March 2012


First Georgia Middle School to Compete in National Science Bowl

Science Bowl

Renfroe Middle School, located in Decatur, will become the first middle school from Georgia to compete in the National Science Bowl in Washington D.C., April 26-30. Four young students earned their spot by winning the Georgia Middle School Science Bowl on January 21, at Woodstock High School, an event coordinated by Armstrong Atlantic State University physics professor Donna Mullenax.


Lilburn Teen Idol Jenna Bass to Sing at the Fox

Teen Idol

Lilburn Teen Idol winner Jenna Bass is a finalist in the Variety Stars of Tomorrow charity competition and will compete for the top spot in a variety show in the Fox Theater’s Egyptian Ballroom on March 11. Bass is a 17-year-old junior at Parkview High School in Lilburn. She was crowned Lilburn Teen Idol last summer and placed first in the Broadway Rising Star vocal competition in New York City. Bass has performed the National Anthem at local events such as Gwinnett Braves games, pageants and school athletic events.


Brookhaven Resident Honored by the American Craft Council


The American Craft Council is honoring Hellena Huntley Tidwell along with other arts-forward Atlantans as “Style Makers” during the American Craft Council Atlanta Show, March 9-11 at the Cobb Galleria. The Brookhaven resident will be featured at the Show and in American Craft Magazine, paired with her favorite genre of craft.


Herb Gardening in a Kit

Herb Kit

The Growers Exchange is introducing the Culinary Herb Garden Kit, their most convenient herb kit to date, to let people choose their favorite flavors based on their cuisine preference. To make herb gardening even more full of life, twenty percent of proceeds from each Culinary Herb Garden Kit supports Plant A Row For The Hungry, a nonprofit organization that shares locally homegrown food with American families in need.


Native Plants: Their Role in Your Landscape

Native Plants

Diane Minick, an educator for 30 years in the biological and environmental sciences and currently owner/manager of Stormwater Landscapes, will present a program on “Native Plants: Their Role in Your Landscape” at the March meeting of the Mountain Shadow Garden Club. Stormwater Landscapes specializes in landscape-based stormwater solutions, including unique erosion control methods, that using native plants and working with the stormwater rather than against it will minimize erosion and allow rain, both heavy and light, to be a blessing not a curse for a garden.


Adventures of Little Noodle

Little Noodle

She’s back! After being swept away from her parents, Little Noodle must journey across the grocery store to find her way home. Along the way she meets many strange characters, all with opinions on how she should eat and live. Join Little Noodle in this interactive adventure about making healthy choices and loving yourself exactly as you are, presented by the Center for Puppetry Arts, March 8-April 1

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