Bartow County


advocatesThe next American Idol star may be in our midst! A great way to take that first step towards stardom is by auditioning for Advocates for Children’s Every Child’s a Star talent show.

Auditions will take place on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 6:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00pm-5:00pm at Expedition Church, 32 Center Road, Cartersville, Georgia 30120.

Auditions are open to anyone in kindergarten, primary, elementary, middle or high school in Bartow County and surrounding areas. Those wanting to audition should attend one of two audition dates, bring a cd of accompaniment and be prepared to perform a two minute act of dance, drama, music (vocal or instrumental) or gymnastics. Music and performance must be age appropriate, G-rated.

A panel of three judges will select thirty one acts (twenty one individual and ten group acts) to perform at Every Child’s a Star talent show to take place on March 20, 2015 at Cass High School Performing Arts Center. Participants are required to attend all rehearsals and are responsible for their own costumes.

Regina Gilbert and her son Thomas Gilbert have once again stepped up to volunteer their time and talents to help Advocates for Children bring this show to fruition for the 22nd year in a row. Regina serves as producer while Thomas serves as the director. The Gilberts bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the production and ensure every detailed is covered.

For more information about Advocates or Every Child’s a Star go to or contact Thomas Gilbert,, 678.276.5521, Regina Gilbert, or Advocates for Children,

Advocates for Children strengthens our community of families by offering safety, comfort and hope to children and preventing child abuse in all its forms. To learn more about Advocates and the services they offer, call 770.387.1143 or visit


whats_the_story_logoBooth Western Art Museum Takes Top Prize in Education Category at  State Museum Annual Conference
What’s the Story? Connecting Art & Literacy is best among museum educational programs

Booth Western Art Museum’s educational program What’s the Story? Connecting Art & Literacy has won the Education Category at the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries (GAMG) annual conference in Athens, Georgia.

Over the past decade, the Booth Education Department has continued to develop and coordinate educational opportunities for students visiting the Museum. What’s the Story? Connecting Art & Literacy provides gallery lessons and hands-on activities developed around the narrative works in the Booth Museum’s collection. The artwork offers a wonderful and accessible way for students with different learning styles to enhance their reading and writing abilities. The program has been developed by five extremely creative classroom teachers and museum education staff to meet Georgia Performance Standards in language arts, social studies and visual arts.

What’s the Story? Connecting Art & Literacy is designed for children in grades kindergarten through fifth. The program feeds students into the Museum’s Writing Through Art literary program and annual contest for students in grades six through twelve.

About the Booth Western Art Museum
The Booth Western Art Museum, an Affiliate to the Smithsonian Institution, is a 120,000 square foot museum located in Cartersville, Georgia, where guests are invited to See America’s Story through contemporary Western artwork, a Presidential Gallery, Civil War art gallery, and Sagebrush Ranch, an interactive children’s gallery. Open since August 2003, the Booth Museum is the only museum of its kind in the Southeast and is the second largest art museum in the state of Georgia. To learn more about the Booth Western Art Museum, visit