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Get ready for fun! Suwanee announces 2013 event calendar

Get ready for fun! Suwanee announces 2013 event calendar

The 2013 City of Suwanee event calendar includes six races, seven festivals, three movies, at least four concerts, and a variety of other traditional favorites including Woofstock, Trek or Treat, and the 30th celebration of Suwanee Day. Among the more than 30 events on the calendar are a handful of new ones being organized by private groups as well as two sponsored by the City: a September unveiling of the artistic, permanent setting for Suwanee’s 9/11 artifact and an event being called Food Truck Friday.

On Food Truck Fridays, to be held the first Friday of the month in May, June, August, and September, several trucks, offering a variety of ethnic and comfort foods, will pull up at Town Center Park. The community is invited to come enjoy a casual dinner and musical performances from the Town Center stage. On the first Food Truck Friday on May 3, local high school jazz bands will perform.

Lambert HS dancers present showcase

Lambert HS dancers present showcase

SUWANEE, Ga. -- The dance company at Lambert High School will perform its fall showcase this weekend.

The show, Dance in Cinema, will take place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6, 7 and 8.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. All performances are held in the school auditorium.

Lambert High is located at 805 Nichols Road in Suwanee.

Berry presents 'Letters to Sala'

Berry presents 'Letters to Sala'

ROME, Ga. -- The Berry College Theatre Company's production of Letters to Sala opens Thursday, Nov. 8.

The new play, written by Arlene Hutton, is based on a true story. It revolves around Sala Garncarz Kirschner and the 352 letters she collected during her time in concentration camps during World War II.

Berry junior Hannah Ausband, a music major from Suwanee, composed original music for the play.

"Letters to Sala is simply a story worth telling," she said. "I really enjoy using music to tell stories, so naturally I was excited and honored to have been given the opportunity to do so for this play. Ultimately, my main hope is that it will move people and cause them to question the realities in which we are living."

Berry assistant professor of history Matthew Stanard will host a talk-back after the play for audience members who wish to learn more about the play and the time period.

Best Halloween Weekend Bet For Families

Best Halloween Weekend Bet For Families

1. Green Halloween: Halloween Costume Swap at Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center.

As part of a Green Halloween, GEHC will be hosting a costume donation and swap. During the month of October, drop off old costumes, masks, and accessories in the GEHC lobby. The costume swap event will kick off on October 13th, from 1-4pm, and continue each Saturday, from 10am-4pm, until Halloween. Come donate, swap, or grab a new-to-you costume for your green ghouls!*Green Halloween is a non-profit, grassroots community initiative to create healthier and more Earth-friendly holidays, starting with Halloween.www.greenhalloween.org


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Dynamic Kids Expo at Gwinnett Convention Center

Dynamic Kids Expo at Gwinnett Convention Center

Kid-centric event to include entertainment, vendors in support of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

DULUTH, Ga. -- The founders of the popular Atlanta’s Chef Expo and Atlanta Street Food Festival are excited to announce tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Dynamic Kids Expo taking place on Saturday, October 13, at the Gwinnett Convention Center from noon to 6 p.m. Primed to become the premier children’s expo, showcasing the region’s most popular talent and vendors, the Dynamic Kids Expo will delight and entertain children and adults alike throughout the all-day festivities. Proceeds from the event will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in support of its patients.

Japan Fest 2012 Planning Committee Underway!

Japan Fest 2012 Planning Committee Underway!

ATLANTA -- JapanFest Weekend will be held on September 15-16, 2012, from 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday) and 10am to 5pm (Sunday) at the Convention Center at Gwinnett Center (located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097). Pictured above is the planning committee consisting on Marilyn Pearlman, Mariko Masui, Yoko Harrison, Sachi Koto, Yoshi Domoto, Maki Murahashi and Kaori McEwen. 

JapanFest, now in its 26th year, typically draws crowds exceeding 19,000. Organized by JapanFest, Inc., JapanFest is designed to promote understanding between Japanese and Americans in the Southeast.

Tickets are $8. Children age 6 or younger free. Teachers can bring their students to JapanFest for free by applying online at www.japanfest.org. Larger organizations can save money by purchasing advanced ticket packages online.

Vertical Horizon to rock Suwanee's Concert in the Park

Vertical Horizon to rock Suwanee's Concert in the Park

Alternative rock band Vertical Horizon will be the featured performer in Suwanee’s free annual summer concert Saturday, August 11. The band, which will take the Town Center stage at about 8 p.m., is best known for its hits, “Everything You Want,” “You’re a God” and “Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning).”<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

Formed in 1991 by Georgetown University undergrads Matthew Scannell and Keith Kane, Vertical Horizon experienced meteoric success with its 1999 "Everything You Want" album, which eventually went double platinum, selling more than 2 million copies. The band’s most recent album is "Burning the Days" from 2009.