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Friday, February 28, 2014

Chairman John Eaves to Host Crime & Safety Summit

Chairman John Eaves to Host Crime & Safety Summit
Police and Criminal Justice Professionals Tell Residents How to Make Our Streets Safer

WHO:             Chairman John H. Eaves

WHAT:           Responding to the concerns of residents in several areas of our county, Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chairman John Eaves will host an informational meeting for residents featuring judges, prosecutors and the Chiefs of Police from both Fulton County and the City of Atlanta.  The group will gather to tell neighbors ways they can potentially prevent crime.  The crime and safety summit comes following reports of several break-ins and home invasions in metro Atlanta. 

Speakers at event will include:

Chief George Turner, Atlanta Police Department
Chief Cassandra Jones, Fulton County Police Department
Chief of Police Felipe Usury, Fulton County Schools 
Ceasar Mitchell, Atlanta City Council President
Paul L. Howard, Jr., Fulton County District Attorney
Chief Judge Gail S. Tusan, Superior Court of Fulton County
Chief Judge Bradley J. Boyd, Fulton County Juvenile Court
Judge Jane Morrison, Fulton County State Court

Residents who have an interest in learning how to deter crime in their community are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information on this event, contact Darryl Carver, Director of External Affairs for Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves at (404) 612-8238 or (678) 613-2396.  Chairman Eaves’ office can also be reached via social media on Twitter @JohnEaves and Facebook /JohnHEaves.

WHEN:           Thursday March 6, 2014, 7:00 p.m.  (NOTE THE TIME CHANGE)

WHERE:        Cascade United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
3144 Cascade Road, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30311

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Check Out Sonic Sensation at The Children's Museum of Atlanta! (Photos) @ImagineItCMA
Saturday, February 15, 2014 Through Sunday, June 1, 2014

Listen up and sound off on a multi-sensory adventure! Your kids will be all ears during this highly engaging exhibit that offers a fun and informative opportunity for visitors to experience the sonic world and sensation of being surrounded by everyday sounds. My boys had a blast visiting the Sonic Sensation exhibit at the Children's Museum of Atlanta today!

Sonic Sensation features a variety of interactive, hands-on activities for children to see, feel and hear sound. Visitors can experiment with pitch, test their listening skills, create a movie soundtrack and much more.  As your kids engage with multiple learning stations throughout the exhibit, they will discover key listening skills through the science of sound and hearing.
Ear This!
Put your best face forward. How do you look with the ears of an elephant? How bout a bat? Fun family photo op!!
The Scream Chamber
Step into a soundproof chamber and let out a roar! A partner reads the decibel meter on the outside. Compare your decibels to other animal sounds on a chart. Are you as loud as a howler monkey? The competition gets fierce and funny!
The Seeing Sound
Adjust frequency (speed with which a repetitive sound wave repeats itself) and amplitude (the height of a sound wave) knobs to drive the big speakers at each end of a clear tube. Watch the contents of the tube "dance" in all kinds of interesting patterns.
The Invisible Orchestra
Wave your hands in the air and dance on a carpet to play notes. A camera overhead shows you on the monitor. Move your hands and feet to the motion-sensing zones to play different sounds. Make several zones sound at once!
The Hearing Test
Listen to different pitches. What frequencies can you hear with your right ear? Left ear? Record your results on a chart.
How Do We Hear?
What's inside your ear? Find out with this large-scale ear model. Launch a billiard ball to show how sound hitting our eardrums sends signals to our brain.
Critters in the Cupboard
Hide the "cat" or "cricket" in a kitchen cupboard and ask a partner to find it by listening only - no peeking!
Measuring Sounds
Tap a xylophone to try different notes. The display will show you their frequencies.

For more information about this great exibit, please visit:

Sonic Sensation was created by Sciencenter of Ithaca, New York.

Sonic Sensation is presented in Atlanta by Ford Motor Company Fund and Kaiser Permanente. Major funding for the Museum is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of Fulton County Arts and Culture.  Printing Courtesy of Primerica and Ernst & Young.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

It's Contest Time! PLEASE, LOUISE Giveaway!

It's contest time! Head on over to Shadra Strickland's blog: for the PLEASE, LOUISE giveaway! 

In 200 words or less, tell Shadra your favorite library experience. 1st place winner will receive:

• A signed copy of PLEASE, LOUISE
• PLEASE, LOUISE poster and bookmark
• A Jump In Studio tote bag (for books, of course)
• A 3-month hardcover subscription to

Winners will be announced on March 4th!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Watch My Video on Youth Sports Safety (Video) #Playsafe

Watch my video produced by the The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation on youth sports safety. 

Let's help kids #playsafe

Just as children need safe food to eat and clean air to breathe, in order to flourish children also need opportunities for safe play

Join @ythsportssafety  founder Dr David Satcher for Feb26 live @BlankFoundation webcast on #PlaySafe View webcast via

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Making Play Safe for Kids Live Webstream - Wednesday, February 26 @ 6 p.m. EST

Just as children need safe food to eat and clean air to breathe, in order to flourish children also need opportunities for safe play. 

Join @ythsportssafety  founder Dr David Satcher for Feb26 live @BlankFoundation webcast on #PlaySafe View webcast via