Note: When submitting events for the community calendar, include in the body of the email (not an attachment) the name of the event, date/time, place, cost (if any), contact information and a BRIEF description. Please submit your event at least two weeks in advance for consideration!
American Cancer Society Road to Recovery: Volunteer Driver Program - Did you know that some Atlanta cancer patients need transportation their to radiation and chemotherapy appointments? Give joy and a smile to someone undergoing cancer treatment by driving patients to their appointments. You can help provide this life-saving service by becoming a volunteer driver with the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program. For More information on becoming a Road to Recovery volunteer for Fulton and Dekalb Counties, contact Kimbra Butler, Transportation Solutions Manager, 404.582.6132 or firstname.lastname@example.org
December 5: Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna 3949 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, GA 30080 will bring Christmas to the Community on Thursday, December 5, at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and blessings of the season at this special tree lighting event. Festivities will include holiday musical performances, refreshments and an appearance by Santa! Bring your camera to capture the evening's special moments. Visit www.emoryadventist.org for updates or call 770-434-0710 for more information.
December 7: O'Charley's Restaurants in the local Atlanta market have joined the Marine Toys for Tots as official drop sites for the season and each of the eight local restaurants are hosting Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 8am-11am. Reservations required, cost is $25 which includes two adults and one child, each additional adult $10 and children $5 each, the entire purchase is funded in the form of an O'Charley's Gift Card for the guest to keep! All we ask is for each attendee to bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation to Toys for Tots. With the help of our community we can reach our goal to collect and donate 4,000 toys this Christmas season. For more information contact email@example.com.
Marine Toys for Toys & O'Charley's Breakfast with Santa Locations
3550 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta · (770) 579-2690
3285 Cobb Parkway NW, Acworth (678) 574-7378
O'Charley's Canton 1409 Riverstone Pkwy, Canton (770) 720-6161
705 Townpark Ln Nw, Kennesaw · (770) 792-7866
10009 Highway 92, Woodstock · (770) 592-7501
4790 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy, Hiram (770) 222-0822
O'Charley's Villa Rica
921 South Carrol Road, Villa Rica (770) 456-4245
2039 Cresent Centre Blvd, Tucker (770) 491-6245
December 8: The Foundation of Emory-Adventist Hospital will sponsor a "Holiday Home Tour" on Sunday, December 8, from Noon to 6:00 p.m. The Foundation of Emory-Adventist Hospital welcomes the holiday season with a tour of some Smyrna/Vinings homes that are beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Your tour will include complimentary refreshments in the Tea Room at Community Bank of the South and entry into Santa's Workshop of artisan gifts. Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance and $25 per person the day of the tour. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of new patient beds for Emory-Adventist Hospital. Log onto www.smyrnacares.org to purchase your tickets or call 770-438-5233.
December 10: Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna 3949 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, GA 30080 will offer a Free Blood Glucose Screening on Tuesday, December 10, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. Did you know that early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risk of developing the complications of diabetes? The following symptoms of Type 2 diabetes are typical – urinating often, feeling very thirsty, feeling very hungry (even though you are eating), extreme fatigue, blurry vision, cuts/bruises that are slow to heal, tingling, pain or numbness in the hands or feet. However, some people with type 2 diabetes have symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed. Have your blood glucose screened to find out if you are at risk for diabetes. This screening will include A1C, the measurement of average blood glucose for the past 2 to 3 months, and Fasting Glucose (FPG), the measurement of fasting glucose levels. Fasting for 8 hours before the screening is required. Call 770-319-2025 by Dec. 5 to schedule an appointment time for this FREE screening.
Attention all Would-Be Band Members! - The Georgia State Defense Force Band is recruiting accomplished musicians, ages 17-65, with three or more years of performing experience at the high school band level or higher. Military band service is not required. The band performs at concerts, parades and ceremonies for the public and for Georgia State Defense force (GSDF) units. The GSDF is Georgia's unarmed, volunteer force that performs civil defense and emergency duties such as disaster relief or search and rescue. For more information, e-mail the band's Unit Public Affairs Representative, CPL Diane Hawkins-Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to put "GSDF Band Recruiting" in the subject line. Or you can visit www.gasdf.com/band/index.htm.
AID ATLANTA – Services for victims and families. Volunteers needed for a range of programs including educational programs. Visit: www.aidatlanta.org
PROJECT OPEN HAND – Volunteer to assist homebound seniors and other individuals with disabilities and illnesses. Visit: www.projectopenhand.org
Housemate Match - Housemate Match: We match tenants who need a home with homeowners who have a room to spare. We also match tenants who will provide services for the homeowner in exchange for reduced or free rent. Housemate Match is a United Way funded agency. Confidential interviews are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Contact Rita Zadoff at 678-812-4081 or email@example.com. For more information, visit www.housematematch.org.