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  AARP Georgia will host a panel discussion focused on age discrimination in the workplace on Friday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to noon, at Georgia Public Broadcasting 260 14th St., N.W., Atlanta.     The Asso


Mark Your Calendars


Southwest DeKalb sets" Tipoff Shootout Showdown"

Southwest DeKalb High School (SWD) in Decatur is hosting the "Tipoff Shootout Showdown" in November and is now selling tickets for the basketball games.

The fundraiser will help support the Panthers' trip for a basketball tournament that will be held in the Bahamas during the Thanksgiving, said Eugene Brown, Jr., head coach of the SWD boys' basketball team. Four Georgia schools will be participating in the Bahamas tournament.  

The Nov. 15 Shootout Showdown at Southwest DeKalb High is scheduled as follows:

  • Henry County Warhawks vs. the Stone Mountain Pirates at noon.
  • The Jones County Greyhounds vs. the Chamblee Bulldogs at 1:30 p.m.
  • The Parkview Panthers vs. Walnut Grove Warriors at 3 p.m.
  • The North Clayton Eagles vs. Lithonia Bulldogs at 4:30 p.m.
  • The Therrell Panthers vs. ML King Lions at 6 p.m.
  • Whitefield Academy Wolfpack vs. Cedar Grove Saints at 7:30 p.m.
  • Dutchtown Bulldogs vs. Southwest DeKalb at 9 p.m.


Admission to the games is $10 for adults, $5 for students. There will be concessions throughout the day, as well as vendors and music. For more information, call 678-874-2052 or visit




Job fair set for military veterans and spouses


RecruitMilitary, in partnership with the Disabled American Veterans, are hosting a hiring event for veterans and military spouses on Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta.

More than 300 veterans and military spouses are expected to attend the event. Several veteran-friendly local and national employers will meet face to face with job seekers including the Disabled American Veterans, USAA, Norfolk Southern Corporation, The Home Depot, Wallace Property Management Group, Sherwin-Williams Company and Cummins Power South LLC.


5K Run/Walk for Literacy set for Piedmont Park

Support literacy programs and initiatives throughout metro Atlanta this November and have some fun, too.

Registrations are under way for the 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Literacy, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, 8 a.m., Piedmont Park, 1320 Monroe Dr., NE, Atlanta.

The Literacy Alliance of Metro Atlanta, a collation of more than 30 organizations, including the DeKalb County Public Library, is seeking to achieve 100 percent literacy for the adults and families they serve.

The theme for this year's event is "Running with the Story," and participants are encouraged to come dressed as a character from a favorite book. Prizes will be given for the best costumes, as well as for race winners in seven age categories.

Register online at Fees are $25 for individuals, $10 for students and $70 for a group of up to four people. Race day registration is $30 a person. The event is a profit-sharing fundraiser for the organizations involved. The organization you select will receive 50 percent of your fee. The DeKalb Library is asking for patrons and supporters to select the library when they register.

The event will be held rain or shine.  


  Old Fourth Ward to host Halloween party, parade

Atlanta's historic Old Fourth Ward community will host a Halloween party and parade on Saturday, Oct. 25, 12 - 6 p.m. 
The walking party starts on Highland Avenue at the intersection of Boulevard and Sampson Street. Wearing costumes is suggested. Pets can also walk in the parade. Residents are encouraged to decorate their houses for parade participants to enjoy on the walk.

Members of the Old Fourth Ward Conservancy will be collecting donations to benefit the Old Fourth Ward park.  
After the parade, participants can enjoy music from local groups and awards such as "best costume" will be given out. Some shops in the area are also participating by hosting trick-or-treat stations for kids in costume. 

For more information, contact Royce Morris at 404-642-1120 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



       South DeKalb to host series of Cityhood meetings

Concerned Citizens for Cityhood of South DeKalb (CCCSD) is hosting a series of community meetings in South DeKalb to explain what forming a city means, its financial impact on you, options to consider, and why it is promoting the formation of a new city. Interested stakeholders are invited to attend.

The group, which held two meetings earlier this month, is scheduled to host its "Seeds of Change" community meetings on the following dates and locations:

Monday, Oct. 20

Flat Shoals Library

4022 Flat Shoals Pkwy, Decatur

Monday, Oct. 27

Salem Panola Library

5137 Salem Road, Lithonia

Monday, Nov. 3

Scott Candler Road Library

1917 Candler Rd, Decatur

Monday, Nov. 10

Stone Mountain Library

952 Leon Street, Stone Mountain

Monday, Nov. 17




Meeting times are 6-8p.m. For more information, call 770-322-3842; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit:


St. Paul AME sets cancer awareness walk

St. Paul AME Church, 1704 Stone Mountain-Lithonia Road, Lithonia, invites the community to participate in a 3-mile cancer awareness walk on Oct. 26. Walkers will leave the church at 11:30 a.m. Refreshments will be provided at the church after the walk.

"We need all people who would like to participate. This is a free event for people to come out and show their support for cancer awareness," said Joyce Reid, who is helping coordinator Carlee Cumberbatch organize the walk.

To pre-register or for more information, contact Joyce Reid at 770-482-1571.  

The Rev. Cheviene Jones is pastor of St. Paul AME.


Stone Mountain-Lithonia Deltas to host art burning fundraiser

The Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host an art burning fundraiser featuring original work by local artist Brenda Singletary on Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Ave., Clarkston.

The live art auction will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. and is free to the public. Any items that do not meet the artist’s minimum bid requirement will be destroyed onsite.
Patrons may also purchase tickets to a VIP champagne reception beginning at 4 p.m., which will include a meet-and-greet with the artist, exclusive access to a silent auction featuring select art pieces, and a preview of the collection that will be available for bid during the live auction. VIP tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door.
    “The proceeds from this, and our other signature fundraisers, are used towards public service programs and college scholarships,” said Sabrina McCorvey, president of the Stone Mountain Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. “The art burning is a fun and exciting way for art lovers and other members of the community to come together to raise money for a worthy cause.”
The featured artist is a Stone Mountain resident and graduate of Morris Brown College, whose artwork is part of the White House’s permanent art collection, hangs in the conference room of the White House Fellows Administration Office, and in the Georgia State Capital. Singletary’s original pieces are done in oil, enamel, acrylic, gold leaf and pastels, and consist of figurative, abstract, floral and landscape imagery.




Lilburn CID to host meet-and-greet

Business operators, residents and community leaders are invited to the Lilburn Community Improvement District's (CID) meet-and-greet on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at A Taste of Paradise Restaurant and Event Hall, 4805 Lawrenceville Hwy. NW, Suite 300, Lilburn.

The free event is an opportunity for business operators and residents

to get an update on the many projects and improvements in Lilburn. Doug Stacks, director of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Lilburn, and Gerald McDowell, executive director of the Lilburn CID, will make presentations.

Business operators are encouraged to bring handouts for the Business Info Table.

Door prizes and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Michael Taylor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Bethesda Park Senior Center sets health fair  

     The Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, will host "Fall into Health" for senior citizens on Friday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
     The free health fair is open to keyword viagra online all Gwinnett seniors and viagra tablets australia features health screenings such as blood pressure and heart rate, active demonstrations, informational sessions on subjects such as having fun with health and developing healthy habits, and entertainment from local artists. 
     Seniors can also shop with vendors and food trucks and an-on site farmers market as well. 
     Attendees can complete a wellness fair bingo card during the event for a chance to win a December trip for two to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. The trip includes transportation, hotel stay and other accommodations. 678-277-0179. 




Fun, exercise mark Rockdale fundraisers for United Way

Rockdale County invites citizens to join its fundraising efforts to support the 2014 campaign benefiting the United Way of Greater Atlanta. Rockdale’s fundraising efforts will also help local organizations such as Rockdale Emergency Relief Fund and Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale improve the quality of life of citizens. The public is encouraged to support the following events:

Zumba for a Cause

Monday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.   Lobby B

Parker Road Annex, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers

The public is invited to participate in a fun Zumba Fitness workout with upbeat world rhythms. Donations of $2 per participant will be accepted.

Pie-Throwing Contest

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Parker Road Annex, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers

For $1 per throw, employees and legal online cialis the public can toss pies at several County department heads and elected officials.

3rd Annual Rock Solid Community Walk

Saturday, Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m. (Check-in at 7:55 a.m.)

The 4.2-mile walk/run will begin and end at the Parker Road Annex. The event, sponsored by Cigna HealthCare, is open to participants ages 12 and up. Pre-registration is required.

Registration forms and liability waivers are available online at Registration also is available by mail: Get Active Walk Coordinator, Rockdale County Human Resources, P.O. Box 289, Conyers, GA, or on site at the Rockdale County Human Resources Department, 981 Milstead Ave., Conyers, 30012. Registration is $13, and optional, pre-paid T-shirts are available for $7. The deadline to generic viagra vs pfizer ? register is Tuesday, Oct. 28.

For more information, contact Doris Patterson at 770-278-7580 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Public invited to Black Shoals Retreat House and Nature Trail ribbon cutting

The Rockdale County Department of Recreation & Maintenance invites the public to the Black Shoals Retreat House and Nature Trail ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m., at Black Shoals Park, 3001 Black Shoals Road, Conyers.

“We are truly proud of cost of viagra in uk the work that’s been done to develop this special project, so we’re putting a lot of energy and focus into making it a special celebration for the entire community,” Recreation & Maintenance Director Jackie Lunsford said. “Our citizens are sure to enjoy this first-class facility overlooking part of our beautiful trail system.”

The Retreat House is the first-ever indoor facility at Black Shoals Park and the cialis viagra ranbaxy cheap adjoining Veteran’s Park/Walk of Heroes. The facility has heat and online sales viagra air, flush toilets, a warming kitchen, a porch with picnic tables, and space for large meetings or events. Additional features include an outdoor lawn and stage with electrical outlets, a new playground, and a walking path that connects to the fishing pier and nature trail.

The Retreat House will be available to citizens and non-county residents for meetings, parties, weddings, and other special occasion rentals. Beginning in January, the new facility will offer community classes and programs such as yoga on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

After the ribbon cutting ceremony, visitors can participate in a group walk to see firsthand the viagra cialis for ed natural beauty of the 1.8-mile non-pavement scenic multi-use trail.  

For more information, contact Marilu Montalvo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 770-278-7282.

               Mobile food bank sets giveaway Oct. 23

The Resource Center for Community Action is hosting its mobile food bank on Oct. 23, noon to viagra cialis india 4 p.m. at 1400 Parker Road, Conyers. Anyone who is in need is welcome to drive up and receive a free bag of groceries. Volunteers are also needed to bag and order generic cialis softtabs online distribute the groceries.

For more information or to volunteer, call 678-288-5433, ext.101.

                           Halloween fest at Johnson Park Rec Center

Rockdale County invites residents to bring their kids in costume to the county's Halloween Fest, which will be held on Oct. 31, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers. There will be treats for the children and other surprises. 

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