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AKA holding peace rally for middle school students

AKA holding peace rally for middle school students

ATLANTA -- Members of metro Atlanta's chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will hold a peace rally and workshop for middle school students over the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend.

The event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Ivy Community Center in southwest Atlanta. It is part of the 40 Days of Peace project, which aims to spread service and kindness through the country.

The peace rally and workshop will aim to teach young people about Dr. King's mission, and to raise awareness of crime and crime prevention strategies. Law enforcement members will also give an interactive presentation to encourage children to stamp out gangs and bullying.

Middle school students from several metro Atlanta counties -- Cobb, Cherokee, Clayton, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale -- are expected to participate.

Belk santafest to spread holiday cheer

Belk santafest to spread holiday cheer

ATLANTA -- Belk department stores will host their first-ever santafest holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 1.

All santafests will be held from noon to 3 p.m.

Highlights include crafts, family-friend activities, Christmas treats and, of course, the chance to meet Santa Claus. Participants can enter a drawing to win a $50 kids wardrobe; three winners will be chosen from each Belk store.

Visit belk.com for more information and to find your nearest store.

Look for JROTC cadets collecting for the Empty Stocking Fund Nov. 3-4

Look for JROTC cadets collecting for the Empty Stocking Fund Nov. 3-4

More than 2,000 JROTC cadets from 30 metro Atlanta high schools
to participate in historic fundraising effort

On Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th, visitors to metro Atlanta Kroger stores are likely to be met by a smiling, uniformed JROTC cadet with an Empty Stocking Fund logo, as more than 2,000 cadets representing 30 metro Atlanta high schools’ JROTC programs will be working outside metro Kroger stores to raise awareness of and contributions for The Empty Stocking Fund, an Atlanta-based, Atlanta-serving non-profit organization that has been providing holiday gifts to Atlanta’s neediest children since 1926. 

The Divinity of Dogs comes to Woodstock

The Divinity of Dogs comes to Woodstock

 

FoxTale Book Shoppe will host The Divinity of Dogs launch party and book signing at 7pm on October 26, with author Jennifer Skiff.

Holly Springs ES hosts STEM Expo

Holly Springs ES hosts STEM Expo

CANTON, Ga. -- The first-ever Cherokee County School District STEM Expo was held last week at Holly Springs Elementary School STEM Academy.

Students and parents attended the expo to learn more about lessons, activities and possible careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

"The grade-level teachers hosting these lab classrooms were very energetic and engaging, and the students and parents all seemed grateful for the opportunity to see STEM in action," Dr. Brian Hightower, assistant superintendet of school operations, said in a statement.

The STEM Expo is a countywide initiative to get students excited about the sciences. Participating kids perform demonstrations and show off their work.

"It was a great evening, as the Holly Springs ES students, parents and staff represented their new academy with pride," Hightower said.

Future STEM Expos in Cherokee County include:

Thursday, Oct. 4
6 p.m.
Clark Creek ES

Cherokee HS to host PROBE College Fair

Cherokee HS to host PROBE College Fair

CANTON, Ga. -- A national college fair is on its way to Cherokee County.

Cherokee High School will host the PROBE College Fair from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

About 70 colleges, universities and technical colleges will be represented at the fair. All Cherokee County high school students and their parents are welcome to attend.

Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. To sign up, visit the PROBE College Fair website and click "register now." Students must bring their completed registration pass in order to get into the fair.