The Shrine to host Sherri Shepherd

Compiled by Kalin Thomas Staff Writer | 6/21/2013, 1:17 p.m.
Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award-winning co-host of the “The View,” will speak and sign her new book at the Shrine of ...
Sherri Shepherd

ATLANTA -- Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award-winning co-host of the “The View,” will speak and sign her new book at the Shrine of the Black Madonna Bookstore June 28 (7 p.m.) at 946 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd.

Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (even if you don’t have it) looks at how Shepherd created a healthy living program to lose 40 pounds and get her Type 2 diabetes under control.

For more information, call 404-549-8676.

MARTA to host ‘Open houses’

ATLANTA – MARTA is inviting the public to an education and input session on the proposed transit solutions for the I-20 East Corridor during an Open House June 24 (6 - 8 p.m.) at Atlanta City Hall’s Old Council Chambers, 55 Trinity Ave.

Open Houses will also be held on June 25 in Decatur and June 27 in Lithonia.

For more information, call 404-848-5828 or visit http://www.itsmarta.com/I20-east-corr.aspx.

Gateway Center hosts ‘Project Homeless’

ATLANTA -- The Gateway Center will host its “2013 Annual Project Homeless Connect” on June 21 (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.) at 275 Pryor St.

The event will connect the homeless to local service providers in the public sector as well as potential employers.

For more information, call 404-215-6617 or email mheacock@gatewayctr.org.

Vintage films to be screened June 22

ATLANTA -- Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and the Black Vintage Movie Series, Inc. will host the “2nd Annual Black Vintage Movie Series” June 22 (2 p.m.) at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Forsyth St.

The one-day event will include a performance by the Still Waters Sinfo-Nia Youth Orchestra Quintet at 2:15 p.m., followed by screenings of the 1929 classic “Hallelujah” and the 1940 classic “Broken Strings.”

For more information, call 404-558-8851 or visit http://blackvintagemovies.com.

Soul Food Museum to honor ‘Top 100’

ATLANTA -- The Soul Food Museum will host its “Award of Excellence Celebration Luncheon” June 28 (11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) at the Georgia State Capitol, 206 Washington St.

The event will honor its chosen top 100 people from the travel, food and hospitality industries.

The Soul Food Museum celebrates over 400 years of contributions by African Americans to the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Industry.

For more information, call 678-508-9478 or email DrWillhoite@yahoo.com.

Clayton to host HIV testing

JONESBORO – The Clayton County Board of Health will host “HIV Testing Week” June 24 - 26 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.), and June 27 (Noon - 7 p.m.) at 1117 Battle Creek Road.

National HIV Testing Day is June 27 -- a day to encourage people of all ages to take the test.

The free testing is open to anyone age 13 years or older.

For more information, call 678-610-7424.

NFL players to host youth football camp

CARTERSVILLE – Andre Fluellen of the Chicago Bears and Ronnie Brown of the San Diego Chargers have teamed up again to host the “4th Annual Youth Football Camp” on June 22 (9 a.m. – Noon) at Cartersville High School, 320 East Church St.

Cartersville is the hometown of both NFL players, where their mission is to motivate and encourage self confidence in youth through the fundamentals of football.