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Race this Weekend: Celebrate Freedom

Race this Weekend: Celebrate Freedom

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Celebrate Freedom Festival will kick off this year's event with a 5K and 10K race in Marietta.

Both events will be held Saturday, Aug. 30 at Jim R. Miller Park. Registration opens at 6 a.m., with the 10K scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. The 5K will be off and running at 7:40 a.m.

Awards will be given to the first finishers overall, the first masters finishers and the top runners in each age group. All participants will receive T-shirts, goodie bags and two tickets to Celebrate Freedom, a free Christian music festival featuring such artists as Steven Curtis Chapman, Montell Jordan and Tenth Avenue North.

The 5K costs $30 in advance, while the 10K is $35. The prices go up to $40 for the 5K and $45 for the 10K on race morning.

Visit rungeorgia.com for more information and to sign up.

Free fishing rodeo at Lost Mountain Park

Free fishing rodeo at Lost Mountain Park

Cobb PARKS Natural Resource Management unit staff will host the Annual Fishing Rodeo 9-11 a.m., Saturday, July 26, at Lost Mountain Park. Four age divisions will be offered: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12 and 13-16. Trophies will be awarded for the most fish caught in each age group as well as the five biggest fish overall.

The event is free. Lost Mountain Park is located at 4845 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs. For more information, contact John Purcell at 770-528-8825 or john.purcell@cobbcounty.org.

Sign up for the Cobb County Senior Games

Sign up for the Cobb County Senior Games

Registration for the 2014 Cobb County Senior Games is open until Aug. 8. Events will include basketball (three point shot and free throw), billiards, bocce ball, bowling, field events, golf, pickleball, putting, swimming, table tennis and track events. Registration is $20 for Cobb residents and $25 for non-residents. Bowling has an additional fee of $5 and includes three games and shoe rental. Golf has an additional fee of $40 and includes greens fees, cart, continental breakfast and lunch. Opening ceremony will be held Aug. 20 and closing ceremony Sept. 16. There is a $10 guest fee for each ceremony. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Cheryl James at 770-528-1447.

Race this weekend: Trinity Chapel Academy 5K

Race this weekend: Trinity Chapel Academy 5K

DALLAS, Ga. -- Trinity Chapel Academy will hold a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

The race will be Saturday, May 17 at 8 a.m. Runners will begin the race at the Tara Drummond Trailhead of the Silver Comet Trail.

Packets must be retrieved at the school, which is located at 4665 Macland Road in Powder Springs, the day before the race. Pick-up will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Advance registration is $25 and includes a T-shirt and sponsor goody bag.

Visit active.com for more information and to sign up.

The Tara Drummond Trailhead is located at the intersection of Seaboard Drive and Highway 278 in Dallas.

Eat at Chili's to help Tenn. tornado victims

Eat at Chili's to help Tenn. tornado victims

(WXIA) -- Several Southern states were slammed by severe weather earlier this week, including Lincoln County, Tenn., which experienced a devastating tornado.

Those who want to contribute to the community's rebuilding fund can now do so, simply by eating at Chili's.

On Sunday, May 4, more than 60 Chili's restaurants in Georgia and Tennessee will contribute 10 percent of the day's earnings to the Lincoln County Disaster Relief Fund.

Chili's diners can also make monetary donations by adding extra money to their check totals.

Visit chilis.com to find your nearest Chili's.

Six Flags to host Holiday in the Park this winter


AUSTELL, Ga. -- Six Flags Over Georgia will introduce a new holiday promotion this Christmas.

Holiday in the Park will extend the Cobb County theme park's season by 26 days, running weekends from Saturday, Nov. 22 to Sunday, Jan. 4. It will feature Christmas trees, decorations and more than 1 million LED lights, plus visits from Santa Claus and opportunities for guests to enjoy the park's most popular rides.

It's the second major addition this season to Atlanta's Six Flags park. Hurricane Harbor, a brand new water attraction, will open Memorial Day weekend.

More information about Holiday in the Park will become available in the coming months.


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.