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The weather is warming and this makes me a happy girl. There is so much to do outside and around town beginning in April---and we can’t wait for you to read all about it. We live, work, shop, eat, play and pray in Alpharetta just like you. And we are excited to share some of the neat things happening down the street. It’s truly a pleasure to be producing our fourth issue of Alpharetta Magazine. We have received great feedback and suggestions from the community and have incorporated many of those ideas herein. This issue includes information on choosing the right summer camp for your children, whether you’re looking for an overnight or day camp we can help you out. As always, we have a comprehensive Restaurant Guide to encourage you to eat locally every chance you get. This Spring, enjoy the Arts Streetfest, the Farmers Markets, Food-Truck Thursdays and Taste of Alpharetta! We are so blessed to have the miles of trails on the Greenway for walking and biking---we show you where to access and enjoy this Alpharetta treasure. Also, we offer a piece about walking to avoid arthritis, compliments of our local Northside Hospital affiliate. Our next issue publishes in June, so be sure to send us your stories and feedback so we can continue to make this publication all Alpharetta hopes it to be. Live locally! Warm Regards,

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Alpharetta Magzine is published by: Local Life Publishing, LLC 980 Birmingham Road, 501-286 Milton, Georgia 30004 {404} 606-0797; locallifepublishing.com regina@locallifepublishing.com President CHRIS SMITH Vice President, Publisher REGINA GULICK Contributing Writers LISA LOSSIE, CLAIRE MURPHY EILEEN WROBLESKI, NANCY RABURN Photographer ASHLEY BLENCOE, BLENCOEANDCO.COM BLENCOE PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS Administrative Assistant SARAH MABAL DO YOU LIKE US? facebook.com/alpharettamagazine TWITTER: @atlantaadgirl INTERESTED IN PARTNERING WITH ALPHARETTA MAGAZINE?PUBLISHED 6X PER YEAR, AM OFFERS HIGH-QUALITY, BRAND-BUILDING ADVERTISING FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL BUSINESSES TO SHOWCASE THEIR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TO 22,500 ALPHARETTA READERS EACH ISSUE. CONTACT: REGINA GULICK, PUBLISHER REGINA@LOCALLIFEPUBLISHING.COM {404} 606-0797 Alpharetta Magazine is published bi-monthly by Local Life Publishing, LLC. Opinions expressed by writers and advertisers are not necessarily those of the publishers. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without prior consent of the Publisher. Sharing articles on social media is permitted and encouraged. Digital subscriptions are complimentary. Visit locallifepublishing.com for details and be sure to “like” us: facebook.com/alpharettamagazine

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PUBLISHER’S LETTER, P4 ADVERTISING INFORMATION, P4 SPONSOR INDEX, P4 DOWN HOME DERBY, P7 BIG CREEK GREENWAY, P8 ALPHARETTA ARTS STREETFEST, P10 SUMMER CAMP GUIDE, P12 CLUB SCIKIDZ, P15 RUNNING FROM ARTHRITIS, P16 TASTE OF ALPHARETTA, P18 MILTON’S CUISINE GARDEN DINNERS, P19

ALPHARETTA RESTAURANT GUIDE, P20 THE HUB FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER, P23 JOB INTERVIEW TIPS, P24 REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE, P24 FOOD TRUCK ALLEY, P25 ALPHARETTA FARMERS MARKET, P25 DIXIE CHICKS IN ALPHARETTA, P25 WHERE TO GOLF, P26 EVENTS CALENDAR, P28 WHERE TO WORSHIP/PRAY, P30

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trails. Find picturesque scenery and nature preserves on these shaded, mostly flat paths. All trails are open year round, dawn to dusk, and free to the public. ALPHARETTA BIG CREEK GREENWAY Trail Length: 8 miles one way joins 1.5 mile loop; Type of Trail: Out and back; easy Access Points: YMCA at Preston Ridge Road or North Point Parkway or Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta; Characteristics: 12 foot wide paved path for biking, walking, roller blading, inline skating along creek; birds and mammals, flora and fauna, can be seen from the trail. Access to beginner and intermediate mountain bike trails. Restrooms

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available. COGBURN ROAD PARK TRAIL Trail Length: .2 mile Type of Trail: Out and back; Access Points: 12825 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta; Characteristics: Paved trail through the park. Playground and restrooms on sight. NORTH PARK TRAIL Trail Length: 1 mile Type of Trail: Out and back; Access Points: 13450 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta; Characteristics: Paved trail through the park. Playground and restrooms on sight.

WEBB BRIDGE PARK Trail Length: approx 1.7 miles Type of Trail: Loop; Access Points: 4780 Webb Bridge Road, Alpharetta; Characteristics: crushed limestone, perfect for running and walking. Shaded, more private trail that winds by creek. Restrooms available. WILLS PARK Trail Length: 1.8 mile Type of Trail: Loop with spurs; Access Points: Old Milton Parkway or 11925 Wills Road, Alpharetta; Characteristics: 110 acre park with 8 foot wide paved asphalt path for walking. Winds through arboretum and passes the equestrian area. Restrooms available.

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May 28-30, 2016

Saturday & Sunday 10AM– 6PM; Monday 10AM – 5PM Downtown Alpharetta; rain or shine

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest Returns for its 12th Year on Memorial Weekend

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The City of Alpharetta and Splash Festivals are excited to present the 12th Annual Alpharetta Arts Streetfest on Memorial Day weekend- May 28, 29 and 30, 2016. This 3-day event WHO will host more than 90 colorful artisans from around the country will showcase their works in the Alpharetta Historic District. Festival-lovers and art enthusiasts will have the chance to experience a wide variety of original art, music, amazing food and FREE hands-on art activities for children.

PARKING City Hall Parking deck {2 Park Plaza}; Milton Center {Independence High School, 86 School Drive}; Downtown Parking Lots {on Roswell and Old Roswell Street}) facebook.com/alpharettastreetfest

May 28-30, 2016 Saturday & Sunday 10AM– 6PM; Monday 10AM – 5PM Downtown Alpharetta; Event is rain or shine The festival will be held on Milton Avenue between Main Street and Roswell-Canton Street with parking available at City Hall Parking Deck and Milton Center. Festival goers can stroll through the outdoor gallery, meet the artists and acquire a piece of original whimsical art. Artists featured represent a wide variety of mediums including mixed media, photography, pottery, jewelry, textiles, glass, wood, metal and paper art. INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? The Alpharetta Arts Streetfest depends on more than 75 volunteers who contribute their talent, experiences and time to helping make the event a success. If you are looking for a way to get involved and support the arts in historic downtown Alpharetta, we are always looking for dedicated and energetic volunteers. Please contact: Hilary Lew at hlew@alpharetta.ga.us or 678-297-6382. INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING? If you are an artist, vendor or sponsor and interested in participating in this event please e-mail splashfestivals@gmail.com

Lisa Mote’s exhibit space PHOTO: bvangrov@yahoo.com Lisa Mote won “Best of Show” in 2015 and will be back to showcase her art glass creations which fuse color, light, texture and depth with fluid movement that stimulates the senses and excited the imagination. Her unique, sculptural effect is accentuated by the integration of metal to add dimension and structure to each piece. lisamote.com. CM

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A summer camp is great opportunity to introduce a new skill or subject matter to your child. There are so many summer camp options, it’s difficult to decide which camp is best. We want our child to have fun, learn new things and experience different worlds. And we want the camp to be reputable and educational. Perhaps your child seems to have an interest in technology, or you simply want them to learn more about it. Technology camps are fun! How do you choose the right camp? 5 things to consider when looking for the right Tech camp: RATIO: The right balance of Student to teacher ratios determines how much attention the instructor is able to give to each child. Too

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many students to one teacher makes one-on-one instruction nearly impossible. Pro-tip: The adequate amount of student teacher ratio is 10:1 or 20:2, it is important that the ratio is just right. If there are too few students, there will be less social interaction, so children may get bored quickly. A class of 9/10 will be a good social atmosphere and will also challenge the child to perform. EQUIPMENT: All STEM fields need the students to work hands-on. It is essential that the student gets their individual parts or laptops/ desktops to work with. This will enable your child not only to learn at their own pace, but to actually come out with a sense of achievement. Pro- tip: Does the provider have individual machines for students. Are there any hidden costs associated? QUALITY: Quality equipment is needed to ensure quality learning. For instance, if you are trying to run a graphic software on a chrome book, it simply won’t work! And the student will get frustrated. Whether they have PCs or Macs, the configuration of the device is important. Are the programs built around cutting edge technology and are they laying a solid foundation for advancement? Pro Tip: What kind of machines do they use? Example: an EV3 is a newer model robot than NXT’s; A laptop should have enough RAM (min 4GB) and Hard drive space (500GB+) etc. One of the latest buzz in tech is ‘3D’ and programming languages like JAVA never get old. VARIETY: You want your child to be engaged and try out various things in the summer. Variety will enable your child to explore differ-

ent aspects of the very vast technology field and determine what they like best. Pro-Tip: If a camp has variety in their offerings, you will have more options for your child; and what more, you might even get multi-enrollment discounts! AGE DIVISION: For the class to run at an equal pace, it is important that the students are grouped properly. If not, the older students might end up moving faster than the younger ones. And in the end, the take away is very little. Pro-tip: Check if the elementary and middle school ages are grouped together or separately. BY BARKHA SURI, CEO/CO-FOUNDER STREM HQ HERE IS A LIST OF SOME LOCAL SUMMER CAMPS THE EDITORS OF ALPHARETTA MAGAZINE HAVE COMPILED FOR YOU:

STREM HQ Weeklong Summer camps for enthusiastic and technology & engineering driven kids who are impassioned to become the future Coders, Animators, Graphic Artists and Engineering and Robotics Majors ready to acquire futuristic skills.25+ camps to choose from. stremhq.com Club SciKidz clubscikidz.com Various locations in Alpharetta, Forsyth and Gwinnett; Camp Themes include: Culinary Arts, Extreme Science, Film Making & Effects, Programmng & Apps, Robotics & Engineering, Technology & Innovation,

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Video Game Design•Club SciKidz relies on the expertise of visiting professionals. Campers will meet and learn from actual veterinarians, crime scene investigators, and local law enforcement officials. Out of the Box Art Studio 11940 Alpharetta Hwy Suite 140/142 Alpharetta 678-867-7713•outoftheboxartstudio.com Alpharetta Recreation & Parks Summer Camps 175 Roswell St, Alpharetta,30009•678-297-6160 alpharetta.ga.us Kiddie Academy of Alpharetta 3200 NorthPoint Pkwy Alpharetta, 30005, 770.417.8194 educationaldaycare.kiddieacademy.com alpharetta@kiddieacademy.net Pinecrest Academy -- Summer Camps Pinecrest Academy is pleased to offer a wide variety of exciting Summer Camps again this year! Our camps will start on May 31st and run every week through July 29th. pinecrestacademy.org The Goddard School – Windward Summer Camps 4875 Windward Parkway•770-663-4155 goddardschool.com Art and Beyond Studio 8560 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 30022•770-954-6102•ArtandBeyondStudio.com info@artandbeyondstudio.com•Day Camp Only•Ages 6-9:

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Ivy Bridge Academy Summer Academic Camps 11180 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 30022 404-519-7715•ivycampers.com Camp Highland Summer Camps Bridgeway Christian Academy 4755 Kimball Bridge Rd, Alpharetta,30005•678-393-0300 camphighland.com•@CampHighland Alpharetta PALS Summer Camp alphapal.org•@AlpharettaPAL Summer camp runs for two months every summer Mon- Fri, 8AM to 5PM. Early drop off 7AM daily. Late p/U 6PM• June 6th through August 5th 2016. (excludes July 4th-July 8th) Alpharetta Methodist VBS 69 N. Main Street Alpharetta,30009 afumc.org• June •9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day• $10 Alpharetta First Baptist Church 44 Academy Street Alpharetta, 30009 770-475-6556, fbca.com Camp All-American 9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek,30097 678-405-2000•campallamerican.com•@campallamerican Camp Programs: Day & Overnight Programs, Day Camp Only

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Club SciKidz offers children and teens, ages 4-15 exciting camps in science and technology. Camps include experiments and projects in Video Game Creation, Robotics, Veterinary Science, Crime Scene Investigation, Culinary Science, Paleontology, Engineering, Space, Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography, LEGO Robotics, Medicine and much more. For 17 years, Club SciKidz has been providing an opportunity for young people to see how science works in the real world. At Club Scientific, we believe that every child is a scientist. Our vision is to make them better scientists by offering 42 unique science day camps. Our camps inspire interest in science and technology by involving children in the creation of a multitude of take-away projects in each camp. Our goal is for kids to have fun and get excited about science.

Our new topics for this year include: 3D Printing, QuadCopter Aerial Robotics, Stop-Motion Animation, Minecraft, LEGO EV3 Robotics RPG Gaming, iPhone and iPad Gaming, Java Programming Ages 4 & 5: This unique camp will offer an incredible collection of projects and experiments that will amuse and amaze your little scientist! By being involved with several hands-on activities your child will explore the basic scientific ideas that play a role in everyday life. Sample Projects: Rocketry, Glowing Firefly, Edible Oceans, Marshmallow Catapults, Growing Radish Head, and Beeswax Candle. Ages 6 – 8: Camps for this age group include Extreme Science, Film Making & Effects, Programming & Apps, Robotics & Engineering and Video Game Design.

Camp Themes include: Culinary Arts, Extreme Science, Film Making & Effects, Programmng & Apps, Robotics & Engineering Technology & Innovation, Video Game Design

Ages 9 – 11: Camps for this age group include Extreme Science, Culinary Arts, Programming & Apps, Robotics & Engineering and Video Game Design.

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Ages 12-15: Camps for this age group include Extreme Science, Programming & Apps, Robotics & Engineering and Technology and Innovation. Accreditations: NSTA

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HEALTH & FITNESS

RUNNING FROM ARTHRITIS

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By Dr. David Covall

RUNNING AND OTHER HIGH-IMPACT exercises were once thought to be the major cause of arthritis. We now know that’s not completely true. In fact, it may be the lack of physical exercise that can lead to worsening arthritic symptoms. When pain strikes in a hip, knee, ankle or other joint, human nature is to want to avoid doing things that could aggravate the pain. Although that seems logical, this inactivity could actually exacerbate the condition by leading to muscle atrophy and joint stiffness. For those experiencing arthritic pain, frequent walks or occasional runs prescribed by a trusted doctor and possibly with a trainer’s help can be a good first step to help ease the pain and improve symptoms, including inflammation. What’s the magic number for daily steps? Many people have been told they need 10,000 steps a day, but recent evidence shows that just 6,000 steps per day, or roughly three miles, is the perfect number. If you’re starting off, aim for 3,000 steps and gradually increase your steps. The more you walk or run, the better off you may be. How can a runner and walkers ward off arthritis? While its specific cause is only now being understood, obesity, aging, anatomy, genetics and prior injuries are all culprits in the onset of arthritis. Runners and walkers who keep the pounds off and instead

pound the sidewalk are doing themselves a lot of good if done smartly. A study published in the Arthritis Research & Therapy found that some runners in their 60s, 70s and older, who ran an average of 26 miles a week experienced 25 percent less pain than those who were inactive. However, it may differ among individual runners with arthritis; a more moderate 6-10 miles per week in addition to cycling or other cross training may be more beneficial. Am I going to cause wear and tear on my joints? Running and walking is good for the health of your joints because it keeps the muscles strong and well balanced. But make sure you’ve got the proper shoes and that you understand proper running form. How does exercise help the arthritis sufferer? Running and other proper exercise helps build muscles that dynamically protect against joint damage associated with common types of arthritis and the resultant pain and stiffness. Arthritis sufferers who maintain a good range of motion in their joints will allow them to move less stiffly and with less pain and fight back against the progression of arthritis. And always aim for intelligent, regular and moderate painfree exercise. Dr. David Covall is a board-certified physician with over 30 years of experience providing orthopedic care. He leads the Northside Arthritis Center, which provides conservative, patient-centered personalized care. For more information, call 770-667-4337•northsidearthritis.com.

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BY CLAIRE MURPHY

THURSDAY MAY 12, 2016 5PM - 10PM

60 RESTAURANTS {IN ONE NIGHT} TASTE OF ALPHARETTA

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TASTE OF ALPHARETTA has become an annual tradition for festival goers, families and food connoisseurs. Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 12, 5pm-10pm to dine in Historic Downtown Alpharetta at over 60 restaurants in one fun night. Sample delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from the top chefs in town. Enjoy culinary demonstrations, activities for all ages and entertainment to please every palate. Admission is free, you may purchase food tickets on site at our ticket booths for $.50 each. Restaurants participating in the Taste of Alpharetta will not accept cash (tickets only). Restaurants charge $1-3 per food sample. The Music Stage will have harmonic rock/ folk/R&B bands. A separate Culinary Competition Stage will pair top area chefs against one another in five categories – Best Appetizer/Salad, Best Fast Casual, Best Fine Dining, Best Presentation and Best Dessert. Award winners are presented on the Main Stage at approximately 8:30 p.m. Vote for the People’s Choice Award at the Culinary Competition Stage prior to 7:00 p.m. Party with Metro Atlanta radio stations. Play at the fun zones. Come out and enjoy Alpharetta’s premier dining experience!

2016 MUSIC STAGE LINE-UP 5:30 p.m.- Old Salt Union 7:15 p.m.- Mayor & City Council/Sponsors 7:30 p.m.- AJ Ghent Band 8:30 p.m.- Culinary Competition Awards 8:50 p.m.- AJ Ghent Band CULINARY COMPETITIONS AND STAGE From 5PM - 7:30PM culinary competitions will heat up Roswell Street. A separate Culinary Stage, diagonally across from the Music Stage, will pair top area chefs against one another in contests for Best Salad/ Appetizer, Best Fast Casual Entree, Best Fine Dining Entrée, Best Dessert, Best Presentation and Best Booth. You won’t want to miss the demonstrations by our top chefs. PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS Ballots will be available at the Culinary Stage through 7:00 p.m. The restaurant with the most votes wins the People’s Choice Award, so stop by the stage! FUN ZONES Titanic, Fire Truck, Cars 5 in 1 Combo, Monster Jeep, 24’ Dual Extreme Slide, Dragon Obstacle Course, Double Decker Bus, Pirate Ship Adventure, Jurassic Adventure,

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Noah’s Ark, Carousel Bounce, Popcorn, Hoops, Temple of Doom Obstacle Course, Speed Throw, Ironman Obstacle Course, 24’ Dual Slide, Adventure course II, Adventure Course I and King Kong’s Revenge, Guitar Hero, Train, Rock Climbing and much more! Children can also enjoy wacky hair, face painting, balloon art, henna art, sand art and much more! TASTE OF ALPHARETTA PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS 850 F Bar Pizza, Alpine Bakery & Trattoria Anabelle’s Table, Andretti Grill Another Broken Egg, Atlantic Seafood Co Bagel Boys, Bandora, Benihana Bite Bistro & Bar, BurgerFi, Butcher & Brew Campania, Ceviche, Chicken Salad Chick Colletta, DaVinci’s Donuts, Dominos Dos Margaritos, Foundation Social Eatery Four Fat Cows, Goldbergs Fine Foods Hop Alley Brew Pub, Jilly’s Cupcakery Kiku, La Casa Italian Grill, Madras Chettinaad, Mama’s Pizza, Miller’s Ale House Milton’s Cuisine, Mondo Italian Kitchen Mr. Taco, Nothing Bundt Cakes Oak Steakhouse, Olde Blind Dog Queen of Cream Craft Ice Cream Rio Balsas Taqueria, Rising Roll Gourmet Robeks, Ruth’s Chris Steak House LOCALLIFEPUBLISHING.COM


La Casa

Authentic Italian Grill Alpharetta’s “BEST Italian Restaurant” located in a quaint historic home • reservations accepted

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Take a tour of La Casa on our website!

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Sage Woodfire Tavern, Sally’s Gluten Free Bakery, Sausalito West Coast Grill Seven Seas Mediterranean Café Smallcakes of Alpharetta, Smokejack Smoothie King, South Main Kitchen Spice Afro Caribbean Cuisine Spice Brick Oven Kitchen Tapas & Bar Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, Fresh Market, The Nest, Wildflour 2015 Culinary Competition Winners •Best Appetizer/Salad – Bite Bistro & Bar •Best Fast Casual – Burger Fi •Best Fine Dining – Crust Pasta & Pizzeria •Best Dessert – Wildflour •Best Presentation – Bite Bistro & Bar •People’s Choice - Oak Steakhouse •Best Booth - Atlantic Seafood Company For more information, contact the City of Alpharetta Special Events office at braymond@alpharetta.ga.us 678-2976048 or kdodson@alpharetta.ga.us 678-297-6078.

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MILTON’S CUISINE & COCKTAILS GARDEN DINNERS Executive Chef Derek Dollar Reaps What He Serves

Executive chef Derek Dollar really digs Milton’s Acre, the restaurant’s 1-acre garden, and relishes sharing straight-from-the-vine dining experiences with his guests every spring and summer. His increasingly popular Garden Dinner Series starts again in May, with the more casual Farmyard Chowdown returning to its regular monthly schedule in June. To officially kick off the garden season and whet appetites, Milton’s has also set dates for a Spring and Vine celebration in March and a “sneak preview” Farmyard Chowdown in April. Milton’s has become synonymous with “seed-to-fork” dining in part because of its al fresco dinners, which allow guests to enjoy tantalizing recipes prepared from the approximately 90 different varieties of heirloom fruits vegetables and herbs tended in Milton’s Acre. “While I thought the garden was nice when we started five years ago, I didn’t really understand its incredible value,” Dollar says. “Now I can’t imagine being without it. We plan on growing several thousand pounds of tomatoes this season, for example, which will be used in so many recipes.” On Sunday, April 24 from 6 - 8 p.m., a Farmyard Chowdown beckons with a low country boil, fried chicken and more. Tickets are available at miltonscuisine.com and are $40 per person, including gratuity. The 2016 Garden Dinner Series kicks off May 15. Mouths typically start watering as soon as the first hors d’oeuvres and libations are passed during the evening reception. During this time, guests have an opportunity to tour Milton’s Acre. Then, it’s on to a memorable four-course meal of inspired comfort foods served family style under that stars accompanied by wine pairings and the soothing sounds of a cellist. Tickets to the Garden Dinner Series are $135 per person, per dinner. Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails is located at 800 Mayfield Road in Milton. For more information, call 770-817-0161.

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RESTAURANT ADDRESS TEL. NUM WEBSITE FOOD Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen 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, $ Pinkberry 2200 Avalon Blvd. (678) 248-5162 pinkberry.com Novelty, $$ Pollo Tropical 10900 Haynes Bridge Rd (770) 475-1426 pollotropical.com Spanish, $ Pure Taqueria 103 Roswell St (678) 240-0023 puretaqueria.com Tex/Mexican, $$ Qdoba Mexican Grill 5530 Windward Pkwy (770) 346-0087 qdoba.com Mexican, $ Ray’s On the Creek 1700 Mansell Rd (770) 649-0064 raysrestaurants.com Steakhouse,$$$ Rio Balsas Taqueria 235 South Main St (770) 475-7890 Facebook Spanish, $$ Rising Roll 11417 Haynes Bridge Rd (770) 752-8082 risingroll.com Deli, $ Roasters 12850 Hwy 9 (770) 753-0055 roastersfresh.com American,$$ Romano’s Macaroni Grill 5045 Windward Pkwy (770) 360-6302 macaronigrill.com Italian, $$ Ruby Tuesday 6055 North Point Pkwy (770) 667-5776 rubytuesday.com American, $$ Ruth’s Chris Steak House 11655 Haynes Bridge Road (770) 777-1500 ruthschris.net Steakhse,$$$$ Sage Woodfire Tavern 11405 Haynes Bridge Rd (770) 569-9199 restaurantalpharetta-ga.com American, $$$ Saigon Cafe 5530 Windward Pkwy (770) 360-6366 saigoncafeusa.com Chinese, $ Sally’s Gluten Free Bakery 4390 Kimball Bridge Rd (470) 226-7965 sallysglutenfreebakery.com Gluten-free, $$ Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina 5215 Windward Pkwy (770) 754-5822 salsaritas.com Mexican, $ Salt Factory 102 S Main St (770) 752-1888 saltfactorypub.com Pub, $$ Satay House 281 S Main St (770) 663-8666 satayhouseatlanta.com Thai, $$ Seven Seas Mediterranean Cafe 124 Devore Rd (678) 624-9371 sevenseascafe.net Greek, $ Shane’s Rib Shack 4180 Old Milton Pkwy (770) 569-1988 shanesribshack.com Ribs, $$ Simon’s Chinese Cuisine 3975 Old Milton Pkwy (678)762-0038 simonschinese.com Chinese, $$ Simply Pizza 3665 Old Milton Pkwy (770) 777-7729 SimplyPizza.com Pizza, $ Smallcakes of Alpharetta 4055 Old Milton Pkwy (470) 545-2051 smallcakescupcakery.com Bakery, $ Smashburger 5530 Windward Pkwy (770) 410-7611 smashburger.com Burgers, $$ Smokejack BBQ 29 S Main St (770) 410-7611 smokejackbbq.com BBQ, $$ South Main Kitchen 9 S Main St (678) 691-4622 southmainkitchen.com American, $$ Spice Brick Oven Kitchen 10800 Haynes Bridge Rd (770) 777-0778 spicebrickovenkitchen.com Tapas, $$ Sri Krishna Vilas Indian Cuisine 5815 Windward Pkwy (770) 475-9195 skvilas.com Indian, $$ Superior Wok 6480 North Point Pkwy (770) 343-9698 superiorwok.com Chinese, $ Sushi Nami 5316 Windward Pkwy (678) 566-3889 sushinami.com Japanese, $$ SushiMing Japanese Kitchen 5430 McGinnis Ferry Rd (770) 751-0522 sushimingjapanesekitchen.com Japanese, $$ Sweet Tomatoes 950 North Point Drive (770) 777-9500 sweettomatoes.com Vegetarian, $ Taco Mac 875 N Main St (770) 346-9119 tacomac.com American, $$ Tacone Flavor Grill 3070 Windward Plaza Dr (678) 624-9193 tacone.com American, $$ Tara Humata Mexican Grill 6195 Windward Pkwy (770) 772-4540 tarahumata.com Mexican, $$ Tassa Caribbean Buffet 4005 Old Milton Pkwy (678) 395-6748 tassarotishop.com Carribbean, $ Taste of India 3070 Windward Pkwy (678) 242-0155 tasteofindia.com Indian, $ Ted’s Montana Grill 6100 Avalon Blvd (678) 710-9025 tedsmontanagrill.com Steakhse, $$ Teriyaki Grill House 3710 Old Milton Pkwy (770) 777-1152 teriyakigrillhouse.com Japanese, $ Thai Squared 5530 Windward Pkwy (678) 297-0202 thaisquared.net Thai, $ Thai Thai 11525 Haynes Bridge Rd (770) 777-1306 eatthaithai.net Thai, $$ Three Dollar Cafe Jr. 3710 Old Milton Pkwy (770) 664-7600 threedollarcafe.com American, $ Tin Roof Kitchen 52 N Main St (770) 360-9395 tinroofkitchen.com Gluten-free $$ Tom + Chee - Alpharetta 970 Northpoint Dr (470) 375-5871 tomandchee.com Sandwich, $$ Topgolf 10900 Westside Pkwy (770) 217-0513 topgolf.com American, $$ Tower Burger 1495 Alpharetta Hwy (770) 674-1795 towerburger.com Burgers, $ Tuscany Cafe & Bistro 28017 Mill Creek Ave (678) 624-9532 tuscanycafebistro.com American, $$ Twisted Taco 5815 Windward Parkway (770) 777-9199 twistedtaco.com Mexican, $$ Urban Spice 4120 Old Milton Pkwy (678) 566-0169 urbanspice.com Indian, $$ Vidalia’s Southern Steakhouse 5750 Windward Pkwy (770) 754-9600 marriott.com Steakhse, $$ Village Tavern 11555 Rainwater Dr (770) 777-6490 villagetavern.com American, $$ Vinny’s on Windward 5355 Windward Pkwy (770) 772-4644 sedgwickrestaurantgroup.com Italian, $$$ Vito’s Pizza-Rant 3665 Old Milton Pkwy (770) 475-0369 vitospizzarant.com Italian, $$ Volcano Asian Bistro 5316 Windward Pkwy (678) 366-9668 volcanobistro.com Sushi, $$ Wildflour 5815 Windward Pkwy (678) 822-9453 wildflouratlanta.com Sandwich, $$ Wild Wing Cafe 5530 Windward Pkwy (678) 990-9464 wildwingcafe.com American, $ Z Pizza 5315 Windward Pkwy (678) 205-4471 zpizza.com Pizza, $ Zoe’s Kitchen 10920 Haynes Bridge Rd (770) 772-5632 zoeskitchen.com Fresh Deli, $$

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NON-PROFIT BECOMES CENTRAL HUB CONNECTING FAMILIES IN CRISES TO LOCAL RESOURCES

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RECENT NEWS REPORTS have highlighted that our privileged north metro suburbs are in the throes of a heroin crisis, with overdose deaths rising a staggering 2000 % in the last year. Alpharetta alone has experienced five overdose deaths already in 2016. This crisis is a symptom of something much larger: a chronic need for self-medication, especially among older high school students and young adults, due to rising emotional and mental distress caused by a “perfect storm” of performance pressure, over-scheduling, social media and breakdowns in family stability.

parents at their wits end. Police officers are finding themselves responding to an increasing number of mental health related calls. Suicide among teens, prescription drug abuse, performance pressure stress are at an all-time high. Partnerships between the clinical communities, law enforcement, elected officials, schools, non-profits, and a growing grassroots movement of concerned parents is bringing hope that the war on heroin is winnable and that a sense of mental wellness can be restored to our communities.

The Hub Family Resource Center aims to be the central point in North Fulton County connecting our families to our community’s resources. The resources are out there. But many don’t know how to find them. This is where The Hub steps in.

And so the mission of The Hub is clear: they provide first of all a central connecting point for families to mental wellness and addiction recovery resources by sitting down with clients, assessing their needs, and matching them with service providers they have researched and profiled.

School officials have spoken out that their resources are overtaxed in trying to deal with mental health, substance abuse, performance pressure and family relationship issues. Local traffic courts are getting a steady flow of teenagers with severe emotional and substance abuse problems, and

Secondly, they provide parent education through our newly launched Family Life University – a program of workshops for parents to empower them in helping their children navigate the complexities in today’s society.

And thirdly, they aim to saturate the community with awareness that mental and emotional wellness problems are more common than you think; that, like physical health problems, they can become fatal if left unattended; that there are resources available to stave off a crisis. Join them in their efforts to save lives, prevent addiction, and bring work-life balance to the community! THE HUB FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER THEHUBFRC.ORG Office | 678.615.2368 11075 State Bridge Road Johns Creek GA 30022 Taking no salary, many of the board members work for The Hub out of dedication and perseverance for what they believe in. Here at The Hub we believe in a better future, and our team embodies that. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Remco Brommet, Executive Director Gracie Bonds Dr. Christopher Matthews Freda B. Hardage, RN Bev Miller Robert A. Rhodes Chief Steven Krokoff

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MARKET UPDATE & SALES The One Question You MUST Ask at Every Job Interview by Nancy Rabern, Career Coach INTERVIEWING FOR A NEW JOB can be one of the more stressful events in a person’s life, especially if you really need the job. Suddenly your nerves are in high gear and you worry about what you need to say, what you did say, what you didn’t say, what you should have said…the list (Read: OBSESSING) goes on and on. When coaching my clients on interview skills, the main point I try to drive home is that you should be interviewing them just as much as they are interviewing you. Every interviewer’s worst fear is that you are going to say whatever it takes to get the job, truth be damned. One of the (many) fears that interviewee’s have is that the job is not nearly as great as it is being touted to be. By asking a lot of questions you will get beneath the surface of the job description and be able to determine whether this role is actually a good fit for you. If work/life balance is important to you, ask “What is the company culture like here?” If you are terrified of being micromanaged, ask “What is your management style?” Another interesting result of asking a lot of questions in an interview is that suddenly the situation becomes more balanced. If the person who is interviewing you is happy with the company, they will start to sell you on why you would want to work there. The one question you absolutely must ask at the end of every interview is this, “Is there anything that I’ve said that gives you concern as to why I might not be a good fit for this role?” This question gives the interviewer an opportunity to bring up any concerns they may have without feeling threatened. The key is here to address any issues without getting defensive. For example, if the response you get is “Yes, I’m concerned that you haven’t directly managed anyone yet.” You can respond by saying “I can see why you would be concerned, but I recently took several courses through the American Management Association and am ready to put my knowledge to use!” Asking this one question will give you peace of mind as you leave the interview that you didn’t leave any stone unturned and will hopefully quell the obsessive “after interview” fears. Nancy Rabern is a Career Coach based in Roswell, who works with individuals on identifying, applying and interviewing for their dream job. nancyrabern.com

DOM=days on market STREET NEIGHBORHOOD PRICE 1004 Tullamore Place Country Club of the South 1,360,000 16050 Thompson Rd n/a 1,315,000 3147 E Addison Drive Ellard 1,060,000 201 Allmond Lane Allmond Tree Farms 975,000 12867 Gransley Ct Gransley 850,000 1205 Basnett Dr Crabapple Brook 704,900 255 Cotton Field Ct Kimball Farms 679,900 401 Ranger Passage Windward 669,500 14435 Morning Mountain Crooked Creek 655,350 11805 Stratham Dr Kimball Bridge Walk 635,000 3599 Strath Dr Eastgate 601,189 110 Burford Hollow Glen Abbey 600,000 700 Society St Palisades 595,000 250 Beacon Knoll Dr Hampton Hall 575,500 801 Stuart Dr Stuart Park 565,000 810 Dockbridge Way Oxford Lakes 554,900 12528 Darvish Ln Pearl of Alpharetta 550,000 301 Angelica Way Enclave at Glen Abbey 540,000 650 Peace Creek Trace Windward 526,000 400 Bethany Green Cove Bethany Green 525,000 1055 Jennifer Oaks Dr Jennifer Oaks 512,500 2615 Augeron Ct Cogburn Walk 506,672 2320 Hopewell Plantation Hopewell Plantation 500,000 12634 Itaska Walk Crabapple Crossroads 470,000 9723 Spruill Rd Shades of the South 460,000 390 Eagles Pass Crooked Creek 447,500 114 Birmingham Walk Birmingham Manor 442,000 5180 Southlake Dr Windward 439,900 6815 Counselors Way Jamestown 430,000 12010 Morning Mist Dr Pennbrooke 427,000 345 Chelsey Ct The Chelsey 420,000 405 Overhill Bend Cambridge 418,000 12155 Limeridge Ct Crabapple Registry 410,000 1715 Lynwood Pl Hanover Place 408,000 755 Olde Clubs Dr River Ridge 387,500 4999 LaFaye Ln Abberley Towneship 379,500 5525 Ashewoode Downs Highland Park 370,395 340 Hughes Branch Close Crabapple Chase 363,000 6230 Bannerhorn Run Windward 349,000 5011 Morriscastle Dr Kendrix Park 339,900 11975 Morning Mist Dr Pennbrooke 331,000 315 Aqueduct Ct Churchill Downs 318,500 2395 Lunetta Ln Gatewood 313,000 1125 Olivine Dr Silver Ridge 307,000 3396 Archgate Cr Kennewick Pl 301,000 240 Relais Trace Coventry 295,000 520 Creek Landing Ln Leeward Walk 290,000 12105 Greenmont Walk Greenmont Walk 283,000 610 Birch Forest Lane The Forest 279,900 205 Roxbury Circle The Oaks 277,500 460 Brown Thrasher Wedgewood 271,500 2980 Sawtooth Cir Rivermont 265,000 1060 Arborhill Ln Arbors at Henderson Vil 258,000 625 Arncliffe Ct Wellington 255,000 1420 Kingfield Dr Concord Hall 250,000 1273 Dalesford Dr Holleybrooke 240,000 2325 Grand Junction Dr Chadbourne 238,000 490 Chimney Bluff Rivermont 232,500 1865 Millstone Ct Millstone 226,907 345 Sihouette Ct Avensong 225,000 211 Brooke Dr Meadow Brook Hills 207,000 112 Devonshire Dr Devonshire Regency 196,000

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FOOD TRUCK ALLEY Every Thursday from April 14 through October 27, 2016•5 – 9p.m.•Old Roswell Street•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! ALPHARETTA FARMERS MARKET Saturday mornings through April 16 – October 29, 2016•8:30AM to 1PM•Old Canton Street in Downtown Alpharetta At the Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market you will find farmers with fruits, vegetables and natural meats, gardeners with fresh flowers and herbs, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods from yummy desserts and breads to local raw honey and homemade sauces, jellies, soaps. Visit the City of Alpharetta’s website before the event in case of inclement weather or call 678-297-6133.

DIXIE CHICKS IN ALPHARETTA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre•Sunday,•August 14th, 2016 at 7:00PM•Ticket Price: $20.50 TO $40.50

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and music superstars, Dixie Chicks, announced today a return to touring with their upcoming DCX MMXVI World Tour. The multiple Grammy Award®–winning and multi-platinum selling band will kick off their highly anticipated North American tour, on June 1, 2016 at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. DCX MMXVI World Tour will visit over 40 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada with dates lined up in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, Vancouver, Washington DC, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston and more. The North American leg of the DCX MMXVI World Tour immediately follows the group’s previously announced European tour shows. Since their first album, the music of the Dixie Chicks have stirred emotions in fans across the world making them one of the most

biggest and most influential bands of our time. Not just “big for a country band” or “big for a big female band,” the Dixie Chicks are a multi-platinum selling act in North America, Europe and Australia. They are one of a mere handful of acts with multiple albums achieving “diamond” status (meaning sales over 10 million copies) – both WIDE OPEN SPACES (1998) and FLY (1999) hit that stratospheric landmark – and over the years have sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won thirteen Grammy Awards. Their on-stage reputation has helped them sell over $100 million worth of concert tickets while outspoken songs like “Goodbye, Earl” and “Not Ready To Make Nice” made it clear that this power trio played by nobody’s rules. The Dixie Chicks have grown from a band into a cultural force becoming the biggest selling female band of all time in the U.S. dixiechicks.com

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GOLF CLUB OF GEORGIA • 1 Golf Club Dr., 30005 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.”

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ALPHARETTA ATHLETIC CLUB - EAST• 3430 Highway 9 N, 30004 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.

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TROPHY CLUB OF ATLANTA• 15135 Hopewell Rd., 30004 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.

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ALPHARETTA ATHLETIC CLUB - WEST• 1785 Dinsmore Rd, 30004 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 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 32acre practice facility. WHITE COLUMNS COUNTRY CLUB • 300 Clubhouse Dr., 30004 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 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 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.

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PLACES TO GO•PEOPLE TO SEE•THINGS TO DO APRIL 2016 1st Date Night: Modern Steakhouse, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Sur La Table, 1000 North Point Circle. $85 per person. For more information: 800-243-0852. Couples Cooking: Gourmet Pizza and Flatbread, 7 PM - 8:30, Publix Apron’s School, 4305 State Bridge Rd. For more information: 770-751-7991 Canadian Star Laila Biali, 7:30 PM - 11 PM, The Velvet Note, 4075 Old Milton Pkwy. $25. Thevelvetnote.com. 2nd Date Night: French Spring Awakening, 6 PM - 9 PM Salud! Cooking School at Whole Foods Market Avalon. $135 per couple. 2800 Old Milton Pkwy. For more information: 770 442-3354 X 2. 3rd Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra, Unitarian Universalist Metro Atlanta, 5 PM - 6 PM, For more information: alpharettasymphony@gmail.com. The Kevin Bales Trio Featuring Jazz Saxophonist Bob Reynolds, 7 PM - 11 PM, The Velvet Note, 4075 Old Milton Pkwy. Thevelvetnote.com 4th Lea’s Adventure Academy, 11 AM to 12:30 PM. American Girl at North Point Mall, $10 per person. For more

information call 877-247-5223. 9th Craabapple Knoll Vet Clinic Adoption Day, 10 AM - 2 PM. 12604 Crabapple Road. For more information call 770-475-8272. 14th Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, 5 PM - 9 PM, Downtown Alpharetta, Old Roswell Street. Enjoy 6-8 rotation food trucks and music each week. Visit awesomealpharetta.com for more information. 15th Atlanta Dance Party, Chukkar Farm T.G.I.F. Concerts, 8 PM to 10 PM. Chukkar Farm Polo Club & Event Facility, 1140 Liberty Grove Road. 770-664-1533 or chukkarfarm.com 16th Bryan Adams, 8 PM - 11 PM. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Pkwy. vzwamp.com Alpharetta Farmers Market, 8:30 AM - 1 PM, every Saturday through October 29. Old Canton Street in Downtown Alpharetta. 678-297-6133. Free Family Reunion Workshop, 10 AM - 1 PM.Courtyard Atlanta Alpharetta, 12655 Deerfield Pkwy. Learn how to plan all types of gatherings. Contact: anna@awesomealpharetta.com

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17th Spanish Tapas Party, 2 PM - 4 PM, Sur La Table, 1000 North Point Circle. $69 per person. For more information: 800-243-0852. Alpharetta Community Chorus, 3 PM - 5 PM, Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, 180 Academy Street. Free alphachorus@gmail.com 21st Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, 5 PM - 9 PM, Downtown Alpharetta, Old Roswell Street. Enjoy 6-8 rotation food trucks and music each week. Visit awesomealpharetta.com for more information. 23rd Heart and Sole 5K, 7:30 AM - 10 AM Avalon, The Plaza at Avalon to benefit the Lionheart School. Visit experienceavalon.com for more information. Alpharetta Farmers Market, 8:30 AM - 1 PM, every Saturday through October 29. Old Canton Street in Downtown Alpharetta. 678-297-6133. Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra, 6 PM - 7 PM, at The Rising Star Equestrian Foundation, 9072 River Run. Visit alpharettasymphony.com for more information. 24th Van Morrison, 8 PM - 11 PM. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Pkwy. vzwamp.com

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Honeywood: Live Music Sponsored by the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau 30th Healthy Kids Dad at Ed Isakson / Alpharetta Family YMCA, 1 PM - 4 PM. 3655 Preston Ridge Road. Games, crafts, kid classes and lots of fun! 770-664-1220 Horse Show Venture’s Mother’s Day Celebration Hunter / Jumper Horse Show, 8 AM - 5 PM. Wills Park Equestrian Center, 11915 Wills Road. Free Admission. hsvshownews.com.

May 2016 1st Horse Show Venture’s Mother’s Day Celebration Hunter / Jumper Horse Show, 8 AM - 5 PM. Wills Park Equestrian Center, 11915 Wills Road. Free Admission. Hsvshownews.com. 5th Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, 5 PM - 9 PM, Downtown Alpharetta, Old Roswell Street. Enjoy 6-8 rotation food trucks and music each week. Visit awesomealpharetta.com for more information. Cinco de Mayo Taqueria Party, 6 PM - 9 PM at Salud! Cooking School at Whole Foods at Market Avalon. 2800 Old Milton Pkwy. $55. Wholefoodsmarket.com 770.442.3354 X2 6th Chukkar Farm Concert Series, 8 PM - 10 PM. Come listen to James Casto’s percussive-piano-pop, keyboards and soulful pop vocals! 1140 Liberty Grove Road. 770.664.1533 Breeze Kings, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM. Matilda’s Under the Pines, 377 South Main Street. $15 advance tickets and $20 at the door. Mataldasmusicvenue.com

7th Avett Brothers, 7:30 PM - 11 PM. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Pkwy. vzwamp.com Alpharetta Farmers Market, 8:30 AM - 1 PM, every Saturday through October 29. Old Canton Street in Downtown Alpharetta. 678-297-6133. Mommy & Me Mother’s Day Event, Noon - 2 PM. Ed Isakson / Alpharetta Family YMCA, 3655 Preston Ridge Road. 770-664-1220 Dead Affect, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM. Grateful Dead tribute band. Matilda’s Under the Pines, 377 South Main Street. Mataldasmusicvenue.com Chukkar Farm Concert Series, 8 PM - 10 PM. Come listen to James Casto’s percussive-piano-pop, keyboards and soulful pop vocals! 1140 Liberty Grove Road. 770.664.1533 12th Taste of Alpharetta, 5 PM - 10 PM. Downtown Alpharetta, Milton Ave. & Roswell St. A Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event for 2015! alpharetta.ga.us/ government or 678-297-6078l 14th North Fulton Relay for Life to Focus on Survivors and Caregivers, 4 PM - 11 PM. Webb Bridge Middle School. Awesomealpharetta.com Rockin’ at the River, 6:30 PM - 10 PM, Chattahoochee Nature Center. Gourmet Dining and beverages served by The Avenue Catering. Musical entertainment, dancing and an online silent auction. 770-992-2055 x 226 Dirty Bourbon River Show, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM. Hard-Edged blues to Lisztian piano driven ballads to New Orleans brass. Matilda’s Under the Pines, 377 South Main Street. Mataldasmusicvenue. com 15th Styx with .38 Special and Don Felder. 7 PM - 11 PM. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Pkwy. vzwamp.com

19th Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, 5 PM - 9 PM, Downtown Alpharetta, Old Roswell Street. Enjoy 6-8 rotation food trucks and music each week. Visit awesomealpharetta.com for more information. 20th The T Tones, 8 PM - 10 PM, Chukkar Farm Concert Series, 8 PM - 10 PM. A Doo-Wop Collective playing music, dance & styles of the 1920s - 1940s. 1140 Liberty Grove Road. 770.664.153 21st Andrea Colburn, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM. A fresh new face on the Outlaw / Fold Noir scene. Matilda’s Under the Pines, 377 South Main Street. Mataldasmusicvenue.com 26th Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, 5 PM - 9 PM, Downtown Alpharetta, Old Roswell Street. Enjoy 6-8 rotation food trucks and music each week. Visit awesomealpharetta.com for more information. Fire and the Knife, Composed of JJ Bobbie and Nanyana Summer Atlanta based rock band. 28th Caleb Warren and the Perfect Gentle men, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM. They bridge the gap between the music of the old-timey speakeasies and juke joints. Matilda’s Under the Pines, 377 South Main Street. Mataldasmusicvenue.com Alpharetta Farmers Market, 8:30 AM - 1 PM, every Saturday through October 29. Old Canton Street in Downtown Alpharetta. 678-297-6133. 28-29th Alpharetta Arts StreetFest, 10 AM - 5 PM. Rain or Shine. Milton Avenue and Main Street. Stroll through nearly 100 artists, musicians and performers from throughout the U.S. awesomealpharetta. com 30th Alpharetta Memorial Day Tribute, 9:30 AM - 11 AM. Alpharetta City Hall, 2 Park Plaza. awesomealpharetta.com

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LIVE•WORK•SHOP•EAT•PLAY• Alpharetta Church of God•churchofgod.cc Alpharetta First United Methodist•afumc.org Alpharetta Presbyterian Church •alpharettapres.com Atlanta Chinese Christian Church North • acccn.org Bethany Baptist Church • hightowerbaptist.org Big Creek Church • bigcreekchurch.com Birmingham United Methodist•birminghamumc.org Bridgeway Baptist Church•bridgeway.net Calvary Chapel•calvaryalpharetta.com Chabad Of North Fulton•chabadnf.org Child Evangelism Fellowshi cefcanada.org Christ The Shepherd Lutheran Church LCMS•cts.org Clear Springs Baptist Church•sbcga.com Community Of Chris cofchrist.org Congregation Gesher L’Torah•gltorah.org Countyline Baptist Church•clbchurch.com Crabapple First Baptist Church•crabapplefbc.org Elam Ministries•elam.com Faith Life Ministries•faithlifeministries.net First Baptist Church of Alpharetta• fbca.com Grace North Atlanta • gracenorthatlanta.org Habakkuk Christian Mins•habakkukchristianministries.com Hanuman Mandir•srihanuman.org Hopewell Baptist Church•hopewellbaptistchurch.org Inner Quest • innerquestchurch.org Islamic Center Of North Fulton•icnf.org

Johns Creek Baptist Church•jcbc.org Keepin’ it Real•keepinitreallighthouse.com Kingdom Ambassadors International Center Living Truth Church•livingtruthchurch.net Messiah Lutheran Church•messiahlutheran.ws Methodist Hour International•methodisthour.com Midway Community Church•midwaycommunitychurch.org Midway United Methodist Church•midwayumc.org Morning Star Chapel•morningstarchapel.org Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church•mountpisgah.org Mt Pisgah Christian School•experiencepisgah.or New Millennium Church •newmillenniumchurch.net North Gate Church Of Atlanta•antiochchurch.life North Point Community Church•northpoint.org Olive Branch Tabernacle Of Faith•obtoffaith.com Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church•poplutheranchurch.com Restoration Church of God•restorationnchurchna.org Saehan English Ministry•saehanem.org Spirit Of God Christian Church•spiritofgodcc.org St Aidan’s Episcopal Church•staidans.org St Brigid Catholic Church•saintbrigid.org St James United Methodist Churc stjamesumc.org St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Churc sta.org Stonecreek Church•stonecreekchurch.org Union Hill Church•unionhillalpharetta.com Vision Baptist Church•visionbaptist.com

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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Alpharetta Magazine - Spring 2016 (April/May)  

Alpharetta Magazine is a high-quality, glossy, local lifestyle magazine from Local Life Publishing covering the people, places and things in...

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Alpharetta Magazine is a high-quality, glossy, local lifestyle magazine from Local Life Publishing covering the people, places and things in...