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Tap/ballet registration open

Tap/ballet registration open

ACWORTH, Ga. -- The city of Acworth is now registering children for its upcoming combined tap/ballet dance class.

The session is open to children ages 2.5 to 5. It is held every Tuesday from Aug. 27 to Dec. 3, excluding Thanksgiving week, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Roberts School Community Center.

Participating children are taught ballet techniques, which translate well into learning about tap dance. The class is taugh by Creative Movement and Dance, a Gwinnett-based on-site dance instruction company.

The cost is $110 for Acworth residents and $115 for non-residents. Multi-sibling discounts are available.

Visit acworth.org for more information.

Visit the Georgia Mountains

Visit the Georgia Mountains

Have you ever driven through the Georgia Mountains? It is an amazing experience. The drive to Helen through the mountains is breath taking. You have to be comfortable driving around curves and getting a little light headed now and then, but the view is picture perfect every single mile. Then once you get down to Helen, make sure to take your appetite with you because the food is delicious and the sceneray is a place you want to make sure you take in. 

The last time I went down to Helen we went Horse Back Riding and Tubing. The tubing was even $5. Fun for $5. That is what I always look for, or free if I can get it. 

In addition to Helen,there are literally hundreds of awesome spots in the North Ga. Mountains that so few people know about. Small Ma & Pop owned diners, cabin rentals, specialty campgrounds and much more. Stop by and see what to do in the North Ga Mountains.

City hosting back-to-school movie night

City hosting back-to-school movie night

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Celebrate the start of a new school year with a free screening of The Croods in downtown Acworth.

The city has partnered with the Acworth Business Association to show the movie on the football fields at the Acworth Sports Complex on Friday, Aug. 2.

Gates open at 7 p.m., with the movie scheduled to begin at dark. Everyone is invited to come out and bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Visit acworth.org for more information.

Cobb families invited to "MOOVIES at the Mable"

Cobb families invited to "MOOVIES at the Mable"

MABLETON, Ga. -- "MOOVIES at the Mable" is a free movie series offered to all nearby families this summer. 

The schedule begins Thursday, June 11 with the showing of "Happy Feet." The Warner Bros. picture, said a Cobb Co. spokesperson said the movie is about a special penguin who tap dances, rather than sings like the rest of the penguins in his world. 

Families may arrive as early as 7:00 p.m., and the movie will start around dusk at 8:30. 

For more information, including other upcoming shows, visit the Mable House online or call (770) 819-7765.

Camp Acworth registration open

Camp Acworth registration open

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Registration is open for Acworth's summertime day camp.

Camp Acworth features age-appropriate activities for children in elementary and middle school. Participants enjoy traditional camp fun, such as swimming, canoeing, hiking and archery. There are also field trips to such attractions as Zoo Atlanta and the World of Coca-Cola.

The weekly rate is $95 for Acworth residents and $110 for non-residents.

Learn more and sign up at acworth.org.

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

Football, cheer registration open

Football, cheer registration open

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Registration is underway for the Acworth Football and Cheerleading Association's 2013 season.

The program is designed for children ages 4-12 and teaches them the fundamentals of cheerleading and football. A flag football program for 3 and 4 year olds is also scheduled to begin soon.

Sign up online no later than May 31 to take advantage of a special rate -- $150 for Acworth residents and $170 for non-residents. Onsite registration will be held Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Halbrooks Field.

Visit acworthwarriors.com for more information.

Halbrooks Field is part of the Acworth Sports Complex, which is located at 3883 Old McEver Road.