By Intisar Seraaj-Sabree

Grab a slice or a whole pie of pizza to support charity. Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria (300 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA) is celebrating October’s National Pizza Month with the creations of local artists, musicians, athletes and media personalities on the menu to support their charity of choice.

In the name of National Pizza Month there will be specialty pizzas designed by CNN’s Holly Firfer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Jennifer Brett, the Atlanta Falcons’ Mike Peterson, Southern Ground recording artist Sonia Leigh, Jessica Shops’ Jessica Dauler and Witty + Pretty’s Ashley Hesseltine.

Pick your choice of a $4 or $19 pizza that will benefit the creator’s charity of choice. Benefiting charities include Camp Southern Ground, LifeLine Animal Project, Victoria Stilwell Foundation and Kate’s Club.

For more details about Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria’s celebration of National Pizza Month, call (404) 974-2941 or visit

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FlybarreWhat: FlyBarre classes at Flywheel combine yoga, dance, circuit training, Pilates and strength building to bring you the perfect body sculpting class. This class utilizes a variety of props and low weight repetitions.

Where: 102 W Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA, (678) 702-5684,

When: Schedule is available online. Classes are $25.

Tip: “FlyBarre is a total body workout that shapes your muscles by using light weights and high repetitions.” —Cara Weaver, instructor

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AmoenaAmoena, a Kennesaw-based company that helps women with post-surgery breast cancer needs, is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from their breast cancer awareness pin to support breast cancer organizations. The pin, which was designed by a survivor, is available at Dillard’s, Nordstrom and other specialty boutiques. $1.75

Details: Nordstrom, 4390 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA, (770) 394-1141,


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mind body fitness conferenceStretch out your worries and relax your body at the Mind/Body Fitness Conference on Nov. 8 – 11.

Expand your inventory of yoga moves, experience yoga for the first time or earn continuing education credits at this fun and tranquil event hosted at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center. Find specific pricing and register online or by phone.

Details: 3405 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, GA, (888) 855-7741,

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scott millerAtlanta’s local doctors provide answers to all your medical questions. One Best Self reader asked: Can drinking eight glasses of water per day help prevent kidney stones?

Scott Miller, MD of Georgia Urology: Even in Georgia—part of the “kidney stone belt”—64 ounces of water (eight 8 oz. glasses) is usually beyond the amount needed for kidney stone prevention and overall health.  The best indicator is the appearance of your urine. With the exception of your first morning urination, your urine should always appear very dilute or pale yellow.  Of course, you should drink more fluids during times of exercise or heat exposure.

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Get ready for this year’s Kids II Strong Legs Run, which raises money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
On Nov. 3, parents and kids can come together to run or trot for a cause. This event will feature a “mascot trot” for the little ones, with special appearances from the Chick-fil-A Cow and Hairy Dawg from the University of Georgia. This event also features a 10K road race, 5K run/walk, 2K fun run and stroller roll, all taking place at Turner Field.

The event will take place at 755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta, GA. For more information call (404) 785-7370 or visit

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ladies only trainingL.O.T. combines dance and gymnastics with weights, cardio and speed. This class is focused on making training fun and effective.

Where: BTB Fitness, 4300 Paces Ferry Road, Ste. 478, Atlanta, GA, (404) 688-0100),

When: Class schedules are available online. Single visit passes are $20.

Tip: “Vary your workouts in scope, duration and intensity for maximum results.” ­—Charles Mayfield, trainer

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Come out to Serenbe in Palmetto, GA for a day of delicious food, great wine and local retailers all set under the big top tents surrounding The Inn at Serenbe. The 12th annual Afternoon in the Country will take place on Nov. 4 from 1 – 4 p.m.

More event highlights include hayrides, kid’s activities, a cake raffle, silent auction and live music from the Bluegrass band DriveTrain. Restaurants who are participating in The 12th annual Afternoon in the Country include 4th & Swift, Bacchanalia, Bantam & Biddy, Bistro Niko, Bocado, Buttermilk Kitchen, Chicken and the Egg, Cibo e Beve, Davio’s Northern Italian Restaurant, Farm Burger, Iberian Pig, JCT Kitchen, Kevin Rathbun Steak, and more.

Remove yourself from the traffic, pollution, worry and stress of everyday life and enjoy The 12th annual Afternoon in the Country. Serenbe is just thirty minutes from downtown Atlanta. Enjoy the peaceful countryside, “green” amenities and spectacular eats at Serenbe (9055 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills, GA).

For more information about Serenbe, call (770) 463-9997, or visit

Tickets for The 12th annual Afternoon in the Country are $95 for adults and $35 for youth tickets (ages 13 – 20) and kids 12 and under are free. Proceeds from the event benefit the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International scholarship fund and the Georgia farming community.

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By Anne-Marie Berte @am_sunshine

On October 22 exhale atlanta at the Loews Hotel is hosting a cycle and yoga Class for the Cure.  Benefits will go to the Young Survival Coalition which benefits woman under 40 undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

We have hosted several community yoga events on the patio and it creates an amazing atmosphere with stunning midtown sunset views, great people coming together all while getting in a good workout. I love that we are combining the cycling and yoga for a creative twist and again encourage you to join us for such a great cause.

There will be complimentary chair massages by exhale therapists, hydrating coconut water from vitacoco and smoothies available post workout.  There will also be complimentary validated parking in the Loews parking garage.

Donations are encouraged and the class is $10 per person for non exhale members. BYOM (bring your own mat) and see you on Monday night as we get our OM on!

Register on line at or by calling (404) 720-5000.


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atlanta lash addictAt Atlanta Lash Addict, get super-sexy, lush, semi-permanent eyelashes that can last indefinitely with touch-ups every 2-4 weeks.

The application is a painless, relaxing process that takes just 90 to 120 minutes. These semi-permanent lashes are water-resistant so you can swim, shower, exercise and sleep worry-free. At Atlanta Lash Addict, you will receive a flawless set of lashes that lengthens and thickens without the need for mascara. They are perfect for special occasions or simply for day-to-day wear. You will love your new look and your vibrant, long and luscious lashes.

Atlanta Lash Addict
1385 Spring St. NW
Atlanta, GA, 30309
(404) 437-8396,

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