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Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex to offer secure shredding on Aug. 24

Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex to offer secure shredding on Aug. 24

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Fulton County residents who need to have personal documents shredded for security purposes will have an alternative on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex will host a free and secure “Document Shredding” event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is the result of collaboration among Fulton County Government, Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful and Cintas Document Management.

Secure shredding helps to prevent identity theft and Fulton residents are invited to bring sensitive documents for secure on-site shredding at the Benson Complex. Event planners have set a 10-box limit for each person; however, additional trips are welcomed. All of the shredded paper will be recycled.

Although the event is free, donations to benefit environmental programs offered by Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful are welcomed.

Savi Provisions presents farmers market

Savi Provisions presents farmers market

ATLANTA -- Starting August 25, Savi Provisions will host a farmers’ market showcasing Georgia-made products in partnership with the Department of Agriculture’s Georgia Grown campaign.

There will also be seminars and samples in Savi’s Tasting Room. The market will take place Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of Savi’s most recent location in the Tuxedo Plaza Shopping Center at 3655 Roswell Road NE.

Vendors include Yang Farm, Honeysuckle Gelato, King of Pops , Navarro Lane Desserts, Rooster Cookies, Secrets in the Sauce – Fox Bros BBQ, Slap Sauce/Firebud Brands- Atlanta , The Breadgarden  and Gotcha Goat to provide a selection of locally produced fruits, vegetables, breads, meats and desserts.

Jazz under the Stars at Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex

Jazz under the Stars at Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Facility will host “Jazz under the Stars” on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Benson and will feature vocalist Gina Grate of Grate Productions. According to her website, Ms. Grate performs with numerous “big bands and small combos” along with her work in the recording studio.  Light refreshments will be provided during the event.

The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex is located at 6500 Vernon Woods Drive NE, Sandy Springs.  The public is invited to join Benson participants as they enjoy an evening of music and fellowship.

“Jazz under the Stars” is free.  For more information, please contact Ms. Lila Womack at 404-612-2303.

Kansas & Toto to play Chastain

Kansas & Toto to play Chastain

ATLANTA -- Two classic American rock bands will take the stage at Chastain Park Amphitheater this week.

Kansas and Toto will play at the popular north Atlanta venue on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased from Ticketmaster.

A list of helpful tips for concert attendees can be found at classicchastain.com.

Chastain Park Amphitheater is located at 4469 Stella Drive NW.

Single tickets on sale for Gipsy Kings

Single tickets on sale for Gipsy Kings

ATLANTA -- French band the Gipsy Kings is coming to Chastain Park Amphitheater later this month.

Tickets are currently on sale for the show, which will be held Friday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m.

They range in price from $35 for lawn seats to $354 for a terrace table for six. Visit classicchastain.com for more information and to reserve your seat.

The Gipsy Kings is made up of two groups of brothers. Their music is inspired by that of their ancestors -- Spanish gypsies who fled to France to escape a civil war.

Learn more at gipsykings.com.

Taste of Atlanta announces 2013 restaurant lineup

Taste of Atlanta announces 2013 restaurant lineup

ATLANTA -- The restaurant lineup for the 12th annual Taste of Atlanta festival is widespread, well-known and – most importantly – mouthwatering.

More than 70 of Atlanta’s most coveted and tastiest eateries have already signed on to participate in this year’s festival, which will take place October 25-27 in Midtown at Tech Square. From city classics such as Ray’s On The River and Max Lager’s to buzzworthy newcomers including Lure, King+ Duke and Saltyard, Taste of Atlanta will once again spotlight the incredible energy and diversity of the city’s restaurant scene.

Summer Movie Series to feature 'Parental Guidance'

Summer Movie Series to feature 'Parental Guidance'

ATLANTA -- Parental Guidance is the next flick to be screened in this year's Chastain Park Summer Movie Series.

The comedy film, which stars Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, will be shown Thursday, July 11 on the green at Town Brookhaven.

As with all movies in the series, Parental Guidance will start at dusk.

Visit chastainparkmovies.com for more information.

Town Brookhaven is located at 4330 Peachtree Road.