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9 Kroger employees to compete in 'Bag-Off'

9 Kroger employees to compete in 'Bag-Off'

SUGAR HILL, Ga. -- Nine Kroger employees from across Georgia are gearing up to participate in this year's division Bag-Off.

The annual event pits young grocery baggers against each other as they compete for scholarships and the chance to represent Kroger at the statewide Georgia Food Industry Association Bag-Off.

"Baggers from all over the state work hard to prepare for this unique action-packed competition," Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger's Atlanta division, said in a statement. "The spirit and enthusiasm displayed by our contestants is what makes this a must-see event year after year."

The Kroger Bag-Off will be held Thursday, June 27 at the store on Cumming Highway in Sugar Hill. Contestants will be judged on their bagging speed, technique, weight distribution, appearance and overall style.

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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Falcons cookout, movie screening at Mall of Ga.

Falcons cookout, movie screening at Mall of Ga.

BUFORD, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons will hold a cookout and day of family-friendly fun at the Mall of Georgia this weekend.

The 2013 Grill with the Falcons Built by The Home Depot will be held Saturday, June 15. The event begins at 11 a.m. with food, games, prizes, live music and appearances by Falcons coach Mike Smith, players, alumni, cheerleaders and even Freddie the Falcon.

At 5 p.m., the fun will move to the mall's Village Amphitheater for more activities, including a screening of the movie Parental Guidance.

Learn more at the Mall of Georgia Facebook page.

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.

 

Dirty Girl Mud Run 5K Atlanta: Pretty muddy stuff

Dirty Girl Mud Run 5K Atlanta: Pretty muddy stuff

ATLANTA -- Mud. Water. Wonder. What could be more exciting than a group of girlfriends hopping, climbing, slipping and sliding through 12 challenging obstacles while decked out in extravagant costumes? The Dirty Girl Mud Run 5k has become one of the most anticipated non-competitive women only adventure runs to date and it is all because of its reputation for building friendship, camaraderie, having fun, enjoying some laughs and getting downright muddy.