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Highball Celebrates the Best of Brunch Cocktails

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Atlanta’s leading mixologists will face off at the High Museum of Art’s 3rd annual Highball, an exclusive craft cocktail competition fundraiser featuring libations, light bites and lively music on Aug. 11, 2019, from 12:30 to 4 p.m., at The Fairmont. This year’s event has a Sunday Funday theme, with each bartender creating his or her best brunch-inspired drink. Early bird tickets will be available on June 3, and general admission tickets go on sale June 18. Visit www.high.org/highball for more information and to purchase tickets while supplies last. 
 
“Highball has given our patrons a unique and festive opportunity to raise a glass in celebration and support of the arts,” said Allison Chance, the High’s director of development. “We are very excited to see what the competitors mix up for this year’s theme and to toast the laid-back and sundrenched brunch atmosphere.” 
 
The 2019 Highball will feature 15 of Atlanta’s top bartenders, who were hand selected by the event’s host committee: 

·         Fernando Alonso (Casi Cielo)

·         James Cramer (Biltong Bar

·         Tiana Dillard (King + Duke

·         Greg Emilio (Bellina Alimentari)

·         Baylee Hopings (Empire State South

·         Erika Moore (Parlor

·         Colten Murray (9 Mile Station

·         Mitchell Oliver (King of Pops

·         Don Pirone (Brezza Cucina)

·         Gabriella Ramel (Iberian Pig Buckhead

·         Mathew Riggins (Negril Village Atlanta

·         Tokiwa Sears (Bar Margot

·         Jessica Smith (Urban Tree Cidery

·         Nik Soukavong (Little Trouble

·         Zee Zammit (The Consulate Atlanta

 
Each bartender will unveil his or her original cocktail recipe at the event to compete for Highball’s top honors. Guests are invited to sip each cocktail and vote for their favorites. Local judges, The Atlantan Editor Lauren Finney and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Food and Dining Editor Ligaya Figueras, also will score each cocktail based on five categories: appearance, taste, complexity, balance and originality. Guest and critic votes will be combined to select first, second and third place winners: Luxury Mixologist, Top Shelf Mixologist and Classic Mixologist. In addition to bragging rights, each winning bartender will receive a cash prize. This year 
 
Throughout the afternoon, guests will enjoy music by DJ Teknology and breakfast-inspired bites by Dennis Dean catering. 
 
Doors will open at noon for VIP benefactor access, with general admission beginning at 12:30 p.m. Cocktail enthusiasts age 21 and older are encouraged to attend; all proceeds will benefit the High Museum of Art. Early bird tickets are $65 for High Museum of Art members and $85 for not-yet-members. Beginning on June 18, regularly priced single tickets will be available at $75 for Museum members and $95 for not-yet-members. Benefactor packages with exclusive benefits begin at $500. Tickets may be purchased online at www.high.org/highball. Guests are encouraged to break out their favorite brunch casual attire for the occasion. 
 
Event listing: 
 
Highball 
Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 
12:30 to 4 p.m. 
VIP Benefactor access begins at noon, followed by general admission at 12:30 p.m. 
The Fairmont 
1429 Fairmont Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 
 
Atlanta’s best bartenders compete in a head-to-head craft cocktail competition at this Sunday Funday-themed fundraiser benefiting the High Museum of Art. Guests will raise a glass for a top-shelf cause and vote for their favorite libation as they enjoy music and light bites. Single tickets are $75 for Museum members and $95 for not-yet-members. Benefactor packages begin at $500. More information and tickets available at www.high.org/highball
 
Highball Support 
Media Partner – The Atlantan 
Esprit de Pour – Atlanta Beverage Company 
 
 
About High Museum of Art 
Located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, the High Museum of Art connects with audiences from across the Southeast and around the world through its distinguished collection, dynamic schedule of special exhibitions and engaging community-focused programs. Housed within facilities designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architects Richard Meier and Renzo Piano, the High features a collection of more than 17,000 works of art, including an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American fine and decorative arts; major holdings of photography and folk and self-taught work, especially that of artists from the American South; burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, including paintings, sculpture, new media and design; a growing collection of African art, with work dating from pre-history through the present; and significant holdings of European paintings and works on paper. The High is dedicated to reflecting the diversity of its communities and offering a variety of exhibitions and educational programs that engage visitors with the world of art, the lives of artists and the creative process. For more information about the High, visit www.high.org

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The Mansions at Alpharetta hosting Virtual Bingo Night with Geoffrey Bodine

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The Mansions at Alpharetta Assisted Living & Memory Care will be hosting a Virtual Bingo night with celebrity 1986 Daytona 500 Champion Geoffrey Bodine serving as the caller. The event is scheduled for Friday, August 28 from 7-9 pm. This high-octane event is open to the public and will feature conversation and fun with the competitive NASCAR veteran for one night only. Registration is required due to the limited number of player slots available.

Geoffrey Bodine is a retired American motorsport driver and bobsled builder. Having driven for some of the best car owners in NASCAR history, Geoffrey had 565 starts, 37 poles and 18 wins – including the 1986 Daytona 500, and nearly $16 million in winnings during his Winston Cup/Nextel Cup career.  He was given the title of 1982 NASCAR Rookie of the Year and was honored as one of “NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers” during NASCAR’s 50th anniversary celebration.  He holds the track record at Atlanta Motor Speedway for fastest qualifying speed of over 197 mph, set in 1997, as well as being named one of NASCAR’s Modified all-time Top 10 Drivers, and listed in the Guinness World Records for “most wins in one season” for his 55 modified victories in 1978.  Bodine is also the last driver to win a race having lapped the entire field, which he did in 1994 at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

“We are so pleased to have Geoff Bodine participating in our event. His commitment to giving back to the senior community is one-of-a-kind,” said Kristen Lockwood, Marketing Director for The Mansions. “I have known Geoff all my life, and he is really an amazing man, not just for his accomplishments on the track, but also for the contributions he has made to the sport of stockcar racing through the years in engineering and safety advancements – he’s truly one of a kind. Our residents and local community are so looking forward to “meeting him” online and are thankful for his willingness to be involved in this event!”

Sign up to attend virtual bingo at The Mansions with Geoffrey Bodine by August 25th before 5 pm by emailing Alpharetta.Assisted@TheMansionsAtAlpharetta.com. Instructions on how to play, bingo cards and Zoom information will be sent via email to those who register to attend.

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The Mansions at Alpharetta

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Kemp Declares State of Emergency, Authorizes 1,000 Troops

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Following weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction in the City of Atlanta, the July Fourth weekend saw over thirty Georgians wounded by gunfire, including five confirmed dead. Governor Kemp issued Executive Order 07.06.20.01, which declares a State of Emergency across Georgia and authorizes the activation of as many as 1,000 Georgia National Guard troops.

“Peaceful protests were hijacked by criminals with a dangerous, destructive agenda. Now, innocent Georgians are being targeted, shot, and left for dead,” said Governor Kemp. “This lawlessness must be stopped and order restored in our capital city. I have declared a State of Emergency and called up the Georgia Guard because the safety of our citizens comes first. This measure will allow troops to protect state property and dispatch state law enforcement officers to patrol our streets. Enough with the tough talk. We must protect the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians.”

The Georgia Guard will provide support at state buildings, including the Georgia State Capitol, Georgia Department of Public Safety Headquarters, and Governor’s Mansion. This aid will allow state law enforcement personnel to increase patrols on roadways and throughout communities, especially those in the City of Atlanta.

Source: Press Release from the Office of Governor Kemp

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Gwinnett County PD PSA: Know When Fireworks May be Discharged

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The discharge of consumer fireworks is regulated by the State of Georgia and enforced by the local authorities (City of Peachtree Corners Code Enforcement Officers and the Gwinnett County Police Department).

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 25-10-2, consumer fireworks can be used or ignited after 10: 00 A.M. and before 12:00 midnight on January 1, the last Saturday and Sunday in May, July 3, July 4, the first Monday in September, and December 31. On January 1, consumer fireworks can be use used or ignited from 12:00 midnight to 1:00 A.M.

The discharge or use of consumer fireworks on any other day (a date not listed above) must comply with the City’s noise ordinance. As a reminder, from 7:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. Sunday to Thursday and from 7:00 A.M. to 12:00 midnight on Friday and Saturday, the City’s noise ordinance prohibits the creation of noise or sounds which are plainly audible at distance of 300 feet or more from the source.

During overnight hours (11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. Sunday to Thursday and 12:00 midnight to 7:00 A.M. Friday and Saturday), the City’s noise ordinance prohibits the creation of noise or sounds which are plainly audible at a distance of 100 feet or more from the source.

For residents that are governed by a Homeowners Associations, please check with your HOA for additional regulations.

For questions or to report a violation, contact the City, 678-691-1200 or the GCPD at 770-513-5000. To report an emergency, call 911.

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