Kids of all ages got to play in the sand and crawl into city vehicles this weekend when the City of Johns Creek held its third annual Public Works Day at Johns Creek High School. They learned about equipment used for road improvements and public safety straight from the professionals who operate that equipment. They also got to dig in the sand for utilities. City vehicles were parked for youngsters to climb in and see how it looks behind the wheel of a backhoe or in the backseat of a police car.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
The fifth annual Johns Creek Derby Day event was held at the Country Club of the South on Saturday afternoon. Johns Creek FRIENDS sponsored the fundraiser that benefitted Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The event was focused around the Kentucky Derby, and was complete with a silent auction, delicious food and hats galore. Here is a look at the event through photos.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Performing Arts North (PAN) celebrated the grand opening this weekend of its Dancing Goat Theatre, a black-box venue located in the Johns Creek Center for Arts and Design, by performing highlights of some of its shows. Performance Arts North is an acting collective in Johns Creek that includes The Shakespeare Studio, The MAN Presents and Curtain Climbers.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Easter came early on Sunday when children were treated to an Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the City of Johns Creek, at Newtown Park. The event not only featured an egg "hunt" on the soccer field, but face-painting, cuddly animals, a moonwalk and other fun activities.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Women from the North Fulton community strutted down the catwalk on Thursday to benefit the Drake House, an organization in Roswell that provides short-term housing for women and children in crisis. The occasion was the first for Gallery Events, a new event space located in the Johns Creek Center for the Arts and Design on State Bridge Road. The evening featured donated fashions, local vendors and raffles.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Right before school let out for Spring Break, Shakerag Elementary students were treated to an Artist Day in which they participated in demonstrations from all facets of the arts, including painting, ice sculpting, dance, martial arts, movie props and even horse farrying.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Johns Creek Chamber holds annual fundraiser.
Some 120 golfers endured chilly, overcast conditions to support the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce's annual signature fundraiser at the Laurel Springs Country Club on Monday. The morning's heavy rain moved out in time for the noon tee-off. The tournament included putting and hole-in-one contests as well as a raffle and silent auction.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Her love for her children and passion for physical fitness is what drove Sheila Horne to open Great Play in Johns Creek. Located in the North Bridges Shopping Center at the intersection of State Bridge and Jones Bridge roads, the gym for children ages 6 months to 5th grade teaches a variety of motor and athletic development skills. Parents can also reserve the gym for birthday parties. "I know how hard it is to build confidence and healthy habits," said Hood, who left the corporate world to become a stay-at-home mom for the last 10 years. "This is good for children, and it's good for the community." For more information on class structure and pricing and reserving birthday parties, visit www.greatplay.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org.…
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Monkey Joe's on State Bridge Road was the place to be when the jump house hosted Camp Sunshine, an organization that provides support to cancer-stricken children and their families. For the second year, Monkey Joe's owners Susan and Andrew Atchison donated two free hours of playtime for some 17 families. "These children have to go through so much," Susan said. "But at least they can come here and enjoy a day of fun." Local restaurants such as Ruby Tuesdays, Mandarin House, The Patio, Stoney River, Zaxby's, Stevi Bs and Honey Baked Ham donated food and goodies for the children. Siblings were also invited to join in on the fun. "Cancer affects the entire family," said Lindsey Monroe, public relations coordinator for Camp Sunshine. "This is a…
Thursday, March 3, 2011
The Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center offers a wide variety of activities and exhibits. The preserve, however, relies on many hours of volunteering to keep its gates open. Members of the North Fulton Young Professional Social Group (NFYPSG) from Meetup.com spent a day recently volunteering at the preserve. The group serves as a networking hub for young professionals to meet and make new friends. The NFYPSG meets at a variety of different places in the North Fulon area, but the group got together to help serve the community they live in. The NFYPSG carried and spread mulch across the preserve grounds and did some minor repairs to fences and buildings. As a team, the group helped the preserve, made new friends and expanded …