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Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center to open June 19

Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center to open June 19

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Commissioner Emma I. Darnell, District 5, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and Fulton County Arts and Culture, will celebrate the Grand Opening of the Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center (ACCC) on Thursday, June 19 at 10 a.m.

The grand opening celebration will kick off three days of activities organized to introduce the new facility to the community and increase awareness of the center, its programming and activities. 

The center is located at 3900 Aviation Circle, Atlanta on the grounds of Fulton County Airport – Brown Field.  It is designed as a community gathering place and will focus on the following types of programming:

Black Women Film Festival returns June 13-15

Black Women Film Festival returns June 13-15

ATLANTA -- The Black Women Film Network (BWFN) will present its 10th Annual Black Women Film Festival June 13-15, 2014 in Atlanta.

The three-day event – sponsored by BET Networks, Spelman College, Atlanta Technical College, 11Alive, Moguldom Studios and Madame Noire – kicks off Friday, June 13 at noon at Spelman College (Sci Center NASA Auditorium) with seven films by or about African-American women, including the controversial 72% (directed by Janice Garcia and Jeremy Batchelor), a documentary that explores the single mother phenomenon in the black community.

Award-winning writers, activists artists at Spelman for Octavia Butler Celebration

Award-winning writers, activists artists at Spelman for Octavia Butler Celebration

ATLANTA -- An accomplished group of writers, activists and artists from the speculative fiction and film communities will converge at Spelman College, April 16-17, for the Octavia E. Butler Celebration of Arts and Activism.

Charlotte’s Web Spins “Terrific, Terrific, Terrific” Show April 10 - May 25

Charlotte’s Web Spins “Terrific, Terrific, Terrific” Show April 10 - May 25
Zuckerman’s Famous Pig Brought to Life at Center for Puppetry Arts
 
 
Everyone’s favorite friendly spider and barnyard crew are heading back to the city April 10 - May 25 for all generations to enjoy their tale of friendship. E.B. White’s timeless story, Charlotte’s Web, will wow guests at the Center for Puppetry Arts with its heartwarming wisdom as Charlotte the spider saves Wilbur the pig by using her wits, words and webs.

Center for Puppetry Arts to Display Iconic Mask and Puppets Featured in Disney’s THE LION KING

Center for Puppetry Arts to Display Iconic Mask and Puppets Featured in Disney’s THE LION KING
THE LION KING: Up Close” Exhibit Set to Open on March 11
 
ATLANTA (March 4, 2014) – In partnership with Disney’s THE LION KING and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta, four iconic masks and a puppet from the world famous Broadway musical will soon be on display for Atlanta fans to enjoy. Beginning Tuesday, March 11, THE LION KING: Up Close will be featured at the Center for Puppetry Arts, leading up to the limited engagement of THE LION KING at the Fox Theatre, April 10-27.

Center for Puppetry Arts to Display Iconic Mask and Puppets Featured in Disney’s THE LION KING

Center for Puppetry Arts to Display Iconic Mask and Puppets Featured in Disney’s THE LION KING
THE LION KING: Up Close” Exhibit Set to Open on March 11
 
ATLANTA (March 4, 2014) – In partnership with Disney’s THE LION KING and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta, four iconic masks and a puppet from the world famous Broadway musical will soon be on display for Atlanta fans to enjoy. BeginningTuesday, March 11, THE LION KING: Up Close will be featured at the Center for Puppetry Arts, leading up to the limited engagement of THE LION KING at the Fox Theatre, April 10-27.

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has brought back its Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest for 2014.

This year's theme is Plug into Nature, emphasizing the importance of experiencing wildlife and plants firsthand.

All Georgia students in grades kindergarten through 5 are invited to enter the contest. The top 12 winners' posters will be displayed on the DNR's Flickr site and at the Go Fish Education Center in Perry during the first two weeks in May.

Contest entries are due Apr. 16. Three winners will be picked in four categories (kindergarten, grades 1-2, grades 3-4, grade 5).

Visit georgiawildlife.com for more information about the contest.