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Race for Smiles Raises Money for Children's Healthcare

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Johns Creek Pediatric Dental Town is hosting a 5K/1K "Race for Smiles" to benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the Children's Cancer Fund of America.

The race will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 8:00 a.m. at Dental Town (4330 Johns Creek Parkway, Suite 100, Suwanee, 30024). Runners of all ages are encouraged to participate; walkers and strollers will be welcomed.

The cost for adults to run the 5K is $20, but this fee is reduced to $15 for established Dental Town families. Children ages 12 and under who participate in the 1K are $10. Register at the race's Active site no later than Friday, Nov.

Meet Anthony Williams of "Project Runway" at Macy's

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Macy's at North Point Mall (1000 North Point Circle, Alpharetta, 30022) presents the fashion event of the holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 2:00 p.m.

Join Anthony Williams of "Project Runway" (season seven) as he helps customers glam up their winter wardrobes and kick off the holidays with a fabulous new look. From skinny cargo pants to faux fur vests, Anthony will show women how to work the latest trends.

Macy's shoppers are invited to meet Anthony while enjoying music and refreshments. The first 50 guests will receive a special gift.

For more information, call North Point Mall at 770-740-9273.

Register for the Founders Day Parade

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- The 4th annual Johns Creek Founders Day Parade is less than a month away, and the registration time for participating in the parade is nearing.

Anyone interested in being in this year's parade is asked to fill out the official form and either fax or mail it to the City of Johns Creek. The registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 12.

The 2010 Founders Day Parade will feature a visit from the world-famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. The "Heavy Hitters" drumline and Homer the Brave, mascot of the Braves, are also scheduled to appear. 11Alive morning anchor and Johns Creek resident Karyn Greer will be the emcee.

The parade will take place on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 10:00 a.m.

Hazardous Waste Disposal Day in Johns Creek

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- It's time to get rid of those old cans of paint and insecticide that have been sitting in the garage for years.

The City of Johns Creek, Keep North Fulton Beautiful and The Home Depot are sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Johns Creek Home Depot (5950 State Bridge Road, Johns Creek, 30097).

"A lot of people don't want to just throw toxic liquids and material in the landfill, so they hang onto it," said James Swope, manager of Johns Creek Solid Waste.

Digital Bookmobile Coming to Johns Creek

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- The Digital Bookmobile is coming to metro Atlanta. Its first stop is the Ocee Library (5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek, 30005) on Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Digital Bookmobile, developed inside a 74-foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer, is a high-tech update of the traditional Bookmobile that has served communities for decades. This one-of-a-kind community outreach vehicle creates an engaging download experience with the host library's "Virtual Branch" download website and digital collection of eBooks, audiobooks and more.

Accelerate the Cure Diabetes Walk This Weekend

ATLANTA -- Over 10,000 Georgians will walk this weekend to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

The Accelerate the Cure Walk to Cure Diabetes, benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), will hold two Atlanta-area walks:

Saturday, Oct. 16
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Centennial Olympic Park (265 Park Avenue West, Atlanta, 30313)

Sunday, Oct. 17
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Technology Park/Johns Creek (12000 Findley Road, Johns Creek, 30097)

On average, 38 Georgia children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes each month.

Young Professionals Mixer at Aqua Blue

ATLANTA -- The Junior Chamber International Atlanta and Johns Creek Young Professionals are teaming up to host a mixer and fundraiser at Aqua Blue (1564 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, 30076).

The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Attendance is $10, or $5 with two canned goods.

Participants will enjoy free appetizers, $3 beers and the opportunity to mingle, network and make a difference. Magician Joe Turner is scheduled to perform. The money raised will go to North Fulton Community Charities.

For more information, visit the JCI Atlanta website.