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First Up October / November 2021: Events, Programs and Fun Things to Do



SWGC Volunteer Day: Gwinnett Junior Achievement Discovery Center.

Important Dates

October 11 — Columbus Day, also known as Indigenous People’s Day

October 31 — Halloween

November 1 — All Saint’s Day, Christian Holiday

November 2 — Election Day. All Soul’s Day, Christian Holiday

November 4 — Diwali/Deepavali, Hindu Holiday

November 7 — Daylight Saving Time ends

November 11 — Veterans Day; City Hall closed.

November 25 — Thanksgiving Day; City Hall closed.

November 26 — President’s Day, Black Friday; City Hall closed.

November 28 — First Sunday of Advent, Christian Calendar

November 29 — First Day of Chanukah/Hanukkah on Jewish Calendar, Cyber Monday

Town Green Calendar

Town Green

5140 Town Green 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 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

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.

UGA vs. Auburn

October 9, Time TBD.

Game TBD

October 23, 12-6 p.m.

This very special edition of Sports on the Screen will also include Young Lions Obstacle Course from 3-6 p.m. An epic ninja warrior style obstacle course is provided for youth ages 5-17. Kids of all ages can run, jump, crawl, climb and swing though our amazingly fun and challenging obstacles. Each course will feature 10 signature Conquer Youth™ obstacles.

UGA vs. Kentucky

October 16, time TBD.

Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech

October 30, time TBD.

Alabama vs. LSU

November 6, time TBD.

UGA vs. Tennessee

November 13, time TBD.

Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame

November 20, 2:30 p.m.

UGA vs. Georgia Tech

November 27, time TBD.

Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11, 11-12 p.m. More info and schedule of events TBD.

Norcross High School JROTC and band will be performing, guest speaker is Retired Army Colonel Roy Crum.

The Forum on Peachtree Parkway Events

5155 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092


Artisan Row

October 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Forum presents a brand new, ongoing activation: Artisan Row! Artisan Row is a monthly artisan market at The Forum, located below the clock tower on Saturday mornings / afternoons. This unique market will feature a perfectly curated assortment of gorgeous handcrafted, artisanal goods, like jewelry, children’s clothing, fresh sweets and treats, organic soaps and skincare, arts and crafts, and pottery.

Community Blood Drive

October 13, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Former J. Crew Suite.

Make a life-saving donation! All collections are kept local. Appointments are simple, and walk-ins are available, too. To schedule your donation, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: theforum. Snacks and refreshments will be provided on site.

Atlanta Tech Park

107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092


Ashford Advisors Financial Seminar Lunch Series

October 13 and November 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Peachtree Corners Photography Club Group Meet Up

October 14 and November 11, 6:45 p.m.

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at Atlanta Tech Park and online. Meeting themes are The Business of Photography for October, Street Photography for November.

Atlanta Tech Park Member Appreciation Lunch 2021

November 17, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Commune with fellow members for a holiday appreciation lunch.

Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Office in Atlanta Tech Park


SWGC Coffee Connections Fridays

October 8, 15, 29 and November 12, 19. 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.

SWGC First Friday November with Dale Russell

November 5, 7:30-9 a.m.

$18, members. $30, non-members.

Register before noon on November 4 to reserve a spot.

Dale Russell is the speaker. As the senior investigative reporter, Russell is the FOX 5 I-Team’s government watchdog. He has spent more than 30 years investigating some of Atlanta’s biggest stories.

SWGC Volunteer Day: Gwinnett Junior Achievement Discovery Center

October 13, 8 a.m-2:30 p.m.

Discovery Center at Gwinnett, 1333 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville, 30046

Volunteer with The Southwest Gwinnett Chamber! Help support Summerour Middle School for a JA BIZTOWN DAY at the Junior Achievement Discovery Center of Georgia.             Volunteers serve as business consultants for the day, coaching a group of students through the decisions and tasks they need to complete to successfully operate their businesses. To register and for more information, visit the chamber site.

Peachtree Corners Business Association

4989 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 215, Peachtree Corners 30092


PCBA Connecting Over Coffee Morning Meetup

October 12 and November 9, 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.

PCBA Lunch Club

October 26 and November 30, 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.

PCBA Business After Hours

October 21 and November 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Event registration $30; member advance registration $20; guest advance registration $25. Advance registration through November 10, 11 p.m. Enjoy an evening of business networking, and a variety of beverages and great food! The business association will award a check to one of the outstanding organizations in our community. Come for the networking, have fun, and see how PCBA impacts our community. Registration required. Space is limited.

Rotary Club of Peachtree Corners

Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center

10 College Street, Norcross 30071


Weekly Rotary Club Meetings

October 18, 25 and November 1, 15, 29. 12-1 p.m.

Some meetings welcome special guests. On October 18, Peachtree Corners Rotary welcomes Joe Sawyer, candidate for Peachtree Corners City Council. The November 15 meeting features Karl Barham and Global Growers.

District 6910 Pillars Training — Virtual

October 23, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

$10 registration fee. Zoom link emailed after registration.

This is the first major training event of the Rotary calendar year. In addition to a welcome by Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones, there will be presentations by Past RI President Barry Rassin on “the Future of Rotary,” RI Director-Elect Jeremy Hurst on “International Projects Right in Our Zone,” Zone 34 Major Gifts Office Debra Lowe, RI Zone Coordinator Marshal Butler and Regional Membership Officer Audley Knight.

The amazing set of presentations will be followed by a Best Practices session led by District Leaders.

Gwinnett County Public Library — Peachtree Corners Branch Events

5570 Spalding Drive, Peachtree Corners 30092


Intro to 3D Printing

October 17, 1-2 p.m.

Learn the basics of 3D printing and how you can use the library’s Learning Lab printers for personal projects.

Wardrobe Workshop — Sew a Boxy Top

October 23 and 24, 2-4 p.m.

Are you interested in garment sewing? Join this two-day advanced beginner-level workshop focused on a simple, boxy top pattern with a trendy oversized fit. Space is limited, registration is required, and participants need to attend both days.

Bring your own fabric! The recommendation is a lightweight cotton or linen that has no stretch. Fabric should be pre-washed and ironed smooth. You will need 1-2 yards of fabric to make this top (depending on size). A size chart is provided on the library site calendar.

Simulate the SAT Practice Test with Learning Express!

October 23, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Simulate the complete (three sections) SAT test with Learning Express and get immediate results. This full-length mock test under realistic conditions will help you more accurately measure your performance before you take the real SAT.

Registration required. Bring a calculator and arrive 15 minutes early.

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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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