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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.

Suwanee Day celebrates 30 -- and community!

Suwanee Day celebrates 30 -- and community!

SUWANEE, Ga. -- For the 30th time, the Suwanee community – and several thousand others – will gather to celebrate Suwanee Day. Part art festival, part music/entertainment festival, and partly a fun-for-all-ages event, Suwanee’s annual “celebration of community” will be held Saturday, September 21, at Town Center Park. The day’s festivities also include a parade, yummy festival food, inflatable rides, free Fastball concert, and fireworks.

“We like to say that Suwanee Day is the best one-day festival around,” says Events Manager Amy Doherty, noting that this year’s Suwanee Day is a Southeastern Tourism Society Top 20 event. “We pack an awful lot into 13 hours. Thanks to our generous sponsors and hard-working volunteers, each festival seems to get just a little bit better.”

This year’s festival will feature about 200 vendors, more than 100 of them offering a variety of fine art, arts and crafts, and jewelry.

'Remembrance' dedication to feature 9-11 artifact, sculpture

'Remembrance' dedication to feature 9-11 artifact, sculpture

SUWANEE, Ga. -- The City of Suwanee will hold a brief dedication ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, for an artistic display created to memorialize 9-11-2001.

The display, created by Statesboro artist Marc Moulton, features a damaged, twisted relic from one of the World Trade Center towers, which was given to Suwanee a couple of years ago by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Since unveiling the artifact two years ago, the City has worked to determine a permanent location and create an appropriate display for the artifact, which was part of an exterior steel panel from floors 101-104 of one of the twin towers. Late last year, Suwanee’s Public Arts Commission solicited proposals and ultimately contracted with Moulton to create the permanent display, which is being installed at Town Center Park in a raised area near the brick outer wall along Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.

Ga. SPCA 2013 benefit bash silent auction items announced

Ga. SPCA 2013 benefit bash silent auction items announced

DULUTH, Ga. -- Georgia SPCA is gearing up for its 4th annual benefit bash, There's No Place Like Home on Sept. 7 at the Gwinnett Center Ballroom.

They recently released an updated list of their silent auction items in an effort to promote the event and encourage people to buy tickets to the fundraiser. They encourage everyone to come dressed as their favorite Wizard of Oz character, but casual dress is fine.

When you buy a ticket to this event it will not only help fund these programs, but will also help cover the care for over 1,000 dogs and cats that are brought to the non-profit shelter each year. Sept. 3 is the last day to buy tickets

Tickets on sale for Ga. SPCA benefit 'There's No Place Like Home'

Tickets on sale for Ga. SPCA benefit 'There's No Place Like Home'

DULUTH, Ga. -- Home is a word we often take for granted. Last year, over 100,000 adoptable animals were euthanized in metro Atlanta.

Georgia SPCA's mission is to drastically reduce this number by implementing successful adoption programs, offering low cost spay/neuter to the public, and by promoting responsible pet ownership through the education of our community.

"There's No Place Like Home," the Georgia SPCA's annual benefit, will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Gwinnett Center Ballroom.

Your tickets to, and/or sponsorship for, this event will help Georgia SPCA realize its goals and save the lives of many animals. Help us find the "yellow brick road" for more wonderful pets!

Ga. SPCA holding another vaccination clinic

Ga. SPCA holding another vaccination clinic

SUWANEE, Ga. -- The Georgia SPCA will hold a low-cost vaccination clinic for pet owners this weekend.

The event will be Saturday, July 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Rabies, distemper and bordetella shots are $10 each, while heartworm tests and microchipping are $25 each.

The Georgia SPCA is located at 1175 Buford Highway in Suwanee. Learn more at georgiaspca.org.

Outdoor Summer Movies in Forsyth County

Outdoor Summer Movies in Forsyth County
Outdoor Summer Movies in Cumming GA, Forsyth County

Woohoo!!  Outdoor Summer Movies are BACK!

I received an email yesterday from Southern Outdoor Cinema, and I’m SO happy to share that the Outdoor Summer Movies in Cumming GA are back!

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