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Atlanta Tech Announces Design Competition for K-12 Students

Atlanta Tech Announces Design Competition for K-12 Students

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Atlanta Area Tech)

Atlanta Technical College is now accepting entries for the 15th annual Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design competition.  The contest is open to all area elementary, middle and high school students.  Designs must be received by the Atlanta Technical College Office of Communications by Tuesday, February 8.

Elementary school children may compete in the placemat competition; middle schoolers in the poster contest and high students in the T-shirt design competition.  The artwork submitted to Atlanta Technical College will be entered in the statewide competition where three winners will be chosen in each of the three groupings.  The first-, second- and third-place winners in each category will be honored at the Governor’s Awards Luncheon on April 28 at the Georgia International Convention Center.  At that time the governor of Georgia will present each winner with a certificate, a

Bank of America Customers Get Free Museum Day on Jan. 1 & 2

Bank of America Customers Get Free Museum Day on Jan. 1 & 2

Atlanta, GA--  

Not getting enough culture in your life? Let Bank of America’s Museums on Us® program enhance your cultural enrichment in the New Year. Through the program, cardholders receive free admission to some of the best cultural venues in the nation on January 1 and 2. As part of Museums on Us, now in its 14th season, more than 140 leading U.S. cultural institutions, including museums, historical sites, science centers and zoos, open their doors for free to bank cardholders on the first full weekend of each month.

Music for Missions Presents Mlle. Maria Valdes, a Soprano vocal Performance

Music for Missions Presents Mlle. Maria Valdes, a Soprano vocal Performance

Atlanta, GA--  United Methodist Church in Tucker will be showcasing Maria Valdes an exceptional Soprano at this years Music for Mission concert on December 12th at 7pm.  Maria Valdes is a third-year vocal performance major at Georgia State University and will present an outstanding selection of compositions for soprano.  Maria has travelled all over the world with her talents and this concert is being billed as her "homecoming" event.

Maria graduated from Kennesaw Mountain High School, received the Hoover Choral Scholarship at Georgia State University and is a University Scholar. She has sung in master classes with David Daniels, Harry Bickett, William Fred Scott, and Joe Rescigno.

Students Without Mothers Host a Special Night of Jazz with a 'Color Purple' Theme at Sambuca Cafe

Atlanta, GA--  On Monday, November 22, a special night of jazz entertainment with a Color Purple theme will take place at Sambuca Jazz Cafe in support of the Students Without Mothers. The event will hosted by singer/actor, Maria Howell who appeared in The Color Purple.

Howell  and her friend, Margaret "Shug" Avery, will sing songs from the movie, including "God Is Tryin' to Tell You Something" and "Ms. Celie's Blues."

A flyer is attached with additional details on this event.

Diwali and Hindu New Year Celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Lilburn

Atlanta, GA--  People of all age groups eagerly look forward to Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. Diwali is the most widely celebrated Hindu festival, marking the victory of good over evil and the beginning of the Hindu New Year. It is a time when Hindus throughout the world go to Mandir and pray for both forgiveness and success in the coming year.  People illuminate their homes with colorful lights, wear new and traditional clothes, share sweets, and send well wishes to family and friends.

The scene was no different at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Lilburn. Buzzing with joy and excitement, visitors were greeted with rangoli, a beautiful floor design made with colored rice and powder, as they entered the brightly glowing Mandir.

2nd Friday's Art Stroll on Castleberry Hill Sept. 10th 7pm-10pm

Atlanta, GA-- Atlanta is quickly becoming the next great place for art and no area is more alive with the arts than Castleberry Hill, Atlanta’s historic arts district.

Come stroll through Castleberry Hill during the next installment of the 2nd Friday ArtStroll, the Best Art Stroll in Atlanta! Visit fascinating and diverse galleries and get a taste of what Atlanta has to offer. Neighborhood businesses and restaurants will be open and welcoming you to our little corner of Atlanta! Come have some dinner, buy some art and find your new loft or condo!

Visit the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association website to find out more about the neighborhood, local businesses,events, and event sponsorship!