November 2017 Around Town 1

Smart Girls

Girls Who Code is a national club created with one goal: to close the gender gap in technology. This club is open to girls in grades 6 through 12. Please RSVP to to join. Due to limited computers in the library, participants are asked to bring a personal laptop if one is available to them. Saturdays, November 18 – December 16. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free! Alpharetta Branch Library  For more information regarding the club as a whole, please visit

Art and Giving

Art For Art has teamed up with an international charity to bring Atlantans a unique opportunity this Thanksgiving: take home your favorite works of art produced by talented student artists from underserved communities in Africa and support the students’ visual arts classes in Africa. The “Art For Africa” Exhibition opens on Saturday, November 25, in the exhibition space at The Ballog, an artisans market in Serenbe. On display will be artwork from Africa, which visitors can take home. Admission is free, and visitors are encouraged to connect not only with the drawings and paintings, but also with the student artists who created them, through short bios that are included with each piece. For more information about this and other Art For Art exhibits, visit

We Need Your Two Cents

Johns Creek Lifestyle is thrilled to announce our first ever Readers’ Choice contest, where you speak up and let the world know all your favorite places to shop, eat and do business in our community.  This month, go to our website, click the link and nominate your top spots. Do you have a go-to coffee shop in Johns Creek? A must-see medical provider? A car dealer you return to again and again? Let us know.  Head to our website when you’re done reading this juicy issue and have your say!

New Doc at Dental Zone

Johns Creek Children’s Dental Zone welcomes Dr. LaGree. He completed his undergraduate education at the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences and a minor in pharmacy and toxicology. Dr. LaGree continued on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery with a Pediatric minor from the Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Then spent two years specializing in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. Throughout his education he has been very active in community service and held leadership roles in multiple outreach focused organizations. These organizations include being the co-founder of the UBSDM Pediatric Club, Buffalo Outreach and Community Assistance, and ASDA at Buffalo. Dr. LaGree has a keen interest in technology, he built his first computer when he was just 15 years old. This interest in technology contributes to his interest in technological advancements throughout dentistry. Outside of the dentist office, in his free time, he also enjoys many different sports, hiking and surfing. 3455 Old Alabama Road

Eating Well, To Go

Eat Fit Go provides a simple and delicious solution to eating healthy on the go. Their chef-inspired meals are prepared in their offsite kitchen and are delivered to the store daily. They offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and kid’s meals all using high quality
ingredients, with no added preservatives. 
Each meal’s label lists the ingredients and macros, and is scan-able into nutrition tracking apps. Based on your lifestyle needs, you can choose to eat your meal in the store, you can take a few meals with you to go or you can choose to go all out and do their Perfect Week Meal Plan. Team members are happy to help you figure out what works best for you. 5530 Windward Pkwy.

Rec for All

Adaptive recreation provides social and recreational opportunities for disabled Johns Creek children and young adults, along with their families and friends. The programs provide residents opportunities for new experiences, enhanced self-esteem, and also promotes community involvement. All the programs and events are free. Pre-registration may be required for some events and 

New Friends Galore

The Johns Creek Women’s Club welcomes you. They are a social group where women will build relationships, have fun, and do good in the community. Monthly luncheons take place the fourth Wednesday of each month.  Interest groups are created that meet around a common interest or activity including book clubs, Bible study, bunco, couples nights, cooking classes, girls’ night out and more.  The group’s focus is philanthropy and their first beneficiary is Wellspring Living.  Join them this month.

The DeSoto Savannah

Located in the heart of historic Savannah on the site of Gen. Oglethorpe’s Barracks, The DeSoto Savannah is the perfect cultivation of Southern history and modern luxury. The recently renovated Sotherly Hotel opened their doors in August, unveiling the newly added rooftop pool, a contemporary upgrade to their 246 guest rooms, as well as a custom SCAD art gallery and two restaurants, rich in Savannah traditions. Chef-driven 1540 Room and Edgar’s Proof & Provision, feature flavorful dishes and craft cocktails daily. Guests can enjoy the “back porch,” a beautifully shaded porch that embodies the true atmosphere of the South where visitors can relax and unwind after a day in the city. With the charming views of Savannah, the reimagined modern feel and the Southern hospitality at every corner, it’s no surprise the DeSoto Savannah remains an icon of the South and a favorable destination since 

Small Business Smarts

Payroll and reporting stressing, you out? Payroll is complex. It can be especially challenging to small businesses. All businesses must adhere to the ever-changing federal and state regulations to avoid penalties which can be costly to small businesses. The Johns Creek Chamber’s educational series, Business Builders, will feature Ella Carter with ProActive Payroll and Linda Gober with LDG Accounting Services as they present, “Are You Ready for Year End?”  Join us as they educate small businesses about payroll and reporting the “dos and don’ts” for year-end reporting, employee set-up, understanding withholding, insurance, Worker’s Comp, 1099 vs W2 and more. This list is long and can be overwhelming. This informative luncheon session will be held November 14th at TrueNorth RealEstate Professionals in Johns Creek from 12-1 p.m. Jersey Mike’s, Johns Creek provides lunch!  $10 Members/$20 Guests. Go to to register for this informative session. Or call 770.495.0545 for more information.