Sunday, February 24, 2013
Check out the local offerings of events to celebrate Black History Month in and around the area.
Sunday, February 24
Georgia, and especially the metro Atlanta area, was instrumental in the civil rights movement. In an area full of African-American leaders, pioneers and history-makers, there is an abundance of events during this last week of Black History Month 2013. Below are a few that are worth checking out:
Friday, February 22, 2013
Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy family fun and meet a former student of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Black History Month event in Smyrna.
This week's Cobb, Douglas and Paulding Weekend & Community Spotlight features the two-day Black History Month Celebration at the Smyrna Public Library. Enjoy two exciting programs and light refreshments for children, families and adults at the free event sponsored by the City of Smyrna and the Friends of the Smyrna Library. On Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to noon, the library will host a storytelling program for children and families, featuring the Cobb Cluster of the Southern Order of Storytellers, the Kuumba Storytellers, and the youth Tattle Tales group. On Sunday, Feb. 24 from 2-4 p.m., a special program for adults will feature two speakers, Robin Washington Banks and Charles Black. For more information, please call 770-431-2860 or …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Marietta Middle School teacher Kayce Grogan-Wallace stars in her fifth production at the Strand Theatre.
Kayce Grogan-Wallace, a native of Marietta and theater teacher at Marietta Middle School, starred in the Atlanta Lyric Theatre's production of Ain't Misbehavin' "It's one of the best musical reviews of all time," Grogan-Wallace said. "It's a great expression of the music of the late '20s." Ain't Misbehavin' is Grogan-Wallace's fifth show with the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. "It's an amazing experience," Grogan-Wallace said. "The Lyric always has great concepts, great visions, and the production always turns out wonderful." Grogan-Wallace played the part of a very matured woman who "has lived through a lot, seen a lot of things and has a relationship between two guys on the stage. It's a very broad character. "I'm a pretty big personality, but …
Friday, February 24, 2012
The dignitaries will meet with university and African Heritage Foundation officials who recently formed an alliance that seeks to build bridges between the 55 nations of the African Union and the United States.
Friday, February 24, 2012
A delegation of United Nations dignitaries from Africa will visit Southern Polytechnic State University on Monday, Feb. 27, in celebration of Black History Month and the launch of an Africa Heritage Center. The delegation will be led by Ambassador Cheick Sidi Diarra, under-secretary general, special advisor on Africa and high representative for least-developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing states. Accompanying him will be his special assistant Kavazeua Katjomuise and his personal assistant Mary Nyumu. The dignitaries will meet with university and African Heritage Foundation officials who recently formed an alliance that seeks to build bridges between the 55 nations of the African Union and the …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Libraries have more than books to check out. Take a look at some of the offerings of libraries around Marietta.
If you aren’t a regular patron of Cobb County Libraries, you probably think it offers little more than checking out books. That’s far from the truth; Cobb libraries have wonderful, educational and fun activities for every age group. Film making for teenagers and free family movie matinees are ongoing events at the library. Also, February celebrates Black History Month and Cobb County Libraries have great activities for the entire family designed to educate and entertain. Put the following activities on your calendar; they are great escapes on a cold, wintry weekend. Go to www.cobbcat.org for complete details. Celebrating Black History Month at West Cobb Regional Library Film Making for Teens Activities For Kids Family Fun: Make a Day Out …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Life University's Diversity Committee is sponsoring this TheatreSouth production for Black History Month.
The timeless production of I Have A Dream, written by Josh Greenfeld, will provide a local platform for Life University’s new found Theatre Program run by Artistic Director Herman LeVern Jones. Life University’s (the world's leading chiropractic educational institution) Diversity Committee is sponsoring this first production for Black History Month. This show will star Atlanta’s own Samuel Nathan as (Martin) from Off Broadway’s “MADAM”. The co-stars in this production are Seth Warner (President of Life U Player Theatre Ensemble), LaToya Forman (Off Broadways “MADAM”), World Renowned Director Herman LeVern Jones and many others. This production will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Life University and run through Sunday, Feb. 26. Show …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
A book signing, martinis and music, 5K, tree planting, gala and more—Marietta has a variety of events you can enjoy this weekend.
1. Join dk Gallery Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. for a book signing of “Quarter-Peeled Oranges.” This book of poems written by Marietta neurologist Bruce Gillett is a tribute to his wife, Dale Gillett, who lost her 17 year battle with breast cancer. The book began as grief writing and evolved into a poetic love story. Quarter-Peeled Oranges includes illustrations by Bill Needs, a vocational rehabilitation counselor. Learn more about this beautiful love story. 2. Join the Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art for Martinis & Music. Celebrate the museum's exhibitions, volunteers, sponsors and community involvement with music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. 3. Come out to the Mardi Gras Run 5K on Saturday (5K 8 a.m. 1K 8:45 a.m., Tot Trot 9 a.m.). Start and …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Chief Master Sergeants pay tribute to Fred Archer, a member of the Army Air Corps and Tuskegee Airman, who overcame hurdles and conquered barriers to become one of the first African Americans to achieve the highest enlisted rank.
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Monday, February 6, 2012
by Master Sgts. Stan Coleman, Travon Dennis and James Branch, and Senior Airman Danielle Campbell Purnell, 94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs, Dobbins Air Reserve Base "I joined the military to experience new things and travel," said Chief Master Sgt. Gregory L. Gamble, chief of transportation , Headquarters 22nd Air Force who has been stationed at Dobbins since 1980. He said the main goal he set for himself was to put forth his best. "Initially making chief was not one of my goals," Gamble said. "Once I decided to join the Reserve after I completed four years of active duty, I challenged myself to reach the highest heights." Gamble said he realized achieving the highest enlisted rank, an accomplishment that approximately one percent of …
Friday, February 3, 2012
February is Black History Month. Take a look at its origin and events going on in Cobb.
Friday, February 3, 2012
by Master Sgt. Elena M. Lund, Dobbins Human Resource Development Council February is Black History Month. In order to understand the importance of it, it's imperative that one knows its origin. In the summer of 1915, a three week national celebration of the 50th anniversary of the emancipation was held at the Coliseum in Chicago. Thousands of African Americans journeyed from all over the country to view exhibits that showcased the advancement they had made since the abolishment of slavery. Among the individuals in attendance was Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a graduate of Harvard and the University of Chicago. He traveled from Washington D.C. to participate in the celebration, providing a display along with the other exhibitors. Approximately 12,…
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Locals recite and write poetry in celebration of Black History Month.
In celebration of Black History Month, Central Library hosted "Poetry Slam 2011." With events lined up for children and adults throughout February, library manager Alexandra Beswick saught to hold a special event with teens in mind. In efforts to inspire student to write their own poetry, they were each given a pack of decorated paper and a pencil after reading a poem of their choice . During the two hour jam, poems were read from library books, improvised on the spot, written on paper and recited from the heart. As individuals sat and let the poetry flow from within and land on their paper, one poem after another was debuted to the group. The first ever Poetry Slam at Central Library ended with a mother of three reciting a poem she wrote …