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Celebrate National Cupcake Day with a free ice cream cupcake

Celebrate National Cupcake Day with a free ice cream cupcake

ATLANTA -- What better way to recognize National Cupcake Day than with a free ice cream cupcake?

On Thursday, Dec. 15, Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery will give away ice cream cupcakes from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at all Metro Atlanta locations.

RELATED: Marble Slab, MaggieMoo's merge

"This is the second year in a row Marble Slab and MaggieMoo's have celebrated National Cupcake Day with a giveaway of our ice cream cupcake," said David Kaiser, director of frozen goods for Norcross-based GFG Management, LLC, which owns both ice cream chains. "We love fun observances like National Cupcake Day and look forward to celebrating with our extremely valued customers by offering a free and very delicious ice cream treat."

Your 2011 Woodstock Holiday Gift Guide

Your 2011 Woodstock Holiday Gift Guide

 

Here is The 2011 Woodstock Holiday Guide you didn’t know you need until now!  It amused me to write something that no one asked for!  Since no one asked, and possibly no one cares, here is my 2011 Woodstock Holiday Gift Guide.  These are my top 7 (who says a list has to have 10) recommendations for holiday gifts that may not come to mind at first, but would make great gifts.  All have a Woodstock connection!  Disclosure:  I have no financial interest in any of these items or companies.

1.       For kids from 1 to 92- The Twelve Days of Christmas in Georgia, written by Susan Rosson Spain and illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba.  Merry Christmas from the Peach State!

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $149 at ATA Martial Arts

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $149 at ATA Martial Arts

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Get in shape and learn self-defense with this weekend's fantastic DealChicken Atlanta deal.

Through Sunday night, DealChicken members can take advantage of 10 classes at ATA Martial Arts. Choose from Krav Maga classes for adults or Karate for Kids; either way, pay only $49 for a package valued at $149.

The deal gets even sweeter with 50 percent off basic karate gear for DealChicken members.

This offer expires on May 13, 2012. ATA Martial Arts has 21 locations throughout Metro Atlanta:

Acworth
* 3450 Cobb Parkway NW, Suite 190

Alpharetta
* 5354 McGinnis Ferry Road, Suite 212
* 8465 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 530

Bogart
* 1011 Tower Place

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Revenue stamped its approval on $50 million in donations under the Georgia Scholarship Tax Credit Program.

The program lets people and businesses get tax credit for donations to scholarships for Georgia children to attend private schools.

Fifty million dollars is the most allowed under the program. In 2012, the statewide cap on donations will increase by the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index until 2018.

Individuals can donate up to $1,000, while married couples have a donation cap of $2,500. Corporations can donate up to 75 percent of their state income tax liability.

The American Federation for Children estimated more than 6,000 students last year got scholarships to attend private schools through the program.

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

ATLANTA, Ga. – Thanksgiving is traditionally a holiday reserved for fellowship with family and friends. Most of us enjoy a huge meal, fight through the subsequent stomachache, hang with your favorite cousins and watch football, however, everyone doesnt enjoy turkey day in the same fashion. Some families have unique traditions that may not be consistent with, what we would call an average Thanksgiving. So, if you’re looking to change-up your routine, check out some of the ideas the “Where U Live” team put together.   

Register for the Acworth Turkey Chase 5K

Register for the Acworth Turkey Chase 5K

ACWORTH, Ga. -- It's time to talk turkey in Acworth.

Registration is now open for the city's third annual Turkey Chase 5K Fun Run & 2K Walk, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19 on Main Street.

Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to the race. Last year, 2,000 items were gathered up for the Tackle Hunger program, and organizers hope to collect even more food this year. Everyone who brings an item will receive a race number and long-sleeve Turkey Chase T-shirt.

The 5K will begin at 9 a.m., with the 2K walk scheduled to start at 9:15. A "Little Pilgrim Trot" for children will be off and running at 10 a.m. Top finishers in the 5K will receive trophies, while special awards will go to the first three finishers in each age group.

Karate, tai chi classes for Acworth residents

Karate, tai chi classes for Acworth residents

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Acworth Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the return of karate classes for children and tai chi lessons for adults.

Karate teaches children concentration skills, patience and respect, and promotes physical fitness. The classes are $75 for a two-month session; they are held Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. starting Dec. 5.

Meanwhile, adult tai chi classes are $100 for a two-month session. Participants have the choice of taking beginner, intermediate or advanced classes, all of which are taught by a certified master instructor and 7th degree black belt.

Classes take place at the Roberts School Community and Education Center (4681 School Street).

For more information or to register for classes, visit www.acworth.org/aprd.