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Red and Blue Cook for You to Benefit Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Once a year, the skillful chefs at Benihana hand over their culinary arsenal to the only other professionals equipped to helm the famous open grills: the police officers and firefighters of Alpharetta. It's time for the annual Red and Blue Cook for You fundraiser, which will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at Benihana (2365 Mansell Road, Alpharetta, 30022), starting at 7:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation, Red and Blue Cook for You is one of the foundation's largest and most important fundraisers.

Atlanta Wind Symphony Honors the Greatest Generation

ROSWELL, GA -- The Atlanta Wind Symphony is pleased to announce the first concert of the 2010-2011 Master Season. This concert will be a "Tribute to the Greatest Generation," with a program honoring the men and women who grew up in the Great Depression, ended a war and rebuilt America into a superpower.

As a special gift to honor our veterans, tickets to the event will be free for everyone, so bring the entire family -- grandparents and children. The concert will feature several familiar selections from these historic times, closing with a Big Band finale that will have everyone humming all the way home.

Embarking on its 32nd season, the AWS is internationally respected for its continued musical excellence, contribution to music education and service to the community.

The Tribute to the Greatest Generation will be on Sunday, Oct. 10 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center (950 Forest Street, Roswell, 30075) at 3:00 p.m.

Firemen Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A

ALPHARETTA, GA -- The Chick-fil-A restaurant at Alpharetta Commons is hosting a Firemen Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 18 in honor of the dedicated firefighters working to keep the Alpharetta community safe.

The restaurant will donate 50 cents of every Chick-fil-A Spicy Chicken Sandwich sold on the 18th to the Alpharetta Fire Department's Boot Drive. The Boot Drive will benefit the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

During Firemen Appreciation Day, Chick-fil-A will feature interactive activities for children in its parking lot from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., including an inflatable castle and a mobile fire education house courtesy of the Alpharetta Fire Department.

IronKids Alpharetta Triathlon is Almost Here

ALPHARETTA, GA -- On Sunday, September 12, IronKids will hold the second annual IronKids Alpharetta Triathlon, drawing youth ranging from six to 15 years of age.

The event, taking place at Wills Park, will include five divisions: Ages 6-8, Ages 9-11, Ages 12-15, Military and Teams. The Military division will allow children of United States Armed Forces members to compete against each other within the three age groups. The Teams division allows a sports team, club or school that has youth triathletes to compete as a team in the event. A trophy will be awarded to the coach of the top finishing team.

Participants aged 12-15 will begin at 7:00 a.m. with a swim in the outdoor pool. Athletes will then bike on closed roads and run on paved walkways and grass throughout the park.

Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards Announces 2010 Ceremony

ATLANTA, GA -- Nearly 300 local theater leaders, supporters and fans from all throughout the Atlanta area will be on hand to recognize this year's nominees and winners at the Annual Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards Ceremony on Sunday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center in Roswell.

The ceremony will once again be headed up by one of Atlanta's most loved and acclaimed actors, Jeff McKerley, and punctuated with musical performances from this year's nominees for Best Overall Musical.

Since 2004, the Metropolitan Atlanta Theater (MAT) Awards has celebrated the talents of Atlanta's community theaters and small professional theater companies. The 2010 season brought 24 productions for consideration of awards, resulting in 108 nominees in 29 categories.

For more information about the 2010 MAT Awards Ceremony, please visit http://www.matawards.com/AwardCeremony.html.