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WEEKEND EVENTS: Georgia Force, Motorcycle Ride and Beach Bash Festival

WEEKEND EVENTS: Georgia Force, Motorcycle Ride and Beach Bash Festival

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- 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.

Go see the “We Are Folk: Exploring Traditions in Southern Folk Art” at the Hudgens Center for the Arts. This exhibit is being curated by Steve Slotin of the Slotin Auction House which specializes in folk and outsider art. The Hudgens is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth.

Downtown Auburn will host an Armed Forces Day and Amvets Motorcycle Ride in Downtown Auburn on Saturday, May 21.

‘Stars and Strikes’ Family Entertainment Centers Announce ‘Official’ Company Mascot Naming Contest

‘Stars and Strikes’ Family Entertainment Centers Announce ‘Official’ Company Mascot Naming Contest

On Saturday, April 30, 2011, the new mascot for Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Centers made its’ debut to the community at the Dacula Stars and Strikes Family Fun Day in Gwinnett County.

Lance Robertson

Lance Robertson

The Black & Latino Council a professional networking organization "Strickly Business" POWER MIXER

May 19th 6-9pm The Room at Twelve Hotel 400 West Peachtree St

 

Confirmed Special Guest

 

General Mgr of  Hartsfield Jackson Airport - Louis Miller

 

Chief Procurement Officer - City of Atlanta - Adam Smith

 

Director of Procurement - DeKalb County Government - Kelvin Walton

 

Director of Procurement - Fulton County Government - Cecil Moore

 

BLC members no charge    Future BLC members $15.00

 

rsvp latinmarketing1@aol.com

Carlos Santana condemns Georgia politicians for immigration bill

Carlos Santana condemns Georgia politicians for immigration bill

Carlos Santana, during an acceptance speech Saturday in Atlanta for the Major League Baseball (MLB) Beacon Awards, had a few simple words for Georgia’s political leaders who recently voted to pass the controversial HB 87 immigration bill “Shame on You!”

The bill signed Friday by Gov. Nathan Deal sets mandatory requirements for police and employers to screen suspects and job applicants for immigration status.  Many contest the legislation arguing that it will promote racial profiling, increase the rate of deportation and adversely affect the state’s economy.

Santana, who is of Hispanic descent, was selected for the Beacon Award due to his multi-generational efforts to unify people through music.  The Beacon Award for “Change,” is bestowed upon individuals who “think innovatively”.  Santana has used the power of words and sound as vehicles for change. 

LAA presenta la película Los Que Se Quedan como parte de su serie Cine Latinoamericano-ENGLISH BELOW

LAA presenta la película Los Que Se Quedan como parte de su serie Cine Latinoamericano-ENGLISH BELOW

ATLANTA (25 de abril del 2011) – La Asociación Latinoamericana (LAA por sus siglas en inglés) presentará la película peruana Los Que Se Quedan como parte de su serie Cine Latinoamericano el jueves 12 de mayo del 2011.

Los Que Se Quedan es una película íntima sobre el impacto enorme de la migración y como afecta a las familias y pueblos cuyos seres queridos se van al norte para trabajar.  La película está llena de música fabulosa y fue hecha con un enfoque original y animado.  La película está clasificada PG-13.

“La meta del Cine Latinoamericano es compartir la diversidad de culturas de América Latina con la comunidad de Atlanta,” dijo Hellen Field, directora de servicios de lenguaje y traducción de LAA.  “La serie es planeada por un comité de individuos quienes están interesados en el trabajo de la Asociación Latinoamericana y quienes quieren promover la cultura de los países latinoamericanos a través del cine.”

“Además, la serie de cine apoya los programas de servicio social de la LAA,” dijo Lauren Azoulai, presidenta del comité Cine Latinoamericano.  “Planeamos presentar una serie emocionante con películas de muchos países, y cada película será presentada con una charla sobre su contexto, formación y el tema en general.”

Se ofrecerán refrescos de 6:00 a 7:00 p.m. y la película se presentará a las 7:00 p.m.  Hay descuentos disponibles para estudiantes y jubilados.

          Cuando:          Jueves 12 de mayo del 2011                  Costo:        $10 admisión general

                        6:00 – 9:00 p.m.                                                                  $7 estudiantes y jubilados

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Seven-year-old creates winning design for Peachtree Jr. 3K

Seven-year-old creates winning design for Peachtree Jr. 3K

ATLANTA – On Tuesday, the Atlanta Track Club announced the winner of their 2011 AJC Peachtree Jr. 3K T-shirt design contest. The winner, seven-year-old Nicholas Parra is a student at Kanoheda Elementary School in Lawrenceville and will be running in the race, for the first time, on Saturday, May 14.

Parra’s winning design “is in the shape of a peach and depicts two children running toward the finish line on a sunny morning”; the design will be showcased on every participant’s race shirt.

Parra has completed three 5K races and designed the shirt to reflect the enjoyment he receives from running.

“My son recognizes how important exercise is in preventing childhood obesity,” said Javier Parra, Nicholas’ father. “We’re very proud of his achievement in the T-shirt design contest, as well as his commitment to running.”

The race will be held at Piedmont Park starting at 9:00 a.m. and about 2,300 children are expected to participate.

WEEKEND EVENTS: National Public Gardens Day, kiln opening and Spring Fling

WEEKEND EVENTS: National Public Gardens Day, kiln opening and Spring Fling

ATHENS, Ga. – 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.

To commemorate National Public Gardens Day, sponsored by the Rain Bird and American Public Gardens Association, nationwide gardens are offering free admission with a coupon printout, which can be found here. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, located in Athens, is accepting these coupons. The Garden is located about three miles south of the University. The address is 2450 South Milledge Avenue in Athens.

Visit Vines Garden in Loganville on Sunday May 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for National Train Day at Vines Garden. This event is being presented by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation. Engineers will be on hand holding information sessions on trains at the largest railroad in the Southeast.