Pryor Fine Art will celebrate its new name and 2oth anniversary on Bennett Street on Friday, Sept. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will double as a benefit for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, with a portion of the proceeds from pre-sales and the first week’s sales donated to Children’s. Currently, the gallery represents more than 40 artists from Atlanta as well as throughout the United States. Pryor Fine Art is located at 22-F Bennett St. in Buckhead. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.pryorfineart.com.
The Georgia Trust 2010 Atlanta Fall Ramble is Sept. 10 to 12 with the theme, Old Charm Meets New South. Explore Atlanta’s historic landmarks and homes and learn about the craftsmanship behind their restorations. There will be special tours of the Fox Theatre, Oakland Cemetery, Ansley Park, Inman Park, and other intown neighborhoods. Visit www.georgiatrust.org for more information.
The 4th annual Walk of HEROes 5K is Saturday, Sept. 11. The 5K Run/Walk, To Trot and Community Hero Fun Day helps those with developmental disabilities, substance addictions and mental health illnesses served by the DeKalb Community Service Board. Located at the Richardson Health Center , 445 Winn Way in Decatur, registration is from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.; 5K at 9 a.m. and Tot Trot at 10 a.m. Registration fees are $15 for 5K and $5 for Tot Trot. www.dekcsb.org
Join thousands of Atlantans for the 20th annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run on Sunday, Oct. 17. This year’swWalk returns to Piedmont Park with check-in starting at noon. The walk starts at 2 p.m., and the 5K run starts at 1:45 p.m. Weather permitting, the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display, along with the AIDS Walk Atlanta commemorative quilt. The largest and most visible fundraising event for AIDS in the Southeast, the event makes it possible for AID Atlanta and nine other AIDS service organizations to continue the work to stop the spread of HIV and optimize the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS. For more information or to register, visit www.aidswalkatlanta.com or call (404) 876-9255.
Oakland Cemetery will host the annual Sunday in the Park from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3. Sunday in the Park is a Victorian street festival offering fun and entertainment for all ages. Guests can enjoy a memorable afternoon of food from Six Feet Under, The Varsity, Tin Lizzy’s, Doc Chey’s and more. Don’t miss Doug Lothes and his farewell performance of Gone With the Wind in Twenty Minutes. There will be a variety of live musical entertainment, including The Serenaders, The Roy Glenn Key Band, Vauxhall Garden Variety Players and the Bow Weevils, an artist’s market, living history demonstrations, storytellers and Irish dancers. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. Admission for children 3 and under is free. www.oaklandcemetery.com.
The YWCA and Belk are presenting this year’s Open Your Purse event to raise funds and awareness for the YWCA’s Women in Transition and Supportive Housing program. The event showcases hundreds of handbags (including celebrity signed and designer bags), which attendees can purchase during a live and silent auction on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead, 3315 Peachtree. For more information visit www.ywcaatlanta.org.
St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church is hosting its 36th annual Middle East Festival Sept. 17 -19 with music, dancing, crafts and food. There will be an extensive menu of food – from hummus and kibbee to tabouleh and kababs – and a cultural fashion show. The newly expanded church will also be open for tours. Hours for the festival are 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m . on Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. St. Elias is at 2045 Ponce de Leon Ave. www.steliasofatlanta.org.
September brings the return of the Decatur Business Association’s Concerts on the Square and Blue Sky Concerts. Concerts on the Square, sponsored by Wachovia, are presented every Saturday night in September beginning at 7 p.m. and feature an eclectic mix of music. Blue Sky Concerts are held every Wednesday in September from noon until 1 p.m. at the bandstand on the square and sponsored by SunTrust. Bring a picnic or try one of the many restaurants in Decatur before or after the shows. The Blue Sky line-up includes The Dammages (Sept. 1); The Jim Pearce Band (Sept. 8); Angela Easterling (Sept. 15); Wendy Jans (Sept. 22); and The Conundrums (Sept. 30). The Concerts on the Square feature Zydeco T (6:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Decatur Book Festival); Gwen Hughes & The Retro Jazz Kats (Sept. 11); Stratogeezer (Sept. 18); and JazzChronic (Sept. 25). www.decaturdba.com.