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Lilburn Daze celebrates 40 years

Lilburn Daze celebrates 40 years

LILBURN, Ga. -- This year's Lilburn Daze Arts & Crafts Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The annual event offers plenty of family-friendly outdoor fall fun.

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Activities include arts vendors, food, health services and a special area for children.

This is the festival's 40th year in Lilburn. It is hosted by the Lilburn Women's Club at Lilburn City Park.

Visit lilburndaze.org for more information.

Camp Woof to host vaccination clinic

Camp Woof to host vaccination clinic

NORCROSS, Ga. -- The Georgia SPCA will hold a low-cost vaccination clinic for pet owners this weekend.

The clinic will be Saturday, May 18 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Camp Woof in Norcross.

Rabies, distemper and bordetella shots will be only $10 each. Heartworm testing for dogs and microchipping for all pets will be $25.

Camp Woof is located at 4590 Buford Highway.

Visit georgiaspca.org for more information.

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.

Not picked for the Peachtree? No problem ...

Not picked for the Peachtree? No problem ...

ATLANTA -- The winners of the 2013 AJC Peachtree Road Race lottery were chosen Monday morning.

If you weren't picked, don't despair. There are still plenty of local 10Ks, half marathons and other ways to challenge yourself between now and Independence Day.

Here are a few of the upcoming races in metro Atlanta. All of them have options that are longer than a 5K (or 3.1 miles); all start times and costs listed are for the longer races.

Check active.com and Run Georgia year-round for all the events in the area.

Coke partners with Firehouse Subs for national contest

Coke partners with Firehouse Subs for national contest

ATLANTA -- Coca-Cola and Firehouse Subs are partnering for a national sweepstakes centered on stock car racing.

Coca-Cola is sponsoring the Coca-Cola Photo Finish sweepstakes at Firehouse Subs locations through Apr. 21.

During the contest, life-size cutouts of participating Coca-Cola Racing Family members will be placed in FIrehouse Subs locations. Firehouse Subs guests can snap a photo with the cutout and submit it to win. Guests can submit photos via text to cocacolaphotofinish.com, or entries can be mailed.

Participating drivers include Joey Logano, representing the Georgia and Gulf region; Greg Biffle, representing the West and Central region; Danica Patrick, representing the Florida region; Denny Hamlin, representing the South region; and Tony Stewart, representing the Mid-Atlantic region.

Lilburn Police to hold gun safety class

Lilburn Police to hold gun safety class

LILBURN, Ga. -- The Lilburn Police Department has planned a seminar to teach residents about gun safety.

The class will be held Thursday, Mar. 21 at 6:30 p.m. The location has not yet been named.

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Lilburn Police Capt. Ben Haynes said the seminar will cover several topics, including gun laws, firearm safety and alternative weapons like pepper spray.

To register for the class, email training coordinator Sgt. Tim Allen at tallen@cityoflilburn.com.

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's wildly popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February.

More than 100 Atlanta- and Athens-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host the event on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Every couple in attendance will receive an activity sheet with conversation topics and a booklet called "Continuing the Conversation," which gives the dads and daughters suggestions for getting to know each other better.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we serve," Chick-fil-A area marketing director Robin Lomax said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."