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Events Happening in August



Summer Concerts, Festivals and Events in August 2023

Dates to Remember


7 Purple Heart Day

15 Assumption of Mary

19 National Aviation Day

20 National Senior Citizens Day

26 Women’s Equality Day

30 Raksha Bandhan


4 Labor Day

9 Janmashtami

10 National Grandparents Day


Seoul of the South Food Tour Ticket Sales

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tickets: $69 per person

Explore Gwinnett’s Seoul of the South Food Tour. Dates are set for August 12 and September 16. The tour runs for four hours. Tickets include food at four local Korean restaurants and bakeries; transportation is provided.


Second and fourth Sundays of the month

Every Tuesday

Yoga on the Green

8-9 a.m.

Town Green

5140 Town Green Blvd., Peachtree Corners

Admission: free

This class runs May through September and is taught by instructors from Sunny Street Yoga for beginners to experienced yogis. Students are asked to bring water (no glass containers), a small towel or two and a mat — and wear comfortable clothes.


Every Wednesday

Forum Fit

6-7 p.m.

The Forum

5185 Peachtree Pkwy., Peachtree Corners


Admission: free

The weekly fitness session combines strength conditioning, cardio and mindfulness, leaving participants feeling balanced and empowered. Earn a loyalty stamp for every completed class.

Every Thursday

CrossFit at the Green

8-9 a.m.

Town Green

5140 Town Green Blvd., Peachtree Corners

Admission: free

Everyone is invited, regardless of age or fitness level, to join Terrance Fox with CrossFit PPG for a strength and conditioning workout every Thursday, May through September. Students should bring water (no glass containers), a small towel or two, and a mat if possible.


Every Thursday

Thursday Night Live

6-8 p.m.

The Forum

5185 Peachtree Pkwy., Peachtree Corners


Admission: free

On Thursday evenings, April through October, The Forum brings in favorite local musicians. Everyone is invited to relax and groove to the smooth sounds.

Musical lineup: August 10: The Human DJ; August 31: Chris Cauley; August 24: The Bourbon Brothers; August 3: Canon Tyler; and August 17: East & Ward.

Thursdays, starting August 3

Senior Bridge Club

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Pinckneyville Park

4758 S. Old Peachtree Rd., Norcross

GwinnettParks.com, 678-277-0920

Admission: free

The club meets every Thursday for ages 50 and up. Please call for availability.

Every Friday

Yielded Men 

Fridays weekly, 7-8 a.m.

Moe’s Original Barbecue

5005 Peachtree Pkwy., Ste. 810, Peachtree Corners

Admission: free

Yielded Men (YM) is a weekly safe, small discussion group focused on building relationships and encouraging men in their walk with God. Each week the group addresses a specific issue that most men face in life. All are welcome.


August 4

Summer Concert Series — The New Royals

7-10 p.m.

Thrasher Park

93 Park Drive, Norcross

Admission: free

About the band: From classic soul and R&B to modern chart-toppers, The New Royals has got it all covered to keep you moving and grooving.


August 5

Family Paint Party

1-3 p.m.

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross


Admission: $18 per Gwinnett resident, $36 per non-resident

Gather the family – all ages – and express your creativity together.


August 5

Flicks on the Green — Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

7-9 p.m.

Peachtree Corners Town Green

5140 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners

Admission: free

About the film: This musical fantasy stars Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, an eccentric candymaker who offers the chance for golden ticket winners to tour his incredible factory. When poor Charlie Bucket finds a ticket, he embarks on a wild adventure with four other lucky children.


August 10

Peachtree Corners Photography Club Group Meet Up

6:45-8:15 p.m.

Atlanta Tech Park

107 Technology Pkwy., Peachtree Corners

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. https://www.pcphotoclub.org

August 12

Night Music — Uptown Funk

7 p.m.

Peachtree Corners Town Green

5140 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners

Admission: free

About the band: International touring sensation Uptown Funk performs a tribute to Bruno Mars, his live band and the music that defines today’s pop culture.


August 12

Light Up the Corners

6-10 p.m.

Twilight Trot 1k start, 8 p.m.; 4M start, 8:30 p.m.

The Forum

5155 Peachtree Pkwy., Peachtree Corners


Admission: free to spectators

Registration: starts at $35 for individuals, $30 for team members

All proceeds from the Twilight Trot and 4 Mile run event go to local children and families by giving them the chance to participate in programs and activities at the Fowler YMCA. The post-race party includes prizes for glowiest man, woman, girl, boy and team.


August 12

Jazz in the Alley — Teresa Kay Williams and Tiffany Goode

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Betty Maudlin Park

1-63 Lawrenceville St., Norcross

Admission: free

About the musicians: A serious student of the art of jazz, Teresa Kay Williams is a veteran show band singer. Tiffany Goode is a trumpetiste whose most recent role was Music Supervisor for the award-winning documentary, “Spring & 3rd.” She also plays with Orchestra Noir, Atlanta’s famous All African American Orchestra.


August 14

Movie Mondays — Ticket to Paradise

1:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Cultural Arts & Community Center

10 College Street, Norcross

Admission: free

About the film: A divorced couple teams up and travels to Bali to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they think they made 25 years ago.


August 18

Norcross Summer Concert Series — The Ray Howard Band

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Thrasher Park

93 Park Dr., Norcross

Admission: free

About the band: The Ray Howard Band is your go-to for cross-generational music that includes everything from Motown classics to epic tribute covers.


August 19

Sports on the Screen — Braves vs. Giants

7:20 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Peachtree Corners Town Green

5140 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners

Admission: free

Sports action will fill the big screen at Town Green. Load up a cooler and bring friends to cheer on the Braves.


August 26

PTC Summer Concert Series — Face 2 Face

7-10 p.m.

Peachtree Corners Town Green

5140 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners

Admission: free

About the band: Face 2 Face is a mesmerizing tribute concert that celebrates the iconic music of both Billy Joel and Elton John. This electrifying show captures the essence of the legendary artists, taking the audience on a nostalgic journey.


August 28

Movie Mondays — The Man from Toronto

1:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Cultural Arts & Community Center

10 College Street, Norcross


Admission: free

About the film: This action-comedy film follows the unexpected alliance between a deadly assassin and a bumbling stranger after a mistaken identity mix-up in a New York City Airbnb. 


Business Organizations and Events

Atlanta Tech Park

107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092

atlantatechpark.com, 404-797-1221

Gwinnett Women’s Chamber Presents: Tech Talks

12-2 p.m.

The group meets every third Friday of the month. Visit gwinnettwomenschamber.com for updates. 

Atlanta Tech Meet Up

Tuesday, August 1

6-9 p.m.


The monthly meet up, sponsored by Resolvit, is held on the first Tuesday of every month in the Atlanta Tech Park Café. It’s a great opportunity for anyone to network and join a good group of people discussing anything related to technology. 

Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Office in Atlanta Tech Park

107 Technology Pkwy., Peachtree Corners



SWGC Coffee Connections

Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Free admission for SWGC members and visitors.

Meet up with local business professionals over coffee. Meetings are normally held in the large meeting space behind the SWGC office at Atlanta Tech Park.


Peachtree Corners Business Association

4989 Peachtree Pkwy., Ste. 215, Peachtree Corners

peachtreecornersba.com, 678-969-3385

PCBA Connecting Over Coffee Morning Meetup

Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, 5215 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners

Free admission for PCBA members and their guests. Register online as space is limited.

Meet with other PCBA and business professionals over coffee in a positive atmosphere on the second Tuesday of the month. Business cards will be shared with all attendees. 


PCBA Lunch Club

Wednesday, August 16; and Thursday, September 7

11:30-1:30 a.m. 

Check online for locations.

Open to PCBA members and their guests. Online registration is required.

Meet up with PCBA members for an enjoyable way to network and save 15% off your lunch check.

PCBA Business After Hours / Speaker Series

Thursday, September 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, 5215 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners

Event registration is $35. Advanced registration is $25 for members and $30 for guests. Registration includes appetizers and drinks.

PCBA Tailgates & Touchdowns

Thursday, August 24, 5:30-8 p.m.

Atlanta Marriott Peachtree Corners

475 Technology Pkwy., Peachtree Corners

Event registration is $50. 

The annual charity party will raise money for three outstanding local organizations. The event includes networking, live auction, silent auction, music, vendor tables and tailgating cuisine. Check online for details, including sponsorship opportunities.


Rotary Club of Peachtree Corners

The Crossing Steakhouse 
40 South Peachtree St., Norcross



Club Meetings

Meetings resume Monday, September 11.

12-1 p.m.

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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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