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 Hammonds House to host panel discussion observing Black August

In recognition of Black August, the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St. S.W., Atlanta, is hosting a community discussion on Aug. 6, 6 p.m., “Black August: Contemporary Critical Resistance, PART 1: Building Effective Community Action against State Sanctioned Violence in the United States.”

Thr community discussion will be moderated by Georgia State University’s Dr. Makungu M. Akinyela and feature a panel discussion with Davis Bozeman Law Firm Attorney Mawuli Davis, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) founding member Watani Tyehimba and MXGM National Coordinator Taliba Obuya.

Dating back to the late 1970’s, the observance of Black August is centered by the communal study and discussion of Pan African History as a contemporary weapon in the fight against oppression, structural racism and State sanctioned violence. Part II of the discussion will be held on Aug. 20: “Building People’s Power and Real Democracy.” For more information, call 404-730-2130.


Atlantic Station: Free yoga in the park


Open your chakras. A free evening yoga class will be held Wednesday, Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m., at Atlantic Station’s Central Park , 1380 Atlantic Drive NW, Atlanta. Evolation Yoga and Athleta Atlantic Station are sponsoring the event.

The hour-long session will be held on the lawn. Participants should bring their own mat. For more information, call 404-410-4010.





Scott Candler Library to mark 4-year anniversary


Join the Friends of the Scott Candler Library on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Scott Candler Library facility, 1917 Candler Road, Decatur.

Meet the staff and learn about all the library offers the community and find out about the Scott Candler Friends group and how to join. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 404-286-6986.


Book sale, Scribes & Vibes event set at Stonecrest Library

 The Friends of Stonecrest Library will host its “Super Book Sale” on Saturday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Road, Lithonia.

Choose from a variety of topics including fiction/non-fiction, crafts books, text books, romance novels, magazines, encyclopedias, books on tape/CD, DVDs and VHS.

Also, don’t miss Scribes & Vibes, a monthly celebration of the arts, which will be held the same day, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Stonecrest Library. Enjoy poetry, music and fine art through musical performances, open mic and art exhibits.

Funding for Scribes & Vibes is provided by the Friends of Stonecrest Library. For more information, call 404-482-3828.




Recycle Day Gwinnett set


Gwinnett County residents are invited to Recycle Day Gwinnett on Saturday, Aug. 6, 9 a.m. to noon, Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Norcross.

Take your gently-used clothing and shoes to donate, along with unwanted documents to be shredded and old tires for recycling to the Recycle Day Gwinnett.

Up to five boxes of paper per vehicle will be accepted and up to eight tires per vehicle (no dealer tires) may be recycled. Clothing of all sizes will be accepted.

Recycle Day is being held in partnership with Gwinnett County Solid Waste and Recovered Materials Division. For more information, call 678-277-0906 or 678-277-0920.



Registration under way for septic tank maintenance workshop

Gwinnett County residents are invited to attend the Septic Tank Maintenance Workshop on Thursday, Aug. 11, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at GJAC Auditorium, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville,

Learn what to look for to determine when a problem exists, what to look for in a good contractor, and what permitting requirements are required for new systems. Septic tanks are on-site sewage management systems that treat the wastewater generated in your home and allow the treated water to soak into the ground through a drain/leach field. These systems require regular maintenance in order to continue working properly and reduce the likelihood of costly repairs. Failing septic systems contribute to sewage overflows and the pollution of lakes and streams when maintenance is not performed.

For more information or to register, please email dwrswreg@gwinnettcounty.com with your name, address and telephone number or call 678-376-7193 and press 5. The workshop is free to attend.



Senior citizens invited to learn how to avoid scams

A free workshop on how to avoid scams targeting senior citizens will be held Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville.

Seniors will receive information on how to recognize and avoid potential fraudulent offers, scams, and identity theft. The Gwinnett Council for Seniors is sponsoring the workshop. Spaces are limited. Register early: www.gwinnettparks.com with code: BEP32908 or call 678-277-0179.




Bill Pickett Rodeo tour brings black cowboys to Conyers

Rodeo fans are invited to attend the 32nd annual Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo on Saturday, Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 7, 6 p.m., at the Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers.

Some of the nation’s most skilled and entertaining Black cowboys and cowgirls will compete in the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, the nation’s only touring Black rodeo competition

Dust will fly as spectators cheer for their favorite competitors during thrilling Calf Ropin’, exhilarating Bareback Ridin’, Bull Doggin, Ladies Barrel Racin’, Junior Barrel Racin’, Ladies Steer Undercoatin’, and gripping Bull Ridin. Ticket prices for children: $18 in advance, $23 at the door. Adults: $23 in advance, $30 at the door.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.billpickettrodeo.com.


Is your home schooled student interested in a sports program?


Johnson Park Recreational Center, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, will host its monthly Home School Sports Program beginning Aug. 10, 11 to 11:45 a.m. The program will offer home schooled children the opportunity to learn sports skills, exercise and have fun in a supervised setting with a developmental format. Many sports will be incorporated into the program such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, kickball, swimming and floor hockey. Participants will be grouped by age and ability as much as possible. The program is open to ages 5-12 years old.

The fee is $20 per month/per child. For more information, call 770-278-7529.


Future Staff of Conyers to host hiring open house


Future Staff of Conyers will host an open house on Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to noon, 1803 Overlake Drive, Conyers. The staffing agency is recruiting for several positions including:

Machine operators: Drill/tap operator, resistance weld operator, stamping tech/equipment setup

Experienced Forklift Operators



Warehouse Associates


Experienced Accounts Payable/Receivable

Please apply online prior to attending the open house: www.futurestaffnow.com.

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