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The Shepherd Center celebrates Halloween with "Halloween Open House", 10-2pm

The MS and Pain Institutes at Shepherd will host their annual Halloween Open House from 10:00 a.m until 2:00 p.m., this Friday, October 29.

Shepherd Center will celebrate Halloween and keep spirits high with activities for patients and families. Sponsors will transform exam rooms by theme with decorations and costumes. The rooms will be judged and the winner takes the coveted "Best Room" trophy. All Shepherd MS and Pain clinic patients and families have been invited to attend.

There will also be an Annual Haunted House from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in a Shepherd Center therapy gym, hosted by Herndon Murray, M.D. This year's theme is Alice in Wonderland - featuring appearances from the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts.

Macy’s Pink Pig Opens at Lenox Square, October 30th

Priscilla’s back! The legendary Macy’s Pink Pig train will open on Saturday, October 30th at 10:00 a.m.  One of Atlanta’s most beloved holiday traditions is heading back to Lenox Square Mall.  From its 1953 debut as a children’s ride at the downtown Rich’s to its brief stint at the Egleston Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees, five generations of Atlantans have ridden the pink pig, to mark the coming holiday season.  

This year, the Macy’s Pink Pig ride and tent will open to the public on the upper level of the mall’s parking deck.

Priscilla – the original Pink Pig – began, in 1953, as a monorail along the ceiling of the downtown Atlanta Rich’s store, giving children the experience of “flying over” the toy department. And In 2003, Priscilla, the Pink Pig was re-introduced to a new generation of Atlantans.

2010 Chastain Horse Park Rodeo, tomorrow 4-6 p.m.

This isn't Buckhead’s first rodeo, it's Buckhead's only rodeo and it happens this weekend. Join the people at Chastain Horse Park (4371 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta) on Saturday, October 23, 2010, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for a historic rodeo experience.

The Chastain Horse Park, originally Buckhead stables, occupies 13 acres of the City of Atlanta's Troy Chastain Memorial Park. Revived by Amy C. Lance in 1997, this park serves as a nonprofit equestrian facility, which services the community through therapeutic programs for students with mental or physical disabilities, programs for children from the inner-city and children at-risk, boarding services and riding lessons for the general public.

This weekend's rodeo will offer: Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Team Roping, Rodeo Clown Entertainment, fun and games. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children aged 5-11 and free for children 4 and under.

Brookhaven Arts Festival, this weekend

Celebrating its seventh year, the Brookhaven Arts Festival, returns to Apple Valley Road. Constant with their claim that they “bring communities together”, Brookhaven Bank will present this festival free of charge and it offers a little something for everyone.

On Saturday and Sunday, October 16th and 17th, the festival will be take place directly behind the Brookhaven-Oglethorpe MARTA station (between North Druid Hills and Dresden Drive). More than 125 juried artists will be displaying and marketing their fine arts.

FMSA Partners With Habersham Gardens

First Montessori School of Atlanta and Habersham Gardens recently welcomed the fall planting season with a special art exhibit. Students, ages 6-14, displayed more than 100 colorful pieces of art and paper pinwheels throughout the garden center.

Students wrote their thoughts about war, peace, tolerance and living in harmony with others on one side of the pinwheels. On the other side, they drew, painted or collaged something that expressed their feelings about the subjects.

"We teach students at First Montessori School of Atlanta that they are stewards of the environment," says Head of School Jerri King. "Habersham Gardens provided a natural and beautiful backdrop for showcasing the students' work."

To learn more about the school, go to www.firstmontessori.org.

The Morningside Cooks Tour, this Saturday

The Morningside-Lenox Park Association continues to be a pillar of strength for Atlanta’s favorite historic neighborhood.  In order to increase awareness and raise funds to protect some of the area’s most beloved landmarks, the association will host two events in October. The first one, the Morningside Cooks Tour, will be held on October 16.  

A portion of the funds raised from ticket sales for these events will benefit the restoration and repair of the historic Ivey and Crook monuments that enhance the charm of the Morningside-Lenox Park area. 

The Morningside Cooks Tour will be held from Saturday, October 16, from 1:00 p.m.

15th Annual Cheer for Children Ball Will be Held November 5 at Atlanta History Center

GEORGIA CENTER FOR CHILD ADVOCACY’S CHEER FOR CHILDREN BALL WILL BE HELD FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 

 Sylvia Reed, Mother of Mayor Reed, and Judith Starkey are Honorary Chairs for 15th Annual Fundraiser Featuring Food from the Greater Atlanta Chefs Association, Entertainment by Yacht Rock Revue, Décor by Kimberley Cary Event Design and a Luxury Silent Auction Emceed by Dave FM’s Mara Davis  

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy today announced the date for its annual fundraiser, the Cheer for Children Ball.  The 15th annual fundraiser will be held Friday, November 5, from 7- 11 p.m.