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Inman Park Restaurant Week, Sept. 20-26th

Atlanta, GA--  September is officially Hunger Action Month, and this year's Fall Inman Park Restaurant Week will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) and its Atlanta Table Project.  13 Restaurants will be offering 3 course meals ranging in price of $15, $25, and $35.

In lieu of the ACFB's regular fundraiser, each of the 13 participating restaurants will be offering raffle tickets for $1.00 that will go towards charity. 

The raffle prize will be a party for the winner and 30 of their friends at Shaun's Restaurant.  Chefs from each of the restaurants participating will prepare hors d'oevres and provide beer and wine for the private party.

Restaurants at $15 include: Fritti, Pure Taqueria, The Albert, North Highland Pub

$25: Wisteria, Parish Food and Goods, Fritti, Park's Edge, Rathbun's, Sauced, Shaun's, Sotto Sotto

$35: Kevin Rathbun Steak

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.

Free Standardized Test Prep

According to a report released Monday, the average score for the state’s public, private and home school students fell for the fourth straight year.

To try and intercept this issue, the Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell and Kaplan are offering a free college entrance exam preparation series. This year is the programs 9th year.

This year Georgia saw its largest and most diverse group ever of graduating seniors take the SAT, the most widely used entrance exam for in-state colleges and universities. The SAT participation rate for the Georgia class of 2010 was 74 percent, ranking Georgia among the top 10 in the nation, state officials said.

Register Early for Hands On Atlanta Day and Win a Chance to Work with Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta, GA--  Registration for 20th Annual Hands On Atlanta Day, one of the largest single-day volunteer efforts in the country, is now open to individuals, families and groups. As many as 10,000 volunteers will participate in service projects throughout metro-Atlanta, renovating public schools, taking part in environmental projects, making much needed repairs to seniors’ homes, and much more. This year’s Hands On Atlanta Day is presented by GE.

Registration is $5 for adults and is free for youths under 18 years of age.  Event proceeds support Hands On Atlanta’s volunteer programs.

Registrants who sign up by September 17 and are at least 18 years old will be entered in a drawing from which 25 lucky participants will be randomly selected to participate in an additional service day with the Atlanta Falcons this spring.

In addition, two of the winning 25 will each receive two round-trip, coach tickets to anywhere AirTran flies.

Councilman Kwanza Hall will be Showcasing the Old 4th Ward on Public Broadcasting, Tonight at 7pm

Atlanta, GA-- Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall will join residents of Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood for the premier of BlockHeads – a new show featuring neighborhoods that are improving themselves one property and block at a time.

 “The Old Fourth Ward is on a roll,” said Hall. “It’s great to see our residents and businesses acknowledged for the part they are playing in the block-by-block progress of one of intown Atlanta’s most dynamic neighborhoods.”

The show will debut tonight Wednesday September 8th at 7 pm.

Old Fourth Ward residents will gather for a viewing party at Noni's Deli and Bar on Edgewood Avenue for the 7 p.m. premier.

The show’s name denotes the singular commitment of urban dwellers to their neighbors and the revitalization and sustainability of their neighborhoods.

2nd Friday's Art Stroll on Castleberry Hill Sept. 10th 7pm-10pm

Atlanta, GA-- Atlanta is quickly becoming the next great place for art and no area is more alive with the arts than Castleberry Hill, Atlanta’s historic arts district.

Come stroll through Castleberry Hill during the next installment of the 2nd Friday ArtStroll, the Best Art Stroll in Atlanta! Visit fascinating and diverse galleries and get a taste of what Atlanta has to offer. Neighborhood businesses and restaurants will be open and welcoming you to our little corner of Atlanta! Come have some dinner, buy some art and find your new loft or condo!

Visit the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association website to find out more about the neighborhood, local businesses,events, and event sponsorship!

Springvale Park Design Workshop, Sunday, August 22, 4:00 PM at the Trolley Barn

The next step in the Visioning process for Springvale Park being facilitated by Park Pride is a design workshop to be held on Sunday, August 22, at 4:00 p.m. at the Trolley Barn. ANYONE AND EVERYONE in the neighborhood is welcome and encouraged to attend. Those in attendance will be divided into groups and will be allowed to design the “park of their dreams!” The results of the neighborhood questionnaire will be available, as will copies of all the other plans that have been made for the park over the years.

Now is the time for everyone with an opinion on Springvale Park to step forward and get involved. The neighborhood has invested quite a large sum of money in the Visioning process and this workshop is a critical opportunity for the residents of Inman Park, those who live near the park as well as those who live far away, to affect the design that, hopefully, will ultimately get implemented there.