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Your Magazine and American 
Cancer Society

Lifestyle Publications is proud to announce our commitment as media sponsor for the third annual Hope Ball, the American Cancer Society’s Atlanta gala event on April 30 at the Delta Flight Museum. We are partnering with the event chair sponsor, Delta Air Lines, to honor our friend and stage 4 cancer survivor, Jeff Wigbels of Buckhead. There are a variety of sponsorship levels available, from presenting sponsor to table sponsor, with specific needs including a valet and dessert sponsor. These opportunities are an excellent way for you to show your support of our local American Cancer Society projects through smart branding before and during the April 30 gala; a table at the black tie gala for customers, friends and family and more. Sponsorships range in levels of commitment from $20 – $50,000. Email Barbara.Jostworth@Cancer.org or call Barbara at 404.327.6477 for details. Like the event on Facebook at American Cancer Society Hope Ball. Here in Georgia, ACS supports: more than 10,000 nights of free or reduced rate lodging for cancer patients and families; 3,122 uninsured or Medicaid cancer patients; 6,231 trips taking cancer patients to treatment; 600 visits by Reach to Recovery volunteers and more.

Shop Much?

Please remember the two easy ways you can earn cash for your local schools when you shop at Target and Amazon Smile. Whether shopping at Target in store or online, link your existing Target REDcard to your local school or consider signing up for a Target credit or debit card and linking it.  Just visit Target.com/TCOE to designate Dunwoody Springs Elementary or your local school as your school of choice.  You’ll receive 5 percent off every purchase you make using the card, and Target will donate 1 percent of every charge to the school. Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to your school whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.  Start your shopping at Smile.Amazon.com and select your neighborhood school as your charity of choice. Boom. That’s easy!

Think About Camp

All the summer camps at Dunwoody Nature Center are available on a first come, first served basis. In 2015, several camps sold out during the Members Only registration period. You can become a member before registering at dunwoodynature.org/Membership. 
Or, just add a membership to your cart on checkout. At the Dunwoody Nature Center, there are 22 acres and four distinct habitats that allow campers to explore nature in a structured environment. By combining play and learning, children are able to grow and develop at their own pace and better understand how they are a part of the larger world. The renovated and expanded classroom spaces have received rave reviews from campers and now include our main education building, porch, Cabin, Clubhouse, Native American Teepee, Bat Cave and Foxes Den. Year after year, the camps achieve satisfaction ratings of nearly 100% and most new camp families each summer come as referrals from other campers! Don’t miss out (though it’s hard to even think about summer…. but don’t delay). DunwoodyNature.org

Amazing Odyssey

Odyssey will hold its annual Odyssey Brunch at the St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead on Monday, February 8 at 9:30 a.m. The annual brunch makes it possible for 350 students to attend Odyssey’s life-changing program for free. The brunch will feature a keynote address by UCLA’s Distinguished Professor of Education, Dr. Pedro Noguera. The 2016 Odyssey Brunch co-chairs are Molly Caine and Mary Ann Groton.  Lindsey Kamin and Jennifer Kellett are honorary chairs.  ODYSSEY is an educational non-profit organization that serves students in grades 1-12 from economically disadvantaged communities. Odyssey’s six-week, summer project-based learning program focuses on students with unmet potential, preparing them for academic success, high school graduation and supporting them on their path to college. The program is a partnership between the Atlanta Public Schools and The Westminster Schools and is held on Westminster’s campus. OdysseyAtlanta.org

Pictured are, in front row: Honorary Chair Lindsey Kamin, Co-chairs Molly Caine and Mary Ann Groton, Honorary Chair Jennifer Kellett. Second Row: Cara Isdell Lee, Sheetal Dube, Amy Kim, Caroline Willis, Angela Bromenschenkel, Ashley Miller. Third Row: Veronica Morriesette, Helen Stewart, Catherine Flynn, Alden Potts, Christina Whitney, Catherine Jaxon. Photography by Ben Rose Photography

Like Jazz?

Heritage Sandy Springs’ Winter Classics series will feature Karla Harris singing the Dave and Iola Brubeck Songbook with the Ted Howe Trio on February 21 at Heritage Hall.  This is an amazing value ($5 members, $10 non-members). Proud sponsors are Fulton County Arts Council, Piano Distributors and the Sandy Springs Society. The show starts at 4:30 p.m. Events@HeritageSandySprings.org or 404.851.9111. Join the Sandy Springs Society to support all the wonderful programs right here in our community. HeritageSandySprings.org

Help Finish the Fight Against Cancer

The American Cancer Society’s life-saving mission is driven by community volunteers from all walks of life. Even a few hours a month can make a difference. Opportunities in our community include serving on teams that organize special event fundraisers. From walks to galas, there’s a place for everyone to get involved. Event volunteers help recruit sponsors and participants, coordinate logistics and much more; driving cancer patients to treatment appointments; helping cancer patients with appearance-related side effects of treatment. To learn what volunteer roles might be a good fit for you, visit Cancer.org/volunteer or call 800.227.2345.

Lemonade Planning

Lemonade Days is a Dunwoody Signature event that began in 1999 and has approximately 100,000 visitors over the five day event at Dunwoody’s Brook Run Park.  This event is the primary fundraising event for Dunwoody Preservation Trust each year. Peachtree Rides partners with the event to bring you an assortment of rides for all ages. There will be Artists market, Food of all types from traditional carnival fare to BBQ to quesadillas, frozen yogurt and ice cream. There will be face painting, pony rides and a petting zoo.  Plans are underway again for the 2016 event in April and volunteers are needed. Contact lemonadedays@dunwoodypt.org

We Love Shrek

From February 25 – March 6, Jerry’s Habima TheatreGeorgia’s only theatrical company directed and produced by professionals, featuring actors with special needs, will celebrate its 23rd season with the charming Shrek the Musical, JR. All Habima productions are held at the MJCCA’s beautiful Morris & Rae Frank Theatre, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Jerry’s Habima Theatre has been the recipient of several prestigious honors in recent years, including having received the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Challenge America Grant, and the Spirit of Suzi Bass Award. This production is ideal for all ages. Pictured are Event Co-chairs Janet Cadranel and Mona Shuman. To purchase tickets, call 678.812.4002 or visit online at AtlantaJCC.org