Sunday, November 27, 2011

Atlanta Botanical Garden - Garden Lights Holiday Nights

Atlanta Botanical Garden's Garden Lights Holiday Nights

Have you flipped your holiday spirit switch yet?  You know, Thanksgiving IS over and that’s what you’re SUPPOSED to do, after all.  Some have found that Black Friday (or maybe even Cyber Monday) get their festive juices flowing, but sometimes that’s all it takes to suck whatever joy you did have right out of you!  Either way, if you’re looking for more or just hoping to keep what you have, I have found the perfect nonprofit event for you.

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens is debuting Garden Lights Holiday Nights.  It will run from November 17, 2011 - January 7, 2012 from 5 pm to 10 pm.  The dazzling lights are inspired by nature and include luminescent bees & butterflies, as well as topiaries that dance to the holiday music.  Live Carolers enhance the experience as you stroll through the beautiful gardens. 


If the scrooge in you has got you thinking about our environment and the effects of such a huge display of lights, you’ll have to find something else to bring you down.  The Garden has chosen energy-efficient LED lights that only use 300 watts of power (that's equivalent to the power usage of your kitchen blender) and runs on Georgia Power’s green energy sources, such as solar power and biomass.

Atlanta Botanical Garden's Garden Lights Holiday Nights

 So, gather the whole family, purchase your tickets here, experience 1 million lights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden Lights Holiday Nights, and enjoy all your new found Christmas cheer.

Atlanta Botanical Garden's Garden Lights Holiday Nights

*Note: they will be closed Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Taste of Atlanta 2011 Update

Miton's Cuisine & Cocktails Booth at Taste of Atlanta

Last month, I introduced you to Taste of Atlanta and how they were giving back to the community with this year's event which was scheduled for October 22-23, 2011.  You can catch up with that article here. I am happy to announce their great success with this event.  At this year's two day event, their silent auction raised over $25,000 for Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters Program, which is a cooking-based program that provides a strong foundation in nutrition, cooking and household budgeting through specialized courses for adults, teens & children.

Thanks so much to everyone who took time to go support great charities while enjoying amazing food.  To see more pictures from the event, visit the Knowtable Facebook here.