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Some events happening at Gwinnett Parks in August and September 2023

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Gwinnett Parks & Recreation 

GwinnettParks.com

https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/web/gwinnett/Departments/CommunityServices/ParksandRecreation

Family Paint Party

Saturday, August 5, 1-3 p.m.

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

GwinnettParks.com, 678-225-5400

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

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

https://bit.ly/FamilyPaintPartyAug5

Mindful and Healthy Families

Fridays, August 11 and September 12

10:30-11:15 a.m. in August; 10-10:45 a.m. in September

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

678-225-5400

Admission: free

Designed for families with young children, this program focuses on mindfulness activities to include breathwork, meditation, self-care practices, as well as health education on relevant parenting and child topics to promote healthy family lifestyles. Ages 3 and up are welcome.

https://bit.ly/MindfulHealthyFamilies

Songs and Rhymes

Saturday, August 12

10:30-11:15 a.m.

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

678-225-5400

Admission: free

Children ages 8 and under enjoy an enriching experience through music, games and oral literature, presented in English and Spanish.

https://bit.ly/SongsAndRhymes

Splish Splash Doggy Bash

Sunday, August 13

Small dogs (20 lbs. and under), 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Medium dogs (21-50 lbs.), 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Large dogs (50 lbs. and up), 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Graves Park

1540 Graves Rd., Norcross

678-277-0860

Admission free: pre-registration required

Pups are invited to splash in the interactive fountain. Dogs must be leashed and accompanied by pet parents, aged 18 and up; one dog per adult. Pet friendly vendors and Kona Ice will be on hand. Check online for additional requirements and pre-registration info.

https://bit.ly/DoggieBashAugust

Clay Creations

Friday, August 18

6-8 p.m.

Pinckneyville Park

4758 South Old Peachtree Rd., Norcross

678-277-0920

Admission: $12 per Gwinnett resident, $32 per non-resident 

Adults aged 50 and up are invited to relax and create as they learn the basics of hand-building with clay. Light refreshments are served, and supplies and kiln firing are supplied.

https://bit.ly/ClayCreations2023

Stories and Music

Fridays, September 8 and 22

10:30-11:15 a.m.

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

678-225-5400

Admission: free

Tales come to life for children aged 6 and under as they sing and move while discovering the excitement of storytelling. Parent participation is required.

https://bit.ly/StoriesAndMusic

Harvest Fest Food Festival

Saturday, September 16

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center

4651 Britt Rd., Norcross

678-277-0860

Admission: free

Join in for the first annual Harvest Fest Food Festival for all ages. There will be live entertainment, great food, lawn games and more! 

https://bit.ly/HarvestFestFoodFest


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What’s Happening at Pinckneyville Community Center in August 2023

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NEW! Gwinnett “En Plein Air” Park Art Challenge: We’re calling Gwinnett artists 16 and older to participate in an artwork challenge! Paint an outdoor scene at one or more of the parks selected for a chance to win a cash prize: Saturday, August 5 to Saturday, November 11. The submission deadline is November 17. Please call 678.277.0920 for more information! See attached flyer. 

FREE! Awaken Within art exhibit: Sandra Soldo Ackovic awakens nature by symbolizing one’s soul by tying in human connection with nature in healing and accepting. The exhibit will be on display until September 8 during operating hours of Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center.

OFFERINGS

Adventure Days Out: We’ve got your school’s out childcare covered. Children will have an amazing experience trying new games, exploring new skills, making new friends, and most of all, having fun! 7:30 am – 6:00 pm. Ages 5-12. $30 per day.

  • October 5, 6, 9

Get Into Watercolor: Learn the basics of watercolor from a seasoned instructor! This class is designed for beginners as well as the more experienced. Master the methods of watercolor to paint basic and complex shapes; development of depth through values, perspective, and color; and the composition of the overall painting. Students will furnish their own materials (a supply list will be provided). Saturdays, August 19 – September 23. 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. Ages 16/up. $141.

NEW! Basic Drawing: Students will learn the basics of line, shape, value, texture, and perspective to create finished drawings in pencil and charcoal. Students will draw subject matter provided by the instructor. Call 678.277.0920 for dates and times. Ages 18/up. $201.

NEW! Understanding Watercolor: Taught by an award-winning watercolorist, this course emphasizes techniques in watercolor. Various subject matter from still life, landscape, animals to portraits will be rendered. All levels welcome. Call 678.277.0920 for dates and times. Ages 18/up. $201.

Ballet–Int: Expand your child’s ballet abilities in this beginner class. Students will focus on developing ballet techniques and posturing. Beginner ballet will need pink leather ballet shoes & pink footed tights, pink leotards, pink skirts. Saturdays, August 5 – 26. 9:15 am – 10:00 am. Ages 7–10. $37.

Ballet–Preschool: Creative dances and imagination will help instill a love for dancing, as your toddler learns basics of ballet in a positive and fun environment! Preschool ballet will need pink leather ballet shoes & pink footed tights, pink leotards, pink skirt. Saturdays August 5 – 26. 10:00 am – 10:45 am. Ages 4–5. $37.

Ballet–Adv/Pointe: This class is designed for dancers 15 or older, aimed at strengthening ballet technique, flexibility, and performance levels. More demanding and complex movements will help your student master the art of ballet. Dancers need pink leather ballet shoes, pink footed tights, black leotard, and black skirt. Saturdays August 5 – 26. 10:45am – 11:30am. Ages 15/up. $37.

Ballet–Int: Students will reinforce their ballet techniques, physical strength, flexibility, and musicality in this intermediate-level class. Dancers need pink leather ballet shoes, pink footed tights, black leotard, and black skirt. Saturdays, August 5 – 26. 11:30 am – 12:15 pm. Ages 11–16. $37.

Ballet–Beg: Expand your child’s ballet abilities in this beginner class. Students will focus on developing ballet techniques and posturing. Beginner ballet will need pink leather ballet shoes & pink footed tights, pink leotards, pink skirt. Saturdays, August 5 – 26. 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm. Ages 6–9. $37.

NEW! HipHop/ Jazz: Students will learn fun, innovative, and unique dance routines that will strengthen dance skills. Tone your body! Get your heart pumping to the beats of your favorite music! Each class consists of stretching, exercise, cool downs, and dance choreography. Drop-In any class for $15. Wednesdays, August 9 – 30. 6:10pm – 7:00pm. Ages 9/up. $41 for all 4 weeks.

NEW! SWEAT: This class incorporates all aspects of fitness: cardio, resistance, flexibility, and core training structured in segments that focus on upper, middle, and lower body exercises. This class will improve endurance, strength, muscle, tone, and definition for all fitness levels. Wednesdays, August 9 – 30. 7:10pm – 8:00pm. Ages 18/up. $41 for all 4 weeks.  

NEW! 3D Printing Workshops: Unlock your child’s creativity and introduce them to the exciting world of 3D modeling and printing! Our class teaches the basics of 3D design using industry-standard software, Blender, and bringing designs to life through 3D printing. Participants will gain valuable skills such as problem solving, spatial reasoning, creativity and attention to detail while having fun creating their own unique 3D printed creation. A laptop and mouse are needed for this class. Required: A $10 material fee is due at the start of the class paid directly to the instructor Optional: $10/session for laptop rental fee. Please reserve ahead. Highly recommended to bring your own laptop and mouse. 

  • 3D Printing Experience: Saturdays in August, 10:00am – 11:30am, Ages 6 – 18, $36
  • Design Thinking in 3D Printing: Saturdays, August 5 – 19, 1pm – 2pm. Ages 6 – 18, $100

POTTERY STUDIO

New session begins September 11, registration opens August 30.

Wheel: This class is perfect for beginner pottery students who want to learn the basics of working with a pottery wheel. $22 per bag of clay required. Mondays, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Ages 16/up. $128.

Wheel Adv: Advanced pottery wheel lessons that build on the beginner class so you can hone your skills and perfect your craft. $22 per bag of clay required. Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Ages 16/up. $128.

Wheel/Handbuilding: This course incorporates working with a pottery wheel and hand building with clay. $22 per bag of clay required. Wednesdays, 10:30am – 1:30pm. Ages 16/up. $128.

Handbuilding: No wheel necessary in this course, learn how to work and create with your hands using clay and tools. $22 per bag of clay required. Thursdays, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Ages 16/up. $128.

Independent Study: Open studio session for individual pottery artists. Must complete Pottery Studio orientation prior to first visit if you are a new patron. Monday-Saturday. Ages 16/up. $100.

Independent Study ADD ON: Open studio session for individual pottery artists.  Must be registered for current pottery class. Monday–Saturday. Ages16/up. $30. PVP22135.

*Out of county resident fees applied at time of registration*

FREE ACTIVITIES

Senior Bridge Club: is a trick-taking card game using a standard 52-card deck. In its basic format, it is played by four players in two competing partnerships. 50/up. Thursdays, 9:00am – 2:00pm. To register contact Mary Fender at 678.357.6709 or maryrfender@yahoo.com.

Gwinnett Chess Club: Chess for all ages. All experiences are welcomed. Saturdays, 9:30am – noon. To register contact Tom Emch at 770.605.0429 or ibemch@charter.net.

Atlanta Gourd Patch: Create art on gourd canvases. Next session is December 10, 2022, from 10:00am – 2:00pm. To register contact Kay Rozea at 470.316.8185 or kmr01@aol.com

Guitars for Vets: Helping Veterans cope with PTSD through music. Participate gets 10 weeks of one–on–one lessons. When finished with lessons participate will receive a free guitar. Mondays, 3:00pm – 5:00pm. To register contact Cliff Meinhardt at 404.234.8040. Visit website guitars4vets.org.

Atlanta Hobby Robotics Club: Come and share your robotics ideas. All ages are welcome. November 19, 2022, 10:00am – noon. To register contact Walter Burleson at 404.932.8108 or wlenbl@gmail.com.

Bridge- Act II: November 28, 2022, from 10:00am – 2:30pm. For more information contact JoAnne Leisen at 571.330.4730.                                                                                                                                                                                Pinckneyville Park Community Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Berkeley Lake, GA 30071
Hours: Monday–Thursday 10:00am–9:00pm Friday 10:00am–4:00pm Saturday 9:00am–5:00pm
Phone: 678.277.0920
GwinnettParks.com

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Summer Concerts, Festivals and Events in August 2023

Dates to Remember

August

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

September

4 Labor Day

9 Janmashtami

10 National Grandparents Day

Ongoing

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.

https://www.exploregwinnett.org/seoulofthesouth

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.

https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1042&month=5&year=2023&day=23&calType=0

Every Wednesday

Forum Fit

6-7 p.m.

The Forum

5185 Peachtree Pkwy., Peachtree Corners

theforumpeachtree.com/events

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.

https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1020&month=5&year=2023&day=23&calType=0

Every Thursday

Thursday Night Live

6-8 p.m.

The Forum

5185 Peachtree Pkwy., Peachtree Corners

theforumpeachtree.com/events

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

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.

https://www.norcrossga.net/2070/Summer-Concert-Series

August 5

Family Paint Party

1-3 p.m.

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

678-225-5400

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

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

https://bit.ly/FamilyPaintPartyAug5

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.

https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1067&month=8&year=2023&day=11&calType=0

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.

https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1084&month=8&year=2023&day=18&calType=0

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

lightupthecorners.com

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.

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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.

https://www.thejazzinthealley.com

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.

https://www.norcrossga.net/2067/Movie-Mondays

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.

https://www.norcrossga.net/2070/Summer-Concert-Series

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.

https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1073&month=8&year=2023&day=18&calType=0

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.

https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1093&month=8&year=2023&day=18&calType=0

August 28

Movie Mondays — The Man from Toronto

1:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Cultural Arts & Community Center

10 College Street, Norcross

norcrossga.net

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. 

https://www.norcrossga.net/2067/Movie-Mondays

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.

atlantatechpark.com,

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

470-482-1899

https://www.southwestgwinnettchamber.com

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.

https://business.southwestgwinnettchamber.com/events

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. 

https://www.peachtreecornersba.com/

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.

https://www.peachtreecornersba.com/events/details/pcba-tailgates-touchdowns-annual-charity-party-august-24-2023-1827

Rotary Club of Peachtree Corners

The Crossing Steakhouse 
40 South Peachtree St., Norcross

770-330-7477

www.peachtreecornersrotary.org 

Club Meetings

Meetings resume Monday, September 11.

12-1 p.m.

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Red, White & Boom

July

Independence Day | July 4

Bastille Day | July 14

Tisha B’Av | July 27

Ongoing

Seoul of the South Food Tour Ticket Sales

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

exploregwinnett.org/seoulofthesouth

Tickets: $69 per person

Explore Gwinnett’s Seoul of the South Food Tour tickets are available for the 2023 season. Tickets sell quickly, so don’t wait. Dates are set for July 8, August 12 and September 16. The tour runs for four hours. 

Tickets include food at four local Korean restaurants and bakeries; transportation is provided.

Yielded Men 

Fridays weekly, 7-8 a.m.

Moe’s Original Barbecue

5005 Peachtree Pkwy., Ste. 810, Peachtree Corners

yieldedmen.org

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.

July

Red, White & Boom!

Monday, July 3, 5-10 p.m.

Lillian Webb Park / Downtown Norcross

5 College St., Norcross

norcrossga.net

Admission: free

Food, live music, face painting and family fun kick off the Independence Day celebrations. An amazing fireworks display will light up the night sky in shades of red, white and blue. Bring blankets and chairs.

https://www.norcrossga.net/2080/Red-White-Boom

The House at Pooh Corner

July 13-16

Thursday and Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, 2 p.m.

Lionheart Theatre

10 College St., Norcross

lionhearttheatre.org

Tickets: $12

This year’s summer kid’s show, The House at Pooh Corner, centers around Christopher Robin and his friends as they agree to run away so Christopher won’t be sent away to “Education.”

Town Green

5140 Town Green Blvd., Peachtree Corners

peachtreecornersga.gov

CrossFit at the Green

Every Tuesday, 8-9 a.m. through September

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; plan to wear workout attire and good shoes.

https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1020&month=5&year=2023&day=23&calType=0

Yoga on the Green

Every Tuesday, 8-9 a.m. through September

Admission: free

Taught by instructors from Sunny Street Yoga, this is a yoga class for beginners to experienced yogis. Students are asked to bring water (no glass containers), a small towel or two, and a mat if you have one — and wear comfortable clothes.

https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1042&month=5&year=2023&day=23&calType=0

Flicks on the Green

First Saturday of each month through October. Movies begin at 7 p.m. 

Admission: free

Flicks on the Green is a movie series featuring iconic movies. Bring a blanket and stretch out on the lawn to experience movies under the stars. Grab food from your favorite Town Green restaurants and picnic. Low profile lawn chairs are also allowed.

July 1 — Back to the Future

Set in 1985, the sci-fi classic follows Marty McFly and “Doc” Brown as they accidentally travel into the past. McFly must fix things so his parents fall in love and he can get back to his own time.

https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1066&month=7&year=2023&day=16&calType=0

Night Music

Second Saturday of each month through September. 7-9 p.m.

Admission: free

Night Music brings live, local bands at Town Green.

July 8 — All the Locals is an Atlanta band with a sound that blends rock and roll with blues and neo-soul. The evening also features singer-songwriter Cody Matlock. He’s known for his music — a blend of a soul, funk and R&B — and for lending his guitar skills to Stax Records recording artist William Bell.

https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1083&month=7&year=2023&day=11&calType=0

Sports on the Screen 

Town Green

5140 Town Green Blvd., Peachtree Corners

Admission: free

Sports fans are invited to tailgate and cheer on their favorite teams. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own coolers or purchase food and drink from one of Town Center’s many restaurants. For more info, go to peachtreecornersga.gov.

Braves v Brewers — Saturday, July 22, 7:15 p.m.

https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1071&month=6&year=2023&day=16&calType=0

https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1072&month=7&year=2023&day=11&calType=0

Summer Concert Series

Last Saturday of each month through September. 7-9 p.m. 

Admission: free. 

Enjoy warm weather and hot musical acts.

July 29 — The Ray Howard Band specializes in tribute performances and will showcase their Earth, Wind & Fire experience. Lilac Wine opens the evening with tasteful song choices performed in their signature sweet and heady style.

https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1092&month=7&year=2023&day=11&calType=0

The Forum

5185 Peachtree Pkwy., Peachtree Corners

https://theforumpeachtree.com/events/

Forum Fit

Every Wednesday, 6-7 p.m.

Admission: free

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

Thursday Night Live

Every Thursday, 6-8 p.m.

Admission: free

Favorite local musicians bring good sounds to the Forum through October. Everyone is invited to kick back relax.

https://theforumpeachtree.com/events/friday-night-live/

July 20 — Taylor Harlow

https://taylorharlowmusic.com/home

July 13, August 31 — Chris Cauley

https://www.facebook.com/chriscauleymusic/

July 27, August 24 — The Bourbon Brothers,

https://bourbonbrothersband.com

July 6, August 10 — The Human DJ

https://thehumandj.org

Little Peaches

Last Tuesdays of the month, July 25

4-6 p.m.

Admission: free

Children are invited for an ultimate playdate with kid-friendly crafts, games and entertainment on the last Tuesday of the month. June’s theme is Celebrating First Responders, and July will be all about Party Animals.

Gwinnett County Public Library — Peachtree Corners Branch Events

5570 Spalding Dr., Peachtree Corners 30092

gwinnettpl.org, 770-978-5154

Reading Buddies

July 3, 10, 17, 24

4-6 p.m.

Kids ages 6-11 can develop their reading skills by reading aloud with a volunteer Reading Buddy.

https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/8275981

Toddler Time

July 11, 18, 25

10:30-11 a.m.

Stories, songs and simple rhymes for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. 

https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/8325387

Preschool Storytime

July 13, 20, 27

10:30-11 a.m.

Parents and preschoolers, ages 0-5, are welcome to join the fun with stories, games and songs.

https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/8333097

Could You Pass the Citizenship Test?

Wednesday, July 5, 3-4 p.m.

Here’s a chance to residents 19+ to celebrate the 4th of July with a test of their knowledge of American Civics and government.

https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/8325663

Hiking Tips and Strategies for Adults

Saturday, July 8, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Adults 19+ are invited to join in when the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club (GATC) presents fundamental information, tips and strategies that help everyone safely enjoy hiking.

https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/8435164

Sewing Basics

Wednesday, July 12, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Anyone aged 16+ who has an idea for a sewing project but is unsure how to use a sewing machine — this program is for you! Online registration opens June 15.

https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/8456544

Cloud Categories

Thursday, July 13, 2-3 p.m.

Students 6-11 can learn about the different types of clouds and construct a cloud viewer to help with identification.

https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/8376236

Robotics EV3 Color Sensor

Saturday, July 22, 2-3 p.m.

Here’s a workshop in which students, ages 16-18, learn to code a pre-built robot to sense colors. Online registration opens July 1.

https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/8456503

It’s a Puppet Show!

Monday, July 24, 1:30-2 p.m. 

The GCPL Puppeteers entertain kids ages 6-11 as they bring stories to life using puppets, silly antics and catchy music.

https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/8478336

International Tiger Day

Tuesday, July 25, 2-3 p.m.

Students 6-11 learn about tigers, why they are endangered and what they can do to help save the tigers. 

https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/8321692

Gwinnett Parks & Recreation 

GwinnettParks.com

https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/web/gwinnett/Departments/CommunityServices/ParksandRecreation

Bi-lingual Storytime

Fridays, July 7, August 4

10:30-11:15 a.m.

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

678-225-5400

Admission: free

There will be bilingual fun with an epic story and sing-along. Children 8 and under will experience stories in both English and Spanish.

https://bit.ly/BilingualStorytime2023

Kids Night: Pizza and Play

Fridays, July 7, August 4

5:30-8:30 p.m.

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

678-225-5400

Admission: $8 per Gwinnett resident, $20 per non-resident

Parents can drop off their kids, ages 7-12, and enjoy a night out while the kids have a blast at a pizza party with games galore.

https://bit.ly/KidsNightOSN

Mindful and Healthy Families

Fridays, July 14, August 11

10:30-11:15 a.m.

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

678-225-5400

Admission: free

Designed for families with young children, this program focuses on mindfulness activities to include breathwork, meditation, self-care practices, as well as health education on relevant parenting and child topics to promote healthy family lifestyles. Ages 3 and up are welcome.

https://bit.ly/MindfulHealthyFamilies

Songs and Rhymes

Saturdays, July 8, August 12

10:30-11:15 a.m.

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

678-225-5400

Admission: free

Children ages 8 and under enjoy an enriching experience through music, games and oral literature, presented in English and Spanish.

https://bit.ly/SongsAndRhymes

Herb Garden

Friday, July 7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

678-225-5400

Admission: $5 per Gwinnett resident, $10 per non-resident

Here’s an opportunity for ages 7 and up to learn about herbs.

https://bit.ly/HerbGardenOneStop

Pop Up Teen Scene

Friday, July 7

6-8 p.m.

Lucky Shoals Community Center

4651 Britt Rd., Norcross

678-277-0860

Admission: free

The Good Neighbor Teen Club invites everyone ages 12-17 for a night of music, games and crafts.

https://bit.ly/PopUpTeenSceneJul9

Health Hero

Saturday, July 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

678-225-5400

Admission: free

Be a hero with your health! There will be activities, wellness tips, outdoor adventures, health screenings, resources and family-friendly fun.

https://bit.ly/HealthHeroDays

B.T.S. Bash: Swim Night

Friday, July 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

West Gwinnett Park Aquatic Center

4488 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross

678-407-8801

Admission: $4

All ages are welcome to put on their thinking caps on for STEM games and brainteasers at this back-to-school swim party.

https://bit.ly/B-T-S-Bash2023

Sweet Tea and Terrariums

Saturday, July 29, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center

4758 S. Old Peachtree Rd., Norcross

678-277-0920

Admission: $12 per Gwinnett resident; $32 per non-resident

Celebrate the growing community at during National Parks and Recreation month. Ages 10 and up will enjoy sweet tea and build terrariums to take home.

https://bit.ly/SweetTeaAndTerrariums

Friendship Day

Saturday, July 29

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

678-225-5400

Admission: $5 per Gwinnett resident, $10 per non-resident

Everyone ages 7 and up is invited.

Family Paint Party

Saturday, July 29

1-3 p.m.

OneStop Norcross

5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

678-225-5400

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

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

https://bit.ly/FamilyPaintParty2023

Norcross Gallery and Studios

116 Carlyle St., Norcross

norcrossgalleryandstudios.org, 770-840-9844

Exhibits and Events

Pigments of the Imagination, a juried show

June 8-July 22

Meet the Artist of the Month

July 26 — Tim Haugh

4:30-6:30 p.m.

45 South Café

45 S. Peachtree St., Norcross

Open Studios

Evening Open Studio

Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $5 members, $10 non-members

Moderator: Patty Grewe-Mullins, pgrewemullins@gmail.com

Daytime Open Studio

Thursdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $5 members, $10 nonmembers

Moderator: Anne Labaire, labaireart@gmail.com

Eddie Owen Presents

Red Clay Music Foundry

3116 Main St., Duluth

eddieowenpresents.com

Shawn Mullins Benefit for Hero Dog Rescue

July 1, 8 p.m.

Tickets: $50 in advance, $125 for VIP

Singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins specializes in folk rock, instrumental rock, adult alternative and Americana music. Hero DogRescue is a Georgia-based 501(c)3 organization dedicated to saving abandoned, abused and neglected dogs from high-kill shelters. 

Kenny George Band and Kimberly Morgan York

July 15, 8 p.m.

Comprised of Kenny George, Randy Borawski, Center Ely and Brooks Andrews, this rock-and-roll ensemble has earned their stripes by performing an average of 100 shows per year.

The Krickets

July 16, 8 p.m.

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

The Krickets, a female Americana group from the gulf coast, are two-time winners of a 2016 and 2019 Independent Music Award for Song of the Year in Folk and Alt Country. 

Hot Licks and Rhetoric: A Tribute to Steely Dan

July 22, 8 p.m.

Tickets: $25-$28 in advance, $30-$33 day of the show

HL&R is an Atlanta-based, nine-piece group of seasoned musicians showcasing and celebrating the timeless music of Steely Dan.

Canyonland

Greatest 70s Country Rock Songs of Laurel Canyon

July 28, 8 p.m.

Tickets: $25-$30 in advance, $29-$34 day of the show

Canyonland plays the greatest 70s country rock songs of Laurel Canyon. If you like Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, CSN and Joni Mitchell, you’ll love Canyonland’s versions of their music.

Called a “keyboard wizard” by The New Yorker, Bob Malone has amassed a loyal fan base through 25 years of touring and nine critically acclaimed albums. 

Business Organizations and Events

Atlanta Tech Park

107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092

atlantatechpark.com, 404-797-1221

Atlanta Tech Meet Up

Tuesdays, 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. 

Gwinnett Women’s Chamber Presents: Tech Talks

Fridays, July 16, July 21

12-2 p.m.

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

Summer Cook Outs

Tuesdays, July 25

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Two opportunities this summer to enjoy burgers, ice cream and community.

Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Office in Atlanta Tech Park

107 Technology Pkwy., Peachtree Corners

southwestgwinnettchamber.com, 470-482-1899

SWGC First Friday Breakfast

Fridays, July 14, 7:30-9 a.m.

Hilton Atlanta Northeast

5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Peachtree Corners

Admission: $28 for members, $35 for non-members

SWGC Coffee Connections / Spotlight Series

Thursdays, July 20, 27

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Admission: free 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, July 11, August 8

8:30-9:30 a.m. 

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

Admission: free 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 Business After Hours / Speaker Series

Thursday, July 27

5:30-7:30 p.m.

June 22 – Kettlerock Brewing 

6025 Peachtree Pkwy., Peachtree Corners

Admission: $35. Advanced registration is $25 for members and $30 for guests; includes appetizers and drinks.

The next Speaker Series event is scheduled for July 27; please watch the website for featured guest and location.

PCBA Lunch Club

Thursday, July 20; Wednesday, August 16

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.

Rotary Club of Peachtree Corners

The Crossing Steakhouse

40 South Peachtree St., Norcross

peachtreecornersrotary.org, 770-330-7477

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