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Living Healthy Gwinnett

For the Beauty of the Earth Art Show
Continues through April 26.
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Gwinnett Historic Courthouse
185 West Crogan Street, Lawrenceville
770-822-5450
Debby Ollinger has been an Atlanta area artist since the 1970s. This collection of her work was inspired by the beauty of nature, but she is often motivated by the whimsy, humor and charm of everyday objects.


Gardening 101
April 13-June 23
678-277-0287, LiveHealthyGwinnett.com
All ages are invited to join Harvest Gwinnett for a free workshop and volunteer day to discover best gardening practices.
Vines Park Community Garden, 3500 Oak Grove Road, Loganville 30052 — April 13, 9-11 a.m.
Lenora Park Community Garden, 3195 Lee Road, Snellville 30039 — April 16, 9 a.m.-12 noon
Graves Park Community Garden, 1500 Graves Road, Norcross 30093 — May 14, 9-11 a.m.
Lawrenceville Community Garden, 225 Benson Street, Lawrenceville 30046 — May 19, 9 a.m.-12 noon
West Gwinnett Park Community Garden, 4488 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Berkeley Lake 30071 — May 21, 9 a.m.-12 noon
E.E. Robinson Park Community Garden, 885 Level Creek Road, Sugar Hill 30518 — June 2, 5-7 p.m.
Dacula Park Community Garden, 205 Dacula Road, Dacula 30019 — June 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Peachtree Ridge Park Community Garden,
3170 Suwanee Creek Road, Suwanee 30024 — June 23, 5-7 p.m.


Gwinnett County UGA Extension Office
April 14-June 23
750 South Perry Street, Suite 400, Lawrenceville 30046
678-377-4010
extension.uga.edu/county-offices/gwinnett/events-and-classes.html
The Gwinnett County University of Georgia Extension Office offers free virtual classes to help with health and gardening. Registration is necessary to get info to join at least one day prior to the session. Contact Timothy Daly at tdaly@uga.edu for gardening classes and Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu for health classes.

Vegetable Gardening — April 14, 12 noon-1 p.m.
Inflammation — April 21, 12 noon- 1 p.m. Virtual: Inflammation-Free. Have you ever wondered if you have body inflammation? Do you know what it is? Do you know about anti-inflammatory diets? This presentation will share ways to avoid inflammation through research-based information to clarify misunderstood conceptions about inflammation. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. To register by April 20, contact Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu.

Home Garden Herbs — April 25, 6-7 p.m. Virtual: Home Garden Herbs-Free. Herbs are excellent garden plants that require minimal maintenance and come in a variety of scents, flavors, and colors. They can be used for culinary purposes, fragrance, ornamental plants, and indoor flower arrangements. Many herbs thrive in our area and climate. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. To register by April 24, contact Timothy Daly at tdaly@uga.edu.

Common Landscape Pests — May 11, 6-7 p.m. Virtual: Common Landscape Pests-Free. Insect pests and diseases can affect the quality and attractiveness of our home landscape plants. The program will cover ways to control the damage they do and the prevention of them. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. To register by May 10, contact Timothy Daly at tdaly@uga.edu.

Meal Portions — May 19, 12 noon- 1 p.m. Virtual: Meal Portions-Free. This class will show you how to eat healthy well-balanced meals, and it will give you methods to avoid consuming more calories than you need. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. To register by May 18, contact Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu.

Plant Propagation — May 23, 6-7 p.m. Virtual: Plant Propagation-Free. Plants reproduce in other ways than just seeds. Stem cuttings and air layering are just a few of the easy methods of propagating plants. Some are easier than others. Learn how you can increase the number and variety of plants in your garden. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. To register by May 22, contact Timothy Daly at tdaly@uga.edu.

Additional information on other classes https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/gwinnett/events-and-classes.html

Vegetable Garden Pests — June 13, 6-7 p.m.
Air Quality — June 23, 12 noon-1 p.m.


E-Cycle Earth Day Event
Rocket IT
Sunday, April 22, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
3360 Martin Farm Road, Suwanee 30024
770-441-2520
Gwinnett County and North Fulton County residents are invited to invited to reduce, reuse and recycle outdated technologies at Rocket IT’s annual e-cycle event in honor of Earth Day. Stop by the Suwanee headquarters to drop off unwanted electronics.


Paper Shredding, Electronics Recycling Event
Saturday, April 23. 9 a.m.-12 noon, or until the trucks are full
Peachtree Corners City Hall
310 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092
peachtreecornersga.gov
Residents of Peachtree Corners ONLY are invited to recycle electronics and shred unwanted documents at this free event. This is only for residential waste, no offices or businesses. Residents are limited to five medium-size boxes of paper materials. Please visit peachtreecornersga.gov and click on the calendar date for details on acceptable electronics and shredding guidelines.

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Summer 2022 Town Center Events

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Peachtree Corners Town Center- Town Green

5140 Town Green Blvd., Peachtree Corners

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.

2nd Annual Peachtree Corners Decathlon Registration Open

Register now for the decathlon on Saturday, October 29

peachtreecornersga.gov/265/PTC-Decathlon-2022

Email Alex Wright at awright@peachtreecornersga.gov with questions.

Registration fee is $20 and includes t-shirt.

Men and women ages 18+ are invited to register for the second annual Peachtree Corners Decathlon to be held on the Town Green Path to Fitness. Sixty participants will compete in 10 events, including wall climb, sandbag carry, rope climb and run. Awards will be presented in several categories.

CrossFit and Yoga on the Green

Thursdays through September 29. 10-11 a.m.

August 4, 11, 18 and 25. September 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Get fit with a free workout offered by Terrance Fox with CrossFit PPG. Everyone is invited, regardless of age or fitness level. This program relies on movements performed at high intensity to achieve a health and fitness level that sustains any lifestyle.

Yoga on the Green

Tuesdays through September 27. 8-9 a.m.

August 9, 16, 23 and 30. September 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Taught by David Penn from Sun Dragon Yoga, this free yoga class will help with flexibility and balance. Bring water (no glass containers), a small towel or two, and a mat if you have one; be sure to wear comfortable clothes.

Flicks on the Green

Saturdays, August 6, September 3 and October 1. 7-9 p.m.

Admission is free. Bring the family, along with a cooler and blanket, to enjoy a movie on the Green.

September 3: Captain America: The First Avenger — During World War II, Steve Rogers is transformed from a frail man into Captain America, the Marvel superhero. He must stop the Red Skull’s plan for world domination.

October 1: Lego Batman — In this computer-generated superhero comedy, Batman needs to overcome his fear of losing his friends to stop the Joker’s evil plans.

Night Music

Saturdays, August 13, September 10 and October 8. 7 p.m.

Admission is free. Every month through October, bands and tribute take to the stage on Town Green.

The Wildflowers. Photo from thewildflowersband.com

August 13: The Wildflowers — The Wildflowers are America’s premier Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers tribute band. With a passion for Petty’s music, they bring music lovers the songs they adore. Be sure to go to peachtreecornersga.gov and click on the calendar for details.

September 10: The Artisanals! with Rosey — The Artisanals! are missionaries of rock and roll that bring their explosive live show to stages around the country. Rosey is a singer-songwriter and rock ‘n roll soul siren who has toured with Morcheeba and Melissa Etheridge.

October 8: Anniversary Celebration with Marcy Playground — 90s alternative rockers Marcy Playground are most known for their 1997 platinum album that included the hit “Sex and Candy,” but they also have noted songs on soundtracks for movies such as Cruel Intentions and Antitrust.

Sports on the Screen

Saturdays, August 20, 7:20 p.m. September 17 and October 15, time TBD. Admission is free.

Bring friends and a loaded cooler to enjoy sports on the Town Green screen.

  • August 20 — Braves vs Astros
  • September 17 — TBD
  • October 15 — UGA vs Vanderbilt

PTC Summer Concert Series — Stayin’ Alive with the Mike Veal Band

Saturdays, August 27 and September 24. 7-10 p.m. Admission is free.

Head over to Town Green on the last Saturday of the month for good times and great music.

  • August 27: Stayin’ Alive — The quintessential tribute band to the Bee Gees, Stayin’ Alive giving audiences the sights and sounds of a full Bee Gees playlist with hits like “How Deep Is Your Love” and “Jive Talkin’.” The Mike Veal Band opens the show with a hot combination of blues, rock, funk and fun.
  • September 24: Vertical Horizon with All the Locals — Vertical Horizon’s song “Everything You Want” sold over two million copies and became the most played single of 2000. Today’s Vertical Horizon has evolved and added to their sonic tapestry. The Atlanta-based band All the Locals kicks off the evening at 7 p.m. 

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Peachtree Farm Stand- August

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Peachtree Farm Stand in August

Saturdays, August 13 and 20. 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Peachtree Farm
356 Research Ct., Peachtree Corners 30092

770-366-9589, peachtreefarm.org

Peachtree Farm Stand is opening at a new location. A nonprofit that provides jobs and training to adults with disabilities, Peachtree Farm provides fresh tomatoes, peaches, corn and more.

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2nd Annual Peachtree Corners Decathlon Registration Open

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Register now for the decathlon on Saturday, October 29

peachtreecornersga.gov/265/PTC-Decathlon-2022

Email Alex Wright at awright@peachtreecornersga.gov with questions.

Registration fee is $20 and includes t-shirt.

Men and women ages 18+ are invited to register for the second annual Peachtree Corners Decathlon to be held on the Town Green Path to Fitness. Sixty participants will compete in 10 events, including wall climb, sandbag carry, rope climb and run. Awards will be presented in several categories.

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