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Win Tickets to 'The Princess and the Goblin'

Treat your special someone to a pre-Valentine’s night at the Atlanta Ballet.

UPDATE: Readers, this contest has closed. Congratulations to winners Kate Leduc and Courtney Layfield. We hope you enjoy a wonderful night at the ballet! -- Patch

The Atlanta Ballet and Patch want to offer you and your sweetie a special night out.

We are giving away two pairs of tickets to the world premiere of Twyla Tharp’s The Princess and the Goblin.

The performance, which will include 13 children from the Atlanta Ballet’s Centre for Dance Education, will be at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Tharpe is a world-renowned dancer and choreographer whose honors include a Tony Award, two Emmy Awards and a Kennedy Center Honor.

She spent 10 weeks working with the Atlanta Ballet over the summer to create the dance, which will include an original score performed live by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra.

It takes only a moment to enter this contest. All you have to do is post a comment at the bottom of this article. We’d love just a sentence or two from you telling us about the one thing you’d like to see on Patch that we don’t already offer.

We’ll conduct a random drawing from these entries for The Princess and the Goblin performance on Feb. 10.

Winners will be notified by email and can pick up their tickets at Will Call the day of the show. Winners will need to have photo ID to claim the tickets.

For more details about the performance, check out the website for the Atlanta Ballet.

One last note: You must get your entry in by noon on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Claudette Clarke February 06, 2012 at 06:33 PM
So glad that I found the Patch. It would be great to have more local voices showcased here. For example, children and adult stories, poems, and advice columns. Thanks!
Ranada Robinson February 06, 2012 at 07:32 PM
I'd love to attend this performance. No suggestions because I enjoy reading Cascade Patch!
Kim B February 06, 2012 at 07:47 PM
I would love to see more kid & family friendly events, the lower the cost the better!
Samantha Rife February 06, 2012 at 07:59 PM
More about free kid friendly events.
Elaine O February 06, 2012 at 09:20 PM
I would like to see the volunteer section updated.
Adam Moon February 06, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Why is it relevant that your mom works for the patch?
Travis Middlestadt February 06, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Ahhh the Parent Palooza, great times! Remember me Janet? You and I hit it off pretty well, snuck in the back, partook in a little "no-no" and the rest was history. I was trying to remember your last name, I posted about it on missed connections on Craigslist. Thought you might check it cause you said you frequented casual encounters. Anyways, great to hear from you!
Meat Factory, Inc. February 06, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Hey you guys! I love it here at the Patch, keep up the good work. Just hoping some of you all would help support the local mom and pop's around here as well. My wife and I just opened up a new deli over off Jones Bridge near Kroger and would love for you to come by and check it out! Get your coupon codes at our website www.meatspin.com Thanks! -Tom & Mary
Michelle DeSimone February 06, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Love the Patch as it is, except some of the old postings that seem to linger. But, really a great quick read with everything under "one roof". I Love the health reports with the scores the restaurants receive. My son and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see The Princess & the Goblin. Michelle DeSimone
Lee-Ann February 07, 2012 at 01:19 AM
I agree with E. Keithley's comment about featuring school kids. Also, maybe a religion section if you don't already have one. I loved the book "The Princess and the Goblin" as a child, and I would love to take my daughter and her friend to the ballet.
Young Resident February 07, 2012 at 01:38 AM
I love the patch and I agree with Kim B. I would love to see more kid and family friendly events.
North Georgia Weather February 07, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Not sure which Patch this started out on but it appears we have people posting from all over! Welcome to the BEST Patch site!
Dr Amy February 07, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Love the patch(es)! I live in Marietta and work in Sandy Springs so I read BOTH!!
e.t. sims February 07, 2012 at 02:26 PM
my wife and I know nothing about ballet but our son Cody Sims is the artist who designed the ad campaign poster artwork ,and we would really love to see the performance to support him and his fledgling career as an artist
Pam Jacobson February 07, 2012 at 03:26 PM
The Patch is where I come to for all my news on Smyrna. Keep up the great work!
Brad Bridges February 07, 2012 at 04:31 PM
I'll take two please. :)
Linsey Faulk February 07, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Many of the PATCH sites have a Jobs posting, but I don't see this option on the Acworth site. With current unemployment rates, it always helpful to find more opportunities for job growth in your own community. Thanks!
Eva February 07, 2012 at 04:49 PM
I'm pretty happy with the patch. I would like to see a few more reviews on restaurants and things to do.
Yolande M. Minor February 07, 2012 at 04:59 PM
I am not sure if I am eligible, but I will give it a try. I LOVE PATCH. CASCADE PATCH is AWESOME !!! JANITA POE, OUTSTANDING !!! I would like to see more information geared for kids, teens, young adults, puzzles, trivia contest about the communities we live in. Job postings w/ in our communities would be great, also.
Kristi Reed (Editor) February 07, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Thanks Steve!
RFCWC (Ryan Family Chiropractic Wellness Center) February 07, 2012 at 06:26 PM
I would love to see an Event Link for HOMESCHOOLED Families!!! So we can easily find info to events that are not only educational but things that are available specifically to our families during public school hours!
North Georgia Weather February 07, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Shameless plug... :-)) If there are any Patch sites around the metro area that are needing a weather blog... I'm available! I currently post on about 8 Patch sites in Gwinnett and Walton Counties but I cover weather from Georgia to the entire US and beyond. What effects me in Gwinnett pretty much effects all of us the same way no matter where you live in metro Atlanta. You can visit one of my blogs here: http://dacula.patch.com/users/daculaweather/blog_posts and visit my website here: http://www.daculaweather.com. I have more than 1500 pages of weather related information (more than any website in the southeast) and multiple meteorologists that I'm in direct contact with so I'm always able to bring you the latest and most accurate weather information before it occurs. Tell your editor to subscribe, it's that simple!
Brenda Kirkland Sloan February 08, 2012 at 02:00 PM
I'd love to see feature articles that are positive about local people who are regular volunteers and their causes. I also love the job postings and wish there were many more. The homeschool activities listing is also a very good suggestion.
P.J. Shaw February 08, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Sandy Springs Patch is great! Enjoy it every day. There are so many wonderful authors in the Atlanta area. What about a book review column that highlights books by local authors and maybe does a short author interview? The children's book author/illustrators here are fabulous, like Carmen Deedy, author of the new "Cheshire Cheese Cat" from Peachtree Publishers.
Laurie Hudson February 08, 2012 at 03:20 PM
I've just discovered The Patch and love the idea of a resource dedicated to local news. As a Georgia Gwinnett College student involved in organizing a few of the campus events, I've already added The Patch as a means to inform local audiences about upcoming public events.
North Georgia Weather February 08, 2012 at 03:27 PM
That's great Laurie! I see a lot of people asking for various new columns and news articles... keep in mind that much of what you read from the Patch comes from people like you and me. Email your editor and ask if you can participate by contributing your own stories. New State of The Climate has just been issued. http://dacula.patch.com/blog_posts/january-2012-ranked-fourth-warmest-on-record
Tracy Glasgow Moehrle February 08, 2012 at 03:45 PM
I do not know if my comment posted so I am saying hi again. Sorry if its a repeat.
Christi Beavers February 08, 2012 at 04:04 PM
I would love to see a 'local business spotlight'! I know we have tons of creative and innovative small businesses in Kennesaw, and I know there must be tons that I don't yet know about!
Marcie Tarwater February 08, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Would like to see local networking opportunities for our businesses and schools posted on the patch. Maybe happy hours or after hours.
Sarah Douglas February 08, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Patch does a great job of keeping up with local news and events. I do agree with one post about helping aggregate classes and activities offered by community centers, parks and libraries.

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