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Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's wildly popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February.

More than 100 Atlanta- and Athens-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host the event on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Every couple in attendance will receive an activity sheet with conversation topics and a booklet called "Continuing the Conversation," which gives the dads and daughters suggestions for getting to know each other better.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we serve," Chick-fil-A area marketing director Robin Lomax said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."

Hundreds attend AKA peace rally

Hundreds attend AKA peace rally

ATLANTA -- More than 200 metro Atlanta middle school students attended a peace rally and workshop hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. over the weekend.

The rally was a kickoff for 40 Days of Peace, which begins Monday. 40 Days of Peace is a commitment to kindness and service that encourages young people to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

At Saturday's rally, speakers encouraged attendees to stop bullying and stay out of gangs. Police officers gave a presentation on how to interact with law enforcement.

A concurrent workshop for the parents in attendance focused on implementing strategies to keep children safe and on the right track in life.

Cobb Alcohol Taskforce unveils new website

Cobb Alcohol Taskforce unveils new website

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce has overhauled its website, making it more accessible for parents and residents.

The new CobbAT site features tips, resources, campaigns and research on underage binge drinking prevention.

It is all part of the organization's stated goal of expanding its community outreach in 2013.

Take a look at the new site at cobbat.org.

Daddy Daughter Dance to have Candy Land theme

Daddy Daughter Dance to have Candy Land theme

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Registration is now open for Acworth's 2013 Daddy Daughter Dance.

This year's event will have a Candy Land theme. The dance will transport daddies and daughters to the world of the popular board game, where the Kandy King reigns and a Gumdrop Pass is the ticket to a sweet adventure.

The Daddy Daughter Dance is for girls under age 13 and the adult men -- fathers, stepfathers, uncles, big brothers -- of their choice. The cost is $25 per couple for Acworth residents and $35 for non-residents; a $10 fee will be added for each additional daughter.

The dance will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the North Cobb High School gym. Learn more and reserve your spot at acworth.org; registration closes at 5 p.m. on Feb. 15.

AKA holding peace rally for middle school students

AKA holding peace rally for middle school students

ATLANTA -- Members of metro Atlanta's chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will hold a peace rally and workshop for middle school students over the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend.

The event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Ivy Community Center in southwest Atlanta. It is part of the 40 Days of Peace project, which aims to spread service and kindness through the country.

The peace rally and workshop will aim to teach young people about Dr. King's mission, and to raise awareness of crime and crime prevention strategies. Law enforcement members will also give an interactive presentation to encourage children to stamp out gangs and bullying.

Middle school students from several metro Atlanta counties -- Cobb, Cherokee, Clayton, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale -- are expected to participate.

Police Christmas fund to help needy families

Police Christmas fund to help needy families

KENNESAW, Ga. -- The Kennesaw Police Department is working to help needy families in Kennesaw and Acworth this holiday season.

The 35th annual Jerry Worthan Memorial Christmas Fund accepts donations of money, food and toys for the less fortunate in north Cobb County.

Food and new toys can be delivered to the Kennesaw City Jail. Money can be delivered or mailed to the Kennesaw Police Department. Envelopes should be addressed to Officer Scott Luther, 2539 J.O. Stephenson Lane, Kennesaw, 30144.

Donations will be accepted through Tuesday, Dec. 18.

The police department will also take donations at Adams Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Anyone who donates at the park will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card to LongHorn Steakhouse.

Last year's Jerry Worthan Memorial Christmas Fund helped 86 families, including 242 children. The Kennesaw Police Department is optimistic that this year's movement will be just as successful.

Karate, tai chi classes begin Dec. 3

Karate, tai chi classes begin Dec. 3

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Acworth Parks and Recreation will hold karate classes for children and tai chi classes for adults beginning next month.

The karate lessons are for children ages 4-10 and are taught by certified instructors, including a 7th degree black belt. The cost is $65 for Acworth residents and $70 for non-residents.

Karate classes are held at the Roberts School Community Center on Mondays and Wednesdays through Jan. 30. Participants can choose between a 5:30 p.m. session and a 6 p.m. session.

Tai chi is a calmer form of martial arts. Acworth's classes are designed for people who are at least 21 years old. The cost is $87.50 for residents and $92.50 for non-residents.

The city will host beginner's classes on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Intermediate classes will be Mondays at 6:30 p.m., while advanced classes will be Mondays at 7:30 p.m. All three sessions will be at the Roberts School Community Center, and will run through Jan. 29.