April 2017 Around Town 1

Elite Roofing Plans Golf

Registration is now open to teams and sponsors for Elite Roofing’s Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Family Promise of Forsyth County, Inc. The tournament will be held at The Manor Golf and Country Club in Alpharetta on May 16. Jeremy Johnson and the whole team at Elite Roofing and Restoration are passionate about helping children in Forsyth county who don’t have a roof over their heads each night. Elite has teamed up with Family Promise who responds to the needs of more than 360 homeless children in Forsyth County by integrating educational outreach, smart programming, effective policies, and the hands-on work of volunteers like Jeremy, to host this annual golf tournament. Through events and outreaches like this, Family Promise is able to provide food, housing and support services for homeless families. In addition, Family Promise provides advice and advocacy for at-risk families to prevent their becoming homeless. To register, or for more information on sponsorship, visit EliteCharityGolfTournament.EventBrite.com or email EGACharity@gmail.com.

Spring in the Smokies

The Swag, a 14-room rustic mountain hideaway in North Carolina, kicks off its 36th season on April 21st with a roster of programs that feature some of America’s foremost experts on Great Smoky Mountains wildlife and nature. Hikes, workshops and presentations are designed to celebrate the area’s stunning features through a variety of programs. This year’s “event leaders” include nationally recognized North Carolina-based storyteller Donald Davis, guest host for NPR’s Good Evening, singer and songwriter Doug Peters, artist Gay Bryant, master naturalist and elk expert Esther Blakely, birding expert Bob Collier, hiking and wildlife experts Joel and Kathy Zachry and black bear researcher Michael R. Pelton.The season runs through November 2, 2017. For further information, contact The Swag at 800.789.7672. Tell them Sue sent you!

Cars & ‘Q for the Cause

Join Choate Construction for the 8th annual Cars and ‘Q for the Cause, the highly anticipated event featuring 100-plus stellar cars; tasty barbecue from Jim ‘n Nicks; continuous pours of your favorite brews from Lagunitas, The Unknown Brewing Company, and Second Self Beer Company; silent auction; and live music, all to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation. New this year is a road rally, ending at the show. April 29, 4 – 7 p.m. Tickets in advance are $20 for event entry and dinner and $40 for entry, dinner and access to the bar (legal age permitting). Tickets rise to $30 and $50 at the door. 8200 Roberts Drive, Atlanta. Visit CarsNQ.PassionCFF.org  or email carsnq@choateco.com.

Your Cleaner Home

Maid Right of Roswell brings a new home cleaning concept to The Greater North Fulton area. T.J. Kissane, general manager, is passionate about helping people create cleaning business of their own, with a small financial investment. Unlike their competition, Maid Right doesn’t employ hourly cleaners, but instead enables people to buy a piece of the business and operate their own unit franchise. “Helping people, who probably thought they could never own their own business, and watching them begin to make life changing money for their family is the primary reason we do this business,” says Kissane. With this model, Maid Right will send the same cleaning team to your home every time. In addition, they use safe, hospital-grade disinfectants; HEPA filtration backpack vacuums for cleaner floors and air; color-coded microfiber cleaning cloths to reduce cross-contamination; and their exclusive EnviroShield® whole-house disinfecting process. Call 770.552.6243 or visit Roswell.MaidRight.com.

It’s Special at Milton’s

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails executive chef Derek Dollar launches new dinner specials available Mon. – Wed. Fans of Dollar’s contemporary Southern cuisine know the chef is always creating fresh, new dishes with the season’s bounty. There isn’t enough room on the menu for all of the fan favorites, but now, patrons can enjoy several of them as featured specials. Monday: half rack of baby back ribs, Coca-Cola baked beans, bacon braised collard greens, GA red barbecue sauce ($20).Tuesday: applewood smoked chicken (half a bird), sweet and spicy cucumber-melon salad, stewed tomato kale, mango-peach chutney ($18).Wednesday: grouper fish fry, cracked mustard coleslaw, blue cheese sweet potato tots, comeback sauce ($19) Pair the dinner specials with Milton’s featured smoked praline old fashioned ($10), made with house-infused smoked pecan bourbon, caramel syrup and black walnut bitters and served on a king ice cube.

Shrimp at Amelia

To celebrate its status as the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry, Fernandina Beach’s historic downtown pulls out all the stops during the annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, an island tradition for more than 50 years. One of the premier festivals in the southeast, the Shrimp Festival combines a love of shrimp and the best of arts and entertainment, all set in the beautiful historic district. The family-friendly event includes a Pirate Parade, Miss Shrimp Festival Pageant, Kids Fun Zone, Shrimp Run sponsored by The YMCA, fine arts and crafts and antiques vendors, fireworks, and live entertainment. Local shrimp and seafood dishes, ranging from shrimp tacos to shrimp pie, are always the star of the show. Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island’s historic town and seaport, was the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry and was once the shrimping capital of the world. For more than six decades, nearly 100 shrimp boats docked in Fernandina Beach. Also part of Amelia Island’s storied history are the eight flags of dominion that have flown above the island during the past five centuries – more flags than any other U.S. territory. The Pirate Parade is Thursday, May 4. The festival is May 5-7. ShrimpFestival.com

Spring Into Health

Are you ready for answers? CentreSpring MD + Pediatrics does medicine differently and they want to help you spring forth into your best health. As an integrative and functional medical practice, the staff will get to the root of your health issues with a dedicated team of board-certified physicians, here to support you in your journey to health. For the month of April only, get $50 off a new patient visit when you bring this magazine into the centre at your appointment. Cannot be combined with other advertised offers. Call to schedule appointment and mention this ad. 404.814.9808

Destin & South Walton Wine Time

Each year, South Walton becomes the epicenter of the wine world during the last weekend of April as South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival and Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) team up to host the preeminent vintners from around the world. Held in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival features more than 800 wines, celebrity winemakers, the Savor South Walton Culinary Village, tasting seminars, live entertainment, Spirits Row and Champagne Lane. The star-studded lineup of 2016 celebrity winemakers includes wine superstars Cristina Mariani-May of Castello Banfi Vintners and Pomerol Powerhouse Ronan Laborde of Chateau Clinet, among others. In conjunction with the festival, Destin Charity Wine Auction, ranked among the “Top 10 Charity Wine Auction in the U.S.” by Wine Spectator magazine, raises funds for children in need in Northwest Florida by auction exclusion one-of-kind lots and rare wines. This year DCWAF will honor Ric Forman of Forman Vineyards as its 2016 honorary vintner and Cristina Mariani-May of Castello Banfi Vintners as the 2016 international honorary vintner.  Learn more about this ultimate wine weekend at SoWalWine.com and DCWAF.com.