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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:

Elton John concert coming to local movie theaters

Elton John concert coming to local movie theaters

(WXIA) -- Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano, a live broadcast of the legendary singer's current residency show at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, will come to several Atlanta-area movie theaters for two nights only.

The concerts will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 18 and Wednesday, Mar. 26.

In addition to concert footage, Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano features behind-the-scenes footage from the making of John's iconic 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

Tickets to the concert screenings can be purchased at fathomevents.com.

Participating movie theaters include:

Regal North Point 8
6500 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta

AMC Fork & Screen Buckhead
3340 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta

Career expo coming to northeast Ga.

Career expo coming to northeast Ga.

CUMMING, Ga. -- The Georgia Department of Labor will hold a career expo in Forsyth County next week.

More than 60 companies with immediate job openings are scheduled to attend the event, which will be Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lanier Technical College's Forsyth campus.

Industries represented at the fair include manufacturing, staffing, retail, government, education, healthcare and technology. Attendees are asked to dress professionally, bring plenty of copies of their résumés and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews.

Email swat@gdol.ga.gov for more information prior to the event.

Lanier Tech's Forsyth campus is located at 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Cumming.

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.

Christmas Light Shows in Forsyth County

Christmas Light Shows in Forsyth County

CUMMING, ga. -- Stay close to home and make some great memories with some residential Christmas light shows in Forsyth County!

These local, shows won’t break the bank and are for great causes as well!

As with all events listed on our website, these are subject to change especially due to weather.  We encourage you to follow the event on Facebook or the website provided, if applicable, for most recent and accurate information.

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Christmas at the Cumming Fairgrounds

Christmas at the Cumming Fairgrounds

CUMMING, Ga. -- Make sure you plan to attend the 16th annual Christmas in Cumming Arts & Crafts Show, December 13 and 14 presented by BJ’s Membership Club.

The event will take place on Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The show attracts over 7,500 people and will be held inside the heated Cumming Livestock Barn located on the City of Cumming Fairgrounds. There will be over 100 festive booths in the show.

Admission is $1; children 12 and under are free.

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Christmas in Forsyth County

Christmas in Forsyth County
Christmas 2013 in Forsyth County

We've got your round-up for everything you need to know to have a local Christmas in Forsyth County!

Where to find Santa!

Where to find a Christmas tree!

Christmas lights!

Events and activities!

And more!

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