2015 Heritage Winter Classics concert series

The “Heritage Winter Classics” concert series will be returning, held one Sunday evening each month, through February.  Presented by Heritage Sandy Springs, Heritage Winter Classics is an indoor concert series celebrating classical, jazz, and vocal music.

·         December 13, 2015 – The UGA Accidentals
·         January 17, 2016 – The Athens Tango Project
·         February 21, 2016 – Karla Harris Sings the Dave and Iola Brubeck Songbook with The Ted Howe Trio

December 13, 2015 welcomes the season with a holiday show performed by The UGA Accidentals, a 40 year a capella tradition from the University of Georgia. The Accidentals have competed in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella finals twice in the past 5 years, showing off their southern charm, snazzy dress, and pitch perfect singing ability. Their energizing performance will include holiday favorites, classics, and a few surprises.

January 17, 2016 will feature The Athens Tango Project, also from the musical university town just miles from Sandy Springs. When a group of international graduate students in music at UGA pooled their talents and cultures to form a band, The Athens Tango Project was born, taking listeners on a delightfully different trip to another part of the world. The band’s current members include an upright bass player from Argentina, a pianist from Brazil, a vocalist from Nicaragua, and a violinist from Poland. Their music is inspired and authentic as they share a passion for music that is rooted in other cultures, a great fit for the increasingly diverse community of Sandy Springs.

The series will conclude with Karla Harris Sings the Dave & Iola Brubeck Songbook with The Ted Howe Trio on February 21, 2016. Ted Howe and Karla Harris return to Heritage Winter Classics, bringing something rarely heard in shows and celebrating the music of jazz pianist Dave Brubeck: Lyrics! In this special tribute, Harris performs vocal versions of Brubeck’s iconic instrumentals, singing words written by a highly talented lyricist who also had the closest insight into Brubeck’s life and work — his wife of 70 years, Iola Brubeck. Ted Howe, a master performer, composer, arranger, producer, and teacher will be playing a Yamaha Grand Piano courtesy of Piano Distributors Atlanta.

Heritage Winter Classics will take place in Heritage Hall on the lower level of the Heritage Sandy Springs administrative at 6110 Blue Stone Road, Sandy Springs, Ga. Admission is $5 for members of Heritage Sandy Springs and $10 for non-members. Doors open at 4:00 p.m., performances are 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Parking is available on Sandy Springs Place in designated parking lots and in the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Activities Center parking lot on Sandy Springs Circle, as well as in the Heritage Sandy Springs parking lot on Blue Stone Road. Heritage Winter Classics is sponsored by Fulton County Arts Council, the Sandy Springs Society, and Piano Distributors Atlanta. For more information call 404-851-9111 or [email protected]

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Sandy Springs Celebrates 10 years

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Sandy Springs will be celebrating their 10th anniversary as a city and invite you to join in the fun. There will be two different events to commemorate the achievement.

On December 4, 2015, come mingle with your elected officials and tour City Hall where daily city services take place.  Guided tours begin at 4 p.m. Mix and mingle takes place from 4 – 5:45 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the Council Chambers area. Tours will end at 5:45 with the City Council hosting its regular meeting that night beginning at 6 p.m. Sandy Springs City Hall is located at 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500 in Sandy Springs.

For those who enjoy a good party, the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber and Leadership Sandy Springs present a 10th Anniversary Party, Friday, December 4, 2015 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The party will take place at the Sherwood Event Facility located at 8610 Roswell Road, Suite 200 in Sandy Springs. The evening includes entertainment, food and a walk down the City’s memory lane.  Tickets are $30 per person in advance, $40 at the door. Cash bar. Click here to purchase your tickets.

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Sandy Springs to Unveil Development District Branding

With site preparation underway to soon house a community-centric district with performing arts center, family theatre, park and mixed-use retail and housing, branding elements have also been in development.  City of Sandy Springs leaders will unveil a new district name and logo on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 5 p.m. The uncovering will take place on the construction site.  The public is invited to attend.

“This project is a defining one for the city.  We wanted to create a name and brand that connects with the strong sense of place and pride we have for the entire Sandy Springs community, while at the same time, creating a brand reflective of the shared ownership within this specific area,” said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul.

As the community’s “neighborhood,” Mayor Paul also invites representatives from neighborhoods throughout the city to bring to the event a jar of dirt.  The soil will be combined to symbolize the this site will become everyone’s neighborhood.

The event will begin promptly at 5 p.m.  Participants are asked to enter via the Mt Vernon entrance to the construction site.

For more information, please visit us online at www.sandyspringsga.gov, or call the Citizen Response Center at 770-730-5600.  Follow breaking news and traffic alerts at twitter.com/sandyspringsga, and “like us” at facebook.com/SandySpringsGA for community information.

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2015 Sandy Springs Festival

September 19, 2015
9:00 amto6:00 pm
September 20, 2015
10:00 amto5:00 pm

Sandy Springs FestivalDon’t miss out on the upcoming annual Sandy Springs Festival!

The 30th Annual Sandy Springs Festival returns to the heart of Sandy Springs this September offering two exciting days of fine art, live music, cultural performances, a pet parade, Chalk Walk Art Competition, 10K and 5K race, children’s programming, classic rides, gourmet and festival food options, and much more.

A community tradition for Sandy Springs since 1984, there is something for everyone at the Sandy Springs Festival. Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented in the juried Artists Market, plus the Gas South Children’s Park and Teen Territory features huge inflatables, arts & crafts, a petting zoo, and face painting for all ages.

The official start to the Festival is the annual Sandy Springs Lightning 5K/10K, the stages are filled with entertainment and all genres of music, and attendees can nibble on delicious bites throughout the weekend. Oh, and did we mention the annual Pet Parade?

As the primary fundraiser for Heritage Sandy Springs, the nonprofit organization that saved the original “sandy springs” and is dedicated to building community through preserving and promoting the historic and cultural identity of Sandy Springs, this celebrated community tradition has something for everyone.

The Sandy Springs Festival is held at Heritage Green, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs, GA and the surrounding area. Festival dates and hours are Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 20, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for Adults (age 18+) and $2 for Youth (ages 6 – 17).  Children ages 5 and under and Heritage Sandy Springs Members are free.  Two-day passes are also available for adults ($7) and youth ($3).

All proceeds benefit Heritage Sandy Springs, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicate to building community through preserving and promoting the historic and cultural identity of Sandy Springs.

Join ArtSS at the Sandy Springs Festival on Saturday, September 19th for the 4th Annual ArtSS Chalk Walk chalk art competition.

Participants purchase a 4′ X 4′ sidewalk square for $10 which includes free admission to the festival. Individuals or teams are eligible. 1st ($250), 2nd ($125) and 3rd ($75) prizes awarded for Adult, High School and Middle School levels. Special $200 Spectators Choice award too! Open to everyone!

Registration is $10 per entrant.  Space is limited so artists are encouraged to register in advance.

You can learn more about the festival at www.sandyspringsfestival.com.

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Final Concerts by the Springs of 2015

September 6, 2015
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

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Concerts by the Springs is an annual series of free outdoor concerts, open to the public. Now celebrating its 19th annual year, the series is held at Heritage Green, on The Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, 6110 Bluestone Road.

The 2015 Concerts by the Springs series will close out on September 6 with crowd favorite, Banks and Shane. Banks and Shane is a high-energy, hard-kicking band that has audiences around the world dancing in the aisles to popular favorites and reminiscing with memorable ballads.

Now celebrating its 19th year, Concerts by the Springs is an annual concert series held at Heritage Green, on The Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn. Held one Sunday evening each month, May through September, the outdoor concert series is free and open to the public and has become a celebrated community tradition each summer.

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.; Doors open at 5:00

FREE to the public.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to participate and enjoy the beautiful setting and friendliness of the community. Picnic baskets, coolers and blankets are welcomed, but no outside tables. Also, pets and smoking are not allowed.

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Sandy Springs Shredding on Saturday

August 29, 2015
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

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Sandy Springs residents will be able to securely dispose of personal documents on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm at the Sandy Springs Recycling Center,  470 Morgan Falls Road, Sandy Springs. This free event provides on-site shredding for peace-of-mind for participants and all paper will be recycled.

Help prevent identity theft and bring your sensitive documents for secure shredding on-site. Examples of sensitive documents include old tax returns, junk mail with personal information, dated documents with personal information, dated pay stubs with personal information, etc. There is a limit of five boxes or 200 pounds of paper per vehicle.

There is no charge for this event, but donations are welcomed and benefit the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Keep North Fulton Beautiful.

They will also accept F.O.G. (cooking Fats, Oils, and Grease) for recycling at this event, as well as all other items they take on a daily basis.

For more information, visit Keep North Fulton Beautiful’s website at www.keepnorthfultonbeautiful.org.

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Home to be Presented at Movies by Moonlight

August 28, 2015
6:00 pmto10:30 pm

Sandy Springs Movies by Moonlight

Don’t miss out on “Home” this weekend in the latest installment of Movies by Moonlight.

After a hive-minded alien race called the Boov conquer the Earth, they relocate the planet’s human population — all except for a little girl named Tip, who’s managed to hide from the aliens. When Tip meets a fugitive Boov called Oh, there’s mutual distrust. However, Oh is not like his comrades; he craves friendship and fun. As their distrust fades, the pair set out together to find Tip’s mother, but, unbeknown to them, the Gorg — enemies of the Boov — are en route. “Home” is a delightful movie for the whole family.

Leadership Sandy Springs presents the family-oriented outdoor movie series serving the Sandy Springs community. The movies are free and take place in the heart of Sandy Springs on the terraced lawn of Sandy Springs United Methodist Church’s Hitson Activity Center. Food, concessions, and local entertainment are offered before each movie, beginning at dusk. Past crowds have numbered 1,000 to 1,500.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to sit on the lawn. The Movies by Moonlight event begins at 6pm with the movie beginning at dusk.

In case of uncertain weather on the day of the movie, please call 404-256-9091 for an update. Information will be posted around 6:00 pm that day. Look forward to seeing you at the movies!

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Sandy Springs Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event

May 2, 2015
9:00 amto1:00 pm

The City of Sandy Springs and Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful is sponsoring a Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, May 2, 2015. This event will provide Sandy Springs residents a safe way to dispose of unwanted hazardous waste and electronics.

Event Details

When: Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

This event is open to City of Sandy Springs residents who are not businesses or contractors. Preregistration is required. Please click here to register for the recycling event.

Where: 600 Morgan Falls Road (Worldpay Parking Lot)

The following items will be accepted

Paints (10 gallon limit), Solvents, Cleaners, Aerosols, Herbicides, Pesticides, Motor Oil, Anti-Freeze. Cooking Fats, Oils, and Grease. Also accepted: Pool Chemicals, items containing Mercury, Propane Cylinders, Fire Extinguishers, and Smoke Detectors. Lawn equipment and bicycles can also be delivered for disposal.

The following items will not be accepted:

Electronics, Medical Waste, Needles, Ammunition, Pharmaceuticals, and Non-Hazardous Items.

Electronics are accepted at the Keep North Fulton Beautiful recycling center during normal business hours.

For more information, please contact Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful at 770-551-7766.

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2015 Food ‘N Fun Festival Today

May 2, 2015
11:00 amto2:00 pm


Give Food and Have Fun at CAC’s 3rd Annual Food ‘n Fun Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 11am – 2pm. The Food ‘n Fun Festival is a fun-filled, outdoor, family event with activities and games for all ages! Join as neighbors from all walks of life gather together to raise awareness, funds and food to combat hunger and homelessness in our community while enjoying a fun day together!

Bring your family and friends to the free festival or gather a group and participate in the team events! Team events include the Food `n Fun Challenge, a food drive contest where schools, businesses and organizations challenge a rival for the most food collected! The popular Shopping Cart Decoration Contest is back!  Teams will compete for the Most Creative, Most Humorous and Funniest awards!Everyone takes part in a 1/4 mile Hunger Awareness Walk around the track led by the Shopping Cart Parade!

Kids of all ages enjoy activities, games and crafts! Featuring inflatable fun, a video game cave, hula hoop contests, potato sack races, an old fashioned cake walk, arts and crafts, hair painting, face painting and more! Learn how to fly on a trapeze and juggle with Circus Camp! Listen to the high school battle of the bands contest! Most activities are free! Snacks, drinks and food by local vendors for purchase.

The festival will be held at  North Springs Charter High School, 7447 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs GA 30328. Admission is free for all!

Fill the Pantry: Please bring a can or more of food for the CAC Food Pantry!

For more information, visit www.ourCAC.org.

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2015 Sandy Springs Easter Egg Hunt

March 28, 2015
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Easter events in Sandy SpringsEaster is quickly approaching and other than the Easter Bunny, hunting eggs is probably the most popular aspect of the holiday. Which is why children ages 1 – 9 should gather baskets and buckets in order to prepare for the Sandy Springs Easter Egg Hunt. Set for Saturday, March 28, 2015, not only will kids be collecting eggs, but they can also get their face painted and check out a fire truck.

Of course, the hunts will be divided by age group to ensure each child gets a fair chance to gather as many eggs as possible. Hunt times are 10:30 a.m. (ages 1-3), 11:00 a.m. (ages 4-6) and 11:30 a.m. (ages 7-9.) Arrive early to register. Registration opens at 10 a.m. at the Hammond Park Turf Field.

The best part is that participation is completely free of charge! Also, no registration is required. For more information, call 770-206-2035.

This event is provided by the North Perimeter Optimist Club in cooperation with the Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks Department. Hammond Park is located at 705 Hammond Drive, Sandy Springs.

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