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Great 'Chair-ity' event to help Children's Village

Great 'Chair-ity' event to help Children's Village

UNION CITY, Ga. -- Who knew that a little hand-painted chair could do so much good?

The Children's Village at Christian City is gearing up for its fifth annual Children's Chair-ity Event, a holiday auction that raises money for the disadvantaged kids who live in the cottages at the Union City-based assisted living home.

Items for auction include chairs crafted and painted by local artists -- hence the name of the event. Children's Village residents also paint chair-shaped Christmas tree ornaments for the auction, and sponsoring businesses offer great prizes and deals to the highest bidders. More than 60 local businesses sponsor the event, including Georgia Power, Nestlé Purina and Global Aviation Holdings.

Honor Bus Tour to celebrate local veterans

Honor Bus Tour to celebrate local veterans

NEWNAN, Ga. -- The National Infantry Museum in Columbus, Ga. is considered one of the country's greatest tributes to those who served.

Now, veterans living in Atlanta's southern suburbs have an opportunity to visit this moving testament to the proud servicemen and women who work to keep the country safe.

On Friday, Nov. 11 -- Veterans Day -- the Honor Bus Tour will roll into Coweta County to pick up local veterans and drive them to Columbus to see the museum. This free ride for Newnan and Peachtree City residents includes lunch and a tour.

The Honor Bus will leave from SonRise Baptist Church at 8 a.m. Friday and will return at around 5 p.m.

Win free food for a year at new Schlotzsky's

Win free food for a year at new Schlotzsky's

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Schlotzsky's is back and "Lotz Better" than before.

The newest location of the popular deli is coming to 2771 Highway 55 in Peachtree City. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m.

In honor of its rebranding efforts and recent partnership with Cinnabon, the new Schlotzsky's restaurant will offer its first 100 customers a year's worth of free food.

The first 50 people to purchase a sandwich, bag of chips and 20 ounce drink will all be rewarded with one free small sandwich a week for 52 weeks, while the first 50 people to buy a CinnaPack of six Cinnabon cinnamon rolls will each receive a free CInnabon Classic roll a week for a year.

The Peachtree City Schlotzsky's is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.

 

Berry business students organize charity golf tournament

Berry business students organize charity golf tournament

ROME, Ga. -- Two students at Berry College in Rome are spearheading a golf tournament designed to raise money for a local boy.

The two management majors -- Cameron Rich of Peachtree City and Thomas Johnson of Adairsville -- hope to use the funds raised by the Viking Charity Classic to pay for hospital costs and a car wheelchair system for Ben Masters.

Masters, a student at Coosa High School, suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident earlier this year. He was an athlete, as are Rich and Johnson, both of whom play for Berry's baseball team.

"[Ben] has a huge heart and had his whole life ahead of him," Rich said. "An injury like this really puts the important things in life into perspective, and I want to do all I can for him and his family."

Former Doublemint Twin Turned Interior Designer Opens Design Showroom in Atlanta

Former Doublemint Twin Turned Interior Designer Opens Design Showroom in Atlanta

 

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