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Ga. Shakespeare co-founder to direct Berry College production

Ga. Shakespeare co-founder to direct Berry College production

ROME, Ga. -- The Berry College Theatre Company will present A Midsummer Night's Dream next month, and a very special guest will direct the show.

Richard Garner is co-founder and producing artistic director of Georgia Shakespeare. He is also a Berry alumnus. The American Conservatory Theater-trained actor will return to his alma mater to direct its latest production.

Performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream will be held at 7:30 p.m. Apr. 18-20 and 25-27, and at 2 p.m. on Apr. 21 and 28. All shows will be at Berry's E.H. Young Theatre.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. To reserve a seat, call the box office at 706-236-2263.

Georgia Shakespeare is based at Oglethorpe University in Brookhaven.

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Coke partners with Firehouse Subs for national contest

Coke partners with Firehouse Subs for national contest

ATLANTA -- Coca-Cola and Firehouse Subs are partnering for a national sweepstakes centered on stock car racing.

Coca-Cola is sponsoring the Coca-Cola Photo Finish sweepstakes at Firehouse Subs locations through Apr. 21.

During the contest, life-size cutouts of participating Coca-Cola Racing Family members will be placed in FIrehouse Subs locations. Firehouse Subs guests can snap a photo with the cutout and submit it to win. Guests can submit photos via text to cocacolaphotofinish.com, or entries can be mailed.

Participating drivers include Joey Logano, representing the Georgia and Gulf region; Greg Biffle, representing the West and Central region; Danica Patrick, representing the Florida region; Denny Hamlin, representing the South region; and Tony Stewart, representing the Mid-Atlantic region.

Berry to hold spring dance showcase

Berry to hold spring dance showcase

ROME, Ga. -- The Berry College Dance Troupe will perform its annual spring concert at the Rome City Auditorium later this month.

The troupe's showcase is titled "Eudaimonia." Students have been preparing for the exhibition since October.

Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Mar. 21-23. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on Mar. 23. Tickets are $5 for opening night and $7 for all other performances.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call 706-236-2263.

The Rome City Auditorium is located at 601 Broad Street.

Winter Chautauqua on Tourism returns to Rome

Winter Chautauqua on Tourism returns to Rome

ROME, Ga. -- The two-day Winter Chautauque on Tourism conference will return for its 23rd year in March.

The annual event is sponsored by the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB), Berry College and Oak Hill & the Martha Berry Museum. This year's conference will feature speakers from Rome as well as other regions of Georgia.

"We are looking forward to hosting this conference and showcasing Rome and Berry College to our tourism partners around Georgia," GRCVB communications director Chris Cannon said in a statement. "We've also lined up an incredible list of speakers, so any locals with a stake in tourism and hospitality will certainly benefit from this very affordable conference."

Attendees will be treated to tours of Oak Hill & the Martha Berry Museum, downtown Rome and Berry College, which has the largest college campus in the world.

Goodwill hosting 8 job fairs across North Ga.

Goodwill hosting 8 job fairs across North Ga.

DULUTH, Ga. -- Goodwill of North Georgia will hold eight job fairs Wednesday.

The fairs will give job seekers across the region a chance to connect with dozens of employers.

"Each of our career centers holds regular job fairs, but this is the first time we've combined our efforts to create a single-day impact," said Elaine Armstrong, director of public relations for Goodwill of North Georgia.

The job fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Goodwill has career centers in Athens, Atlanta, Cartersville, Decatur, Duluth, Oakwood, Rome and Woodstock.

Attendees are asked to dress professionally and bring several copies of their résumés.

"We know many people start the year looking for new job opportunities. This one-day event will allow us to help them connect with employers while highlighting the myriad of resources each location offers every day," Armstrong said.

Berry Lunar New Year Experience to celebrate Korean traditions

Berry Lunar New Year Experience to celebrate Korean traditions

ROME, Ga. -- The Berry College Office of Advancement and International Programs will host a Korean Lunar New Year Experience festival later this month.

The fun will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in Berry's Krannert Ballroom.

Attendees will sample Korean dishes, meet exchange students from South Korea and enjoy other New Year's traditions.

After the celebration, Ret. Commanding Gen. Larry Ellis will speak to those in attendance. Ellis served with the United Nations Command in South Korea and received a number of awards from the country, including the Korean Defense Service Medal and the Korean Cheon-Su Medal. He retired from the Army as a four-star general.

The Korean Lunar New Year Experience is free and open to the public.

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's wildly popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February.

More than 100 Atlanta- and Athens-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host the event on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Every couple in attendance will receive an activity sheet with conversation topics and a booklet called "Continuing the Conversation," which gives the dads and daughters suggestions for getting to know each other better.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we serve," Chick-fil-A area marketing director Robin Lomax said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."