Young Kids Can Improve Reading Skills with Help from a Dog

Story time, a newcomer's club and more events are ahead this week in Alpharetta and Milton.

Family Storytime, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 10:30 a.m. Alpharetta Library, 238 Canton.Every Tuesday. Stories, songs, movement and occasional crafts. Ages 0-5

Alpharetta-Roswell Newcomers Club. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. Hembree Park Recreation Center, 850 Hembree Road, Roswell. Social club welcoming women new to the area and those that are looking for new acquaintances, adventures and activities. 678-318-1442 or www.arnewcomers.org.

Happy Trails/READing Paws. Thursday, Jan. 16, 4:30 p.m. Alpharetta Library, 238 Canton St. Children can sign up to read to Echo, a trained and registered therapy dog. Work on reading skills with a great listener who loves all kinds of stories. Sign up for your 15-minute session. Ages 5 and up. amy.alexander@fultoncountyga.gov to register.

Cat Adoptions at PetSmart Northpoint/Alpharetta. Saturday, Jan. 18, 9 a.m. 6370 North Point Pkwy., Alpharetta. Come visit the Furkids cats. Cats stay overnight and are rotated in/out of the store on a schedule.  Stop by and visit with them or view all available cats (and dogs).



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