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Fox Theatre film festival begins next week

Fox Theatre film festival begins next week

ATLANTA -- The Fox Theatre's 2013 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival begins June 14 with a screening of a classic: Raiders of the Lost Ark.

It's one of many award-winning and much-loved movies in this year's lineup. More films will be added later in the season.

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Tickets for all shows are available at foxatltix.com. They are $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.

Films in the series include:

Friday, June 14
Raiders of the Lost Ark
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 15
Saturday Morning Cartoons
10 a.m.

Saturday, June 15
Oz the Great and Powerful
7:30 p.m.

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

In support and partnership with The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Life & Relationship Strategist, Author and Speaker,Kenny Pugh (http://www.kennypugh.com) will launch Abstinence Matters

School district announces graduation schedule

School district announces graduation schedule

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Graduation is right around the corner for high school seniors in Cobb County.

The school system has announced the graduation dates, times and venues for its high schools. Family members and friends who can't attend the actual ceremonies can purchase DVDs and, in most cases, watch live Web broadcasts of the events.

Visit cobbk12.org for information on how to watch the graduations or order DVDs.

Graduation ceremonies include:

Allatoona HS
Friday, May 24 at 9 a.m.
Allatoona Stadium

Campbell HS
Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m.
KSU Convocation Center

Harrison HS
Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m.
KSU Convocation Center

Hillgrove HS
Thursday, May 23 at 8 p.m.
KSU Convocation Center

Cobb event celebrates National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Cobb event celebrates National Child Abuse Prevention Month

MARIETTA, Ga. -- SafePath Children's Advocacy Center, Cobb Safety Village and Radio Disney are hosting an event on Saturday for National Child Abuse Prevention month. 

According to a Cobb County official, "Safety Rules Rule" Family Fun Day will run from 10:00 a.m. - noon, and is set for the Safety Village on Al Bishop Drive. 

Free and open to the public, families can learn more about safety and enjoy music from Radio Disney's live DJ while playing interactive games.

 

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

On the heels of a successful campaign launch for "I Am Not Yours!"- a campaign committed to taking a stand against child sexual exploitation, Jasmine Guy has been making her case in national media with the likes of 

Cobb County to hold largest egg hunt in Jim Miller Park

Cobb County to hold largest egg hunt in Jim Miller Park

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Cobb County officials are helping to hold Cobb's largest egg hunt on Saturday, March 23 in Marietta.

The hunt will be held for various age groups of children from 10:00 - 2:00 Saturday afternoon. Held within Jim Miller Park, there will be children's art activities, live entertainment, inflatables and concessions. The Easter Bunny will visit and help out with the Mad Hatter Contest and Decorated Basket Contest.

The schedule for age groups to participate is as follows: 

 

  • 10 a.m.: Park opens
  • 10:30 a.m.: 3 years and under hunt
  • 11 a.m.: 4 and 5 years hunt
  • 11:30 a.m.: Special population hunt
  • Noon: 6 and 7 hunt
  • 12:30 p.m.: 8-10 years hunt
  • 1 p.m.: Mad Hatter Contest/East Basket Contest
  • 2 p.m.: Park closes

All Cobb County families are invited. For more information, call (770) 528-8875.

Run a dash for water efficiency awareness

Run a dash for water efficiency awareness

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb Water System staff is helping to hold a family-friendly 5K race, which they say will increase awareness of water conservation throughout Cobb County. 

A spokesperson from Cobb County reported that all Cobb residents are invited to run the race, which has been named the Water Drop Dash 5K, which will also include a fun run for young kids. The dash is set for Saturday, March 16, at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. 

Along with the race, children can take part in activities and win prizes, while hanging out with mascots that will be there to kick off WaterSense Fix-A-Leak Week. 

According to the Cobb spokesperson, water leaks count for more than one trillion gallons of water used in homes throughout the country each year. At the race, families wil be reminded to check plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems, which could increase water efficiency in homes and landscaping.