Pedestrians diverted to temporary sidewalk in Ashford-Dunwoody area
As construction of the Diverging-Diamond Interchange (DDI) at Ashford Dunwoody Road and I-285 continues, removal of existing sidewalks on the Ashford Dunwoody Road Bridge is currently under way. Beginning today, April 24, pedestrians must use the temporary sidewalk on the east side of the bridge (the same side as the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel and Ravinia corporate campus) until further notice.
The Ashford Dunwoody at I-285 DDI project, which was initiated by the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts, is the first DDI in Georgia and is an effort toward a low-cost solution to improve traffic flow and safety.
French philosopher to speak at Emory
Jacques Rancière, whom Emory University officials describe as “one of the most prominent and influential philosophers writing today,” will give a free lecture,” Telling, Showing, Doing: The Poetics and Politics of Fiction,” on Wednesday, April 25, at 6 p.m. According to Emory, Ranciére is recognized as a major contributor to contemporary thought and has had wide-ranging impact on fields as diverse as politics, philosophy, visual arts, literature, history, media studies and teaching. The lecture, open to the public, will be held at Emory University, White Hall, Room 208. For directions and additional information, visit http://french.emory.edu/events/index.html.
MJCCA to celebrate Israel Independence Day
Yom Ha’Atzmaut - Israel Independence Day celebration will be Thursday, April 26,
5 - 7 p.m., at Marcus Jewish Community Center Atlanta at Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. The event, celebrating the modern state of Israel’s 64th birthday, is free and open to the community. The program will feature activities and crafts for children, Israeli dancing, face painting, a choir performance by the Greenfield Hebrew Academy Choir, sports, games and more. Kosher food will be available for purchase from Goodfriend’s Grill. Complimentary dessert will be served. For more information, contact Rabbi Brian Glusman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final Lunch & Learn sessions set
The final sessions in the DeKalb County’s series of Lunch & Learn sessions to help residents get healthy will be Wednesday, April 25. “Healthy Children, Low Cost Insurance,” presented in partnership with West End Medical Centers’ PeachREACH program, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. “Healthy Lifestyle,” presented in partnership with Central Michigan University, will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Both sessions will be in the Manuel Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur. Healthy Children, Low Cost Insurance provides information on low-cost health insurance for children and application assistance to qualified applicants. Healthy Lifestyle will cover ways to live a healthy lifestyle by incorporating simple strategies into everyday routines.
The Lunch & Learn sessions are free and open to the public; however, space is limited and registration is required to receive lunch. For more information or to register, e-mail email@example.com.