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Jazzoo at Zoo Atlanta

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Any time I visit the zoo, I can’t help but exclaim, “lions, tigers, and bears, oh my!” But when in Atlanta, don’t forget to add the pandas and giraffes!  On October 13, Jazzoo 2012 was held at Zoo Atlanta.  Proceeds from Jazzoo are used to support Atlanta’s internationally acclaimed Great Ape Programs, such as the Great Ape Heart program and the Primate Research Department. This event included plenty of cocktails and yummy bites.

The event was a combination cocktail party and educational trip to the zoo.  The zoo staff were in full force for close-up viewing of the wild residents.  There was a cute alligator (if one can call an alligator cute) that was about 24 inches long. Hard to believe that the little fellow can grow to be over 8 foot long!

Thanks to all of the beverage sponsors, there seemed to have been a cocktail station every 20 feet.  Some of the sponsoring restaurants included Six Foot Under, H. Harper Station, and Tin Lizzy’s.  The food variety ranged from Indian vegetarian, beef Wellington, to hamburgers and turkey sliders.

The center was the big Ford Tent, where the band The Breakfast Club performed a wide range of dance hits.  It was difficult to just stand still when Bon Jovi’s Living on a Prayer was being blasted.

Though the attire for the evening was to be black tie creative, several individuals focused on the creative. Near the end of the evening, there was a costume contest.  The host committee selected attendees for this fun moment.  On stage were a full out ape, a zebra, a giraffe and a very creative bumble bee.  After asking for the crowd to shout out their favorites, the winner was the bumble bee.

Zoo Atlanta is a wonderful venue and Jazzoo is a great cause.  Mark your calendar now to attend next year’s Jazzoo!

 

For a video view: http://youtu.be/fYqmIyhbHZc

Don’t miss out several other BOO events the Atlanta Zoo, check them out!

For more information visit: www.ZooAtlanta.org

 

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This Saturday Sept 19th “Run For Cover” a Fundraiser for Second Chance Warming Shelter @ Beer Barrel in Marietta! A Day of MUSIC, Raffles, Adult Games and BBQ!

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A Day of MUSIC, Raffles, Adult Games, Award Winning BBQ PLUS your chance to “Give Back” by Supporting a Great Cause at one of the Best Dive Bars in Georgia!!!


Saturday, Sept 19th “Run For Cover”, a fundraiser will be held for the Second Chance Warming Shelter at Beer Barrel in Marietta. MUSIC provided by one of the Best Rock Cover Bands in The ATL No Sweat and that Award Winning BBQ brought to you by ANGELFIRE7 BBQ! Raffle items include 50/50 Drawings, Tattoos, family photo sessions, salon gift boxes, gift certificates, neon signs and a custom Harley Davidson smoker.

Custom Harley Smoker

Second Chance Warming Shelter is located at 271 Marietta Rd in Canton, GA inside Action Church. The Warming Shelter was started three years ago out of need because there is no Homeless Shelter in Cherokee County. When temps drop below 32 degrees, the City of Canton allows Action Church to open their doors to those in need. They feed them, give them a warm bed and provides Toiletries and Warm Clothing. Last year Action Church with the HELP of Fundraisers like “Run For Cover” was able to Shelter 350 men, women and children.

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LawJam 2015 Raises $35,000 for Atlanta Bar Foundation Grants Program

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LawJam 2015: Atlanta Lawyers Rock, Raise $35,000 for Atlanta Bar Foundation Grants Program

On Saturday, June 27th, local attorneys exchanged their suits and ties for jeans and guitars as the 6th Annual LawJam took place at Variety Playhouse.

The annual event pits attorneys against each other, but this time the music stated the case and music industry professionals were the judges. Seven Atlanta lawyer bands took part as LawJam 2015 raised money for Atlanta Bar Foundation causes.

The rocking lawyers competed for the title of Best Band and Best Original Song. After a night of music and dance, the Electric Bonfires were named Best Band. “Big Sleep Lies” by the Kevins was named Best Original Song and the band won a one day recording session at Tree Sound Studios.

The judges for the evening were Kaedy Kiely, of 97.1 The River radio; Josh Rifkind, Songs for Kids Foundation and Barry Selvedge of Prime Point Media as well as audience members. The Emcee and host of the evening’s festivities was Burt Reeves.

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Six Flags Over Georgia and MUST Ministries Host Opening Weekend Food Drive

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MUST Food Pantries distributes more than 370,000 pounds of food throughout the year; donations to directly benefit neighbors in need

Saturday, March 14 – Sunday, March 15

WHAT:
For the 5th consecutive year, MUST Ministries is partnering with Six Flags Over Georgia to host an Opening Weekend Food Drive on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15.

Each guest that donates six or more non-perishable food items will receive a Buy One Get One Free coupon for a general admission ticket to the park. Season Passholders that donate six or more non-perishable food items will be granted park access an hour before the park opens to experience the new BATMAN: The Ride BACKWARDS.

Suggested items to donate include canned meats, peanut butter, cereal bars, cereal and dry foods.

A full list of accepted items can be found online at www.mustministries.org/document.doc?id=49.

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