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Register now for the RunningNerds inaugural 5K in West Midtown

Register now for the RunningNerds inaugural 5K in West Midtown

ATLANTA --  The inaugural RunningNerds 5K being held on April 14 in the West Midtown neighborhood will bring together first time runners and marathon enthusiasts for a morning of fun and charity.  The 5k will benefit the Howard School, Green Sneakers Atlanta and the RunningNerrs non-profit which supports health, fitness, and educational initiatives throughout the city.

If you plan to participate or even if you just want to spectate and join the cause, you are encouraged to bring your gently used sneakers to donate to the Green Sneakers Atlanta Earth Day Drive which has a goal of donating 3000 pairs of sneakers to disadvantaged individuals.  The following is their latest press release:

 

Children of Conservation Announces "Eats & Beats" Event at Buckhead Theatre on May 7

Children of Conservation Announces "Eats & Beats" Event at Buckhead Theatre on May 7

 

On Monday, May 7, Children of Conservation will host Eats & Beats, a fundraising event featuring 25 of Atlanta’s top restaurants and four fantastic chef bands, to kick off the season for Dinner & A Cause Cards. Dinner & A Case Cards give guests a 20 percent discount at participating Atlanta restaurants for an entire month. 

Powerball jackpot rises to $250 million

Powerball jackpot rises to $250 million

ATLANTA – Powerball has soared to staggering heights. Wednesday’s jackpot has jumped to $250 million after no one matched all the winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing.

One Georgia Lottery player won $10,000 in Saturday’s drawing. The lucky ticket was purchased in Pooler.

The Powerball jackpot has been growing since Dec. 28 and has rolled 12 times.

 Powerball offers two payment options: the $250 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments, or the cash option, which is approximately $156 million.

 Powerball tickets are $2 per play.

 As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

Middle Eastern Artist to Create Mural on MLK Jr. Holiday with Community Members Affected by 9/11

Middle Eastern Artist to Create Mural on MLK Jr. Holiday with Community Members Affected by 9/11

 

Mural Correlates with Dr. King’s beliefs to Eradicate Social Injustice and Invoke Peace

Monday, January 16 - 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Mattress Factory Lofts – Studio #16

300 Martin Luther King Jr. SE Atlanta, GA 30312

 

Open-To-The-Public Mural Painting Artistic Experience

Welcomes Friends and Loved Ones Affected by the 911 Attacks and the Iraq War

 

Nominate your favorite do-gooder for the 11Alive Community Service Awards

Nominate your favorite do-gooder for the 11Alive Community Service Awards

ATLANTA -- Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for the hard work that he or she does to make metro Atlanta a better place?

Nominate your favorite philanthropist for the 2012 11Alive Community Service Awards.

For the last 37 years, the 11Alive Community Service Awards have honored some of the most caring, giving, selfless members of the community. A total of 11 people are recognized every year during a televised dinner and awards ceremony.

Each recipient receives $1,000 for the charity of his or her choice.

To nominate someone, visit the 11Alive Community Service Awards website to get all the information. Nominations are due no later than Monday, Jan. 9.

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal issued a special holiday greeting for Georgia residents on Friday.

As Christmas nears, I wanted to wish every Georgian a merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.

Christmas has a special way of reminding us what is really important: our faith in God, family and the well-being of our fellow man.

But Christmas is not limited to a single season or date on a calendar. These feelings of peace and love are always with us throughout our lives. For many, Christmas serves as a rejuvenation of these values and ideals.

After the gifts are all unwrapped and the candles begin to dim, our spirits will once again be enriched and fully restored.

As we reflect on all we have been able to accomplish this past year, we will cary this rejuvenated spirit to achieve all the goals that we have set for the coming years.