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'Relive the Passover Exodus' at Chabad Jewish Center

'Relive the Passover Exodus' at Chabad Jewish Center

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Jewish community members of Cobb, Cherokee and Paulding are invited to participate in Chabad Jewish Center's community Seder on Monday, Apr. 18.

All Jewish residents, regardless of affiliation or background, are encouraged to join an evening that will include the reading of the Four Questions, traditional handmade Matzah, the Four Cups of wine or grape juice and a delicious Kosher meal.

Chabad Rabbi Zalman Charytan and his wife Nechami will facilitate the inter-generational program.

"This Seder is an opportune time to bring unity to the community and just get together to enjoy each others' company," said Rabbi Charytan. "It's the Seder that has kept families together for thousands of years."

The Apr. 18 Seder will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Chabad Jewish Center (1635 Old U.S. Highway 41, Kennesaw, 30152).

Classic car show to benefit Help Gabriel movement

Classic car show to benefit Help Gabriel movement

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Classic car enthusiasts, rejoice; a huge classic car, truck and motorcycle show is coming to Woodstock this weekend.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 2 during the Woodstock Market & Show, which takes place at the old Walmart shopping center on the corner of Canton Road and Highway 92.

Organizers expect more than 500 vehicles to be on display during the show.

Georgia farmers recognized for feeding local students

Georgia farmers recognized for feeding local students

ATLANTA -- According to some studies, one in three Georgia children are obese.

Now, local farmers have teamed up with a number of school districts to help fight this battle and encourage healthy eating among the next generation.

On Wednesday, Mar. 30, members of Georgia's Farm to School program will be recognized at the Capitol for this special partnership that benefits so many people.

The national Farm to School program connects schools with local farms in order to ensure that healthy meals are served in school cafeterias and farms receive the support they need and deserve.

Currently, there are 360 Georgia schools and six full systems integrating farm to school programs.

Students and farmers alike will be at the Capitol on Mar. 30 from 12 noon until 1 p.m.

Woodstock police offer alternative transportation for Streetfest

Woodstock police offer alternative transportation for Streetfest

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- On Saturday, Mar. 26, the Woodstock Police Department will once again conduct "Operation Safe Ride."

This free service provides rides home to patrons of the Greenprints Alliance Streetfest 2011 who may be impaired or feel it is unsafe for them to drive.

Eligible participants must attend Streetfest, live within a reasonable distance of Woodstock and lack enough money to call a taxi.

Operation Safe Ride has provided over 200 rides home and saved countless lives in its three years of existence.

"The main reason for this operation is to ensure that residents can celebrate the event, but not endanger the lives of others by driving impaired," said Woodstock Officer Kim Thomas. "We have fun interacting with all of the residents and meeting new people.

Cherokee County honored as 'Camera Ready Community'

Cherokee County honored as 'Camera Ready Community'

ATLANTA -- Cherokee is one of 73 Georgia counties to be named a "Camera Ready Community" by Governor Nathan Deal.

The counties will be honored in a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday, Mar. 21 at the Georgia State Capitol.

Woodstock Police Department offers information program for citizens

Woodstock Police Department offers information program for citizens

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- The Woodstock Police Department now offers the CAP program, which is designed to educate citizens on useful and precautionary information.

CAP, which stands for "Community and Police," is open to any resident who has a desire to stay informed on current crime information, as well as prevention tips and techniques.

Meetings are held monthly on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Woodstock Community Center (110 Arnold Mill Road, 30188). They are led by officers and the volunteer-staffed Woodstock Police Department Auxiliary Unit.

There is no age limit or cost to attend. The classes being offered include:

Apr. 20: Internet Fraud & ID Theft
May 18: Social Networking
June 15: Domestic Violence
July 20: Gang Awareness
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1,850 Metro Atlantans to join Catholic Church this weekend

1,850 Metro Atlantans to join Catholic Church this weekend

ATLANTA -- Nearly 2,000 people will become Roman Catholic during this year's Season of Lent.

The Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion will be on Sunday, Mar. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Atlanta Civic Center (395 Piedmont Avenue NE, 30308).

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, assisted by Bishop Luis R. Zarama, will preside.

"This joyful ceremony will welcome the more than 1,850 individuals who are preparing to join the Catholic Church this Easter," said Reverend Theodore Book, director of the Office for Divine Worship at the Archdiocese of Atlanta. "They will be accompanied by many of the individuals who are supporting them on their journey into the Catholic faith."