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Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s annual celebration of Older Americans Month includes an open invitation for seniors, their families and members of the community to participate in Community Days.

Each facility will host a Community Day as a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month, which is recognized in May.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “Get into the Act,” focuses on encouraging older adults to take charge of their health, engage in their communities, and have a positive impact on the lives of others. By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”

Lucinda W. Bunnen exhibition opens in Ventulett Gallery

Lucinda W. Bunnen exhibition opens in Ventulett Gallery

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Atlanta photographer, author, and patron of the arts Lucinda Weil Bunnen brings her special view of the world to Holy Innocents’ Ventulett Gallery on Thursday, April 23. The public is invited to a reception with refreshments from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In this one exhibition, Bunnen will share works from two of her collections: “2010 Patzcuaro, Mexico” and “2012 Havana, Cuba.”

Bunnen is known in the Atlanta area, particularly, for The Lucinda Weil Bunnen Photography Gallery, which opened at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art last year. Her works have been on display at the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Smithsonian. And her collections have also been shown in national, international, and regional juried shows such as: “Atlanta Artists in Buenos Aires” in Argentina; “Atlanta in France” in Toulouse, France; and “New Southern Photography: Between Myth and Reality” at the Burden Gallery in New York City. 

Georgia child abuse victims remembered by Holy Innocents’

Georgia child abuse victims remembered by Holy Innocents’

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- More than 500 children who died in Georgia in 2014 from abuse, neglect, and preventable accidents will be remembered Feb. 28-March 1 during a prayer vigil and service in their memory at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church. 

The vigil, sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta’s Commission on Human Trafficking, begins at sundown on Saturday, Feb. 28, and continues throughout the night. A service will then take place Mar. 1 at 4 p.m. Donations and offerings received during the service will be designated to end violence and trafficking.

The church is located at 805 Mt. Vernon Highway NW, near Sandy Springs

Fulton County to offers lactation and nutrition education classes

Fulton County to offers lactation and nutrition education classes

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The journey to motherhood is different for every woman. Usually, the first decision she will make as a mom will be how to feed her child.

Fulton County Cooperative Extension, in partnership with WellCare, will sponsor lactation and nutrition education classes to provide facts about breastfeeding and to give practical tips on how to make breastfeeding work while getting the support every mother needs. Pre-registration is required.

The classes will take place at 10 a.m. in the Cooperative Extension office which is located on the first floor of the Central Atlanta Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, Suite 109, Atlanta. Classes will be held:

* Wednesday, March 11
* Thursday, April 23
* Thursday, May 14
* Thursday, October 15

For more information and to register, call 404-332-2400.

Volunteer for a Better Sandy Springs Day is back

Volunteer for a Better Sandy Springs Day is back

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- For the 13th year, Volunteer for a Better Sandy Springs Day (VBSS), returns on Saturday, Apr. 25 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to provide a community-wide service day to enhance organizations throughout the city, sponsored by Leadership Sandy Springs.

Through hundreds of volunteer service hours, committed and passionate citizens participate in a program of giving back. The program has grown over the years as more sponsors and volunteers have stepped up to provide funding, materials, and labor to make improvements to local nonprofit organizations, government establishments and public schools.

Valued at over $425,000 in upgrades to our community, VBSS Day has become an essential and reliable service that continues to benefit and support Sandy Springs.

Chipotle to hold statewide hiring event

Chipotle to hold statewide hiring event

ATLANTA -- Chipotle Mexican Grill is looking for new team members to work at all of its Georgia locations.

Tuesday, Feb. 17 is Open Interview Day at Chipotle, where every restaurant will interview candidates for full- and part-time positions. Those who are interested are asked to fill out applications at jobs.chipotle.com, then visit their local stores for in-person sessions with a manager.

Interviews will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Amanda Klein, Chipotle's lead recruiting strategist for the Southeast, said the fast-casual chain offers competitive pay and benefits, free meals and uniforms, paid breaks and plenty of advancement opportunities for its employees.

Upcoming Peachtree Road Race qualifiers

Upcoming Peachtree Road Race qualifiers

(WXIA) -- Registration for the 2015 AJC Peachtree Road Race opens Sunday, Mar. 15 (Sunday, Mar. 1 for Atlanta Track Club members).

Most runners will undoubtedly want to be placed in the highest possible time group. The best way to do this is to enter a finish time from a USATF-certified race (5K, 8K, 10K, 15K, 10-miler or half marathon).

A number of official Peachtree qualifiers will be held in the coming weeks. Here are a few of them:

Saturday, Feb. 14
Mardi Gras (5K), Marietta
Location: Marietta Square
Cost: $30
Supports: Junior League of Cobb-Marietta
More information: marietta5krun.com