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Author Calvin Alexander Ramsey Visits Downtown Library to Discuss his latest Book for Children

Atlanta, GA--

Ruth and the Green Book by Author Calvin Alexander Ramsey

Saturday, October 9. 4:00 p.m.  

Author and playwright Calvin A. Ramsey will discuss his latest book for children, Ruth and the Green Book, the story of an African American family’s journey

though the segregated south.

Auburn Avenue Research Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta 30303

For information call 404.730.4001 ext. 100

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Historic Site; Free for All

Atlanta, GA--  Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Sunday with a community Block Party that is free and open to the public. 

The Martin Luther King Center is one of Atlanta's most visited tourist destinations and they are looking forward to commemorating this major milestone with the community. More than 700,000 people visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site each year. The site was established by Congress on Oct. 10, 1980. Today, the site consists of more than 38 acres and includes 67 historic buildings, including Ebenezer Baptist Church, the home where the civil rights icon was born and the tomb of King and his wife, Coretta.

The event Sunday takes place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the King Historical Site.

Top Deals: $5 Zoo Tickets, Aquarium Freebie, 50% off Costumes

ATLANTA -- You can get into Zoo Atlanta this Sunday for just $5 a ticket when you mention Walmart Sunday Fundays at the gate.  The deal is not available online.

The Woodruff Arts Center is offering free admission on Sunday, but you have to register for tickets. 

Medieval Times is offering a buy one, get one free deal through the end of the year.  Plus, you can save 64 percent off movie tickets that are good at 98 percent of Atlanta's theatres.

The Georgia Aquarium is offering two free admissions for costumes children with each paying adult from October 29 to October 31.

If you need costumes, a daily deal in Atlanta can save you 50 percent off at a local costume shop.

You can find the details on these deals and more in the Bargains & Deals section of Atlanta.Momslikeme.com.

Daisy Alliance Hosts a Screening of 'Countdown to Zero' at Morehouse College on Wed., October 6th

Atlanta, GA--  Daisy Alliance will host a screening of Countdown to Zero at Morehouse College on Wednesday October 6, 2010 at 6:30pm, followed by a discussion with Daisy Alliance Program Director Holly Lindamood and Morehouse College Department of Political Science Chair, Dr. Gregory Hall.  The event is co-sponsored by the Ploughshares Fund and Morehouse College Department of Political Science.

The film was produced by Lawrence Bender (Inglourious Basterds, An Inconvenient Truth) and directed by Lucy Walker (Devil’s Playground, Blindsight).  It spotlights the threats of nuclear terrorism and accidents, and makes a profound statement about how such a cataclysmic event would affect the world.

The Countdown to Zero screening is part of Daisy Alliance’s social action campaign to encourage U.S.

Current Atlanta Opera Star to Host Masterclass

ATLANTA -- Tenor Bryan Hymel, who is currently starring as Rodolfo in the Atlanta Opera's production of La bohème, will host an opera masterclass in conjunction with the Georgia State University School of Music.

The class will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Aderhold Learning Center, Room 430 (60 Luckie Street, Atlanta, 30303). Admission is free.

Hymel has sung with the English National Opera, Dallas Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper and Wexford Festival Opera, among others. He was the first-prize winner of the 2008 Licia Albanese/Puccini Foundation Competition, the 2008 Loren L. Zachary Vocal Competition and the 2008 Giulio Gari Foundation Competition. La bohème marks his debut with the Atlanta Opera.

For more information, visit the GSU School of Music website or call 404-413-5901.

Local College Fashionista Launches Fashion for a Cause

Atlanta, GA--  On Saturday September 25th, Southern & City will be giving an Exclusive Runway Show Hosted by The W Atlanta hotel.  All Proceeds of the event are to benefit Dress For Success.

Designer and owner of Southern & City, Samantha Abrahart is not new to donating her time and money to charity.  She is a 19 year old who instead of partying on the beaches of Mexico for Spring Break, she decides to go to a Mexican orphanage every Spring Break and work for free.  Samantha is a freshman at North Georgia College, and has been voted Athlete of the Week for being the highest scorer on the soccer team.

Her latest line to be launched this Saturday at the Downtown Atlanta W Hotel is said to be, "one of a kind and recreated from vintage designer pieces." To support her and the charity Dress for Success, purchase tickets at

Live Music and Performances On Stage for Midtown Festival of the Arts Sept. 25-26

ATLANTA – Live music is a centerpiece of the Midtown Festival of the Arts. The inaugural event taking place Sept. 25 and 26 features three outdoor stages and performances at a beautiful and historic Midtown neighborhood church.

                Headline bands include Raleigh’s popular “jangle-pop outfit” The Connells in a rare performance on the Main Stage Saturday evening, with first-of-their-genre ’80s tribute band The Breakfast Club set to rock the Festival’s Main Stage on Sunday evening.