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Children’s Museum of Atlanta hosts Cooking with Colors

Children’s Museum of Atlanta hosts Cooking with Colors

ATLANTA -- Back by popular demand, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is cooking up big fun and tasty food with its Cooking with Colors series!

Every Monday through November 10 at 10:30 a.m., as a part of its Eat a Georgia Rainbow program, The Children’s Museum invites families to stir up some fun. Hosted by Chef Tanisha Mott, the weekly cooking workshops teach little foodies and parents how to whip up colorful (and healthy!) culinary creations.

Chef Tanisha uses fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy, local ingredients to create delicious dishes that even the pickiest eaters will enjoy! Reservations are required, as each workshop has space for only 10 adults, with one child per adult.

Scheduled sessions include:

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:

PROBE College Fair coming to Atlanta

PROBE College Fair coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The popular PROBE College Fair will stop in Atlanta next week, giving high school students an opportunity to speak directly to representatives from their favorite colleges and universities.

The fair will be Friday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. It is only open to students in Atlanta Public Schools.

A number of schools in several states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and the Carolinas, will be represented. See a complete list of participating colleges.

Learn more and register to attend the fair at gaprobe.org.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta announces October programming

Children’s Museum of Atlanta announces October programming

ATLANTA -- The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is ready to unleash a full month of Halloween-inspired play and exploration this October! Families can gear up for the spooky season with tons of interactive, hands-on learning opportunities, including the new “Outside the Boo!” monthly theme for the Outside the Box exhibit, which highlights costumes, lights and changing colors. From creating tricky disguises with mask-making crafts to learning about the Hindu Festival of Lights with >Meet The Holidays: Diwali, children of all ages are in for a treat!

Below is a schedule of exhibit information and special programming for October 2014.

Feature Exhibit: Outside the Box:

Available through December 31, 2014

Parents urged to provide homework support

Parents urged to provide homework support

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- As the school year moves into high gear, the Fulton County Office of Children and Youth urges parents to help children to transition successfully into their new school year by playing an active role in their children’s education.  The U.S. Department of Education reports that homework helps children to gain an edge by providing extra time for research, development of study skills and time management skills.

“Homework helps children to remember and master material that has already been presented in the classroom and assists them with preparation for future classroom activities,” said Melinda Pruitt, Division Manager for the Office of Children and Youth. Homework allows children to achieve the following skills: