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Eat at la Madeleine, help No Kid Hungry

Eat at la Madeleine, help No Kid Hungry

ATLANTA -- La Madeleine Country French Café is making it easy for customers to help hungry kids.

The restaurant chain has teamed up with Share Our Strength to support its annual fundraiser, Dine Out for No Kid Hungry.

"It is tragic that there are kids in our own communities going to bed hungry when there is a solution," la Madeleine president and COO Phil Costner said in a statement. "This is why the la Madeleine family has joined the ranks of those who can and are doing something about it."

From Wednesday, Sept. 5 through Saturday, Sept. 22, la Madeleine customers who donate at least $1 to No Kid Hungry will receive a free triple chocolate peppermint cookie.

A $5 donation will score customers a coupon booklet featuring $20 worth of coupons for la Madeleine favorites, such as bakery treats and the chain's famous tomato basil soup.

Gwinnett Center to host PROBE College Fair

Gwinnett Center to host PROBE College Fair

DULUTH, Ga. -- A national college fair is on its way to Gwinnett County.

The Gwinnett Center will host the PROBE College Fair from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

About 70 colleges, universities and technical colleges will be represented at the fair. All Gwinnett County high school students and their parents are welcome to attend.

Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. To sign up, visit the PROBE College Fair website and click "register now." Students must bring their completed registration pass in order to get into the fair.

Atlanta Rhythm Section to headline Duluth Music Festival

Atlanta Rhythm Section to headline Duluth Music Festival

DULUTH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Rhythm Section will be the headlining act at the third annual Duluth Music Festival.

The Atlanta-based ARS has been part of the Southern rock scene for more than 30 years and have put out 15 albums of original material. Their biggest hits include "So Into You," "Champagne Jam," "Imaginary Lover" and "Spooky."

Learn more at atlantarhythmsection.com.

The Duluth Music Festival will be held from 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 in historic downtown Duluth. In addition to three stages of music, there will be food for sale and a Kids Zone with family-friendly activities. Admission is free.

Visit duluthga.net for information about the festival and other upcoming events in Duluth.

Advancements in Joint Replacement: Why the Latest Innovations May Be For You

Advancements in Joint Replacement: Why the Latest Innovations May Be For You

DULUTH, Ga. -- Please join Gwinnett Medical Center for a FREE healthcare breakfast event, Advancements in Joint Replacement: Why the Latest Innovations May Be For You. This program will take place Friday, September 21, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Gwinnett Chamber’s 1818 Club (6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097). Attendees will learn about the latest advancements in joint replacement from two physicians who are experts in their field, as well as have the opportunity to win great door prizes!

The two innovations being discussed will be:

  • Anterior Total Hip Replacement procedure, presented by Mary Jo Albert, MD
  • iTotal Knee Replacement implant, presented by Gary Levengood, MD

Both doctors will be available for a Q&A session following their presentations.

Japan Fest 2012 Planning Committee Underway!

Japan Fest 2012 Planning Committee Underway!

ATLANTA -- JapanFest Weekend will be held on September 15-16, 2012, from 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday) and 10am to 5pm (Sunday) at the Convention Center at Gwinnett Center (located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097). Pictured above is the planning committee consisting on Marilyn Pearlman, Mariko Masui, Yoko Harrison, Sachi Koto, Yoshi Domoto, Maki Murahashi and Kaori McEwen. 

JapanFest, now in its 26th year, typically draws crowds exceeding 19,000. Organized by JapanFest, Inc., JapanFest is designed to promote understanding between Japanese and Americans in the Southeast.

Tickets are $8. Children age 6 or younger free. Teachers can bring their students to JapanFest for free by applying online at www.japanfest.org. Larger organizations can save money by purchasing advanced ticket packages online.

Georgia SPCA 3rd Annual Benefit Bash! Viva Las Vegas!

Georgia SPCA 3rd Annual Benefit Bash! Viva Las Vegas!

"You Ain't Nothin' But A Pound Dog" 

 Last year over 100,000 adoptable animals were needlessly  euthanized in the metro Atlanta area. Georgia SPCA mission is to reduce the umber by implementing successful adoption programs, offering low cost spay/neuter to the public, and by promoting responsible pet ownership through the education of our community.
 
 
Join us in the Gwinnett Center Ballroom for a fabulous evening
benefiting the Georgia SPCA!
 
Great food, casino games, a silent auction, live entertainment
featuring Cliff-E (Elvis Tribute Artist), BackFlash Premier Party Band,
& Willingham, Stedman and Carter.

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

ATLANTA -- Enjoy a cool treat and help kids in need at the same time on Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day.

On Thursday, June 26, the fast food chain will donate one dollar from every Blizzard Treat sold to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which provides funding for 170 children's hospitals in North America.

Learn more at miracletreatday.com.