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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.

Bridge to be rededicated for fallen officer

Bridge to be rededicated for fallen officer

NORCROSS, Ga. -- The Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District and Gwinnett County Police Department will hold a rededication ceremony Monday for a bridge named for a fallen officer.

The Interstate 85-Jimmy Carter Boulevard bridge is named for James "Chris" Magill, who was struck and killed by a drunk driver in May 1993.

A rededication of the bridge will be held at 1 p.m. at the Westside Police Precinct. Scheduled speakers include Gwinnett Village CID executive director Chuck Warbington, Gwinnett County Chief of Police Charles Walters and Sgt. Willie Bailey with the Gwinnett County DUI Task Force.

Gwinnett Village CID spokesman Joel Wascher said officials plan to build Georgia's third diverging diamond at the I-85/Jimmy Carter interchange.

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.

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.

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."

'Wine & Dine' on Valentine's Day

'Wine & Dine' on Valentine's Day

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Treat your sweetheart to a romantic evening in historic Norcross on Valentine's Day.

The city has planned a romantic series of events for Thursday, Feb. 14.

Norcross public relations and marketing manager Tixie Fowler said the fun includes horse-drawn carriage rides, a kissing booth and an opportunity to renew marriage vows in front of a city judge.

Local restaurants will offer special Valentine's Day dinners and champagne, while shops and art galleries will stay open late and give roses to the ladies in attendance.

Heart Throbs, a collection of short pieces about the struggle to find romance, is on the playbill at the Lionheart Theatre in the nearby Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center.

The Norcross Valentine's Wine & Dine will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Learn more at norcrossga.net.