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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."

Boot camp to help kids with autism

Boot camp to help kids with autism

ATLANTA -- Get Fit Now Boot Camp is hosting a special session to help raise money for children with autism.

The "Burn Fat and Help Support Local Children with Autism" program will be held on Saturday, Apr. 21 at Chastain Park. It runs from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; participants are invited to work out for as little as 15 minutes or to challenge themselves to the entire two hours.

Every participant will also receive the "Ultimate Tone Up Nutrition Guide," which is designed to help them make healthier choices in their daily lives.

"This is a fun and social way to introduce an alternative to the boring gym workouts," said Emily Napier of Get Fit Now Boot Camp. "Honestly, I cannot think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning than having a fun and energizing workout."

Powerball jackpot rises to $250 million

Powerball jackpot rises to $250 million

ATLANTA – Powerball has soared to staggering heights. Wednesday’s jackpot has jumped to $250 million after no one matched all the winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing.

One Georgia Lottery player won $10,000 in Saturday’s drawing. The lucky ticket was purchased in Pooler.

The Powerball jackpot has been growing since Dec. 28 and has rolled 12 times.

 Powerball offers two payment options: the $250 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments, or the cash option, which is approximately $156 million.

 Powerball tickets are $2 per play.

 As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

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DCTV Channel 23 is available to all Comcast Cable Subscribers in DeKalb County.  Be sure to check back for scheduling changes as we are currently adding new shows to our programming of DeKalb's news and events.  View the current schedule.

DeKalb County's Cable Television Station, DCTV Channel 23, will begin production again for the show DeKalb Salutes You.

Christian City Children's Village asks the community for help

Christian City Children's Village asks the community for help

Union City - The Children's Village at Christian City recently sent out a press release requesting help from the community and search of a few particular items to help them get through these tough winter times.  Below is a list of items that they would like members of the community to donate.  For details to where items can be dropped off or for more information about the Children's Village and how you can sponsor a child, please call Heidi Becker at 770-703-2636.

 

  • Sponsor A Child: Choose a boy or a girl to sponsor and receive a photo, profile and regular updates. $30 a month helps to pay for basic needs such as food, clothing and education

·         Donations to Graceland Thrift Shop. Proceeds help to pay for the education of the children who live in the cottages. Volunteers are needed to work in the   Thrift Shop to accept donations, sort, and help with customers

Nominate your favorite do-gooder for the 11Alive Community Service Awards

Nominate your favorite do-gooder for the 11Alive Community Service Awards

ATLANTA -- Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for the hard work that he or she does to make metro Atlanta a better place?

Nominate your favorite philanthropist for the 2012 11Alive Community Service Awards.

For the last 37 years, the 11Alive Community Service Awards have honored some of the most caring, giving, selfless members of the community. A total of 11 people are recognized every year during a televised dinner and awards ceremony.

Each recipient receives $1,000 for the charity of his or her choice.

To nominate someone, visit the 11Alive Community Service Awards website to get all the information. Nominations are due no later than Monday, Jan. 9.