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;
Tickets are $20.00, purchase online at 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

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)

Candler Park Pool Season Opening

Candler Park Pool, which is owned and operated by the City of Atlanta, will be open for the 2012 season from May 26 - September 3.  The pool phone number is 404-373-4349.

Hours will be:

Mon - Fri 10AM - 7PM

Sat 12PM - 7PM

Closed Sunday

More information is available in the City of Altanta brochure here.

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 1:30pm
1500 McClendon Ave.

Blood Drive in Candler Park

Epworth UMC is hosting a 30307 Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, May 16 from 2-7pm with FREE CHILDCARE from 5-7 pm while you give blood. In Dobbins Hall & Fellowship Hall.

Wed, 05/16/2012 - 2:00pm
Epworth Church - 1561 McLendon Avenue

Attempted Break-In on Harold Ave near McLendon

May 4 2012

Message reported on Lake Claire Parents Network: 

All - 

I had a Uhaul truck appear in front of my house. One of the drivers got out and knocked on my door...then started to kick it until my dog came downstairs and started to bark. The individual got into the truck and drove off. I called 911, the police came and are on the look out for it. The driver and occupant are african american males, in their 40's, one wearing a black shirt (heavy set, possibly bald) and another a white shirt (slight build, afro). 

This happened on Harold Ave near McLendon. 


Confident City Cycling Workshop on Sat. May 19: Free to Candler Park residents

May 3 2012


Want to ride a bike around town but unsure how to do it safely? The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is hosting a free class that covers everything you need to know about biking safety and confidently around metro Atlanta. It includes bike handling skill drills and an instructor-led ride with feedback to reinforce what you learn in class.

When: Saturday, May 19, from 10am-3pm

Where: The Frazer Center

Who: residents of Lake Claire, Candler Park, Kirkwood and Edgewood

Price: free!

Whether you’re new to urban cycling and want to gain confidence riding in the street, a trail rider who would like to bike around the neighborhood with your kids, a bike commuter looking for tips on crash avoidance, or a bike enthusiastic interested in leading your own rides, this class has something for everyone.

Click here to register.

Inman Middle Local School Council Meeting

The Inman LSC meeting for May will be held on Monday, May 14. We will be discussing, among other items, the expansion of the LSC parent representatives in order to be more representative of our new Inman community.

The meeting will be held at 4:30 in the Media Center. The public is welcome to attend.

Mon, 05/14/2012 - 4:30pm
Inman Middle School - 774 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306 - in the Media Center

Candler Park Professional Networking Group - First Meeting!

From Gigi Miller:

Top 5 Reasons To Attend Candler Park's Professional Networking Group:

  1. Meet new business contacts
  2. Develop new working partners
  3. Share important ideas and resources
  4. Connect with your neighbors
  5. Keep it local

Who is this for?

Must be a business professional residing in Candler Park


Our first official meeting will be Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 pm at Dr. Bombay's

  • Meetings will be informal gatherings at local establishments
  • Meetings will be scheduled every other month unless otherwise requested by the group
  • Meetings will be scheduled at a time that best meets the needs of the group


There will be no fee to belong to the group.  However, any food or drink purchased during the meetings will be the member’s responsibility.


Please contact Gigi K. Miller to reserve your spot.
Phone:  404.274.1930

We look forward to seeing you on June 12!

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 7:00pm
Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party, 1645 McLendon Ave. in Candler Park

Attempted Abductions In Edgewood

May 2 2012

From CBS Atlanta News. Note that these incidents took place in Edgewood, just a couple of blocks south of Dekalb Ave - in other words, very close to Candler Park. Be safe, everyone!


Two women escape attempted abductions in southeast Atlanta

May 2, 2012 7:24 a.m.
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Jocelyn Connell/CBS Atlanta

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) - Atlanta police are looking for a man who kidnapped a woman Wednesday morning and attempted to kidnap a second woman, just minutes later.

Both incidents happened around the Moreland Avenue area in Southeast Atlanta.

The first attack took place at 2:30 a.m. in the 100-block of Mayson Avenue. Two women were sitting on the front porch when they noticed a man walking back-and-forth. Suddenly, he ran up onto their porch and grabbed one of the women by the arm. He indicated he had a gun and then managed to drag her up the street into the trunk of his car. She kicked her way out of the vehicle while it was going down the road, suffering only a few cuts and bruises.

Thirty minutes later, only a few blocks away in the 1100 block of Hawthorne Street, police say the man attacked again.

He tried to grab a woman walking down the sidewalk. She screamed and hit the man, and a neighbor came outside. That's when the attacker ran away.

Atlanta Police believe both attacks are related since they happened in the same area, just minutes apart.

Police also said the man is dangerous.

"Both of the attempts took place within 30 minutes of one another, so that basically tells us he's determined to succeed in this action," said Captain Adam Lee III, spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department.

Lee said they are looking for a black male in his 20's, 5'8" with a slim build, short dreadlocks, and wearing a blue hoodie. He was driving a dark colored sedan.

Copyright 2012 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Mary Lin Pack 586 Cub Scout Pinewood Derby

May 1 2012

From Walt Weimar:

A fun St. Patrick's Day of youth craftsmanship and competitive spirit was marked by Mary Lin Elementary's annual Pack 586 Cub Scout Pinewood Derby, held on Saturday March 17th at Epworth United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall.

After carefully weighing and measuring each car per official Cub Scout derby specifications, all 32 scouts and their parents cheered their favorite entries, while adult volunteers and den leaders helped ensure each participant experienced the thrill of racing their handmade wooden cars, which run over a state-of-the-art aluminum track four abreast toward electronic sensors that score each trial.

As in previous years, results were closely observed during each race.  The first contestants to crown a winner were the Tiger Cub (1st grade) den, whose finalists were Aidan McCarthy (1st place), William Sanders (2nd place), and Wesley Urda (3rd place), with superb additional competition by Dean Barry.

During Wolf Cub (2nd grade) competition, Sam Coan emerged as winner, with Cal Owenby in 2nd place, and Mark McClain in 3rd place.  Also competing enthusiastically with their cars were James King, Lawson Crutcher, Peter Thrasher and Carter Twomey.

A vigorous Bear Cub (3rd grade) contest resulted in Josh Johnson taking the prize, while Russell Kirkland finished 2nd, followed by Sam Castano in 3rd place.  Also racing well were cars prepared by Wolfgang Byrne, Zane McKinney, Will McEntee, Benton Shevlin and George Lefkowicz.

On the "senior circuit", the younger Webelos I (4th grade) den winner was Charlie Robinson, while 2nd place was awarded to Jay Skach, and 3rd place to Neil Barry.  Cars by Theo Weimar and Jesse Garcia also represented their den well.

Finally, the much-anticipated Webelos II (5th grade) den's race was won by Chip Miller, with Harry Rowe taking 2nd place, and Jack Dwyer garnering a 3rd place finish.  Excellent cars entered by Xander Menor, Henry Lefkowicz, Robert Brunet, Ben Samuels and Jack Persons ensured a close race to the finish.

The highlight of this year's pack event was again the much-anticipated final heat between each den's top winner.  Although all of the cars were exceptionally fast, surprising many observers was newcomer Sam Coan of the Wolf Cubs as the overall Pack winner, with 2nd place awarded to Chip Miller of Webelos II, and 3rd place won by Josh Johnson of Bear Cubs.  The always-popular "Coolest Car" competition was also a close affair, with the most enthusiastic cheers for winner Henry Lefkowicz of Webelos II den, followed by Sam Castano's Bear Cub entry in 2nd place, and Lawson Crutcher's Wolf Cub car design taking 3rd place.

Mary Lin's Pack 586 Cub Scouts have been led for several years by Cubmaster Gus Persons, with assistance from current den leaders Ainsley Platt (Wolf), James Johnson (Bear) and Walt Weimar (Webelos I), and support from East Atlanta District's Hassan Rafig (whose wife Mary has served as Tiger Cub leader), as well as Mary Lin Elementary principal Dr. Brian Mitchell, and Atlanta Area Council's District Executive Brandon Dobbins.

A traditional year-end Blue and Gold Banquet will be held by the entire pack on Saturday, May 19th at Epworth, recognizing the Webelos II scouts who will "cross over" to Boy Scouts, along with rank advancement and other achievements of over 50 boys who participated in this year's Cub Scout program at Mary Lin Elementary.

For more information on Cub Scouting at Mary Lin Elementary and surrounding neighborhoods, or to learn the many ways in which adult volunteers can provide support for this important youth mentoring program, please contact den leaders James Johnson at 404-525-4835, Walt Weimar at 678-361-4792, Ainsley Platt at 404-687-8987, or by calling the Atlanta Area Council at 770-989-8820.

Photo credit: James & Kelly Crutcher. See all photos here.