See flight demonstrations, birds of prey programs and enjoy birding activities, crafts, food and more. Details to come for the 2019 event.
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This classic Christmas tradition, is a fairy tale ballet in two acts centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration. The story centers on a young girl’s Christmas Eve and her awakening to the wider world and romantic love.
Based on the beloved 1939 film that has been entertaining families for generations, Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz is now reimagined for the stage, full of the familiar songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score. When Dorothy’s farmhouse is blown over the rainbow to the magical land of Oz, a magical adventure ensues with ruby slippers, Toto, lions, tigers, and bears oh my! Follow us down the yellow brick road with your favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way. Don’t miss your chance to rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat. Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company based upon the Classic Motion Picture.
“”A lustrous spectacle… inventiveness everywhere ~” The (London) Telegraph
“A magical musical journey over the rainbow, down the Yellow Brick Road, straight to the heart…”
D.C. Metro Arts
Sophie is a young girl who longs for adventure on the High Seas, but she gets more than she bargained for when she is scooped up by a gang of wacky pirates. She learns how to be a sailor, how to chase (and fight) a wicked pirate lady, and how to be a good captain . . . most of all, she learns that the biggest adventure is finding yourself. Written by Gay H. Hammond.
Rated G Run time: 55 minutes
Celebrate the arts and literature at the 2018 Brenau LitFest.
- Children’s activities and readings
- Open mic poetry
- Workshops, panels, and hands-on demonstrations
- Meet local authors, artists and booklovers
JUST KEEP BELIEVIN’ IN YOUR JOURNEY
In their 10th year together, DEPARTURE is the most respected JOURNEY tribute band in the nation. DEPARTURE replicates the look (think iconic tuxedo jackets), sound and feel of the original 80’s rock super group, Journey! All five DEPARTURE band members are from the original line-up and have been together from the very beginning. These veteran musicians love what they do and have developed an amazing on-stage chemistry. They pride themselves on giving their audiences an incredible high-energy, qualitative stage show from start to finish.
Bring lawn chairs. No outside food or drink will be permitted on our premises for this event. Tap It will be on site with beer/wine for sale.
Tickets $20 – INCLUDES BBQ Dinner and non-alcoholic beverage from Johnny’s BBQ
The headliner for the Opening Ceremony is none other than the multiple award winning, multi-talented singer/actor/pianist, Craig A. Meyer starring in REMEMBER WHEN ROCK WAS YOUNG-THE ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE. Craig captures the music, costumes and charisma of Sir Elton John. “Craig is one of the most talented people I have ever worked with. He can do ANYTHING! ” says Barry Manilow. Today, he is considered to be the best Elton John tribute artist in the market, whose strong vocals, striking resemblance and amazing talent on the piano has audiences everywhere remembering when rock was young. This spectacular theatrical experience is a musical journey celebrating the decades of chart topping hits of Sir Elton John.
Other happenings throughout the evening will include ceremonial elements such as the Parade of Athletes (an expected 18 nations to be represented), Pan-Asian dances and a variety of thrilling entertainment.
A Festival of All Things Reptilian
Get up close and personal with creatures that slither and crawl at the 26th Annual Snake Day at Elachee. This seasonal nature education festival is a family-friendly favorite. Snake Day showcases nearly two dozen regional herpetological experts who entertain audiences with live demonstrations of exotic species of snakes, alligator, lizards, turtles, tortoises, toads and frogs.
Come join us as we celebrate the young and talented artists of the greater Hall area. There will be scholarships given out to kids in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade for Best in Show.
The Opening will Take place on Friday March 17th from 5:30 – 7pm!!!
The 1st place students from each grade, and an honorable mention contestant, will be submitted as entrants in the state competition. At the state competition, The Kiwanis Memorial Foundation is providing $5000 in scholarship awards to the Best of Show winners. As in the county competition, scholarships awarded to the winning artists by the Foundation will be presented in the form of a check issued to a college or university of the winning artist’s choice. In addition, ribbons will also be awarded to the artists from each grade placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention at the state and county competitions.
Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Gainesville
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra – JUNE 18 – The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center Lawn – 8pm. This orchestra is a force, a globally championed and cheered symphony! The orchestra burns with focused fire from its very first, lurid notes. The strings are always lush, the woodwinds play beautifully chiseled, and the brasses have the kind of spectacular power and precision that make them legendary. In Gainesville, the symphony will celebrate its 40th Anniversary with The Arts Council. Grab your lawn chairs and cozy blankets, picnic baskets, beverages of choice and candles or reserve tables and ENJOY the Orchestra’s many layers, under the stars.