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Kiwanis Club Celebrates Veterans Day

DORAVILLE, GA -- The Kiwanis Club of Doraville presents "Celebrating our Veterans," a Veterans Day program that will take place on Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Doraville Civic Center (3770 Central Avenue, Doraville, 30340) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This special celebration will include a presentation from Joshua Batchelder, Vietnam veteran and retired United States Air Force Colonel. During his 30-year military career, Batchelder logged over 5,000 hours of flying. He used his experiences to write a book, The Black Watch Diary.

A memory table will be available for veterans to display their pictures and other mementos. Light refreshments will be served.

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Doraville Library Honors Veterans

DORAVILLE, GA -- Veterans Day is right around the corner, and the Doraville Library (3748 Central Avenue, Doraville, 30340) will be honoring World War II veterans on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Everyone who is interested in World War II stories and events is invited to come and join veterans and citizens alike as they share their memories of the tumultuous time in history.

Dessert will be served during the event. There will also be a special recognition of the veterans in attendance.

Book Sale, Health Fair, 5K This Weekend

DORAVILLE, GA -- There are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy in Doraville this Saturday, Oct. 16.

From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Friends of Doraville Library (FODL) will hold a book sale at the Doraville Library (3748 Central Avenue, Doraville, 30340). Paperbacks, hardcovers and even some movies appealing to both kids and adults will be available for purchase. The Doraville Business Association will be selling hot dogs, drinks and other refreshments.

All proceeds from the book sale will benefit FODL. For more information, call the Doraville Library at 770-936-3852.

Northwoods United Methodist Church (2635 Fairlane Drive, Doraville, 30340) has planned a community health fair and children's festival from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They will provide a free health program, including blood pressure and diabetes screenings, health materials from DeKalb Health Department and a chiropractor.

Doraville Police Offer Internet Safety Presentation

DORAVILLE, GA -- On Wednesday, Oct. 13, the Doraville Police Department (3750 Park Avenue, Doraville, 30340), in conjunction with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's High Technology Investigations Unit, will host an Internet Safety Presentation for Parents.

The seminar will cover topics such as:

* Facebook/MySpace
* Cyberbullying
* Cell phones
* Online gaming

Presenters will offer suggestions and resources for parents who wants to protect their children online. There will also be a cyber predator simulation that will reveal how easy it is to locate an individual on the Internet.

The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to reserve a spot, call the Doraville Police Department Training Division at 770-451-6817.

Doraville 5K/1K Road Race is Coming

DORAVILLE, GA -- There's still time to pre-register for the 2010 Doraville 5K/1K Road Race, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 16.

The 5K will begin at 8:00 a.m., while the one-mile fun run starts at 8:45 a.m. The Tot Trot 100-yard race will be at 9:00 a.m.

The Doraville 5K Road Race will start at the Doraville MARTA Station (6000 New Peachtree Road, Doraville, 30340) and finish in front of Doraville City Hall (3725 Park Avenue, Doraville, 30340). Check-in will be at City Hall; parking is available at the MARTA station, First Baptist Church of Doraville (5925 New Peachtree Road) and the Doraville Civic Center (3770 Central Avenue).

Pre-registration for the 5K and 1K is $15; it goes up to $20 on the day of the race. The Tot Trot registration fee is $5.

Thousands to Participate in Hands On Atlanta Day

ATLANTA -- More than 10,000 people, including Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, will join together on Saturday, Oct. 2 for the 20th anniversary of Hands On Atlanta Day, one of the largest days of service in the country.

The volunteers will participate in more than 100 different service projects around the city, including cleaning up neighborhood parks, collecting trash in local communities, planting flowers at area schools, organizing food bank pantries, various painting projects and more.

"We are humbled by Atlanta's unwavering commitment to volunteer service and financial contributions from our supporters over the past 20 years," said Gina Simpson, president of Hands On Atlanta. "Hands On Atlanta honors these volunteers and reminds the community that, while we have done great work, there is much left to do."

Hands On Atlanta Day 2010 will start with an 8:30 a.m.