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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Center for Puppetry Arts

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Center for Puppetry Arts

It's back! After a sensational and fully sold-out first run at the Center for Puppetry Arts, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ is soaring back into town to once again charm Atlanta audiences this holiday season. You won’t want to miss this faithful adaptation of the wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

Adapted and directed by the Center’s Artistic Director, Jon Ludwig, the production is based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated special and provides the audience with the opportunity to experience the timeless tale of Rudolph and his misfit friends live on stage. Opening on November 3, Ludwig’s faithful adaptation includes all of the beloved characters such as Hermey, the elf who is an aspiring dentist, Yukon Cornelius, and the Abominable Snow Monster.

Atlanta Gets Grinched: The Grinch Set to Make Community Appearances October 22-23

Atlanta Gets Grinched: The Grinch Set to Make Community Appearances October 22-23

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch … The holiday-loathing star of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Musical” is set to make his mark on the city as he prepares for the Atlanta debut of his touring Broadway musical, playing at the Fox Theatre from November 29-December 4. Families will have the chance to get up-close-and-personal with the misunderstood green villain himself during this special visit to Atlanta.

The appearance schedule for The Grinch is as follows.  Unless otherwise noted, The Grinch will be available for autographs, photos and more!

Saturday, October 22

  • Barnes & Noble: Book Reading and Press Conference (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)

The Grinch will entertain little ones with a reading of his story, and he’ll be available for photos after the book reading.

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces Seniors for Seniors Program

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces  Seniors for Seniors Program

 

Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) is initiating a Seniors for Seniors program, providing a way for seniors age 65 and older to adopt senior golden retrievers (10 years and older) by waiving the adoption fee or facilitating a permanent foster home arrangement.

In the last few years, Adopt a Golden Atlanta, the largest golden retriever rescue in the Southeast and fourth largest in the US, has seen an increase in the number of older dogs coming into the program – either due to passing of their owner or because of economic reasons.  “We’ve seen a four-fold increase in the number of seniors we’ve taken in,” reports Lauren Genkinger, AGA’s president and founder.  “So we’re announcing this program that is a win-win for both seniors involved – the human and the golden retriever,” she continues.

For many breeds, such as golden retrievers, the average life span has been 10 to 12 years, but with the current a

Create Your Life Vision & True Calling

Create Your Life Vision & True Calling

For as long as I can remember I’ve been visioning. When I was a kid, the teachers used to call it daydreaming. However, as an adult I’ve come to appreciate its’ value.

Visioning is a powerful tool and force that creates new realities. Positive visioning with God’s guidance helps you live your best and truest life.

Visioning has been a secret ingredient to having a wonderful 19 year marriage, building a business, writing books, & raising millions of dollars for charity. Having a ‘family vision’ with my husband has been a steady force in raising three kids whilst staying balanced and sane. (Most of the time anyway).

Gwinnett Place Hosts Movies Under the Stars Screening of "Despicable Me" on October 8

Gwinnett Place Hosts Movies Under the Stars Screening of "Despicable Me" on October 8

 

Gwinnett Place invites local families and friends to gather at the mall to enjoy an evening of entertainment!  On Saturday, October 8, Gwinnett Place will host an exciting and free family event, Movies Under The Stars, sponsored by The Korea Daily, where shoppers can experience fun, games and the featured film Despicable Me.   Prior to the movie, enjoy Kidgits Club activities and tasty concessions for all until dusk, when the movie will begin.

 

Gather the family and come to Gwinnett Place for an exciting evening of film and fun.  Guests are invited to come early to take advantage of the fantastic shopping and grab a bite to eat in the mall Food Court. The event will be held in the parking lot between Belk and JCPenney.

Callaway Gardens Harvest Moon Festival Tickets Giveaway

Callaway Gardens Harvest Moon Festival Tickets Giveaway

On Oct 6-9, Callaway Gardens plays host to the first ever Harvest Moon Festival, a family-friendly music and food event like no other.

The festival kicks off Thursday, Oct 6 with our Harvest Feast, hosted by The Food Network’s Claire Robinson.  Robinson will provide a demonstration on how to use fresh ingredients and then guests will dine on a farm-to-table dinner while taking in performances from a diverse trio of talented singer-songwriters, including Joe Purdy and Nic Cowan.

Weekend musical guests include Georgia’s own B-52s, Mat Kearny, Shawn Colvin, the Gin Blossoms, and Big Head Todd, just to name a few.  In between sets you can sample food from some of the area’s finest farm-to-table restaurants.  We’ll also have college football on TV so you won’t miss a snap, and an expanded Farmers Market featuring local produce, baked goods and more.. 

Staying Calm Amidst the Storms of Life

Staying Calm Amidst the Storms of Life

 

There are so many storms in life.

Within a few months span my husband and I moved with our three teens from OH to GA (think culture shock here).  We lost our friends and our foundation went from being rock solid to quick sand  (think white water rafting here).   The kids changed schools (think fear here).  I stopped working my business (think identity crisis here).  Then, my Dad was diagnosed with cancer and my parents moved in with us.  (yes, think overload here.)

It’s not just me.