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Town Green Calendar

5140 Town Center Boulevard Peachtree Corners, Ga 30092

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

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

Sports on the Screen

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

CornholeAtl League Play

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

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

The Forum on Peachtree Parkway

5155 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092

Merry Market Days

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

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

Atlanta Tech Park

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

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

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

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

Important Dates

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

Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092

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

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

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

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

Peachtree Corners Business Association

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

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

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

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

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

PCBA Connecting Over Coffee Morning Meetup
December 14, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, 5215 Town Center Boulevard, Peachtree Corners 30092

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

Rotary Club of Peachtree Corners

Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center
10 College Street, Norcross 30071

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

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

Peachtree Corners Library Branch Calendar Highlights

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arts Events

Lionheart Theatre
10 College Street Norcross 30071 | lionhearttheatre.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Faith Events

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

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

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

Peachtree Corners Baptist Church
4480 Peachtree Corners Circle, Peachtree Corners 30092

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

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

Perimeter Church
9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30097

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

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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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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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