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Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival

Paddlers of all ages and skill levels will take to the water on Saturday, June 13 for the 13th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival.

Organized and presented by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) in partnership with the National Park Service, Fulton County and the city of Roswell, the event celebrates the Chattahoochee and fosters a sense of community around the river that serves more than 4 million people and 70% of metro Atlanta.

The RACE is an 8-mile course with Class I-II rapids. It begins at 9 a.m. at Garrard Landing Park on Holcomb Bridge Road and includes competitive and recreational categories for kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards. Awards, including Best Costume and Best Boat Decoration, will be presented after the race. Companies, schools, and clubs can also participate in the Team Challenge.

REGISTER NOW!

Advanced registration is available through June 9 for the fee of $50 for solo boats and $70 for tandem boats. After June 9, onsite registration costs are $70 for solo and $90 for tandem boats and will be available based on capacity. All registered paddlers will receive a gift bag, race t-shirt, boxed lunch, and one-year membership to CRK.

As a special treat for racers only, paddlers will be greeted at the end of the race by the SweetWater Beer Barge with sodas, water, and SweetWater brew (for patrons 21 and older) before going ashore for the festival.

NEW THIS YEAR: Racers – now your paddle strokes can do more than propel you across the finish line. Help protect clean water by raising money for every mile of your race. Click here to learn more

The FESTIVAL, held at Roswell’s Riverside Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is FREE and family-friendly with live music from three bands plus an array of exhibits that include local artisans and farmers market vendors.

For the kids: Frisbee dog demonstration, face painting, balloon artists and other fun activities.

Photos from Macy's 'Glamorama' fundraiser

Kaedy's Conversations - David Coverdale

Kaedy Kiely interviewed David Coverdale of Whitesnake back in 2000 - listen to part one.

She asked about Coverdale’s relationship with the surviving members of Led Zeppelin, since he had worked with Jimmy Page on the Coverdale/Page project.(listen)

 

 

After recording two solo albums, former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale formed Whitesnake around 1977. In the glut of hard rock and heavy metal bands of the late '70s, their first albums got somewhat lost in the shuffle, although they were fairly popular in Europe and Japan. During 1982, Coverdale took some time off so he could take care of his sick daughter. When he re-emerged with a new version of Whitesnake in 1984, the band sounded revitalized and energetic. Slide It In may have relied on Led Zeppelin's and Deep Purple's old tricks, but the band had a knack for writing hooks; the record became their first platinum album. Three years later, Whitesnake released an eponymous album (titled 1987 in Europe) that was even better. Portions of the album were blatantly derivative -- "Still of the Night" was a dead ringer for early Zeppelin -- but the group could write powerful, heavy rockers like "Here I Go Again" that were driven as much by melody as riffs, as well as hit power ballads like "Is This Love."Whitesnake was an enormous international success, selling over six million copies in the U.S. alone.

Before they recorded their follow-up, 1989's Slip of the Tongue, Coverdale again assembled a completely new version of the band, featuring guitar virtuoso Steve Vai. Although the record went platinum, it was a considerable disappointment after the across-the-board success of Whitesnake. Coverdale put Whitesnake on hiatus after that album. In 1993, he released a collaboration with former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page that was surprisingly lackluster. The following year, Whitesnake issued a greatest-hits album in the U.S. and Canada focusing solely on material from their final three albums (as well as containing a few unreleased tracks).

In 1997, Coverdale resurrected Whitesnake (guitarist Adrian Vandenberg was the only remaining member of the group's latter-day lineup), issuing Restless Heart the same year. Surprisingly, the album wasn't even issued in the United States. On the ensuing tour, Coverdale and Vandenberg performed an "unplugged" show in Japan that was recorded and issued the following year under the title Starkers in Tokyo. By the late '90s, however, Coverdale once again put Whitesnake on hold, as he concentrated on recording his first solo album in nearly 22 years. Coverdale's Into the Light was issued in September 2000, featuring journeyman guitarist Earl Slick. After a lengthy hiatus that saw the release of countless "greatest-hits" and "live" collections, the band returned in 2008 with the impressive Good to Be Bad. Coverdale and Whitesnake toured the album throughout Europe and Japan. The band returned to the recording studio in 2010 with new members bassist Michael Devin (formerly of Lynch Mob) and drummer Brian Tichy, who appeared alongside guitarists Doug Aldrich and Reb Beach, and guest keyboardist Timothy Drury (as well as Coverdale's son Jasper on backing vocals on various tracks). The band's 11th album, Forevermore, was preceded by the issue of the single, "Love Will Set You Free," and released in the spring of 2011. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Greg Prato, Rovi

Wing & Rock Fest

 

This seventh year event will bring together chicken wing restaurants & classic rock cover & tribute bands for an all day FREE outdoor music & food festival in downtown Woodstock on June 2nd and 3rd.  The festival will feature wings from metro Atlanta wing experts like Wing Zone, Buffalo's Southwest Cafe, RuChDa, Keegan's Public House, California Dreaming & lots more as well as ice cold beer and frozen margaritas/daiquiris for sale.

  • Families with kids can check out the Kidzone with multiple jumpies & slides.
  • Enter the wing eating contest for a chance to win some great prizes by signing up at the 97.1 The River booth.
  • Stay tuned to 97.1 The River in the near future for your chance to win a reserved table or sign up here for a reserved table for your group!
  • So all all singles, couples & families should mark your calendar now & plan on great fun the weekend after Memorial Day.
  • Please, No outside food and beverages allowed, but plenty will be for sale!

2012 Entertainment Schedule

Saturday, June 2nd

Sunday, June 3rd

Gazebo Stage Sat and Sun Live music from various kid bands from Rock U School of Music Performance

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UCR Fall Internships

Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is accepting applications for fall internships.

Are you a college student at the sophomore level or above and want to learn more about protecting our river? UCR currently is accepting applications for unpaid internships for the fall semester. UCR offers a range of environmental- and water-related experience in fields including:• Event planning & outreach• Water monitoring & testing• Environmental advocacy & policy study• Legal & legislative affairs• CommunicationsTo apply for an internship, send a cover letter and resume to Christina York at cyork@ucriverkeeper.orgMore Info

Atlanta Food Bank - Volunteers Needed

 Atlanta Community Food Bank needs volunteers

http://www.acfb.org/volunteer/special.shtml#1

http://acfb.convio.net/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=5380

 

Event Name: Produce Marketing Association International Convention & Expo

 

Event Date: Monday, October 17th

Volunteer Shift Times:  Shift 1: 12:30pm – 4:30pm & Shift 2: 3:30pm – 7:30pm (Shift times are tentative. Actual shift times may vary based on show schedule updates.)

Volunteer Role:Volunteers (approx. 275 volunteers per shift) will collect and pack product that remains on the expo floor at the close of the event.  The purpose of collecting and packing this product is two-fold: 1) to recover fresh food for people in need and prevent waste and 2) to package product in a format that facilitates distribution to ACFB’s partner agencies on October 18th.  Staff will be on site to orient and support volunteers during the work shift. Volunteers will need to be able to be on their feet for the entire shift. Medium to heavy lifting required.

Event Location: Georgia World Congress Center 285 Andrew Young International Blvd., NW Atlanta, Georgia 30313-1591 www.gwcc.com

Volunteer Requirements: Adult (all volunteers must be 18+) and able to stand for the length of the shift. Medium to heavy lifting required.

Parking: Parking is available on site for approx. $10-$20. ACFB cannot reimburse for parking, so carpooling and/or travelling on MARTA is recommended.

Volunteer Perks: Enjoy rolling up your sleeves and working hard to help ACFB distribute hundreds of thousands of pounds of fresh nutritious food to organizations who serve those in most need in our community.  Snacks and drinks will be provided for volunteers during their shift.

To sign up: Complete the volunteer interest survey at pmavolunteers

Questions? Contact Suzanne Roush at volunteer.specialevents@acfb.org or 678-553-5984.

Event Name: Produce Marketing Association International Convention & Expo

Event Date: Tuesday, October 18th

Volunteer Shift Times:  Shift 1: 7:00am – 11:30am & Shift 2: 1:00pm – 4:00pm (Shift times are tentative. Actual shift times may vary based on show schedule updates.)

Volunteer Role:Volunteers (approx. 100 volunteers per shift) will assist with distribution of produce to ACFB partner agencies.  Staff will be on site to orient and support volunteers during the work shift. Volunteers will need to be able to be on their feet for the entire shift. Lots of medium to heavy lifting required. 

Event Location: Georgia World Congress Center 285 Andrew Young International Blvd., NW Atlanta, Georgia 30313-1591 www.gwcc.com

Volunteer Requirements: Adult (all volunteers must be 18+) and able to stand for the length of the shift. Medium to heavy lifting required.

Parking: Parking is available on site for approx. $10-$20. ACFB cannot reimburse for parking, so carpooling and/or travelling on MARTA is recommended.

Volunteer Perks: Enjoy rolling up your sleeves and working hard to help ACFB distribute hundreds of thousands of pounds of fresh nutritious food to organizations who serve those in need in our community.  Snacks and drinks will be provided for volunteers during their shift.

To sign up: Complete the volunteer interest survey at To sign up: Complete the volunteer interest survey at pmavolunteers.

Questions? Contact Suzanne Roush at volunteer.specialevents@acfb.org or 678-553-5984.

 

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