Friday, January 23, 2015

Fashion Project Returns To Lenox Square To Offer Guests An Opportunity To Donate Clothing And Give Back


Buckhead’s premier shopping destination encourages customers to give generously through their closets and raise funds for their favorite charity with Fashion Project. Guests can drop off clothing at Lenox Square’s Guest Services and earn a $20 Simon Giftcard® for every five qualifying items.

Select Simon malls, including Lenox Square, are teaming up with Fashion Project to offer mall guests the opportunity to donate their gently worn clothing to benefit charitable causes. Fashion Project is the premiere online clothing donation service committed to using fashion as a force for good.



Between January 19, 2015 and February 1, 2015, Lenox Square shoppers can pick up a Donation Bag at Simon Mall® Guests Services which is located on the mall’s main level in between David Yurman and Coach or request one online at fashionproject.com/simon.

United Way of Greater Atlanta Needs Volunteers to Sort and Distribute Coats for Project Overcoat


For more than 25 years, United Way of Greater Atlanta has partnered with FedEx, FOX 5 and others for Project Overcoat, a coat and blanket drive for men, women and children in need.   The drive runs through Saturday, January 24. The sorting and distribution of the coats will be coordinated by United Way and will be held February 4-6 and 9-13.
 
Project Overcoat is a perfect opportunity for families, church groups, civic organizations and others to volunteer. Last winter, residents throughout the 13-county metro region gave nearly 19,000 coats to their neighbors in need. This year’s goal is to collect 25,000 new and gently used blankets, coats, hats and gloves. United Way partners with 100 nonprofit agencies to distribute the items to men, women and children in need.
 
To sign up to volunteer, register at unitedwayatlanta.org/events.  Please see the details below.
 
In addition to FedEx, other Project Overcoat sponsors include KISS 104.1 and Kroger.
         
WHEN and WHERE: 
To donate and drop off items: January 10-24, ALL DAY, at Kroger stores

Atlanta Science Festival T-shirt Design Competition


The Atlanta Science Festival invites Georgia students (grades 6-12) to submit a T-shirt design that depicts what science means to them and how science can change the world. "World" could literally be interpreted to mean the planet. Or maybe it’s the role science might play in their personal worlds, whether they revolve around sports, school, family or socializing with friends, for example.

The winner will receive two tickets to the event, AnEvening with Neil deGrasse Tyson, at the Fox Theatre on Mar. 24, 2015; an on-stage award presentation during the Festival‘s Exploration Expo on Mar. 28, 2015; and 10 T-shirts for family or friends.

The design will be judged by a panel of Atlanta Science Festival staff, board members, sponsors and partners on artistry, creativity, originality and the ability to communicate a clear and positive message.

HOW TO ENTER

Designs must be submitted in digital format only and emailed to: tshirt@atlantasciencefestival.org. Entries must be received no later than 11 p.m. EST, on Feb. 9, 2015. See Contest Rules for complete details and submission information.



Toothpick Bridge Building Event at Fernbank Science Center



Saturday February 21, 2015
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Hi Bluebird Patch teens! Here's an exciting event for all those teens that are pursuing a STEM career. 

GOAL:  To design and build a bridge type structure in one of two categories: Toothpick Category and Open-Materials Category.  After entrants have designed and built their bridges, the event provides a convenient, fun-filled place to test them and see how well they work. Participants will build their bridges in advance and bring them to the event. The bridges will be tested to failure (i.e. until they break) to measure their load carrying ability.

LOCATION: Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307 (Click here for directions)

ENTRANTS:   Open To All.  Students, parents, sponsoring engineers, and teachers are welcome to submit bridges!  Each entrant will receive a certificate with the results of the bridge test, an event T-shirt, and other interesting stuff!  We hope that this event will introduce students to careers in engineering.

ADMISSION:  FREE to all.
For more information please visit http://chapters.sme.org/061/bridge.htm


Bluebird Patch Teens: 3rd Annual Latino College and STEM Fair at Georgia Tech



Hi Bluebird Patch teens! The Latino college and STEM fair is back at Georgia Tech. This is a free event with fun and interactive hands-on activities for the entire family. College and majors fairs. An opportunity to interact with Latino college students, parents, professionals, and scientists. Community resources.

Free childcare for potty-trained children. Free raffles and door prizes.


No pre-registration required. Come anytime between 9:30AM - 2:30PM. Mark your Calendar now! I go every year and L-O-V-E it! 


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Valentines Day Doughnuts from Krispy Kreme Available January 26th

Krispy Kreme has a delicious assortment of Valentine Doughnuts featuring Hearts, Hug (O-shaped), Kiss (X-shaped), and the NEW- adorably sweet- Luv Bug doughnuts are available January 26th  through February 15 at participating Krispy Kreme® US and Canadian locations.  


This year, to complement the confectionary craftsmanship of its doughnut artisans, Krispy Kreme has commissioned five local artists from the US and UK to create one-of-a-kind illustrations featuring its Valentines Doughnuts. 

Visit krispykreme.com for more information and to find a location.

Valentine's Day Events at The Melting Pot



Lunch Date with Your Little Cupid – KIDS EAT FREE! - Show your little cupid just how wild you are about them by treating them with a delicious treat! OnSaturday, Feb. 7 and Sunday, Feb. 8, from noon- 4 p.m., all four Atlanta-area Melting Pot locations invite you and your little heartthrob to enjoy a three-course fondue feast to celebrate St. Valentine’s holiday. Bring in a Valentine for a patient at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and receive UNLIMITED chocolate fondue!

Fernbank Museum partners with GPB to host a Sesame Street Celebration


Come Celebrate 45 Years of Sesame Street

ATLANTA, January 20, 2015 – Fernbank Museum of Natural History (fernbankmuseum.org) is excited to be partnering with Georgia Public Broadcasting to celebrate 45 Years of Sesame Street with a Sesame Street Celebration on January 24 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Fernbank’s Great Hall will host photo opportunities with the famous Sesame Street Brownstone and an appearance from Cookie Monster. The event will also include a game station, a macaroni-saurus craft, temporary tattoos and more. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Sesame Street costumes or clothing and are invited to participate in a costume contest that will take place at noon.

Various local children’s authors will do live readings of their stories in the Naturalist Center on Fernbank’s upper level throughout the event day. After hearing a fun story, guests are invited to the auditorium to watch classic Sesame Street episodes.

Fernbank Science Center Presents Lucky in Love: Romantic Valentine's Day Concert Under the Stars


Fernbank Science Center announces a special concert by renowned space music composer Jonn Serrie. Serrie will perform a romantic selection of his music on Friday, February 13th for one show only, accompanied by the star projector and other visual effects at Fernbank Science Center’s Jim Cherry Planetarium. “We’re so lucky that a composer of Jonn’s stature, who actually specializes in planetarium soundtracks, is based here in Atlanta,” says Fernbank Science Center astronomer, April Whitt. Collaborating with him on our holiday shows has been a treat for all of us, even more so for the audiences, so it’s wonderful to do something with him to observe Valentine’s.”

Friday, January 16, 2015

Simon Youth Foundation Seeks Applicants for $1 Million in Scholarships #PowerOfOrange

 
  
ATLANTA, GA (January 16, 2015) – For a fifteenth straight year, Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, will award a college scholarship to one student from every community that is home to a Simon property.

Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarships are awarded through the Simon Youth Scholarships program and in partnership with local Simon properties. The application period has begun and ends onFebruary 25, 2015.


Students can apply online by visiting www.syf.org.

Any student who will be graduating in the class of 2015 and lives within 50 miles of a Simon property is eligible. The program will award a one-time scholarship of up to $1,500 to students who plan to enroll in an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school.

 

Call To Charities: Phipps Plaza To Donate Grand Chandelier As Part Of Renovation Project


Atlanta’s premiere luxury shopping destination to light up 2015 with stunning new fixture

ATLANTA, January 15, 2015 — Phipps Plaza, the Southeast’s top luxury shopping destination located in the heart of Atlanta’s fashionable Buckhead district, is shedding light on an upcoming chandelier removal and installation project as part of its extensive renovation.

On Tuesday, January 6, the former grand chandelier which has hung in the mall’s Court of the South since 1992 was removed to make way for a new lighting installation -- a stunning sixteen-feet wide by 7-feet tall chandelier composed of an illuminated core, surrounded by 88 stainless steel spears and featuring over 2,600 acrylic spheres throughout the fixture. Inspired by the chandeliers in New York City’s Metropolitan Opera and the Chicago Waldorf Astoria Hotel, this custom LED lighting enhancement will complement Phipps Plaza’s other recent interior makeovers, providing the property with a fresh new look and feel.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Chocolate Chip Mocha Coffee Drink Recipe #BPTeens


When chocolate and coffee get together, delicious things happen. Today I wanted to share a quick and easy recipe for those cold winter nights when you are studying at home and need an extra boost of energy. Let's face it we all love going to Starbucks but there are days we are just too lazy to get out of the house, so why not make your own signature coffee at a fraction of the cost. The trick to a good chocolate chip mocha coffee is using the right ingredients. It's okay to cheat with a Keurig CafĂ© Mocha specialty pod but if you enjoy the smokey, bitter, rich flavor of coffee you need to use espresso.


For the chocolate chip mocha coffee drink you will need:


6 oz of brewed espresso (Bustelo coffee is great for this)
1 ½ tablespoon of Hershey's unsweetened cocoa powder
2 ounces of milk (condensed milk is amazing)
Sugar (to taste)
Whipped Cream
60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
Organic honey


Directions:

Add steam milk to your espresso, then add the unsweetened cocoa and sugar to taste. Topped with whipped cream, and chocolate chips and drizzle organic honey on top.


Put on your fuzzy socks and enjoy!



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