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First Up Calendar June/July: Events, Programs & Fun



Town Green Calendar

5140 Town Center Boulevard

Peachtree Corners, Ga 30092

Important Note: All city events are subject to postponement or cancellation due to current health and safety concerns, as well as other mitigating factors. Please check the city website and calendar for updates and COVID protocols. If reservations, masks and other precautions are required, the city’s website will include all necessary information at least one week before the event. Check peachtreecornersga.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michelle Malone- from her site.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Forum on Peachtree Parkway

5155 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atlanta Tech Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peachtree Corners Business Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Select Fourth of July Events

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

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

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

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

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

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



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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Local Indie Author Day is Coming Back to Gwinnett County Public Library Branches



Gwinnett County Public Library invites independent local authors to showcase their work with author talks, readings, book sales and signings.

Gwinnett County Public Library looks forward to celebrating Local Indie Author Day on Saturday, November 4, 2023.

The library invites independent local authors to showcase their works with author talks, readings, book sales and signings each year. This event aims to unite libraries, indie authors and readers throughout our community.

Multiple library branches are hosting author talks or author panels. Participating branches include:

  • Buford-Sugar Hill,
  • Centerville,
  • Dacula,
  • Duluth,
  • Five Forks,
  • Grayson,
  • Norcross and
  • Suwanee.

Local Indie Author Day will begin at the Duluth Library branch at 2:30 p.m. and features authors Stella Beaver, Chere’ Coen, Tamara Anderson and Cassandra Kempe-Ho.

The Norcross Library branch will host its showcase at 3:30 p.m. with authors Linda Sands and M.W. McKinley.

Check the library’s event calendar for author information and times. 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.

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Your Guide to Fall Fun 2023



Discover the best fall activities in Peachtree Corners: pumpkin patches, corn mazes, apple orchards, festivals, Halloween events, and more.

From Southern ghostly tours and bewitching displays to Dia de los Muertos and the Blessing of Animals.

After a hot summer, the cool, crisp autumn air is finally setting in and you know what that means. It’s time to make the most of what the season has to offer. 

Whether you are on the hunt for the perfect pumpkin or looking for a spark to your spooky season, there is plenty to see and do this fall. Here is a list of some of the top events happening in and around Peachtree Corners during October and November.

Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, apple orchards and celebrations

Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Peachtree Corners will have its annual Pumpkin Patch beginning October 8 through October 31, every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pumpkin Patch Story Time will be held every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. For more information, visit the church website, Mtcarmel-umc.org.

It’s back! Founded in 2008, the Buford Corn Maze is located on a 32-acre family farm dating back to the early 1800s. Over the past decade, the Corn Maze has expanded to include a whole lot of old-fashioned fun for families with the special Kids CORNer area, a Haunted Forest, a pumpkin patch and more. The last day to visit Buford Corn Maze is November 12.

Take a day trip up to Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Dawsonville, Georgia. This 15-acre corn maze and pumpkin patch is home to tons of farm fun, delicious food and unforgettable family memories. Explore the farm grounds, including pick-your-own pumpkins, jumping pillow, tire mountain, kids’ maze and gem mining.

Open daily until Sunday, November 5, Jaemor Farms’ annual Harvest Celebration offers a complete fall farm experience, including hayrides, farm slides, a petting zoo, farm skeeball, a pumpkin train, duck races, tricycle races, apple cannons and concessions. This 500-acre family-owned and operated farm is located at 5340 Cornelia Hwy in Alto, Georgia. 

Going apple picking in Georgia is a fall tradition you can’t miss! B.J. Reece Apple House and Orchards is a family-owned and operated orchard in Ellijay, Georgia. Tucked in the North Georgia Mountains, B.J. Reece is home to U-pick orchards, a country bakery, petting farm, pony rides and much more.

Christ the King Lutheran Church is holding a very special Blessing of the Animals celebration on October 22, at 12:30 p.m. in the outdoor patio area of the church located at 5575 Peachtree Pkwy. in Peachtree Corners. Christ the King’s congregation has grown from a fledgling mission into a well-established parish where worship, outreach, fellowship, evangelism and discipleship form and shape lives.

Fall festivals

Get ready to celebrate Dia de los Muertos in style at Thrasher Park on Saturday, November 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.! Enjoy a night of remembrance, dance and live authentic entertainment, followed by a parade around the park. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural experience with delicious, authentic Mexican food and beverages. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate your loved ones while enjoying a night out with the community.

Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival, Play by Day, Glow by Night, is returning this fall. Guests are welcome to celebrate the autumn season during the park’s Pumpkin Festival, a family tradition featuring a variety of glowing experiences. For more information about Stone Mountain Park and hours of operation, call 1-800-401-2407 or visit stonemountainpark.com.

On November 4, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the City of Lawrenceville will host its annual Harvest Festival at the Lawrenceville Lawn. This family-friendly event features a wide range of activities and entertainment, sure to delight visitors of all ages. Take a stroll through the marketplace, where you can shop for locally made crafts, goods and other artisanal products. Enjoy live music from some of the area’s top performers and indulge in a delicious array of fall-themed food and beverages.

It’s time to pop that champagne! Chateau Elan’s Vineyard Fest is officially set to return for its 26th year with more unique experiences, activities and live entertainment than ever before. Sit back, relax and indulge in internationally inspired wine and food on Sunday, November 12.

Halloween events, trick-or-treating and ghost tours

Visit Netherworld Haunted House this fall to experience two brand new haunts, Primordial and Cryptic Charos, during the 27th season of screams. In addition to the haunts, there are tasty treats, photo ops, five escape rooms, the Museum of Monsters, roaming creatures who are (usually) more than happy to snap a selfie with you and more! Tickets are sold at escapethenetherworld.com.

Celebrating Halloween with your furry friend? Mark the special occasion with a memorable photo shoot at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody on Sunday, October 15, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fifteen-minute photo slots cost $20 and all proceeds go to benefit The Brook Run Dog Park Association.

Registration is now open for Suwanee Wine Festival’s Spooky Spirits 5K on Saturday, October 14 at 11 a.m. For the third year in a row, the Spooky Spirit 5K offers a cocktails and costumes twist on the traditional 5K race. This timed Peachtree Road Race-qualifying event is fit for anyone, whether you are a competitive runner trying to beat your personal record or you’re just looking to sip and stroll with your closest cocktail-loving friends. Prizes will be awarded after the race for the most spirited costumes, so come dressed in your most festive running gear!

Start your Halloween early at Railyard Halloween in Loganville, Georgia on Saturday, October 21, starting at 4 p.m. The evening begins with Trick-or-Treating followed by live music, a scavenger hunt, a bounce house, a costume contest and a movie on the lawn. Adults can skip the tricks and check out the Small Business Vendor Market.

Ghosts, goblins and goodies, oh my! Kick off Halloween early and collect all the treats from participating retailers and restaurants. The Forum will host Trick-or-Treating on Sunday, October 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plus, enjoy face painting, balloon art, costume characters and more family-friendly fun.

The Forum will also be ringing in the holidays during its annual Tree Lighting event on Saturday, November 18, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Celebrate the arrival of jolly Old Saint Nick while the whole family enjoys festive entertainment, family-friendly activities and more.

Stop by Unity Atlanta Church for even more trick-or-treating with a special Trunk-or-Treat event on Sunday, October 29, starting at 1 p.m. Trunk-or-treating is a community-focused alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. Adults decorate their cars with Halloween themes and gather in a parking lot. Kids then collect candy from car to car while adults mingle and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Lionheart Theatre presents Bewitching, a captivating collection of Halloween and horror-themed short films! Running from Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 15 at the Lionheart Theatre, the shows are scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Don’t miss out on opening weekend where downtown restaurants are serving fantastic specials to satisfy your hunger before the show.

ART Station in Stone Mountain is hosting the 38th annual A Tour of Southern Ghosts. This storytelling experience showcases the best ghost tales from the South. For six nights this fall, 10,000 visitors will be guided on a lantern-lit tour of yesteryear, vividly brought to life through the grand tradition of Southern storytelling. The guided tours take place between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays for the last three weekends in October. Learn more at atourofsouthernghosts.com.

Lawrenceville is the oldest city in metro Atlanta and for many years, it was a sleepy suburban Southern town. With the growth and development of the metro area, much of historic downtown Lawrenceville was renovated at the turn of the century. These renovations awakened sleeping ghosts and sparked increased reports of paranormal activity, thus setting the stage for Lawrenceville Georgia Ghost Tours. Sign up, if you dare, for a 90-minute tour of some of Lawrenceville’s most interesting places and hear the stories behind its most bizarre events. Learn more at auroratheatre.com/haunted-happenings/. Local historian Gene Ramsay will guide visitors through

Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church’s Cemetery and History Tour on Sunday, October 29 at 2 p.m. Travel back in time and hear fascinating stories about Mt. Carmel and Pinckneyville’s past told by an experienced guide who has lived in the metro area for over 40 years. To learn more, contact the church office at mtcarmelumc@comcast.net or call 770-449-4498.

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