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Friday, March 17 2017

 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          March 13,  2017

 

Please forward on to new neighbors and business owners. Go to www.lilburncp.com to subscribe to this newsletter. LCP does not sell or share its email database.

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


A Doll's House is a "Must See"   

(Personal impression by Diana Preston)

This past Friday evening,Staged Right Community Theatre wowed an audience of 24 (full house) with its theater-in-the-round production of "A Doll's House." Under the direction of Brian Jones and set designer, Spencer Estes, the Wynne-Russell House became the living room of the Helmer Family where the audience witnessed the transformation of Nora the Sky Lark, Little Squirrel, Tarantella Dancer, or whatever her husband Torvald (Estes) wished her to be to Nora (Ilene Miller) the woman who would brave leaving her family to find her real, worthy, independent self. This turn of the century play was scandalous when Henrik Ibsen wrote it, and today it still rings true with warnings that marriages are built on mutual respect for each other with an emphasis on "mutual."

Spencer and Ilene gave outstanding performances, with the most challenging role being Nora who carried the play from the opening scene to the slamming of the door at the end. (Really, how does one commit to memory so many lines!) Along this journey to self realization, we meet Nora's old school friend, Christine, played by Heather Murray; Krogstad, the loan shark played by R. Chandler Bragg; Lee Brewer Jones as Dr. Rank, her husband's friend and the one person who truly respects her. Others that round out this glimpse into her family life are the maid played by Mary Sue Moore, Linda Marie Johnson as the Nurse, and the three children Emmy (10 month Mason Vencil), Bob (Stone Smith) and Ivar (Everett Smith). 

Truly the stars of the evening were Spencer and Ilene especially in the last act where their interplay was so real and well-delivered. This is not to diminish the performances of Heather, Chandler and Lee. They also gave masterful interpretations of their characters who were key players in Nora's transformation. Finally the young children should be congratulated as they were truly the sweet, dutiful children that made our hearts break that their mother was so tormented while their father hadn't a clue until too late. 

The play continues March 18, 2017 running for two more weekends, with performances on Fridays, Saturdays, (8 pm) and Sundays (2:30 pm). 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

 


Try out Emory Express Transit Tuesday, March 14

GWINNETT COUNTY TRANSIT CELEBRATES NEW

CLIFTON ROAD CORRIDOR EXPRESS SERVICE

(Lawrenceville, Ga., March 10, 2017) – Gwinnett County Transit invites commuters to “Try the bus on us!” with free rides on the new Emory Express Route on Tuesday, March 14. The service, which began last November, has stops at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control.

As part of the grand opening event, the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District will be providing refreshments for riders between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. at the Indian Trail Park and Ride Lot at Interstate 85. Georgia Commute Options also will be on site to provide information on programs such as the Guaranteed Ride Home, a free benefit for commuters.

“For years there has been interest from both the public and the Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association in starting this route,” said Alan Chapman, director of the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation. “So we are pleased to add these stops to serve commuters who work in the Clifton Road area.”

In operation since 2001, Gwinnett County Transit offers Express, Local and Paratransit bus service. The County contracts out the operation of the system to Transdev North America, Inc. 

Express Service operates Monday through Friday and includes five routes using the HOT lane on I-85. The Park & Ride lots at I-985, Sugarloaf Mills and Indian Trail provide free parking for bus riders. Commuters can board the Emory Express Route 110 from the Indian Trail Park & Ride lot. The Emory/CDC ticket costs $3.75 per trip.

Local Service operates five routes Monday through Saturday, connecting neighborhoods and businesses to Gwinnett's many cultural, shopping and educational opportunities. Paratransit Service for qualifying persons with disabilities operates in conjunction with the Local Service.

For additional information about the grand opening or Gwinnett County Transit, visit www.gctransit.com or call 770-822-5010.


Central Bapt. March Gladness Kidney Awareness 5K/Walk & Run

Saturday, March 18

Join the Central Baptist Church for this 5K to raise awareness for kidney disease on Saturday, March 18, 9 am until 2 pm at Lilburn City Park.

In addition to the walk/run, there will be live music, vendor booths, and health screenings.

For more information about this event, email donna.mcgowan@centralbchurch.org or call 678-588-0540. http://www.centralbchurch.org/index.html


Spring into Art Exhibit

The Lilburn Woman’s Club Arts Program will be hosting our annual Spring into Art youth art competition and exhibit on March 19th from 1-3pm in the Community Room of the new City Hall/County Library building located on Main Street, Lilburn. 

Youth Art Month, administered by the Council for Art Education, Inc., is observed annually each March and it highlights the importance of youth art education and encourages public support.  In honor of this designation the Mayor of Lilburn will issue a Proclamation announcing March as ‘Youth Art Month’ at the City Council meeting on March 13th. 

This event is FREE and open to the public and we invite everyone in the greater Lilburn area to join us for a fun family event and support our budding local artists!

We are thrilled to have three very accomplished artists from the Lilburn Arts Alliance serve as our Judges for this year’s event:  Peggy Sullens, Jack Ricketson, and Pat Shaver.


Lilburn Arts Alliance Workshops

Portrait Drawing Simplified! with Jack Ricketson

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

The human face is one of the most challenging subjects to draw - and one of the most rewarding to achieve successfully. This three-hour workshop covers basic anatomy of hands and faces with special attention to each feature - eyes, ears, nose and mouth, plus techniques for shading, adding highlights and classic lighting for portraits.

Learn the old masters' tricks for proportion and composition as well as tips for creating realistic hair and skin tones. Knowing how to capture a human likeness not only stimulates and entertains, but also gives a foundation from which to explore a wider variety of subjects, compositions, and mediums.

Workshop Supply List -- attendees should bring the following:

  • 18 x 24-inch Strathmore sketch pad
  • drawing pencils - 6B, 5B, HB, 2H, 4H
  • kneaded eraser
  • White Pearl eraser
  • pencil sharpener
  • chamois cloth
  • 12-inch ruler
  • 8-oz. aerosol workable fixative

Cost: 

  • $25/Lilburn Arts Alliance members
  • $35/non-members
  • Lilburn Arts Alliance members may use their "2017 Free Workshop Credit" to attend this class
  • space is limited!

Email Andy Triemer at ahtriemer@comcast.net to reserve your place.

Jack Ricketson is a University of Georgia graduate with a degree in Fine Arts and a graphic designer and illustrator in Atlanta with over 40 years' experience in advertising, studio art, printing, television and consulting work. His favorite medium is still pencil.  

Class will be held at the Wynne Russell House:

4684 Wynne Russell Dr, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047

Wynne Russell House Map 

Pysanky 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.

Instructor Ann Anzini will lead this workshop and teach the fundamentals of creating these beautiful objects.

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.

Note - Completed eggs will be taken by the instructor for final finishing in her studio (removing beeswax and applying varnish). Arrangements will be made for students to pick up the completed pieces.

Workshop date: Sunday - March 26, 1-5 pm. Cost - $35/non-LAA members. Space is limited; email Andy Triemer at ahtriemer@comcast.net to reserve your spot. 

LOCATION - Class will be held at a Taste of Paradise Restaurant and Exhibit Hall, 4805 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn, GA 30047 Taste of Paradise Map


Business News

Sponsorships for Lilburn Events

Now is the time of year that many organizations and groups are having Spring events. This is an excellent way for local businesses to get exposure in our greater Lilburn community. Go to this LINK for a listing of events for the year. Contact Roz Schmitt rschmitt@cityoflilburn.com for sponsorship for City Events.

Taste of Lilburn (Saturday, April 22) has room for two more restaurants.  Contact Diana Preston, 678-230-9058 for information.

Sponsor the Easter Egg Hunt on April 15 for as little as $50. Click this LINK for information.

For more information on the upcoming  Relay Rally sponsorships: Contact Pat Swan at sbp6388@aol.com, Gail Zarnik at gailz18@aol.com, or Mandy McManus at mandymcmanus@hotmail.com.

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.

REGISTRATION LINK

11th Annual Gwinnett County Supplier Symposium

The Gwinnett County Purchasing Division will host the 11th Annual Supplier Symposium on April 11, 2017, from 8:30am to 11:30am at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.  Attendees will meet buyers and contracting officers from the Purchasing Division and other metro Atlanta agencies and take advantage of networking opportunities designed to create relationships.  This year the Symposium will be interactive with various County Departments and Purchasing staff and will provide the opportunity to acquaint potential suppliers with the County’s procurement procedures.

For more information about the event and to register, visit the following link and register to “Save the Date April 11, 2017” for the Gwinnett County Purchasing Symposium.

Go to this LINK for the County Website.

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
Council Meeting Notes

The City Council for the City of Lilburn meets every 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  Next meeting is Monday, March 13. Go to this LINK for the Meeting Agenda

Rent a facility

If you are looking for a location for a church picnic, family gathering, birthday party or some other occiasion, consider checking out City of Lilburn facilities. Make a reservation at City Hall located at:
340 Main St.
Lilburn, GA 30047
Map

Gartrell Nash Pavilion
This 4,200-square-foot open air, covered pavilion is one of the largest pavilions available in Gwinnett County. The pavilion is located near the playground in Lilburn City Park and includes picnic table style seating for approximately 160 people. The pavilion also features four built-in grills on each end of the structure.

Go to this LINK for more information on Facility Rentals.
 

Upcoming events: 

March 25 - White Elephant Sale 
 
Go to this LINK to see what the City has on its event calendar for the rest of 2017.

Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 15

Visit with the Easter Bunny and find eggs hidden in Lilburn City Park! This free event begins at 10 a.m., with the egg hunt beginning promptly at 11 a.m., rain or shine.  

The Easter Egg Hunt is for children up to 12 years of age. Children will be divided into age categories, and there will be a separate special needs area. Parents are not allowed on the field, except with the 0-3 years age group and the special needs group. 

Don't forget to bring your basket! 


 Lilburn Community Partnership News


Archaeological Dig: Searching for Pieces of the Past

Saturday, April 8, 10:00 am until 2 pm

The public is invited to an archaeological dig to search for pieces of the past at the National Historic Wynne-Russell House in Lilburn. The Wynne-Russell Preservation Committee and the City of Lilburn want you to get your hands dirty by assisting archaeologists from the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS) in uncovering history.

The archaeological dig is being done to uncover artifacts that will educate and enlighten us about life in Lilburn in the 1800's. You will learn about archaeological techniques and processes used to uncover, preserve, and record history. A tour of the home will complement the dig, as you learn about the history of the Wynne-Russell Family and how Lilburn became what it is today.

The Society for Georgia Archaeology ArchaeoBUS will be on hand to provide further information about archaeology.

Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee

The committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Wynne-Russell House. The next meeting is April 12 at 5:00 pm. Visitors and new members are welcome. Check out the FACEBOOK page for information on the Paranormal Workshop on April 22 and the upcoming spring and summer house tours.

Taste of Lilburn and More

Restaurants are lining up for the fourth annual Taste of Lilburn which will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 1 - 4 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. Restaurants who have signed up as of today are: 1910 Public House, Oyster Barn and Smokehouse, Matthews Cafeteria of Tucker, Taste of Paradise Jamaican, Taqueria Los Hermanos, Hardee's, Publix and Berkmar Culinary Arts. There is room under the expansive Pavilion roof for a few more. Deadline for participants is March 15. This has been a "sold-out" event since 2014. Organizers are updating the event website and tickets will go on sale soon at 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.

 

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.


Join the Lilburn Arts Alliance in 2017. 

If you have already joined or renewed - THANK YOU!!! If you haven't yet, joining or renewing your membership is now easier than ever with our online form:

Membership Fees:
Individual ($40)
Family ($70)
Student ($30 <18years)
Patron ($100)

Online Form or send your membership payment to: 

Andy Triemer c/o Lilburn Arts Alliance, 4295 Cedar Bluff Way,Lilburn, GA 30047

Check our Facebook page updates, https://www.facebook.com/LilburnArtsAlliance. Visit our website www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance.


 Business Luncheon

The Lilburn Business Association meets at the Jade Dragon Restaurant, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday March 21, 2017

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

Business Builders Breakfast:  Friday, April 7, 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.

 

 
 
 
March Lilburn Branch Library Programs 

  • Practice English Conversation; Mondays, March 13, 20, and 27
  • Toddler Time, ages 1-3 Simple Stories and Songs, Tues. at 10:30a.m. March 14, 21, 28
  • Preschool Story Time, ages 3-5 Promotes Early Literacy Skills Tues. 11:30a.m. March 14, 21, 28
  • Make and Take Crafts, for ages 3-8, Drop-in and create a fun craft to take home! Saturday, March 18; 10:30-11:30a.m
  • Perler Bead Art Monday, March 20, at 6:30p.m. Create pixel art by fusing beads together; for Teens
  • Lilburn Seniors, Blazin’ the Trail Tuesday March 21 at 10:30a.m.
  • Music and Movement for kids ages 3 and up; Learn about reading, rhythm and music & fun Monday March 27 at 11:00a.m.

Lilburn Lions Club

The Lilburn Lions Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at noon at Taste of Paradise restaurant. The next meeting is April 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

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.

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally is back this year!

The Lilburn Relay Rally is coming back to Lilburn City Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  Sponsored by the Lilburn Woman’s Club, this event is a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society’s Gwinnett Relay for Life.

Form a Team, be a sponsor, be a supporter! Come meet with us and help us Paint our Town Purple!!

Participant registration for the event is free. Survivors will be honored at a reception at 5pm. Come to Lilburn City Park and join in the fun! There will be food, games, music, prizes and more!!

You can be a part of this event! Go to www.relayforlife.org/ lilburnrelayrallygaFor more information: Contact Pat Swan at sbp6388@aol.com, Gail Zarnik at gailz18@aol.com, or Mandy McManus at mandymcmanus@hotmail.com

Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour

The Lilburn Woman's Club is pleased to announce the date of their 4th annual Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Tickets, which are $15 if purchased in advance, can be purchased online through Paypal by logging onto www.lilburnwomansclub.org  and clicking on the "Behind the Garden Gate" window from the navigator bar.


The next Citizens SPLOST meeting will be on Wed. March 15th. 

Click HERE for a list of potential projects that we are going to review and make a determination on regarding funding. There are two opportunities for the general public to attend in person and state their concerns.  Once before the presentation and again afterward.   

This meeting will be held in Conference Room A at GJAC, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA  30046 starting at 6:30pm and is open to the public.
Margot Ashley

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

Check us out at safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

In State of the County address, Nash lauds County's 'remarkable' achievements

For a video of the address on February 16, 2017 go to this LINK. It will make you glad you are a Gwinnettian. -  DP

In her seventh annual State of the County address, County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash declared the county "remarkable" and highlighted multiple accomplish­ments while acknowledging future challenges.

Nash said Gwinnett's brand is one of excellence, citing its good jobs, workforce, schools, recreational opportunities, and its exemplary bond rating. She also noted innovations at the County's premier wastewater recycling plant and the coming expansion of the Infinite Energy Center as the county's signature business and entertainment district.

She added collaboration between the County and its cities is important to the Gwinnett brand of excellence. But, she said, the County needs to explore new ways to improve mobility - including transit.

Nash reaffirmed the County's commitment to diversity and pledged to broaden its community outreach pro­grams. She also called on people of all backgrounds and heritage to become more active and involved in their county government. 

Drought restrictions in effect

We have had some rain, but Gwinnett remains in a drought response and outdoor water use restrictions still apply. For more information, visit www.gwinnettH2O.com.

Celebrate Earth Day by shredding your personal documents!

Gwinnett County's Solid Waste and Recycling section and Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful are hosting a free paper shredding event to celebrate Earth Day!

This event will feature paper shredding on Saturday, April 22 at Coolray Field, home of the Gwin­nett Braves. The event hours are 9:00am - noon. Residents are able to shred up to five copier boxes free of charge. For questions or to volunteer, please call 770.822.7141 or visit www.volunteergwinnett.net.

Tax Assessors Office issues real estate property Annual Notice of Assessments

State law requires that the Tax Assessor provide own­ers of taxable property an annual assessment notice, including property value and ownership information from the Tax Assessor's Office and estimated taxes and exemptions from the Tax Commissioner's Office. Most Annual Notice of Assessments will be mailed April 7. This is not a tax bill. It informs you of the value assessed on your property as of January 1. If you disagree with the value, you can appeal within 45 days from the date of your notice. The Tax Commissioner's Office usually issues tax bills in August or later. For more information, visit www.gwinnett-assessor.com.

Multicultural festival set for April 29

Gwinnett Police, County staff from multiple departments, and friends from across the globe will gather at the fourth annual Gwinnett Multicultural Festival Saturday, April 29 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Gwinnett Place Mall parking lot near the Tandy Key Lane entrance. Families can see exhibits and demonstrations, and meet officers. They also can enjoy cultural performances, food vendors, and kids' activities such as a rock wall and inflatables. For more information, call 770.513.5119.

County wants your input on Comprehensive Transportation Plan 

Gwinnett County is updating its Comprehensive Transportation Plan, a blueprint for future development of a transportation network through 2040. Come look at the latest plans and give us your feedback. There will be a brief presentation and interactive stations to help you learn more about the transportation projects, the countywide trails master plan, and transit improvements. Meetings will be held at various locations around the county, so pick the best date for you to attend: 

- March 16, 5:30pm to 7:30pm: Dacula Park Activity Building Community Room, 2735 Old Auburn Avenue, Dacula

- March 18, 10:00am to noon: Shorty Howell Park Activity Building, 2750 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth

- March 20, 5:30pm to 7:30pm: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center Community Room, 55 Buford Highway,  Suwanee

More information about the Comprehensive Transportation Plan, called Destination 2040, can be found at www.Destination2040Gwinnett.com. You can give the County your feedback remotely by taking an online survey at destination2040.metroquest.com. You can also keep up with the Destination2040 developments on Facebook.

Be wary of fraud this tax season

With tax season looming, scammers are trying to steal people's identities by posing as IRS agents to intimidate or trick people into giving them money or access to bank accounts.

Often, internet thieves will call, claim to be IRS agents, and in brisk, official tones, inform you that you owe taxes or back taxes and you must pay up immediately or risk jail time and substantial fines. They usually recommend a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer for payment of bogus taxes.

Be advised that the IRS will never:

- Call to demand immediate payment using a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer; generally, the IRS will first mail you a bill

- Threaten immediate arrest for not paying

- Demand payment without allowing questions or an appeal

- Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone

If you've been victimized by a scammer, please visit www.irs.gov/uac/taxpayer-guide-to-identity-theft or call 800.908.4490 right away.

How to handle household hazardous waste

Did you know that many common household paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides are hazardous or toxic to people and wildlife if they are not disposed of properly? Occasionally, these products are thrown away or dumped into the stormwater drains, pipes, and ditches, which lead directly to streams, rivers, or lakes. Household hazardous waste in storm drains can pollute the water we drink or play in, and that wildlife occupies. Fortunately, there are ways to properly dispose of or recycle these products in your household.

The first step in preventing stormwater pollution from household hazardous waste is to read and follow disposal directions on the product label. Another way is to share the product with a neighbor or family member who can use the remaining product. That way, it doesn't have to be disposed of at all. Never mix hazardous waste with other products; they might ignite, explode, or emit dangerous gases.

Many local retailers will recycle your old electronics, used motor oil, batteries, and light bulbs. For more information on how to dispose of household hazardous waste, please visit www.gwinnettcb.org/recycling or the County's recycling directory at www.sustainablegwinnett.com.

Remember, discharges to the stormwater drainage system are considered violations of Gwinnett County's Illicit Discharge and Illegal Connection Ordinance. If you know of or see individuals dumping hazardous substances into storm drains, drainage ditches, or streams, please call 678.376.7000 to report the violation.

Senior homestead exemptions available

In Gwinnett there are several special homestead exemptions available for seniors to save money on property taxes. To learn more about the exemptions and their require­ments, visit www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com, email tax@gwinnettcounty.com, or call 770.822.8800. Apply online or request an application in person, by email, or by phone. The deadline for all applications is April 1.


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 March 20  for publishing around April 3.

 
Contents
 
A Doll's House Review
Emory Express
Kidney 5K
Spring into Art
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Class
Event Info for Sponsors
Small Business Seminar
Supplier Symposium
City Council Meeting
Rent a facility
City Event Calendar
White Elephant Sale
Easter Egg Hunt
Taste of Lilburn
Archaeo Dig
WR Preservation Com.
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Workshop
Lilburn Business Assoc.
March Library Events
Lilburn Lions Club
Brain Injury Fundraiser
Relay Rally
Garden Gate Tour
Citizens' SPLOST Mtg.
State of the County Address
Paper Shredding Event
Multicultural Festival
Trans. Plan Request for Input
Tax Season Fraud
Hazardous Waste
Senior Homestead Exemptions
 
 
 
 
 
 
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

Gwinnett County Government hosts many events, classes, and workshops for its residents. See these and more at

www.gwinnettcountyevents.com.

Develop Your Business Idea

April 10 

10:00am to 2:00pm

Norcross Human Services Center

5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross

678.902.5239 or 678.225.5400

 

AARP Tax Aide | FREE!

Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 18

9:00am - noon

Norcross Human Services Center

5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross

678.225.5400

 

Master Gardeners Association Plant Sale

April 22

8:00am to 2:00pm

Lilburn Library/City Hall

2817 Church Street, Lilburn

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          March 13,  2017

 

Please forward on to new neighbors and business owners. Go to www.lilburncp.com to subscribe to this newsletter. LCP does not sell or share its email database.

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


A Doll's House is a "Must See"   

(Personal impression by Diana Preston)

This past Friday evening,Staged Right Community Theatre wowed an audience of 24 (full house) with its theater-in-the-round production of "A Doll's House." Under the direction of Brian Jones and set designer, Spencer Estes, the Wynne-Russell House became the living room of the Helmer Family where the audience witnessed the transformation of Nora the Sky Lark, Little Squirrel, Tarantella Dancer, or whatever her husband Torvald (Estes) wished her to be to Nora (Ilene Miller) the woman who would brave leaving her family to find her real, worthy, independent self. This turn of the century play was scandalous when Henrik Ibsen wrote it, and today it still rings true with warnings that marriages are built on mutual respect for each other with an emphasis on "mutual."

Spencer and Ilene gave outstanding performances, with the most challenging role being Nora who carried the play from the opening scene to the slamming of the door at the end. (Really, how does one commit to memory so many lines!) Along this journey to self realization, we meet Nora's old school friend, Christine, played by Heather Murray; Krogstad, the loan shark played by R. Chandler Bragg; Lee Brewer Jones as Dr. Rank, her husband's friend and the one person who truly respects her. Others that round out this glimpse into her family life are the maid played by Mary Sue Moore, Linda Marie Johnson as the Nurse, and the three children Emmy (10 month Mason Vencil), Bob (Stone Smith) and Ivar (Everett Smith). 

Truly the stars of the evening were Spencer and Ilene especially in the last act where their interplay was so real and well-delivered. This is not to diminish the performances of Heather, Chandler and Lee. They also gave masterful interpretations of their characters who were key players in Nora's transformation. Finally the young children should be congratulated as they were truly the sweet, dutiful children that made our hearts break that their mother was so tormented while their father hadn't a clue until too late. 

The play continues March 18, 2017 running for two more weekends, with performances on Fridays, Saturdays, (8 pm) and Sundays (2:30 pm). 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

 


Try out Emory Express Transit Tuesday, March 14

GWINNETT COUNTY TRANSIT CELEBRATES NEW

CLIFTON ROAD CORRIDOR EXPRESS SERVICE

(Lawrenceville, Ga., March 10, 2017) – Gwinnett County Transit invites commuters to “Try the bus on us!” with free rides on the new Emory Express Route on Tuesday, March 14. The service, which began last November, has stops at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control.

As part of the grand opening event, the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District will be providing refreshments for riders between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. at the Indian Trail Park and Ride Lot at Interstate 85. Georgia Commute Options also will be on site to provide information on programs such as the Guaranteed Ride Home, a free benefit for commuters.

“For years there has been interest from both the public and the Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association in starting this route,” said Alan Chapman, director of the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation. “So we are pleased to add these stops to serve commuters who work in the Clifton Road area.”

In operation since 2001, Gwinnett County Transit offers Express, Local and Paratransit bus service. The County contracts out the operation of the system to Transdev North America, Inc. 

Express Service operates Monday through Friday and includes five routes using the HOT lane on I-85. The Park & Ride lots at I-985, Sugarloaf Mills and Indian Trail provide free parking for bus riders. Commuters can board the Emory Express Route 110 from the Indian Trail Park & Ride lot. The Emory/CDC ticket costs $3.75 per trip.

Local Service operates five routes Monday through Saturday, connecting neighborhoods and businesses to Gwinnett's many cultural, shopping and educational opportunities. Paratransit Service for qualifying persons with disabilities operates in conjunction with the Local Service.

For additional information about the grand opening or Gwinnett County Transit, visit www.gctransit.com or call 770-822-5010.


Central Bapt. March Gladness Kidney Awareness 5K/Walk & Run

Saturday, March 18

Join the Central Baptist Church for this 5K to raise awareness for kidney disease on Saturday, March 18, 9 am until 2 pm at Lilburn City Park.

In addition to the walk/run, there will be live music, vendor booths, and health screenings.

For more information about this event, email donna.mcgowan@centralbchurch.org or call 678-588-0540. http://www.centralbchurch.org/index.html


Spring into Art Exhibit

The Lilburn Woman’s Club Arts Program will be hosting our annual Spring into Art youth art competition and exhibit on March 19th from 1-3pm in the Community Room of the new City Hall/County Library building located on Main Street, Lilburn. 

Youth Art Month, administered by the Council for Art Education, Inc., is observed annually each March and it highlights the importance of youth art education and encourages public support.  In honor of this designation the Mayor of Lilburn will issue a Proclamation announcing March as ‘Youth Art Month’ at the City Council meeting on March 13th. 

This event is FREE and open to the public and we invite everyone in the greater Lilburn area to join us for a fun family event and support our budding local artists!

We are thrilled to have three very accomplished artists from the Lilburn Arts Alliance serve as our Judges for this year’s event:  Peggy Sullens, Jack Ricketson, and Pat Shaver.


Lilburn Arts Alliance Workshops

Portrait Drawing Simplified! with Jack Ricketson

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

The human face is one of the most challenging subjects to draw - and one of the most rewarding to achieve successfully. This three-hour workshop covers basic anatomy of hands and faces with special attention to each feature - eyes, ears, nose and mouth, plus techniques for shading, adding highlights and classic lighting for portraits.

Learn the old masters' tricks for proportion and composition as well as tips for creating realistic hair and skin tones. Knowing how to capture a human likeness not only stimulates and entertains, but also gives a foundation from which to explore a wider variety of subjects, compositions, and mediums.

Workshop Supply List -- attendees should bring the following:

  • 18 x 24-inch Strathmore sketch pad
  • drawing pencils - 6B, 5B, HB, 2H, 4H
  • kneaded eraser
  • White Pearl eraser
  • pencil sharpener
  • chamois cloth
  • 12-inch ruler
  • 8-oz. aerosol workable fixative

Cost: 

  • $25/Lilburn Arts Alliance members
  • $35/non-members
  • Lilburn Arts Alliance members may use their "2017 Free Workshop Credit" to attend this class
  • space is limited!

Email Andy Triemer at ahtriemer@comcast.net to reserve your place.

Jack Ricketson is a University of Georgia graduate with a degree in Fine Arts and a graphic designer and illustrator in Atlanta with over 40 years' experience in advertising, studio art, printing, television and consulting work. His favorite medium is still pencil.  

Class will be held at the Wynne Russell House:

4684 Wynne Russell Dr, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047

Wynne Russell House Map 

Pysanky 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.

Instructor Ann Anzini will lead this workshop and teach the fundamentals of creating these beautiful objects.

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.

Note - Completed eggs will be taken by the instructor for final finishing in her studio (removing beeswax and applying varnish). Arrangements will be made for students to pick up the completed pieces.

Workshop date: Sunday - March 26, 1-5 pm. Cost - $35/non-LAA members. Space is limited; email Andy Triemer at ahtriemer@comcast.net to reserve your spot. 

LOCATION - Class will be held at a Taste of Paradise Restaurant and Exhibit Hall, 4805 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn, GA 30047 Taste of Paradise Map


Business News

Sponsorships for Lilburn Events

Now is the time of year that many organizations and groups are having Spring events. This is an excellent way for local businesses to get exposure in our greater Lilburn community. Go to this LINK for a listing of events for the year. Contact Roz Schmitt rschmitt@cityoflilburn.com for sponsorship for City Events.

Taste of Lilburn (Saturday, April 22) has room for two more restaurants.  Contact Diana Preston, 678-230-9058 for information.

Sponsor the Easter Egg Hunt on April 15 for as little as $50. Click this LINK for information.

For more information on the upcoming  Relay Rally sponsorships: Contact Pat Swan at sbp6388@aol.com, Gail Zarnik at gailz18@aol.com, or Mandy McManus at mandymcmanus@hotmail.com.

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.

REGISTRATION LINK

11th Annual Gwinnett County Supplier Symposium

The Gwinnett County Purchasing Division will host the 11th Annual Supplier Symposium on April 11, 2017, from 8:30am to 11:30am at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.  Attendees will meet buyers and contracting officers from the Purchasing Division and other metro Atlanta agencies and take advantage of networking opportunities designed to create relationships.  This year the Symposium will be interactive with various County Departments and Purchasing staff and will provide the opportunity to acquaint potential suppliers with the County’s procurement procedures.

For more information about the event and to register, visit the following link and register to “Save the Date April 11, 2017” for the Gwinnett County Purchasing Symposium.

Go to this LINK for the County Website.

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
Council Meeting Notes

The City Council for the City of Lilburn meets every 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  Next meeting is Monday, March 13. Go to this LINK for the Meeting Agenda

Rent a facility

If you are looking for a location for a church picnic, family gathering, birthday party or some other occiasion, consider checking out City of Lilburn facilities. Make a reservation at City Hall located at:
340 Main St.
Lilburn, GA 30047
Map

Gartrell Nash Pavilion
This 4,200-square-foot open air, covered pavilion is one of the largest pavilions available in Gwinnett County. The pavilion is located near the playground in Lilburn City Park and includes picnic table style seating for approximately 160 people. The pavilion also features four built-in grills on each end of the structure.

Go to this LINK for more information on Facility Rentals.
 

Upcoming events: 

March 25 - White Elephant Sale 
 
Go to this LINK to see what the City has on its event calendar for the rest of 2017.

Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 15

Visit with the Easter Bunny and find eggs hidden in Lilburn City Park! This free event begins at 10 a.m., with the egg hunt beginning promptly at 11 a.m., rain or shine.  

The Easter Egg Hunt is for children up to 12 years of age. Children will be divided into age categories, and there will be a separate special needs area. Parents are not allowed on the field, except with the 0-3 years age group and the special needs group. 

Don't forget to bring your basket! 


 Lilburn Community Partnership News


Archaeological Dig: Searching for Pieces of the Past

Saturday, April 8, 10:00 am until 2 pm

The public is invited to an archaeological dig to search for pieces of the past at the National Historic Wynne-Russell House in Lilburn. The Wynne-Russell Preservation Committee and the City of Lilburn want you to get your hands dirty by assisting archaeologists from the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS) in uncovering history.

The archaeological dig is being done to uncover artifacts that will educate and enlighten us about life in Lilburn in the 1800's. You will learn about archaeological techniques and processes used to uncover, preserve, and record history. A tour of the home will complement the dig, as you learn about the history of the Wynne-Russell Family and how Lilburn became what it is today.

The Society for Georgia Archaeology ArchaeoBUS will be on hand to provide further information about archaeology.

Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee

The committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Wynne-Russell House. The next meeting is April 12 at 5:00 pm. Visitors and new members are welcome. Check out the FACEBOOK page for information on the Paranormal Workshop on April 22 and the upcoming spring and summer house tours.

Taste of Lilburn and More

Restaurants are lining up for the fourth annual Taste of Lilburn which will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 1 - 4 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. Restaurants who have signed up as of today are: 1910 Public House, Oyster Barn and Smokehouse, Matthews Cafeteria of Tucker, Taste of Paradise Jamaican, Taqueria Los Hermanos, Hardee's, Publix and Berkmar Culinary Arts. There is room under the expansive Pavilion roof for a few more. Deadline for participants is March 15. This has been a "sold-out" event since 2014. Organizers are updating the event website and tickets will go on sale soon at 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.

 

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.


Join the Lilburn Arts Alliance in 2017. 

If you have already joined or renewed - THANK YOU!!! If you haven't yet, joining or renewing your membership is now easier than ever with our online form:

Membership Fees:
Individual ($40)
Family ($70)
Student ($30 <18years)
Patron ($100)

Online Form or send your membership payment to: 

Andy Triemer c/o Lilburn Arts Alliance, 4295 Cedar Bluff Way,Lilburn, GA 30047

Check our Facebook page updates, https://www.facebook.com/LilburnArtsAlliance. Visit our website www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance.


 Business Luncheon

The Lilburn Business Association meets at the Jade Dragon Restaurant, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday March 21, 2017

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

Business Builders Breakfast:  Friday, April 7, 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.

 

 
 
 
March Lilburn Branch Library Programs 

  • Practice English Conversation; Mondays, March 13, 20, and 27
  • Toddler Time, ages 1-3 Simple Stories and Songs, Tues. at 10:30a.m. March 14, 21, 28
  • Preschool Story Time, ages 3-5 Promotes Early Literacy Skills Tues. 11:30a.m. March 14, 21, 28
  • Make and Take Crafts, for ages 3-8, Drop-in and create a fun craft to take home! Saturday, March 18; 10:30-11:30a.m
  • Perler Bead Art Monday, March 20, at 6:30p.m. Create pixel art by fusing beads together; for Teens
  • Lilburn Seniors, Blazin’ the Trail Tuesday March 21 at 10:30a.m.
  • Music and Movement for kids ages 3 and up; Learn about reading, rhythm and music & fun Monday March 27 at 11:00a.m.

Lilburn Lions Club

The Lilburn Lions Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at noon at Taste of Paradise restaurant. The next meeting is April 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

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.

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally is back this year!

The Lilburn Relay Rally is coming back to Lilburn City Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  Sponsored by the Lilburn Woman’s Club, this event is a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society’s Gwinnett Relay for Life.

Form a Team, be a sponsor, be a supporter! Come meet with us and help us Paint our Town Purple!!

Participant registration for the event is free. Survivors will be honored at a reception at 5pm. Come to Lilburn City Park and join in the fun! There will be food, games, music, prizes and more!!

You can be a part of this event! Go to www.relayforlife.org/ lilburnrelayrallygaFor more information: Contact Pat Swan at sbp6388@aol.com, Gail Zarnik at gailz18@aol.com, or Mandy McManus at mandymcmanus@hotmail.com

Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour

The Lilburn Woman's Club is pleased to announce the date of their 4th annual Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Tickets, which are $15 if purchased in advance, can be purchased online through Paypal by logging onto www.lilburnwomansclub.org  and clicking on the "Behind the Garden Gate" window from the navigator bar.


The next Citizens SPLOST meeting will be on Wed. March 15th. 

Click HERE for a list of potential projects that we are going to review and make a determination on regarding funding. There are two opportunities for the general public to attend in person and state their concerns.  Once before the presentation and again afterward.   

This meeting will be held in Conference Room A at GJAC, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA  30046 starting at 6:30pm and is open to the public.
Margot Ashley

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

Check us out at safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

In State of the County address, Nash lauds County's 'remarkable' achievements

For a video of the address on February 16, 2017 go to this LINK. It will make you glad you are a Gwinnettian. -  DP

In her seventh annual State of the County address, County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash declared the county "remarkable" and highlighted multiple accomplish­ments while acknowledging future challenges.

Nash said Gwinnett's brand is one of excellence, citing its good jobs, workforce, schools, recreational opportunities, and its exemplary bond rating. She also noted innovations at the County's premier wastewater recycling plant and the coming expansion of the Infinite Energy Center as the county's signature business and entertainment district.

She added collaboration between the County and its cities is important to the Gwinnett brand of excellence. But, she said, the County needs to explore new ways to improve mobility - including transit.

Nash reaffirmed the County's commitment to diversity and pledged to broaden its community outreach pro­grams. She also called on people of all backgrounds and heritage to become more active and involved in their county government. 

Drought restrictions in effect

We have had some rain, but Gwinnett remains in a drought response and outdoor water use restrictions still apply. For more information, visit www.gwinnettH2O.com.

Celebrate Earth Day by shredding your personal documents!

Gwinnett County's Solid Waste and Recycling section and Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful are hosting a free paper shredding event to celebrate Earth Day!

This event will feature paper shredding on Saturday, April 22 at Coolray Field, home of the Gwin­nett Braves. The event hours are 9:00am - noon. Residents are able to shred up to five copier boxes free of charge. For questions or to volunteer, please call 770.822.7141 or visit www.volunteergwinnett.net.

Tax Assessors Office issues real estate property Annual Notice of Assessments

State law requires that the Tax Assessor provide own­ers of taxable property an annual assessment notice, including property value and ownership information from the Tax Assessor's Office and estimated taxes and exemptions from the Tax Commissioner's Office. Most Annual Notice of Assessments will be mailed April 7. This is not a tax bill. It informs you of the value assessed on your property as of January 1. If you disagree with the value, you can appeal within 45 days from the date of your notice. The Tax Commissioner's Office usually issues tax bills in August or later. For more information, visit www.gwinnett-assessor.com.

Multicultural festival set for April 29

Gwinnett Police, County staff from multiple departments, and friends from across the globe will gather at the fourth annual Gwinnett Multicultural Festival Saturday, April 29 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Gwinnett Place Mall parking lot near the Tandy Key Lane entrance. Families can see exhibits and demonstrations, and meet officers. They also can enjoy cultural performances, food vendors, and kids' activities such as a rock wall and inflatables. For more information, call 770.513.5119.

County wants your input on Comprehensive Transportation Plan 

Gwinnett County is updating its Comprehensive Transportation Plan, a blueprint for future development of a transportation network through 2040. Come look at the latest plans and give us your feedback. There will be a brief presentation and interactive stations to help you learn more about the transportation projects, the countywide trails master plan, and transit improvements. Meetings will be held at various locations around the county, so pick the best date for you to attend: 

- March 16, 5:30pm to 7:30pm: Dacula Park Activity Building Community Room, 2735 Old Auburn Avenue, Dacula

- March 18, 10:00am to noon: Shorty Howell Park Activity Building, 2750 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth

- March 20, 5:30pm to 7:30pm: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center Community Room, 55 Buford Highway,  Suwanee

More information about the Comprehensive Transportation Plan, called Destination 2040, can be found at www.Destination2040Gwinnett.com. You can give the County your feedback remotely by taking an online survey at destination2040.metroquest.com. You can also keep up with the Destination2040 developments on Facebook.

Be wary of fraud this tax season

With tax season looming, scammers are trying to steal people's identities by posing as IRS agents to intimidate or trick people into giving them money or access to bank accounts.

Often, internet thieves will call, claim to be IRS agents, and in brisk, official tones, inform you that you owe taxes or back taxes and you must pay up immediately or risk jail time and substantial fines. They usually recommend a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer for payment of bogus taxes.

Be advised that the IRS will never:

- Call to demand immediate payment using a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer; generally, the IRS will first mail you a bill

- Threaten immediate arrest for not paying

- Demand payment without allowing questions or an appeal

- Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone

If you've been victimized by a scammer, please visit www.irs.gov/uac/taxpayer-guide-to-identity-theft or call 800.908.4490 right away.

How to handle household hazardous waste

Did you know that many common household paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides are hazardous or toxic to people and wildlife if they are not disposed of properly? Occasionally, these products are thrown away or dumped into the stormwater drains, pipes, and ditches, which lead directly to streams, rivers, or lakes. Household hazardous waste in storm drains can pollute the water we drink or play in, and that wildlife occupies. Fortunately, there are ways to properly dispose of or recycle these products in your household.

The first step in preventing stormwater pollution from household hazardous waste is to read and follow disposal directions on the product label. Another way is to share the product with a neighbor or family member who can use the remaining product. That way, it doesn't have to be disposed of at all. Never mix hazardous waste with other products; they might ignite, explode, or emit dangerous gases.

Many local retailers will recycle your old electronics, used motor oil, batteries, and light bulbs. For more information on how to dispose of household hazardous waste, please visit www.gwinnettcb.org/recycling or the County's recycling directory at www.sustainablegwinnett.com.

Remember, discharges to the stormwater drainage system are considered violations of Gwinnett County's Illicit Discharge and Illegal Connection Ordinance. If you know of or see individuals dumping hazardous substances into storm drains, drainage ditches, or streams, please call 678.376.7000 to report the violation.

Senior homestead exemptions available

In Gwinnett there are several special homestead exemptions available for seniors to save money on property taxes. To learn more about the exemptions and their require­ments, visit www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com, email tax@gwinnettcounty.com, or call 770.822.8800. Apply online or request an application in person, by email, or by phone. The deadline for all applications is April 1.


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 March 20  for publishing around April 3.

 
Contents
 
A Doll's House Review
Emory Express
Kidney 5K
Spring into Art
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Class
Event Info for Sponsors
Small Business Seminar
Supplier Symposium
City Council Meeting
Rent a facility
City Event Calendar
White Elephant Sale
Easter Egg Hunt
Taste of Lilburn
Archaeo Dig
WR Preservation Com.
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Workshop
Lilburn Business Assoc.
March Library Events
Girl Scout Day Camp
Lilburn Lions Club
Brain Injury Fundraiser
Relay Rally
Garden Gate Tour
Citizens' SPLOST Mtg.
State of the County Address
Paper Shredding Event
Multicultural Festival
Trans. Plan Request for Input
Tax Season Fraud
Hazardous Waste
Senior Homestead Exemptions
 
 
 
 
 
 
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

Gwinnett County Government hosts many events, classes, and workshops for its residents. See these and more at

www.gwinnettcountyevents.com.

Develop Your Business Idea

April 10 

10:00am to 2:00pm

Norcross Human Services Center

5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross

678.902.5239 or 678.225.5400

 

AARP Tax Aide | FREE!

Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 18

9:00am - noon

Norcross Human Services Center

5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross

678.225.5400

 

Master Gardeners Association Plant Sale

April 22

8:00am to 2:00pm

Lilburn Library/City Hall

2817 Church Street, Lilburn

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
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Tickets on Sale for A Doll's House   

Over the next week Staged Right Community Theatre, using the talents of Director Brian Jones and Set Designer Spencer Estes, will transform the Wynne Russell meeting room into a set for Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House." The audience will literally be in the living room of the Torvald and Nora's home as the play unfolds. 

You don't want to miss this opportunity to be part of the drama in the historic home. 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, (8 pm) and Sundays (2:30 pm). 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

 


 

Business News

From 1910 Public House: Join us March 4th from 1-5 pm for the grand re-opening of the 1910 Public House Taproom. When we launched the taproom, we had visions of breweries dancing in our heads. Come check out 27 Craft beers on draft and our knowledgeable staff guaranteed to help you find a beer(or several) that you will LOVE. We are dedicated to creating a environment where friends, family and acquaintances can kick back, relax, and enjoy great local craft beer, and are excited to have representatives from Georgia breweries joining in to give away swag like t-shirts, glassware and more!

Early bird/General admission: 6 tickets for a 4oz pour of any beer, a 64oz 1910 growler, a taproom t-shirt, and finger food! $25.00.  Vip: Choose one of our 27 craft beers and we will fill your brand new growler for you! $35.00

Get your tickets at the below link....

https://www.culinarylocal.com/event/taproom-grand-opening/

Note: Growlers included with the general and early bird tickets will be empty.

BECOME AN EXHIBITOR AT THE QUINCE GIRL EXPO

(Berkeley Lake, Ga., Feb. 22, 2017) – Quince Girl EXPO will be held on Saturday, Mar. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center. Party planning professionals are invited to feature interactive demonstrations, fashion shows and share ideas on planning the perfect Quinceañera celebration! The event is free for attendees and will feature do-it-yourself workshops.

In order for this expo to stand out from the rest, the number of exhibitors in each category will be limited. Interested exhibitors and demonstrators are encouraged to reserve space early by calling 678-277-0920 or visit the website for information on the event www.gwinnettparks.com. Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center is located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Berkeley Lake.

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.

REGISTRATION LINK

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
Council Meeting Notes

The City Council for the City of Lilburn meets every 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  Next meeting is Monday, March 10.

 

Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 15

Visit with the Easter Bunny and find eggs hidden in Lilburn City Park! This free event begins at 10 a.m., with the egg hunt beginning promptly at 11 a.m., rain or shine.  

The Easter Egg Hunt is for children up to 12 years of age. Children will be divided into age categories, and there will be a separate special needs area. Parents are not allowed on the field, except with the 0-3 years age group and the special needs group. 

Don't forget to bring your basket! 


 Lilburn Community Partnership News

Taste of Lilburn and More

Restaurants are lining up for the fourth annual Taste of Lilburn which will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 1 - 4 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. Restaurants who have signed up as of today are: 1910 Public House, Oyster Barn and Smokehouse, Matthews Cafeteria of Tucker, Taste of Paradise Jamaican, Taqueria Los Hermanos, and Berkmar Culinary Arts. There is room under the expansive Pavilion roof for more. Deadline for participants is March 15. This has been a "sold-out" event since 2014. Organizers are updating the event website and tickets will go on sale soon at 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.

 

Archaeological Dig: Searching for Pieces of the Past

The public is invited to an archaeological dig to search for pieces of the past at the National Historic Wynne-Russell House in Lilburn. The Wynne-Russell Preservation Committee and the City of Lilburn want you to get your hands dirty by assisting archaeologists from the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS) in uncovering history.

The archaeological dig is being done to uncover artifacts that will educate and enlighten us about life in Lilburn in the 1800's. You will learn about archaeological techniques and processes used to uncover, preserve, and record history. A tour of the home will complement the dig, as you learn about the history of the Wynne-Russell Family and how Lilburn became what it is today.

The Society for Georgia Archaeology ArchaeoBUS will be on hand to provide further information about archaeology.

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. Check out the FACEBOOK page for information on the Paranormal Workshop on April 22 and the upcoming spring and summer house tours.

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:

  • 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. 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 


 Business Luncheon

The Lilburn Business Association meets at the Jade Dragon Restaurant, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday March 21, 2017

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

Business Builders Breakfast:  Friday, April 7, 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.

 

 
 
 
March Lilburn Branch Library Programs 

  • Flipped Classroom on Citizenship Weds, 6:30p.m.  March 8, 15, 22 
  • Doggie Tales  Saturdays March 4, 18 at 10:30a.m. For Ages 5-10
  • Bulgarian Dance Troup Performs! Saturday March 4, 3p.m in Library Lobby
  • Let’s Talk; Practice English Conversation; Mondays; March 6, 13, 20, and 27
  • Toddler Time, ages 1-3 Simple Stories and Songs, Tues. at 10:30a.m. March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Preschool Story Time, ages 3-5 Promotes Early Literacy Skills Tues. 11:30a.m. March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • The Art of TEAM, for ages 3 and up. Explore the “A” in STEAM with this fun arts and crafts program! Wednesday March 8 at 11:30a.m.
  • LEGO Play@Your Library! For ages 4-10 Weds. March 8  6:00-7:00p.m. Build Cities, creatures, robots, cars, and More!
  • DIV Lava Lamps. Thursday March 9 at 6:30p.m. Make your own Bubbling “lava” lamp! For Teens
  • Bilingual Storytime, for ages 3-8, Join us at the Library for a Hindi/English Storytime! Weds. March 15 at 6:00p.m.
  • Make and Take Crafts, for ages 3-8, Drop-in and create a fun craft to take home! Saturday, March 18; 10:30-11:30a.m
  • Perler Bead Art Monday, March 20, at 6:30p.m. Create pixel art by fusing beads together; for Teens
  • Lilburn Seniors, Blazin’ the Trail Tuesday March 21 at 10:30a.m.
  • Music and Movement for kids ages 3 and up; Learn about reading, rhythm and music & fun Monday March 27 at 11:00a.m.

From the Girl Scouts 

 

Lilburn Lions Club

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

 

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.

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally is back this year!

The Lilburn Relay Rally is coming back to Lilburn City Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  Sponsored by the Lilburn Woman’s Club, this event is a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society’s Gwinnett Relay for Life.

Form a Team, be a sponsor, be a supporter! Come meet with us and help us Paint our Town Purple!!

Participant registration for the event is free. Survivors will be honored at a reception at 5pm. Come to Lilburn City Park and join in the fun! There will be food, games, music, prizes and more!!

You can be a part of this event! Go to www.relayforlife.org/ lilburnrelayrallygaFor more information: Contact Pat Swan at sbp6388@aol.com, Gail Zarnik at gailz18@aol.com  , or Mandy McManus at mandymcmanus@hotmail.com

Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour

The Lilburn Woman's Club is pleased to announce the date of their 4th annual Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Tickets, which are $15 if purchased in advance, can be purchased online through Paypal by logging onto www.lilburnwomansclub.org  and clicking on the "Behind the Garden Gate" window from the navigator bar.  

The next Citizens SPLOST meeting will be on Wed. March 15th. 

Click HERE for a list of potential projects that we are going to review and make a determination on regarding funding. There are two opportunities for the general public to attend in person and state their concerns.  Once before the presentation and again afterward.   

This meeting will be held in Conference Room A at GJAC, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA  30046 starting at 6:30pm and is open to the public.
 

 Margot Ashley

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

Check us out at safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

Senior homestead exemptions available

In Gwinnett there are several special homestead exemptions available for seniors to save money on property taxes. To learn more about the exemptions and their require­ments, visit www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com, email tax@gwinnettcounty.com, or call 770.822.8800. Apply online or request an application in person, by email, or by phone. The deadline for all applications is April 1.

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.
 


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 March 20  for publishing around March 17 and April 3.

 
Contents
 
A Doll's House Tickets
1910 Public House
Quinceanera Expo
Small Business Seminar
Tree Planting Workshop
White Elephant Sale
Easter Egg Hunt
Taste of Lilburn
Archaeo Dig
WR Preservation Com.
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Workshop
Lilburn Business Assoc.
March Library Events
Girl Scout Day Camp
Lilburn Lions Club
Brain Injury Fundraiser
Relay Rally
Garden Gate Tour
Citizens' SPLOST Mtg.
Gwinnett County Events
Senior Tax Exemption
EHC 
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming meetings
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          March 3,  2017

 

Please forward on to new neighbors and business owners. Go to www.lilburncp.com to subscribe to this newsletter. LCP does not sell or share its email database.

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


Tickets on Sale for A Doll's House   

Over the next week Staged Right Community Theatre, using the talents of Director Brian Jones and Set Designer Spencer Estes, will transform the Wynne Russell meeting room into a set for Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House." The audience will literally be in the living room of the Torvald and Nora's home as the play unfolds. 

You don't want to miss this opportunity to be part of the drama in the historic home. 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, (8 pm) and Sundays (2:30 pm). 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

 


 

Business News

From 1910 Public House: Join us March 4th from 1-5 pm for the grand re-opening of the 1910 Public House Taproom. When we launched the taproom, we had visions of breweries dancing in our heads. Come check out 27 Craft beers on draft and our knowledgeable staff guaranteed to help you find a beer(or several) that you will LOVE. We are dedicated to creating a environment where friends, family and acquaintances can kick back, relax, and enjoy great local craft beer, and are excited to have representatives from Georgia breweries joining in to give away swag like t-shirts, glassware and more!

Early bird/General admission: 6 tickets for a 4oz pour of any beer, a 64oz 1910 growler, a taproom t-shirt, and finger food! $25.00.  Vip: Choose one of our 27 craft beers and we will fill your brand new growler for you! $35.00

Get your tickets at the below link....

https://www.culinarylocal.com/event/taproom-grand-opening/

Note: Growlers included with the general and early bird tickets will be empty.

BECOME AN EXHIBITOR AT THE QUINCE GIRL EXPO

(Berkeley Lake, Ga., Feb. 22, 2017) – Quince Girl EXPO will be held on Saturday, Mar. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center. Party planning professionals are invited to feature interactive demonstrations, fashion shows and share ideas on planning the perfect Quinceañera celebration! The event is free for attendees and will feature do-it-yourself workshops.

In order for this expo to stand out from the rest, the number of exhibitors in each category will be limited. Interested exhibitors and demonstrators are encouraged to reserve space early by calling 678-277-0920 or visit the website for information on the event www.gwinnettparks.com. Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center is located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Berkeley Lake.

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.

REGISTRATION LINK

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
Council Meeting Notes

The City Council for the City of Lilburn meets every 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  Next meeting is Monday, March 10.

 

Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 15

Visit with the Easter Bunny and find eggs hidden in Lilburn City Park! This free event begins at 10 a.m., with the egg hunt beginning promptly at 11 a.m., rain or shine.  

The Easter Egg Hunt is for children up to 12 years of age. Children will be divided into age categories, and there will be a separate special needs area. Parents are not allowed on the field, except with the 0-3 years age group and the special needs group. 

Don't forget to bring your basket! 


 Lilburn Community Partnership News

Taste of Lilburn and More

Restaurants are lining up for the fourth annual Taste of Lilburn which will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 1 - 4 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. Restaurants who have signed up as of today are: 1910 Public House, Oyster Barn and Smokehouse, Matthews Cafeteria of Tucker, Taste of Paradise Jamaican, Taqueria Los Hermanos, and Berkmar Culinary Arts. There is room under the expansive Pavilion roof for more. Deadline for participants is March 15. This has been a "sold-out" event since 2014. Organizers are updating the event website and tickets will go on sale soon at 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.

 

Archaeological Dig: Searching for Pieces of the Past

The public is invited to an archaeological dig to search for pieces of the past at the National Historic Wynne-Russell House in Lilburn. The Wynne-Russell Preservation Committee and the City of Lilburn want you to get your hands dirty by assisting archaeologists from the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS) in uncovering history.

The archaeological dig is being done to uncover artifacts that will educate and enlighten us about life in Lilburn in the 1800's. You will learn about archaeological techniques and processes used to uncover, preserve, and record history. A tour of the home will complement the dig, as you learn about the history of the Wynne-Russell Family and how Lilburn became what it is today.

The Society for Georgia Archaeology ArchaeoBUS will be on hand to provide further information about archaeology.

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. Check out the FACEBOOK page for information on the Paranormal Workshop on April 22 and the upcoming spring and summer house tours.

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:

  • 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. 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 


 Business Luncheon

The Lilburn Business Association meets at the Jade Dragon Restaurant, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday March 21, 2017

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

Business Builders Breakfast:  Friday, April 7, 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.

 

 
 
 
March Lilburn Branch Library Programs 

  • Flipped Classroom on Citizenship Weds, 6:30p.m.  March 8, 15, 22 
  • Doggie Tales  Saturdays March 4, 18 at 10:30a.m. For Ages 5-10
  • Bulgarian Dance Troup Performs! Saturday March 4, 3p.m in Library Lobby
  • Let’s Talk; Practice English Conversation; Mondays; March 6, 13, 20, and 27
  • Toddler Time, ages 1-3 Simple Stories and Songs, Tues. at 10:30a.m. March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Preschool Story Time, ages 3-5 Promotes Early Literacy Skills Tues. 11:30a.m. March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • The Art of TEAM, for ages 3 and up. Explore the “A” in STEAM with this fun arts and crafts program! Wednesday March 8 at 11:30a.m.
  • LEGO Play@Your Library! For ages 4-10 Weds. March 8  6:00-7:00p.m. Build Cities, creatures, robots, cars, and More!
  • DIV Lava Lamps. Thursday March 9 at 6:30p.m. Make your own Bubbling “lava” lamp! For Teens
  • Bilingual Storytime, for ages 3-8, Join us at the Library for a Hindi/English Storytime! Weds. March 15 at 6:00p.m.
  • Make and Take Crafts, for ages 3-8, Drop-in and create a fun craft to take home! Saturday, March 18; 10:30-11:30a.m
  • Perler Bead Art Monday, March 20, at 6:30p.m. Create pixel art by fusing beads together; for Teens
  • Lilburn Seniors, Blazin’ the Trail Tuesday March 21 at 10:30a.m.
  • Music and Movement for kids ages 3 and up; Learn about reading, rhythm and music & fun Monday March 27 at 11:00a.m.

From the Girl Scouts 

 

Lilburn Lions Club

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

 

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.

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally is back this year!

The Lilburn Relay Rally is coming back to Lilburn City Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  Sponsored by the Lilburn Woman’s Club, this event is a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society’s Gwinnett Relay for Life.

Form a Team, be a sponsor, be a supporter! Come meet with us and help us Paint our Town Purple!!

Participant registration for the event is free. Survivors will be honored at a reception at 5pm. Come to Lilburn City Park and join in the fun! There will be food, games, music, prizes and more!!

You can be a part of this event! Go to www.relayforlife.org/ lilburnrelayrallygaFor more information: Contact Pat Swan at sbp6388@aol.com, Gail Zarnik at gailz18@aol.com  , or Mandy McManus at mandymcmanus@hotmail.com

Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour

The Lilburn Woman's Club is pleased to announce the date of their 4th annual Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Tickets, which are $15 if purchased in advance, can be purchased online through Paypal by logging onto www.lilburnwomansclub.org  and clicking on the "Behind the Garden Gate" window from the navigator bar.  

The next Citizens SPLOST meeting will be on Wed. March 15th. 

Click HERE for a list of potential projects that we are going to review and make a determination on regarding funding. There are two opportunities for the general public to attend in person and state their concerns.  Once before the presentation and again afterward.   

This meeting will be held in Conference Room A at GJAC, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA  30046 starting at 6:30pm and is open to the public.
 

 Margot Ashley

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

Check us out at safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

Senior homestead exemptions available

In Gwinnett there are several special homestead exemptions available for seniors to save money on property taxes. To learn more about the exemptions and their require­ments, visit www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com, email tax@gwinnettcounty.com, or call 770.822.8800. Apply online or request an application in person, by email, or by phone. The deadline for all applications is April 1.

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.
 


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 March 20  for publishing around March 17 and April 3.

 
Contents
 
A Doll's House Tickets
1910 Public House
Quinceanera Expo
Small Business Seminar
Tree Planting Workshop
White Elephant Sale
Easter Egg Hunt
Taste of Lilburn
Archaeo Dig
WR Preservation Com.
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Workshop
Lilburn Business Assoc.
March Library Events
Girl Scout Day Camp
Lilburn Lions Club
Brain Injury Fundraiser
Relay Rally
Garden Gate Tour
Citizens' SPLOST Mtg.
Gwinnett County Events
Senior Tax Exemption
EHC 
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming meetings
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
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Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          February 18,  2017

 

Please forward on to new neighbors and business owners. Go to www.lilburncp.com to subscribe to this newsletter. LCP does not sell or share its email database.

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Celebrate Black History Month in Gwinnett!

In honor of Black History Month, Gwinnett Community Outreach is partnering with local organizations to host programs and events throughout the month of February. Please join us as we commemorate our history and celebrate the path forward.

For a listing of Black History Month Events with Gwinnett County Public Schools, click here.

11th annual Black History Month exhibit: The African Diaspora at Centerville Community Center
Monday through Friday, until February 28
Free admission!

9:00am to 5:00pm (except February 20; the center is closed). Enjoy a self-guided exhibit. Evening and Saturday hours vary. Call the community center at 770.985.4713 to confirm schedule and to inquire about special events. Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville.

Black History Month Exhibit at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center
Monday through Friday, until February 28
Free admission!

8:00am to 5:00pm (except February 20; GJAC is closed). Enjoy a self-guided exhibit featuring local artists, student drawings, and a monument of local heroes. Guided tours of the exhibit available on Thursday, February 16th at 3:00pm and on Tuesday, February 21st at 6:00pm. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

Rising from the Rails: A Black History Month Art Exhibition
Thursdays through Saturdays only, until February 28

10:00am to 5:00pm. The Southeastern Railway Museum, in partnership with the United Ebony Society will host an exhibit that highlights the achievements, contributions, and experience of African-Americans in railroad history. For hours and admission information, visit www.train-museum.org. 3595 Buford Highway, Duluth.

Trace Your Roots: An African-American Genealogy
February 25
Free admission!

11:00am. Genealogy interest has exploded with the ease and availability of online research. Learn how to get started in this fun hobby and explore free genealogy databases, including the library edition of Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest. For more information, call 770.978.5154, text 770.450.5305, or visit www.gwinnettpl.org. Centerville Branch Public Library, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville.

Black History Month Reception and Celebration
February 27
Free admission!

5:00pm. This reception and celebration will recap the month-long celebration featuring performances, speakers, and a special presentation. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Register for this event here. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

 

From Gwinnett Sports Commission

Free Concussion Baseline Testing Day Sat. Feb. 25th

On Saturday, February 25, Gwinnett Medical Center’s Concussion Institute will host the third annual Concussion Baseline Testing Day at various locations across Gwinnett County. This year’s event, held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., will include testing opportunities for children, youth, and adults.

Concussions can happen anytime, anywhere and to anyone. Having a baseline of how your brain functions on a normal day, helps doctors better diagnose and treat you if you are ever concussed. It’s a simple, computer-based test that only takes about 30 minutes to complete. Informational Q&A sessions will also be offered to help families learn more about concussion signs and symptoms and what to do when an injury occurs.

Through its partnership with Gwinnett County Public Schools, Gwinnett YMCA locations and the Gwinnett County Public Library, GMC welcomes anyone ages five and up to visit the following locations to receive a free baseline:

Discovery High School - Mountain View High School - North Gwinnett High School - Peachtree Ridge High School - Shiloh High School - JM Tull Gwinnett Family YMCA - Robert D. Fowler YMCA - Hamilton Mill Library (Pediatric Testing Site)

Registration is required and space is limited. To register testers ages 12 and up, visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/baselineday.  Call 678-312-7880 to register testers ages 5-11.

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally is back this year!

The Lilburn Relay Rally is coming back to Lilburn City Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  Sponsored by the Lilburn Woman’s Club, this event is a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society’s Gwinnett Relay for Life.

Form a Team, be a sponsor, be a supporter! Come meet with us and help us Paint our Town Purple!!

Participant registration for the event is free. Survivors will be honored at a reception at 5pm. Come to Lilburn City Park and join in the fun! There will be food, games, music, prizes and more!!

Special thanks go out to our friends at Music on Main Street who will be providing the entertainment. 

This year the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge masons will be back with us, cooking up some delicious burgers, hotdogs and barbecue.

You can be a part of this event! Go to www.relayforlife.org/ lilburnrelayrallygaFor more information: Contact Pat Swan at sbp6388@aol.com, Gail Zarnik at gailz18@aol.com  , or Mandy McManus at mandymcmanus@hotmail.com.

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.

Each checklist submitted during the GBBC helps researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about how birds are doing, and how to protect them and the environment we share. Last year, more than 160,000 participants submitted their bird observations online, creating the largest instantaneous snapshot of global bird populations ever recorded.

The 20th annual GBBC will be held Friday, February 17, through Monday, February 20, 2017. Please visit the official website at birdcount.org for more information and be sure to check out the latest educational and promotional resources.  Go to this web site for more information: www.audubon.org/content/about-great-backyard-bird-count

Mayor's Town Hall Meeting Recap

On Monday, Feb. 6, Mayor Crist held a Town Hall meeting on goals and initiatives for the coming year. What follows are some of the major topics he covered. Go to this LINK for the full text of the notes taken by Margot Ashley, President of SafetySmart Lilburn.

  • Property around City Hall/Library complex
  • Future City Needs
  • 2017-2026 Special Local Option Sales Tax
  • Greenway Renovation
  • Sidewalk Projects
  • Police Station Construction
  • Park Renovation
  • Lowe's Property Redevelopment
  • Town Center Development
  • Killian Hill Rd. Widening

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

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

 
Lilburn Library February Activities 
  • Flipped Classroom; Preparation for Citizenship Exam Weds 22,  2017  6:30-7:30pm
  • Let’s Talk; Practice English Conversation Mondays, Feb. 20, 27 at 6:30p.m.
  • Toddler Time: Tues. Feb. 21, 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool Story Time Tues: Feb. 21, 28 2017 at 11:30a.m.
  • Hello/Hola Practice Spanish Conversation; Tues. Feb. 21, 28 at 6:30-7:30
  • 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

Agavero Mexican Restaurant will be closed for a kitchen remodel 9 pm on Monday, Feb. 20 until Thursday, Feb. 23 at 11 am.

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. (Near Oak Rd. and Five Forks Trickum intersection) This well known school has its main campus in Buford and incorporates film and stage acting techniques in its classes. See MORE for information on an Intro Acting class that will be starting February 21. Check website www.the actorsscene.com or phone 770-904-6646 for more information.

Lilburn Farmers Market - Lilburn Farmers Market is busy planning for its eighth season. Applications are now available for produce, food, and food related vendors, food trucks, and local not-for-profit organizations at www.lilburnfarmersmarket.org. The market would also like to showcase local musicians and chefs. The market is located at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church 1400 Killian Hill Road and operates every Friday in June, July and August from 4 pm to 8 pm. 

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.

REGISTRATION LINK

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
February Council Meeting Notes

The City Council for the City of Lilburn meets every 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  Below are meeting highlights of the Feb. 13 meeting.

  • Google Fiber welcome in Lilburn

The City of Lilburn received a request from Google Fiber to establish a franchise fee resolution, which would pave the way for Google Fiber to locate in the city limits. City Council approved a franchise fee agreement in the amount of 5 percent, which is standard for all cable providers. Google Fiber has not made a specific location request at this time. Vote: 4-0. 

  • Extension approved for package store

The Branded Barrel package store under construction on Pleasant Hill Road will not be able to open within three months of receiving a city alcohol license, as is stipulated in the ordinance. The owners are in litigation that has prevented them from completing construction and opening for business. Council approved an extension through June. Vote: 4-0.

  • Development authority contract amended

Clarification was needed to amend the intergovernmental contract between the Lilburn Downtown Development Authority and the City of Lilburn. The city guarantees loans for the DDA, but the contract was not clear as to the responsibility for repayment of the loan. The amendment states that "the City of Lilburn does not make payments under the contract unless the DDA does not have sufficient funds to make timely payments." The DDA makes timely payments on its debt; the change was a housekeeping item requested by the city auditor. Council approved the amendment. Vote: 4-0.

Upcoming events: 

March 4 - Tree Planting and Maintenance Lunch & Learn 
March 25 - White Elephant Sale 
 

Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 15

Visit with the Easter Bunny and find eggs hidden in Lilburn City Park! This free event begins at 10 a.m., with the egg hunt beginning promptly at 11 a.m., rain or shine.  

The Easter Egg Hunt is for children up to 12 years of age. Children will be divided into age categories, and there will be a separate special needs area. Parents are not allowed on the field, except with the 0-3 years age group and the special needs group. 

Don't forget to bring your basket! 


 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 2014. The 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. 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. 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 7-9 pm 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 first come, first served.

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.

Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour

The Lilburn Woman's Club is pleased to announce the date of their 4th annual Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Tickets, which are $15 if purchased in advance, can be purchased online through Paypal by logging onto www.lilburnwomansclub.org  and clicking on the "Behind the Garden Gate" window from the navigator bar.  Follow the directions and bring your receipt to the Will Call desk the day of the tour at Garden #1 located at 818 Tom Smith Road, Lilburn, to pick up your ticket and tour map.  Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event for $20 at the Will Call desk.  We hope you will come and discover the beauty that surrounds us in Lilburn!


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.

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


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

County Offices Closed on Monday, Feb. 20.

All Gwinnett County government offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of residents, will be closed Monday, February 20, for the Presidents Day holiday. County offices will resume normal business hours Tuesday, February 21. A Magistrate Court judge will be available at the Gwinnett County Detention Center during the holiday. Presidents Day is not a trash and recycling holiday for solid waste providers in unincorporated Gwinnett County.

Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette - FREE!

Wednesday, Feb. 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.

Senior homestead exemptions available

In Gwinnett there are several special homestead exemptions available for seniors to save money on property taxes. To learn more about the exemptions and their require­ments, visit www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com, email tax@gwinnettcounty.com, or call 770.822.8800. Apply online or request an application in person, by email, or by phone. The deadline for all applications is April 1.

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

The Environmental and Heritage Center will be open on Monday, Feb. 20 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.


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
 
Black History Events
Concussion Testing
Backyard Bird Count
Town Hall Recap
Lilburn Library Events
Agavero
Actors Scene
Lilburn Farmers Market
Small Business Seminar
Council Meeting Notes
Easter Egg Hunt
Taste of Lilburn
Preservation Committee
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Workshop
Lilburn Business Assoc.
Lions Food Drive
Legislative Discussion
Brain Injury Fundraiser
Garden Gate Tour
A Doll's House
Gwinnett County Events
Senior Tax Exemption
EHC 
 
Staged Right Theatre
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          February 18,  2017

 

Please forward on to new neighbors and business owners. Go to www.lilburncp.com to subscribe to this newsletter. LCP does not sell or share its email database.

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


  

Celebrate Black History Month in Gwinnett!

In honor of Black History Month, Gwinnett Community Outreach is partnering with local organizations to host programs and events throughout the month of February. Please join us as we commemorate our history and celebrate the path forward.

For a listing of Black History Month Events with Gwinnett County Public Schools, click here.

11th annual Black History Month exhibit: The African Diaspora at Centerville Community Center
Monday through Friday, until February 28
Free admission!

9:00am to 5:00pm (except February 20; the center is closed). Enjoy a self-guided exhibit. Evening and Saturday hours vary. Call the community center at 770.985.4713 to confirm schedule and to inquire about special events. Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville.

Black History Month Exhibit at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center
Monday through Friday, until February 28
Free admission!

8:00am to 5:00pm (except February 20; GJAC is closed). Enjoy a self-guided exhibit featuring local artists, student drawings, and a monument of local heroes. Guided tours of the exhibit available on Thursday, February 16th at 3:00pm and on Tuesday, February 21st at 6:00pm. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

Rising from the Rails: A Black History Month Art Exhibition
Thursdays through Saturdays only, until February 28

10:00am to 5:00pm. The Southeastern Railway Museum, in partnership with the United Ebony Society will host an exhibit that highlights the achievements, contributions, and experience of African-Americans in railroad history. For hours and admission information, visit www.train-museum.org. 3595 Buford Highway, Duluth.

Trace Your Roots: An African-American Genealogy
February 25
Free admission!

11:00am. Genealogy interest has exploded with the ease and availability of online research. Learn how to get started in this fun hobby and explore free genealogy databases, including the library edition of Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest. For more information, call 770.978.5154, text 770.450.5305, or visit www.gwinnettpl.org. Centerville Branch Public Library, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville.

Black History Month Reception and Celebration
February 27
Free admission!

5:00pm. This reception and celebration will recap the month-long celebration featuring performances, speakers, and a special presentation. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Register for this event here. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

 

From Gwinnett Sports Commission

Free Concussion Baseline Testing Day Sat. Feb. 25th

On Saturday, February 25, Gwinnett Medical Center’s Concussion Institute will host the third annual Concussion Baseline Testing Day at various locations across Gwinnett County. This year’s event, held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., will include testing opportunities for children, youth, and adults.

Concussions can happen anytime, anywhere and to anyone. Having a baseline of how your brain functions on a normal day, helps doctors better diagnose and treat you if you are ever concussed. It’s a simple, computer-based test that only takes about 30 minutes to complete. Informational Q&A sessions will also be offered to help families learn more about concussion signs and symptoms and what to do when an injury occurs.

Through its partnership with Gwinnett County Public Schools, Gwinnett YMCA locations and the Gwinnett County Public Library, GMC welcomes anyone ages five and up to visit the following locations to receive a free baseline:

Discovery High School - Mountain View High School - North Gwinnett High School - Peachtree Ridge High School - Shiloh High School - JM Tull Gwinnett Family YMCA - Robert D. Fowler YMCA - Hamilton Mill Library (Pediatric Testing Site)

Registration is required and space is limited. To register testers ages 12 and up, visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/baselineday.  Call 678-312-7880 to register testers ages 5-11.

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally is back this year!

The Lilburn Relay Rally is coming back to Lilburn City Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  Sponsored by the Lilburn Woman’s Club, this event is a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society’s Gwinnett Relay for Life.

Form a Team, be a sponsor, be a supporter! Come meet with us and help us Paint our Town Purple!!

Participant registration for the event is free. Survivors will be honored at a reception at 5pm. Come to Lilburn City Park and join in the fun! There will be food, games, music, prizes and more!!

Special thanks go out to our friends at Music on Main Street who will be providing the entertainment. 

This year the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge masons will be back with us, cooking up some delicious burgers, hotdogs and barbecue.

You can be a part of this event! Go to www.relayforlife.org/ lilburnrelayrallygaFor more information: Contact Pat Swan at sbp6388@aol.com, Gail Zarnik at gailz18@aol.com  , or Mandy McManus at mandymcmanus@hotmail.com.

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.

Each checklist submitted during the GBBC helps researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about how birds are doing, and how to protect them and the environment we share. Last year, more than 160,000 participants submitted their bird observations online, creating the largest instantaneous snapshot of global bird populations ever recorded.

The 20th annual GBBC will be held Friday, February 17, through Monday, February 20, 2017. Please visit the official website at birdcount.org for more information and be sure to check out the latest educational and promotional resources.  Go to this web site for more information: www.audubon.org/content/about-great-backyard-bird-count

Mayor's Town Hall Meeting Recap

On Monday, Feb. 6, Mayor Crist held a Town Hall meeting on goals and initiatives for the coming year. What follows are some of the major topics he covered. Go to this LINK for the full text of the notes taken by Margot Ashley, President of SafetySmart Lilburn.

  • Property around City Hall/Library complex
  • Future City Needs
  • 2017-2026 Special Local Option Sales Tax
  • Greenway Renovation
  • Sidewalk Projects
  • Police Station Construction
  • Park Renovation
  • Lowe's Property Redevelopment
  • Town Center Development
  • Killian Hill Rd. Widening

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

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

 
Lilburn Library February Activities 
  • Flipped Classroom; Preparation for Citizenship Exam Weds 22,  2017  6:30-7:30pm
  • Let’s Talk; Practice English Conversation Mondays, Feb. 20, 27 at 6:30p.m.
  • Toddler Time: Tues. Feb. 21, 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool Story Time Tues: Feb. 21, 28 2017 at 11:30a.m.
  • Hello/Hola Practice Spanish Conversation; Tues. Feb. 21, 28 at 6:30-7:30
  • 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

Agavero Mexican Restaurant will be closed for a kitchen remodel 9 pm on Monday, Feb. 20 until Thursday, Feb. 23 at 11 am.

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. (Near Oak Rd. and Five Forks Trickum intersection) This well known school has its main campus in Buford and incorporates film and stage acting techniques in its classes. See MORE for information on an Intro Acting class that will be starting February 21. Check website www.the actorsscene.com or phone 770-904-6646 for more information.

Lilburn Farmers Market - Lilburn Farmers Market is busy planning for its eighth season. Applications are now available for produce, food, and food related vendors, food trucks, and local not-for-profit organizations at www.lilburnfarmersmarket.org. The market would also like to showcase local musicians and chefs. The market is located at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church 1400 Killian Hill Road and operates every Friday in June, July and August from 4 pm to 8 pm. 

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.

REGISTRATION LINK

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
February Council Meeting Notes

The City Council for the City of Lilburn meets every 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  Below are meeting highlights of the Feb. 13 meeting.

  • Google Fiber welcome in Lilburn

The City of Lilburn received a request from Google Fiber to establish a franchise fee resolution, which would pave the way for Google Fiber to locate in the city limits. City Council approved a franchise fee agreement in the amount of 5 percent, which is standard for all cable providers. Google Fiber has not made a specific location request at this time. Vote: 4-0. 

  • Extension approved for package store

The Branded Barrel package store under construction on Pleasant Hill Road will not be able to open within three months of receiving a city alcohol license, as is stipulated in the ordinance. The owners are in litigation that has prevented them from completing construction and opening for business. Council approved an extension through June. Vote: 4-0.

  • Development authority contract amended

Clarification was needed to amend the intergovernmental contract between the Lilburn Downtown Development Authority and the City of Lilburn. The city guarantees loans for the DDA, but the contract was not clear as to the responsibility for repayment of the loan. The amendment states that "the City of Lilburn does not make payments under the contract unless the DDA does not have sufficient funds to make timely payments." The DDA makes timely payments on its debt; the change was a housekeeping item requested by the city auditor. Council approved the amendment. Vote: 4-0.

Upcoming events: 

March 4 - Tree Planting and Maintenance Lunch & Learn 
March 25 - White Elephant Sale 
 

Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 15

Visit with the Easter Bunny and find eggs hidden in Lilburn City Park! This free event begins at 10 a.m., with the egg hunt beginning promptly at 11 a.m., rain or shine.  

The Easter Egg Hunt is for children up to 12 years of age. Children will be divided into age categories, and there will be a separate special needs area. Parents are not allowed on the field, except with the 0-3 years age group and the special needs group. 

Don't forget to bring your basket! 


 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 2014. The 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. 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. 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 7-9 pm 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 first come, first served.

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.

Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour

The Lilburn Woman's Club is pleased to announce the date of their 4th annual Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Tickets, which are $15 if purchased in advance, can be purchased online through Paypal by logging onto www.lilburnwomansclub.org  and clicking on the "Behind the Garden Gate" window from the navigator bar.  Follow the directions and bring your receipt to the Will Call desk the day of the tour at Garden #1 located at 818 Tom Smith Road, Lilburn, to pick up your ticket and tour map.  Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event for $20 at the Will Call desk.  We hope you will come and discover the beauty that surrounds us in Lilburn!


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.

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


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

County Offices Closed on Monday, Feb. 20.

All Gwinnett County government offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of residents, will be closed Monday, February 20, for the Presidents Day holiday. County offices will resume normal business hours Tuesday, February 21. A Magistrate Court judge will be available at the Gwinnett County Detention Center during the holiday. Presidents Day is not a trash and recycling holiday for solid waste providers in unincorporated Gwinnett County.

Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette - FREE!

Wednesday, Feb. 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.

Senior homestead exemptions available

In Gwinnett there are several special homestead exemptions available for seniors to save money on property taxes. To learn more about the exemptions and their require­ments, visit www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com, email tax@gwinnettcounty.com, or call 770.822.8800. Apply online or request an application in person, by email, or by phone. The deadline for all applications is April 1.

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

The Environmental and Heritage Center will be open on Monday, Feb. 20 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.


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
 
Black History Events
Concussion Testing
Backyard Bird Count
Town Hall Recap
Lilburn Library Events
Agavero
Actors Scene
Lilburn Farmers Market
Small Business Seminar
Council Meeting Notes
Easter Egg Hunt
Taste of Lilburn
Preservation Committee
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Workshop
Lilburn Business Assoc.
Lions Food Drive
Legislative Discussion
Brain Injury Fundraiser
Garden Gate Tour
A Doll's House
Gwinnett County Events
Senior Tax Exemption
EHC 
 
Staged Right Theatre
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming meetings
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
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