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Movies at Newtown Park presents 'Frozen'

Movies at Newtown Park presents 'Frozen'

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Johns Creek will screen the hit movie Frozen at its next Movies at Newtown Park event.

The movie will begin at 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, but will be preceded by family-friendly activities like inflatables, face-painting and music.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets to sit on as they watch the free movie.

Visit johnscreekga.gov for more information.

Newtown Park is located at 3150 Old Alabama Road.

Movies at Newtown Park begins June 14

Movies at Newtown Park begins June 14

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- This year's Movies at Newtown Park series will begin Saturday, June 14 with a screening of Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

Johns Creek families are invited to bring blankets to the park and watch the free movie together. All films start at dusk and are preceded by festivals with activities like face-painting, inflatable moonwalks, giveaways and music.

Additional films in the 2014 Movies at Newtown Park lineup will be screened July 12 and Aug. 9.

Newtown Park is located at 3150 Old Alabama Road.

Fulton County Cooperative Extension sponsors free workshop for budding entrepreneurs

Fulton County Cooperative Extension sponsors free workshop for budding entrepreneurs

ATLANTA -- Have you ever considered starting your own home-based business? Fulton County Cooperative Extension will sponsor a free workshop on Starting a Home-Based Business on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Central Library, 1 Margaret Mitchell Square, Suite 109, Atlanta.

Participants will gain valuable information to help them start and maintain a successful home-based business. Specific topics will include how to identify fraud and scams billed as business opportunities, space and time needs, identifying factors that contribute to success and much more.  

Fulton County Cooperative Extension hosts monthly classes on a variety of topics such as nutrition, financial management, diabetes and gardening. Classes are held in locations throughout the county.  Call 404-332-2400 for more information.

Vendor registration ends next week for fall festival

Vendor registration ends next week for fall festival

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- This year's Johns Creek Fall Family Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 at Newtown Park.

The fun annual event includes a farmers market and Touch-a-Truck as well. The market will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m, while Touch-a-Truck and the actual festival will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Festival fun includes bounce houses, animal demonstrations, a pie-eating contest and live music. Anyone interested in being a vendor can visit johnscreekga.gov for more information; vendor registration closes on Friday, Aug. 30.

Admission to the festival, market and Touch-a-Truck are free. Tickets for individual activities can be purchased at the fair.

Movie series ends with 'Oz the Great and Powerful'

Movie series ends with 'Oz the Great and Powerful'

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Johns Creek will wrap up its 2013 Movies at Newtown Park series with a screening of Oz the Great and Powerful.

The film will be show Saturday, Aug. 24 at dusk. Families are invited to attend a few hours before the screening to take advantage of activites, including face painting, inflatables and contests.

Admission is free. Newtown Park is located at 3150 Old Alabama Road.

Veterans memorial to break ground

Veterans memorial to break ground

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- The Johns Creek Veterans Association will break ground on a memorial later this month.

The 4-acre Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk will be located in a quiet portion of Newtown Park. Construction will begin Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m.

"We don't have a memorial to our veterans in Johns Creek. The Veterans Memorial Walk will give people somewhere local to reflect on the service and sacrifice of America's men and women in uniform," JCVA president Gerry Lewis said in a statement. "It is not a place to celebrate war, but to provide our residents a place to honor the legacy of those who served and those currently serving."

The new memorial will contain a landscaped trail with black granite monuments for every major conflict since World War I. A brick entrance plaza will feature flags for each branch of service. Walking paths will lead to a gazebo.

Lewis said the goal is to have the memorial completed by Veterans Day 2014.

Newtown Park playgrounds to be replaced

Newtown Park playgrounds to be replaced

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- The playgrounds at Newtown Park will temporarily close Wednesday.

They will be replaced by two new playgrounds -- one for children ages 8 and younger, and one for kids ages 9-14.

A list of the features of both playgrounds can be found at johnscreekga.gov.

The playgrounds will be closed for about two weeks.