There are many ways to help people in need not only during the holiday season but also throughout the year.
Here are a few organizations to consider supporting.
The Friends of St. Martin de Porres Food Ministry at Holy Cross Catholic Church, in operation since 1982, feeds families in crisis, the homeless and children in need. Men and women are needed to fill volunteer positions in the food pantry, to pick up food and handle other tasks.
The Friends of St. Martin de Porres Food Pantry is open Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. -11:45. a.m. Donations of nonperishable food items can be made during pantry hours. Call 770-939-3501 or visit the food pantry office in the back of Holy Cross Catholic Church at 3773 Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta, GA 30341 during pantry hours for information.
Wellspring Living is dedicated to helping domestic sex trafficking victims and the ‘at risk’ develop the courage to move forward and the confidence to succeed with Wellspring Living for Girls which provides secure housing, trauma therapy, education, life skills and confide Read more...
G-scale choo choo trains and a holiday trolley chug along six tracks in an imaginary, beautifully planted mountain landscape. They emerge from tunnels, cross bridges over rippling water, and soar across trestles. Small towns, train stops, and other structures dot the landscape. The trains depart during Garden Lights, Holiday Nights hours and regular daytime hours.
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The stunning Fox Theatre opened on a magical Christmas Day in 1929- and continues to be a wonderful place for entertainment and creating memories for families and friends that last forever.
Atlanta is lucky to have the Fox, which has managed to survive and thrive against all odds. The theater was first designed as the Yaarab Temple and headquarters for the Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine until its construction ran out of money. Movie magnate William Fox rescued the project, forming a team to redesign the temple into a theatre with Egyptian-esque ballrooms and lounges. The original plan for the property at 660 Peachtree required an entire city block of space to build an exotic building, compete with onion domes, arches and minarets ornamenting a Moorish exterior of al-ternating layers of buff and beige brick, topped by the signature Fox marquee. Proceeding past the retro bronze ticket office, patrons head toward the entrance in a wide arcade first intended for commercial use.
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November is associated with Thanksgiving, new America and the pilgrims. However, November is also Na-tive American Heritage Month to pay tribute to the people who truly established our land. Atlanta has a few fea-tured festivals, events and spots to celebrate the rich variety of Native American culture.
Native American / American Indian Heritage Month Celebration Georgia State University is hosting an event for all of Atlanta on Thursday, November 17 at 6 p.m. at the student union.
Native Lands: Indians and Georgia The history and stories of Georgia’s original inhabitants is told at the Atlanta History Center. This exhibit al-lows visitors to immerse themselves in the world of art, music and ceremony of the Creeks and Cherokees.
Coyote Trading Company This little shop in the heart of Little 5 Points sells authentic Native American handcrafted art and jewelry. Quality sterling silver and turquoise jewelry can be found as well as belt buckles, dream catchers and leather goods.
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The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Entrepreneur Foundation announced that its scholarship application for the 2017 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards is now open through Dec. 18. High school seniors who run their own business and plan to attend a two- or four-year university, college, or vocational institute during the fall of 2017 are eligible to apply. Students may apply at www.NFIB.com/YEA.
“These young entrepreneurial talents are the future of our nation and it’s so important that we acknowledge and reward their creative and innovative spirits and tireless work ethic,” said Director of NFIB’s Young Entre-preneur Foundation, Molly Young. “NFIB’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation is proud to award 100 of our na-tion’s most impressive young business leaders with scholarships to encourage them to continue to build on their entrepreneurial dreams.”
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