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LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

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PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

(WXIA) -- PetSmart Charities is planning a major adoption event at stores nationwide.

National Adoption Weekend will be Sept. 13-15. Thousands of dogs and cats will be available for PetSmart customers to take home.

Adoption representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about caring for a new pet.

PetSmart Charities will give $35 to grants to participating local adoption partners for every pet that finds a new home during National Adoption Weekend.

"We are proud to partner with PetSmart Charities to find lifelong loving homes for thousands of pets this National Adoption Weekend," PetSmart CEO David Lenhardt said.

Learn more and find your closest PetSmart store at petsmart.com.

Lovejoy Fallfest returns in September

Lovejoy Fallfest returns in September

LOVEJOY, Ga. -- One of Clayton County's most popular events will return this fall, with more music and family-friendly fun for everyone in attendance.

The Lovejoy Fallfest will be Saturday, Sept. 14 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lovejoy Community Center.

Electric violinist Ken Ford will once again headline the event, which will feature a wide range of musical stylings. Attendees will also be treated to food, shopping, pony rides, arcade games and more.

"It really does my heart good to see the citizens of Lovejoy enjoy themselves at our Fallfest," Lovejoy Mayor Bobby Cartwright said in a statement. "It's a fun, safe environment for the entire family."

The Lovejoy Community Center is located at 11622 Hastings Bridge Road.

Stockbridge holding back to school event

Stockbridge holding back to school event

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Henry County School Board Vice-Chair Erik Charles will host a back to school event in Stockbridge this week.

The free event will be held Friday, July 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Stockbridge Elementary School.

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Children who attend the event will receive free school supplies, health screenings and other services to prepare for the 2013-14 school year.

Stockbridge Elementary School is located at 4617 North Henry Boulevard. Learn more at henry.k12.ga.us.

Crossroads Guitar Festival film coming to Atlanta

Crossroads Guitar Festival film coming to Atlanta

(WXIA) -- Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 was held at Madison Square Garden in April.

Those who missed this gathering of legendary guitarists can still experience it -- without leaving metro Atlanta.

A special film presentation of the festival will screen at several theaters on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. It features behind-the-scenes footage and some of the best concerts from the two-day jam session.

Musicians featured in the film include Gregg Allman, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Keith Urban and, of course, Eric Clapton.

"The Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival has long been one of the premiere events in music, and communities of fans nationwide will enjoy the ultimate concert experience on the big screen with amazing sound and front row seats," Dan Diamond, senior vice president of business development for NCM Fathom, said in a statement. Fathom will host the Aug. 13 film screenings.

Ga. Connections Academy holding more information sessions

Ga. Connections Academy holding more information sessions

ATLANTA -- Georgia Connections Academy, the state's virtual public school for students in grades K-12, will hold several information sessions throughout metro Atlanta in the coming weeks.

Parents are invited to attend any of the free sessions to learn more about the program's offerings.

"Georgia Connections Academy, a tuition-free public school, delivers superior, personalized education for students, with the freedom and flexibility to experience our online learning community from anywhere in the state," Georgia Connections Academy principal Heather Robinson said in a statement. "The combination of certified Georgia teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education."