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Reel to Reel film series begins Friday

Reel to Reel film series begins Friday

HAPEVILLE, Ga. -- The city of Hapeville will kick off its film series, Reel to Reel Arts, with a screening of Bidder 70.

The movie will be shown Friday, Feb. 21 at Jess Lucas Park.

According to a release from the Hapeville Department of Economic Development:

'Bidder 70' follows college student Tim DeChristopher, who derailed President Bush's widely protested federal oil and gas lease auction. Bidding $1.8 million, he saved 22,000 acres surrounding Utah's national parks, with no intention to pay or drill. The Obama administration agreed to save the land and invalidated the auction, but indicted Tim on two felony counts.

The evening will begin with a 6 p.m. reception, with the movie scheduled to be screened an hour later. The event is free and open to the public.

Jess Lucas Park is located at 680 South Central Avenue.

Doodle 4 Google contest accepting entries

Doodle 4 Google contest accepting entries

(WXIA) -- It's back! The wildly popular Doodle 4 Google contest, which gives children the opportunity to create a Google Doodle, is now accepting entries.

Students in grades K-12 can enter the competition by drawing the Google logo with the theme, "If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place ..."

"So many of the world's greatest inventions started out as simple doodles -- just think of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings of flying machines long before airplanes were made. We hope students will think big and surprise us with their creative ideas, just like they've done in years past!" Google said in a release.

Google will choose one finalist from each state. Last year's Georgia winner was Christine Jeong, a 5th grader at Wilson Creek Elementary School in Johns Creek. Meet Christine and see her winning doodle.

Tri-Cities High School hosts 'The Faces of Hunger' art show

EAST POINT, Ga. -- Tri-Cities High School will host an opening reception for The Faces of Hunger: Student Art Show 2014 on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The exhibit will feature the artwork of students from the visual arts magnet program showcasing their best examples of 2D, 3D, jewelry and ceramic pieces through the theme of hunger.

The exhibit was spearheaded by student Denesia Obie, who attended the Youth Summit on Hunger and Poverty at the Atlanta Community Food Bank in the summer of 2013. The Youth Summit teaches a diverse group of high school students about the issue of hunger. Each participant commits to a Hunger Fighting Action Step and Denesia chose the art show as hers to bring more awareness about the issue of hunger to her fellow students and the community.

There will be musical performances by the Tri-Cities High School Orchestra and guests will enjoy light refreshments by Sufi’s Atlanta.

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

ATLANTA -- Calling all artists: the AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is now accepting entries.

Designers have until Friday, Feb. 28 to submit their works of art. All entries will be whittled down to five finalists, which will be unveiled on ajc.com/peachtree on Saturday, Mar. 15.

No one will see the winning design until race day, when it will adorn tens of thousands of finishers' T-shirts.

"The AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is a great way to showcase the work of our local artists, and we are always impressed with the entries we receive," Atlanta Track Club interim executive director Sue Payne said in a statement.

Whoever wins the contest receives $1,000, while each of the four finalists gets $100.

Elevate Week begins Oct. 18

Elevate Week begins Oct. 18

ATLANTA -- Elevate Week, the Office of Cultural Affairs' large scale public art project, will begin Friday, Oct. 18 at locations throughout the city.

Muralists and performance groups will create art with the theme "Transit: Time, People and Places" through Saturday, Oct. 26.

"I am excited by this year's program because it is a testament to the evolving role of public art in the cultural and economic development of Atlanta," Eddie Granderson, public art program manager for the Office of Cultural Affairs, said in a statement. "We are growing Atlanta's reputation as a cultural destination through public art."

MARTA has partnered with the program to design a special Elevate bus. Route 49 will drive past much of the Elevate artwork, giving riders the opportunity to see it.

Tri-Cities HS to hold magnet program open house

Tri-Cities HS to hold magnet program open house

EAST POINT, Ga. -- The Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program at Tri-Cities High School will hold an open house this weekend.

The open house will be Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Tri-Cities High's magnet program gives budding artists and performers the chance to study and train in their passions while earning their high school diplomas. Learn more at fultonschools.org.

The school is located at 2575 Harris Street in East Point.

Atlanta reality show 'Catering Wars' to premiere Tuesday

Atlanta reality show 'Catering Wars' to premiere Tuesday

ATLANTA -- State and city officials are set to celebrate the kickoff of a new television series featuring Atlanta caterers and eateries.

Lifetime's "Catering Wars Atlanta" is set to premiere Tuesday at 10 p.m. The show follows four Atlanta catering companies as they compete against each other for recognition as the area's best catering company.

Officials from the Georgia State Film Commission and the National Catering Association of Atlanta will gather on the south steps of the state Capitol Tuesday at 11 a.m. to discuss the show's projected economic impact on the region.

Producer Rhona Silver and executives from Lifetime Entertainment and A&E are also expected to be on hand Tuesday.

Companies featured on "Catering Wars Atlanta" include Atlanta's Finest, Hottie Hawg's Barbecue, Ocean Catering Company and Pat's Party Perfect.