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Barrington Hall plans Civil War Living History event

Barrington Hall plans Civil War Living History event

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Barrington Hall (535 Barrington Drive) will host its first Civil War Living History event this weekend.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, reenactors from both sides of the war will be available to describe the life of an average soldier in 1861.

The event will also include demonstrations of popular dances from the 1860s, music, a period photographer and lots of other fun activities.

Representatives from the U.S. Army will be on hand to tell attendees about modern day soldiering.

Admission is free. For more information, call Barrington Hall at 770-640-3855.

2 statewide sweepstakes help parents pay for kids' college

2 statewide sweepstakes help parents pay for kids' college

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Georgia parents have two new opportunities to begin saving for their kids' college educations.

The Path2College 529 Plan is giving significant college contributions to two lucky Georgia children through its Newborn Sweepstakes and Destination College Savings Sweepstakes.

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal is an advocate of the latter program, which she helped launch during her Read Across Georgia tour last month.

RELATED: Sandra Deal, Path2College to launch college savings initiative

Through the Newborn Sweepstakes, one Georgia baby born between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2011 will be awarded $5,529 toward a Path2College 529 Plan.

SAVE A LIFE! Gather friends & family for a Private At-Home Group CPR Lesson - Only $285!

SAVE A LIFE! Gather friends & family for a Private At-Home Group CPR Lesson - Only $285!

Help save a life with Today’s Scoop: CLICK HERE TO SAVE 41% OFF an At-Home CPR Group Lesson with Georgia CPR ($480 value).

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8TH AT MIDNIGHT

ScoopMama.com brings you the Insider Deals on Local Family Fun! We offer our subscribers unbeatable family-friendly deals with savings of 40-75% off kid-friendly activities, stores, restaurants, services and more. Please sign up today to get the Inside Scoop (its free to join).

YUM! $15 for a Kids' Cupcake Decorating Class at The Cup ($29 value)

YUM! $15 for a Kids' Cupcake Decorating Class at The Cup ($29 value)

This delicious deal is a fun and sweet activity for Father's Day or a group of friends! Enjoy yummy cupcakes while creating mini dessert masterpieces. (ages 4 and up) with Today’s Scoop: CLICK HERE TO PAY ONLY $15 for a kids' cupcake decorating class at The Cup – a new Gourmet Cupcake cafe in Brookhaven ($29 value).

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH AT MIDNIGHT

ScoopMama.com brings you the Insider Deals on Local Family Fun! We offer our subscribers unbeatable family-friendly deals with savings of 40-75% off kid-friendly activities, stores, restaurants, services and more. Please sign up today to get the Inside Scoop (its free to join).

Fulton schools provide free meals for children in June

Fulton schools provide free meals for children in June

FULTON CO., Ga. -- The Fulton County School System is continuing its free and reduced-price meal program through the summer, providing children in the community access to nutritious meals.

The system is a member of the U.S. Department of Agriculture "Seamless Summer Food Service Program," which allows school-age children an opportunity to receive meals at no charge.

Meals will be served Tuesday, June 7 through Tuesday, June 28 at:

* Heritage Elementary, College Park
Breakfast: 7:30 to 8 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to noon

* Bear Creek Middle, Fairburn
Breakfast: 8 to 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: Noon to 12:30 p.m.

* Camp Creek Middle, College Park
Breakfast: 8 to 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: Noon to 12:30 p.m.

* Sandy Springs Middle
Breakfast: 8 to 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: Noon to 12:30 p.m.

* Paul D.

BEST SPOTS: Summer Camps for Kids

BEST SPOTS: Summer Camps for Kids

BUCKHEAD, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of the best summer camps for your children, this year.

Camp Best Friends is accepting applications for the 2011 summer season. The program has been serving children ages 5-16 throughout the metro area for about 30 years. The program is comprised of eight specialty camps, 12 day camps, two traditional teen camps and one pilot teen camp. Camp starts on May 31 and runs until July 22; an extended camp will be held at Adams Park, Peachtree Hills and Rosel Fann Parks and they will start July 25 and August 5. Camp costs $65 per week/per child for Atlanta resident and City of Atlanta employees and $110 for non-residents.

YMCA Centers are the nation’s largest provider of child care services and there are a number of YMCA centers around the metro area.

Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

ATLANTA -- The weather is finally getting warmer, which means it's the perfect time to visit one of the many pools in Metro Atlanta.

The 11Alive Web Team has compiled a list of public pools located throughout North Georgia:

* Northeast Metro
Clarke, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Hall Counties

* South Metro
Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry and South Fulton Counties

* Intown and North Fulton
Also includes DeKalb County

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