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April 28th, 2005 Weekly Newsletter
dtnATL 042805: A Walk(America) in the Park
The country's oldest walking event will kick off one of its many walks this weekend in downtown Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park. WalkAmerica supports research and programs that help fight threats to the health of the 470,000 babies in the U.S. who are born too soon every year.

If you can't join us to walk, please support the team with a financial contribution to the March of Dimes. You can contribute by going to

March Of Dimes WalkAmerica
@ Centennial Olympic Park   Saturday, April 30th 7:30a
This weekend hundreds of Metro Atlantans are expected to lace up their tennis shoes and make their way to WalkAmerica all in the name of babies! After meeting in the designated meeting spots, walkers and sponsors will rally together at the "Start" line and will be continuously greeted by volunteers cheering them along the designated route. After finishing, walkers will enjoy lunch and explore sponsor booths and family activities.

As the organizationfls largest fundraiser, this year's WalkAmerica will once again focus on the fight against premature births. Premature birth is a silent crisis with 1 in 8 babies born too soon every day in the state of Georgia. Since its beginning 35 years ago, WalkAmerica has raised more than $1 billion to help give babies a fighting chance and takes place on the last weekend in April in nearly 1,500 locations across the nation.

The Downtowners April Happy Hour
@ Sidebar   Thursday, April 28th
Come see the newly-expanded Sidebar -- three times original size!

Try your hand at foosball, pool and experience Downtown's only air hockey table. Plus enjoy a drink, signature hors d'oeuvres & fabulous door prizes!

SunTrust Lunch on Broad
@ Downtown Atlanta's Historic Fairlie-Poplar District   Friday April 29th
Bask in the warmth of Atlanta's magnificent weather and soak up the sounds of local musicians at SunTrust Lunch on Broad.

This free weekly lunchtime series brings the feel of overseas leisure to Downtown Atlanta. All the romance of Europe and all the tastes and smells of international gourmet foods are found right in the middle of our city.

Red Crush
@ The Mark   Friday April 29th
The Crush party is back by popular demand and love is in the air. Simply send an email for the CRUSH list and let SURFACE extend the invitation. Provide them with the required contact info (email address or phone number) and they will send an invitation to your crush on your behalf "without revealing your name" and cordially invite him/her out to the event.

Upon arrival, a red flower will be presented to you along with two free drinks for you and the person your revealing your crush to. The Mark will be transformed into a seductive underground den where the theme is Crushes & everthing is Red. SURFACE will be creating an ambiance for everyone with Red Lights, Red Ballons, Red Drinks Specials & more.

Thornton Wilder's Our Town
@ New American Shakespeare Tavern   thru SUN MAY 1
The Tavern becomes small town America this spring. Our stage set will be stripped bare to bring the love story of George and Emily to life including all of the characters in their lives ... in our lives ... in our town.

Narrated by Artistic Director Jeff Watkins as Wilder's Stage Manager, The Tavern's production of this modern classic is sure to warm your heart, to bring you to smile, and to make your eyes glisten.

Tiki Torch Night's First Anniversary Celebration
@ Trader Vic's - Hilton Downtown   Saturday April 30th
Tongo Hiti will be performing, along with King Kukulele from Los Angeles. Dames Aflame a Go Go will provide some sexy tropical terpsichory as will the polynesian/tahitian dance troupe "Hula Halau Kapilialoha".

It's $7 to get in, unless you're buying dinner at Trader Vic's, then the admission fee is waived. And parking is always free in the Hilton basement lot (just have the hostess validate your ticket). Mai tai's are on sale for just $4.50 all night long.

2005 Downtown Neighborhood Festival and Tour of Lofts
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