September 2017 Around Town 4

Great Girlfriends Get-Away

Girlfriends unite in 2017 for The Home Ranch’s “Experience Yoga and Horses” retreat guided by horsewoman Tammy Pate and yoga instructor Janice Baxter. The sessions will include their Traditional week, October 1 to 7 and their Intensive week, October 8 to 14. The second week is being offered for the first time to a smaller group of participants seeking more one-on-one instruction. The all-inclusive luxury wellness week features horseback riding, horsemanship instruction, gentle yoga, massage, deep relaxation techniques and healthy dining. The six-night, seven-day program features daily equestrian yoga classes with Janice and personalized horsemanship and riding instruction from Tammy.  Each of the participants is assigned their own horse for the week and will enjoy daily rides through the beautiful Elk River Valley and Routt National Forest areas. All inclusive prices start at $4,050. The ranch is a 50-minute drive from Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN) and a four-hour drive from Denver. or call 970.879.1780.

Enter to Win

Chef Linda Harrell is excited to welcome James Beard Award-winning entrepreneur and highly-acclaimed Chef Virginia Willis to Food 101 on September 21 for an evening to celebrate a true Southern’s favorite vegetable: grits! Georgia-born and French-trained, Willis has shared her immense culinary knowledge as an editor and writer for Southern Living, along with countless other publications and as the author of numerous cookbooks. Her newest book and an inspiration for the event, Grits, can be purchased and autographed at the dinner. While enjoying a screening of the award-winning short film by Stan Woodward, “It’s Grits,” guests will indulge in cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, including shrimp and grits pâté on brioche toast and stone ground cheese and sausage grits beignets. Additionally, the chefs have created a specialty four-course menu for $60 per person, featuring Anson Mills Antebellum crabs and grits cake with arugula; St. Andre grits souffle with balsamic blackberries; pan roasted duck with coffee demi, wild mushroom grits gnocchi and quail egg; and finally a Riverview Farms Stone Ground Grits Cake. Food 101 and Perimeter North are thrilled to offer two tickets to a lucky reader. Go to our Facebook page, share and like the event announcement. Tickets for this event can be purchased by phone at 404.497.9700 or online at

November Market

The 6th annual Elegant Elf Marketplace, presented by the Sandy Springs Society, returns to Lake Forest Elementary School on November 5 and 6. The high-end gift market showcases 85 carefully-selected local and regional vendors. This year’s show features demonstrations, book signings and a fashion show, highlighting selections from talented vendors. Shoppers can enjoy lunch at the Polar Express Café and purchase tickets for a festive raffle. Hours: 9-5 p.m. Saturday, 10-5 p.m. Sunday at 5920 Sandy Springs Circle. $5 entrance fee, children 10 and under are free. Free parking.  Pictured are the superstars planning the event. Please visit us at

Classic Car Show

Join The Cottage School (TCS) for the annual Cougar Classic Car Artisan Market, Bike and Car Show on Saturday, October 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., held on the TCS campus located at 700 Grimes Bridge Rd. 
in Roswell. The car show, featuring classic cars and bikes will also offer food trucks, entertainment and arts and crafts for sale. Admission and parking are free. For more information visit Last August, TCS expanded its program by adding a 4th and 5th grade class. TCS offers a unique program that focuses on small class sizes, a collaborative student/teacher environment and a work-based model that promotes self-advocacy and fosters self-confidence. TCS provides an accredited academic college preparatory curriculum that meets Georgia graduation standards and HOPE scholarship requirements. Experiential classes and clubs include archery, drama, forensics, horticulture and many others. The school’s 23-acre Roswell campus includes computer and science labs, a multi-purpose athletic and performing arts facility, indoor and outdoor classrooms, and trails for mountain biking and cross-country. TCS offers year-round sports including soccer, basketball, baseball, cross-country, tennis and golf.

Happy Pets for 46 Years

Dunwoody Animal Hospital and the hard working and caring staff, along with Dr. Douglas Morgan, are celebrating 46 years of practicing veterinary medicine in Dunwoody! This is a huge accomplishment for any business, but their longevity in the area doesn’t go unnoticed, as the practice has received many awards and the long-time clients of the practice continue to trust their care with their family pets. Please stop by and congratulate them, and when your furry loved ones are in need of routine care or something more specialized such as dental work, radiology, ultrasound or nutritional counseling, please give them a call. 5450 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody., 770.394.4030

Humane Society Help

The Walk for the Animals is a celebratory 5K walk for you, your dog, your family and your friends in support of the Atlanta Humane Society. This year, the Walk will be happening at Atlantic Station on Sunday, October 15. By joining us at the Walk for the Animals, you’re joining us in the fight to end animal homelessness, and you’re standing up for animals who need to be rescued from abuse, require extensive medical care and need loving homes. Every dollar you raise will help a homeless animal receive the medical care, love and forever home they deserve. You can sign up for the Walk for the Animals, create your own personalized fundraising page and stand up for animals in need today at

Rock Chastain

With the return of cool evenings and sunset colored leaves comes Rock Chastain 2017. Now in its 4th year, this Chastain Park Conservancy annual benefit concert celebrates all who love Chastain Park. As the date nears for this year’s show–October 21st–so will the reminiscent joys of previous Rock Chastain nights. “Every year the artists are incredible. Knowing that they’re there for the same reasons we are makes the night that much more memorable,” says Brook Skelly, Chastain Park Conservancy Member. “It’s something that everyone who uses the park can enjoy supporting.” The benefit concert is open to all, from daily park users to casual visitors to newly acquainted Chastain Park users. All who #lovechastain will love #rockchastain. The gates of Chastain Park Amphitheater open at 7 p.m., with ticket prices starting at $30. Concert proceeds benefit the Chastain Park Conservancy’s daily goal to keep the park clean, safe and green for its 2 million+ annual visitors.

Gala for the Arts

ArtsBridge Foundation is celebrating Cobb Energy Centre’s 10th Anniversary with an electrifying evening of music, entertainment and fun! Festivities include a reception emceed by Paul Milliken from FOX 5 Atlanta, a sumptuous dinner created by Nicholas Panter from Chef de Cuisine, and a performance of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, Million Dollar Quartet. The Gala will take place at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, September 21.

You can support ArtsBridge’s important mission of providing high quality arts education and community programs to engage and inspire the next generation of artists and arts lovers. Sponsorships for the ArtsBridge 10th Anniversary Gala start at $3,500, and individual tickets to the Gala are $350.  Call 770.916.2803 or visit  Sponsors for the ArtsBridge 10th Anniversary Gala include Ed Voyles Automotive Group and Jimmy and Helen S. Carlos.

Wine, Women & Shoes

Sip, savor and shop for a cause. On Sunday, September 24, the Northside Hospital Foundation will host the Wine, Women & Shoes fundraiser at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead to raise money for the Leukemia and Women’s Cancer Programs at the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute.  Slip on your stilettos and grab your friends for a fun-filled Sunday afternoon starting at 2 p.m. with wine tastings from California vintners, savory bites, and designer shopping with exclusive local and national vendors. And don’t let your chardonnay get in the way of your chance to win over $10,000 in gifts with the Keys to the Closet raffle!  Dress to impress for the “Best in Shoe” contest, flirt with the Wine Women & Shoes famous “Sole Men,” a silent and live auction and take in high-style at our runway fashion show by Tootsies. Tickets are $150 for general admission and $250 for VIP.