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News - Speak Out For Peace

The two-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq will be commemorated Fri., March 18, with a march and rally from CNN to Woodruff Park. The rally's organizer, the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition, is calling for an end to the U.S. occupation. Rally speakers will include veterans of the Iraq wars and family members of soldiers. The coalition is a local group that advocates for peace and is working toward an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Participants are asked to bring signs - and loud voices.

The march will assemble at 5 p.m. at the corner of Marietta Street and Centennial Olympic Park. For more info, call 404-522-4500 or visit www.georgiapeace.org.

BUCKHEAD BUSINESS: The Buckhead Business Association meets Thursday mornings for breakfast at Anthony's Restaurant, 3109 Piedmont Road. The next meeting will be Thurs., March 17. For more info, visit www.buckheadbusiness.org.

LAKE CLAIRE CITIZENS: The Lake Claire Neighbors group meets the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Frazer Center, 1815 Ponce de Leon Ave. The next meeting will be Thurs., March 17. For more info, e-mail comm@lakeclaire.org.

BERKELEY PARKERS: The Berkeley Park Neighborhood Association, on Atlanta's west side, meets the third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Atlanta Senior Citizens Services Center, 1705 Commerce Drive. The next meeting will be Mon., March 21. For more info, visit www.berkeleypark.org.

VA-HIGHLANDERS: Neighborhood Planning Unit-F, which includes Virginia-Highland, meets the third Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Morningside Presbyterian Church, 1411 Morningside Drive. The next meeting will be Mon., March 21. For more info, call 404-885-9846.

CANDLER PARKERS: The Candler Park Neighborhood Organization meets the third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1561 McLendon Ave. The next meeting will be Mon., March 21. For more info, visit www.candlerpark.org.

MIDTOWN NEIGHBORS: The Midtown Neighbors Association meets every fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Metropolis, 943 Peachtree St. The next meeting will be Thurs., March 24. For more info, visit www.midtownatlanta.org.

INMAN INITIATIVE: Neighborhood Planning Unit-N, which covers Inman Park, gets together the fourth Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1561 McLendon Ave. The next meeting will be Thurs., March 24. For more info, call 404-523-9922.

YOUNG BUCKHEADERS: Buckhead Rotaract, a community service organization for professionals in their 20s and 30s, meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at La Madeleine, 35 W. Paces Ferry Road. The next meeting will be Mon., March 28. For more info, visit www.buckheadrotaract.org.

VA-HIGHLAND GOES CIVIC: The Virginia-Highland Civic Association meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Ponce de Leon Library, 980 Ponce de Leon Ave. The next meeting will be Mon., April 4. For more info, visit www.vahi.org.

PINE HILL RESIDENTS: Neighborhood Planning Unit-B, which covers the ­hood that stretches from Pine Hill to north Buckhead, meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2715 Peachtree St. The next meeting will be Tues., April 5. For more info, call 404-233-1355.

ANSLEY PARK MEETS: Neighborhood Planning Unit-E, which covers Ansley Park, meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Peachtree Branch Library, 1315 Peachtree St. The next meeting will be Wed., April 6. For more info, call 404-330-6911.

MORNINGSIDERS: The Morningside/Lenox Park Association meets the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Morningside Presbyterian Church, 1411 Morningside Drive. The next meeting will be Mon., April 11. For more info, visit www.mlpa.org.

REYNOLDSTOWN RESIDENTS: The Reynoldstown Civic Improvement League meets the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at Lang Carson Community Center, 100 Flat Shoals Ave. The next meeting will be Mon., March 11. For more info, call 404-525-4130, ext. 16.

BUCKHEAD GREENSPACE: The North Buckhead Civic Association, which is trying to expand the community's greenspace and protect parts of the Blue Heron Nature Preserve along Nancy Creek, will hold its next meeting Tues., April 12, 7 p.m., at Wieuca Road Baptist Church, 3626 Peachtree Road. For more info, visit www.nbca.org.

HOME PARK CONVENES: The Home Park Community Improvement Association meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at 10th Street United Methodist Church, 425 10th St. The next meeting will be Tues., April 12. Topics include updates on the Atlantic Station project. For more info, visit www.homepark.org.

DOWNTOWN ATLANTANS: The Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association, in the heart of Atlanta, meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Central Library, 1 Margaret Mitchell Square. The next meeting will be Tues., April 12. For more info, e-mail downtownatl@hotmail.com.

PONCEY-HIGHLAND PEEPS: The Poncey-Highland Neighborhood Association gets together the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Druid Hills Baptist Church, 1084 Ponce de Leon Ave. The next meeting will be Wed., April 20. For more info, visit www.ponceyhighland.org.

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