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Charity fashion show at Atlanta International School

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta International School Against Human Trafficking (AISAHT) will sponsor a charity fashion show Monday, Dec. 8, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the school, which is located at 2890 North Fulton Drive, Atlanta. Admission is $10.

According to the FBI, Atlanta is one of 14 cities in the United States with the highest incidence of prostitution involving children. Today a growing number of children are exploited for profit or for the basic needs of life: food, shelter or clothing.

Pike Nurseries to host holiday bulbs class

Pike Nurseries to host holiday bulbs class

ATLANTA -- Paperwhites and amaryllises are classic, beautiful flowers that show off the spirit of the season. To help customers grow their own holiday bulbs indoors and to ensure they will bloom just in time for Christmas, Pike Nurseries is hosting a free Forcing Paperwhite and Amaryllis Bulbs class.

On Saturday, Nov. 8 at 9 a.m., garden experts will offer step-by-step guidance to plant and care for these bulbs so they will display dazzling, festive blooms. After the class, guests can gather up the supplies and give their green thumbs a go at forcing bulbs to grow indoors with the help of Pike Nurseries garden experts.

The class will be offered at all Pike Nurseries locations.

Atlanta-area Simon malls ring in holidays with festive fun

Atlanta-area Simon malls ring in holidays with festive fun

ATLANTA -– The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner! To help families get in the "ho-ho"-holiday spirit, Atlanta-area Simon malls are hosting a variety of festive activities and special entertainment all November and December long! With Giving Tuesday, Macy’s Great Tree Lighting, Santa’s Arrival celebrations, local choir performances, photos with Santa and more, Lenox Square, Mall of Georgia, Northlake Mall, Phipps Plaza and Town Center at Cobb offer a magical holiday experience that is enjoyable for the entire family!

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.