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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.