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ATL History Center celebrates Juneteenth

Complied by Kalin Thomas Staff Writer | 6/14/2013, 10:07 a.m.
Atlanta History Center-Swan House stairs

ATLANTA – The Atlanta History Center will celebrate “Juneteenth:  The First Day of Freedom” June 15 (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and June 16 (Noon - 5 p.m.) at the center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road.

Guests will explore the themes of freedom and family history and enjoy a variety of genealogy workshops, kid-friendly activities, and self-guided explorations of the traveling exhibition, “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: How the Word is Passed Down.”

For more information, call 404-814-4000 or visit www.AtlantaHistoryCenter.com.   

Gwinnett NAACP

celebrates Juneteenth

LAWRENCEVILLE – The Gwinnett NAACP will host a Juneteenth Celebration June 15 (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.) at Bethesda Park, 225 Bethesda Church Road.

The event, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, will honor our heritage through music, arts, dance and educational activities.

For more information, call 678-499-9587.

‘Scam Jam 2013’

slated for June 14

DECATUR – The DeKalb County Triad/Seniors and Law Enforcement will host “Scam Jam 2013” on June 14 (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.) at the Manuel Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive.

The event will educate DeKalb’s seniors about scams that are targeted toward them.

For more information, call 770-879-4980 ext. 118.

Science fiction forum

slated for June 15

DECATUR – A “Black Science Fiction Forum” will be held June 15 (2 - 4 p.m.) at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library, 2861 Wesley Chapel Road.

Join black science fiction writers Alan Jones, Alicia McCalla, Balogun Ojetade, Ed Hall and Milton Davis as they discuss the current state of Black Science Fiction as well as their present and upcoming projects and books.

For more information, call 404-286-6980.

Bone marrow walk/run

slated for June 15

ATLANTA – The “Be the Match Walk+Run” is set for June 15 (8 a.m.) at Atlantic Station’s Central Park, 245 18th St.

The fundraising event helps patients with blood cancers like leukemia find a marrow donor and receive a life-saving transplant.

For more information and to register, visit www.BeTheMatchWalkRun.org.

Prostate Cancer Run

slated for June 15

SANDY SPRINGS – The Men’s Health and Wellness Center and ZERO – the End of Prostate Cancer will host the “Third Annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run Atlanta!” on June 15         (8 a.m.) at Home Depot/Costco, 6400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road.

The event, formerly known as DASH4DAD, features adult and youth 5K runs and a 1-mile youth race.

For more information and to register, visit http://atlanta.zeroprostatecancerrun.org.

MARTA to host

scavenger hunt

ATLANTA – MARTA will host its first “Dump the Pump Dash” Scavenger Hunt         June 15 (Noon - 4:30 p.m.) starting at Five Points Station, 20 Broad St.

It will take participants through the rail system and challenge them to decipher riddles, locate places, find items and take photos.

First place winners receive an Apple iPad Mini, solar-powered backpack and USB solar-powered charger

For more information and to register, visit www.itsmarta.com/dump-the-pump-dash-form.aspx.

Women to host

political camp

ATLANTA – The Political Institute for Women will host “Camp Congress” June 17 – 21 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) at 437 Mitchell St.

Girls ages 7 - 17 will run for Congress or the Presidency, and learn how to introduce a bill, debate its merits, lobby other members of Congress and vote on the bill.

The camp will culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by “Ms. President.”

For more information and to register, call 404-797-8650 or visit http://campcongressatlanta.eventbrite.com/#.