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Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          February 13,  2017

 

Don't forget your Valentine!

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.)


  

 
Lilburn Library February Activities 
  • Flipped Classroom; Preparation for Citizenship Exam Weds, Feb 15, 22,  2017  6:30-7:30pm
  • Doggie Tales; Read to a Guide Dog ages 5-10 Saturday Feb. 18  2017 10:30a.m-11:30a.m. 
  • Let’s Talk; Practice English Conversation Mondays, Feb. 13, 20, 27 at 6:30p.m.
  • Toddler Time: Tues Feb 14, 21, 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool Story Time Tues: Feb. 14, 21, 28 2017 at 11:30a.m.
  • Hello/Hola Practice Spanish Conversation; Tues. Feb. 14, 21, 28 at 6:30-7:30
  • The Art of STEAM ages 3-8 Weds, Feb 8 11:30a.m.
  • Building with LEGOS  ages 5-10 Weds. Feb. 8 6:00p.m.
  • Bilingual Storytime English/ Hindi Ages 3-8 Weds. Feb. 16 at 6pm-7pm
  • Foster Parent Information Session; Thursday Feb. 16 6pm-8pm
  • Music and Movement ages 3 & up Monday Feb. 20 at 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
  • Happy Birthday Author!  Jane Yolen ages 4-10 Feb 20  at 3:30p.m. 


 

Business News

1910 Public House - Check out 1910's Valentine's Day Menu and make your Valentine celebration really special.  View their beer list at this LINK

Bambinelli's - Enjoy your favorite bottle of wine at half price this Valentine's Day! Only valid February 14 so Hurry in.  

The Fuse Networking Round Table

From Art Wood:

Our last meeting was a success! We discussed "2017 Goals." We've decided to gather again to share ideas on "Time Management." Join us at the Smoke Rise Country Club for the Fuse Networking Round Table on two different dates: Thursday, Feb. 16 and Tuesday, Feb. 28.  Seating is limited so early RSVP is required.  2-16REGISTRATION LINK or 2-28REGISTRATION LINK

Small Business Workshop

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is offering a small business workshop entitled: The 5 W's of Marketing (Where, Who, What, When, Wow!) on Wednesday, March 22, Noon - 2 p.m. in the Gwinnett Chamber Education Room located at 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy. Duluth 30097. Cost is $15 for non-members. Lunch is included. See below for description and registration link.

Creating a marketing strategy for your small business can be daunting. Marketing your business involves more than an amazing storefront, nice signage, a well-designed website and a blanket of ads across your local market. You need a strategic plan that includes tactics and tools that are precisely targeted to the audience that you're trying to attract. Learn proven ideas and innovative strategies designed to help you get more customers, grow your sales and save time. In this workshop, you will receive a marketing planner that contains everything you need to keep your business on track for the next week, month, and year.

  • Where to Start - you will complete a one-page worksheet to assess your current marketing efforts and help you determine where to get started
  • Identify Your Target Market (Who) - complete a 20-minute exercise to define the key attributes of your ideal customer
  • The Right Message at the Right Time (What & When) - webinars, seminars, free trials, discounts, eBooks, and newsletters - learn what and when different types of content are most effective
  • Wowing Your Clients - 50 things you can do to wow your existing customers
     

From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing what to say and where to say it, this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing for you. 

REGISTRATION LINK

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
February Council Meeting Feb. 13

The City Council for the City of Lilburn meets every 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of Lilburn City Hall. A work session is held at 6:30 p.m. in the adjacent conference room, for council members to discuss business on the meeting agenda. The public is welcome at the work session and meeting.


City Council

 
White Elephant Sale Registration
The sale will take place on March 25 from 9 am until 1 pm. in the overflow Greenway Parking Lot at 76 Main Street.

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. Remember, this is not a craft sale, and commercial vending is not permitted. If you have new items to sell, please contact rschmitt@cityoflilburn.com and you will be directed to other events with vendor opportunities. Registration Form
 

Tree Planting and Maintenance

In honor of Arbor Day, the City of Lilburn is hosting a Tree Planting and Maintenance Lunch & Learn!  Bring your sack lunch and learn about tree maintenance & planting from Gwinnett Master Gardener, Kate Pittman.  This free lunch & learn will take place on Saturday, March 4 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Lilburn City Hall located at 340 Main St. Pre-registration is not required.

News from Lilburn CID

CID Partners with City, County and Area CIDs

(Reprinted from the CID Web Site - Dec. 12, 2016)

The CID is forging new partnerships to bolster plans for district wide cleanups as well as pedestrian-focused improvements. CID organizers are pulling together a first-ever coalition of area apartment communities and homeowner associations to broaden support and participation.

The CID expects to increase the frequency of litter removal and mowing in 2017, and cooperation with residential communities will multiply the impact of these services. The efforts of residential neighborhoods to provide professional landscape maintenance at their entrances could work in concert with the CID’s efforts to maintain adjacent areas.

The CID will also work with the county to extend sidewalks and improve lighting in multiple areas for pedestrian and driver safety. Plans such as these would involve project support from the CID and overall funding through sales taxes collected by the county.

The “Operation Cleanup” partnership includes coordination with the city of Lilburn and leaders of the Gwinnett Village CID, which is immediately adjacent to the Lilburn CID along the “Incredible Corridor” of Mountain Industrial and Jimmy Carter Boulevards. The CID will continue to meet with all of the expanded stakeholder groups in 2017 to build on the positive momentum. The goal remains to advance the CID as the metro area’s safest and best-looking business corridor.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the “Operation Cleanup” kickoff. Thank you to Associate Pastor Stephen Hartley and his incredible Lilburn Alliance Church for hosting this meeting.

Information: www.lilburncid.com.


 Lilburn Community Partnership News

Taste of Lilburn and More

The fourth annual Taste of Lilburn will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 1 - 4 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. Restaurants are being solicited and tickets will go on sale soon. This has been a sellout event since the beginning. Deadline for restaurant applications is March 1.  More info will be posted on www.lilburnevents.com. This is a fundraiser for the Wynne-Russell Historic Home.  

The LCP Board, which meets four to six times, per year is currently looking for board members and volunteers to assist with events and the monthly Lovin'Lilburn newsletter.  The next board meeting is Wednesday, April 19 at 8:30 am at the Wynne-Russell House. Contact Diana Preston at info@lilburncp.com for more information.

 

Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee

The committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Wynne-Russell House. The next meeting is March 8 at 5:00 pm. Visitors and new members are welcome.

Some of the events for the coming year include:

  • Auditions for "Act Like a Lady" Thur. Feb. 23, 6:30 - 9:30 pm; Sat. Feb. 25, 1:00-5:00 pm and call backs on Sun. Feb. 26, 1:00-5:00 pm.  
  • Staged Right Community Theatre production of "A Doll's House" March 10-26
  • Lilburn Arts Alliance Portrait Workshop Sat. March 25, 9:00 am until noon.
  • Archeological Dig open to the public on April 8
  • Paranormal Work Shop on April 22
  • Saturday House tours beginning in May

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.


The Art Alliance invites area residents to join their organization. Meetings and most workshops are held at the Wynne Russell House (4684 Wynne Russell Drive, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047). Guests are always welcome.

Meetings and Events include:

  • Saturday, Feb. 25: Field trip to Booth Western Art Museum. Please contact Peggy Sullens by Feb. 24th (call 770-921-9440 or email pjsullens@bellsouth.net) if you plan to attend.
  • Wednesday, March 8, 7 pm. Meeting presenter is Gwinnett Public Schools Art Teacher, Shawn Mazzatta. 
  • Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 12noon, at the Wynne-Russell House, Jack Ricketson will guide us in a Portraits Workshop. Details are forthcoming, check our Facebook page.
  • Sunday, March 26, from 1 p.m. to 5p.m. in the Event Hall of Paradise Restaurant (4805 L'ville Hwy.) Ann Anzini will lead a Pysanky Egg workshop. A pysanka (plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, "to write", as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax. All supplies are included with your class fee (Including two empty eggs). Everyone gets to make two eggs during the four hour session. Students can work from set designs or from photos and books which the instructor will provide. 

Cost of workshops is $35 for non-members. Class size is limited for both workshops. Contact Andy Triemer, President, at 404-542-2295. Check our Facebook page updates, https://www.facebook.com/LilburnArtsAlliance. Visit our website www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance. Online Form 


February Business Luncheon

David Will & Cara Sullivan
Topic: Parkview Cluster Foundation
Where: Jade Dragon, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047
When: 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday February 21, 2017

Register and PrePay now: Meeting fee includes buffet lunch, drink and tip ($10 - LBA members; $15 - nonmembers.)

Business Builders Breakfast:  Friday, March 3, 8:00 am - 9:00 am at IHOP, 4018 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047.No extra charge for this meeting. You may order and pay IHOP for food. Preregister so we know you are coming.


Lilburn Lions Club

February Food Drive

The Lilburn Lions are in the middle of their second annual February Food Drive. Needed items are: Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Dry Rice and Beans, Healthy Snacks, Granola Bars, Cooking Oil, Powdered Milk, Water and Toilet Paper. These items may be dropped off at House of Payne, Gwinnett College, and Mail and Package Center. If your business is interested in being a food donation location, contact Rachel Payne, cell: 678.641.9188 or email axel.houseofpayne@gmail.com.

The Lilburn Lions Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at noon at Taste of Paradise restaurant. The next meeting is March 9 and visitors are welcome. Contact President Derrick Weaver at 770-377-9523 or Danny Taylor at 770-925-0300 for contact information.


Lilburn Woman's Club

Current Legislative Discussion
 
The Lilburn community is invited to "Wine About The Issues" organized by the Lilburn Woman's Club and  hosted by Senator PK Martin and State Representative Clay Cox. Please join your neighbors on Tuesday, February 21 at 7-9pm at the 1910 Public House private event room located at 107 Main Street Lilburn Georgia. Enjoy a complimentary beverage and light hors d'oeuvres while listening to discussion about the current legislation in Georgia. Seating is limited.

Side by Side Fundraiser

The Lilburn Woman's Club proudly supports Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse who will be having its 6th Annual Jawbones (Lawyers) vs. Sawbones (Doctors) Basketball Benefit Game Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6:30 pm  at Mercer University gymnasium.  

Details: Tickets are $10 each with one child under12 admited free with each paying adult. Check www.sidebysideclubhouse.org for more information.


Police &  SafetySmart Partner for a Winning Night

(From City of Lilburn Website)

The Lilburn Police Department's 2016 National Night Out was recently awarded 26th place among small cities nationwide that held the event. This is the third year in a row that the Lilburn event has been recognized by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). Lilburn was one of two areas in the state of Georgia to win an award....

“National Night Out is a great opportunity for our officers to connect with the community. We’re grateful to all of the neighboring police departments and county agencies that participate in the event each year,” said Police Chief Bruce Hedley. “SafetySmart Lilburn does a great job coordinating volunteers, sponsors, and vendors for this annual event.”

Last year marked the seventh time that the police department and SafetySmart Lilburn have partnered to hold this event, which drew 2,000 people to Lilburn City Park on Aug. 2, 2016.  Lilburn’s National Night Out offers a comprehensive representation of the emergency services and technology Gwinnett County has to offer. Neighboring law enforcement agencies volunteer their time to participate in the event each year, and the 2016 event included the following:

 

  • Duluth Police Department mobile command center and roll-over car demonstration
  • Georgia Department of Natural Resources helicopter
  • Georgia State Patrol helicopter and vehicles
  • Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services fire truck and smoke house
  • Gwinnett County Police Department bomb squad
  • Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department all-terrain vehicle
  • Lawrenceville Police Department K9 unit and motorcycles
  • City of Snellville’s police car/taxi vehicle

In addition to vehicle displays, free child fingerprint/DNA kits were processed on site, courtesy of the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge. 

The 2017 National Night Out event in Lilburn is scheduled for Aug. 1. 

NATW website.

From Margot Ashley,President, SafetySmart Lilburn, Inc    a 501(c)(3) nonprofit  "Building the Safest Community in Georgia"

Check us out at www.safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook.          


Staged Right Community Theatre     

Staged Right Theatre, Lilburn’s new community theatre, arrives at the midpoint of their debut season with “A Doll’s House,” the once highly controversial classic by Henrik Ibsen. Penned in 1879 and premiering that same year, A Doll’s House immediately became the subject of vehement debate. While some critics applauded the play’s “ethical gravity”, others groused that the ending was “revolting” and “crass”. In fact, Ibsen was forced to write an alternate ending for many theatres who refused to produce the play as written.

Set in 19th century Norway, “A Doll’s House” introduces us to the Helmer family, consisting of Torvald Helmer at the head of the household, his sweet little lark of a wife, Nora, and their three beloved children. To all appearances, they are a perfect little family living in a perfect little house. When the perfection of their life is disrupted, however, Nora finds her faith in her husband - and her marriage - deeply shaken. The steps she takes in light of this new perspective left 19th century audiences in shock.

Staged in the Historic Wynne-Russell House in Lilburn, also a 19th century classic, “A Doll’s House” will be a uniquely immersive experience. Set designer Spencer Estes places the audience right in the Torvald’s living room, and director Brian Jones weaves the action around and through the audience.

    The production stars Ilene Miller in the pivotal role of Nora, with Spencer Estes opposite her in the role of Torvald. The show opens March 10, 2017 and runs for three weekends, with performances on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. More information about show dates and times, as well as tickets, (prices start at $10) can be found at www.stagedrighttheatre.org

Performances will be held at the Historic Wynne-Russell House: 4684 Wynne Russell Dr. Lilburn, GA 30047


From Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful

Tree Chipping Report: With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we felt this the ideal time to let our volunteers and community partners know how much you mean to us!

Our mission to make Gwinnett County America's greenest and cleanest community would not be possible without your help. The latest evidence of our collective success was witnessed on January 28 during our annual treecycling event, Bring One for the Chipper. 

A true community effort, residents were able to drop off their live Christmas trees for treecycling at 29 local Gwinnett County fire stations in the weeks leading up to Bring One for the Chipper 2017. On the day of the event, student groups countywide came out to help crews from Georgia Power, Jackson EMC and Walton EMC prepare the trees for chipping. All told, 123 volunteers gathered for three hours at Bethesda Park in Lawrenceville to transform live Christmas trees into mulch.

In collaboration with Home Depot and Davey Tree Expert Company, altogether an astounding 8,000 trees were chipped this year. Instead of taking up space in our landfills, those Christmas trees will be given a second life in landscape projects in parks throughout Gwinnett County. 

Earth Day 2017 Save the Date!!!  Make Plans to Join Us for Earth Day 2017 on Saturday from 9 am until noon. Free Paper Shedding at Coolray Field.Begin collecting your documents for secure shredding!
Volunteers needed!
Learn more...

Recycling Guide: Need to recycle something in Gwinnett? Click here and use the drop-down arrow to see a list of items and places they are accepted.

Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette - FREE!

Wednesdays, February 15, 22 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Develop a healthy relationship and learn five characteristics about a partner that accurately predicts what they will be like in a long-term relationship. Dinner will be provided. To register, please call 1.877.814.0535. Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross.

Valentine's Day Weddings | FREE!

February 14 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Judges from Magistrate and Probate Courts are offering free Valentine's Day weddings and vow renewal ceremonies in Courtroom 1H. Couples getting married must get a marriage license from the Probate Court before Valentine's Day. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett 101 Registration Opens

Gwinnett 101 is a free program that seeks to develop and nurture informed and engaged residents, students, and business owners in Gwinnett.

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm beginning with an orientation on Tuesday, April 11 and ending with a graduation and recognition by the Gwin­nett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 27.Applications are available online and must be received by March 3, 2017. For more information about Gwinnett 101, visit www.gwinnett101.com.

Extension Plant Sale

The Gwinnett Extension is offering varieties of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, figs, apples, pomegranate, goji berry, native azaleas, and other landscape plants as part of its annual sale. Pecan trees and Titan blueberries, which produce blueberries the size of quarters, have also been added to the list of pre-order options. Orders will be tak­en through March 7.
 
Visit www.ugaextension.org/gwinnett or call 678.377.4010 to request an order form. All orders must be prepaid by cash or check and prepaid orders must be picked up on March 16 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Gwinnett Coun­ty Fairgrounds, 2406 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Additional plants will also be available for purchase on pickup day.
 

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center

Review from a patron...

While looking for something to do with my two grandsons, ages 6 years and 18 months, I decided to check out "Abracadabra! Every Day Magic" exhibit at the Environmental and Heritage Center located near the Mall of Georgia. Arriving at the Center around ten o'clock, we were greated by Anna, the staff educator, who let us know that in addition to the Magic exhibit there was also the "Discover H2O" exhibit. She assured me that the activities would be fine for both boys. Knowing how much my grandsons love water, I decided we would check out the H20 exhibit first.

My grands were not disappointed. They pushed buttons at the rain exhibit and watched the simulated thunderstorm, then they pulled levers at the water pressure exhibit that made barrells full of water go up and watched the water in the fountains the barrels fed rise higher and higher. They played with kinetic sand building mountains and then made furrows in the miniature terrain showing where the water would flow. It was fascinating when the computer assisted projector superimposed the elevation lines and imaginary blue water flows on the make believe mountains. However, as much as I was entertained by the science being demonstrated, they thought the best station was playing in the "pond" filled with blue plastic balls - good thing saved that for the end.  We finally left for the magic exhibit when little brother insisted on throwing the balls, a posted no-no.

Abracadabra had lots of stations and each demonstrated some principal of science behind the mystery. The one that caught the boys' attention was the magically suspended-in-air balls. (No surprise here - the toddler thought that catching them in the air so he could throw them was more interesting!) By this time more patrons had arrived and we moved on to allow others to experience the fun.

From the ball exhibit, we found magnetic blocks that were entertaining for the tot while his older brother worked on decoding some numbers that revealed magic themed sentences. Then the little guy spied the slide and he was off to magical movement. Older brother preferred checking out the number puzzle station and velcroed trays and tubes that created a path for a ball to move through before end up in a bucket. Both boys had fun with the over-sized building blocks and velcroed three dimentional shaped blocks.

As the morning was giving way to noon, we opted not to perform magic on the stage, but we enjoyed other young magicians in capes pretending to wow the audience. After about 2 and a half hours of non-stop activity, I could tell it was time for us to leave. My grandsons didn't get to every station in the exhibit - but I certainly know what will entertain them on a another visit. A big thank you to Anna for being so helpful explaining the stations during our visit. The EHC is a venue not to be missed. Don't wait too long as Abracadabra will be gone after April 30.

Check out the pictures in the Gallery that show a few of the stations that I have tried my best to describe to you. More info at this website: 

Abracadabra! Every Day Magic


Check out this LINK to park and community center classes. 


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 February 20  for publishing around March 3.

 
Contents
 
Lilburn Library Events
1910 Public House 
Bambinelli's
Fuse Networking
Small Business Workshop
City Council Meeting
White Elephant Sale
Tree Planting Workshop
Lilburn CID News
Taste of Lilburn
Wynne-Russell Events
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Lilburn Business Association
Lilburn Lions Food Drive
Lilburn Woman's Club
SafetySmart Lilburn
Staged Right Theatre
GC&B Chipping Report
Gwinnett County News
EHC Exhibit Review
 
 
Newsletter Sponsors


Mail & Package Center

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe


Small Town 
Big World
Festival
Sponsors
 
 
Platinum
 
 

Silver

Bronze

Patrons

Carothers and Mitchell

Attorneys at Law

Hackney Real Estate 

Tucker Home Depot

Friend

Eddie's Automotive

Lilburn Woman's Club

Music Go Round

Info Links
Happy Valentines 
from Google 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 


 
 
Gallery Pictures
 
"A Doll's House" Promo
Photos by Dakota Curtis
 
 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday at the EHC
Photos by LCP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          February 13,  2017

 

Don't forget your Valentine!

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.)


  

 
Lilburn Library February Activities 
  • Flipped Classroom; Preparation for Citizenship Exam Weds, Feb 15, 22,  2017  6:30-7:30pm
  • Doggie Tales; Read to a Guide Dog ages 5-10 Saturday Feb. 18  2017 10:30a.m-11:30a.m. 
  • Let’s Talk; Practice English Conversation Mondays, Feb. 13, 20, 27 at 6:30p.m.
  • Toddler Time: Tues Feb 14, 21, 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool Story Time Tues: Feb. 14, 21, 28 2017 at 11:30a.m.
  • Hello/Hola Practice Spanish Conversation; Tues. Feb. 14, 21, 28 at 6:30-7:30
  • The Art of STEAM ages 3-8 Weds, Feb 8 11:30a.m.
  • Building with LEGOS  ages 5-10 Weds. Feb. 8 6:00p.m.
  • Bilingual Storytime English/ Hindi Ages 3-8 Weds. Feb. 16 at 6pm-7pm
  • Foster Parent Information Session; Thursday Feb. 16 6pm-8pm
  • Music and Movement ages 3 & up Monday Feb. 20 at 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
  • Happy Birthday Author!  Jane Yolen ages 4-10 Feb 20  at 3:30p.m. 


 

Business News

1910 Public House - Check out 1910's Valentine's Day Menu and make your Valentine celebration really special.  View their beer list at this LINK

Bambinelli's - Enjoy your favorite bottle of wine at half price this Valentine's Day! Only valid February 14 so Hurry in.  

The Fuse Networking Round Table

From Art Wood:

Our last meeting was a success! We discussed "2017 Goals." We've decided to gather again to share ideas on "Time Management." Join us at the Smoke Rise Country Club for the Fuse Networking Round Table on two different dates: Thursday, Feb. 16 and Tuesday, Feb. 28.  Seating is limited so early RSVP is required.  2-16REGISTRATION LINK or 2-28REGISTRATION LINK

Small Business Workshop

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is offering a small business workshop entitled: The 5 W's of Marketing (Where, Who, What, When, Wow!) on Wednesday, March 22, Noon - 2 p.m. in the Gwinnett Chamber Education Room located at 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy. Duluth 30097. Cost is $15 for non-members. Lunch is included. See below for description and registration link.

Creating a marketing strategy for your small business can be daunting. Marketing your business involves more than an amazing storefront, nice signage, a well-designed website and a blanket of ads across your local market. You need a strategic plan that includes tactics and tools that are precisely targeted to the audience that you're trying to attract. Learn proven ideas and innovative strategies designed to help you get more customers, grow your sales and save time. In this workshop, you will receive a marketing planner that contains everything you need to keep your business on track for the next week, month, and year.

  • Where to Start - you will complete a one-page worksheet to assess your current marketing efforts and help you determine where to get started
  • Identify Your Target Market (Who) - complete a 20-minute exercise to define the key attributes of your ideal customer
  • The Right Message at the Right Time (What & When) - webinars, seminars, free trials, discounts, eBooks, and newsletters - learn what and when different types of content are most effective
  • Wowing Your Clients - 50 things you can do to wow your existing customers
     

From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing what to say and where to say it, this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing for you. 

REGISTRATION LINK

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
February Council Meeting Feb. 13

The City Council for the City of Lilburn meets every 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of Lilburn City Hall. A work session is held at 6:30 p.m. in the adjacent conference room, for council members to discuss business on the meeting agenda. The public is welcome at the work session and meeting.


City Council

 
White Elephant Sale Registration
The sale will take place on March 25 from 9 am until 1 pm. in the overflow Greenway Parking Lot at 76 Main Street.

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. Remember, this is not a craft sale, and commercial vending is not permitted. If you have new items to sell, please contact rschmitt@cityoflilburn.com and you will be directed to other events with vendor opportunities. Registration Form
 

Tree Planting and Maintenance

In honor of Arbor Day, the City of Lilburn is hosting a Tree Planting and Maintenance Lunch & Learn!  Bring your sack lunch and learn about tree maintenance & planting from Gwinnett Master Gardener, Kate Pittman.  This free lunch & learn will take place on Saturday, March 4 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Lilburn City Hall located at 340 Main St. Pre-registration is not required.

News from Lilburn CID

CID Partners with City, County and Area CIDs

(Reprinted from the CID Web Site - Dec. 12, 2016)

The CID is forging new partnerships to bolster plans for district wide cleanups as well as pedestrian-focused improvements. CID organizers are pulling together a first-ever coalition of area apartment communities and homeowner associations to broaden support and participation.

The CID expects to increase the frequency of litter removal and mowing in 2017, and cooperation with residential communities will multiply the impact of these services. The efforts of residential neighborhoods to provide professional landscape maintenance at their entrances could work in concert with the CID’s efforts to maintain adjacent areas.

The CID will also work with the county to extend sidewalks and improve lighting in multiple areas for pedestrian and driver safety. Plans such as these would involve project support from the CID and overall funding through sales taxes collected by the county.

The “Operation Cleanup” partnership includes coordination with the city of Lilburn and leaders of the Gwinnett Village CID, which is immediately adjacent to the Lilburn CID along the “Incredible Corridor” of Mountain Industrial and Jimmy Carter Boulevards. The CID will continue to meet with all of the expanded stakeholder groups in 2017 to build on the positive momentum. The goal remains to advance the CID as the metro area’s safest and best-looking business corridor.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the “Operation Cleanup” kickoff. Thank you to Associate Pastor Stephen Hartley and his incredible Lilburn Alliance Church for hosting this meeting.

Information: www.lilburncid.com.


 Lilburn Community Partnership News

Taste of Lilburn and More

The fourth annual Taste of Lilburn will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 1 - 4 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. Restaurants are being solicited and tickets will go on sale soon. This has been a sellout event since the beginning. Deadline for restaurant applications is March 1.  More info will be posted on www.lilburnevents.com. This is a fundraiser for the Wynne-Russell Historic Home.  

The LCP Board, which meets four to six times, per year is currently looking for board members and volunteers to assist with events and the monthly Lovin'Lilburn newsletter.  The next board meeting is Wednesday, April 19 at 8:30 am at the Wynne-Russell House. Contact Diana Preston at info@lilburncp.com for more information.

 

Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee

The committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Wynne-Russell House. The next meeting is March 8 at 5:00 pm. Visitors and new members are welcome.

Some of the events for the coming year include:

  • Auditions for "Act Like a Lady" Thur. Feb. 23, 6:30 - 9:30 pm; Sat. Feb. 25, 1:00-5:00 pm and call backs on Sun. Feb. 26, 1:00-5:00 pm.  
  • Staged Right Community Theatre production of "A Doll's House" March 10-26
  • Lilburn Arts Alliance Portrait Workshop Sat. March 25, 9:00 am until noon.
  • Archeological Dig open to the public on April 8
  • Paranormal Work Shop on April 22
  • Saturday House tours beginning in May

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.


The Art Alliance invites area residents to join their organization. Meetings and most workshops are held at the Wynne Russell House (4684 Wynne Russell Drive, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047). Guests are always welcome.

Meetings and Events include:

  • Saturday, Feb. 25: Field trip to Booth Western Art Museum. Please contact Peggy Sullens by Feb. 24th (call 770-921-9440 or email pjsullens@bellsouth.net) if you plan to attend.
  • Wednesday, March 8, 7 pm. Meeting presenter is Gwinnett Public Schools Art Teacher, Shawn Mazzatta. 
  • Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 12noon, at the Wynne-Russell House, Jack Ricketson will guide us in a Portraits Workshop. Details are forthcoming, check our Facebook page.
  • Sunday, March 26, from 1 p.m. to 5p.m. in the Event Hall of Paradise Restaurant (4805 L'ville Hwy.) Ann Anzini will lead a Pysanky Egg workshop. A pysanka (plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, "to write", as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax. All supplies are included with your class fee (Including two empty eggs). Everyone gets to make two eggs during the four hour session. Students can work from set designs or from photos and books which the instructor will provide. 

Cost of workshops is $35 for non-members. Class size is limited for both workshops. Contact Andy Triemer, President, at 404-542-2295. Check our Facebook page updates, https://www.facebook.com/LilburnArtsAlliance. Visit our website www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance. Online Form 


February Business Luncheon

David Will & Cara Sullivan
Topic: Parkview Cluster Foundation
Where: Jade Dragon, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047
When: 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday February 21, 2017

Register and PrePay now: Meeting fee includes buffet lunch, drink and tip ($10 - LBA members; $15 - nonmembers.)

Business Builders Breakfast:  Friday, March 3, 8:00 am - 9:00 am at IHOP, 4018 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047.No extra charge for this meeting. You may order and pay IHOP for food. Preregister so we know you are coming.


Lilburn Lions Club

February Food Drive

The Lilburn Lions are in the middle of their second annual February Food Drive. Needed items are: Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Dry Rice and Beans, Healthy Snacks, Granola Bars, Cooking Oil, Powdered Milk, Water and Toilet Paper. These items may be dropped off at House of Payne, Gwinnett College, and Mail and Package Center. If your business is interested in being a food donation location, contact Rachel Payne, cell: 678.641.9188 or email axel.houseofpayne@gmail.com.

The Lilburn Lions Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at noon at Taste of Paradise restaurant. The next meeting is March 9 and visitors are welcome. Contact President Derrick Weaver at 770-377-9523 or Danny Taylor at 770-925-0300 for contact information.


Lilburn Woman's Club

Current Legislative Discussion
 
The Lilburn community is invited to "Wine About The Issues" organized by the Lilburn Woman's Club and  hosted by Senator PK Martin and State Representative Clay Cox. Please join your neighbors on Tuesday, February 21 at 7-9pm at the 1910 Public House private event room located at 107 Main Street Lilburn Georgia. Enjoy a complimentary beverage and light hors d'oeuvres while listening to discussion about the current legislation in Georgia. Seating is limited.

Side by Side Fundraiser

The Lilburn Woman's Club proudly supports Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse who will be having its 6th Annual Jawbones (Lawyers) vs. Sawbones (Doctors) Basketball Benefit Game Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6:30 pm  at Mercer University gymnasium.  

Details: Tickets are $10 each with one child under12 admited free with each paying adult. Check www.sidebysideclubhouse.org for more information.


Police &  SafetySmart Partner for a Winning Night

(From City of Lilburn Website)

The Lilburn Police Department's 2016 National Night Out was recently awarded 26th place among small cities nationwide that held the event. This is the third year in a row that the Lilburn event has been recognized by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). Lilburn was one of two areas in the state of Georgia to win an award....

“National Night Out is a great opportunity for our officers to connect with the community. We’re grateful to all of the neighboring police departments and county agencies that participate in the event each year,” said Police Chief Bruce Hedley. “SafetySmart Lilburn does a great job coordinating volunteers, sponsors, and vendors for this annual event.”

Last year marked the seventh time that the police department and SafetySmart Lilburn have partnered to hold this event, which drew 2,000 people to Lilburn City Park on Aug. 2, 2016.  Lilburn’s National Night Out offers a comprehensive representation of the emergency services and technology Gwinnett County has to offer. Neighboring law enforcement agencies volunteer their time to participate in the event each year, and the 2016 event included the following:

 

  • Duluth Police Department mobile command center and roll-over car demonstration
  • Georgia Department of Natural Resources helicopter
  • Georgia State Patrol helicopter and vehicles
  • Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services fire truck and smoke house
  • Gwinnett County Police Department bomb squad
  • Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department all-terrain vehicle
  • Lawrenceville Police Department K9 unit and motorcycles
  • City of Snellville’s police car/taxi vehicle

In addition to vehicle displays, free child fingerprint/DNA kits were processed on site, courtesy of the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge. 

The 2017 National Night Out event in Lilburn is scheduled for Aug. 1. 

NATW website.

From Margot Ashley,President, SafetySmart Lilburn, Inc    a 501(c)(3) nonprofit  "Building the Safest Community in Georgia"

Check us out at www.safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook.          


Staged Right Community Theatre     

Staged Right Theatre, Lilburn’s new community theatre, arrives at the midpoint of their debut season with “A Doll’s House,” the once highly controversial classic by Henrik Ibsen. Penned in 1879 and premiering that same year, A Doll’s House immediately became the subject of vehement debate. While some critics applauded the play’s “ethical gravity”, others groused that the ending was “revolting” and “crass”. In fact, Ibsen was forced to write an alternate ending for many theatres who refused to produce the play as written.

Set in 19th century Norway, “A Doll’s House” introduces us to the Helmer family, consisting of Torvald Helmer at the head of the household, his sweet little lark of a wife, Nora, and their three beloved children. To all appearances, they are a perfect little family living in a perfect little house. When the perfection of their life is disrupted, however, Nora finds her faith in her husband - and her marriage - deeply shaken. The steps she takes in light of this new perspective left 19th century audiences in shock.

Staged in the Historic Wynne-Russell House in Lilburn, also a 19th century classic, “A Doll’s House” will be a uniquely immersive experience. Set designer Spencer Estes places the audience right in the Torvald’s living room, and director Brian Jones weaves the action around and through the audience.

    The production stars Ilene Miller in the pivotal role of Nora, with Spencer Estes opposite her in the role of Torvald. The show opens March 10, 2017 and runs for three weekends, with performances on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. More information about show dates and times, as well as tickets, (prices start at $10) can be found at www.stagedrighttheatre.org

Performances will be held at the Historic Wynne-Russell House: 4684 Wynne Russell Dr. Lilburn, GA 30047


From Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful

Tree Chipping Report: With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we felt this the ideal time to let our volunteers and community partners know how much you mean to us!

Our mission to make Gwinnett County America's greenest and cleanest community would not be possible without your help. The latest evidence of our collective success was witnessed on January 28 during our annual treecycling event, Bring One for the Chipper. 

A true community effort, residents were able to drop off their live Christmas trees for treecycling at 29 local Gwinnett County fire stations in the weeks leading up to Bring One for the Chipper 2017. On the day of the event, student groups countywide came out to help crews from Georgia Power, Jackson EMC and Walton EMC prepare the trees for chipping. All told, 123 volunteers gathered for three hours at Bethesda Park in Lawrenceville to transform live Christmas trees into mulch.

In collaboration with Home Depot and Davey Tree Expert Company, altogether an astounding 8,000 trees were chipped this year. Instead of taking up space in our landfills, those Christmas trees will be given a second life in landscape projects in parks throughout Gwinnett County. 

Earth Day 2017 Save the Date!!!  Make Plans to Join Us for Earth Day 2017 on Saturday from 9 am until noon. Free Paper Shedding at Coolray Field.Begin collecting your documents for secure shredding!
Volunteers needed!
Learn more...

Recycling Guide: Need to recycle something in Gwinnett? Click here and use the drop-down arrow to see a list of items and places they are accepted.

Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette - FREE!

Wednesdays, February 15, 22 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Develop a healthy relationship and learn five characteristics about a partner that accurately predicts what they will be like in a long-term relationship. Dinner will be provided. To register, please call 1.877.814.0535. Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross.

Valentine's Day Weddings | FREE!

February 14 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Judges from Magistrate and Probate Courts are offering free Valentine's Day weddings and vow renewal ceremonies in Courtroom 1H. Couples getting married must get a marriage license from the Probate Court before Valentine's Day. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett 101 Registration Opens

Gwinnett 101 is a free program that seeks to develop and nurture informed and engaged residents, students, and business owners in Gwinnett.

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm beginning with an orientation on Tuesday, April 11 and ending with a graduation and recognition by the Gwin­nett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 27.Applications are available online and must be received by March 3, 2017. For more information about Gwinnett 101, visit www.gwinnett101.com.

Extension Plant Sale

The Gwinnett Extension is offering varieties of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, figs, apples, pomegranate, goji berry, native azaleas, and other landscape plants as part of its annual sale. Pecan trees and Titan blueberries, which produce blueberries the size of quarters, have also been added to the list of pre-order options. Orders will be tak­en through March 7.
 
Visit www.ugaextension.org/gwinnett or call 678.377.4010 to request an order form. All orders must be prepaid by cash or check and prepaid orders must be picked up on March 16 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Gwinnett Coun­ty Fairgrounds, 2406 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Additional plants will also be available for purchase on pickup day.
 

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center

Review from a patron...

While looking for something to do with my two grandsons, ages 6 years and 18 months, I decided to check out "Abracadabra! Every Day Magic" exhibit at the Environmental and Heritage Center located near the Mall of Georgia. Arriving at the Center around ten o'clock, we were greated by Anna, the staff educator, who let us know that in addition to the Magic exhibit there was also the "Discover H2O" exhibit. She assured me that the activities would be fine for both boys. Knowing how much my grandsons love water, I decided we would check out the H20 exhibit first.

My grands were not disappointed. They pushed buttons at the rain exhibit and watched the simulated thunderstorm, then they pulled levers at the water pressure exhibit that made barrells full of water go up and watched the water in the fountains the barrels fed rise higher and higher. They played with kinetic sand building mountains and then made furrows in the miniature terrain showing where the water would flow. It was fascinating when the computer assisted projector superimposed the elevation lines and imaginary blue water flows on the make believe mountains. However, as much as I was entertained by the science being demonstrated, they thought the best station was playing in the "pond" filled with blue plastic balls - good thing saved that for the end.  We finally left for the magic exhibit when little brother insisted on throwing the balls, a posted no-no.

Abracadabra had lots of stations and each demonstrated some principal of science behind the mystery. The one that caught the boys' attention was the magically suspended-in-air balls. (No surprise here - the toddler thought that catching them in the air so he could throw them was more interesting!) By this time more patrons had arrived and we moved on to allow others to experience the fun.

From the ball exhibit, we found magnetic blocks that were entertaining for the tot while his older brother worked on decoding some numbers that revealed magic themed sentences. Then the little guy spied the slide and he was off to magical movement. Older brother preferred checking out the number puzzle station and velcroed trays and tubes that created a path for a ball to move through before end up in a bucket. Both boys had fun with the over-sized building blocks and velcroed three dimentional shaped blocks.

As the morning was giving way to noon, we opted not to perform magic on the stage, but we enjoyed other young magicians in capes pretending to wow the audience. After about 2 and a half hours of non-stop activity, I could tell it was time for us to leave. My grandsons didn't get to every station in the exhibit - but I certainly know what will entertain them on a another visit. A big thank you to Anna for being so helpful explaining the stations during our visit. The EHC is a venue not to be missed. Don't wait too long as Abracadabra will be gone after April 30.

Check out the pictures in the Gallery that show a few of the stations that I have tried my best to describe to you. More info at this website: 

Abracadabra! Every Day Magic


Check out this LINK to park and community center classes. 


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 February 20  for publishing around March 3.

 
Contents
 
Lilburn Library Events
1910 Public House 
Bambinelli's
Fuse Networking
Small Business Workshop
City Council Meeting
White Elephant Sale
Tree Planting Workshop
Lilburn CID News
Taste of Lilburn
Wynne-Russell Events
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Lilburn Business Association
Lilburn Lions Food Drive
Lilburn Woman's Club
SafetySmart Lilburn
Staged Right Theatre
GC&B Chipping Report
Gwinnett County News
EHC Exhibit Review
 
 
Newsletter Sponsors


Mail & Package Center

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe


Small Town 
Big World
Festival
Sponsors
 
 
Platinum
 
 

Silver

Bronze

Patrons

Carothers and Mitchell

Attorneys at Law

Hackney Real Estate 

Tucker Home Depot

Friend

Eddie's Automotive

Lilburn Woman's Club

Music Go Round

Info Links
Happy Valentines 
from Google 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 


 
 
Gallery Pictures
 
"A Doll's House" Promo
Photos by Dakota Curtis
 
 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday at the EHC
Photos by LCP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Posted by: LCP AT 10:49 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Thursday, February 02 2017

 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          February 1,  2017

 

Welcome February -

Let's love on our community!

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.)


 
Lilburn Library February Activities 
  • Flipped Classroom; Preparation for Citizenship Exam Weds, Feb, 1, 8, 15, 22  2017  6:30-7:30pm
  • As the Page Turns; Lilburn Branch Book Discussion   Thurs.  Feb. 2, 2017 6:30-7:30 topic: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  • Doggie Tales; Read to a Guide Dog ages 5-10 Saturday Feb. 4 and Feb. 18  2017 10:30a.m-11:30a.m. 
  • Make and Take a Craft:  ages 3-8 Saturday February 4, 2017 10:30a.m.
  • PJ and Pancakes Storytime Monday February 6, 2017 3:30p.m. 
  • Many Voices, One Song; Black History Month Program Celebrating Literature of Black Americans; Monday February 6, 2017 6:30pm
  • Let’s Talk; Practice English Conversation Mondays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 at 6:30p.m.
  • Toddler Time: Tues Feb, 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 at 10:30a.m.
  • Preschool Story Time Tues: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 2017 at 11:30a.m.
  • Hello/Hola Practice Spanish Conversation; Tues. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 at 6:30-7:30
  • The Art of STEAM ages 3-8 Weds, Feb 8 11:30a.m.
  • Building with LEGOS  ages 5-10 Weds. Feb. 8 6:00p.m.
  • I Heart Cupcakes! Teen Program Thursday Feb. 9 at 6:30-7:30pm
  • Bilingual Storytime English/ Hindi Ages 3-8 Weds. Feb. 16 at 6pm-7pm
  • Foster Parent Information Session; Thursday Feb. 16 6pm-8pm
  • Music and Movement ages 3& up Monday Feb. 20 at 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
  • Happy Birthday Author!  Jane Yolen ages 4-10 Feb 20  at 3:30p.m. 


 

News from Our Businesses

Salon Gives Back

Elevated Envy Hair Salon located at 670 Hillcrest Rd. Ste. 500 had a very rewarding evening Dec. 19. Salon owners Charmagne Grant and Kasha Smith along with Zeta Phi Beta members distributed new and gently used toys and coats that they had collected to around 100 children and 20 plus families. The salon also coordinates a back to school drive for needy families. This is their second year doing this community outreach. They welcome others join their efforts by contacting them at 470-375-3692. 

Quail Pointe Publishing - Owner David Raney of Lilburn welcomes the community to check out his writing services on his website www.quailpointepublishing.com.  

"We all live by stories. We read newspapers and novels, watch TV or movies, hear stories from our teachers and friends. We even dream in stories. Something in us needs it.

But one important kind can get lost in the scurry of our busy lives, and it shouldn’t. Those are family stories. Who wouldn’t like to know more about their parents, grandparents, even their siblings? These can be people we never got to meet, or people we’ve known all our lives. What were they like growing up? What challenges did they face? What can their lives tell us about our own?

I live here in Lilburn, and the company I helped start last year, Quail Pointe Publishing, helps people find some of the answers. We interview clients in the comfort of their homes or offices and then craft hardback memoirs, with photos and stories that families can share down the generations. We also provide edited video, so family members can feel they’re right in the room with a loved one. 

I love this work, bringing families closer by telling their stories. We travel all over to do it, but I’d be honored to tell some of Lilburn’s best tales too."

Actors Scene - The Actors' Scene acting school is opening a satellite location inside the  All Star Karate studio at 850 Dogwood Road, Suite A500, Lawrenceville GA 30044. This well known school has its main campus in Buford and recently has worked with Berkmar High School theatre students. See MORE for information on an Intro Acting class that will be starting in February. Check website www.the actorsscene.com or phone 770-904-6646 for more information.

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
 
Mayor's Town Hall Meeting
On Monday, February 6 from 7 pm until 8:30 pm, Mayor Johnny Crist will host a casual meeting for the public to talk about the City of Lilburn's goals for 2017. This is an opportunity to ask questions and tell the Mayor what projects are important to you. 
 
White Elephant Sale Registration
This community garage sale is a great opportunity to repurpose unwanted items and maybe find some new treasures while you're at the sale! The sale will take place on March 25 from 9 am until 1 pm. in the overflow Greenway Parking Lot at 76 Main Street.

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. Remember, this is not a craft sale, and commercial vending is not permitted. If you have new items to sell, please contact rschmitt@cityoflilburn.com and you will be directed to other events with vendor opportunities. Registration Form

American Kidney Services will be onsite after the sale to accept donations. If you have any questions regarding donations, please call American Kidney Services at 770-441-2220.

Tree Planting and Maintenance

In honor of Arbor Day, the City of Lilburn is hosting a Tree Planting and Maintenance Lunch & Learn!  Bring your sack lunch and learn about tree maintenance & planting from Gwinnett Master Gardener, Kate Pittman.  This free lunch & learn will take place on Saturday, March 4 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Lilburn City Hall located at 340 Main St. Pre-registration is not required.

This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and get a jump start on your spring planting.


News from Lilburn CID

CID plans Lilburn Industrial Enhancement

(Reprinted from the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Dec.29, 2016)

The Lilburn Community Improvement District is working with property owners and city leaders on long-range plans to substantially enhance Lilburn Industrial Way. Preliminary planning will begin soon for reconstructing the road to better accommodate tractor-trailers and other vehicles accessing the area’s commercial operations.

Reconstruction improvements will include curbs and gutters, stormwater drainage, resurfacing and striping, roadway lighting and a more durable roadway pavement to accommodate heavy trucks. The project will also focus on increasing the turning radius at the Killian Hill and Lilburn Industrial Boulevard intersection as well as reconstruction of driveways to accommodate the movement of larger trucks and tractor-trailers.

The CID will also evaluate the need for a traffic signal at the intersection with Killian Hill and provide the analysis to Gwinnett County for their review and decision. The construction improvements will be funded by the city’s 2016 SPLOST allocation. The planning and design plan development is funded through a combination of Lilburn CID funds and Gwinnett County’s 2009 SPLOST.

At the same time, the CID is meeting with Lilburn Industrial Way property owners to discuss necessary individual improvements such as fencing repairs and debris removal.

Information: www.lilburncid.com.


 Lilburn Community Partnership News

Taste of Lilburn and More

The Lilburn Community Partnership recently voted to host the third annual Taste of Lilburn to be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from noon until 4 pm in the Gartrell Nash Pavilion. This event is the main fundraiser for the organization which manages the Wynne-Russell Historic Home. The LCP which has traditionally hosted the International Festival as a Saturday event will instead assist the City of Lilburn staff on Tuesday, Sept. 12 for an International Food Truck Tuesday by arranging for entertainment during the event from 6:30 pm until 9:pm. LCP will also be hosting Lilburn After Hours in March and May with dates and programs to be determined. 

The LCP Board, which meets four to six times, per year is currently looking for board members and volunteers to assist with events and the montly Lovin'Lilburn newsletter.  The next board meeting is Wednesday, February 8 at 8:30 am at the Wynne-Russell House. Contact Diana Preston at info@lilburncp.com for more information.

 

Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee

The committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Wynne-Russell House. The next meeting is Feb. 8 at 5:00 pm. Visitors and new members welcomed.

Some of the events for the coming year include:

  • Staged Right Community Theatre production of "A Doll's House" in March 10-18. 
  • Archeological Dig open to the public on April 8
  • Paranormal Work Shop on April 22
  • Second Saturday House tours beginning in May

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.


The Art Alliance invites area residents to join their organization. 

Reasons to join/benefits of membership

  • Networking/Fellowship
  • Participation in shows
  • Arts activities
  • Education (bi-monthly programs and classes)
  • Artist webpage or link on the Arts Alliance site
  • Free attendance at one workshop
    Some of our workshops this year include: portraits, flower painting, dragon drawing, pysanky eggs.

Membership Types

  • Individual $40
  • Family $70
  • Student $30 (<18years)
  • Patron $100

Online Form

They meet at the Wynne Russell House, 4684 Wynne Russell Drive, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047. 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 404-542-2295 or visit our website www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance. The Lilburn Arts Alliance is comprised of members who are interested in enhancing the quality of life in Old Town Lilburn and surrounding areas through its art objectives. We meet every other month, usually on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Guests are always welcome to the meetings. We also have special events for members only. Come meet your fellow artists, one could be living right in 
your own neighborhood! 

Field Trip to Booth Western Art Museum:  Join your friends in the Lilburn Arts Alliance on a field trip to the Boothe Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia on Saturday, Feb. 25. Meet at Lilburn City Hall parking lot 340 Main St. Lilburn to carpool at 9:45 am. Admission is $10 plus tax for adults, $8 plus for seniors and $7 for students.  Please contact Peggy Sullens by Feb 24th (call 770-921-9440 or email pjsullens@bellsouth.net) if you plan to attend.


February Business Builders Breakfast

Come out and enjoy your favorite IHOP breakfast and let's have a table top discussion.

When: 8 am - 9 am, Friday, Feb 3, 2017
Where: IHOP, 4018 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047

No extra charge for this meeting. You may order and pay IHOP for food. Preregister so we know you are coming.

February Business Luncheon

David Will & Cara Sullivan
Topic: Parkview Cluster Foundation
Where: Jade Dragon, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047
When: 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday February 21, 2017

Register and PrePay now: Meeting fee includes buffet lunch, drink and tip ($10 - LBA members; $15 - nonmembers


Lilburn Lions Club

February Food Drive

Needs: Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Dry Rice and Beans, Healthy Snacks, Granola Bars, Cooking Oil, Powdered Milk, Water and Toilet Paper.

Participating Businesses so far:  House of Payne, Gwinnett College, Mail and Package Center,

Rachel Payne, House of Payne Personal Training

Eye Glass Collections – Berkmar High School, Thomas Eye Group, and Lilburn Co-op.

The Lilburn Lions continue to serve the needs of the Lilburn community. After a successful coat drive with Meadowcreek High School in December, they are now kicking off their second annual February Food Drive. Needed items are: Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Dry Rice and Beans, Healthy Snacks, Granola Bars, Cooking Oil, Powdered Milk, Water and Toilet Paper. These items may be dropped off at House of Payne, Gwinnett College, and Mail and Package Center. If your business is interested in being a food donation location, contact Rachel Payne, cell: 678.641.9188 or email axel.houseofpayne@gmail.com.

The Lions are also collecting eye-glasses  at Berkmar High School, Lilburn Co-op and Thomas Eye Group.

The Lilburn Lions Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at noon at Taste of Paradise restaurant. The next meeting is October 13 and visitors are welcome. Contact President Derrick Weaver at 770-377-9523 or Danny Taylor at 770-925-0300 for contact information.


Lilburn Woman's Club

The Lilburn Woman's Club proudly supports Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse who will be having its 6th Annual Jawbones (Lawyers) vs. Sawbones (Doctors) Basketball Benefit Game Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6:30 pm  at Mercer University gymnasium.  Please see below for details and ticket information.

WHO -   Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse was begun by professionals who worked at Shepherd Center specializing in spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation along with medical research at the top rehabilitation hospital in the nation.  They recognized a critical need for additional assistance after patients were released from Shepherd Center for the long-term well-being of adults with brain-injury disabilities and their families.  Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse was created in that effort to provide skills development, support and advocacy and to assist patients in becoming contributing members of their communities for their best possible quality of life.  Side by Side is physically located in Stone Mountain.  However, it serves members who come from the entire metro Atlanta area and is the only facility of its kind in the State of Georgia.

WHAT -    Jawbones vs Sawbones - The Jawbones vs Sawbones Basketball game became the signature fundraising event for Side by Side with the first annual event held in March, 2012.  Having a basketball game pitting lawyers (Jawbones) against doctors (Sawbones) was the brainchild of a spouse of a Side by Side member whose life and that of his wife and children were forever changed when a very heavy item fell from a high shelf at a major box store and hit him on the head.  The member’s wife used her creative talents and marketing background to help this organization which had helped her family so much.  In addition to the game itself, there is a silent auction of wonderful items from jewelry to trips and tickets to local events, a raffle, concessions, and activities for kids and the whole family.

Details: Tickets are $10 each with one child under12 admited free with each paying adult. Check www.sidebysideclubhouse.org for more information.


Neighbors Help Lilburn Police in Pursuit of Runner

Last week, while stopped by Lilburn Police on Arcado Road, the driver of the car took off and then jumped out of the car, allowing it to run into a building while he escaped down the railroad tracks. . It was not clear why the man ran when his car was pulled over, but it was evident that some sort of crime had been committed -- enough that he felt the need to not be interrogated by police. Police officers chased him for several hours, on foot in the basin of the railroad, and in their cars, based on calls from local residents:

  • “a man covered in mud ran across my back yard”
  • “a man jumped our fence”
  • “we have a suspicious man going through the neighborhood”

The calls came in from Nantucket, old town Lilburn, and around Hampton Rhoades (H3) subdivision on Miller Road.

Unfortunately, Police lost the trail: They suspect that another person gave the runner a ride. However, they would not have been able to follow him as far as they did without significant input from the community.

If it weren’t for these residents, conscientious enough to notify the police of suspicious activity, providing detailed descriptions and caring about the safety of their neighborhood, the police wouldn’t have been able to pursue him nearly as long as they did.

Residents can serve as the eyes and ears of law enforcement, providing information and being in many places at the same time. While there are a limited number of police on duty at one time, there are 13,000 residents in Lilburn. If everyone makes an effort to communicate suspicious activity when they see it, Lilburn can be the safest community in Georgia. 

From Margot Ashley,President, SafetySmart Lilburn, Inc    a 501(c)(3) nonprofit  "Building the Safest Community in Georgia"

Check us out at www.safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook.          


     

After the well-received December production of "Almost, Maine" Staged Right Community Theatre is now working on "A Doll's House." which will run March 10 -18. Below is a description of the play from their web site. Go to www.stagedrighttheatre.org for more info. 

"The third show of our debut season is the classic by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Brian Jones. Highly controversial at the time of its debut, A Doll's House centers on the marriage of Torvald and Nora Helmer in a time when, according to the playwright himself, "A woman cannot be herself in modern society. It is an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint." What happens in this kind of society when a husband puts his foot down once too often? The ending of A Doll's House - while inevitable from a modern perspective - was quite the scandal in 1879."

Performances will be held at the Historic Wynne-Russell House
4684 Wynne Russell Dr
Lilburn, GA 30047

 


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette - FREE!

Wednesdays, February 1 to 22 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Develop a healthy relationship and learn five characteristics about a partner that accurately predicts what they will be like in a long-term relationship. Dinner will be provided. To register, please call 1.877.814.0535. Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross.

Aquatic Literacy Night

February 3 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The whole family is welcome as we showcase a popular children's book each month. This month's story is "Swimmy" by Leo Lionni, brought to you by the Gwinnett County Public Library. The event continues with swimming and activities based on the book. All pool rules apply. All ages; cost: $6 per person (free for ages 3 and under). Pre-registration required; register here (use code BEP41107) or call 678.277.0880. Bethesda Park Aquatic Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville.

Unusual Plants in the Southscape Garden  FREE!

February 4, 10:00am to 11:00am. Meet with the master gardeners and learn about the unusual plants in the Southscape Garden at Vines Park. Master gardeners will be available to answer your questions. Meet at the parking lot entrance. All ages; call 678.277.0900 for more information. Vines Park, 3500 Oak Grove Road, Loganville. 

AARP Smart Driver Course

February 7 from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Defensive driving techniques designed for seniors, but anyone with a valid driver's license is welcome. For insurance discount, contact provider. Cost: $15 for AARP members with card, $20 for non-members. To pre-register, call 770.985.4713, Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville.

Detention Pond Maintenance Workshop | FREE!

February 9 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Learn about the purpose, function, and aesthetic value of your detention pond along with some troubleshooting tips at this free workshop. Attendees from unincorporated Gwinnett County, city of Lilburn, or city of Peachtree Corners may qualify for a maximum 5 percent credit toward their stormwater utility fee for the following year. Register online by visiting the Water Resources Public Education Page. You can also register by emailing your name, address, and phone number to dwrworkshops@gwinnettcounty.com or call 678.376.7126. Gwinnett County Library - Collins Hill Branch, 455 Camp Perrin Road, Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett County Government hosts many events, classes, and workshops for its residents. See these and more at
 
Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance
February 3 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center
55 Buford Highway, Suwanee
678.277.0910
 
Organic Gardening - FREE!
February 7 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Norcross Human Services Center
5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross
678.377.4010
 
Bethesda Park Aquatic Center's 10-year Anniversary Celebration
February 10 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville
678.277.0880
 
Lucky in Love Pottery Studio Date Night
February 10 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center

Valentine's Day Weddings | FREE!

February 14 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Judges from Magistrate and Probate Courts are offering free Valentine's Day weddings and vow renewal ceremonies in Courtroom 1H. Couples getting married must get a marriage license from the Probate Court before Valentine's Day. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett 101 Registration Opens

Have you ever wondered why a fire truck responds to your medical emergency, why the County has a SPLOST program, or how clean water gets to your house? The Gwinnett 101: Citizens Academy can help answer those questions and more.

Gwinnett 101 is a free program that seeks to develop and nurture informed and engaged residents, students, and business owners in Gwinnett. Class members will get a firsthand glimpse of how the County works and have an opportunity to build a network with others who live, work, and learn in Gwinnett County.

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm beginning with an orientation on Tuesday, April 11 and ending with a graduation and recognition by the Gwin­nett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 27.

Residents who are interested in participating in the pro­gram must be at least 18 years old and be a resident and/or business owner in Gwinnett or attend a Gwinnett college or university. Class size is limited to 30 participants who will be chosen by a selection committee.

Applications are available online and must be received by March 3, 2017. For more information about Gwinnett 101, visitwww.gwinnett101.com.

Extension Plant Sale

The Gwinnett Extension is offering varieties of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, figs, apples, pomegranate, goji berry, native azaleas, and other landscape plants as part of its annual sale. Pecan trees and Titan blueberries, which produce blueberries the size of quarters, have also been added to the list of pre-order options. Orders will be tak­en through March 7.
 
Visit www.ugaextension.org/gwinnett or call 678.377.4010 to request an order form. All orders must be prepaid by cash or check and prepaid orders must be picked up on March 16 from 9:00am to 6:00pm at the Gwinnett Coun­ty Fairgrounds, 2406 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Additional plants will also be available for purchase on pickup day.
 

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center

Abracadabra! Every Day Magic

On Display from January 30, 2017 – April 30, 2017

Abracadabra is an interactive exhibit where visitors of all ages learn the science
and math behind the magic. Demonstrate a chemical reaction using only your
body heat, decode secret messages using pressure and much more.
Put on your cape and become a magician before it all disappears!

Fun For The Entire Family!

  • Perform  Magic
  • Become a Math Magician
  • Experiment with Magic
  • Decipher Magic
  • Magical movement

Abracadabra was created by The Children’s Museum of Cleveland, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Exhibit is included in Center Admission
EHC members are Free
Ages 2 and Under are Free


January Was National Radon Action Month

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. Radon is an odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally from the normal decay of uranium found in most rocks and soil. It can move through the ground and enter your home through small, hairline openings in the foundation.

While radon is present around the world, exposure var­ies widely. Georgia is number one in the southeast for radon-induced cancer and Gwinnett County has been designated by the EPA as having the highest potential for radon exposure. It could be present at dangerous levels in your home, but the only way to know if your home contains radon is to conduct a radon detection test.

Test your home and protect your health during Nation­al Radon Action Month. Visit the Gwinnett County Extension Office at 750 South Perry Street, Suite 400 in Lawrenceville to purchase a radon test kit for $10. For more information, contact Ines Beltran, radon specialist, at 678.377.4010 or ines.beltran@gwinnettcounty.com.

Old Lilburn Library Building to be Repurposed

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Jan. 9, 2017) – Now that the Lilburn Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library has moved into the new home it shares with Lilburn City Hall, the old building will be renovated to become an activity building with a classroom, a community room with a catering kitchen, a dance studio, new restrooms and storage space.

“I’m glad we can repurpose the old building to continue serving the community with opportunities for recreation and fellowship,” said Lynette Howard, District 2 commissioner. “Like many parks facilities, the new spaces will also be available to rent for private functions.”

Under a $936,886 contract approved by Gwinnett commissioners last Tuesday, Diversified Construction of Georgia Inc. will renovate the building located on two acres at 788 Hillcrest Road NW. The contract calls for a new roof, flooring, lighting and fire protection system plus exterior upgrades that include landscaping, sidewalk, parking improvements and new signage. Diversified was the lowest of 11 bidders for the project.

The old library building, with 10,518 square feet, was one of the oldest and smallest branch libraries in Gwinnett County.


Check out this LINK to park and community center classes. 


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 February 20  for publishing around March 3.

 
Contents
 
Lilburn Library Events
Salon Gives Back
Quail Point Publishing
Actors Scene
Town Hall Meeting
White Elephant Sale
Tree Planting How-to
Lilburn CID news
Taste of Lilburn 2017
WR Preservation Com
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Lilburn Business Assoc.
Lions Food Drive
Safety Smart Lilburn
Staged Right Theatre
Gwinnett County Info.
Gwinnett EHC
Radon Gas Awareness
New Use for Old Library
 
 
 
 
Newsletter Sponsors


Mail & Package Center

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse


Small Town 
Big World
Festival
Sponsors
 
 
Platinum
 
 

Silver

Bronze

Patrons

Carothers and Mitchell

Attorneys at Law

Hackney Real Estate 

Tucker Home Depot

Friend

Eddie's Automotive

Lilburn Woman's Club

Music Go Round

Info Links
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          February 1,  2017

 

Welcome February -

Let's love on our community!

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.)


 
Lilburn Library February Activities 
  • Flipped Classroom; Preparation for Citizenship Exam Weds, Feb, 1, 8, 15, 22  2017  6:30-7:30pm
  • As the Page Turns; Lilburn Branch Book Discussion   Thurs.  Feb. 2, 2017 6:30-7:30 topic: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  • Doggie Tales; Read to a Guide Dog ages 5-10 Saturday Feb. 4 and Feb. 18  2017 10:30a.m-11:30a.m. 
  • Make and Take a Craft:  ages 3-8 Saturday February 4, 2017 10:30a.m.
  • PJ and Pancakes Storytime Monday February 6, 2017 3:30p.m. 
  • Many Voices, One Song; Black History Month Program Celebrating Literature of Black Americans; Monday February 6, 2017 6:30pm
  • Let’s Talk; Practice English Conversation Mondays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 at 6:30p.m.
  • Toddler Time: Tues Feb, 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 at 10:30a.m.
  • Preschool Story Time Tues: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 2017 at 11:30a.m.
  • Hello/Hola Practice Spanish Conversation; Tues. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 at 6:30-7:30
  • The Art of STEAM ages 3-8 Weds, Feb 8 11:30a.m.
  • Building with LEGOS  ages 5-10 Weds. Feb. 8 6:00p.m.
  • I Heart Cupcakes! Teen Program Thursday Feb. 9 at 6:30-7:30pm
  • Bilingual Storytime English/ Hindi Ages 3-8 Weds. Feb. 16 at 6pm-7pm
  • Foster Parent Information Session; Thursday Feb. 16 6pm-8pm
  • Music and Movement ages 3& up Monday Feb. 20 at 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
  • Happy Birthday Author!  Jane Yolen ages 4-10 Feb 20  at 3:30p.m. 


 

News from Our Businesses

Salon Gives Back

Elevated Envy Hair Salon located at 670 Hillcrest Rd. Ste. 500 had a very rewarding evening Dec. 19. Salon owners Charmagne Grant and Kasha Smith along with Zeta Phi Beta members distributed new and gently used toys and coats that they had collected to around 100 children and 20 plus families. The salon also coordinates a back to school drive for needy families. This is their second year doing this community outreach. They welcome others join their efforts by contacting them at 470-375-3692. 

Quail Pointe Publishing - Owner David Raney of Lilburn welcomes the community to check out his writing services on his website www.quailpointepublishing.com.  

"We all live by stories. We read newspapers and novels, watch TV or movies, hear stories from our teachers and friends. We even dream in stories. Something in us needs it.

But one important kind can get lost in the scurry of our busy lives, and it shouldn’t. Those are family stories. Who wouldn’t like to know more about their parents, grandparents, even their siblings? These can be people we never got to meet, or people we’ve known all our lives. What were they like growing up? What challenges did they face? What can their lives tell us about our own?

I live here in Lilburn, and the company I helped start last year, Quail Pointe Publishing, helps people find some of the answers. We interview clients in the comfort of their homes or offices and then craft hardback memoirs, with photos and stories that families can share down the generations. We also provide edited video, so family members can feel they’re right in the room with a loved one. 

I love this work, bringing families closer by telling their stories. We travel all over to do it, but I’d be honored to tell some of Lilburn’s best tales too."

Actors Scene - The Actors' Scene acting school is opening a satellite location inside the  All Star Karate studio at 850 Dogwood Road, Suite A500, Lawrenceville GA 30044. This well known school has its main campus in Buford and recently has worked with Berkmar High School theatre students. See MORE for information on an Intro Acting class that will be starting in February. Check website www.the actorsscene.com or phone 770-904-6646 for more information.

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
 
Mayor's Town Hall Meeting
On Monday, February 6 from 7 pm until 8:30 pm, Mayor Johnny Crist will host a casual meeting for the public to talk about the City of Lilburn's goals for 2017. This is an opportunity to ask questions and tell the Mayor what projects are important to you. 
 
White Elephant Sale Registration
This community garage sale is a great opportunity to repurpose unwanted items and maybe find some new treasures while you're at the sale! The sale will take place on March 25 from 9 am until 1 pm. in the overflow Greenway Parking Lot at 76 Main Street.

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. Remember, this is not a craft sale, and commercial vending is not permitted. If you have new items to sell, please contact rschmitt@cityoflilburn.com and you will be directed to other events with vendor opportunities. Registration Form

American Kidney Services will be onsite after the sale to accept donations. If you have any questions regarding donations, please call American Kidney Services at 770-441-2220.

Tree Planting and Maintenance

In honor of Arbor Day, the City of Lilburn is hosting a Tree Planting and Maintenance Lunch & Learn!  Bring your sack lunch and learn about tree maintenance & planting from Gwinnett Master Gardener, Kate Pittman.  This free lunch & learn will take place on Saturday, March 4 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Lilburn City Hall located at 340 Main St. Pre-registration is not required.

This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and get a jump start on your spring planting.


News from Lilburn CID

CID plans Lilburn Industrial Enhancement

(Reprinted from the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Dec.29, 2016)

The Lilburn Community Improvement District is working with property owners and city leaders on long-range plans to substantially enhance Lilburn Industrial Way. Preliminary planning will begin soon for reconstructing the road to better accommodate tractor-trailers and other vehicles accessing the area’s commercial operations.

Reconstruction improvements will include curbs and gutters, stormwater drainage, resurfacing and striping, roadway lighting and a more durable roadway pavement to accommodate heavy trucks. The project will also focus on increasing the turning radius at the Killian Hill and Lilburn Industrial Boulevard intersection as well as reconstruction of driveways to accommodate the movement of larger trucks and tractor-trailers.

The CID will also evaluate the need for a traffic signal at the intersection with Killian Hill and provide the analysis to Gwinnett County for their review and decision. The construction improvements will be funded by the city’s 2016 SPLOST allocation. The planning and design plan development is funded through a combination of Lilburn CID funds and Gwinnett County’s 2009 SPLOST.

At the same time, the CID is meeting with Lilburn Industrial Way property owners to discuss necessary individual improvements such as fencing repairs and debris removal.

Information: www.lilburncid.com.


 Lilburn Community Partnership News

Taste of Lilburn and More

The Lilburn Community Partnership recently voted to host the third annual Taste of Lilburn to be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from noon until 4 pm in the Gartrell Nash Pavilion. This event is the main fundraiser for the organization which manages the Wynne-Russell Historic Home. The LCP which has traditionally hosted the International Festival as a Saturday event will instead assist the City of Lilburn staff on Tuesday, Sept. 12 for an International Food Truck Tuesday by arranging for entertainment during the event from 6:30 pm until 9:pm. LCP will also be hosting Lilburn After Hours in March and May with dates and programs to be determined. 

The LCP Board, which meets four to six times, per year is currently looking for board members and volunteers to assist with events and the montly Lovin'Lilburn newsletter.  The next board meeting is Wednesday, February 8 at 8:30 am at the Wynne-Russell House. Contact Diana Preston at info@lilburncp.com for more information.

 

Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee

The committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Wynne-Russell House. The next meeting is Feb. 8 at 5:00 pm. Visitors and new members welcomed.

Some of the events for the coming year include:

  • Staged Right Community Theatre production of "A Doll's House" in March 10-18. 
  • Archeological Dig open to the public on April 8
  • Paranormal Work Shop on April 22
  • Second Saturday House tours beginning in May

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.


The Art Alliance invites area residents to join their organization. 

Reasons to join/benefits of membership

  • Networking/Fellowship
  • Participation in shows
  • Arts activities
  • Education (bi-monthly programs and classes)
  • Artist webpage or link on the Arts Alliance site
  • Free attendance at one workshop
    Some of our workshops this year include: portraits, flower painting, dragon drawing, pysanky eggs.

Membership Types

  • Individual $40
  • Family $70
  • Student $30 (<18years)
  • Patron $100

Online Form

They meet at the Wynne Russell House, 4684 Wynne Russell Drive, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047. 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 404-542-2295 or visit our website www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance. The Lilburn Arts Alliance is comprised of members who are interested in enhancing the quality of life in Old Town Lilburn and surrounding areas through its art objectives. We meet every other month, usually on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Guests are always welcome to the meetings. We also have special events for members only. Come meet your fellow artists, one could be living right in 
your own neighborhood! 

Field Trip to Booth Western Art Museum:  Join your friends in the Lilburn Arts Alliance on a field trip to the Boothe Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia on Saturday, Feb. 25. Meet at Lilburn City Hall parking lot 340 Main St. Lilburn to carpool at 9:45 am. Admission is $10 plus tax for adults, $8 plus for seniors and $7 for students.  Please contact Peggy Sullens by Feb 24th (call 770-921-9440 or email pjsullens@bellsouth.net) if you plan to attend.


February Business Builders Breakfast

Come out and enjoy your favorite IHOP breakfast and let's have a table top discussion.

When: 8 am - 9 am, Friday, Feb 3, 2017
Where: IHOP, 4018 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047

No extra charge for this meeting. You may order and pay IHOP for food. Preregister so we know you are coming.

February Business Luncheon

David Will & Cara Sullivan
Topic: Parkview Cluster Foundation
Where: Jade Dragon, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047
When: 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday February 21, 2017

Register and PrePay now: Meeting fee includes buffet lunch, drink and tip ($10 - LBA members; $15 - nonmembers


Lilburn Lions Club

February Food Drive

Needs: Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Dry Rice and Beans, Healthy Snacks, Granola Bars, Cooking Oil, Powdered Milk, Water and Toilet Paper.

Participating Businesses so far:  House of Payne, Gwinnett College, Mail and Package Center,

Rachel Payne, House of Payne Personal Training

Eye Glass Collections – Berkmar High School, Thomas Eye Group, and Lilburn Co-op.

The Lilburn Lions continue to serve the needs of the Lilburn community. After a successful coat drive with Meadowcreek High School in December, they are now kicking off their second annual February Food Drive. Needed items are: Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Dry Rice and Beans, Healthy Snacks, Granola Bars, Cooking Oil, Powdered Milk, Water and Toilet Paper. These items may be dropped off at House of Payne, Gwinnett College, and Mail and Package Center. If your business is interested in being a food donation location, contact Rachel Payne, cell: 678.641.9188 or email axel.houseofpayne@gmail.com.

The Lions are also collecting eye-glasses  at Berkmar High School, Lilburn Co-op and Thomas Eye Group.

The Lilburn Lions Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at noon at Taste of Paradise restaurant. The next meeting is October 13 and visitors are welcome. Contact President Derrick Weaver at 770-377-9523 or Danny Taylor at 770-925-0300 for contact information.


Lilburn Woman's Club

The Lilburn Woman's Club proudly supports Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse who will be having its 6th Annual Jawbones (Lawyers) vs. Sawbones (Doctors) Basketball Benefit Game Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6:30 pm  at Mercer University gymnasium.  Please see below for details and ticket information.

WHO -   Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse was begun by professionals who worked at Shepherd Center specializing in spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation along with medical research at the top rehabilitation hospital in the nation.  They recognized a critical need for additional assistance after patients were released from Shepherd Center for the long-term well-being of adults with brain-injury disabilities and their families.  Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse was created in that effort to provide skills development, support and advocacy and to assist patients in becoming contributing members of their communities for their best possible quality of life.  Side by Side is physically located in Stone Mountain.  However, it serves members who come from the entire metro Atlanta area and is the only facility of its kind in the State of Georgia.

WHAT -    Jawbones vs Sawbones - The Jawbones vs Sawbones Basketball game became the signature fundraising event for Side by Side with the first annual event held in March, 2012.  Having a basketball game pitting lawyers (Jawbones) against doctors (Sawbones) was the brainchild of a spouse of a Side by Side member whose life and that of his wife and children were forever changed when a very heavy item fell from a high shelf at a major box store and hit him on the head.  The member’s wife used her creative talents and marketing background to help this organization which had helped her family so much.  In addition to the game itself, there is a silent auction of wonderful items from jewelry to trips and tickets to local events, a raffle, concessions, and activities for kids and the whole family.

Details: Tickets are $10 each with one child under12 admited free with each paying adult. Check www.sidebysideclubhouse.org for more information.


Neighbors Help Lilburn Police in Pursuit of Runner

Last week, while stopped by Lilburn Police on Arcado Road, the driver of the car took off and then jumped out of the car, allowing it to run into a building while he escaped down the railroad tracks. . It was not clear why the man ran when his car was pulled over, but it was evident that some sort of crime had been committed -- enough that he felt the need to not be interrogated by police. Police officers chased him for several hours, on foot in the basin of the railroad, and in their cars, based on calls from local residents:

  • “a man covered in mud ran across my back yard”
  • “a man jumped our fence”
  • “we have a suspicious man going through the neighborhood”

The calls came in from Nantucket, old town Lilburn, and around Hampton Rhoades (H3) subdivision on Miller Road.

Unfortunately, Police lost the trail: They suspect that another person gave the runner a ride. However, they would not have been able to follow him as far as they did without significant input from the community.

If it weren’t for these residents, conscientious enough to notify the police of suspicious activity, providing detailed descriptions and caring about the safety of their neighborhood, the police wouldn’t have been able to pursue him nearly as long as they did.

Residents can serve as the eyes and ears of law enforcement, providing information and being in many places at the same time. While there are a limited number of police on duty at one time, there are 13,000 residents in Lilburn. If everyone makes an effort to communicate suspicious activity when they see it, Lilburn can be the safest community in Georgia. 

From Margot Ashley,President, SafetySmart Lilburn, Inc    a 501(c)(3) nonprofit  "Building the Safest Community in Georgia"

Check us out at www.safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook.          


     

After the well-received December production of "Almost, Maine" Staged Right Community Theatre is now working on "A Doll's House." which will run March 10 -18. Below is a description of the play from their web site. Go to www.stagedrighttheatre.org for more info. 

"The third show of our debut season is the classic by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Brian Jones. Highly controversial at the time of its debut, A Doll's House centers on the marriage of Torvald and Nora Helmer in a time when, according to the playwright himself, "A woman cannot be herself in modern society. It is an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint." What happens in this kind of society when a husband puts his foot down once too often? The ending of A Doll's House - while inevitable from a modern perspective - was quite the scandal in 1879."

Performances will be held at the Historic Wynne-Russell House
4684 Wynne Russell Dr
Lilburn, GA 30047

 


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette - FREE!

Wednesdays, February 1 to 22 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Develop a healthy relationship and learn five characteristics about a partner that accurately predicts what they will be like in a long-term relationship. Dinner will be provided. To register, please call 1.877.814.0535. Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross.

Aquatic Literacy Night

February 3 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The whole family is welcome as we showcase a popular children's book each month. This month's story is "Swimmy" by Leo Lionni, brought to you by the Gwinnett County Public Library. The event continues with swimming and activities based on the book. All pool rules apply. All ages; cost: $6 per person (free for ages 3 and under). Pre-registration required; register here (use code BEP41107) or call 678.277.0880. Bethesda Park Aquatic Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville.

Unusual Plants in the Southscape Garden  FREE!

February 4, 10:00am to 11:00am. Meet with the master gardeners and learn about the unusual plants in the Southscape Garden at Vines Park. Master gardeners will be available to answer your questions. Meet at the parking lot entrance. All ages; call 678.277.0900 for more information. Vines Park, 3500 Oak Grove Road, Loganville. 

AARP Smart Driver Course

February 7 from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Defensive driving techniques designed for seniors, but anyone with a valid driver's license is welcome. For insurance discount, contact provider. Cost: $15 for AARP members with card, $20 for non-members. To pre-register, call 770.985.4713, Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville.

Detention Pond Maintenance Workshop | FREE!

February 9 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Learn about the purpose, function, and aesthetic value of your detention pond along with some troubleshooting tips at this free workshop. Attendees from unincorporated Gwinnett County, city of Lilburn, or city of Peachtree Corners may qualify for a maximum 5 percent credit toward their stormwater utility fee for the following year. Register online by visiting the Water Resources Public Education Page. You can also register by emailing your name, address, and phone number to dwrworkshops@gwinnettcounty.com or call 678.376.7126. Gwinnett County Library - Collins Hill Branch, 455 Camp Perrin Road, Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett County Government hosts many events, classes, and workshops for its residents. See these and more at
 
Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance
February 3 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center
55 Buford Highway, Suwanee
678.277.0910
 
Organic Gardening - FREE!
February 7 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Norcross Human Services Center
5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross
678.377.4010
 
Bethesda Park Aquatic Center's 10-year Anniversary Celebration
February 10 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville
678.277.0880
 
Lucky in Love Pottery Studio Date Night
February 10 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center

Valentine's Day Weddings | FREE!

February 14 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Judges from Magistrate and Probate Courts are offering free Valentine's Day weddings and vow renewal ceremonies in Courtroom 1H. Couples getting married must get a marriage license from the Probate Court before Valentine's Day. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett 101 Registration Opens

Have you ever wondered why a fire truck responds to your medical emergency, why the County has a SPLOST program, or how clean water gets to your house? The Gwinnett 101: Citizens Academy can help answer those questions and more.

Gwinnett 101 is a free program that seeks to develop and nurture informed and engaged residents, students, and business owners in Gwinnett. Class members will get a firsthand glimpse of how the County works and have an opportunity to build a network with others who live, work, and learn in Gwinnett County.

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm beginning with an orientation on Tuesday, April 11 and ending with a graduation and recognition by the Gwin­nett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 27.

Residents who are interested in participating in the pro­gram must be at least 18 years old and be a resident and/or business owner in Gwinnett or attend a Gwinnett college or university. Class size is limited to 30 participants who will be chosen by a selection committee.

Applications are available online and must be received by March 3, 2017. For more information about Gwinnett 101, visitwww.gwinnett101.com.

Extension Plant Sale

The Gwinnett Extension is offering varieties of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, figs, apples, pomegranate, goji berry, native azaleas, and other landscape plants as part of its annual sale. Pecan trees and Titan blueberries, which produce blueberries the size of quarters, have also been added to the list of pre-order options. Orders will be tak­en through March 7.
 
Visit www.ugaextension.org/gwinnett or call 678.377.4010 to request an order form. All orders must be prepaid by cash or check and prepaid orders must be picked up on March 16 from 9:00am to 6:00pm at the Gwinnett Coun­ty Fairgrounds, 2406 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Additional plants will also be available for purchase on pickup day.
 

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center

Abracadabra! Every Day Magic

On Display from January 30, 2017 – April 30, 2017

Abracadabra is an interactive exhibit where visitors of all ages learn the science
and math behind the magic. Demonstrate a chemical reaction using only your
body heat, decode secret messages using pressure and much more.
Put on your cape and become a magician before it all disappears!

Fun For The Entire Family!

  • Perform  Magic
  • Become a Math Magician
  • Experiment with Magic
  • Decipher Magic
  • Magical movement

Abracadabra was created by The Children’s Museum of Cleveland, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Exhibit is included in Center Admission
EHC members are Free
Ages 2 and Under are Free


January Was National Radon Action Month

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. Radon is an odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally from the normal decay of uranium found in most rocks and soil. It can move through the ground and enter your home through small, hairline openings in the foundation.

While radon is present around the world, exposure var­ies widely. Georgia is number one in the southeast for radon-induced cancer and Gwinnett County has been designated by the EPA as having the highest potential for radon exposure. It could be present at dangerous levels in your home, but the only way to know if your home contains radon is to conduct a radon detection test.

Test your home and protect your health during Nation­al Radon Action Month. Visit the Gwinnett County Extension Office at 750 South Perry Street, Suite 400 in Lawrenceville to purchase a radon test kit for $10. For more information, contact Ines Beltran, radon specialist, at 678.377.4010 or ines.beltran@gwinnettcounty.com.

Old Lilburn Library Building to be Repurposed

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Jan. 9, 2017) – Now that the Lilburn Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library has moved into the new home it shares with Lilburn City Hall, the old building will be renovated to become an activity building with a classroom, a community room with a catering kitchen, a dance studio, new restrooms and storage space.

“I’m glad we can repurpose the old building to continue serving the community with opportunities for recreation and fellowship,” said Lynette Howard, District 2 commissioner. “Like many parks facilities, the new spaces will also be available to rent for private functions.”

Under a $936,886 contract approved by Gwinnett commissioners last Tuesday, Diversified Construction of Georgia Inc. will renovate the building located on two acres at 788 Hillcrest Road NW. The contract calls for a new roof, flooring, lighting and fire protection system plus exterior upgrades that include landscaping, sidewalk, parking improvements and new signage. Diversified was the lowest of 11 bidders for the project.

The old library building, with 10,518 square feet, was one of the oldest and smallest branch libraries in Gwinnett County.


Check out this LINK to park and community center classes. 


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 February 20  for publishing around March 3.

 
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White Elephant Sale
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Staged Right Theatre
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