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When does the school year end?

When does the school year end?

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The last day of school is right around the corner for Cobb County students.

Public schools will dismiss for the summer on Thursday, May 24.

Marietta City Schools will end the school year a day later -- Friday, May 25.

The last days of school in other metro Atlanta districts are staggered throughout the second half of May. They include:

Wednesday, May 16
Clarke County

Thursday, May 17
Hall County

Friday, May 18
Bartow County
Clayton County
Fulton County

Tuesday, May 22
Atlanta Public Schools
Barrow County

Wednesday, May 23
Carroll County
Gwinnett County
Newton County

Thursday, May 24
Decatur City Schools
DeKalb County
Rockdale County

Remembering Many on Mother's Day

Remembering Many on Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. Thank you for the sacrifices you make. For staying up all night with a sick child, for helping with homework, running the family taxi to endless ball games, and for all the things you do to keep the household running smoothly. May your day be blessed with flowers, breakfast in bed, extra chores from the kids, handmade crafts, and time to yourself.

Golf outing to help families in need

Golf outing to help families in need

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Golf enthusiasts everywhere are invited to attend the 12th annual golf outing sponsored by the Men of St. Andrew United Methodist Church.

The Marietta-based church holds the event to raise funds for needy families in metro Atlanta. It will be held on Monday, May 21 at Eagle Watch Golf Club.

"We will have a great day of golf at Eagle Watch," Men of St. Andrew United Methodist Church president Gordon Mosley said in a statement. "This is the only fundraiser that our group has each year to help us meet the needs of less fortunate families in our area during Thanksgiving and Christmas."

"For the last few years, we have provided a week's supply of groceries, including turkeys or hams, for 75 families during Thanksgiving and Christmas," Mosley added. "We have also provided Christmas gifts to their 200 children."

What's Cookin' in Atlanta Metro

What's Cookin' in Atlanta Metro

Atlanta, Ga. - From home-grown Southern meals to prix fixe deals, Atlanta Metro's nationally-known events, world-class restaurants and farmers markets blend to create a culinary fusion that is sure to keep the summer spicy!   

Taste buds will be tantalized as more than 85 restaurants combine in celebration of their best dishes at the 19th Annual Taste of Marietta.  Hosted on Sun., April 29 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the historic Marietta Square will come alive with a family-friendly food festival including culinary demonstrations, a children's area, a car show and live outdoor entertainment featuring "Banks & Shane."  A highlight to this year's event, visitors may stroll through "Food Truck Alley" showcasing the ever-popular gourmet food trucks. www.tasteofmarietta.com

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

ATLANTA -- All of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in metro Atlanta will host a special mother-son Date Knight on Saturday, Apr. 28.

The Date Knight format will be similar to that of the franchise's massively popular Daddy-Daughter Date Nights. It will give mothers and sons a special chance to enjoy some quality time together.

The event will have a medieval theme, hence the "Knight" part of its title.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage local moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their sons' company over a meal and have fun."

Cobb Alcohol Taskforce plans for a safe and sober prom season 2012

Cobb Alcohol Taskforce plans for a safe and sober prom season 2012

Cobb County --  Many proms and parties are scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights throughout March, April and May, 2012. A time of celebration for teenagers and their families, it is also a time of increased underage drinking incidents. Cobb Alcohol Taskforce partners have come together in support of a Safe and Sober Prom Season. Law enforcement agencies, schools and community partners throughout the county are aware and have taken steps to address this high risk time of year for underage and youth binge drinking.

Cobb's Largest Egg Hunt, March 31

Cobb's Largest Egg Hunt, March 31

 

Cobb County’s Largest Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 31, at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. The event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. The 2012 Hunt will feature children’s art activities, live entertainment, inflatables, and concessions. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to delight the children and there will be contests, including the Mad Hatter Contest and Decorated Basket Contest. There will also be a musical performance by the 'Theater Project'.