Sweetwater 420 Festival This Weekend

Apr 20 2012

The Sweetwater 420 Festival is produced by Sweetwater Brewing Company, and is held in Candler Park. The Candler Park Neighborhood Organization organizes the 5K road race on Saturday morning (which benefits CPNO!), but not the festival itself.

Most of what follows is from the festival web site. Please visit the web site for more information.

Attending The Festival

DATES & TIMES
This weekend's festival hours are:

  • Friday, April 20th from 4:20 PM to 11 PM
  • Saturday, April 21st from Noon to 10 PM
  • Sunday, April 22nd from 12:30 PM to 7 PM

5K ROAD RACE
The Sweetwater 5K road race on Saturday morning is SOLD OUT. Racers, please find information here.

Candler Park neighbors: please note this is a large race with 2,000+ runners. Residents should expect road closures and delays on Saturday morning. The race begins at Epworth Church at 9 am, and finishes at Mary Lin. Please go here for a course map and detailed start & finish information.

FESTIVAL ADMISSION & ACTIVITIES
Free admission for live music, activities, food. The complete line-up of bands, kids' activities and comedy tent acts can be found here. Festival goers who are 21+ and with a valid ID can purchase a $5 wristband to responsibly enjoy beer. Portion of proceeds from wristband sales are donated to Park Pride to benefit Candler Park.

DOGS
Due to the size of the SweetWater 420 Fest, the festival now falls under a city ordinance that no longer allows dogs at the event.  Please do not bring your dog or you will not be allowed in.

KIDS' ACTIVITIES
Please go here for a schedule of kids' activities.
Activities include a Home Depot workshop, circus camp, moon jumps and kids jam zone.
 

Parking and Other Concerns

If you are blocked in during festival weekend because festival-goers are parked illegally, please call the Atlanta Police Department at 911.

Sweetwater festival organizers have attempted to address parking issues in two ways: 1) Posting No Parking signs along roads near the park, and 2) Providing parking passes to residents without off-street parking within a two-block radius of the park. Those residents should already have received their parking passes (this assumes the resident requested a pass by April 1, in response to the announcement in the March Messenger and on the web site). Please be sure to put this pass on your dash during festival weekend. Any questions, pleaes contact Kristen Sheehan.

For other concerns, please visit the festival web site's Contact Us page, or email event organizer Jenn Bensch.

Call For Volunteers - We Need Your Help!

Neighbors, we really need your help filling a few important volunteer spots for the 5K road race, one of CPNO's largest fundraisers. There are still spots to fill on Saturday morning before / during / after the 5K race. There are also several NEW spots during festival weekend, handing out wrist-bands to 5K racers who want to go to the festival. It's easy and fun, and it helps the neighborhood.

See the remaining volunteer positions here. Just click the yellow button to sign up.

Inman LSC Meeting

FYI - there's an Inman Local School Council meeting this Monday, April 23 at 4:30 pm, followed by a principal's coffee. Please attend if you can. We'll want to have a good presence at both of these meetings.

Date: 
Mon, 04/23/2012 - 4:30pm
Location: 
Inman Middle School auditorium

Crime on McLendon Last Night

Apr 16 2012

At 1:00 this morning [Monday, Apr16] a couple was walking down McClendon Avenue in the vicinity
of Sterling St. in Candler Park when they were approached by two African
American males with hoods and bandanas covering their heads and faces, armed
with a handgun. They demanded the victims' property, and one of the victims
struggled with the suspects, at which time he was struck in the back of the head
with the gun, causing a large laceration. The suspects fled on foot with the
victims' 2 cell phones and a backpack.

As always, report all suspicious activity immediately to 911.

April Messenger

Apr 14 2012

The April Messenger is here and it's better than ever! Take a look at the new layout which is the handiwork of Candler Park Erin Aynes. She and Messenger Editor Paige Parvin are joining forces to improve everyone's favorite neighborhood newspaper.

CPNO Monthly Meeting This Monday at 6:30 pm

Apr 13 2012

The Candler Park Neighborhood Organization monthly meeting is this Monday, April 16th. We'll start with socializing (wine, beer, and snacks) at 6:30 pm and move on to general business at 7 pm.

Reminder, we have child care available!

Thank you to The Mercantile for refreshments this month!

On the agenda this month:

  • Vote on our 2012 operating budget
  • Discussion about the final school redistricting proposal and what it means for Candler Park
  • Update on the recently-kicked-off Candler Park visioning process

Where: First Existentialist Congregation (470 Candler Park Drive) -- Across from the golf course

When: April 16th at 6:30 pm (this Monday)

Significant Votes

We will vote on our 2012 operating budget of $12,152.

Festival on Ponce

Awesome festival going on right on the northern edge of Candler Park this weekend!

Get all the details at festivalonponce.com

Saturday, April 14, 10am – 7pm
Sunday, April 15, 11am – 6pm

Festival Information

The Festival on Ponce is local arts and crafts event held at the Olmsted Linear Park in Atlanta in the historic Druid Hills neighborhood. Did you know that Olmsted Park is the longest group of linear parks in City of Atlanta? We organized the festival by sections for Craft, Antiques, Children and Fine Arts. The Olmsted Linear Park Alliance has a $10 million capital improvement plan to protect these historic parks.

At this festival, there is something for everyone: Artist's Market featuring arts and handmade crafts, a Children's Park, local food and beverage concessions and live acoustic entertainment. Visitors are encouraged to stroll the festival and enjoy the historic gardens.
 

Date: 
Sat, 04/14/2012 - 10:00am
Location: 
On Ponce, near Paidea, find using 1451 Ponce de Leon Avenue

Mary Lin Spring Fling

From Lori Blank:

Don't forget - today is the Spring Fling. 5:30-7:30 at Lin. All activities are free, with food, beverages, and pops available for purchase. In addition to the Bike Rodeo (kids should bring their bikes and helmets), there will be a bounce house, scavenger hunt, recycling relay, garden tours/tastings and FUN, FUN, FUN. See you there :-)

Date: 
Fri, 04/13/2012 - 5:30pm
Location: 
Mary Lin Elementary

Earth Day On Ponce

From Eric Dusenbury:

Bring your whole family to celebrate Earth Day on Ponce. Local percussionist group DrumRise will lead an all-ages drum circle; all instruments are provided (and no experience is expected). Kids--and parents--will also love the demonstrations with bee-keeping, chickens, and gardening. Top it off with good food and a wealth of information about how to be even better environmental stewards. More information at www.dhpc.org.

Date: 
Sun, 04/22/2012 - 2:30pm
Location: 
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church Front Lawn - 1026 Ponce, across from the Majestic Diner

Dr. Bombay's Learning Tea Dinner

From Katrell Christie:

The Learning Tea hosts a monthly authentic Indian dinner to support our scholarship program for socially and economically disadvantaged young women in Darjeeling, India. We currently have eight young women that are fully sponsored by The Learning Tea project. The monthly dinners are our primary source of funds to support the scholarship program. Please join us, with friends and family for a fun and relaxed evening.
www.drbombays.com

Doors open at 6:30 pm , Dinner served at 7 pm.
Tickets are $20.00 , purchase online at www.thelearningtea.com or at the door the night of the event.

Date: 
Mon, 04/30/2012 - 6:30pm
Location: 
Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party, Candler Park, Atlanta, GA 30307

School Redistriting Proposal Passed Tonight

Apr 11 2012

Supt Davis' school redistricting proposal passed unanimously tonight with an amendment keeping three elementary schools open.

As part of the proposal, Mary Lin will get its expansion & renovation and continue on to Inman Middle and Grady High. Next year, portables will be used at Inman (rather than using Cook Elementary). Beyond that, Cook Elementary will remain available while a long-term solution is identified.

Get more info here.