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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.

Sports on the Screen

December 11: Army vs. Navy, 3 p.m.
Come tailgate with fellow fans on the Town Green. Sports fans are encouraged to bring their own coolers or purchase food and drink from one of the many restaurants in the Town Center.

CornholeAtl League Play

Wednesdays, January 12, 19 and 26. February 9, 16 and 23. Times will vary, but all are evening games. Visit cornholeatl.com for more information.

Georgia’s largest and fastest-growing cornhole league is back with more opportunities for fun! Check out this casual winter league offering four different divisions of play to accommodate all levels. Join for seven weeks of fun beginning in January. Registration is open online now.

The Forum on Peachtree Parkway

5155 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092
theforumonpeachtree.com

Merry Market Days

December 18-19. 12-6 p.m., in the former Kinnucan’s space located next to Aomi Japanese.
It’s the final event of the holiday season at The Forum. Join for an indoor two-day holiday market that’s packed with endless holiday gift shopping options. The market will feature over 50 local artisans and makers showcasing their products. If you want to buy local this year, here’s your chance!

Guests can also enjoy food, hot chocolate, photos with Santa on Sunday, live Christmas music with Adam Komesar and a free children’s craft corner, perfect to keep the kiddos busy while parents shop.

Atlanta Tech Park

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

Peachtree Corners Photography Club Group Meet Up
December 9, 6:45-8:30 p.m.
January date and information not yet listed.
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at Atlanta Tech Park and online. December speakers will be Jim Stone and George Hunter on the topic “Flash Photography.”

2021 Holiday Ping Pong Tournament
December 14, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Pick up a paddle for this annual competition with single elimination play and lunch to celebrate the holidays.

Business Expo
December 15, 4-7 p.m.
Get 30% off exhibit tables in a limited holiday networking extravaganza. All are welcome. This is an opportunity for everyone to showcase their firms. All attendees must register for limited free admission at MetroAtlantaBusinessAssociation.com.

Important Dates

December 6 Last Day of Chanukah
December 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 21 December Solstice
December 23 Christmas Eve. (City Hall closed.)
and 24
December 25 Christmas Day
December 30 New Year’s Eve. (City Hall closed.)
and 31
January 1, 2022
New Year’s Day.
January 17 Tu Bishvat / Tu B’Shevat (Jewish Holiday). Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (City Hall closed.)

Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092
southwestgwinnettchamber.com

SWGC Coffee Connections
Fridays, December 10 and 17. January 12 and 14. 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Free event for SWGC members and visitors.

What better way to start your Friday morning than with coffee and conversation in the company of local business professionals? Join the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce for this networking event created to expand professional relationships. Meet SWGC members and share business cards with all attendees. The meetings are held in the large meeting space behind the SWGC office at Atlanta Tech Park, allowing for social distancing spacing.

First Friday Breakfast January with Phil Bonelli
January 7, 2022, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Building Momentum for a Great 2022!

There is something about turning the page into a new year that feels full of possibilities! Phil Bonelli, Senior Vice President, Regions Bank, will share some actionable ideas and tools about how to be overcome challenges and build positive momentum to help you to achieve your professional and personal goals in 2022 and beyond.

Peachtree Corners Business Association

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

PCBA Year End Celebration Gala with Speaker
December 9, 5:30 p.m. Atlanta Marriott Peachtree Corners.
Advance registration recommended. General Registration, $40. Member Advance Registration, $30. Guest Advance Registration, $35.

PCBA is excited to celebrate the companies, people and events that have helped to contribute to the success of the PCBA and its impact on the Peachtree Corners community. Guest Speaker Stephanie Stuckey will be present.

This event provides a great opportunity for delicious food, networking with peers, meeting VIPs, hearing a great speaker and growing your business.

PCBA will be presenting a check to the Norcross High School Foundation of Excellence and collecting canned goods for the Neighborhood Cooperative Ministry at check-in for their pantry. Enjoy the evening wearing business casual, business or festive holiday attire.

PCBA Connecting Over Coffee Morning Meetup
December 14, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
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.

Rotary Club of Peachtree Corners

Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center
10 College Street, Norcross 30071
peachtreecornersrotary.org

Holiday Banquet
December 9, 7-9:30 p.m. More information TBA.

Weekly Rotary Club Meetings
December 13 and January 10, 24. 12-1 p.m.
Some meetings welcome special guests. On December 12, the speaker is Brian Schwenk from Dental Health and Wellness.

Peachtree Corners Library Branch Calendar Highlights

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

Green Screen Videos
December 12, 1-2 p.m.
Learn the steps and basic tools for creating green screen videos in the Learning Lab.

Reading Rockstars Book Club
December 13, 6-7 p.m.
This is a book club for tweens and teens; all are welcome to join in a lively discussion and engaging activities based on the book “My True Love Gave to Me” by Stephanie Perkins. Register at the Gwinnett Library site.

Toddler Time
December 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Help toddlers learn to be attentive and follow directions, develop a love of stories and books, and develop reading readiness skills. This program includes stories, finger plays, rhymes, songs and movement activities to introduce story time to little learners in a fun way. Open for toddlers and their caregivers.

Teen Film Challenge
Films are due on January 21 by 5 pm.

The awards are on March 12, 7 p.m. at NORCROSS. For more information check out
the website. gwinnettpl.org/

Arts Events

Lionheart Theatre
10 College Street Norcross 30071 | lionhearttheatre.org

The Homecoming
December 9-19, 2021. Thursday, Friday,
Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m.
$18, adults; $16, seniors, students and military.

Known on television as “The Waltons,” they’re called The Spencers in the original book, which is how they’re named here. The time is the Great Depression and the large Spencer family, living at the foot of a Virginia mountain, is struggling hard just to survive. With his father having to take the only available job a long way from home, Clay-Boy is stuck with unusual responsibility for his brothers and sisters. Will Clay-Boy’s father make it home in time to celebrate the holidays? Don’t miss this heartwarming family tale that celebrates love, togetherness and acceptance.

Note for patrons: The first time you make a reservation using the new system OvationTix, you’ll be given the option to set up an account or to continue your checkout as a guest. If you’re a Flex Pass subscriber, they’re still working to reconcile records between the new and old ticket systems. If you’d like to use an existing Flex Pass to make a reservation or purchase a new Flex Pass, please contact the box office at lionhearttheatrereservations@yahoo.com.

The Mad Tea Party Winter Performance Camp
December 27-31. 12-3:30 p.m.
For ages 8-14; cost is $150 per child.

Alice in Wonderland and the White Rabbit are coming to Lionheart this December for an exciting week-long performance camp for ages 8-14. Instructors are Marla Krohn and Krista McGee.

Campers will be part of the magic as they sing and dance their way around the Mad Hatter’s tea party in the musical, “The Mad Tea Party.” In the camp, youth artists will learn everything from acting, creating a character and memorizing lines from a script to singing and dancing.

The camp includes a final performance on Friday, December 31 where families and friends are invited to attend. Email Marla Krohn at krohn.marla@gmail.com with any questions.

Alliance Theatre
1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta 30309 | alliancetheatre.org

A Christmas Carol
November 12-December 24. Pricing varies depending on seat selection.
The Alliance Theatre’s beloved production of A Christmas Carol returns to the Coca-Cola Stage this year with an exciting new adaption, including a completely reimagined set design and stunning new costumes. Audiences will be transported to the streets of London to revisit the timeless story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey to redemption, told with beautiful live music and an all-star cast.

Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30308 | foxtheatre.org
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
December 7-12. Tickets range from $40 to $89.

Re-discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Originally conceived by the three-time Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien, the whimsical world of Whoville is beautifully realized by an A-list creative team in this delightful musical production.

Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heartwarming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small”, decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday-loving Whos.

Cirque Dream Holidaze
December 24-25. Tickets range from $49 to $110.
Cirque Dream Holidaze lights up the stage in this awe-inspiring and eye- popping family holiday spectacular. This annual tradition wraps a whimsical, Broadway-style musical infused with contemporary circus artistry into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family.

Faith Events

Simpsonwood United Methodist Church
4500 Jones Bridge Circle NW, Peachtree Corners 30092
simpsonwoodumc.org

Walk Through Bethlehem
December 10-11, 7-9 p.m. December 12, 7-8 p.m.
After a year hiatus due to COVID-19, Simpsonwood’s Annual “Walk Through Bethlehem” is returning to Simpsonwood Park. Mark your calendar for a night under the stars, complete with shops, camels, sheep, Roman soldiers, storytelling and the manger scene.

Since 1991, thousands of visitors from all over Georgia and beyond follow the luminary-lit streets of Simpsonwood Park to enter the Walk Through Bethlehem. Camels and Roman guards greet guests as they approach the little town of Bethlehem on their way to the manger, all constructed by church volunteers. Thousands have visited, so make it a tradition in your family and pass the word.

Peachtree Corners Baptist Church
4480 Peachtree Corners Circle, Peachtree Corners 30092
pcbchurch.org

Christmas in the Corners
Christmas Eve, December 24, 5-7 p.m.

Celebrate the birth of Jesus together as a church family on Christmas Eve. This year’s Christmas in the Corners family service will be complete with firepits, s’mores for everyone and hot chocolate to enjoy before and after a special candle-lit service. The outdoor event will be across from the church at the PCBC Fields. Please bring your own chair and invite a friend.

Perimeter Church
9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30097
perimeter.org

The Nutcracker
December 10, 7:30 p.m. December 11, 3 p.m. Tickets, $15
Enjoy a timeless performance of The Nutcracker by Perimeter Ballet in the Perimeter Church Sanctuary. The show runs 90 minutes with no intermission. Purchased tickets can be used at either of the two performances.

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

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
peachtreefarm.org

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
ctklutheran.org

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
theforumonpeachtree.com

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
stonemountainpark.com

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.
auroratheatre.com/haunted-happenings/
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.
auroratheatre.com/haunted-happenings/

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.
auroratheatre.com/haunted-happenings/
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
bethshalom.net

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.
thebowlatsugarhill.com

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
lawrencevillega.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=197

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
duluthga.net/community/howl_on_the_green.php

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
impossibleescapenorcross.com

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
fernbankmuseum.org

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
unityatl.org

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.”

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SWGC Volunteer Day: Gwinnett Junior Achievement Discovery Center.

Important Dates

October 11 — Columbus Day, also known as Indigenous People’s Day

October 31 — Halloween

November 1 — All Saint’s Day, Christian Holiday

November 2 — Election Day. All Soul’s Day, Christian Holiday

November 4 — Diwali/Deepavali, Hindu Holiday

November 7 — Daylight Saving Time ends

November 11 — Veterans Day; City Hall closed.

November 25 — Thanksgiving Day; City Hall closed.

November 26 — President’s Day, Black Friday; City Hall closed.

November 28 — First Sunday of Advent, Christian Calendar

November 29 — First Day of Chanukah/Hanukkah on Jewish Calendar, Cyber Monday

Town Green Calendar

Town Green

5140 Town Green 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 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.

Sports on the Screen

Come tailgate with fellow fans on the Town Green. Sports fans are encouraged to bring their own coolers or purchase food and drink from one of the many restaurants in the Town Center.

UGA vs. Auburn

October 9, Time TBD.

Game TBD

October 23, 12-6 p.m.

This very special edition of Sports on the Screen will also include Young Lions Obstacle Course from 3-6 p.m. An epic ninja warrior style obstacle course is provided for youth ages 5-17. Kids of all ages can run, jump, crawl, climb and swing though our amazingly fun and challenging obstacles. Each course will feature 10 signature Conquer Youth™ obstacles.

UGA vs. Kentucky

October 16, time TBD.

Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech

October 30, time TBD.

Alabama vs. LSU

November 6, time TBD.

UGA vs. Tennessee

November 13, time TBD.

Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame

November 20, 2:30 p.m.

UGA vs. Georgia Tech

November 27, time TBD.

Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11, 11-12 p.m. More info and schedule of events TBD.

Norcross High School JROTC and band will be performing, guest speaker is Retired Army Colonel Roy Crum.

The Forum on Peachtree Parkway Events

5155 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092

theforumonpeachtree.com

Artisan Row

October 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Forum presents a brand new, ongoing activation: Artisan Row! Artisan Row is a monthly artisan market at The Forum, located below the clock tower on Saturday mornings / afternoons. This unique market will feature a perfectly curated assortment of gorgeous handcrafted, artisanal goods, like jewelry, children’s clothing, fresh sweets and treats, organic soaps and skincare, arts and crafts, and pottery.

Community Blood Drive

October 13, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Former J. Crew Suite.

Make a life-saving donation! All collections are kept local. Appointments are simple, and walk-ins are available, too. To schedule your donation, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: theforum. Snacks and refreshments will be provided on site.

Atlanta Tech Park

107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092

atlantatechpark.com

Ashford Advisors Financial Seminar Lunch Series

October 13 and November 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Peachtree Corners Photography Club Group Meet Up

October 14 and November 11, 6:45 p.m.

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at Atlanta Tech Park and online. Meeting themes are The Business of Photography for October, Street Photography for November.

Atlanta Tech Park Member Appreciation Lunch 2021

November 17, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Commune with fellow members for a holiday appreciation lunch.

Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Office in Atlanta Tech Park

southwestgwinnettchamber.com

SWGC Coffee Connections Fridays

October 8, 15, 29 and November 12, 19. 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Free event for SWGC members and visitors.

 What better way to start your Friday morning than with coffee and conversation in the company of local business professionals? Join the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce for this networking event created to expand professional relationships. Meet SWGC members and share business cards with all attendees. The meetings are held in the large meeting space behind the SWGC office at Atlanta Tech Park, allowing for social distancing spacing.

SWGC First Friday November with Dale Russell

November 5, 7:30-9 a.m.

$18, members. $30, non-members.

Register before noon on November 4 to reserve a spot.

Dale Russell is the speaker. As the senior investigative reporter, Russell is the FOX 5 I-Team’s government watchdog. He has spent more than 30 years investigating some of Atlanta’s biggest stories.

SWGC Volunteer Day: Gwinnett Junior Achievement Discovery Center

October 13, 8 a.m-2:30 p.m.

Discovery Center at Gwinnett, 1333 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville, 30046

Volunteer with The Southwest Gwinnett Chamber! Help support Summerour Middle School for a JA BIZTOWN DAY at the Junior Achievement Discovery Center of Georgia.             Volunteers serve as business consultants for the day, coaching a group of students through the decisions and tasks they need to complete to successfully operate their businesses. To register and for more information, visit the chamber site.

Peachtree Corners Business Association

4989 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 215, Peachtree Corners 30092

peachtreecornersba.com

PCBA Connecting Over Coffee Morning Meetup

October 12 and November 9, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

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 Lunch Club

October 26 and November 30, 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.

PCBA Business After Hours

October 21 and November 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Event registration $30; member advance registration $20; guest advance registration $25. Advance registration through November 10, 11 p.m. Enjoy an evening of business networking, and a variety of beverages and great food! The business association will award a check to one of the outstanding organizations in our community. Come for the networking, have fun, and see how PCBA impacts our community. Registration required. Space is limited.

Rotary Club of Peachtree Corners

Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center

10 College Street, Norcross 30071

peachtreecornersrotary.org

Weekly Rotary Club Meetings

October 18, 25 and November 1, 15, 29. 12-1 p.m.

Some meetings welcome special guests. On October 18, Peachtree Corners Rotary welcomes Joe Sawyer, candidate for Peachtree Corners City Council. The November 15 meeting features Karl Barham and Global Growers.

District 6910 Pillars Training — Virtual

October 23, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

$10 registration fee. Zoom link emailed after registration.

This is the first major training event of the Rotary calendar year. In addition to a welcome by Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones, there will be presentations by Past RI President Barry Rassin on “the Future of Rotary,” RI Director-Elect Jeremy Hurst on “International Projects Right in Our Zone,” Zone 34 Major Gifts Office Debra Lowe, RI Zone Coordinator Marshal Butler and Regional Membership Officer Audley Knight.

The amazing set of presentations will be followed by a Best Practices session led by District Leaders.

Gwinnett County Public Library — Peachtree Corners Branch Events

5570 Spalding Drive, Peachtree Corners 30092

gwinnettpl.org

Intro to 3D Printing

October 17, 1-2 p.m.

Learn the basics of 3D printing and how you can use the library’s Learning Lab printers for personal projects.

Wardrobe Workshop — Sew a Boxy Top

October 23 and 24, 2-4 p.m.

Are you interested in garment sewing? Join this two-day advanced beginner-level workshop focused on a simple, boxy top pattern with a trendy oversized fit. Space is limited, registration is required, and participants need to attend both days.

Bring your own fabric! The recommendation is a lightweight cotton or linen that has no stretch. Fabric should be pre-washed and ironed smooth. You will need 1-2 yards of fabric to make this top (depending on size). A size chart is provided on the library site calendar.

Simulate the SAT Practice Test with Learning Express!

October 23, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Simulate the complete (three sections) SAT test with Learning Express and get immediate results. This full-length mock test under realistic conditions will help you more accurately measure your performance before you take the real SAT.

Registration required. Bring a calculator and arrive 15 minutes early.

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