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Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces Seniors for Seniors Program

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces  Seniors for Seniors Program

 

Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) is initiating a Seniors for Seniors program, providing a way for seniors age 65 and older to adopt senior golden retrievers (10 years and older) by waiving the adoption fee or facilitating a permanent foster home arrangement.

In the last few years, Adopt a Golden Atlanta, the largest golden retriever rescue in the Southeast and fourth largest in the US, has seen an increase in the number of older dogs coming into the program – either due to passing of their owner or because of economic reasons.  “We’ve seen a four-fold increase in the number of seniors we’ve taken in,” reports Lauren Genkinger, AGA’s president and founder.  “So we’re announcing this program that is a win-win for both seniors involved – the human and the golden retriever,” she continues.

For many breeds, such as golden retrievers, the average life span has been 10 to 12 years, but with the current a

Shelton Elementary students 'flip' for books

Shelton Elementary students 'flip' for books

DALLAS, Ga. -- Students at Shelton Elementary School in Dallas are "flipping" for their book fair.

"This year, the [book fair] theme was a carnival," said school media specialist Cathy Mattocks. "And I thought, that is the perfect time to really go all out and show kids how much fun reading can be."

To get the children excited about buying and reading their own books, school officials organized a special dinner where chefs flipped pancakes from the griddle and on students' plates.

"Our goal is to put books in their hands and also get them to read and realize what great fun it can be," Mattocks said.

Watch footage of the pancake flip and an interview with Mattocks here.

LearningRx Raises Awareness by Hosting a Free Educational Event During National ADHD Awareness Month

LearningRx Raises Awareness by Hosting a Free Educational Event During National ADHD Awareness Month

Kennesaw, GA, September 28, 2011  – Brain training provides a powerful, proven way to permanently reduce or eliminate the need for ADHD medication. The brain training experts at LearningRx say it’s a solution that parents need to learn about this National ADHD Awareness Month. On Thursday, September 29th at 6:30PM, LearningRx will host a free educational event on ADHD. Guest speaker will be Dr. Clark Cantrell of Summit Pediatrics in Marietta who will discuss ADHD and the treatment options.

“So many people still don’t know that brain training can often bring life-long relief from the stresses and struggles of ADHD,” says LearningRx Kennesaw Director Kristen Thompson. “Medication can simply mask the symptoms with a short-term fix, and the need for medication, intervention and accommodation returns.

Halloween event at Stars and Strikes to benefit local charities

Halloween event at Stars and Strikes to benefit local charities

DALLAS, Ga. -- Halloween may be more than a month away, but the spooky fun is already starting at three Metro Atlanta Stars and Strikes locations.

Beginning Friday, Sept. 30 and running until Halloween, every weekend will be a "Hallo Fun" weekend at Stars and Strikes in Cumming, Dacula and Dallas. Festivities include a pumpkin patch, craft vendors, scavenger hunts, Haunted Lazer Tag and a haunted house that will benefit local nonprofits. The charities vary by location; for example, it will be Relay for Life in Dallas.

Admission to the haunted house is $7.

PROBE College Fair to feature more than 75 schools

PROBE College Fair to feature more than 75 schools

CANTON, Ga. -- The 2011 Cherokee County PROBE College Fair will be hosted by Cherokee High School.

Representatives from more than 75 colleges, universities and technical schools will be on hand to answer questions from students and parents alike.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 with a panel of experts from Emory University, Georgia Tech, Mercer University, the University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. They will discuss key topics about applying for college, including:

* What are competitive colleges looking for in applicants?
* How important are honors and AP courses to colleges?
* How do these schools view extracurricular activities?
* What does a "good" college essay entail?
* What should high school students do now to become competitive?

For more information about the fair, call Cherokee High at 770-479-4112.

Free Style Art for kids! $10 = 2 Hr DROP IN Art Session at The Little House of Art ($20 Value)

Free Style Art for kids! $10 = 2 Hr DROP IN Art Session at The Little House of Art ($20 Value)

Drop in for family art making fun any time, Monday-Friday 10am to 6pm! Limit 1 per child. CLICK HERE to save 50% off Two Hour Free Style Art Session at The Little House of Art in Brookhaven ($20 value)

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