Uniting with color and embellishment. More than 130 preschoolers in Dunwoody, dressed in peacock feathers and saris and joined 30,000 children from Primrose Schools across 17 states in a Celebrating Cultures event to symbolize the unity of children worldwide.
The children carried paper fans, ukuleles and wooden clogs and joined hands last month while singing “Small World” and other traditional songs from around the world. They sampled ethnic foods and danced as they sought to embrace the things that make each of them unique in their own special way.
Marking the end of a month-long program dedicated to celebrating cultures, the preschoolers and kindergarteners learned about diversity, their heritage and the importance of acceptance of others despite cultural differences.
In Dunwoody, students at the Primrose School Dunwoody recited the Pledge of Allegiance, shared facts and songs from the various countries that they studied in September and joined together with a friendship chain along with Primrose parents and guest, Mayor Mike Davisy.
“Children who have an appreciation for cultural traditions and differences at an early age develop into caring, generous adults who love their community and respect others,” said Cami Nail, franchise owner. “Celebrating Cultures” is just one of many unique programs at Primrose that are especially designed to help children develop active minds, healthy bodies and happy hearts.”
Oh, say did you see...? That was Dunwoody Girl Scouts singing the National Anthem at last month’s Braves vs. Mets game.
Mandy Gillis, Sydney Holmes and Madeleine Williamson, members from Senior Troop 25403, joined other scouts as part of the Girl Scout 100th anniversary chorus.
Friday Night (Moon) Lights. The Nature Center will begin offering free Friday night hikes through the forest trails and wetlands of Dunwoody Park beginning Oct. 19.
Led by trained naturalists, these hikes will feature the nocturnal sounds of nature followed by a warm fire, hot cocoa and a chance to do some star gazing through the Nature Center’s telescope.
These family-friendly hikes will begin at 7 p.m. in the meadow and run for four consecutive Fridays through Nov/ 9.
Fantasticks is Fantastic. Company J, the new theatre group at the Marcus Jewish Community Center for budding thespians, will open its season with “The Fantasticks” on Oct. 20.
The story of a young boy and girl who fall madly in love at the hands of their meddling fathers, but later stray from one another “The Fantasticks” features such classic tunes as “Try To Remember,” “Much More,” and “I Can See It.”
Tickets range from $12 - $18. Visit atlantajcc.org for details.
Pass the Syrup. A community-wide pancake breakfast will kick off Dunwoody High School’s annual Wildcat Pride celebration — this time celebrating 40 years.
Saturday’s 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. breakfast is $6 per person and will be a great way to start your day watching the school’s Blue/Red Alumni flag football game that starts at 1 p.m.
Classes for 1988 - 2000 will be in blue; classs for 2001 - 2011 will be in red.