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First Up: Events, Programs & Fun Things to Do October/November

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Black Jacket Symphony. Photo by Rob Hereth.

Town Green Calendar

5140 Town Center Boulevard Peachtree Corners 30092 peachtreecornersga.gov

Important Note: All City events are subject to postponement or cancellation due to current health and safety concerns, as well as other mitigating factors. Please check the city website and calendar for updates.

Sports on the Screen

Saturdays, October 24, November 7, 14, 28. 4-7 p.m.
Come tailgate and watch college football on the Town Green. Sports fans are encouraged to bring their own coolers or purchase food and drinks from one of the many restaurants in the Town Center.
Please note: It is strongly recommended that all attendees wear face masks. Additionally, the CDC’s recommended 6-foot social distancing is required.

The lineup:

October 24: Georgia vs. Kentucky
November 7: Georgia vs. Florida
November 14: Georgia vs. Missouri or Alabama vs. LSU
November 28: Auburn vs. Alabama

Summer Concert Series

Saturday, October 17, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
The Summer Concert Series is in its second year! Free admission to enjoy lawn games and food vendors. Fans can also visit one of many restaurants located within the Town Center or bring food to the Town Green.

Reservations are required for the concert to ensure room for social distancing. Please check the city’s website, peachtreecorner ga.gov, to reserve seats. Reservations will open two weeks before the concert date.

Black Jacket Symphony
Remember putting on an album and listening from start to finish? Relive that moment with a live concert experience unlike any other as The Black Jacket Symphony recreates a select classic album live in its entirety — note for note, sound for sound — plus a full set of greatest hits from the evening’s artist. Come listen to Black Jacket Symphony perform Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers!

Cornhole ATL Fall League

Final day of play October 21.
Georgia’s largest and fastest-growing cornhole league is into its tenth year. It’s back at Peachtree Corners Town Center for the fall league, offering four different divisions of play to accommodate all levels. More info at cornholeatl.com

Harvest Festival

Canceled, originally scheduled for October 24.

Veterans Day

November 11. City Hall closed.
The Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument Association (PCVMA) will be holding an hour-long ceremony on Veterans Day. Veterans Day Event to be held at the Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument on the Town Green. November 11, 11 a.m. -12 p.m.

Wesleyan Band and Wesleyan School Chorus will perform. Norcross High School ROTC color guard will present colors. Councilmember Alex Wright will be the master of ceremonies. Mayor Mason and
PCVMA Executive Director Bob Ballagh will speak.

Please note that a few chairs will be available, but the organizers encourage attendees to bring their own chairs should they wish to sit during the hour-long presentation.

Wesleyan School Admissions Events begin October 1.

Small group tours and socially distanced events are scheduled throughout the fall. Visit www.wesleyanschool.org/admissions for dates and registration.

FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING

Wednesday, December 30, 2-4 pm.
Cole Dermatology & Aesthetic Center
3225 Holcomb Bridge Road, Peachtree Corners, GA
By appointment only. Please call ahead 678-417-6900
Kendra A.Cole M.D.
Double Board Certified Dermatologist

Peachtree Corners Business Association

4989 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners
678-969-3385 | peachtreecornersba.com

Connecting Over Coffee Morning Meetup (In-Person or Webinar)

October 13 and November 10, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
In-person — Space is limited. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
5215 Town Center Boulevard, Peachtree Corners 30092
Via Webinar — login details will be provided.
Get together, connect over coffee and talk about business on the second Tuesday of the month. This is your opportunity to have conversations with other PCBA members and business professionals who want to share and experience business in a positive atmosphere. There is no admission fee for PCBA members and guests.

PCBA Lunch Club

October 27, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The purpose of our PCBA Lunch Club has always been to highlight and support our local restaurant members. This month we are encouraging all of our members to join us for lunch at Marlow’s Tavern in Peachtree Corners. We will be practicing social distancing, dining on the patio or sitting inside at tables. We will not have group seating, but will try to seat PCBA members in safe proximity.

Atlanta Tech Park

107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners
404-797-1221 | atlantatechpark.com

The Challenging New World of Privacy and Security Keeping Pace with the Explosion of Online Traffic… and the Surge of Online Threats — Panel Discussion by Women Driving Innovation

October 15, 6-7 p.m.
Join in as a panel of experts from B2B, B2C, Security and InfoSec explore what “high tech” is doing to thwart “high crime.”

Southwest Gwinnett WordPress Meetup

Tuesdays, October 20 and November 17, 7-9 p.m.
Whether you’re just learning or developing with WordPress, it’s very useful to have a local environment where you can experiment, ask questions, learn new skills and get recommendations on all things WordPress. The Southwest Gwinnett WordPress group is just the place. Each month addresses a new topic. Atlanta Tech Park.

Wine Wednesdays

Wednesdays, October 28, 5-7 p.m.
Wine (and Beer) Wednesday is for Atlanta Tech Park members and insiders only. Please RSVP at the Atlanta Tech Park website.

Peachtree Corners Library Branch Calendar Highlights

5570 Spalding Drive, Peachtree Corners 30092
770-978-5154 | gwinnettpl.org

Astronomy for Beginners: Choosing the Right Telescope

October 14, 2 – 3 p.m.
Join special guest Tom Faller for a virtual presentation about different types of telescopes, including what to look for if you are thinking about buying one.

Homestead How-To: Apple Cider & Mini Pies

October 21, 5:30-5:40 p.m.
It’s Fall! Join the Homestead as they harvest (and bake) this season’s apples! This program will be available on GCPL’s YouTube channel.

Kindergarten, Here We Come!

Mondays (Letter Camp) and Wednesdays (Preschool Playground).
October 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 and November 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, 10:30-10:40 a.m.

Virtual enrichment for toddlers and pre-K children. Letter Camp: Learn about a new letter of the alphabet every Monday. Preschool Playground: Activities for preschoolers to help them become ready for school.

Kelsey Asher is a proud graduate of the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor’s in Communications. She has held a variety of marketing leadership roles for several small, startup companies in a variety of industries including publishing, construction and technology.

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August/September Events Calendar in Peachtree Corners

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Town Green Calendar

Town Green- 5140 Town Center Boulevard, Peachtree Corners 30092

peachtreecornersga.gov

Important Note: All City events are subject to postponement or cancellation due to current health and safety concerns, as well as other mitigating factors. Please check the city website and calendar for updates.

Flicks on the Green

Saturdays, August 1 and October 3. Movies begin at 7 p.m.

            Join your neighbors on the Peachtree Corners Town Green for Flicks on the Green, a free movie series featuring iconic movies. Bring a blanket and stretch out on the lawn, experience movies under the stars. Grab food from your favorite Town Green restaurants and vendors. The Red Popcorn Wagon will have popcorn, sweet treats and beverages for sale from their iconic wagon.

August 1 — Toy Story

October 3 — The Goonies

            Please note: It is strongly recommended that all attendees wear face masks. Additionally, the CDC’s recommended 6-foot social distancing is required. No reservations needed.

CornholeATL Fall League

Fall registration continues through August 24.

Leagues start September 2 and end October 21.

Play is every Wednesday.

            Georgia’s largest and fastest growing cornhole league is turning 10! It’s back at Peachtree Corners Town Center for the fall league, offering four different divisions of play to accommodate all levels. More info at cornholeatl.com.

Yoga on the Green

Every Tuesday through September 29, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

            Yoga on the Green has moved back to its original Town Green location. Everyone from beginners to experienced yogis is welcome to participate in this freeclass taught by David Penn from Sun Dragon Yoga. No reservations needed.

Night Market

Fridays, August 7, September 11 and October 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

            The Night Market features 40+ local farmers with fruits, vegetables and natural meats, as well as gardeners and artisans showcasing their handcrafted goods. Attendees also enjoy special drink demonstrations, featuring local vendors and products, and live music. No reservations needed.

            August 7: Hush Money, a cover band playing hits and deep cuts from multiple decades. The three-piece band consists of guitar, bass and drums. They play a range of styles including blues, folk, grunge and rock.

            September 11: ThunderGypsy plays soul stirrin’, blues rockin’ music. The spirit of the gypsies is evident in their music as their eclectic mix invites you on a musical road trip that takes you from Atlanta’s Southern Soul to the streets of Chicago’s electric Blues scene.

            October 9: Blair Crimmins and the Hookers mix ragtime and 1920s style Dixieland jazz. The band is sure to make you get off your seat and dance with their special sound that’s modern, yet deeply rooted in the past.

Tailgate!

Saturdays, August 8, 15 and 22

            Everyone is invited to tailgate and watch baseball on Town Green. Sports fans are encouraged to bring their own coolers or purchase food and drinks from one of the many restaurants in the Town Center. No reservations needed.

Braves vs. Phillies —August 8, 6:05- 9 p.m.

Braves vs. Marlins — August 15, 6:10- 9 p.m.

Braves vs. Phillies — August 22, 7:10- 10 p.m.

Summer Concert Series

Saturdays, August 29, September 26 and October 17, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

            The Summer Concert Series is back for its second year! Free admission to enjoy lawn games and food vendors. Fans can also visit one of many restaurants located within the Town Center or bring food to the Town Green.

            Reservations required for these concerts to ensure room for social distancing. Please check the city’s website, peachtreecornersga.gov, to reserve seats. Reservations will open two weeks before the concert date.

            August 29: Texas Flood and Tommy Katona has become one of the premier blues bands in North Texas. Evolving from the original tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Texas Flood pays tribute to the legends as well as the future of the blues through their own music and style.

            September 26: Drivin N Cryin is an Atlanta-based folk/rock act that has spent most of their career on tour. In October 1985, Drivin N Cryin played their first show at Atlanta’s famed 688 Club. The band quickly gained attention for their blistering live shows and amassed a rabid fanbase.

            October 17: Marcy Playground is a 1990s alternative rock band best known for their hit “Sex and Candy.” But the band has achieved much more; their songs are featured on several soundtracks, and they’ve toured with other bands such as Everclear and Dishwalla.

Blues & Derby

Saturday, September 5, 6-9 p.m.

            Break out the big hats and bow ties to join your neighbors for Blues & Derby. Enjoy the excitement of the Kentucky Derby and the two greatest minutes in sports on the big screen! The Derby run is scheduled for 6:50 p.m.; pre-event coverage will be shown. Stick around after the big race to watch a special showing of Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. No reservations needed.

            Please note that this event is not confirmed at press time. Please check the city’s calendar at peachtreecornersga.gov for confirmation.

Gwinnett County Public Library

Peachtree Corners Branch

5570 Spalding Drive, Peachtree Corners 30092 770-978-5154

Important Note: Due to the pandemic, Gwinnett County Public Libraries are closed to the public for the foreseeable future. However, curbside holds pick-ups are available, book drops are open, wi-fi is accessible in the parking lot and food distribution (at select locations) will continue. Additionally, there are many virtual programs available for streaming.

Atlanta Reads Live Virtual Book Club

Tuesdays, August 18 and September 15 7-8 p.m.

            Email events@gwinnettpl.org to let the library know you want to join in. They will send you a reminder and a link you click on to join the night of the event. Download a free copy of the book by visiting gwinnett.bibliocommons.com. Read the book and join the online meeting on the planned date/time by using your laptop, phone or iPad.

            August 18: “The Prague Sonata” by Bradford Morrow

            September 15: “Birdcage Walk” by Helen Dunmore

Dearly Departed

Runs September 11-27

Lionheart Theatre Company

10 College Street, Norcross 30071 678-938-8518, lionhearttheatre.org

Please visit the website for tickets and social distancing procedures.

            In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their efforts to pull themselves together for their father’s funeral, other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. The Turpins turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need.

Mark Your Calendar!

Local Elections — August 11

            General primary runoff, nonpartisan general runoff and special runoff election for local and state offices, if needed

Gwinnett County Public Schools First Day of School — August 12

            GCPS schools reopen 100% digitally.

Labor Day — September 7

Rosh Hashana — September 19

Yom Kippur — September 28

BUSINESS CALENDAR

The Art of the Pivot Webinar Series: Experts Share their Pivots

Wednesday, August 5, 6-7 p.m.

            Hosted by Curiosity Lab Peachtree Corners, this is Session 3 of a 3-part series. COVID-19 has created a new business reality. Startups are uniquely positioned to be able to pivot and make the most of opportunities as they arise. But how do you know when it is time to pivot? What does a successful pivot look like (and how do you avoid the pitfalls)? This interactive series is led by Peachtree Corners resident, experienced inventor and Professor of Practice at Georgia Tech School of Industrial Design, Stephen Chininis. Register online through Eventbrite.

Atlanta Tech Park

107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092 404-797-1221, atlantatechpark.com

ATP Cyber HealthTech Conference

Thursday, August 6, 9:45 a.m.-7 p.m

            The inaugural ATP Cyber HealthTech Conference and Challenge will be live streamed via vLink Solutions and will feature keynotes from Dr. David Putrino and Dr. Mary Catherine George of Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. The goal of the conference is to highlight the disruptions occurring at the intersection of cybersecurity and medical technology. Purchase tickets for $50 each at atpcyberhealthtech.com.

Wine Wednesdays

Wednesdays, August 26 and September 30, 5-7 p.m.

Wine (and Beer) Wednesday is for members and insiders only. Please RSVP at the Atlanta Tech Park website.

Peachtree Corners Business Association

4989 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092 678-969-3385, peachtreecornersba.com

Connecting Over Coffee Morning Meetup

Tuesday, August 11, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

            Get together, connect over coffee and talk about business on the second Tuesday of the month. This is your opportunity to have conversations with other PCBA members and business professionals who want to share and experience business in a positive atmosphere. There is no admission fee for PCBA members and guests. Location to be determined.

Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092 678-906-4078, southwestgwinnettchamber.com

2020 First Friday Breakfasts

Fridays, August 7 and September 11, 7:30-9 a.m.

            August’s speaker is Craig Lucie, owner of Lucie Content and former WSB news anchor, who will provide a look into his news experience, the state of local and national news, why he and many reporters are getting out of the business, and a little bit about his new venture, Lucie. Atlanta Tech Park, 107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092. $10 for members, $20 for non-members.

            In September, Chuck Warbington, City Manager for Lawrenceville, is the featured speaker. Hilton Atlanta Northeast, 5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Peachtree Corners 30092. Admission is $40.00; early registration is $30 for members, $35 for non-members.

            Seating capacity will be limited based upon government recommendations for social distancing. Mask wearing is encouraged. Please register if you’d like to participate.

Southwest Gwinnett WordPress Meetup

Tuesdays, August 18 and September 15, 7-9 p.m.

            Whether you’re just learning or developing with WordPress, it’s very useful to have a local environment where you can experiment, ask questions, learn new skills and get recommendations on all things WordPress. The Southwest Gwinnett WordPress group is just the place. Each month addresses a new topic. Atlanta Tech Park, 107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092.

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Purim Carnival-Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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Purim Carnival

5-6:40 pm Purim Carnival including and Escape Room, Balloon Artist, Games, Prizes, DJ more. Kosher meals available for purchase and of course Hamantashen.

6:40-7 pm Megilah reading and Costume Parade

7:15-9 pm Full Megilah reading

Pre-order wristbands and meals https://www.bethshalom.net/event/purim-carnival-and-dinner.html or call 770-399-5300

Congregation Beth Shalom 5303 Winters Chapel Road Atlanta, GA 30360

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