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Race this weekend: Ga. Peach Jam

Race this weekend: Ga. Peach Jam

CUMMING, Ga. -- Dirty Spokes Productions will host a scenic 5K and half marathon in Forsyth County this weekend.

Georgia Peach Jam will be Saturday, Apr. 18 at Big Creek Greenway. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department, as a thank you for allowing the race to be held at Fowler Park.

Runners will receive T-shirts and $5 gift certificates to Jim 'N Nick's BBQ, while half marathon finishers will be given commemorative medals. Race sponsor Dickey Farms will award jars of its Sweet Georgia Peach Jam to the winners.

Visit dirtyspokes.com for more information.

Fowler Park's Big Creek Greenway is located at 4110 Carolene Way in Cumming.

Pike Nurseries announces April gardening classes

Pike Nurseries announces April gardening classes

ATLANTA -- To help customers welcome springtime with bright blooms, pretty perennials and fresh fruits and veggies, the experts at Pike Nurseries are hosting a variety of free gardening classes all month long.

With on-hand advice from planting professionals, guests of all gardening levels can transition their stark winter landscapes into cheerful crops of spring blossoms galore.

Growing Great Tomatoes Class
Wednesday, April 8 at 1 p.m. at all Pike Nurseries store locations
A juicy, vine-ripened tomato adds the perfect burst of flavor to spring and summer recipes! Better yet, homegrown tomatoes are a safe, economical food source and taste better than store-bought edibles. Customers can take their pick from two offered classes to learn more about these delicious, nutrient-packed plants. With fresh advice from Pike Nurseries, these ruby-red favorites will be ripe for the picking!

1,000 jobs up for grabs at Cumming career fair

1,000 jobs up for grabs at Cumming career fair

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- The Georgia Department of Labor hopes to fill about 1,000 jobs through a Northeast Georgia Career Expo in Forsyth County.

The large job fair will be Tuesday, Mar. 31 at Lanier Technical College's Forsyth Conference Center. More than 60 employers have committed to attend the event. They include Baker Technical Services, Chick-fil-A, Daly's Truck Driving School, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Kids R Kids, North Georgia Medical Transport, TruGreen and Wells Fargo.

Organizers said hundreds of job seekers from the surrounding area are expected to visit the expo. Attendees are asked to dress in professional clothes and bring plenty of copies of their résumés.

The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lanier Technical College is located at 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Cumming.

Pike Nurseries to Host ‘Super Strawberry Saturday’ on March 14

Pike Nurseries to Host ‘Super Strawberry Saturday’ on March 14

 With spring comes the start of strawberry planting season!Pike Nurseries is gearing up to host its annual Super Strawberry Saturday event at all store locations on March 14 to celebrate this famed fruit. During the devoted day, customers can enjoy complimentary strawberry lemonade and samples of McCutcheon's Jalapeno Strawberry BBQ Sauce while supplies last. Guests will even receive a FREE bareroot strawberry plant of their own to take home and harvest!

Pike Nurseries hiring for spring

Pike Nurseries hiring for spring

(WXIA) -- Pike Nurseries plans to hire about 300 employees for the upcoming spring planting season.

The nursery chain will hold a career fair Wednesday, Mar. 4 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at all its Georgia locations.

Open positions include manager trainees, department heads, sales associates, operations personnel and cashiers. Planting enthusiasts of all skill levels are encouraged to apply.

Visit pikenursery.com for more information.

Chipotle to hold statewide hiring event

Chipotle to hold statewide hiring event

ATLANTA -- Chipotle Mexican Grill is looking for new team members to work at all of its Georgia locations.

Tuesday, Feb. 17 is Open Interview Day at Chipotle, where every restaurant will interview candidates for full- and part-time positions. Those who are interested are asked to fill out applications at jobs.chipotle.com, then visit their local stores for in-person sessions with a manager.

Interviews will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Amanda Klein, Chipotle's lead recruiting strategist for the Southeast, said the fast-casual chain offers competitive pay and benefits, free meals and uniforms, paid breaks and plenty of advancement opportunities for its employees.

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

(WXIA) -- Chick-fil-A will bring back its popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night this weekend.

The fifth annual event will be Saturday, Feb. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at participating restaurants.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night encourages fathers and their little girls to spend time together. Every "couple" will receive take-home booklets featuring conversation starters and ideas for future outings.

Attendees will also be treated to tableside service, limousine and trolley rides, and other surprises.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night is free, except for the cost of food. Seating is available every hour; fathers and daughters are encouraged to call their local Chick-fil-A locations in advance to reserve a time.