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Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)

Emory History Minute: The Founding of Emory

Emory University was founded by an original charter that started the school in Oxford, GA in 1836.  It's hand-written on two pieces of notebook paper, front and back.  This is the first in a series of videos titled "Emory History Minutes." To see the entire collection of Emory History Minutes, log on to Emory Report at http://bit.ly/emoryhistoryminutes.  And for more information about Emory's 175th Anniversary, log on to http://www.emory.edu/175.

Callaway Gardens Harvest Moon Festival Tickets Giveaway

Callaway Gardens Harvest Moon Festival Tickets Giveaway

On Oct 6-9, Callaway Gardens plays host to the first ever Harvest Moon Festival, a family-friendly music and food event like no other.

The festival kicks off Thursday, Oct 6 with our Harvest Feast, hosted by The Food Network’s Claire Robinson.  Robinson will provide a demonstration on how to use fresh ingredients and then guests will dine on a farm-to-table dinner while taking in performances from a diverse trio of talented singer-songwriters, including Joe Purdy and Nic Cowan.

Weekend musical guests include Georgia’s own B-52s, Mat Kearny, Shawn Colvin, the Gin Blossoms, and Big Head Todd, just to name a few.  In between sets you can sample food from some of the area’s finest farm-to-table restaurants.  We’ll also have college football on TV so you won’t miss a snap, and an expanded Farmers Market featuring local produce, baked goods and more.. 

Color your way to a college scholarship

Color your way to a college scholarship

ATLANTA -- Coloring is perhaps one of the first activities a child embarks upon in his or her educational journey. It creates a foundation for activity and a lifetime of learning.

This September, coloring can also help create a financial foundation.

One lucky Georgia child will join Kendall Lapinskas of Dunwoody and Taylor Boyd of Covington in winning a college scholarship from the Path2College 529 Plan.

CDC: Doctors prescribing fewer antibiotics to kids

CDC: Doctors prescribing fewer antibiotics to kids

ATLANTA -- Health officials say a push to get pediatricians to stop prescribing antibiotics for the wrong illnesses is paying off a bit.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Thursday found that since the early 1990s, there's been a 10 percent drop in prescription rates for antibiotics for kids ages 14 and younger.

The CDC found larger declines in how often doctors used antibiotics against colds and sore throats. There wasn't much change in how often they are used against ear infections.

Antibiotics are often used against viral illnesses, even though they don't work. Such misuse can lead to treatment failures and bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

Experts say doctors inappropriately prescribe antibiotics more than 50 percent of the time, and more often without respiratory infections.

Coke CEO gives $1 million to Emory

Coke CEO gives $1 million to Emory

ATLANTA -- John Brock, chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., his wife Mary and their three children have donated $1 million to Emory University to support health sciences.

The Brocks gave $500,000 for advances in the Emory School of Medicine, starting the John and Mary Brock Diagnostics and Discoveries Fund to Benefit Patients.

Camp Sunshine Presents Cocktails for Cancer

Camp Sunshine Presents Cocktails for Cancer
Cocktails for Cancer
Benefiting Camp Sunshine
 
Compound
September 8, 2011
7 - 10pm
 
Cocktails for Cancer will be an amazing night of fun with Atlanta’s finest Mixologists at Compound, the city’s premier nightclub.