driven engagement with the University’s history and current experiences of race, gender, sexuality and other forms of human difference at Emory and beyond”.

This conference was a convergence of representatives and scholars from more than 30 schools across the nation and beyond.

City of Atlanta Malaise

City of Atlanta Malaise

Mayor Reed, at his speech to the Atlanta Press Club last week, Monday January 31, 2011, said there was a *pall* over Atlanta. And that we citizens needed to snap out of it, and look to some big, pie-in-the-sky dreaming and mutual, hot stuff kinda projects to get us over our dark funk.

 

The thing about living in COA (City of Atlanta, and I have for over 20 years now) is that it is a city mired in deep, determined, and wearisome bureaucracy.

Share Your Vision for the City of Atlanta with City Planners - Attend a Community Meeting

Share Your Vision for the City of Atlanta with City Planners - Attend a Community Meeting

MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND!

The City of Atlanta Office of Planning is working with all citizens, businesses and community groups in the development of the 2011 Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP).  You're invited to attend any of the first round of meetings of the 2011 CDP to share your vision for Atlanta and to discuss issues and opportunities, as we work to develop a blueprint for city growth and development. Community meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. and meeting dates are as follows:

  • Feb. 3, 2011 - Adamsville Recreation Center, 365 Cleveland Ave., SE
  • Feb. 7, 2011 - Hillside Facility, 1301 Monroe Drive, NE
  • Feb. 10, 2011 - Martha Brown UMC, 468 Moreland Ave.
  • Feb. 15, 2011 - Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3003 Howell Mill Rd., NW, Room B-110
  • Feb. 17, 2011 - Mt.