Fifth Annual "Be Healthy Georgia Festival" set
Lt. Governor Casey Cagle will host the state’s Fifth Annual Be Healthy Georgia Festival on Saturday, March 7, 9:30 a.m. – noon, at the Georgia State Capitol's Liberty Plaza, 1 Martin Luther King Jr., Drive, Atlanta.
The free event includes a one-mile family fun run for attendees ages 7 and older, a one kilometer kids dash, and more than 50 organizations on hand to give away prizes for runners and door prizes for attendees.
All children who participate in the fun run and kilometer kids’ dash will receive a Kilometer Kids medal and goodie bags.
Healthy Kids Georgia, along with Arby’s Foundation, will award the top three organizations with the most participants in the race with scholarships to maintain health and wellness programming.
Atlanta Workforce Development holding logo contest
The Atlanta Workforce Development Agency (AWDA) is launching a citywide logo redesign competition. The contest is open to full-time college juniors and seniors and recent (2009-2014) college graduates from an accredited college or university in metropolitan Atlanta.
The AWDA serves as the
“In order to effectively communicate with residents, employers and stakeholders, the AWDA is refreshing its brand,” said Michael T. Sterling, Executive Director. “I look forward to working with our city’s college students on this important project as we work to rebuild and strengthen the workforce system in Atlanta.”
All design entries must be submitted digitally by Friday, March 6, 2 p.m. Students are allowed to submit more than one design, and must follow all entry guidelines. The top five candidates will be notified by Wednesday, March 11. The winner of the competition will be selected on Friday, March 13, and will have the opportunity to receive a $1,000 award. An announcement from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency and the AWDA Executive Director will be made through social media, press material and on the homepage of the City of Atlanta’s main website.
City of Clarkston registering runners for 5K festival
The City of Clarkston, 3921 Church St., Clarkston, is registering runners and walkers for the city’s 5K festival, to be held on April 25, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Organizers say the festival will not only promote health and wellness, but also the importance of educating, appreciating, and celebrating Clarkston, one of Georgia’s most diverse communities. More than 50 countries are represented in the city.
Festival activities include a pre-race mini health fair with free screenings at Milam Park; the 5K road race from the Milam Park to the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf; and will conclude with a community festival with activities for the entire family such as Zumba, performances from local entertainers, a children’s zone, food trucks, sports activities and art vendors.
Want to run or walk in the race, contact the festival committee at www.clarkston5kfestival.org or 404-717-2119.
Free lawn care help in Lawrenceville
The Gwinnett County Extension Office will host a lawn care workshop on Thursday, March 5, 7 – 8:30 p.m., at the Gwinnett Justice and
Free "Fix a Leak" workshop offered
Gwinnett County’s Department of Water Resources will host “Fix a Leak,” on Saturday, March 14, 1 p.m,. at the Collins Hill Public Library, 455 Camp Perrin Road, Lawrenceville.
High water bills are often caused by leaks inside or outside the home. At this free workshop, attendees can learn how to perform a test that will tell you if your home has a leak. Representatives from Gwinnett’s Water Resources Department will explain how to track down the leak and demonstrate simple repairs you can do yourself. A licensed plumber will be on hand to answer your questions and all attendees will receive a free low-flow home retrofit kit.
Rockdale Extension Office accepting orders for spring plant sale
The Rockdale Extension Office is taking orders for its spring plant sale. The deadline for orders is March 11.
Proceeds benefit the