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The Atlanta Opera Extras- Our community outreach initiatives

The Atlanta Opera Extras- Our community outreach initiatives

The Atlanta Opera Extras are community outreach initiatives that entertain and educate audiences about opera. A complete listing of upcoming fall events is below.  For more information on The Atlanta Opera Extras, visit www.atlantaopera.org or call 404-881-8801.

The Atlanta Opera @ the Decatur Book Festival

Sunday, September 4, 2011 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Decatur High School Auditorium

310 N. McDonough St. 

Decatur, GA 30030

Free and open to the public

The Atlanta Opera has commissioned a one-hour children’s opera called Rabbit Tales, based on the famed Br’er Rabbit stories, popularized by Joel Chandler Harris. The AJC Decatur Book Festival will host a special presentation called “From the Briar Patch to the Big Stage: Adapting Br’er Rabbit for Opera,” in which composer, Nicole Chamberlain; librettist, Madeleine St. Romain; director, Park Cofield; and Executive Director of The Wren’s Nest, Lain Shakespeare will discuss its development and creation. There also will be singers giving a sneak peak of some of the arias!

Former Vatican ambassador to speak at Emory

Former Vatican ambassador to speak at Emory

ATLANTA -- The former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican will speak at Emory University next month.

Harvard University professor Mary Ann Glendon will lecture about the religious freedom in a diverse world. Glendon served as ambassador to the Vatican from 2007 to 2009.

She will speak Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Emory School of Law. Her appearance is part of an annual Emory lecture series on religion and law.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

1st annual Teacher's Ball supporting Dekalb Teachers with prizes and more

1st annual Teacher's Ball supporting Dekalb Teachers with prizes and more

Stone Mountain, GA --  V-103 and the We Need 2 Read Foundation will be supporting Dekalb teachers by throwing them a big back to school party at Echelon 3000 this weekend.

They will be giving away $5000 in laptops and school supplies to the Dekalb County school with the most attendees, so gatehr up all your co-workers and come out.

1 lucky teacher will also win an I-pad 2!

30 Free Things to Do This Summer

30 Free Things to Do This Summer

ATLANTA --  The Atlanta Moms Like Me site has recently posted the top 30 places to visit this summer that will not hurt your pocket because they are totally free.

The list includes The Children's Museum, The High Musuem and even North GA Hiking.  If you know of any must free activities you can add them to the list too.

Click here and see all of the free activities around Atlanta.

Atlanta Dreams Back to School Game $8.00 Tickets

Atlanta Dreams Back to School Game $8.00 Tickets

JULY 28, 7:00 PM

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Weekend Events: Festival on Ponce, Chelsea Handler and Suwanee Beer Fest

Weekend Events: Festival on Ponce, Chelsea Handler and Suwanee Beer Fest

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

This weekend, the Atlanta inTown paper will be hosting the Atlanta Summer Arts Festival: Festival on Ponce which will be held at Ponce de Leon Avenue and Moreland Avenue in Olmstead Park, in the North Druid Hills neighborhood. The festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday and it will feature an artist market, food and entertainment. Local acts Jeno and Kitty Wolf will take the main stage during the two day festival. For more information, visit them online.

Comedian Chelsea Handler will be performing at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre on July 22 at 8 p.m. Handler is returning to Atlanta, now, to perform a show that was postponed earlier this summer.

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH COMES TO MALL OF GEORGIA SAT JULY 23

Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off – 'Shake It Up' edition," Disney Channel's first national dance talent search just for kids, hosted by AT&T U-verse, will make its mark at Mall of Georgia in Buford, Georgia. Kids ages 8-16, with the consent of a parent, will have the opportunity to show off their dance skills and record a dance video onsite for online submission for a chance to compete in a dance off to air on Disney Channel in October 2011. The grand prize includes a special guest dance spot on "Shake It Up" plus the chance to meet the cast. Fans and dance enthusiasts are invited to come down and participate in a Q&A with Roshon Fegan.

READ THE FULL DETAILS AT http://www.thebluebirdpatch.com/2011/07/disney-channels-first-national-dance.html