Atlanta BeltLine SW 5K This Saturday

NEWS ALERT – July 11, 2012

Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K Run/Walk Features Exciting Team Challenge and Indoor Post-Race Activities
What: The Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K is a Run/Walk along the Atlanta BeltLine Southwest Trail and through the historic West End and Westview neighborhoods. The race course will introduce participants to many local parks and features a ¾-mile off-road jaunt within the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. It is the second 5K of the 2012 Atlanta BeltLine Running Series!
Unique to this event, the race course features a Scavenger Hunt that takes runners along a path showcasing a number of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibits. The event also features a Team Challenge with nearly 20 teams competing for a cash purse to be awarded to fastest, largest, and most spirited teams.
When: Saturday, July 14th; Arrive by 7 a.m. for a 7:30 a.m. race start!
Where: Gordon White Park, 1350 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30310
Registration: Online registration closes Wednesday, July 11 at midnight; In-store registration is available at West Stride at 3517 Northside Pkwy. #11, Atlanta, GA 30327. We anticipate that a limited number of race day registrations will be available. Cost is $30 in-store and online. Race-day registration is $35. Visit Run.BeltLine.org for details.
Photo Opps:
·        Hundreds of runners participating in warm-up exercises and pre-race routines
·        Runners against the setting of scenic Art on the Atlanta BeltLine murals
·        Teams competing head-to-head
·        Indoor post-race activities including the Atlanta Braves BAT team, award presentations, and more at Space Atlanta.

Westview Summer Solstice Celebration Tomorrow!

What better way to spend the height of summer than at the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration! Come hang out for an afternoon full of fun activities for the whole family!
 
 
Location, Time, Date
Join the Westview Community Organization for an afternoon of music, art, crafts, and food on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm along Muse Street (next to the BeltLine pa th) as pa rt of Westview’s Summer Solstice Celebration! (Map online via website link below.)
 
 
Music
Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes – we have both live music and a DJ playing at the Summer Solstice Celebration.
·         Juliana Finch – “Heartbreaky, bourbon-infused Americana ” by singer/songwriter Juliana Finch from 3:00pm until 4:00pm.
·         DJ Theo – Boogie down to house, soul, funk, and classics by DJ Theo.
 
 
Grill-Off: Taste of Southwest Atlanta
Are you ready to sample a taste of southwest Atlanta ? On the day of the event purchase your ” pa ssport” and taste what our seven grill masters have created! The ” pa ssport” will allow you to sample the different foods (chicken and pork) plus a drink for $7. Last year there was so much food most people were too full to taste everything – what a deal! Once you have tasted all the different categories submit your vote for “the best of…”.
 
 
Art/Vendor Market
Between eating and dancing browse our artist/vendor market! Hand-crafted jewelry; natural skin, hair, and home fragrance products; handcrafted cedar garden beds and planters; rum cakes; drawings and pa intings; hand-poured soy container candles and tart melts; clothing, jewelry, posters, purses, and more!
 
 
Games & Talent Show
Come bring the kids!
·         Field Day Games – We’ll have field day type games to keep the kiddos entertained. Think tug-of-war, sack races, hula hoops, and more!
·         Crafts – For the artsy and younger kids we’ll have craft projects. Think maks, bird feeders, and more!
·         Talent Show/Open Mic – Does your kid have a special talent? Are they eager to show off their moonwalking skills? Shakespeare recital? Breakdancing? Juggling? Chris Rock impression? Sign them up for the talent show hosted by MC Hectic Da Back pa cka – there are $100 worth of prizes! There will be musical, non-musical, and open mic challenge categories. We just ask to keep it PG. Sign up by 3:30pm on the day of the event or emailtrueearth@gmail.com ahead of time.
·         Basketball Shoot-Off – Show off your hoop-throwing skills for a chance to win movie theater tickets!
 
 
Sponsors/Partners
The Westview Summer Solstice Celebration could not happen without the generous donations from:
·         Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services
·         Councilmember C.T. Martin
·         Councilmember Michael Julian Bond
·         Kroger
·         EpiCity
·         Representative Pat Gardner
·         Representative Rashad Taylor
·         Fat Cat Design & Graphics
·         nuS pa ce Media
·         Westview Community Organization
 
 
More Info
Interested in more details? Visit our website at http://www.westviewatlanta.com/community-organization/westview-summer-solstice-celebration/ and check out pictures from prior years on our Facebook pa ge at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150240935609834.342291.161022399833.
 

Wren’s Nest Free

Wrens Nest part of Phoenix Flies on March 17 & 18 and 24 & 25. It’s Free and we’re open on Sunday (just these two weekends).
Two storytelling sessions each day. Saturday 11:30a and 1p and Sunday 1:30 & & 3. Saturday regular hours: 10-2:30; Sunday 1-4.
I hope all our neighbors will take advantage of this and come on down!

Creative Loafing Atlanta

Need something to do this weekend?  The Atlanta Opera has recently been authorized to run a one-hour production for children.  This fall, it will be presented at several school across Atlanta.  “Rabbit Tales” is based on the collection of fictional stories, written by Joel Chandler Harris, called Br’er Rabbit.  The world premier of  “Rabbit Tales” will be  shown on Saturday, October 29, at 1 p.m at the Wren’s Nest, 1050 Ralph David Abernathy SW.  The event is fun and FREE! For more information visit The Atlanta Opera .