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PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

(WXIA) -- PetSmart Charities is planning a major adoption event at stores nationwide.

National Adoption Weekend will be Sept. 13-15. Thousands of dogs and cats will be available for PetSmart customers to take home.

Adoption representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about caring for a new pet.

PetSmart Charities will give $35 to grants to participating local adoption partners for every pet that finds a new home during National Adoption Weekend.

"We are proud to partner with PetSmart Charities to find lifelong loving homes for thousands of pets this National Adoption Weekend," PetSmart CEO David Lenhardt said.

Learn more and find your closest PetSmart store at petsmart.com.

Fulton County Family and Teacher Resource Fair offers education and entertainment

Fulton County Family and Teacher Resource Fair offers education and entertainment

ATLANTA -- Children attending the Family and Teacher Resource Fair on Aug. 17 experienced the wonder of handling a 12-foot python.  The colorful yet docile snake was featured during the “Magic Marc” show, which was presented through a sponsorship by WellCare of Georgia. “Magic Marc” was recently a television show in Savannah. 

More than 1,200 people attended the event, which included the participation of 500 teachers. The Family and Teacher Resource Fair offered education, health education, and information about extracurricular program activities for children as well as fun and games for young children through high school students. Parents and their children enjoyed dance presentations, bounce houses, bowling, skating and refreshments during the event at Metro Lanes and Games on Metropolitan Parkway in Atlanta.

Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex to offer secure shredding on Aug. 24

Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex to offer secure shredding on Aug. 24

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Fulton County residents who need to have personal documents shredded for security purposes will have an alternative on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex will host a free and secure “Document Shredding” event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is the result of collaboration among Fulton County Government, Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful and Cintas Document Management.

Secure shredding helps to prevent identity theft and Fulton residents are invited to bring sensitive documents for secure on-site shredding at the Benson Complex. Event planners have set a 10-box limit for each person; however, additional trips are welcomed. All of the shredded paper will be recycled.

Although the event is free, donations to benefit environmental programs offered by Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful are welcomed.

Registration open for Mayor's Challenge 5K

Registration open for Mayor's Challenge 5K

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- There's still time to sign up for this year's Mayor's Challenge 5K.

The annual race is part of the Alpharetta Rotary Club's city block party. It will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 on Milton Avenue in downtown Alpharetta; registration and the party start at 6 p.m., and a fun run will start at 7 p.m. The 5K begins at 7:30 p.m.

Registration is $30 and includes a technical T-shirt. Awards will be granted to the top male and female finishers in each age group.

After the run, participants and spectators alike are invited to stick around for a party featuring great food, live music and more.

Proceeds from the Mayor's Challenge benefit several charities helped by the rotary club, including Drake House, North Fulton Community Charities and Habitat for Humanity.

Visit mayorschallenge.com for more information and to sign up.

'The Croods' to play at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

'The Croods' to play at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Alpharetta's Northside Hospital Movies in the Park series will continue next month with a screening of The Croods.

The family film will be shown Saturday, Aug. 3 at 9 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park.

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Gates open at 7 p.m. Professional face painters will be on hand to deck out attending children with appropriate body art.

Families are free to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions will be sold, but no outside food or drink is allowed.

Learn more at awesomealpharetta.com.

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre is located at 2200 Encore Parkway.

Crossroads Guitar Festival film coming to Atlanta

Crossroads Guitar Festival film coming to Atlanta

(WXIA) -- Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 was held at Madison Square Garden in April.

Those who missed this gathering of legendary guitarists can still experience it -- without leaving metro Atlanta.

A special film presentation of the festival will screen at several theaters on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. It features behind-the-scenes footage and some of the best concerts from the two-day jam session.

Musicians featured in the film include Gregg Allman, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Keith Urban and, of course, Eric Clapton.

"The Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival has long been one of the premiere events in music, and communities of fans nationwide will enjoy the ultimate concert experience on the big screen with amazing sound and front row seats," Dan Diamond, senior vice president of business development for NCM Fathom, said in a statement. Fathom will host the Aug. 13 film screenings.

Last Summer on Earth tour to stop in Alpharetta

Last Summer on Earth tour to stop in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- One of the summer's most dynamic music tours will stop in Alpharetta later this month.

The Last Summer on Earth tour features Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, Guster and Boothby Graffoe. It will be at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park on Friday, July 26.

Tickets range in price from $15.75 to $89.75 and can be purchased at vzwamp.com.

The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre is located at 2200 Encore Parkway.