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BeltLine Street Cup soccer tournament to be held this weekend

BeltLine Street Cup soccer tournament to be held this weekend

ATLANTA -- The next Atlanta BeltLine Street Cup will be held this weekend at northeast Atlanta's Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark.

Children of all ages are invited to participate in the games, which will take place Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Soccer in the Streets.

"The Atlanta BeltLine Street Cup is a component of the free health programming the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is offering to engage the community in healthy, active lifestyles through partnerships with other health-centric organizations such as Soccer in the Streets," Atlanta BeltLine program director Rob Brawner said in a release. "We are excited to offer fun, exciting ways to get Atlantans moving."

Learn more about the soccer tournament at beltline.org.

Historian to lecture on 'last great civil rights march'

Historian to lecture on 'last great civil rights march'

ATLANTA -- A University of Memphis historian will read from his new book later this month at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.

Aram Goudsouzian is the author of Down to the Crossroads, which tells the story of an oft-unsung figure in the civil rights movement, and the events that followed his one-man "March Against Fear."

Goudsouzian will speak at the Carter Library on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. His visit is free and open to the public.

A Cappella Books in Inman Park, which is sponsoring Goudsouzian's reading, provided a synopsis of Down to the Crossroads:

In 1962, James Meredith became a civil rights hero when he enrolled as the first African American student at the University of Mississippi. Four years later, he would make the news again when he reentered Mississippi, on foot.

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

ATLANTA -- Children and families in need and outstanding students will be the focus of a “Community Cares” Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 20, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The event will feature distribution of toys, clothing, non-perishable items and recognition of students who have demonstrated academic excellence and perfect attendance.  Community partners supporting the event with entertainment, food, resources and giveaways include Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth, V103 FM, Music Education Group (MEG), Treasure Chest, Inc., and other caring sponsors.

Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facility December event highlights

Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facility December event highlights

Holiday Celebration

The Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility will hold a Holiday Celebration on Thursday, December 19, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  The evening will include food, music and dancing.  The Mills Multipurpose Facility is located at 515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, SE. For ticket information, call 404-523-3353.

Kwanzaa Celebration

The H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility will hold a Kwanzaa Celebration on Friday, December 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  Participants will learn the history of Kwanzaa and the principles behind the celebration.  The presentation will include a dance performance.  For more information, contact Barbara Cook at 404-762-4821.

New Year’s Eve Celebration - Benson

Cooked To Perfection: Taste of Atlanta 2013

Cooked To Perfection: Taste of Atlanta 2013

ATLANTA -- After a food-filled weekend of sampling, sipping and celebrating, Taste of Atlanta festival attendees are fully satisfied—and possibly even sporting an extra notch on their belt loop!

The epic 12th annual food festival featured over 100 of the city’s premier restaurants and fed more than 45,000 hungry Atlantans. With one-stop access to the city’s varied culinary landscape, an impressive amount of featured cooking classes and seminars and an incredible support of non-profit, community programs, Taste of Atlanta has once again cooked up a recipe for success.

Job fair for Atlanta teens this Saturday

Job fair for Atlanta teens this Saturday

ATLANTA -- The city of Atlanta is offering a job fair to Atlanta teenagers interested in summer jobs.

The event is only for teens who live within the city because it's sponsored by the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency (AWDA). The agency hopes to find jobs for 350 teenagers on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at AWDA offices at 818 Pollard Street in Atlanta.

It's open to juniors and seniors in high schools. Students who apply may bring the following: high school transcript, Georgia ID or driver's license, Social Security card, birth certificate and proof of residence. Register online for Selective Service (boys 18 years or older) prior to arrival.

This is where you get more information: AWDA Summer Youth Employment

The director of Atlanta Workforce Development says they also want to hear from businesses interested in employing teens.

Run before you eat: Thanksgiving races

Run before you eat: Thanksgiving races

(WXIA) -- Thanksgiving is a week away, and with the turkey and trimmings comes another Atlanta tradition: the ATC Atlanta Half Marathon.

The 13.1-mile race begins and ends at Turner Field. Its course covers much of the city, including Atlantic Station, Piedmont Park, historic Auburn Avenue and Oakland Cemetery.

There is still time to sign up; registration is $95 at Wednesday's race expo. Get all the details here. There are also Thanksgiving Day 5K, Mashed Potato Mile and Gravy Gallop options for those who aren't ready to tackle a half.

Can't make it to Atlanta on Thanksgiving morning? There are plenty of race options in the suburbs too! Here are a few of them: