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.
 

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 .

Got Art?

If  you were looking for something to do on this beautiful September day, you should have dropped by Piedmont Park to enjoy the annual Arts Festival!  Not only were there plenty of pieces of amazing artwork, but originally designed apparel, jewelry, and accessories were stationed, too.

From the Cellar Art booth, the most gorgeous glass treasures laid.  Nancy Cann has been creating these reversible pieces of jewelry for several years, and her skills are proven through her work.  To view more of her collection, CLICK HERE. (Sorry, she refused to let me take pictures!)

In another corner, Daniel Schemel had us frozen in time, as we gazed in awe at his wonderful clockwork.  Wooden watches  with leather bands, isn’t that unique?  To see more of his work visit Mistura Timepieces.

 

If you enjoy watercolor paintings, you should check out Helen Beacham’s Fine Art.  The most esquisite works of art could be found in this booth.  Her specialties are still life and landscape.  From the looks of things, she never disappoints!

 

 

My personal favorite display was Vicki Love’s.  She designs and creates products from deerskin.  At this particular booth, she displayed bags and a vest.  The detailed craftsmanship of each item exhibits her dedication to her work.  For a closer look, check her out HERE.

There were so many gorgeous works on display during this even.  If you missed out this year, now you know what to expect. Don’t miss out, this festival is one worth attending!

Cassia Preston (Photos not always consistent with content.)

1455 Lucile Ave Open House/ Jazz Hour…

When: Saturday June 25th 12-4PM

Where: 1455 Lucile Ave Atlanta GA 30310

What: Tour this restored 4bedroom 3.5bath home , have lite refreshments then head the the Westview Summer Solstice across the street at KIPP Strive Academy

Find out more about the home HERE

 

Do you know any Middle Schoolers (rising 6- rising 8)?

Your child should be in this cool FREE program!!
Project LEAFF
May 31-June 30, from 8:30-12:30 daily
Again, the program is free and provides breakfast/lunch and transportation from your child’s ‘zoned middle school’ (i.e. in West End that would be Brown Middle School.)
Curriculum is more enriched, focus being on ELA, Math, Robotics, and Culinary Arts.
The ELA and math are embedded in the cooking and robotics classes.
The program is located in Kennedy Middle School.
Contact Shari McEachern at 404-502-2229 for more details.