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Race this weekend: Tortoise Run

Race this weekend: Tortoise Run

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Oak Grove Montessori School will hold its third annual Tortoise Run 5K this weekend.

The family-friendly race will be Saturday, Apr. 18 at 8 a.m. Runners have the option of tackling a 5K, a 1-mile fun run, or a tot trot. Participants of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to attend.

Courses for both the 5K and 1-mile run will begin and end on the Oak Grove Montessori School campus, and will wind along Oak Grove and Oak Grove Church roads.

Registration is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the miler, and includes a T-shirt. The tot trot is free; a tot trot T-shirt costs $10.

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

The school is located at 180 Oak Grove Road in Carrollton.

‘Every Heartbeat’ brings Amy Grant closer to returning to Mill Town

‘Every Heartbeat’ brings Amy Grant closer to returning to Mill Town

BREMEN, Ga. -- One of music’s living legends will grace the stage at Mill Town Music Hall when Amy Grant sings from her catalog of award-winning hits from throughout her distinguished career. Known as both an American music icon and the best-selling Christian artist of all time, Grant’s performance will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 2.

Amy Grant’s career spans nearly 30 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality and philanthropist. Grant has sold more than 30 million albums and won six Grammys in multiple categories, beginning with the platinum selling Age to Age in 1982. She also has six #1 hits, including “Baby, Baby” and “Every Heartbeat,” and is one of only two Christian artists to be awarded a star on the legendary Walk of Fame in Hollywood.

Restless Heart visits Mill Town with ‘Big Dreams in a Small Town’

Restless Heart visits Mill Town with ‘Big Dreams in a Small Town’

BREMEN, Ga. -- Restless Heart, the popular country music band who has released four straight gold records during the 1980s and 90s, will perform at Mill Town Music Hall on April 17 at 8 p.m. The group will perform many of the band’s classic hits, as well as some new songs.

John Dittrich, Greg Jennings, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, and Larry Stewart – the men who make up Restless Heart – have placed 25 singles on the charts. They recorded six consecutive number one hits, including "That Rock Won’t Roll," "I’ll Still Be Loving You," "Wheels" and "Why Does it Have to Be Wrong or Right." Their music has been recognized with four Grammy nominations, seven Country Music Association nominations and four Academy of Country Music nominations.

Larry Gatlin, Gatlin Brothers are ‘One Day Closer to You’ at Mill Town

Larry Gatlin, Gatlin Brothers are ‘One Day Closer to You’ at Mill Town

BREMEN, Ga. -- After four decades of creating music, Larry Gatlin along with his brothers, Steve and Rudy, will be performing on the Mill Town Music Hall stage on Friday, Mar. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Through the years, the Gatlin brothers have performed on a variety of stages from their native state of Texas to Broadway to the White House to the Grammy Awards.

In the early 1970’s, Larry began his solo career writing songs and recording albums with his brothers serving as the backup singers. Larry quickly established himself by winning his first Grammy and being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry with his brothers. In 1979, Larry was awarded ACM’s “Top Male Vocalist” and he and his brothers officially became a trio.

Upcoming Peachtree Road Race qualifiers

Upcoming Peachtree Road Race qualifiers

(WXIA) -- Registration for the 2015 AJC Peachtree Road Race opens Sunday, Mar. 15 (Sunday, Mar. 1 for Atlanta Track Club members).

Most runners will undoubtedly want to be placed in the highest possible time group. The best way to do this is to enter a finish time from a USATF-certified race (5K, 8K, 10K, 15K, 10-miler or half marathon).

A number of official Peachtree qualifiers will be held in the coming weeks. Here are a few of them:

Saturday, Feb. 14
Mardi Gras (5K), Marietta
Location: Marietta Square
Cost: $30
Supports: Junior League of Cobb-Marietta
More information: marietta5krun.com

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

(WXIA) -- Chick-fil-A will bring back its popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night this weekend.

The fifth annual event will be Saturday, Feb. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at participating restaurants.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night encourages fathers and their little girls to spend time together. Every "couple" will receive take-home booklets featuring conversation starters and ideas for future outings.

Attendees will also be treated to tableside service, limousine and trolley rides, and other surprises.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night is free, except for the cost of food. Seating is available every hour; fathers and daughters are encouraged to call their local Chick-fil-A locations in advance to reserve a time.

Michael W. Smith brings ‘A New Hallelujah’ to Mill Town

Michael W. Smith brings ‘A New Hallelujah’ to Mill Town

BREMEN, Ga. -- Contemporary Christian music legend Michael W. Smith will be at Mill Town Music Hall performing from his three-decade of hits on Mar. 6, at 8 p.m. Concert goers will enjoy every moment with this multi-Grammy Award and American Music Award winning recipient, who has sold more than 15 million albums and recorded 29 number one songs.

Smith’s music career accelerated in the 1990’s with the release of the album Go West Young Man. The album included the crossover hit "Place in this World," which soared to No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. He followed that with the number one adult contemporary hit, "I Will Be Here for You."