Get acquainted with DeKalb’s community band. If you’re not familiar with DeKalb County’s community symphonic wind ensemble, this might be a good chance.

Now in its 42nd season, the Callanwolde Concert Band will perform Sunday with a complilation of music from that you’ll find among your childhood favorites.

Perfect for the entire family, the featured work on the program is “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofieff. Among other selections on this program are “Hobbits” from The Lord of the Rings,” “A Disney Spectacular,” medleys from “The Wizard of Oz” and “Star Trek” and the finale from Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” (The Lone Ranger).

Admission is free and the show is at 3 p.m. at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center located at 980 Briarcliff Road.

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Scouts freshen the theater. Dunwoody Boy Scouts from Troop 494 spend the Labor Day holiday giving the walls a fresh look at the North DeKalb Cultural Center.

The scouts and their leaders painted the lobby of the theater in preparation of its 40th anniversary season. We couldn't have done it without their help.

North Springs’ student to attend food symposium. North Springs’ Veronica Sondervan was selected as one of 100-plus students from around the world — and the only student from Georgia — to attend 2013 World Food Prize Global Youth Institute.

The 16-year-old dual science and visual arts magnet student at North Springs Charter High School will attend the three day Global Youth Institute (GYI) hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation in Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 17-19.

Sondervan qualified for the prestigious event by researching and writing a five-page paper on this year’s topic, “Ending Hunger in Our Lifetime: A Call to Action.” She will attend the three day international event with her Advanced Placement Environmental Science teacher, and Science Bowl and Science Olympiad team sponsor, Patti Lawrimore.

“I am so proud of her,” said Lawrimore. “She will be presenting her paper to a team of global leaders and researchers, while interacting with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates and participating in other planned events associated with the Prize. This is a fully paid experience (except for travel) for both of us. It’s a real honor.”

Sondervan, a junior, found the website for the World Food Prize on the internet this summer. “I’m interested in food and the agriculture industry and when I saw the information about the World Food Prize I decided to apply.”

In addition to presenting her paper, she and her peers from around the world will tour cutting-edge industrial and research facilities, take part in symposium discussions with global leaders in science, industry and policy and attend the Laureate awards ceremony in the state’s historic capitol.

Memories of summer camp. More than 700 members of the Camp Barney Medintz family — alumni who had attended Jewish youth summer camp in Cleveland, Ga. — gathered at “Our Summer Place” to celebrate 50 years of friendship, Jewish identity, individuality, and a connection to the great outdoors.

Weekend participants took a walk down memory lane as they moved through a museum-quality exhibit curated and built by veteran camper and staff member, Matthew Bagen. The exhibit examines camp’s beginnings, leadership, program, Jewish spirit and community. The exhibit, entitled “Our Summer Place,” is now open at the MJCCA’s Zaban-Blank Building this week.

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