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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. 

iPad Mini giveaway! Halloween costume contest!

iPad Mini giveaway! Halloween costume contest!

NORCROSS, Ga. -- A local Norcross company, DoMyOwnPestControl.com, is giving away a brand new iPad Mini to the person with the most creative Halloween costume! Additional prizes will be given to the person with the best bug related constume, and the person with the most community votes on Facebook. 

To enter the Halloween costume contest, CLICK HERE.

Good luck!!!

CLOUDUP2012 open house event at Corus360

CLOUDUP2012 open house event at Corus360

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Join Corus360 for a networking event on streamlining the data center environment with the power of cloud and convergence. The event will feature a CIO panel discussion, demos of the latest technologies (including cloud and convergence, data protection, virtualization, storage solutions and more) and data center tours. Learn about the latest advances in cloud and convergence while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, giveaways and networking with local leaders in the technology industry.

When:  Thursday October 18, 2012, 3–7 p.m.

Where:  Corus360 Headquarters

130 Technology Parkway

Norcross, Ga 30092

RSVP: To register for this event, visit http://corus360.com/cloudup2012.html

Cost: FREE

Art for Aimee to raise money for Copeland family

Art for Aimee to raise money for Copeland family

NORCROSS, Ga. -- The city of Norcross will host a fundraiser to help Gwinnett County resident Aimee Copeland with her medical expenses.

Art for Aimee will begin at 6 p.m on Saturday, Sept. 29.

The event will play upon Aimee's love for the arts and will showcase the work of Gwinnett artist Vicki A. Johnson. A portion of sales of Johnson's work will go directly toward Aimee's medical bills.

Other activities include live music and a chance for attendees to meet Aimee.

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Art for Aimee will be held at the Norcross Welcome Center & Museum, which is located at the corner of Mitchell Road and Lawrenceville Street.

Run a holiday race

Run a holiday race

ATLANTA -- It still feels like summer outside, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start thinking about a holiday-themed race.

In fact, many of the runs are happening sooner than you may believe.

Take a look at some of the upcoming 5Ks, 10Ks and more in metro Atlanta. Many of them raise money for worthwhile seasonal causes.