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Task force to arm parents with tools to prevent teen drinking

Task force to arm parents with tools to prevent teen drinking

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Despite being among the top three killers of Americans under age 21, many parents do not seem to realize that underage drinking is a major problem.

The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce is partnering with the PTAs at local schools to give parents an important skill set to prevent teen drinking. A meeting for all Cobb parents will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cobb Central Library.

Several local experts will give insight into this growing issue, including Cobb Alcohol Taskforce coordinator Cathy Finck.

"The brain goes through dynamic change during adolescence, and alcohol can seriously damage long and short term brain growth processes," Finck said. "The research is compelling, but more parents need to know about it. We hope arming PTAs will help get the facts and useful tips to more parents for saving teen brains."

Cobb Diaper Day to benefit families in need

Cobb Diaper Day to benefit families in need

MARIETTA, Ga. -- For low-income families with young children, a few diapers can turn into a priceless gift.

Many people do not realize that food stamps cannot be used to buy hygiene products, including diapers. The average family with small children spends about $100 a month on diapers -- an expense that some low-income families cannot afford to shoulder.

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.)

Public Health grant will improve children's hearing

Public Health grant will improve children's hearing

MARIETTA, Ga.

LEGO competition to award Star Wars Death Star set

LEGO competition to award Star Wars Death Star set

KENNESAW, Ga. -- North Cobb Christian School will host a LEGO Building Competition where one lucky participant will win a coveted LEGO Star Wars Death Star set.

On Friday, Oct. 14, children in 4th, 5th and 6th grades are invited to attend a competition at the school. All entrants will receive basic LEGO sets for participating, and the first three builders at each grade level to accurately complete a building assignment will advance to the final round for the chance to win the Death Star set.

There is only space for 50 children from each grade level and spots are filling up fast.

To sign up, call Mark Justice at 678-355-3124 or email Ben Carr at bcarr@ncchristian.org.

The competition will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 14. North Cobb Christian School is located at 4500 Lakeview Drive in Kennesaw.

Students Learn About Bees-Up Close and Personal

Students Learn About Bees-Up Close and Personal

 

Rep. Setzler to visit Wade Green KinderCare

Rep. Setzler to visit Wade Green KinderCare

ACWORTH, Ga. -- A Georgia Representative will visit the Wade Green KinderCare this week to see how the pre-K chain prepares its students for school.

Rep. Edward Setzler (R-Acworth) will be at the daycare center on Thursday, Oct. 6 in honor of Georgia Pre-K Week. Hosted by Voices for Georgia's Children, this celebration of pre-kindergarten programs aims to turn legislators' eyes to the nearly 4,000 classrooms serving thousands of children across the state.

Setzler will spend the morning in a classroom of four-year-olds, where he will observe activities, tour the center and speak to staff members about their students' school readiness.

The Wade Green KinderCare is located at 4503 Wade Green Road in Acworth.