Saturday, June 26, 2010

Celebrate the 4th of July in Roswell

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress approved a Declaration of Independence, explaining the reasons for the resolution of Independence that they’d approved 2 days before. Even though the official signing wasn’t done until August of that year, down through the ages the Fourth of July has been celebrated as the official start of the United States of America.

Every family has their Fourth of July celebration rituals. Cookouts, watching parades or baseball games, listening to patriotic music, and wearing red, white & blue are just some of the ways I’ve celebrated. As an adult, by far my favorite way is to watch fireworks displays. Setting off a few firecrackers in the backyard just doesn’t compare with a full blown pyrotechnic display. My favorite ones are those set to music. It’s hard not to be proud of our country while listening to a John Philip Sousa march tune or Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” punctuated with brilliant flashes of light in the night sky.

If you love fireworks like I do, you don’t want to miss Roswell's 11th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza which is held at Roswell High School. The music starts at 6 pm with Back Trax and finishes with Banks & Shane at 7:30. Fireworks are at dark. Food will be for sale on site. The High School is located at 11595 King Road.

Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Last Weekend for "Go Wild in Roswell"

It’s the last weekend for “Go Wild In Roswell,” and there’s plenty to do. Here are just some of the activities for this weekend:

. Roswell Go Wild Thursday Night Bicycle Ride, June 3rd. Meet at Riverside Park at 6:30 pm, dressed as your favorite wild animal. Bring a donation for the Chattahoochee Nature Center.

. Animal Stalking Workshop with Mark Warren of Medicine Bow on Friday at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. 10 am – noon. Pre-registration recommended. Included in admission price for CNC.

. Family Night Hike & Stargazing at the Chattahoochee Nature Center on Friday at 8 pm. $10 for non-members, $5 for CNC members.

. Riverside Sounds Concert at Riverside Park, Saturday, 6/5 at 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public.

. The 25th Annual Magnolia Ball, 6/5 – benefits Bulloch Hall. Call 770-992-1731 for tickets and additional information.

. Sundays on the Square Concert, featuring the Bonaventure Quartet, Sunday, 6/5 from 3-4:30 pm. Free concert.

For more details on these events and a full list of the scheduled events, download a "Go Wild in Roswell" booklet at: