Atlanta Symphony - BSA 1016

The Atlanta Symphony Hall gets ghostly with music and festivity for Phantoms of the Orchestra, a Halloween performance just for families on October 30. Join Assistant Conductor Joseph Young on a spooky adventure with the Magic Circle Mime Company as they lead the ghoulish orchestra in concert with tunes from Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.  For more spirited fun, dress in your own Halloween attire and participate in the costume contest.

Details: atlantasymphony.org

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Marvelous Impressions - BSA 1016

Q: What should I look for when choosing a Botox®/filler injector?

A: Look for credentials that the injector has participated in ongoing training—not just one class a decade ago! Even seasoned pros are hungry for updated skills and want to learn from leaders in the industry. Is the price too good to be true? Counterfeit products are present in the Atlanta market. Remember that you’re investing in your face—the only outfit you wear every day! The best injectors listen to your goals and deliver results based on your ideas instead of creating a cookie-cutter look which may not suit you. — Judith R. McKernan, BSN, RN
at A New You Skin & Body Clinic
Details: anewyouclinic.com

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Guitar - BSA 1016Enjoy an evening under the stars with stellar local musicians at the 2016 Rock Chastain concert on October 15. The Chastain Park Amphitheatre event features Ed Roland and The Sweet Tea Project, Drivin’ N Cryin’, The Whiskey Gentry and Brian Collins. Proceeds benefit the Chastain Park Conservancy and support its community initiatives.

Details: 4469 Stella Dr. NW, Atlanta; chastainparkconservancy.org/events/rock-chastain

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Y Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - BSA 1016

Local plastic surgeon Dr. Asaf Yalif of Y Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is taking his support of women battling breast cancer one step further by combining his passion for running with his devotion to a cause close to his heart. Dr. Yalif will be running this year’s New York City Marathon in support of the Atlanta chapter of The Pink Agenda. With the help of those who join his NYC Marathon support team, Dr. Yalif plans to provide one Atlanta woman facing breast cancer treatment an over-the-top Fab-U-Wish. As the community honoree of the Atlanta chapter of The Pink Agenda, he will present the Wish during the Pink Agenda’s Gala at the Buckhead Theatre on October 20.

Details: 3110 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta; thepinkagenda.org/fab-u-wish

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Dance Theatre of Harlem - Matthew Murphy - BSA 1016

For two nights only, October 22 and 23 at Cobb Energy Centre, the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) and the Spelman College Glee Club unite their talents to celebrate the beauty of the human spirit. Traditional spirituals from the Glee Club’s 75 acclaimed singers back up DTH as dancers transcend the boundaries of conventional ballet in their performance of “Change” choreographed by Dianne McIntyre, a former Spelman College Distinguished Visiting Scholar.

Details: 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta;
ticketmaster.com, spelman.edu

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Vision Rehabilitation Services - BSA 1016

Founded in 1983, Vision Rehabilitation Services (VRS), a 501(C)(3) nonprofit, helps visually impaired, blind and deaf-blind Georgians live independently. The organization works in more than 30 counties to offer comprehensive vision evaluations, provide orientation and mobility classes, facilitate independent living skills, and give access to technology training, career guidance, diabetes workshops and counseling services. None of these great opportunities would exist without community support through events like the eighth annual Spooktacular Chase 10K/5K on October 15 at Cobb Park. This Halloween-themed chase features the Haunting Hills of Smyrna, a pre/post race expo, celebration and brunch—and all proceeds benefit VRS.

Details: 2776 Sanford Rd. SE, Smyrna; spooktacularchase.com

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Do you know if the people helping take care of your skin and body are up-to-date on the latest science, technology, treatments and products?  Since many of our readers enjoy facials, skincare, massages or other esthetic treatments, we’ve teamed up with the inaugural Face & Body Southeast, an advanced education conference and expo coming to Atlanta October 15-17, for the first time.

Face & Body Expo SoutheastIt’s for estheticians, spa owners, and medical wellness professionals, so please let your favorite practitioners know about this first-time program in the southeast.  Their opportunities include the chance to visit 70 expo exhibitors as well as 55 Advanced Education Conference classes such as Acne Management & Extraction, A Global Perspective on Ethnicity and Pigmentation (by Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck of Naturophoria), Essential Oils for Better Health in the Spa, Natural Cosmeceuticals: Myths and Realities, and GMOs: Should You Be Wary or Welcoming?

To keep up with the latest products that will launch at the Expo, you can follow along with four Atlanta beauty influencers who will be posting their favorite products and treatments! Follow along on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat with @capitoldebeaute (Melanie Woodroffe), @ohnikka (Nikka Shae), @makeupbymegha (Megha) and @ianvmil (Venus).

Details: faceandbody.com/southeast

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Atlanta 2-Day Walk - It's The Journey, Inc. - BSA 1016

Created by local breast cancer survivor Randi Passoff and hosted by It’s The Journey, Inc., the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer keeps all funds it raises local to support Georgia breast cancer patients and breast health programs. This year’s walk, October 15–16, covers 30 miles around the city. During the past 13 years, It’s The Journey, Inc., has funded over 200 grants providing breast cancer education, screening, early detection, support services and continuing care.

Details: itsthejourney.org

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Dr. Sri Mandyam - BSA 0916Georgia Pain and Wellness Center has added to its team Dr. Sri Mandyam, a double board-certified physician in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Mandyam joins Dr. Amit Patel and Dr. Steven Nguyen in treating a variety of chronic and painful conditions using a multi-modal approach. georgiapainandwellnesscenter.com

Jason Paluch has been appointed as the new director of spa at Mandarin, Oriental, Atlanta. With over a decade of spa-operation experience, Paluch will oversee the 15,000-square-foot spa, which offers luxury treatments and products. mandarinoriental.com

Northside Hospital - BSA 0916

Dr. Daniel Shasha, world-renowned prostate cancer specialist and medical director of Northside Hospital Cancer Institute’s radiation oncology program, has joined Northside Radiation Oncology Consultants (NROC). Along with being board-certified by the American Board of Radiology, Dr. Shasha brings to NROC more than 20 years of experience in radiation management of prostate cancer. nroc-ga.com

DeKalb Medical has received the Health Champion Elite Designation from the American Diabetes Association for providing health and well-being support and resources to its employees. DeKalb excelled particularly in promoting nutrition and weight management, physical activity and organization well-being. dekalbmedical.org

A new Atlanta-based nonprofit, The FitWit Foundation has received its first corporate grant. The Target Corporation recently awarded the foundation $20,000 to provide free fitness programs to local middle-school and high-school youth who are not involved in sports. The foundation seeks to empower youth and encourage self-confidence and growth through physical activity. thefitwitfoundation.org

The FitWit Foundation - BSA 0916

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The Beauty Depot - BSA 0916

Q: What’s an easy way to transform my hair without damaging it? 

A: Preventative hairstyling is my suggestion and the most popular method is the use of hair extensions and wigs. My own line of extensions called Prince Khyseam Glamour Crowns offer women the appearance of longer/fuller hair with the ability to thoroughly cleanse their natural hair at every salon visit and try any style they desire, without jeopardizing the integrity of their hair—often a big concern.

Mark Gammill - BSA 0916My focus is to provide this styling alternative to make beauty fantasies a reality while always promoting healthy hair.

- Alkhyseam Watson, The Beauty Depot

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