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Check out the 2013-2014 Theatre for the Very Young Series at The Alliance

9 Jul

Parent’s of young children in Atlanta, take note.  We saw Waiting for Balloon last year and it was so good I can’t wait to take my boys back.  I am SO excited that there are now other productions in the Theatre for the Very Young series.  Check out what’s on board for the ’13/14 season below!

Atlanta’s nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre and Rosemary Newcott, the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth & Families, are proud to announce the 2013/14 Season for Theatre for the Very Young.  Now in its third season, Theatre for the Very Young is an artistic experience for children ages 18 months – 5 years that overcomes age and developmental barriers, expanding the consciousness of the very young audience members.  Each production nurtures creative thinking, allowing the very young to experience art and culture on their terms.

“It’s thrilling to be offering the youngest members of our community a full season of our fully interactive, wholly original Theatre for the Very Young,” said Christopher Moses, Director of Educational Programs.  “This season will find us creating new work inspired by such diverse topics as Japanese culture to Woody Guthrie’s beloved children’s songs to Beckett.  As always, our Theatre for the Very Young program is committed to inviting these little ones into a true artistic experience and connecting them not only to the theatre but also to each other in a powerful and artful way.”

Beginning October 17, the season will open with an encore production of Waiting for Balloon, directed by Rosemary Newcott and written by folk artist TMarq, loosely based on the classic play Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett.  Through delightful trial and error, exploration and interaction with the audience, two clowns piece together what makes a balloon a balloon and celebrate all that is discovered while we “wait!”  Waiting for Balloon is a joyous introduction to gentle clowning and the joy of creating puppets from found objects, designed by the creative mind of Puppeteer Michael Haverty.

The next two productions in the season are brand new productions created for very young audiences.  Little Raindrop Songs is a whimsically theatrical and imaginative journey through an anything-but-normal day, with original music by the Japanese ‘pajama-pop’ band Lullatone. The audience is led through a fully interactive world made completely of brightly colored paper which transforms dramatically into multiple settings.  Combining unexpected puppetry, a vibrantly colorful and transformative two-dimensional set design, whimsically comic performances, and the catchy pajama-pop of Lullatone, this fully interactive theatrical performance will connect with the very young and invite them into the wonder of the artistic experience.  Little Raindrop Songs is directed by Puppeteer Michael Haverty.

The final production in the season is Songs to Grow On, directed by Rosemary Newcott.  Inspired by the fun and inventive children’s songs of Woody GuthrieSongs to Grow On invites children on a one of a kind journey across the country in search of the sounds of America.  A tale of friendship, travel, and most of all the love of song, this unforgettable experience celebrates the joyful noise of harmony.   Developed in partnership with Bright from the Start: Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning, this engaging show is fully aligned with GA’s pre-K content standards.

“Theatre hopes to enchant, connect and inspire an audience, and Theatre for The Very Young does all of these in such surprising and powerful ways,” said Rosemary Newcott.  “Watching the youngest of our community engage so completely and so joyfully in a theatrical experience reminds all of us the reasons we love this art form so much!  It takes us back to a time when we could allow ‘play’ experience to envelop us and invites the child of any age to know how powerful it feels to be part of the story.”

THEATRE FOR THE VERY YOUNG 2013/14 SEASON DETAILS

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WAITING FOR BALLOON

October 17 – 19, 21 – 26, November 2, 7-9

Written by TMarq

Directed by Rosemary Newcott
Two childlike hobo-clown characters are waiting near the railroad tracks for “balloon”. The problem is that neither of them knows exactly what “balloon” is. Through delightful trial and error, exploration and interaction with the audience, the two piece together what makes a balloon a balloon and celebrate all that is discovered while we wait! This is a joyous introduction to gentle clowning and the joy of creating puppets from found objects.

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LITTLE RAINDROP SONGS

December 27 – 29, January 3 & 4, January 6 – 11, & 18

Directed by Michael Haverty
A whimsically theatrical and imaginative journey through an anything-but-normal day, created especially for the very young with original music by the Japanese ‘pajama-pop’ band Lullatone. The audience is led through a fully interactive world made completely of brightly colored paper which transforms dramatically into multiple settings – from the bedroom where we wake and get ready for the day, to the kitchen where we learn to eat a healthy breakfast, into the big world beyond where we experience sunshine, birds, bugs, and animals, a garden, a playground, and finally a big rainstorm which washes us inside for a bath and bedtime lullaby.  Combining unexpected puppetry, a vibrantly colorful and transformative two-dimensional set design, whimsically comic performances, and the catchy pajama-pop of Lullatone, this fully interactive theatrical performance will connect with the very young and invite them in to the wonder of the artistic experience.

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SONGS TO GROW ON

March 10 – 15, 22, 27 – 29

Directed by Rosemary Newcott
Inspired by the fun and inventive children’s songs of Woody Guthrie, Songs To Grow On invites children on a one of a kind journey across the country in search of the sounds of America.  A tale of friendship, travel, and most of all the love of song, this unforgettable experience celebrates the joyful noise of harmony.

TICKETS

The Alliance Theatre now offers a season ticket package for Theatre for the Very Young. 

TVY Build Your Own Season –

  • 2-play package: $20/person
  • 3-play package: $30/person

In addition to guaranteed seats, all TVY season ticket holders receive:

  • 15% off additional single tickets to all Alliance Theatre Productions
  • 10% off acting classes
  • $5 off return tickets to enjoy Theatre for the Very Young performances again

Tickets for single performances are $10.

Learn more about all these performances at www.alliancetheatre.org/tvy.  Tickets may be purchased online or by contacting Olivia Aston, 404.733.4702 or Olivia.aston@woodrufcenter.org.

It’s Summer…which in Atlanta means it’s time to CHOP!

13 Jun

Even though we are die-hard Penn State and Steelers fans, one of the first and best things we adopted when moving to Atlanta ten years ago was a penchant for the Braves.  They are our MLB team, no question.  Everything about it- the team, the stadium, the experience…just fit for us.  We love the Turner Field, have had great service and refreshments there, and always seem to have a great time, no matter where we find ourselves sitting.

It’s officially summer for everyone in Atlanta now, and with Father’s Day coming up this weekend, a Braves game seems like a great choice for a family outing.  Here’s some info about what’s happening with the Braves in the next week.  We actually hope to make it to one of these games, and if we do, I’ll be sure to post about our experience and offer some tips for taking kids to a game.  Let’s go Braves!

BJ Upton Bobblehead

Atlanta Braves Homestand Highlights Friday, June 14 – Thursday, June 20

San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves (June 14 – June 16)

Friday, June 14 at 7:35 p.m. vs. San Francisco Giants

  • ·         Braves Strike Out Hunger Fridays Presented by Kroger: The Braves will host a food drive prior to every Friday home game during the 2013 season to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Fans can donate 20 cans of food or $20 at the Strike Out Hunger Tent and receive an autograph from a Braves pitcher. Limit of one signature per donation. On Friday, June 14, fans will have the opportunity to get an autograph from Braves pitcher Craig Kimbrel in Monument Grove from 6:35 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. For a list of items needed and future food drive collection dates, visit braves.com/hunger.
  • ·         Friday Night Rising Stars Series: The Atlanta Braves Friday Night Rising Stars Series provides an opportunity for up-and-coming bands ready to rock and entertain thousands of fans at Turner Field, a stage to perform prior to select home games as well as postgame during the 2013 season. OnJune 14, the Braves welcome Sundy Best, to Fan Plaza as well as a special post-game performance before fireworks on the field. With influences ranging from country, bluegrass, rock, soul and rhythm and blues, the duo produces music that, at times, is hard to classify. They are crowd rockers and party starters. The band’s visceral sound and incredible live shows have gained them a loyal following.
  • ·         Jerseys Off Our Backs Presentation: The Atlanta Braves auctioned off game-worn jerseys for fans to bid on with proceeds benefitting the Atlanta Braves Foundation. Winning bidders will receive two tickets to the game vs. Giants and will be presented on-field with the jersey by a Braves player immediately following the game. Each jersey will be authenticated and autographed for the lucky winners.
  • ·         Sport Clips’ “Chop”: Every Friday home game during the 2013 season, Sport Clips Haircuts is cutting hair for charity. Sport Clips stylist will give haircuts to fans at Top of the Chop for a $5 minimum donation to the Atlanta Braves Foundation. Enjoy a Braves game view from the Top of the Chop and a Sport Clips haircut while making a difference in our community. Sport Clips.
  • ·         Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Georgia Lottery: Enjoy the Braves game and a spectacular fireworks show set to music following every Braves Friday home game.

Saturday, June 15 at 4:05 p.m. vs. San Francisco Giants

  • ·         MLB Drawstring Giveaway presented by MLB Network: The first 45,000 fans will take home a MLB drawstring bag.
  • ·         Pitch, Hit & Run Presented by Scotts: The Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball host the Team Championship level of the Pitch, Hit & Run official skills competition. Sixteen finalists from Local and Sectional skills competitions throughout Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, compete on the field in the skills of running, batting, fielding, and throwing. The finalist will be honored during an on-field presentation at the game.
  • ·         Live Music in the Plaza: Fans will enjoy live music in Fan Plaza as Braves Band of the Year contestant, Nine Times Blues, will perform. The critically acclaimed, Atlanta-based alternative rock band has been selling out shows all around Atlanta. While they clearly wear their influences on their sleeve, invoking the classic alt-rock and power pop that first inspired them to pick up instruments, Nine Times Blue has a radio friendly, modern sound that is all their own.
  • ·         Braves Country 4-Miler: Summer is finally here and to celebrate fans can put their best foot forward, literally, and race on down to Turner Field for the Braves Country 4-Miler on Saturday, June 15. The route, beginning at 7:15 a.m., will take racers around Atlanta and culminate on the warning track near the Braves dugout. Race entry includes a ticket to Saturday’s matchup against the San Francisco Giants and a short-sleeve performance shirt. Race entrants, and their family and friends will take part in a parade around the field before the game. Registration closed on June 12.

Sunday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. vs. San Francisco Giants

***Please note the game time change to 8:00 p.m. due to ESPN Broadcast***

  • ·         Alumni Sunday: Braves alumni Brad Clontz and Mark Lemke will greet fans and sign autographs pregame in Fan Plaza from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • ·         In honor of Father’s Day, all dads and sons are invited to lineup at the Hank Aaron ramp at 6:30 p.m. for a pregame parade around the warning track.
  • ·         Hometown Hero: During the 6th Inning the Braves will pay tribute to a local “Hometown Hero” from the United States Military.
  • ·         Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition: Promotes awareness of prostate cancer in Georgia – including the make of the disease, importance of early detection, treatment options and survival. The organization will be onsite in Monument Grove from 5 – 8:00 p.m. distributing information to fans.
  • God Bless America: During the 7th Inning Stretch, Atlanta’s fan-favorite Timothy Miller will perform God Bless America.
  • Kids Run The Bases: Presented by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, we invite all kids 14 and under to run the bases after every regular seasonSunday home game. Just meet at the Hank Aaron ramp at aisle 129 on the Field Level.
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Day: The Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball will host a celebration of survivorship honoring men who have courageously battled prostate cancer. Survivors will receive a free game ticket, commemorative t-shirt, and the opportunity to participate in a special on-field ceremony. During the game, players, umpires, coaches and on-field personnel will wear MLB blue ribbon wristbands and blue ribbon decals on their uniforms. Other blue ribbon elements include official blue dugout lineup cards and the logo will be affixed to the bases. For more information, visit www.braves.com/pcawareness.

 

New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves (June 17- June 20)

Monday, June 17 at 7:10 p.m. vs. New York Mets

  • ·         Braves Wives Oklahoma Disaster Relief Efforts On-Field Check Presentation: The Braves Wives will present to the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Disaster Relief Fund with a check for $13,000 that was raised through the Brown Bag Bonanza/Mystery Baseball sale on June 2.
  • ·         Sport Clips $8 Night: Get Terrace View seats for only $8 to any Monday game this season!
  • ·         Holeman & Finch Burger Ticket Package: New to Turner Field in 2013, the Holeman & Finch Burger is being served up at three locations throughout the ballpark. This widely popular handcrafted burger is guaranteed for fans that purchase the H&F Ticket Package. A $32 ticket (only 24 available per game) gets fans a reserved Outfield Pavilion seat on the H&F Burger Row and H&F Burger Pass (front of the line access and a guaranteed burger).

Tuesday, June 18 SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER at 1:10 and 7:10 p.m. vs. New York Mets

***The Atlanta Braves home game against the New York Mets that was postponed by rain on May 4 has been rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader on June 18. The first game will begin at 1:10 p.m. and the second game will start at 7:10 p.m. Fans holding tickets to the May 4game can use the tickets for the first game of the split doubleheader or exchange the tickets for any other remaining available 2013 game. Tickets can be exchanged at Turner Field box office or mail before June 18. Please visit braves.com/rainout for details. ***

  • ·        Coca-Cola Two-for-$30 Tuesdays: Two tickets for $30 in the Club Level Pavilion every Tuesday, fans save up to 50%.

Wednesday, June 19 at 7:10 p.m. vs. New York Mets

  • ·         All You Can Eat Seats: For as low as $50 for group tickets on Super Value games and $60 at the gate, fans can enjoy unlimited smoked BBQ sandwiches, chicken wings, all beef franks, potato salad, peanuts, popcorn, chocolate chip cookies, Coca-Cola products, and draft beer.

Thursday, June 20 at 7:10 p.m. vs. New York Mets

  • ·         B.J. Upton Bobblehead Giveaway presented by Delta Air LinesThe first 20,000 fans will receive a B.J. Upton bobblehead.

Every Week at Turner Field:

  • ·         Braves Batting Practice Experience: Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience from the field and watch your favorite players up-close while both teams take batting practice before the game. Visit www.braves.com/battingpractice for more details.
  • ·         At The Ballpark App: Fans visiting Turner Field this season can connect with their Atlanta Braves using the new and FREE At The Ballpark app, available for iPhone and Android users. Through the app, fans can upgrade their seats, access video highlights, listen to the Braves radio broadcast and much more. Visit http://www.braves.com/ballpark to download today!
  • ·         Holeman & Finch Burger Ticket Package: New to Turner Field in 2013, the Holeman & Finch Burger is being served up at three locations throughout the ballpark. This widely popular handcrafted burger is guaranteed for fans that purchase the H&F Ticket Package. A $32 ticket (only 24 available per game) gets fans a reserved Outfield Pavilion seat on the H&F Burger Row and H&F Burger Pass (front of the line access and a guaranteed burger).
  • ·         Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Georgia Lottery: Enjoy the Braves game and a spectacular fireworks show set to music following every Braves Friday home game.
    • ·        50/50 Raffle: The Atlanta Braves Foundation will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets electronically throughout Turner Field until the end of the sixth inning. Stationary kiosks can be found at aisles 132 and handhelds will be carried by the 50/50 team. 50% of the proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Braves Foundation.
    • ·        Coca-Cola Two-for-$30 Tuesdays: Two tickets for $30 in the Club Level Pavilion every Tuesday, fans save up to 50%.
    • ·        All You Can Eat Seats: For as low as $50 for group tickets on Super Value games and $60 at the gate, fans can enjoy unlimited smoked BBQ sandwiches, chicken wings, all beef franks, potato salad, peanuts, popcorn, chocolate chip cookies, Coca-Cola products, and draft beer.
    • ·        College and AAA Discount: Two Upper Box tickets for the price of one with a valid college or AAA ID card.
    • ·        Military Discount: Two Upper Box and Outfield tickets for the price of one ticket with a valid military ID.
    • ·        $1 SkyLine Seats: Available two and a half hours before every home game at the Turner Field Ticket Office.

Fans can purchase tickets by visiting braves.com/tickets, the Braves Ticket Office at Turner Field, the Braves Clubhouse Store at the CNN Center, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Atlanta Braves games are broadcast on FS South and SportSouth. Radio broadcasts can be heard in Atlanta on 680 the Fan, Rock 100 FM, 93.7 FM and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network. Follow the Braves at braves.com,facebook.com/braves, and twitter.com/braves.

Bless your heart ;-),

Amber

Center for Puppetry Arts offers unique opportunity to support the Arts and have a fun, affordable birthday party!

16 Mar
 Book your child’s birthday party at the Center for Puppetry Arts and you’re sure to be enthralled by these hilarious tales of a cunning rabbit, his infamous friends, and their amusing attempts to stay out of a briar patch of trouble. Featuring live music with a range of Southern African American styles, this sprightly competition of the ego invites audiences to see who is the swiftest, the strongest, and the smartest of this gang of friends.

Party spaces are available on Saturdays and Sundays and include tickets to the Center for Puppetry Arts’ original production of Brer Rabbit & Friends, your very own birthday party room, and the all-important birthday throne!

Extras like the Create-A-Puppet Workshop (make your very own Brer Fox Hand Puppet), balloons, hand puppets, and invitations add to the fun!  Just bring your party supplies, decorations, and food. Or call our friends at Papa John’s at GA Tech for a special Center for Puppetry Arts discount.

Birthday Parties are a special privilege for Members at the Family level and above, but don’t worry, it’s easy to join! Just click here.

If you want more information about having your party at the Center, then please contact melissahayes@puppet.org or call 404.881.5109 for more information.

We’ve identified some great dates for birthday party specials!
Get $15 off the room rental on these dates!

Birthday Party Discount Dates
Sun, April 14, 2013 (1pm & 3pm show times)
Sun, May 26, 2013 (1pm & 3pm show times)

Offer not valid for previously booked parties. Regular birthday party rules apply. Subject to availability.

 www.puppet.org • 404.873.3391 • 1404 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

 

PUPPETPALOOZA 2013

7 Feb

…presented by the Atlanta Puppetry Guild and the Academy Theatre.

 
SAT, FEB 23, 2013 11am till 2pm
 
This is a “drop-in” event with continuous activities.Bring the whole family to this fun puppet variety show featuring the talents of the Atlanta Puppetry Guild!

 
In addition to puppet shows,  there will be concessions, carnival games and puppet craft activities for kids and parents alike.
 
There will also be merchandise for sale including one of a kind puppets!
 
Proceeds will go to the Atlanta Puppetry Guild to support scholarships and grants.
Don’t miss out on all the fun!
Kids $5 Adults $10

Alliance Theatre for the Very Young Presents Waiting for Balloon

11 Dec

 

A highly interactive multi-sensory performance for very young children and their grown-ups is coming to Atlanta.  I can’t wait!  With an 18 month old who you all know is just about unable to be taken anywhere in public, this has me chomping at the bit.  We are planning to attend A Christmas Carol with our five year old  and have gotten a sitter to be able to do so.  As much as it pains me to do that, it’s become a regular occurrence lately because we are really making an effort for our older child’s life not to completely be put on hold until the baby can “behave himself”.  In any case- going to a show with both kids in tow, especially during their two weeks off school, is exciting for me and Mr. P.

Here’s the info you’ll need if you have little ones like ours…

ATLANTA, December 10, 2012 — Beginning December 27, the Alliance Theatre for the Very Young will stage Waiting for Balloon written by folk artist TMarq and loosely based on the classic play Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett.

Directed by Rosemary Newcott, Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth, Waiting for Balloon tells the story of two childlike hobo-clowns waiting near the railroad tracks for “balloon.”  The problem is that neither of them knows exactly what “balloon” is.  Through delightful trial and error, exploration and interaction with the audience, the two piece together what makes a balloon a balloon and celebrate all that is discovered while we “wait!” Waiting for Balloon is a joyous introduction to gentle clowning and the joy of creating puppets from found objects, designed by the creative mind of Puppeteer Michael Haverty.

Theatre for the Very Young is an artistic experience for children ages 18 months – 5 years that overcomes age, language, and developmental barriers, expanding the consciousness of very young audience members and integrating bi-lingual elements into each show.  Each production nurtures creative thinking, allowing the very young to experience art and culture on their terms.

“Theatre for the Very Young engages both parents and their pre-school children in creative experiences.  The fourth wall is dissolved as young ones willing become part of the experience,” says Director, Rosemary Newcott.

Tickets for Waiting for Balloon are $10 per person, no matter how young or old. Groups of 10 or more receive a discount of 25% off their single tickets. For additional information about Theatre for the Very Young or to purchase tickets, please contact Olivia Aston at 404.733.4702 orolivia.aston@woodruffcenter.org. You can also purchase tickets online at:

http://alliancetheatre.org/Education/theatre-for-the-very-young/Waiting-for-Balloon.aspx

Waiting for Balloon – – Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309 – Memorial Arts Building, 3rd Floor, Black Box Theatre:

  • December 27–30, 2012
    • Thursday-Sunday, 9:30am & 11:00am
  • January 3–6, 2013
    • Thursday-Sunday, 9:30am & 11:00am
  • January 12 & 19, 2013
    • Saturdays, 9:30am & 11:00am

Calendar Synopsis

Waiting for Balloon

December 27-30, 2012, Thursday-Sunday, 9:30am & 11:00am

January 3-6, 2013, Thursday-Sunday, 9:30am & 11:00am

January 12 & 19, 2013, Saturdays, 9:30am & 11:00am

Two childlike hobo-clown characters are waiting near the railroad tracks for “balloon.”  The problem is that neither of them knows exactly what “balloon” is.  Through delightful trial and error, exploration and interaction with the audience, the two clowns piece together what makes a balloon a balloon and celebrate all that is discovered while we “wait!”  An introduction to gentle clowning and the joy of creating puppets from found objects.  For tickets – please contact Olivia Aston at 404.733.4702 or olivia.aston@woodruffcenter.org, also available online at

http://alliancetheatre.org/Education/theatre-for-the-very-young/Waiting-for-Balloon.aspx


Theatre for the Very Young Season Ticket Packages

Season Ticket packages for the two upcoming Theatre for the Very Young productions are available.  When you buy a package for $20, receive tickets to both productions plus season ticket benefits.

  • Waiting for Balloon – December 27-30, 2012; January 3-6, 2013; January 12 & 19, 2013
  • A Child’s Garden of Verses – March 11-16 & 23; March 29-30, 2013
    Explore the sounds and sensations of nature as you journey through a magical garden.  Children will be actively engaged in this multi-sensory performance as they willingly become a part of the artistic experience.  A “cultural” garden in which children can grow their imaginations, and become gardeners themselves!

Producer Package – $20 (per person, no matter how young or old) –includes a ticket to each TVY production.  In addition to guaranteed seats, all TVY season ticket holders receive:
– 15% off additional single tickets to all Alliance Theatre productions
– 10% off acting classes
– $5 off return tickets to enjoy TVY performances again

For season tickets, contact Olivia Aston at 404.733.4702 or olivia.aston@woodruffcenter.org

Atlanta Teen Hosts Film Festival to Honor and Raise Awareness for People With Special Needs

5 Nov

Please come on Saturday, November 10th for the Dignity Revolution Film Festival in the theater of Paideia, which features films about people with “diffabilities,” and is the Girl Scout Gold Award for Susannah, a senior and the president of Paideia’s Diffabilities Club. What does that mean, “diffabilities?” It is a term that reflects the fact that everyone has different abilities, rather than focusing on what those with intellectual disabilities cannot do. The purpose of the Dignity Revolution Film Festival is to promote awareness about people with disabilities and their role in today’s society. Most importantly, it’s about understanding, inclusion, and equality.  The festival will start in the morning at 9:00 a.m. with the movie most appropriate for younger children and progress through the day with the last movie appropriate for high school students and adults. 

The four films are Finding Nemo, chosen because of its characters’ wide assortment of disabilities (9:00 a.m.); Praying with Lior, showing the spiritually rich life of a Jewish boy with Down Syndrome (11:00 a.m.); Door to Door, about a man with Cerebral Palsy who becomes a salesman despite discrimination (1:20 p.m.); and Snow Cake, chosen because it deals with a man coming to terms with the fact that a woman with Autism can live independently (3:30 p.m.).  Moderators from the disabilities community will lead discussions after each film to foster understanding and education.

 

The event is free and open to the public.  See the website, http://dignityrevfilmfestival.wordpress.com/, for the Viewing Schedule of each film. Please “like” the Festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DignityRevolutionFilmFestival?ref=stream. Join for one film, or for all of them!

Parents Palooza: A Fun-filled Weekend for Atlanta area Parents and Kids

29 Oct
Parents Palooza is two fun-filled family days for parents and their kids.  Learn the latest parenting tools & tips in the Parenting Conference Area and explore the Expo to find the products, services, resources, and information you need and want for your families.  ​Meet the companies that want to work for you!  The wealth of help for parents is surrounded by entertainment of every kind for your kids (and Moms & Dads).  Come out for 2 Days of Fun and Family!

FREE Parenting Workshops in Midtown Weds. evening and Thurs. morning!

8 Oct
TWO FREE WORKSHOPS
that will change your family!
Kirk has developed 12 NEW STRATEGIES to stop the yelling, stress and power struggles once and for all.

The workshops are FREE, open to the community and there is no need to register.

Here’s a sample of what you will experience:

Celebrate Calm Stop Defiance Live Event in Fairfax County, VA
Celebrate Calm: Stop Defiance
Live Event Video
Kirk and Casey will be in person to show you:
  • How to get kids to be responsible…without yelling or lecturing.
  • 10 new ways to stop defiance, meltdowns and power struggles.
  • Casey will share 10 lessons kids want parents to know–powerful.
  • Discipline a strong-willed child while building a close relationship.

Wednesday, October 10        6:30pm – 8:30pm in Redeemer’s Sanctuary

~Childcare for Redeemer members ONLY who regularly attend Wednesdays at Redeemer

 Thursday, October 11            9:30am – 11:30am in Redeemer’s Sanctuary

 ~Childcare for all attendees who RSVP to Amber by October noon on Tues., October 9.

*Children age 9 and up are welcome to attend with their parents and teenagers are encouraged to do so.

Amber Koter-Puline
akoter@redeemer.org
Parenting and Marriage Ministries

Directions and Parking 

~EVERYONE WHO PLANS TO BE AT REDEEMER ON WEDS. OR HAS INVITED FRIENDS PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!  THIS APPLIES TO ALL WEDNESDAYS AT REDEEMER ATTENDEES AND CHOIR MEMBERS, ETC.

Redeemer is located at 731 Peachtree Street, NE, in Atlanta, GA, between 3rd and 4th Streets, three blocks east of the I-75/I-85 expressway through the center of Atlanta. We are one block north of the Fox Theatre on the opposite side of Peachtree Street.

Free parking is available in our 4th Street parking lot at all times, and will also be available for the Wednesday evening Celebrate Calm workshop in the parking deck behind (to the east of) the Bank of America building, a short one-half block walk away. Enter the parking deck on 3rd Street, traveling east from Peachtree Street.  BRING YOUR TICKET WITH YOU TO HAVE IT VALIDATED BY A REDEEMER STAFF MEMBER!  

We can also be reached from the MARTA rail system. Take a northbound or southbound train to the N3 station at North Avenue, then exit the station at the north end, turn right on 3rd Street, go one block to Peachtree Street, and you’ll see Redeemer on the left.
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Life saving operations seen up-close as “Rescue” hits Fernbank’s IMAX® Theater in September

24 Aug

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Beginning September 4, 2012, visitors to Fernbank Museum of Natural History will have the unique opportunity to get an inside look at what it takes to be a first-responder in the new IMAX® film Rescue.

Profiling four individuals who dedicate their lives to saving others, Rescue gives audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the adrenaline-filled work of two pilots, a naval commander and a volunteer rescue technician.

Viewers will jump, dive and fly into the worlds of these four brave heroes, and share in the highs and lows that come with being an emergency responder. The film documents each character’s journey from disaster training to real-life relief efforts, as emergency teams from around the world are called to provide vital aid in the wake of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Director Stephen Low created the film to recognize all the brave men and women who provide help and hope in times of dire need.

“It’s impossible to witness that level of devastation without finding solace in the extensive personal contributions of time and effort made by both professionals and volunteers that rally to help in the worst of times,” said Low.

Rescue provides an authentic look at the scale of devastation and chaos in Port au Prince, and allows viewers to witness the difficulties that first-responders faced as they worked to save lives during the biggest humanitarian disaster of the century. Collectively, their interwoven stories bring a sense of quiet humility and devotion to others.

“The Earth is a lot like a jigsaw puzzle. The puzzle pieces, called plates, are constantly moving,” said Kaden Borseth, Fernbank’s Earth Science Programs Manager.  “The sudden release of pressure built up from the movement of the plates can create small earthquakes that go unnoticed as well as massive events like Haiti experienced in the film. While devastating natural disasters are relatively uncommon, Rescue does a great job of showing how incredible the human culture can be when responding to those in need.”

Rescue shows daily from September 4, 2012 through November 15.*

On Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8, the Museum will host a special appearance by Steven Heicklen, one of Rescue’s main characters. Steven is a private businessman, husband and father of three. In his spare time, he serves his neighbors worldwide as a volunteer firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician and a FEMA-certified Emergency Manager. Steven will be on site Friday afternoon and at various times during Saturday to sign autographs and introduce select showings of the film.

Also showing in Fernbank Museum’s IMAX Theatre from September 4-November 15*:

  • Africa’s Elephant Kingdom (shows daily)
  • To the Arctic (shows during limited times on Fridays only)
  • Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (shows exclusively on Friday evenings for Martinis & IMAX)

For a complete schedule, visit www.fernbankmuseum.org/experience-imax. *Films and run-dates subject to change.

IMAX® tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $11 for children ages 12 and under, and $8 for Museum Members. Value Pass tickets, which include both Museum and IMAX admission, are $23 for adults, $21 for students and seniors, $19 for children, and $8 for Museum members. For tickets and visitor information, visit fernbankmuseum.org or call 404.929.6300.

Rescue is directed by Stephen Low and produced by The Stephen Low Company (producers Pietro L. Serapiglia and Alexander Low), executive produced by K2 Communications (executive producers Bob Kresser and Jan Baird), and presented by The Boeing Company and Canadian Forces Maritime Command. Low is a Montreal-based filmmaker whose past works include films such as Titanica and Volcanoes of the Deep. The film has been rated G and has a run time of 45 minutes.

Ten cents from every Rescue ticket sold will support American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help those affected by disaster anywhere in the world. For more information, visit www.rescue-film.com.

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