Life House Atlanta
Life House Atlanta was founded in 2018 with the mission of supporting the 16.8 million people in the US today who care for a child with a disability or with a complex medical condition. To highlight the need for their nonprofit—which provides specialized care for children so caregivers can take a much-needed break—Life House will host the Georgia premiere of the documentary “Unseen: How We’re Failing Parent Caregivers and Why It Matters,” on October 2. Learn more about caregiving through the lives of the Ronne family and how you can be a catalyst for change at the premiere.
5920 Roswell Rd., Unit C-103, Sandy Springs. www.lifehouseatlanta.org
22nd Annual Merrick’s Walk
Bring the stigma around eating disorders out of the shadows by participating in the 22nd Annual Merrick’s Walk on October 16. The 2.7-mile walk helps support EDIN (EDucation and INsight on Eating Disorder), an organization focused on being a local resource for those wanting to learn more about eating disorders, those seeking help and those who provide eating disorders treatment and care.
215 Chastain Park Ave. NW. www.myedin.org/merrickswalk
Ava Smith is the new Teen Miss Georgia Earth! A 14-year-old freshman at Roswell High School, Ava took home the crown in June and will represent Georgia in the national Miss Earth USA contest in Orlando in January. An honors student, volleyball player and musician, Ava is a recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award and an active member in her family’s volunteer group, Little Helpers. Ava is proud to support Miss Earth USA’s mission of environmental preservation while empowering female activists.
From teaching children how to use chopsticks to educating adults on how to celebrate the Japanese festival Tanabata, Sachi Takahara has spent her life teaching generations of Atlantans about her culture at Nakato. As the multi-generation family restaurant celebrates 50 years this October, you can count on the same fresh fish flown in from Japan along with some very special events. Broaden your horizons and experience the only Tatami rooms in the Southeast or host an event in the lively hibachi room.
1776 Cheshire Bridge Rd. NE., Atlanta. www.nakatorestaurant.com