Our network

Families

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

ATLANTA -- All of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in metro Atlanta will host a special mother-son Date Knight on Saturday, Apr. 28.

The Date Knight format will be similar to that of the franchise's massively popular Daddy-Daughter Date Nights. It will give mothers and sons a special chance to enjoy some quality time together.

The event will have a medieval theme, hence the "Knight" part of its title.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage local moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their sons' company over a meal and have fun."

3 APS schools saved, 7 to close

3 APS schools saved, 7 to close

ATLANTA -- In a meeting that lasted more than 12 hours and had more than 500 attendees, some chanting and carrying signs, the Atlanta school board approved a controversial redistricting plan late Tuesday night.

The board unanimously approved the plan advanced by Superintendent Erroll Davis with three amendments: to keep Towns, D.H. Stanton and F.L. Stanton elementary schools open.

Outbursts from the audience stopped the meeting twice. At one point, while the superintendent was absent, someone from the crowd yelled that Davis needed to return before they continued. The crowd began chanting "We want Davis." In a separate incident, a man who reportedly caused a commotion was escorted out by Atlanta police officers.

Spring vacation for families will soar at Aviation Challenge

Spring vacation for families will soar at Aviation Challenge

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Integrity. Strength. Parent and child bonding. Excitement.

Not just words on paper, but personal life experiences for those who pass through the gates of Aviation Challenge at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Aviation Challenge is a program designed as a Top Gun-styled camp course teaching kids of all ages the fundamentals of outdoor survival and fighter pilot training.

As springtime approaches across Georgia, children and adults alike can discover an exciting "camp" experience with real adventures and personal growth.

Located three hours west of Atlanta, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center is a NASA visitor's center for the Marshall Space Flight Center.

Parents fired up over possible APS redistricting

Parents fired up over possible APS redistricting

ATLANTA -- A plan to possibly close up to a dozen Atlanta public schools has some parents seeing red.

At a meeting Monday night, several parents complained that they live within walking distance from their current schools but, under the new plans, will have to travel several miles to take their children to and from school.

The proposal is based around the fact that several Atlanta schools have lost a considerable number of students lately, and consolidation will help some of the half-empty buildings reach capacity.

Another meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Young Middle School.

11Alive's Donna Lowry reports.

Need a vacation? Get 69 percent off a trip to Pigeon Forge

Need a vacation? Get 69 percent off a trip to Pigeon Forge

ATLANTA -- If the kids are getting restless and screaming for a family vacation, this weekend's DealChicken Atlanta deal was made for you.

Through Sunday night, DealChicken members can pay $99 for a weekend getaway to Pigeon Forge in Tennessee's beautiful Great Smoky Mountains.

This exclusive offer, valued at $328, is good for two adults and up to three children, and includes one night at the James Manor hotel, in the heart of all the action; $100 worth of dining certificates; a gift basket upon arrival; and five passes to the Lazer Port Fun Center.

Mumble the Penguin visits North Metro GNETS

Mumble the Penguin visits North Metro GNETS

ATLANTA -- Students at the North Metro campus of Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS) received a big surprise last Friday when the star of a popular new movie visited them at lunch.

Mumble the Penguin, the main character from Happy Feet Two, stopped by the school to hang out with students, parents, faculty and staff during the annual Thanksgiving luncheon.

The five-foot-tall penguin distributed posters, activity sheets and temporary tattoos while posing for pictures and having a meet-and-greet with the children.

Mumble's visit was made possible by Liquid Soul Media.