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Repticon Atlanta Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

Saturday, January 11, 1 a.m. - Sunday, November 9, 1 a.m.

Repticon Atlanta is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise. Participate in free raffles held for enthusiasts, animal seminars, and kid’s activities.

Location: Gwinnett County Fairground, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, GA
Sponsored By: Repticon

JapanFest

Saturday, September 20, 10 a.m. - Sunday, September 21, 5 p.m.

Held again this year at the Gwinnett Convention Center in Duluth, this annual festival has continued to grow in size and popularity, reaching over 20,000 attendees. JapanFest is two days of immersing yourself in everything Japan: dance and music performances; learning the intricate maneuvers of Japanese martial arts; tasting various Japanese foods; visiting the many different cultural exhibitions and expositions of Japanese companies in Georgia. Tickets are $8 and free for children 6 and under.

Location: Gwinnett Convention Center, Duluth, GA
Sponsored By: Japan-American Society of Georgia

Heroes of Hope, Healing, and Strength Gala

Thursday, September 25, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Join Lutheran Services of Georgia in celebrating community heroes and supporting people in need at the annual Heroes of Hope, Healing, and Strength Gala! On Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., come out to The Defoor Centre for a cocktail reception, silent auction, live music, dinner, and program. LSG will recognize Lutheran leaders Rev. Darrel and Mary Peterson, retired superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools Erroll B. Davis., Jr., and business leader R.N.C. Industries for their heroic service to those in need throughout Georgia. The event will also raise funds to support LSG’s various programs in the areas of refugee resettlement, immigration, specialized foster care, adoption, disaster relief, behavioral health, and support for individuals with developmental disabilities. Tickets are $125. For additional information, contact Terri Medina at tmedina@lsga.org or visit http://bit.ly/lsgheroes.

Location: The Defoor Centre 1710 Defoor Ave NW, Atlanta, GA
Sponsored By: Lutheran Services of Georgia

CLC 6th Annual Health Walk/Run

Saturday, September 27, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

On Saturday morning, September 27, Metro Atlanta residents are coming together to fight childhood obesity by participating in CLC's 6th Annual 5K Run/Walk. This event will take place in Piedmont Park at 8:30 a.m. All ages are invited and there's fun for the entire family. Community Life Concepts, is a 501c (3) organization caring for and educating children in our local communities. For more information, visit www.communitylifeconcepts.org or contact Tony Tucker at 404.459.6320.

Location: Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA
Sponsored By: Community Life Concepts, Inc,

Georgia State Defense Force Orientation

Sunday, November 2, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Orientation for prospective new members

Location: 1000 Halsey AV Bldg 407, Marietta, GA 30060
Sponsored By: Georgia State Defense Force