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Fulton County Workforce Investment Board Task Forces to host meetings

Fulton County Workforce Investment Board Task Forces to host meetings

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System – Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) Development and Visibility and Influence Task Force will meet Wednesday, August 28, 2013, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Task Force  meeting will be followed by a 1:30 p.m. meeting of the Visibility and Influence Taskforce.  Both meetings will be held in the Youth Enrichment Services Center of the Office of Workforce Development at 2805 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30315. 

The FCWPES-WIA Board oversees activities related to providing an environment that supports a skilled and trained workforce and to creating innovative programs that serve the changing needs of employers and the business community.

Fulton County Family and Teacher Resource Fair offers education and entertainment

Fulton County Family and Teacher Resource Fair offers education and entertainment

ATLANTA -- Children attending the Family and Teacher Resource Fair on Aug. 17 experienced the wonder of handling a 12-foot python.  The colorful yet docile snake was featured during the “Magic Marc” show, which was presented through a sponsorship by WellCare of Georgia. “Magic Marc” was recently a television show in Savannah. 

More than 1,200 people attended the event, which included the participation of 500 teachers. The Family and Teacher Resource Fair offered education, health education, and information about extracurricular program activities for children as well as fun and games for young children through high school students. Parents and their children enjoyed dance presentations, bounce houses, bowling, skating and refreshments during the event at Metro Lanes and Games on Metropolitan Parkway in Atlanta.

Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex to offer secure shredding on Aug. 24

Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex to offer secure shredding on Aug. 24

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Fulton County residents who need to have personal documents shredded for security purposes will have an alternative on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex will host a free and secure “Document Shredding” event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is the result of collaboration among Fulton County Government, Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful and Cintas Document Management.

Secure shredding helps to prevent identity theft and Fulton residents are invited to bring sensitive documents for secure on-site shredding at the Benson Complex. Event planners have set a 10-box limit for each person; however, additional trips are welcomed. All of the shredded paper will be recycled.

Although the event is free, donations to benefit environmental programs offered by Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful are welcomed.

Fulton County, community partners to host a 'Family and Teacher Resource Fair'

Fulton County, community partners to host a 'Family and Teacher Resource Fair'

ATLANTA -- Fulton County’s Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth, Metro Lanes and Games and MEG (Music Education Group), will host a “Family & Teacher Resource Fair,” Saturday, August 17, 2013.

The day is dedicated to offering community resources to parents and fun for youth between six and 18-years old. The Family & Teacher Resource Fair will include the participation of members of the Fulton County Youth Commission, an initiative promoted by Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner and the Board of Commissioners.

Resource Fair registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with the event beginning at 10:00 a.m. and continuing until 2:00 p.m. Metro Lanes and Games is located at 1959 Metropolitan Parkway.

Fulton County Vice-Chair Emma I. Darnell to host town hall meeting on taxes

Fulton County Vice-Chair Emma I. Darnell to host town hall meeting on taxes

WHO:             Vice-Chair Emma I. Darnell, Fulton County Board of Commissioners, District 5

WHAT:           Commissioner Darnell will host a town hall meeting for residents of District 5 centered on the theme, Fulton County Taxes: The Real Story, “Everybody Pays, Who Benefits”. Topics of discussion include tax payers funding to MARTA, Grady, Justice System, County Jail, Libraries and more.

WHEN:          Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:        Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multi-Purpose Facility; 677 Fairburn Road, N.W.; Atlanta, Georgia 30331

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Roy Ayers to perform at the Wren's Nest

Roy Ayers to perform at the Wren's Nest

ATLANTA -- Jazz musician Roy Ayers will give a concert at the Wren's Nest this weekend.

Ayers will perform on Saturday, July 20 as part of the Jazz at the Nest concert series. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the music scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

Attendees are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets to the outdoor concert.

The Wren's Nest, home of "Uncle Remus" writer Joel Chandler Harris, is located at 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard in Atlanta's West End.

CWPR Restaurant Week kicks off Saturday

CWPR Restaurant Week kicks off Saturday

ATLANTA -- The second annual CWPR Restaurant Week kicks off this weekend, and while many existing restaurant weeks are associated with a particular neighborhood, this crawl like affair will feature 19 of the cities most delicious spots offering something for the most persnickety of taste ranging from modern Italian cuisine and high-end steaks to smoky southern barbecue, upscale pub grub and sushi.

For more information on CWPR Restaurant Week, as well a link to a complete listing of participating restaurants, visit Tastemaker Magazine.