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Tis’ the season for Holiday Bricktacular

Tis’ the season for Holiday Bricktacular

ATLANTA -- Families are invited to celebrate the jolliest of seasons with LEGOLAND Discovery Center every weekend of December for Holiday Bricktacular. With the help of JCP members, LEGOLAND will kick off holiday festivities with the annual Big Tree Build on Nov. 29-30. Guests can also learn how to create a winter wonderland on new build tables and experience the cheery Santa takeover in MINILAND.

On Saturday, Dec. 20 and Sunday, Dec. 21, guests are encouraged to come decked out in their most festive holiday attire for LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s Holiday Costume Contest. Costume contests will take place at 2 p.m. both days. First place will receive a family four-pack of tickets, second place will receive one annual pass and third place will receive a special mini-build!

J. Christopher's adopts 16 families for the holidays

J. Christopher's adopts 16 families for the holidays

(WXIA) -- J. Christopher's announced Monday it has "adopted" 16 families to give them the holiday of their dreams.

Every year, the restaurant chain helps the communities it serves by providing families in need with household goods, toys, books and school supplies. Customers have the option of giving gifts and donations to the cause.

This season's Adopt-a-Family campaign began Friday, Nov. 21. Participating locations and the schools their adopted families' children attend include:

Tis’ the season for Holiday Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Tis’ the season for Holiday Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

ATLANTA -- Families are invited to celebrate the jolliest of seasons with LEGOLAND Discovery Center every weekend of December for Holiday Bricktacular. With the help of JCP members, LEGOLAND will kick off holiday festivities with the annual Big Tree Build on November 29-30. Guests can also learn how to create a winter wonderland on new build tables and experience the cheery Santa takeover in MINILAND.

On December 20-21, guests are encouraged to come decked out in their most festive holiday attire for LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s Holiday Costume Contest. Costume contests will take place at 2 p.m. both days. First place will receive a family four-pack of tickets, second place will receive one annual pass and third place will receive a special mini-build!

MedZed launches at-home pediatric care service

MedZed launches at-home pediatric care service

ATLANTA -- MedZed, an Atlanta-based at-home pediatric care service, is providing more healthcare options and significantly more convenience. MedZed’s team of highly-trained pediatric nurses and pediatricians operate after normal office hours, seven days a week, in the comfort of a patient’s home. With MedZed, parents and children now have the option to forego crowded emergency rooms, minute clinics and doctors’ offices for the ease and comfort of an at-home visit still assured to end with a diagnosis and a lollipop.

Fulton County observes Fire Prevention Week

Fulton County observes Fire Prevention Week

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Fire Rescue Department will be holding several events throughout the community in observance of Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11. This year’s theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”

Join Fulton County Fire Rescue at one of the following events to learn more about smoke alarms and fire safety:

Fulton County Cooperative Extension seeking 4-H mentors

Fulton County Cooperative Extension seeking 4-H mentors

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension is seeking adults interested in becoming a mentor to make a difference in the life of a child enrolled in 4-H. The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society.

“4-H has a long, established history of making a positive impact in the lives of young people,” said Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “A lot is expected of our mentors because we believe the mentors receive a lot from helping young people chart their own course, explore important issues and define their place in the world.”

Seniors have the power to stop a fire before it starts

Seniors have the power to stop a fire before it starts

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Each year, approximately 1,100 Americans ages 65 and older die as a result of a home fire. During National Preparedness Month, the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department (FCFRD) reminds senior residents they have the power to stop a fire before it starts.

About 3,400 Americans die each year in fires and about 17,500 are injured. According the United State Fire Administration, compared to the rest of the U. S. population, people between 65 and 74 are nearly twice as likely to die in a fire.

The Fulton County Fire Rescue Department believes the best fire prevention is fire education and encourages seniors to learn how to protect themselves and their property from a house fire.

With a few simple steps, older people can dramatically reduce their risk of death and injury from fire.

Stop the fire before it starts: