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The first Brighton Their World 5K and Fun Run will be 7 a.m. Saturday at Dominion Christian High School, 4607 Burnt Hickory Road NW, Marietta to provide nutritional formula to Ethiopian orphans. Registration:

Chili and football for a good cause

Alpharetta Chili Cook-off by the city’s first responders and viewing of the UGA vs. Florida game will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Alpharetta, large parking lot, 37 Old Roswell St. Chili samplings: $10, adults; $5, children with proceeds going to the Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation.

Honoring those who serve community

The 33rd Oscar R. Freeman Freedom Fund Awards Banquet, sponsored by the Cobb NAACP branch, is 6:30 p.m. today at the Atlanta Marriott NW Windy Hill, 200 E. Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta. Francys Johnson, president of the Georgia NAACP, will be the keynote speaker. Several local residents will be honored for their commitment to the community., 770-425-5757.

A race that ends before it begins