Summer for Young Musicians 

The Atlanta Youth Orchestra, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is excited to announce an outstanding opportunity for area students. The AYO is offering a summer orchestra music camp – complete orchestral training for rising eight grade students through rising college freshman. The 2018 Summer Training Camp will provide all coaching by members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, while led by AYO Artistic Director and Conductor, Maestro Michael Palmer. The camp will be held from Monday, June 11 to Saturday, June 16, at Johns Creek United Methodist Church. Tuition is $450 plus a nonrefundable $35 registration fee. Some tuition incentives are available. Students must have had at least one year of instrument instruction, and auditions will be at the discretion of the program director. A limited number of scholarships will be available based on need. Register at, where additional information is provided. Deadline for applications is May 10. For questions, please call 404.518.8891 or email

Beautiful Home

Black Dog Interiors is a home furnishings and interior design shop located in the heart of downtown Roswell. Their style is a mix of classic and eclectic with the goal of creating unique and transitional spaces that are both beautiful and functional.The shop showcases a wide variety of furniture, accessories, art and gifts. Many of their products can be customized with a variety of finishes and fabrics, so be sure to ask an associate if you are interested in a piece. Stop by to make your house a home! Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays by appointment only.

Coors Hike

Wilson Peak, which inspired the famous mountain on the Coors Banquet and Coors Light beer labels, exists in the heart of the San Juan Mountains in Telluride, Colo. Standing underneath Colorado blue skies, on top of this majestic 14,017-foot peak with millions of wildflowers blanketing the basin below might seem a little out of reach for many. The Hotel Telluride, a 59-room luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Telluride, Colo., is offering its annual and exclusive ‘Crack a Coors on Wilson Peak’ package (available from July 1 – September 15). Our editor recently visited and says this hotel has the BEST exursions!  Telluride, which sits at an elevation of 8,750-feet in Southwestern Colorado, is nestled in a box canyon among the highest concentration of 13,000- and 14,000-foot peaks in North America. The package includes a private, guided tour by the San Juan Outdoor Adventures, a packed lunch by The Hotel Telluride and a 60-minute spa treatment (choice of massage or facial) during their stay. $2,299 for a three-night stay in a Signature King or Double and more. 866.468.3501

Northside Hospital Study

A clinical study recently conducted by Northside Hospital’s Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program could give allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant patients a better chance for a cure. The study revealed new criteria for how physicians choose half-match (haploidentical) donors for patients who do not have a fully matched donor within their family.The BMT Program at Northside Hospital is one of the largest programs in the Southeast and has seen among the best survival outcomes in the nation for bone marrow transplants, per data released by the National Marrow Donor Program and The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research. Seventy percent of patients nationally who need a hematopoietic cell transplant don’t have a fully matched donor, but haploidentical donors are readily available for nearly all such patients, according to Be The Match. For more information about the Northside Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant Program or how to support future clinical research at Northside, visit

New for your Face

On Tuesday,  March 20, Aesthetic Specialty Centre – Plastic Surgery & Dermatology will be hosting a “Ladies Night Out” from 6 – 8 p.m. to introduce the newest products and treatments available for 2018 for the face & body. Join Dr. Marc Yune,  Dr. Raven Elosiebo-Walker and their team for – Wine – Lite Bites – Swag Bags – Incentive Pricing – Mini Consults – Drawings for Product & Services and so much more. Bring a friend and you will be entered in to a special SECRET drawing. Call 770.393.9000 to RSVP today. Make sure to visit – like and follow ASC’s Facebook and Instagram pages for more information on this exciting event. All guest will receive a $50 Gift Card to be used towards a Hydrafacial .

Stay Awhile

Rising to overlook Avalon in the heart of Alpharetta, The Hotel at Avalon, which celebrated its grand opening in January 2018, is a luxurious destination resort that boasts a graceful, modern Southern lifestyle with a contemporary twist. Located within a walkable community of shopping, dining, lodging, working, and entertaining, The Hotel at Avalon is exactly like nothing else. Flowing from the hotel, the new Alpharetta Conference Center provides the area’s premier meetings and events destination with 44,000-square-feet of adaptable event space. The 330-key hotel offers guests exclusive access to Avalon’s exquisite features including energetic green spaces, bocce courts, community swings, fire pits, and an open container policy so you can sip and stroll while browsing the collection of upscale retailers and restaurants that call the development home. With more than 220 events hosted each year, Avalon is the ultimate amenity for visitors of The Hotel at Avalon.

Welcome, Kiwanis

 A new Kiwanis club has opened in Johns Creek to give community members the opportunity to help the children of the city and surrounding area.  The Kiwanis Club of Johns Creek meets at noon on the first and third Tuesday each month at the Wei Dao restaurant at 11625 Medlock Bridge Road. The club has been formed by local community leaders to help meet the needs of children in the Johns Creek area and they are looking to grow our membership. Kiwanis International has more than 600,000 members around the world dedicated to volunteer service that helps kids. “Kiwanis clubs provide a great opportunity to meet new friends who believe in serving their communities, networking with business professionals and making a significant impact on the city through volunteering,” says Dennis McLynn, president.  “Kids need Kiwanis, in our community and in communities around the world, so they can grow up in a world where they are happy, healthy, safe and loved.” The new Kiwanis Club of Johns Creek will focus on service projects addressing several local needs, including sponsored youth programs in the local schools. Call Dennis McLynn at 770.820.1046, 

Live Toxin-Free

Do you want to cleanse? Toxins are all around us. From the air we breathe, the water we drink and even the foods we eat. Toxic overload is causing weight gain, obesity and accelerated aging, making it impossible for most to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Cleanse For Life is used by athletes, celebrities and people just like you. It is a natural blend of herbs and botanicals that supports the body’s natural detoxification system while cleansing it on a cellular level.

Great Wolf Opens

If you haven’t been to a Great Wolf Lodge, grab the kids and get ready for some fun. Located right outside Atlanta in LaGrange, Great Wolf Lodge Georgia provides the ultimate water park experience, rain or shine, for your pack at our indoor water park resort. Opening in May, the destination will have 457 guest suites and nearly 500,000 square feet of entertainment space and lodging amenities. With games, attractions, and activities throughout the resort, and spacious suite options, on-site dining, shopping outlets, and a kid’s spa, Great Wolf Lodge Georgia will be a memorable vacation for the whole family. Starting at $199  with 2 days of access to the resorts water park, numerous family activities and amenities included for each night!