For Downton Fans

A new exhibit for fans has opened at CityPlace in West Palm Beach, Florida. Downton Abbey: The Exhibition offers a fully immersive experience inside the world of the award-winning show. The exhibition transports visitors on a journey through the grand home of Downton Abbey and offers an interactive, inside look into the world of the Crawleys and those that served them below stairs. Tickets are $35 and children under 14 are free.   Stay at the charming Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach for the complete experience. DowntonExhibition.com 

Kickboxing New Year

9Round is a specialized fitness center for people who want a unique, fun, and proven workout that guarantees results. 9Round offers a kickboxing-themed fitness program that incorporates functional, interval, cardiovascular, and circuit training regimens. The programs consist of a proprietary system of nine challenging workout stations developed by a World Champion Kickboxer. 13065 Highway 9 Milton, #120. 9Round is brought to the local area by Kegan Leissner & Eric Svancara. 9Round.com

Gold For Your Face

Gold is not only the most precious metal in the world, it is also a natural antioxidant with many documented anti-aging benefits, making it the perfect super-ingredient to provide high quality and super effective skincare results. Atlanta based ORO 24 Karat is a luxurious yet affordable skincare brand based on 24k gold as its key ingredient formulated to diminish and prevent the visible signs of the aging process such as fine-lines, wrinkles, and age-spots. Made in the USA, NOT tested on animals. ORO24Karat.com

Opps for Students

The Student Leadership Johns Creek (SLJC) Program equips students with chances to acquire and implement leadership skills in their school and community. Applicants are now available for the upcoming class of 2021. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2019. Applications are available at StudentLeadershipJohnsCreek.com or through the schools sponsors at each of the four Johns Creek schools.  This is a two-year program that involves student leaders from Johns Creek High Schools. Graduates report that this project has helped them with college scholarship applications as well as finding internships in college. The business leaders in Johns Creek have been extremely receptive to the students being their shadow for a day, these presentations are due in March prior to the graduation ceremony at Northview High School in April.

Time to Give

Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) and Northside Hospital are hosting the 17th annual Totes 2 Tots drive to collect backpacks and suitcases for foster children in Georgia. Donations of new or nearly new backpacks, duffel bags and suitcases will be accepted at locations across the state. More than 14,000 children, from infants to teenagers, are currently in the foster care system in Georgia. Many of these children shuffle their belongings in garbage bags when they are removed from their homes. Totes 2 Tots aims to change that by giving every foster child in Georgia a new or nearly new backpack, duffel bag or suitcase. Since totes 2 tots launched in 2003, the annual volunteer event has collected and distributed more than 55,000 bags. Drop off:  1835 Savoy Drive, Suite 300, Atlanta or  1100 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Suite 600,  Sandy Springs. Give.Northside.com/totes2tots

Fight Fires

Johns Creek residents can get a detailed look at how their fire department operates when the Johns Creek Fire Department (JCFD) launches its next Citizens Fire Academy on Feb. 5. During the course, participants will learn about JCFD operations, fire tactics and strategies, and aspects of fire prevention and investigation techniques. The academy meets for 10 classes: Feb. 5, 19, 26; March 2, 12, 23, 26; April 13 and 26. The classes include instruction (equipment, fire prevention); demonstrations (CPR, investigation techniques); and practical exercises (fire ground training, emergency medical exercises).  If interested, please submit an online application or pick one up at JCFD Headquarters, 10700 Abbotts Bridge Road, Suite 190, Johns Creek

Karson Greenburg Maps Us

The city’s “Complete the Map” project is now finished thanks to a local Eagle Scout who helped capture imagery of nearly 70 miles of private roads in Johns Creek. Eagle Scout Karson Greenburg and his group of volunteers worked in teams to capture street locations and types on local neighborhood streets.  In 2016, the city partnered with Mapillary, an imagery analysis and mapping company with a companion smartphone app, to collect street-level photos of roadways.  The photos were uploaded to Mapillary, whose technology analyzes pictures and the GPS information within them to automatically find and map street signs. This sign information is then transmitted to the City, where it helps staff determine the number and type of signs on each street. Greenburg and his volunteers captured imagery of nearly 70 miles of private roads in the city that added to the more than 277 miles of public roads that Johns Creek and other individual volunteers have already captured.

Yoga Promo

Live your best life in 2019! Grey Owl Mind-Body Studio will be kicking off the new year with a Community Appreciation Week, Jan 14 – 18. Try any class — mat yoga, aerial yoga, meditation, ashtanga or dance — for only $10 and be entered to into a raffle to win a Manduka yoga mat and 1 Month Unlimited Mat Yoga & Meditation. The celebration continues on Jan 19 with an Open House from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, mini classes, giveaways and special deals in the studio. GreyOwlMB.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram for more details

Mountain High Alpharetta

Mountain High Outfitters opened last month in Alpharetta. Our editor’s favorite outdoor outpost is now nearby. Mountain High Outfitters is more than a traditional outdoor retailer. They offer a vast array of products and brands that help any patron to accommodate their own unique adventure. No matter where your day takes you, MHO can outfit all your everyday needs. They carry a variety of apparel and footwear for your active lifestyle, from trips to the lake or the mountains or to your favorite coffee shop. In MHO’s  commitment to provide their patrons with the optimal outdoor adventure and lifestyle experience, they offer expert-lead classes in the following: camping and hiking skills, family adventure activities, and travel for active lifestyles. Alpharetta City Center, 405 South Broad Street. MountainHighOutfitters.com

Win a Beach Weekend

Lifestyle Publications is partnering with The Henderson Park Inn to award one lucky reader with a holiday at the beach. Head to our website to enter a 4-night stay at the Henderson Park Inn along with a $100 gift certificate to Beach Walk Café, and a 50 minute massage for 2 people at the Salamander Spa at The Henderson. Henderson Park Inn features world-class amenities at their beachfront Bed & Breakfast, a Boutique Hotel, in Destin, Florida. Located adjacent to the Henderson Beach State Park and directly on a quiet stretch of beach, the adults-only property features coastal furnishings and a large veranda that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico.The Salamander Spa features eleven exquisite private treatment rooms and a wet area with an experiential shower, whirlpool tub, a luxurious couples’ suite, sun-lit relaxation spaces, and a full-service salon. Included in the stay is a breakfast buffet, picnic-style boxed lunches, happy hour and afternoon snacks. Also, complimentary beach services, bicycles, helmets and chain locks for a breathtaking bike ride along the scenic beach road.