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An Evening of Jazz in White

An Evening of Jazz in White

ATLANTA -- The Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility and the Friends of Darnell. Inc. will present an “An Evening of Jazz in White” on Saturday, July 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Seniors will enjoy a variety of Jazz music, light refreshments and fellowship. The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of Darnell Inc.

Ticket prices are $25 per person or $40 per couple. Everyone attending the event is asked to wear white. For more information, contact Terryl Sparkman, Facility Manager, at 404-613-8580

The Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility is located at 677 Fairburn Road, NW, Atlanta.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact the Disability Services Liaison in the Housing and Human Services Department at (404) 613-7944. To obtain Georgia Relay Access, citizens should dial 711.

Wolf Creek Amphitheater presents One Love reggae concert

Wolf Creek Amphitheater presents One Love reggae concert

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Treat dad to a special event on Father’s Day at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater’s One Love reggae concert.

Enjoy the food, music and culture of Jamaica with Sanchez, Everton Blender, Admiral Bailey, Frankie Paul and Leroy ‘Heptone’ Sibble. The gates open at 3 p.m., with show time at 5 p.m. Lawn seats are $25 for adults, and children ages 12 and under are free in general admission.

Other ticket costs include:

• “VIP table tickets - $75.00
• Reserved seats rows A-F - $50.00
• Reserved Seats rows G-L - $40.00

Come out and experience some of the best reggae music ever. Online and phone sales close at 3 p.m. on the day of the show, and the Amphitheater box office opens two hours prior to show time. For additional venue information, citizens can visit www.wolfcreekamphitheater.com.

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.

Wolf Creek Amphitheater introduces Wolf Creek Jazz Series

Wolf Creek Amphitheater introduces Wolf Creek Jazz Series

ATLANTA -- The 2014 Wolf Creek Jazz Series kicks off on August 23 with Ruben Studdard, Mike Phillips, Ken Ford and Noel Gourdin. The concert series continues to bring some of the hottest acts to the Wolf Creek Amphitheater and this summer, the three-show series is guaranteed to keep guests entertained and moving to the smooth sounds of jazz.

The first 1,000 people to buy the 3-show series ticket can get all three shows for the amazing price of $60. Tickets can be purchased at ticketalternative.com or call Ticket Alternative at 877-725-8849. The run down for the Jazz Series is listed below.

• August 23, 2014 – Wolf Creek presents: Ruben Studdard, Mike Phillips, Ken Ford and Noel Gourdin

• September 20, 2014 – Wolf Creek presents: Chante Moore, Phil Perry, Joey Sommerville and Algebra

• October 4, 2014 – Wolf Creek presents: Maysa Leak, Jeff Lorber, Avery Sunshine and Milkshake

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.

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.