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Children Lighthouse Learning Center Opens In Sugar Hill

The Fort Worth, Texas-based company, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center, is on a rapid ascent to the top of the educational childcare industry. With experienced educational childcare professionals guiding the company’s operations, Children’s Lighthouse has embedded the A Beka curriculum into its programming, which is widely recognized as the leading early-learning curriculum. Along with the educational  component, A Beka incorporates elements of fun and entertainment to keep kids engaged at all times.

Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers offer ample play areas both inside and out, onsite meal services, after-school programs for kids up to age 12, summer camps and safe, secure environments. Learning Centers give parents peace of mind with online video links to rooms, computerized building entry, security monitoring  and transportation to and from area elementary schools. Owners Adrian and Shana Finks are the parents of three daughters. Their youngest daughter is a student at the Sugar Hill location and Adrian is the general contractor who built the Sugar Hill location.

‘Memphis’ To Air Feb. 24 On PBS

The 2010 Tony Award-winning musical, “Memphis,” airs Friday, Feb. 24 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) on PBS. The musical is a presentation of THIRTEEN’s Great Performances, and will mark the first time that a Best Musical winner has aired on U.S. national television with its original principals while, at the same time, continuing its Broadway run and national tour.

Groundbreaking Held For NMAAHC

On the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 22, the Smithsonian broke ground for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It will be the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history and culture. It is expected to open in 2015. Speakers included: Wayne Clough, Sec., Smithsonian Institution; Lonnie Bunch, director of NMAAHC; France Cordova, chair, Smithsonian Board of Regents; Laura Bush, member of the NMAAHC Advisory Council; Congressman John Lewis; and Rev. Calvin O. Butts III. The museum will be located on the National Mall and should be completed by 2013.

Wynton Marsalis Returns To Symphony Hall, March 3

Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will return to Atlanta Symphony Hall on Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m. to perform a program featuring popular works from Theolonious Monk and Herbie Hancock. In honor of Mr. Marsalis’s 50th birthday, this new tour will feature a retrospective of his past big band compositions and modern renditions of classic jazz favorites. The concert will take place in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. For more information contact the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office.  Tickets start at $30.

Monthly Event Raises Health Awareness

Pink In February took place recently at The Museum Bar, to spread knowledge on healthier living.

April Love of Ask April Love PR, joined forces with Towanda and Trina Braxton and Love Offering Inc. to educate on the importance of healthy eating and regular exercise.

Attendees came together to show their support and celebrate life at the first installment of the pink events for 2012. Word of Mouth Live Band and celebrity DJ Mars provided the music for this educational celebration.

Health and wellness information was made available to all partygoers.

“Our vision is to create a greater impact on the prevention of debilitating illnesses by helping people understand the power they have on their personal health,” said Love.

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