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King Center Screens Film On Controversial Civil Rights Photographer

King Center Screens Film On Controversial Civil Rights Photographer

ATLANTA -- (The King Center) The King Center will screen a CNN documentary film, Pictures Don’t Lie, on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at The King Center’s Freedom Hall Auditorium, 449 Auburn Ave. N.E. The free-of-charge screening (donations accepted) will be followed by a dialogue with the audience.

Pictures Don’t Lie explores the career of famed photographer Ernest Withers, who is known for his striking images of the Civil Rights movement, including photographs of the Little Rock Nine and Emmett Till. After his death the investigative work of journalists unearthed some evidence suggesting that Withers was a paid informant for the FBI—one of several in the agency’s “Ghetto Informant Program”.

Trees Atlanta To Plant Trees on Beltline Aboretum

Trees Atlanta To Plant Trees on Beltline Aboretum

ATLANTA – This Saturday, February 19th, Trees Atlanta will be planting the WABE Grove within the Beltline Aboretum, from 9:00a.m until noon, to mark the 171st Anniversary of Georgia Arbor Day.

You are invited to help us plant more than 2,500 sapplings, but first you'll need to sign-up on Trees Atlanta's Volunteer Registration Page.

The special WABE Grove will include native species trees, hand selected for their ability to thrive in our area.  We hope you'll join us for this time.

Since 1985, Trees Atlanta has planted and distributed more than 75,000 trees and engaged a volunteer corps

Free Tours of the Atlanta BeltLine

Free Tours of the Atlanta BeltLine

ATLANTA -- (Atlanta Beltline) The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership offers a free, narrated bus tour of the Atlanta BeltLine on Friday and Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m.  Climb aboard the BeltLine tour bus and sit back to learn about the Atlanta BeltLine concept and history; to hear details and updates regarding project planning, implementation and development; and to witness first-hand the transformative effect the project will have on Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods and the City of Atlanta.  As thousands of Atlantans have experienced for themselves, there is simply no better way to learn about the Atlanta BeltLine than to take a tour! 

         

Atlanta BeltLine tours depart from the Inman Park MARTA station, located at 1055 Deka

FOOD REVIEW: Seasons 52 – Buckhead, Atlanta GA

FOOD REVIEW: Seasons 52 – Buckhead, Atlanta GA

Seasons 52 is a swanky, healthy alternative to bloated upscale dining. Everything on the menu is under 500 calories but, not to worry, you will NOT be leaving hungry – I PROMISE!

I ordered the Caramelized Sea Scallops and Melanie chose the Cedar Plank Atlantic Salmon. While we waited for our entrées, we couldn’t help but notice how pleasant the ambience is at Seasons 52. Yes it’s upscale, but it is also very comfortable and relaxing and just a great place to enjoy a meal.

Street Sweeping Crew to Return to Highland Avenue

Street Sweeping Crew to Return to Highland Avenue

According to the Atlanta Deparment of Public Works, a street sweeping crew will return to Highland Avenue, on Monday, to finish clearing the dirt and debris left from the snow clearing efforts. Crews will be out from 8:00 p.m. until midnight. 

Please refrain from parking on Highland during those times.

FOOD REVIEW: Park’s Edge, Atlanta GA

FOOD REVIEW: Park’s Edge, Atlanta GA

It was a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon. Even more beautiful since it had been raining all week and everyone was ready to get out of the house and have some fun. For us, that meant Park’s Edge for brunch!

[...] We started with beverages. For those who imbibe, they have $10 all-you-can-drink Mimosas and Bellinis. It was a special offer accepted by many. Once you get to your table, the pace slows. You can dine at your leisure. The servers are working their tails off. Hey, you think you can relax and enjoy this? Geez, we sure did.

READ FULL REVIEW >> http://atlanta-food-critic.com/2011/02/parks-edge-atlanta-ga/

Interfaith Coalition of Clergy and Community Leaders To Gather, near MLK , Jr. Center

Interfaith Coalition of Clergy and Community Leaders To Gather, near MLK , Jr. Center

Atlanta – (Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters) An interfaith coalition of clergy and community leaders will gather Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at 7PM near the Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Center (next to the Ebenezer Baptist Church New Horizon Sanctuary) to share reflections and prayers from a variety of faith traditions, as well as their concerns for the peoples of Egypt. 

The site was selected to underscore the need for continued non-violent change, as inspired by both Gandhi and Dr. King. The event is sponsored by FAMA, Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta.

As part of the vigil, participants will be invited to hold cell phones aloft in solidarity with those who have used social networking media to coordinate the demonstrations.

Ebenezer Baptist Church New Horizon Sanctuary is located at 407 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta.