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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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What’s Happening at Pinckneyville Park in Gwinnett County

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Pinckneyville Park Community Center: 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Berkeley Lake, GA 30071. 678-277-0920. GwinnettParks.com.

FREE! Pinckneyville Park Open House! Meet the instructors, check out the programming, explore the pottery studio and enjoy a free lunch*!

Also, spend some time visually creating your 2024 goals onto a vision board using different arts media. All you need to bring is your board of choice and we will provide the rest! All ages welcome. 

Saturday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. Pottery Studio informative session is from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. *Preregistration required for a free lunch.

OFFERINGS

Adventure Days Out: Pinckneyville Park has your school’s out childcare covered. Children will have an amazing experience trying new games, exploring new skills, making new friends and most of all, having fun! 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ages 5 to 12. $30 per day.

  • Monday, Jan. 15

NEW! Hip Hop/Jazz: Tone your body and get your heart pumping to the beats of your favorite music! Students will learn fun, innovative and unique dance routines that will strengthen their dance skills. Each class consists of stretching, exercise, cool downs and dance choreography. Wednesdays, Jan. 10 through Feb. 14. From 6:10 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ages 8 to12. $61.

NEW! SWEAT: This class incorporates all aspects of fitness: cardio, resistance, flexibility and core training structured in segments that focus on upper, middle and lower body exercises. This class will improve endurance, strength, muscle, tone and definition for all fitness levels. Every Wednesday, Jan. 10 through Feb. 14, from 7:10 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $61.

NEW! 3D Printing Workshops: Unlock your child’s creativity and introduce them to the exciting world of 3D modeling and printing! The class at Pinckneyville Park teaches the basics of 3D design using industry-standard software, Blender and bringing designs to life through 3D printing.

Participants will gain valuable skills such as problem solving, spatial reasoning, creativity and attention to detail while having fun creating their own unique 3D printed creation. A laptop and mouse are needed for this class. Required: A $10 material fee is due at the start of the class paid directly to the instructor Optional: $10 per session for laptop rental fee. Please reserve ahead. Highly recommended to bring your own laptop and mouse. 

  • 3D Printing Experience: Saturdays, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Ages 6 to 18. $36.
  • Design Thinking in 3D Printing: Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Ages 6 to 18. $100.

NEW! Beginning Chess: This six-week course will cover basic chess tactics. Students will learn the terminology, how to set the board, and basic planning and strategy in chess play. Every Saturday, Jan. 6 to Feb. 10. $66.

Get Into Watercolor: Learn the basics of watercolor from a seasoned instructor! This class is designed for beginners as well as the more experienced. Master the methods of watercolor to paint basic and complex shapes; development of depth through values, perspective and color; and the composition of overall painting. Students will furnish their own materials (supply list will be provided). Every Saturday, Jan. 6 through Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $141.

Ballet–Preschool: Creative dances and imagination will help instill a love for dancing, as your toddler learns basics of ballet in a positive and fun environment! Preschool ballet will need pink leather ballet shoes, pink footed tights, pink leotards and pink skirt. Every Saturday, Jan. 6 to 27, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Ages 4 to 5. $37.

Ballet–Beg: Expand your child’s ballet abilities in this beginner class. Students will focus on developing ballet techniques and posturing. Beginner ballet will need pink leather ballet shoes, pink footed tights, pink leotards and pink skirt. Every Saturday, Jan. 6 through 27, from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Ages 6 to 9. $37.

Ballet–Int: Expand your child’s ballet abilities in this beginner class. Students will focus on developing ballet techniques and posturing. Beginner ballet will need pink leather ballet shoes & pink footed tights, pink leotards and pink skirt. Every Saturday, Jan. 6 through 27, from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Ages 7 to 10. $37.

Ballet–Int: Students will reinforce their ballet techniques, physical strength, flexibility and musicality in this intermediate level class. Dancers need pink leather ballet shoes, pink footed tights, black leotard and black skirt. Every Saturday, Jan. 6 though 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Ages 11 to 16. $37.

Ballet–Adv/Pointe: This class is designed for dancers ages 15 or older, aimed at strengthening ballet technique, flexibility and performance levels. More demanding and complex movements will help your student master the art of ballet. Dancers need pink leather ballet shoes, pink footed tights, black leotard and black skirt. Every Saturday, Jan. 6 through 27. 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Ages 15 and up. $37.

FREE! NEW! Vibrant Visions! Spend some time visually creating your 2024 goals onto a vision board using different arts media. All you need to bring is your board of choice and we will provide the rest! Light refreshments provided. Ages 50 and up. Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

POTTERY STUDIO

New Independent Study session begins Jan. 29. Registration opens Jan. 17.

Classes are changing. Please call 678-277-0920, or email PcCenter@GwinnettCounty.com for information on future classes.

Independent Study: Open studio session for individual pottery artists. Must complete Pottery Studio orientation prior to first visit if you are a new patron. Open Monday through Saturday, Jan. 29 to March 9. Ages 16 and up. $100.

Pottery Club: Come socialize and create in the pottery studio. Must be currently registered for a class or independent study to join. No drop-ins allowed. Must be registered for the club as space is limited. Every Wednesday, Jan. 31 through March 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

*Out of county resident fees applied at time of registration.*

FREE ACTIVITIES

Atlanta Gourd Patch: Free! Apply your creative talents to natural gourds. Contact KMR01@aol.com for more information and supply list. Ages 18 and up. Meets second Saturday of each month. Call 678-277-0920 for more information. 

Atlanta Hobby Robotics Club: Come to Pinckneyville Park and share your robotics ideas. All ages are welcome. Meets the third Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. To register, contact Walter Burleson at 404-932-8108 or wlenbl@gmail.com.

Senior Bridge Club: A trick-taking card game using a standard 52-card deck. In its basic format, it is played by four players in two competing partnerships. This group is for experienced Bridge players ages 50 and up. On Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register, contact Mary Fender at 678-357-6709 or maryrfender@yahoo.com.

Bridge- Act II: The fourth Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to2:30 p.m. For more information, contact JoAnne Leisen at 571-330-4730.

Guitars for Vets: Helping Veterans cope with PTSD through music. Participants get ten weeks of one–on–one lessons. When finished with lessons, participants will receive a free guitar! Mondays, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. To register, contact Cliff Meinhardt at 404-234-8040. Visit guitars4vets.org to learn more.

Gwinnett Chess Club: Chess for all ages. All experiences are welcomed. Every other Saturday (Jan. 6 and 20), from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. To register, contact Tom Emch at 770-605-0429 or ibemch@charter.net.

Last Tuesday Book Club: Join in on all the reading fun! Meets the last Tuesday of each month at Pinckneyville Park.

Pinckneyville Park Community Center
4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Berkeley Lake, GA 30071
678-277-0920
GwinnettParks.com

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Upcoming Holiday Events and Activities Around Peachtree Corners

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Get into the holiday spirit with festive events in December! Enjoy Carriage Rides, Photos with Santa, The Nutcracker, and more.

December 

Carriage Rides 

December 1-22 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Departs from 45 South Café 
45 S. Peachtree St., Norcross 
Admission: free 

Sleigh the holiday season with a festive journey through Downtown Norcross. 

Photos with Santa 

December 6-22 
Wednesdays and Fridays. 6-8 p.m. 
45 South Café 
45 S. Peachtree St., Norcross
Admission: free 

Make the holidays unforgettable by snapping a photo with Santa Claus.  

The Nutcracker 

December 8-17 
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. 
Gas South Arena 
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth 
770-813-7500 
Tickets: $20 and up 

Little Clara’s dream comes alive in Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s 42nd annual production of The Nutcracker. Join Clara as she is swept away into a magical land of adventure. 

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa 

Saturday, December 16. 10-12 p.m. 
Duluth Festival Center 
3142 Hill St., Duluth 
Admission: free 

This get together with Santa is just for the little ones. Arts and crafts will be available for kids (while supplies last) and children can bring their letters for Santa to take back to the North Pole. 

Holiday Gift Away 

Saturday, December 16. 6-8 p.m. 
Lucky Shoals Park 
4651 Britt Rd., Norcross 
Admission: free 

Kids aged 4 to 18 are invited to join in for a night of Christmas music, holiday games and treats. Everyone is asked to please bring a non-perishable donation item in exchange for a gift. 

Holiday Camp 2023 

December 18-22 
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Lionheart Theatre 
10 College St., Norcross 
404-919-4022 

Cost: $125 per student 

Lionheart will introduce children, ages 6 to 16, to the poetry of Shel Silverstein and bring his words to life, including The Giving Tree and A Light in the Attic. Students will work on memorization, character building, design, props, costumes and music for a performance at the end of the week that friends and family are invited to attend. 

Circuit Playground Express: Holiday Lights 

Tuesday, December 19. 1-2 p.m. 
Gwinnett County Public Library — Norcross Branch
5735 Buford Hwy., Norcross 
770-978-5154 

Admission: free; register online 

Kids ages 6-11 learn how to use the Circuit Playground Express by programming holiday lights and sounds. 

A Christmas Carol Reimagined 

Tuesday-Friday, December 19-22. 7 p.m. 
Gas South Arena 
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth 
770-813-7500 

Tickets: $45 and up 

The timeless tale of Scrooge is told in this magical live performance by STORYBOOK Theater that includes soul-stirring music. 

Ugly Sweater Bingo 

Thursday, December 21. 12-2 p.m. 
Lucky Shoals Park Community Room 
4651 Britt Rd., Norcross 
678-277-0860 

Admission: $5 per person 

Everyone aged 50 and should bring their holiday spirit and ugly sweaters to join in a game of bingo.

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Buford-Sugar Hill Public Library to Hold FAQ Session for First Time Entrepreneurs

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Nov 4 at Buford-Sugar Hill Library: Entrepreneurs share startup insights from diverse fields. Free and open to the public. Don't miss out!

Are you thinking about starting a small business and want to know what to expect? Visit the Buford-Sugar Hill Public Library on Saturday, November 4, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. to hear from a panel of entrepreneurs sharing their experiences and answering questions from the audience.

Local small business owners who graduated from the library’s New Start Entrepreneurship Incubator will provide insight into the early stages of starting and running a small business.

With experience in catering, residential and commercial cleaning, food truck services and online martial arts instruction, our panelists represent a variety of business backgrounds—all with unique challenges and opportunities.

All events are free and open to the public. For questions or comments, contact Duffie Dixon, Director of Marketing and Communications for Gwinnett County Public Library at ddixon@gwinnettpl.org.

Click here to explore more public library events happening in November.

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