Friday, February 27, 2015

Atlanta Fair Kicks Off 35th Anniversary Season Tonight! Atlanta’s Favorite Fair Wheels into Town for Annual City Tradition through April 5



ATLANTA (February 27, 2015) – Rain, sleet or snow, the show must go on! Atlanta Fair celebrates 35 years of amusement with its highly anticipated return to Turner Field Friday, February 27 – Sunday, April 5! Whether it is cotton candy cravings or gleeful games galore, this year’s fair melts the winter blues and shakes up spring with memorable merriment for all ages. Don’t wait for sunny days to enjoy the marvelous Midway – Atlanta Fair is your winter weekend getaway!

Fair entrance fees are $1 for children shorter than 36”. For guests taller than 36”, fair entrance fees are $3 (Monday –Thursday); $5 (Friday, Saturday afternoon and Sunday); $8 (Saturday evening), and children under 2 are FREE. Individual ride tickets can be purchased for $1.25 each or unlimited ride armbands are available for $25 each. To purchase tickets, please visit eventbee.com/atlantafair/.


Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Partners with Area Simon Malls to Offer Cookies at Four Locations Across Georgia

Lenox Square, Mall of Georgia, Northlake Mall and Town Center at Cobb are hosting Girl Scout Cookie Booths through early March


ATLANTA (February 26, 2015) – Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta has once again teamed up with Simon Malls  throughout the metro area this cookie season to offer customers an even easier way to purchase Girl Scout Cookies. Now through Tuesday, March 10, Girl Scout troops will be hosting Girl Scout Cookie Booths between the hours of4 - 7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Saturdays and 12 - 6 p.m. on Sundays at the following three Simon properties in Georgia: Mall of Georgia, Northlake Mall and Town Center at Cobb. Girl Scout troops will also host a Cookie Booth at Lenox Square between the hours of 4 - 7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Saturdays and 12 - 6 p.m. on Sundays until Monday, March 2.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Angels on Earth Luncheon Celebrates The Power to Heal #AOE15

Focusing on The Power to Heal, the Angels on Earth Luncheon will bring together an exciting panel on Friday, February 27th, 2015.


Focusing on The Power to Heal, the annual Angels on Earth Luncheon to benefit Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital will bring together an exciting panel on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at the Cherokee Town Club. The panel including Chef Steven Satterfield, Executive Chef of Miller Union, and Dr. Eric Mininberg of the Piedmont Cancer Institute, will discuss the important intersection of nutrition, mindfulness and spirituality as a brief look into the services and programs provided by Cancer Wellness at Piedmont. To purchase tickets for the luncheon, visit https://donate.piedmont.org/angels

STEM Expo at Fernbank Science Center


SlingShot Screening Promoted by Fernbank LINKS Robotics & Team 4468

The purpose of the expo is to show students and their parents about STEM learning opportunities in the various robotics competitions centered at Fernbank Science Center.  Visitors will have the chance to drive real robots, and meet past and present team members, parents, mentors, sponsors and coaches to get the whole story about the dynamics of participating on a robotics team.


SlingShot is a documentary film about Dean Kamen’s invention of an energy efficient vapor compression distiller that can turn any unfit source of water (seawater, poisoned well water, river sludge, etc.) into potable, safe water without any need for chemical additives or filters. 




Intended for use in the developing world, the SlingShot purifier is designed to require little to no maintenance. Kamen sees access to clean water as a key building block for progress in much of the developing world.

 


For more information, call Fernbank Science Center at 678-874-7102 or see its website, www.fernbank.edu. Tickets for the 4:00 pm screening are available at: https://www.tugg.com/events/13082


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Win Tickets For An Exclusive VIP Screening of Russell Madness


If you are a fan of ‘Air Bud’ and ‘Buddies’ you are going to love RUSSELL MADNESS. Russell is an undersized but big-hearted terrier who dreams of having a family of his own. After running away from his pet store, Russell gets taken in by The Ferraros, a family desperate to revive their grandfather's pro wrestling arena. That's when they discover their new pet pooch has incredible wrestling skills. 



With help from his coach, Hunk, a savvy and hilarious monkey, Russell rockets to the top of the pro wrestling world and becomes a famous sports superstar. But when a dishonest promoter double-crosses the Ferraros, Russell will face his biggest challenge and discover that the strongest tag team is family.


This brand new movie is debuting in select theatres this month as part of the Fandango Family Screening Series. The film will also be available for in home entertainment on March 10, from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Check out exclusive trailers and content at: airbudtv and fandango.com.



One lucky person will win 4 VIP passes for an exclusive screening of Russell Madness at Regal Atlantic Station on Saturday February 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM. This advance screening will begin will include free snacks and prizes. To enter please leave us a comment below and register using our giveaway widget. Good Luck. A random winner will be selected on Friday 20th. 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

National Tour Of I Love Lucy® Live On Stage Makes Its Atlanta Premiere At Cobb Energy Centre

Tickets on sale NOW!

Gas South presents I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE, the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history. The show will make its Atlanta premiere at the Cobb Energy Centre March 13, 14 & 15, 2015. Tickets prices range from $45 - $65 and are on sale now to the general public at www.Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800.735.3000 or at the Cobb Energy Centre Box Office.


I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – is live on stage and in color for the very first time!

GIVEAWAY: Build-A-Bear Workshop® Aligns with Make-A-Wish® to "Share Your Heart" for Valentine's Day

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Share your heart this Valentine’s Day
with personalized gifts from Build-A-Bear Workshop

Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest and most sharing times of the year at Build-A-Bear Workshop, so it is the perfect opportunity to ‘share your heart’ to help Make-A-Wish create special days for the children who need them most.  




From now through March 31, 2015, guests visiting any Build-A-Bear store who make a donation of $1.00 or more can have the opportunity to purchase a satin heart to benefit Make-A-Wish. Each time guests make a donation, they will be asked to sign a Valentine greeting for a child in a local hospital. 



One-hundred percent of the donations and funds from satin hearts collected will benefit Make-A-Wish. Last year, Build-A-Bear Workshop donated more than $440,000 to Make-A-Wish through the Share Your Heart partnership.  



A wish-come-true empowers children with life-threatening medical conditions to fight harder against their illness. You can help Build-A-Bear make more life-changing wishes possible! 


Stuffed animals are a classic Valentine’s Day gift that can be made even more special at Build-A-Bear Workshop. These furry friends can be customized by adding a heart filled with wishes and a special message you record ($8) to play every time you give them a bear hug. A wide selection of unique fashions and accessories are also available to help personalize gifts to celebrate this day of love and friendship.

Bananas Monkey ($20) is dapper in his Tuxedo ($13.50) and Black Dress Shoes ($7.50) as he presents a romantic Red Rose Bouquet ($6) to his Valentine. Strawberry Monkey ($20) looks lovely in her Heart Skirt Outfit ($12.50), Fuchsia Sequin Bow ($3 for a 2 pack), and Fuchsia Sparkle Flats ($7.50). Add a Strawberry Scent ($3.50) to Strawberry Monkey to make her extra sweet.



Huggable Hearts Puppy ($20) is cool in his Tuxedo Tee ($7), Classic Jeans ($5), I Heart You Pillow ($4.50) and Black Canvas High-Tops ($8). Huggable Hearts Kitty ($20) looks “purrfect” in her Red and Silver Hearts Dress ($12.50), Heart Antenna Headband ($4.00) and Fuchsia Sequin Heels ($7.50). Add a heartbeat to these furry friends so your sweetheart can feel the love.



Camo Bear ($20) is sporting his Hugs Hoodie ($7.50), Black Carptener Jeans ($7) and Black Canvas High-Tops ($8). Pink Camo Bear ($20) is pretty in pink in her Fuchsia Heart Tee ($7), Denim Bling Skirt ($7) and Silver Sequin Flats ($7.50).


Share a little something with everyone you love! Build-A-Bear Buddies™ are small-sized, pre-stuffed furry friends that make the perfect valentine. Add a holiday inspired outfit or personalize your buddy with a “Chat-Tees™” message. Huggable Hearts Bear ($10) is wearing her Sparkle Dress ($7), Hearts & Hugs Bear ($10) is wearing her Valentine’s Day Chat-Tee ($4), and Pink Pal Panda ($10) is wearing her Hearts Fairy Dress ($7).


You can share your heart by giving any of these stuffed animals to your loved ones or create unforgettable memories by enjoying the Build-A-Bear Workshop experience together. Give the gift of FUN with Bear Buck$® gift cards.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Power of Poison On view at Fernbank Museum February 7 – May 3, 2015


Fernbank Museum of Natural History (fernbankmuseum.org) announces the new special exhibition, The Power of Poison Exploring the role of poison in nature, myth and human health, the exhibition will be on view from February 7– May 3, 2015, marking the first travel stop on a nationwide, multi-year tour. Visitors will encounter some of history’s most puzzling poisoning cases, step into the pages of fairy tales, use clues to solve poisoning mysteries, and take part in a live theater presentation to help unravel a real-world case of poisoning. 

 
For as long as people have created myths, they’ve told stories about the mysterious powers of poison. But in the natural world, poisons are simply part of the daily struggle to survive. The astonishing variety of evolutionary adaptations among toxic plants and animals is at the heart of this intriguing exhibition, which also examines humans’ attempts to understand poisons’ potency, how the science of detecting poison developed, and how researchers today use venoms and other natural toxins to develop new medical treatments.


 This new, family-friendly special exhibition creates an engaging and immersive environment through the use of interactive components, models, multimedia and live animals. Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lifesaving medical treatment, story of poison is filled with mystery, intrigue, fascinating tales and surprising benefits.

Friday, February 6, 2015

United Way of Greater Atlanta Expands Reach of Financial Education with Money Game 2 App


Groundbreaking app puts financial future in the palm of your hand

United Way of Greater Atlanta has launched Money Game 2 app. The app is the re-launch of Money Game, a free mobile application providing a new way for people to become engaged in a subject that some may consider boring – financial wellbeing. The new version of the app uses financial trivia to motivate users to learn how to become financially self-sufficient so they can do more than live from paycheck to paycheck. And the education doesn’t stop there. Users can obtain financial education certification – often a prerequisite for home buying or starting an Individual Development Account (IDA).

According to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, two in five adults say that they are now saving less than they were a year ago and 39% do not have any nonretirement savings,” says United Way of Greater Atlanta President Milton J. Little Jr. “Our Money Game 2 app has a reach beyond the classroom setting and educates users by providing tools they need to put their financial future in the palm of their hand.” Developed for users 16 and up, the Money Game 2 App features trivia topics including: -Five Steps to Debt Free Living -How to Be a Better Money Manager -Identity Theft -Prepare for the Unexpected -Investing Basics -Raising Money Smart Kids -Saving for Retirement In addition to trivia, the application will provide money management tools and financial education certification.



Witches Night Off: Special Performance From WICKED Cast to Benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Joining Hearts

WITCHES’ NIGHT OFF” featuring Company Members of the Broadway National Tour, WICKED
with special guest performance by Tony and Grammy Award winner, JENNIFER HOLLIDAY

An evening benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Joining Hearts Inc. of Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA – Joining Hearts, Inc. and Members of the National Touring Company of WICKED will host “Witches’ Night Off,” an evening of song and dance at the Ferst Center for the Arts of the Georgia Institute of Technology on Monday, March 2nd.  The performance will begin at 7:30pm and also include a very special guest performance by Tony and Grammy award winner, Jennifer Holliday. The Ferst Center is located at 349 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332.  Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and Joining Hearts, Inc.

Produced by company members of WICKED, the evening is an opportunity for them to step out of their roles in the musical and kick up their heels performing some of their favorite non-Ozian material. WITCHES’ NIGHT OFF (WNO) is an event that benefits both Broadway Cares and Joining Hearts, Inc.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Pure Barre Teams Up with HEALTH Magazine for First Ever Love Your Body Day February 14


Pure Barre Virginia Highland will Offer a Full Day of Free Classes and Goodies

Show your body some love this Valentine’s Day and make a date with Pure Barre Virginia Highland! Pure Barre is teaming up with HEALTH Magazine to help women across the country feel strong, healthy and confident for its first ever Love Your Body Day on Saturday, February 14. Pure Barre Virginia Highland will offer a day full of free classes and special goodies from HEALTH Magazine’s fabulous partners!

 

WHEN:       Saturday, February 14, 2015
                        Check out http://purebarre.com/GA-virginiahighlands/ for class times

WHERE:     Pure Barre Virginia Highland
                        1402 North Highland Avenue NW
                        Atlanta, GA 30306

HOW:     Register for any FREE class on Feb. 14 using promo code“LOVEYOURBODY”

Celebrate life and love at Oakland Cemetery this Valentine’s Day Love Stories of Oakland Tour returns Feb. 14-15


ATLANTA — Love springs eternal at Oakland Cemetery this Valentine’s Day weekend as Atlanta’s oldest cemetery revisits its popular Love Stories of Oakland specialty tour Feb. 14 and Feb. 15

For Victorian-era Atlantans, love and death went hand-in-hand,” said Mary Woodlan, director of special events at Historic Oakland Foundation. “Our Love Stories tour is one of our most popular specialty tours, and it is always exciting to share with our visitors the little-known facts behind Oakland’s monuments to everlasting love.”

Love Stories of Oakland takes attendees to parts of the cemetery not often visited during other tours. More than 25 stops along the hour-long tour chronicles the lives, loves and losses of some of the 70,000 Atlantans who lie in rest at Oakland Cemetery. In addition, costumed tour guides interpret the symbols of love and devotion — both romantic and familial — found on markers, mausoleums and statues throughout the cemetery. 



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