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LIFESTYLE LETTER

SEPTEMBER 2019 PUBLISHER

Jim Newman | jnewman@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Sue Collins | scollins@lifestylepubs.com MARKET AREA ADMINISTRATOR

Darce Richardson | darce.richardson@lifestylepubs.com

Hello friends, WINDING DOWN FROM SUMMER, I CAN ONLY THINK ABOUT WHERE TO GO

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Karyn Slovin | karyn.slovin@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Vickie Kirbo

NEXT TO FIND THAT QUIET RELEASE THAT I HAD AT THE LAKE. Waking to a

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

chorus of birds and later in the day, lulled by the cicadas while I lay in the hammock

CatMax Photography, Deborah Celacia Wagoner

under a thick canopy of pines and cedars. Meeting old friends at the dock to reflect on our many blessings and hopping on a SUP board when the lake was still and clear. From our deck which faces a 90-acre conservancy, I watched a pair of pileated woodpeckers, prehistoric looking birds, work on a long-gone hollow tree trunk with their bright red plume bobbing against the blue summer sky. Now, as families get back into the groove of school, sports, extracurriculars, work and traffic, we need to keep that carefree feeling alive. I bought some slide-in screens for the windows in our old house that were odd sized so I can feel any whiff of a breeze. I’ll keep a pitcher of lemonade in the refrigerator and invite my neighbors to come sit on the porch awhile.  I will keep this magazine’s calendar pages open to remind of the concerts, festivals and farmers markets happening every weekend. 

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I hope your September is full of fashion, philanthropy and friends. See you on the porch!

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xo

ON THE COVER Keller Pilch, gear courtesy of US Polo Association. Vickie Kirbo in a shirt from Alexis and navy pants from Derek Lam 10 Crosby.

PHOTOGRAPHY

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The St. Regis Atlanta, this year’s hotel partner with Polo in the Pines, October 5 & 6. PoloInThePines.org

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INSIDE THE ISSUE SEPTEMBER 2019

FEATURES 14 Aqua Vino Wine, Dine and Save Marine Life at Georgia Aquarium.

18 Polo Fashion What to wear while sipping champagne and stomping divots at Polo in the Pines.

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26 Meet Jill M. Golsen D.M.D. Life's too short for grumps!

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

10

Around Town

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Hot Spot

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Trend Setter

24 Local’s Choice 26 Healthy Lifestyle 28 Local Limelight 32 Water & Woods 34 Lifestyle Calendar


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AROUND TOWN Northwest Florida charities through hosting worldclass wine and culinary events. These funds have impacted the lives of over 90,000 youth, including those afflicted by health issues and abuse. DCWAF has been recognized as one of the Nation’s ‘Top 10 Charity Wine Auction in the U.S.’ by Wine Spectator Magazine for the last seven consecutive years. The 2019 Harvest Wine & Food Festival provides patrons the opportunity to sip and savor some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections. Thursday, October 24 is the Celebrity Winemaker Dinners  with celebrity wine representatives from Catena Zapata, Gamble Family Vineyards, PRIME Cellars, and ROY Estate will each headline a multi-

BERT'S ADVENTURE: NOMINEES WELCOME

Walton area. Friday’s Al Fresco Reserve Tasting starts at 6PM with a selection of library wines

Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization

that feature rare vintages not easily accessible to

that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-

the average consumer. A silent auction featuring a

day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with

variety of rare wines, staycations and unique expe-

chronic and terminal illnesses and their families, is

riences continue through October 28. DCWAF.org

now accepting applications and nominations for children to join the magic on their 2020 trip! To qualify, children must be between the

SEPTEMBER IS ALIVE IN ALPHARETTA Back

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popular

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the European

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Market returns to Downtown Alpharetta on

radio listening area, prove financial need and

September 21 and 22. Visitors will find some of the

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best artisans in the area, showcasing an eclectic

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ensemble of vintage style home decor and furniture,

GOING ROUNDABOUT

beautiful works of art, handcrafted jewelry, one of a kind finds, fashion (both adult and children’s) cloth-

Construction is underway on two new round-

ing and accessories, gifts and unique treasures.

abouts in the City of Alpharetta, and motorists who

The excitement, buzz and visual impact under the

travel Bethany, Mayfield, and Mid Broadwell Roads

tent will make visitors feel like they have entered a

are being advised to prepare for travel delays.

market in a foreign land. Beer lovers in Alpharetta

Physical construction on the roundabouts at the

can celebrate the coming of fall with the beer, wine

Bethany Road intersections with Mayfield and Mid

and delicious food at the Alpharetta Brew Moon

Broadwell Roads began last month. The work is being

Fall Fest. The festival offers attendees the best food

timed so that nearby Rucker Road, which has been

from some of Alpharetta’s top restaurants, live music

closed to thru-traffic since late May, will be reopened

from local bands, and refreshing cocktails. The fes-

before roundabout construction begins and able to

tivities start at 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on September

relieve traffic pressure. The roundabouts, which are

28 with a $10 entry fee to enjoy the festivities.

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TENNIS AND GOLF FOR GOOD

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raised helps fund Miracle Babies  at Northside Hospital, a program that provides transportation

Founded in 2005, Destin Charity Wine Auction

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Wine, Dine and Save Marine Life at Georgia Aquarium AQUA VINO: OCTOBER 4

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DIVE INTO YOUR PASSION FOR WINE AND GIVING AT THE 14TH ANNUAL AQUA VINO AT GEORGIA AQUARIUM ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4,

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GLOBAL RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION PROGRAMS. This year Georgia Aquarium’s own wine, Seventy-One, will be available for tasting. When you arrive at the Aquarium, select your first round of tastes and paired wines. With your food and wine in hand, your next step is to choose which gallery you’d like to explore first. If you’re already longing for those bright summer days to continue, set course for Tropical Diver. If you’re more of the type that can’t wait for winter, take the plunge through Cold Water Quest. Here, you’ll come face-to-face with sea otters, beluga whales, penguins,

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auction, live music, access to the Aquarium’s main galleries, and

Aqua Vino tickets and silent auction proceeds directly support the

complimentary parking. Consider the VIP option this year and

wild counterparts to animals you see right at the Aquarium. Your atten-

not only experience everything within the Grand Tasting, but also

dance is helping rescue and rehabilitate penguins in South Africa just

early 6:30 p.m. entry, exclusive VIP lounge access with reserve

like the ones you see in Cold Water Quest. Take a moment to watch the

wines and featured tastings, and exclusive access to behind-

whale sharks—your ticket is helping continue important conservation

the-scenes of the Tropical Diver reef exhibit. Or, go big with the

and science efforts that’ll keep them around for generations to come.

Premium VIP option and add access to the Premium VIP lounge

Proceeds from this food and wine event benefits rescued Southern sea

in the Oceans Ballroom and a premium gift bag valued at more

otters just like Aquarium newcomers, Mara and Gibson and other cru-

than $285. Grand Tasting tickets are $95, VIP tickets are $175, and

cial aquatic research and conservation efforts across the globe.

Premium VIP tickets are $250.  

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TREND SETTER

Polo Fashion ARTICLE VICKIE KIRBO

PHOTOGRAPHY CATMAX PHOTOGRAPHY AND DEBORAH CELACIA WAGONER

Shot on location at The St. Regis Atlanta, Luxury Hotel Partner, Polo in the Pines. Styling by Vickie Kirbo/KirbYourStyle.com. Clothing courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue at Phipps.

KELLER PILCH gear courtesy of US Polo Association VICKIE KIRBO in a shirt from Alexis and navy pants from Derek Lam 10 Crosby

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LEFT Vickie's dress by ZIMMERMANN RIGHT Julie Smith's dress is from Sea HATS by A Tisket A Tasket Hat Shoppe & Boutique TOAST by Veuve Clicquot


WHAT TO WEAR TO POLO IN THE PINES

ALL EYES ARE ON POLO IN THE PINES, OCTOBER 5 AND 6 AND EVERYONE HERE AT LIFESTYLE PUBLICATIONS IS THINKING ABOUT WHAT TO WEAR TO THE YEAR'S MOST FABULOUS POLO EVENT.

Women: Consider the terrain and your shoes- stay away from stiJULIE is in a dress by MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION

lettos! Stilettos do not work when it comes to the grass and

and CHOLE’ BOOTS

divot stomping. Wear a pointy toe flat, a wedge or a chunky

VICKIE’S dress is by Cinq a’ Sept Also available in cream HATS by A Tisket A Tasket Hat Shoppe & Boutique

lower heel. For fall polo matches, boots are perfect, as they allow you to take part in divot stomping, and give the most feminine dress a bit of an edge.

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JULIE SMITH is in a YELLOW DRESS - PROENZA SCHOULER BOOTS by CHOLE’ HATS by A Tisket A Tasket Hat Shoppe & Boutique

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FORGET SHOPPING ONLINE, Apparel by Saks Fifth Avenue, Makeup by Becca Bussert and Brittany Thacker for Aillea Beauty

Your polo outfit is not complete without a hat. Many opt for a beautiful wide-brimmed hat, but the sky is the limit! Fascinators have become popular

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in recent years. Fascinators are smaller headpieces worn on a headband or on a comb. For a classic yet casual look, try

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When dressing for polo, decide if you want your hat or your outfit to take center stage. If you want your outfit to shine, go more bold with bright colors, or fun florals and keep your hat simple. Furthermore, fall polo calls for darker-hued, florals, and patterns. If you decide your hat gets the attention, choose a solid-colored outfit. Think jumpsuits, or wide-leg trousers and a pretty blouse.

Men:

Think classic, country club, attire.

Chinos, dress pants, tailored shorts or well-cut jeans paired with shirts or polo shirts and a sport coat are the most typical choice for the guys. A fun, printed pocket square or tie gives the opportunity to add a pop of color. Slip on loafers and you are good to go.

FROM LEFT, at the entrance of The St. Regis Atlanta: SHIRT by Ferragamo, JUMPSUIT by CINQ a’ SEPT, SNAKE PRINT DRESS: A.L.C., HATS by A Tisket A Tasket Hat Shoppe & Boutique. Ron White (blue jacket) is Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, presenting sponsor of Polo in the Pines.

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“BELLE DAME” TRANSLATES TO BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN FRENCH, AND THE STAFF AT ST BELLE DAME BELIEVES THAT TRUE BEAUTY COMES FROM WITHIN. Isn't that refreshing? "We want to offer only the best to allow true, inner beauty to shine without the need for reliance on artificial beauty standards created by the industry," says owner Sam Kim.  "In order to do this, our team of professionals use a stringent vetting process that allows for only specially curated, top rated beauty and skincare products to be offered." The Peachtree Corners cosmetics and skincare boutique provides everything beauty-related from skincare to at-home facial skincare devices to makeup. We asked about their recommended top products  for this season for our readers. Here's the beautiful scoop!

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

“I LOVE PEOPLE AND TEETH! MY UNCLE

Meet Jill M. Golsen D.M.D.

WAS A DENTIST IN FLORIDA AND HE WAS MY MENTOR FOR THIS PATH.”

WE HAD TO PULL TEETH TO GET DR. JILL GOLSEN TO ALLOW US TO INTERVIEW HER ABOUT HER LIFE HERE IN ALPHARETTA. We’re glad she did and want you to meet one of our community’s gems. HOW DID YOU LAND IN GEORGIA? I am a girl from Florida who came to Georgia for college and never went back. I love people and teeth! My uncle was a dentist in Florida and he was my mentor for this path. I have lived in Alpharetta for 26 years and have had the same dental office location for 25 years. YOUR FAMILY IS YOUR STAFF AND PATIENTS, BUT HOW

ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

ABOUT YOUR OTHER FAMILY? I have two sisters. One is a physician, one is a financial planner. I have two sons: one is a third-year veterinarian med student, the other is a sophomore in college. I also have three dogs, too many cats (don’t judge- they find me)! BESIDES CARING FOR YOUR PATIENT’S DENTAL HEALTH, WHAT ELSE HAS YOUR ATTENTION?  My sons, my boyfriend, my animals, my amazing group of friends and family.  WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR ALPHARETTA OFFICE AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHERE MIGHT WE FIND YOU?  I like driving in a convertible in the north Georgia mountains and am a fan of Yellowstone and all our amazing national parks.  I like nice cars, fun-filled travel and pickleball. I also love learning about new technology for my office! WHAT DO YOU TELL YOURSELF WHEN YOU RISE AND SHINE?  Be healthy, stay fit and be happy  (no

BUSINESS INFO Golsen Family Dentistry, 3400-A Old Milton Parkway, Suite 430, Alpharetta

one likes a grump). Be a good role model for my children, raise good humans! (so far so good). I am a 10-year cancer survivor (yes, I was bald at one point!) and believe … “Life is short and  it can change in a moment!”

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

24 Hours with Nicole Stephens A DAY WITH A LIFESTYLE PUBS PHOTOGRAPHER

MEET NICOLE! I have loved photographing people as long as I can remember. I worked on my high school paper and majored in fine arts with a concentration in photography at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. But to date myself, they were not teaching digital in school at the time. Capturing memories for families is the best career I can imagine. I get to not only help create memories for families but also watch the families grow. As you will see some of my favorite places to photograph are in and around

24 HOURS WITH NICOLE 6:30 AM

Wake up and get ready ready for the day. Wake up kiddo to get him ready

Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Alpharetta. Dunwoody Nature Center offers a great national environment with

for school. Feed dogs, kiddo and

lots of trees. Garrard Landing offers a variety of different

head to daycare.

backgrounds. Everything from bridges and streams to fields and tall brush. At Wills Park there is lots of open

9:30 AM

Off to my photo session, whether it

space and beautiful trees. Big Trees Forest Preserve has

be a newborn, family, office space

limited lighting but very lush with large trees and paths.

or headshots. I love the variety and

Mill Creek Pond offers many photo opportunities, too.

each client offers different chal-

Nicole is currently booking for fall sessions with two mini

lenges and opportunities for me as

session dates: October 5  and 12. Be sure to mention

a photographer.

you’re a Lifestyle Publications reader! 2:00 PM NicoleStephensPhotos.com 

Wrap sessions, then home to unload gear, grab a snack and mail and

404.668.1489

throw in a load of laundry 3:00 PM

Download images and back up, attack billing and bookings calendar. I have to stay ahead of the season, reach out to past clients and follow up with new clients.

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Big Trees

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

(CON TI N U ED)

Garrard Landing

4:30 PM

Gym...destress! This is my time to blow off steam and get in my cardio before I pick up my kiddo.

5:45 PM

Head home to cook dinner, feed two fur babies.

6:30 PM

Sit down with family and discuss the day. Listening is as important (if not more) than sharing and this time is special, if not a little chaotic.

7:30 PM

Get kiddo ready for a bath. Hubby reads him a book and I get his clothes ready for the next day.

8:30 PM

Shower and get everything ready for the next day.

9:15 PM

Sit down with hubby and edit dozens of images while we discuss our days and watch some TV.

10:30 PM

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Downtown Alpharetta

GALA PROM BRIDAL PAGEANT COUTURE EVENING WEAR MOTHER OF BRIDE

Dunwoody Nature Center

BERTA MUSE BY BERTA ZUHAIR MURAD MARCHESA WALID SHEHAB SAIID KOBEISY NETTA BENSHABU

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WATER & WOODS

FISH, EXPLORE AND MORE IN JACKSON COUNTY, NC

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JACKSON COUNTY, NC

museum, depicting life there 150 years ago and

A sweet fall trip.

now on the National Treasure of Historic Places.

Turning on to the two-lane road that weaves

The dramatic afternoon light helped complete the

through the dense Sumter National Forest at South

scene with “plain style” furniture created by the

Carolina’s western most knob, I rolled down the

builder of the home. The collection is considered to

windows and was blindsided by the deep green

be the largest known grouping of this style and the

charisma of the woods. Highway 28 is beautifully

lovingly hand hewn dinner table almost whispered

canopied and hilly, curvy and a little challenging to

family stories from the past. House tours continue

drive. I was glad there was nobody in the back seat

through October on weekends, thanks to the work of

who would, at that point be complaining.

the Cashiers Historical Society.

Crossing the state line into North Carolina and

This area, well known for upscale boutiques and

into the Nantahala National Forest, the road was

the historic High Hampton Resort, has more to offer.

dotted with scenic turnouts and I found Silver Run

In fact, I stayed at the Hampton Inn & Suites which

Falls, just four miles shy of Cashiers, my destination.

was comfortable and convenient, leaving room in the

Stepping onto the groomed trail, I could hear the

budget for dinner at Table 64. Touted as a “wine bar

waterfalls and after an easy five minute hike, found

and tapas experience,” I found the Sunburst Trout

the 25-foot cascade and a clear swimming hole.

with an orange saffron butter and smoked tomato

Young families with darting toddlers, happy elderly

jasmine rice to be as filling as it was beautiful. Peruse

couples and teens with bluetooth speakers hang-

the long wine list or ask the owner to help chose a

ing from their belts were out and about exploring.

bottle. Next door is Cork and Barrel, same owner, but

These national forest highways, meandering

with casual pub food, serving until midnight. Both

through Western North Carolina are an easy two-

were full of friendly locals and visitors, all happy to be

three hour drive, depending on how often you take a

up in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

scenic turnout and stop to sniff out a waterfall or trail.

There’s plenty to do over a weekend stay if you’re

There are 26 falls named on the DiscoverJacksonNC

not all about fishing, hiking or exploring. Take a sce-

website, and who wouldn’t want to discover Cullasaja

nic 50-minute drive along Highway 107 to Sylva and

Falls, Frolictown Falls, Granny Burrell Falls, Juney

Dillsboro and visit the American Museum of the

Whank Falls or Looking Glass Falls? The names

House Cat, an entirely quirky collection belonging

alone conjure up Instagram stories and adventure.

to feline philanthropist Dr. Harold Sims of vintage

In Jackson County, the towns of Cashiers,

children’s toys, magazines, advertisements, fabric,

Cherokee, Dillsboro and Sylva dot the map, stretching

dolls, stuffed animals and just about anything you

across some 500-square miles of outdoor wonder-

can think of that’s been inspired by and featuring a

land. I met up with the bigger-than-life fishing guide,

cat. You’ll get your entry ticket at the counter of the

Austin Neary of Dream Catcher Guides and we hit

adjoining Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall then find

Lake Glenville in Cashiers hard, pulling in Largemouth

Dr. Sims behind a door at the end of the hall. Ask

and Smallmouth Bass from his secret spots, filling

him for a personal tour. It’s absolutely worth a stop.

his livewell with an impressive catch. He’s a fierce

Another unusual attraction in Jackson County is

competitor on the bass circuit and works the trolling

their old dump. The Jackson County Green Energy

motor foot pedals on his boat with the focus and skill

Park (JCGEP) captures methane gas from the old

of a race car driver and surgeon combined. His tips

town landfill, then uses the gas as fuel for a series

made me quickly feel like a champ and his entertain-

of artisan studios. Blacksmithing and glassblowing

ing banter was part of the fun. “Nothing jacks me up

artists can use the space and a bright gallery sells

more than helping someone catching their first bass,

their wares. What a fantastic concept. Call ahead

their biggest bass or just introduce fishing to the next

for a tour or visit September 21 for their 12th Annual

generation. I love being a part of a growing sport,” he

Youth Arts Festival. Stay the weekend. Or more.

says. “Lake Glenville has an abundance of blueback

DiscoverJacksonNC.com

herring and bream which are the main food sources

DreamCatcherGuides.com

for the predatory fish. Clear water and great fishing

HamptonInn3.Hilton.com

sum up this mountain gem.”

TableSixtyFour.com

Taking it down a few notches, I stopped in at the lovely Zachary- Tolbert House, a quiet house and

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4 AVALON - FREE YOGA Avalon

Breathe in. Breathe out. Come salute the sun every Wednesday through October for a special yoga, barre, or Pilates class presented by Athleta, Club Pilates, Flywheel Sports, and lululemon. Each week, Avalon will showcase one of these fitness retailers with a complimentary 60 minute class in the Plaza. Bring your own mat and Be Well on Wednesdays at AvalOM.

5 FOOD TRUCK ALLEY Old Roswell St

Enjoy a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks and music each week. Stroll the streets, eat delicious food, listen to some great music and kick off the weekend a little early.

6 AVALON NIGHTS LIVE Avalon Plaza

Unwind after a long week with live music in The Plaza every Friday from

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6PM to 8PM at Avalon Nights Live. Grab your friends and family and get ready to dance the night away. Free.

7 BOOK SALE

Alpharetta Library, 10 Park Plaza

Book sales feature a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction, reference books, history, biography, children’s books, paperbacks, books on tape and rare editions. All of the books have been donated to the Friends for the book sales.

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SEPTEMBER

Welcoming New Patients! At Primary Care of Milton, we are dedicated to serving the families throughout Milton and North Fulton with the highest standard of

Sidharth Sharma, MD

care. A proud member of the Milton community himself, Dr. Sharma

Board Certified, Family Medicine

offers care for adult and pediatric patients, serving with attentive, personalized care in a warm and friendly environment. Dr. Sharma offers a full range of primary care services to keep you and your family healthy, educating and empowering patients to achieve and

Phone: 470-639-6340

maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Fax: 404-250-8096

• Most insurance plans accepted • Same-day appointments and walk-ins for sick visits • Early morning appointments available

OFFICE LOCATION

• Convenient location

980 Birmingham Road Suite 304 Milton, GA 30004

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Co-working Reimagined Alpharetta’s only co-working space with fully-licensed, on-site childcare. - Private Offices

- Podcasting Studio

- Mailboxes

- Meeting Rooms

- Cafe

- Printing

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10 WHAT IS ART?

Alpharetta Arts Center, 238 Canton St.

Join the members of the Alpha Arts Guild for a “Is This Art?” The lecture will be delivered by the new president of the Alpha Arts Guild, Todd Sentell, an accomplished folk and decorative artist and long-time Alpharetta resident

13 BIG, THE MUSICAL Act1 Theater

The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage. Josh Baskin is sick of being an awkward kid. At a carnival, he makes a wish to become “big.” His wish is granted, he discovers there’s  more to being an adult than he bargained for and that we must all grow up at our own pace. Act1.simpletix.com

14 TOUCH A TRUCK North Point Mall

Every child’s imagination will soar as they explore the parking lot filled with trucks of all shapes and sizes including a fire truck, limo, dump truck, school bus, 18-wheeler and police vehicles. Bouncy castle, face painting and more. Bring cash for food vendors. Parking and admission are free.

We have a new Oral ID light that screens for Oral cancer, a preventive procedure we do at each cleaning appointment!

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14 CONCERT ON THE GREEN CONCERT: JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS The Green at Crabapple Market

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SEPTEMBER A Timeless Treasure

A corner of heaven, the Henderson Park Inn provides the ultimate sanctuary for rest, relaxation, and romance. Comprising of 37 rooms, this adults-only, beachfront bed & breakfast sits along a mile of undisturbed Gulf of Mexico coastline in Destin, Florida.

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How would you like to wake up to this every morning?

Milton First Responders. To start with a bang, the event’s inaugural year will feature the incomparable John Driskell Hopkins of the Grammy award-winning Zac Brown Band as the headliner.​   Food and beverage  for purchase from restaurants located in Crabapple Market. Tickets 404.514.6533

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Alpharetta Arts Center

The

mission

of

the

Alpharetta

Symphony Orchestra is to provide exceptional orchestral music opportunities for musicians and patrons in the Alpharetta and greater north Atlanta communities. 6:00- 7:00 pm  reception in the gallery, 7:00-8:30 pm concert. AlpharettaSymphony.com

15 IRONKIDS TRIATHLON Wills Park Pool

IronKids Alpharetta allows children ages 6 to 15 an opportunity to test their strength with a swim, bike, and run competition. Junior (ages 6-8):

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50-meter swim, 2-mile bike and 500 yards run. Intermediate (ages 9 to 11): 150-meter swim, 4-mile bike and

Let The Good Life Group, #1 team on Lake Lanier since 2012, help you find your dream home

1-mile run. Senior (12 to 15): 300meter swim, 8-mile bike and 2-mile run. AwesomeAlpharetta.com

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