Fall Fest 2012

May 20 2012

At this month's membership meeting, members will be asked to vote on the 2012 Fall Fest budget.  Proposed expenditures for 2012 total $77,359 and include hiring a sponsorship agency and upgrading the stage lighting package.  In addition, a proposal from PleaseRock to program Saturday night's music line up (headliner: Yacht Rock Revue) will be discussed and voted upon.

Please join us to show your support for this year's Fall Fest!


Fall Fest Committee Update

This year’s Fall Fest Committee is meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at The Wrecking Bar.  Beginning in August, the committee will meet every two weeks and will meet weekly during the last four weeks preceding the event.

Anyone is welcomed to attend and join in on the planning, discussions and fun. We’re always seeking people assist the committee with specific tasks as they arise. If you are interested, please list your name, phone number and interest.

We’re seeking people to take the following key roles:

Recording Secretary - someone to attend all meetings and maintain the "Status Document"...what needs to be done and who is doing what

Website - template exists but need updating to get us started and consistent updating leading up to the festival, training can be provided

CPNO Booth - responsible for coordinating our onsite sales and membership info promotions

Contracts - overseer of vendor and musical act contracts (must be authorized by Board)

Photo/Video - responsible for coordinating volunteer photographers (I.e. - what to shoot, when, where)

Signage - responsible for coordinating volunteer signage team: banners, posters, local guerilla marketing efforts

Please contact co-chairs Mark Clement 404-808-3635 or Dave Aynes at 678-665-3283 or Leslie Kipling at 404-520-8828 for further info.

CPNO Monthly Meeting This Monday at 6:30 pm

May 17 2012

The Candler Park Neighborhood Organization monthly meeting is this Monday, May 21st. 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!

On the agenda this month:

  • Special guest Reuben McDaniel - Chairman of the Atlanta Board of Education - will give an update and answer questions
  • Traffic calming at Oakdale & McLendon
  • Post-event discussion about Sweetwater 420 Festival
  • Sidewalk improvement project underway
  • Vote on 2012 Fall Fest Budget
  • Candler Park Professional Networking Group formed
  • CPNO bylaws change regarding Fall Fest and contracts

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

When: May 21st at 6:30 pm (this Monday)

Significant Votes

  1. We will vote on the 2012 Fall Fest Budget.
  2. We wil vote on a change to the CPNO bylaws to address Fall Fest and how contracts are managed generally by the organization. The proposed changes are here.

CPNO to Vote on NPU-N Bylaws

May 17 2012

Here are the NPU-N bylaws that will be voted on by CPNO at Monday night's meeting. This vote is required to happen annually. There are no changes to the bylaws.

Atlanta Streets Alive - Expect Delays

Atlanta Streets Alive takes place this Sunday, May 20 from 2-6 pm on North Highland Avenue. A two mile stretch will be temporarily closed to motor vehicles and opened for people to take part in a wide range of healthy physical activities, while experiencing an Atlanta main street from a new angle. The event is completely free and includes 50 activities from yoga to zumba, and everyone is welcome to attend. The route will be permeable at key intersections such as Ponce de Leon, North Avenue, and Freedom Parkway, but residents not attending the event are encouraged to plan ahead to avoid delays.

Please see below or visit www.atlantastreetsalive.com for more information.

Sun, 05/20/2012 - 2:00pm
North Highland Ave.

Reminder: Public Safety Meeting w/ APD- Tomorrow, May 16th @7pm at First Epworth Church

May 15 2012

Just a reminder about the public safety meeting being held for Candler Park with Major Keith Meadows (Zone 6 Commander) and  APD is scheduled for tomorrow, May 16th @ 7pm at the First Epworth Church.  Everyone is welcome! If you have any public safety issues which you would like to put in front of APD this will be a great forum to do so. We'll also be discussing how Candler Park can better partner with APD to deter crime in the neighborhood.

I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow,

Jimmy Bligh

Public Safety Officer-Candler Park Neighborhood Organization

May Messenger

May 14 2012

It's here!

Candler Park Movie Night Tonight at 8 pm

May 12 2012

From Mark Clement, Mr. Movie Night himself:

Candler Park Movie Night is still a go (for now - as of Sat 1:45 pm). The threat of rain is not a problem for the Kung Fu Panda!

Candler Park 5K Road Race

From Mark Clement:

Please join us for our first annual Friends of Candler Park 5K Saturday June 16 at 10:00. The run kicks off the Midsummer Music and Food Festival. http://www.midsummer music festival.com/ . All proceeds from the race go to Friends of Candler Park for the beatification of Candler Park.

About the Event

The Friends of Candler Park 5K is a 3.1 mile run walk in historic Candler Park. 

Awards and Extras

All athletes will receive:
- a premium quality, environmentally sustainable t-shirt
- a complementary bevarage coupon and wristband for the festival ($10 value) for runners over 21 years of age.

Awards include Overall male and female, and for 1st place male and female by age group; Under 10, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over. After the race we will be serving fruit and bagels.


Mark Clement, (404) 808-3635, FriendsofCandlerPark@gmail.com

Registration and Fees

The entry fee is $25 per person if paid by June 9th and $30 afterward up until race day.

Sign up now!

REGISTER NOW AT ACTIVE.COM and use your credit card.
Or you can take your chances and sign up the day of the race starting at 9:00 AM at Epworth Methodist on the corner of Mel and Mclendon. However, there will be a limited number of day of entries available.
The race will start a block away on the corner of Page and Mclendon (next to Fellini’s) at 10:00.

Want to Volunteer?

Not a runner these days? Don’t feel left out -Volunteer! That way, you can earn a race shirt and not have to break a sweat! Not comfortable with that? Come out and be a part of the spectator-lined course. Whatever you do, you don't want to miss the Excitement!  Volunteers will receive a coupon for a wrist band and a beverage.


Candler Park is located on McLendon Avenue between Little Five Points (Moreland Avenue) and Clifton Road.
MARTA: We're also easily accessible by MARTA Rail from the Edgewood/Candler Park Station on the East Line, and by bus routes serving the station. Exit on the Candler Park side. Turn right onto Oakdale Road and walk two blocks north to McLendon Avenue, turn right and walk one block east to the park!

Sat, 06/16/2012 - 10:00am
Candler Park - corner of Page and McLendon (next to Fellini’s)

Indian Dinner at Dr. Bombay's Benefiting Scholarship Program

Authentic Indian Dinner to Benefit the Learning Tea to be held on May 28th at Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party in Candler Park
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.
Authentic Indian Dinner to Benefit The Learning Tea  
When: Monday, May 28th, 2012;  Doors open at 6:30 pm , Dinner served at 7 pm
Where: Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party, Candler Park, Atlanta, GA 30307;  www.drbombays.com
Tickets are $20.00, purchase online at www.thelearningtea.com or at the door the night of the event.  Space is limited so please reserve your place by purchasing your ticket in advance.
The Learning Tea is an Atlanta based charitable organization whose mission is to provide life scholarships to impoverished young women in India by giving them the opportunity to continue their education through university. The Learning Tea pays for complete tuition and living costs for our young scholars while providing a safe and stable dormitory living environment.  More information can be found at www.thelearningtea.com

Mon, 05/28/2012 - 6:30pm
Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party, 1645 McLendon Ave. in Candler Park

Candler Park Movie Night

From Mark Clement:

It's the first Candler Park movie of the 2012 season!

Animated Feature
Voices by: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan
Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks Animation;
Directed by Jennifer Yu
Rated PG; 90 minutes; 2011
Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.
Festivities begin at 8 pm in front of the pool house.

More info at the Friends of Candler Park web site.

Sat, 05/12/2012 - 8:00pm
Candler Park (1561 McLendon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307)