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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!

Peachtree City to hold 2 Easter egg hunts

Peachtree City to hold 2 Easter egg hunts

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Children in Peachtree City can participate in two Easter egg hunts this weekend. Both events will be Saturday, Apr. 4.

Peachtree City Christian Church will host an Easter Eggstravaganza at 10 a.m. Children from toddlers to 5th grade can enjoy inflatables, games, crafts and candy. The free event is open to the entire community.

The church is located at 500 Kedron Drive.

From 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Braelinn Village shopping center will hold a parade and golf cart decorating contest. There will also be two egg hunts, games, prizes and more. Everything is free.

The shopping center is located at 548 Crosstown Drive.

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!

Red Cross needs blood and platelet donations

Red Cross needs blood and platelet donations

(WXIA) -- The American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donations.

The recent rounds of winter weather that slammed much of the country forced the Red Cross to cancel more than 200 planned blood drives. It's the second shortfall this year; more than 26,400 donations went uncollected in early February, also thanks to weather.

"Blood products are being delivered to hospitals almost as quickly as they come in," said Jerry J.K. Tillery, CEO of the Red Cross's Alabama and Central Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico and Southern Blood Service Regions. "Donors who give now are just restocking our shelves; they are making sure hope continues to be available for patients in need."

Visit redcrossblood.org to find a donation location and schedule an appointment.

The Red Cross has also planned a number of blood drives in Fayette County:

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.

Race this weekend: Trinity Trail Run

Race this weekend: Trinity Trail Run

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will hold a 5K and 2K fundraiser this weekend.

The Trinity Trail Run will be Saturday, Feb. 28 at the church. Race day registration and packet pick-up opens at 6:30 a.m., and the run will start at 8 a.m. Participants are asked to park at nearby McIntosh High School.

All runners will receive T-shirts and a post-race breakfast of pancakes and tamales. Extra awards will be given to the top three male and female 5K runners in each age group.

Registration is $25 in advance or $30 on race day. Proceeds will go to several Catholic youth programs, including EDGE and Life Teen Summer Camp, CHWC Grenada, and Steubenville Atlanta.

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

Holy Trinity is located at 101 Walt Banks Road.

Piedmont Newnan Hospital to host caregiver workshop

NEWNAN, Ga. – Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s Sixty Plus Services will host a workshop “Caregiving for Loved Ones With Dementia” on Wednesday, Mar. 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will address the types and stages of dementia, community resources, financial and legal concerns, communication techniques and the role of medications in managing challenging behaviors.

“We know that caregivers can easily and quickly find themselves dealing with an enormous amount of stress. The goal of this workshop is to provide them with the right tools and resources to help ease the tremendous pressure they’re under, as well as those very common feelings of grief and isolation,” said Tori Sorrells, coordinator of Sixty Plus Services at Piedmont Newnan Hospital.