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Pike Nurseries to host ‘Pumpkin Planters Make & Take’ class

Pike Nurseries to host ‘Pumpkin Planters Make & Take’ class

ATLANTA -- With the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to add a “pop” of pumpkin to get into the fall spirit!

On Saturday, October 18 at 9 a.m., the experts at Pike Nurseries are helping customers celebrate the season with a fun Pumpkin Planters Make & Take customer class. Participants will receive step-by-step guidance to plant a pumpkin filled with pansies, snapdragons, peppers and other fall favorites.

The class costs $30 for supplies, including pumpkins, potting soil and a variety of plants for guests to create their own personalized planter to take home!

Sign up in advance here.

Senior center to host 15th anniversary celebration

Senior center to host 15th anniversary celebration

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex will hold an “Evening in Paris” on Friday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.

This event will be hosted by the Friends of Benson, Inc. in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the opening of the Fulton County facility.

Tickets for the celebration are $15 each; the cost will include entertainment by Jeni Michelson and the Society Express Band and refreshments.

The Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex is located at 6500 Vernon Woods Drive in Sandy Springs. For more information, call 404-613-4900.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Liaison in the Department of Aging and Youth at (404) 613-7944 at least 48 hours in advance.  For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.

 

Fulton County observes Fire Prevention Week

Fulton County observes Fire Prevention Week

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Fire Rescue Department will be holding several events throughout the community in observance of Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11. This year’s theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”

Join Fulton County Fire Rescue at one of the following events to learn more about smoke alarms and fire safety:

‘Small Stories, Big Ideas’ takes stage at Atlanta History Center

‘Small Stories, Big Ideas’ takes stage at Atlanta History Center

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A Pulitzer Prize-winning author, record-breaking polar explorer, two innovative non-profit activists, and an entrepreneur and visionary for the dyslexic community will all come together Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Atlanta History Center for the 2014 HI Speaker Series. “Small Stories, Big Ideas,” is open to the public.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Humes, critically acclaimed author of "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash," will lead off the evening. In "Garbology," Humes has written a kind of trash travelogue revealing how the government conceals our trashy ways and how the consumer economy actually encourages our costly love affair with waste.

Pike Nurseries to host Gardenfest event

Pike Nurseries to host Gardenfest event

ATLANTA –- As an official kickoff to the fall season, Pike Nurseries is hosting its annual Gardenfest event on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at all garden center locations.

While stocking up on autumn essentials, guests can take advantage of store-wide specials throughout the evening! All regular price items (excluding grills, propane, sod, pine straw, gift cards and services) will be 20 percent off. Customers can also enjoy complimentary wine tastings and appetizers.

Please visit www.pikenursery.com for local store information.

Fulton schedules meeting on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

Fulton schedules meeting on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Fulton County has added an additional public meeting in conjunction with Johns Creek to allow more public input into the process of planning and preparing its 5-year Consolidated Planning Document to determine the needs of the community in developing viable urban communities.  The plan provides decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities principally for low and moderate- income persons.

The public meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Community Room of the Shakerag Fire Station located at 10925 Rogers Circle, Johns Creek.

Sept. 23 is National Voter Registration Day

Sept. 23 is National Voter Registration Day

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- On Sept. 23, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day this November. Fulton County Registration and Elections encourages residents to join others across the nation who will be registering to vote.

The deadline for registering to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election is Monday, Oct. 6. Online voter registration is available, which allows new voters to complete the entire process online at www.fultonelections.com. In Fulton County, residents can register to vote online, at their city hall, the Georgia Department of Driver Services, any Atlanta Fulton County Library Branch, at one of the three registration and elections offices or by mail.

Residents can also obtain a voter registration form at one of three County offices: