By Erin Cotter

Throughout the month of September, Leadership Sandy Springs is bringing family friendly movies to the lawn of Sandy Springs United Methodist Church’s Hitson Activity Center.

With food, concessions and various entertainment available for you and your children, these events bring large crowds.

But be sure to bring a lawn chair and blankets so you can sit back and relax when dusk comes and the movies start. The September schedule is below:

  • September 7: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
  • September 14: Dolphin Tale
  • September 28: Zookeeper

Movies by the Moonlight is located at 85 Mount Vernon Hwy NW, Sandy Springs, GA. For more information or updates in case of bad weather call (404) 256-9091, or visit the website where updates will be posted the day of at 6 p.m.

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By Intisar Seraaj-Sabree

If you would like to move, groove, eat and get a few health check-ups all at the same time, come to the Inaugural “What Moves You” Community Healthy Living Day Sunday, September 9 from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Atlanta Ballet, the event will include health screenings and assessments, healthy living and nutrition seminars, dance classes for all ages and dance performances by some of Atlanta’s best, including Atlanta Ballet’s Center for Dance Education (CDE) Performance Ensembles.

Dance classes will include break dance, Salsa, African dance and more. Healthy living and nutrition seminars will cover such topics as healthy breakfast ideas, real-life nutrition for busy families, snacks for kids and more.

The event will be held at Atlanta Ballet’s Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre in Midtown, and is open to the public.
Price: Free
Details: 1695 Marietta Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA, (404) 873-5811

 

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Origins Blade Runner Energizing Shave Cream

Check out Sherri’s September Best List!

Origins Blade Runner Energizing Shave Cream  – This soothing shaving cream features kukui nut oil, smoothing soybean oil and other plant protectors to help protect and moisturize skin. Refreshing Australian Eucalyptus and French Peppermint adds a cooling, calming finish to any shave. $16
Details: Origins – Macy’s Central, Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta, GA, 
www.origins.com

 

PLAY: 3PLAY: 3 – This all-in-one player allows you to stream your entire music library, music services and radio stations. It is controlled wirelessly, and versatile enough to put anywhere. $299
Details: www.sonos.com

Nike Men’s Pro Combat Hypercool Shirt

 

Nike Men’s Pro Combat Hypercool Shirt – The signature Swoosh brand sports a great-fitting shirt for all types of workouts designed to wick away moisture and keep you dry. $45
Details: Dick’s Sporting Goods, www.dickssportinggoods.com

 

sock-locksSock-Locks – Use Sock-Locks to keep your pairs together in the wash and before putting them in the hamper. When the wash is done, throw them in a drawer and remove the Sock-Locks when you put them on. $4.69 for 10-pack
Details: www.sock-locks.com

Ella Vickers Wine BagElla Vickers Wine Bag – For the wine lover these recycled sailcloth wine bags are a convenient way to tote around your favorite vintage. These bags are eco-friendly and water-resistant. $55
Details: Sherlock’s Wine Merchant in Buckhead, www.ellavickers.com

 

Invicta WatchesInvicta Watches - This robust timepiece pushes the limits of design making it both functional and practical. There are several designs for active lifestyles and everyday wear. Available in assorted colors, extremely durable and just plain cool. Starting at $275
Details: www.invictawatch.com

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By Erin Cotter

Attention men! As you may already know, it is important to get your prostate checked yearly if you are between the ages of 40 and 75. But did you know that prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in men? If you want to take care of your body, make sure you get screened. Below is a list of places giving free prostate cancer screenings. Take advantage of the options, it could save your life.

September 8 - 
CHAMPS (Community Health & Men’s Promotion Summit) will offer a wide range of health information and screening services to all men 21 years and older. The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will have free screenings for prostate and       colon cancer, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, dental, HIV/AIDS, memory,         podiatry and hearing. The Georgia World Congress Center, (404) 881-0966

September 12 - Northside Hospital – Atlanta Cancer Center 1000 Johnson Ferry Road, N.E., Sandy Springs, GA, 6 to 8 p.m. by appointment only, (404) 845-5555

September 14 - North Fulton Hospital, 3000 Hospital Boulevard, Roswell, GA
Screenings begin at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required: (770) 751-2660.

September 22 - Prostate Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 5665 Peachtree Dunwoody, RD., N.W., Sandy Springs, GA, 7 to 11 a.m. by appointment only, (877) 250-7856

October 6 - DeKalb Medical Center, 5900 Hillandale Drive, Lithonia, GA, N. Decatur Road, Ste. 130, Decatur, GA, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment only, (404) 501-3279, 2701

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Take advantage of the diversity the Counterpoint Festival has to offer from September 27 to 29. Featuring works from local artists and art schools, as well as food from some of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants, food trucks and breweries, this event will satisfy the likes of art, sports, music and food enthusiasts alike.
This two-day festival boasts a lineup of bands including Bassnectar and Lotus, and with performance stages set up on acres of land and on the backdrop of a beautiful lake, everyone is guaranteed to have a great time all weekend long.
9445 Browns Lake Road, Fairburn, GA.

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By Intisar Seraaj-Sabree

With school back in session, many students bring laptops, cell phones and other valuable electronics with them. The Atlanta office of Signal 88 Security is sponsoring the Campus Crime Prevention program as part of an initiative to help college students and their parents take measures to proactively protect their personal belongings while away at school
Here are some tips for keeping your property safe:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings, especially while your valuables are out in the open.
  • Lock your car doors if something valuable is there. Hide anything valuable, if possible.
  • Have a security lock on your electronics, if possible, and be aware of ways to track your device, whether by GPS or by serial number.
  • Lock you dorm room while you are away, even if you are just taking a shower or going down the hall to visit a friend.

For more safety tips and statistics on college crime visit www.signal88.com

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quit smokingHere are some helpful advice to curb the craving to light up:

Plan activities. Schedule activities that you enjoy (but don’t associate with smoking) to stay occupied.
Lean on others for support. Ask friends and family to help motivate you, or call the National Cancer Institute helpline (877-448-7848) for encouragement.
Get physical. Take a walk or jog.
Fiddle. If you enjoyed the feeling of a cigarette in your hand, find a small object, such as a paperclip or stress ball, that you can play with instead.
Keep your mouth busy. Try chewing sugar-free gum or noshing on fruits and veggies whenever you get a craving.
Cut back on alcohol. Alcohol can often act as a trigger for smoking.
Distract yourself. Keep yourself busy with an interesting book or a puzzle to solve.
—Courtesy of Piedmont Hospital

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In Best Self Atlanta Magazine’s upcoming September issue, multiple Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about the 2012 Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge and ways to form healthy habits today.

Dr. Gupta gives an exciting and thought-provoking interview about the health challenges we face. This special men’s health issue is also dedicated to Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, health checks for men and an interview with former pro wrestler Diamond Dallas Page and his DDP Yoga method.

Don’t miss out on picking up your copy of Best Self Atlanta Magazine’s September issue with Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s in-depth interview. Best Self Atlanta Magazine’s September issue will be available at Whole Foods Markets, Publix and many other locations throughout metro Atlanta.

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global keratin treatmentYour questions answered about Global Keratin Treatment for hair   

Keratin is a protein found in the skin, hair and nails. When used in hair treatments, a global keratin treatment restores hair, increases shine and reduces frizz by repairing and providing long-term conditioning and protection against UV rays and pollution.

What types of hair qualify for the treatment?
The global keratin treatment is designed to reduce frizziness, so all hair types such as kinky, curly and straight hair qualify.

What do I have to do to maintain the treatment?
The formula will gradually wash away over a period of time. It will last up to three months, depending on the hair type and maintenance. To maintain, you must use the global keratin balancing or moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, none of which contain formaldehyde.

What is the cost?
A keratin treatment without a hair cut, $79.

—Courtesy of Pat Alessi, Salon 1580 at Solera Salon and Spa

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Best Self Atlanta Magazine’s September issue is dedicated to men’s health and has a not-to-be missed candid interview with multiple Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Dr. Gupta’s exciting interview sheds light on some things you can do in your own life to improve your health and gives insight in the 2012 Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge which culminates at the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in September.

The 2012 Tri Challenge Team also includes local radio personality Jeff Dauler of Q-100’s The Bert Show who talks to Best Self Atlanta about how he prepared for the triathlon and the challenges he faced.

Don’t miss out on picking up your copy of Best Self Atlanta Magazine’s September issue with Dr. Gupta’s in-depth interview. This special issue will also shine a spotlight on Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and showcase a talk with former pro wrestler Diamond Dallas Page and his DDP Yoga method.

Best Self Atlanta Magazine’s September issue is available at Whole Foods Markets, Publix and many other locations throughout metro Atlanta.

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