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WEEKEND EVENTS: Art Walks, 5K's and Street Fests

WEEKEND EVENTS: Art Walks, 5K's and Street Fests

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Come out to the Taste of the Highlands, tickets sales end on May 13 at noon but the festival starts on Saturday, May 14 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Highlands. This year, participants can enjoy local favorites like La Travola, Murphy’s, El Taco, Atkins Parks, Rosebud, DBA Barbecue, Goin’ Costal and Barefoot Wine. For more information visit them online.

The Kirkwood Spring Fling and Tour of Homes/5K Road Race will begin on Saturday, May 14 and continue until May 15. This is Kirkwood’s ninth annual festival; the festival features an open air artist market, a concert, a children’s area, food vendors and plenty of fellowship with neighbors. Check out the Victorian style homes and modern bungalows.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Wind down at Fernbank’s Martinis and IMAX event on Friday, April 22. This weekly event usually draws a healthy sized crowd. Most cocktails are about $8 each and tickets to each actual IMAX movie are about $12. Come join Atlanta’s cosmopolitan crowd at this event.

Swim with the Georgia Aquarium’s resident whale shark on Friday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. Guests will be able to swim at the surface, with an air supply. The aquarium will provide a mask, air, booties and a wetsuit. All of this comes with a $224.95 price tag, talk about a nice Earth Day gift.

Arguably the best center in the NBA, the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard journeys home to Atlanta for game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

Check out an APC: Phoenix Flies Celebration, this weekend

Check out an APC: Phoenix Flies Celebration, this weekend

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Preservation Center is celebrating their annual program, “The Phoenix Flies” from March 5-20th. This “citywide celebration of living landmarks” was created in 2003 by the APC as a way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the dramatic rescue of the Fox Theatre; it has since grown to include most of the city's notable landmarks.

This year, the celebration includes events like: Piedmont Park History Tour, Historic Downtown Walking Tour, Auburn Avenue Home Stories and the Beltline Tour.

A full listing of the event can be found at www.phoenixflies.org

5% Day at All Metro Atlanta Whole Foods Stores

5% Day at All Metro Atlanta Whole Foods Stores

ATLANTA – Tomorrow, March 9th, all Metro Atlanta Whole Foods stores will be offering five percent off sales.  

This week, all proceeds from the five percent of sales of Whole Foods will be donated to the Wheat Street Urban Gardens. The Wheat Street Urban Garden is an eight acre self sustained organic farm/park and agriculture training center near the Old 4th Ward.

For more information on the Wheat Street Urban Garden visit www.trulylivingwell.com

Historic Fourth Ward Park (H4WP) Opens Along BeltLine

Historic Fourth Ward Park (H4WP) Opens Along BeltLine

ATLANTA – The construction fences are down and the new O4W Park is ready for visitors. This park is the first addition to open along the newly renovated Beltline.

Historic Fourth Ward Park (H4WP) is a 35-acre Atlanta green space stretching roughly from North Avenue to Freedom Parkway. It is the first new Atlanta Beltline Park. Its first phase of construction, consisting of a stormwater detention pond that will become the central amenity of the larger park, broke ground on October 15, 2008.

For more info about the Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy, check out the Conservancy’s website at http://www.h4wpc.com/. Please consider joining the Conservancy to have a voice in the betterment of your neighborhood.

Join Councilman Hall for the Groundbreaking of a 4 Acre Urban Farm in O4W

Join Councilman Hall for the Groundbreaking of a 4 Acre Urban Farm in O4W

Atlanta, GA--  City dwellers will soon be able to receive all the trappings of the country life with the addition of a new 4 acre urban garden.  The site will be called The Truly Living Well Wheat Street Garden and Mayor Reed and others will breakground on Sunday 12/5 at 2pm. 

The site came into fruition via an agreement with the Wheat Street Baptist Church to lease the 4 acres in the historic Old 4th Ward.  The site is to serve as not only a working/profitable farm but also a learning center to help educate the surrounding community about healthy eating.

The site, which used to be a housing project, will now grow vegetables in regenerated soil, raised beds, greenhouses and hoop houses.

The work is being funded by generous investment from the Arthur M.Blank Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency. 

 

City Officials Break Ground for O4W Urban Garden, December 5th

On Sunday, December 5th at 2:00 p.m., the Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture will break ground for their new urban garden, the site will be called The Truly Living Well Wheat Street Garden.

The developers hope this urban farm will be embraced by the greater Atlanta community as a source of quality food, a learning center and an essential element in building community. The site was formerly a housing project. The garden will grow in regenerated soil, raised beds, greenhouses and hoop houses.


Mayor Reed recently released a plan that, among other things, seeks to bring "local food within 10 minutes of 75 percent" of Atlanta residents. Truly Living Well will assist him in reaching this goal.

The work is being funded by generous investment from the Arthur M. Blank Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency.