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Morgan to headline girls conference

Compiled by Kalin Thomas Contributing Writer | 7/3/2013, 6 a.m.
State Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan

ATLANTA – State Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan will be the opening speaker at  Sisters of Today and Tomorrow’s (SOT) 6th Annual National Leadership Conference, held July 10 – 11 (10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) at Big Bethel Village, 500 Richard Allen Blvd.

The conference for young girls will include: speakers, self-esteem exercises, health and fitness regimens, leadership development workshops and a “Sisters Circle.”

The cost is $65 for one day or $100 for both days.

For more information, call 404-319-2130 or visit www.SistersOfTodayAndTomorrow.org.

NBAF to host book fair

ATLANTA – The National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) will host a “Family Book Fair” on Saturdays July 6 - 27 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) at various Fulton County Library locations.

The free event will include the Kuumba Storytellers and special guest readers.  Each child will receive a free book by showing their library card.

For more information and to register, call 404-730-7315 or visit www.nbaf.org.

OBAP to host

aviation program

ATLANTA -- The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals Inc. (OBAP) is accepting applications for its Aviation Career Education (ACE) summer program for youth through July 7.

The program will run July 21 - 26, to provide middle and high school students with exposure to the aerospace industry and aviation careers.

For more information, call 404-273-3227.

Spoken word event

slated for July 7

ATLANTA – “Spirit Spectrum 2” – a spoken word and storytelling event – will be held July 7 (3 - 5 p.m.) at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave.

The free event will include storyteller Akbar Imhotep, Ra Imhotep and Atlanta Word Works.

For more information, call 404-468-3392 or email Akbar@AkbarStories.com.

Author to discuss

blacks in Civil War

ATLANTA – Author Ronald Coddington will discuss his book, “African American Faces of the Civil War” July 11 (6:30 p.m.) at Cyclorama, 800 Cherokee Ave.

Coddington uses archival images, military records and personal files to tell the stories of men whose contributions to the war effort have been left out of traditional Civil War scholarship. 

The event is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children.  A reception with the author will precede the lecture. 

For more information, call 404-658-7625 or visit www.AtlantaCyclorama.org.

Atlanta BeltLine

to host 5K run

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta BeltLine Running Series will host its third annual Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K on July 13 (7:30 a.m.)  along the Atlanta BeltLine Southwest Trail and through the Historic West End and Westview neighborhoods.

Teams representing local businesses, schools, non-profits, run clubs, friends and neighborhoods will compete for a $500 cash prize.

Registration is $30.  For more information, visit www.Run.BeltLine.org.

Clayton County

hosts ‘Fishing Derby’

JONESBORO – Clayton County Parks & Recreation will host its “Youth & Adult Fishing Derby” July 13 (8 a.m. - Noon) at Clayton County International Park, 2300 Highway 138.

Families are invited to test their fishing skills, have fun, and enjoy fellowship at $5 per person.

Prizes will be awarded for “heaviest catfish” and “heaviest bass.”

For more information, call 770-603-4165 or visit www.ClaytonParks.com.

DeKalb CVB hosts

reunion workshop

ATLANTA – The DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau will host a free “Family Reunion Planning Workshop & Showcase” July 13 (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.) at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center, 2000 Century Blvd.

Learn all you need to know to plan the perfect reunion and get information on T-shirts, attractions and tours at the Vendors Showcase.

For more information and to register, call 770-492-5050 x1048.

Hula Hoop event

slated for July 16

DECATUR – The DeKalb Library System is offering a free “Fun with Hula Hoops” event July 16 (1 - 2 p.m.) at the Covington Branch, 3500 Covington Highway.

Kids ages 5 – 12 are invited to bring their hula hoops to learn the basics of hula hooping and some cool tricks.

For more information and to sign up for a hula hoop, call 404-508-7180.