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Atlanta Urban League Young Professionals 'Dream Catchers' Gala Honors Key Stakeholders in Atlanta

Atlanta Urban League Young Professionals 'Dream Catchers' Gala Honors Key Stakeholders in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- "What's Happenin' in SWAT (SW ATL)..." Did you know... On August 12, 2011 (7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.), the Atlanta Urban League Young Professionals (AULYP) will host its annual signature awards gala, Dream Catchers.

The event which was designed to honor local community leaders who exemplify excellence in serving their community and high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in academics, will take place at the Bill Lowe Art Gallery (1555 Peachtree Street #100, Atlanta).  Nina Brown of WXIA-TV 11 Alive News will serve as the mistress of ceremonies for the occasion.

This year’s award nominees represent key stakeholders in the Atlanta community who were identified based on their work in areas relevant to AULYP’s empowerment initiatives: education; economic growth; health and quality of life; civic engagement and leadership; and civil rights and racial justice.

WEE to host regional job fair

WEE to host regional job fair

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Douglasville's Women's Entrepreneurial Exchange (WEE) is sponsoring a regional career and job fair later this month.

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the Douglasville Conference Center.

"This career and job fair . . . is critically important at this time, in consideration of the current state of our economy and the outlook of the future," said Trudy Holdman, WEE co-founder. "This fair will provide leads and information regarding employment and other career opportunities in the region. There will be many, many state and local resources provided for the attendees."

Fair attendees should email Holdman at trudy@officialgowee.com to reserve a spot.

30 Free Things to Do This Summer

30 Free Things to Do This Summer

ATLANTA --  The Atlanta Moms Like Me site has recently posted the top 30 places to visit this summer that will not hurt your pocket because they are totally free.

The list includes The Children's Museum, The High Musuem and even North GA Hiking.  If you know of any must free activities you can add them to the list too.

Click here and see all of the free activities around Atlanta.

Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club getting ready to ride for one of their own.

Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club getting ready to ride for one of their own.

AUGUST 27th GET READY TO RIDE!!! 

The Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club is sponsoring and organizing this event for a fallen fellow friend and colleague who lost his battle with cancer May 28th, 2011.  He was a fomer MP, former Roswell Ga. Police Officer, and current Senior Federal Air Marshal.   The 1st Annual  BILL FITZGERALD MEMORIAL BENEFIT RIDE will start at 10am on Saturday August 27 at Six Ways 2 Sunday 1815 Hwy 138 Conyers, Ga.   Kickstands up at 11:30am  This is a Police escorted ride.  $20 per Bike, $30 Two Up
All proceeds will benefit the Fitzgerald Family.  

The ride will approximately be just over 100 miles round trip. North on Hwy. 138 to east bound I-20.  East on I-20 to exit 130 (Just past Lake Oconee).

Line dancing teams to compete at Six Flags

Line dancing teams to compete at Six Flags

AUSTELL, Ga. -- If country line dancing is your thing, you won't want to miss the Texas Roadhouse line dancing contest at Six Flags.

The competition will be Tuesday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Nine teams are scheduled to compete: four from Georgia (Douglasville, Hiram, Marietta and Snellville), three from Alabama and two from Mississippi.

Teams are made up of eight to 10 dancers dressed in Texas Roadhouse attire. They will each dance to three songs, and a panel of judges will evaluate them on creativity, energy, spirit and synchronicity.

The winning team will go on to represent the region in a national line dancing competition.

Tickets are $40 each, which includes a ticket to Six Flags, parking pass, food voucher and admission to the line dancing contest.

Weekend Events: Festival on Ponce, Chelsea Handler and Suwanee Beer Fest

Weekend Events: Festival on Ponce, Chelsea Handler and Suwanee Beer Fest

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

This weekend, the Atlanta inTown paper will be hosting the Atlanta Summer Arts Festival: Festival on Ponce which will be held at Ponce de Leon Avenue and Moreland Avenue in Olmstead Park, in the North Druid Hills neighborhood. The festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday and it will feature an artist market, food and entertainment. Local acts Jeno and Kitty Wolf will take the main stage during the two day festival. For more information, visit them online.

Comedian Chelsea Handler will be performing at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre on July 22 at 8 p.m. Handler is returning to Atlanta, now, to perform a show that was postponed earlier this summer.

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH COMES TO MALL OF GEORGIA SAT JULY 23

Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off – 'Shake It Up' edition," Disney Channel's first national dance talent search just for kids, hosted by AT&T U-verse, will make its mark at Mall of Georgia in Buford, Georgia. Kids ages 8-16, with the consent of a parent, will have the opportunity to show off their dance skills and record a dance video onsite for online submission for a chance to compete in a dance off to air on Disney Channel in October 2011. The grand prize includes a special guest dance spot on "Shake It Up" plus the chance to meet the cast. Fans and dance enthusiasts are invited to come down and participate in a Q&A with Roshon Fegan.

READ THE FULL DETAILS AT http://www.thebluebirdpatch.com/2011/07/disney-channels-first-national-dance.html