March 411 Community News

The Cotillion of Forsyth

March 5, 12, 19 and 26

Back for our fifth year in Forsyth County, The Cotillion of South Forsyth is a five week dancing and manners program. We offer social and business instruction in a fun environment! Curriculum includes traditional and modern dances along with etiquette that young people will use their entire lives. All classes and parties will be held at Polo Golf and Country Club on Sunday evenings. Our classes are for 7th-9th graders. Please contact Valerie Macdonald, Director, at 770-781-5580 or for more information or to register. Visit


Boot Camp for Divorcing Women

Are you separated, considering or currently in the process of divorce? This is a difficult and emotional time. You have so many questions. We can help. Learn how to navigate this process from a legal, information gathering, financial and emotional perspective and avoid some of the most common pitfalls of the divorce process.


2017 Dates:

March 11 Dunwoody Library 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. Dunwoody, GA 30338

(This will be open to MEN & WOMEN)

March 18 Milton Library 855 Mayfield Rd. Alpharetta, GA 30004

May 6 Alpharetta Library 10 Park Plaza Alpharetta, GA 30009-MENS BOOTCAMP**

August 5 Alpharetta Library 10 Park Plaza Alpharetta, GA 30009

Sept 23 Milton Library 855 Mayfield Rd. Alpharetta, GA 30004


Panel Speakers:

Tommy L. Maddox – Attorney at Law specializing in divorce- 678-762-1632

Debbie Dorman – Financial Advisor, National Financial Services Group

Pam Griggs – Founder, Checkmate Investigations, LLC – 770-377-4941

Past- President, GA Assn of Private Investigators 404-580-1240

Erica Gregory – LMFT, Director & Counselor at Johns Creek & Alpharetta Counseling for children and adults- 404-834-2363

To register at no cost and for additional questions: Please call Debbie Dorman – 770.377.4941


Forsyth County Master

Gardener Plant Sale & Expo

Friday, March 31, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Barn @ Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040

Over 40 vendors will offer a wide range of plants and other garden products suited for this climate. Hard-to-find native plants, annuals, shrubs, veggies & herbs, soil amendments, birdhouses, hand-crafted artisan wares, gourmet food items, fountains and pottery, garden décor, and more. Master Gardener Extension Volunteers will be on hand to assist you with plant selection and provide gardening advice and clinics.

Call 770-887-2418


AlphaSO Presents Sounds of a Mediterranean Spring

Benefiting Family Promise of Forsyth County, Inc.

March 18th at 7p.m.

Alpharetta First United Methodist Church

69 N Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30004

Music selection includes: Mascagni Cavaleria Rusticana Intermezzo, New Premiere, Vivaldi Guitar Concerto, Debussy Petite Suite. Featuring: The Atlanta Guitar Trio & Pianist Dawn Dalangin Hawk.

Tickets $20, Ticket & VIP Pre-Concert Reception $40, Tickets available at


Flood Student Missions to hold

‘Glow with the Flow’ 5k

March 4, 2017

Flood student missions will hold their 5th annual road race. The ‘Glow with the Flow’ 5k will take place at the Kids R Kids located at 3835 Johns Creek Pkwy in Johns Creek. The 5K starts at 7:30 PM, and the course is super flat and super fast. The party starts when the sun goes down. There will be a DJ providing high energy, fun music, and glow in the dark items. This race is also doggie friendly! Check in and Same Day Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the 5k race will start at 7:30 p.m. This is a CHIP TIMED race for all participants so everyone gets an accurate time. Custom awards will go to the Overall Male and Female winners, as well as the top 3 in each 5-year age group starting at 10 & under and going through 65+. Proceeds from the race go to Flood Student Missions and their vision of developing Servant Leaders among middle and high school students. Flood is a student led ministry where student leaders engage over 1,000 students from over 20 different schools each year to serve in their local communities. All monies raised will support the ministry and local mission work students do each week in their schools and communities. For more information on flood and how you can get involved and help saturate our communities, please visit

To register for this event or become a business sponsor, please visit:


First Annual 2017 WENning with Vets Spring Golf Tournament

Saturday March 18th, Chestatee Golf Club, Dawsonville, Georgia

$150 per player, Early Bird Registration: $125 by March 1st. 11:00am Registration

1:00pm Shotgun Start, 4 player Team Scramble, Raffles – Mulligans – Multiple Contests – Awards Banquet. You are Invited to Join the Warriors Entrepreneurs Network (WEN) as we show appreciation for our Veterans’ service to our country and support their future at home.

WEN’s Mission: Our mission is to support veterans in starting, owning and growing their own small businesses. We recognize that, without our veterans, no one in America would have the freedom to creatively pursue their passions and dreams. And without the innovative small businesses in our communities, none of us could have the freedom to enjoy the prosperity that we as Americans are privileged to experience each day.

Registration and Sponsorship Information available at: or contact Alana Simpson 678.677.1633


Atlanta Gladiators Host Hockey Fights Cancer Weekend

March 11th (7:05 pm) and 12th (2:05 pm) @ Infinite Energy Arena. SFHS DECA, along with local Atlanta hockey teams, will be co-hosting the event in support of Connor’s Hope. There will be a tailgate prior to the Saturday game with a DJ, games, followed by the hockey game. To order online, go to and type in code word HOPE30 for premium level seats at a discounted price of $15. For questions, email


South Forsyth High School Student selected as German Student of the Year

Matthew Powell of South Forsyth High School was recently named as the AATG (American Association of Teachers of German)-Georgia Student of the Year. This award comes with a three-week trip to Germany, all expenses paid – valued at over $5,000.00. Matthew will stay with a German family and take advanced German classes at the Goethe Institute. The selection process for this award is quite rigorous. Matthew was required to submit a letter of recommendation from a German teacher, an essay written at home, an essay written on-site, and participate in an interview conducted in German by four college professors. The Student of the Year Award is presented to a student who has demonstrated excellence in the study and promotion of German at a local school and/or in the state of Georgia. For more information on this achievement, please visit the following link:

We are extremely proud of Matthew Powell and his achievement. Congratulations!


Atlanta Braves and Northside Hospital continue partnership at SunTrust Park

The Atlanta Braves are proud to announce today that their partnership with Northside Hospital will continue at SunTrust Park, with an expanded series of game day and community programs. The partnership will include in-ballpark signage, health awareness campaigns and presenting sponsorship of the Matt Kemp bobblehead giveaway on July 14. “We are thrilled that Northside Hospital will have a presence in SunTrust Park, and we look forward to partnering on programs and initiatives that will positively impact our community,” said Atlanta Braves President of Business Derek Schiller.

In the ballpark, Northside Hospital will occupy the center advertising panel on the new BravesVision scoreboard located in center field and standing at 64 feet tall by 121 feet wide. Additionally, Northside Hospital will be featured on the rotational signage behind home plate. Outside of the ballpark, Northside Hospital will collaborate with the Atlanta Braves Foundation as an Official Community Partner, and they will also join two health awareness campaigns that the Braves conduct during the season. On Saturday, June 24, Northside Hospital will again host a night for cancer survivors and their families. On Friday, July 14, the Matt Kemp bobblehead giveaway will be presented by Northside Hospital and available to the first 20,000 fans through the gates. “The Atlanta Braves are gearing up for an exciting future at SunTrust Park. We are honored to participate with the Braves organization to support their efforts, as well as to help tell the Northside Hospital story to our patients and their families,” said Bob Quattrocchi, president and CEO of Northside Hospital.