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Golf invitational to benefit Shepherd Center

Golf invitational to benefit Shepherd Center

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- The third annual Service Above Self Invitational golf tournament will be held Monday, May 13.

The event raises money for the SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center, an intense rehabilitational program for service members who suffer from PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.

"The SHARE program is offered free of charge to service members and their families through the generous support of donors," Shepherd Center co-founder Alana Shepherd said in a statement.

According to the Rotary Club of Brookhaven, which sponsors the golf invitational, it costs about $30,000 to put one soldier through the SHARE program.

"The support the Rotary Club of Brookhaven has shown through its Service Above Self Invitational helps enable us to provide the care and assistance our service members need to return to an active lifestyle," Shepherd said.

5K walk aims to improve Latino health

5K walk aims to improve Latino health

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- The Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia will host a 5K walk this weekend to promote healthy lifestyles among Latinos.

The event will be held Sunday, Apr. 7 at 8 a.m., with registration opening at 7 a.m. It will begin at Northeast Plaza Shopping Mall and end at Plaza Fiesta.

According to organizers, the walk's course runs alongside Buford Highway to help raises awareness of the countless immigrants whose only option to get to work is to walk beside the dangerous road.

Registration is free; there is also an option to donate $25. Learn more and sign up.

Northeast Plaza is located at 3307 Buford Highway in Brookhaven.

Ga. Shakespeare co-founder to direct Berry College production

Ga. Shakespeare co-founder to direct Berry College production

ROME, Ga. -- The Berry College Theatre Company will present A Midsummer Night's Dream next month, and a very special guest will direct the show.

Richard Garner is co-founder and producing artistic director of Georgia Shakespeare. He is also a Berry alumnus. The American Conservatory Theater-trained actor will return to his alma mater to direct its latest production.

Performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream will be held at 7:30 p.m. Apr. 18-20 and 25-27, and at 2 p.m. on Apr. 21 and 28. All shows will be at Berry's E.H. Young Theatre.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. To reserve a seat, call the box office at 706-236-2263.

Georgia Shakespeare is based at Oglethorpe University in Brookhaven.

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Capitol City Opera presents 'The Secret Agent'

Capitol City Opera presents 'The Secret Agent'

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Capitol City Opera will host the world premiere of an English-language opera next month.

The new opera, The Secret Agent, was composed by Atlanta resident Curtis Bryant. It is based on the 1907 Joseph Conrad novel of the same name, and tells the story of an anarchist spy living in London in the late 19th century.

Performances will be held Friday, Mar. 15 and Saturday, Mar. 16 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Mar. 17 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $30 general admission and $25 for seniors, students and military.

All performances will be held at the Conant Center for the Performing Arts at Oglethorpe University.

Learn more about The Secret Agent at curtisbryantmusic.com.

International model & mentor launches self-worth program for teens at Neiman Marcus

International model & mentor launches self-worth program for teens at Neiman Marcus

ATLANTA -- Lack of self-worth and self-esteem in teens and adolescents is a dangerous epidemic that constitutes as a gateway for many problematic behaviors and actions in their lives such as teen pregnancy STD's, abuse and unhealthy relationships, eating disorders and suicide.  The self esteem of a young girl peaks at the age of 9, and by the age of 12-13, has decreased by more than 56%.

Regular joint meeting of DeKalb’s Greenspace and Parks committees meet Feb. 13

Regular joint meeting of DeKalb’s Greenspace and Parks committees meet Feb. 13

ATLANTA -- The joint regular meeting of the DeKalb Parks Bond Advisory Committee and the Initiative for a Green DeKalb Advisory Council will be Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the ONE DeKalb Resource Center located on the lower level of Northlake Mall near the Macy’s entrance, 4800 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA 30345.

There will be an update on greenspace acquisitions and current parks and recreation projects.

The DeKalb Parks Bond Advisory Committee provides advice regarding the use of the proceeds of the 2001 Parks Bonds and reviews the bond proceeds expenditures in an advisory capacity. The Initiative for a Green DeKalb Advisory Council advises, advocates, and establishes a vision for an integrated greenspace system in DeKalb County.

For more information, call Mamie Ellis at 404-371-2082.

Goodwill hosting 8 job fairs across North Ga.

Goodwill hosting 8 job fairs across North Ga.

DULUTH, Ga. -- Goodwill of North Georgia will hold eight job fairs Wednesday.

The fairs will give job seekers across the region a chance to connect with dozens of employers.

"Each of our career centers holds regular job fairs, but this is the first time we've combined our efforts to create a single-day impact," said Elaine Armstrong, director of public relations for Goodwill of North Georgia.

The job fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Goodwill has career centers in Athens, Atlanta, Cartersville, Decatur, Duluth, Oakwood, Rome and Woodstock.

Attendees are asked to dress professionally and bring several copies of their résumés.

"We know many people start the year looking for new job opportunities. This one-day event will allow us to help them connect with employers while highlighting the myriad of resources each location offers every day," Armstrong said.