Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/5/17

November 24th to December 12th, 12 PM to 8 PM every day of the week!


The joy of the holiday season begins at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center with The Christmas at Callanwolde Designer Show House– an Atlanta holiday tradition for 40 years! Visitors of all ages will enjoy touring the 27,000 square-foot historic mansion elaborately decorated by Atlanta’s top interior and floral designers, as well as professional holiday displays, an expansive artists’ market, and themed events for all ages. Every room inspires and captures the spirit of the season. Callanwolde holds something for every member of the family.


By evening, see the 12-acre campus of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in a new light- every building on the grounds will shine with professional light displays by Illuminating Design.


Christmas at Callanwolde offers a variety of opportunities to celebrate the season with daily events including:


  • Tours
  • Live Entertainment
  • Holiday Shopping
  • Family Activities

Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door (credit or debit card only).

Information and Tickets


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/5/17

Volunteers Are Hard at Work on 2017’s Biggest Fundraiser


ATLANTA, GA The Atlanta Speech School Guild will hold its 44th Annual Language and Literacy Gala – the longest running charity event in Atlanta – on Sunday, November 12, 2017, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Capital City Club in Brookhaven. Several hundred attendees are expected to turn out in support of the Speech School’s mission to help each child reach his or her potential through language and literacy. The festive annual fundraiser will feature a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, as well as dinner and dancing.


Volunteers held a kick-off reception on April 25 at The Atlanta Speech School, to announce the date and begin working on The Speech School Guild’s biggest annual fundraiser. The Guild provides the School with financial support, classroom and library volunteers, and works to generate community interest in the School and its services. During the 2016-17 academic year, the Speech School awarded $1.5 million in financial aid, in keeping with founder Kitty Hamm’s belief that financial circumstances should not prevent a child from receiving an education and services that could profoundly impact his or her quality of life. The Guild’s annual Gala will help maintain this important legacy of providing financial support to families in need of its services for the 2017-18 school year and beyond.


The 2017 Language & Literacy Gala co-chairs are Amy Musarra Kramer, Margaret Anne Masters and Liz Eager. The Guild President is Suzanne Deriso. A Patron Party for supporters and sponsors of the Gala will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26 at the home of Wendy and Will Stengel.


View photos from this year’s kick-off event here.


For information about corporate and family sponsorship opportunities, donations for the silent auction, or to purchase tickets, please click here or contact the school at 404.233.5332.

Acworth Beer and Wine Festival 2017

Date: Saturday, November 4th

Time: 1 pm

About: The fourth annual Acworth Beer & Wine Fest will be held on Saturday, November 4th from 1 – 5 pm in Historic Downtown Acworth. We will have over 100 beers as well as a selection of wine and cider. There will be live music, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase. The beer and wine list will be added to the website soon. Tickets are on sale for $40 and will be $50 the day of the event.


All information here!

The Tater Tot Crawl 2017

Date: Saturday, November 4th

Time: 12 pm

About: It’s the first annual Tater Tot Crawl. Yes, you heard us right! Come stroll throughout the heart of Midtown drinking beers, tasting tots, watching football, and making hundreds of new friends. Your ticket includes complimentary signature tater tot sample baskets at each stop, tater tot bar crawl map with a tater tot crawl guide, beer and additional tot specials at each bar for purchase, and football on TV. Participating bars include Publik Atlanta (registration 12 pm to 2 pm), Escorpión, World of Beer, Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant Midtown Atlanta, Joe’s on Juniper, and The Nook  On Piedmont Park. Some samples of beer and food specials include $5 Irish breakfast shot at Publik, $2 Tecate cans at Escorpion, Baked potato tater tot at World of Beer, Jalapeno popper tater tot casserole at Fado, and more. While crawling make sure you vote for your favorite tot, as well as the most unique. Tickets are $20.


All information here!