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LEGOLAND Discovery Center celebrates first birthday with March activities

LEGOLAND Discovery Center celebrates first birthday with March activities

 

ATLANTA  – After a year of successful builds, memorable events and new adventures, LEGOLAND Discovery Center is ready to celebrate its first birthday with an all-out LEGO-filled bash! The attraction is doing it big with a whole week devoted to the celebration, March 16-23. Area LEGO lovers are invited to join LEGOLAND Discovery Center for a week of themed builds, giveaways, mini birthday activities, crafts and fun visits with the attraction’s mascot, Bertie.

“We are all so thankful for and overwhelmed by the support the community has shown LEGOLAND Discovery Center during our first year in Atlanta, “said General Manager Penda Meftah.  “After a fun first year, we’re thrilled to continue the momentum with our birthday week festivities. We hope all of our friends come celebrate with us!”

Birthday celebration activities include:

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's wildly popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February.

More than 100 Atlanta- and Athens-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host the event on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Every couple in attendance will receive an activity sheet with conversation topics and a booklet called "Continuing the Conversation," which gives the dads and daughters suggestions for getting to know each other better.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we serve," Chick-fil-A area marketing director Robin Lomax said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."

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.

Harlem Globetrotters coming to Gwinnett Center

Harlem Globetrotters coming to Gwinnett Center

DULUTH, Ga. -- Smiles and laughter are sure to abound when the Harlem Globetrotters drop into the Gwinnett Center in 2013.

The world famous exhibition basketball team will bring its You Write the Rules tour to metro Atlanta on Saturday, Mar. 16.

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The show is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Attending families will also have the opportunity to participate in a special pre-show, where they can shoot, try out tricks and take pictures with the Globetrotters.

Visit harlemglobetrotters.com for more information about the group.

Eric Clapton tickets go on sale Nov. 30

Eric Clapton tickets go on sale Nov. 30

DULUTH, Ga. -- Legendary musician Eric Clapton will perform at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in 2013, the venue announced Tuesday.

Clapton and special guest The Wallflowers will stop at the Duluth arena on Wednesday, Mar. 27. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. They can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

A native of Surrey, U.K., Clapton is the only musician to be inducted three times into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- once as a solo artist and once each as a member of Cream and The Yardbirds. His biggest hits include "Wonderful Tonight," "Tears in Heaven," "Cocaine" and a cover of Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff."

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.