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Race this weekend: Tortoise Run

Race this weekend: Tortoise Run

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Oak Grove Montessori School will hold a 5K and fun run fundraiser this weekend.

The Tortoise Run will be Saturday, Apr. 19. The 5K will be off and running at 8 a.m., while the 1-mile fun run will begin at 8:45 a.m.

Runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers of each races, as well as the first finishers in each age group.

Pre-registration is $20 for the 5K and $10 for both the fun run and a Tot Trot. Runners can sign up on race day for $25, but are not guaranteed a T-shirt.

For more information, visit oakgrovemontessori.com.

Oak Grove Montessori is located at 180 Oak Grove Road in Carrollton. All of Saturday's races will begin and end on campus.

Race this weekend: Run for UWG

Race this weekend: Run for UWG

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Blow off some steam before the weekend by running a 5K at the University of West Georgia.

The Run for UWG 5K will be held Thursday, Apr. 10. A 1-mile fun run will start at 6 p.m., while the 5K will be off and running at 6:30 p.m.

The race is the first activity in the university's Alumni Weekend. Learn more at westga.edu/alumni.

Registration is $20 for the general public and $12 for UWG students. Three-person relay teams can sign up for $35.

Both races will be held at UWG's Athletics Complex.

Third Eye Blind, Panic! at the Disco to perform at UWG

Third Eye Blind, Panic! at the Disco to perform at UWG

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Two very popular music groups will perform at the University of West Georgia this week.

Third Eye Blind and Panic! at the Disco will play at the UWG Coliseum on Thursday, Apr. 3. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the concert scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

The show is open to the public. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the concert. For UWG students, the price drops to $15 in advance and $20 day-of.

The concert is hosted by UWG's Center for Student Involvement.

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:

Race this weekend: Run/Walk to End Domestic Violence

Race this weekend: Run/Walk to End Domestic Violence

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The Autumn Hills Foundation will hold a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

The Run/Walk to End Domestic Violence will be Saturday, Feb. 22 at Hobbs Farm Park in Carrollton. Registration opens at 9 a.m., with the race scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

The race costs $35 for runners who are at least 13 years old and $15 for those ages 6 to 12. Runners aged 5 and younger race for free. All participants will be entered into a raffle to win a 50-inch flat screen TV and other prizes.

Proceeds from the run will benefit a scholarship program for domestic violence victims.

Learn more and sign up for the race at autumnhillsfoundation.com.

Hobbs Farm Park is behind Grace Covenant Church, which is located at 1147 Rome Street.

Like 'Dust in the Wind,' Kansas to blow through Mill Town Music Hall

Like 'Dust in the Wind,' Kansas to blow through Mill Town Music Hall

BREMEN, Ga. -- Kansas, one of the most popular bands in the 1970’s and 80’s, will be performing at Mill Town Music Hall stage on Saturday, Mar. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The award-winning band will pull from their 40-years in the making catalog of hits.

Celebrating their 40th year as a band in 2013, Kansas burst onto the music scene in 1974 with their self-titled album. The band has produced eight Gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums, one Platinum live album and million-selling gold single, Dust in the Wind.  In addition, Carry On Wayward Son was the number one most played track on classic rock stations in 1997. Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 consecutive weeks throughout the ‘70’s and ‘80’s.

‘Your Money and My Good Looks’ tour returns to Mill Town

‘Your Money and My Good Looks’ tour returns to Mill Town

BREMEN, Ga. -- Mill Town Music Hall welcomes back “The Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent and iconic country vocalist Gene Watson on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 pm.

Concertgoers will be entertained by two great vocalists as they sing from their own music collections, as well as from the successful album they recorded together in 2011, “Your Money and My Good Looks.”

With five Grammy nominations and seven consecutive wins as Female Vocalist of the Year from the IBMA, Vincent is one of the most awarded artists in bluegrass. Her music is known for incorporating savvy contemporary while pulling from traditional classical bluegrass. At the end of January, Vincent will release a two-disc combination project. The project includes six songs each of Bluegrass and Country, with Willie Nelson being featured on the title song, Only Me.