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Fulton County Family and Teacher Resource Fair offers education and entertainment

Fulton County Family and Teacher Resource Fair offers education and entertainment

ATLANTA -- Children attending the Family and Teacher Resource Fair on Aug. 17 experienced the wonder of handling a 12-foot python.  The colorful yet docile snake was featured during the “Magic Marc” show, which was presented through a sponsorship by WellCare of Georgia. “Magic Marc” was recently a television show in Savannah. 

More than 1,200 people attended the event, which included the participation of 500 teachers. The Family and Teacher Resource Fair offered education, health education, and information about extracurricular program activities for children as well as fun and games for young children through high school students. Parents and their children enjoyed dance presentations, bounce houses, bowling, skating and refreshments during the event at Metro Lanes and Games on Metropolitan Parkway in Atlanta.

Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex to offer secure shredding on Aug. 24

Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex to offer secure shredding on Aug. 24

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Fulton County residents who need to have personal documents shredded for security purposes will have an alternative on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex will host a free and secure “Document Shredding” event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is the result of collaboration among Fulton County Government, Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful and Cintas Document Management.

Secure shredding helps to prevent identity theft and Fulton residents are invited to bring sensitive documents for secure on-site shredding at the Benson Complex. Event planners have set a 10-box limit for each person; however, additional trips are welcomed. All of the shredded paper will be recycled.

Although the event is free, donations to benefit environmental programs offered by Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful are welcomed.

Milton Senior Center opens Thursday

Milton Senior Center opens Thursday

MILTON, Ga. -- The city of Milton and Senior Services North Fulton will hold a ribbon cutting at the new Milton Community Center at Community of Christ Church this week.

The event will be held at noon on Thursday, Aug. 22.

Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood and city council members will cut the ribbon on the new center. Norman Broadwell, a member of the city's Historic Preservation Commission, will talk about Milton's past beginning at 11 a.m. Light refreshments will also be served.

Call Melinda Ross, manager of the Milton Senior Center, at 470-554-0758 for more information or to RSVP.

Community of Christ Church is located at 3315 Francis Road.

Watch 'The Sandlot' at Friendship Park

Watch 'The Sandlot' at Friendship Park

MILTON, Ga. -- School may be back in session, but you can still enjoy those warm summer nights with a great family film in the park.

That's why the City of Milton will close out its "Family, Fun, Flicks & Flurries" summer event series at Friendship Community Park in Crabapple on Saturday, Aug. 24 with perennial family favorite The Sandlot presented by B 98.5 FM's B at the Movies.

The park is located at 12785 Birmingham Highway in Crabapple.

Like The Goonies before it, the film will be shown at dusk on a huge, two-story inflatable movie screen in high-definition. Beforehand, there will be all sorts of activities, games and concessions starting at 7 p.m.

Concessions will be available, so just bring your lawn chair, blanket and bug spray.

It should be the perfect way to end your summer -- so come on out and get to know your neighbors.

Snow tubing at Friendship Park on Aug. 10

Snow tubing at Friendship Park on Aug. 10

MILTON, Ga. -- What's better than a heaping helping of cold, fresh snow on a sweltering August Saturday? Nothing!

That's why the city of Milton is proud to present "Back to School: Snow Tubing in the Park" Saturday, Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of its "Family, Fun, Flicks & Flurries" summer event series at Friendship Community Park in Crabapple.

Better Together hosts 'Finance for Teenagers' July 18

Better Together hosts 'Finance for Teenagers' July 18

MILTON, Ga. -- Milton's Better Together volunteer committee has teamed with Wells Fargo to host a free "Finance for Teenagers" workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at Bethwell Community Center.

This workshop is open to the entire community, and parents are encouraged to attend with their teenager. The Bethwell Community Center is located at 2695 Hopewell Road.

Led by Wells Fargo District Manager and Vice President Jeffrey Wolff, the workshop will use Wells Fargo's Hands on Banking program to teach the basics of banking and budgeting. Additionally, each attendee will receive a free Hands on Banking CD.

"The road to financial success is challenging for parents and children alike," said Wolff. "Let us help your teen with money management so he or she can face the future with the money skills needed for life."

Free yoga class Thursday at Friendship Park

Free yoga class Thursday at Friendship Park

MILTON, Ga. -- Don't forget that the City of Milton's popular yoga provider, Lift Yoga Therapy, will offer a free outdoor class tomorrow, Thursday, June 20 in Crabapple's Friendship Community Park.

The class, timed to take place under the sun's highest position on the longest day of the year, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and is open to everyone, regardless of ability. The 108 poses offered can even be done in a chair.

If inclement weather occurs, the class will take place in Bethwell Community Center.