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County to launch "Volunteer Gwinnett"

County to launch "Volunteer Gwinnett"

Lawrenceville, GA --  The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution to implement a countywide volunteer program, establishing a goal to reach one million volunteer hours per year by 2015. While some departments already have active volunteer programs in place, the comprehensive Volunteer Gwinnett program was developed in response to an Engage Gwinnett committee recommendation to engage residents in volunteer activities to support government operations and potentially save money.

Gwinnett resident and 12Stone Church CFO Norwood Davis served on the Engage Gwinnett committee and championed the idea of a countywide volunteer program. Davis said, “Volunteer Gwinnett gives residents an opportunity to serve one another for the common good.

Camp Sunshine Presents Cocktails for Cancer

Camp Sunshine Presents Cocktails for Cancer
Cocktails for Cancer
Benefiting Camp Sunshine
 
Compound
September 8, 2011
7 - 10pm
 
Cocktails for Cancer will be an amazing night of fun with Atlanta’s finest Mixologists at Compound, the city’s premier nightclub.

WEEKEND EVENTS: NOPHEST, Ribs and Rolling BBQ and Arts Festivals

WEEKEND EVENTS: NOPHEST, Ribs and Rolling BBQ and Arts Festivals

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

SPACE ATLANTA will host the West End BeltLine Open Air Market on Friday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. The Green Market in Southwest Atlanta is located in the historic West End area; it features local vendors, farmers and gardeners. The market will be held in the parking lot of SPACE Atlanta Restaurant. SPACE Atlanta is located at 1310 White Street in Atlanta.

The Ribs and Rolling BQQ Event will be held at the Kiwanis Fairground in Griffin on August 20 from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The cook-off and car show will host between thirty to fifty professional cook teams. The Jonesmen, The Songsmen, By Grace, The Carters and other acts will be performing at the fairground. The Kiwanis Fairground is located at 1025 S.

B at the Movies for ‘Iron Man 2’

B at the Movies for ‘Iron Man 2’

Suwanee, GA --  B at the Movies when B98.5 FM, Publix, and the City of Suwanee bring Iron Man 2 to the extra large screen at Town Center Park on Saturday, August 20.  This free movie will begin at dusk, but festivities and food vendors will be ready to go at 7 p.m.

In this sequel, which was in theaters last summer, Robert Downey, Jr., who portrays billionaire Tony Stark and superhero Iron Man, collaborates with characters portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Samuel L. Jackson, and Scarlett Johansson to save Stark from himself and the world from villains portrayed by Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, and a host of weaponized drones.

The film, which won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects , is rated PG-13 for intense sci-fi action and violence as well as some language.

Says Movie Talk Critic Jason Best of the film: “Robert Downey, Jr.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Glory in the Park, Atlanta Falcons and IMAX

WEEKEND EVENTS: Glory in the Park, Atlanta Falcons and IMAX

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Bands, Brew and Boobie-Q will be held at SweetWater Brewing Company on Saturday. This event is being held to benefit the Team Zero to Sixty, who are raising money for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Race for the Cure. The event starts at 7:00 and SweetWater is located at 195 Ottley Drive in Atlanta.  

As a part of the Jazz on the Lawn series, Gwen Hughes will be performing her pop, jazz and bluegrass hits at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. This Atlanta based singer has performed in a number of cities from Paris to Prague. Her album is due out in early 2011. The concert will be held at 980 Briarcliff Road in Atlanta.

Alison Krauss and Union Station will be performing at the FOX Theatre on Saturday night. The two acts perform bluegrass and country.

LOCAL PROFILE: LaTonya Story of LPS Consulting PR Firm

ATLANTA – She represents a couple of Atlanta Falcons, one of the most sought after celebrity photographers, a Top Model and the NFL Players Fathers Association; she’s a mother and a budding PR superstar, meet LaTonya Story.

Recently, the Where U Live team profiled the owner of LPS Consulting about how she got into the business, how she uses her influence to mentor students and about her upcoming projects.

Sending Your Baby To Kindergarten

Sending Your Baby To Kindergarten

 

The school bell will ring soon and many parents will send a child to kindergarten. This is always an emotional time for parents. For some, it will be sending your first born and for others it will be sending the youngest of four. Kindergarten is an important milestone in your child’s life. Your child’s maturity will grow tremendously this year and you’ll get to see a small glimpse of how your hard work over the past 5 years has shaped your child. It wasn’t that long ago that you held your precious baby in your arms for the first time. Where did the time go? Now it’s time to send that little baby off to kindergarten. For most this will be the first full school day, the first  year to ride the school bus, the first year to have homework, and the first year when peer influences begin to play a role.