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Kids in costume eat free at Willy's this weekend

Kids in costume eat free at Willy's this weekend

ATLANTA -- Celebrate Hallowen with your little pumpkin with a free Kid Combo from Metro Atlanta Willy's Mexicana Grill restaurants.

From Friday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 31, children ages 12 and under who come to Willy's in costume will dine for free with the purchase of an adult meal.

Local Willy's locations include:

Athens
* 196 Alps Road

Atlanta
* 2280 Peachtree Road NW, Buckhead
* 4377 Roswell Road, Buckhead
* 575 Morosgo Drive, Buckhead
* 1228 West Paces Ferry Road, Chastain
* 200 Piedmont Avenue, Downtown
* 235 Peachtree Street NE, Downtown
* 1230 Caroline Street, Edgewood
* 1071 Piedmont Avenue, Midtown
* 725 West Peachtree Street, Midtown
* 1920 Howell Mill Road, West Side

Decatur
* 2074 North Decatur Road

East Cobb
* 4250 Roswell Road, Marietta

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)

Atlanta Opera's 'Rabbit Tales' to debut Oct. 29

Atlanta Opera's 'Rabbit Tales' to debut Oct. 29

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Opera will host the world premiere of Rabbit Tales, its new children's opera, on Saturday, Oct. 29.

MORE: Learn about Rabbit Tales

As Rabbit Tales is based on the antics of Br'er Rabbit, a central figure in the popular Uncle Remus stories, it is only fitting that the opera should debut at the home of Southern writer Joel Chandler Harris.

Harris wrote the Br'er Rabbit tales while living at the Wren's Nest in southwest Atlanta. Now, Rabbit Tales will hold its very first performance there at 1 p.m. on Oct. 29.

Public Health grant will improve children's hearing

Public Health grant will improve children's hearing

MARIETTA, Ga.

LearningRx Raises Awareness by Hosting a Free Educational Event During National ADHD Awareness Month

LearningRx Raises Awareness by Hosting a Free Educational Event During National ADHD Awareness Month

Kennesaw, GA, September 28, 2011  – Brain training provides a powerful, proven way to permanently reduce or eliminate the need for ADHD medication. The brain training experts at LearningRx say it’s a solution that parents need to learn about this National ADHD Awareness Month. On Thursday, September 29th at 6:30PM, LearningRx will host a free educational event on ADHD. Guest speaker will be Dr. Clark Cantrell of Summit Pediatrics in Marietta who will discuss ADHD and the treatment options.

“So many people still don’t know that brain training can often bring life-long relief from the stresses and struggles of ADHD,” says LearningRx Kennesaw Director Kristen Thompson. “Medication can simply mask the symptoms with a short-term fix, and the need for medication, intervention and accommodation returns.

Color your way to a college scholarship

Color your way to a college scholarship

ATLANTA -- Coloring is perhaps one of the first activities a child embarks upon in his or her educational journey. It creates a foundation for activity and a lifetime of learning.

This September, coloring can also help create a financial foundation.

One lucky Georgia child will join Kendall Lapinskas of Dunwoody and Taylor Boyd of Covington in winning a college scholarship from the Path2College 529 Plan.

Toys"R"Us to open in Smyrna

Toys"R"Us to open in Smyrna

SMYRNA, Ga. -- Toys"R"Us announced Tuesday that it plans to open 21 new stores, including one in Smyrna, by the end of the year.

The new locations across 13 states represent the company's strategy to bring Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us together under one roof in an integrated store format.

In addition to adding new stores, the company will renovate 23 existing ones, creating more than 1,100 jobs across the country.

"Integrating Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us under one roof has been part of the company's strategy for the past five years and customers continue to embrace the enhanced shopping experience these stores offer," said Jerry Storch, chairman and CEO of Toys"R"Us, Inc.