Friday, July 29, 2011

August 2011 NonProfit Event Preview

August is full of thrilling NonProfit events! 

Dan Uggla
If Celebrity events are what motivate you to get out and party, then you won’t want to miss Celebrity kids strutting their stuff on the runway at the WonderLand Kids Fashion Show to benefit the Show Me the Way Foundation or the Celebrity Servers Night at Morton’s Steak house, hosted by Atlanta Brave, Dan Uggla, to benefit his Diamonds in the Rough Foundation.  

Spending time outside is a great way to enjoy these last few months of Summer, so you might want to grab your friends/family and head over to the Barbecue, Blues & Bluegrass Festival supporting the Decatur community, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival for Grant Park Conservancy, and/or the Atlanta Free to Breathe 5k that is helping the National Lung Cancer Partnerships.

Calling all local Foodies, and I know there are plenty of you!  August is full of culinary delights that will leave your heart and belly full.  Give Me Five will be giving you 10 Chefs, 5 Sommeliers, and all the event proceeds to Share Our Strength in an effort to end childhood hunger.  Cupcakes & Cocktails will be fighting Aids & Cancer, and Culinary Fight Night will be pitting two Atlanta chefs against each other with the winning team’s charity of choice as the beneficiary.  Simple Abundance Cooking Classes with 100% of proceeds benefiting Atlanta's Table, a project of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, will teach you how to make delicious dishes at home.

If a night on the town is what interests you most, then get your pen and calendar ready.  Kate’s Club for grieving youth will be hosting their 8th annual Kate's Club Cabaret, which will make you feel like you are in Paris with their Moulin Rouge theme.  Plus, the Can Can Ball, hosted by the Atlanta Apartment Association, will have you dancing the night away to provide food for the hungry through the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Photo provided by the Atlanta Community Food Bank

Turn your good time into goodwill! 

To find out more about these and other Knowtable NonProfit events, click the calendar tab at the top of the page.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

If supporting local businesses or eating organic foods are important to you, then the Attack of the Killer Tomato
Festival was the place to be on Sunday, July 17, 2011.  For the past 3 years, Georgia Organics has teamed up restaurant chefs & mixologists
with local farmers to invent some of the most creative and delicious tomato dishes ever!! Festival attendees wind around the super cool
Westside Urban Market & JCT Kitchen.  The tomato dishes range from classic BLT's and Pimento Cheese sandwiches, with a new twist, to unusual dishes and cocktails, like the tomato basil ice cream that certainly won my vote for best dish of the day. Taste, Sight, Sound, Smell and Touch...each of the five senses are intrigued as you hop
from table to table and take in all the festival has to offer. Never fear if you missed this event, Georgia Organics offers events throughout the year, including
Sunday Supper at the Lake Rabun Pavillion on August 7, 2011. For more information, visit their website at Georgia Organics. Take a look around, and you'll find out how just $10/week per GA household on locally grown food would be $1.9 BILLION back into GEORGIA's economy.  To see more photos, checkout our facebook page.