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Pike Nurseries to hold terrarium classes

Pike Nurseries to hold terrarium classes

(WXIA) -- Pike Nurseries is offering two classes for customers who want to bring the outdoors into their homes.

On Saturday, July 19, Pike shoppers can attend a free terrarium and fairy garden class, where they will learn how to create and maintain glass gardens.

The class is free and will be held at every Pike Nurseries location at 9 a.m.

A similar class geared toward children will be hosted Wednesday, July 23 at 10 a.m., also at every Pike store. Children will make their own fairy gardens to take home. The class costs $14.99 per child.

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

Dragon Boat Races move to Lake McIntosh

Dragon Boat Races move to Lake McIntosh

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City's annual Dragon Boat Races will return this fall in a brand new location.

As Lake Peachtree is still empty, this year's races will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at Lake McIntosh.

The local convention and visitors bureau is looking for performers and vendors interested in participating. For more information, visit ptcdragonboats.org.

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.

Race this weekend: Goliath Mud Challenge

Race this weekend: Goliath Mud Challenge

TYRONE, Ga. -- A race that past participants have called "awesome" and "the best event ever" will return in 2014.

The Goliath Mud Challenge will be held Saturday, May 31 on property owned by Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Goliath challenges teams to complete 18 obstacles on a 5K course, working together to make it to the end. Runners begin the race in waves, depending on their skill levels.

Registration opens at 7 a.m. It costs $65 to participate; military, first responder and police runners can sign up for only $50. There is also a $25 one-mile option for children.

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

The Christ Our Shepherd property is located at 411 Palmetto Road in Tyrone.

Free sorority information session for high school girls

Free sorority information session for high school girls

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- High school juniors and seniors who are interested in joining sororities are invited to attend a free information session in Peachtree City this weekend.

The Atlanta Southern Crescent Alumnae Panhellenic Association (ASCAPA) will host the talk on Sunday, May 18 at 1 p.m. Jill Moore, the director of Greek life at Auburn University, will be the guest speaker.

Teens who are serious about rushing sororities when they get to college, as well as those who simply want more information about Greek life are welcome to attend. Topics to be covered include what to expect during rush, how to choose the best sorority and some of the benefits of sorority membership.

This weekend's session will be held at the Phi Mu Fraternity National Headquarters, which is located at 400 Westpark Drive. Visit ascapa.org for more information.

Several roads to close for triathlon

Several roads to close for triathlon

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Peachtree International and Supersprint Triathlon will be held this Saturday, May 17 in Peachtree City.

This year, the swim has moved from Lake Peachtree to the new Lake McIntosh. Because of this, the race route has changed from last year's event.

Participants will travel from Lake McIntosh to Dividend Drive. From there, they will cover McIntosh Trail, Robinson Road, Spear Road, Paschal Road and head back to Dividend.

Drivers should expect considerable delays in those areas from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. About 25 police and sheriff's officers will be on hand to control traffic.

Learn more about the event at tri4gold.org; registration is still open.

Divas Half Marathon coming to Peachtree City

Divas Half Marathon coming to Peachtree City

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- A popular women's half marathon will stop in metro Atlanta this fall, bringing boas, tiaras and lots of "divas" to the area.

The Divas Half Marathon and 5K will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City.

The race is designed to celebrate women and encourage them to complete -- and enjoy -- a race. Its course winds along Peachtree City's beautiful streets and multi-use paths, all leading up to a finish line extravaganza with roses, champagne and even a concert by rock star Bret Michaels.

Runners will receive tiaras and feather boas during the race, and medals and fitted tech shirts once they are done.

Half marathon registration is $90 through June 15, $100 between June 16 and Sept. 3, and $120 on race weekend. Registration for the 5K is $50 through June 15, $65 between June 16 and Sept. 3, and $75 at the pre-race expo.