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Happy Dinosaur Awareness Week!

Happy Dinosaur Awareness Week!

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Dinosaur Awareness Week at Tellus Science Museum begins Monday with fun, educational activities for the whole family.

From July 8-12, Tellus visitors can create fossil rubbings, listen to a lecture from a dinosaur expert, and even take home their own fossils and shark teeth.

See a complete list of events at tellusmuseum.org.

Tellus is located at 100 Tellus Drive in Cartersville.

Free cake at Shoney's on Father's Day

Free cake at Shoney's on Father's Day

(WXIA) -- Shoney's is offering its signature Hot Fudge Cake for free on Father's Day.

On Sunday, June 16, all fathers who eat at Shoney's will get a free piece of cake with the purchase of a meal or entrée.

"There is no better way for dads to celebrate their special day than with their family at Shoney's," David Davoudpour, chairman and CEO of Shoney's, said in a statement. "This Sunday, we look forward to welcoming all families and fathers with a wonderful buffet and a delicious free bonus for Dad."

Shoney's has locations in Buford, Calhoun, Cartersville, Lithia Springs and Newnan. Visit shoneys.com for more information.

Westridge Church helps bring Egg Drop back to Cartersville

Westridge Church helps bring Egg Drop back to Cartersville

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- For the fifth time, the Egg Drop is returning to Cartersville on March 16.

The Egg Drop, along with games and entertainment are set for the Dellinger Park Football Field at 11:00 a.m. Admission is free. 

The Egg Drop is sponsored by Westridge Church. For more information, contact Becky Pruitt at (770) 387-5625.

The Autism Gap: The fight for insurance

The Autism Gap: The fight for insurance

ATLANTA -- Eight year old Ava Bullard is playing with her sisters, riding their bikes on their long country driveway. It is a simple act that defies those who said she would never talk, those who said she wouldn't function in the real world.

Ava was not a typical baby, or toddler.

Her mother Anna says, "You couldn't interact with her."

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Ava did not play with toys. Did not speak. Could not dress herself. Did not interact with her parents or sisters. Slept two hours a night. She was in her own world.

Anna says, "It's like she looked straight through me. She would just...it's like you weren't there, if you were in the room with her."

Anna Bullard took Ava from doctor to doctor for months. One doctor told the family Ava was 'just weird.'

Tellus to host Family Science Night

Tellus to host Family Science Night

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Families are invited to learn all about construction at Tellus Science Museum this week.

The Family Science Night will feature construction vehicles that children can climb on and explore, trading cards for attendees to collect and swap, and a screening of the planetarium show Thrill Rides to the Max.

Activities include creating personalized construction hats, building a giant ball maze in the museum's Great Hall and putting together balloon-powered cars.

The fun will be held Friday, Feb. 8 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Family Science Night is free for Tellus members and included in admission price for non-members. Planetarium shows are $2 for members and $3.50 for non-members.

Tellus Science Museum is located at 100 Tellus Drive in Cartersville. Learn more at tellusmuseum.org.

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's wildly popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February.

More than 100 Atlanta- and Athens-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host the event on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Every couple in attendance will receive an activity sheet with conversation topics and a booklet called "Continuing the Conversation," which gives the dads and daughters suggestions for getting to know each other better.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we serve," Chick-fil-A area marketing director Robin Lomax said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."

Pre-K, kindergarten registration opens Feb. 25

Pre-K, kindergarten registration opens Feb. 25

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. -- Pre-K and kindergarten registration for Bartow County residents will be held the week of Feb. 25.

All schools that offer Pre-K programs will be open for registration every day from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. To qualify, a child must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013.

Parents must bring several documents to registration, including the child's birth certificate, Social Security card and current immunization record, proof of the family's residency, proof of any government assistance like Medicaid and food stamps, and the child's eye, ear and dental screenings.

A lottery drawing for Pre-K spots will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Mar. 28. It will be at the Bartow County Board of Education and is free and open to the public.

The same documents that are needed for Pre-K registration are also required for kindergarten registration, which will be held on the same dates and times as Pre-K sign-up.