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Now Kids Can 'Imagine Roswell 2030'

Now Kids Can 'Imagine Roswell 2030'

ROSWELL, GA -- The City of Roswell is holding a contest challenging local youth to imagine their city in the year 2030.

Roswell residents and students attending schools in the city, grades 1-12, are invited to participate. Winners will receive prizes that have been donated from Roswell businesses.

Children in grades 1-4 must submit a color drawing of how they "Imagine Roswell" to be in 2030, including people, homes, businesses and/or parks.

Children in grades 5-8 must submit either a poster or written essay. These submissions should include people, homes, businesses, parks and the redevelopment of a specific area of Roswell.

High school students (grades 9-12) must submit a multi-media project using an essay, video, photography and/or visual art of how they "Imagine Roswell" to be in 2030.

Roswell Reads Makes 2011 Book Selection

Roswell Reads Makes 2011 Book Selection

ROSWELL, GA -- The Roswell Library (115 Norcross Street, Roswell, 30075) and Roswell Reads Committee are pleased to announce the 2011 Roswell Reads selection: My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira.

The novel is a piece of historical fiction about Mary Sutter, a headstrong young midwife who is determined to fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor.

Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series at RUMC

Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series at RUMC

ROSWELL, GA -- Experience the spirit and wonder of Christmas as the 130-voice Roswell United Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir, Celebration Ringers Handbell Choir, RUMC's Youth Choir Outloud, Cheryl Rogers and renowned organist Tom Alderman present an awe-inspiring concert filled with favorite holiday music.

The concerts will be on Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season amid the beauty of the candlelit Roswell United Methodist Church Sanctuary (814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell, 30075) and celebrate the miraculous birth of the Christ Child through scripture and song.

Before the show, stroll through the new RUMC Charis Gallery and view its current exhibit, Angels Among Us.

Tickets are complimentary, but necessary to ensure seating.

Theater Performance to Benefit Drama Workshops for Fulton Students

ROSWELL, GA -- During the 2010-2011 school year, the Fulton County School System's Teaching Museum North (793 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell, 30075) is offering Literacy through Drama workshops to participating third grade classes.

The drama workshops let students explore the language of text and create their own dialogue, as well as bring that dialogue to life. The workshops are designed to directly support state curriculum standards for English/language arts and are an excellent opportunity to engage students in writing.

The initiative was created in partnership with the Georgia Ensemble Theater and the school system's English/language arts department.

North Fulton Ready to Host Film, TV Productions

ATLANTA -- The best time to stoke the flames is when the fire is burning hot.

And that's exactly what North Fulton County is doing.

North Fulton joins 15 other communities across the state in being the first to earn the special designation of "camera ready" by the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office. Being named camera ready means that a county has a program that provides film and television production companies with easier, faster and better access to local resources and location information.

2009 was a banner year for filming in Georgia, with more than 348 productions bringing an estimated $770 million to the state's economy, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Productions were shot in 50 Georgia counties over the course of the year, impacting local communities throughout the state.

Atlanta Wind Symphony Honors the Greatest Generation

ROSWELL, GA -- The Atlanta Wind Symphony is pleased to announce the first concert of the 2010-2011 Master Season. This concert will be a "Tribute to the Greatest Generation," with a program honoring the men and women who grew up in the Great Depression, ended a war and rebuilt America into a superpower.

As a special gift to honor our veterans, tickets to the event will be free for everyone, so bring the entire family -- grandparents and children. The concert will feature several familiar selections from these historic times, closing with a Big Band finale that will have everyone humming all the way home.

Embarking on its 32nd season, the AWS is internationally respected for its continued musical excellence, contribution to music education and service to the community.

The Tribute to the Greatest Generation will be on Sunday, Oct. 10 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center (950 Forest Street, Roswell, 30075) at 3:00 p.m.

"Two Gentlemen" to Perform at Barrington Hall

ROSWELL, GA -- North Fulton Drama Club is thrilled to close its fifth year on the lawn of historic Barrington Hall with an Old West take on William Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona, a classic comedy of contested love, overprotective fathers and mistaken identity.

NFDC's production of Two Gentlemen of Verona opens Friday, Sept. 17 and will run for three weekends (Sept. 17 through Oct. 2), Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. Additionally, a Sunday matinee is scheduled for Sept. 19 at 4:00 p.m. General admission is free, donations are encouraged, picnics are welcome and reserved tables are available for a donation of $40.

NFDC was founded in January of 2006 as a community theater with a unique goal: to produce high quality Shakespeare that is entertaining, inventive and accessible.