Friends of the West End Park

Historic West End*Atlanta*GA

THEATER COMES TO WEST END PARK! June 12, 2010

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Thanks to Actress and Actor/Modeling Coach Kwietha Bolden for coordinating Theater in the Park!

Here’s some initial information and I’ll try my best to keep you informed….

THE GREATER WEST END DINNER THEATER Performing Workshop

Auditions, Workshops, Rehearsals, and Preparations for Performance: June 5 – July 24  (off 4th of July)

“Summertime”

Summertime is a modern dark comedy where three Triplets were

separated at birth, but reunited through love.

The play touches on being different, self-discovery, new friends

and living in a diverse and ever changing environment.

There is a Talent and Fashion show in the play.

 

MALCOM X FESTIVAL 2010 May 23, 2010

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This was a wonderful event!

Dancers

Beautiful!

Lots of vendors and our mini community garden...

Organic, healthy food!

Drummers!

Yummy food!

The children LOVED the moonwalk!

The children play chess!

Capoeira

Tambor

Capoeira!

Children keep traditions going...

Beautiful mama-to-be!

Masks for sale!

(more…)

 

2nd Annual West End Earth Day Celebration! April 5, 2010

The Friends of the West End Park will be hosting our wonderful 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration!

THIS WEEKEND!!! 2nd ANNUAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION at WEST END PARK!!!

  • Participate in ‘Edible Landscaping’ project!
  • Make your very own rain barrel for only $40! Pre-register by contacting Jamila: 404-693-1742
  • Children activities include creating garden art, face-painting &  plantings
  • Build new benches for the park
  • Plant new trees
  • Mulch existing trees
  • Clean playground mulch and overall park!

WISH LIST:
-Fruit or Flowering trees
-Gardening Soil
-Playground mulch

Starts @ 10am! Don’t miss it!
West End Park (Oak/Lucille)

I’d like to get involved, how can I help?

  • Cash donations can help buy much needed supplies!
  • If you’re knowledgeable in areas of  reusing, gardening, water harvesting, children’s environmental education and art…consider facilitating a workshop for others. Email: yomara@9to5.org!
  • Donate a tree: we’d like fruit trees but a spring blooming flower tree would bring much needed color to the park. You can even make an art plaque to label your tree!
  • Volunteer: We’ll need volunteers for set-up, during the event & clean-up. Please consider picking up a shift even if it’s just 45 minutes! We need you!

For more information, to give a donation or sign-up for a volunteer shift contact:

  • Jamila Norman: jamilanorman@yahoo.com
  • Yomara Velez: yomaravelez@yahoo.com

This event can be a wonderful community event but we need you to get involved!

 

REUSE: An eraser February 3, 2010

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Original Post from Dollar Store Crafts

 

REUSE: PAPER January 30, 2010

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Use junk mail, left over wrapping paper, food wrappers, old magazines, cut little hearts or shapes that make your heart happy and arrange in frames. Sounds silly but it can be beautiful and a great way to recycle…

Source: Sarah + Bendrix (flickr). These are for sale on etsy:http://www.etsy.com/shop/sarahandbendrix

Source: Sarah + Bendrix (flickr)

 

SHOP LOCAL: Cute V-DAY PRESENTS! January 27, 2010

These cute magnets look just like heart candies! At $2.50 they're healthier for you and will last longer than candy. Buy: craftesania.etsy.com

Creamy pink SOY candles in salvaged cans! Reuse, Reduce, Recycle! 10% goes to Friends of the West End Park! Buy: craftesania.etsy.com

Cute alternative to traditional classroom Valentine's! Buy: craftesania.etsy.com

 

PARK(ing) DAY: 9/17/10 January 25, 2010

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PARK(ing) Day is an annual, one-day global event where artists, activists and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks.

For more information visit: http://my.parkingday.org/