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Date Night Down the Road Restaurant Guide Big Creek Greenway Fun for All Alpharetta Farmers Market Where the Foodies Go Budget-Friendly Alpharetta

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Hi Alpharetta!!! This Summer/Early Fall issue of Alpharetta Magazine offers something for everyone: budget-friendly things to do, things to do with kids, real estate market updae, restaurant guide, info on the Big Creek Greenway, and more... We had a lot of fun putting this one together for you. Be sure to read all about IronKids 2015, held at Wills Park each year. This kids’ triathlon is among the largest of the IronKids events in the country (p18.) And, after all of the local press lately of residents leaving their pets in their cars, we’ve got a great piece detailing how to care for your pets and keep them safe. Alpharetta is a top dining and shopping destination; and those of us who are blessed to live here are thrilled with all the options available to us and our families. I like to keep these letters short --- who reads them, anyway? So, go out and enjoy the day. Love your families. And, dive into our Summer/Early Fall 2015 issue of Alpharetta Magazine! We hope you like us on Facebook; and please send us your comments and suggestions any time. regina@locallifepublishing.com.

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INSIDE and Publisher’s Letter, p4 Design: Transitional Style, p8 Scoop OTP, All Fired Up! p10 Alpharetta Welcome Center, p12 Date Night down the Road, p14 Where to Stay in Alpharetta, p16 IronKids: Swim, Bike, Run, p18 New Habitat Restore, p20 Let’s Go Shopping Alpharetta, p21 Real Estate Market Update, p22 Keeping it Fresh Downtown, p24 Alpharetta Restaurant Guide, p25

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Where the Foodies Go, p27 Feel the Beat, p30 Juicing for Health, p31 Alpharetta Kids, 34 RAMBO, p36 Active Adult Center, p38 Get Started With Golf, p40 Where to Golf in Alpharetta, p41 Cruising through North Fulton, p42 Moving to Alpharetta? p42 Let’s Play Alpharetta, p44 Protect Pets: Heat Exhaustion, p45

JULY I AUGUST I SEPTEMBER Congrats Caitlyn! p46 Outdoor Adventures, p48 Big Creek Greenway, p50 Budget Friendly Alpharetta, p52 Live it Up in Alpharetta, p54 Design: Slipcovers, p56 Calendar: July/Aug/Sept, p57 Advertiser Index, p60 Alpharetta Churches, p62 Prayer for Our Nation, p62

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transitional style 101 By RACHEL GREATHOUSE rachelgreathousedesign.com

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Transitional Style 101:

I often have clients deciding to move from a traditionally-styled look to a more “transitional” one. This trend is becoming more common as some wish to achieve an easy-living lifestyle, with less “stuff ” filling up their homes. The question I get is, “How do I create a traditional look in my smaller home without sacrificing the cozy feeling?” Below are a few tips to inspire you and help you get the “look” you’re hoping to achieve, without it being necessary to change too many things. We want to keep your home, “homey.” Mixing styles, finishes and fabrics makes a home warm, interesting and unique. Have some fun!

What is transitional style?

Transitional style is a marriage of traditional and contemporary furniture, finishes, materials and fabrics equating to a classic, timeless design. Furniture lines are simple, yet sophisticated, featuring either straight lines or rounded profiles. Fabric is as diverse as graphic patterns on overstuffed sofas and textured chenille on sleek wood frames.

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Colors:

The transitional palette is very neutral which evokes a clean, serene atmosphere. Start with a really light neutral wall color, and then add texture with fabrics and furniture pieces. I think a little color in some beautiful art or accessories are great for a little “pop,” but you should always begin with a neutral palette, as a sort of “blank canvas.”

Furniture:

Curves combine with straight lines. This flexible aspect of transitional style provides balance, which both men and women really can really appreciate. There is an overall modern-traditional feel and lots of comfort. The furniture is larger and very comfortable, but not at all over bearing. Fewer accessories ensures the focus of the room is on the simplicity and sophistication of the design.

Accessories:

Less is definitely more when it comes to accessorizing with a transitional style. Choose to display items that have meaning or are special to you. Beautiful greenery on a sofa table by a window, close-up photographs

with texture placed in simple frames, and groupings or collections (just not too much) are great. These kinds of groupings provide a contrast to the simplicity of the furniture.

Fabrics:

Neutral palettes provide the perfect backdrop for adding some texture. Chenille, corduroy, velvet, or a great pattern help add texture. These fabrics evoke comfort and luxury when placed with simple furniture pieces…This is the best way to provide curiosity and an interesting dynamic in a room. I always tell my clients,” Surround yourself with what you love.” Go for it! Alter your style a little. Try something new. You will be glad you did!

RACHEL

GREATHOUSE, lives in Milton and has been featured in HGTV Magazine, Jezebel and Houzz.com.

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Recently I took my 12-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son to ALL FIRED UP, a paint-it-yourself ceramic shop. We spent about 20 minutes trying to decide what to choose! My son chose a dragon to paint, my daughter chose a pink cancer ribbon, and I chose a square tile. My children and I even brought our lunch with us and ate while we painted! If you don’t have time to finish painting your piece in one sitting, you are free to come back to finish it another day. All Fired Up provides various paint colors, brushes, templates, and books to help you create your masterpiece. I have never painted a ceramic object in my life (except maybe in grade school), so I was hesitant to try my hand at it. But the store employee gave us simple yet detailed instructions, and I felt I could handle the task! Once we finished our work, we had to leave them at the store for a few days to be fired in the kiln. When I picked up our artwork, I was amazed at how much the firing brought out the bright colors and made our pieces shine! From what I understand, the firing process also makes tableware microwave and dishwasher safe. The price of the piece you choose includes all supplies used to paint it at the store, and there is no fee to sit and paint. So you can stay as long as you like! The ceramics range in price from $5.00 to $100.00, but most pieces cost between $16.00 and $35.00.

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Drop by the Alpharetta Welcome Center for maps, brochures and current calendar of events to find out what’s happening in town and speak with their friendly staff. As the best resource for information on Alpharetta, they can point you in the right direction for the best antique shops or where to stroll an 8-mile path along a creek. Find 200 brochures about the area, from culturally rich Atlanta to the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains. With 300 things to do, they’ll help you plan an action-packed itinerary for a day, a week or longer, bringing you back to Alpharetta to relax in one of the city’s 23 hotels, all dedicated to providing the best in service and comfort. Visit www.awesomealpharetta.com which goes a step further by providing a fully interactive experience through videos and photos along with easy-to-find listings of events including prices, times and descriptions. Once your trip is planned, you can book your hotel instantly on the website. Whatever you choose to do in Alpharetta, the Welcome Center staff is there to help. Stop in for expert advice or just to say hello!

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Date Night

down the road By Claire Murphy

DATE NIGHT – ALPHARETTA STYLE Whether you’re new to the kitchen, want to sharpen your culinary skills or just want to have a fun night out with your spouse, Salud! Cooking School offers great food and fun for date nights in Alpharetta. Led by their own in-store instructors as well as some of Georgia’s most exciting chefs, artisans and authors, these hands-on classes are very informative and enjoyable. One of their classes which is perfect for a date night: SUSHI WORKSHOP For $59 per person, couples work hands-on to discover the techniques for making and rolling sushi. Guests learn basics, including making and forming sushi rice, assembling fillings, and rolling ingredients using a bamboo mat to make beautifully shaped sushi. Of course, a glass of sake will complete our evening! The MENU: Inside-Out California Rolls; Nigiri Sushi (Hand-Pressed Sushi with Salmon & Tuna); Spicy Tuna Rolls; and Cucumber Rolls. Whole Foods Market 2800 Old Milton Pkwy, (770) 442-3354 After cooking class, head over to Hop Alley in downtown Alpharetta for a drink and hopefully it’ll be on a night you’ll get to listen to our favorite local musician, Jon Oswald (find him on FB), play his own as well as cover tunes. Hop Alley Brew Pub, 25 South Main Street. hopalleybrew.com 14 awesomealpharetta.com


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From ritzy to relaxed, you can retire in style at one of Alpharetta’s 23 modern and affordable hotels, many offering suites and complimentary breakfast. From comfortable, family-friendly accommodations to beautifully

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Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta 5750 Windward Pkwy., 30005 770-754-9600 Comfort Inn 5455 Windward Pkwy. West, 30004 770-664-7997 Courtyard Atlanta Alpharetta 12655 Deerfield Pkwy., 30004 678-366-3360 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta–Alpharetta 2925 Jordan Ct., 30004 678-347-0022 Embassy Suites Atlanta– Alpharetta 5955 North Point Pkwy., 30022 678-566-8800 Extended Stay America–Atlanta Alpharetta–Rock Mill Road 1950 Rock Mill Rd., 30022 770-475-2676 Extended Stay America– Atlanta-Alpharetta–Northpoint–East 3331 Old Milton Pkwy., 30005 770-475-7871 Extended Stay America– Atlanta–Alpharetta–Northpoint–West 3329 Old Milton Pkwy., 30005 770-569-1730

appointed guest rooms with luxurious signature beds, they have every option available to make your stay a delightful one.

Select your perfect hotel, then book online at www.awesomealpharetta.com Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Alpharetta 11385 Haynes Bridge Rd., 30009 770-663-4000

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Alpharetta/ Windward Parkway 5595 Windward Pkwy., 30004 770-343-9566

Hampton Inn Alpharetta/Roswell 10740 Westside Way, 30009 770-640-5511

La Quinta Inn & Suites Atlanta Alpharetta 1350 North Point Dr., 30022 770-754-7800

Hampton Inn & Suites Alpharetta 16785 Old Morris Rd., 30004 678-393-0990

Residence Inn Atlanta Alpharetta/North Point Mall 1325 North Point Dr., 30022 770-587-1151

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta North/Alpharetta 4025 Windward Plaza, 30005 770-360-7766

Residence Inn Atlanta Alpharetta/Windward 5465 Windward Pkwy. West, 30004 770-664-0664

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Northpoint 10975 Georgia Ln., 30022 678-566-3900

Staybridge Suites Alpharetta – North Point 3980 North Point Pkwy., 30005 770-569-7200

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alpharetta–Windward Parkway 12505 Cingular Way, 30004 678-339-0505

TownePlace Suites Atlanta Alpharetta 7925 Westside Pkwy., 30009 770-664-1300

Homewood Suites by Hilton Atlanta–Alpharetta 10775 Davis Dr., 30004 770-998-1622 Hyatt Place Atlanta/Alpharetta/ North Point Mall 7500 North Point Pkwy., 30022 770-594-8788

Wingate by Wyndham Alpharetta 1005 Kingswood Place, 30009 770-649-0955

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SWIM BIKE RUN

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By Claire Murphy

IRONKIDS - ALPHARETTA Sunday, September 20, 2015 Wills Park Pool 1815 Old Milton Pkwy

Founded in 1985

, the IronKids’ mission is to inspire and motivate youth through the sport to lead an active, positive and healthy lifestyle. Young athletes between the ages of 3 and 15 are invited to participate in a variety of events, including triathlon, aquathlon, duathlon and running races, many held during the days leading up to IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 races. IRONKIDS participate in age-appropriate distances with an emphasis on safety, fitness and fun.

IronKids Alpharetta is one of the largest youth triathlons in the country. That is a big testament to our city’s youth and their parents. With multiple IronKids “competitions” throughout the US, Europe and Canada, to be among the largest is quite a feat. IronKids offers young Alpharetta athletes the unique opportunity to feel the excitement of competition while enjoying the outdoors and promoting healthy living. Parents, family, and friends are invited to cheer on the racers while enjoying the area and family-centered event. Participants must purchase a 1-day youth USAT (United States Association of Triathletes) membership for $10. Additionally, the registration fee for this event is $50 per child. Parents of young athletes ages 6 to 15 can enter to win a free registration to this year’s race on the CVB’s website through July 31. awesomealpharetta.com/what-to-do/ironkidsalpharetta.

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corner of Hwy. 9 and Sun Valley, between Andretti and Nalley Toyota The new Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Roswell is a non-profit home-improvement and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, home decor and building materials to the public at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds help build homes and hope!

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NOW OPEN: Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore A non-profit home-improvement donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, decor and building materials to the public to support the local Habitat Affiliate of North Georgia.

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ReStore, their staff and volunteers accept donations of new and gently used items. They sell those items to treasure hunters and bargain-shoppers alike, raising money for their mission of eliminating substandard housing for local families. The ReStore provides a more affordable avenue for home improvement projects, all while keeping tons of perfectly good items from ending up in the landfill. With their constantly changing inventory, prices well below retail, frequent markdowns and one-of-a-kind items, shoppers are sure to find something to love. The best part about shopping at the ReStore is knowing that purchases are helping to fund Habitat for Humanity’s mission.

For businesses, donating to the ReStore is a great way to move discontinued or excess stock, deal with gently used returns and show your customers that you care about the environment and our community. Plus, the ReStore will pick up your donated goods, which saves you time and money. Businesses and residences can call the donation hotline (770)962-4200. Or, stop in the store at 11060 Alpharetta Hwy, between Andretti and Nalley Toyota. The Habitat ReStore depends on enthusiastic volunteers for everything from helping customers to arranging merchandise. Stop by to sign up to help! suburbanatlantarestores.org

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Shopping! As the shopping mecca north of Atlanta, Alpharetta’s five distinct shopping districts have it all, from top designers to top savings, well-known stores to unique boutiques.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ALPHARETTA

Shop along Main Street, Church Street and Milton Avenue where boutiques are bountiful. Visit Alex n Sis, A Kid’s Encore Shoppe, with quality clothing at affordable prices; unique fashion ensembles at Leather N Pearle; Cotton House Antiques and Consignments, the place for homeowners, designers and collectors; Chic-Evolution in Art with creatively driven cutting edge artwork; Savvy Snoot, voted best consignment store in Atlanta; Sis & Moon’s, bringing an urban feel to the suburbs; and South Harmony, designed to deliver personalized shopping experiences.

NORTH POINT MALL

North Point Mall is home to more than 100 major retailers, including the only American Girl® Boutique and Bistro in Georgia, an innovative LEGO Store, designers like Michael Kors and Coach, and stores such as Macy’s, Von Maur and Dillard’s. Find more shops along Haynes Bridge Road and North Point Parkway, which surround the mall. In addition to Stein Mart, Nordstrom Rack and REI, specialty shops like Honey & Hazel offer affordable fashion. Enjoy the newest movies at AMC North Point Mall IMAX with recliner seats, full bar, food and lounge.

AVALON

Their tag line, The Timeless Art of Living Well, says it all. Located on 86 acres along Old Milton Parkway, the Shops at Avalon contain over a half million square feet of retail, including Anthropologie, Athleta, Arhaus, Kendra Scott, Orvis, Soft Surroundings and West Elm, among over 40 other stores. The selection of shops will complement those found at North Point Mall and Downtown Alpharetta, all combining to define Alpharetta as a shopping destination. We invite you to experience the excitement buzzing around town.

NORTH ON MAIN

Upscale resale is all the rage, so indulge yourself in 30,000-square-feet of antiques and memorabilia at Queen of Hearts. Don’t miss the $4 rack, a customer favorite at Designer Consigner or the continuous sale rack at Couture Consigner. Saddle up at Dover Saddlery for all your equestrian gear.

WINDWARD PARKWAY

This picturesque thoroughfare is lined with spas and international cuisine. Step into Dress Up Boutique for trendy, weekly new arrivals at affordable prices. Redecorating? Visit Home Expressions Interiors, a full design, construction and project management company or Loretta’s Interior Design that specializes in designer chairs for all styles.

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Alpharetta onthe Move: SUMMER MARKET

ADDRESS 315 Darby Road 407 Buckfield Lane 244 Affirmed Court 514 Cogdell Trail 14759 Taylor Valley Way 3000 Evelyn Lane 330 White Columns Court 735 Champions Close 310 King Estates Drive 700 Barberry Drive 13307 Cogburn Road 16487 Waxmyrtle Road 16058 Inverness Trail 14520 Wood Road 645 Heron Run Court 630 Heron Run Court 229 Woodliff Court 131 DOVER Road 14310 Morning Mountain 16275 Laconia Lane 613 Northumberland Dr 825 Scotlandwell Place 202 Creek Ridge Chase 1 3800 Belleterre Drive 505 Kings County Court 2575 Bethany Creek Ct 1780 Highgrove Club Drive 205 Bay Colt Road 350 Coach House Lane 225 Pinehurst Walk 12507 Waterside Drive 1050 Glen Mill Court 15135 Freemanville Rd 745 Stratforde Drive 835 Onagh Court 630 Dorris Road 12902 Waterside Dr 12885 Morningpark Circle 205 Plantation Cove 12711 Archmont Trace 12707 Archmont Trace 12691 Archmont Trace 2500 High Glen Ct 3538 Peacock Road 13331 Flamingo 512 Twinrose Way 13333 Flamingo Road 619 Greencrest Lane 3443 LATITUDE Cove 14143 Yacht Terrace

COMMUNITY SOLD PRICE DOM None 1,600,000 95 Lake Haven 1,030,000 140 Triple Crown 960,000 185 Lake Haven 867,650 55 Taylor Glen 845,000 21 Heritage at Crabapple 798,123 0 White Columns 793,000 1 Champions Overlook 774,000 191 King Estates Manor 760,354 64 The Hermitage 752,000 4 n/a 750,000 112 Blue Valley 714,900 247 Highland Manor 700,000 139 None 645,000 22 Crooked Creek 630,000 31 Crooked Creek 624,250 1 Vickery Crest 609,000 11 CEDAR PARK 10A 594,900 11 Crooked Creek 590,000 13 The Hampshires 585,000 107 Potterstone 585,000 10 Potterstone 575,000 102 Crooked Creek 550,400 22 Belleterre 525,000 19 Kingswood 524,000 109 Bethany Oaks 523,500 44 Wood Valley 486,000 365 Trotters Ridge 475,000 138 Grass Valley 469,000 19 Crooked Creek 454,000 11 Waterside 449,900 5 Glenhaven 446,195 175 none 425,000 3 Stratforde Est/Hopewell 425,000 44 The Lakes/Enniskerry 418,000 391 none 410,000 158 Waterside 400,250 24 Waterside 400,000 29 Bentgrass Farms 385,000 48 Henderson Landing 380,745 13 Henderson Landing 368,405 62 Henderson Landing 355,000 11 Henderson Landing 315,000 76 Hidden Forest 280,000 13 Hidden Forest 272,000 43 Deerfield Green 270,900 60 Hidden Forest 269,000 10 Deerfield Green 259,900 261 Wyndham 232,900 28 Wyndham 161,900 22

By Tracy Coles, The Hernandez Group KW Realty Consultants Summer is here, and along with the middle of peak season for real estate sales in Alpharetta and North Metro Atlanta. Currently, supplies are low and demand is high, so sellers are getting top dollar for their homes with favorable terms. Property values continue to increase so that sellers have more equity in their homes and there is a pent-up demand of ready, willing and able buyers for homes under $1,000,000 In spite of the low inventory, not every home will sell. Price, condition, and marketing all play a role in getting a home sold. These 5 simple yet effective spring cleaning tips can prepare your home for sale and give you the edge over other sellers: 1. DeClutter – give the illusion of space & allow buyers to envision themselves there. 2. Clean your windows & let the sun shine in. 3. Make your Kitchen & Baths white glove clean. 4. Sniff out smells & say goodbye to bad odors. 5. Trim lawn and trees. Make first impressions count! 6. If you’re considering selling, now is the time to “jump into action” and take advantage of the current market conditions.

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Alpharetta Farmers Market • Historic Downtown Alpharetta • 404-402-5389 • alpharettafarmersmarket.com BY CLAIRE MURPHY

Visit the

Alpharetta Farmers Market any Saturday from April through October to discover local farmers with fruits, vegetables and natural meats. Talented gardeners display and sell fresh flowers and herbs. Makers of all sorts of edible home goods from yummy desserts and breads to local raw honey and homemade sauces, jellies, and soaps are available to the public in downtown Alpharetta. In the spring of 2006 the Farmer’s Market took root under an old oak tree in Historic Downtown Alpharetta in the City Parking

Lot. “We wanted the market to grow and support our local farmers,” said Janis Gunther of The Cannery. The Market is open to farmers, gardeners, and makers of edible home goods. In 2011 a Gazebo and signage was added to mark the now permanent, current Farmers Market location. The Alpharetta Business Association (A.B.A.) is the sponsor of this ongoing service to our community. Free parking is available throughout Historic Downtown Alpharetta. alpharettafarmersmarket.com

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alpharetta restaurant guide

Alpharetta RESTAURANT 2B Whole 3 Brothers BBQ 5 Seasons North Abhiruchi Indian Akina Alpine Bakery & Tratt. Altobeli’s Italian Rest. Antico Pizza Avalon Atlantic Seafood Co. Aunty’s Kitchen Avocado Vegan Cafe Bantam + Biddy BB’s Bagels Benihana Bite Blaxican Mex. Soulfd Bombay Flames Bonefish Grill BoneHeads Breadtime BURGERFI Cabernet Cafe Efendi Campania Pizzeria Carmine’s Restaurant Casa Nuova Italian Chennai Express Chili’s Chill Restaurant Collet French Cafe Corner Deli Crabapple Tavern CRU Food & Wine Bar Crust Pasta & Pizzeria Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Dynasty Chinese Rest. Eggs Up Grill El Don Bar & Grill INC El Trompo Mexican Espresso’s Coffee Fancy Pantry Five Guys Burgers Fry Me 2 The Moon Genji Sushi Bars Gyro Brothers Haiku Sushi & Stea

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ADDRESS TEL. NUM WEBSITE 42 Milton Ave (404) 919-8875 2bwhole.net 11670 Jones Bridge Rd (770) 873-0023 3brothersbbq.com 3655 Old Milton Pkwy (770) 521-5551 5seasonsbrewing.com 5530 Windward Pkwy (678) 393-1110 abhiruchius.com 5815 Windward Pkwy (770) 663-0630 joesnewyorkpizzeria.com 12315 Crabapple Rd (770) 410-9883 alpinebakeryandtrattoria.com 3000 Old Alabama Rd (770) 664-8055 altobelis.com 3185 Avalon Blvd 770-674-8811 experienceavalon.com 2345 Mansell Rd (770) 640-0488 atlanticseafoodco.com 11775 Northfall Ln (678) 691-1432 auntyskitchenus.com 11105 State Bridge Rd. (770) 752-9333 avocadovegancafe.com 4195 Avalon Blvd (678) 248-5159 bantamandbiddy.com 770 McFarland Pkwy (770) 475-1818 bbsbagels.net 2365 Mansell Rd 678) 461-8440 benihana.com 11500 Webb Bridge Rd (770) 754-5500 biteatl.com 2950 Holcomb Bridge Rd (404) 606-3737 blaxicanfood.com 3050 Mansell Rd (770) 552-5575 bombayflames.com 11705 C Jones Bridge Rd (770) 475-6668 bonefishgrill.com 5815 Windward Pkwy (770) 407-1747 eatboneheads.com 235 S Main St (678) 691-6723 breadtime-atl.com 5475 Windward Parkway W (770) 817-4656 burgerfi.com 5575 Windward Pkwy (770) 777-5955 cabernetsteakhouse.com 488 N Main St (770) 360-8014 cafeefendi.com 800 N Main St (770) 559-4674 campaniaga.com 4055 Old Milton Pkwy (770) 772-3644 carminesalpharetta.com 5670 Hwy 9 N (770) 475-9100 casanuovarestaurant.net 11105 State Bridge Rd (678) 400-6480 7800 N Point Pkwy (770) 594-9063 chilis.com 11655 Haynes Bridge Rd (770) 625-1200 2225 Old Milton Pkwy (470) 223-6221 10 Roswell Street (678)366-3354 12350 Arnold Mill Rd (770) 667-7456 crabappletavern.com 2200 Avalon Blvd. 678-248-5181 cruawinebar.com 131 S Main St (770) 777-6789 crust-pizzeria.com 3070 Windward Plaza (678) 867-0777 dickeys.com 10955 Jones Bridge Rd (770) 751-1888 270 Rucker Rd eggsupgrill.com 6320 Atlanta Hwy (678) 404-5473 11877 Douglas Rd (770) 754-9442 5670 Atlanta Hwy (770) 558-2701 espressoscoffee.com 10595 Old Alabama Rd (770) 650-6544 fancypantry.com 2192 N Point Cir (678) 393-0065 fiveguys.com 5155 Atlanta Hwy (678) 691-1613 fryme2themoon.com 2800 Old Milton Pkwy (678) 534-3138 genjiweb.com 869 N Main St (770) 754-0727 5966 N Point Pkwy (770) 521-1983 haikusteakhouse.com

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Haveli Indian Cuisine 8465 Holcomb Bridge Rd (770) 558-8333 haveliindiancuisines.com Indian $$ Hop Alley Brew Pub 25 S Main St (770) 696-2097 hopalleybrew.com American $$ House of Hummus 5950 N Point Pkwy (770) 680-2638 house-of-hummus.com Greek $ Hudson Grille 865 N Main St (770) 777-4127 hudsongrille.com American $$ Humble Pie Pizza Co. 869 N Main St (678) 867-6773 humblepiepizzaco.net Pizza $$ Inchin’s Bamboo Gard. 11105 State Bridge Rd (770) 622-1445 bamboo-gardens.com Chinese $$ Ipanema Brazilian 4055 Old Milton Pkwy (770) 864-1126 IpanemaSteakhouse.com Brazilian $$ Ippolito’s Italian 12850 State Hwy 9 (678) 624-1900 ippolitos.net Jason’s Deli 7300 N Point Pkwy (770) 664-5002 jasonsdeli.com Deli $ Jay’s Mexican Grill 1545 McFarland Pkwy (678) 502-7669 jaysmexicangrill.com Mexican $$ Jeffrey’s Sports Grill 11585 Jones Bridge Rd (770) 346-0807 jeffreysalpharetta.com American $$ Jerusalem Bakery 4150 Old Milton Pkwy (770) 777-0193 jerusalembakeryandgrill.com Middle E $ Joes New York Pizzeria 1605 Mansell Rd Pizza $ Jose’s Mexican Grill 3055 N Point Pkwy (678) 867-9003 josesmexgrill.com Mexican $$ Kelly’s Cajun Grill 2194 N Point Cir (770) 667-8160 American $ Kickshaw 800 N Main St (770) 475-0444 kickshawgrill.com Sushi $$ KiKu Japanese Steak  2725 Old Milton Pkwy (770) 740-0123 kikujapanese.com Japanese $$ Koko’s Diner Japanese  9950 Jones Bridge Road (770) 740-8337 Japanese $$ Kona Grill 5100 Avalon blvd (470) 226-1540 konagrill.com American $$ Kozmo Gastro Pub 11890 Douglas Rd (678) 526-6094 kozmogastropub.com American $$ Suzanne Taylor and MichelleItalian La Casa Italian Grill 37 Old Roswell St (470) 258-4135 lacasaitaliangrill.com $$ Knapp are Co-creators ofMexican $$ Las Margaritas 5955 Hwy 9 (770) 619-0401 By Michelle Knapp, ScoopOTP.com Leaves & Loaves 5530 windward pkwy suite (678) 339-1313 leavesnloaves.com ScoopOTP.comAmerican $ Lin’s Chinese 12850 Hwy 9 N (770) 740-1892 linschineserestaurant.com Chinese $$ Lobster House 10890 Haynes Bridge Rd (770) 475-0333 lobsterhousealpharetta.com Japanese $$ Locos Deli & Pub 11770 Haynes Bridge Rd (770) 751-9898 locosgrill.com American $$ LongHorn Steakhouse 900 Mansell Road (770) 642-8588 longhornsteakhouse.com Steakhouse $$ Made Kitchen & Cockt 45 B Roswell St (770) 452-6233 madekc.com Tapas $$$ Madras Chettinaad 4305 State Bridge Rd (678) 393-3131 madraschettinaad.com Indian $$ Mama’s Pizza 5950 Northpoint Pkwy (770) 751-6001 mamaspizzaalpharetta.com Pizza $ Mambo Jambo Cafe 5310 Windward Pkwy (770) 667-0097 mambojambocafe.com Cuban $$ Mambo’s Café 4915 Windward Pkwy (770) 753-4354 mambos-cafe.com Cuban $$ Mangia Ristorante 5354 McGinnis Ferry Rd (770) 619-9797 mangiapizzeriaalpharetta.com Italian $$ Marco’s Pizza 13800 Ga Hwy 9 (678) 393-9000 marcos.com Pizza $ Marlow’s Tavern 3719 Old Alabama Rd (770) 475-1800 marlowstavern.com American $$ Mellow Mushroom 3070 Windward Pkwy (678) 566-7888 windward.mellowmushroom.com Pizza $$ Miller’s Ale House 10750 Davis Dr (678) 277-2581 millersalehouse.com American $$ Milton’s Cuisine & Cckt 800 Mayfield Rd (770) 817-0161 miltonscuisine.com American $$$ Mittie’s Cafe 62 N Main St (770) 772-0850 American $$ Nahm Thai Cuisine 5310 Windward Pkwy (678) 762-1818 nahmthaicuisine.com Thai $$ Never Enough Thyme 5354 McGinnis Ferry Rd (678) 297-1124 neverenoughthyme.net Breakfast $$ Oak Steakhouse 950 Third St (678) 722-8333 oaksteakhouseatlanta.com Steakhouse $$$ Olde Blind Dog 12650 Crabapple Rd (678) 624-1090 OldeBlindDog.com Pub $$ On The Border 10575 Davis Dr. (404) 991-2660 ontheborder.com Tex-Mex $$ Outback Steakhouse 10955 Jones Bridge Rd (770) 442-8775 outback.com Steakhouse $$ Pampas Steakhouse 10970 State Bridge Rd (678) 339-0029 pampassteakhouse.com Steakhouse $$$ Pampas Steakhouse 10970 State Bridge Rd (678) 339-0029 pampassteakhouse.com Steakhouse $$$ Panera Bread 6480 Northpoint Pkwy (678) 393-2647 panerabread.com Sandwiches $ Papoulis Cafe & Mrkt 3070 Windward Plz (770) 442-8884 papouliscafe.com Greek $ Pappadeaux Seafood 10795 Davis Dr (770) 992-5566 pappadeaux.com Seafood $$ Pepperoni’s Tavern 4190 Old Milton Pkwy (770) 343-8228 pepperonistavern.com Pizza $$ Peppers Indian Cuisine 13020 Morris Rd (678) 339-1999 thepeppersrestaurant.com Indian $ Picante Grill 5955 Hwy 9 (770) 619-0401 Mexican $$

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where the Alpharetta is home to new chef driven restaurants that are having everyone take notice in a city boasting over

175 dining options.

Looking for distinctive restaurants? Opt for Alpine Bakery with an amazing array of tempting desserts, or local favorite Smokejack BBQ for traditional southern cuisine. Chosen as a “Breakout Brand” by Nation’s Restaurant News, Pure Taqueria woos its customers with award-winning margaritas and tasty fish tacos. Don’t miss Atlantic Seafood, recently featured on the Food Network. You’ll appreciate the attention to detail and service at Cabernet Steakhouse. Downtown is home to 100% gluten free Tin Roof Kitchen; MADE Kitchen and Cocktails where you can pick your experience from RUSH, STAY or LINGER; Salt Factory Pub, an upscale gastropub; and South Main Kitchen, whose focus is on food and conversation. Enjoy craft beer and craft food at Hop Alley Brew Pub, tours and tastings at Jekyll Brewing and Vino 100’s complimentary wine tasting events every Saturday afternoon.

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Experience Avalon with their wide range of restaurants complemented by wine bars, cafés and coffee shops. From The El Felix, a new concept by Ford Fry, to the famous Antico Pizza Napoletana, Shaun Doty’s Bantam + Biddy and Chad Anderson’s Oak Steakhouse, the options are sure to please. Make your way to North Point and Windward Parkway for even more dining choices. But the culinary experience doesn’t stop there. The Southeast’s premier dining festival, Taste of Alpharetta, features over 60 of the city’s restaurants in one unforgettable night in May. Downtown comes alive at the two annual Brew Moon Fests with food and beverages as music and dancing fill the streets. From April to October, kick-off the weekends with Thursday’s Food Truck Alley, where food 6-8 trucks and great music line downtown. Don’t miss the Alpharetta Farmers Market every Saturday morning April to October. Find your inner chef at Salud!, Sur La Table or Publix Apron’s Cooking Schools. Rest assured there are plenty of group-friendly restaurants that can handle crowds from 25-125. From breweries to BBQ, cheese pizza to cheesecake, shrimp fondeaux to shrimp al ajillo, there is something for everyone. And all have plenty of spaces for bus parking. solely on the name. We were pleasantly surprised that the food and atmosphere were just as cute as we imagined.

a Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau The Peach and the Porkchop is owned by Chuck and Alyssa www.awesomealpharetta.com • 678-297-0102 • 800-294-0923 book by it’s cover — or a restaurant by it’s name. The Peach and Staley. ChuckGeorgia from “Up North” and Alyssa from “Down South” Official Destination Organization for Alpharetta, the Porkchop was on our The list to Scoop for someMarketing time, based

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Pure Taqueria 103 Roswell St Ray’s On the Creek 1700 Mansell Rd Roasters 12850 Hwy 9 Romano’s Macaroni Gr 5045 Windward Pkwy Ruth’s Chris Steak Hse 11655 Haynes Bridge Road Sage Woodfire Tavern 11405 Haynes Bridge Rd Sally’s Gluten Free 4390 Kimball Bridge Road Salt Factory 102 S Main St Satay House 281 S Main St Seven Seas Cafe 124 Devore Rd Shiraz Cafe 5220 McGinnis Ferry Rd Simply Pizza 3665 Old Milton Pkwy Sitar Indian Rest. 8465 Holcomb Bridge Rd Smokejack BBQ 29 S Main St South Main Kitchen 9 S Main St Spice Brick Oven Kitc. 10800 Haynes Bridge Rd Sri Krishna Vilas Indian 5815 Windward Pkwy Sushi Mania 3719 Old Alabama Rd Sushi Nami 5316 Windward Pkwy SushiMing Japanese 5430 McGinnis Ferry Rd Sweet Tomatoes 950 North Point Drive Taco Mac 875 N Main St Taco Mac 6220 Shiloh Rd Tacone Flavor Grill 3070 Windward Plaza Dr Tara Humata 6195 Windward Pkwy Ted’s Montana Grill 6100 Avalon Blvd Teriyaki Grill House 3710 Old Milton Pkwy Thai Squared 5530 Windward Pkwy Thai Thai 11525 Haynes Bridge Rd The Cheesecake Fact. 2075 North Point Circle The Derby 9850 Nesbit Ferry Rd The Diner at North Pt. 2355 Mansell Rd The El Felix 1130 Avalon Blvd The Taco Stand 10595 Old Alabama The Velvet Note 4075 Old Milton Pkwy Three Dollar Cafe Jr 3710 Old Milton Pkwy Tin Roof Kitchen 52 N Main St Tom + Chee - Alph 970 Northpoint Dr Topgolf 10900 Westside Pkwy Tuscany Cafe & Bistro 28017 Mill Creek Ave Twisted Taco 5815 Windward Parkway Urban Spice 4120 Old Milton Pkwy Vidalia’s Southern 5750 Windward Pkwy Village Burger 3005 Old Alabama Rd Village Tavern 11555 Rainwater Dr Vincenza’s Pizzeria 765D McFarland Pkwy Vinny’s on Windward 5355 Windward Pkwy Vito’s Pizza-Rant 3665 Old Milton Pkwy Volcano Asian Bistro 5316 Windward Pkwy Wildflour 5815 Windward Pkwy Wingstreet 10945 State Bridge R Wok & Chopstick 1525 McFarland Rd Yates Sports Pub 9945 Jones Bridge Rd

(678) 240-0023 puretaqueria.com Mexican $$ (770) 649-0064 raysrestaurants.com Steakhouse $$$ (770) 753-0055 roastersfresh.com American $$ (770) 360-6302 macaronigrill.com Italian $$ (770) 777-1500 ruthschris.net/alpharetta Steakhse $$$$ (770) 569-9199 restaurantalpharetta-ga.com American $$$ (470) 226-7965 sallysglutenfreebakery.com Bakery $ (770) 752-1888 saltfactorypub.com Pub $$ (770) 663-8666 satayhouseatlanta.com Thai $$ (678) 624-9371 sevenseascafe.net Greek $ (770) 663-8833 shirazcafealpharetta.com Persian $$ (770) 777-7729 SimplyPizza.com Pizza $ (770) 558-8333 sitarindiancuisinega.com Indian $$ (770) 410-7611 smokejackbbq.com BBQ $$ (678) 691-4622 southmainkitchen.com American $$ (770) 777-0778 spicebrickovenkitchen.com Tapas $$ (770) 475-9195 skvilas.com Indian $$ (678) 502-7452 sushimaniaatlanta.com Japanese $$ (678) 566-3889 sushinami.com Japanese $$ (770) 751-0522 sushimingjapanesekitchen.com Japanese $$ (770) 777-9500 sweettomatoes.com Vegetarian $ (770) 346-9119 tacomac.com American $$ (404) 642-3442 taco-mac.com Tex-Mex $ (678) 624-9193 tacone.com American $$ (770) 772-4540 tarahumata.com Mexican $$ (678) 710-9025 tedsmontanagrill.com Steakhouse $$ (770) 777-1152 teriyakigrillhouse.com Japanese $ (678) 297-0202 thaisquared.net Thai $ (770) 777-1306 eatthaithai.net Thai $$ (770) 751-7011 thecheesecakefactory.com American $$ (770) 642-7988 thederbysportsbar.com Sports Bar $ (770) 650-6400 thedineratnorthpoint.com American $$ (678) 248-5239 theelfelix.com Tex-Mex $$ (404) 754-4500 Mexican $ (855) 583-5838 thevelvetnote.com Jazz $$$ (770) 664-7600 American $$ (770) 360-9395 tinroofkitchen.com Gluten-free $$ (470) 375-5871 tomandchee.com Sandwich $$ (770) 217-0513 topgolf.com American $$ (678) 624-9532 tuscanycafebistro.com American $$ (770) 777-9199 twistedtaco.com Mexican $$ (678) 566-0169 Indian $$ (770) 754-9600 Steakhouse $$ (770) 676-9942 villageburger.com Burgers $ (770) 777-6490 villagetavern.com American $$ (470) 395-3931 vincenzapizzeria.com Italian $$ (770) 772-4644 sedgwickrestaurantgroup.com/vinnys,Italian $$$ (770) 475-0369 vitospizzarant.com Italian, Pizza $$ (678) 366-9668 volcanobistro.com Sushi $$ (678) 822-9453 wildflouratlanta.com Sandwich $$ (770) 740-8686 wingstreet.com American $ (770) 569-7488 Chinese $$ (678) 526-6800 yatessportspub.com Sports Bar $

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ROCK YOUR NIGHTS IN ALPHARETTA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park The 12,000-seat entertainment destination for music lovers across the region is host to the top performing acts in the country and the Grammy Award winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra during its April to November season. Let the musical waves overtake you in this beautiful park-like setting. The Velvet Note — This beautifully appointed soundstage and club room showcases exceptional musical talent to the accompaniment of outstanding food, spirits and service. Designed by musicians for musicians, the soundstage has been meticulously crafted to provide the purest vocal and instrumental reception available to a live audience. The Velvet Note is quickly gaining visibility as one of the most unique places to visit in the Atlanta area. Matilda’s Under the Pines — Kick back and relax with picnics and live music under the pines at this fabulously funky world all spring and summer. Bring your own food and drinks to this dog and kid friendly venue.

Chukkar Farm Concert Series Set on 173 acres of rolling landscape and breathtaking views, Chukkar Farm’s outdoor concerts are the place to be for music, friends and memories from May to November. Enjoy a night of acoustic music with some of the best performing songwriters in the country at one of the most scenic venues in Georgia. The Clubhouse and surrounding deck with spectacular views are available to host your special pre-concert celebration.

Nightlife extends beyond these concert venues...

Head to Topgolf Alpharetta for Throwback Thursday Specials, Friday Patio-Palooza, Top-Spin Saturdays and Sunday Funday. Main Event Entertainment has free billiards and drink promotions every Sunday through Thursday from 4 – 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. – close. Enhance your dining experience with the sounds of jazz, tango or piano at many Alpharetta restaurants.

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photo courtesy Alpharetta Convention Visitors Bureau Alpharetta’s Youth Fishing Derbry for Kids was held on June 6th at the pond near Brookside Office Park for children ages 4 to 12.

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Visit The Ed Isakson/ Alpharetta Family YMCA and try one of the exercise classes, take a swim in the indoor pool or scale the climbing wall to shake up your fitness routine. If you’re not a YMCA member, just ask for a guest pass.

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Ride bikes, run or walk down the Big Creek Greenway which offers 8 miles of paved track. The trail is surrounded by trees and wildlife so be sure to bring your camera! Explore the stunning examples of native tree spe-

cies at the Arboretums at Cogburn Road Park, Webb Bridge and Wills Park. All three parks offer many stunning examples of native tree species along paved walking trails which wind their way around and through the park. Many street trees, parking lot trees, border, and accent trees have been planted throughout the history of the park. These trees offer an educational perspective on the wide choices of available trees suited for planting in our urban landscape. Play at Wacky World, a unique outdoor playground that kids rave about. Visit the only American Girl Boutique and Bistro in Georgia and enjoy brunch with your favorite doll. Release your inner daredevil at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. You’ll find bikers taking basic training classes, youngsters learning to maneuver ATV’s, groups team building or a family learning the elements of dirt bike riding.

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2. Environmental Protection. Provide leadership in protection and preservation of the environment by advocating the development of informed public policy and a sustainable trail system. 3. Organization. To provide an organization of volunteers and professionals who will manage SORBA’s facilities and programs.

The Roswell/Alpharetta Mountain Biking Organization (RAMBO) Chapter of the Southern Off Road Biking Association (SORBA) is a volunteer organization dedicated to improving off road biking recreational opportunities through advocacy for quality trail systems. RAMBO/SORBA has the following goals: 1. Activities and Programs. Provide its members and the general public with opportunities to steward, care for, and create trails on the Southeast’s open spaces.

BIG CREEK FREERIDE: The trail is designed with gravity riders in mind, and offers a number of progressive features to build confidence and expertise in more advanced trail skills. The “Gully” trail is popular with those seeking gravity-fed thrills. 11 trails in the Freeride area are ‘EXPERT level’, with various lines having optional ‘Expert Only’ features and drops. They encourage riders to wear a full face helmet, knee and elbow pads, lower seatposts, walk the trail BEFORE riding it to become familiar with the terrain and features, and go ONLY in the direction posted on signs.

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Center at North Park provides recreation programs to adults age 50 years and older. Fitness programs include low-impact exercise, yoga, Tai Chi, tennis, Pickle Ball and hiking trips. Social and creative programs include ceramics, stain glass, Drama Club, woodshop, Friendship Club, and Alpharetta Golden Age Club. Programs for friendly competition include Texas Hold ‘Em, Ping Pong, Wii Bowling, Bowling, and more! Also offered are programs on Driver’s Safety,

financial planning, healthy lifestyle screenings, etc. People age 50 and up are invited to use our cardio fitness equipment, including treadmills, elliptical, recumbent bike, rowing machine, and total body exerciser. Prior to using the fitness equipment, users must complete a Health History and Medical Release form. There is no fee to use the fitness room. Join the Alpharetta Golden Age Club! This is a great way to meet new friends and get involved in community events such as

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ACTIVE ADULT Breakfast with Santa and Alpharetta City Band Concerts. The Club operates the concession stand at the City Pool each summer. Proceeds from concession sales are used to fund a variety of “senior” activities and charities. Membership meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 10am. Luncheons are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. activeadults@alpharetta.ga.us Adult Activity Center, 678-297-6140 13450 Cogburn Road in North Park.

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Have you thought about learning to play golf? Or, maybe start your child in golf? Regardless of your age, it is never too early or late to take up the game of golf. Irrespective of when you start or your level of ability, golf is a sport that can be enjoyed for a life time. Golf is an ideal way to develop lasting relationships, spend time with friends and family, and even use it in business. Some people develop their skill and play competitively. The question is how to get started. Initially, you could start by visiting a local golf facility (practice ranges, golf centers, public and private courses) that offer lessons, classes or complete programs that can help you get started learning the basics of the game. Next you want to find and talk with a qualified instructor, a local PGA professional, which can help you determine what program may be best for you. If you have friends or family that play golf they may be able to recommend a qualified instructor. It is important to ask an instructor about their background and experience perhaps even take the time to observe them teaching another person or group. In your search, you

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will find that there are different options and methods for learning to play golf. You will need to consider what method will best suit you and best fits your budget, too. There are two primary means to learn to play golf, private lessons or group instruction. Private lessons are a one on one experience with the instructor where you will schedule a series of lessons to learn the game as well as establish and reach certain goals. Private lessons will typically last anywhere from a half to full hour and are slightly more expensive since you are working in a one on one environment. The other option is group instruction. There are a number of options however, two of the better known and more reputable programs offered are SNAG (Starting New At Golf ) and Get Golf Ready. SNAG Golf has been in existence for more than 10 years and is recognized globally as a top learning program for beginners. SNAG was designed for persons of all ages to learn to play golf. The program uses non-traditional equipment to promote a

fun, non-intimidating method for learning FUNdamentals of golf. SNAG address every aspect of the game teaching putting, chipping, pitching and full swing without using extensive golf terminology that is unfamiliar to beginners. Instructors that use SNAG program for teaching provide all of the necessary equipment needed to participate which helps keep the initial investment to start learning to play golf at a minimum. Another popular program is Get Golf Ready. Get Golf Ready is a series of 5 classes that typically covers a brief history of the game, basic golf course terminology as well as various swing techniques to help you play the game. The techniques normally cover putting, chipping, pitching, bunkers and full swing with irons, hybrids and metal woods. Many time instructors that teach get Golf Ready will finish their classes with an on course experience. As you become more experienced you may want to look into a complete player development program such as a Get Golf Ready 2 that will allow you to become even more confident and comfortable playing a

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WHERE TO PLAY IN ALPHARETTA GOLF CLUB OF GEORGIA • 1 Golf Club Dr., 30005 www. golfclubofgeorgia.com Two Arthur Hills-designed courses, Lakeside and Creekside are distinctly different from each other offering the golfer enormous architectural, aesthetic and strategic variety. In 1999, Golf Digest honored Lakeside’s par-5, 607 yard 11th hole as one of “America’s Best 99 Golf Holes.”

round of golf. It is extremely important to understand that people learn and develop differently so, don’t be discouraged if it takes you a little longer to develop your swing and confidence. As you learn the fundamentals of the game and build confidence you will need to go out and play on a course. It is important to play courses that are relatively easy as they will offer greater enjoyment.

ALPHARETTA ATHLETIC CLUB - EAST• 3430 Highway 9 N, 30004 www.alpharettaac.com Alpharetta Athletic Club’s East Course offers a par 72 Michael Riley design that plays nearly 7000 yards from the back tee. Featuring undulating greens, demanding tee shots, and challenging approach shots, it is regarded by many to be the premier Championship golf course in Greater Atlanta.

Remember… golf is a game that you never master. The greatest players in the world play well one day then poorly the next.

TROPHY CLUB OF ATLANTA• 15135 Hopewell Rd., 30004

www.americangolf.com/trophy-club-atlanta Carved out of heavily wooded terrain in order to create a challenging yet playable course, they now offer Champion Bermuda greens. Nominated as Golf Digest’s “Best New Public Course” when opened in 1992, it was designed by DJ DeVictor and ABC-TV Golf Analyst Steve Melnyk.

If you are interested in learning to play golf or maybe want to start your child in golf, contact the professional golf staff at Alpharetta Athletic Club. Alpharetta Athletic Club offers complete player development programs (private lessons and group instruction) that can take you from a beginner to playing 9 holes with new friends or family in a relatively short period of time. There is no time like the present to get started playing the greatest game. CW

ALPHARETTA ATHLETIC CLUB - WEST• 1785 Dinsmore Rd, 30004 www.alpharettaac.com Although the par 70 Willard Byrd design tips out at 6100 yards, this course will test the patience of any golfer. This risk-reward course gives you the choice to shape a fairway wood to a narrow fairway or go for the gusto and let it rip. It boasts narrow tee shots and pure rolling stamp sized greens. ECHELON GOLF CLUB• 501 Founders Dr., 30004 www. echelonliving.com A broad-shouldered beautiful and formidable test designed by famed golf course architect Rees Jones, this course wanders over 600 acres of rolling hills, providing striking elevation changes and panoramic views, most notably on the back nine. This semi-private course also features a 32-acre practice facility. WHITE COLUMNS COUNTRY CLUB • 300 Clubhouse Dr., 30004 www.whitecolumnscountryclub.com This Tom Fazio designed golf course has consistently been rated one of the area’s top courses, guarded by towering pine trees and featuring large greens. Golfers will find deep bunkers and countless elevation changes as the course layout gradually increases in challenge and splendor building to a crescendo over the last final five holes. ATLANTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB• 350 Tournament Players Dr., 30004 www.atlantanationalgolfclub.com Building on a legacy of greatness, this course was crafted by renowned father and son team Pete and P.B. Dye. The 6942 yard, par-72 course meanders across 240 acres of natural hardwoods, babbling brooks and rolling hills, perfect for the golfers who demand challenge, playability, beauty and fairness.

MANOR GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB• 15951 Manor Club Dr., 30004 www.manorgcc.com Home to the only Tom Watson championship golf course in Georgia with 18 masterfully designed and memorable holes winding throughout hardwoods and towering pines, quiet lakes and streams. Seeped in the tradition of golf’s birthplace, Scotland, this course is extraordinary, boasting impeccable course conditioning and breathtaking vistas.


Cruising By North Fulton County By LISA LOSSIE Tom Cruise was spotted on numerous occasions, signing autographs and taking “selfies” with Alpaharetta residents. Driving home from lunch, Sue Forbes spotted a rare sight on the side of the road just outside Alphartta She scrambled out of her car, not believing what she was seeing. “I soon regretted the fact that I didn’t do my hair and really fix myself up that morning,” says Forbes.

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ALPHARETTA? By CLAIRE MURPHY Welcome to Alpharetta, y’all! We know you’re going to love it here! Forbes Magazine recently ranked Alpharetta #1 on the list of America’s 25 Best Places to Move. Why? We’re a richly diverse city, easily accessible to Atlanta, offering award-winning parks, excellent schools, a multitude of family-friendly festivals and events, unique shopping destinations and a thriving culinary scene.

With crazy hair and not a care, Forbes soon forgot all about what she was wearing when Tom Cruise walked up to her, signed her cell phone, took a selfie and gave her hug after hug.

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Mega movie star Tom Cruise spent most of his summer in the Peach State filming his new drama, Mena. From the airport in Ballground to the quaint antebellum town of Madison to the streets of Atlanta, locals were cast as extras and a lucky few got the coveted Cruise Selfie and hug.

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Sources say Cruise rented a home in Milton, while the owners stayed in a hotel! “I submitted my husband’s picture and they selected him as extra,” says a Milton woman. Mena held open casting calls for locals and posted “rush calls” for extras on Facebook sites like Central Casting Atlanta and Project X. “I was working out and saw a post for a role that I could fit,” says an Alpharetta Mom. “I filled out my information and submitted a picture an immediately got a call back!”

The zip codes that make up Alpharetta are 30004 (shared with the City of Milton), 30009 (closest to downtown), 30005 (East of GA 400 off Windward Pkwy., and 30022 (shared with City of Johns Creek) to the way East. Here are some helpful links that offer a bunch of information for before and after your move. awesomealphartta.com (Alphareta CVB) alpharetta.ga.us (City of Alpharetta) fultonschools.org (Fulton County Schools) gnfcc.com (Greater N Fulton Chamber)

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When the bill came it was paid with a Big Green Egg … that’s how barter works. Imagine running your business and paying your bills with trade rather than cash. Thousands of businesses right here in Metro Atlanta are doing just that, including The Mad Hatter, a local chimney sweep service and outdoor living company.

“Before I reach for my wallet, I call The Barter Company,” explained Kevin Sparks, owner of The Mad Hatter Service Company. “Nine times out of ten they have a product or service I need. I’ve traded for office furniture, carpeting, painting, printing, advertising, and travel services. If I hadn’t traded my company’s services for those things I would have had to pay for those out-of-pocket.”

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The Barter Company is a recognized leader in the barter industry with offices in Georgia and Florida. The company provides businesses with an alternative currency network using barter dollars instead of cash to handle transactions. The Barter Company actively manages the network and acts as a third-party records keeper by providing clients with monthly statements. Trade coordinators work with individual member businesses to make the barter experience simple and smooth. For more information, visit www.thebartercompany.com or call 770-591-4343.

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Whether you’re visiting with family, friends or that special someone, Alpharetta offers attractions to fill your days with fun. In the mood for adventure or simply looking for a leisurely activity? You’ll find it in Alpharetta!

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Feast on the street every Thursday evening from April - October at Alpharetta Food Truck Alley. This weekly gathering in Historic Downtown Alpharetta has 6-8 rotating food trucks and music. Stroll the streets, eat delicious food, listen to some great music and kick off the weekend early. More than just a store, American Girl Boutique and Bistro is a place for a girl’s imagination to soar! Shop the worlds of her favorite characters and doll collections and enjoy a meal together in the Bistro. Treat her doll to a new look at the Hair Salon and don’t miss the in-store events. Step back in time and explore the early days of Alpharetta on a self-guided History Walk with stops at historic markers located within walking distance of one another. Whether you like it hoppy, malty or delicately balanced, Jekyll Brewing has you covered with its originally crafted refreshing brews. Go behind the scenes and hear expert beer makers share the secrets to their brewing magic. Stop by for a tour of the facility, souvenir glass and beer tastings.

Main Event Entertainment, the ultimate FUN destination for individuals and groups of all ages offers a unique Eat.Bowl.Play. experience. Find bowling, laser tag, thrilling high ropes adventure courses, game rooms, stylish billiards, flexible meeting rooms, energetic bars and an expansive food selection. A premier golf entertainment complex, Topgolf Alpharetta is where the competition of sport meets your favorite local hangout spot. Golf balls containing computer microchips track each shot’s accuracy and distance, awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. The upscale, laid-back experience features climate-controlled hitting bays, roof-top bar, event spaces for groups and an impressive food and beverage menu.

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The Walk of Memories is a memorial displaying almost 8,000 bricks with the engraved names of service men and women, honoring Georgians killed in combat since Pearl Harbor. See the display of military equipment, monuments commemorating the branches of the military and a separate section reserved for those Georgia men and women who served.

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DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Hot and humid conditions will last through September, and it is important to remember to protect our pets from the heat in these final “dog days” of summer. There have been numerous incidents of good Samaritans calling 911 to rescue dogs left inside hot cars around Roswell. Normal temperature for dogs averages 101.5F. If their temperature is over 105F, they can suffer from “heat stroke.” When a dog is overheated, it cannot sweat to cool itself like people do. They rely on panting to help decrease their body temperature. When the outside temperature keeps rising, panting cannot help them.

Dogs can get overheated in many ways: 1) Left outside without shade and water on a hot day. Remember that shade changes throughout the day. If dogs are attached to a tether, they could either get tangled and not be able to reach shade, or the shade can move beyond their reach. Water bowls can be knocked over. Make sure to take precautions, and ideally leave them inside with A/C. 2) Left inside without A/C on. Dogs have died in hot houses because the A/C was left off or turned down on a hot day. Small, enclosed spaces without good ventilation are also a problem. 3) Left inside a car. The car’s temperature can

reach over 117F even on a 72F day! Studies repeatedly show that cracking the windows doesn’t help. Many responsible, loving dog owners have had their dogs die from heat stroke because they thought they were leaving them in the car “for just a minute”. Some dogs are inadvertently forgotten. I have a veterinary friend that changed her routine one morning and forgot that she had two sleeping dogs in the back seat. Tragically, they both died. If you are taking your dogs with you in the car, make sure to leave a reminder of them in the front seat with you near your purse/cell phone/ briefcase. Seeing a leash or dog toy before you leave the car will remind you that you have a sleeping dog in the back seat. 4) Exercising your dog on a hot, humid day. It is best to run with your dogs and play with them in the yard during cooler times of day. If the pavement is hot to touch, it is not a good time. Make sure they always have access to shade and water and watch for signs that they are getting tired or overheated. 5) Breed predispositions. Certain breeds are more likely to get heat stroke. Brachycephalic (short-nosed) dogs like Bulldogs, Pugs, Boston Terriers, and Lhasa Apsos cannot pant as effectively as other dogs. 6) Underlying medical conditions. Overweight dogs, and those with heart conditions or breathing problems will overheat more

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By Dr Jennifer Ferrell quickly. Early signs of heat exhaustion are excessive panting, drooling, and looking agitated. As the temperature rises and they start experiencing heat stroke they can collapse, have bright red, dry gums, and rapid heartbeat. Weakness, seizures, coma, and death can develop if they don’t get help quickly! How to help your dog: 1) Get him away from the heat and into shade or A/C 2) Cool her down. Rinse her in cool water and place wet towels on her armpits and stomach. Put her near a fan. 3) Offer cool water if he is alert, but do not force him to drink. 4) Get them ASAP to the closest veterinarian.

What NOT to do? 1) Do NOT use ice water. Ice-cold water can actually make her worse. 2) Don’t cool him off too much. If his temperature goes down below 103F when you are cooling him off, it can keep dropping and he can get hypothermic. 3) Don’t avoid going to the veterinarian. Even if your dog seems better, she can have severe internal problems and should always be examined by your vet.

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Nature lovers can immerse themselves in this 12-foot-wide paved path that travels 8 miles through the woodlands along Big Creek and connects to mountain biking trails. The path is the perfect setting for walkers, runners, bikers and inline skaters to enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer. Visit www.awesomealpharetta.com for a listing of Alpharetta’s nearly 16 miles of trails.

Get Active in Award-Winning Parks

Let loose and enjoy 750 acres of parkland, offering stroller friendly walking paths, playgrounds and sports facilities. Try the emerging sport of disc golf with no greens fees, no cart fees and no tee time, or the equestrian center on 50 rolling acres with a covered arena, four outside rings and 298 horse stalls. Stroll the Community Garden at Wills Park or arboretums showcasing the natural beauty of native trees found at Cogburn Road Park, Webb Bridge Park and Wills Park.

Unleash your inner daredevil in one of Honda’s internationally recognized rider training classes. On an average day, you might see street bike riders taking Basic Rider Training, youngsters learning how to safely maneuver ATV’s, groups team building or a family coming together to learn the elements of dirt bike riding. Are you ready for a thrill-seeking adventure?

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This outdoor treasure-hunting escapade is great for groups, families and even individuals. Visit www.geocaching.com and search Alpharetta zip codes 30004, 30005, 30009, 30022 and 30023 to find a complete list of all the caches around town. Plug the coordinates into your personal GPS device and start hunting!

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Be challenged on this high adventure and low element ropes course featuring a series of constructed, interactive components. Open to individuals, families and groups, the course helps foster team building through communication, goal setting, teamwork, risk, trust, self-confidence and commitment.

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4. Arboretums and parks. Three arboretums at Cogburn Road Park, Webb Bridge Park and Wills Park are living museums of trees that can be used for education, research and enjoyment. 5. Play Disc Golf at Wills Park. Grab friends and participate in an 18-hole course that is set up all throughout the park. 6. Take a self-guided history walk. Alpharetta’s extensive history can be discovered by picking up a complimentary history walk brochure at the Alpharetta Welcome Center. 7. Geocaching in Alpharetta will help you find treasures in and around our city. Visit www.geocaching.com and search Alpharetta zip codes (30004, 30005, 30009, 30002) to find a complete list of all the caches around town.

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Shamrockin’ for a Cure, March Eat, drink and cure Cystic Fibrosis: dine on the best from dozens of restaurants, drink from a cup that never ends and dance to music that never stops.

Taste of Alpharetta, May With over 50,000 foodies each year, this festival is a tradition that spans over two decades and showcases specialties from more than 60 local restaurants.

Alpharetta Arts StreetFest, April Find displays from talented artists from all over the country. Enjoy the juried art show, original crafts, festival cuisine, children’s activities and musical entertainment during this two day event.

Craft Beer Festival and 5K Road Race, June Join in a fun evening with a great race, a great cause, great beer, music and fun at a great post-race party.

Alpharetta Farmers Market, April through October Find everything fresh from fruit and vegetables, natural meats, fresh flowers, herbs and more, all from local farmers and gardeners. Named “Best Saturday Morning Excursion” by Atlanta Magazine. Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, April through October Kick off the weekend early at this weekely gathering in the streets featuring 6-8 trucks and live music. Alpharetta Art in the Park presented by Gallery 35, Last full weekend of each month from April - October Look for artists at work creating masterpieces right before your eyes at this outdoor market.

Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest, June and October Downtown comes alive at these annual beer fests with food and beverages for sale. Bring your own chairs or purchase tables near the stage for an evening filled with music and dancing in the streets! July 4th Fireworks, July Celebrate our great nation with your family under the stars. Enjoy children’s activities, concerts and a brilliant display of fireworks at dusk. Touch a Truck, August Children can see, touch and explore trucks, buses, police vehicles, a limo and more. Enjoy face painting and inflatables. The Alpharetta Mayor’s Corporate Challenge, August Bring your running buddies, friends and family to this 5K Race, Fun Run and party in Alpharetta while raising funds for area non-profits.

DON’T MISS EVENTS

Old Soldiers Day Parade & Race, August The city hosts a 5K/10K road race followed by a parade with a100 floats, bands, military units, classic cars, clowns and candy. Free hot dogs, drinks and children’s activities at parade finish. European Market, September Experience European-style shopping under two enormous tents covering downtown streets. IronKids Triathlon, September This swim, bike, run competition emphasizing fitness and fun. The largest kids triathlon in the country. Ages 6-15 Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival, October A unique festival featuring singers/ songwriters. Hear the stories behind the songs while enjoying gourmet food trucks, wine and brew. Christmas Tree Lighting, December Create special memories at holiday extravaganzas around the city. The season comes alive with children’s activities, refreshments and photos with Santa. Please note that event dates, times and locations are subject to change. For a full listing of event information, visit the Calendar of Events at www.awesomealpharetta.com.

Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau www.awesomealpharetta.com • 678-297-0102 • 800-294-0923 The Official Destination Marketing Organization for Alpharetta, Georgia

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calendar of events JULY • AUGUST • SEPTEMBER

JULY 2 Food Truck Alley, 5 PM to 9 PM, Enjoy a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks and music each week on Old Roswell St. Fun for the whole family! JULY 4 Alpharetta Farmers Market, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. At the Downtown Alpharetta, 678-297-6133, Alpharetta.ga.us. Fourth of July Fireworks, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Alpharetta Recreation and Parks, Alpharetta Community Center, spectacular fireworks display to begin at dusk! 678-297-6132. JULY 6 Punchline Comedy at Avalon, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 2200 Avalon Blvd. 770.765.2000, experienceavalon.com JULY 8 Let’s Go Greek!, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Salud! Cooking School at Whole Foods Market Avalon. 770.442.3354 wholefoodsmarket.com JULY 9 Food Truck Alley, 5 PM to 9 PM, Enjoy a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks, Old Roswell St. Fun for the family! Cooking Light: Seafood, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Located at Publix Apron’s Cooking School: 4305 State Bridge Road. Call (770) 751-8560 or visit: ww2.publix.com/aprons. JULY 10 R5 with special guests Jacob Whitesides and Ryland, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. 404.733.5010, vzwamp.com The Nick Finzer Quintet, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Velvet Note, 4075 Old Milton Pkwy. 855.583.5838 thevelvetnote.com Doll ’Dos & How-Tos: Bright Highlights, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, American Girl at North Point Mall, 877-247-5223, americangirl.com JULY 11 Alpharetta Farmers Market, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. downtown; 678-297-6133, Alpharetta.ga.us. Date Night: Tour of France, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Sur la table in North Point Mall. $69 pp, 800-243-0852, surlat-

able.com JULY 12 Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer On Earth 2015, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. 404.733.5010, vzwamp.com JULY 13 – 19 Visit Ray’s at Killer Creek during Georgia Restaurant Week, Noon – 9:00 PM. 1700 Mansell Rd. raysrestaurants.com JULY 15 Rod Stewart with Richard Marx, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. 404.733.5010, vzwamp.com JULY 16 Food Truck Alley, 5 PM to 9 PM, Enjoy a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks, Old Roswell Street. Fun for the family! JULY 17 Tedeschi Trucks Band with Special Guests, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. 404.733.5010, vzwamp.com T.G.I.F. Concert Series at Chukkar Farm, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Chukkar Farm. Capital City Xpress, 1140 Liberty Grove Rd. atlantaplaysitforward.org. Friday Night Dive-In, 7:30 PM. Movie starts at Dusk (about 8:45 PM). City Pool at Wills Park. 678-297-6100, accprograms@alpharetta.ga.us Summer Rose Wine Tasting, 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Salud! Cooking School, Whole Foods Market Avalon. 770.442.3354 wholefoodsmarket.com. JULY 18 Alpharetta Farmers Market, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. downtown; 678-297-6133, Alpharetta.ga.us. 678-297-6133, Alpharetta.ga.us. Farewell Angelina formerly Mama’s Blue Dress, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Matilda’s Under the Pines Concert Series. 377 S Main St, 770-754-7831, matildasgallery.wix.com. JULY 21 Girls Night Out: Tasty Summer Tapas, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Sur la table in North Point Mall. $69 pp, 800-243-0852,

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JULY • AUGUST • SEPTEMBER visit surlatable.com. JULY 23 Food Truck Alley, 5 PM to 9 PM, Enjoy a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks and music each week on Old Roswell Street . Fun for the whole family! JULY 25 Alpharetta Farmers Market, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. downtown; 678-297-6133 or visit Alpharetta.ga.us. JULY 25-26 Art in the Park presented by Gallery 35, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Old Milton Park, 35 Milton Avenue. (678) 7621035, gallery35.com Girls Night Out: Tasty Summer Tapas, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Sur la table in North Point Mall. $69 per person. 800-243-0852, surlatable.com. JULY 30 Food Truck Alley, 5 PM to 9 PM, Enjoy a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks and music each week on Old Roswell Street . Fun for the whole family! JULY 31 Wine & Dine: Friends, Fire, and Food!, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Publix Apron’s Cooking School, 4305 State Bridge Road. 770-751-8560, www.publix.com/aprons. AUGUST 2015

AUGUST 8 The Villain Family, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM., Matilda’s, 377 S Main St, 770-754-7831, matildasgallery.wix.com. Alpharetta Farmers Market, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. downtown Alpharetta, 678-297-6133 or visit Alpharetta.ga.us. AUGUST 12 Taste of Mexico, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. $45. Publix Apron’s Cooking School 4305 State Bridge Road. 770751-8560, www.publix.com/aprons. AUGUST 13 Food Truck Alley, 5 PM to 9 PM, 6-8 rotating food trucks and music each week on Old Roswell Street . AUGUST 14 Wine Pairing 101, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. $45. Publix Apron’s Cooking School 4305 State Bridge Road. 770751-8560, ww2.publix.com/aprons. AUGUST 15 Swami Gone Bananas, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM. One of the South’s fine nightclub acts, and playing festivals all over the Southeast. 377 S Main St, 770-754-7831, matildasgallery.wix.com. Alpharetta Farmers Market, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. downtown; 678-297-6133 or visit Alpharetta.ga.us.

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AUGUST 1 37th Annual Old Soldiers Day Race, 7:00 AM – 5K and 10K race, Wills Park, 678-297-6160, athleticprograms@ alpharetta.ga.us. 63rd Annual Old Soldiers Day Parade, 10:00 AM. Take this day to recognize the living memory of “All Veterans of All Wars.” To view the parade, the Grandstand will be at City Hall. 678-297-6000, Alpharetta.ga.us AUGUST 3 Punchline Comedy at Avalon, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 2200 Avalon Blvd. 770.765.2000, experienceavalon. com AUGUST 6 Food Truck Alley, 5 PM to 9 PM, Enjoy a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks and music each week on Old Roswell Street . Fun for the whole family!

Food Truck Alley, 5 PM to 9 PM, 6-8 rotating food trucks, Old Roswell Street . Fun for the whole family! AUGUST 21 Alabama Shakes, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. 404.733.5010, vzwamp.com T.G.I.F. Concert Series at Chukkar Farm, Pieces of Eight! A Shag Dance Party. Chukkar Farm, 1140 Liberty Grove Rd. atlantaplaysitforward.org. AUGUST 22 17th Annual Touch a Truck,678-297-6130 or email wprcprograms@alpharetta.ga.us. Alpharetta Farmers Market, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Downtown Alpharetta 678-297-6133 or visit Alpharetta.ga.us. AUGUST 25 O.A.R with special guests, 7:00 PM. Verizon Wireless

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JULY • AUGUST • SEPTEMBER Amphitheatre at Encore Park. 404.733.5010, vzwamp. com

Grilling and Gridiron Tailgate Party, 3:30 PM, to benefit Lionheart School. 770.772.4555, thelionheartschool.com.

AUGUST 27 Food Truck Alley, 5 PM to 9 PM, Enjoy a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks and music each week on Old Roswell Street . Fun for the whole family!

Alpharetta Farmers Market, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Downtown Alpharetta, 678-297-6133, Alpharetta.ga.us.

Alpharetta Mayor’s Corporate Challenge 5K Run and Block Party! 5 PM. Historic City Hall, 678-297-6078, www.MayorsChallenge.com AUGUST 28 Flamenco Guitarists Roman Street, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Velvet Note, 4075 Old Milton Pkwy. 855.583.5838 thevelvetnote.com AUGUST 29 Alpharetta Farmers Market, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Downtown Alpharetta, 678-297-6133 or visit Alpharetta.ga.us. “Fluteman” Darryl Evan Jones, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Velvet Note, 4075 Old Milton Pkwy. 855.583.5838 thevelvetnote.com AUGUST 29 - 30 Art in the Park presented by Gallery 35, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Old Milton Park, 35 Milton Avenue. (678) 7621035, gallery35.com SEPTEMBER 2015 SEPTEMBER 3 Food Truck Alley, 5 PM to 9 PM, Enjoy a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks and music each week on Old Roswell Street . Fun for the whole family! SEPTEMBER 4 - 5 Home By Dark Concert Series at Chukkar Farm, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. With Danny Mitchell and Kim Parent. Located at Chukkar Farm, 1140 Liberty Grove Rd. atlantaplaysitforward.org. SEPTEMBER 5 Alpharetta Farmers Market, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Downtown Alpharetta, 678-297-6133, Alpharetta.ga.us. SEPTEMBER 10 Food Truck Alley, 5 PM to 9 PM, Enjoy a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks and music each week on Old Roswell Street . Fun for the whole family!

SEPTEMBER 17 Food Truck Alley, 5 PM to 9 PM, 6-8 rotating food trucks, Old Roswell Street . Fun for the whole family! SEPTEMBER 18 T.G.I.F. Concert Series at Chukkar Farm, 8– 10PM. Chukkar Farm, 1140 Liberty Grove Rd. atlantaplaysitforward.org. SEPTEMBER 19 94.9 The Bull’s Big Country Fan Jam, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. 404.733.5010, vzwamp.com Alpharetta Farmers Market, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. At the Downtown Alpharetta, 678-297-6133, Alpharetta.ga.us. SEPTEMBER 20 Ironkids Alpharetta, 7:00 AM – Noon., Wills Park, ironkidsalpharetta.com SEPTEMBER 19 - 20 European Market on Milton Avenue, 10:00 AM, Downtown Alph. 404-226-0315, europeanmarketonmilton.com . SEPTEMBER 24 Food Truck Alley, 5 PM to 9 PM, 6-8 rotating food trucks, Old Roswell Street . Fun for the whole family! SEPTEMBER 26 Porch Bottom Boys, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM. . 377 S Main St, 770-754-7831, matildasgallery.wix.com. Alpharetta Farmers Market, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Downtown Alpharetta , 678-297-6133, Alpharetta.ga.us. SEPTEMBER 26 - 27 Art in the Park presented by Gallery 35, 9AM – 4 PM. Old Milton Park, 35 Milton Avenue. 678- 762-1035, gallery35.com

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PRAYER for Our Nation

God our Creator, we pray: Almighty God, bless our nation and make it true to the ideas of freedom and justice and brotherhood for all who make it great. Guard us from war, from fire and wind,from compromise, fear, confusion. Be close to our president and our statesmen; give them vision and courage, as they ponder decisions affecting peace and the future of the world. Make me more deeply aware of my heritage; realizing not only my rights but also my duties and responsibilities as a citizen. Make this great land and all its people know clearly Your will, that they may fulfill the destiny ordained for us in the salvation of the nations, and the restoring of all things in Christ. Amen

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