January 2018 Around Town 4

Property Virgins in Town

The 21st Annual North Atlanta Home Show has doubled in size with the addition of an Outdoor Living Expo. The popular home remodeling showcase will be held February 9-11 at the Infinite Energy Center, in Duluth.  It will include more than 200 home remodeling and outdoor living experts offering product demonstrations, presentations and buyer discounts.  REALTOR® Egypt Sherrod, host of HGTV’s “Flipping Virgins,” “Property Virgins” and “Urban Oasis,” will speak at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 10.  Attendees will be able to comparison shop, speak one-on-one with the exhibitors and even make appointments for professionals to come to their homes.  General admission is $8 and tickets may be purchased at the door or online at AtlantaHomeShow.com.  The 2018 North Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo will be the largest home improvement event ever held at the Infinite Energy Center, and is a SEMCO Show.

Science Forever

McGinnis Woods Country Day School is excited about the many hands-on STEM activities which students in PreK-8th grade are immersed in each week.  The STEM Lab is always buzzing with the sounds of the 3D printer, robots, building, and collaboration as the children work with the STEM teacher to solve real life problems while bringing the curriculum to life. After school STEM, Robotics, and 3D and Me! clubs keep the students excited and engaged while preparing them for the future. Recently the school hosted its first Technology Fair showcasing the STEM skills and creativity of the middle school students. Students created a vast array of projects which included topics such as 3D Modeling, Animation, Audio Production, Multimedia Applications and Video Production. The participants were excited to share their projects and answer questions posed by parents, younger students, and friends. Three of the projects were chosen to advance to an upcoming regional fair and possibly onto the state technology fair. McGinnisWoods.org

Club Fun

Are you new to Georgia?  New to the area?  Or just find yourself in a new place in life in general?  If any of these apply to you, then the Alpharetta/Roswell Newcomers Club (ARNC) is for you.  And, you don’t even have to live in Alpharetta or Roswell to join the group. Established in 1970 with 32 members, they currently have a membership of about 100 women from many neighboring areas. Joining the club is a great way to meet new friends and learn about the area. They have recurring monthly activities ranging from card games (canasta and bridge) and mahjongg to dinners out, movies, Georgia adventures, and Book Club.  Check out the activities page to learn more.  There is also a monthly General Meeting with special programs planned.  A sampling from last year includes local author book discussions, silent auctions, games and pizza day, Chinese Brush Painting Lessons, furniture painting/refinishing demonstrations, fashion shows, and special luncheons and celebrations.  ARNewcomers.org

New Nannies in Town

A new location of College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors (CNST) of Alpharetta/Johns Creek serving our community’s families has opened at 4190 Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta.  CNST was started when company President Joe Keeley was a college hockey player asked by his coach to be a nanny.  From there the company has grown to be the nation’s most complete and professional resource for helping busy families raise smart, confident, well-adjusted kids through their unique Role Model Promise and mission of Building Stronger Families.  Owner Brad Fried invites you to come and visit their Learning Center on Thursday, January 18, from 4 to 7 p.m., when you can meet the team of role models and learn more about their cradle to college approach.  To learn more about CNST and the full spectrum of childcare and tutoring services offered, please call 678.675.0303 or visit CollegeNanniesAndTutors.com.

Save the Date

On February 1, Alpharetta Lifestyle will honor the winners in our first READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS, where  businesses from throughout our community have been voted by you, our readers, as the best around.  The party will be held at The Metropolitan Club, featuring live music, networking, food and drinks and an awards ceremony with prizes and gifts.  Go to AlpharettaLifestylePubs.com for tickets and bring your clan!   Our beneficiary is the national nonprofit Hire Heroes USA, which is based in Alpharetta and earned Charity Navigator’s highest possible 4-Star rating for a third consecutive year, is a top employment resource for thousands of transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses annually. A leading veteran service organization specifically targeting the issues of unemployment and underemployment among military veterans, its services are provided at no cost. Hire Heroes USA offers resume, networking and interview assistance, federal sector help, mock interviews, and job sourcing. It also aligns itself with employment partners ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies to offer job matching, virtual career fairs and a job board with thousands of career opportunities. Hire Heroes USA sets the standard in veteran employment services with best-in-class results since 2007. Its programs are funded exclusively by private grants and public donations. HireHeroesUSA.org   We are so pleased to be partnering with The Graivier Center who are on board as our sponsor for this fabulous event. Book your next body or face treatment at TheGraivierCenter.com/

Give Back and Grow

Suwanee Kiwanis invites new members to join their luncheon and philanthropic efforts in our community. They encourage regular attendance as it helps the club grow and prosper. Most meetings have a guest speaker that will educate and/or motivate. Join the group the first and third Tuesday at noon at Ippolito’s Italian Restaurant, Bocce Room, Suite 303 350 Town Center Ave in Suwanee. Kiwanis is a global organization of members dedicated to serving the children of the world.  Kiwanis and its family of 15,900 clubs – more than 628,000 members strong – annually raise more than $100 million and dedicate more than 18.5 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children.  Club members of every age attend regular meetings, experience fellowship, raise funds for various causes, and participate in service projects that help their communities. SuwaneeKiwanis.portalbuzz.com