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Discussion group, cooking class at Doraville Library this weekend

Discussion group, cooking class at Doraville Library this weekend

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- Two big events are coming to the Doraville Library (3748 Central Avenue, 30040) on Saturday, Apr. 9.

In honor of the 150-year anniversary of the Civil War, English professor Dr. Ken Johnson will lead a discussion of literature from that period in history.

Selections for April include two short stories by Ambrose Bierce: "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "Chickamauga." They are available online or at the library.

The American Short Stories Discussion Group will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Then at 1 p.m., Chef Carlin will give a 90-minute presentation for teens who are interested in learning how to prepare simple yet delicious meals.

All supplies for "Teens: Learn How to Cook" will be provided.

Doraville offers perfect outlet for 'dramatic' kids

Doraville offers perfect outlet for 'dramatic' kids

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- The Doraville Rec is gearing up for a series of drama classes created especially for local children.

The course on Improv ABCs (Acting Builds Confidence) will begin Saturday, Apr. 16 at the Forest Fleming Arena at Honeysuckle Park (3037 Pleasant Valley Drive, 30340). Registration is already open.

Improv ABCs will teach children ages six to 10 acting, improv, comedy and stage presence skills. The specialized lessons promote listening, confidence and emotional mastery.

As the session progresses, the students will learn to support and encourage each other, affirm choices and ideas, and create a fun and positive environment for themselves and their friends.

Improv ABCs runs for eight weeks and is presented in one hour and 15 minute sessions. Children ages six and seven will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., while those ages eight to 10 will meet from 11:30 a.m.

TONIGHT: Screening of 'Race to Nowhere' at St. Jude

TONIGHT: Screening of 'Race to Nowhere' at St. Jude

ATLANTA -- All of the current interest in education has Metro Atlanta parents talking.

Tonight, St.

Trace your roots at the Doraville Library

Trace your roots at the Doraville Library

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- Curious to learn more about your ancestors and family history?

Genealogist Bonita Hoffmeister will be at the Doraville Library (3748 Central Avenue, 30340) this weekend to help residents do just that.

Anyone who is interested in "Digging for Your Roots," as the program is called, can visit the library between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Hoffmeister will show attendees how to find their ancestors and create a family tree.

For more information, call the Doraville Library at 770-936-3852.

Job fair in DeKalb County today

Job fair in DeKalb County today

DeKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Georgia Sustainable Communities Alliance will hold its inaugural job fair on Tuesday, Mar. 15 at the Downtown Decatur Holiday Inn Conference Center (130 Clairemont Avenue, 30030).

The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees are asked to dress professionally and bring plenty of copies of their résumés.

A number of local, regional and national employers -- including BB&T, Enterprise, Regions Bank and Xerox -- will have booths at the event. There will also be résumé writing and salary negotiation workshops, held free of charge.

For more information about the GSCA, email Derold McIver with BB&T.

Looking to reduce your water use? Start with the bathroom

Looking to reduce your water use? Start with the bathroom

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- Managing local water supplies, drop by drop, is a mainstream concern across the United States.

Many communities are already experiencing a tighter water supply. The statistics are shocking:

* According to a federal report, water shortages are predicted to hit 36 U.S. states by 2013.

* One-third of all counties in the lower 48 states face high risks of water shortages by 2050, with more than 400 of them at extremely high risk.

* Ten U.S. cities, including Atlanta, have been identified as having the most acute exposure to problems that could cause an imbalance in water supply and demand as soon as 2013.

Statistics show that 78 percent of consumers are looking for ways to cut household utility bills and energy costs.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

DORAVILLE, GA -- Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, will celebrate his 107th birthday on Wednesday, Mar. 2, and Doraville children are invited to his birthday party.

The Doraville Library (3748 Central Avenue, 30340) will throw a "Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!" party at 10:30 a.m. on Mar. 2.

With a Dr. Seuss-themed storytime, crafts and a special surprise, this will be an event to remember.

The Dr. Seuss birthday party is appropriate for three- to five-year-old children. No registration is required.

For more information, call the Doraville Library at 770-936-3852.