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2nd Annual GSU Great Baby Race Jan. 22nd 2pm

2nd Annual GSU Great Baby Race Jan. 22nd 2pm

Atlanta, GA--  

Think you have the fastest crawler on the block?

Tour Auburn Avenue, Other Attractions with Free Mobile App

Tour Auburn Avenue, Other Attractions with Free Mobile App

ATLANTA -- There's a new way to experience the history of the Civil Rights Movement right here in Atlanta, and all it takes is a smart phone and a free app.

A new mobile app allows you to hear from Andrew Young, an Atlanta icon and civil rights movement legend, as he guides you through a walking tour of historic Auburn Avenue in Atlanta.

"It's really a personalized tour showing his perspective of the Civil Rights Movement along one of the most historic streets in the Civil Rights Movement," said Paul Davis from My Tour Guide, the company behind the mobile tours.

My Tour Guide partnered with the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau to produce the Auburn Avenue Tour.

Café Circa Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary

Café Circa Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary

Starting today, January 19th, Café Circa, located in the Old Fourth Ward of Atlanta, is celebrating its three-year anniversary by hosting four days of special events and offerings through Saturday, January 22, 2011.

On Wednesday, Café Circa will offer Wine, Scotch and Small Plate Tasting with expert Mike Leo. For $20 participants will explore five wines paired with small plates created by executive chef Hopeton Hibbert’s and four single malt scotches. Thursday, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Café Circa will host a special celebratory happy hour with sounds provided by DJ SugarCut and $5 Ciroc cocktails, $5 small plates and $10 entrees.

And on Friday and Saturday, Chef Hibbert has created a three-course dinner that includes a glass of champagne for $25 in honor of Café Circa’s three-year anniversary.

Celebrate The Life And Times Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In Historic Atlanta

Celebrate The Life And Times Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In Historic Atlanta

Road Scholar, a subsidiary of Elderhostel, Inc. is offering a four-day discovery experience for people to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life in the city of his birth, this spring. The Road Scholar program was developed to empower adults to explore the world’s places, people, cultures and ideas, and in so doing to discover more about themselves.

Participants, in the program, will explore the Sweet Auburn Historic District and pay a visit to the house in which Dr. King was born, explore “historic” Ebenezer Church and learn about the church’s 124-year history, and participate in the inter-active tours offered by National Parks Service at the Visitors Center. They will visit Morehouse College — alma mater to Dr. King and to many other influential African American figures — to see Dr. King’s historic papers. They will also explore the Martin Luther King, Jr.

Community Service at TLW in Honor of MLK, Jr. Day

Community Service at TLW in Honor of MLK, Jr. Day

Join the urban gardening community service project to help create an urban garden fruit orchard to promote sustainable communities. A day long environmental stewardship activity has been designed to engage the entire family in interactive energy and water conservation, recycling, green jobs and business development.

The activities will include the installation of water conservation and energy devices, compact fluorescent light bulbs exchange and pledge, develop and deployment of waste recycling systems. These activities are in direct alignment with the Mayor Kasim Reed’s 2010 Sustainability Plan to ensure that the City of Atlanta becomes one of the top ten sustainable cities in the country.

Kaiser Permanente Physicians and Employees To Volunteer for MLK Day

Kaiser Permanente Physicians and Employees To Volunteer for MLK Day

Atlanta-area employees of Kaiser Permanente have established an annual day of service that takes place on Martin Luther King Day, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his advancement of civil and human rights.

 

This approach to celebrating Dr.

National 9/11 Flag to Stop at King Center Auditorium

National 9/11 Flag to Stop at King Center Auditorium

The National 9/11 Flag, a 30-foot American flag destroyed when the Twin Towers collapsed on September 11, 2001, will be at the King Center on FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., where the family of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will join local service heroes in sewing in the Georgia restorative patch. 

The National 9/11 Flag is currently traveling around the country as part of an historic restoration effort, sponsored by The New York Says Thank You Foundation, to make the flag whole again by the 10th year Anniversary of 9/11.  The Georgia patch will help restore its original 13-stripe format and will join other retired flags from all 50 states.  The National 9/11 Flag will become part of the permanent collection of the National September 11 Memorial Museum being built at the World Trade Center site.

The King Center is located at 449 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta.