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Five Things You Need To Know This Week

Events of note of interest to and affecting residents of East Atlanta Patch

  • April 30th: The Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education meets at 3 p.m. today and members are expected to vote on the regarding the rezoning of neighborhoods throughout the district. The vote is will be of critical importance to residents of Summerhill, who want to be in Parkside Elementary zone. The meeting is scheduled in the Center for Learning and Leadership Auditorium, 130 Trinity Ave. in Downtown.
  • May 1st: The Greater Piney Grove Community Development Inc. hosts the grand opening of the GROVE — Growing Real Organic Vegetables Everyday — Farm project at 1879 Glenwood Ave., next to the Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church. The grand opening celebrations go from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. This DeKalb County urban farm project aims to increase the amount of fresh, affordable organic fruits and vegetables available to residents in the surrounding area. The farmer’s market will feature socially responsible vendors who provide healthy, affordable environmentally friendly products and certified naturally grown produce. Local food artisans who specialize in healthy baked snacks will also be on site to sell their goods. Residents also will have the opportunity to purchase free-range chicken and eggs from local poultry producers. The groundbreaking ceremony will commemorate “warm-season planting” by planting several traditional warm-season crops including tomatoes, okra, peppers and eggplants on the one acre farm located next to the church.

— The Neighborhood Planning Unit-W Land Use and Zoning Committee meeting which would normally take place on May 1st at , 468 Moreland Ave. has been moved to Monday, May 7th.

  • May 4th: The children of Parkside Elementary School in Grant Park will perform The Wiz, a modern take on the Wizard of Oz, as its spring event. The musical features 137 students from Pre-K u through the fifth grade. The premiere performance is 6 p.m. Friday with a follow-up performance on Saturday, also at 6 p.m. The show will be held in the school's multipurpose room, 685 Mercer St. SE. Tickets are $4 for adults and $1 for children and may be purchased in the school’s foyer from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • May 5th: D.H. Stanton Elementary School in Peoplestown is holding "thank you" neighborhood celebration following the . The party runs from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the school 970 Martin St. In addition to the festivities, close to 600 cyclists will be meeting at in the morning and returning when the party starts to highlight the BeltLine. Monkey Joe’s of Morrow will have an inflatable obstacle course for the kids; Zoo Atlanta is providing tickets for a raffle, and the Atlanta Braves also giving gifts. There will be food from local residents, food trucks and businesses. Up-and-coming artists BNMC will be performing, along with the band and dance team of Jackson High School.
Space Ship May 01, 2012 at 01:28 PM
"The Wiz" was produced back in 1978, in the era of carbureted engines, Pete Rose, and Jimmy Carter. Not exactly a "modern take".
Péralte Paul (Editor) May 01, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Well, relative to the original Wizard of Oz, it's more modern, no? :-)

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