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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.

Path2College sweepstakes end Aug. 15

Path2College sweepstakes end Aug. 15

ATLANTA -- Georgia's Path2College 529 Plan is making it easier for families to pay for college by holding two scholarship giveaways.

The deadline to enter both contests is Thursday, Aug. 15.

Mitch Seabaugh, director of the Path2College 529 Plan, said the two sweepstakes are designed to encourage families to start saving for college while their children are still very young.

"If 10,000 more Georgia families start saving for college, that's 10,000 more children who will have a head start toward achieving their dream when they graduate from high school," he said in a statement.

Seabaugh added that the sweepstakes also benefit young students because they provide money for schools and libraries.

The first contest -- the 10,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes -- will gives $10,529 to two lucky winners: a current Path2College account holder and a non-account holder. The two winners' schools will each receive $10,529.

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.

Indoor summer fun for the whole family

Indoor summer fun for the whole family

ATLANTA -- Attractions and events around Atlanta aim to give families an escape from the scorching heat this summer.

An interactive exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta and a book reading at Room & Board keep kids learning during the school vacation, while events with the Simon Kidgits Club and LEGOLAND Discovery Center provide them plenty of hands-on activities. These indoor events in the Atlanta area promise a break from the dog days of summer and fun for the whole family!

An Overview of Do-It-Yourself Pest Control

An Overview of Do-It-Yourself Pest Control

Your homes are a place of safety and comfort for you, your family, and friends. That is where the baby crawls, the kids play, where meals are prepared, and where you sleep at night. Your home should be just that, YOURS. More often than desired, your homes become a haven to unwanted guests. They could come as cockroaches, ants, bed bugs, fleas, spiders, termites, mice, or even rats. Really, there are more pests with a possibility of invading your homes than can even be imagined. This is why home pest control is a necessity. While many people think that they need to hire an expensive pest control company, the truth is that they can do their own pest control just as effectively and save a lot of money.

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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: