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DeKalb Family Fun Day rescheduled

DeKalb Family Fun Day rescheduled

LITHONIA, Ga. -- The sixth annual DeKalb Family Fun Day has been rescheduled.

DeKalb Family Fun Day will be Sunday, Aug. 25 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bransby Outdoor YMCA at Rock Chapel in Lithonia. It was originally scheduled for this Sunday, Aug. 11, but was cancelled due to predicted bad weather.

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The festival will feature food, entertainment, games and vendors. Residents are encouraged to bring donations of school supplies for needy children in the community.

Past DeKalb Family Fun Days have resulted in attendance of 3,000 people -- which means the festival needs plenty of volunteers to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Huge job fair coming to Dunwoody

Huge job fair coming to Dunwoody

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- More than 20 companies are expected to participate in a job fair in DeKalb County next week.

The fair will be held Tuesday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Atlanta-Perimeter.

Six Flags over Georgia will be represented at the fair; the park is looking for actors for this year's Fright Fest.

Other scheduled attendees include General Warehouse Beer Company, which needs drivers, and Kroger, which is hiring for a number of positions, such as cashiers, store managers and loss prevention specialists.

Learn more and pre-register for the job fair at jobnewsatlanta.com.

The Holiday Inn Atlanta-Perimeter is located at 4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road.

Atlanta chef Ford Fry hosts fifth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

Atlanta chef Ford Fry hosts fifth annual  JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

ATLANTA (June 14, 2013) – Join Chef Ford Fry as he hosts the fifth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival on Sunday, July 21 from 1-5 p.m. This year, more than 40 of the South’s top chefs along with 15 skilled mixologists and over 30 farmers are teaming up to create the tastiest tomato concoctions and to help raise money for Georgia Organics.

“Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival is absolutely one of my favorite events,” says Ford Fry, owner/chef of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246 and The Optimist. “I love seeing the creativity of all the participants and I’m looking forward to seeing what this year’s crop of talent comes up with,” he adds.

Tickets are now on sale for $55 per person and $50 for Georgia Organics members and can be purchased online through Xorbia. Starting Monday, July 1, all ticket prices will increase to $70 per person. A total of 1,400 tickets are available for attendees. Last year’s festival brought in close to $26,000 for Georgia Organics.

Dunwoody Restaurant Week begins June 22

Dunwoody Restaurant Week begins June 22

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- The second annual Dunwoody Restaurant Week will be held June 22-29 at eateries across the city.

Restaurant Week gives local restaurants the opportunity to share their fare with wider audiences by offering prix-fixe menus with preset prices, ranging from $10 to $30.

Participating locations include McKendrick's Steak House, McCormick & Schmick's, Dunwoody Bistro, Mimi's Cafe, Vino Venue, O'Brian's Tavern, Chuy's, Eclipse di Luna and Sage Woodfire Tavern.

For more information and a complete list, visit cvbdunwoody.com.

'Devil Wears Prada' author to visit Dunwoody

'Devil Wears Prada' author to visit Dunwoody

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Bestselling author Lauren Weisberger will hold a talk and book signing in Dunwoody next week.

Weisberger is best known for her first novel, The Devil Wears Prada, which chronicles the misadventures of a young assistant to the tyrannical editor of a fictional fashion magazine. It was made into a Golden Globe-winning film starring Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep.

A sequel -- Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns -- was released this week.

According to a release from Book Atlanta:

Lights Camera Run to benefit local arts

Lights Camera Run to benefit local arts

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- An upcoming 5K in north Fulton County will benefit a local performing arts program.

Lights Camera Run is a 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier that raises money for the Atlanta Workshop Players, an Alpharetta-based theater company.

People from all walks of life -- not just runners -- are invited to come out and dress up as they run through the streets of Alpharetta in support of the arts.

Race entry ranges in price from $15 to $28. Some packages come with great perks, like tickets to Studio Movie Grill, T-shirts and SWAG bags.

Lights Camera Run will be held Saturday, May 11 at Atlanta Workshop Players Acting Studio. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m., with the run scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m.

Visit active.com for more information.

Sweep the Hooch registration open

Sweep the Hooch registration open

ATLANTA -- This year's Sweep the Hooch event is expected to be the biggest one yet.

The annual Chattahoochee River clean-up to slated to attract nearly 600 volunteers at a number of locations along the water.

Last year, Sweep the Hooch participants gathered up nearly four tons of trash.

"This is the kind of hands-on work that Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and our partners do that reaffirms our commitment to keeping our river clean," Chattahoochee Riverkeeper executive director Sally Bethea said in a statement. "We'll have volunteers paddling the river, wading in the water and combing the shoreline for trash."

Clean-up locations along the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area run from Buford Dam to Paces Mill.

Sweep the Hooch will be Saturday, Apr. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To sign up as an individual or with a group, visit sweepthehooch.org.