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Henry County Parks and Rec offers Summer Day and Teen Camps

Henry County Parks and Rec offers Summer Day and Teen Camps

 

The end of another school year is upon us and what better way to keep your kids busy and happy all summer long than by participating in Henry County Parks and Recreation’s Summer Day and Teen Camps?

The Henry County Parks and Recreation Department is once again offering a Summer Day Camp and a Teen Camp, both promising to be fun-filled summer experiences. Field trips for both camps include the World of Coke, CNN, Southern Belle Farm, the Yellow River Ranch, the Varsity, Rock Ranch, Fernbank and Dixieland. Children in the Day Camp will enjoy swimming at High Falls State Park and campers with the Teen Camp will enjoy weekly outings to Six Flags and Six Flags White Water.

Canongate hosting league for budding golfers

Canongate hosting league for budding golfers

ATLANTA -- Canongate Golf has announced plans for a summertime PGA Junior Golf League for children under age 13.

The league is designed to give budding golfers a less stressful environment to learn the game, practice and compete.

Get more information about the PGA Junior Golf League.

The price for the five-week league session is $165 for Canongate members and $200 for non-members. Registration closes on Sunday, May 6.

Canongate owns 23 golf clubs throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia, most of which will participate in the junior league program.

Acworth
Bentwater Golf Club (100 Golf Links Drive)

Cumming
Windermere Golf Club (5000 Davis Love Drive)

Dacula
Hamilton Mill (1995 Hamilton Mill Parkway)

Spring ArtFest, local artists and families to enjoy a fun-filled day in the park, April 21

Spring ArtFest, local artists and families to enjoy a fun-filled day in the park, April 21

McDONOUGH --  Spring ArtFest on Saturday, April 21 from 10am-5pm will be full of hand-crafted jewelry, painted furniture, wearable art and more!  In addition to the artists market, the festival features live entertainment, a "Tastiest Pound Cake Contest", and a visit from "The Cat in the Hat."

"McDonough Arts Spring Artfest is designed for the public to enjoy an artful, festive, spring day in the park," says Nan Lee, event chairperson. "Come meet and greet friends and family as you enjoy many art related experiences along with great music and food. It's an ideal place for Mother's Day shopping!" 

Cat in the Hat visits Spring ArtFest, April 21 on the McDonough Square

Cat in the Hat visits Spring ArtFest, April 21 on the McDonough Square

MCDONOUGH --  The familiar feline visits the Square in McDonough during Spring ArtFest Saturday, April 21. Festival hours are 10am-5pm, and the Cat will be there from 2-4pm. Families are encouraged to bring cameras for fun photos. 

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

ATLANTA -- All of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in metro Atlanta will host a special mother-son Date Knight on Saturday, Apr. 28.

The Date Knight format will be similar to that of the franchise's massively popular Daddy-Daughter Date Nights. It will give mothers and sons a special chance to enjoy some quality time together.

The event will have a medieval theme, hence the "Knight" part of its title.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage local moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their sons' company over a meal and have fun."

Plan to attend the upcoming Geranium Festival in McDonough

Plan to attend the upcoming Geranium Festival in McDonough

McDonough --  (submitted by Ed Galbreath)  The 35th Annual Geranium Festival will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in downtown McDonough, Georgia.    

This one day Arts & Crafts festival draws over 350 exhibitors and vendors from across the Southeast.  This festival is sponsored by the McDonough Lions Club.   There is free admission, free parking at Henry County High School, and a free shuttle to the festival area.  

For more information visit www.geraniumfestival.com

Toys 'R' Us, Babies 'R' Us to open this weekend

Toys 'R' Us, Babies 'R' Us to open this weekend

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- To celebrate the grand opening of Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us in McDonough, one special child will get the shopping spree of a lifetime.

Eleven-year-old Jacobi will receive exclusive access to the side-by-side stores before they are opened to the public. His shopping trip is sponsored by the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama.

Everyone is invited to attend a weekend full of festivities to celebrate the stores' opening. Mommy and Me music time will be held on Friday, Mar. 30 at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., while story time will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Costumed character will make appearances throughout the weekend. These special guests include Geoffrey the Giraffe, Barbie, Spiderman and cast members of Yo Gabba Gabba!

There will also be plenty of giveaways, including exclusive Toys 'R' Us lunch bags, while supplies last.