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Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          June 21, 2016

Happy Summer

As usual there's much ado in Lilburn.  Please forward this issue on to neighbors and newcomers.

 to translate this issue. www.lilburncp.com or read it later

 
 


This Week

Tuesday, June 21, Lilburn Business Association meeting at Jade Dragon from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. No charge to attend, but please register. More.

Tuesday, June 21Food Truck Tuesday from 6:00 pm until 9 pm in Lilburn City Park. More

Wednesday, June 22, Sprinkler Day from 10 am until noon in Lilburn City Park.  More

Thursday, June 23, Deadline for suggesting a name for Lilburn Citizens Police Academy Partnership Mascot.  More

Thursday, June 23, Alcohol Review Board Meeting 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Lilburn City Hall Conference Room.

Friday, June 24, from 4 pm until 8 pm Lilburn Farmer's Market at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church located at 1400 Killian Hill Rd. More.

Saturday, June 25, beginning at 9 am,  children's Saturdays at the Mill art classes. Hummingbird Mill located at 79 Main St. Lilburn. More

Saturday, June 25, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Grand Opening for Stone Ridge Event Center, 1750 Stone Ridge Dr. Suite Q, Stone Mountain, GA 30083.

Saturday, June 25, 7 pm Concert at Music on Main Street featuring Col. Bruce Hampton. More

Register Now/ Plan Ahead

Ruppert Landscape's 10K/5K Reject Run - No qualification required.  Independence Weekend Event will be held on Saturday, July 2 on a USATF registered course on the Camp Creek Greenway. More.

Eagles Leadership Institute - Teen Camp July 5 thru July 28. Call 770-7714707 for more information.

Staged Right Theatre's Fundraiser "Theater Under the Stars" to be held on Saturday, July 16 is inviting artists, musicians, exhibitors to be part of their arts festival. The fun begins at 5:30 pm and at dusk Staged Right performers present "Jerry Finnegan's Sister." For info: stagedrighttheatre@gmail.com and Facebook/StagedRightTheatre

National Night Out to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 6 pm - 8:30 pm is looking for exhibitors and sponsors, contact info@safetysmartlilburn.org.

The White Elephant Garage Sale is taking registrations for Saturday, August 27. The sale is from 9 am until 1 pm in the Overflow Parking Lot across Main Street from City Hall. More

Small Town Big World Festival invites community organizations and businesses to consider sponsoring and/or participating as exhibitors in this year's event to be held Saturday, September 10 from 10 am until 2 pm in Lilburn City Park. www.lilburnevents.com 

Business Corner

Agavero - Come out to Agavero in Lilburn and listen to great Jazz on Sundays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. 

Grand Opening for Stone Ridge Event Center Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:00 pm – 8:00 –pm 1750 Stone Ridge Dr. Suite A, Stone Mountain, GA 30083  Come tour the facility and grounds; Enjoy entertainment and refreshments. 

Amazing Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition is underway. The contest is sponsored by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Check the website for full details, cash prizes and free workshops for winners! 


News from the City

 
 
 
 

Council Meeting --  The next City Council Meeting is Monday, July 11, 6:30 pm Work Session followed by 7:30 pm Meeting Check WEBSITE for meeting agenda. 

Food Truck Tuesdays are back the second Tuesday of the month through October, 6 pm - 9 pm with local bands supplying entertainment. This week's event will feature the Highbeams  performing at the band shell. Georgia Baskets and Gifts will be at the event selling Lilburn t-shirts, license plate holders, and other items.

Thanks to Easy Events Rental in Lilburn for providing tables at Food Truck Tuesdays! In addition to the parking lots near City Hall, guests may also park in the lower parking lot at Killian Hill Road and Poplar Street.  The park is approximately a 1/2 mile walk using either Poplar Street or Camp Creek Greenway.

For a list of food trucks and other info check: Lilburn Food Truck Tuesdays on Facebook 

Sprinkler Wednesdays: The City is turning on the sprinklers in Lilburn City Park for the

kids to enjoy! Come play from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday mornings, June 15 - July 27. Sprinklers will be turned on in a section of the field. Children must be supervised by an adult. 

Independence Weekend in Lilburn!

Saturday, July 2: Ruppert Landscape Reject Run

Absolutely no qualifications necessary! Sponsored by Ruppert Landscape.  Ruppert Landscape's Reject 10K/5K is a USATF certified course on the Camp Creek Greenway. 

This race caters to the non-competitive runner who enjoys the festive atmosphere of an Independence Day race. Rejects will enjoy doughnuts at the finish line, an appropriate award for top finishers, and a party in Lilburn City Park. Though "Absolutely no qualifications necessary" is the race tagline, the courses are U.S. Track and Field certified to appeal to serious runners. 

As the title sponsor for the event, Ruppert Landscape will return proceeds from race entries back to the community. Registration fees will benefit Lilburn Terrace Apartments, which is an award-winning “independent living” facility for mobility-challenged adults, and Lilburn Community Partnership, which works to unite and strengthen the diverse Lilburn community. 

Race day check-in and registration will open on-site at 7 am. 10K starts at 8 am and the 5K starts at 8:15 am. See website for registration information. 

Monday, July 4th: Sparkle in the Park

The GLOW Band will be entertaining the crowd in Lilburn City Park! The fabulous fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.

Join the City of Lilburn as we celebrate July 4th with Sparkle in the Park. This annual event in Lilburn City Park will include live music with GLOW, a variety of food, children's activities, and of course, fireworks!

Event Schedule (subject to change):
•5:30 p.m. Event begins. Balloon artists and family photos will be available at no cost, while supplies last, until 9:30 p.m. Food trucks/vendors and bounce house tickets will be available for purchase.
•7:30 p.m. GLOW will take the stage with their high-energy, family-friendly concert. 
•9:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin with patriotic musical accompaniment. 
•10:00 p.m. Event ends and park closes. 

Parking: 
•Air-conditioned shuttles will transport attendees from parking lots at the Nam Dae Mun Farmers Market, Lilburn Middle School, the lot at Young and Church Streets, and the lot at Poplar Street and Killian Hill.
•Park pick-up/drop-off point is one block from Lilburn City Park.
•Accessible parking will be reserved at City Hall. 
•Main Street will be closed from 9 - 10:30 p.m. to allow for safe passage of pedestrians from Lilburn City Park following the fireworks. Those parked around City Hall will be routed down Poplar Street to Killian Hill Road or down Camp Creek Road to Arcado Road. 

What to bring:
•Lawn chairs or blankets are recommended. Tents not allowed.
•Coolers are allowed and are subject to search. No outside alcohol allowed. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the event and in the Old Town hospitality zone.
•Due to the large crowd and fireworks, it is recommended that pets not be brought to the event.
•No outside fireworks.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the July 2 Reject Race and July 4 Sparkle in the Park. Contact Roz Schmitt at 770-638-2225.


Organization News

 

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 13 at 7PM, when the Lilburn Arts Alliance will present Beth Arnold, who will demonstrate her work and painting style. Beth, a member of the Kudzu Art Zone, regularly donates a painting to raise mission funds for her local church. The meeting and program will take place at the Wynne Russell House located at 4684 Wynne Russell Drive, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047. 

On Saturday, July 23, from 8:30am to 12:30pm, Jack Ricketson will lead a workshop on Cartooning. Jack, an accomplished artist and graphic designer who recently led the popular workshop Draw What You See, is back to show how to draw cartoons. This promises to be a very fun time! 

Please check our website www.lilburnartsalliance.org for sign-up details and more information. Space is very limited, so please sign up early. 

On Saturday, August 20, from 8:30am to 12:30pm, Pat Shaver will lead a workshop “So You Think You Can Paint”. The subject will be a view of the yellow daisies and granite outcrop on Stone Mountain. Canvas and all acrylic paint and brushes provided. Pat is an accomplished self-taught artist, having attended workshops with Don Andrews and Lian Zhen. She works mainly in watercolor and acrylic. Pat has taught this workshop five times for the Lilburn Woman's Club art scholarship fundraisers and once for a fundraiser for the Tucker Methodist pre-school.

Workshops and meetings are held at the Wynne Russell House (4684 Wynne Russell Drive, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047). Please check our Facebook page for updates,https://www.facebook.com/LilburnArtsAlliance. Guests are always welcome.

Please contact Andy Triemer, President, at (770) 931-2295 or visit our website
www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance.
 


The LBA meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 11:30 am - 1:pm.

This month's meeting features David Turney speaking on "Digital Marketing and Analytics for Small Businesses."

There is no meeting fee; attendees are welcome to order from the menu/buffet and pay for lunch.  For more information and to register visit their Web site.

Additionally, Business Builders Breakfast which normally meets at Bojangels on the first Friday of the month at 8:00 am will not meet in July, but will resume in August.


Lilburn Citizens Police Academy Partnership (LCPAP) 

Canine Vest Fundraiser Kick-off

Hi there!

I’m the newest member of LCPAP and I am going to help raise $1200 this year to “Cover Lilburn’s K9” with a bullet proof vest.  Look at mine, isn’t it snazzy?  But I have a dilemma.  You see, I don’t have a name….Can you help me?

We are kicking off the fundraiser by holding a naming contest for me!  All you have to do is post your suggested name on LCPAP’s Facebook page under my handsome picture.  The link to the LCPAP Facebook page is posted below.  And parents, I hope you will ask your kids to give you suggestions for my name!

The winner will receive a $30.00 VISA gift card and me, once I am done helping out!  Members of LCPAP will select my name and the winner, along with my new name, will be posted to LCPAP’s Facebook page June 27th.  The contest starts, Tuesday, June 15th and ends, Thursday, June 23rd.*    

You can visit me and other members of LCPAP at Lilburn’s “Sparkle in the Park” on July 4th.  We will be handing out activity books w/crayons for the kids**, and accepting donations to “Cover Lilburn’s K9”.  In addition, anyone who makes a donation will receive an “I covered Lilburn’s K9” wristband**.

I look forward to seeing you there!   Oh boy, I just can’t wait to have a name!

https://www.facebook.com/LilburnCitizensPoliceAcademy

* The winner will be contacted via Facebook and asked to respond back via LCPAP’s email address with their information.  The contest is open to everyone.  Duplicated names will not be eligible to win, only the first posted.

** We have a limited number of activity books, crayons, and wristbands. So only until supplies last.


Lilburn Community Partnership 

Wynne-Russell Tour Sat. July 9 

Free tours of the Wynne-Russell House take place on the second Saturday of the month.  The next tour is Saturday, July 9, beginning at 10 am and ending around noon. The tour will feature Timeless Paranormal investigators, David and Shannon Byers.  

The WR Historic Preservation Committee meets Wed. July 13 at 5:00 pm at the Wynne-Russell House.  Visitors are welcome.

Small Town, Big World Festival 

This year's Small Town Big World Festival will take place on Saturday, September 10, from 10 am until 2 pm in Lilburn City Park. Last year's festival attracted attracted a crowd of more 5,000 and we expect an even bigger crowd this year.  The event provides free booth space to schools and non-profit organizations. For-profit businesses can register now for booth space for $75.  We are also soliciting food vendors and sponsors.  Information and forms can be found on www.lilburnevents.com or contact info@lilburncp.com

Volunteer Lilburn

We have had a number of people respond to Volunteer Lilburn.  Some events that are looking for volunteers are:   National Night Out and Small Town Big World Festival.  Please respond to info@lilburncp.com if interested in volunteering. 


Lilburn Farmer's Market

The Market is open from 4 pm until 8 pm every Friday from June to August. This Friday,  June 24, in addition to vendors selling a variety of produce and other items, Booth for a Cause will feature Thornwell Home for Children: Building Families; Lisa Lowe of Cooking for Caregivers, LLC; Music will be performed by Alex Porto, Lilburn Woman's Club will host their Little Free Library and North Georgia Two Cylinder Club will provide free tractor rides. More Info


News from Lilburn Lions Club

The Lilburn Lions Club will meet on Thursday, July 14, 12:00 pm, at the Taste of Paradise restaurant at 4805 Lawrenceville Hwy. Suite 300.

Future meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of the month at noon at the Taste of Paradise.


Lilburn Woman's Club

The Lilburn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival is now accepting vendor applications and sponsorships.  This year’s event will be held on October 8 at Lilburn City Park and will mark the festival’s 43nd year tradition with over 200 arts and crafts vendors, a variety of food vendors and kid zone featuring free art activities, a train ride, pony rides and lots of other fun for children.  With an estimated 12,000 attendees, this family friendly festival is one of the most popular in the area.  Hosted by the GFWC Lilburn Woman’s Club and co-sponsored by the City of Lilburn.  Visit www.lilburndaze.org for more information


(Submitted by Margot Ashley, President)

From SafetySmart Lilburn

National Night Out: Call for Sponsors & Volunteers
 
For the seventh year in a row, Lilburn Police Department and SafetySmart Lilburn are co-sponsoring the event in Lilburn City Park. This year’s event will have a street party theme in addition to the great exhibits and presentations of previous years.  

SafetySmart Lilburn is seeking sponsors and volunteers to help in planning, recruiting and implementation of the August 2nd event. For more information, contact info@safetysmartlilburn.org


Staged Right Theatre

STAGED RIGHT IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE OFFICIALLY NON-PROFIT! AND THAT’S NOT ALL THAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED FOR THE PAST YEAR! STAGED RIGHT THEATRE HAS BEEN WORKING DILIGENTLY TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE LILBURN COMMUNITY. WE HAVE ENGAGED IN MULTIPLE LILBURN EVENTS, WE HAVE DEVELOPED AN EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP WITH A LILBURN HIGH SCHOOL, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH OTHER LILBURN NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND OUR BOARD MEMBERS HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEDGE TO PRESENT OUR BUSINESS PLAN TO LILBURN’S DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. 

WE ARE ALSO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR FIRST SEASON THIS FALL! BY ATTENDING THIS FUNDRAISER ON JULY 16, 5:30 PM. (RAIN DATE IS JULY 30.) YOU CAN HELP STAGED RIGHT PROVIDE LILBURN WITH AN UNFORGETTABLE FIRST SEASON! WITH YOUR ADMISSION, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO:

  • VIEW THEATRE DEMONSTRATIONS, INCLUDING STAGED COMBAT AND SET BUILDING!
  • EXPERIENCE LOCAL ART, AND MEET THE ARTISTS WHO CREATE IT!
  • HEAR MUSIC FROM A LOCAL BAND!
  • ENJOY ACTIVITIES SUCH AS FACE PAINTING AND PASSPORT TRIVIA!
  • NOURISH YOURSELF WITH PIZZA, CHIPS AND COLD DRINKS!

FINALLY, AS THE SUN BEGINS TO SET, SETTLE IN WITH YOUR BLANKETS AND LAWN CHAIRS AND ENJOY A PRODUCTION OF “JERRY FINNEGAN’S SISTER” DIRECTED BY STARSHINE STANFIELD!

ADMISSION PRICES:

 $20 ADULT (13 AND OLDER)

 $10 CHILDREN (12 AND UNDER)

 $50 FAMILY

CONTACT FOR GROUP RATES

https://www.facebook.com/stagedrighttheatre


Summer Camps - Commercial and County Listings

The Hummingbird Mill, located at 79 A-Main Street in Lilburn, is a creative haven for all things artistic.  To stay in the loop for upcoming youth art workshops such as “Saturdays at The Mill” and summer camps like “Visionary Makers Summer Camp” visit www.hummingbirdmill.com

Gwinnett County Youth Camp Info - Click on this LINK for some great information on Gwinnett County youth camps. Space may be limited.

Environmental and Heritage Center summer camp registration still has some openings. Check the website for a great variety of themed camps for youth.  Detailed descriptions, camp dates and pricing is online at www.gwinnettEHC.org.

News from Gwinnett County

Hawaiian Luau

June 28 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Kick off the first day of summer with a luau and enjoy live steel drum entertainment, games, a hot dog dinner, hula hoop contests, limbo contests, and traditional Hawaiian leis. Open to all ages; Cost: $8/person. For more information, call 678.277.0870. All pool rules apply; twilight rates and annual/seasonal passes not valid. Mountain Park Aquatic Center, 1063 Rockbridge Road in Stone Mountain.


PERSPECTIVE

(From the editor: We have reprinted (AJC, June 17, 2016) an informative article by Soumaya Kalifa on observing Ramadan which started June 6 and ends July 5. )

Courages Needed for Ramadan This Year

Ramadan is here, and I am so excited about the opportunities that it brings. I am also keenly aware of the personal challenges that some might face and the courage needed to successfully complete the fast.

Before I address the challenge part, I will talk about the excitement. As Ramadan approaches, many childhood memories come back to me. They remind me of what a special time Ramadan is. How the whole family prepares for it in anticipation. How we condition ourselves to fast from dawn to sunset without food and drink.

It sounds so hard before one actually gets into it, but once Ramadan starts, I always feel that it ended too soon. You see, it is a training camp where I always felt I have overcome myself; I am able not to eat that chocolate or drink my favorite soft drink during fasting hours.

As my dad always told me growing up, that is a time when one reflects on all the gifts one is given by our Creator. It is a time to be more compassionate to those who are hungry. It is a time to feel the pain of others that one does not normally feel. It is a time for generosity, as Muslims believe that during this month, God multiplies every good deed.

As children, our parents guided us to give one third of our allowance to the poor. This is a tradition that my husband and I passed on to our children. One Ramadan as we were visiting a refugee family, our daughter decided to take off her coat and give it to one of the children in the refugee family.

Ramadan is a time to strengthen the social bond with neighbors as friends as we most days do not break our fast alone – we invite others and others invite us. It is a time for family, as the two meals a day that we eat, we eat them together. This is a very serious commitment, as one of the meals is pre-dawn and we are talking 4:30 a.m.

It is a time of high spirituality, as every night through the years, my husband and I pray a special prayer at night where 1/30th of the Quran is read.

It is time where my kitchen is always in use as family members have special requests for what they want to eat. Needless to say, my culinary skills come in handy. It is time that we reach out and invite our friends and neighbors of other faith traditions — as well as non-believers — as they are curious and want to experience Ramadan. Some of them try to fast at least part of the day to experience Ramadan at a different level.

Let me now address the courage needed. Ramadan will require courage from those who are fasting in Atlanta and in North America. The courage is needed on personal and external fronts.

Personal courage is needed to be able to make the commitment to fast from dawn to sunset every day for the month, which can be 29 or 30 days, based on the cycle of the moon. The days will be long, where dawn will be before 5 a.m. and sunset will be close to 9 p.m. every day. This is a 16-hour fast in hot weather. Of course, there are provisions for those who might be sick and unable to fast, for travelers, for nursing mothers and for those whose health will suffer from fasting.

To many people it seems that the fasting is the hardest part of the month, but many who observe Ramadan would argue that it is actually the lack of sleep.

The external courage is to be a Muslim and explain what the fasting is to neighbors, friends and colleagues at work. This year, it is expected to be more difficult, given the climate. We have seen where individuals have been taken off planes for saying “inshAllah,” or God willing. It is a time in this nation where it is not cool to be a Muslim, but there are many allies out there. It would mean a lot to wish your Muslim neighbor, colleague, or even a complete stranger a blessed Ramadan or a Ramadan Kareem.

Soumaya Khalifa is executive director and founder of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta. She is also president of her own intercultural consulting firm. She is a longtime metro Atlanta resident.

 

Wynne-Russell Rental Info

Need a Gathering Place?

The Wynne-Russell House, a beautiful historic home, is a wonderful venue for seated meetings of 25-30 and larger groups such as family reunions, showers, and weddings of up to 50 inside and 100 on the grounds. Rental rates are $25 per hour with a two-hour minimum.  For rental info, contact info@lilburncp.com.  LINK for information on the house and events.

Please submit story ideas, comments or suggestions to info@lilburncp.com, attention Diana Preston.

If your organization or business would like to submit, send us your item in a Word document by July 25 for publishing around August 15

 
Contents
 
This Week
Plan Ahead
Business Corner
Agavero Jazz Sundays
Grand Opening
Small Business Contest
City of Lilburn News
Food Truck Tuesday
Sprinkler Day
Ruppert Reject 10/5K
Sparkle in the Park
ORGANIZATION NEWS
Lilburn Arts Alliance
July 13 Meeting
Cartoon Workshop
Lilburn Business Assoc. 
LCPAP 
Fundraiser
Mascot Naming
Lilburn Community Part.
WR Tour
Preservation Mtg.
Festival Call  

Lilburn Farmer's Market

Lilburn Lions Club

Lilburn Woman's Club
Lilburn Daze Call
SafetySmart Lilburn
Call for Sponsors and Volunteers
Summer Camp Listings
The Hummingbird Mill
Parks and Recs 
EHC
 
Gwinnett County
Luau
Perspective
Observing Ramadan
 

Sponsors

 
 


Bambinelli's

Mail & Package Center

Music Go Round

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Kona Ice

Rivals

SafetySmart Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Lilburn Farmers' Market


Small Town 
Big World
Festival
Sponsors
 
 
Platinum
 
 
 
 

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Patrons

Gwinnett Human Relations Commission

Carothers & Mitchell

Attorneys at Law

Music on Main Street

Friends

Dr. Scott Batterton

Eddie's Automotive

Lilburn Woman's Club

Muslims for Peace

 
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Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          June 21, 2016

Happy Summer

As usual there's much ado in Lilburn.  Please forward this issue on to neighbors and newcomers.

 to translate this issue. www.lilburncp.com or read it later

 
 


This Week

Tuesday, June 21, Lilburn Business Association meeting at Jade Dragon from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. No charge to attend, but please register. More.

Tuesday, June 21Food Truck Tuesday from 6:00 pm until 9 pm in Lilburn City Park. More

Wednesday, June 22, Sprinkler Day from 10 am until noon in Lilburn City Park.  More

Thursday, June 23, Deadline for suggesting a name for Lilburn Citizens Police Academy Partnership Mascot.  More

Thursday, June 23, Alcohol Review Board Meeting 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Lilburn City Hall Conference Room.

Friday, June 24, from 4 pm until 8 pm Lilburn Farmer's Market at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church located at 1400 Killian Hill Rd. More.

Saturday, June 25, beginning at 9 am,  children's Saturdays at the Mill art classes. Hummingbird Mill located at 79 Main St. Lilburn. More

Saturday, June 25, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Grand Opening for Stone Ridge Event Center, 1750 Stone Ridge Dr. Suite Q, Stone Mountain, GA 30083.

Saturday, June 25, 7 pm Concert at Music on Main Street featuring Col. Bruce Hampton. More

Register Now/ Plan Ahead

Ruppert Landscape's 10K/5K Reject Run - No qualification required.  Independence Weekend Event will be held on Saturday, July 2 on a USATF registered course on the Camp Creek Greenway. More.

Eagles Leadership Institute - Teen Camp July 5 thru July 28. Call 770-7714707 for more information.

Staged Right Theatre's Fundraiser "Theater Under the Stars" to be held on Saturday, July 16 is inviting artists, musicians, exhibitors to be part of their arts festival. The fun begins at 5:30 pm and at dusk Staged Right performers present "Jerry Finnegan's Sister." For info: stagedrighttheatre@gmail.com and Facebook/StagedRightTheatre

National Night Out to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 6 pm - 8:30 pm is looking for exhibitors and sponsors, contact info@safetysmartlilburn.org.

The White Elephant Garage Sale is taking registrations for Saturday, August 27. The sale is from 9 am until 1 pm in the Overflow Parking Lot across Main Street from City Hall. More

Small Town Big World Festival invites community organizations and businesses to consider sponsoring and/or participating as exhibitors in this year's event to be held Saturday, September 10 from 10 am until 2 pm in Lilburn City Park. www.lilburnevents.com 

Business Corner

Agavero - Come out to Agavero in Lilburn and listen to great Jazz on Sundays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. 

Grand Opening for Stone Ridge Event Center Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:00 pm – 8:00 –pm 1750 Stone Ridge Dr. Suite A, Stone Mountain, GA 30083  Come tour the facility and grounds; Enjoy entertainment and refreshments. 

Amazing Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition is underway. The contest is sponsored by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Check the website for full details, cash prizes and free workshops for winners! 


News from the City

 
 
 
 

Council Meeting --  The next City Council Meeting is Monday, July 11, 6:30 pm Work Session followed by 7:30 pm Meeting Check WEBSITE for meeting agenda. 

Food Truck Tuesdays are back the second Tuesday of the month through October, 6 pm - 9 pm with local bands supplying entertainment. This week's event will feature the Highbeams  performing at the band shell. Georgia Baskets and Gifts will be at the event selling Lilburn t-shirts, license plate holders, and other items.

Thanks to Easy Events Rental in Lilburn for providing tables at Food Truck Tuesdays! In addition to the parking lots near City Hall, guests may also park in the lower parking lot at Killian Hill Road and Poplar Street.  The park is approximately a 1/2 mile walk using either Poplar Street or Camp Creek Greenway.

For a list of food trucks and other info check: Lilburn Food Truck Tuesdays on Facebook 

Sprinkler Wednesdays: The City is turning on the sprinklers in Lilburn City Park for the

kids to enjoy! Come play from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday mornings, June 15 - July 27. Sprinklers will be turned on in a section of the field. Children must be supervised by an adult. 

Independence Weekend in Lilburn!

Saturday, July 2: Ruppert Landscape Reject Run

Absolutely no qualifications necessary! Sponsored by Ruppert Landscape.  Ruppert Landscape's Reject 10K/5K is a USATF certified course on the Camp Creek Greenway. 

This race caters to the non-competitive runner who enjoys the festive atmosphere of an Independence Day race. Rejects will enjoy doughnuts at the finish line, an appropriate award for top finishers, and a party in Lilburn City Park. Though "Absolutely no qualifications necessary" is the race tagline, the courses are U.S. Track and Field certified to appeal to serious runners. 

As the title sponsor for the event, Ruppert Landscape will return proceeds from race entries back to the community. Registration fees will benefit Lilburn Terrace Apartments, which is an award-winning “independent living” facility for mobility-challenged adults, and Lilburn Community Partnership, which works to unite and strengthen the diverse Lilburn community. 

Race day check-in and registration will open on-site at 7 am. 10K starts at 8 am and the 5K starts at 8:15 am. See website for registration information. 

Monday, July 4th: Sparkle in the Park

The GLOW Band will be entertaining the crowd in Lilburn City Park! The fabulous fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.

Join the City of Lilburn as we celebrate July 4th with Sparkle in the Park. This annual event in Lilburn City Park will include live music with GLOW, a variety of food, children's activities, and of course, fireworks!

Event Schedule (subject to change):
•5:30 p.m. Event begins. Balloon artists and family photos will be available at no cost, while supplies last, until 9:30 p.m. Food trucks/vendors and bounce house tickets will be available for purchase.
•7:30 p.m. GLOW will take the stage with their high-energy, family-friendly concert. 
•9:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin with patriotic musical accompaniment. 
•10:00 p.m. Event ends and park closes. 

Parking: 
•Air-conditioned shuttles will transport attendees from parking lots at the Nam Dae Mun Farmers Market, Lilburn Middle School, the lot at Young and Church Streets, and the lot at Poplar Street and Killian Hill.
•Park pick-up/drop-off point is one block from Lilburn City Park.
•Accessible parking will be reserved at City Hall. 
•Main Street will be closed from 9 - 10:30 p.m. to allow for safe passage of pedestrians from Lilburn City Park following the fireworks. Those parked around City Hall will be routed down Poplar Street to Killian Hill Road or down Camp Creek Road to Arcado Road. 

What to bring:
•Lawn chairs or blankets are recommended. Tents not allowed.
•Coolers are allowed and are subject to search. No outside alcohol allowed. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the event and in the Old Town hospitality zone.
•Due to the large crowd and fireworks, it is recommended that pets not be brought to the event.
•No outside fireworks.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the July 2 Reject Race and July 4 Sparkle in the Park. Contact Roz Schmitt at 770-638-2225.


Organization News

 

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 13 at 7PM, when the Lilburn Arts Alliance will present Beth Arnold, who will demonstrate her work and painting style. Beth, a member of the Kudzu Art Zone, regularly donates a painting to raise mission funds for her local church. The meeting and program will take place at the Wynne Russell House located at 4684 Wynne Russell Drive, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047. 

On Saturday, July 23, from 8:30am to 12:30pm, Jack Ricketson will lead a workshop on Cartooning. Jack, an accomplished artist and graphic designer who recently led the popular workshop Draw What You See, is back to show how to draw cartoons. This promises to be a very fun time! 

Please check our website www.lilburnartsalliance.org for sign-up details and more information. Space is very limited, so please sign up early. 

On Saturday, August 20, from 8:30am to 12:30pm, Pat Shaver will lead a workshop “So You Think You Can Paint”. The subject will be a view of the yellow daisies and granite outcrop on Stone Mountain. Canvas and all acrylic paint and brushes provided. Pat is an accomplished self-taught artist, having attended workshops with Don Andrews and Lian Zhen. She works mainly in watercolor and acrylic. Pat has taught this workshop five times for the Lilburn Woman's Club art scholarship fundraisers and once for a fundraiser for the Tucker Methodist pre-school.

Workshops and meetings are held at the Wynne Russell House (4684 Wynne Russell Drive, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047). Please check our Facebook page for updates,https://www.facebook.com/LilburnArtsAlliance. Guests are always welcome.

Please contact Andy Triemer, President, at (770) 931-2295 or visit our website
www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance.
 


The LBA meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 11:30 am - 1:pm.

This month's meeting features David Turney speaking on "Digital Marketing and Analytics for Small Businesses."

There is no meeting fee; attendees are welcome to order from the menu/buffet and pay for lunch.  For more information and to register visit their Web site.

Additionally, Business Builders Breakfast which normally meets at Bojangels on the first Friday of the month at 8:00 am will not meet in July, but will resume in August.


Lilburn Citizens Police Academy Partnership (LCPAP) 

Canine Vest Fundraiser Kick-off

Hi there!

I’m the newest member of LCPAP and I am going to help raise $1200 this year to “Cover Lilburn’s K9” with a bullet proof vest.  Look at mine, isn’t it snazzy?  But I have a dilemma.  You see, I don’t have a name….Can you help me?

We are kicking off the fundraiser by holding a naming contest for me!  All you have to do is post your suggested name on LCPAP’s Facebook page under my handsome picture.  The link to the LCPAP Facebook page is posted below.  And parents, I hope you will ask your kids to give you suggestions for my name!

The winner will receive a $30.00 VISA gift card and me, once I am done helping out!  Members of LCPAP will select my name and the winner, along with my new name, will be posted to LCPAP’s Facebook page June 27th.  The contest starts, Tuesday, June 15th and ends, Thursday, June 23rd.*    

You can visit me and other members of LCPAP at Lilburn’s “Sparkle in the Park” on July 4th.  We will be handing out activity books w/crayons for the kids**, and accepting donations to “Cover Lilburn’s K9”.  In addition, anyone who makes a donation will receive an “I covered Lilburn’s K9” wristband**.

I look forward to seeing you there!   Oh boy, I just can’t wait to have a name!

https://www.facebook.com/LilburnCitizensPoliceAcademy

* The winner will be contacted via Facebook and asked to respond back via LCPAP’s email address with their information.  The contest is open to everyone.  Duplicated names will not be eligible to win, only the first posted.

** We have a limited number of activity books, crayons, and wristbands. So only until supplies last.


Lilburn Community Partnership 

Wynne-Russell Tour Sat. July 9 

Free tours of the Wynne-Russell House take place on the second Saturday of the month.  The next tour is Saturday, July 9, beginning at 10 am and ending around noon. The tour will feature Timeless Paranormal investigators, David and Shannon Byers.  

The WR Historic Preservation Committee meets Wed. July 13 at 5:00 pm at the Wynne-Russell House.  Visitors are welcome.

Small Town, Big World Festival 

This year's Small Town Big World Festival will take place on Saturday, September 10, from 10 am until 2 pm in Lilburn City Park. Last year's festival attracted attracted a crowd of more 5,000 and we expect an even bigger crowd this year.  The event provides free booth space to schools and non-profit organizations. For-profit businesses can register now for booth space for $75.  We are also soliciting food vendors and sponsors.  Information and forms can be found on www.lilburnevents.com or contact info@lilburncp.com

Volunteer Lilburn

We have had a number of people respond to Volunteer Lilburn.  Some events that are looking for volunteers are:   National Night Out and Small Town Big World Festival.  Please respond to info@lilburncp.com if interested in volunteering. 


Lilburn Farmer's Market

The Market is open from 4 pm until 8 pm every Friday from June to August. This Friday,  June 24, in addition to vendors selling a variety of produce and other items, Booth for a Cause will feature Thornwell Home for Children: Building Families; Lisa Lowe of Cooking for Caregivers, LLC; Music will be performed by Alex Porto, Lilburn Woman's Club will host their Little Free Library and North Georgia Two Cylinder Club will provide free tractor rides. More Info


News from Lilburn Lions Club

The Lilburn Lions Club will meet on Thursday, July 14, 12:00 pm, at the Taste of Paradise restaurant at 4805 Lawrenceville Hwy. Suite 300.

Future meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of the month at noon at the Taste of Paradise.


Lilburn Woman's Club

The Lilburn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival is now accepting vendor applications and sponsorships.  This year’s event will be held on October 8 at Lilburn City Park and will mark the festival’s 43nd year tradition with over 200 arts and crafts vendors, a variety of food vendors and kid zone featuring free art activities, a train ride, pony rides and lots of other fun for children.  With an estimated 12,000 attendees, this family friendly festival is one of the most popular in the area.  Hosted by the GFWC Lilburn Woman’s Club and co-sponsored by the City of Lilburn.  Visit www.lilburndaze.org for more information


(Submitted by Margot Ashley, President)

From SafetySmart Lilburn

National Night Out: Call for Sponsors & Volunteers
 
For the seventh year in a row, Lilburn Police Department and SafetySmart Lilburn are co-sponsoring the event in Lilburn City Park. This year’s event will have a street party theme in addition to the great exhibits and presentations of previous years.  

SafetySmart Lilburn is seeking sponsors and volunteers to help in planning, recruiting and implementation of the August 2nd event. For more information, contact info@safetysmartlilburn.org


Staged Right Theatre

STAGED RIGHT IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE OFFICIALLY NON-PROFIT! AND THAT’S NOT ALL THAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED FOR THE PAST YEAR! STAGED RIGHT THEATRE HAS BEEN WORKING DILIGENTLY TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE LILBURN COMMUNITY. WE HAVE ENGAGED IN MULTIPLE LILBURN EVENTS, WE HAVE DEVELOPED AN EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP WITH A LILBURN HIGH SCHOOL, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH OTHER LILBURN NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND OUR BOARD MEMBERS HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEDGE TO PRESENT OUR BUSINESS PLAN TO LILBURN’S DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. 

WE ARE ALSO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR FIRST SEASON THIS FALL! BY ATTENDING THIS FUNDRAISER ON JULY 16, 5:30 PM. (RAIN DATE IS JULY 30.) YOU CAN HELP STAGED RIGHT PROVIDE LILBURN WITH AN UNFORGETTABLE FIRST SEASON! WITH YOUR ADMISSION, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO:

  • VIEW THEATRE DEMONSTRATIONS, INCLUDING STAGED COMBAT AND SET BUILDING!
  • EXPERIENCE LOCAL ART, AND MEET THE ARTISTS WHO CREATE IT!
  • HEAR MUSIC FROM A LOCAL BAND!
  • ENJOY ACTIVITIES SUCH AS FACE PAINTING AND PASSPORT TRIVIA!
  • NOURISH YOURSELF WITH PIZZA, CHIPS AND COLD DRINKS!

FINALLY, AS THE SUN BEGINS TO SET, SETTLE IN WITH YOUR BLANKETS AND LAWN CHAIRS AND ENJOY A PRODUCTION OF “JERRY FINNEGAN’S SISTER” DIRECTED BY STARSHINE STANFIELD!

ADMISSION PRICES:

 $20 ADULT (13 AND OLDER)

 $10 CHILDREN (12 AND UNDER)

 $50 FAMILY

CONTACT FOR GROUP RATES

https://www.facebook.com/stagedrighttheatre


Summer Camps - Commercial and County Listings

The Hummingbird Mill, located at 79 A-Main Street in Lilburn, is a creative haven for all things artistic.  To stay in the loop for upcoming youth art workshops such as “Saturdays at The Mill” and summer camps like “Visionary Makers Summer Camp” visit www.hummingbirdmill.com

Gwinnett County Youth Camp Info - Click on this LINK for some great information on Gwinnett County youth camps. Space may be limited.

Environmental and Heritage Center summer camp registration still has some openings. Check the website for a great variety of themed camps for youth.  Detailed descriptions, camp dates and pricing is online at www.gwinnettEHC.org.

News from Gwinnett County

Hawaiian Luau

June 28 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Kick off the first day of summer with a luau and enjoy live steel drum entertainment, games, a hot dog dinner, hula hoop contests, limbo contests, and traditional Hawaiian leis. Open to all ages; Cost: $8/person. For more information, call 678.277.0870. All pool rules apply; twilight rates and annual/seasonal passes not valid. Mountain Park Aquatic Center, 1063 Rockbridge Road in Stone Mountain.


PERSPECTIVE

(From the editor: We have reprinted (AJC, June 17, 2016) an informative article by Soumaya Kalifa on observing Ramadan which started June 6 and ends July 5. )

Courages Needed for Ramadan This Year

Ramadan is here, and I am so excited about the opportunities that it brings. I am also keenly aware of the personal challenges that some might face and the courage needed to successfully complete the fast.

Before I address the challenge part, I will talk about the excitement. As Ramadan approaches, many childhood memories come back to me. They remind me of what a special time Ramadan is. How the whole family prepares for it in anticipation. How we condition ourselves to fast from dawn to sunset without food and drink.

It sounds so hard before one actually gets into it, but once Ramadan starts, I always feel that it ended too soon. You see, it is a training camp where I always felt I have overcome myself; I am able not to eat that chocolate or drink my favorite soft drink during fasting hours.

As my dad always told me growing up, that is a time when one reflects on all the gifts one is given by our Creator. It is a time to be more compassionate to those who are hungry. It is a time to feel the pain of others that one does not normally feel. It is a time for generosity, as Muslims believe that during this month, God multiplies every good deed.

As children, our parents guided us to give one third of our allowance to the poor. This is a tradition that my husband and I passed on to our children. One Ramadan as we were visiting a refugee family, our daughter decided to take off her coat and give it to one of the children in the refugee family.

Ramadan is a time to strengthen the social bond with neighbors as friends as we most days do not break our fast alone – we invite others and others invite us. It is a time for family, as the two meals a day that we eat, we eat them together. This is a very serious commitment, as one of the meals is pre-dawn and we are talking 4:30 a.m.

It is a time of high spirituality, as every night through the years, my husband and I pray a special prayer at night where 1/30th of the Quran is read.

It is time where my kitchen is always in use as family members have special requests for what they want to eat. Needless to say, my culinary skills come in handy. It is time that we reach out and invite our friends and neighbors of other faith traditions — as well as non-believers — as they are curious and want to experience Ramadan. Some of them try to fast at least part of the day to experience Ramadan at a different level.

Let me now address the courage needed. Ramadan will require courage from those who are fasting in Atlanta and in North America. The courage is needed on personal and external fronts.

Personal courage is needed to be able to make the commitment to fast from dawn to sunset every day for the month, which can be 29 or 30 days, based on the cycle of the moon. The days will be long, where dawn will be before 5 a.m. and sunset will be close to 9 p.m. every day. This is a 16-hour fast in hot weather. Of course, there are provisions for those who might be sick and unable to fast, for travelers, for nursing mothers and for those whose health will suffer from fasting.

To many people it seems that the fasting is the hardest part of the month, but many who observe Ramadan would argue that it is actually the lack of sleep.

The external courage is to be a Muslim and explain what the fasting is to neighbors, friends and colleagues at work. This year, it is expected to be more difficult, given the climate. We have seen where individuals have been taken off planes for saying “inshAllah,” or God willing. It is a time in this nation where it is not cool to be a Muslim, but there are many allies out there. It would mean a lot to wish your Muslim neighbor, colleague, or even a complete stranger a blessed Ramadan or a Ramadan Kareem.

Soumaya Khalifa is executive director and founder of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta. She is also president of her own intercultural consulting firm. She is a longtime metro Atlanta resident.

 

Wynne-Russell Rental Info

Need a Gathering Place?

The Wynne-Russell House, a beautiful historic home, is a wonderful venue for seated meetings of 25-30 and larger groups such as family reunions, showers, and weddings of up to 50 inside and 100 on the grounds. Rental rates are $25 per hour with a two-hour minimum.  For rental info, contact info@lilburncp.com.  LINK for information on the house and events.

Please submit story ideas, comments or suggestions to info@lilburncp.com, attention Diana Preston.

If your organization or business would like to submit, send us your item in a Word document by July 25 for publishing around August 15

 
Contents
 
This Week
Plan Ahead
Business Corner
Agavero Jazz Sundays
Grand Opening
Small Business Contest
City of Lilburn News
Food Truck Tuesday
Sprinkler Day
Ruppert Reject 10/5K
Sparkle in the Park
ORGANIZATION NEWS
Lilburn Arts Alliance
July 13 Meeting
Cartoon Workshop
Lilburn Business Assoc. 
LCPAP 
Fundraiser
Mascot Naming
Lilburn Community Part.
WR Tour
Preservation Mtg.
Festival Call  

Lilburn Farmer's Market

Lilburn Lions Club

Lilburn Woman's Club
Lilburn Daze Call
SafetySmart Lilburn
Call for Sponsors and Volunteers
Summer Camp Listings
The Hummingbird Mill
Parks and Recs 
EHC
 
Gwinnett County
Luau
Perspective
Observing Ramadan
 

Sponsors

 
 


Bambinelli's

Mail & Package Center

Music Go Round

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Kona Ice

Rivals

SafetySmart Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Lilburn Farmers' Market


Small Town 
Big World
Festival
Sponsors
 
 
Platinum
 
 
 
 

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Patrons

Gwinnett Human Relations Commission

Carothers & Mitchell

Attorneys at Law

Music on Main Street

Friends

Dr. Scott Batterton

Eddie's Automotive

Lilburn Woman's Club

Muslims for Peace

 
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Posted by: AT 02:05 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, June 22 2016

 
 
 
 
Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          May 4, 2016
 The Lilburn Community Partnership, Inc. is committed to fostering a vigorous, secure and community spirit-filled environment in which residents, businesses, community organizations and institutions (public and private) and visitors prosper.  

May

Happy May - a month of celebrations!  

Please forward on to new neighbors and business owners.

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From the LCP

Arts in Lilburn - Will it happen?

(Submitted by Diana Preston, Publisher)

The arts in Lilburn have for a very long time been quite latent as we have often relied on going to other communities and Atlanta to whet our appetites for inspiration and entertainment.  Yes, we have had talented individuals rise out of our community, but it has been a challenge to devlop a thriving, anchored arts environment. Some wonder will Lilburn ever foster and grow an arts community?

The answer is beginning to look like a YES.  Much like a chrysalis from which a beautiful butterfly will soon emerge, there have been signs that our community is ready to grow and support the arts. Music on Main Street's youth camp is full and their concert season is already packing in patrons; an artist just recently opened the Hummingbird Mill on Main Street. The Lilburn Arts Alliance is offering classes and expanding their membership.  Adding to the arts mix, we now have a community theater (Staged Right Theatre mentioned in another article) ready to call Lilburn home if they can get the support.  These recent business and organizational efforts all build upon the presence of the small colony of professional artists that have called Lilburn home for some time. 

Only time will tell if this movement will become a significant chapter in Lilburn's history or simply a short lived trend. The reality is that we can all determine the outcome by supporting our Lilburn artists, thus enabling our arts community to burst free and fly amongst us for generations to come.

Taste of Lilburn - Success

The Third Annual Taste of Lilburn was a success beyond 

expectations. The day was perfect for a crowd of over 400 to gather during the course of an afternoon at the Nash Pavilion. Eight eateries participated and brought forth some great samples of food. Be sure to consider patronizing these restaurants on your next meal out. The restaurants are hyperlinked for your convenience.

Matthews Cafeteria from Tucker brought out three samples: fresh strawberry shortcake, macaroni and cheese and BBQ Beef Brisk -- all yummy and certainly worth a trip to Tucker for more.  The Local #7 brought their smoker (which certainly signaled the venue and drew in attendees to sample their signature pulled pork. Luis and company certainly gave the crowd a good reason to travel seven miles to Tucker try their other menu items.  

Our local Lilburn restaurants did not disappoint: 1910 Public House presented a new twist on shrimp and grits - jumbo shrimp in a fresh tomato cream sauce on heavenly grits and their always popular pimento cheese with bacon jam on crostini and wonderful sangria to complement it.  The Oyster Barn delighted us with grilled shrimp on a bed of freshly made coleslaw and the Barn Smokehouse offered their always popular pulled pork slider with a side of baked beans - good reasons to check out other items on their menu.  Taste of Paradise brought two variations: Chicken Curry and Jerk Chicken each with a side - so popular that they had to send out for more within a few hours!  Taqueria Los Hermanos treated us to Tres Leches Cake and Sopapillas - delish as usual and Smokemaster's Ribs 'n Pollo's Rib Tips went quickly which is enough reason to stop by their Market Place location to try them if you weren't lucky enough to get a sample. Lastly, Berkmar Culinary Arts presented Chef Camapanle's chili that had just enough spice and lots of beef. Plans are in the making for Taste of Lilburn IV for 2017! 

Thanks to the Nicks Brothers of Fair Oaks Band and Staged Right Community Theatre for entertaining us. 

Thanks are also in order to Legacy Station, Lilburn US 29 Kroger, and Rockbridge Rd. Lilburn Publix for door prizes. Thanks to Harvest Community Church Wynne-Russell Preservation Committee volunteers and Volunteer photographer Janet Conant.

WR Ghost Tour - Saturday, May 14

Join Shannon and David Byers of Timeless Paranormal at the

historic Wynne-Russell House for the monthly open house/historical tour! The tour starts at 10 a.m. and is free to the public, although donations to the Wynne-Russell Preservation fund are always welcome. Stop by to hear the family-friendly ghost tales and learn the history of the Wynne family and their ties to other prominent Gwinnett county and Atlanta families. The Lilburn Community Partnership provides tours of this historical city treasure. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers a glimpse into Lilburn's past.

Community Theatre Needs a Hand Up

Staged Right has just a few days left to meet its goal of raising $5,000.  Help them bring community theatre to Lilburn.

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/505323288/staged-right-theatre-first-season-campaign

 

Richard Ferris Remembered

Lilburn resident and volunteer Richard Ferris recently passed away. While Richard had a very full life as a husband, father, grandfather, church volunteer, military veteran and community leader, many of us will remember him as the Lilburn photographer who chronicled so many community events and gatherings.  Not only did he take the pictures, he painstakingly edited and posted them on his Smugmug gallery of pictures, free for downloading for personal use. Many thanks, Richard for recording so many memories. 

Our condolences to his family and friends.

Business Corner

The Hummingbird Mill - Open House May 7, 1 - 6 pm. Come in, browse and check out art classes. The Hummingbird Mill is a creative haven for all things artistic and handmade. The Owner and Creative Designer, Mandisa Surpris creates handmade gifts ranging from scarves to gilded vases as well as custom portrait paintings and Fine Art.See more at www.hummingbirdmill.com

Dorough Landscape Co. Spring Plant Sale:  May 6th, 7th and 8th.  Huge Plant Sale Fri/Sat: 8 am – 5 pm, Sun: 12 pm – 4 pm. Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding design, landscape, lawn maintenance or our nursery. We can be reached at 770-921-6485.  www.doroughlandscape.com.

Agavero - Come out to Agavero in Lilburn and listen to great Jazz on Sundays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. 

Staged Right Theatre - Call for exhibitors. On Saturday, July 16, Staged Right Theatre will present its Second Annual Theatre Under the Stars. The event will be a full evening of fun and theatre beginning at 5:00 pm, when patrons will have access to booths manned by theatre and visual artists alike and the opportunity to view theatre demonstrations. At dusck, patrons will settle into their lawn chairs for our production of Jerry Finnegan’s Sister.

If your organization or business would like to set up an art table/tent for the evening, you may attend for free admission. Please contact Kendal Franklin, Managing Director for Staged Right Theatre, 404-974-8166 

Music on Main St. 113 Main St. Lilburn. Check out their website for information on music classes and their summer concert schedule.http://www.musiconmainstreetlilburn.com/


News from the City

 
 
 
 

Council Meeting Monday, May 9, 2016 --  6:30 pm Work Session followed by 7:30 pm Meeting Check WEBSITE for meeting agenda. 

Food Truck Tuesdays are Back

Food Truck Tuesdays, Tuesday, May 10 – Enjoy dinner and music in the park! Sample a variety of food trucks and local bands.  Second Tuesdays, May – October. 

We're looking forward to a great season opener on Tuesday, May 10th! Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy an evening in the park.

Entertainment will be provided by Gemini 13 and the delicious food truck lineup will include;
Cattywampus Grill
Cousins Maine Lobster
The Loaded Burger
Mac the Cheese Food Truck
Pressed for Time
Tex's Tacos
Yumbii
King of Pops
Vintage Frozen Custard
Sweet Jeanius

Third Annual Kids Like Moses Advocacy, Inc Children's Mental Health Family Fun Day Saturday, May 14

Join Kids Like Moses Advocacy, Inc for this Family Fun Day Event. This event brings awareness to children’s mental health for all the unique children in the community and beyond. Also celebrating parents raising their unique children and children living with foster & adoptive parents. 

Event will include music, dancing, face painting, food, and more! Presenting The Art of George Miller, Advocacy Artist and winner of Florida’s Governor and First Lady’s Choice Award 2015.

Click here for more information or call 470-296-0177.

Tracy Smith Run for Autism

Saturday, May 21

For more information about this 5K, contact the Georgia Autism Professionals at 678-779-1644.

Late Summer White Elephant Garage Sale

This community garage sale to be held on Saturday, August 27 is a great opportunity to re-purpose unwanted items and maybe find some new treasures while you're at the sale!  

Advance registration for the sale is highly recommended. The advanced registration fee of $15 reserves your 9-foot parking space. After the advance registration deadline, the fee is $20 per space, while they last.  Day of sale registrants are not guaranteed a space. 

See registration form for rules and more information about the sale.  

Moonlight Movie - Disney's "Aladdin"

May 27, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ City Park

Bring a blanket or lawn chair to the park and enjoy Disney's "Aladdin" under the stars. Movie begins at dusk. Snacks will be available for purchase.

More Details

Bicycle rental available on the Greenway

Beginning April 2, Ride Lilburn will offer $5 bicycle rentals on the Camp Creek Greenway Trail on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. (weather permitting). The bike trailer is located in the Greenway parking lot across the street from Lilburn City Park, 76 Main Street, Lilburn, GA.

Google map

Ride Lilburn on Facebook


Organization News

GUIDE is a substance abuse prevention agency serving Gwinnett County since 1986. To find out more about us, please connect with us at guideinc.org

The City of Lilburn Police Department conducted a compliance check sweep in March, visiting the city’s 46 alcohol retailers. Ten (10) of the stores sold alcohol to the underage decoy.

According to the 2014 Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services Youth Health Survey, 5% of Gwinnett County High School Students get alcohol by buying it themselves from a store. It’s important to take action in a way that keeps our teens from accessing alcohol so easily.

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking notifies governments and policymakers that education alone is not enough to prevent teens from getting their hands on alcohol.  When attempting to reduce and prevent underage drinking, it is imperative that there are restrictions in place that help reduce the availability of alcohol on an environmental level.  Evidence based environmental strategies, such as conducting regular compliance checks of alcohol retailers, are effective in restricting the retail availability of alcohol to teens in the community.  

In the City of Lilburn, cited employers that fail to meet compliance must come to an Alcohol Review Board (ARB) meeting for an administrative proceeding. There, they have the opportunity to be heard and to discuss what happened, how it happened and what actions they have taken to assure that it won’t happen again. For example, some of the retailers that were cited in March have already retrained their staff and added new policies regarding checking IDs and selling alcohol to minors. We want to thank the City of Lilburn’s ARB for their serious response when alcohol ordinances are violated.

We applaud the 78% of alcohol retailers in the City of Lilburn who did not sell alcohol to an underage decoy during the latest compliance checks. CLICK HERE to see the list of local businesses that are in compliance and continue to make our community healthier and safer.


At our May 11, 2016 meeting we will vote on new officers for the upcoming May 2016-May 2017 year.  If anyone wants to nominate another member for the following positions, or if you would like to volunteer for any of these positions, please call Peggy Sullens at 770-921-9440.   All nominations must be received by May 4th, 2016.

Positions to be voted on are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

For those who are interested in becoming involved, this is a great opportunity to help build our organization and impact the Arts in our community.


Our next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 at the Wynne Russell House (4684 Wynne Russell Dr NW Lilburn, GA 30047). Program details are forthcoming. See the map link:  Wynne-Russell House Map
 Some other areas where we need volunteers are:   

  • Coordinate and hang our library exhibits
  • Coordinate our LAA exhibits twice a year
  • Greeter's for meetings, exhibits and so forth
  • Help with refreshments for meetings and exhibits
  • Coordinate Plein-Air outings
  • Program Coordinator

If you are interested in participating in any of these opportunities contact Andy Triemer at ahtriemer@comcast.net  To join, renew, or support go to our website at: www.lilburnartsalliance.org 

Meet us at the Lilburn Bojangles (5625 Lawrenceville Hwy.) on Friday, May 6 from 8 am - 9 am, order your breakfast, and let's discuss:  Ways to Use Social Media to Build Your Business.  Guest Suzanne Nijbrt of Get Social Gwinnett will be leading our discussion! Meeting Fee: $Free, Register (not required, but it is nice to know you are coming).

Tuesday, May 17 Luncheon Meeting from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Our speaker is John Tronolone, Academy Liason at Berkmar HS  Topic: "Berkmar HS Career Academies and Community Involvement" Jade Dragon, 4230 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, Ga 30047

There is no meeting fee but you can order food from the restaurant. You are welcome to order from their lunch menu or get the buffet. Register (not required, but it is nice to know you are coming).


News from Lilburn Lions Club

The Lilburn Lions Club will meet on Thursday, May 13, 12:00 pm, at the Taste of Paradise restaurant at 4805 Lawrenceville Hwy. Suite 300. Lions District Governor, Anne Mundy will be speaking. Visitors are welcome. 

Future meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of the month at noon at the Taste of Paradise.


Lilburn Woman's Club

Lilburn Post Office Clean-up

Members of the Lilburn Woman's Club and students from Parkview HS Marine JROTC joined together to clean and beautify the Lilburn Post Office on Saturday, April 23. Thanks to following volunteers for spending a warm Saturdaymorning making our Post Office really shine: Nadine Bily, Chris Giddens, Yoon-mi Hampton, Kathy Hartman, Susan Hendricks , Kate Pittman, and Arthy White of the LWC and Lance Ballentine, Zach Bankston, Daniel Duque, Danny Eaton, Alex Hobbs, Jacqueline Jazo, Wendy Jazo, Jose Lopez, Adam Murphy, Arnold Palmer, Alex Vega, and Zach Wilson of Parkview HS Marine JROTC. 

Lilburn Relay Rally

The Lilburn Relay Rally held Friday evening, April 29 was a tremendous success. Teams gathered and raised $31,663 towards finding a cure for cancer. Check out the pictures in the Gallery sidebar to see what a great evening it was. If you would like to contribute to help find a cure for cancer, please go to the Dynamite Lilburnite team website below.

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/?team_id=1982873&pg=team&fr_id=70805

Garden Tour 

This year's garden tour is sponsored by GFWC Lilburn Woman’s Club*and will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 9 AM to 3 PM. 

You will be amazed at how many gorgeous gardens are in the Lilburn area “behind the garden gates”. Eight more beautiful and exciting gardens in the Lilburn area have been discovered to share with anyone who loves nature. For example, one double-lot garden has an incredible selection of unusual native plants. One amazing garden is on the campus of a local elementary school.  Another garden is filled with whimsical glass garden art. Click here for a sneak peek. You will discover many ideas that you might use in your own landscape planning.

Knowledgeable master gardeners will be available in the gardens to answer any questions you may have about plant materials and garden features. Or you may enjoy observing artists as they create in the gardens while you stroll through each location. Be sure to bring your camera and notepad.

Again, popular home and garden items will be available for purchase in a tent at the first garden area near will call. A wonderful variety of items that you will love to display in your own gardens and in your homes will be offered.

This private garden tour will allow you to view these gardens at your own pace by following a map that will be provided on each ticket. What a great way to spend an early June day with family and friends. Purchase your tickets today.

Gardens are not wheelchair or stroller accessible. This is a rain or shine event.

*GFWC Lilburn Woman's Club is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All proceeds from this garden tour will go towards Lilburn elementary school CARE teams which is a support program for students and their families to provide for the social, emotional, and economic well-being of each school's community.


(Submitted by Margot Ashley, President)

From SafetySmart Lilburn

Neighborhood Watches in the Lilburn area have come and gone and come again. In 2010, about 12 neighborhoods gathered to get to know their neighbors and let police know of suspicious activity. This year, twenty-five communities talk with each other and build relationships with law enforcement.

With two-worker families, living more than an hour from their workplace, children’s activities and personal responsibilities, there is little time to devote to caring for people who live nearby. But these can be excuses or reasons to be involved in the community, depending on perspective.

Knowing and caring about your neighbors increases feelings of being part of the community. Sharing in the lives of others helps children look beyond their own concerns to understand the larger world. Research has shown that children are less likely to be involved with crime, drugs and alcohol when they have seven adults other than parents who know their birthday and care about them. Participating in a neighborhood watch also offers positive relationships with local police and increases the eyes and ears of law enforcement.

Spring is a great time to start up a watch in your neighborhood, as people start to work outside on their yards, practice ball and enjoy the warmer temperatures. Last weekend, Ashford Cove celebrated their relationships with each other at a block party that brought out Lilburn Police to share in the good food and enjoy each other’s company. What could be better than spending time under a shade tree, talking and laughing with your neighbors and tasting flavors from many different cultures?

If your neighborhood would like help with starting a neighborhood watch, contact SafetySmart Lilburn at info@safetysmartlilburn.org OR visit our website at safetysmartlilburn.org and complete the form for more information.

Staged Right Theatre

Stage Call for Auditions
 
Staged Right Theatre is holding open auditions on Saturday, May 14 at 12:30 pm for Jerry Finnegan’s Sister by Jack Neary. The show will be performed at Staged Right’s 2nd annual Theatre Under the Stars fundraiser in Lilburn on July 16, 2016 (Rain Date: July 30, 2016). 

Theatre managers are seeking 1 male actor and 1 female actor who can play ages ranging from 6 to early 20’s. These roles are unpaid. Auditions will take place at the Wynne-Russell Historic Home located at 4684 Wynne-Russell Dr. in Lilburn 30047.

Callbacks will be May 17, 2016 starting at 7:00 pm.

Please prepare a 1 minute comedic monologue and be prepared to do cold readings and improv. 

Auditions are first come, first served. Please bring a headshot and resume, if available (not required).

Questions: contact Starshine Stanfield at 678-836-6214 or starshine@starshinesjourney.com
 


News from Our Schools

First Annual Patriot Day, Sat. May 14, 10 AM to 1 PM.  

Patriot Day will feature a spring arts festival, K-12 as a kickoff to Berkmar High’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.  The event will be hosted at Berkmar High School with all cluster schools participating.  Dance, chorus and band performances are scheduled along with displays of artwork from each school.
Community resource representatives will be at the event to provide parents with information and answer questions.  Families will enjoy bouncy houses, games, face painting, and more.  Please join us to celebrate the Berkmar Cluster schools!


Summer Camps - Commercial and County Listings

(From the Editor: - We have tried to find summer camps in the Lilburn area - below is not a complete list, let us know of others you  find and we will publish in an update.)

The Hummingbird Mill, located at 79 A-Main Street in Lilburn,  Youth art class for elementary school children ages 7-10. To stay in the loop for upcoming youth art workshops such as “Saturdays at The Mill” and summer camps like “Visionary Makers Summer Camp”

This summer is packed with loads of creative and innovative projects giving your children an in-depth introduction and exploration of art. From Drawing and Painting to Sculpture, Fiber Arts and more; your child has the opportunity to learn about famous and contemporary artists and have their own hands on experience creating masterpieces!  

We will also have Saturday Classes with our session called "Saturdays at The Mill". Every Saturday is a new class exploring different art techniques, artists, and mediums with an emphasis on self exploration and individual creativity! 

visit www.hummingbirdmill.com

Gwinnett County Youth Camp Info - Click on this LINK for some great information on Gwinnett County youth camps. (Many are 7:30 am - 6:00 pm which is great for working parents.) Also chekc LIFE for classes and info on swim lessons. 

Film production and Acting Camp - Check out The Actors Scene summer camps.  A variety of camps for various age groups. Film production is featured for a one or two week session.  The camp is currently only offered in Buford, check with info@lilburncp.com if interested in attending in Lilburn. 

Main Street School of the Arts - in Tucker - Check their website for a variety of week-long sessions of full and half-day art, music, dance, creative writing, and acting camps.

Environmental and Heritage Center summer camp registration is open. Check the website for a great variety of themed camps for youth.  Detailed descriptions, camp dates and pricing is online at www.gwinnettEHC.org.

At the Norcross Human Services Center

Create It Theatre Summer Camp for ages 5 to 14

Monday through Friday: May 31 through July 1 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Cost: $65 per week plus a one-time $25 registration fee. Participants should eat breakfast and bring a lunch. Only a snack will be included. Youth will create a new production each week with a performance on the last day. New theme each week. Theme repeats every four weeks. Hosted by Tameka Anderson with GASP Ministries. To register, call 678.235.4333.

Girls Summer Camp for Grades K to 5

Monday through Friday: May 31 to July 1 from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Free childcare for camp participants will be provided by volunteers from 8:00am to 9:00am. Cost: $65 per week. Presented by Passion Soccer Club Inc. Space is limited. Call 404.642.1345 or 404.200.3459 to register or email 4girlssummercamp@gmail.comfor more information.

News from Gwinnett County

 
Election Information
 
Advance and absentee voting is underway for the May 24 Primary.  Check the  www.gwinnettelections.com for dates and locations.

If you need to locate your polling place, visit the Secretary of State's My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov. You can also get a list of candidates and their websites, view sample ballots, and get updates on your voter registration and absentee ballot requests.

NEW COURTROOMS & PARKING COMING TO BE ADDED TO GJAC

GWINNETT JUSTICE AND ADMINISTRATION CENTER

(Lawrenceville, Ga., May 3, 2016) – Gwinnett County commissioners approved a contract to build an addition to the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center and a new parking deck. The voter-approved 2009 Special Purpose Local OptionSales Tax program is funding the bulk of the $75 million project with the remainder coming from the capital project fund.

The new 180,000 square-foot building will consist of four stories and a lower level and will house courtrooms, a jury assembly room and holding cells. A security clearance lobby will connect the new building and an adjacent 1,500-space parking structure. The three new structures will be located in the space occupied by the current parking structure. The new building will also connect to the existing Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.

Norcross Human Services Center Offerings

(located at 5030 Georgia Belle Court, off Indian Trail Rd. in Norcross)

Job Readiness Workshop • FREE
Saturdays: May 14, June 11 or August 13 from 10:00am to noon. This one day, one on one mentoring workshop will cover resume building, mock interviews and commonly asked interview questions. Job search tips will also be provided. Workshop led by local top business professionals. Provided by Lift Up Atlanta Inc. Call 678.225.5400 to register. Minimum of 5 students required for class to take place.

Prostate Cancer Awareness • FREE

 June 1, August 3, October 5, or December 7 from 10:00am to 11:30am. Important information for men over 35 and their loved ones provided in a workshop setting. Women are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition at 404.448.3127 or visit www.georgiapcc.org. No pre-registration required.


We have had a number of people respond to Volunteer Lilburn.  Some events that are looking for volunteers are:  Taste of Lilburn, Wynne Russell Clean-ups, National Night Out and Small Town Big World Festival.  Please respond to info@lilburncp.com if interested in volunteering. 

Wynne-Russell Rental Info

Need a Gathering Place?

The Wynne-Russell House, a beautiful historic home, is a wonderful venue for seated meetings of 25-30 and larger groups such as family reunions, showers, and weddings of up to 50 inside and 100 on the grounds. Rental rates are $25 per hour with a two-hour minimum.  For rental info, contact info@lilburncp.com.  LINK for information on the house and events.

Please submit story ideas, comments or suggestions to info@lilburncp.com, attention Diana Preston.

If your organization or business would like to submit, send us your item in a Word document by May 25 for publishing around June 7.

 
Contents
 
Happening Today
 
Lilburn Comm. Partnership
Wynne Russell Ghost Tour
Taste of Lilburn 
 
Volunteer Lilburn
Business Corner
Dorough Plant Sale
Agavero Jazz Sundays
Potential Vendor Event
City of Lilburn News
May Meeting Agenda
Bicycle Rentals
Garage Sale
Earth Day Recycling
ORGANIZATION NEWS
Youth Garage Sale
Great American Clean-up
Lilburn Arts Alliance
May 11 Meeting
Call for Volunteers
Spring Exhibit
Drawing Workshop
Lilburn Business Assoc.
April 19 Meeting
May 6 Breakfast 
Lilburn Lions Club
April 14 Meeting
Lilburn Woman's Club
Post Office Clean-up
Relay Rally
Garden Tour
SafetySmart Lilburn
Call for Sponsors and Volunteers
From Our Schools
Kindergarten Registration
Summer Camp Listings
The Hummingbird Mill
Parks and Recs 
Film Production
Music on Main Street
Main St. School of Art
EHC
Norcross Human Ser. Ctr
 
GWINNETT COUNTY
CTP Survey and Meetings
Hazardous Waste
Gwinnett Festival
Election Info
Norcross Human Services
AARP Tax Aid
Job Readiness
Prostate Cancer
24/7 Dad Seminar
Wynne-Russell Rental 

Sponsors

 
 


Bambinelli's

Mail & Package Center

Music Go Round

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Kona Ice

SafetySmart Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Lilburn Farmers' Market


Small Town 
Big World
Festival
Sponsors
 
 
Platinum
 
 
 
 

Gold

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Patrons

Gwinnett Human Relations Commission

Carothers & Mitchell

Attorneys at Law

Music on Main Street

Friends

Dr. Scott Batterton

Eddie's Automotive

Lilburn Woman's Club

Muslims for Peace

 
Info Links

Gwinnett LIFE

OneStop


Tax & Tag News

Cooperative Extension Service Newsletters

Gwinnett County Meeting Calendar

Photo Gallery

Photos: thanks to Richard Ferris and others

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          May 4, 2016
 The Lilburn Community Partnership, Inc. is committed to fostering a vigorous, secure and community spirit-filled environment in which residents, businesses, community organizations and institutions (public and private) and visitors prosper.  

May

Happy May - a month of celebrations!  

Please forward on to new neighbors and business owners.

(Go to the Blog page to translate this issue. www.lilburncp.com or read it later

 

From the LCP

Arts in Lilburn - Will it happen?

(Submitted by Diana Preston, Publisher)

The arts in Lilburn have for a very long time been quite latent as we have often relied on going to other communities and Atlanta to whet our appetites for inspiration and entertainment.  Yes, we have had talented individuals rise out of our community, but it has been a challenge to devlop a thriving, anchored arts environment. Some wonder will Lilburn ever foster and grow an arts community?

The answer is beginning to look like a YES.  Much like a chrysalis from which a beautiful butterfly will soon emerge, there have been signs that our community is ready to grow and support the arts. Music on Main Street's youth camp is full and their concert season is already packing in patrons; an artist just recently opened the Hummingbird Mill on Main Street. The Lilburn Arts Alliance is offering classes and expanding their membership.  Adding to the arts mix, we now have a community theater (Staged Right Theatre mentioned in another article) ready to call Lilburn home if they can get the support.  These recent business and organizational efforts all build upon the presence of the small colony of professional artists that have called Lilburn home for some time. 

Only time will tell if this movement will become a significant chapter in Lilburn's history or simply a short lived trend. The reality is that we can all determine the outcome by supporting our Lilburn artists, thus enabling our arts community to burst free and fly amongst us for generations to come.

Taste of Lilburn - Success

The Third Annual Taste of Lilburn was a success beyond 

expectations. The day was perfect for a crowd of over 400 to gather during the course of an afternoon at the Nash Pavilion. Eight eateries participated and brought forth some great samples of food. Be sure to consider patronizing these restaurants on your next meal out. The restaurants are hyperlinked for your convenience.

Matthews Cafeteria from Tucker brought out three samples: fresh strawberry shortcake, macaroni and cheese and BBQ Beef Brisk -- all yummy and certainly worth a trip to Tucker for more.  The Local #7 brought their smoker (which certainly signaled the venue and drew in attendees to sample their signature pulled pork. Luis and company certainly gave the crowd a good reason to travel seven miles to Tucker try their other menu items.  

Our local Lilburn restaurants did not disappoint: 1910 Public House presented a new twist on shrimp and grits - jumbo shrimp in a fresh tomato cream sauce on heavenly grits and their always popular pimento cheese with bacon jam on crostini and wonderful sangria to complement it.  The Oyster Barn delighted us with grilled shrimp on a bed of freshly made coleslaw and the Barn Smokehouse offered their always popular pulled pork slider with a side of baked beans - good reasons to check out other items on their menu.  Taste of Paradise brought two variations: Chicken Curry and Jerk Chicken each with a side - so popular that they had to send out for more within a few hours!  Taqueria Los Hermanos treated us to Tres Leches Cake and Sopapillas - delish as usual and Smokemaster's Ribs 'n Pollo's Rib Tips went quickly which is enough reason to stop by their Market Place location to try them if you weren't lucky enough to get a sample. Lastly, Berkmar Culinary Arts presented Chef Camapanle's chili that had just enough spice and lots of beef. Plans are in the making for Taste of Lilburn IV for 2017! 

Thanks to the Nicks Brothers of Fair Oaks Band and Staged Right Community Theatre for entertaining us. 

Thanks are also in order to Legacy Station, Lilburn US 29 Kroger, and Rockbridge Rd. Lilburn Publix for door prizes. Thanks to Harvest Community Church Wynne-Russell Preservation Committee volunteers and Volunteer photographer Janet Conant.

WR Ghost Tour - Saturday, May 14

Join Shannon and David Byers of Timeless Paranormal at the

historic Wynne-Russell House for the monthly open house/historical tour! The tour starts at 10 a.m. and is free to the public, although donations to the Wynne-Russell Preservation fund are always welcome. Stop by to hear the family-friendly ghost tales and learn the history of the Wynne family and their ties to other prominent Gwinnett county and Atlanta families. The Lilburn Community Partnership provides tours of this historical city treasure. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers a glimpse into Lilburn's past.

Community Theatre Needs a Hand Up

Staged Right has just a few days left to meet its goal of raising $5,000.  Help them bring community theatre to Lilburn.

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/505323288/staged-right-theatre-first-season-campaign

 

Richard Ferris Remembered

Lilburn resident and volunteer Richard Ferris recently passed away. While Richard had a very full life as a husband, father, grandfather, church volunteer, military veteran and community leader, many of us will remember him as the Lilburn photographer who chronicled so many community events and gatherings.  Not only did he take the pictures, he painstakingly edited and posted them on his Smugmug gallery of pictures, free for downloading for personal use. Many thanks, Richard for recording so many memories. 

Our condolences to his family and friends.

Business Corner

The Hummingbird Mill - Open House May 7, 1 - 6 pm. Come in, browse and check out art classes. The Hummingbird Mill is a creative haven for all things artistic and handmade. The Owner and Creative Designer, Mandisa Surpris creates handmade gifts ranging from scarves to gilded vases as well as custom portrait paintings and Fine Art.See more at www.hummingbirdmill.com

Dorough Landscape Co. Spring Plant Sale:  May 6th, 7th and 8th.  Huge Plant Sale Fri/Sat: 8 am – 5 pm, Sun: 12 pm – 4 pm. Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding design, landscape, lawn maintenance or our nursery. We can be reached at 770-921-6485.  www.doroughlandscape.com.

Agavero - Come out to Agavero in Lilburn and listen to great Jazz on Sundays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. 

Staged Right Theatre - Call for exhibitors. On Saturday, July 16, Staged Right Theatre will present its Second Annual Theatre Under the Stars. The event will be a full evening of fun and theatre beginning at 5:00 pm, when patrons will have access to booths manned by theatre and visual artists alike and the opportunity to view theatre demonstrations. At dusck, patrons will settle into their lawn chairs for our production of Jerry Finnegan’s Sister.

If your organization or business would like to set up an art table/tent for the evening, you may attend for free admission. Please contact Kendal Franklin, Managing Director for Staged Right Theatre, 404-974-8166 

Music on Main St. 113 Main St. Lilburn. Check out their website for information on music classes and their summer concert schedule.http://www.musiconmainstreetlilburn.com/


News from the City

 
 
 
 

Council Meeting Monday, May 9, 2016 --  6:30 pm Work Session followed by 7:30 pm Meeting Check WEBSITE for meeting agenda. 

Food Truck Tuesdays are Back

Food Truck Tuesdays, Tuesday, May 10 – Enjoy dinner and music in the park! Sample a variety of food trucks and local bands.  Second Tuesdays, May – October. 

We're looking forward to a great season opener on Tuesday, May 10th! Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy an evening in the park.

Entertainment will be provided by Gemini 13 and the delicious food truck lineup will include;
Cattywampus Grill
Cousins Maine Lobster
The Loaded Burger
Mac the Cheese Food Truck
Pressed for Time
Tex's Tacos
Yumbii
King of Pops
Vintage Frozen Custard
Sweet Jeanius

Third Annual Kids Like Moses Advocacy, Inc Children's Mental Health Family Fun Day Saturday, May 14

Join Kids Like Moses Advocacy, Inc for this Family Fun Day Event. This event brings awareness to children’s mental health for all the unique children in the community and beyond. Also celebrating parents raising their unique children and children living with foster & adoptive parents. 

Event will include music, dancing, face painting, food, and more! Presenting The Art of George Miller, Advocacy Artist and winner of Florida’s Governor and First Lady’s Choice Award 2015.

Click here for more information or call 470-296-0177.

Tracy Smith Run for Autism

Saturday, May 21

For more information about this 5K, contact the Georgia Autism Professionals at 678-779-1644.

Late Summer White Elephant Garage Sale

This community garage sale to be held on Saturday, August 27 is a great opportunity to re-purpose unwanted items and maybe find some new treasures while you're at the sale!  

Advance registration for the sale is highly recommended. The advanced registration fee of $15 reserves your 9-foot parking space. After the advance registration deadline, the fee is $20 per space, while they last.  Day of sale registrants are not guaranteed a space. 

See registration form for rules and more information about the sale.  

Moonlight Movie - Disney's "Aladdin"

May 27, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ City Park

Bring a blanket or lawn chair to the park and enjoy Disney's "Aladdin" under the stars. Movie begins at dusk. Snacks will be available for purchase.

More Details

Bicycle rental available on the Greenway

Beginning April 2, Ride Lilburn will offer $5 bicycle rentals on the Camp Creek Greenway Trail on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. (weather permitting). The bike trailer is located in the Greenway parking lot across the street from Lilburn City Park, 76 Main Street, Lilburn, GA.

Google map

Ride Lilburn on Facebook


Organization News

GUIDE is a substance abuse prevention agency serving Gwinnett County since 1986. To find out more about us, please connect with us at guideinc.org

The City of Lilburn Police Department conducted a compliance check sweep in March, visiting the city’s 46 alcohol retailers. Ten (10) of the stores sold alcohol to the underage decoy.

According to the 2014 Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services Youth Health Survey, 5% of Gwinnett County High School Students get alcohol by buying it themselves from a store. It’s important to take action in a way that keeps our teens from accessing alcohol so easily.

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking notifies governments and policymakers that education alone is not enough to prevent teens from getting their hands on alcohol.  When attempting to reduce and prevent underage drinking, it is imperative that there are restrictions in place that help reduce the availability of alcohol on an environmental level.  Evidence based environmental strategies, such as conducting regular compliance checks of alcohol retailers, are effective in restricting the retail availability of alcohol to teens in the community.  

In the City of Lilburn, cited employers that fail to meet compliance must come to an Alcohol Review Board (ARB) meeting for an administrative proceeding. There, they have the opportunity to be heard and to discuss what happened, how it happened and what actions they have taken to assure that it won’t happen again. For example, some of the retailers that were cited in March have already retrained their staff and added new policies regarding checking IDs and selling alcohol to minors. We want to thank the City of Lilburn’s ARB for their serious response when alcohol ordinances are violated.

We applaud the 78% of alcohol retailers in the City of Lilburn who did not sell alcohol to an underage decoy during the latest compliance checks. CLICK HERE to see the list of local businesses that are in compliance and continue to make our community healthier and safer.


At our May 11, 2016 meeting we will vote on new officers for the upcoming May 2016-May 2017 year.  If anyone wants to nominate another member for the following positions, or if you would like to volunteer for any of these positions, please call Peggy Sullens at 770-921-9440.   All nominations must be received by May 4th, 2016.

Positions to be voted on are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

For those who are interested in becoming involved, this is a great opportunity to help build our organization and impact the Arts in our community.


Our next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 at the Wynne Russell House (4684 Wynne Russell Dr NW Lilburn, GA 30047). Program details are forthcoming. See the map link:  Wynne-Russell House Map
 Some other areas where we need volunteers are:   

  • Coordinate and hang our library exhibits
  • Coordinate our LAA exhibits twice a year
  • Greeter's for meetings, exhibits and so forth
  • Help with refreshments for meetings and exhibits
  • Coordinate Plein-Air outings
  • Program Coordinator

If you are interested in participating in any of these opportunities contact Andy Triemer at ahtriemer@comcast.net  To join, renew, or support go to our website at: www.lilburnartsalliance.org 

Meet us at the Lilburn Bojangles (5625 Lawrenceville Hwy.) on Friday, May 6 from 8 am - 9 am, order your breakfast, and let's discuss:  Ways to Use Social Media to Build Your Business.  Guest Suzanne Nijbrt of Get Social Gwinnett will be leading our discussion! Meeting Fee: $Free, Register (not required, but it is nice to know you are coming).

Tuesday, May 17 Luncheon Meeting from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Our speaker is John Tronolone, Academy Liason at Berkmar HS  Topic: "Berkmar HS Career Academies and Community Involvement" Jade Dragon, 4230 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, Ga 30047

There is no meeting fee but you can order food from the restaurant. You are welcome to order from their lunch menu or get the buffet. Register (not required, but it is nice to know you are coming).


News from Lilburn Lions Club

The Lilburn Lions Club will meet on Thursday, May 13, 12:00 pm, at the Taste of Paradise restaurant at 4805 Lawrenceville Hwy. Suite 300. Lions District Governor, Anne Mundy will be speaking. Visitors are welcome. 

Future meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of the month at noon at the Taste of Paradise.


Lilburn Woman's Club

Lilburn Post Office Clean-up

Members of the Lilburn Woman's Club and students from Parkview HS Marine JROTC joined together to clean and beautify the Lilburn Post Office on Saturday, April 23. Thanks to following volunteers for spending a warm Saturdaymorning making our Post Office really shine: Nadine Bily, Chris Giddens, Yoon-mi Hampton, Kathy Hartman, Susan Hendricks , Kate Pittman, and Arthy White of the LWC and Lance Ballentine, Zach Bankston, Daniel Duque, Danny Eaton, Alex Hobbs, Jacqueline Jazo, Wendy Jazo, Jose Lopez, Adam Murphy, Arnold Palmer, Alex Vega, and Zach Wilson of Parkview HS Marine JROTC. 

Lilburn Relay Rally

The Lilburn Relay Rally held Friday evening, April 29 was a tremendous success. Teams gathered and raised $31,663 towards finding a cure for cancer. Check out the pictures in the Gallery sidebar to see what a great evening it was. If you would like to contribute to help find a cure for cancer, please go to the Dynamite Lilburnite team website below.

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/?team_id=1982873&pg=team&fr_id=70805

Garden Tour 

This year's garden tour is sponsored by GFWC Lilburn Woman’s Club*and will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 9 AM to 3 PM. 

You will be amazed at how many gorgeous gardens are in the Lilburn area “behind the garden gates”. Eight more beautiful and exciting gardens in the Lilburn area have been discovered to share with anyone who loves nature. For example, one double-lot garden has an incredible selection of unusual native plants. One amazing garden is on the campus of a local elementary school.  Another garden is filled with whimsical glass garden art. Click here for a sneak peek. You will discover many ideas that you might use in your own landscape planning.

Knowledgeable master gardeners will be available in the gardens to answer any questions you may have about plant materials and garden features. Or you may enjoy observing artists as they create in the gardens while you stroll through each location. Be sure to bring your camera and notepad.

Again, popular home and garden items will be available for purchase in a tent at the first garden area near will call. A wonderful variety of items that you will love to display in your own gardens and in your homes will be offered.

This private garden tour will allow you to view these gardens at your own pace by following a map that will be provided on each ticket. What a great way to spend an early June day with family and friends. Purchase your tickets today.

Gardens are not wheelchair or stroller accessible. This is a rain or shine event.

*GFWC Lilburn Woman's Club is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All proceeds from this garden tour will go towards Lilburn elementary school CARE teams which is a support program for students and their families to provide for the social, emotional, and economic well-being of each school's community.


(Submitted by Margot Ashley, President)

From SafetySmart Lilburn

Neighborhood Watches in the Lilburn area have come and gone and come again. In 2010, about 12 neighborhoods gathered to get to know their neighbors and let police know of suspicious activity. This year, twenty-five communities talk with each other and build relationships with law enforcement.

With two-worker families, living more than an hour from their workplace, children’s activities and personal responsibilities, there is little time to devote to caring for people who live nearby. But these can be excuses or reasons to be involved in the community, depending on perspective.

Knowing and caring about your neighbors increases feelings of being part of the community. Sharing in the lives of others helps children look beyond their own concerns to understand the larger world. Research has shown that children are less likely to be involved with crime, drugs and alcohol when they have seven adults other than parents who know their birthday and care about them. Participating in a neighborhood watch also offers positive relationships with local police and increases the eyes and ears of law enforcement.

Spring is a great time to start up a watch in your neighborhood, as people start to work outside on their yards, practice ball and enjoy the warmer temperatures. Last weekend, Ashford Cove celebrated their relationships with each other at a block party that brought out Lilburn Police to share in the good food and enjoy each other’s company. What could be better than spending time under a shade tree, talking and laughing with your neighbors and tasting flavors from many different cultures?

If your neighborhood would like help with starting a neighborhood watch, contact SafetySmart Lilburn at info@safetysmartlilburn.org OR visit our website at safetysmartlilburn.org and complete the form for more information.

Staged Right Theatre

Stage Call for Auditions
 
Staged Right Theatre is holding open auditions on Saturday, May 14 at 12:30 pm for Jerry Finnegan’s Sister by Jack Neary. The show will be performed at Staged Right’s 2nd annual Theatre Under the Stars fundraiser in Lilburn on July 16, 2016 (Rain Date: July 30, 2016). 

Theatre managers are seeking 1 male actor and 1 female actor who can play ages ranging from 6 to early 20’s. These roles are unpaid. Auditions will take place at the Wynne-Russell Historic Home located at 4684 Wynne-Russell Dr. in Lilburn 30047.

Callbacks will be May 17, 2016 starting at 7:00 pm.

Please prepare a 1 minute comedic monologue and be prepared to do cold readings and improv. 

Auditions are first come, first served. Please bring a headshot and resume, if available (not required).

Questions: contact Starshine Stanfield at 678-836-6214 or starshine@starshinesjourney.com
 


News from Our Schools

First Annual Patriot Day, Sat. May 14, 10 AM to 1 PM.  

Patriot Day will feature a spring arts festival, K-12 as a kickoff to Berkmar High’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.  The event will be hosted at Berkmar High School with all cluster schools participating.  Dance, chorus and band performances are scheduled along with displays of artwork from each school.
Community resource representatives will be at the event to provide parents with information and answer questions.  Families will enjoy bouncy houses, games, face painting, and more.  Please join us to celebrate the Berkmar Cluster schools!


Summer Camps - Commercial and County Listings

(From the Editor: - We have tried to find summer camps in the Lilburn area - below is not a complete list, let us know of others you  find and we will publish in an update.)

The Hummingbird Mill, located at 79 A-Main Street in Lilburn,  Youth art class for elementary school children ages 7-10. To stay in the loop for upcoming youth art workshops such as “Saturdays at The Mill” and summer camps like “Visionary Makers Summer Camp”

This summer is packed with loads of creative and innovative projects giving your children an in-depth introduction and exploration of art. From Drawing and Painting to Sculpture, Fiber Arts and more; your child has the opportunity to learn about famous and contemporary artists and have their own hands on experience creating masterpieces!  

We will also have Saturday Classes with our session called "Saturdays at The Mill". Every Saturday is a new class exploring different art techniques, artists, and mediums with an emphasis on self exploration and individual creativity! 

visit www.hummingbirdmill.com

Gwinnett County Youth Camp Info - Click on this LINK for some great information on Gwinnett County youth camps. (Many are 7:30 am - 6:00 pm which is great for working parents.) Also chekc LIFE for classes and info on swim lessons. 

Film production and Acting Camp - Check out The Actors Scene summer camps.  A variety of camps for various age groups. Film production is featured for a one or two week session.  The camp is currently only offered in Buford, check with info@lilburncp.com if interested in attending in Lilburn. 

Main Street School of the Arts - in Tucker - Check their website for a variety of week-long sessions of full and half-day art, music, dance, creative writing, and acting camps.

Environmental and Heritage Center summer camp registration is open. Check the website for a great variety of themed camps for youth.  Detailed descriptions, camp dates and pricing is online at www.gwinnettEHC.org.

At the Norcross Human Services Center

Create It Theatre Summer Camp for ages 5 to 14

Monday through Friday: May 31 through July 1 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Cost: $65 per week plus a one-time $25 registration fee. Participants should eat breakfast and bring a lunch. Only a snack will be included. Youth will create a new production each week with a performance on the last day. New theme each week. Theme repeats every four weeks. Hosted by Tameka Anderson with GASP Ministries. To register, call 678.235.4333.

Girls Summer Camp for Grades K to 5

Monday through Friday: May 31 to July 1 from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Free childcare for camp participants will be provided by volunteers from 8:00am to 9:00am. Cost: $65 per week. Presented by Passion Soccer Club Inc. Space is limited. Call 404.642.1345 or 404.200.3459 to register or email 4girlssummercamp@gmail.comfor more information.

News from Gwinnett County

 
Election Information
 
Advance and absentee voting is underway for the May 24 Primary.  Check the  www.gwinnettelections.com for dates and locations.

If you need to locate your polling place, visit the Secretary of State's My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov. You can also get a list of candidates and their websites, view sample ballots, and get updates on your voter registration and absentee ballot requests.

NEW COURTROOMS & PARKING COMING TO BE ADDED TO GJAC

GWINNETT JUSTICE AND ADMINISTRATION CENTER

(Lawrenceville, Ga., May 3, 2016) – Gwinnett County commissioners approved a contract to build an addition to the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center and a new parking deck. The voter-approved 2009 Special Purpose Local OptionSales Tax program is funding the bulk of the $75 million project with the remainder coming from the capital project fund.

The new 180,000 square-foot building will consist of four stories and a lower level and will house courtrooms, a jury assembly room and holding cells. A security clearance lobby will connect the new building and an adjacent 1,500-space parking structure. The three new structures will be located in the space occupied by the current parking structure. The new building will also connect to the existing Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.

Norcross Human Services Center Offerings

(located at 5030 Georgia Belle Court, off Indian Trail Rd. in Norcross)

Job Readiness Workshop • FREE
Saturdays: May 14, June 11 or August 13 from 10:00am to noon. This one day, one on one mentoring workshop will cover resume building, mock interviews and commonly asked interview questions. Job search tips will also be provided. Workshop led by local top business professionals. Provided by Lift Up Atlanta Inc. Call 678.225.5400 to register. Minimum of 5 students required for class to take place.

Prostate Cancer Awareness • FREE

 June 1, August 3, October 5, or December 7 from 10:00am to 11:30am. Important information for men over 35 and their loved ones provided in a workshop setting. Women are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition at 404.448.3127 or visit www.georgiapcc.org. No pre-registration required.


We have had a number of people respond to Volunteer Lilburn.  Some events that are looking for volunteers are:  Taste of Lilburn, Wynne Russell Clean-ups, National Night Out and Small Town Big World Festival.  Please respond to info@lilburncp.com if interested in volunteering. 

Wynne-Russell Rental Info

Need a Gathering Place?

The Wynne-Russell House, a beautiful historic home, is a wonderful venue for seated meetings of 25-30 and larger groups such as family reunions, showers, and weddings of up to 50 inside and 100 on the grounds. Rental rates are $25 per hour with a two-hour minimum.  For rental info, contact info@lilburncp.com.  LINK for information on the house and events.

Please submit story ideas, comments or suggestions to info@lilburncp.com, attention Diana Preston.

If your organization or business would like to submit, send us your item in a Word document by May 25 for publishing around June 7.

 
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