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Race this weekend: Seeds of Courage

Race this weekend: Seeds of Courage

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- The second Seeds of Courage 5K will be held this weekend in Johns Creek.

The race, which includes a fun run option, will be Sunday, Aug. 24 at Newtown Park. Registration and check-in opens at 7 a.m. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m., while the fun run will start as soon as the bigger race ends.

Pre-registered runners will receive T-shirts and goodie bags. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each age group.

The 5K costs $28 before Aug. 24 and $30 on race day, while the fun run is only $15. Families of four can register for $85.

Proceeds from Seeds of Courage will help Mustard Seed Ministries and the Girl Scouts of America take a mission trip to a Jamaican orphanage.

Visit fundracers.org for more information and to sign up.

Newtown Park is located at 3150 Old Alabama Road.

Workforce Investment Act Board Task Force meeting scheduled for Monday

Workforce Investment Act Board Task Force meeting scheduled for Monday

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System – Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) Board Development, Visibility and Influence Committee Task Force will meet on Monday, August 18 at 2 p.m. in the Adamsville Regional Health Center on the second floor.

The Adamsville Regional Health Center is located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta.

The FCWPES-WIA Board oversees activities related to providing an environment that supports a skilled and trained workforce and creating innovative programs that serve the changing needs of employers and the business community.

WIA helps Georgia move toward a comprehensive, customer-focused workforce investment system where Job Seeker and Employer customers alike can access a wide range of workforce-related tools and information needed to manage their work activities. Services are provided through a network of One-Stop Centers statewide.

Fulton County youth receive school supplies as costs rise

Fulton County youth receive school supplies as costs rise

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Shopping for back to school supplies can present challenges for parents trying to make ends meet and the outlook is not improving. Huntingdon Bank’s Annual Backpack Index reports double digit increases in school supply costs.

As Fulton County, Atlanta and other metro Atlanta schools prepare to open for the fall, Fulton County Commission Chairman John H. Eaves, the Fulton County Office of Children and Youth and Fulton County Health and Wellness sponsored a back to school event on Tuesday, July 29 to help parents to obtain needed school supplies.

The event at Atlanta Technical College featured school supply giveaways and free haircuts along with information and education. The event attracted 500 participants with 224 children receiving haircuts and 300 taking home school supplies.

Pike Nurseries to hold terrarium classes

Pike Nurseries to hold terrarium classes

(WXIA) -- Pike Nurseries is offering two classes for customers who want to bring the outdoors into their homes.

On Saturday, July 19, Pike shoppers can attend a free terrarium and fairy garden class, where they will learn how to create and maintain glass gardens.

The class is free and will be held at every Pike Nurseries location at 9 a.m.

A similar class geared toward children will be hosted Wednesday, July 23 at 10 a.m., also at every Pike store. Children will make their own fairy gardens to take home. The class costs $14.99 per child.

Visit pikenursery.com for more information and to find your nearest Pike.

Movies at Newtown Park presents 'Frozen'

Movies at Newtown Park presents 'Frozen'

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Johns Creek will screen the hit movie Frozen at its next Movies at Newtown Park event.

The movie will begin at 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, but will be preceded by family-friendly activities like inflatables, face-painting and music.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets to sit on as they watch the free movie.

Visit johnscreekga.gov for more information.

Newtown Park is located at 3150 Old Alabama Road.

Youth Ensemble of Atlanta to perform at Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex

Youth Ensemble of Atlanta to perform at Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex will host the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta (YEA) Tuesday, June 24 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center to open June 19

Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center to open June 19

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Commissioner Emma I. Darnell, District 5, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and Fulton County Arts and Culture, will celebrate the Grand Opening of the Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center (ACCC) on Thursday, June 19 at 10 a.m.

The grand opening celebration will kick off three days of activities organized to introduce the new facility to the community and increase awareness of the center, its programming and activities. 

The center is located at 3900 Aviation Circle, Atlanta on the grounds of Fulton County Airport – Brown Field.  It is designed as a community gathering place and will focus on the following types of programming: