GPNA.org - Neighborhood News 9/26/2003


Join in the festivities this weekend! September 27-28, 2003

Detailed Event Schedule!

2003 Moth Ball - Dinner, Dancing and More  

For an enchanting Saturday night under the stars (actually, under a big ol' tent under the stars), come party ukulele-style with Tongo Hiti at Zoo Atlanta for Moth Ball 2003 on Sept. 27th (from 7:30pm 'til midnight). This year's Moth Ball is sportin' a Polynesian theme and there's no better band to provide the exotica vibes than Kris Dale's Tongo Hiti, fronted by the "Big Kahuna" Mike Geier and Amy "The Pearl" Pike.

The Dames Aflame dancers will also be there to perform a few numbers and join y'all on the dance floor for shakin' yer grass. Don't worry, we've hired extra security to keep Monkey Zuma from flingin' poi and raisin' all kindsa missin' link hell with her pals from the Monkeys of Mokokou exhibit (in case you were havin' any reservations).

Speakin' of poi, there will also be all-you-can-eat buffets of tasty treats provided Six Feet Under, Grant Central, Thai East Atlanta and Dakota Blue. And I heard tell that Big Mike will be raffling off one-of-a-kind blender drinks in decorative, um...glasses. These "glasses" can be kept as souvenirs by the lucky raffle winners (that is, if they can fit 'em in their cars). Apparently, this raffle is part of the band's effort to appease its namesake "Tongo Hiti" (the Polynesian Hang-over Demon). The blender drink ritual is the least-bloody of the human sacrifices that could be performed, so count your blessings if your number's drawn and take one (or three or four) for the team!

Come hungry and thirsty and limber (gonna be a limbo contest with prizes, sho'nuff). And dress in yer most outrageous tiki attire (aarrrr, even pirates are welcome).

For advanced tickets to the Moth Ball 2003, call Erika Brown at Adams Realtors 404-688-1222 or click on the order link at the bottom of the page to order online. Tables are still available. Aloha!


Grant Park Homes & Gardens Tour
Start the tour this weekend anytime between 12-6 pm at the Milledge Fountain, the corner of Cherokee & Milledge Avenues. Don't miss all the fun activities - cooking, home improvement and gardening demonstrations - that are scheduled throughout the tour:

Saturday, September 27th

Have Knives Will Travel - Cooking Demonstration and Samples
12:00-6:00 pm, 547 Boulevard

Cook's Warehouse - Cooking Demonstration and Samples
1:00-3:00 pm, 546 Grant Street

Hands On Atlanta & GPNA Service Project, 471 Oakland Avenue Garden
Decorating Flowerpots for the Golden Age Center, 1:00-2:00 pm
Potting Plants for the Golden Age Center, 3:00-4:00 pm
Bring your family to join in the fun!

Four Leo's Stained Glass Demonstration
1:00-2:00 pm, 290 Ormond Street

Urban Gardener - Container Gardening
2:00-3:00 pm, 354 Grant Park Place Garden

Hank's Ice Cream - Samples from Grant Park's New Homemade Ice Cream Shop
2:00-4:00 pm, 516 Bryan Street

Bertolet Kaler Interior Design - Before & After: The Attic Suite
2:00-5:00 pm, 622 Grant Street


Sunday, September 28th

Be sure to drop by the Grant Park Reunion!
12:00-6:00 pm, Park Avenue Baptist Church
Learn More

Four Leo's Stained Glass Demonstration
1:00-2:00 pm, 290 Ormond Street

Urban Gardener - Container Gardening
2:00-3:00 pm, 354 Grant Park Place Garden

Bertolet Kaler Interior Design - Before & After: The Attic Suite
2:00-5:00 pm, 622 Grant Street

Watershed Development, Architect and Developer
2:00-4:00 pm, 547 Boulevard

Agave - Cooking Demonstration and Samples
3:00-6:00 pm, 622 Grant Street

Art Show & Sale, Saturday & Sunday, 12:00-6:00 pm, 354 Grant Park Place
20% of proceeds support GPNA




Work by Pat Berryhill - One of five local artists featured on the tour
Pat Berryhill is a self-taught mixed media artist living in Grant Park. She has exhibited her work in galleries and group shows throughout the Atlanta area since 1990. She takes found objects - old photos, buttons, tin cans, trash found on the streets - and combines them to create evocative images. These images can be sentimental, moody and dark or just plain wacky! (Perhaps it's the glue fumes...) Recently, Pat has branched out into whimsical painted furniture that is suitable for either children or young-at-heart adults. (View more Art!)


View Homes on the Tour!  

Moth Ball and Tour of Homes Tickets can be purchased online today! Buy five tour tickets and receive a sixth ticket free! Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover accepted. Buy your tickets now and pick your tickets up this weekend between noon and 6 pm at Cherokee and Milledge. Advance tickets are $13.00; day-of-event tickets are $15; children under 13 are free; student tickets are $13.00. Advance tickets are also available today at the following locations:
  • Agave
  • Ria’s Bluebird
  • Six Feet Under
  • Grant Central Pizza
  • W.T. Adams & Co. Realtors
  • Grant Park Conservancy (Former Kelley's Grocery)
  • Atlanta Preservation Center
Day of event tickets will be available in Grant Park on the corner of Cherokee and Milledge Avenues. (view map) Moth ball tickets may also be purchased Saturday evening at the entrance to the zoo.

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