Saturday, May 4, 2013
Nasty weather forced the event's organizers to reschedule Saturday afternoon.
Sunday's Oak Groove Festival in Vista Grove Shopping Center has been postponed until Sunday, May 19 due to the liklihood of nasty, wet weather. The event's organizers announced the rescheduling on the festival website Saturday afternoon: We are pleased to announce that all the musical acts have agreed to play on the new date. We’re betting on better weather, but regardless, the Oak Groove Music, Arts, and Food Festival will go on RAIN OR SHINE on May 19th. Read the full post for more information. Read also:
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Oak Grove's first festival will be held this Sunday.
The first annual Oak Groove Festival, to be held this weekend, announced its music schedule this week. The festival in Vista Grove Shopping Center will run from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday. Read also:
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Clean Air Campaign has honored Eshal Siddiqui and Payten Shoemake of Oak Grove Elementary with honorable mentions in the third annual Young Lungs at Work statewide art competition.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Shallowford Presby. Church will offer free ukulele lessons for four Wednesday evenings in the Youth Lounge at the church.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The presentation is part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys series.
Viewers of the film Koran By Heart at Northlake-Barbara Loar Library on May 6 can take part in a discussion afterward led by Imam Plemon T. El-Amin, Imam Emeritus of the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam. The film is a documentary about Muslim children around the world who compete in Egypt's International Koran Reading Competition. The program, scheduled from from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., is part of the The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys series, which is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Northlake-Barbara Loar is located at 3772 LaVista Road in Tucker.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Winner Stacie Stamper: "Everybody has a way to give."
The winner of the Patch Easter PEEPs contest is a diorama that shows a little marshmallow figure in a hard hat helping to build a home while other PEEPs cheer him (or her?) on. The entry by Stacie Stamper honors the work of the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, which helps support the nonprofit’s mission to provide decent housing for low-income people around the world. "That's so exciting. How fun is that?" Stamper said when she learned that her entry had won. Second place goes to Martin Burrow of Winder, who used jelly beans and a glass jar to create a colorful PEEPs floral arrangement. Stamper, a Duluth resident, is the donations coordinator for the Gwinnett Habitat ReStore in Lawrenceville. Habitat ReStores take donations of …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
At Clairmont Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m.
Friday, April 19, 2013
The Medlock Park charter school is the subject of "A Place in the World," a documentary.
Medlock Park's International Community School will host a screening next weekend of A Place in the World, a documentary that chronicles the school and its diverse study body. The screening will be held in the school cafeteria Saturday, April 27, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., according to the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association. See the MANA post for more details. Patch told you about the documentary – including its trailer – last April. The movie's website says the film "follows three families with ties to the school, a first-year teacher, and the new principal of the school over the course of two years, as they adapt to, and learn from, this diverse and complex social environment. The film asks the question of whether we can learn to live …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The superstar's new film, "The Good Lie," shot at Peachtree Baptist Church.
Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon shot her new film in the Briarcliff area Friday. The Oscar winner is in town shooting The Good Lie and filmed several scenes at Peachtree Baptist Church, according to The Buzz gossip blog with Jennifer Brett. What's the movie about? Here's a summary from Mail Online in Great Britain, including pictures of Witherspoon in costume in Atlanta: The Good Lie is based on a real life story of a young refugee (Arnold SnakeyMan Oceng) of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the U.S. with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, he develops an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman (Reese Witherspoon) assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The world-famous comic actor is filming "A Friggin' Christmas Miracle" with Lauren Graham and others.
There's another film crew in Tucker. This one is shooting a comedy called A Friggin' Christmas Miracle and features Robin Williams, Lauren Graham, Candice Bergen, Joel McHale and Oliver Platt, among others. It's about a man who drives around on Christmas eve with his father looking for replacement gifts after realizing he forgot his son's presents, according to IMDB. The director is Englishman Tristram Shapeero. The set is in the Smoke Rise neighborhood and started filming early on Tuesday morning. A house with 1970s architecture is being used for principal photography for the next three weeks. The house belongs to Tucker lawyer Richard Foxworth, who told Patch: "They were just looking for a '70s-built, split-level house. We had received a…