January 2019 Around Town

MLK Day of Service

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” –Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

MLK Day isn’t just another day off, it’s about finding ways we can come together and serve our community. On Monday, Jan. 21, you will find many opportunities around Atlanta to give back. Be sure to plan ahead as volunteer spots may get filled up. Check out these organizations for volunteer opportunities. 

  • Hands on Atlanta
  • MLK Service Project
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank
  • Simply United Together
  • Trees Atlanta

EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. 

EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. (formerly South Cobb Homeschoolers) has joined with the South Cobb Regional Library to host the Annual EPIC Education Resource Fair featuring local educational resources and workshops for the community as well as for parents of any school-aged child.

This event is free and will feature door prizes, local exhibitors as well as workshops.

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road Southwest, Mableton

New to the Battery Atlanta in 2019

An outdoors store, an escape room, a nail salon and a 9,000-square-foot virtual-reality experience center are all scheduled to open this year at the Battery Atlanta. 

The VOID, a virtual reality center, will be opening a 9,000-square-foot space on Battery Avenue, adjacent to the Coca-Cola Roxy. Guests will experience state-of-the-art virtual reality technology, physical stages and multi-sensory effects that include touch and smell. 

Rock/Creek, a Chattanooga-based outdoors store, will be taking over a 17,000-square-foot space inside the Battery Atlanta. It is expected to become their flagship store. 

The Escape Game will be occupying a 5,000-square-foot space and will feature rooms that will require teamwork in order to beat the 60-minute clock and escape the room. 

Allure Nail Bar will be located next to Select Shades, in a 3,100-square-foot space, and will feature the latest advances in beauty care.