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Outdoor Summer Movies in Forsyth County

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Outdoor Summer Movies in Cumming GA, Forsyth County

Woohoo!!  Outdoor Summer Movies are BACK!

I received an email yesterday from Southern Outdoor Cinema, and I’m SO happy to share that the Outdoor Summer Movies in Cumming GA are back!

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Falcons cookout, movie screening at Mall of Ga.

Falcons cookout, movie screening at Mall of Ga.

BUFORD, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons will hold a cookout and day of family-friendly fun at the Mall of Georgia this weekend.

The 2013 Grill with the Falcons Built by The Home Depot will be held Saturday, June 15. The event begins at 11 a.m. with food, games, prizes, live music and appearances by Falcons coach Mike Smith, players, alumni, cheerleaders and even Freddie the Falcon.

At 5 p.m., the fun will move to the mall's Village Amphitheater for more activities, including a screening of the movie Parental Guidance.

Learn more at the Mall of Georgia Facebook page.

Free cake at Shoney's on Father's Day

Free cake at Shoney's on Father's Day

(WXIA) -- Shoney's is offering its signature Hot Fudge Cake for free on Father's Day.

On Sunday, June 16, all fathers who eat at Shoney's will get a free piece of cake with the purchase of a meal or entrée.

"There is no better way for dads to celebrate their special day than with their family at Shoney's," David Davoudpour, chairman and CEO of Shoney's, said in a statement. "This Sunday, we look forward to welcoming all families and fathers with a wonderful buffet and a delicious free bonus for Dad."

Shoney's has locations in Buford, Calhoun, Cartersville, Lithia Springs and Newnan. Visit shoneys.com for more information.

National Kids to Park Day gets Gwinnett County kids outdoors

National Kids to Park Day gets Gwinnett County kids outdoors

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- National Kids to Parks Day is coming up on Saturday, May 18, when Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation will encourage all kids to play outside. 

Held by National Park Trust, National Kid to Parks Day will happen locally at Shorty Howell, with a picnic, outdoor activities, wildlife education and crafts for Gwinnett families. Plus, a Bike Rodeo will take place at Bogan Park. Here, kids can use provided supplies to decorate their bikes, compete in a relay and get bike and helmet safety checks for $6 each. 

An official for Gwinnett County reported that National Kids to Parks day helped fight obesity among children, as high blood pressure, diabetes and heightened cholesterol levels still stand in the way of some children being healthy.

For more information, visit Gwinnett Parks online.  

 

Mall of Georgia to host Simon Kidgits Lil Chefs

Mall of Georgia to host Simon Kidgits Lil Chefs

BUFORD, Ga. -- The “Simon Kidgits Club Lil Chefs” event is back for its annual appearance at Atlanta-area Simon malls!

Families can stir up some tasty fun with a smorgasbord of exciting activities for children and parents, including food-related arts and crafts projects, prize giveaways and a local food drive.

Simon Kidgits Club members may attend for FREE.  The cost for non-members is $5.

WHEN/WHERE:         Mall of Georgia (Nordstrom Court)

                                      Saturday, May 4

Summer program to teach job skills to middle schoolers

Summer program to teach job skills to middle schoolers

LOGANVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Public Schools will host a special summer program for middle school students.

The Grayson High Technical Education program will give students the opportunity to explore a number of possible career paths, including culinary arts, robotics, photography, digital media design and video broadcast journalism.

The program will be held the week of June 10 at Grayson High School.

Rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders are invited to sign for the program beginning on Monday, Apr. 1. Registration closes on May 15.

For more information, visit graysontech.org.

Grayson High School is located at 50 Hope Hollow Road.

Families, four-legged friends invited to Run for the Rescues

Families, four-legged friends invited to Run for the Rescues

SUWANEE, Ga. -- The third annual Run for the Rescues 5k will run Saturday, March 23 in Suwanee Town Center Park.

The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals invites all families, including canine family members to participate. The run aims to benefit homeless pets. 

A festival will be held along with the race from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., including food and drinks, arts and crafts, inflatables for kids and treats for digs and runners. Sample products will be available for purchase. Georgia SPCA will also do frisbee demonstrations and give training tips and CSC testing. 

Dogs can compete in various contests, including longest tail, longest ears, best trick, and more. 

For more information, visit the Run for the Rescues website.