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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.

Swimming class to host tribute to veterans

Swimming class to host tribute to veterans

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The young synchronized swimmers at Collins Hill Park Aquatic Center are getting ready to host their fourth annual performance for veterans and military families.

The patriotic show will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.

The synchronized swimming group is made up of girls ages 8-14 who love to swim and are interested in honing their water skills in a creative way. Their Nov. 3 show is free and will be followed by a short reception.

For more information, visit gwinnettparks.com. Collins Hill Park is located at 2200 Collins Hill Road in Lawrenceville.

Celebrate Women's Health with Paint The Mall Pink Events

Celebrate Women's Health with Paint The Mall Pink Events

Atlanta-area women of all ages are invited to Paint the Mall Pink at Mall of Georgia and Town Center at Cobb, October 4-7. A cost-free, full weekend of activities focusing on the importance of women’s health will feature health-focused activities, keynote addresses from local medical professionals, musical performances, giveaways and more!

The festivities kick off with Girl’s Night Out on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at Mall of Georgia and 5:30 p.m. at Town Center at Cobb. The first 300 attendees to arrive at each mall will receive event swag bags filled with samples from stores and themed goodies. Girl’s Night Out is sponsored by Gwinnett Medical Center, Gwinnett Magazine, FundRacers at Mall of Georgia and by WellStar, Little Black Dress | Little Red Wagon Magazine and Run For It! Productions at Town Center at Cobb.

Path2College scholarship coloring contest ends Sept. 30

Path2College scholarship coloring contest ends Sept. 30

ATLANTA -- Georgia children in Pre-K through 5th grade can now color their way to a college scholarship from the Path2College 529 Plan.

In honor of College Savings Month, the statewide college savings program is hosting a coloring contest with a $1,529 scholarship at stake.

To win the money, children must color a picture of Hootie the Wise Old Owl and complete a sentence: When I graduate, I'm going to be a ________.

Download the picture of Hootie here.

Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 30 and must be received no later than Oct. 5. More information about the contest can be found at path2college529.com.

A winner will be randomly chosen in mid-October.

Gwinnett abuzz for Honeybee Festival

Gwinnett abuzz for Honeybee Festival

BUFORD, Ga. -- The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center (GEHC) is gearing up for its third annual celebration of one of the most important creatures in food production: the honeybee.

The Honeybee Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.

It will feature numerous activities for everyone in the family to enjoy, including games, crafts, cooking demonstrations and, of course, honey samples. Beekeepers will be on hand to discuss what it takes to handle a hive.

The festival will also have a children's parade and costume contest, which will begin at 2 p.m.

"The GEHC staff always looks forward to this event. It is a great opportunity to enjoy time as a family and learn about one of our favorite and most valuable insects," GEHC programming and development director Jason West said in a statement.

Tips for Kindergarten Parents

Tips for Kindergarten Parents

Where did the time go? Wasn't it yesterday that you brought the baby home from the hospital? It's back to school time again and for those sending a child to kindergarten, it can be quite emotional... for parents anyway. Kindergarten is a special time and you'll begin seeing pay off on your hard work over the past 5 years. For most this will be the first full school day, the first year to ride the school bus, the first year to have homework, and the first year when peer influences begin to play a role.

Simon Kidgits Club and Universal Studios Home Entertainment call on creative kids to celebrate

Simon Kidgits Club and Universal Studios Home Entertainment call on creative kids to celebrate

DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX DVD RELEASE AT TOWN CENTER AT COBB AND MALL OF GEORGIA

Kids of all ages can embark on a Dr. Seuss-inspired journey during a special event

Come take a walk through the colorful, captivating world of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax at Town Center at Cobb on Saturday, July 28 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Center Court and at Mall of Georgia on Tuesday, August 4 from 2-4 p.m. in the Nordstrom Court.

In celebration of the August 7 Blu-ray™/DVD release of The Lorax movie, Simon Kidgits Club® invites kids from the Atlanta-area to visit Town Center at Cobb and Mall of Georgia for a celebration of non-stop family-focused festivities. Families are encouraged to get creative and enjoy an imaginative adventure by participating in the following Seussian-inspired activities, all taking place in a familiar Simon mall setting: