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National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the American Dental Association is asking people to “Defeat Monster Mouth.” This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others. The ADA and dentists across the country also celebrate Give Kids A Smile Day on Feb. 6 by providing free oral health care to children. This year’s campaign slogan, “Defeat Monster Mouth,” is displayed on posters that feature the McGrinn Twins, Flossy and Buck, Den and Gen...

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Active Climbing Augusta

By LeeAnn Rhoden If you want to get a good workout but a traditional gym is not your thing, you need to try Active Climbing Augusta. Active Climbing is an indoor rock wall climbing facility in Grovetown. It offers a fun way to exercise, make new friends and to challenge your competitive spirit. The facility offers something for every level of experience from toddlers to sexagenarians. The bouldering area offers lower climbing heights, up to 15 feet, so no ropes required. You can practice a decent or jump off into soft landing pads. It is an excellent place for...

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Reed Creek Nature Park & Interpretive Center

By LeeAnn Rhoden Reed Creek Nature Park & Interpretive Center is a wonderful resource for education and preservation. It is located just off Fury’s Ferry Road across from West Lake subdivision. Reed Creek runs through Martinez collecting and shedding water into the Savannah River. The park is a nature preserve within the limits of our growing and progressing community. The park offers a one-third mile long raised boardwalk and trail system open daily sunrise to sunset. Trail maps are available in the Interpretive Center. These trails are available for walking or jogging and taking in the local flora and...

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Legoland, Atlanta

By LeeAnn Rhoden LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta is every child’s Lego® dream come true. There are Legos® everywhere and interactive activities to keep little hands busy. It is located on the third floor of the Phipps Plaza Mall in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. You begin your journey through Legoland® in the Lego Lab® where you learn how Legos® are made. From gathering the plastic pellets, measuring them out to heating them and watching the mold form the Legos®, it’s a interesting start. Even better when your child has the opportunity to make his very own Lego®. There are...

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Airstrike By LeeAnn Rhoden AirStrike is all about trampolines, foam pits, giant air bags and as much fun as you can have. This place is truly great fun for all ages. For those who have lived in the Augusta area for more than 6 years, you’ll remember the Augusta  Ice Sports Center. AirStrike took over the property a couple of years ago and it is going strong. There are trampolines everywhere. Running and bouncing are encouraged and there are specific locations set aside for extreme trampolining. You can try your hand at trampoline basketball. It’s great for hitting those...

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