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Ga. Connections Academy accepting students for 2014-15 school year

Ga. Connections Academy accepting students for 2014-15 school year

(WXIA) -- A few seats are still available at Georgia Connections Academy for the 2014-15 school year.

Georgia Connections Academy is a virtual K-12 public school that allows students to learn at their own pace. It is fully accredited and open to all school-age Georgia children.

"We are enrolling 1,000 additional students across all grade levels for the coming academic year," lead principal Heather Robinson said in a release. "We have a waiting list as we open enrollment, so we encourage parents to get their applications in now."

Georgia Connections Academy will hold a number of information sessions across the state for parents who want to know more. Additional enrollment information is available at connectionsacademy.com/georgia-virtual-school.

Upcoming information sessions in the Atlanta area include:

Ga. SPCA Run For The Rescues 5K

Ga. SPCA Run For The Rescues 5K

SUWANEE, Ga. -- Strut your mutt at the Georgia SPCA 4th Annual Run for the Rescues 5K, Fun Run and Festival.

This event will take place in the beautiful Suwanee Town Center Park in the heart of Suwanee. Everyone is encouraged to bring their dogs for this run to benefit homeless pets.

In addition to the race, there will be a festival at the Suwanee Town Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy food and beverage, arts and crafts, inflatables for the kids and treats for dogs, cats and runners alike. Vendors of all kinds will have samples and products for sale.

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

(WXIA) -- IHOP will once again participate in the National Pancake Day promotion on Tuesday, Mar. 4.

Customers who visit any IHOP location on National Pancake Day will be treated to a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In exchange, the restaurant chain encourages diners to leave a donation for a number of charities, namely the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Beginning this Saturday, Feb. 1, IHOP will collect donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Customers can buy paper balloons that cost either $1 or $5. The balloons will hang in IHOP restaurants through National Pancake Day.

Anyone who purchases a $5 balloon will receive a $5 IHOP coupon to use on a future visit.

Learn more about the promotion at ihoppancakeday.com.

5K to support North Gwinnett HS soccer

5K to support North Gwinnett HS soccer

SUWANEE, Ga. -- Do your new year's resolutions revolve around running? North Gwinnett High School is hosting a January 5K that's perfect to help you get 2014 off to a great start.

The Soccer Sprint 5K will be held Saturday, Jan. 11 at 8:30 a.m. at Suwanee Town Center Park.

The cost is $28 until Jan. 4 and $30 after. Money raised by the race will support the soccer program at North Gwinnett High.

Visit active.com for more information and to sign up.

Suwanee Town Center Park is located at 350 Town Center Avenue in downtown Suwanee.

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

ATLANTA -- Don't be alarmed if you see a whole bunch of people running down Georgia 400 this weekend.

The Pay the Last Toll road race will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m., and gives athletes one last opportunity to see the infamous toll booths before they are demolished.

Runners will begin at the Glenridge Connector in Sandy Springs and run south to Phipps Plaza. When they reach the toll booths, they will throw in their final 50 cents. All proceeds will go to charity.

Northbound lanes of Ga. 400 will be closed for the race from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Get more information about the race at georgiagames.org.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will also spend part of the weekend tearing down a MARTA pedestrian bridge on southbound Ga. 400.

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

Are you brave enough for 'Terror on the Trail'?

Are you brave enough for 'Terror on the Trail'?

SUWANEE, Ga. -- The Aurora Theatre and City of Suwanee are teaming up again this year to offer scary tales and spooky chills through zombie-inspired Terror on the Trail tours at Sims Lake Park.

Over the last three weekends of October, the normally idyllic Sims Lake Park will be transformed at night into a spooky backdrop for six tortured souls who have been charged by their zombie captors with dispensing tales of terror as listeners warily make their way around the park's seven-acre lake. Sims Lake Park is at 4600 Suwanee Dam Road.

The Terror on the Trail webpage warns: "It is the season of horror and, if you dare to hear these tales, a living nightmare awaits you. Not in some cozy haunted house, but in the dark, in the woods, around a lake."