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Sweet Auburn Curb Market Holds 2nd Annual Tree Decorating Competition

Atlanta, GA--  This is the second year that the Sweet Auburn Curb Market www.sweetauburncurbmarket.com will host ‘Trees of Joy,’ an annual contest where volunteer teams spread some extra holiday joy by decorating Christmas trees that will be donated to families in the area.

Starting on Saturday, November 27, volunteer teams (‘Tinsel Teams’) from all over Atlanta are invited to come to the market to decorate a fresh-cut fir or balsam tree (from Barefoot Tree Farms in North Carolina), win wonderful prizes and experience the joy of giving back. Participants can pick up their ‘Trees of Joy’ application when they purchase their team’s holiday tree. ‘Tinsel Teams’ will also provide their own lights and decorations.

Register to Volunteer for Hosea Feed the Hungry Event at Turner Field

Atlanta, GA--   

For questions and RSVP contact Cherrod Pate, Director of Community Affairs at cpate@atlbmba.org or 404-683-5196 by 5 PM, Thursday, November 18th.

Keep America Beautiful(KAB) Celebrates 11/15 as America Recycles Day!

Atlanta,GA--  More than 2,500* local community-based events will be held November 15 this year across the nation. America Recycles Day activities include collection drives, educational presentations, employee awareness events, displays, tours contests and other recycling awareness activities.

Keep America Beautiful is a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. With a national network of nearly 1,000 local affiliates and participating organizations, KAB combines education with hands-on stewardship to address the needs of communities on an intensely local and effective level. www.kab.org

Trees Atlanta is Looking for Volunteers to Help Plant Trees throughout the Old 4th Ward on 11/13

Atlanta, GA--  Help your neighbors and Trees Atlanta continue to beautify your side of town with the most trees ever planted in the O4W! This is an investment "sweat equity" that pays off in a short few years. Trees Atlanta is looking for volunteers to help plant Neighborwood trees on Saturday 11/13.

The trees have been made possible through a generous grant from Fulton County and District 6 Commissioner Nancy A. Boxell.

On November 13th, we will be planting 150 trees on Boulevard, John Wesley Dobbs Ave., Glen Iris Dr., Boulevard Pl., Rankin St., Angier Ave., Arnold Ave., Prospect Pl., and Mackenzie Dr.

They will meet at the MLK Jr. Library, 409 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE at 9:00 AM

Remember to bring your own work gloves.

Sweet Auburn Curb Market hosts ‘Trees of Joy’, November 27th

‘Tis the season for tinsel and mistletoe, holly and jolly; guys, it’s Christmas time, again. And the O4W’s Sweet Auburn Curb Market will host ‘Trees of Joy’, which is in its second year.  During this annual contest, volunteer teams spread some extra holiday joy by decorating Christmas trees that will be donated to families in the area.

Beginning Saturday, November 27, volunteer teams (‘Tinsel Teams’) from all over Atlanta are invited to come to the market to decorate a fresh-cut fir or balsam tree, win wonderful prizes and experience the joy of giving back. Participants can pick up their ‘Trees of Joy’ application when they purchase their team’s holiday tree. ‘Tinsel Teams’ will also provide their own lights and decorations.

'An Evening with Robert Smalls’ at Auburn Avenue Research Library, Nov. 7th

The National Black Arts Festival (NABF) Education and Public Programs division are presenting the work of Robert Smalls at the Auburn Avenue Research Library (101 Auburn Ave N.E., Atlanta) on Thursday, November 4, 2010, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. The NABF will be introducing attendees to ‘An Evening with Robert Smalls’.

Robert Smalls’ story is one of triumph, perseverance and determination. Born enslaved in 1839 under the influence of the Lowcountry Gullah Culture, Robert Smalls would later free himself and his family by commandeering a Confederate transport ship, the USS Planter, to freedom in Charleston harbor.

During his career, Smalls became a member of the South Carolina State legislature, the U.S. House of Representative for five terms, helped form the Beaufort Republican Club and was appointed Collector of Customs for the Port of Beaufort. He remained a political figure into the twentieth century and was a delegate to the 1895 constitutional convention.

The Atlanta BeltLine is Breaking Ground on the Eastside Trail, 10/30 at 10am

Atlanta, GA--  The Atlanta BeltLine is breaking ground on one of the most talked-about developments in Atlanta, the Eastside Trail.  The groundbreaking ceremony will mark the beginning of construction on the 2.5-mile segment of trail running from DeKalb Avenue to 10th Street and Monroe Drive at the tip of Piedmont Park, which is projected to be complete in summer of 2011.

The new Eastside Trail will be a 14-foot wide concrete multi-use trail in the Atlanta BeltLine right-of-way which will connect Piedmont Park, the new Historic Fourth Ward Park which is now under construction, and the Freedom Park trail.