Our network

Families

Oct. 1 is National Night Out

Oct. 1 is National Night Out

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Peachtree City Police Department will host its National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.

National Night Out is a program designed to strengthen the bond between police departments and the communities they serve.

A number of agencies will attend Peachtree City's event, which will be held at Drake Field near City Hall. Residents will also get the opportunity to see a fire department ladder truck, police vehicles and a helicopter up close.

Other activities include a scavenger hunt and prizes.

Last year's National Night Out was held in 15,000 communities across the U.S., Canada and military bases worldwide.

Library holding Center for Puppetry Arts ticket raffle

Library holding Center for Puppetry Arts ticket raffle

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City's Friends of the Library are holding a fundraiser with a great prize at stake.

Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. On Monday, Sept. 16, the library will hold a drawing for all ticket holders to win four passes to the Center for Puppetry Arts.

The prize tickets are for several upcoming shows, including Peter Rabbit, Everybody Loves Pirates, The Wizard of Oz and The Dragon King.

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the library's Children's Desk.

Path2College sweepstakes end Aug. 15

Path2College sweepstakes end Aug. 15

ATLANTA -- Georgia's Path2College 529 Plan is making it easier for families to pay for college by holding two scholarship giveaways.

The deadline to enter both contests is Thursday, Aug. 15.

Mitch Seabaugh, director of the Path2College 529 Plan, said the two sweepstakes are designed to encourage families to start saving for college while their children are still very young.

"If 10,000 more Georgia families start saving for college, that's 10,000 more children who will have a head start toward achieving their dream when they graduate from high school," he said in a statement.

Seabaugh added that the sweepstakes also benefit young students because they provide money for schools and libraries.

The first contest -- the 10,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes -- will gives $10,529 to two lucky winners: a current Path2College account holder and a non-account holder. The two winners' schools will each receive $10,529.

'Rise of the Guardians' to play at The Avenue

'Rise of the Guardians' to play at The Avenue

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Avenue Peachtree City will host an outdoor movie night in its Central Park next week.

Rise of the Guardians will play Friday, July 26. Children's music and games will begin at 7 p.m., with the movie scheduled to start at dusk.

Visit peachtreecity.shoptheavenue.com for more information.

The Avenue is located at 239 City Circle.

McIntosh HS holding dance camp

McIntosh HS holding dance camp

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- McIntosh High School's Chiefette Dance Team will host a mini-camp for budding dancers next month.

The camp is open to girls in Pre-K through 8th grade and will teach skills in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, high kick and pom dancing.

Camp runs July 15-18 from 9 a.m. to noon daily. Registration is $100 for the first child and $85 for each sibling; sign up no later than this Wednesday, June 26 to be guaranteed a T-shirt.

For more information or to register, visit fayettecs.org or call 770-460-3990 ext. 470.

Ga. Connections Academy holding more information sessions

Ga. Connections Academy holding more information sessions

ATLANTA -- Georgia Connections Academy, the state's virtual public school for students in grades K-12, will hold several information sessions throughout metro Atlanta in the coming weeks.

Parents are invited to attend any of the free sessions to learn more about the program's offerings.

"Georgia Connections Academy, a tuition-free public school, delivers superior, personalized education for students, with the freedom and flexibility to experience our online learning community from anywhere in the state," Georgia Connections Academy principal Heather Robinson said in a statement. "The combination of certified Georgia teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education."

Safe Kids offering free car seat checks

Safe Kids offering free car seat checks

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City Police and Fayette County Safe Kids Organization will offer free child seat safety checks this week.

Parents can get their children's car seats checked Wednesday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Picnic Park behind City Hall.

Participants should allow roughly 30 minutes for inspection. They are encouraged to bring their cars and children if possible.

For more information, call Peachtree City Police at 770-487-8866.