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Henry County receives kayak donation to help in Special Olympics efforts

Henry County - Henry County’s Parks and Recreation Department boasts many activities, amenities and programs for residents, including an outstanding Therapeutic Recreation Division that organizes and hosts many Special Olympic sports and programs throughout the year. Officials are hoping to expand those offerings in the near future with a Special Olympic Kayaking Team, and Commissioners recently accepted a generous donation of kayaking equipment from the Georgia Kayak Fishing Association.

The donation of four kayaks, a wrap and an enclosed cargo event trailer with a total value of $8,500, is expected to propel Henry County’s pilot program with the hopes of making kayaking an official Special Olympic Sport in the state of Georgia.

Turkey Day 5K Set For Thanksgiving Day

Turkey Day 5K Set For Thanksgiving Day

McDonough - The Turkey Day 5K will be held on Thanksgiving morning at the South Point Shopping center in McDonough, with registration being held from 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. The 5K run begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by the one-mile walk at 8:15 a.m. and the Tot Trot at 8:30 a.m. Everyone pre-registered will receive a free tee shirt and awards will be given to the top male and female finishers and first to third place runners in several age categories.

Runners, walkers and people of all ages can do something good for their body and soul by participating in the 5K, one-mile or tot trot, and the proceeds go to help the most vulnerable of our population—our senior citizens and our children.

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $149 at ATA Martial Arts

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $149 at ATA Martial Arts

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Get in shape and learn self-defense with this weekend's fantastic DealChicken Atlanta deal.

Through Sunday night, DealChicken members can take advantage of 10 classes at ATA Martial Arts. Choose from Krav Maga classes for adults or Karate for Kids; either way, pay only $49 for a package valued at $149.

The deal gets even sweeter with 50 percent off basic karate gear for DealChicken members.

This offer expires on May 13, 2012. ATA Martial Arts has 21 locations throughout Metro Atlanta:

Acworth
* 3450 Cobb Parkway NW, Suite 190

Alpharetta
* 5354 McGinnis Ferry Road, Suite 212
* 8465 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 530

Bogart
* 1011 Tower Place

Fight Holiday Bulge! $24=4 Core+More Drop-In Classes with Karen the Fitness Girl ($48 value)

Fight Holiday Bulge! $24=4 Core+More Drop-In Classes with Karen the Fitness Girl ($48 value)

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Georgia's Rock Ranch autumn festival features NASA corn maze

Georgia's Rock Ranch autumn festival features NASA corn maze

MACON, Ga. -- America's space program has landed in the heart of Georgia, in a corn field located on a cattle ranch.

Autumn across Georgia brings with it a season for pumpkins, harvests and a huge NASA-styled corn maze located in the midst's of the Peach State.

The Rock Ranch, located northwest of Macon, is a member of the nationwide program Space Farm 7, and the home to a NASA sponsored corn maze depicting a huge astronaut and the NASA logo in honor of fifty years of space exploration.

Space Farm 7 are seven ranches selected by the space agency across America to help promote the science of agriculture for children.

Register now for the Thanksgiving Break Day Camp being offered by Henry County Parks & Rec

Register now for the Thanksgiving Break Day Camp being offered by Henry County Parks & Rec

The Henry County Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Thanksgiving Break Day Camp from Monday, November 21 through Wednesday, November 23.

The cost for the camp is $60 and includes a trip to Chuck E. Cheese’s on Tuesday, November 22. On Monday and Wednesday, campers will enjoy arts and crafts and engage in team-building exercises in a structured environment. Camp hours are from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Camps will be held at Heritage Park in McDonough, J. P. Moseley Recreation Center in Stockbridge and Fairview Recreation Center in Stockbridge.

Registration will be held Monday through Friday, October 31 until November 18, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register online at www.hcprd.org or in-person at Heritage Park, or at any of the County’s three recreation centers. Space is limited. For more information, call Henry County Parks and Recreation at 770.288.7300 or J.P.

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.