GAB: LEGO Race Back to School is Saturday

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The eighth annual LEGO Race Back to School at Discover Mills is scheduled for Saturday.

Touted as a "fun competition to create custom-designed vehicles made exclusively out of LEGO products," the event will feature cars in three race categories based on size and studs--or the small, cylindrical bumps that are on top of LEGO bricks.

Ten to 19 studs will compete from 11 a.m. to noon; 20-27 studs, 12:30 to 2 p.m.; and 28-36 studs, 3 to 4 p.m.

Following the final children's race, an adult race will be held with all sizes up to 36 studs.

Registration for each category must be completed no later than 10 minutes before each race starts.

For more information or for a complete list of rules and regulations, visit www.discovermills.com or www.facebook.com/discovermills.

Vaccination clinic scheduled

SUWANEE -- The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has scheduled a low-cost vaccination clinic for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1175 Buford Highway, Suite 109, Suwanee.

The following will be offered:

Canine and feline rabies shots, $10; canine and feline distemper/parvo shots, $10; canine bordetella shots, $10; canine heartworm test, $25; microchip, $25; combo test, $25; nail clipping, $10, deworming, $5; and flea treatment, $5.

The organization asks that all who visit bring cats in carriers and dogs on leashes. If pets have had a previous reaction to vaccinations, pet owners are asked to take their animals to a regular veterinarian.

For more information, call 678 765-2726.

Local blood drive to honor 9/11 victims

LAWRENCEVILLE -- To honor the victims of 9/11, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA has launched the second annual Muslims for Life, a nationwide campaign to collect 11,000 units of blood "to reiterate the message that Islam values the sanctity of life."

The blood drives run through Sept. 11 at mosques and prayer centers across the nation, and in collaboration with other community organizations.

Blood drives are scheduled for 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Discover Mills Mall, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Baitul Baqi Mosque, 6113 Oakbrook Parkway, Norcross; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere Parkway, Duluth.

According to a news release, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is "a dynamic, fast-growing international revival movement within Islam."

Founded in 1889, the community spans 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions.

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