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Where To Go

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Doing Good in the ’Hood

Learn how the Intown community gives back

ART DIRECTOR Dona Halliday

Luxe Living

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“Big Fish”

6285 Roswell Rd. (located in the rear building) Times and prices vary This celebrated play filled with humor and heart shares the story of a traveling salesman who tells larger-than-life tales and his son’s hunt for the truth. Act3Productions.org

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Chastain Chase 5K

Chastain Park 8am $30 Funds raised by participants of this AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier will help provide free Cancer Support Community Atlanta programs, such as stress reduction classes, to local cancer

Meet the Experts Who Keep Atlanta Young

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10th Annual Cars & ‘Q for the Cause

See MAY 4 for details

6100 Lake Forrest Dr. 10am-5pm on Saturday, 11am-5pm on Sunday

Free entry This gathering is equal parts art show, music festival, and street party. SandySpringsArtsapalooza.com

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Byers Theatre 8pm $35 at the box office, $38 online This world-famous comedy company, The Second City, takes a hilarious look at relationships—from heartbreak to mixed messages. CitySprings.com/Events

MAY 4

Walk to Cure Arthritis-Atlanta

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7300 Brandon Mill Rd. 7-8:30pm $10 Learn tips from the UGA Cooperative Extension in Fulton County and the North Fulton Master Gardeners to help your perennials prosper year after year.

6110 Blue Stone Rd. 4-9pm $75 general admission, $125 VIP Join Heritage Sandy Springs for this fundraising event that includes live streams of the Kentucky Derby races, Southern fare, themed the cocktails from J.R. Revelry, live music by Mike Veal Band, and more.

4945 Highpoint Rd. 7:30pm $15 North Atlanta Voices presents its spring concert and celebrates the season with performances such as “Ballade to the Moon” by Daniel Elder and “Erev Shel Shoshanim” by Josef Hadar.

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Jockeys & Juleps

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“It’s Not You, It’s Me”

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Sandy Springs Artsapalooza

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80 W. Wieuca Rd. NE., Ste. 115 6pm Free Join Best Self Atlanta and this year’s Over 40 & Fabulous! experts to learn how you can live your best life after 40. From eye health to financial planning, this is your chance to get answers from the pros. Facebook.com/BestSelfAtlanta

MAY 4

10th Annual Cars & ‘Q for the Cause

8200 Roberts Dr. 4-7pm Prices vary See over 120 breathtaking classic and exotic cars, enjoy craft beers and devour delicious barbecue during this fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. CarsNQ.com

4 Concourse Pkwy. 9am Free entry Take part in the Arthritis Foundation’s signature family-friendly event that rallies communities and raises funds in hopes of conquering arthritis once and for all.

MAY 12, JUNE 9

Outdoor Summer Concert Series – “Concerts by the Springs”

commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day and also feature speakers discussing various aspects of WWII.

JUNE JUNE 15

4th Annual Sandy Springs Lantern Parade 460 Morgan Falls Rd. 7:30pm Free Light up the night as you stroll down to the waterside with colorful lanterns. VisitSandySprings.org/LanternParade

RECURRING 1ST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH 5930 Roswell Rd. NE. 6-8pm $15 Join Whole Foods Market for a savory wine and cheese pairing that also features small bites to cleanse the palate. VisitSandySprings.org

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First Thursday Wine Tasting

6110 Blue Stone Rd. 7pm Free Pack a picnic basket and head to Lawn The Sandy Springs Society Entertainment at Heritage Green to hear live music. Beverages will also be for sale.

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Treat your honey to a show at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center on April 19. Put on by The Second City comedy company, “It’s Not You,

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Take your date to The Sipping Plant to have a glass of wine and create a work of art—string art, that is. Or choose to make your own terrarium to take home. 6450 Roswell Rd. NE. SippingPlant.com

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On June 15, the 4th Annual Sandy Springs Lantern Parade (themed “Take It to the River”) will begin at Steel Canyon Golf Club and end at Morgan Falls Overlook Park. When the procession reaches the park, enjoy

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The Sandy Springs fitness scene is booming. Throughout January 2019, the Best Self Atlanta team participated in various exercises and blogged about their experiences. The 30 Days of Fitness (L to R): ALEX MCCRAY AND series breaks MJCCA INSTRUCTOR RENAE MURPHY down what you need to know about THE WORKOUTS

YOU WANT TO TRY AT FACILITIES like Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA), and more. Visit BestSelfAtlanta.com and Instagram.com/BestSelfAtlanta to learn more.

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Spring Cleaning: The Men’s Health Checklist By Scott D. Miller, MD

Set up your annual wellness exam if you have not yet done so. Remember, it can often take a month or two to set up this lengthy appointment. Schedule a dentist appointment. Poor dental hygiene is associated with cardiovascular disease. Your mouth harbors bacteria that— when the gums are not healthy—can travel through your bloodstream and damage the vessel walls. Don’t forget about your yearly eye exam, even if you see fine. Your eye doctor can detect early signs of eye diseases before they become noticeable. This exam not only includes a vision test, but also measurement of eye pressure and examination of the retina (back wall of the eye). An eye doctor can also detect early signs of other diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Take inventory of your mental health boosters. Streamline your daily routines, especially at the beginning and end of each day. Also, set aside some time to foster the relationships you have with friends and family.

As the occasional warm and sunny day comingles with those late winter weeks, the anticipation of spring draws us to the outdoors. Although the new year is well underway, spring marks the renewal of our favorite lifestyle activities. But have our good habits hibernated for the winter? Clearing the clutter in our health routines should be at the top of the spring cleaning list. Here are a few suggestions to start you on your way: Spending more time outside will hopefully increase your activity level. Now would be a good time to revamp your exercise routine to include a balance of strength, aerobic, and flexibility training. Check all of these boxes and you’ll be sure to have a spring in your step. Look for my article on “Men’s Health Recipe: The Secret Ingredient” in the next issue.

Make a good night’s sleep a priority. Spring is also a good time to rotate and clean your mattress per the manufacturer’s instructions. Check your medicine cabinet for expired medications.

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1. At the new District M restaurant, diners can delight in sushi tasting menu arrangements. Once chosen, executive chef Jackie Chang will curate each course to his liking. This is known as Edomae-style omakase, which is essentially a more personalized Japanese version of chef’s choice. Premium fish flown in daily from Japan and a state-of-the-art Japanese charcoal barbecue grill take dishes here to new heights. 6125 Roswell Rd., Ste. 900. DistrictMAtl.com

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3. Sail into Pontoon Brewing Company and sip a flight of its flagship beers and seasonal selections. For a light and refreshing option, try the Flotation Device Berliner Weisse with fresh pineapple and tart cherries. 8601 Dunwoody Pl. PontoonBrewing.com

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4. Sink into a comfortable booth, sit at the cozy bar or dine alfresco on the patio at Marlow’s Tavern. Celebrate spring with the restaurant’s Asian Ahi Tuna salad, featuring artisan blend lettuce, avocado, cucumber, tuna poke sauce, wonton chips, and miso soy dressing. The Prado Shopping Center. MarlowsTavern.com 5. Little Thai Cuisine has a reputation in Sandy Springs for tasty Thai food. Dine indoors or outside and try the Masaman Salmon if you’re a curry lover—it’s served with avocado and cashew nuts. 220 Sandy Springs Cir., Ste. 209. LittleThaiCuisine.com

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2. Virtual restaurants are taking the culinary world by storm! Fatbacks Southern Meat & 3, a new delivery-only restaurant serving the Sandy Springs area, brings country cooking to your door. Try the Southern Fried Chicken, which is sous vide for 48 hours with buttermilk and hot sauce. Add on spicy Sriracha-honey and a selection of sides for a tantalizing taste bud experience. FatbacksOnline.com

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Make a day or a night of it! Check out these fun pla APRIL APRIL 12-28 “Big Fish” 6285 Roswell Rd. (located in the rear building) Times and prices vary This celebrated play filled with humor and heart shares the story of a traveling salesman who tells larger-than-life tales and his son’s hunt for the truth. Act3Productions.org

“And Nature Smiled” PHOTO COURTESY OF (“AND NATURE SMILED”) NORTH ATLANTA VOICES; PHOTOGRAPHY BY (10TH ANNUAL CARS & ‘Q FOR THE CAUSE) CATMAX PHOTOGRAPHY; (WALK TO CURE ARTHRITIS-ATLANTA) MATT BOYD PHOTOGRAPHY.

See APRIL 26 for details

APRIL 14 Chastain Chase 5K Chastain Park 8am $30 Funds raised by participants of this AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier will help provide free Cancer Support Community Atlanta programs, such as stress reduction classes, to local cancer patients. CSCAtlanta.org/ChastainChase

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Establishing and Growing Perennials

APRIL 20-21 Sandy Springs Artsapalooza 6100 Lake Forrest Dr. 10am-5pm on Saturday, 11am-5pm on Sunday Free entry This gathering is equal parts art show, music festival, and street party. SandySpringsArtsapalooza.com

APRIL 26 “And Nature Smiled” 4945 Highpoint Rd. 7:30pm $15 North Atlanta Voices presents its spring concert and celebrates the season with performances such as “Ballade to the Moon” by Daniel Elder and “Erev Shel Shoshanim” by Josef Hadar. NorthAtlantaVoices.org

MAY MAY 2 Meet the Experts Who Keep Atlanta Young

7300 Brandon Mill Rd. 7-8:30pm $10 Learn tips from the UGA Cooperative Extension in Fulton County and the North Fulton Master Gardeners to help your perennials prosper year after year. FriendsOfLostCorner.org

80 W. Wieuca Rd. NE., Ste. 115 6pm Free Join Best Self Atlanta and this year’s Over 40 & Fabulous! experts to learn how you can live your best life after 40. From eye health to financial planning, this is your chance to get answers from the pros. Facebook.com/BestSelfAtlanta

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“It’s Not You, It’s Me”

10th Annual Cars & ‘Q for the Cause

Byers Theatre 8pm $35 at the box office, $38 online This world-famous comedy company, The Second City, takes a hilarious look at relationships—from heartbreak to mixed messages. CitySprings.com/Events

8200 Roberts Dr. 4-7pm Prices vary See over 120 breathtaking classic and exotic cars, enjoy craft beers and devour delicious barbecue during this fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. CarsNQ.com

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un places with family and friends. Jockeys & Juleps 6110 Blue Stone Rd. 4-9pm $75 general admission, $125 VIP Join Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park for this fundraising event that includes live streams of the Kentucky Derby races, Southern fare, themed cocktails from J.R. Revelry, live music by the Mike Veal Band, and more. VisitSandySprings.org

MAY 4 Walk to Cure Arthritis-Atlanta 4 Concourse Pkwy. 9am Free entry Take part in the Arthritis Foundation’s signature family-friendly event that rallies communities and raises funds in hopes of conquering arthritis once and for all. WalkToCureArthritis.org/Atlanta

MAY 12, JUNE 9 Outdoor Summer Concert Series – “Concerts by the Springs” 6110 Blue Stone Rd. 7pm Free Pack a picnic basket and head to The Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn at Heritage Green to hear live music. Beverages will also be for sale. HeritageSandySprings.org

MAY 22, JUNE 19 WWII Lecture Series 6110 Blue Stone Rd. 6:30-7:30pm Free

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This monthly summer lecture series will commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day and also feature speakers that will discuss various aspects of WWII. VisitSandySprings.org

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4th Annual Sandy Springs Lantern Parade 460 Morgan Falls Rd. 7:30pm Free Light up the night as you stroll down to the waterside with colorful lanterns. VisitSandySprings.org/LanternParade

RECURRING 1ST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH First Thursday Wine Tasting 5930 Roswell Rd. NE. 6-8pm $15 Join Whole Foods Market for a savory wine and cheese pairing that also features small bites to cleanse the palate. VisitSandySprings.org

Walk to Cure Arthritis-Atlanta See MAY 4 for details

4th Annual Sandy Springs Lantern Parade See JUNE 15 for details

RECURRING FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS Heritage Sandy Springs Outdoors Club Hikes Locations vary 8:30pm on Fridays, 8am on Saturdays Free Get to know fellow outdoor enthusiasts as you traverse trails and parks in the area with the help of a guide. HeritageSandySprings.org

Sandy Springs is one of the most affluent communities in the U.S., with nearly 20 percent of households earning incomes above $200,000, according to the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber.

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The Magic of Matcha

MatchaGi and HiveFit are the perfect blend. Combine this nutrient-packed tea and clean fitness supplement for increased energy, a boost in antioxidants, and help achieving your wellness goals. By Jennifer Colosimo

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ou already know about the reported benefits of green tea: weight loss, mental alertness, long-lasting energy, etc. But do you know about matcha, a powdered form of specially grown green tea leaves? It’s an

But here’s what’s important to note. “While steeping dried green tea leaves reaps about 30 percent (one-third) of the plant’s nutrients, matcha is grown differently and the entire leaf is ground into a rich, fine powder that provides versatility for consumption to unlock nearly 100 percent of the nutrients from the leaf,” says Cal Supik, chief operating officer and co-founder of MatchaGi (MA-cha-Gee). Ceremonial grade matcha—the highest grade matcha made from the youngest tea leaves and manufactured by tea sommeliers in Japan—is why Cal Supik and Arya Suprayogi invested in the company in 2016 and flew to Nishio, Japan to begin their own wellness journey with MatchaGi. “Our mission is to educate people on what high-quality ceremonial matcha is,” Suprayogi says. “We believe that matcha is a great ‘fuel’ alternative for your body to avoid caffeine overload, jitters and the crash that you would typically get from coffee and energy drinks. ‘Gi’ is Japanese for uniform. Just as a samurai wears a ‘gi’ during training or battle, we realized that every individual wears their own unique ‘gi’ while pursuing their goals and passions. MatchaGi provides the fuel to help you focus and achieve your goals.”

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The passion to deliver high-quality products is why they blend well with HiveFit, an Atlanta-based supplement company that is also committed to 100-percent ingredient transparency. HiveFit offers clinical doses of pure

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antioxidant powerhouse, packing a high concentration of the natural calorie burner and hunger suppressant epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Matcha’s combination of caffeine and amino acids improve concentration and energy levels without giving you the jitters, and it boasts much larger amounts of chlorophyll than other green teas to make it a mighty detoxifier.

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“I knew their standards aligned with my own business practices, and it’s very comparable to what we’re doing—trying to provide a better, healthier product for consumers,” says Raul Hiteshew, co-founder of HiveFit. “We have the same vision, we’re fighting the same things, so we knew we could make a bigger impact if we did something together.” “There is this ‘high-end’ life, in terms of health, that most people don’t understand,” Hiteshew explains. “Most people don’t know what feeling optimal means. But when we mix these companies’ products together and start replacing things like matcha for your coffee, HiveFit protein shakes for your snacks, WE KNOW HOW MUCH BETTER etcetera, then people can begin to access WE FEEL AND HOW that next level of health.”

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“We believe in it because we’ve been there,” says Supik, who hopes to grow MatchaGi grassroots-style in the community. “We know how much better we feel and how we’re better versions of ourselves, and we really want to share that with other people.”

REALLY WANT TO SHARE THAT WITH OTHER PEOPLE.” —CAL SUPIK

“Sandy Springs is the ideal spot for us to do that,” adds Suprayogi. “There are tons of gyms, natural food stores, and influencers with a general awareness of what it means to be healthy. If we can start here, we know it will radiate outward.” Join the movement at F45 Sandy Springs during various vendor pop-up events where you can try products, including the natural EnerGi drinks (also sold regularly at the gym), and learn how to start making changes. When the MatchaGi and HiveFit guys aren’t busy attending events, they’re grabbing a bite at Chipotle or Zoës Kitchen nearby. HiveFit, HiveFit.com, Info@HiveFit.com; MatchaGi, MatchaGi.com, MyTea@MatchaGi.com. The content for this article is brought to you by HiveFit and MatchaGi.

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Wellness Warrior With plenty of trendy ways to detox, HiveFit and MatchaGi make it easy to cut through the fat to what makes a positive, lasting impact on your health. Their tasty products deliver increased levels of wellness without the high costs. Here’s proof: Blend this quick and simple smoothie for a powerhouse pick-me-up whether you require on-the-go nourishment, a low-carb snack or workout recovery drink. Something that goes with everything? Sounds like the best kind of uniform. Ingredients • 1 teaspoon MatchaGi • 1 scoop HiveFit vanilla protein powder • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk • Ice Blend ingredients until smooth.

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Emily Bridges CHAMPION FOR A CAUSE • BEST FRIEND • DUTIFUL DAUGHTER By Alex McCray

To Emily Bridges, there was no difference between her and lifelong friend, Leann Ott, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) at age 3. “That’s the tricky thing about CF—no one can tell you’re battling this disease,” Emily says. The genetic disorder, which causes recurring lung infections and deteriorates the ability to breathe, didn’t rob the girls of their sing-a-long sessions while they grew up together in Sandy Springs. But Emily, who is now the marketing director for Choate Construction Company, did see the disease take a toll on the choices Leann was able to make in life. Worst of all, in November 2018, Emily saw it take Leann’s life at 33. Since the reality of Leann’s diagnosis set in years ago, Emily and the local Choate Construction Company team, led by her father Millard Choate, have worked to raise awareness about CF. “Cars & ‘Q for the Cause was born out of Choate Construction’s support of Great Strides,” says Emily. The only problem was, “After a few years of doing the walk … we realized we weren’t really walkers,” she says with a laugh.

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But thankfully, chump change is a thing of the past. Through the efforts of employees, business associates, and friends, Cars & ‘Q for the Cause raised just over $450,000 in net profits in 2018. For the event’s 10th anniversary on May 4 (see p. 22), the team plans to top $1.5 million in overall funds donated since its inception. The result of these donations? The advancement of two promising new drugs in phase three clinical trials that treat the underlying cause of the disease. If successful, they have the potential to drastically help roughly 90 percent of the CF population by as early as the end of 2019, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. When the former Georgia Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation board member and national Jena Award recipient (one of the organization’s highest honors) takes a well-deserved break from being a CF champion, she and husband Stephen can be found at Mandolin Kitchen or having a cold one at Pontoon Brewing. CarsNQ.com

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The group noticed that they were car aficionados, though. So, a casual car show and happy-hour fundraiser was created. Emily jokes as she recalls the success of its first year. “Someone asked me, ‘How much money did you raise the first year?’ I said, ‘I think I found a quarter on the ground!’”

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Brandt Gully F A M I LY M A N • M O V I E B U F F • N U M B E R S W H I Z By Alex McCray

From the outside, Brandt Gully’s purchase of the Lefont Sandy Springs movie theater seems like nothing more than a business decision. His 2018 $2.5 million makeover of the theater, which was completed on Feb. 1, is turning heads. The revitalization included top-of-the-line heated recliner seats, new screens, speakers, and a food and beverage menu. The co-founder of Entertainment Financial Advisors (EFA) Partners has worked closely with movie theater companies throughout his 20-plus-year career. But it wasn’t the thrill of working with theater operators to obtain capital that led Brandt to become one himself—his motivation was much more personal. You could even say it was straight out of a movie.

I REALLY WANTED TO GET MORE INVOLVED IN THIS COMMUNITY.

—BRANDT GULLY

However, multiple bone marrow transplants and the use of breakthrough treatments changed Peyton’s fate. “Miraculously, she has been in remission since January 2018. She has a whole new lease on life,” Brandt says. And that lease on life affected him too. Though he realized he may not be a surgeon, at least he was part of a caring community. One that amazed him as they rallied to support his family through their darkest days. “I really wanted to get more involved in this community,” Brandt says. So when the opportunity arose to purchase the iconic Sandy Springs theater he loved from an owner he’d worked with for years, he saw the potential it had to become even more of a gathering place for residents than it already was.

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Homeowners should know that winter is the best time of year to waterproof their basement because here in Georgia the spring rains start in February. By being proactive and not reactive, you will be handling your foundation issue before the spring rains occur saving you the hassle of having to deal with Derek Ritchie your basement flooding and water damage to your personal property. Engineering Solutions of Georgia is a state-licensed engineering firm with two licensed structural engineers on staff.

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People often look for things that will catch the eye, with either texture or variation. Adding flooring to a wall space is great for highlighting a fireplace or breakfast nook. While you can use just about any flooring as wall décor, they make laminate and luxury vinyl lines for wall applications. These thinner, less heavy-duty versions of high-traffic Elisabeth Stubbs flooring are typically cheaper and easier to install vertically.

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This event is as unique as the state it celebrates! It is a festival devoted to farmers, crafters, and artists that all have one thing in common—their products are grown, cooked, baked, designed or built in the state of Georgia. The Made in Georgia Festival, held indoors, features 100 vendors offering olive oil, cheese straws, pickles, jellies, honey, metalwork, pottery, dog biscuits, kale chips, pecans, soaps, sauces, and much more. Admission is $5 per adult for one day, $7 per adult for the weekend, and there is no fee for kids. Expect cooking demonstrations, a remote broadcast with 106.1 WNGC radio, and the Mobile Dairy Classroom for children. See ad on p. 38

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The charm and Southern hospitality of The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is irresistible, as proven by eight consecutive TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence. Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend, a trip with friends, or a family vacation, you can choose from a variety of accommodations. Choices include oceanfront rooms and suites, as well as beachside villas and one- to five-bedroom cottages. Fill your days with the beach, pools, massage therapies, golf and tennis, and oceanfront dining and drinks at ECHO. Find your island paradise at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort—the only oceanfront resort on St. Simons Island. See ad on p. 39

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Ideal for graduates, the new book by Elaine Rosenblum, J.D., co-founder of the Sandy Springs-based Access Test Prep & Tutoring and its sister company ProForm U®, is a guidebook for youth entering the working world. “A Word and A $hake: Interview Storytelling Skills for GenText™” is a breezy 106-page read that gets straight to the point in regard to finding a mentor, handling a dreaded résumé typo, salary negotiations, and more. Shop.Booklogix.com/A-Word-and-A-Shake-8076.htm

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Renowned author Jodi Wheeler-Toppen recently made an appearance at Spalding Drive Elementary to help inspire young people to become confident science readers and writers. Her event, “Try This at Home: Discover

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Looking for ways to help your young Girl or Boy Scout earn a badge? On April 20, Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park offers a Badge Days event—Field Day—with games to teach kids how to be a good sport. Heritage Green. HeritageSandySprings.org

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