It's roller derby with ARG hosting two home bouts (5 & 7:30 p.m.) at the Yaarab Shriner Center on Ponce de Leon Ave.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Friday, July 20, 2012
Plenty to do and see this weekend
If from Midtown you take Boulevard to get to the interstate, note that on Saturday, July 21, the corridor between North and Angier avenues will be closed to motor vehicle traffic for about four hours for the “Year of Boulevard Back-to-School Block Party.” Atlanta City Councilmember Kwanza Hall invites children and families to gear up for the upcoming school year at the event that runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 30 city, county, and nonprofit agencies will be on hand to connect the families of the Boulevard corridor with local social services. To kick off the morning and to address a lack of beds in the community, the Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta will deliver 100 beds to families from the corridor. They will also hand out backpacks…
Monday, June 11, 2012
Zany, fun-filled event packs Midtown Saturday afternoon
An estimated 40,000 fans lined both sides of 10th Street and packed into Piedmont Park for the Red Bull Soapbox Race on Saturday afternoon. And while there weren’t as many spills as there were three years ago when the event first came to Midtown, there were certainly plenty of thrills - as in the laughter variety. Thirty-seven non-motorized vehicles sped, puttered and destructed along the race course and they came in a variety of shapes and designs. Pre-race choreographed dance routines and skits factored in the voting by the panel of judges, which including Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan. The teams came from eight different states inclduing California, but The Nook on Piedmont Park, located at 1144 Piedmont Avenue, only had to travel a …
Friday, April 20, 2012
It's not all about the Dogwood Festival on Saturday.
With the Dogwood Festival in full swing, hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate on Saturday. But there is a 60 percent chance of rain Saturday with temperatures expected to reach the low 70s. With the 76th annual festival expected to bring thousands to the Midtown area, traffic will be congested around Piedmont Park. Still, there are other options to fill your day. Maybe volunteering is on your Saturday planner. On Friday, Atlanta Gas Light held a successful volunteer effort in collecting trash along the south portion of the company’s adopted BeltLine segment in celebration of Earth Day. (See pictures with this article) And on Saturday, Comcast invites Atlanta to make a difference in the community by volunteering at the 11th annual Comcast…
Saturday, February 18, 2012
A peek around local sports news, including an update on Grady High's soon to be vacated athletic director position.
They’re baaaaaaaack! Conceived in 2004, the Atlanta Rollergirls get the 2012 season rolling Saturday with a doubleheader at the YAARAB Shrine Temple at 400 East Ponce de Leon Avenue. At least we know track announcer Lucky Yates is excited about this news. (see video) At 5 p.m., ARG’s all-star Dirty South Derby Girls will skate against Maine Roller Derby 's Port Authorities. Then at 7:30, witness home team rivalry as Apocalypstix and Denim Demons take the track. Tickets begin at $15 and children 3 and under are free. See here for more information. _______ Grady High School's Athletic Booster Club is currently accepting nominations for one current Grady parent and one community representative to serve on the interview committee to select …