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Fulton Fresh celebrates end of 2012 season

Fulton Fresh celebrates end of 2012 season

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension will celebrate the end of the second season of the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, September 12th at the Shrine of the Black Madonna located at 946 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am.  

Fulton County Cooperative Extension, in an effort to address health disparities, began the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market Program in 2011.  Fulton County residents living in “food deserts." areas with limited access to mainstream grocery stores, are able to get fresh vegetables and nutrition education from the Fulton Fresh mobile units.

In response to public demand, the program added an additional mobile unit to reach more communities.  The Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market trucks delivered an estimated 8 tons of fresh produce to more than 1,800 residents living in 12 areas identified as food deserts.   In 2011, Fulton Fresh provided

Carter Center, local authors honor grandparents

Carter Center, local authors honor grandparents

ATLANTA -- In honor of Grandparents Day, two local authors who were raised by their grandparents will host a celebration at Atlanta's Carter Center.

President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation for a national celebration of grandparents in 1978. This year's Grandparents Day lands on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

The Carter Center event will begin at 7 p.m. on that day and will be hosted by Michael Morris and Robert Leleux.

Morris based his latest novel, Man in the Blue Moon, on a true story his grandfather told him. In the book, a man on the run for murder is shipped to his family in a crate.

'Dracula: The Rock Opera' coming to 7 Stages

'Dracula: The Rock Opera' coming to 7 Stages

ATLANTA -- Rock 'n' roll meets zombie gore when Dracula: The Rock Opera takes the stage at 7 Stages Theatre.

The musical extravaganza is the brainchild of composer Rob Thompson and Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse creator Shane Morton. It remains faithful to Bram Stoker's 1897 novel.

"While writing, I had a copy of Dracula beside me, and I would constantly refer to the parts I was writing about," Thompson said. "I pulled everything out of the book and did not add anything new, like a love story."

The music itself has a gritty, underground feel, perfect for a Little 5 Points audience. 7 Stages describes it as "inspired by groups like Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper and Deep Purple, with a splash of Jesus Christ Superstar for that theatrical flare."

Tickets available for Decatur Book Festival keynote address

Tickets available for Decatur Book Festival keynote address

DECATUR, Ga. -- Tickets are currently on sale for the keynote address of the 2012 AJC Decatur Book Festival.

RELATED | Decatur Book Festival announces 2012 lineup

Natasha Tretheway will be this year's speaker. She is the current U.S. Poet Laureate, a Pulitzer Prize winner and a professor at Emory University.

Tretheway's address will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31 at Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

Tickets are free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They can be picked up at Emory's box office, Little Shop of Stories, Eagle Eye Bookshop and Charis Books & More in Little Five Points.

Fulton County Announces Family Voting Day

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- On Saturday, July 21, 2012, the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections invites registered voters to participate in Family Voting Day.

Fulton County’s Family Voting Day offers registered voters the opportunity to cast their ballots prior to the General Primary Election and on a day that may be more convenient for their schedules.

Family Voting Day will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at three locations:

Fulton County Seniors to Learn How to Guard Against Scams

Fulton County Seniors to Learn How to Guard Against Scams

Fulton County Seniors can take advantage of a workshop on how to protect themselves against scams.  The next session of “Be Aware of the Tricks of the Trade: Guarding against Senior Scams” will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2012.  The one-hour program will be held at the Bethlehem Neighborhood Senior Center from 11:00 a.m. until Noon.

The Bethlehem Neighborhood Senior Center is located at 87 Thayer Street in Atlanta, GA 30315. The session is sponsored by the Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Housing and Community Development.

All Fulton County meeting facilities meet ADA accessibility requirements.  Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations and communication in an alternative format, please contact the Department of Housing and Human Services at (404) 613-7944.  For relay-type services, dial 711.

For more information, call Audra Pender at 404-612-3024.


Fourth of July fireworks in Atlanta

Fourth of July fireworks in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Fireworks are the pièce de résistance for any Independence Day celebration. Find out where you can see them in Atlanta this Fourth of July.

Legendary 4th of July at Lenox Square
The largest fireworks display in the Southeast returns to Lenox Square in Buckhead this year. The fun begins at 10 a.m., when the mall itself opens. Local bands Party on the Moon and Sons of Sailors will begin gearing up the crowd at 6 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled to start at around 9:35 p.m. Learn more about the Legendary 4th, courtesy of 11Alive contributor Atlanta News.