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DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH COMES TO MALL OF GEORGIA SAT JULY 23

Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off – 'Shake It Up' edition," Disney Channel's first national dance talent search just for kids, hosted by AT&T U-verse, will make its mark at Mall of Georgia in Buford, Georgia. Kids ages 8-16, with the consent of a parent, will have the opportunity to show off their dance skills and record a dance video onsite for online submission for a chance to compete in a dance off to air on Disney Channel in October 2011. The grand prize includes a special guest dance spot on "Shake It Up" plus the chance to meet the cast. Fans and dance enthusiasts are invited to come down and participate in a Q&A with Roshon Fegan.

READ THE FULL DETAILS AT http://www.thebluebirdpatch.com/2011/07/disney-channels-first-national-dance.html

Wing your way to the Chattahoochee Nature Center

Wing your way to the Chattahoochee Nature Center

Hundreds of wings will be flying at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, this weekend.  No, the birds at the Nature Center don’t have a lot of chicks ready to leave the nest.  It’s not a convention of angels, either.  It’s the 2011 Flying Colors Butterfly Festival! 

Tickets are just $10 for the General Public ($8 if you’re a CNC Member) and children ages 2 and under are FREE.

Here’s a glimpse at what will be going on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17:

Butterfly Releases

Witness the thrill of a live butterfly release including swallowtail butterflies! Butterfly releases occur at 11 AM and 1:30 PM on Saturday and at 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM on Sunday.

Plant Sale

Find the perfect host plants and nectar plants to take home to your garden to attract butterflies to your backyard!

Publix school supply drive to assist Fulton students

Publix school supply drive to assist Fulton students

ATLANTA -- Parents and teachers know that having the right school supplies can mean the difference between a passing or a failing grade for students.

That's why Publix has teamed up with the United Way and several local partners to host the School Tools for Cool Kids program.

Residents can stop by their neighborhood Publix grocery stores from Monday, July 18 until Sunday, Aug. 14 to purchase and/or drop off school supplies in the School Tools bins.

"We encourage customers to donate school supplies to help . . . children begin the school year on a level playing field," said Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager for Publix.

Learn about crime prevention at National Night Out

Learn about crime prevention at National Night Out

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The Roswell Police Department has teamed up with local Target stores for a National Night Out.

This free event will be held at Roswell City Hall (38 Hill Street) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2. There will be plenty of food, drinks, prizes and fun for the whole family.

National Night Out is designed to strengthen communities by encouraging neighbors to engage in stronger relationships with each other and local law enforcement partners. The goal is to heighten crime prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime movements, and send a message that Roswell is organized and fighting back.

For more information, visit the National Night Out website.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

Bike Ride Will Shut Down GA 400

Bike Ride Will Shut Down GA 400

Bicycles on Georgia 400?  Isn’t that normally illegal?  This coming Sunday, for the third year in a row, Georgia 400 will be shut down so that bicycles can ride in the “Hospitality Highway Century” to benefit the Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF). It’s your chance to be one of the few folks who can say that they shut down Georgia 400 and did something good for someone else at the same time.

Registered riders will promptly start at 6:30 a.m. from the former Home Depot parking lot in Roswell, at the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd. and Market Blvd., and pedal their way down GA 400 from exit 7 to exit 6. Cyclists will then wind through the cities of Roswell, Sandy Springs, Milton, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, and other scenic areas of north Fulton, Forsyth, and Cherokee counties.  The route includes rest stops, complete with bathrooms, full mechanical support, and a variety of snacks and drinks.