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Race this weekend: Jog for Jule

Race this weekend: Jog for Jule

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy at Walton High School will hold a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

Jog for Jule was organized in honor of Julie Furr, a breast cancer survivor and the mother of a Walton student. Money raised by the event will be donated to the Breast Cancer Alliance in Furr's name.

The race will be Saturday, Apr. 18 at 8 a.m. It will begin on Walton High's baseball field, loop through some nearby neighborhoods, and end at the Walton track.

Registration is $25 and includes a T-shirt, but runners must sign up no later than Tuesday, Apr. 14 at 4 p.m. to be guaranteed a shirt.

Visit jogforjule5k.com for more information and to sign up.

Walton High is located at 1590 Bill Murdock Road in East Cobb.

Pike Nurseries announces April gardening classes

Pike Nurseries announces April gardening classes

ATLANTA -- To help customers welcome springtime with bright blooms, pretty perennials and fresh fruits and veggies, the experts at Pike Nurseries are hosting a variety of free gardening classes all month long.

With on-hand advice from planting professionals, guests of all gardening levels can transition their stark winter landscapes into cheerful crops of spring blossoms galore.

Growing Great Tomatoes Class
Wednesday, April 8 at 1 p.m. at all Pike Nurseries store locations
A juicy, vine-ripened tomato adds the perfect burst of flavor to spring and summer recipes! Better yet, homegrown tomatoes are a safe, economical food source and taste better than store-bought edibles. Customers can take their pick from two offered classes to learn more about these delicious, nutrient-packed plants. With fresh advice from Pike Nurseries, these ruby-red favorites will be ripe for the picking!

Cobb County hiring hundreds of teachers

Cobb County hiring hundreds of teachers

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb County School District hopes to find hundreds of new teachers through a large job fair next month.

Certified teaching positions at all levels of instruction will be available at the event. It is the district's first major hiring event in eight years. Kevin Kiger, the district's executive director of employment, said representatives from every Cobb County school will attend the career fair.

With more than 13,500 employees, the district is Cobb County's largest employer.

The job fair will be Wednesday, Apr. 15 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at McEachern High School, which is located at 2400 New MacLand Road in Powder Springs. It was originally supposed to be at the Smyrna Community Center, but an overwhelming response forced the district to find a larger location.

Pike Nurseries to Host ‘Super Strawberry Saturday’ on March 14

Pike Nurseries to Host ‘Super Strawberry Saturday’ on March 14

 With spring comes the start of strawberry planting season!Pike Nurseries is gearing up to host its annual Super Strawberry Saturday event at all store locations on March 14 to celebrate this famed fruit. During the devoted day, customers can enjoy complimentary strawberry lemonade and samples of McCutcheon's Jalapeno Strawberry BBQ Sauce while supplies last. Guests will even receive a FREE bareroot strawberry plant of their own to take home and harvest!

Pike Nurseries hiring for spring

Pike Nurseries hiring for spring

(WXIA) -- Pike Nurseries plans to hire about 300 employees for the upcoming spring planting season.

The nursery chain will hold a career fair Wednesday, Mar. 4 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at all its Georgia locations.

Open positions include manager trainees, department heads, sales associates, operations personnel and cashiers. Planting enthusiasts of all skill levels are encouraged to apply.

Visit pikenursery.com for more information.

Chipotle to hold statewide hiring event

Chipotle to hold statewide hiring event

ATLANTA -- Chipotle Mexican Grill is looking for new team members to work at all of its Georgia locations.

Tuesday, Feb. 17 is Open Interview Day at Chipotle, where every restaurant will interview candidates for full- and part-time positions. Those who are interested are asked to fill out applications at jobs.chipotle.com, then visit their local stores for in-person sessions with a manager.

Interviews will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Amanda Klein, Chipotle's lead recruiting strategist for the Southeast, said the fast-casual chain offers competitive pay and benefits, free meals and uniforms, paid breaks and plenty of advancement opportunities for its employees.

Home Depot to hold job fair in Cobb County

Home Depot to hold job fair in Cobb County

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Georgia Department of Labor will hold a career fair for Home Depot this week.

The company needs about 50 people to work at the store at 4101 Roswell Road in East Cobb. Open positions include sales associates, electricians and clerks.

A recruitment event will be Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the GDOL's Cobb-Cherokee Career Center.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, with a high school diploma or GED and one year of related work experience. Job seekers are asked to apply online before the event.

To apply:

* Visit careers.homedepot.com
* Click RETAIL, then HOURLY POSITIONS, then SEARCH
* Enter Georgia zip code 30062
* When redirected to the search page, enter store number 0111

The Cobb-Cherokee Career Center is located at 465 Big Shanty Road, in the Marietta/Kennesaw area.