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Fulton County offers guidance, support for teen dads

Fulton County offers guidance, support for teen dads

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Teen fathers in need of guidance and support on how to properly nurture their infants are invited to participate in a countywide program.

Teen DADS (Determined, Active, Dedicated, Supportive) provides young fathers with legal assistance to legitimize a child or children, and helps with job searches and continuing education to improve the dads' financial futures.

The program also includes gift cards to purchase diapers, formula, food, car seats and other baby items.

Slots are open for 40 fathers in the Teen DADS program. Interested teens must commit to active participation. A graduation is held for everyone who completes the program.

For more information on Teen DADS, call Roosevelt Muhammad at 404-613-8738.

Rookie Dads at Baby on the Go, April 14, 6:30 P.M.

Rookie Dads at Baby on the Go, April 14, 6:30 P.M.

ALPHARETTA, Ga.

Momslikeme hosting wedding photo contest

Momslikeme hosting wedding photo contest

ATLANTA -- The highly anticipated wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is just a few weeks away.

In honor of the royal couple, Momslikeme is featuring wedding- and marriage-related contests and discussion topics throughout the month of April.

Everyone is invited to participate in the Most Loving Wedding Photo Contest. Pictures are currently being accepted, and voting will begin on Friday, Apr. 15.

The Alpharetta Children's Festival is March 26 from 11-3:30

The Alpharetta Children's Festival is March 26 from 11-3:30

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Saturday, March 26 from 11-3:30 is the 9th Annual Alpharetta Children’s Festival. It’s held at the Alpharetta Community Center Event Lawn, which is on the backside of the dog park and behind the gymnasium. This is a very family friendly event that has arts, crafts, food, educational activities from the fire and police departments and much more. 

The event is free and open to the public. Some of the premium events like the train or pony ride may charge a nominal amount of money. This event will be cancelled in the event of rain, so check the forecast for Alpharetta. If it does rain there is no make-up date, so cross your fingers for good weather!

Children can play and learn about the environment

Children can play and learn about the environment

Earth Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a way to involve the kids, there is no better way than with the Earth Day Kids Fest at Chattahoochee Nature Center on April 16 from 10-3.

This is the 9th Annual Earth Day Kids Fest and is sponsored by Captain Planet Foundation and Chattahoochee Nature Center, in addition to being presented by Macy’s Foundation.    As the name would imply, the Earth Day festival is just for the kids.  It’s an event where there is lots of learning, but lots of fun too.

Go wild at the Creek View Kindergarten Safari

Go wild at the Creek View Kindergarten Safari

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Children who are nervous about beginning kindergarten at Alpharetta's Creek View Elementary School this fall have a fun opportunity to put their minds at ease about their new adventure.

Creek View (3995 Webb Bridge Road, 30005) will hold its annual Kindergarten Safari from 8:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 30.

Parents and children use the Safari to learn what's in store for them as they hear about curriculum, climb aboard a real school bus, take a trip through the cafeteria line for a snack and visit a kindergarten classroom.

This is not a drop-in event; parents must sign in before 8:15 a.m. to be assigned to a tour group.

Elementary school registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. Only parents of new students need to register on these dates.

Documents required for registration include:

Milton introduces, seeks staff for two new summer camps

Milton introduces, seeks staff for two new summer camps

MILTON, Ga. -- Planning is in full swing for the City of Milton's two new summer day camps.

Open registration for both sessions -- Camp Bethwell and Camp Joyful Soles -- will begin Wednesday, Mar. 16 and Thursday, Mar. 17, respectively.

Camp Bethwell is a traditional day camp for children ages six to 12. Campers can expect to engage in plenty of fun activities, including arts and crafts, drama, treasure hunts, fitness games and more.

Registration for Camp Bethwell begins at 5:30 p.m. on Mar. 16 in suite 107G of City Hall (13000 Deerfield Parkway, 30004). It will continue during regular business hours after that day.

The camp itself will be at the newly renovated Bethwell Community Center (2695 Hopewell Road, 30004) from Monday, June 6 to Friday, Aug. 5 (with no session the week of July 4), 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Space is limited to 30 children.