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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.

Free seminars on getting money for college

Free seminars on getting money for college

ATLANTA -- A free workshop on getting thousands of dollars for your child’s college education will be hosted at the following locations and at the following dates and times:

  • Hilton Garden Inn – Atlanta/Wildwood, January 17, 7:15pm to 8:45pm.
  • Hampton Inn – Fayetteville, Tuesday, January 29, 7:15pm to 8:45pm.

The speaker will be Brian J. Ball, ChFC®. He will be discussing such topics as how to send your kids to the school of their dreams without going broke; how to triple your eligibility for aid; how to find scholarships and grants you’ve never even heard of.

Additional topics to be included:

Legacy Theatre presents '9 to 5'

Legacy Theatre presents '9 to 5'

TYRONE, Ga. -- "What a way to make a living!" The popular Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 is coming to Fayette County in January.

The production will play at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone from Jan. 25 to Feb. 17. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and students, and $15 for children ages 12 and under. Visit thelegacytheatre.org to book tickets.

9 to 5 is a comedy about three working women who team up to take care of business in a very man-oriented company. The 1980 film turned Dolly Parton into a household name and its title song won two Grammy Awards, including Country Song of the Year. A Broadway production of 9 to 5 opened in 2009.

The Legacy Theatre is located at 1174 Senoia Road.

Big Daddy Weave to perform in Fayetteville

Big Daddy Weave to perform in Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- One of the hottest contemporary Christian groups on the radio will perform in Fayette County next month.

Big Daddy Weave will give a concert at Heritage Christian Church on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. They will perform with special guest MIKESCHAIR.

The concert is part of Big Daddy Weave's Christ is Come Christmas Tour and is sponsored by The Joy FM.

Tickets are $15 general admission or $25 for Gold Circle seating. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville and the New Life Children's Home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Visit georgia.thejoyfm.com or call 855-223-1008 to purchase tickets. Heritage Christian Church is located at 2130 Redwine Road.

Big Daddy Weave originated in Mobile, Ala., and is best known for songs like "Redeemed," "Every Time I Breathe" and "What Life Would Be Like."

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.

Chair-ity event to help Christian City

Chair-ity event to help Christian City

UNION CITY, Ga. -- Christian City is gearing up for its sixth annual holiday fundraiser, the Children's Chair-ity Event.

Every year, local artists hand-paint wooden chairs for the Chair-ity. The chairs are sold at the event during a Santa's Workshop Silent Auction, which also features other great prizes like a weekend trip to Hilton Head Island, a Pandora bracelet, gift baskets and tickets to the Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker.

All of the money raised by the event goes to the Children's Village at Christian City, which has provided a loving home for more than 1,000 abused and neglected children for 47 years.

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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.