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Career expo coming to northeast Ga.

Career expo coming to northeast Ga.

CUMMING, Ga. -- The Georgia Department of Labor will hold a career expo in Forsyth County next week.

More than 60 companies with immediate job openings are scheduled to attend the event, which will be Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lanier Technical College's Forsyth campus.

Industries represented at the fair include manufacturing, staffing, retail, government, education, healthcare and technology. Attendees are asked to dress professionally, bring plenty of copies of their résumés and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews.

Email swat@gdol.ga.gov for more information prior to the event.

Lanier Tech's Forsyth campus is located at 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Cumming.

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

(WXIA) -- IHOP will once again participate in the National Pancake Day promotion on Tuesday, Mar. 4.

Customers who visit any IHOP location on National Pancake Day will be treated to a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In exchange, the restaurant chain encourages diners to leave a donation for a number of charities, namely the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Beginning this Saturday, Feb. 1, IHOP will collect donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Customers can buy paper balloons that cost either $1 or $5. The balloons will hang in IHOP restaurants through National Pancake Day.

Anyone who purchases a $5 balloon will receive a $5 IHOP coupon to use on a future visit.

Learn more about the promotion at ihoppancakeday.com.

Christmas Light Shows in Forsyth County

Christmas Light Shows in Forsyth County

CUMMING, ga. -- Stay close to home and make some great memories with some residential Christmas light shows in Forsyth County!

These local, shows won’t break the bank and are for great causes as well!

As with all events listed on our website, these are subject to change especially due to weather.  We encourage you to follow the event on Facebook or the website provided, if applicable, for most recent and accurate information.

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Christmas at the Cumming Fairgrounds

Christmas at the Cumming Fairgrounds

CUMMING, Ga. -- Make sure you plan to attend the 16th annual Christmas in Cumming Arts & Crafts Show, December 13 and 14 presented by BJ’s Membership Club.

The event will take place on Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The show attracts over 7,500 people and will be held inside the heated Cumming Livestock Barn located on the City of Cumming Fairgrounds. There will be over 100 festive booths in the show.

Admission is $1; children 12 and under are free.

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Christmas in Forsyth County

Christmas in Forsyth County
Christmas 2013 in Forsyth County

We've got your round-up for everything you need to know to have a local Christmas in Forsyth County!

Where to find Santa!

Where to find a Christmas tree!

Christmas lights!

Events and activities!

And more!

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Run before you eat: Thanksgiving races

Run before you eat: Thanksgiving races

(WXIA) -- Thanksgiving is a week away, and with the turkey and trimmings comes another Atlanta tradition: the ATC Atlanta Half Marathon.

The 13.1-mile race begins and ends at Turner Field. Its course covers much of the city, including Atlantic Station, Piedmont Park, historic Auburn Avenue and Oakland Cemetery.

There is still time to sign up; registration is $95 at Wednesday's race expo. Get all the details here. There are also Thanksgiving Day 5K, Mashed Potato Mile and Gravy Gallop options for those who aren't ready to tackle a half.

Can't make it to Atlanta on Thanksgiving morning? There are plenty of race options in the suburbs too! Here are a few of them:

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

ATLANTA -- Don't be alarmed if you see a whole bunch of people running down Georgia 400 this weekend.

The Pay the Last Toll road race will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m., and gives athletes one last opportunity to see the infamous toll booths before they are demolished.

Runners will begin at the Glenridge Connector in Sandy Springs and run south to Phipps Plaza. When they reach the toll booths, they will throw in their final 50 cents. All proceeds will go to charity.

Northbound lanes of Ga. 400 will be closed for the race from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Get more information about the race at georgiagames.org.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will also spend part of the weekend tearing down a MARTA pedestrian bridge on southbound Ga. 400.