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Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery

MILTON, GA -- On Sunday, Nov. 7, Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs are teaming up for the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program to remind families of a simple task that could make the difference in surviving a house fire.

Studies have shown that having a working smoke alarm doubles a family's chances of escaping a fire. This 22-year-old campaign encourages families to take action by changing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors during the switch to Standard Time.

Hopewell Youth Association Begins Spring Baseball Registration

MILTON, GA -- Online registration for Hopewell Youth Association's (HYA) spring 2011 recreational baseball season will begin on Monday, Nov. 1 on the group's website.

Based on the success and growth of HYA's baseball program, parents need to make sure they register their children as early as possible.

The registration process is split into three phases:

* Phase 1: Milton residents only
Monday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 14

* Phase 2: Milton residents and non-Milton-residing veteran HYA players
Monday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Dec. 12

* Phase 3: Open registration
Monday, Dec. 13 through Monday, Dec. 27

Late registration will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 28. A $70 late fee will be charged for any registrations after Dec. 27.

Experience the Milton Roundup

MILTON, GA -- The City of Milton will hold its 4th birthday party, the Milton Roundup, on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Birmingham United Methodist Church (15770 Birmingham Highway, Milton, 30004). Everyone is invited to let loose and have a ball.

"Come out for a great afternoon of family fun," said Milton mayor Joe Lockwood. "I always look forward to this community event and can't wait to see all my friends and neighbors enjoying themselves."

The festival will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; parking and admission are free.

Manning Oaks Elementary to Host Bullying Workshop

ALPHARETTA, GA -- What should a student do when someone picks on him or her? Or starts rumors? Or never lets him/her join a group? Is it really bullying if there's no physical contact?

Bullying and Social Aggression will be the topic of a workshop presentation by Balance Educational Services, LLC on Monday, Oct. 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Manning Elementary School (405 Cumming Street, Alpharetta, 30004).

This workshop will help parents and other adults understand and reduce bullying, cyber bullying and social aggression.