Polo Weekend Oct 13-14

Polo in the Pines is Atlanta’s premier charity polo weekend benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This two-day event begins Saturday with a high-style afternoon of polo, handcrafted cocktails, elegant Legacy Luncheon by The Capital Grille, live music by Grand Ville Band and Kinchafoonee Cowboys, silent & live auction, and the time honored polo tradition of champagne sabering and “Stomping of the Divots.”  On Sunday, the fundraising excitement continues with the Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival. Guests enjoy polo, cocktails, live music and the “Best Brunch Bite” contest hosted by 25 of Atlanta’s top restaurants. The Charity Classic polo tournament winner, best playing pony and MVP awards ceremony concludes this weekend celebration! Lifestyle Publications is a proud sponsor. PoloInThePines.com

Brenner Moves

Brenner Law Group has a new easy-to-get-to and welcoming home!  The Divorce and Family Law practice is now located at 555 Sun Valley Drive, Suite N4, Roswell, Georgia, 30076. Brenner Law specializes in divorce, custody, asset division, pre-nuptials, modification, complex issues and litigation. Finding the “right” attorney is one of the most important decisions when considering divorce. Give Brenner Law Group a call at 404.751.8868. 

Oconee Festival

Reynolds Lake Oconee and Oconee Performing Arts Society are pleased to present The 2nd Annual Rhythm & Brews Festival at The Sandy Creek Barn on October 20. The Rhythm & Brews Festival will feature live music from multiple bands, craft beer and wine tasting, and local and regional food trucks, all set amongst a picturesque backdrop. Enjoy an all-Georgia line-up of musical talent, including Collective Soul, Drivin N Cryin, and Eric Dodd. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m., and complimentary shuttle service will be provided from several locations. OPAS.org/rhythm-brews

Fogler Honored

In honor of Purple Heart Day, Atlanta event planning firm WM Events sponsored a hole at the inaugural Purple Heart Day Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 465. For his support, WM Events Principal William Fogler was honored with a Special Recognition Award. “My father was a veteran, so it was important to me to offer my support for veterans on this year’s Purple Heart Day,” says Fogler. “When local organizations hold events that honor members of our community who served, I am happy to be part of that effort.” The golf tournament was held in honor of the late State Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Pete Wheeler, who served in that capacity for 66 years. Wheeler’s daughter and son-in law, Frances and Mark Jones, as well as two of his grandsons were in attendance along with current Commissioner Mike Roby.  Proceeds from this year’s event will enable continued assistance to needy veterans and support of local first responders. The day’s events culminated with Atlanta City Hall being lighted in purple.

Wesleyan’s Best Year

Wesleyan School opened the school year with 1,177 students, the largest K-12 student body in the school’s history. “The responsibility of educating and developing the mind, body, and spirit of children is our calling, and we are excited to welcome the largest student body in our history this fall,” says Chris Cleveland, Wesleyan Head of School. This year, a bus route was added to Buckhead. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are available this month. WesleyanSchool.org

Mizuno’s Perfect Fit

Now that it’s cooler, reenergize your golf game with a new set of clubs. The unique fitting system at the Mizuno Experience Center at The Battery analyzes your “Swing DNA” to identify the perfect shaft for you. The pros at Mizuno will watch as you use a modified 6-iron with a sensor on the shaft that you swing and hit balls as you would with a normal club. Headspeed, tempo, kick angle and release factor are measured during the fitting that takes about an hour. Mizuno Experience Center, 770.675.6590. MizunoUSA.com 

The Chew in ATL

Co-host of ABC’s hit Emmy Award-winning lifestyle show The Chew and fan favorite on Bravo’s Top Chef, Carla Hall celebrates soul food and gives classic dishes her own fresh twists, with 145 delectable recipes updated for the way we eat now. In Carla Hall’s Soul Food, the beloved chef and television celebrity takes us back to her own Nashville roots to offer a fresh, lip-smackin’ look at America’s favorite comfort cuisine and traces soul food’s history from Africa and the Caribbean to the American South. Carla shows us that soul food is more than barbecue and mac and cheese. Traditionally a plant-based cuisine, everyday soul food is full of veggie goodness that’s just as delicious as cornbread and fried chicken. October 26, 7 p.m., Atlanta History Center. Admission is $40, $35 for members. Each ticket includes a copy of Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration.

Wicked Plant Tales

Just in time for Halloween, author Amy Stewart shares her diabolical tales of the dark and mysterious side of the plant kingdom at 7 p.m., October 18 at the Atlanta History Center. Categorizing each plant as dangerous, deadly, destructive, illegal, intoxicating, offensive, or painful in Wicked Plants, Stewart explains their wickedness and provides anecdotes about their use or misuse. Stewart showcases more than 200 of Mother Nature’s most ill-mannered plants. The A to Z compendium of “bloodcurdling” botany is irresistible to even the most seasoned gardeners and nature lovers. Amy Stewart is the New York Times best-selling author of nine books, including her popular nonfiction titles Wicked Plants, Wicked Bugs, The Drunken Botanist, and Flower Confidential. Stewart has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the American Horticulture Society’s Book Award, and an International Association of Culinary Professionals Food Writing Award. Book signing and reception will follow the lecture. Tickets are $25. Reservations are required. Please call 404.814.4150 or reserve tickets online at AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/Lectures.