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First Up August/September 2021: Events, Programs and Fun Things to Do

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Tribute. Allman Brothers Tribute. Photo from their Facebook page.

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 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.

August 7 — Thor
September 4 — Cars

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. Additional parking is available off Davinci Court off Peachtree Corners Circle (3720 Davinci Court, 3715 Davinci Court or 2745 Davinci Court). 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.
August 10, 17, 24, 31 and September 7, 14, 21, 28.

Everyone from beginners to experienced yogis are welcome to this free yoga class taught by David Penn from Sun Dragon Yoga. It is suggested you 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. Reservations and tickets are no longer required for Night Music events.Night Music features live, local bands at the Town Green.

August 14 — Out of Control is a U2 Tribute band whose mantra is “Only U2 does U2 better.” Out of Control’s quest for accuracy, excitement and attention to detail in live renditions of tunes from Boy to Songs of Experience, and from The Joshua Tree, ZooTV and Vertigo is unparalleled.

September 11 — The Sundogs were formed by brothers Lee and Will Haraway in Atlanta in the early 2000s. They quickly earned attention for the melodic Americana Rock and Roll sound of their records and especially for their high-energy live shows.

Sports on the Screen

August 21 — Braves vs. Orioles
7:05-9:35 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.

Summer Concert Series

Last Saturday of each month through September. 7-9 p.m. Reservations are not required for the Summer Concert Series and admission is free.

August 28 — The Garth Brooks Tribute. The band is celebrating over 24 years of giving audiences across the county a live Garth Brooks experience that is performed with amazing accuracy and respect.

September 25 — Tribute. A celebration of The Allman Brothers Band. Tribute is a powerful eight-piece group that faithfully recreates the music of one of the finest bands of all time. Since its founding, Tribute has earned a reputation as the source for the authentic Allman Brothers Band sound throughout the Southeast. Rigged with vintage equipment, they interpret the Allman catalog in such a way that the songs come alive again! Special guest Harvest Moon, an Atlanta-based Neil Young cover band, will also make an appearance during the concert.

The third annual Summer Concert Series features bands from across the nation at the Town Green in the Town Center.

Cornhole ATL Fall League

Wednesdays, starting September 1, ending October 20.

Georgia’s largest and fastest growing cornhole league is back with more opportunities for fun! They’re back at Peachtree Corners Town Center for the fall league offering four different divisions of play to accommodate all levels. Join in for seven weeks of fun.

2021 Peachtree Corners Festival

September 18-19. Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m; Sunday: 12-5 p.m.

Annual weekend festival with arts and crafts, vendors, live music, fun, food and kids’ activities! Get the scoop on everything Peachtree Corners Festival in this issue’s full spread.

The Forum on Peachtree Parkway

5155 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092
theforumonpeachtree.com

Light Up The Corners

4-Mile Glow Run, 1k Twilight Trot and Virtual Run
August 14
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

Peachtree Corners Photography Club Monthly Meeting

August 12, 6:45-8:30 p.m.
pcphotoclub.org

The Peachtree Corners Photography Club (PCPC) is a club for people with a passion for photography and with varied skill levels to share their interests, ideas, experience and body of work. All are welcome from beginners to pros. The club meeting is free as well. Use the rear entrance at ATP.

August’s meeting topic is “Smartphone Photography” presented by Amanda Gardner.

Cyber Week ATL

September 20-23.

Bringing all things Cyber together, the event will focus on different verticals each day, including FinTech, HealthTech and Manufacturing.

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. August 10 and September 14.
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

August 18 and September 16. 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.

Small Business Virtual Workshop —Reference Solutions for Small Business
August 11, 12 p.m.

Join Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL), Peachtree Corners Business Association, and Data Axle to learn how to use Reference Solutions, the premier research and reference tool. Find business opportunities, locate companies nationwide, view historical market trends, track down addresses and phone numbers, etc.

Passport to Paradise Charity Party —Annual PCBA Charity Event

August 26, 5:30-8 p.m.

Event Registration is $30; admission includes drinks and island fare. Advance registration is $20 for members and $25 for guests until August 20. Plan to join in the Festivities on PCBA’s own “Paradise Island.”

PCBA is proud to raise money to support amazing local charities:
■ Norcross High School Foundation For Excellence
■ Good Samaritan Health Centers of Gwinnett, and
■ Rainbow Village.

The event is being held at Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners, 147 Technology Parkway  Peachtree Corners Georgia 30092

Enjoy live music, local food and drinks, business networking, a silent auction (live now), raffle drawings, beach activities and more. For more information please visit here.

Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092
southwestgwinnettchamber.com

Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce (SWGC) Connect Over Coffee

Fridays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. August 13, 20, 27 and September 3, 10, 17, 24.

Is there a better way to start your Friday morning than with coffee and conversation in the company
of local business professionals? Join this networking event created to expand 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.

Lionheart Theatre

10 College Street Norcross, GA 30071

Find tickets and more at lionhearttheatre.org.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, students and military.

Vibe Check Improv Comedy at Lionheart

August 6 and 7. 7:30 p.m.
Improv Comedy Troupe Vibe Check returns to Lionheart for two shows.

Musical Comedy “Nunsense” Opens at Lionheart in September

September 10-26. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m.
The hilarious hit musical “Nunsense” is coming to Lionheart.

Community Events

Peachtree Farm Stand

Christ the King Lutheran Church
5575 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092
August 6, 7, 13, 14.

Times vary, so visit peachtreecornersga.gov for updates. Fresh produce, inclusive jobs. Come
to the Peachtree Farm Stand to buy local fruits and vegetables.

Peachtree Farm is a new nonprofit located in Peachtree Corners, with the mission to provide jobs to individuals with disabilities.

The farm stand will be located conveniently on Peachtree Parkway for anyone to come by for fresh, local produce that supports a great cause! Direct any questions to joe@peachtreefarm.org.

Beth Shalom’s Back-To-Shul event

5303 Winter’s Chapel Road, Dunwoody 30360
August 15, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

A welcome event for members and potential members to check out all that Beth Shalom has to offer, from the AlefBet Preschool to the Gilner Religious School, Judaica Gift Shop and sanctuary. Enjoy a complementary BBQ lunch, along with crafts, story time, games and music.

As there will be indoor activities, attendees are asked to please wear a mask.

American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) 2021 Georgia Optimism Walk

August 28. Registration begins at 10 a.m.; walk begins at 11 a.m.

Pernoshal Park,
4575 N. Shallowford Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338

This is an important (and fun-filled!) fundraising event that offers a short non-competitive walk, family-friendly activities, sponsor tables and more! Each Optimism Walk is part of a nationwide movement to mobilize and inspire people to step up and help put an end to Parkinson’s disease. Register online at apdaparkinson.org/community/georgia/.

JapanFest Atlanta 2021

September 18 and 19. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gas South Convention Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth 30097.

Be part of celebrating JapanFest’s 35th Anniversary! Enjoy live music and dance performances, martial arts and cultural workshops, Japanese food and Beer Garden, Anime Village, Japanese vendors and business booths, children’s games and much more. Tickets start at $10; children 6 and under are free. Go to japanfest.org for more info.

Important Dates

August 4—First Day of School for Gwinnett County Public Schools

September 6—Labor Day

September 7—Rosh Hashana

September 11—Patriot Day, in remembrance of those who were injured or died during theterrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001

September 22—September Equinox

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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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