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Burdett Tennis Center to host youth tournament

Burdett Tennis Center to host youth tournament

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Burdett Tennis Center will host a youth tennis tournament this coming weekend, July 12 - 13.

The tournament will be a United States Tennis Association (USTA) sanctioned Jr. Tournament known as The Ernie Peterson Jr. Open Satellite. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m. both days.

For more information about tennis programs offered by the Burdett Tennis Center, contact Jewel Peterson at the Peterson School of Tennis at 678-245-2601 or email petersontennis@bellsouth.net.

The Burdett Tennis Center is located at 5975 Old Carriage Drive. For general information about the Burdett Tennis Center, call Frankie Smith at 770-996-9145.

Workshop to teach diabetics to protect health during the summer

Workshop to teach diabetics to protect health during the summer

EAST POINT, Ga. -- Hot summer days can present risks to diabetics. Seniors at Fulton County’s H.J. C. Bowden Senior Facility will learn how to protect their health, particularly if they have diabetes.

On Thursday, July 10, 2014, a workshop will provide 10 safety tips for taking care of diabetes at home and on the job during the summer. During the two-hour workshop, which begins at 10 a.m., seniors will also see a video and receive a safety package providing information on proper diet, hydration and personal care.

The H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility is located at  2885 Church Street in East Point. For more information, contact Barbara Cook at 404-762-4821.

Workshop to focus on safe use of medications

Workshop to focus on safe use of medications

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility will host an information session on the safe use of medications on Thursday, June 26.

The one-hour workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to noon. The Darnell Multipurpose Facility is located at 677 Fairburn Road NW in Atlanta. For more information about the workshop, call Meletta Clayton at 404-613-8580.

To obtain additional information about services available to seniors in Fulton County, please call the STARline at 404-613-6000.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability, including communications in an alternative format, should contact the Department of Housing and Human Services at 404-613-7944. To obtain Georgia Relay Access, citizens should dial 711.

Wolf Creek Amphitheater presents One Love reggae concert

Wolf Creek Amphitheater presents One Love reggae concert

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Treat dad to a special event on Father’s Day at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater’s One Love reggae concert.

Enjoy the food, music and culture of Jamaica with Sanchez, Everton Blender, Admiral Bailey, Frankie Paul and Leroy ‘Heptone’ Sibble. The gates open at 3 p.m., with show time at 5 p.m. Lawn seats are $25 for adults, and children ages 12 and under are free in general admission.

Other ticket costs include:

• “VIP table tickets - $75.00
• Reserved seats rows A-F - $50.00
• Reserved Seats rows G-L - $40.00

Come out and experience some of the best reggae music ever. Online and phone sales close at 3 p.m. on the day of the show, and the Amphitheater box office opens two hours prior to show time. For additional venue information, citizens can visit www.wolfcreekamphitheater.com.

Every Body Walk! coming to Greenbriar Mall

Every Body Walk! coming to Greenbriar Mall

ATLANTA -- Kaiser Permanente will bring its Every Body Walk! program to Greenbriar Mall this week.

The initiative is desigend to encourage participants to walk for at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week.

Beginning Thursday, June 12, Kaiser Permanente will lead weekly walks through the mall. The first walk will begin at 11 a.m. in front of Burlington Coat Factory. Walkers will have a chance to win door prizes and other small gifts.

Kerry W. Kohnen, president of Kasier Permanente of Georgia, said he is excited to bring Every Body Walk! to southwest Atlanta.

"Creating healthier communities is central to our mission," Kohnen said in a release. "We believe that exercise is medicine. These weekly walks allow us to connect with the southwest Atlanta community outside of the exam room."

Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center to open June 19

Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center to open June 19

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Commissioner Emma I. Darnell, District 5, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and Fulton County Arts and Culture, will celebrate the Grand Opening of the Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center (ACCC) on Thursday, June 19 at 10 a.m.

The grand opening celebration will kick off three days of activities organized to introduce the new facility to the community and increase awareness of the center, its programming and activities. 

The center is located at 3900 Aviation Circle, Atlanta on the grounds of Fulton County Airport – Brown Field.  It is designed as a community gathering place and will focus on the following types of programming:

2014 Master of the Grill

2014 Master of the Grill

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. --  The International Free and Accepted Modern Mason and Order of Eastern Stars Eldrin Bell Lodge #155 held its 2014 Master of the Grill BBQ Cook Off Competition and Tasting Event, hosted by Eldrin Bell, former Atlanta Police Chief and Clayton County Commission Chairman.

The Master of the Grill took place at Creel Park in College Park, where vendors and competing teams did very well in sales and thoroughly enjoyed this charitable event. Categories included: Best Pork, Best Beef and Best Poultry. A cash prize of $150 and a trophy were given for each category of each best. All proceeds helped to provide food for families in need. Notable attendees included Kalenna Harper, Tony Vick and Eldrin Bell.

Charity and relief are tasks that Masons are charged to undertake in the community. The Eldrin Bell Lodge coordinates fundraising events throughout the year to fund their charity efforts.