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Movie screening to address growing childhood obesity problem

Movie screening to address growing childhood obesity problem

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Georgia currently ranks second in the nation for childhood obesity. While schools alone cannot solve this problem, they can help students adopt new ways to eat well and prevent bullying.

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the Georgia Department of Education will host a screening of The Fat Boy Chronicles at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta to open up a discussion about childhood obesity in Georgia.

The Fat Boy Chronicles offers an extraordinary look into the everyday life of an overweight teenager who takes it upon himself to stop the abuse he encounters at school. Jason Winn, the film's director, will be present to speak after the screening, as will co-authors Diane Lang and Michael Buchanan, and other health experts from throughout Metro Atlanta.

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.

 

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.

The Atlanta Opera will offer a free sneak preview in conjunction with National Opera Week

Opera with an Edge – Free Season Preview

Sunday, November 6, 2011 @ 7:30 p.m.

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

In conjunction with National Opera Week, The Atlanta Opera will offer a live sneak preview of the 2011-2012 season. “Opera with an Edge” features opera aficionado and long-time Atlanta Opera supporter Bob Edge, providing brief overviews of each of the season’s titles. Mr.

'Moulin Rouge' screening to benefit Susan G. Komen

'Moulin Rouge' screening to benefit Susan G. Komen

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Earl Smith Strand Theatre on Marietta Square is teaming up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to raise money during National Breast Cancer Month.

On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Strand will screen Moulin Rouge, the hit 2001 film starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, with 50 percent of ticket proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

"As a nonprofit, it's easy to get caught up in your own fundraising needs, especially in this tough economy," said Cassi Costoulas, director of business developing and marketing for the theatre.

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NETHERWORLD Haunted House Returns for its 15th Season as a Top Halloween Destination

NETHERWORLD  Haunted House Returns for its 15th Season as a Top Halloween Destination

GETTING OLDER ISN’T SCARY FOR NETHERWORLD
Legendary Haunted House Celebrates 15 Years of Fear in 2011!