Spring Peace & Love Fest, Sat. March 30

That’s right, folks, it’s that time again! Over at the Lake Claire Community Land Trust we’re getting ready for our traditional day of family fun, the Spring Peace & Love Fest, coming up on Saturday, March 30, from 1:00 to 11:00 pm, with live music all day, food, drinks, local artists vending, a bake sale and oodles of raffle prizes. We’ll also be introducing our deluxe 2013 tie-dyed Land Trust T-shirt. Bring your own washable plate, cup and utensils, and get a free raffle ticket!

This year we’ve got an extra-special line-up, topped by our headliner The Squirrelheads. We’ve been blessed for yet another year with our own awesome neighborhood kids’ bands, including the highly sought-after My Homework Ate My Dog, along with some of their parents in My Imaginary Band. We’ll also enjoy the dynamic harmonies of the all-female Women of Rock (they will rock your socks off!), the very special treat of Deja Bluegrass Band, and, new to the Land Trust, The Rainmen, with their endless dance tunes keeping us all swaying, swinging and swirling ’round together. (Scroll to the bottom for the complete line-up.)

It’s another full day of music, dancing, kids playing and neighbors enjoying nature and each other! Please walk, bike, ride MARTA, carpool and/or park consciously – preferably at the Clifton Sanctuary parking lot on Connecticut Ave. (Just follow signs; thanks as always to the folks at Clifton for their support!) If you must bring your pets, they must be on a leash; no exceptions. But if you can, leave the critters at home. In the meantime, help us spread the word about Peace & Love.

And, as always, we need your help on March 30! We are looking for:

*volunteers during the Fest

*donated baked goods

*donated raffle prizes (got anything nice to donate? know anyone who may want to donate? services, goods and/or gift certificates wanted!)

*help setting up and cleaning up afterwards.

Please call or email Sunshine for more info: 678-508-6632 or aimeeallard@hotmail.com.

All proceeds will benefit the Lake Claire Community Land Trust. Past years’ fundraisers have gone largely to paying the property taxes, which are considerable and have increased over time as we have acquired more land. At the end of last year the majority of the Land Trust was put into a conservation easement, which will greatly lower our taxes – in the future.

Often any leftover money goes toward special projects and improvements (after general maintenance, etc). This past year it was used to improve the electrical infrastructure, but as often happens, this ended up costing a lot more than anyone projected. Hopefully this spring’s fundraiser will help offset our recent financial challenges. Thank you, thank you, thank you neighbors, and namaste! The Land Trust could not exist without your support!


P.S. The very next day is our umpteenth annual Easter Egg Hunt and Potluck – one of the best egg hiding/hunting spots Atlanta has to offer. This is open to all. See calendar for details.


1:00-2:00 Tony Levitas and Friends…singer/songwriter from the Beatles to Punk to beautiful original ballads.

2:30-3:30 Our amazing Local Kid Bands

3:45-5:00 Women of Rock, featuring Caroline Aiken, Diane Durrett and Donna Hopkins. Soulful singers and songwriters.

5:15-6:15 My Homework Ate my Dog, local middle and highschoolers who will rock your socks off !

6:30-7:30 The Deja Bluegrass Band, incredible harmonies and strings to get your feet stomping!

7:30-7:45 Jonathan Moore and Friends…rockin originals!

7:45-9:00 The Rainmen, Classic rock from the early days of the Rolling Stones, the Who, rhythm and blues…oh yea! and featuring our own Merry Leigh Giarratano sittin in singing..YAY!

9:00-9:15 Jonathan again !!!!!!

9:15-11:00 The Squirrelheads, amazing cajun and zydeco to close out the night.

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