tennis ballsThe Druid Hills Golf Club will host Play for Patrick, a  fundraising tennis tournament to benefit the nonprofit Press On, on Friday, May 21, and Saturday, May 22. Press On was created by Erin and Stephen Chance after their three-year-old son, Patrick, was diagnosed with nueroblastoma. The organization raises funds for research into curing childhood cancers. To find out more information about the tournament and to register, visit

Decatur’s Vista Yoga will celebrate May Day on Saturday, May 1, with a day full of fun activities for the whole family, including a free Introduction to Yoga class at noon, a trunk show and modeling of clothing from Beyond Yoga. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with Donation Yoga Classes, then 10 a.m. with regular basic classes, and then at noon, a free intro to yoga class. For directions and more information, visit or call (404) 929-9642.

Northside Hospital is holding free skin cancer screenings in May. Licensed medical staff and physicians will provide participants with full or partial body assessments, conducted in private settings. The community is invited to attend. The screenings will be available Tuesday, May 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Northside Hospital Cancer Center, and Wednesday May 12, from 6 to 8 pm at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Pre-registration is required.  To schedule an appointment, call 404-845-5555 and press “0.” For more information about skin cancer, visit

Atlanta Medical Center’s Same Day Surgery Center recently underwent a complete renovation. The goal was to create a true ambulatory surgery center that allows patients easier access in and out of the facility for check-in and discharge, eliminates the need for patients to navigate the main hospital campus, keeps patient cases in Same Day Surgery instead of sending them to the hospital’s main operating rooms. Operational enhancements include a streamlined patient registration process, decreased room turnover times and more flexible scheduling of surgeries. The facility received aesthetic upgrades such as new furniture and cabinetry, new flooring and curtains, modernized public restrooms.

Oh Baby! Fitness is hosting free prenatal and postnatal exercise classes for Mother’s Day weekend at all of its 20 Atlanta locations on May 7 through 9. Fitness classes are for moms and moms-to-be. More information is available at

Danie Edwards, a licensed medical massage therapist, is now at Arista Spa. If you are suffering from joint pain, arthritis, migraine, poor circulation, or tension, book a Neuro-mechanical acupuncture massage at Arista.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.