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Pike Nurseries to host Gardenfest

Pike Nurseries to host Gardenfest

(WXIA) -- Now that fall is almost here, it's time to start thinking about seasonal gardening.

On Thursday, Sept. 26, all Pike Nurseries locations will hold a free Gardenfest event to prepare customers for the change in seasons.

Gardenfest festivities will include discounts on merchandise throughout the store, as well as free appetizers and wine samplings. Five percent of the event's proceeds will be donated to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Find your nearest Pike Nursery at pikenursery.com.

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

(WXIA) -- PetSmart Charities is planning a major adoption event at stores nationwide.

National Adoption Weekend will be Sept. 13-15. Thousands of dogs and cats will be available for PetSmart customers to take home.

Adoption representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about caring for a new pet.

PetSmart Charities will give $35 to grants to participating local adoption partners for every pet that finds a new home during National Adoption Weekend.

"We are proud to partner with PetSmart Charities to find lifelong loving homes for thousands of pets this National Adoption Weekend," PetSmart CEO David Lenhardt said.

Learn more and find your closest PetSmart store at petsmart.com.

2013 consignment sales in Forsyth County

2013 consignment sales in Forsyth County

CUMMING, Ga. -- We are in full-on consignment sale season!

Several great consignment sales in Cumming and Forsyth County will be happening over the next two months.  Make sure the sale dates are on your calendar so you don’t miss out!

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New Forsyth County Library grand opening celebration

New Forsyth County Library grand opening celebration

CUMMING -- The brand new Post Road Library in Cumming is nearing completion and getting ready for the August 24 grand opening celebration, and the Forsyth County Public Library has a big event planned!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 24.

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2013 Labor Day 5K/10K

​​CUMMING, Ga. -- Forsyth County’s 2nd Annual Labor Day 10K/5K, hosted by Totally Running will be held on September 2 starting at 7:30 am with the Funny Runny starting at 9 am.

The Labor Day Run for Autism is an out and back 10K/5K Road Race on Peachtree Parkway/GA-141. The out and back event will start and end at Totally Running, located at 405 Peachtree Parkway in Cumming. The route is flat and fast paced, chip timed and a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. The 5K is walker and stroller friendly.

Custom awards will be presented to the top three overall runners, overall male/female  masters, and top three in all five year age groups (10 and under through 65+).  $500 Brooks merchandise will be awarded to the overall male/female winners. All participants who register by August 20 are guaranteed a commemorative t-shirt.  The event will conclude with a finish line festival in the parking lot of Totally Running, located in the Shoppes at Brannon Crossing.

Chuck Wagon Gang to perform in Cumming

Chuck Wagon Gang to perform in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. -- The Chuck Wagon Gang will perform two shows at the Cumming Playhouse later this month.

The famous singing group's performances will be Saturday, Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, students and veterans.

Learn more about the group and purchase tickets at playhousecumming.com.

The Cumming Playhouse is located at 101 School Street.

10K/5K to raise money for autism research

10K/5K to raise money for autism research

CUMMING, Ga. -- A special race to benefit people with autism will be held in Forsyth County on Labor Day.

The Labor Day 10K will raise money for Talk About Curing Autism, a national 501(c)(3) that provides resources and support to families touched by autism.

It will be held Monday, Sept. 2 at Totally Running in Cumming. Packet pickup starts at 6 a.m., with the 10K and its accompanying 5K scheduled to be off and running at 7:30 a.m.

Registration is $40 for the 10K and $30 for the 5K through Tuesday, Aug. 20. Sign up no later than that date to be guaranteed a T-shirt. After Aug. 20, the fee goes up to $45 for the 10K and $35 for the 5K.

Visit rungeorgia.com for more information and to sign up.

Totally Running is located at 405 Peachtree Parkway, across the street from The Avenue.