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Gwinnett Tech hosting plant sale

Gwinnett Tech hosting plant sale

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Horticulture students at Gwinnett Technical College will host a plant sale later this month and an edible sale next month.

The plant sale will be Apr. 16-18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the college's greenhouse.

Plenty of plant types will be sold, including annuals, perennials, shrubs, herbs and house plants.

The edible sale will be May 7-9 and will feature fruits, vegetables and herbs.

"I know every year we say the plant sale gets better, but the greenhouse is spectacular. The students have pulled together the best looking and the healthiest plants ever," Gwinnett Tech horticulture program director Aaron Poulsen said in a statement. "There are more varieties than we have time to list, and I think our supporters will be pleased."

Cash and checks will be accepted at the sale; those wishing to use credit and debit cards will have to pay in the school's business office.

National Mom's Nite Out at The Mall of Georgia

National Mom's Nite Out at The Mall of Georgia

 

 Atlanta-area moms are invited to take a night off and celebrate national Mom’s Nite Out at Mall of Georgia on Thursday, May 9. Focused on rewarding and recognizing mothers, Mom’s Nite Out is a chance for mothers to treat themselves to a night of pampering, shopping and prize giveaways from stores and other community organizations.

 

Moms are invited to have fun at their favorite local shopping destination while enjoying in-store events, makeovers, food sampling and prize drawings. Fun activities will be presented by retailers and other area businesses at Mall of Georgia, Northlake Mall and Town Center at Cobb.

WHAT:              National Mom’s Nite Out

Sweep the Hooch registration open

Sweep the Hooch registration open

ATLANTA -- This year's Sweep the Hooch event is expected to be the biggest one yet.

The annual Chattahoochee River clean-up to slated to attract nearly 600 volunteers at a number of locations along the water.

Last year, Sweep the Hooch participants gathered up nearly four tons of trash.

"This is the kind of hands-on work that Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and our partners do that reaffirms our commitment to keeping our river clean," Chattahoochee Riverkeeper executive director Sally Bethea said in a statement. "We'll have volunteers paddling the river, wading in the water and combing the shoreline for trash."

Clean-up locations along the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area run from Buford Dam to Paces Mill.

Sweep the Hooch will be Saturday, Apr. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To sign up as an individual or with a group, visit sweepthehooch.org.

 

Pike Nurseries celebrates spring with Happy Flower Hours

Pike Nurseries celebrates spring with Happy Flower Hours

ATLANTA -- All Atlanta-area Pike Nurseries locations will kick off the spring planting season with Happy Flower Hours next week.

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 22, Pike customers can enjoy store-wide discounts on plants, gardening accessories, patio furniture and more. Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q will provide complimentary food, and guests will have the opportunity to win discounts and a free landscape design. The first 100 customers will also receive a free reusable tote.

Happy Flower Hours are free to attend.

Visit pikenursery.com to learn more and find your nearest Pike location.

Get ready for fun! Suwanee announces 2013 event calendar

Get ready for fun! Suwanee announces 2013 event calendar

The 2013 City of Suwanee event calendar includes six races, seven festivals, three movies, at least four concerts, and a variety of other traditional favorites including Woofstock, Trek or Treat, and the 30th celebration of Suwanee Day. Among the more than 30 events on the calendar are a handful of new ones being organized by private groups as well as two sponsored by the City: a September unveiling of the artistic, permanent setting for Suwanee’s 9/11 artifact and an event being called Food Truck Friday.

On Food Truck Fridays, to be held the first Friday of the month in May, June, August, and September, several trucks, offering a variety of ethnic and comfort foods, will pull up at Town Center Park. The community is invited to come enjoy a casual dinner and musical performances from the Town Center stage. On the first Food Truck Friday on May 3, local high school jazz bands will perform.

Suwanee Beer Fest tickets go on sale Feb. 1

Suwanee Beer Fest tickets go on sale Feb. 1

SUWANEE, Ga. -- The Suwanee American Craft Beer Festival will return for its third year in March.

Tickets for the popular beer fest go on sale Friday, Feb. 1 at noon.

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More than 200 beers will be available for sampling at this year's festival, which will be held Saturday, Mar. 16 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Town Center Park. There will also be live music and food vendors.

VIP tickets are $85 and are limited to just 250 attendees. VIP status includes tastings of exclusive cask beers, a special menu, a T-shirt, a tasting glass and early admission to the festival.

Proceeds from the beer fest will benefit Kingdom Kids, a program that grants wishes for children in need.

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's wildly popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February.

More than 100 Atlanta- and Athens-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host the event on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Every couple in attendance will receive an activity sheet with conversation topics and a booklet called "Continuing the Conversation," which gives the dads and daughters suggestions for getting to know each other better.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we serve," Chick-fil-A area marketing director Robin Lomax said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."