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Storytimes! Monday, Aug. 11, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers can come to a fun, summer time session filled with stories, songs, fingerplays and puppets. Free. All are welcome. Babies ages 3-11 months at 10:15 a.m.; toddlers ages 1-2 years, 11 a.m.; preschoolers ages 3-5 at 11:45 a.m. Buckhead Branch Library, 269 Buckhead Ave., NE, Atlanta, 30305. Email: or call 404-814-3500 for details.


Butterfly Festival Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Butterfly Festival returns to Dunwoody Park! Check out two tents filled with hundreds of butterflies. Activities include a butterfly release, birds of prey show, live animal encounters, games, educational booths, crafts, music, food and drinks. Early member preview, 9 a.m.; general admission, 10 a.m. Rain or shine event. Tickets, $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4-12, free for children 3 and under. Dunwoody Nature Center, 5343 Roberts Dr., Dunwoody, 30338. Call 770-394-3322 or go to: http:// to learn more.

Welcome to a new way to bank with Bank of North Georgia

[ The new Synovus ATM ] Great features with just the right touch of ‘cool’. No envelopes required for deposits | Email receipts to your inbox | Intuitive touchscreen interface Check images appear on screen and receipts | Set preferences to suit your needs Deposit up to 50 bills or 30 checks at one time. Deposits made up until 7 PM ET Monday—Friday are considered received that day.*

It’s service beyond the branch.

Buckhead | Sandy Springs | Dunwoody *Deposits made at Synovus ATMs may not be available for immediate withdrawal. Bank of North Georgia is a division of Synovus Bank. Synovus Bank, Member FDIC, is chartered in the state of Georgia and operates under multiple trade names across the Southeast. Divisions of Synovus Bank are not separately FDIC-insured banks. The FDIC coverage extended to deposit customers is that of one insured bank.



AUG. 8 – AUG. 21, 2014 |

Movies by Moonlight Friday, Aug, 22, 6-10 p.m. Sandy Springs “Movies by Moonlight,” now in its 10th year, shows “Frozen,” about a princess who sets off on a journey alongside an iceman, his pet reindeer, and a hapless snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Free. Outdoors. The community is welcome to attend. Food for sale. Kids’ activities. Sandy Springs United Methodist Church, 86 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328. For further details, visit: Call 404256-9091 in case of inclement weather.

“Meet the Past” Festival Saturday, Aug. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Atlanta History Center invites you to experience the best of “Meet the Past” offerings through characters that bring to life the stories of people from Atlanta and Georgia. Explore the museum, the Smith Family Farm, and Swan Coach House, and enjoy activities and discussions with historical interpreters. Free for AHC members; included in general admission for non-members. 130 West Paces Ferry Rd., NW, Atlanta, 30305. Call 404-814-4000 or go to: for more.

Alicia Etchison Thursday, Aug. 14, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Back by popular demand, Alicia Etchison performs, which includes original music compositions for children of all ages. Her acoustic fingerstyle guitar songs have been described as “storysongs as peaceful and invigorating as sunset on the beach.” Free. Open to the public. Suggested audiences: Elementary, preschool, toddler and infant. Buckhead Branch Library, 269 Buckhead Avenue, NE, Atlanta, 30305. Email: or call 404-8143500 for further information.


Volunteers Needed Saturday, Aug. 16, 9-11 a.m. Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital invites those interested in volunteering in patient/family-focused areas of the hospital to attend a Volunteer Open House. Participants will learn about the role of the hospital’s volunteers, and also tour the ICU and surgical areas. Space is limited to the first 25 registrants. Register by calling 678-843-7292. 5665 Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, 30342.  

Chai Drive Sunday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Plan for your family’s healthy future, or be a bone marrow match for someone. JScreen and Gift of Life partner to offer two tests. Screen for 19 Jewish diseases or save a life. No blood draws for either test. $99 for JScreen; do not eat or drink 30 minutes beforehand. No need to RSVP or pre-register for bone marrow test. Marcus Jewish Community Center-Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. For additional details on the event, contact David Lurie at 404518-7066 or email: Go to: www. with questions.

Swing Fling Sunday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m. Make plans to attend TurningPoint’s fourth annual event at the Dunwoody County Club. The two-day affair includes dinner and an auction, and a golf outing at the club on Aug. 25. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit, which provides rehabilitation for women with breast cancer, including physical therapy, massage therapy, counseling and nutritional counseling.  Dinner at 6 p.m. Aug. 24; shotgun golf tournament begins at 8:30 a.m., Aug. 25. Tickets, $50 for dinner; golf, $300. For a golf foursome, $1,000. Questions? Contact Erin Long at  elong@myturningpoint. org or 770-360-9271.  Visit: http://myturningpoint. org to find out more.

08-08-2014 Dunwoody Reporter