Vine City to host ‘Appreciation Day’

Compiled by Kalin Thomas Staff Writer | 5/31/2013, noon
The Greater Vine City Opportunities Program, Inc. will host its “Annual Community Appreciation Day” 1 p.m. June 1 at the ...
'Able' Mabel Thomas

ATLANTA – The Greater Vine City Opportunities Program, Inc. will host its “Annual Community Appreciation Day” 1 p.m. June 1 at the home of State Representative “Able” Mable Thomas, 765 Jones Ave.

The event will honor community and civic leaders and include a day of fellowship, information, delicious fish, and fun for the entire family. 

For more information, call 404-921-8681 or visit www.Englishavenuecampus.net.  

Free NFL camp

slated for June 8

ATLANTA – NFL stars and fashion retailer DTLR will team up to offer a free NFL youth camp 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. June 8 at Grady High School, 929 Charles Allen Drive.

Student athletes in the 8th through 12th grades can interact with Atlanta Falcons star Jonathan Babineaux, Decatur’s own former Baltimore Raven Daniel Wilcox and former Atlanta Falcon Chauncey Davis.

For more information, visit www.DTLR.com.

History center to host

genealogy forum

ATLANTA – The Atlanta History Center will host “Finding Our Ancestors: Researching African American Genealogy in the South” 3 p.m. June 1 at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave.

The forum will discuss effective methods for researching African American genealogy in the South and the exploration of race and identity via the collective African American ancestry.

For information, call 404-730-4001 x100.

Truly Living Well

To host food demo

 ATLANTA – Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture will host a raw food demo 3 - 6 p.m. June 7 at its Wheat Street Garden Farmers Market, 75 Hilliard St.

Raw foods expert Carla DeRosa will demonstrate how to prepare raw foods and offer samples to participants.

For more information, call 770-413-9046 or 678-973-0997.

Library to honor

Black music month

ATLANTA – The Central Library will honor African American Music Appreciation Month with two June events at its downtown location, 1 Margaret Mitchell Square.

The 4 p.m. June 5 event will be a film screening of “Leadbelly,” the life of blues and folk singer Huddie Ledbetter.

The Noon June 6 event will be a music concert by Dr. Gregory McPherson and his band.

For more information, call 404-730-1781.

Ballethnic to host

dance camps

EAST POINT – Ballethnic Academy will offer the first of three dance training camps 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. June 3 - 28 at its studios, 2587 Cheney Street.

The first in the summer camp series is intended for students ages 5 - 12 to explore dance, gymnastics, drama, games, art, music and stagecraft.

 For more information, call 404-762-1416 or visit www.ballethnic.org.

 Team Blue to host

tennis camp

DECATUR – Team Blue will host “Tennis Summer Camp 2013” 8 a.m. - Noon June 3 -24 at Exchange Park, 2771 Columbia Drive.

The camp is for ages 5 through 12 and is limited to 20 players.

For more information, call 770-597-1066 or visit www.TeamBlueTennis.com.