battalion of the United States Army during World War II. His witness testimony of the liberation of Buchenwald is told in the travelling exhibit “Witness to the Holocaust”, which draws parallels between the Jim Crow laws here and the Nuremberg Race laws of 1935‐1945 implemented in Germany and Nazi-controlled areas of Europe. Opening Reception by Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld, Holocaust survivor on June 25th at 6:30 - Bull Street Library.
June 24-July 15
"Dig Into It" - Live Oak Public Library (Savannah Regional Library) summer reading contest
DAN KENNEDY - reads from his novel: “American Spirit” at the Book Lady Bookstore, 6 East Liberty Street, Savannah. George Dawes Green, author and founder of the Moth Storytelling series is also on hand. The event is free and open to the public.
June 14th 7:00 p.m.
CRYSTALYN SNOW SHOW - Messiah Lutheran Church offers a free piano concert featuring Crystalyn Snow on Friday, June 14th at 7:30 p.m. at 1 West Ridge Road on Skidaway Island, Savannah. The program features works by Bach, Brahms, Debussy and Chopin.
CRYSTALYN SNOW SHOW - Messiah Lutheran Church offers a free piano concert featuring Crystalyn Snow on Friday, at 1 West Ridge Road on Skidaway Island, Savannah. The program features works by Bach, Brahms, Debussy and Chopin. Free childcare available, 598-1188.
June 14th 7:30 p.m.
Opera singers - Lauren Snouffer, soprano; and Mark Diamond, baritone, sing opera and Broadway favorites. Christ Church Episcopal, 28 Bull Street, Savannah.
June 23rd 3:00 p.m.
Parks & History
Reserve/Check out the "Get Outdoors", Georgia state parks & historic sites library loan pass kit from your local public library. The kit has a parking pass, a visitor’s pass, a “Get Outdoors” brochure, and a state park brochure.
Sean Driscoll Performer, the Dinosaur Guy. This children’s program is a paleontology adventure with fossil facts and more at the St. Helena Public Library. The free event is at 6355 Jonathan Francis Road, Saint Helena.
Martin Luther King Day Parade in Atlanta is in its preparation now. They will line up at 1:15 PM and start at 2:00 PM at the corner of Ellis and Peachtree Streets. The parade will run down Aubrun Ave to the King Memorial Center where a rally will gather. All ages are welcome to participate in the March and Rally.
There are also other MLK activities throughout this week:
Emory's Day On Date: Monday, 1/16/2012 What: Hundreds of Emory University volunteers will work around Atlanta to plant trees, paint arts facilities and sort medical supplies for overseas clinics as part of "Emory's Day On."
King Week Keynote Speaker Date: Tuesday, 1/17/2012 Time: 4:00 PM Where: Emory's Cannon Chapel, 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA Who: Melissa Harris-Perry, professor of political science at Tulane University, MSNBC contributor and columnist for "The Nation," What: Her address will focus on "King's Legacy and the New Civil Rights Frontiers."
Jazz Vesper Service Date: Thursday, 1/19/2012 Time: 7:00 PM Where: Emory's Cannon Chapel, 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA What: Emory music professor Dwight Andrews will lead the celebration of King's life with the Atlanta Jazz Chorus
From King to Obama – DuBois and Back Again: Reflections on Race, Nation and African American Internationalism Date: through 3/31/2012 Where: Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, 101 Auburn Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA What: An art exhibition by J.R. Phillips focusing on the artistic interactions between the African Diaspora and mainland China in the 20th and 21st centuries Phone: 404-730-4001
King Holiday Celebration Date:Monday, 1/16/201 Time: 10:00 AM Where: City Hall, 7840 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA What: Event will feature music, a keynote address by Georgia Supreme Court Justice Harold D. Melton and presentation of the 2012 Humanitarian Award
Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness Date: Monday, 1/16/2012 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM Where: Woodruff Arts Center's Rich Auditorium, 1280 Peachtree St N.E., Atlanta, GA What: The Alliance Theatre presents two free readings of an original script by Atlanta author and playwright Pearl Cleage in collaboration with students in its high school Collision Project. Inspired by the Declaration of Independence, "Life, Liberty" uses the voices of teens to question issues of citizenship and diversity. Presented in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League. Phone: 404-733-4749
DeKalb NAACP's 10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Peace Rally, sponsored by the DeKalb NAACP Date: Monday, 1/16/201 Time: 12:30 PM Where: Main Street in downtown Stone Mountain, followed by a Rally at Champion Theme Middle School gymnasium, 5265 Mimosa Drive, Stone Mountain Phone: 404-241-8006
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Project Date: Monday, 1/16/2012 What: An opportunity for ordinary citizens to make a difference in the world with diverse community service projects throughout Atlanta. For more information contact Hands On Atlanta Phone: 404-979-2800.
I really really really wish I could be in Atlanta on February 18th at 8PM to hear Yasmin Levy sing. My mother-in-law's first language is Ladino. Her parents and both older brothers are native to Turkey. When we go to Israel, she often switches between Hebrew and Ladino with family members. It is such a romantic language. I would love to hear this performance with my daughter. If you end up going, please tell me all about it! You can order tickets from the Rialto Center for Performing Arts.
It's still in the middle of Winter Break and our kids were bored at home. We decided to watch Puss in Boots - 2D version at our favorite $2 cinerma tonight.
Puss in Boots was shockingly good. Maybe I did not expect too much. Either way, it's a highly entertaining "fairytale" adventure with non-stop actions, dance, romance, friendships, love, and magic. The animation was visually stunning complimented with first class production. While its story will mesmerises the kids, adults will chuckle at the subtle grown up lines. It is a purr-fect clean funny action movie that the whole family would enjoy.