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Dikembe Mutombo to address North Fulton Chamber

Dikembe Mutombo to address North Fulton Chamber

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo will be the keynote speaker at the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce's next Eggs & Enterprise breakfast.

Mutombo, a former center for the Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks, has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for people in his native Democratic Republic of the Congo. He has won USA Weekend's Most Caring Athlete Award and was named the most generous athlete in the world by FOXSports.com.

Additionally, Mutombo has worked for international relief agency CARE and was actively involved with the Strong STARTS (Schools Taking Action to Reach Troubled Students) program when he played for the Hawks. He was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in 2007.

'Happiest Baby' film to screen across metro Atlanta

'Happiest Baby' film to screen across metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp is bringing his famous, revolutionary parenting techniques to a movie theater near you.

The film Parent' Night Out with the Happiest Baby & Happiest Toddler, starring Dr. Harvey Karp will be screened at select theaters at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21. The screenings will be hosted by actress Ali Landry.

Learn more about Karp and his parenting guides, The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block, at www.happiestbaby.com.

Tickets to the Parents Night Out film can be purchased online or at participating theaters' box offices:

Alpharetta
Regal North Point Market 8
6500 North Point Parkway

Chamblee
Regal Hollywood Stadium 24
3265 Northeast Expressway

'Fallen' author coming to Barnes & Noble

'Fallen' author coming to Barnes & Noble

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- An internationally best-selling author will visit the Alpharetta Barnes & Noble later this month.

Lauren Kate will host a book signing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13.

Kate is best known for her novel The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove and her "Fallen" series. She recently published Rapture, the fourth and final book in that series.

Learn more about Lauren Kate

The Alpharetta Barnes & Noble is located next to the AMC movie theater in the Mansell Crossing shopping center on North Point Parkway.

Atlanta Chefs Celebrate First Pastured Poultry Week, June 11-17

Atlanta Chefs Celebrate First Pastured Poultry Week, June 11-17

Georgians for Pastured Poultry (GPP), an alliance that is promoting the use of high-welfare, pasture raised poultry in Georgia, has created Pastured Poultry Week to take place Monday, June 11 through Sunday, June 17, 2012.

As part of this annual event, Atlanta restaurants will help spread the word about the many virtues of pastured poultry – its superior taste, the natural life of the chickens, and the positive impact on both human health and the health of the environment – by serving it on their menus every day during this designated week. Additionally, chef demonstrations at local farmers markets throughout the spring and summer will educate consumers on ways to prepare pastured poultry in order to continue raising awareness.

Participating restaurants include:

Fulton County State of Seniors Symposium to Hear from Seniors about Their Needs

Fulton County State of Seniors Symposium to Hear from Seniors about Their Needs

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Housing and Human Services, Office of Aging will host a State of Seniors Symposium to hear from Seniors about their needs to age in place, and to remain healthy, vibrant and safe.   The symposium will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2012 from 10:00 a.m until 12:00 p.m. at the Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility located at 677 Fairburn Road in Atlanta.

 The Symposium follows a State of Seniors Survey conducted in April and May by Fulton County in collaboration with the A. L. Burrus Institute for Public Service and Research at Kennesaw State University.

Job fair in Roswell Tuesday

Job fair in Roswell Tuesday

ATLANTA -- The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Labor, will be hosting a job fair for their North Fulton neighbors. 

The job fair will begin around 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14 at the Roswell Adult Recreation Center in Roswell. 

About 50 companies are anticipated, and all are invited to attend. The job fair will conclude at around 1 p.m. 

The Roswell Adult Recreation Center is located at 830 Grimes Bridge Road in Roswell. 

2012 Free Summer Activities for Kids in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Here is a list of free summer activities for kids and families throughout the Atlanta area. There are plenty of free activities to keep your little ones busy: VBS, movies in the park, educational events, crafts, splash parks and more.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Many churches around Atlanta offer VBS free of charge. Some even include a free meal each day. Sign up fast because spots go quickly. The children will enjoy fun, games, and crafts while learning about Jesus. If any of these churches are charging for VBS, please let us know.

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