SOUTH PITTSBURGH, Tenn. — The 12th annual National Cornbread Festival will be held on April 26 and 27, 2008 in historic downtown South Pittsburg. Rhythm and Blues band Love, Peace and Happiness perform on Friday evening April 25 at 7 p.m. CST for the Street Dance kickoff with a fireworks display to follow. Nationally acclaimed Gospel group Ernie Dawson and Heirline perform on Sunday to close out the festival.
On Saturday, a 5K sanctioned road race and one mile Fun Run commence a weekend filled with arts and crafts, children’s activities, Cornbread Alley, a carnival midway, balloon rides and trolley tours of historic South Pittsburg, and tours of Lodge Cast Iron Manufacturing. The stages will be filled with musical entertainment from Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, Crescent Dragonwagon providing historical information on cornbread, Johnny Nix giving Dutch oven demonstrations, and the National Cornbread Cook-Off including the 4-H Youth Competition, Celebrity Cook-Off, and Martha White Championship finalists. Saturday will wind down with family entertainment provided by the Shane Thompson and Rendezvous with special guest Kevin Denny and a classic Car Cruise In.
Get up early Sunday and join us for a community Pancake Breakfast and Community Worship Service. Then it’s back to buttermilk chuggin’, cornbread tastin’ and ice cream eatin’. A touring Quilt Exhibit will also be on display. For more information visit www.nationalcornbread.com.
Come see what’s cookin’ in historic South Pittsburg, Tenn.
(423) 837-0022-P.O. Box 247~South Pittsburg, TN 37380-www.nationalcornbread.com
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Freeze Frame, Chuck Frye and Mistletoe Market at the Guild
In the spirit of the holidays, this month’s First Friday at the Guild’s Waugh Street facility will hosts three concurrent show and sales on Friday.
Hometown artist comes ‘Home for the Holidays’
Taking the words to the popular Christmas song, “Home for the Holidays” to heart, Atlanta artist Del Martin returns to her Dalton hometown for the First Friday Fine Arts Reception at Michael’s Fine Arts and Framing, 1325 Dug Gap Road, on Friday from 6-8 p.m.
'Snow Queen' to enchant Dalton
The Creative Arts Guild’s fifth annual dance production of “The Snow Queen” hits the stage Nov. 11-14 at the Dalton High School Theater. The Guild’s Ballet Dalton dancers will grace the stage after weeks of intense practice.
You can go home again
Mallary Hope is busy working on songs for her second album, but the Cohutta native hasn’t forgotten her home.
‘Nutcracker’ will be performed in Ringgold
“The Nutcracker” is moving north.
The traditional Christmas production by the Dalton Arts Project will be held at The Colonnade in Ringgold instead of Dalton High School in December, said Berrien Long, the artistic director at DAP who will coordinate her 18th “Nutcracker” performance this year. She said the nonprofit organization’s board made the decision to move. The performances have been held over one weekend in December. But due to increased popularity — there has been a waiting list for tickets — the group needed a larger theater, she said. The seven shows last December drew 3,500 attendees. About 350 children and adults participate in “The Nutcracker” each year.
Kristy Slocumb named Guild’s creative learning director
Continuing to grow its scope of offerings for the community, the Creative Arts Guild announces a new division, Creative Learning and its director, Kristy Slocumb. Creative Learning will be at 111 N. Glenwood Ave., Suite 3, in Dalton.
First Friday Festival kickoff, Gallery Hop and open house at the Guild
The Creative Arts Guild will celebrate its 47th anniversary of a “Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts” this year at its August First Friday opening and Volunteer Party.
Drama camp production
A group of drama students, led by counselors Lizzie Baker, front left, and Meg Scalice, front, pulsate as a group with arms outstretched as they sing and dance to "Let the Sun Shine In" during a rehearsal Wednesday at Dalton High School. The group is part of a week-long drama camp being held at the school with Peter Infanger in charge of musical direction. The students are scheduled to perform a musical revue today at 5 p.m. at the school.
Act Playhouse presents ‘Seussical Jr.’
Fifty young actors will bring to life all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters when Artistic Civic Theatre presents the children’s musical “Seussical Jr.” June 17-19 and June 24-26 at the ACT Playhouse in Dalton. With the largest children’s cast in ACT’s history, the colorful characters will transport audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus and the invisible world of the Whos.
Guild partners with Cross Plains
The Creative Arts Guild’s Gallery 111 features the works of Cross Plain students during May.
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