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North Fulton Service Center to host information session on how to guard against scams

North Fulton Service Center to host information session on how to guard against scams

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The North Fulton Service Center will host an information session to help seniors to avoid scams.

The session will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. The North Fulton Service Center is located at 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. The Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Housing and Community Development will sponsor the program.

Scams that often target seniors include but are not limited to telemarketing, reverse mortgages, healthcare/health insurance, home and auto repair. This session will provide information to help seniors to identify, prevent and report fraudulent and deceptive schemes.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format, please contact Nell Kapple in the Department of Housing and Human Services at (404) 613-7944. For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.

For more information, call 404-613-7944.

 

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

(WXIA) -- PetSmart Charities is planning a major adoption event at stores nationwide.

National Adoption Weekend will be Sept. 13-15. Thousands of dogs and cats will be available for PetSmart customers to take home.

Adoption representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about caring for a new pet.

PetSmart Charities will give $35 to grants to participating local adoption partners for every pet that finds a new home during National Adoption Weekend.

"We are proud to partner with PetSmart Charities to find lifelong loving homes for thousands of pets this National Adoption Weekend," PetSmart CEO David Lenhardt said.

Learn more and find your closest PetSmart store at petsmart.com.

Fulton County Workforce Investment Board Task Forces to host meetings

Fulton County Workforce Investment Board Task Forces to host meetings

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System – Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) Development and Visibility and Influence Task Force will meet Wednesday, August 28, 2013, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Task Force  meeting will be followed by a 1:30 p.m. meeting of the Visibility and Influence Taskforce.  Both meetings will be held in the Youth Enrichment Services Center of the Office of Workforce Development at 2805 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30315. 

The FCWPES-WIA Board oversees activities related to providing an environment that supports a skilled and trained workforce and to creating innovative programs that serve the changing needs of employers and the business community.

Fulton County Family and Teacher Resource Fair offers education and entertainment

Fulton County Family and Teacher Resource Fair offers education and entertainment

ATLANTA -- Children attending the Family and Teacher Resource Fair on Aug. 17 experienced the wonder of handling a 12-foot python.  The colorful yet docile snake was featured during the “Magic Marc” show, which was presented through a sponsorship by WellCare of Georgia. “Magic Marc” was recently a television show in Savannah. 

More than 1,200 people attended the event, which included the participation of 500 teachers. The Family and Teacher Resource Fair offered education, health education, and information about extracurricular program activities for children as well as fun and games for young children through high school students. Parents and their children enjoyed dance presentations, bounce houses, bowling, skating and refreshments during the event at Metro Lanes and Games on Metropolitan Parkway in Atlanta.

Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex to offer secure shredding on Aug. 24

Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex to offer secure shredding on Aug. 24

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Fulton County residents who need to have personal documents shredded for security purposes will have an alternative on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex will host a free and secure “Document Shredding” event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is the result of collaboration among Fulton County Government, Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful and Cintas Document Management.

Secure shredding helps to prevent identity theft and Fulton residents are invited to bring sensitive documents for secure on-site shredding at the Benson Complex. Event planners have set a 10-box limit for each person; however, additional trips are welcomed. All of the shredded paper will be recycled.

Although the event is free, donations to benefit environmental programs offered by Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful are welcomed.

Action Dash brings superheroes to metro Atlanta

Action Dash brings superheroes to metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Action Ministries' annual 5K run/walk, the Action Dash, will be off and running again this Labor Day.

The event raises money to feed, house and educate Georgians in need.

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Five different cities will host the Action Dash: Athens, Atlanta (Midtown), Augusta, Gainesville and Rome. Runners are encouraged to dress in their favorite superhero costumes. Children and pets are also invited to participate. (Pets are not allowed at the Gainesville race.)

Action Ministries hopes to raise $200,000 through the Action Dash.

Visit actiondash.org for more information and to sign up.

Taste of Atlanta announces 2013 restaurant lineup

Taste of Atlanta announces 2013 restaurant lineup

ATLANTA -- The restaurant lineup for the 12th annual Taste of Atlanta festival is widespread, well-known and – most importantly – mouthwatering.

More than 70 of Atlanta’s most coveted and tastiest eateries have already signed on to participate in this year’s festival, which will take place October 25-27 in Midtown at Tech Square. From city classics such as Ray’s On The River and Max Lager’s to buzzworthy newcomers including Lure, King+ Duke and Saltyard, Taste of Atlanta will once again spotlight the incredible energy and diversity of the city’s restaurant scene.