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Local teachers to receive free school supplies from Staples

Local teachers to receive free school supplies from Staples

ATLANTA -- Every year, more than 90 percent of American teachers spend hundreds of dollars of their own money on classroom supplies, according to the National Education Association.

Now, with the first day of school less than a week away for some, Metro Atlanta Staples stores are offering local teachers a big helping hand.

Saturday, July 30 is Teacher Appreciation Day at Staples. The first 100 teachers to visit certain Atlanta-area stores from 9 a.m.

Weekend Events: Festival on Ponce, Chelsea Handler and Suwanee Beer Fest

Weekend Events: Festival on Ponce, Chelsea Handler and Suwanee Beer Fest

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

This weekend, the Atlanta inTown paper will be hosting the Atlanta Summer Arts Festival: Festival on Ponce which will be held at Ponce de Leon Avenue and Moreland Avenue in Olmstead Park, in the North Druid Hills neighborhood. The festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday and it will feature an artist market, food and entertainment. Local acts Jeno and Kitty Wolf will take the main stage during the two day festival. For more information, visit them online.

Comedian Chelsea Handler will be performing at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre on July 22 at 8 p.m. Handler is returning to Atlanta, now, to perform a show that was postponed earlier this summer.

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH COMES TO MALL OF GEORGIA SAT JULY 23

Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off – 'Shake It Up' edition," Disney Channel's first national dance talent search just for kids, hosted by AT&T U-verse, will make its mark at Mall of Georgia in Buford, Georgia. Kids ages 8-16, with the consent of a parent, will have the opportunity to show off their dance skills and record a dance video onsite for online submission for a chance to compete in a dance off to air on Disney Channel in October 2011. The grand prize includes a special guest dance spot on "Shake It Up" plus the chance to meet the cast. Fans and dance enthusiasts are invited to come down and participate in a Q&A with Roshon Fegan.

READ THE FULL DETAILS AT http://www.thebluebirdpatch.com/2011/07/disney-channels-first-national-dance.html

3,000 students to benefit from back-to-school blast

3,000 students to benefit from back-to-school blast

CHEROKEE CO., Ga. -- Nearly 3,000 children have pre-registered for this year's Give a Kid a Chance back-to-school blast.

Give a Kid a Chance is an outreach program that, with the help of more than 400 volunteers, provides filled backpacks, haircuts, new clothes and medical screenings to Cherokee County students in need.

"We want to make sure each student has everything he or she needs to have a successful school year," said Cheryl Ruffer, co-founder of Give a Kid a Chance.

Coupon Class in Atlanta 7/16

Coupon Class in Atlanta 7/16

 The Coupon Diva

Presents

The Coupon Class

You have watched the Shows, You have read the paper, You have heard all about how a person saves over 50%-75% off there grocery bill. Now is your chance to learn how you can do it to.  

The Coupon Diva, voted Atlanta's #3 Favorite Local Blog by the AJC will teach you:

  • Where to find coupons & How to use them
  • Organizing your coupons the Easy WAY!
  • Shopping at the stores to save
  • Time saving methods
  • Secrets & Tricks to couponing the right way
  • Plus more!

    We will Provide Tip Sheet and Handouts, all you have to bring is you!

     If you have any questions, Please contact Aimee @ Atlcoupondiva@gmail.com OR Sign up HERE

WEEKEND EVENTS: Art Stroll, Yard Sales, Motley Crue and the Indigo Girls

WEEKEND EVENTS: Art Stroll, Yard Sales, Motley Crue and the Indigo Girls

ATLANTA -- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

This weekend, the Castleberry Hill neighborhood will host their monthly Castleberry Hill Art Stroll at the Castleberry Point Condominiums. This event is sponsored by city councilman, Kwanza Hall and begins on Friday at 7 p.m. This week, the stroll will feature Denise Jackson’s Emerging Art Scene Gallery installations and The Wine Shoe will hold a $10 wine tasting. Food trucks will also be lined up in front of Castleberry Point. The corral will include: Tex’s Tacos, The King of Pops, Westside Creamery and the Pup Truck. The Castleberry Point Condos are located at 327 Nelson Street in Atlanta.

On Sunday, the Grant Park neighborhood will hold their first-ever Community Yard Sale starting on July 10.