Mall of Georgia gets lucky with first–ever Shake Your Shamrock St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17
Families are invited to Shake Your Shamrock, Mall of Georgia’s inaugural St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Friday, March 17 from 6-9 p.m. in The Village! Festivities throughout the day will encourage guests to go green and show off their shamrockin’ dance moves. With live entertainment from The Throwback Experience, performances by the Drake School of Irish Dance, a photo booth, giveaways and more, Shake Your Shamrock has something for guests of all ages!
For lucky leprechauns over 21 years old, craft cocktails, beer and wine from participating restaurants, including Marlow’s Tavern, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina, P.F. Chang’s and Smokey Bones, can be enjoyed openly throughout The Village during this block party style event.
WHAT: Shake Your Shamrock at Mall of Georgia
Enjoy FREE, festive fun with live entertainment from The Throwback Experience, performances by the Drake School of Irish Dance, bounce houses, a photo booth giveaway and more!
WHEN: Friday, March 17 from 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Mall of Georgia – The Village Amphitheatre
3333 Buford Drive, Buford, GA 30519
A timeless love story based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County will sweep Atlanta audiences off of their feet during its run at Aurora Theatre, March 9 – April 16! The two-time Tony Award-winning musical captures the story of a lonely Iowa farmer’s wife Francesca and her unexpected, four-day love affair with a traveling photographer Robert. Will the passionate romance fuel Francesca to leave her family and to continue along the fiery, amorous path with her newfound love? This romantic getaway of a lifetime is directed by Justin Anderson and stars Travis Smith (Robert Kincaid), Kristin Markiton (Francesca Johnson), Matt Lewis (Richard “Bud” Johnson), Rhyn McLemore Saver (Marian), Rob Cleveland (Charlie), Valerie Payton (Marge), Benjamin Davis (Michael) and Hannah Church (Carolyn).
Atlanta House Wives Girls Night Out will take Over Dave&Busters Tomorrow Feb.23rd RSVP for your ticket
Enjoy a fun night out of networking, shopping and mingling at Dave & Busters in Marietta!!
Not a Housewife? That's okay. EVERYONE is welcome to attend our FREE Networking Socials but please register your ticket via Eventbrite.daveandbustersgno.eventbrite.com
Our vendors will be doing giveaways and raffles all night! Follow our event on Facebook to see their specials and giveaways!
If you're not sure what it's all about... you can see pics from previous Girls Night Out meet ups! http://bit.ly/2iloW5B
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We could all use a little more kindness in our lives. Friday is an especially great day to make that happen for others:
Here are 5 random acts of kindness you can do to celebrate.
In an effort to cut down on confusion about labels on food items, grocery manufacturers and retailers are being urged to get rid of terms like 'sell by' and 'best before'.
A voluntary initiative, led by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), encourages those in the food industry to get rid of the myriad date labels on consumer product packaging and instead adopt just two standard phrases: "BEST If Used By" and "USE By".
“BEST If Used By” indicates product quality and the fact that a product may not taste as expected but is still safe to consume past a certain date, and "USE By" applies to products that are highly perishable and/or have a food safety concern over time, a statement released by the FMI and GMA explains. The theory behind the new labels is that eliminating customer confusion over when a product is safe to use will lead to more products being consumed instead of being unnecessarily chucked out.Grocery retailers and manufacturers are encouraged to immediately begin using these two phrases, with the hope of wide industry adoption by the summer of 2018.
“Our product code dating initiative is the latest example of how retailers and manufacturers are stepping up to help consumers and to reduce food waste,” Pamela G. Bailey, GMA's president and CEO, said in a statement.
“It’s much better that these products stay in the kitchen—and out of landfills," added Jack Jeffers, vice president of quality at Dean Foods (DF, -1.33%), which led GMA’s work on this issue.
Atlanta-area Simon centers to host Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia cookie sales starting February 10
Atlanta-area Simon centers Calhoun Outlet Marketplace, Lenox Square, Mall of Georgia, North Georgia Premium Outlets, Sugarloaf Mills and Town Center at Cobb will once again host metro-Atlanta Girl Scout chapters to satisfy shoppers’ cookie cravings. Beginning Friday, February 10 at North Georgia Premium Outlets, Monday, February 20 at Mall of Georgia, Sugarloaf Mills and Town Center at Cobb, and Friday, February 24 at Lenox Square, Girl Scout troops will be onsite for Girl Scout Cookie booths, allowing guests to easily purchase a box – or more – of their favorite flavors.
The Dragon King comes to the Center for Puppetry Arts, March 14 – April 2. It hasn’t rained in ages, the village is in trouble and the only one with the power to bring back water to the land is The Dragon King. In hopes of finding the Dragon King, a determined grandmother voyages to the bottom of the sea to make a plea for a rainy day. Will she be successful? Families are invited to find out during this lively puppet adventure!
As part of the Center’s Autism Spectrum Disorder initiative, a sensory-friendly performance of The Dragon King will be presented on Sunday, March 19 at 1 p.m. Sensory stimuli will also be reduced in Museum Exhibits from 12 p.m. -1 p.m. and in Create-A-Puppet Workshops™ from 1:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m. This special afternoon will allow guests with Autism Spectrum Disorder to experience programming in a comfortable and safe setting with staff members who have been trained in interactions with patrons with ASD. Along with a quiet zone in the lobby, several performance alterations will be employed, including: theater lights dimmed down (but not out); consistent sound levels and lower volume of show soundtrack; freedom for children to talk during the show and leave their seats, if necessary; and permission to bring quiet, contained snacks and beverages. Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ classrooms will be brighter, quieter and feature less-messy puppet building materials and slightly simplified puppet designs. In the Museum Exhibits, lighting will be adjusted and specialized educational activities (such as touch tables and guided storytelling) will be integrated. Fidget toys and sound-reducing headphones will also be available.
Regular show times are as follows:
March 14 – April 2
Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Center for Puppetry Arts (Downstairs Theater)
1404 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Tickets are $10.25 (Members) and $20.50 (nonmembers) and include admission to the show, the Worlds of Puppetry Museum (with the largest collection of Jim Henson puppets and artifacts in the world as well as a Global Gallery), and entrance to the Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, where guests can make and decorate their own Chinese Dragon Marionette and perform with it on our classroom stage. Tickets can be purchased online at www.puppet.org or by calling 404.873.3391.
Atlanta audiences are invited to step into a splintered world of strange imaginings as Aurora Theatre presents the world premiere of the femme fantasy story SWEEP, February 10 –March 5, 2017! The magical quest, written by rising Latina playwright Georgina Escobar, follows two sisters’ attempt at resetting history’s imperfections by hunting both biblical and modern-day targets through a set of alternate realities called the “multiverse.” Imaginative and adventure-filled, this zany, time-traveling escapade is a can’t-miss production for the New Year!
“One of the most riveting facets of SWEEP is the exploration of the idea that history can be re-written to create different outcomes today,” said Abigail Vega, Director. “This fantastical thinking paired with an action-packed plot will entertain and captivate audiences, all while inviting them to experience an entirely new perspective on reality.”
“Multiverse” hit women, Luna and Siri, are armed with deadly broomsticks, sweeping the world’s mistakes into oblivion one human flaw at a time. But when they fail to clean up Adam and Eve’s apple situation, the two superhero sweepers find themselves unleashed on a cosmic journey through time. With Dragon Con sensibilities, this world premiere production is rife with the humor and adventure of a great graphic novel that will leave audiences stunned and surprised.
SWEEP will star some of the region’s leading actors, including Candice McLellan (Siri, Peter, and Grettlegrott), Jasmine Ellis (Luna), Cody Russell (Adam, John the Baptist and Ralph) and India Tyree (Eve, Hessa and Theresa). Throughout the 90-minute performance, the talented cast will portray multiple characters, adding even more entertainment to the fantastical plot.
Recommended for theatergoers with vivid imaginations, SWEEP will play February 10 –March 5, 2017. Regular show tickets range from $20-$30 and can be purchased online at bit.ly/SWEEPTickets or by calling the Box Office at 678-226-6222.
HI, I'm Kathy Bowen. I'm a California native but after being married to a now retired soldier I've lived all over the U.S. We finally settled in Atlanta 2 yrs ago. I have 5 beautiful children that keep me busy. Atlanta has such a great history and my family loves to get out on weekends and explore the city. I look forward to meeting you all at our monthly Girls Night Out and hear all about your journeys.