GAB: Gwinnett Braves award grant to Aurora Theatre

Gwinnett Braves award grant to Aurora Theatre

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett Braves have awarded their $1,000 grant for the month of March to the Aurora Theatre of Lawrenceville. This month's grant, intended to support organizations that promote art programs and education, will help Aurora Theatre in its purchase of a new portable sound system.

In 2011, the Aurora Theatre's Academy and Conservatory launched an educational outreach program. With county schools cutting down music and art programs, the Aurora Theatre travels to local Gwinnett County public schools and educates through workshops and small traveling shows. This season, the program will debut "Unnecessary Monsters," an interactive play that will discuss the issue of bullying. With the help of the G-Braves, the play will reach a greater audience and avoid technical difficulties.

The program has grown exponentially since last fall. Through hard work and dedication, the Aurora Theatre program has provided the youth of Gwinnett County with more exposure to the arts.

"Our education program has many facets," said Director of Education Jaclyn Hofmann. "We have our Aurora Academy training program, learning library shows, in school workshops and other features. With this grant we can purchase a portable sound system, so that we can travel to any school or organization."

Mountain View’s ‘Phantom’ set for April 25-27

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Mountain View High School is holding its performance of "Phantom of the Opera" on the weekend of April 25-27 at the high school.

Directed by drama teacher Beverly Johnston, tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door. For tickets, visit www.seatyourself.biz/mtviewhs.

The musical score is by Andrew Lloyd Webber; and lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe.

Mountain View High School is located at 2351 Sunny Hill Road in Lawrenceville.

10th anniversary party for Kidgits set for Saturday

BUFORD -- To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Simon Kidgits Club, the Mall of Georgia is hosting a party where children will have the opportunity to participate in arts, crafts, games and giveaways.

Mall of Georgia will celebrate from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in The Village with a carnival theme.

All Kidgits Club members will have the chance to play carnival games, win exciting prizes and enjoy snacks. Presented by the Gwinnett Daily Post, vendors include Club Scientific, Dance Warehouse, Heather Wayne Dance Company, Gwinnett Parks and Recreation, and Kumon Learning Center.

Throughout the month of April the Mall of Georgia will offer Simon Kidgits Club members a special anniversary gift. The offer ends on April 30, so members can pick up their gift at guest services while supplies last.

For more information, visit www.simon.com/kidgits.

18th annual Golf Classic coming May 6

DULUTH -- The 18th annual Golf Classic for Rainbow Village is scheduled for May 6 at the TPC at Sugarloaf.

The format will be a four-player team scramble. Teams will be accepted by entry form or made up from individual entries based on handicaps.

With a shotgun start at noon, participants will have more than four hours to enjoy the event.

At the end of the day, participants will "enjoy fun and fellowship over a fantastic dinner."

For $25, nongolfers are welcome to join for dinner.

Registration is $225 for individual players and $800 for teams of four. To register, visit https://rainbowvillage.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/18thAnnualGolfClassic2013/Registration/tabid/447506/Default.aspx.

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