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Local author's book gets nationwide release

Local author's book gets nationwide release

CUMMING, Ga. -- Children's author Leigh Ann Linn's latest book, Drowsy Eels on Banana Peels, will hit bookstore shelves nationwide this week.

The book teaches children how to rhyme words and have fun while reading. It is also available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Linn's publisher, Tate Publishing and Enterprises.

Linn grew up in Ohio and graduated from Kennesaw State University. She lives in Cumming with her husband and their two daughters.

A Drowsy Eels on Banana Peels book signing will be held Saturday, Apr. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Catch Air, which is located at 10950 State Bridge Road in Johns Creek.

Not picked for the Peachtree? No problem ...

Not picked for the Peachtree? No problem ...

ATLANTA -- The winners of the 2013 AJC Peachtree Road Race lottery were chosen Monday morning.

If you weren't picked, don't despair. There are still plenty of local 10Ks, half marathons and other ways to challenge yourself between now and Independence Day.

Here are a few of the upcoming races in metro Atlanta. All of them have options that are longer than a 5K (or 3.1 miles); all start times and costs listed are for the longer races.

Check active.com and Run Georgia year-round for all the events in the area.

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.

Town hall meeting canceled

Town hall meeting canceled

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Georgia Senator John Albers (R-Roswell) has canceled a town hall meeting he planned to hold in Woodstock later this week.

Albers canceled the Thursday, Mar. 14 meeting early Monday afternoon. A new date was not immediately announced.

North Fulton Chamber to hold gala at St. Regis

North Fulton Chamber to hold gala at St. Regis

ATLANTA -- The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce will hold this year's Chairman's Gala at the St. Regis Atlanta in Buckhead.

Northside Hospital is the title sponsor of the event, which will be on Saturday, Mar. 23 at 6 p.m.

Festivities include a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and music from the Atlanta Soul Band. The gala is a black-tie optional event.

Several awards are scheduled to be presented at the gala, including the Harry Rucker Junior Volunteer of the Year Award, the Pioneer Award, the Board Member of the Year Award and the Ambassador of the Year Award.

Call 678-397-0556 to learn more or buy tickets.

The St. Regis Atlanta is located at 88 West Paces Ferry Road NW.

Coke partners with Firehouse Subs for national contest

Coke partners with Firehouse Subs for national contest

ATLANTA -- Coca-Cola and Firehouse Subs are partnering for a national sweepstakes centered on stock car racing.

Coca-Cola is sponsoring the Coca-Cola Photo Finish sweepstakes at Firehouse Subs locations through Apr. 21.

During the contest, life-size cutouts of participating Coca-Cola Racing Family members will be placed in FIrehouse Subs locations. Firehouse Subs guests can snap a photo with the cutout and submit it to win. Guests can submit photos via text to cocacolaphotofinish.com, or entries can be mailed.

Participating drivers include Joey Logano, representing the Georgia and Gulf region; Greg Biffle, representing the West and Central region; Danica Patrick, representing the Florida region; Denny Hamlin, representing the South region; and Tony Stewart, representing the Mid-Atlantic region.

Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities to celebrate Black History Month

Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities to celebrate Black History Month

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facilities will host the following Black History observances during February:

Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility
Black History Month Celebration
Monday, February 18, 2013
10:00am – 11:30am
Program will feature the Darnell Chorus, the Adult Day Program Bells of Darnell, representatives from the Darnell Players, Toast Masters, the Darnell Divas & Dudes and more.
Contact information:  Terryl Sparkman, Senior Services Manager, 404-699-8580

Adult Day Program Black History Month Celebration
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
10:30: a.m. – Noon
Participants will recognize the contributions of Africans Americans to the nation’s history through music and theatrical presentations.
Contact Information: Partrounar Bryant- James – 404-6998595

H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility