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Vision and Hearing Walk and 5K returns to Chamblee

Vision and Hearing Walk and 5K returns to Chamblee

CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation is gearing up for its second Vision and Hearing Walk and 5K.

The race will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3.

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Money raised by the event will go to helping vision and hearing impaired Georgians. The top individual fundraiser will receive a prize of two round-trip airline tickets. Prizes will also be given to the fastest runners in each age group, as well as the top overall finishers.

Run a Halloween race

Run a Halloween race

ATLANTA -- Fall is in the air, Halloween candy has begun to grace grocery store shelves and it's time to start training for a spooky race.

Several metro Atlanta 5Ks, 10Ks and more carry Halloween themes during this time of year. Here is a list of some of the area's fall runs.

(There is also still time to register for many of the upcoming Christmas and holiday runs in the Atlanta area! Check Active and Run Georgia year-round for more races.)

Free 'Feria Hispana de Salud' for Ga. Hispanics

Free 'Feria Hispana de Salud' for Ga. Hispanics

ATLANTA -- North DeKalb Health Center will hold a free bilingual health fair in conjunction with the Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia (HHCGA).

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. on Saturday, Oct. 6. The goal of the event is to help more than 400 families by providing free health services like blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, women's clinical exams, flu shots and more.

"Providing Latinos in our region with access to health care isn't just an important goal; it is essential to the success of our community," HHCGA executive director Heidy Guzman said in a statement. "By reducing barriers to health care access, the result will be healthier families and, ultimately, a healthier community which will benefit us all."

North DeKalb Health Center is located at 3807 Clairmont Road in Atlanta.

Eat out, raise money, help kids

Eat out, raise money, help kids

ATLANTA -- 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 Atlanta and Decatur include:

Agave
* 242 Boulevard SE

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

ATLANTA -- Enjoy a cool treat and help kids in need at the same time on Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day.

On Thursday, June 26, the fast food chain will donate one dollar from every Blizzard Treat sold to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which provides funding for 170 children's hospitals in North America.

Learn more at miracletreatday.com.

'Wireside Chats' to address TSPLOST questions

'Wireside Chats' to address TSPLOST questions

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Regional Commission has planned four more Wireside Chats to inform residents about the proposed TSPLOST sales tax and the projects it would fund.

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These town hall-style telephone meetings are coming up later this week, so mark your calendars.

Wednesday, June 13
Cherokee County, 6:15 p.m.
DeKalb County, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 14
South Fulton County, 6:15 p.m.
Clayton County, 7:30 p.m.

'Happiest Baby' film to screen across metro Atlanta

'Happiest Baby' film to screen across metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp is bringing his famous, revolutionary parenting techniques to a movie theater near you.

The film Parent' Night Out with the Happiest Baby & Happiest Toddler, starring Dr. Harvey Karp will be screened at select theaters at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21. The screenings will be hosted by actress Ali Landry.

Learn more about Karp and his parenting guides, The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block, at www.happiestbaby.com.

Tickets to the Parents Night Out film can be purchased online or at participating theaters' box offices:

Alpharetta
Regal North Point Market 8
6500 North Point Parkway

Chamblee
Regal Hollywood Stadium 24
3265 Northeast Expressway