Our network

Events

Paint Mall of Ga. pink with a 5K

Paint Mall of Ga. pink with a 5K

BUFORD, Ga. -- Help raise money for breast cancer research by running a 5K in Buford.

The Great Gwinnett Road Run will be held Sunday, Oct. 6 at 8 a.m. at the Mall of Georgia. The entire race course is on mall property; it begins near P.F. Chang's and ends in front of the food court.

Registration is $28 until Oct. 1 and $30 after. It includes a long-sleeved T-shirt and admission to a post-race breakfast.

Proceeds from the race, nicknamed Paint the Mall Pink, will benefit the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund.

Visit greatgwinnettroadrace.com for more information and to sign up.

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

(WXIA) -- PetSmart Charities is planning a major adoption event at stores nationwide.

National Adoption Weekend will be Sept. 13-15. Thousands of dogs and cats will be available for PetSmart customers to take home.

Adoption representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about caring for a new pet.

PetSmart Charities will give $35 to grants to participating local adoption partners for every pet that finds a new home during National Adoption Weekend.

"We are proud to partner with PetSmart Charities to find lifelong loving homes for thousands of pets this National Adoption Weekend," PetSmart CEO David Lenhardt said.

Learn more and find your closest PetSmart store at petsmart.com.

Buford Business Alliance to hold networking breakfast

Buford Business Alliance to hold networking breakfast

BUFORD, Ga. -- The Buford Business Alliance has planned a special networking event for later this month.

Networking Over Breakfast will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the SpringHill Suites near the Mall of Georgia.

BBA members are encouraged to attend, mingle, exchange cards and meet possible new business contacts.

Visit visitbuford.com for more information. Admission is free for BBA members.

SpringHill Suites is located at 3250 Buford Drive.

Ruckus obstacle race coming to Lake Lanier

Ruckus obstacle race coming to Lake Lanier

BUFORD, Ga. -- A family-friendly obstacle race is coming to Lake Lanier Islands Resort later this year.

Ruckus Atlanta includes a 5K for adults and a mini race for kids. It is safe and fun for runners of all ages.

The cost is $65 for grownups and $20 for kids under 14. Finishers will receive T-shirts, refreshments and admission to a post-race expo.

It costs $10 to be a spectator.

Visit runruckus.com for more information and to sign up. The race will be held Saturday, Nov. 16.

Big Beach Plays presents 'The Aristocats'

Big Beach Plays presents 'The Aristocats'

BUFORD, Ga. -- Lake Lanier Islands Resort's Big Beach Plays series will continue in August with The Aristocats.

Big Beach Plays brings classic children's movies to life on the park's Coca-Cola Floating Stage. Local performers act out the films to the delight of audiences.

The Aristocats, a 1970 Disney movie, tells the story of a mother cat and her three kittens who stand to inherit their wealthy owner's fortune. When a greedy butler tries to get rid of them, the felines must rely on an alley cat to help them return to their former lives.

The play will be held Sunday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. Learn more at lakelanierislands.com.

Mall of Georgia and Town Center at Cobb host back-to-school 'Back At It' event

Mall of Georgia and Town Center at Cobb host back-to-school 'Back At It' event

ATLANTA -- School is almost back in session and to kick off the season, Simon Property Group, Inc., a leading global retail real estate company, will host a series of “Back At It” events geared towards ‘tweens and teens’ at approximately 55 malls across the country.

Simon®’s Back At It activities will be greatly enhanced this year by an exciting collaboration with Teen Vogue’s 2nd Annual ‘Back-To-School Saturday’ initiative.

Mall of Georgia and Town Center at Cobb will hold their Back At It festivities on August 10, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., inviting students and their families to get back into the rhythm of another school year. Mall of Georgia and Town Center at Cobb’s Back At It events will also take place on Georgia’s Tax-Free Weekend, allowing everyone to make the most of the cost-saving shopping opportunity.

Simon Kidgits Club hosts back-to-school activities

Simon Kidgits Club hosts back-to-school activities

ATLANTA -- Simon Property Group, Inc., is holding a special celebration to help young students and parents across the country ‘make the grade’ even before the school year begins. Families are invited to score an “A+” in preparedness and entertainment with Simon Kidgits Club®’s annual Back-to-School event at three Georgia malls: