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Medication Disposal Day in Cobb County

Medication Disposal Day in Cobb County

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Cobb County residents who want to safely dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs can do so this weekend.

The county will host a Medication Disposal Day on Saturday, Apr. 26.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., anyone who wants to get rid of outdated or unused medications is asked to bring the drugs to Cobb County Super Station 8, which is located at 2380 Cobb Parkway in Kennesaw.

Only medications will be accepted -- no durable medical equipment, such as nebulizers and CPAP machines, will be taken. All drugs will be sealed in boxes and safely destroyed.

Call Keep Cobb Beautiful at 770-528-1135 for more information.

Race this weekend: Run for the Ages

Race this weekend: Run for the Ages

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Powder Springs Women's Club will host a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

Run for the Ages will be held Saturday, Apr. 26 at the Powder Springs Library. A 1-mile fun run will begin at 8 a.m., and the 5K is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.

All runners will receive T-shirts, while awards will be given to the oldest participant, the youngest participant, the overall winner and the top masters finisher.

Registration is $10 for elementary school-age children and $25 for everyone else. Proceeds will benefit the Powder Springs Senior Center and a scholarship sponsored by the women's club.

Visit pswc.net for more information and to sign up for the race.

The Powder Springs Library is located at 4181 Atlanta Street.

Ga. Connections Academy accepting students for 2014-15 school year

Ga. Connections Academy accepting students for 2014-15 school year

(WXIA) -- A few seats are still available at Georgia Connections Academy for the 2014-15 school year.

Georgia Connections Academy is a virtual K-12 public school that allows students to learn at their own pace. It is fully accredited and open to all school-age Georgia children.

"We are enrolling 1,000 additional students across all grade levels for the coming academic year," lead principal Heather Robinson said in a release. "We have a waiting list as we open enrollment, so we encourage parents to get their applications in now."

Georgia Connections Academy will hold a number of information sessions across the state for parents who want to know more. Additional enrollment information is available at connectionsacademy.com/georgia-virtual-school.

Upcoming information sessions in the Atlanta area include:

Wetv and Mary Mary host season 3 screening

Wetv and Mary Mary host season 3 screening

AUSTELL, Ga. -- Whew! The third season of We tv’s Mary Mary& is wildly intense and will leave you clinching your teeth between commercials.

With Erica’s decision to embark on an amazing solo career, Tina’s unexpected decision to disclose her husband Teddy’s infidelity to Ebony in the June 2013 issue, and the untimely death of their father; life seems to be spiraling out of control and viewers will see just how regular these ladies are when they are forced to address real life situations.

Animal Control to hold Valentine's adoption event

Animal Control to hold Valentine's adoption event

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County Animal Control is hosting a special Valentine's Day event this week.

It will be Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event was originally scheduled for Feb. 12, but was postponed due to last week's winter weather.

Attendees will meet adoptable pets while enjoying refreshments provided by the shelter. Those who want to bring home a new furry friend can do so for a discounted rate of $65.

Cobb County Animal Control is located at 1060 Al Bishop Drive in Marietta.

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

(WXIA) -- IHOP will once again participate in the National Pancake Day promotion on Tuesday, Mar. 4.

Customers who visit any IHOP location on National Pancake Day will be treated to a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In exchange, the restaurant chain encourages diners to leave a donation for a number of charities, namely the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Beginning this Saturday, Feb. 1, IHOP will collect donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Customers can buy paper balloons that cost either $1 or $5. The balloons will hang in IHOP restaurants through National Pancake Day.

Anyone who purchases a $5 balloon will receive a $5 IHOP coupon to use on a future visit.

Learn more about the promotion at ihoppancakeday.com.

Local author to sign books in East Atlanta

Local author to sign books in East Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Local author Cathy Howard will hold a book signing in East Atlanta Village next month.

Howard lives in Austell and is the author of In and Out, the Dugout: The Resurrection from Street Life.

Her book signing will be Saturday, Jan. 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the East Atlanta Branch Library.

In and Out, the Dugout explores the many forms of abuse, namely the abuse Howard suffered growing up. According to Tate Publishing, her publisher, Howard left home at age 16 to pursue an acting career. However, she was raped at 20, and her world fell apart. She began a downward spiral of partying, drinking and abusive relationships -- until a supernatural encounter changed everything.

The East Atlanta Branch Library is located at 400 Flat Shoals Avenue SE.