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Starr’s Mill High School goes green: Fine Arts Department presents ‘Shrek the Musical’

Shrek, the title character in the SMHS musical production. Photo/Special.

In a faraway kingdom, an ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits and that’s “Shrek The Musical.”

Starr’s Mill has assembled a cast of 50 student actors, singers, musicians, and dancers, some making their stage deput in the show. Read More»

PTC honoring Vietnam veterans

Paying respects — The public is invited to honor Vietnam veterans at Peachtree City’s 2013 Veterans Day Observance hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing at Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field today (Saturday, Nov. 9) from 9 a.m to noon. The program is free to the public. Photo/Pam Ellis.

This Saturday, Nov. 9, veterans of the Vietnam War will be recognized at Peachtree City’s 2013 Veterans Day Observance hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing. The program will be held during the flying museum’s third annual Veterans Day Open House from 9 a.m.-noon. The open house and program is free to the public.

 The open house begins at 9 a.m. with tours of the CAF Dixie Wing Historical Airpower Facility museum and workshop where aircraft are restored and maintained.

Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions regarding current projects and education exhibits. Read More»

Superheroes (and others) at Tyrone Town Hall

Tyrone town staff got into the Halloween spirit this week by dressing up as characters. Back row (L-R) are Jennifer Patton, Lynda Owens, Dina Rimi, Michelle Gaston, Beth Vaughn and Town Manager Kyle Hood. Front row (L-R): Sandy Beach and Dee Baker. Photo/Special.

Bringing Main Street into the iPad age

Bringing Main Street into the iPad age

The annual Main Street Halloween costume contest in downtown Fayetteville featured costumes both old, new and creative too. Cole Gumerson wore a painstakingly detailed iPad costume, blending in with all the other animals and characters on display. The event also offered a hayride, music and food fare from the jointly-operated Market Day. Photo/John Munford.

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Things to do-Nov.1-Dec.10

November


November 1

Dr. Walt Todd, professor at Shorter University of Atlanta, will return to The Carnegie in Newnan from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. to provide another program for the history series, “World War II – Remembering The War”. Read More»

‘Pinocchio’ comes to Southside

Lydia Williams and Seth Moen are two of the players in “Pinocchio.” Photo/Special

Southside Theatre Guild is proud to present “Pinocchio,” a play the whole family can enjoy. The show opens Oct. 31 and runs weekends through November 17.  Opening night will feature free treats for all the children and free snacks for everyone. Also, if you bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Fairburn Community Food Bank for any of the performances, Southside Theatre Guild will give you one free concession item. It is the theatre’s way to give back to the community that has been so supportive of community theatre the past 41 years.  Read More»

Writers greet readers at Books Down South

Writers greet readers at Books Down South

11-Alive news anchor and author Karyn Greer greets one of the hundreds of readers attending the inaugural Books Down South festival Saturday in Fayetteville.
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Things to do-Oct.26-Nov.15

October 26

Chili Fest is today at Old Courthouse Lawn, Fayetteville. Set up begins at 8 a.m. Cooking begins at 9 a.m.,with samples served at noon. Sponsored by Fayetteville Main Street and Fayette Shriners.
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F’ville’s Books Down South festival is Saturday

More than 40 local and regional authors, including several New York Times bestsellers, are participating in Books Down South, A Festival for Readers and Writers, on Saturday, Oct. 26, in the former River’s Elementary School at the intersection of Sandy Creek Road and Veterans Parkway in Fayetteville (map below).
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