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Woodstock High plans 'Greenstock' concert for Earth Day

Woodstock High plans 'Greenstock' concert for Earth Day

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- In the spirit of the famous music festival that shares a name with their school, the students at Woodstock High have planned a musical celebration in honor of Earth Day.

Greenstock will be held at the Woodstock High School stadium (2010 Towne Lake Hills South Drive, 30189) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 22. It is being organized by the school's Environmental Club.

The event promises to be both family-friendly and earth- friendly; Tree Sound Studios has even agreed to provide power for the stage and the sound equipment. A number of local bands, as well as Woodstock High teachers, will perform and raise awareness for environmental preservation.

"Our cause is to promote local energy efficiency and carbon reduction, and to educate others about sustainability," said Nikki Arenas, co-president of the Environmental Club.

'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).

Cub Scouts build 'Boxcar Children' garden for local school

Cub Scouts build 'Boxcar Children' garden for local school

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- For a while, the students at Little River Elementary School in Woodstock could only dream of getting the Boxcar Children-themed garden they wanted.

Cub Scout Pack 2010 turned that wish into reality.

The Cub Scouts and their parents donated their time, equipment and materials to the project for three weekends. Together, they created train tracks, garden beds and a "real" boxcar on the Little River campus.

As soon as the school receives soil, students will be able to fill their garden with carrots, onions and potatoes -- the same vegetables that the Boxcar Children cooked in their stew while they were living in the boxcar in the popular children's book series.

The Little River community is very grateful to Pack 2010 for all of the dedication and hard work that went into the project.

Registration open for 2011 Georgia Games

Registration open for 2011 Georgia Games

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Amateur athletes of every age, ability and passion can compete for medals again this year at the 2011 Georgia Games.

This year's edition of the state's largest multi-sport event will take place on various weekends throughout the summer.

Online registration is currently open for all 48 sports, listed below.

More than 8,000 athletes from 500 Georgia cities and town competed in the 2010 Games. The event is staffed by over 1,000 volunteers, who can also register online to help.

The Georgia Games is a festival for state citizens of all ages and athletic abilities, including physically disabled and Paralympic athletes.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Chick-fil-A

Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Chick-fil-A

ATLANTA -- The 119 Atlanta-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host a special Daddy-Daughter Date Night on Saturday, Feb. 5.

Fathers and daughters will be encouraged to spend the evening together, enjoying time in the restaurant and participating in activities.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," said Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage Atlanta community members to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their loved ones' company over a meal and celebrate the significant relationship in their lives."

Each Chick-fil-A will celebrate in its own way.

Woodstock Watches Kids While Parents Shop

Woodstock Watches Kids While Parents Shop

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Are your kids preventing you from getting your holiday shopping done?

The City of Woodstock is here to help!

On Friday, Dec. 17, the Woodstock Community Center (108 Arnold Mill Road, Building C, Woodstock, 30188) will entertain local children while their parents enjoy a little peaceful holiday shopping.

The service will be available from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Movies, fun, games and food will be provided for children ages five to 12. Reservations are required; the center will not accept at-the-door dropoffs.

Reservations will be taken from Monday, Dec. 6 to Wednesday, Dec. 15. To register or for more information, contact Woodstock special events coordinator Marybeth Stockdale, either via email or at 770-517-6788.

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Woodstock Goes Wild

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Woodstock Goes Wild, an annual fundraiser event that honors foster children and families, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Woodstock (11905 Highway 92, Woodstock, 30188).

Woodstock Goes Wild is a fun-filled evening where children can meet and touch wild animals, enjoy musical acts and participate in other family-friendly activities. Ticket sale proceeds benefit Rome's Open Door Children's Home, a safe house for abused and neglected children.

This year will mark the 9th annual Woodstock Gone Wild and will host several special guests, including Mary Perdue, First Lady of Georgia and an advocate for foster children. Wildlife expert Pete Gros will be in attendance, along with a number of his animal friends from Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.