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Chattahoochee Tech to hold career fair

Chattahoochee Tech to hold career fair

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Chattahoochee Technical College will hold its annual College and Career Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More than 90 colleges, universities and companies are scheduled to attend this year's event.

Everyone is invited to stop by the fair, which will be held at the North Metro Campus in Acworth.

Thirteen schools will be represented, including Brenau University, DeVry University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Life University, Reinhardt University, Saint Leo University, Sherman College of Chiropractic, Southern Polytechnic State University, Strayer University and the University of Phoenix.

PROBE College Fair coming to Cherokee County

PROBE College Fair coming to Cherokee County

CANTON, Ga. -- The popular PROBE College Fair will stop in Cherokee County next week, giving high school students an opportunity to speak directly to representatives from their favorite colleges and universities.

The fair will be Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cherokee High School in Canton.

A number of schools in several states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and the Carolinas, will be represented. See a complete list of participating colleges.

Learn more and register to attend the fair at gaprobe.org.

Cherokee High School is located at 930 Marietta Highway.

Race this weekend: Tortoise and the Hare

Race this weekend: Tortoise and the Hare

CANTON, Ga. -- Runners of all speeds and skill levels are invited to participate in a half marathon in Cherokee County this weekend.

Tortoise and the Hare Racing's goal is for all participants to cross the finish line at about the same time. Half marathon runners are asked to provide their estimate finish times while registering; their starting times will be assigned based on those predictions. Those who run at tortoise speeds will begin the race first, while "hares" will start last.

The race will be Saturday, Sept. 6 at Boling Park in Canton. Race organizers describe the course as smooth with some rolling hills.

All runners will receive race T-shirts, while finishers will be given custom medals. The top male and female racers will receive spots on the 2015 Tortoise and the Hare Race Team.

Online registration is $55 and closes Wednesday, Sept. 3. Race day sign-up will also be available.

Dorothea Benton Frank kicks off author lunch series

Dorothea Benton Frank kicks off author lunch series

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- FoxTale Book Shoppe is kicking off their Fox Lunch & Laugh series with New York Times bestselling author, Dorothea Benton Frank, on Tuesday, June 17 at Vingenzo's Pasta & Pizzeria, just a few doors down from FoxTale.

"Dottie Frank loves her visits to Woodstock, and so do we!" FoxTale co-owner Ellen Ward said. "Once again, FoxTale Book Shoppe welcomes Dottie with the release of her newest book ... this reservations-only luncheon is always a great and fun time."

Oliver North to sign new novel at FoxTale Book Shoppe

Oliver North to sign new novel at FoxTale Book Shoppe

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Lt. Colonel Oliver L. North, USMC Ret. is making one of only two independent bookstore visits nationwide to FoxTale Book Shoppe on Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m.

North will be midway through his book tour for his new novel, Counterfeit Lies, when he stops at FoxTale Book Shoppe. Due to his tight tour schedule, purchase of Counterfeit Lies will be required to attend the event and non-posed photos will be permitted. North will personalize as well as sign books.

"We are thrilled that Colonel North will be at FoxTale.  This is huge for us, for Woodstock and the surrounding area.  From what we've been told, visitors to Downtown Woodstock will not be able to miss his wrapped tour bus. We anticipate at least 500 people will attend this exciting book event," FoxTale co-owner Ellen Ward said.

Race this weekend: 80s Rad Retro Run

Race this weekend: 80s Rad Retro Run

CANTON, Ga. -- Have you ever wanted to run a 5K dressed as your favorite 1980s personality?

You're in luck: the 80s Rad Retro Run will be held this weekend at Cagle's Family Farm in Canton.

The fun will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10. Runners will receive T-shirts and be eligible for door prizes, while awards will be given to the top male and female finishers, and the first three male and female finishers in each age group.

Runners are encouraged to dress in 80s attire; there will be a costume contest. Some of the top hits from the 80s will be played during and after the race.

Registration is $35 and can be completed at tortoiseandthehareracing.com. Proceeds from the run will benefit Iris Ministries and Out of Darkness, two organizations working to combat human trafficking.

Cagle's Family Farm is located at 355 Stringer Road.

Free Bank of America weekennds at Tellus Science Museum

Free Bank of America weekennds at Tellus Science Museum

Bank of America cardholders get free admission to Tellus during the first full weekend of each month as part of Museums On Us.