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Eat out, raise money, help kids

Eat out, raise money, help kids

ATLANTA -- You can do your part this week to curb Georgia's high school dropout rate. All you need to do is eat at one of your favorite restaurants.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, proceeds from restaurants across the state will be donated to Communities in Schools of Georgia, an organization that encourages young people to complete their education and succeed in life.

The sixth annual Dine Out for Kids event hopes to exceed last year's total of $30,000 for children in the state.

Communities in Schools, which has chapters across the country, provides mentoring and after-school services, including parent education, literacy programs and youth leadership opportunities.

Participating Dine Out for Kids restaurants in Atlanta and Decatur include:

Agave
* 242 Boulevard SE

2012 Runway Red welcomes international platinum heritage, a heavyweight champ and children of a KING

2012 Runway Red welcomes international platinum heritage, a heavyweight champ and children of a KING

Show Me the Way foundation signs on celebrity children to walk the runway for charity

ATLANTA- The Show Me the Way foundation and African Pride Dream Kids are excited to welcome music royalty to the 2012 Runway Red: Wonderland Safari charity kids fashion show. The event is set to take over ZOO Atlanta located at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315 at 7pm on Saturday, August 11, 2012. International superstar Akon's sons will walk the runway along with the children of hip hop's king of the south TI. Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield's little one's will participate and Chilli from TLC's son will return for a repeat performance.

Fulton County Announces Family Voting Day

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- On Saturday, July 21, 2012, the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections invites registered voters to participate in Family Voting Day.

Fulton County’s Family Voting Day offers registered voters the opportunity to cast their ballots prior to the General Primary Election and on a day that may be more convenient for their schedules.

Family Voting Day will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at three locations:

Runway Red & Cynthia Bailey bring out Atlanta’s youngest undiscovered talent

Runway Red & Cynthia Bailey bring out Atlanta’s youngest undiscovered talent

ATLANTA -- Show Me The Way Foundation is a non-profit organization aimed to educate young teens about the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Through their RED campaign they have been able to shine a light on the HIV/AIDS epidemic that is impacting the lives of the most precious among us, our children.

With the assistance of supermodel Cynthia Bailey (RHOA), the Bailey Agency School of Fashion; and title sponsor African Pride’s Dream Kids hair care line, The Show Me the Way foundation searched for Atlanta’s newest talent on Sunday, July 1, 2012. The Runway RED model/talent call boasted talented beauties and handsome tykes from all over the city all vying for the chance to be discovered.

Get Your Kids Moving Outdoors

Get Your Kids Moving Outdoors

By Eric King, ASLA, King Landscaping, www.EricKingLandscaping.com

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Physical activity can help control weight; build lean muscle; reduce fat; promote strong bone, muscle and joint development; and decrease the risk of obesity. To grow up to a healthy weight, kids need 60 minutes of play with moderate to vigorous activity every day.

It's getting more difficult to get children to want to go outdoors. Let's Move, a nationwide effort to raise a healthier generation, says eight to 18 year-old adolescents spend an average of 7.5 hours a day using entertainment media during a typical day.

We are fortunate to live in a warm climate that provides ample opportunities for children to play outside. What we need to do is remove the obstacles that deter them from doing so.

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Summer in the south is officially here! With rising temperatures, it is important to take steps to protect those around us who might be vulnerable to the heat, like our children and pets.

Did you know that we lose heat by sweating? Water literally evaporates into the atmosphere and sucks the heat out of our bodies. Children produce even more heat than adults. This is because they have more body surface for their height. Children are also closer to the ground – and to hot pavement. They can easily become dehydrated or overheated.

Here are some tips to keep your children and pets safe in the heat.

Relationship Expert, Radio Show Host and Bestselling Author Kenny Pugh Featured at Central Library

Relationship Expert, Radio Show Host and Bestselling Author Kenny Pugh Featured at Central Library

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System invites you to the featured booksigning of Bestselling Author, Relationship Expert and Radio Show Host, Kenny Pugh on Saturday, June 16th from 2pm - 5pm at The Central Library at One Margaret Mitchell Square in Atlanta. 

Kenny Pugh is the Founder of Kenny Pugh, L.L.C., the platform on which Kenny exercises a versatile professional life as a speaker, an author, and a coach. Kenny Pugh, L.L.C. is the sponsoring company for Chat Kafe, where Kenny offers relationship advice, writes inspirational blogs, and hosts his weekly radio program, The Chat Kafe Show with Kenny Pugh.