Zoo Atlanta free admission this weekend!

The city of Atlanta and Fulton County Family Days are this weekend only! Saturday and Sunday, August 18th and 19th, guests who can show proof of residence or employment in the City of Atlanta or Fulton County will be admitted free. One admission is good for two adults and up to four children. See their website for more details.

Get out and Vote on March 6th!

VoteThe Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections is preparing for the March 6 Presidential Preference Primary. Voters can participate by requesting an absentee ballot in the mail, participating in Advance voting or casting a ballot on March 6. Voters in Georgia do not have to provide a reason to vote prior to Election Day either by mail (absentee voting) or in person (advance voting).

Absentee Voting

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Primary is Friday, March 2, 2012.  Voters can call the Department of Registration and Elections at 404-612-7060 and request that an application for an absentee ballot be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to them. The ballot application can also be downloaded at www.fultoncountyga.gov. The Department recommends that voters request and return the absentee ballot application early so that they can receive, vote and return the ballot well before the deadline.  The completed application can be dropped off, mailed or faxed to the County. The fax number is 404-730-8839.  Voters may also scan the completed application and email it to Marcia.Ridley@fultoncountyga.gov.

Absentee ballots must be completed and returned to the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections by 7 p.m. on the day of the Primary, March 6.  For more information on absentee voting, please call 404-612-7060.  For more information, click here.

Fulton County Citizen Sense

Over the past few weeks, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and the County Manager have initiated a new civic engagement program, called Fulton County ¢itizen $ense. Citizen Sense includes six interactive sessions where they actively engage with residents to hear first hand about our priorities for services and programs.

 There are three remaining sessions in this series.  As Fulton County residents, we have an important perspective on the operations and services of Fulton County Government.  Come share your time and ideas about how we can continue to make our County the best it can be.

  • Tuesday, July 26th at 6:30pm at the Diamond Hall and Conference Center at 5495 Old National Hwy, #C9, College Park. Click here to register.
  • Thursday, July 28th at 6:30pm at the Atlanta Union Mission Carpenter House, 2352 Bolton Road, Atlanta. Click here to register.
  • Saturday, August 6th at 10:30am at Georgia Public Broadcasting, 260 14th Street, Atlanta, GA. Click here to register.

These sessions will be moderated. If you cannot attend one and are interested in giving your opinion, they have posted an online survey.

Center for Puppetry Arts Free Saturdays!

Center for Puppetry ArtsThe Center for Puppetry Arts is offering free museum admission one Saturday per month to Fulton County residents. Visit www.puppet.org and click on the “Free Museum Saturdays” link about halfway down the page. Performances are not included in this offer. Need something to do with the kids? Why not take them to the Puppetry museum!

PuppetsYour family will be amazed by the over 350 puppets on display in the museum. Puppets include Chinese hand puppets, Indonesian shadow puppets and African rod puppets, along with American puppets like some of Jim Henson’s puppets from the Dark Crystal and the Labryinth as well as Pigs in Space from the Muppet Show. Don’t miss out! Next dates are April 2nd and May 7th.