May 2018 Around Town 1

Alpharetta Creative Studios and Café

The Alpharetta Creative Studios and Cafe is open, in the front building of the newly-renovated complex on Main Street. As dedicated arts patrons, the owners are seeking to join your efforts in providing our community with an atmosphere and services that enrich and expand our lives. They will be offering high-quality instruction in a variety of mediums, from painting to fashion to creative writing and culinary arts. The studio will also serve as a community a space to grow and connect as patrons of the arts. The café, led by Chef Santiago Echavarria, is a place where people can come, eat delicious food sourced from local providers, and is designed to encourage strangers to become neighbors with its community-style seating. The gallery space will host artworks made by staff alongside local artists.There will be live music, lots of laughter, and unique perspectives to absorb. Alpharetta Lifestyle readers can enjoy a 20% discount any time you provide your office business card while dining with us at our café for breakfast or lunch for the next 6 months.

A Camp for All Kids

Inspired by his camp counselor experiences, GRAMMY award-winner Zac Brown, (Zac Brown Band), envisioned Camp Southern Ground, a state-of-the-art facility offering an exceptional 400-acre camp experience. Serving children ages 7-17 from all socioeconomic backgrounds, races and religions, with activities to challenge, educate and inspire campers. An inclusive camp, it will bring together typically developing children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning and attention issues, social or emotional challenges, and those from military families. Open for seven weeks in summer 2018.

Student Scientists Win

Fulton Science Academy’s Middle School Math Team won First Place in the 2018 Georgia MATHCOUNTS Competition. Two FSA students, Richard Yu and Athiwat Ackaramongkolrotn, and the school’s Department Head and Math Team Coach, Sema Duzyol, head to Nationals in Washington DC, FSA’s third consecutive year. FSA was also honored to have 7th grader, Richard Yu place first and sixth grader, Athiwat Ackaramongkolrotn, place third against the best mathletes in the state. Seventh graders, Ethan Gao, Arnav Arora, and Kevin Yuan also won 5th place, 13th place and 15th place respectively.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Our friends at the Alpharetta CVB share these tips for shopping locally, which we LOVE! Spring holidays are a great time to show your loved ones how much you care by taking advantage of the sales and deals offered at many of Alpharetta’s most popular stores! Stop by Avalon’s Kendra Scott store and pick up a necklace that mom will love on Mother’s Day or grab dad a Father’s Day gift he’ll never forget from REI, Dick’s Sporting Goods or Trader Golf. Alpharetta’s five shopping districts feature tons of options from home goods to clothing and everything in between. Spring clearance sales are everywhere to help you get ready for the new school year, your new job or impress that special someone you’ve had your eye on since New Year’s! Shopping tip: keep track of your purchases as you shop so you don’t go over budget and always remember to check online for the latest deals and steals!