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Health Fair to have flu shots

•LAWRENCEVILLE - Flu season is just around the corner, but at Courtyard Gardens Assisted Living Home located at 1000 River Centre Place you can receive a flu shot during your lunch break from 10 a.m. to noon at the Nov. 1 Health Fair.

You may also donate blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive to assist people affected by Hurricane Katrina from noon until 5 p.m. on site. Visitors are also encouraged to bring in a canned food item, blankets and gently used clothing.

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Walk & Run to benefit brain tumor research

•ALPHARETTA - Stay in shape and raise money for brain tumor research by attending the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children's 7th annual William's Walk & Run Nov. 5 at 7730 North Point Parkway. This fundraising event was started in 1999 in memory of William Nichols, who lost his battle with a brain tumor at age 1. While remembering William Nichols, this race serves to honor many other children who have been affected by this disease. For more information and to register visit www.braintumorkids.org.

Race Details

• 7:45 a.m. - 2K walk

• 8:15 a.m. - 5K/10K run

• 9:15 a.m. - Tot Trot and Awards

Everything will start in the Mansell Crossing Shopping Center (Barnes and Noble) near the mall.

- From wire reports