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Pike to hold butterfly, hummingbird classes

Pike to hold butterfly, hummingbird classes

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta residents who are interested in having more butterflies and hummingbirds in their gardens are invited to attend a free workshop at Pike Nurseries.

The Atlanta-based nursery chain will offer two Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Garden classes.

An adult-centered class will be held Saturday, June 7 at 9 a.m. at all Pike locations. A second session designed especially for kids will take place Wednesday, June 11 at 1 p.m. Both events are free.

Attendees will learn planting techniques and the types of flowering plants they should include in their gardens to bring in some new feathered and fluttering friends. Children in the Wednesday class will also make butterfly crafts.

Visit pikenursery.com for more information and to find your nearest location.

Stress control, mental health discussions planned for senior facilities

Stress control, mental health discussions planned for senior facilities

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Stress management and mental health discussions are planned during the first week in June at two Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities.

The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex will host a mental health workshop sponsored by the Renaissance on Peachtree on Thursday, June 5. The discussion will be facilitated by Leslie Sessley, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with the Link Counseling Center. The two-hour presentation begins at 10 a.m.  The Benson Multipurpose Complex is located at 6500 Vernon Woods Drive in Sandy Springs.  For more information about this event, citizens should contact Lila Womack, Life Enrichment Coordinator at 404-613-4900.

Movies at Newtown Park begins June 14

Movies at Newtown Park begins June 14

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- This year's Movies at Newtown Park series will begin Saturday, June 14 with a screening of Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

Johns Creek families are invited to bring blankets to the park and watch the free movie together. All films start at dusk and are preceded by festivals with activities like face-painting, inflatable moonwalks, giveaways and music.

Additional films in the 2014 Movies at Newtown Park lineup will be screened July 12 and Aug. 9.

Newtown Park is located at 3150 Old Alabama Road.

Race this weekend: Scrub Run

Race this weekend: Scrub Run

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Emory Johns Creek Hospital will hold a 5K and health festival this weekend.

The fun will be Saturday, May 17 starting at 6:30 a.m., when packet pickup begins. The race will be off and running at 8 a.m., and will be followed by free health screenings and kids' activities.

Cash prizes will be given to the top three male and female finishers, while awards will also go to the first three runners in each age group. All bariatric patients who complete the race will receive medals.

Registration is $30 plus a $3.50 signup fee in advance, and $35 on the day of the race. Proceeds will benefit the Emory Johns Creek Hospital Foundation and the Chattahoochee High School cross country team.

Learn more and register at runnersfit.com.

Emory Johns Creek Hospital is located at 6325 Hospital Parkway.

Seniors line dance during Community Day at the Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility

Seniors line dance during Community Day at the Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility

Fulton County seniors practiced their line dancing skills during the first Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facility Community Day celebration.  Community day is an annual event that is held in May of each year at the county’s four senior multipurpose facilities in observance of Older Americans Month. The HJC Bowden Senior Multipurpose facility also offered a tai chi demonstration, face painting for children, a basketball hoop for boys and girls to practice shooting hoops, mini-train rides for families, food and other entertainment.  Additional Community Days for seniors, their friends and families will be held at the following senior multipurpose facilities:

Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility
Saturday, May 10, 2014. 
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
677 Fairburn Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30331
4040-613-8580

Fulton Workforce Development to host recruitment at North Fulton Career Center

Fulton Workforce Development to host recruitment at North Fulton Career Center

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Fulton County Office of Workforce Development will host a Hire Dynamics recruitment at the North Fulton Career Center on Wednesday, May 7 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

The recruitment is a partnership between Hire Dynamics and Jewish Family and Career Services. The positions to be filled are in and around Alpharetta.

The North Fulton Career Center is located inside the North Fulton Service Center located at 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.

The jobs for which Hire Dynamics will be recruiting include:

• Production/Assembly -- Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and able to stand for entire 12 hour shift. Previous experience in manufacturing or assembly preferred. (25 openings)

Eat at Chili's to help Tenn. tornado victims

Eat at Chili's to help Tenn. tornado victims

(WXIA) -- Several Southern states were slammed by severe weather earlier this week, including Lincoln County, Tenn., which experienced a devastating tornado.

Those who want to contribute to the community's rebuilding fund can now do so, simply by eating at Chili's.

On Sunday, May 4, more than 60 Chili's restaurants in Georgia and Tennessee will contribute 10 percent of the day's earnings to the Lincoln County Disaster Relief Fund.

Chili's diners can also make monetary donations by adding extra money to their check totals.

Visit chilis.com to find your nearest Chili's.