Saturday Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

NFCC Food Pantry hours are expanding to Saturday to accommodate the many hardworking families whose jobs prevent them from coming for food during the week.  Volunteers are needed on Saturdays from 9:30am – 1:30pm. You can sign up as an individual on a regular schedule, once or twice a month. This is a great opportunity for families, civic, faith or corporate groups wanting to cover one or two Saturdays a month. We can reserve 10-12 spaces for you! Contact Darlene Turk to sign up. NFCCHelp.org

Nomiate a family for Burt’s Adventure

Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families, is now accepting applications and nominations for children to join the magic on their 2020 trip! 

To qualify, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12, live in “The Bert Show” radio listening area, prove financial need and have never been to Disney World. Please visit BertsBigAdventure.org for additional details. 

Always Scary

Get ready, Atlanta! The bone-chilling, fan-favorite NETHERWORLD Haunted House launched two year-round attractions.

Laser Adventure Battle Arena offers a video-game-like experience and is an ideal outdoor interactive attraction for thrill-seekers and daredevil enthusiasts alike. Those who dare can play the game in the eeriness of night in this post-apocalypse world. Holding up to 24 participants, players must face the challenges of mazes and forts. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for terrifying monsters that might be lurking in the shadows!

Tiki Island: Attack of The Shark God! This fourth escape room joins a trio of award-winning rooms that have already become highly respected in the escape game industry –  Sasquatch: Bigfoot’s RevengeNosferatu: Van Helsing’s Secret, and Haunted: Curse of The Night Hag. In Tiki Island, participants will be transported to a tropical island, but soon find out they aren’t in paradise. You and your friends have one hour to solve the mysteries or suffer a fate worse than death. Fearworld.com

GMC Primary now open

Gwinnett Medical Center is excited to announce the opening of the new GMC Primary Care & Specialty Center-Peachtree Corners. Conveniently located at 5277 Peachtree Parkway this new center is putting accessible, industry-leading health care on the map.  At GMC Primary Care & Specialty Center-Peachtree Corners, individuals and businesses will have access to exceptional services for specialized and preventative care. Offerings will include primary care and corporate health programs from GMG Primary Care, as well as cardiology, gastroenterology, obstetric and gynecologic care from a variety of local specialists. Additional, onsite offerings will include orthopedics, 3D mammography and digital X-ray.

To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with a GMG Primary Care-Peachtree Corners provider, visit Gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/ptc. GMC Primary Care & Specialty Center-Peachtree Corners, 5277 Peachtree Parkway, 678.312.8430

Once Upon a Treehouse

The latest addition to Brookhaven’s park system is located at Briarwood Park, 2235 Briarwood Way, NE. Dubbed “The Treehouse,” a creative take on a childhood favorite, the adventurous piece consists of three elevated treehouses in a triangular formation that interconnect with rope ladders. It was designed to combine physical activity with teaching youngsters how to transform ideas into fun solutions.

“When developing the master plan for the park, neighbors wanted something different, trying to get away from the normal everyday playground and treehouse concept … something new that would engage the children and hold their attention,” noted Brian Borden, Brookhaven Director of Parks and Recreation. “I believe we have achieved that goal. This is a ‘first’ in the Brookhaven park system and could well serve as a prototype for future playground improvements in other city parks.”

 

Destin Wine Time

Founded in 2005, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) has donated $18 Million to Northwest Florida charities through hosting world-class wine and culinary events. These funds have impacted the lives of over 90,000 youth, including those afflicted by health issues and abuse. DCWAF has been recognized as one of the Nation’s ‘Top 10 Charity Wine Auction in the U.S.’ by Wine Spectator Magazine for the last seven consecutive years. The 2019 Harvest Wine & Food Festival provides patrons the opportunity to sip and savor some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections. Thursday, October 24 is the Celebrity Winemaker Dinners  with celebrity wine representatives from Catena Zapata, Gamble Family Vineyards, PRIME Cellars, and ROY Estate will each headline a multi-course wine dinner in various locations in the South Walton area. Friday’s Al Fresco Reserve Tasting starts at 6PM with a selection of library wines that feature rare vintages not easily accessible to the average consumer. A silent auction featuring a variety of rare wines, staycations and unique experiences continue through October 28.   DCWAF.org

Northside Here to Help

As part of Northside Hospital Cancer Institute’s comprehensive approach to promoting healthier lifestyles, Northside offers a six-week Built To Quit program to help you stop smoking and using other tobacco products. Upcoming sessions begin September 10. Classes are conducted primarily in a group setting, with face-to-face interactions. Afternoon classes are available at all three Northside Hospital campuses in Atlanta, Canton and Cumming, with evening classes also available in Atlanta and Cumming. Lunch or dinner provided. Online classes also are available. Northside.com/2019-Built-to-Quit-Class-Registration, 404.780.7653