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Ribbon Cutting Planned for Pedestrian Bridge in Vinings

ATLANTA -- Dignitaries from Cobb and the surrounding area will gather to cut the ribbon on Hermi's Pedestrian Bridge on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 9:30 a.m.

Guest speakers will include Cobb Chairman Tim Lee, Commissioner Bob Ott, Attorney General-elect Sam Olens and Cobb DOT Director Faye DiMassimo. Architect Cecil Alexander will also speak in honor of his wife, after whom the bridge is named.

The bridge, first built in 1904, replaced a ferry operated by Hardy Pace as the primary way to get to Vinings from Buckhead. In 1974, the bridge was bypassed by a modern two-lane structure. The bridge was formally named in 1984 for Hermi Alexander, who was killed by a drunk driver a year earlier.

Cecil Alexander was seriously injured in the accident that killed his wife. The couple had been instrumental in saving the bridge from destruction when it was bypassed.

After falling into disrepair, the bridge was closed to pedestrians in 2006.

Margarita Social Raises Money for Multiple Myeloma Research

ATLANTA -- The second annual Margaritas 4 Myeloma Fundraiser is coming to Noche at Vinings Jubilee (2850 Paces Ferry Road SE, Atlanta, 30339) on Friday, Nov. 19 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

This highly anticipated social event will act as the kickoff for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Race for Research 5K Run/Walk Atlanta, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Piedmont Park.

For a $10 donation, fundraiser attendees will receive a free drink, $2 chicken or fish tacos and $5 Espolon Tequila margaritas, as well as other drink specials. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1; prizes are valued at up to $100 each.

Guests are also asked to bring old cell phones for recycling through FlipSwap's GreenPhone program.

Atlanta's First Comic Con Coming in December

ATLANTA -- Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con, part of North America's largest pop culture tour, is set for Saturday and Sunday, Dec.

Free Seminar Offers Help, Hope to Patients with Blinding Diseases

ATLANTA -- The Foundation Fighting Blindness is hosting its Atlanta Vision Seminar, a free public event for patients diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and related retinal diseases.

The seminar will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Waverly Atlanta Hotel (2450 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, 30339). It will feature expert presentations on the latest retinal research advancements, treatments, clinical trials and low vision rehabilitation.

Speakers for the event include:

* Stephanie L. Vanderveldt, M.D. -- Georgia Retina
* Peter L. Goodwin, M.D. -- Eye Consultants of Atlanta
* Madeleine E. Hackney, Ph.D. -- Atlanta VA Medical Center
* James R. Marston, Ph.D. -- Atlanta VA Rehabilitation R&D Center for Vision Loss
* Timothy Schoen, Ph.D. -- Foundation Fighting Blindness

The seminar is free and open to the public.

Atlanta Diversity & Professional Career Fair

ATLANTA -- Diversity Hiring Expos invites all of Atlanta to participate in the Atlanta Diversity & Professional Career Fair.

The Kennesaw-based recruiting agency will host its fair on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Cobb Galleria Centre (2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, 30339).

Job seekers of all races and education levels are invited to attend. Representatives from a number of top companies, educational institutions and non-profits will be on hand, looking to fill positions in a variety of fields, including sales, accounting/finance, customer service and consulting.

Parking is free and professional dress is required.

Campbell High School Cares

SMYRNA, GA -- On Saturday, Oct. 30, Campbell High School will host a community-wide service event, Campbell Cares.

Students, parents, clubs, organizations and community volunteers will do a variety of service projects within the City of Smyrna, including painting, landscaping and renovation. Project sites include elementary schools, parks and retirement homes.

Campbell students who complete 20 or more hours of service will be honored at school award ceremonies and graduation, receiving the same recognition as participants in athletic and academic events.

Donations for the first Campbell Cares event are greatly appreciated. Donor recognition will be based on levels of contribution ($250, $500 and $1,000 increments).

A Taste of Canada

The World Trade Center of Atlanta in association with The Consulate General of Canada and the Quebec Delegation in Atlanta is hosting “A Taste of Canada” on Tuesday, October 26th from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm.  Enjoy an evening focusing on Canada – our “Neighbour to the North” and the US friend, ally and most important trading partner.  Discover the “World Next Door”: guest speaker Ambassador David Wilkins, former US Ambassador to Canada, taste wines, beers, hors d’oeuvres, music by Canadian jazz singer Jennifer Hanson & her trio, and enter to win tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s OVO and other prizes. Tickets $25 call Lilia Postolachi 404-813-6672 lilia@wtcatlanta.com or http://www.globalatlanta.com/cal/event/2266/.