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First Up April/May 2021: Events, Programs and Fun Things to do

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Comedy at the Fox

April 6, 7-10 p.m.
Social Fox Brewing
20 Skin Alley, Norcross 30071
470-359-4109
socialfoxbrewing.com

Social Fox Brewing presents “Comedy at the Fox,” hosted by Atlanta’s own Joe Kelley, on the first Tuesday of each month. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $10.

A Ghost for Rosanda

April 15 and 16, 7 p.m.
Paul Duke STEM High School
5850 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Norcross 30071
470-323-3600, pauldukestem.org

Paul Duke Stem HS Performing Arts Production presents a fun, mysterious ghost story. Four schoolgirls arrive at a creepy old house planning to meet Rosanda, the great-aunt of one of the girls. They spend two nights making up ghost stories, with strange happenings along the way. Individual tickets are $6; a family 4-pack is $18.

23rd Annual Wesleyan Artist Market

Virtual, April 22-29


The Wesleyan Artist Market is a fine art, jewelry and fine wares show. It is one of the premier school sponsored art shows in the Southeast. Exhibiting artists are usually in attendance for the entire duration of the show. Normally, the event is held at Wesleyan School, but instead will be virtual this year. For 2021, artists will be represented through a marketplace platform and available to buyers via email.

Sponsor Virtual Preview & Shopping Hours: Tuesday, April 20, 9 a.m. – Thursday April 22, 4 p.m.
Benefactor Sponsors: Wednesday, April 21, 9 a.m.– Thursday April 2, 4 p.m.
Collector Sponsors Thursday, April 22, 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Patron and Guild Sponsors
April 22, 4 p.m. Marketplace Open to All
Opening Remarks April 2, 6-9 p.m.
Opening Remarks and Other Programming TBA

Important Dates: Mark Your Calendar!

APRIL
April 1 — April Fool’s Day
April 2 — Good Friday
April 4 — Easter Sunday, End of Passover
April 11 — National Pet Day
April 21 — Administrative Professionals Day
April 22 —Earth Day

MAY
May 4 — National Teacher Day, Star Wars Day
May 9 — Mother’s Day
May 31 — Memorial Day

Jayna Jennings Live from The Patio

May 1, 6-9 p.m.
Peachy Corners Café
6365 Spalding Drive, Peachtree Corners 30092
678-691-0547, facebook.com/peachycorners

Peachy Corner’s Live from the Patio features JMA’s Folk/Americana/Bluegrass Vocalist of the Year winner Jayna Jennings. Come by to enjoy a free live performance on the Peachy Corners Café patio while indulging in wine, coffee, desserts and a variety of delicious items.

Norcross High Foundation for Excellence Gala

May 7, 6-10 p.m.
Atlanta Tech Park
107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092
404-797-1221, atlantatechpark.com

2020-2021 honorees are Stephanie & Tye Hanna, Dave Huffman and Jesse McMillan. Please visit norcrosshighfoundation.org to support the NHS Foundation for Excellence and to learn more.

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.

Visit the city website to find the event and make reservations where required.

Town Green Closed May 9-23

There will be NO events or activity of any kind on the Town Green from May 9 to May 23. The main lawn area will be closed for turf restoration. The Town Green grass oval will be roped off and no access will be allowed. This will give emerging grass time to grow before the start of the summer concert season.

For the safety and convenience of all guests, the following items are prohibited on the Town Green:
■ glass containers
■ fires or barbecue grills
■ hard-sided or large coolers
■ large or over-sized bags/back packs
■ luggage, or duffel bags
■ fireworks or sparklers
■ smoking, vaping or use of any tobacco products
■ illegal substances or drugs
■ pets or animals, with the exception of service animals
■ flying objects, including but not limited to: sports balls, flying discs, beach balls and drones tents, tables or staking

No items can be affixed to any park infrastructure.

Yoga on the Green

Note: Town Green will be closed, May 9-23.
Every Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., April 27-September 28.

Join in for Yoga on the Green. Everyone from beginners to experienced yogis are welcome to this free class taught by David Penn from Sun Dragon Yoga. Wear comfy workout clothes that fit so they do not obstruct view. Bring water, a towel and a yoga mat if you have one.

Flicks on the Green

Note: Town Green will be closed, May 9-23.
Featuring Iconic Movies, first Saturday of the month, 7 p.m., May 1-October 2.

Add Flicks on the Green to your calendar for the first Saturday of each month starting Saturday, May 1 through October. Movies will begin at 7pm. Bring a blanket and stretch out on the lawn to experience movies under the stars.

Grab food from your favorite Town Green restaurants and picnic. Parking is available within the Town Center shopping and on Davinci Court off Peachtree Corners Circle (street signs can assist you).

May 1, Black Beauty

Night Music

Second Saturday of the month, May-September, 7-9 p.m.

Enjoy Night Music — live, local bands — at the Town Green at Town Center from 7-9 p.m. Admission is free. Fans can also visit one of the many restaurants located within the Town Center and bring food to the Town Green.

To ensure everyone’s safety, Night Music will require reservations this year. We will be offering different reservation types to accommodate as many participants as possible. Reservations will be available starting April 25 at 10 a.m. Reservations will be for a specific space that will accommodate a specific number of people.

May 8, Frankly Scarlet
Frankly Scarlet is a band of seasoned musicians from Atlanta that plays the music of the Grateful Dead. As lifelong deadheads, they love to put their own fingerprint on the classics.

Summer Concert Series — Rumours

rumours fleetwood mac tribute

May 29, 7-9 p.m.

This is the third annual Summer Concert Series featuring bands from across the nation at the Town Green in the Town Center. Admission is free with reservations for live presented the last Saturday from May through September. Fans can also visit one of the many restaurants located within the Town Center and bring food to the Town Green.

May’s Summer Concert Series will feature Rumours, the country’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band. They capture the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career by blending perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation and a visually engaging stage show.

Memorial Day Celebration – May 31

The Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument Association will host a memorial event in honor of veterans, open to the public, on Memorial Day, May 31.
■ 6:15 a.m. Traditional lowering of the flags to half-staff
■ 11 a.m. Ceremony begins (further order of events TBA)
■ 12 p.m. Event ends

Peachtree Corners Business Association

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

PCBA Connecting Over Coffee Morning Meetup

April 13 and May 11, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
In-person location — Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
5215 Town Center Boulevard, Peachtree Corners 30029
Space is limited. Via Webinar: login details will be provided.

Get together and connect over coffee to talk about business on the second Tuesday of each month. This is an opportunity to have conversations with other PCBA members and business professionals who want to share and experience business in a positive atmosphere. Business cards will be shared with all attendees. There is no admission fee or registration required for PCBA Members and guests.

PCBA Business After Hours

April 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Curiosity Lab
Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners
147 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092

Join in for networking and to hear Brian L. Johnson, City Manager of Peachtree Corners, provide updates on the Curiosity Lab and projects in the City. Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners is a publicly funded living lab designed to provide a real-world test environment to advance next generation intelligent mobility and smart city technology.

Event Registration is $30 and includes drinks and appetizers. Member Advance is $20 through April 19. Guest Advance Registration is $25 through April 19.

PCBA Lunch Club

April 27, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Location TBD

PCBA Members: register online and save 15% off your check during the designated time at the featured restaurant. Small businesses and especially restaurants are being hurt by COVID-19. The purpose of PCBA Lunch Club has always been to highlight and support local restaurant members. This month, PCBA is encouraging all members to join for lunch in Peachtree Corners, practicing social distancing, dining on the patio or sitting inside at tables.

Atlanta Tech Park

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

ATL Cyber Fin 2021

April 27, all day
Atlanta Tech Park

Atlanta Tech Park and CyberHub Summit are proud to announce that they are partnering together this year to bring the annual Cyber FinTech Global Conference. This year, they’re taking a more precise approach and have established tracks to ensure they are able to comply with any limitations due to COVID-19. This event brings the Cyber and Fintech industries together for a day of panel discussions, networking events, challenges and an opportunity to discover all the products and services offered in the industry.

Peachtree Corners Library

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

Upcoming Virtual Author and Speaker Programs

Each month the Gwinnett County Public Library brings bestselling and award-winning authors from a variety of genres to the library, offering readers exclusive opportunities to meet and engage with their favorite writers. All author events listed below are live and virtual.

Martha Alanis — April 10, 11 a.m.
Diverse Voices: A Bilingual, Children’s Author Storytime

Tia Mitchell — April 14, 7 p.m.
Discussion with AJC Reporter Tia Mitchell – Insurrection at the Capitol

Judy Batalion — Thursday, April 22, 7 p.m.
GCPL’s Holocaust Speaker Series, featuring Author Judy Batalion

Mazi Robinson — April 29, 7 p.m.
Managing your Mental Health during COVID with Professional Counselor Mazi Robinson.

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Town Green Calendar

5140 Town Center Boulevard

Peachtree Corners, Ga 30092

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 and COVID protocols. If reservations, masks and other precautions are required, the city’s website will include all necessary information at least one week before the event. Check peachtreecornersga.gov.

For the safety and convenience of all guests the following items are prohibited on the Town Green: glass containers; fires or barbecue grills; hard-sided or large coolers; large or over-sized bags/backpacks, luggage, or duffel bags; fireworks or sparklers; smoking, vaping or use of any tobacco products; illegal substances or drugs; pets or animals, with the exception of service animals; flying objects, including but not limited to sports balls, flying discs, beach, balls or drones; tents, tables or staking. No items can be affixed to any park infrastructure.

Flicks on the Green
First Saturday of each month through October. Movies begin at 7 p.m.

June 5 — Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
July 3 — Hook

Come to the Town Green for Flicks on the Green, a free movie series featuring iconic movies on their anniversary. Bring a blanket and stretch out on the lawn to experience movies under the stars. Grab food from your favorite Town Green restaurants and picnic. Low profile lawn chairs are also allowed.

Parking is available within the Town Center shopping. Additional parking is available off Davinci Court off Peachtree Corners Circle (3720 Davinci Ct, 3715 Davinci Ct or 2745 Davinci Ct). Cross Peachtree Corners Circle and access the Town Green via a path — look for the signs.

Yoga on the Green
Every Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. through September 28.
June 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6, 13, 20, 27.

Everyone from beginners to experienced yogis are welcome to this free yoga class taught by David Penn from Sun Dragon Yoga. It is suggested to bring water (no glass containers), a small towel or two, and a mat if you have one. Attendees should also wear comfortable clothes that allow a full range of motion; consider a close-fitting shirt, or a shirt that can be tucked in. Loose shirts float up on forward bends and get in the way of your practice. Come in whatever shoes you would like, as practice will be done in your bare feet.

Night Music
Second Saturday of each month through September. 7-9 p.m.

Michelle Malone- from her site.

June 12Michelle Malone is an award-winning American singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer in the rock, folk, blues, and pop idioms. Michelle’s new record, Slings and Arrows is upbeat, defiant and jubilant, with the raw energy and emotion that’s part of her signature sound.

July 10 Sawgrass Blues Band, an organic homegrown band from Roswell Georgia, provides a wide variety of originals and covers to get everyone’s toes tapping and feet stomping.

Night Music features live, local bands at the Town Green. To ensure everyone’s safety, Night Music will require reservations this year. Reservations will be available starting May 30 at 10 a.m. for Michelle Malone and June 28 at 10 a.m. for the Sawgrass Blues Band.

Sports on the Screen
June 19 and July 17, 24.
Games TBD.

Summer Concert Series
Last Saturday of each month through September. 7-9 p.m.

June 26 On the Border, the ultimate Eagles tribute, treats fans to an authentic concert experience while journeying through The Eagles songbook. The band covers every big hit, from ballads such as “Desperado” and “Lyin’ Eyes” to rockin’ hits such as “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Heartache Tonight.”

July 31 Dead Letter Office is an international tribute to R.E.M. The band has dedicated themselves to faithfully reproducing the music and energy of a live R.E.M. show. Since 2014, they’ve been thrilling audiences throughout the U.S and Canada. They are the only R.E.M tribute band to have Mike Mills and Peter Buck perform with them on stage.

The third annual Summer Concert Series features bands from across the nation at the Town Green in the Town Center. Admission is free with reservations.

To ensure everyone’s safety Summer Concert Series will require reservations this year. Reservations will be available starting June 13, 10 a.m. for On the Border and July 11, 10 a.m. for Dead Letter Office.

The Forum on Peachtree Parkway

5155 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092
theforumonpeachtree.com

Community Blood Drive
June 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

It’s always a good time to save a life, right? Visit The Forum on Friday, June 4 to make a life-saving donation. All collections are kept local, but The Red Cross needs your help to make it happen. Appointments are simple and walk-ins are available, too. Schedule your donation at redcrossblood.org. Snacks and refreshments will be provided on-site.

Self Defense Workshop
June 11, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost is $3.50 per person.

Get to The Forum for self-defense instruction with Lozo Karate and contribute to a wonderful cause. This workshop will be located in the former Kinnucan’s suite next to Aomi Japanese.

Local karate instructor Mr. Goran will lead any interested adults and children in this unique life-saving skill workshop. Guests will learn tips on improving health and developing self-defense skills. Students can also expect to learn about the physical aspects of self-defense and the benefits of enhanced mental strength and emotional balance. All ages are welcome to participate, and there is plenty of space to distance safely during instruction.

Guests can also enjoy complimentary lunch grabs from Ted’s Montana Grill afterwards, courtesy of The Forum. Interested individuals can register on EventBrite. For more information on Lozo Karate, visit lozokarate.com.

100% of this event’s proceeds will be donated to the She is Safe organization located in Roswell. This organization’s mission rescues and restores women and girls from abuse and slavery in high-risk places around the world, equipping them to build lives of freedom and faith for a strong future.

Light Up the Corners
4 Mile Glow Run, 1k Twilight Trot, and Virtual Run
Race day is August 14, 8 p.m.
lightupthecorners.com

Light Up the Corners is a glowing, flashing, blinking, shining, nighttime running party and fundraiser in one. This event is sure to Light Up The (Peachtree) Corners and Light Up A Life! Proceeds go to benefit at-risk children and families in the community who are struggling by giving them the chance to participate in life-enhancing programs and activities at the Robert D. Fowler YMCA.

A virtual race option is available for those who wish to support the event but not run it on race night, or not run it at all. there will be an option to enter your virtual race run time between August 1 and August 14, however virtual run times will not qualify for overall or age group awards. Visit lightupthecorners.com for more information and to register. Cost increases after August 12.

Atlanta Tech Park

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

Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092
southwestgwinnettchamber.com

Southwest Gwinnet Chamber of Commerce (SWGC) Connect Over Coffee
Fridays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. June 11, 18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23, 30.

Is there a better way to start your Friday morning than with coffee and conversation in the company of local business professionals? Join for this networking event created to expand your professional relationships, meet SWGC members and share business cards.

The meeting is held in the large meeting space behind the SWGC office at Atlanta Tech Park to allow for social distancing spacing.

Southwest Gwinnett WordPress Meetup
Third Tuesday of each month, 7-9 p.m. June 15 and July 20.

Whether you’re just learning or developing with WordPress, it’s very useful to have a local environment to experiment, ask questions, learn new skills and get recommendations on all things WordPress. The Southwest Gwinnett WordPress group is just the place. Each month’s meeting addresses a new topic. Register to attend at atlantatechpark.com.

Summer Cookout
June 23 and July 28. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

There will be hot dogs, burgers and great networking on the Atlanta Tech Park patio.

Peachtree Corners Business Association

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

PCBA Connecting Over Coffee Morning Meetup
Second Tuesdays of the month, 8:30-9:30 a.m. June 8 and July 13.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, 5215 Town Center Boulevard, Peachtree Corners 30092

Get together, connect over coffee and talk about business on the second Tuesday of the month. This is an opportunity to have conversations with other PCBA members and business professionals who want to share and experience business in a positive atmosphere. Business cards will be shared with all attendees. There is no admission cost for PCBA Members and their guests.

PCBA Business After Hours — June
June 17, 6-7:30 p.m.

CMX CineBistro Peachtree Corners, 5180 Town Center Boulevard, Peachtree Corners 30092

Event Registration is $30; Member Advance Registration is $20 through June 10, 5 p.m.; Guest Advance Registration is $25 through June 10, 5 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of business networking and a variety of beverages and great food, all while practicing responsible social distancing. Don’t miss the opportunity to network and stay for a private showing of a newly released blockbuster (TBD).

A PCBA scholarship check will be awarded to one of two deserving local graduating high school students who have demonstrated scholastic achievements, initiative, community spirit and support in our community. Registration is required as space is limited.

PCBA Business After Hours — July
July 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. More details available soon.

Event Registration is $30; Member Advance Registration is $20 through July 15, 5 p.m.; Guest Advance Registration is $25 through July 15, 5 p.m.

Enjoy the opportunity to meet everyone using “speed networking” social distancing style. PCBA will be awarding a check to a deserving local charity to support their good works in the community. Registration is required as space is limited.

PCBA Lunch Club
June 22 and July 27. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. More details available soon.

PCBA Lunch Club Members save 15% off their check during the Lunch Club event. The purpose of the PCBA Lunch Club has always been to highlight and support local restaurant members. All PCBA members are encouraged to join the club for lunch in Peachtree Corners. Every effort will be made to try to seat PCBA members in safe proximity. Register online.

Select Fourth of July Events

Fantastic Fourth at Stone Mountain Park
July 1-5, Showtimes TBD
1000 Robert E. Lee Boulevard, Stone Mountain 30083
stonemountainpark.com

In addition to the great daily activities and offerings available at Stone Mountain Park, there is the Fantastic Fourth Lasershow, voted the “Best Place to see Fireworks in Atlanta” by Atlanta Journal-Constitution readers, a “Must-See Fireworks Show” by USA Today and one of Reader’s Digest’s picks for “America’s Most Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks.” It’s “an Atlanta family tradition featuring state-of-the-art digital graphics and awe-inspiring effects,” according to the Stone Mountain site. They will be lighting up the night sky with the same exact fireworks show following the Lasershow Spectacular all five nights of the celebration.

A Lasershow square is $20 per square; one square holds up to four guests. Discounted squares are available as an add-on to an Attractions Pass or Mountain Membership. Guests are encouraged to make advance reservations to ensure entry into the Lasershow. Reservations can be made online soon.

Red, White & Boom!
Saturday, July 3, 2021 5:00pm
Lillian Webb Park, 5 College Street, Norcross, GA 300711
norcrossga.net

The City of Norcross is throwing a pre-Fourth of July block party and you’re invited! Make your way to the heart of downtown historic Norcross on July 3 for food, fun and fireworks during the 2021 edition of Red White and BOOM! The good times start with a bang at 5 p.m. with a live DJ, bounce houses (nominal fee), festive face painting and an assortment of food vendors. For those looking to continue the fun and celebration, head over to one of Norcross’ local hotspots for live music and libations. Fireworks just after dusk will end the night! Please check the city website to confirm information ahead of going.

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Spring Outdoor Soccer Sign Up Happening now

Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA
5600 W. Jones Bridge Road, Peachtree Corners 30092
770-246-9622
facebook.com/FowlerY

Spring youth soccer is signing up now at Fowler YMCA. The program runs February through May, and teams are available for children from ages 2 to 13. Visit the YMCA facebook page for the sign-up link and details.

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

February 17 – 28
Awards Show, March 10
AJFF.org

The 21st Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) will stream its diverse lineup of films to your home. Visit the website for tickets and details. (“The Crossing” movie pictured above)

The Lower Room- Play

March 25 – April 3
Lionheart Theatre Company
10 College Street, Norcross 30071
678-938-8518
lionhearttheatre.org

The story of Jesus’ passion through the eyes of the women who followed Him. Visit the website for details on the theatre’s COVID-19 safety measures.

Wesleyan Artist Market

April 22 – 29
Online event
artistmarket.wesleyanschool.org

The 23rd annual Wesleyan Artist Market will feature the work of 84 professional artists, including several local artists, as well as 17 Wesleyan student artists. The Market will be hosted via Shopify’s e-commerce platform. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Holidays

Mark Your Calendar!

FEBRUARY
Black History Month
Groundhog Day, February 2
Valentine’s Day, February 14
President’s Day, February 15
Mardi Gras, February 16
Ash Wednesday, February 17
Purim, February 25-26

MARCH
Women’s History Month
National Girl Scout Day, March 12
Daylight Savings Time, March 14
Pi Day, March 14
St. Patrick’s Day, March 17
Passover, March 27 – April 3
Palm Sunday, March 28

Town Green Calendar

CornholeATL Spring League Registration

5140 Town Center Boulevard Peachtree Corners, Ga 30092

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.

Happening now; registration ends March 8
Town Green
5140 Town Center Boulevard, Peachtree Corners 30092

Registration is now open for the CornholeATL Spring League. Leagues are forming for beginner, intermediate, intermediate +, and advanced divisions. League play begins March 17 and ends May 12. All games are played on Wednesdays on the Town Green at either 6:45, 7:30, or 8:15 p.m. For more information, email Marjie Foley at info@cornholeatl.com. Must be 21 or older. Register online at: http://cornholeatl.leagueapps.com/leagues/cornhole/1607677-peachtree-corners-town-center—wednesdays—spring-2021

Peachtree Corners Business Association- Events

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

Connect Over Coffee

Second Tuesday of the Month, February 9, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, 5215 Town Center Boulevard,
Peachtree Corners 30092

Meet and mingle with other Peachtree Corners Business Association members. No cost to PCBA members and their guests, no registration needed.

Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

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

First Friday Breakfast
Fridays, February 5 and March 5, 7:30 – 9 a.m.
Atlanta Tech Park, 107 Technology Parkway,
Peachtree Corners 30092
$15 for members, $20 for non-members, registration required.
Limited seating, no walk-ups, no online presentation

February 5 —Leading on the Other Side of 2020.


Dr. Tim Elmore, founder of Growing Leaders, discusses the best practices that leaders leverage to make decisions, prepare for the future and interface with teams.

March 5 —Lee Thomas, Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

Coffee Connections

Fridays, February 12, 19 and 26, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Atlanta Tech Park, 107 Technology Parkway,
Peachtree Corners 30092

Members and non-members are invited for safe and socially distanced networking. Masks are required. Coffee is provided.

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Peachtree Corners Business Association

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

PCBA Business After Hours
December 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Anderby Brewing
Join PCBA for their year-end celebration! They are excited to have an evening of business networking, great craft beers, craft sodas and great food while practicing social distancing. Enjoy the opportunity to meet everyone using speed networking, social distancing style.

The organization will be awarding a check to Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett for their COVID-19 testing program and supporting critical health needs. Registration required at peachtreecornersba.com; space is limited. Cost of event ranges from $20-$30 per person, depending on member status and time of registration.

Atlanta Tech Park

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

Southwest Gwinnett WordPress Meetup
Tuesdays, December 15 and January 19, 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 and meets at Atlanta Tech Park.

The Forum on Peachtree Parkway

Parade of Lights at The Forum
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2020 AT 5:30 PM EST
From the sidewalks of The Forum on December 16 the Chabad of Gwinnett rolls through the center with the lit Menorah for the 7th night of Chanukah.

Photo courtesy of Chabad Enrichment Center site

The 10-car convoy will begin at Chabad of Gwinnett, circle through The Forum and end again at Chabad of Gwinnett for the grand Menorah lighting.

The Adama Kosher food truck will also be present at Chabad of Gwinnett as part of their celebration from 4:30 – 7:30PM, at the Forum from 6:00-7:00PM. For more info, visit chabadofgwinnett.org

Important Dates

Mark Your Calendar!

Hanukkah– December 10-18
Christmas Eve– December 24
Christmas– December 25
Kwanzaa– December 26-January 1
New Year’s Eve– December 31
New Year’s Day– January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—January 18

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
Saturday, December 12, 3 p.m.
Come tailgate and watch the Army vs. Navy college football game 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.

CornholeATL Winter League
Registration is open through December 28.
Winter League plays Wednesdays, January 6 through February 24, 2021.
Georgia’s largest and fastest growing cornhole league is into its tenth year. It offers four different divisions of play to accommodate all levels. For more information or to register, visit cornholeatl.com.

Holiday Schedule
December 24 and 25, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day — City Hall closed
December 31 and January 1, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day — City Hall closed
January 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day — City Hall closed

Peachtree Corners Library Branch- Calendar Highlights

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

Healthy Winter Slow Cooking- Class
December 16, 9-10 a.m., virtual
Learn how to make two easy dinners with a slow cooker and find out how to maximize flavors foods with foods that are in season. The video will teach you the magic of using slow cookers. First, they’ll talk about seasonal foods and why you should buy these foods from your local farmers. Then they’ll teach how to make two healthy slow cooker recipes using these foods. This program will be posted to the GCPL Youtube page at the time of the event.

Homestead How-To: Handmade Gifts and Holiday Decorations
December 16, 5:30-5:40 p.m., virtual
Think you don’t have enough space to homestead? Join online and learn to make the most of your resources! This program will be available on GCPL’s YouTube channel.

Virtual Writers’ Group
December 17, 6-7 p.m.
This is the time to share your next fantasy, memoir, article, etc. Come and share writing, offer critique, talk about writing skills and discuss current writing news. Sign up at the library website.

GCPL’s Annual Yule Ball!
December 19, 11 a.m-11 p.m., virtual; registration opens December 1.

This event, for Harry Potter fans, is a wintery and wizardly themed event of well-mannered frivolity presented by Youth Services. A new activity will be posted each hour, starting at 11 a.m. You can learn how to make snacks found in Diagon Alley, participate in wizarding games and activities, and win prizes in the cosplay contest.

The majority of the Yule Ball content will be available through Google Classroom. Register at the library website. Other videos will be made available on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
The first 50 people to register will get a free take and make craft bag. You must enter by December 15 to be eligible for prizes.

Wesleyan School Admissions Events

Campus tour, Parent Preview Day, and Family Open House information available at wesleyanschool.org/admissions.

Surrounding Area Holiday Events

A Sugarloaf Ballet Christmas
December 11, 7:30 p.m. and December 12, 2 p.m.
Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth 30097

Photo courtesy of Sugarloaf Ballet site.

Join the Sugarloaf Youth Ballet at their annual Christmas celebration at the Infinite Energy Center. The Sugarloaf Ballet Christmas begins with a baroque ensemble playing classical Christmas tunes and is followed by the Sugarloaf Youth Ballet’s presentation of The Nativity Ballet. Free performance, but seating is limited so register at sugarloafballet.org.

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa
December 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Duluth Festival Center, 3142 Hill Street, Duluth 30096
The City of Duluth is proud to present Cookies & Cocoa with Santa. This event is designed to give our little ones a chance to tell Santa their wishes for Christmas. Arts and crafts are available for the kids (while supplies last), and children can bring letters to Santa to take back to the North Pole.

The Nutcracker with Live Orchestra
December 18-20. Matinees at 2 p.m.; night show at 7:30 p.m.
Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth 30097

Photo courtesy of Gwinnett Ballet site.

Presented by the Gwinnett Ballet and Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Orchestra, this holiday favorite is a traditionally told story ballet complete with beautiful dancing, colorful sets and costumes. Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s cast of over 100 professional and student dancers captivate audiences. Both live event and virtual ticket options are available. Ticket prices range from $37 to 69.50.

Socially Distant New Year’s Eve with Brotherhood
December 31, 8 p.m.

Eddie Owens Presents at Red Clay Music Foundry,
3116 Main Street, Duluth 30096

Brotherhood is a Doobie Brothers tribute band made up of eight veteran musicians, including three guitarists, two drummers, a keyboardist, a percussionist and a female vocalist. Brotherhood not only replicates the musicianship, but also those sweet vocal harmonies that shaped the Doobies’ incredible sound. These experienced musicians are true fans who have come together to honor 50 years of the Doobie Brothers’ iconic music.

Some socially distanced seating is offered at $35 cover. There is also live streaming live available at YouTube.com/EOPLive. The livestream is free, but there will be some passing the hat to help support the musicians! To tip them, visit Paypal/EOPresents.

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