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Not picked for the Peachtree? No problem ...

Not picked for the Peachtree? No problem ...

ATLANTA -- The winners of the 2013 AJC Peachtree Road Race lottery were chosen Monday morning.

If you weren't picked, don't despair. There are still plenty of local 10Ks, half marathons and other ways to challenge yourself between now and Independence Day.

Here are a few of the upcoming races in metro Atlanta. All of them have options that are longer than a 5K (or 3.1 miles); all start times and costs listed are for the longer races.

Check active.com and Run Georgia year-round for all the events in the area.

Ga. Connections Academy holding information sessions

Ga. Connections Academy holding information sessions

ATLANTA -- Georgia Connections Academy will open enrollment for the 2013-14 school year on Mar. 4.

The fully accredited virtual school will also host several information sessions across Georgia to give potential students and parents a taste of what it offers.

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"The good news is that we have 1,000 additional student slots, scattered across all grades, which will be open for the coming academic year," principal Heather Robinson said in a statement. "Nevertheless, due to the fact we have a waiting list as we open enrollment, we encourage parents to get their applications in now."

Information sessions will take place:

Monday, Mar. 4
Douglasville Conference Center
6701 Church Street
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Little Texas to ‘Kick A Little’ on the Mill Town Music Hall Stage

Little Texas to ‘Kick A Little’ on the Mill Town Music Hall Stage

The multi-platinum band Little Texas will bring its rocking country sound to Mill Town Music Hall on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m.. Also performing will be local favorites Homegrown, who are from Carrollton.  Mill Town Music Hall focuses on wholesome, family-friendly music and events and is located conveniently off I-20 in Bremen (1031 Alabama Avenue).

Serving as one of the host sites for the Smithsonian Institute’s “New Harmonies” exhibit, this Mill Town Music Hall concert is part of the celebration. New Harmonies is a traveling exhibition that shares America’s story by examining the roots of American music. 

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's wildly popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February.

More than 100 Atlanta- and Athens-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host the event on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Every couple in attendance will receive an activity sheet with conversation topics and a booklet called "Continuing the Conversation," which gives the dads and daughters suggestions for getting to know each other better.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we serve," Chick-fil-A area marketing director Robin Lomax said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."

AKA holding peace rally for middle school students

AKA holding peace rally for middle school students

ATLANTA -- Members of metro Atlanta's chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will hold a peace rally and workshop for middle school students over the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend.

The event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Ivy Community Center in southwest Atlanta. It is part of the 40 Days of Peace project, which aims to spread service and kindness through the country.

The peace rally and workshop will aim to teach young people about Dr. King's mission, and to raise awareness of crime and crime prevention strategies. Law enforcement members will also give an interactive presentation to encourage children to stamp out gangs and bullying.

Middle school students from several metro Atlanta counties -- Cobb, Cherokee, Clayton, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale -- are expected to participate.

ITT Tech coming to Douglasville

ITT Tech coming to Douglasville

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- The ITT Technical Institute will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at its Douglas County campus next week.

The school is located at 5905 Stewart Parkway in Douglasville. The fun will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 with a ribbon cutting, tours and refreshments.

Douglasville Mayor Harvey Persons is scheduled to attend Thursday's event, ITT Tech spokesperson Dana Stelsel said.

ITT Tech offers associate and bachelor's degrees in several fields, including information technology, design, business and criminal justice.

Other local ITT Tech campuses include Duluth, Kennesaw and south Atlanta.

Celebrate Dia de los Reyes in Douglasville

Celebrate Dia de los Reyes in Douglasville

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Douglas County's Cultural Arts Council will host a Dia de los Reyes celebration this weekend.

Dia de los Reyes means Three Kings Day and is a Hispanic recognition of the Epiphany, or the day the magi arrived to honor the baby Jesus.

Douglas County's event will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5; the actual Epiphany is Jan. 6. The celebration is free and open to the public.

It will be held at the Cultural Arts Center on Campbellton Street in Douglasville.

Visit artsdouglas.org for more information.