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Celebrate National Fossil Day at Tellus

Celebrate National Fossil Day at Tellus

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Tellus Science Museum will hold a dinosaur-themed celebration for National Fossil Day.

The fun will take place Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Attendees can speak with a dinosaur and fossil expert, see a wide variety of fossils and even dig for their own ancient treasures.

Wednesday is also discount day at the Cartersville museum. Children enter for free with the purchase of an adult ticket from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Learn more at tellusmuseum.org.

Tellus is located at 100 Tellus Drive.

Jamie Deen to visit FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock

Jamie Deen to visit FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- FoxTale Book Shoppe is excited to welcome restaurateur, author and Food Network star Jamie Deen to Woodstock on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.

Jamie believes quality time in the kitchen with his family is an important part of life. Deen grew up cooking with his mother, the iconic Paula Deen, and his brother Bobby, and now shares that tradition with his own wife and kids. Even with his busy schedule hosting the Food Network’s “Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen,” helping run the Deen family restaurants, and doing charitable work around the country, Jamie makes sure his family comes together at night to share a special meal.

Jamie’s heartfelt philosophy is at the core of his first solo cookbook, Jamie Deen’s Good Food: Cooking Up a Storm with Delicious, Family-Friendly Recipes (Kyle Books; September 2013).

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! at The Strand in Marietta, FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock

The Berenstain Bears LIVE!  at The Strand in Marietta, FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Center for Children & Young Adults (CCYA) proudly presents the Berenstain Bears in Family Matters the Musical!

This show is in town for one day only -- Saturday, Oct. 5. There will be three performances: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Earl Smith Strand Theater on the Marietta Square. All proceeds benefit CCYA.

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this special family-friendly exclusive show event brings everyone's favorite bear family to life in an exciting theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear's grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can't stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right.

Humane Society to hold festival in Cartersville

Humane Society to hold festival in Cartersville

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- The Etowah Valley Humane Society will host a festival for humans and pets alike this weekend.

The BowWow Meow Family Festival will be Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cartersville Civic Center.

Activities will include pet adoptions, vendors, speakers, performances, trivia and a raffle. Alisha's Kitchen will provide a barbeque lunch.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5.

Visit visitcartersvillega.org for more information.

The Cartersville Civic Center is located at 435 West Main Street.

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.

Night at the Museum tickets on sale

Night at the Museum tickets on sale

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Tellus Science Museum is now selling tickets for this year's Night at the Museum event.

Night at the Museum, much like the popular movies of the same name, opens up a world of science fiction fun for attendees.

Children can meet and receive autographs from more than 30 of their favorite fictional and historical characters, including Amelia Earhart, Sherlock Holmes and Darth Vader. Kids are also invited to dress up as their favorite characters and participate in a costume parade.

This year's event will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Tellus members and $20 for non-members.

For more information, visit tellusmuseum.org. Tickets can be purchased by calling 770-606-5700 ext. 431.

Tellus Science Museum is located at 100 Tellus Drive in Cartersville.

Visit the Georgia Mountains

Visit the Georgia Mountains

Have you ever driven through the Georgia Mountains? It is an amazing experience. The drive to Helen through the mountains is breath taking. You have to be comfortable driving around curves and getting a little light headed now and then, but the view is picture perfect every single mile. Then once you get down to Helen, make sure to take your appetite with you because the food is delicious and the sceneray is a place you want to make sure you take in. 

The last time I went down to Helen we went Horse Back Riding and Tubing. The tubing was even $5. Fun for $5. That is what I always look for, or free if I can get it. 

In addition to Helen,there are literally hundreds of awesome spots in the North Ga. Mountains that so few people know about. Small Ma & Pop owned diners, cabin rentals, specialty campgrounds and much more. Stop by and see what to do in the North Ga Mountains.