Local News

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Event Celebrates Young Poets and Writers, Promotes Academic Achievement 

Atlanta, GA – April 16, 2018 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta recently announced the 2018 lineup for its annual “Power of Words” event. Eloipher Louifils and Christopher Deatherage, young poet and writers from Gwinnett, have been selected and will be performing their piece “Hate Builds: A Commentary on House Bill 492” on stage at the prestigious Woodruff Arts Center. Held Tuesday, April 24, hundreds of community supporters are expected to attend.  

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Duluth Art Week Kicks off with Arts Festival, Live Performances & Music on Duluth Town Green 

Duluth –Duluth kicks off Art Week 2018 with a two-day juried Arts Festival presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces on April 28th & 29th. Live music and food trucks will accompany the event along with 60 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalworkers, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters. 

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On May 3, 2018, thousands of Gwinnett County children will experience their first taste of school as their parents register them for kindergarten. Parents and guardians of children who will be five years old by September 1, 2018, should begin gathering information that they will need to register their children. Online registration for new kindergarten students is currently underway.

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Dr. Kim Robson

GA Music Camp, as part of its 2018 summer program, announces the residency of Dr. Kim Robson. Dr. Robson, an accomplished flutist, and vocalist, will teach at the GA Music Camp. She will also present a concert along with recording artist Russell Ferrara at St Mary & Saint Martha Episcopal Church in Buford on Saturday, June 9th. The Summer Camp will be held at St Mary & St Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church located at 4346 Ridge Road, Buford, GA during the week of June 4 – 8th.

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Thomas Woolfolk

Thomas Woolfolk a teacher at Harbins Elementary, won a contest from the Atlanta Hawks and Adventure to Fitness for his efforts to encourage active learning and healthy lifestyles. 

ATLANTA - Childhood obesity has increased significantly over the past 30 years, driven by declines in children's physical activity and healthy eating. These trends run counter to a growing body of research demonstrating that increased physical activity not only improves children's health, but also improves their behavior, focus, cognitive function, and overall academic achievement.

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