November 2015 Around Town 3


Eat Like a Local

Get your sneakers on and your appetite ready — there’s a new tour in Atlanta’s first suburb, Historic Inman Park: Food Tours Atlanta. Take a leisurely stroll around the picturesque, tree-lined streets, all while supporting Inman Park’s locally owned restaurants. IP resident and tour operator Cristy Lenz will guide you through the area’s storied history, architecture and culture, leaving you with nuggets of wisdom almost as tasty as the food itself. Walkers will meander through three miles of Atlanta’s favorite in-town neighborhood, stopping at five locally owned restaurants to sample generous food tastings along the way. Enjoy tastes from favorites old and new, including the One Eared Stag, The Albert, Gu’s Dumplings and more, all amid a backdrop of what Lenz calls “Atlanta’s outdoor art gallery.” Getting hungry? Book your tickets now!

30 Years Young

Atlanta International School (AIS) observes is 30th anniversary this year, celebrating an important milestone for the school’s community.  AIS will celebrate the Class of 2030 (known on campus as the “30/30s”) over the course of the year at a number of events and the class of 2030 will also bury a special time capsule on campus. The school was founded by a group of parents, international educators and members of the business community whose aim was to provide the Atlanta area with the kind of international education opportunities found in major cities throughout the world. The school offers STEM and STEAM endorsed and bilingual diplomas in addition to the prestigious IB diploma. Beyond the classroom, AIS students participate in award-winning performing and fine arts opportunities, competitive athletics and global experiential learning. The AIS community includes 90+ nationalities. AIS is accredited by SAIS and the Council of International Schools.

Tew Too Good

Longtime Buckhead business owner Timothy Tew of TEW Galleries will be honored at this year’s Caring For Others: The Art of Nature Gala as a Humanitarian of Hope for his service to the organization, among many other accomplishments. For example, Timothy regularly allows non-profits to use his gallery for event space. Human services organization Caring For Others, Inc. is delighted to announce The Art of Nature Gala will be held again this year at the Georgia Aquarium. An evening of celebration and philanthropy, the event welcomes the many guests who support Caring For Others’ mission to eradicate poverty locally and globally. During the gala, Caring For Others will present two Humanitarian of Hope Awards to recognize a business partner and a community partner. Tew and Kwanza Hall, Atlanta City Councilmember District 2 will be honored for their commitment to public service and contributions to the community, which exemplify compassion and humanitarianism. Additionally, Caring For Others will honor Mr. Miguel Southwell, General Manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, with the Global Humanitarian Award. Southwell will also deliver the keynote address.

Marists Merit Merits

Three Marist School seniors—Charles Daniel, Theresa Denniss, and Courtney Peters—have been named semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program competition. These academically talented Marist students will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. National Merit Scholarship finalists will be notified in February 2016. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Approximately 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2016 Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test(PSAT/NMSQT®).

Marist is an independent, Roman Catholic, college preparatory day school enrolling approximately 1,080 boys and girls in grades 7 through 12.

Shop For Good

The 5th annual Elegant Elf Marketplace, presented by the Sandy Springs Society, returns to Lake Forest Elementary School on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, as Sandy Spring’s highly touted “Shopping for a Cause” event.  The stylish, high-end gift show brings together close to 80 carefully-selected local and regional vendors. New this year is an entertainment lineup featuring culinary demonstrations, book signings, jazz, dance, chorus and theatrical productions.  Shoppers can enjoy lunch at the Polar Express Café and purchase tickets for festive raffle.  The Sandy Spring Society donates 100 percent of the proceeds through grants to more than 25 local non-profit organizations.  Elegant Elf Marketplace hours are 9 a.m. – 
5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday at Lake Forest Elementary School, 5920 Sandy Springs Circle. $5 entry fee, children 10 and under are free.  Easy access parking is free.

Westminster Scholars

Thirty-three students from The Westminster Schools have been named semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program: Sarah Benedict, Cleveland R. Chambliss, Faith E. Cho, Kensington B. Cochran, Anish Dayal, Joshua S. Doman, Clare H. Draper, Daniel R. Eisenhower, Charlotte M. Folinus, Albert G. Hill, Elizabeth Huang, Joseph A. King, Pierson L. Klein, Alex Kong, Robert Landlord, Ariana S. Mao, William F. McGahan, Grant T. Oesterling, John P. Ostrowski, James F. Pastan, Vivienne B. Reed, Dylan P. Reichert, Pranav S. Rekapalli, Nilai M. Sarda, Andrew W. Shackelford, Leafia X. Sheraden-Cox, Rebecca H. Shin, Carson K. Simon, Sara K. Sklenka, Nicholas M. Tassopoulos, Venkat E. Tummala, Lisa Xiao, and Katherine J. Zhu. These high school seniors are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 2016 competition, and they will have the opportunity to compete for approximately 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. The scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2016.

Burn, Baby Burn

Burn Studios, a multi-platform boutique studio offering stadium seated cycling, high cardio kickboxing (BurnBox) and various forms of Yoga, is open for biz. Located in the new Brookleigh Development, Burn Studios will open alongside Pure Taqueria, Primrose, Brookwood Provisions, the soon to open Glaze (a doughnut and coffee bar). Burn Studios opens with an all-star team. Founder (and Atlanta native) Jeremy Levison has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years. Most recently, Levison was an acclaimed instructor at Flywheel Buckhead, where he earned the “Best Indoor Cycle Instructor 2013” courtesy of Best Self Magazine. To round out the client experience Levison has hired top notch instructors. Several unique services will be offered including the one-of-a-kind BURN technology that allows patrons to utilize real-time stats for all classes. The state-of-the-art studio will boast top-notch amenities for its clientele including cycle shoes, kickboxing gloves, and a retail section.