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'Life is a Dream' at UWG

'Life is a Dream' at UWG

CARROLLTON, GA -- The West Georgia Theatre Company presents a remarkable night of entertainment with Life is a Dream: An Evening of Ten-Minute Plays.

The show will run in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts' Dangle Theatre from Tuesday, Feb. 15 to Saturday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be 2:30 p.m. matinee performances on Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 20.

Life is a Dream follows the company's bi-annual tradition of producing an assortment of ten-minute plays written by University of West Georgia students and bringing them to life in the black box theater.

The original Life is a Dream, written by Pedro Calderon de la Barca, has inspired all eight of the short plays.

Georgia Senator Encourages Students to Enter Holocaust Contest

Georgia Senator Encourages Students to Enter Holocaust Contest

ROSWELL, GA -- Georgia Senator John Albers (R-Roswell) recently announced his desire for middle and high school students to enter the annual statewide Holocaust Art and Writing Contest.

Sponsored by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Education, the contest's theme is "What Are the Lessons of the Holocaust?" The program began in 1995; this is the first year that the contest will include a Music category.

"These contests are a great educational tool that inspires students to take the initiative to learn more about a critical time in our history," said Sen. Albers. "This program is a great example of the kind of creativity our schools need to truly engage students.

Authors, Businesswomen to Speak at Woodstock Bookstore

Authors, Businesswomen to Speak at Woodstock Bookstore

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Angela K. Durden, Marla Brown, Eleanor Morgan and Peggy M. Parks are four women who made the risky decision to go into business for themselves.

On Monday, Jan. 17 at 12:30 p.m., they will visit FoxTale Book Shoppe (105 East Main Street, Woodstock, 30188) to tell why and how they made the leap, and share practical advice every person should consider before starting a business.

The women's stories and words of wisdom are as unique as they are, outlining the initial struggles and challenges that led them to become the successful business leaders they are today.

Children's Author Visits Carmel Elementary

Children's Author Visits Carmel Elementary

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Susan Rosson Spain, a children's and young adult author, recently visited Carmel Elementary School in Woodstock to read from her newest book, "The Twelve Days of Christmas in Georgia."

The book includes fun letters -- one for each of the 12 days -- that feature entertaining, unusual and kid-friendly facts about Georgia.

FoxTale Book Shoppe (105 East Main Street, Woodstock, 30188) helped arrange this special visit.

'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest Winners Announced

'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest Winners Announced

COBB COUNTY, GA -- The "Fun in the Park" Photo Contest, hosted by the Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, is over for 2010.

This year marked the largest turn-out in the contest's history. Over 280 photos, all of which were taken in Cobb parks, were submitted in the three categories.

With so many great photos submitted, the panel of eight judges had a difficult time selecting the winners.

Sequoyah High Students Named to All-Star Cast

CANTON, GA -- Two Sequoyah High School students -- senior Elizabeth Mitchell and sophomore Nicholas Stinson -- were named to the Region 7AAAA One Act Play "All-Star Cast" on Saturday, Nov. 6.

This year's Region One Act was held at Creekview High School in Canton.

Sequoyah's production of "Do Not Go Gentle" placed third in the competition. It also received the "Best Set" award, which the school has won for the past five consecutive years.

Sequoyah was the only school in Cherokee County to place in the competition. It has landed in the top three at the Region One Act competition for the past 20 years.