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Clayton State to show 'Murderball' for Disability Awareness Month

Clayton State to show 'Murderball' for Disability Awareness Month

MORROW, Ga. -- Clayton State University's Disability Resource Center will kick off Disability Awareness Month by showing the Academy Award-nominated documentary Murderball.

The movie will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 in room 272 of the James M. Baker University Center.

According to a release from Clayton State:

This amazing documentary chronicles the lives of rough-and-tumble rugby players, who also happen to be wheelchair users, on their quest for Olympic gold. The movie follows the hard-hitting action on the court, where players smash each other with reinforced wheelchairs, and off the court. These amazing men will make you think differently about the word "disability."

Tameeka Hunter, who works in the Disability Resource Center, calls Murderball "an unflinching look at disability, sexuality and Olympic competition."

Chili cook-off in Hampton Oct. 13

Chili cook-off in Hampton Oct. 13

Hampton Main Street is hosting the annual chili cook-off  at the historic Hampton Depot Park.

From 2 until 5 p.m., taste the best of Hampton chilis.  Be a contestant -- entry fee is $25.  Tasting spoon is $1.  Cake walks, DJ, and more!

Registration info at www.cityofhampton-ga.gov or www.mainstreethamptonga.com.   After the cook-off, tour the old Berea Cemetery.  Tickets are available at Speak Easy Book Store, 5 East Main Street, Hampton.  Adults: $10, 12 and under $5, under 6--free.  Learn the history of Hampton from locals presenting characters from Hampton's history.  This event is by the Hampton Historic Preservation Commission.

Sam's Club offering free diabetes screenings

Sam's Club offering free diabetes screenings

ATLANTA -- Several Sam's Club Pharmacy locations throughout metro Atlanta will offer free diabetes and vision screenings this weekend.

The screenings will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and are valued at more than $150. They include glucose, A1C, vision, blood pressure and BMI tests.

"Knowing the links between risk factors, choices and solutions prepares our members to better manage or even prevent diabetes," Sam's Club Health and Wellness senior VP Jill Turner-Mitchael said in a statement.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say about 1.9 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed every year. If this trend continues, one out of every three U.S. adults will have diabetes by 2050.

Diabetes is also the leading cause of new cases of blindness in U.S. adults, according to the CDC.

Participating Sam's Club locations include:

Alpharetta
10600 Davis Drive

Atlanta
2901 Clairmont Road

Metro Atlanta Christian Singles founder to keynote popular Christian singles conference

Metro Atlanta Christian Singles founder to keynote popular Christian singles conference

ATLANTA -- Christian singles or singles in the city looking for a conference that is real, raw and to the core to help you delve into issues preventing you from your desired relationship shouldn't miss "Rated R" event taking place at Global Impact Christian Ministries on Saturday, September 8, 2012 kicking off at 9 a.m. 

Radio personality, bestselling author and founder of Metro Atlanta Christian Singles Ministries (M.A.C.S) Kenny Pugh, known for his "Celibacy is Sexy" message, is set to deliver the "Sex in the City" topic with other sessions topics to include, "Think Like a Man", "Despicable Me", "Yours, Mine and Ours", all taken from popular love and romance movie themes.

Woodland HS to host PROBE College Fair

Woodland HS to host PROBE College Fair

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- A national college fair is on its way to Henry County.

Woodland High School will host the PROBE College Fair from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

About 70 colleges, universities and technical colleges will be represented at the fair. All Henry County high school students and their parents are welcome to attend.

Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. To sign up, visit the PROBE College Fair website and click "register now." Students must bring their completed registration pass in order to get into the fair.

Eat out, raise money, help kids

Eat out, raise money, help kids

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- You can do your part this week to curb Georgia's high school dropout rate. All you need to do is eat at one of your favorite restaurants.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, proceeds from restaurants across the state will be donated to Communities in Schools of Georgia, an organization that encourages young people to complete their education and succeed in life.

The sixth annual Dine Out for Kids event hopes to exceed last year's total of $30,000 for children in the state.

Communities in Schools, which has chapters across the country, provides mentoring and after-school services, including parent education, literacy programs and youth leadership opportunities.

Participating Dine Out for Kids restaurants in McDonough and Henry County include:

See photos of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

See photos of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

ATLANTA -- From the mountains to the metro and beyond, customers flooded Chick-fil-A restaurants to show their support on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day Wednesday.

Check out the Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day photo gallery to see pictures of the crowds at your hometown Chick-fil-A.

Send any Appreciation Day photos to photos@11alive.com.