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Race this weekend: Run/Walk with the Mayor

Race this weekend: Run/Walk with the Mayor

AUSTELL, Ga. -- Austell's inaugural Run/Walk with the Mayor will be held this weekend.

The 5K will be Saturday, Apr. 18 at 8 a.m. Race organizers say they hope it becomes an Austell tradition.

Runners will "Jog with Joe" from Legion Park to Sweetwater Creek, past the Community Garden and Veterans Memorial Park, and over the high bridge that spans Veterans Memorial Highway.

Run/Walk with the Mayor is an AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier. More information about the 2015 AJC Peachtree Road Race.

Registration is $25 in advance and $30 on race day, and includes a T-shirt. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers.

Participants who bring three canned food items for Sweetwater Mission Food Bank to the race will receive raffle tickets and become eligible for great prizes.

Cobb County hiring hundreds of teachers

Cobb County hiring hundreds of teachers

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb County School District hopes to find hundreds of new teachers through a large job fair next month.

Certified teaching positions at all levels of instruction will be available at the event. It is the district's first major hiring event in eight years. Kevin Kiger, the district's executive director of employment, said representatives from every Cobb County school will attend the career fair.

With more than 13,500 employees, the district is Cobb County's largest employer.

The job fair will be Wednesday, Apr. 15 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at McEachern High School, which is located at 2400 New MacLand Road in Powder Springs. It was originally supposed to be at the Smyrna Community Center, but an overwhelming response forced the district to find a larger location.

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

(WXIA) -- Chick-fil-A will bring back its popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night this weekend.

The fifth annual event will be Saturday, Feb. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at participating restaurants.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night encourages fathers and their little girls to spend time together. Every "couple" will receive take-home booklets featuring conversation starters and ideas for future outings.

Attendees will also be treated to tableside service, limousine and trolley rides, and other surprises.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night is free, except for the cost of food. Seating is available every hour; fathers and daughters are encouraged to call their local Chick-fil-A locations in advance to reserve a time.

Blood donation opportunities: Cobb County

Blood donation opportunities: Cobb County

(WXIA) -- The American Red Cross needs blood donations and has provided healthy metro Atlanta residents with several opportunities to give.

Inclement weather and widespread flu have prevented many usual donors from giving, according to Red Cross spokesperson Kristen Stancil. Several blood drives will be held throughout the area this month to make up the difference.

The Red Cross especially needs blood types O negative, A negative and B negative.

Visit redcrossblood.org for more information.

Here are some upcoming blood drives in Cobb County:

Monday, Feb. 16
Cobb Donor Center, 2145 Roswell Road, Suite 205, Marietta
7:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 17
WellStar Health Park, 4550 Cobb Parkway NW, Acworth
1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Race this weekend: Run for the Son

Race this weekend: Run for the Son

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- Burnt Hickory Baptist Church in Cobb County will hold a 5K and 10K fundraiser this weekend.

Run for the Son will be Saturday, Feb. 7. A 1-mile fun run is scheduled to start at 7:45 a.m., while the other two races will be off and running at 8 a.m.

All runners will receive colorful long-sleeve T-shirts. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finishers, male and female masters finishers, top three male and female finishers in each age group, and the top three runners in the Clydesdale division, for men who weigh more than 200 pounds.

Registration is $27 for each race. Children ages 10 and under can run for $15. Proceeds will benefit the church's Student Summer Mission Program and Eric Petty Memorial Graduation Scholarship Fund.

Visit bhradiate.com for more information about Run for the Son.

Gospel star J Moss performs during V103's For Sisters Only

Gospel star J Moss performs during V103's For Sisters Only

ATLANTA -- V-103/WAOK hosted their 23rd annual For Sisters Only event at the Georgia World Congress Center. FSO is an indoor festival featuring celebrities, products, health, beauty, workshops and more. The event allows Atlanta to get up-close and personal with it's favorite radio stations and personalities. Attendees enjoyed the 411 Recharge Zone, Wellness Pavilion, V103 Kids Zone and Autograph Zone. This year the Seminar Stage featured Keisha Knight Pulliam, a Powerade Women and Wellness Panel, the Battle of the Sexes hosted by Michael Baisden, Chef G. Garvin interactive cooking show and Michael Baisden's play Men Cry in The Dark.

The Music Stage was rocking with performances from Isaac Carree, Lyfe Jennings, Jazmine Sullivan, Pastor Troy, Raheem The Dream, J Moss, Tasha Page-Lockhart and surprise performances from host LL Cool J, Keyshia Cole and Tamar Braxton.

Students invited to Pizza Farm 2014

Students invited to Pizza Farm 2014

FOREST PARK, Ga. -- How do you expose urban youth to Georgia’s agriculture? You open a Pizza Farm!

Fourth and fifth grade students from the Atlanta metropolitan area will learn about Georgia agriculture by making, and eating, pizza at the second annual Pizza Farm event.

County agents with the Cooperative Extension Metro Collaborative of Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb and Clayton counties will lead the event set for Oct. 21-23 at the Georgia State Farmers Market in Forest Park, Ga. The students will learn how dairy, vegetables, grains and meats come together to make the pizza.