Annual North Fulton Rivers Alive! Cleanup

September 28, 2013
8:30 amto11:00 am

Rivers Alive RoswellRivers Alive, Georgia’s annual river clean-up, comes to North Fulton on September 28, 2013. Sponsored by Keep Roswell Beautiful (KRB), the clean-up will take place from 8:30 to 11 a.m. followed by a cookout at 11:15 at Riverside Park. The event will be held rain or shine.

Georgia has more than 70,100 miles of rivers and streams that need your help to stay clean. Individuals, neighborhoods, scout troops, schools, churches, clubs and service organizations are being asked to pull together to make a difference for the Chattahoochee River. Cleanups of the Chattahoochee and surrounding areas will be going on in the week leading up to the event. Volunteers are also needed on the morning of this event for privet (invasive species) removal at Riverside Park and Chattahoochee Nature Center, as well as litter pickups in surrounding areas. Participants who own a canoe or kayak are encouraged to bring them to the clean-up.

All volunteers must have the Rivers Alive volunteer waiver form completed and signed before arriving at the event. The form is available at the Keep Roswell Beautiful website at www.keeproswellbeautiful.org.

This North Fulton event is brought to you by Keep Roswell Beautiful (KRB), the City of Roswell, the Chattahoochee Nature Center, the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission. Partners of the North Fulton cleanup include Harry’s Farmer’s Market, SuperTARGET, Starbucks, Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell and Windward Rotary.

For more information, please contact Vicki Culbreth at 770-641-3742.

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47th Annual Roswell Arts Festival

September 21, 2013
10:00 amto6:00 pm
September 22, 2013
10:00 amto5:00 pm

 

The 47th Annual Roswell Arts Festival will be held on September 21st and 22nd, 2013. Festival hours are Saturday 10-6 p.m. and Sunday 10-5 p.m.on the historic Roswell Town Square. To help alleviate traffic and parking problems, there will be a free continuous shuttle running from City Hall to the Square on both Saturday and Sunday.

Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Roswell, the Roswell Arts Festival is held on the Roswell Town Square. Entertainment featuring local singers, dance companies, and children’s entertainers begins daily at noon on both days of the festival. Children’s painting, sand art, and other activities are also available. Food vendors on site.

Founded in 1966, the Roswell Arts Festival Committee has worked tirelessly to bring quality artisans to Roswell for the benefit of the community and to raise money in support of the Roswell Recreation and Parks Department. The Roswell Arts Festival has raised money for a variety of projects throughout its forty year history, including funding for the Roswell Visual Arts Center, Roswell’s Riverside Park, funding for the Roswell Adult Recreation Center, and funding for the purchase of sixty three acres of land that would later become Roswell Area Park. Through monies raised by the annual festival, the Roswell Recreation Association has been able to donate more than half a million dollars towards the betterment of recreation in Roswell.

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Roswell Women’s Self-Defense Course

September 26, 2013
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

The Roswell Police Department is offering a free women’s self-defense course at Roswell Area Park on September 26 at 6:30 PM.

S.A.F.E. is widely known as one of the best women’s self-defense awareness programs in the nation. It was created by the respected National Self-Defense Institute (NSDI.org). The two-hour program is intended to introduce women to a winner’s mindset and basic physical skills that can be used to reduce their exposure to violence. The seminar is taught by Roswell Police Officers who are S.A.F.E. certified instructors. They will provide valuable knowledge and skills, while also providing a forum for common questions.

The course will be on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:30-8:30 pm at Roswell Area Park – Community Activity Building – Community Room, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA.

This free program is open to female Roswell residents and business owners age 17 and up only, please. Comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes are recommended. No weapons allowed.

For registration, submit your name, address and phone number to Lawanda Kornegay at lkornegay@roswellgov.com.

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Alive After Five September 19th

September 19, 2013
5:00 pmto9:00 pm

Alive After Five Roswell

Alive After 5 for September will be held on Thursday, September 19th from 5-9pm. Enjoy live music, outside vendors, late hours by retailers, face painting, free trolley, balloons, and more. Enjoy with family, a date, your dog or your friends.

Enjoy every 3rd Thursday of the month from 5-9pm thru October. April and May had 3000+ people throughout the Historic District enjoying shops, galleries, music, restaurants and vendors.

Community Corner at Woodstock Road and Canton Street is another great addition where your kids can use up a little energy while you try to wind down. At Community Corner, enjoy the complimentary human hamster ball, the Video Recreational Vehicle and Jumpy House.

At the Heart of Roswell Park (across from Pastis), The Roswell Tap is sponsoring a singer/songwriter series and has 6 artist each month. You won’t believe the talent of these new and upcoming musicians.

Enjoy the free trolleys from City Hall so that you can park more easily. 1 Trolley starts at 5pm and ends at 9pm. 2 Trolley’s start at 6pm and run until 10pm. The last trolley FINISHES its route at 10pm so please plan accordingly.

Porta Potties are available on Canton Street at Elegant Attic (1105 Canton) and at Community Corner (Woodstock Rd./Canton St).

Have a great evening in Historic Roswell!

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Beer Tasting at Barrington Hall

September 13, 2013
6:30 pmto8:15 pm
8:30 pmto10:15 pm

Barrington Hall

Local merchant Ale Yeah! will host a series of beer tastings at Barrington Hall.

It ain’t no coinky-dink that the Fall tasting will be held on Friday, September 13th as the theme will be Fall based beers! Pumpkin Ales, Oktoberfests and other Fall seasonals await your tastebuds. The leaves are turning, there’s a nip in the air and big body, maltier beers are hitting the shelves.

For $20 you’ll get an Ale Yeah! pint glass, samples of 5 hand selected beers as well as snacks from One Screw Loose Jellies & Jams and custom desserts from Happy Hour Confections that use each beer we’ll be tasting.

The lineup looks a little like this:

  • Harpoon Imperial Pumpkin Stout,
  • New Belgium Kick (Pumpkin/Cranberry),
  • Brooklyn Post Road,
  • Ayinger Oktoberfest &
  • Woodchuck Fall Cider.

As usual there will be 2 seatings: 6:30pm-8:15pm and 8:30pm-10:15pm. Tickets can be acquired by calling the shop @ 770.992.2246.

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Kids Can Write Summer Creative Writing Camp

July 22, 2013
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Barrington Hall

Mary Ann Rodman, acclaimed children’s book writer and children’s creative writing instructor, will teach her popular creative writing class for children. Ms. Rodman will show children that writing can be fun and not a chore through the use of guided exercises, creative thinking, individual & group instruction and field trips designed to encourage children’s writing ability.

The camp will be held from July 22nd - July 26th from 10am to 4pm. The camp is located at the carriage house meeting space of Barrington Hall, which is at 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell, GA 30075

The cost of the cam is $250.00 per child.

The age range for campers is from 10 to 14 years old.

Reservations are required as space is limited.

Please call 770-640-3855 to ask questions or make your reservations.

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2013 Roswell Summer Puppet Series

July 20, 2013
10:00 amto11:00 am

The fantastic Roswell Summer Puppet Series comes to a close on Saturday, July 20th at 10am. Join the Roz Puppets for this retelling of the much beloved Fairy Tale Beauty and the Beast.

“Beauty and the Beast” will be performed at 10am at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center Theatre, located at 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA 30075.

Cost for children (Ages 2-12) is $5 and adults $6.

Click here to purchase your tickets to the final show of the Roswell Summer Puppet Series.

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Alive After Five July 18th

July 18, 2013
5:00 pmto9:00 pm

Alive After Five Roswell

Alive After 5 for July will be held on Thursday, July 18th from 5-9pm. Enjoy live music, outside vendors, late hours by retailers, face painting, free trolley, balloons, and more. Enjoy with family, a date, your dog or your friends.

April and May had 3000+ people throughout the Historic District enjoying shops, galleries, music, restaurants and vendors.

Community Corner at Woodstock Road and Canton Street is another great addition where your kids can use up a little energy while you try to wind down. At Community Corner, enjoy the complimentary human hamster ball, the Video Recreational Vehicle and Jumpy House.

What a great night in and around Canton Street! The Roswell Tap sponsors the singer/songwriter series at the Heart of Roswell Park (across from Pastis) every Alive After 5 evening. At Community Corner, kids can dance the night away to the Wii games and music in and outside of the video RV. Music venues throughout the street generally include Sweet! (1144 Canton Street), Slate (1132 Canton Street), Founder’s Hall (1176 Canton Street), Vin25 (25 Plum Street), NINE Street Kitchen (982 Canton Street), Roux on Canton (946 Canton Street), Pastis (928 Canton Street).

Enjoy the free trolleys from City Hall so that you can park more easily. 1 Trolley starts at 5pm and ends at 9pm. 2 Trolley’s start at 6pm and run until 10pm. The last trolley FINISHES its route at 10pm so please plan accordingly.

Porta Potties are available on Canton Street at Elegant Attic (1105 Canton) and at Community Corner (Woodstock Rd./Canton St).

Have a great evening in Historic Roswell!

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Flying Colors Butterfly Festival July 13-14th

July 13, 2013
10:00 amto3:00 pm
July 14, 2013
12:00 pmto5:00 pm

 

The Flying Colors Butterfly Festival delights everyone all weekend at the Chattahoochee Nature Center when the air fills with the beating wings of hundreds of beautiful butterflies! The Butterfly Festival will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 10am – 3pm and Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 12pm – 5pm.

The cost is $12 General Public/$8 CNC Members and is a very important fundraising event for the Chattahoochee Nature Center! CNC Members can purchase their tickets in advance beginning July 1 at the Visitor Services Desk

BEAUTIFUL LIVE BUTTERFLIES

Live Butterfly Releases—Thrill to the release of live butterflies on Saturday and Sunday

Saturday Release Times: 11:00am and 1:30pm

Sunday Release Times: 1:30 and 3:30pm

Butterfly Encounter – Explore the live butterfly exhibit in a 20×20 walk-through exhibit where you will have contact with more than 200 free-flying butterflies!

CREATIVE BUTTERFLIES

Butterfly Crafts and Face Painting – Crafts for everyone! Kids can get their faces painted with beautiful butterflies and creepy caterpillars!

Butterfly Sidewalk Art – Butterflies provide the perfect inspiration for our on-going art project. Create a “butterfly path” from the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion all the way to the “fairy village!”

Fairy House Construction – Fairies are among us. Stop by the free play area and build a fairy house or gnome home during the Butterfly Festival. Fairy houses and gnome homes are made from nature objects for real and imaginary creatures. Nature materials provided; bring your imagination.

Butterfly and Caterpillar Costume Parade – Come with your very best butterfly wings or your best caterpillar colors on and join us for our butterfly parade at the end of festival each day with grand marshal Ms. Chrysalis!

BUTTERFLY NATURALISTS!

Butterfly Plant Sale – Find the perfect host plants and nectar plants to take home to your garden to attract butterflies to your backyard! CNC Horticulture volunteers will be on-hand at the plant sale and in the butterfly garden to answer your questions about how to attract butterflies and other pollinators to your yard!

Calling All Butterfly Detectives – Get outside in your backyard and see what you can find! Download the Butterfly Observation Form here and bring to the Nature Exchange at CNC during the Flying Colors Butterfly Festival to receive a surprise from the Nature Exchange!

MORE FESTIVAL FUN!

Live Entertainment

Saturday: Cedar Hill Bluegrass Band performances at 11:30am and 2pm

Sunday: Todd Key and the Flying Debris show performances at 2:15pm and 4pm

Food for the Family – Enjoy ice cream from Brusters while keeping cool (a portion of all the proceeds from the sale of ice creams comes back to CNC!) They will also have food trucks on hand so you can spend the day at CNC (vegetarian options available). Feel free to bring in your own picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds (no glass or alcohol please)

Participating Food Trucks: Shane’s Rib Shack and The Pup Truck

The Nature Exchange will be full of fun for the festival(because of the busy nature of the festival, we won’t be allowing trades to come in but if you have existing points to trade with, our Nature Exchange naturalists can help!) Stop by to view our insect and butterfly collections, jump in our butterfly changing room, color and insect, and MORE!

Take a turn in the Butterfly and Insect Changing room to change from a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly.

Visit their insect collection and learn fun insect facts!

LAST MINUTE DETAILS

Please Carpool! There is limited parking in the CNC parking lot. There will also be free shuttle bus service available from St. Francis School near the corner of Willeo/Azalea and Highway 120.

Please note that there is not an ATM on site. Cash may be needed for some vendors including food

Please note that pets are not allowed on the CNC grounds.

Questions? Contact publicprograms@chattnaturecenter.org or 770-992-2055 ext. 236.

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14th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravanganza

July 4, 2013
5:30 pmto10:30 pm

Show your patriotism by celebrating our Country’s Independence Day in Roswell with entertainment and a breathtaking fireworks display. This year’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza will take place at Roswell High School located on King Road off of SR 92.

Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. and includes the following performances:

  • Big Biscuit at 6 p.m.
  • Banks & Shane at 7:30 p.m.

There will be activities for the children starting at 5:30. At dark, a beautiful 30-minute fireworks display will be the highlight of the evening.

Bring your chairs, blankets and picnics for an old-fashioned family outing. Concessions by Shane’s Rib Shack will be on hand to purchase. Children’s carnival and inflatable activities will be available at a nominal fee.

For more information, call 770-641-3705. Roswell High School is a drug, alcohol and tobacco free zone.

 

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