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Texas Hold'em tournament to benefit Neighbor in Need

Texas Hold'em tournament to benefit Neighbor in Need

ATLANTA -- Neighbor in Need will host a Texas Hold'em fundraiser in southeast Atlanta this weekend.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 30. Entry is $50; a grand prize of a $500 Visa gift card is at stake.

The tournament take place at the Glenwood at 1236 Glenwood Avenue SE.

Email neighborinneed@eaca.net to sign up.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Neighbor in Need, which provides free home repairs to low-income seniors living in East Atlanta Village.

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's wildly popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February.

More than 100 Atlanta- and Athens-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host the event on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Every couple in attendance will receive an activity sheet with conversation topics and a booklet called "Continuing the Conversation," which gives the dads and daughters suggestions for getting to know each other better.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we serve," Chick-fil-A area marketing director Robin Lomax said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."

AKA holding peace rally for middle school students

AKA holding peace rally for middle school students

ATLANTA -- Members of metro Atlanta's chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will hold a peace rally and workshop for middle school students over the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend.

The event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Ivy Community Center in southwest Atlanta. It is part of the 40 Days of Peace project, which aims to spread service and kindness through the country.

The peace rally and workshop will aim to teach young people about Dr. King's mission, and to raise awareness of crime and crime prevention strategies. Law enforcement members will also give an interactive presentation to encourage children to stamp out gangs and bullying.

Middle school students from several metro Atlanta counties -- Cobb, Cherokee, Clayton, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale -- are expected to participate.

Fulton partners with DeKalb to 'Get to Zero'

Fulton partners with DeKalb to 'Get to Zero'

ATLANTA -- Fulton County comprises 10 percent of Georgia’s population and accounts for 54 percent of the state’s AIDS cases.

In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1, 2012, starting November 27, both health agencies will sponsor events to encourage residents to take control and get tested in a world-wide effort to reach “ZERO New Infections, ZERO Discrimination and ZERO AIDS Related Deaths.  The County has partnered with DeKalb County to provide similar services in order to have the greatest impact on reducing new HIV infections.

Planned events include:

Wednesday, November 28- 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., free HIV testing will be available at the DeKalb Addiction Clinic, 455 Winn Way, Decatur, GA 30030

Wednesday, November 28 - 6:00 p.m., at Morehouse College Sale Hall, 830 Westview Dr., Atlanta, GA 30314,  

Reserve your time to see Santa

Reserve your time to see Santa

ATLANTA -- Santa Claus will return to this year's East Atlanta Santa Fest, and he's ready to pose for pictures with two-legged and four-legged creatures alike.

Pictures with East Atlanta Santa will be taken Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Joe's Coffee and Avenue Realty.

Reserve a time by sending your name and contact information to eavsanta@gmail.com. Reservations are booked in 10-minute increments; Saturday's slots are already full, but Santa may be able to squeeze in walk-ins if time allows. The cost is $15 and includes a CD of pictures. Proceeds benefit several local programs, including East Atlanta Kids Club, Atlanta Beagle Rescue and Atlanta Bully Rescue.

East Atlanta Santa Fest will be held Saturday, Dec. 1.

22nd AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run Raises $850,000 and Counting

22nd AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run Raises $850,000 and Counting

ATLANTA -- Atlanta’s support for AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run has resulted in $850,000 raised and counting. The 2012 AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run on Sunday, October 21 in Piedmont Park has grown to be the largest AIDS-related fundraising event in the Southeast with more than 10,000 participants, including over 1,000 runners. Donations will continue to be accepted through Friday, November 30.

"Donations are still coming in from teams as well as individuals who can give at www.aidswalkatlanta.com,” says Mark B. Rinder, Chairman of the Board of AID Atlanta. “We are on track, based on last year's pace, to achieve our goal of raising $1 Million."

Local author to hold PTSD reading, discussion

Local author to hold PTSD reading, discussion

ATLANTA -- When Dr. Christal Presley's father was only 18 years old, he was drafted to Vietnam. He returned home with severe post-traumatic stress disorder, which fractured their relationship.

According to Presley, her father experienced severe depression and rage after the war, and she had no idea how to reach out to him. She left home at age 18 and didn't speak to her father for several years.

Presley went on to earn a Ph.D. in education and, in 2009, decided to contact her father. She created the Thirty Day Project, where she spent a month asking her father difficult questions about his time in Vietnam. Presley compiled their conversations into her first memoir, Thirty Days with My Father: Finding Peace from Wartime PTSD, which will be released Nov. 1.