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2022 Holiday and Faith Events

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The Merry Market

December 5-13

Peachtree Corners Baptist Church (drop-off point)

4480 Peachtree Corners Cir., Peachtree Corners

merrymarket.org

Donations appreciated.

           

Presented by Neighborhood Cooperative Ministry, the Merry Market provides Christmas for families that cannot afford to give their children with Christmas gifts. The market will supply new Christmas gifts to families, warm clothes to children and teenagers and the opportunity for families to come together and help others.

Walk Through Bethlehem

December 9-11

Friday and Saturday, 7-9 p.m.; Sunday, 6-8 p.m.

Simpsonwood Park

4511 Jones Bridge Cir., Peachtree Corners

simpsonwoodumc.org

Admission is free; canned food donations are encouraged.

Simpsonwood United Methodist Church invites everyone to experience the village of Bethlehem on the night of Jesus’ birth. Families can stroll through the candlelit outdoor nativity scene, stopping in shops and encountering shepherds, wise men, angels, Roman guards and live animals. Visitors are asked to bring canned food donations for Neighborhood Cooperative Ministry.

Winter Holiday Market

Saturday, December 17, 12-5 p.m.

Kettlerock Brewing

6025 Peachtree Pkwy., Ste. 1, Peachtree Corners

kettlerockkbrewing.com

            There will be treats for all at Kettlerock Brewing’s holiday market — arts and crafts vendors, live music and food trucks for holiday shoppers. Some limited release holiday beer selections will also be available.

Peachtree Corners Photography Club Group Meet Up

Thursdays, December 8, January 12 and February 9

6:45-8:15 p.m.

Atlanta Tech Park

107 Technology Pkwy., Peachtree Corners 30092

pcphotoclub.org

            The December speaker is Sharon Fuente, and the topic is “Ideas for Great Holiday Family Photos.” Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at Atlanta Tech Park and/or online. Photographers of all skill levels are welcomed at 6:15 p.m. for social time.

Faith Events

Behold the Lamb of God Ballet

Sunday, December 11, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Perimeter Church

9500 Medlock Bridge Rd., Johns Creek

perimeterballet.com

Admission is free.

            Perimeter Ballet presents this true story of Christmas with two showings of this family-friendly event. The show features dance, drama, visual art and the music of Andrew Peterson.

Beth Shalom Hanukkah Party

Sunday, December 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

5303 Winters Chapel Rd., Dunwoody

bethshalom.net, 770-399-5300

Admission is free. Registration requested.

            Bring the family to celebrate Hanukkah with relay races, dreidel games, spin art, doughnuts and gelt.

Advent by Candlelight

Monday, December 12, 7 p.m.

Mary Our Queen Catholic Church

6260 The Corners Pkwy., Peachtree Corners

maryourqueen.com, 770-416-0002

Registration is required.

            The MOQ’s Women’s Guild will host Advent by Candlelight. All women of the parish and guests are invited for coffee, wine and dessert in the Parish Family Life Center. Prayer, reflection and music fill the evening in a program designed to deepen the Advent journey.

An Evening of Lessons & Carols

Thursday, December 15, 7-9:30 p.m.

Perimeter Church

9500 Medlock Bridge Rd., Johns Creek

Tickets are $15 per person.

perimeter.org

            Award-winning artists Laura Story, Matt Papa and Sandra McCracken host an inspirational concert that retells the great news of Christmas through Scripture and carols.

Advent Lessons and Carols

Friday, December 16, 7 p.m.

Mary Our Queen Catholic Church

6260 The Corners Pkwy., Peachtree Corners

maryourqueen.com, 770-416-0002

Admission is free.

            Scripture passages recount the fall of mankind, the promise of the Messiah and the anticipation of the Nativity of Christ. Each lesson is followed by a choral piece, soloist or congregation carol that reflects the Scripture’s message.

Latke, Vodka and Game Night

Saturday, December 17, 7-9 p.m.

5303 Winters Chapel Rd., Dunwoody

bethshalom.net, 770-399-5300,

Admission is free. RSVP required.

            Adults are welcome to enjoy games and get lit. Latkes, vodka and some games will be provided. Attendees are welcome to bring more games and menorahs.

Christmas: Then, Now and Forever!

Saturday and Sunday, December 17-18

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, during Christmas Service

The Father’s House Church

6060 Spalding Dr., Peachtree Corners

thefathershouseatl.org, 770-840-0888

Admission is free.

            Experience the joy of the season with a celebration that includes a variety showcase of songs, dances, poetry and live music. Special prizes will be given out during the event.

https://thefathershouseatl.org

Encore Christmas Luncheon

Sunday, December 18, 12:15 p.m.

4480 Peachtree Corners Cir., Peachtree Corners

pcbchurch.org, 770-448-1313

Tickets are $15 per person; RSVP requested by Dec. 10.

            Adults ages 55+ are invited to a luncheon in the Student Worship Center. Bring a friend and celebrate the season with a delicious meal and entertainment with the PCBC friends and family.

A Winter Solstice Experience

Wednesday, December 21, 7-8 p.m.

Unity Atlanta Church

3597 Parkway Lane, Peachtree Corners

UnityAtl.org, 770-441-0585

Donations are encouraged; in-person and live-stream.

            Enjoy a healing sound bath to welcome in the longest night of the year and the turning of the wheel of the seasons. Bring comfortable clothes, a pillow and blanket to drift into the healing sounds of crystal bowls, gongs and more with sound healer Jennifer Blaha.

“A Light unto the World”

Saturday, December 24, 4:45-6 p.m.

Unity Atlanta Church

3597 Parkway Lane, Peachtree Corners

UnityAtl.org, 770-441-0585

Admission is free; in-person and live-stream.

            The traditional Christmas Eve candle lighting service is led by Rev. Jennifer Sacks, Senior Minister. Christmas music and a Christmas Readers Theater will be presented in the service. The evening ends with a candle lighting throughout the sanctuary.

“Star Bright” Christmas Day Service

Sunday, December 25, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Unity Atlanta Church

3597 Parkway Lane, Peachtree Corners

UnityAtl.org, 770-441-0585

Admission is free; in-person only.

            The casual morning service is led by Rev. Jennifer Sacks. It features cookies, cocoa, Christmas carols and story based on the book, “Star Bright; A Christmas Story.”

New Year’s Eve Burning Bowl Ceremony

Sunday, January 1, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Unity Atlanta Church

3597 Parkway Lane, Peachtree Corners

UnityAtl.org, 770-441-0585

Admission is free for in-person and live-stream attendance.

            Rev. Jennifer Sacks leads the ceremony.

White Stone Ceremony

Sunday, January 8, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Unity Atlanta Church

3597 Parkway Lane, Peachtree Corners

UnityAtl.org, 770-441-0585

Admission is free for in-person and live-stream attendance.

            Ceremony is led by Rev. Jennifer Sacks.

Local Theatre

The Nutcracker

December 3-18

Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

Gas South Arena

6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth

gassouthdistrict.com, 770-626-2464

Tickets are $22-$47.

            This season, Gwinnett Ballet Theatre celebrates 41 years of sharing the Nutcracker with Gwinnett County. ballet is complete with entrancing dancing, stunning sets and colorful costumes. Magic abounds as Herr Drosselmeyer presents young Clara with a toy Nutcracker that accompanies Clara on a journey to the Land of Sweets.

Christmas at GAC: Lessons & Carols

Thursday, December 8, 7-9 p.m.

Greater Atlanta Christian School King’s Gate Theatre

1575 Indian Trail Rd., Norcross

greateratlantachristian.org, 770-243-2000

            The High School presents their Christmas program to celebrate the season.

The Lion in Winter

December 8-19

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

Lionheart Theatre

10 College St., Norcross

lionhearttheatre.org, 404-919-4022

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

            Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine is kept in prison for raising an army against her husband, King Henry II, but is let out for the holidays. The Plantagenet family’s story is full of sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons as they compete with one another to inherit a kingdom.

The Forum

5185 Peachtree Pkwy., Peachtree Corners

theforumonpeachtree.com

Cookies & Milk with Santa

Thursday, December 15

4-4:45 p.m. and 5-5:45 p.m.

Admission is $12 per child.

            Enjoy a special treat with everyone’s favorite jolly man.

Storytime with Santa

Fridays, December 9, 16 and 23

4-4:45 p.m. and 5-5:45 p.m.

Admission is $12 per child.

            Every Friday in December before Christmas, Santa will share a story.

Christmas Crafts with Santa

Thursdays, December 8 and December 22

4-4:45 p.m. and 5-5:45 p.m.

Admission is $12 per child.

            Santa is on hand to help kids as they create.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 10

8:30-9:15 a.m. and 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Admission is $15 per child.

            Start the day with Jolly St. Nick and enjoy breakfast with him.

Menorah Lighting at the Forum

Sunday, December 18, 4-6 p.m.

Forum Drive, in front of the fountain

Admission is free; no ticket is required.

            Presented in partnership with Chabad of Gwinnett, The Forum kicks off a Hannukah celebration with a Menorah lighting ceremony, family friendly activities and live entertainment.

Gwinnett Parks & Recreation

GwinnettParks.com

A Beary Merry Day

Saturday, December 10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

Admission is $2 per child for Gwinnett residents, $6 for non-residents; parent or guardian admission is free. Registration is required.

            Ages 12 and under are welcome to adopt a teddy bear and listen to a holiday story. Parent participation is required. OneStop Norcross is collecting non-perishable foods, new toys, clothes, diapers and/or toiletries for those in need.

Family Snow Day

Friday, December 16, 6-8 p.m.

Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center

4758 S. Old Peachtree Rd., Norcross

Admission is $6 per person.

            A fun winter event for the whole family, Family Snow Day features games, crafts, contests, a hot chocolate/popcorn bar and a unique ‘snow’ ball fight. Be extra festive and wear your favorite holiday pajamas.

Winter Woodland Walk

Wednesday, December 28, 10-11:30 a.m.

Simpsonwood Park

4511 Jones Bridge Cir., Peachtree Corners

678-277-0902

Admission is free.

            All ages are welcome to take a stroll with an educator, see trees through a new lens and learn how Georgia’s native trees adapt to winter. Call for more info.

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Gwinnett County’s First Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Set for February 11

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Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and the Department of Water Resources to host an environmentally focused community event — Volunteers needed!

In February, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful (GC&B), with its partners at Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources (DWR), will provide a free opportunity for its neighbors throughout the county to drop off household hazardous waste for recycling or proper disposal.

The first Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day of 2023 will take place Saturday, February 11 at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

As a result of the biannual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days in 2022, 1,422 Gwinnettians decluttered their homes while diverting 161,874 pounds of hazardous materials from local landfills. A bigger turnout is predicted for this year.

Hazardous Waste Collection Day
Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Looking for volunteers

“To help ensure a smooth event, we’re seeking an additional 50 volunteers,” said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director for GC&B. “We only have a four-hour window to collect materials from hundreds of cars, so this is a ‘the more, the merrier’ scenario.”

She added that it’s a great opportunity to spend some time outdoors, meet other people who have a heart for the environment, fulfill volunteer hours for school and club commitments, and do something good for the community.

“Volunteers will help direct traffic, be assigned a station to help haul materials from vehicles, break down boxes, and more. It’s easy but rewarding work,” she said.

Gwinnett County Fairgrounds will play host to February's HHW Event
Volunteers at Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Marlatt explained that when people throw household hazardous materials in the trash, it winds up in the landfill and could leech into the soil, contaminating groundwater and the environment. The dangerous combination of some of those materials during the disposal process could even lead to a chemical reaction resulting in a fire or explosion.

“It might not seem like it at the moment when our volunteers are collecting items from the trunks and backseats of our attendees’ cars, but we’re saving the planet — one pesticide, paint can, and propane cylinder at a time!” she said.

To sign on as a volunteer for this and future events, Marlatt encourages interested individuals and groups to visit Volunteer Gwinnett.

Hazardous Waste Collection Day info

Attendees are permitted to bring up to five containers of household waste. Containers must be the size of a copy paper box or laundry basket, and — since they cannot be returned once removed from the car — disposable containers are recommended.

Acceptable items for collection include:

  • Aerosol/spray pesticides
  • Automotive products (engine degreaser, brake fluid, transmission fluid, antifreeze, etc.)
  • Cleaners, corrosives, spot removers, acids, and bases
  • Aerosol/spray paint
  • Auto batteries
  • Batteries (household and rechargeable)
  • Chlorinated solvents
  • Cooking oil and grease
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flammables (lighter fluid and waste fuels (kerosene, gasoline, diesel fuel, etc.)
  • Fluorescent bulbs and ballasts
  • Insecticides
  • Latex and water-based paints
  • Lawn care products
  • Mercury
  • Mercury salts and elemental mercury thermometers
  • Oil-based paint and stains
  • Oxidizers
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Propane cylinders
  • Solvents and varnishes
  • Thermostats and other mercury-containing items
  • Thinners and paint strippers
  • Weed killer
  • Wood preservatives

“While we traditionally collect items like tires, electronics, and paper for shredding at other annual recycling events like Earth Day and America Recycles Day, we will not have the capacity to accept those items at our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day,” added Marlatt.

She suggested that attendees plan to bring their tires, and electronic and paper items to GC&B’s Earth Day Recycling Event at Coolray Field on April 22.

Items that will NOT be collected during the Feb. 11 event include:

  • Ammunition
  • Radioactive waste
  • Pharmaceuticals, and
  • Biomedical/biohazard waste.

Gwinnett County Fairgrounds is located at 2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy. in Lawrenceville. Volunteers are asked to report at 8 a.m. on the day of the event.

Questions about February’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day can be directed to Program Coordinator, Stephanie Marquardt at 770-822-5187 or gwinnettcb@gwinnettcb.org.

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Providence Group Completing Framing of Clubhouse at Waterside Community

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Providence Group Completing Framing of Clubhouse at Waterside Community

Atlanta homebuilder and developer The Providence Group and its joint venture partner East Jones Bridge River Holdings, LLC have announced that framing is nearing completion on the clubhouse in their Waterside community. The neighborhood is located one mile from The Forum on Peachtree Parkway.

The Providence Group is completing the framing of the 7,000+ square-foot community clubhouse that features a large gathering area, card room, catering kitchen, and conference room on the first level. The basement level has a state-of-the-art fitness center, aerobics room, and massage rooms.

Additional amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, pickleball courts, and walking trails that wind along the .7-mile frontage of the river and throughout the community. 

Providence Group Completing Framing of Clubhouse at Waterside Community
Waterside Community Clubhouse Renderings

“Waterside is the epitome of luxury and lifestyle near the heart of Peachtree Corners Town Center,” said Ty White with East Jones Bridge River Holdings. “We are thrilled to celebrate the construction progress of the community clubhouse for this community.”

Set along the shores of the Chattahoochee River, Waterside is designed to provide multiple housing options for those looking for a true age-in-place living. It is located just off East Jones Bridge Road, so the community is convenient to quick interstate access as well as shopping, dining, and entertainment venues, including The Forum and Peachtree Corners Town Center.

Waterside’s initial development phase focused on single-family detached homes as well as two-story front-entry townhomes and three-story rear-entry townhomes. The single-family homes feature owners’ suites on the main, or offer optional elevators, and are priced from the $700s. There are three quick detached home move-in opportunities.

Several of the townhome designs also include optional elevators. There are eight quick move-in townhome opportunities priced from the $600s.

Construction is nearing completion on the first condominium building, featuring unique one-, two- and three-bedroom condos with private garages and no shared corridors. These homes range from 1,500 to 2,500 square feet, all on one level, with open-concept designs.

Model homes showcasing these home designs are planned to be completed in March. Waterside condo prices start in the mid $400s to the high $500s.

A future phase of the Waterside community is planned to include independent living, assisted living, and memory care facilities for owners 55 and older.

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Peachtree Corners Partners with Fusus to Launch Connect Peachtree Corners Camera Registration

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Home Security Camera Registration

The City of Peachtree Corners has partnered with Fusus to provide enhanced public safety services to local businesses and residents. Fusus is a nationally recognized public safety technology provider that has operated out of its headquarters in Peachtree Corners since 2019.

Fusus is currently in use by cities and agencies nationwide including the Atlanta Police Department. The partnership between Fusus and the City will increase the efficiency of law enforcement and public safety responses by building a community-based public safety ecosystem.

The partnership begins with the launch of Connect Peachtree Corners, a tool that allows residents to register the location of their private home security cameras. The registration of a camera is completely optional and does not provide access to the camera to anyone.

The camera registration simply allows for the creation of a city-wide camera map for use by law enforcement. If a crime occurs in the city, law enforcement will be able to reference the map, and if they feel it is beneficial, they may contact a homeowner to request access to footage.

“We’re excited to partner with the City of Peachtree Corners to create increased public safety innovation found in most major cities, right here in our backyard. And where more appropriate than our hometown, the “Silicon Orchard,” to provide some of the most progressive, cutting-edge community safety tools available,” said Chris Lindenau, CEO of Fusus.

Peachtree Corners residents and businesses are encouraged to visit Connect Peachtree Corners Residential Camera Registry to learn more about the program, access the frequently asked questions and register their security cameras.

“As a city government, we take the issue of public safety very seriously. There are not many things more important,” said City Manager Brian Johnson. “This partnership and associated camera registry program will allow us to support law enforcement with a new technology tool and will lead to increased public safety throughout the City.”

The Fusus platform and the Connect Peachtree Corners camera registry will serve as a central point for our local law enforcement and first responder agencies. It will bring all personnel and emergency operations centers under one umbrella and provide them with video and data information that will integrate directly with 911 Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) systems.

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