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Kids bowl free all summer at Stars and Strikes

Kids bowl free all summer at Stars and Strikes

ATLANTA -- Stars and Strikes bowling alleys are offering a great summer deal for families -- two free games of bowling every day.

The franchise has teamed up with Kids Bowl Free, a program that provides free bowling during the summertime months as a way of thanking the community for supporting local bowling alleys throughout the school year.

To take advantage of the free lane time, visit kidsbowlfree.com and sign up to receive daily free coupons in your email. Vouchers for two games are sent every day but Sunday through Aug. 31.

Stars and Strikes has locations in Cumming, Dacula, Dallas and Stone Mountain. Learn more at www.starsandstrikes.com.

New Academy Sports + Outdoors to open Friday

New Academy Sports + Outdoors to open Friday

HIRAM, Ga. -- Academy Sports + Outdoors is gearing up to open its fourth store in 12 months.

The newest location will be at 4215 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway in Hiram.

To celebrate the franchise's recent success, the new store will invite children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Paulding County to a private shopping spree before the location opens to the public.

The shopping spree will take place on Thursday, Apr. 19; the store will officially open at 8 a.m. on Friday, Apr. 20. The first 70 customers in line on opening day will receive a free 20-inch Huffy youth bike.

Learn more about Academy Sports + Outdoors at www.academy.com.

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

ATLANTA -- All of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in metro Atlanta will host a special mother-son Date Knight on Saturday, Apr. 28.

The Date Knight format will be similar to that of the franchise's massively popular Daddy-Daughter Date Nights. It will give mothers and sons a special chance to enjoy some quality time together.

The event will have a medieval theme, hence the "Knight" part of its title.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage local moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their sons' company over a meal and have fun."

Need a vacation? Get 69 percent off a trip to Pigeon Forge

Need a vacation? Get 69 percent off a trip to Pigeon Forge

ATLANTA -- If the kids are getting restless and screaming for a family vacation, this weekend's DealChicken Atlanta deal was made for you.

Through Sunday night, DealChicken members can pay $99 for a weekend getaway to Pigeon Forge in Tennessee's beautiful Great Smoky Mountains.

This exclusive offer, valued at $328, is good for two adults and up to three children, and includes one night at the James Manor hotel, in the heart of all the action; $100 worth of dining certificates; a gift basket upon arrival; and five passes to the Lazer Port Fun Center.

4th Annual Chanukah Celebration & Grand Menorah Lighting

4th Annual Chanukah Celebration & Grand Menorah Lighting

 

Chanukah -The Festival of Lights- for many of us brings back fond memories of childhood years and serves to renew our sense of identity. The Chanukah lights provide us with warmth, joy, strength and inspiration. Such is the purpose of a community-wide celebration to be held at the Downtown Woodstock Park this Chanukah.  The universal message that ultimately good will prevail over evil, freedom over oppression and light over darkness shines at this special holiday time.

The Chabad Jewish Center along with Jewish business leaders invites the entire community to celebrate the Festival of Lights at the 4th annual public Menorah lighting ceremony. The grand Chanukah celebration will begin at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 20, in the Downtown Woodstock Park with the lighting of the ten-foot menorah followed by music and delicious, hot latkes.

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Revenue stamped its approval on $50 million in donations under the Georgia Scholarship Tax Credit Program.

The program lets people and businesses get tax credit for donations to scholarships for Georgia children to attend private schools.

Fifty million dollars is the most allowed under the program. In 2012, the statewide cap on donations will increase by the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index until 2018.

Individuals can donate up to $1,000, while married couples have a donation cap of $2,500. Corporations can donate up to 75 percent of their state income tax liability.

The American Federation for Children estimated more than 6,000 students last year got scholarships to attend private schools through the program.

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

ATLANTA, Ga. – Thanksgiving is traditionally a holiday reserved for fellowship with family and friends. Most of us enjoy a huge meal, fight through the subsequent stomachache, hang with your favorite cousins and watch football, however, everyone doesnt enjoy turkey day in the same fashion. Some families have unique traditions that may not be consistent with, what we would call an average Thanksgiving. So, if you’re looking to change-up your routine, check out some of the ideas the “Where U Live” team put together.