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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.

A Harlem Globetrotter in Woodstock

A Harlem Globetrotter in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- A Harlem Globetrotter in Woodstock?  That is right!  As part of Carmel Elementary School’s Red Ribbon Week activities, Harlem Globetrotter legend Michael Douglas visited with students in grades 3, 4, and 5 and what fun they had!  In Carmel’s gymnasium the excitement was building among the students and staff.  When Douglas came out the students were energized.  While Douglas did not speak about drug prevention, he did speak to the students about doing their best, trying their best, and setting their mind to achieve.  Douglas showed off tricks to everyone’s delight and had several of the students learn some tricks as well.  Carmel’s Principal, Dr. Keith Bryant said, “We wanted to bring in a speaker that would be engaging and exciting for the kids and Mr. Douglas was a great fit.  Our goal was to focus on positive behavior and making good choices.”

2011 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest entry deadline is Nov. 3rd

2011 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest entry deadline is Nov. 3rd

The entry deadline is nearing for the 2011 'Fun in the Park' photo contest.

As you are out enjoying Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs' parks and activities, be sure to bring your camera and capture the fun and memories of your sports activities, the beauty of nature and wildlife in the parks, and anything else that shows why you enjoy your day at the park.

Traffic impacted this Sunday due to Atlanta Marathon

Traffic impacted this Sunday due to Atlanta Marathon

 

Expect road closures on Sunday as runners discover Atlanta one mile at a time at the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 30, 2011. The 26.2 mile urban course starts and finishes at Atlantic Station taking participants on a tour of Atlanta past well-known Atlanta sites and neighborhoods such as Georgia Tech, Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, Turner Field, Grant Park, Oakland Cemetery, Martin Luther King Center, Piedmont Park, Buckhead and the famous Peachtree Road.

Below are some important resources for spectators and residents / businesses located along the course.

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.

LOCAL PROFILE: NFL Linebacker Rennie Curran

LILBURN -- Former Brookwood High School football standout, Rennie Curran is patiently waiting for a new jersey. Over the past two years, Curran went from the University of Georgia to LP Field in Nashville and now he's back at home.

 Curran was released shortly after this year's NFL pre-season, despite leading the team in tackles during the pre-season. 

Since being cut, Curran has been training at Catalyst and other gyms to ensure that when he does get a call, he wont miss a step. Curran is pretty confident he'll be wearing someone's jersey soon.