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Chipotle to hold statewide hiring event

Chipotle to hold statewide hiring event

ATLANTA -- Chipotle Mexican Grill is looking for new team members to work at all of its Georgia locations.

Tuesday, Feb. 17 is Open Interview Day at Chipotle, where every restaurant will interview candidates for full- and part-time positions. Those who are interested are asked to fill out applications at jobs.chipotle.com, then visit their local stores for in-person sessions with a manager.

Interviews will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Amanda Klein, Chipotle's lead recruiting strategist for the Southeast, said the fast-casual chain offers competitive pay and benefits, free meals and uniforms, paid breaks and plenty of advancement opportunities for its employees.

Home Depot to hold job fair in Cobb County

Home Depot to hold job fair in Cobb County

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Georgia Department of Labor will hold a career fair for Home Depot this week.

The company needs about 50 people to work at the store at 4101 Roswell Road in East Cobb. Open positions include sales associates, electricians and clerks.

A recruitment event will be Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the GDOL's Cobb-Cherokee Career Center.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, with a high school diploma or GED and one year of related work experience. Job seekers are asked to apply online before the event.

To apply:

* Visit careers.homedepot.com
* Enter Georgia zip code 30062
* When redirected to the search page, enter store number 0111

The Cobb-Cherokee Career Center is located at 465 Big Shanty Road, in the Marietta/Kennesaw area.

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.

Atlanta-area Simon malls to host Kidgits Club Book Blast

Atlanta-area Simon malls to host Kidgits Club Book Blast

ATLANTA -- Atlanta-area Simon malls are hitting the books!

To help foster the importance of childhood literacy and reading, Mall of Georgia, Town Center at Cobb and Northlake Mall are scheduled to host their annual Simon Kidgits Club Book Blast on Saturday, Feb. 21.

For each mall’s event, families can enjoy a special read-aloud session of popular modern classics with local celebrities and will be eligible for drawings to win free books and special prizes. Attendees can also look forward to engaging, book-based activities that will help bring these stories to life.

As part of the annual event, children are encouraged to bring new or gently used books to be donated to each mall’s participating charity.

Don’t miss out on all the reading fun – this event’s one for the books!

Pike Nurseries to host potting party weekend

Pike Nurseries to host potting party weekend

ATLANTA -- The garden experts at Pike Nurseries are helping customers start 2015 off right with refreshed container gardens and houseplants.

On Saturday, January 10 and Sunday, January 11, Pike Nurseries will host Potting Party Weekend at all store locations. Gardeners of all levels are invited to bring an empty pot from home or purchase a new one, as on-hand associates help them plant indoor or outdoor container gardens, houseplants and terrariums.

Pike Nurseries will also provide complimentary Pike Potting and Container Soil and E.B. Stone Sure Start for pots planted in-store.

With expert potting advice and a wide selection of plants available at Pike Nurseries, guests can welcome the New Year with the perfect container garden for any home.

Shaky Boots Music Festival coming to KSU

Shaky Boots Music Festival coming to KSU

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A long list of big-name country stars are scheduled to perform at the Shaky Boots Music Festival in May on the Kennesaw State University campus.

Performers include Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Dwight Yoakam, Dierks Bentley, The Band Perry and Sara Evans.

The festival is set for May 16 and 17. Advance tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. General admission tickets start at $169. VIP ticket packages are $499.

Shaky Boots co-founder Tim Sweetwood told the Marietta Daily Journal he hopes about 30,000 people will attend the festival each day.

The venue could hold about 35,000 people, Sweetwood said, but the specific capacity for the event has not yet been determined.

Sweetwood said he selected Kennesaw for the show because the city is close to Atlanta and is accessible from many different areas.