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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.

Pike Nurseries celebrates spring with Happy Flower Hours

Pike Nurseries celebrates spring with Happy Flower Hours

ATLANTA -- All Atlanta-area Pike Nurseries locations will kick off the spring planting season with Happy Flower Hours next week.

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 22, Pike customers can enjoy store-wide discounts on plants, gardening accessories, patio furniture and more. Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q will provide complimentary food, and guests will have the opportunity to win discounts and a free landscape design. The first 100 customers will also receive a free reusable tote.

Happy Flower Hours are free to attend.

Visit pikenursery.com to learn more and find your nearest Pike location.

Town hall meeting canceled

Town hall meeting canceled

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Georgia Senator John Albers (R-Roswell) has canceled a town hall meeting he planned to hold in Woodstock later this week.

Albers canceled the Thursday, Mar. 14 meeting early Monday afternoon. A new date was not immediately announced.

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.

Cherokee County announces graduation schedule

Cherokee County announces graduation schedule

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cherokee County School District has released its graduation schedule for the Class of 2013.

All graduation ceremonies will take place at First Baptist Church of Woodstock.

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On Thursday, May 23, Sequoyah High School will hold its graduation ceremony at 4 p.m., and River Ridge High School students will receive their diplomas at 8 p.m.

Etowah High School's graduation will be at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Woodstock High School's will be the same day at 8 p.m.

Finally, on Saturday, May 25, Creekview High School students will graduate at 9 a.m., and Cherokee High School will have its ceremony at 1 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Woodstock is located at 11905 Highway 92.

Goodwill hosting 8 job fairs across North Ga.

Goodwill hosting 8 job fairs across North Ga.

DULUTH, Ga. -- Goodwill of North Georgia will hold eight job fairs Wednesday.

The fairs will give job seekers across the region a chance to connect with dozens of employers.

"Each of our career centers holds regular job fairs, but this is the first time we've combined our efforts to create a single-day impact," said Elaine Armstrong, director of public relations for Goodwill of North Georgia.

The job fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Goodwill has career centers in Athens, Atlanta, Cartersville, Decatur, Duluth, Oakwood, Rome and Woodstock.

Attendees are asked to dress professionally and bring several copies of their résumés.

"We know many people start the year looking for new job opportunities. This one-day event will allow us to help them connect with employers while highlighting the myriad of resources each location offers every day," Armstrong said.

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."