Leap Year Baby: Seize Your Day!

OK, so you probably weren't born on Feb. 29, but that doesn't mean you can't take a leap of faith on Wednesday.

For some, celebrating a birthday is much more than being the celebrated person one day a year—because for them, their birthday actually only comes once every four years.

Known as "Leap Year Babies," these special people were born on Feb. 29, a date that is only on the calendar once every four years. It arrives again Wednesday and here's some fun Leap Year Baby info from the Honor Society of Leap Year Babies.  

So, Midtown, any Leap Year Babies out there? If so, do you hate it when people ask how you celebrate that special day once every four years, or how you celebrate your birthday on every other non-Leap year? Stuff like that. Or maybe it's a conversation starter...

If you are a Leap Year Baby, present your ID at the Whole Foods Market at 650 Ponce de Leon Ave for a free cupcake. 

But even if you’re not a Leap Year Baby, you can still celebrate the once-every-four-year occasion on Wednesday. After 5 p.m. at , receive a $4 discount off any order more than $20. That's leap-tastic!

Or take a leap of faith with Billy to celebrate 2012’s extra day and receive a one-day-only discount on tickets to “Billy Elliot the Musical,” which begins an eight-performance run at beginning March 13.

It’s a part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2011-12 season, and tickets for certain Atlanta dates for the critically acclaimed Broadway hit will be discounted to $29 on Wednesday. Tickets can be purchased (using code Leap29) at the Fox Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-982-2787. Leap-rific!

And finally, a fresh Midtown grass roots organization that’s thinking local first, Ponce and Peachtree, will be leaping ahead with its first “Community Gathering” Wednesday evening at . The eatery next to the Fox will be offering dinner specials and Gary Vaughn will be playing live music late.

The feature though is the 7:30 p.m. screening of “MHz" (Megahertz), which was written by Atlantan Jordan Graye, who also plays a starring role in the film that was shot in the city with a local cast and crew. It’s about a self-destructive radio DJ who encounters an eccentric inventor in the afterlife, and through explorations of the troubled history of radio's beginnings, the DJ and inventor help each other work through the torn and frayed energies of their lives. Whoa!

Founded last year, Ponce and Peachtree is a 501(c)3 community organization “committed to creating an improved economic climate for our local businesses through community awareness and involvement. Our goals are simple.... healthy, sustained economic growth and development in our area driven by community involvement.”

The group goes further to explain on its facebook page: “We are here to sustain economic growth and development by providing the community with an awareness of what is happening within our district through events and cross promotions. We want to keep our locals local, and our visitors visiting. Keep it here. Keep it local.”

Seems like the leap thing to do! Good job.


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