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Pike Nurseries to host Gardenfest

Pike Nurseries to host Gardenfest

(WXIA) -- Now that fall is almost here, it's time to start thinking about seasonal gardening.

On Thursday, Sept. 26, all Pike Nurseries locations will hold a free Gardenfest event to prepare customers for the change in seasons.

Gardenfest festivities will include discounts on merchandise throughout the store, as well as free appetizers and wine samplings. Five percent of the event's proceeds will be donated to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Find your nearest Pike Nursery at pikenursery.com.

Author Cassandra King to visit metro Atlanta

Author Cassandra King to visit metro Atlanta

(WXIA) -- A bestselling author will visit three locations in metro Atlanta this week.

Cassandra King's novels include Making Waves, The Sunday Wife and The Same Sweet Girls. Her latest book, Moonrise, is based on Daphne du Maurier's popular Rebecca.

King will be at the Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 9560 Spruill Road in Johns Creek.

On Friday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m., King will visit FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock. She will also be at the Perimeter Center Barnes & Noble on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.

Book Atlanta provided this synopsis of Moonrise:

Authors Ann Hite and Karen Zacharias to appear at FoxTale Book Shoppe

Authors Ann Hite and Karen Zacharias to appear at FoxTale Book Shoppe

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- FoxTale Book Shoppe is hosting a free event on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. called a “Conversation with Mountain Women,” but it’s so much more than that. Drawing on the wit and wisdom of characters they have created, Ann Hite, author of The Storycatcher, and Karen Spears Zacharias, author of Mother of Rain, will do what they do best: tell stories. Need a salve to heal an ache? Know a ghost – or a Melungeon – you’d like to be shed of? Got a secret you’re trying to keep? Or a family tradition you’re itching to share?

PROBE College Fair coming to Cherokee County

PROBE College Fair coming to Cherokee County

CANTON, Ga. -- The PROBE College Fair will stop in Cherokee County later this month.

The fair, which features representatives from nearly 200 colleges and universities across the country, will be at Cherokee High School on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn more about the PROBE College Fair.

Cherokee High is located at 930 Marietta Highway in Canton. The fair will be held in the school's gym.

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

(WXIA) -- PetSmart Charities is planning a major adoption event at stores nationwide.

National Adoption Weekend will be Sept. 13-15. Thousands of dogs and cats will be available for PetSmart customers to take home.

Adoption representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about caring for a new pet.

PetSmart Charities will give $35 to grants to participating local adoption partners for every pet that finds a new home during National Adoption Weekend.

"We are proud to partner with PetSmart Charities to find lifelong loving homes for thousands of pets this National Adoption Weekend," PetSmart CEO David Lenhardt said.

Learn more and find your closest PetSmart store at petsmart.com.

Music legend Ricky Skaggs coming to Woodstock

Music legend Ricky Skaggs coming to Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Music legend Ricky Skaggs is coming to FoxTale Book Shoppe on his Kentucky Traveler book tour on Tuesday, August 27 at 7 p.m.

In Kentucky Traveler, Ricky Skaggs, the music legend who revived modern bluegrass music, gives a warm, honest, one-of-a-kind memoir of forty years in music—along with the Ten Commandments of Bluegrass, as handed down by Ricky’s mentor Bill Monroe; the Essential Guide to Bedrock Country Songs, a lovingly compiled walk through the songs that have moved Skaggs the most throughout his life; Songs the Lord Taught Us, a primer on Skaggs’s most essential gospel songs; and a bevy of personal snapshots of his musical heroes.

FoxTale Book Shoppe hosts 11 authors for Friday Night Live

FoxTale Book Shoppe hosts 11 authors for Friday Night Live

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- FoxTale Book Shoppe will host an Emerging Author Book Signing event from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30pm on Friday, August 2.

The event is free to attend. FoxTale will be selling their published books and the authors will be there signing, taking pictures, answering questions, etc. There are both kids' books and adult books -- mystery, suspense, romance, etc. 

The Emerging Author event welcomes self-published and small press authors to showcase their books in a traditional, yet totally untraditional, bookstore setting.