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15th Annual Cheer for Children Ball Will be Held November 5 at Atlanta History Center

GEORGIA CENTER FOR CHILD ADVOCACY’S CHEER FOR CHILDREN BALL WILL BE HELD FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 

 Sylvia Reed, Mother of Mayor Reed, and Judith Starkey are Honorary Chairs for 15th Annual Fundraiser Featuring Food from the Greater Atlanta Chefs Association, Entertainment by Yacht Rock Revue, Décor by Kimberley Cary Event Design and a Luxury Silent Auction Emceed by Dave FM’s Mara Davis  

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy today announced the date for its annual fundraiser, the Cheer for Children Ball.  The 15th annual fundraiser will be held Friday, November 5, from 7- 11 p.m.

Lee Walton's Presents: Momentary Performances

Check out Momentary Performances, a concept created by popular Atlanta experiementalist, Lee Walton.

Momentary Performances is a series of 8 different choreographed performances that will take place in 8 different locations in Atlanta. Over the course of a month, each performance will occur 4 times. 

This project stems from Walton’s interest in the subtle, everyday actions of public life.  Through the simple of use of vinyl text installed in public space, everyday actions are formalized and made able to taking on a new life.  Through this amplification, intimate everyday occurrences become celebrated events and blur the line between real-life and theater.

These performances will run through October 31st. Check for daily schedule, below:

Battle of the Burgers, Saturday from noon to 4

In Virginia-Highland at John Howell Park and October 2, 2010, 18 best of the best restaurants in Atlanta will compete for the bragging rights for best burger in Atlanta.

Armed with Kamado grills donated by Grill Dome, spatulas and their best burger recipes, they will battle it off for either the, very, very, very prestigious title of: The People’s Choice, Best Burger and The Judge’s Choice, Best Burger.

Yes, that is right, you heard correctly – the people have a choice! When you enter the Battle site, you will obtain your interactive taste card, allowing you to have a say in victory and or beat-down of these burgers.

For the “People’s Choice” award, we’ll conduct the vote by text message – be sure to bring your mobile phone to the event, so you can place your vote.

For all you vegetarians out there- each restaurant has the opportunity to enter a meat, meatless or both entries.

District 6 Town Hall Meeting, Tuesday

ATLANTA – Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan is hosting a District 6 Town Hall Meeting from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 21 in the auditorium of Grady High School located at 929 Charles Allen Drive.

“The town hall meeting will be an opportunity for residents to receive updates on initiatives that directly impact our neighborhoods,” Councilmember Wan said. “Please join us as we discuss pertinent issues facing District 6.”

Departments have also been invited to staff information tables at the meeting so that residents can ask questions or address additional concerns.

For more information, call Council member Alex Wan’s office at (404) 330-6049.

Atlanta Fire Stations 16 and 19 Host the 6th Annual FireED Up! Run/Walk for Higher Education

Atlanta, GA--  Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Fire Stations 16 and 19 are hosting the annual 5k race to help give scholarships to graduating seniors of Washington and Grady High Schools.

Through hosting the Christmas party at Fire Station 16, and the FirEd Up! 5K Race at Fire Station 19 many children have benefited from what have become anticipated annual events for the department.

Ken Follett to speak at Carter Center

Best-selling author Ken Follett has a new epic novel, Fall of Giants and the day after it hits the bookstores, he’s coming to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. The Carter Library, Acappella Books and WABE are proud to welcome Ken Follett for this special event on Wednesday, September 29th at 7pm at the Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel.

WABE’s Valerie Jackson will interview Follett before a live audience for her program “Between the Lines.” Following the taping, the audience will have an opportunity to ask their own questions.

The event is free, but because of the large expected turnout, tickets will be required for admission. Tickets can be picked up at Acappella Books (484-C Moreland Ave. NE) or reserved at the store by calling 404-681-5128. Limit 4 tickets per name. A book signing will follow the discussion. In order to have Mr.