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No Saturday Plans? No Problem!

A quick peek at what's going on in and around Midtown on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.

What’s up Saturday? Plenty for certain! Check out our list and if we missed something, let us know by adding to the comment section below. Have a great Saturday, Midtown!

  • Register now for the "Pushing for Transportation Access After TSPLOST" forum that will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jewish Federation Center, located at 1440 Spring Street. This will be an opportunity to engage publically following this summer’s TSPLOST vote about what's next for metro Atlanta’s transportation policy. The keynote address will be delivered by Allen Fernandez Smith, president and CEO of Urban Habitat. Parking is free and refreshments will be provided. See here for more information.
  • Of course, the Piedmont Green Market retruns Saturday at the 12th Street entrance gate from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. But also, the Piedmont Park Clean & Green Team will be out working on a variety of landscape maintenance projects in the park from 9 a.m. to noon. This is a great individual, family or group project for ages 5 and up. Projects may include mulching, seasonal planting, pine strawing and general park beautification.
  • Keep Atlanta Beautiful’s award-winning electronics recycling event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Recycling Center at Walden School in the Old Fourth Ward. AKB accepts paper for secure shredding, Styrofoam, and latex paint. There are no residency restrictions and most items are free to drop off. 
  • Several Midtown restaurants will be involved in the from 12 to 5 p.m. at , located at 801 Virginia Ave. All proceeds from the event benefit Embraced, a local nonprofit that collects gently-used medical equipment and shares with local and international organizations and people in need.
  • At the Fox Theatre, The King And I continues with a pair of Saturday performances at 2 and 8 p.m. Based on the 1944 novel, Anna and the King of Siam, The King and I is a powerful love story between a stubborn King and a determined governess. The Rodgers & Hammerstein musical features many well-known songs and several local Atlanta children were selected to perform in the musical, which continues through Tuesday 
  • The Alliance Theatre is currently featuring What I Learned in Paris, the world premiere from best-selling novelist, Pearl Cleage. This new romantic comedy will take you back to 1973 as it weaves a tale of passion and politics that could only happen in Atlanta. It runs through Sept. 30.
  • On The Flats, the Georgia Tech football team goes for its first victory of the season as the Yellow Jackets play host to Presbyterian in a game set to kickoff at 7 p.m. Tech has won five straight and 12 of its last 13 home openers as it prepares to face the Blue Hose for the first time since 1937.
  • And just in case you haven’t had your fill, Saturday is the second-to-last day for Midtown Restaurant Week. Many of Midtown's best eateries are participating as they feature special three-course menus for $25 and $35 per person. Visit www.midtownrestaurantweek.com for more information.

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