Connect with us

Up First / Calendar

Feeling like Fall: Seasonal Events and Halloween



Peachtree Corners Library Fall Festival
October 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
5570 Spalding Drive, Peachtree Corners 30092

Enjoy a fall festival put on by our local library to showcase the goods and services of our community! Join in for a fun day of exhibitors. The event will be outside in the front parking lot, allowing for social distancing and fresh air. Exhibitions include Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services and a Seed Swap.

Tailgate for Tomatoes — Peachtree Farm
October 23, 2-5 p.m.
350 Research Court, Peachtree Corners 30092

Football, hotdogs, pumpkin patch, carving, apple cider and a groundbreaking ceremony celebrate the construction of Peachtree Farm. Bring your own lawn chairs and register ahead to ensure enough food will be available.

Christ the King Fall Fest
October 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5575 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092

The Fall Fest at Christ the King Church will feature pony rides and free BBQ samples.

Howl-o-ween Fall Fest at The Forum on Peachtree Parkway
October 23, 5-8 p.m.
5155 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092

Dress up in costume with your pets and family, enjoy a pet costume contest, pet adoption with Angels Among Us, trick-or-treating with select retailers, a doggy splash zone, face painting, pet-friendly vendors, a caricaturist, pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating and photo ops.
To finish off the night, cozy up with an evening movie showing of Hocus Pocus with a special visit from the Hocus Pocus cast themselves.

Peachtree Corners Baptist Church — Ladies’ Fall Craft Night: Charcuterie Boards
October 21, 7-8:30 p.m.
4480 Peachtree Corners Circle, Peachtree Corners 30092
Register at pcbchurch.org/events.
Cost is $25.

The ladies will meet in The Student Center for a demonstration of the type of foods to display on the personalized boards.

Ladies can select a rectangle (11”x19”) or round (19”) board. It will be personalized with the name of their choice in Script or Block letters. Participants will sand and stain the boards with a light or dark food-safe stain.

During the event there will be sampling of charcuterie-type foods in a Charcuterie Cone. These beautiful boards make a great gift.

Stone Mountain Park Pumpkin Festival
Through October 31.
1000 Robert E Lee Boulevard, Stone Mountain 30083

Festival admission is included with park day admission or annual pass.

Stone Mountain Park glows in a new light in autumn. Enjoy the day’s favorite park attractions, then immerse yourself in a storybook nighttime wonderland brought to life with 10 new themed areas featuring 40 newly imagined scenes full of light, massive carved pumpkins, bubbles, fog and plenty of not-so-spooky, glow-in-the-dark adventures when the sun sets.

Catch the Glow-A-Long Party Parade featuring beloved fairy tale characters. This all-new dance party parade includes glowing floats that the whole family will love!

Take the evening to the next level with all-new glow-in-the-dark experience. Walk through a tale of buccaneers and buried gold at Treasure Island, follow Dorothy as she is swept from Kansas to Oz, and help Alice through the Queen of Heart’s maze to catch the White Rabbit.
Enjoy thousands of jack-o-lanterns, costumed characters, glow-in-the-dark Dinosaurs, new storytelling adventures and live entertainment.

Lawrenceville Haunted Cemetery Tour by Aurora Theatre
October 9 and 16, 8 p.m. October 23 and 30, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Tickets are $25. Reservations required.

Experience the Lawrenceville Haunted Cemetery Tour in one of the Southeast’s oldest and most haunted cemeteries. Hear chilling tales told by a master storyteller in the most frightening place you can imagine.

Scattered throughout the evening will be stories about the occupants of the Historic Lawrenceville Cemetery, including the town’s earliest settlers and founders. Learn about the long forgotten but recently unearthed graves, all while investigating a paranormal hotspot where many have witnessed strange and unexplained occurrences.

Lawrenceville Ghost Tours by Aurora Theatre —In-person and Virtual
Through October 31.

Tours begin and end at Aurora Theatre, 128 East Pike Street, Lawrenceville 30046.
Tickets prices for In-person are adults $20; children $15. Virtual tickets are $20 for 24-hour stream access.

Come take a 90-minute scary stroll around the beautiful historic Lawrenceville courthouse square and by storefronts restored to their turn-of-the-century charm. Learn about the night that the dead walked down Main Street, hear about bizarre paranormal events, and step inside the Old Jail where you might have your very own paranormal encounter.

Tour sizes limited to 25 people. No walkups will be accepted, so advance purchase is necessary. Sales end at 5 p.m. the day of the tour. Private tours are also available.

At Home Thrills Virtual Ghost Tour: Gather round the fire or cozy up on the sofa for your own personal Ghost Stories Tour! The timeless character Bobby Bubbly travels around historic Downtown Lawrenceville revealing the haunted and historic past hidden behind the restored building facades.

Brews & Boos: Lawrenceville Haunted Pub Crawl by Aurora Theatre
Oct. 13 and 27, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $40.

Patrons 21 and up are invited to enjoy a wicked and wild take on haunted history walks. Attendees will enjoy tall tales with no holds barred and bawdy songs performed in some of the finest establishments in Lawrenceville, accompanied by a frosty cold libation. This all-inclusive experience includes entertainment and drinks at Exhibit A(le), Cosmos Pizza + Social and McCray’s Tavern on the Square.

Beth Shalom — Atid Camp Day for Grades 3-5
October 24, 12:15-2 p.m.
5303 Winters Chapel Road, Dunwoody 30360

Free for Kusy Members. Smores and camp activities, as well as Camp Ramah Darom information for perspective parents. Please bring your own lunch or purchase a fundraiser lunch through the website. For more information, send an email to youth@bethshalom.net.

Trick or Treat on West Broad Street — Sugar Hill
October 29, 5:30 p.m.

Trick or treating will take place starting at 5:30 pm and downtown businesses will be handing out candy to local trick-or-treaters. Then there’ll be a Movie Under the Stars showing of Hocus Pocus.

BooFest Treat Trail & Movie
October 29, 6-8 p.m.
Lawrenceville Lawn, 147 Luckie Street, Lawrenceville 30046

Calling all ghouls and goblins! The City of Lawrenceville will host an evening of thrills and adventure at the Lawrenceville Lawn. BooFest Treat Trail is a spin on Trick-or-Treating where local businesses, organizations and community members decorate a pre-registered and reserved booth space at the Lawrenceville Lawn and pass out candy as kid go from booth to booth.

BooFest Treat Trail allows kids to enjoy trick-or-treating fun without crossing streets or walking near traffic. The event is free to attend. Then stay for Feature Friday – a special showing of Halloweentown. Blankets and chairs welcomed.

Howl on the Green
October 29, 6-10 p.m.
Duluth Town Green, 3142 Hill Street, Duluth 30096

Howl on the Green is a family-friendly event. Bring your kids, friends and pets for a night filled with sweet treats, great food and out-of-this-world entertainment on Duluth Town Green.
The event turns into fright at dark. Fire dancers make their way through the crowds as mystical creatures emerge, while aerialists hang from the Festival Center Stage and dancing iconic fairytale characters light up the night. There is surprising entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

Impossible Escape Norcross — Escape Rooms
3060A Business Park Drive, Norcross 30071

Cost is $32.50 each for 1 to 2 adults, $30 each for 3+ adults. $25 for children, seniors, military and first responders.

For a memorable experience this fall, try an escape room! Impossible Escape Norcross is a real-life room escape game in which people enter a themed room and find clues, solve problems and try to escape within 60 minutes. Room themes include CSI:ATL, Entombed, Black & White, and Area 51.

Woodland Spirits Outdoor Halloween Experience at Fernbank Museum
Through November 7.
Fernbank Museum, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta 30307

From ghostly figures peeking from the shadows to monstrously kooky sculptures, Halloween fans of all ages will find something to scream in delight about. Encounter a variety of spirits, a haunted outpost, monster garden and more throughout 10 acres of trees, trails and shadows in Fernbank’s WildWoods.

Drawing inspiration from literature’s countless dark forests, Woodland Spirits evokes mystery during the Halloween season in the annual outdoor experience featuring the work of Atlanta artist, Laura Lewis.

Dia De Los Muertos Festival
November 6, 2-8 p.m.
Thrasher Park, Thrasher Street, Norcross 30071

Norcross celebrates the day of remembrance with the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival and Parade. The cultural experience includes dance and entertainment as well as authentic Mexican food and beverages.

Thanksgiving Eve Communion Service — Unity Atlanta
November 24, 7:30 p.m.
3597 Parkway Lane, Peachtree Corners 30092

On site and livestream. Mask required for those attending in person.

Reverend Jennifer L. Sacks says, “Thanksgiving reminds us of all our blessings and the depths of gratitude we can feel. Our Thanksgiving Eve Service is a time to share a richer connection with God and one another as we appreciate how much goodness is flowing into our lives every day.”

Continue Reading

Parks & Recreation

April/May Events Going on at Gwinnett County Parks



Explore Gwinnett County Parks for family fun: toddler development, Earth Day crafts, kids' nights, and arts. Free/affordable events for all.
Photo via freepik

Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation

Creative Development / Creative Development Bilingual
English: Fridays, April 12, 26 and May 10, 24.
Bilingual: Saturdays, April 13, 27 and May 11, 25.
10:30-11:15 a.m.
One Stop Norcross
5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross
Admission: free

Help your toddler develop motor and sensory skills in a fun and supporting learning environment. Parent participation is required.

Mommy and Me Rock’n Spring
Saturday, April 13. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lucky Shoals Park
4651 Britt Rd., Norcross
Admission: $4

It’s an Earth Day celebration! Ages 2 to 5 will make a pet rock and enjoy activities and refreshments.

Kids Night: Cool Escape
Fridays, April 19 and May 17. 5:30-9 p.m.
One Stop Norcross
5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross
Admission: $12 per Gwinnett resident; $24 per non-resident

Kids, ages 7-12, enjoy a dinner and fun activities with friends. There’ll be games, crafts and more.

Clay Creations
Friday, May 10. 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Pinckneyville Park
4758 South Old Peachtree Rd., Norcross
Admission: $12 per Gwinnett resident; $32 per non-resident

Relax and create at Pinckneyville Park’s Pottery studio. Participants will learn the basics of hand building with clay and make their own works of art. Light refreshments will be served.

Special Hearts Arts & Craft Day
Wednesday, May 15. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lucky Shoals Park
4651 Britt Rd., Norcross
Admission: $6; caregivers are free

This day of fun with music, arts and crafts is designed for individuals with disabilities, their families and their caregivers.

Connect & Tell Your Story
Monday, May 20. 1-3 p.m.
Norcross Senior Center
5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross
Admission: free

Ages 50 and up will put pen to paper to tell their stories, from biography to fantasy or anything in between. Participants can use storytelling prompts or create their own. At the end, everyone is welcome to share their stories. Light refreshments are provided.

Want more event happening in and around Peachtree Corners?

Check out our recent article: 8 Theatrical Performances Coming to the Peachtree Corners Area.

Continue Reading

Arts & Literature

8 Theatrical Performances Coming to the Peachtree Corners Area



Discover local theatrical performances: mystery, musicals, comedies, and Shakespeare in the Park. Support the arts with every ticket.
Photo by cottonbro studio

Mean Girls: High School Version
Thursday-Friday, April 11-12
Thursday and Friday, 6 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m.
Paul Duke STEM High School
5850 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross
Tickets: Adults, $12; students, $10 and children (ages 5 and under), $5

Adapted from Tina Fey’s hit 2004 film, the Mean Girls musical has been nominated for a staggering 12 Tony Awards. Now, Paul Duke STEM brings the high school version of the show to life.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased here.

The Curse of the Hopeless Diamond
Thursday, April 18. 6:30 p.m.
Anna Balkan Jewelry and Gifts
51 S. Peachtree St., Norcross
Ticket: $25, includes snacks and one glass of wine

The audience-participation murder mystery is a fundraiser for Lionheart Theatre’s summer theatre camp for kids and teens; it’s being hosted by Anna Balkan and 45 South Coffee House.

About the show: Reginald and Daphne Potter are touring extensively, along with their world-famous Potter Diamond, in the company of four detectives. It’s well-known that the Potter Diamond is beautiful…and cursed!

Purchase tickets here.

Thursday-Sunday, April 25-28
Thursday and Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Valor Christian Academy
4755 Kimball Bridge Rd., Alpharetta
Tickets: $20 per person

About the show: Presented by CYT Atlanta, the show spans from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.

Click here to learn more.

Little Shop of Horrors
Thursday-Sunday, April 25-28
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Norcross High School
5300 Spalding Dr., Norcross
norcrosshigh.org, nhs-drama.com, 770-448-3674
Tickets: $10

About the show: A horror comedy rock musical, Little Shop of Horrors centers around a florist shop worker who raises a carnivorous plant that eats humans.

Secure your spot.

Thursday-Saturday, May 2-4
Wesleyan School Powell Theatre
5405 Spalding Dr., Peachtree Corners
wesleyanschool.org, 770-448-7640

About the show: The fantastical, magical musical is based on the children’s stories of Dr. Seuss.

Discover more here.

Breaking Legs
May 3-19
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 18 and Sunday matinees, 2 p.m.
Lionheart Theatre Company
10 College St., Norcross
lionhearttheatre.org, 678-938-8518
Tickets: Adults, $18; students and seniors, $16

About the show: In this madcap comedy, an Italian restaurant is owned by a successful mobster and managed by his beautiful unmarried daughter. When the daughter’s former college professor asks for financial backing for a play he’s written about a murder, the three main Mafiosi are intrigued with the idea of producing a play. The daughter becomes enamored of the playwright who discovers, through the ‘accidental’ death of a lesser thug, that his backers are gangsters.

Find tickets here.

Finding Nemo JR
Friday-Sunday, May 10-12
Greater Atlanta Christian School King’s Gate Theatre
1575 Indian Trail Rd., Norcross
greateratlantachristian.org, 770-243-2000

About the show: The hour-long musical adaptation of the Pixar film features Marlin, a nervous clownfish who lives with his adventurous child, Nemo, in the Great Barrier Reef. When Nemo is carried off to Sydney, Marlin must overcome his fears and travel across the ocean to find him.

Learn more here.

Much Ado About Nothing
Saturday-Sunday, May 11-12
Saturday, 2 and 5 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Simpsonwood Park
411 Jones Bridge Circle, Peachtree Corners

About the show: Contemporary Classics Theatre presents Shakespeare’s romantic comedy May 11-26 at Simpsonwood Park in Peachtree Corners, Christ Church Episcopal in Norcross and Autrey Mill Nature Preserve in John’s Creek. Director Susanna Wilson’s version of the play is set in Italy during a 21st century film festival. Love at first sight, jealousy and confusion, an illegitimate sibling, mixed-up lovers, three weddings and a funeral fill this amusing look at love, betrayal and acceptance. Performances will be outside for a “Shakespeare in the Park” experience. Audience members should bring blankets and lawn chairs as no seating is provided. Shows run approximately 100 minutes with no intermission. 

Click here for more information.

Want more event happening in and around Peachtree Corners?

Check out our recent article: 25+ Free Events Happening at Peachtree Corners Library in April and May

Continue Reading

Up First / Calendar

25+ Free Events Happening at Peachtree Corners Library in April and May



Head on down to the Peachtree Corners Library for events from Toddler Storytime to Star Wars cooking, chess, poetry and more!
Photo by Pixabay

Toddler Time Storytime

Tuesdays, April 9, 16, 23 and May 7, 14, 21. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Toddlers (ages 2 and under) and their caregivers are welcome to enjoy stories, activities, fingerplay and songs to develop reading readiness skills.


Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, April 11, 18, 25 and May 9, 16, 23. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Stories, songs and games for preschoolers (ages 3-5) help them develop literacy skills.


Chess Boards and Checker Crowns

Thursdays, April 18 and May 30. 6-7 p.m.

Learn how to play, learn more about and/or just enjoy the classic board games of chess and checkers.


READing Paws

Thursdays, April 4 and May 2. 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Children ages 6 to 11 are invited to practice reading skills with trained therapy dogs.


NASA @ My Library | 2024 Solar Eclipse

Thursday, April 4. 6-7 p.m.

A solar eclipse will occur April 8. Learn the science of eclipses, how to safely view them and make your own eclipse art. Solar eclipse glasses will be provided to those who register.


¿Qué hacen tus hijos en línea

Tuesday, April 9. 6-7 p.m.

Acompañamos en la biblioteca de Peachtree Corners para aprender qué redes sociales están  usando y cómo mantener a sus hijos seguros en línea.


Paint Chip Poetry

Thursday, April 11. 4-5 p.m.

Experience ways to use colors and wordplay to express your feelings through poetry using paint chips.


Blackout Poetry with Thermal Paper

Monday, April 15. 4-5 p.m.

Discover the history of blackout poetry — as well as notable poets — and then make your own blackout poem.


Homeschool Hangout

Thursdays, April 18 and May 16. 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

This monthly get together is for homeschooling families. The April focus is on the science of sports; in May, the group will learn about flowers and the artist Georgia O’Keefe.


Resilience Through Art | Celebrating Alma Thomas

Wednesday, April 24. 4-5 p.m.

Learn about Alma Thomas, an African American artist, and create your own artwork inspired by her.


Decluttering | Spring into Decluttering Your Mind and Living Space

Thursday, April 25. 1-2 p.m.

Does it feel like stuff is weighing you down? Find out how to clear the clutter and bring the joy back into your life.


Make Yogurt in the Instant Pot

Thursday, April 25. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Are you concerned about the cost or ingredients in processed food? Learn to make your own yogurt in an Instant Pot.


Binary Beading

Tuesday, April 30. 4-5 p.m.

Explore binary code with this Binary Beading program for kids. Create your own bracelet or necklace with your name written in binary code. 


May the Fourth Be with You in the Kitchen 

Saturday, May 4. 1 p.m.

It’s Star Wars Day! Come to the library and learn to cook some Star Wars favorites.


May the (Magnetic) Force Be with You

Saturday, May 4. 3 p.m.

Discover the invisible world of magnetic forces. Create your own ferrofluid while learning about magnetic fields. Registration is required.


Sadako and the 1,000 Cranes

Monday, May 6. 4 p.m.

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with the story of Sadako and the 1,000 Cranes — and make your own origami cranes.


¿Necesita más espacio en su Email?

May 8. 11 a.m.

¿Te has quedado sin espacio en tu correo electrónico? Acompáñanos en la biblioteca de Peachtree corners para aprender cómo hacer espacio en su correo electrónico.


Conquering Financial Stress

Wednesday, May 9. 1 p.m.

Do you need to get a handle on managing your money once and for all?


Haiku Horizons | Unlocking the Power of Three Lines

Monday, May 13. 4 p.m.

Embark on a poetic journey with this haiku program. Dive deep into the art of Japanese verse and explore themes of nature, seasons and mindfulness. 


It’s Electric! Light Up Circuit Cards

Wednesday, May 15. 4:30 p.m.

Discover how batteries and circuits work while making your own light up card. Registration is required.


Finger Knitting Friendship Bracelet

Monday, May 20. 4 p.m.

Express your creativity by learning to finger knit a friendship bracelet.


Internet Safety | Safe ways for seniors to use the Internet for everyday living

Thursday, May 23. 1 p.m.

Find out more about how you can safely use the internet to carry out your daily tasks.


Critically Thinking and Growing!

Tuesday, May 28. 4 p.m.

Join the discussion about critical thinking in everyday life and test your abilities with puzzles.


Gwinnett County Public Library — Peachtree Corners Branch

5570 Spalding Dr., Peachtree Corners

gwinnettpl.org, 770-978-5154

Continue Reading

Read the Digital Edition


Peachtree Corners Life

Topics and Categories


Copyright © 2024 Mighty Rockets LLC, powered by WordPress.

Get Weekly Updates!

Get Weekly Updates!

Don't miss out on the latest news, updates, and stories about Peachtree Corners.

Check out our podcasts: Peachtree Corners Life, Capitalist Sage and the Ed Hour

You have Successfully Subscribed!