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Mausiki Scales, Atlanta Drum Academy Lead Red Oak Festival Lineup
Arts, Community, Entertainment, Events, Red Oak

Mausiki Scales, Atlanta Drum Academy Lead Red Oak Festival Lineup

The Annual Red Oak Art Festival returns to the City of South Fulton on Saturday, Oct. 15. Now in its second year, the festival promises an expanded lineup of artists, artisans and performers from across the metro Atlanta area. This year’s musical lineup includes performances by Mausiki Scales and Common Ground Collective, Planet Alstarz, local cellist Jenn Cornell, and classical guitarist Gladius.  A performance by the Atlanta Drum Academy is also planned. Members of the academy have been featured in film and television, including NBC’s Little Big Shots. Youth attending the festival will have an opportunity to participate in a free drum clinic with the nationally renowned group.  “This year’s festival is an interactive experience for the entire family,” said Caitl...
Annual Polo Classic to Benefit Ride to the Olympics Foundation
Events, Fashion, Nearby News

Annual Polo Classic to Benefit Ride to the Olympics Foundation

This October, the 5th Annual Atlanta Fashion & Polo Classic Weekend returns to Bouckaert Farm, 10045 Cedar Grove Rd. The event is the brainchild of Miguel Wilson, an award-winning menswear designer. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Ride to the Olympics Foundation. The nonprofit provides support to kids who desire to pursue equestrian activities, especially those who normally wouldn’t have the opportunity due to socio-economic obstacles. The event promises complimentary gourmet food options, signature cocktails, party tents, live music, cigar lounges, two polo games, equestrian exhibitions, and a fashion experience. Guests are encouraged to wear their best derby attire.  “Over the last five years, we’ve proven that the citizens of Atlanta demand an exclusive and...
Back-to-School Events Offer Free Backpacks, Haircuts and More
Community, Events, Schools

Back-to-School Events Offer Free Backpacks, Haircuts and More

Looking for free backpacks, haircuts and more to get ready for the upcoming school year? There are a number of back-to-school events planned to help parents and students prepare to head back to the classroom, and celebrate the end of the summer with a little bit of fun. Backpacks Galore and Other Giveaways Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington will host his 8th Annual It Takes a Village Back-to-School Giveaway July 29 at Wolf Creek Library, 3100 Enon Road, from 5-6 p.m. Register via Eventbrite. The 3rd Annual Healthy Family Fun and Sports Day returns to Sandtown Park, 5320 Campbellton Rd. on July 30 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event, in partnership with Councilmembers Catherine Foster Rowell and Carmalitha Gumbs, features food, entertainment and vendors offering a vari...
Quilt Festival Opens at Southwest Arts Center on Aug. 6
Arts, Community, Events

Quilt Festival Opens at Southwest Arts Center on Aug. 6

The 14th Annual Atlanta Quilt Festival is headed to Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road. The exhibit, held in partnership with Acres of Ancestry, South Fulton Institute and Southern Poverty Law Center, will run Aug. 6 thru Sept. 2. Over 100 quilts celebrating the African-American heritage will be displayed. This year's exhibit will honor the life and legacy of the late Congressman John Lewis. The "Good Trouble Quilts," a collection of more than 20 pieces, will be on display.Congressman Lewis represented Georgia's 5th District until his death. He was a longtime resident of the formerly unincorporated area now known as the City of South Fulton. Quilt Artist Lola Jenkins is this year's featured master quilter. She will lead two master classes in portrait quilts Aug. 19-20. Both ...
National Night Out Brings Police and Residents Together
Events, Public Safety

National Night Out Brings Police and Residents Together

South Fulton will host National Night Out (NNO) on Aug. 2. The annual event, first introduced in 1984, is held in cities across the U.S. to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement and help cultivate a sense of community. “Cities and towns are excited to get the NNO party started,” said National Night Out creator, Matt Peskin, “Local coordinators are anxious to showcase their strong relationships with neighbors and first-responders. National Night Out is a celebration of neighborhoods who work year round to build safer, more caring communities.”Peskin started the event as a National Association of Town Watch initiative. Now in its 39th year, it's expected that the event will draw participation from more than 16,000 communities nationwide. Peskin and others hope ...
Barrington Trace to Host Community Garage Sale
Community, Events

Barrington Trace to Host Community Garage Sale

South Fulton residents who love a good treasure hunt are in luck. The residents of Barrington Trace will hold their inaugural community garage sale this weekend. The event will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Participating residents will have balloons on their mailboxes. Items for sale will include glassware, bowls, home decor, dining ware, lamps, framed art, tools, clothing and more. All items will be "priced to go." The community is located at 5300 Barrington Trace Drive. For more information, contact Angela Stover at 404-784-6386. Have news to share with South Fulton residents? Email us at [email protected] Plus follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @cosfobserver.
Children’s Book Festival Set for May 14
Community, Events, Libraries, Nearby News

Children’s Book Festival Set for May 14

A new Children's Book Festival is coming to the metro area thanks to the Fulton County Library System, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation and presenting sponsor PNC Bank. The festival will take place May 14 at the newly renovated Central Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The event is aimed at engaging young readers, from infants to teens, in all of the resources the library has to offer.  “The need for live, in-person and engaging events for youth that are focused on literacy has never been greater," said Fulton County Library System’s Executive Director Gayle H. Holloman. "After nearly two years of remote learning, increased screen time and virtual programs for children of all ages, we’re ready to bring our young people together for this speci...
South Fulton to Hold Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 21
Community, Events, Government

South Fulton to Hold Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 21

South Fulton will hold its annual Spring Cleanup Day this year on Saturday, May 21. The city will accept bulky items for free disposal at Merk Miles Transfer Station, 3070 Merk Road, and Creel Park, 2775 Creel Road. Paper shredding will be available at Merk Road only. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gates will close at 1:30 p.m. Free disposal is available only to South Fulton residents. The city will accept cardboard, furniture, garbage, paint and a maximum of four tires. Items that will not be accepted include: commercial vehicles; rented trucks; yard waste; ammunition; biohazard or biomedical waste; batteries; construction demolition debris; and hazardous chemicals. Residents requesting more information should call 470-552-4311. Photo: The City of South...
Ways to Give Back in South Fulton on MLK Day Weekend
Community, Events, Schools

Ways to Give Back in South Fulton on MLK Day Weekend

There will be multiple ways to give back to the community over the long weekend in observance of MLK Day, also recognized as a national day of service. District 1 Councilwoman Catherine Rowell will join Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land for an event to beautify the Campbellton Creek Nature Preserve. The event will be held on Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. Participants should meet event organizers between Plummer Road and Riverside Drive in South Fulton. Parking is available in the Publix shopping center, to the left of Arden’s Garden. Registration is required. Councilwoman Rowell has also partnered with the Cascade Business and Merchants Association to host a community clean-up event on Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. Volunteers should meet at the Cascade Driving Range at 3250 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta...
South Fulton PRCA to Hold Master Plan Open House on Jan. 29
Community, Events, Government

South Fulton PRCA to Hold Master Plan Open House on Jan. 29

The City of South Fulton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) and the Parks and Recreation System Master Plan Consulting Team will hold an open house on Jan. 29. Residents are invited to attend. Residents will be able to learn more about the citywide Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Master Plan and provide ideas for how its findings may relate to individual parks. They also will be able to give input about specific improvements they would like at their parks. “The purpose of the parks master plan is to identify the needs and priorities of the community from a parks and recreation standpoint, and look at ways to enhance the parks system as well as programs in the community,” said Carlos Perez, the consultant leading the effort. Early findings revealed th...

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