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Race this weekend: Huddleston Huddle

Race this weekend: Huddleston Huddle

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The final race in this year's Peachtree City Rotary Club Elementary Grand Prix Race Series will be held this weekend at Huddleston Elementary School.

The Huddleston Huddle will be Saturday, Apr. 19. A fun run will begin at 8 a.m., with a kids' marathon and a 5K scheduled to start after the youngest runners finish their race.

Registration is $20 for the 5K, $15 for the kids' marathon and $12 for the fun run. Checks can be delivered to the school, which is located at 200 McIntosh Trail. Contact Nancy Gibbs at 770-714-1352 or gibbs.nancy@mai.fcboe.org for more information.

Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each race, as well as the top three finishers in each age group.

Visit huddlestonelementary.org for more information.

Ga. Connections Academy accepting students for 2014-15 school year

Ga. Connections Academy accepting students for 2014-15 school year

(WXIA) -- A few seats are still available at Georgia Connections Academy for the 2014-15 school year.

Georgia Connections Academy is a virtual K-12 public school that allows students to learn at their own pace. It is fully accredited and open to all school-age Georgia children.

"We are enrolling 1,000 additional students across all grade levels for the coming academic year," lead principal Heather Robinson said in a release. "We have a waiting list as we open enrollment, so we encourage parents to get their applications in now."

Georgia Connections Academy will hold a number of information sessions across the state for parents who want to know more. Additional enrollment information is available at connectionsacademy.com/georgia-virtual-school.

Upcoming information sessions in the Atlanta area include:

Improv show to benefit Promise Place

Improv show to benefit Promise Place

TYRONE, Ga. -- Promise Place, which provides comfort and services to victims of domestic violence, will hold an improv comedy show fundraiser later this month.

Promise You'll Laugh will be held at the Legacy Theatre on Friday, Feb. 28. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the show scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to Promise You'll Laugh are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. All proceeds will directly benefit Promise Place. For more information, email paul.jones@promiseplace.org.

The Legacy Theatre is located at 1175 Senoia Place in Tyrone, just off Highway 74.

Promise Place was established in 1987 in Fayetteville and serve families in Fayette, Pike, Spalding and Upson counties. For more information, visit promiseplace.org.

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

(WXIA) -- IHOP will once again participate in the National Pancake Day promotion on Tuesday, Mar. 4.

Customers who visit any IHOP location on National Pancake Day will be treated to a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In exchange, the restaurant chain encourages diners to leave a donation for a number of charities, namely the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Beginning this Saturday, Feb. 1, IHOP will collect donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Customers can buy paper balloons that cost either $1 or $5. The balloons will hang in IHOP restaurants through National Pancake Day.

Anyone who purchases a $5 balloon will receive a $5 IHOP coupon to use on a future visit.

Learn more about the promotion at ihoppancakeday.com.

Registration open for father-daughter dance

Registration open for father-daughter dance

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City will host a fun dance event for daddies and their daughters next month.

The father-daughter dance will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kedron Fieldhouse. Activities include music, dancing and light refreshments.

Tickets are on sale at peachtree-city.org. The cost is $45 per couple, or $65 for fathers and daughters who live outside Fayette County. Each additional daughter is $20.

Kedron Fieldhouse is located at 202 Fieldhouse Drive.

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

ATLANTA -- Don't be alarmed if you see a whole bunch of people running down Georgia 400 this weekend.

The Pay the Last Toll road race will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m., and gives athletes one last opportunity to see the infamous toll booths before they are demolished.

Runners will begin at the Glenridge Connector in Sandy Springs and run south to Phipps Plaza. When they reach the toll booths, they will throw in their final 50 cents. All proceeds will go to charity.

Northbound lanes of Ga. 400 will be closed for the race from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Get more information about the race at georgiagames.org.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will also spend part of the weekend tearing down a MARTA pedestrian bridge on southbound Ga. 400.

Starr's Mill HS to hold car show fundraiser

Starr's Mill HS to hold car show fundraiser

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The marching band from Starr's Mill High School will hold a car show fundraiser this weekend.

The event will be Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school.

Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door, with proceeds going to a fund to help the band attend the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., next year. Festivities include the car show as well as awards, music and food.

Starr's Mill High is located at 193 Panther Path.