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Comedy at the Fox

April 6, 7-10 p.m.
Social Fox Brewing
20 Skin Alley, Norcross 30071

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 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 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

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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Parks & Recreation

April/May Events Going on at Gwinnett County Parks



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Arts & Literature

8 Theatrical Performances Coming to the Peachtree Corners Area



Discover local theatrical performances: mystery, musicals, comedies, and Shakespeare in the Park. Support the arts with every ticket.
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Mean Girls: High School Version
Thursday-Friday, April 11-12
Thursday and Friday, 6 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m.
Paul Duke STEM High School
5850 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross
Tickets: Adults, $12; students, $10 and children (ages 5 and under), $5

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

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased here.

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

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

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

Purchase tickets here.

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

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

Click here to learn more.

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

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

Secure your spot.

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

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

Discover more here.

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

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

Find tickets here.

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

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

Learn more here.

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

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

Click here for more information.

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



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

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

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


Preschool Story Time

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

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


Chess Boards and Checker Crowns

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

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


READing Paws

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

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


NASA @ My Library | 2024 Solar Eclipse

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

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


¿Qué hacen tus hijos en línea

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

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


Paint Chip Poetry

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

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


Blackout Poetry with Thermal Paper

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

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


Homeschool Hangout

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

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


Resilience Through Art | Celebrating Alma Thomas

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

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


Decluttering | Spring into Decluttering Your Mind and Living Space

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

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


Make Yogurt in the Instant Pot

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

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


Binary Beading

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

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


May the Fourth Be with You in the Kitchen 

Saturday, May 4. 1 p.m.

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


May the (Magnetic) Force Be with You

Saturday, May 4. 3 p.m.

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


Sadako and the 1,000 Cranes

Monday, May 6. 4 p.m.

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


¿Necesita más espacio en su Email?

May 8. 11 a.m.

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


Conquering Financial Stress

Wednesday, May 9. 1 p.m.

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


Haiku Horizons | Unlocking the Power of Three Lines

Monday, May 13. 4 p.m.

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


It’s Electric! Light Up Circuit Cards

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

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


Finger Knitting Friendship Bracelet

Monday, May 20. 4 p.m.

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


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

Thursday, May 23. 1 p.m.

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


Critically Thinking and Growing!

Tuesday, May 28. 4 p.m.

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


Gwinnett County Public Library — Peachtree Corners Branch

5570 Spalding Dr., Peachtree Corners

gwinnettpl.org, 770-978-5154

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