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Festival of Trees & Lights begins Friday

Festival of Trees & Lights begins Friday

JONESBORO, Ga. -- This year's Clayton County Festival of Trees & Lights will hold its opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30.

The Christmas tree will be lit at 6 p.m. Other activities for the whole family include arts & crafts, a cake walk, hay rides, pictures with Santa Claus and more.

The Festival of Trees & Lights is held at Clayton County International Park in Jonesboro and runs through Sunday, Dec. 16.

Cars are $5 each during the week and $7 on weekends; there is no gate fee for cars that enter the park before 6 p.m.

Visit claytonparks.com for more information.



In an exclusive exhibition that explores the art, printing and binding of Gutenberg's Bible, Arts Clayton Gallery will premiere "The Artistry of Gutenberg's Bible" on August 3, 2012. “The Artistry of Gutenberg’s Bible” will feature the two volume Cooper Square Facsimile printing, completed in authentic 15th century binding, previously shown at the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, Germany and on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Piedmont Henry picked for national breastfeeding program

Piedmont Henry picked for national breastfeeding program

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Piedmont Henry Hospital is one of seven hospitals in the state of Georgia that will participate in Best Fed Beginnings, a first-of-its-kind national effort to improve breastfeeding rates in states where rates are currently the lowest.

“We are delighted to have been chosen to participate in this important effort and to have the opportunity to improve our maternity care services to better support breastfeeding,” said Pat McAfee, RN, MSN, director of women and infant services at Piedmont Henry Hospital. “We recognize that for women who plan to breastfeed, the hospital experience strongly influences a mother’s ability to start and continue breastfeeding.”

'Happiest Baby' film to screen across metro Atlanta

'Happiest Baby' film to screen across metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp is bringing his famous, revolutionary parenting techniques to a movie theater near you.

The film Parent' Night Out with the Happiest Baby & Happiest Toddler, starring Dr. Harvey Karp will be screened at select theaters at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21. The screenings will be hosted by actress Ali Landry.

Learn more about Karp and his parenting guides, The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block, at www.happiestbaby.com.

Tickets to the Parents Night Out film can be purchased online or at participating theaters' box offices:

Regal North Point Market 8
6500 North Point Parkway

Regal Hollywood Stadium 24
3265 Northeast Expressway

As Students End School Year, Boys & Girls Clubs Offers Way to Fight “Summer Brain Drain"

ATLANTA -- This month, millions of kids begin their summer breaks, looking forward to vacations, pool time and carefree days. But studies and experience show a lack of mental stimulation causes them to unlearn much of what they were taught over the school year.  Boys & Girls Clubs across the country offer young people a safe, exciting place to spend their summer months, with staff and resources to fight the effects of this “Summer Brain Drain.”

The reality for today’s kids is that many will find themselves with few structured activities, caregivers who are working all day, and too much unsupervised television, video game and computer time.

President Touts Concerns Over Summer Learning

Also known as “summer learning loss” or the “summer slide,” this issue is a growing problem for American children.  In 2010, President Obama noted, “Students are losing a lot of what they learn during the school year during the summer.”

When does the school year end?

When does the school year end?

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

Public schools will dismiss for the summer on Friday, May 18.

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
Fulton County

Tuesday, May 22
Atlanta Public Schools
Barrow County

Wednesday, May 23
Carroll County
Gwinnett County
Newton County

Thursday, May 24
Cobb County
Decatur City Schools
DeKalb County
Rockdale County

Movie in the Park at the Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center (Rex Park)

Movie in the Park at the Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center (Rex Park)

May 12, 2012 MOVIE IN THE PARK - FREE Event. Located at the Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center (Rex Park). Movie will begin at dusk (9:00pm).

Movie playing: "The Smurfs."