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Vinings Jubilee to light its Christmas tree Thursday

Vinings Jubilee to light its Christmas tree Thursday

ATLANTA -- This year's Vinings Jubilee Christmas tree lighting will be held Thursday, Nov. 29.

The fun begins at 6 p.m. with music, refreshments, horse-drawn sleigh rides, face painting, pictures with Santa Claus and more.

Choirs from Teasley Elementary School and Lovett School are scheduled to perform.

Attendance is free. Vinings Jubilee is located at 4300 Paces Ferry Road.

FMSA family and community enjoy fall activities

FMSA family and community enjoy fall activities

Families, students, and the community recently enjoyed a fun-filled fall day at First Montessori School of Atlanta's 18th Annual Montessori Mile. In addition to road races, the Saturday activities included gardening, a Family Festival, a Chili Cook-off and a Soles4Souls shoe collection drive. Participants also contributed to Middle School student Sarah Tolchin's ongoing effort to collect funds for Pennies for Peace and purchased homemade nut-free basil pesto made by Livia Osorio’s Upper Elementary class.

Parents and students competed in the first-ever FMSA Chili Cook-Off. Marcell Lubsey earned bragging rights and a Golden Ladle for the best-tasting chili.

Winning runners in the children's events were (1st) Matt Fumo and Amy Soba; (2nd) River Ross and Annie Ingham; and (3rd) Jack Friedline and Alexandra Lubsey.

POSTPONED: Saving Young Brains lecture hopes to curb underage drinking

POSTPONED: Saving Young Brains lecture hopes to curb underage drinking

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce has partnered with several Cobb County PTAs to present a panel on the dangers of youth binge drinking.

The Saving Young Brains event  at Turner Chapel AME Church in Marietta has been postponed, the new date has not yet been announced..

Jeff Dess, a prevention specialist with Cobb Schools Prevention Intervention Center, will facilitate the lecture, which aims to arm parents with tools for reducing underage drinking.

All parents with children ages 9-25 are invited to attend.

For more information or to sign up for the forum, visit cobbat.org or contact Cathy Finck at 404-791-7406 or coordinator@cobbat.org.

Turner Chapel AME Church is located at 492 North Marietta Parkway.

Look for JROTC cadets collecting for the Empty Stocking Fund Nov. 3-4

Look for JROTC cadets collecting for the Empty Stocking Fund Nov. 3-4

More than 2,000 JROTC cadets from 30 metro Atlanta high schools
to participate in historic fundraising effort

On Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th, visitors to metro Atlanta Kroger stores are likely to be met by a smiling, uniformed JROTC cadet with an Empty Stocking Fund logo, as more than 2,000 cadets representing 30 metro Atlanta high schools’ JROTC programs will be working outside metro Kroger stores to raise awareness of and contributions for The Empty Stocking Fund, an Atlanta-based, Atlanta-serving non-profit organization that has been providing holiday gifts to Atlanta’s neediest children since 1926. 

Terri Lyne Carrington to host master class at Pebblebrook HS

Terri Lyne Carrington to host master class at Pebblebrook HS

MABLETON, Ga. -- Grammy-winning jazz performer Terri Lyne Carrington will host a music master class for students at Pebblebrook High School this week.

The jazz class will begin at 12 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19. It is part of the Jazz in the Classroom program, which is sponsored by the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre's ArtsBridge program and Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

Jazz in the Classroom's goal is to provide young people with an opportunity to learn about music and the way it ties into their everyday lives and possible future careers. Earlier this year, the program sent Al Jarreau to Mays High School in southwest Atlanta.

'America's Got Talent' tour coming to Cobb Energy Centre

'America's Got Talent' tour coming to Cobb Energy Centre

ATLANTA -- Some of the most popular contestants from the hit NBC show "America's Got Talent" will perform in Cobb County next March.

The "America's Got Talent" Live: All-Stars Tour will be at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 28, 2013.

Jerry Springer will host the show, which will feature crooner and Season 6 winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.,; pre-teen singer Anna Graceman (Season 6); and mind reader Eric Diddelman (Season 7), among others.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, Oct. 12. They range in price from $35.50 to $85.50.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Cobb Energy Centre website.

Consignment sale to benefit church preschool

Consignment sale to benefit church preschool

SMYRNA, Ga. -- This weekend's major consignment sale at Smyrna First United Methodist Church will allow parents to buy everything they need for their children at deeply discounted prices.

The KinderMartSale will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 22.

About 300 sellers will attend the sale, and their merchandise will be checked for breaks and stains before it hits the table.

Items will range from the seasonal -- clothes, Halloween costumes -- to the everyday, including strollers, safety items, books, bicycles and tricycles, car seats, bedding, decor and more.

Smyrna First UMC is located at 1315 Concord Road. Proceeds from the event will benefit the church's preschool.