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When does the school year end?

When does the school year end?

DECATUR, Ga. -- The last day of school is right around the corner for DeKalb County students.

Public schools, as well as Decatur City Schools, will dismiss for the summer on Thursday, May 24.

The last days of school in other metro Atlanta districts are staggered throughout the second half of May. They include:

Wednesday, May 16
Clarke County

Thursday, May 17
Hall County

Friday, May 18
Bartow County
Clayton County
Fulton County

Tuesday, May 22
Atlanta Public Schools
Barrow County

Wednesday, May 23
Carroll County
Gwinnett County
Newton County

Thursday, May 24
Cobb County
Rockdale County

Remembering Many on Mother's Day

Remembering Many on Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. Thank you for the sacrifices you make. For staying up all night with a sick child, for helping with homework, running the family taxi to endless ball games, and for all the things you do to keep the household running smoothly. May your day be blessed with flowers, breakfast in bed, extra chores from the kids, handmade crafts, and time to yourself.

Canongate hosting league for budding golfers

Canongate hosting league for budding golfers

ATLANTA -- Canongate Golf has announced plans for a summertime PGA Junior Golf League for children under age 13.

The league is designed to give budding golfers a less stressful environment to learn the game, practice and compete.

Get more information about the PGA Junior Golf League.

The price for the five-week league session is $165 for Canongate members and $200 for non-members. Registration closes on Sunday, May 6.

Canongate owns 23 golf clubs throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia, most of which will participate in the junior league program.

Bentwater Golf Club (100 Golf Links Drive)

Windermere Golf Club (5000 Davis Love Drive)

Hamilton Mill (1995 Hamilton Mill Parkway)

Kids bowl free all summer at Stars and Strikes

Kids bowl free all summer at Stars and Strikes

ATLANTA -- Stars and Strikes bowling alleys are offering a great summer deal for families -- two free games of bowling every day.

The franchise has teamed up with Kids Bowl Free, a program that provides free bowling during the summertime months as a way of thanking the community for supporting local bowling alleys throughout the school year.

To take advantage of the free lane time, visit kidsbowlfree.com and sign up to receive daily free coupons in your email. Vouchers for two games are sent every day but Sunday through Aug. 31.

Stars and Strikes has locations in Cumming, Dacula, Dallas and Stone Mountain. Learn more at www.starsandstrikes.com.

Spring ArtFest, local artists and families to enjoy a fun-filled day in the park, April 21

Spring ArtFest, local artists and families to enjoy a fun-filled day in the park, April 21

McDONOUGH --  Spring ArtFest on Saturday, April 21 from 10am-5pm will be full of hand-crafted jewelry, painted furniture, wearable art and more!  In addition to the artists market, the festival features live entertainment, a "Tastiest Pound Cake Contest", and a visit from "The Cat in the Hat."

"McDonough Arts Spring Artfest is designed for the public to enjoy an artful, festive, spring day in the park," says Nan Lee, event chairperson. "Come meet and greet friends and family as you enjoy many art related experiences along with great music and food. It's an ideal place for Mother's Day shopping!" 

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

ATLANTA -- All of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in metro Atlanta will host a special mother-son Date Knight on Saturday, Apr. 28.

The Date Knight format will be similar to that of the franchise's massively popular Daddy-Daughter Date Nights. It will give mothers and sons a special chance to enjoy some quality time together.

The event will have a medieval theme, hence the "Knight" part of its title.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage local moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their sons' company over a meal and have fun."

Last chance to vote on new DeKalb school calendar

Last chance to vote on new DeKalb school calendar

DECATUR, Ga. -- The DeKalb County School District is considering a new school calendar that would include early dismissals every Wednesday.

Parents are being encouraged to vote online for one of three proposed calendars for the 2012-2013 school year.

All three calendars call for classes to end one hour earlier on Wednesdays.

One of the options is a modified school calendar that would start on August 1st. It would include four one-week breaks during the school year, with a two-week break at Christmas.

The proposals were developed by a calendar committee, formed at the request of DeKalb Schools Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Atkinson.

The committee included parents, teachers, principals, district office staff, and community partners.