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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.

Doodle 4 Google contest accepting entries

Doodle 4 Google contest accepting entries

(WXIA) -- It's back! The wildly popular Doodle 4 Google contest, which gives children the opportunity to create a Google Doodle, is now accepting entries.

Students in grades K-12 can enter the competition by drawing the Google logo with the theme, "If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place ..."

"So many of the world's greatest inventions started out as simple doodles -- just think of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings of flying machines long before airplanes were made. We hope students will think big and surprise us with their creative ideas, just like they've done in years past!" Google said in a release.

Google will choose one finalist from each state. Last year's Georgia winner was Christine Jeong, a 5th grader at Wilson Creek Elementary School in Johns Creek. Meet Christine and see her winning doodle.

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

ATLANTA -- Calling all artists: the AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is now accepting entries.

Designers have until Friday, Feb. 28 to submit their works of art. All entries will be whittled down to five finalists, which will be unveiled on ajc.com/peachtree on Saturday, Mar. 15.

No one will see the winning design until race day, when it will adorn tens of thousands of finishers' T-shirts.

"The AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is a great way to showcase the work of our local artists, and we are always impressed with the entries we receive," Atlanta Track Club interim executive director Sue Payne said in a statement.

Whoever wins the contest receives $1,000, while each of the four finalists gets $100.

Drive Time Band to perform in Douglasville

Drive Time Band to perform in Douglasville

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Buckle up. You're in for a ride!

Drive Time Brand brings high-energy entertainment to downtown Douglasville, and you're invited to attend this special, FREE concert!

The City of Douglasville is hosting the 2013 GCCMA Fall Conference, and as a part of the event will feature a special concert that is free and open to the public to attend.

Mack McKibben and his eleven-piece band will perform a dynamic range of popular music from the 1950's to present-day hits, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, on
O'Neal Plaza. Guests are encouraged to bring their own seating.

Atlanta reality show 'Catering Wars' to premiere Tuesday

Atlanta reality show 'Catering Wars' to premiere Tuesday

ATLANTA -- State and city officials are set to celebrate the kickoff of a new television series featuring Atlanta caterers and eateries.

Lifetime's "Catering Wars Atlanta" is set to premiere Tuesday at 10 p.m. The show follows four Atlanta catering companies as they compete against each other for recognition as the area's best catering company.

Officials from the Georgia State Film Commission and the National Catering Association of Atlanta will gather on the south steps of the state Capitol Tuesday at 11 a.m. to discuss the show's projected economic impact on the region.

Producer Rhona Silver and executives from Lifetime Entertainment and A&E are also expected to be on hand Tuesday.

Companies featured on "Catering Wars Atlanta" include Atlanta's Finest, Hottie Hawg's Barbecue, Ocean Catering Company and Pat's Party Perfect.

Country singer John Michael Montgomery to perform at Mill Town Music Hall

Country singer John Michael Montgomery to perform at Mill Town Music Hall

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 16 at 10 a.m.; Clint Black tickets still available

 

BREMEN, Ga. (July 15, 2013) – The stars keep shining on the Mill Town Music Hall stage.  John Michael Montgomery is the latest country music superstar to announce an upcoming performance at the venue. Rising star Jaida Dreyer will serve as the opening act for the concert on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Tuesday, July 16, beginning at 10 a.m. EST, and can be purchased through the Mill Town Music Hall website and box office of by calling Ticket Alternative. Mill Town Music Hall focuses on wholesome, family-friendly music and events and is located conveniently off I-20 in Bremen (1031 Alabama Avenue).

 

Celebrate Dia de los Reyes in Douglasville

Celebrate Dia de los Reyes in Douglasville

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Douglas County's Cultural Arts Council will host a Dia de los Reyes celebration this weekend.

Dia de los Reyes means Three Kings Day and is a Hispanic recognition of the Epiphany, or the day the magi arrived to honor the baby Jesus.

Douglas County's event will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5; the actual Epiphany is Jan. 6. The celebration is free and open to the public.

It will be held at the Cultural Arts Center on Campbellton Street in Douglasville.

Visit artsdouglas.org for more information.