Events of Note
Finding Home: An Evening of Ten Minute Plays
Home is where the heart is, or so it is said. However, “home” is different for everyone. It can be coming home after a long day of work to a small apartment and being greeted by a friendly pet, or it can be seeing that loved one for the first time in many years. Whatever “home” may be it is something special to everyone. The University Of West Georgia Theatre Company’s production of Finding Home: An Evening of Ten Minute Plays will give you a heartfelt sense of “home”. Finding Home is comprised of eight ten-minute plays, each story expressing a different setting and sense of what “home” truly means. All plays were written and developed by students—so don’t miss hearing these fresh, new voices!
Finding Home: An Evening of Ten Minute Plays will be playing from February 13-16 at 7:30 p.m. and February 16 and 17 at 2:30 in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts Richard Dangle Black Box Theatre. There will also be a Community Preview February 12 at 7:30 p.m. for a discounted ticket price of $3. Faculty and staff tickets are two for one! Tickets for all other performances are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors. For more ticket information, please call (678) 839 4722.
Wright Scholars Concert
Come see the student winners of the Wright Scholars music competition perform in concert on February 18 from 8:15 - 10 p.m in the Kathy Cashen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Stop by the FDR Exhibit
The University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library will host “FDR: His Vision, Our Freedoms, Still Alive,” a national exhibit highlighting President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s leadership and achievements during his administration. The exhibit will be on display in the Ingram Library from February 11 to March 8. It is free and open to the public.
The exhibit will include a display of objects from President Roosevelt’s lengthy residence at “The Little White House” in Warm Springs, Ga., located approximately an hour and a half from Carrollton. Roosevelt went to Warm Springs in 1924 for treatment after being diagnosed with infantile paralysis, or polio, three years earlier. Later, he purchased land and built a home in Warm Springs called “The Little White House.” Roosevelt traveled to Warm Springs repeatedly during his presidency. He died at “The Little White House” on April 12, 1945.
The exhibit combines historic photographs, documents, cartoons and posters from the collection of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, N. Y. The objects tell the story of the president who led the United States during two of the gravest crises in the country’s history. Roosevelt’s presidency successfully combated the Great Depression, reducing unemployment by half. In the process, he dramatically enlarged the scope of the federal government. Under Roosevelt’s leadership, victory was gained in World War II and the United States emerged from that conflict as the world’s greatest power. The exhibit chronicles Roosevelt’s style of presidential leadership, his major New Deal programs, his role as president during World War II and his commitment to progressive ideals.
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