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Friday, April 14 2017

 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          April 6,  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.)


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 by GARS 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.

Members of the Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee will be selling commemorative t-shirts with the Wynne-Russell House sketched by Kay Walton.


Cancer survivors please RSVP

The Lilburn Woman’s Club invites all cancer survivors to a complimentary reception at 5 pm on Friday, April 21 at the 1910 Public House private event room, 107 Main Street, Lilburn. At 6PM all Survivor's are invited to walk an honorary lap at the Rally in the Lilburn City Park. Survivors please RSVP to Sally Baker at sallysbaker20@gmail.com


Vegetable Gardening Class -Free

FREE Vegetable Gardening Class Date: Wed, April 19th, 2017 Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm dinner 7:00pm - 8:00pm class Where: Good Shepherd Presbyterian 1400 Killian Hill Road SW Lilburn 30047 Agent Timothy Daly from the UGA & Gwinnett County Extension offices will lead this class. Topics will include: - types of vegetables to grow in our area - how to care for them - how to produce a bountiful harvest The class is free, but you will need to register before noon, April 17th. And, if you want to come early, you can enjoy a free dinner too! Dinner is from 6pm-7pm. To register, send an email with the subject "Vegetable Gardening" to: rlau1955@gmail.com Please be sure to include the following: - your first & last name - phone number (just in case we need to reach you) - number of people - if you will or will not be having dinner If you have any questions, feel free to email: rlau1955@gmail.com


Taste of Lilburn Update

Ten eateries will be featured at the Taste of Lilburn on Saturday, April 22, 1:00-4:00 pm. Fair Oaks Band featuring the Nicks Brothers will once again amaze us with their endless repertoir of our favorites. Participating eateries are: 1910 Public House, Matthews CafeteriaTaqueria Los HermanosThe Barn Smokehouse and SeafoodIzzy’s NY PizzaTaste of Paradise (Jamaican), Tipsy Pig BBQHardee’sMarco’s Pizza and Berkmar Culinary Arts. Advance online ticket holders will be VIPS for the event and will be admitted to the event at 12:30 pm. Tickets will be sold at the event as long as food samples last. This is a fundraiser for the Wynne-Russell Historic Home. Ticket and more info on eateries at: www.lilburnevents.com.


Business News

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.


Lilburn Farmers Market Wants Vendors

The Lilburn Farmers Market is accepting applications for the 8th season of their seasonal market operating every Friday in June, July and August from 4pm to 8pm located at 1400 Killian Hill Road, Lilburn, GA. The market is a producer only market and is seeking vendors of food and food related items. Applications are also being accepted for food trucks. 

The Lilburn Farmers Market is a community event and is seeking local non-profits to feature each week in their 'Booth for a Cause'.  This booth is gives local organizations an opportunity to educate market attendees about their cause.

 Partnering with Wholesome Wave Georgia, the Lilburn Farmers Market will again be associated with the Georgia Fresh for Less program which doubles the EBT/SNAP benefits on eligible purchases at the market.

 The Lilburn Farmers Market has recently been awarded the 2017 AgSouth Farm Credit's 'Think Outside the Store' grant to help promote the market and to encourage our community to think 'farm fresh' when planning their meals.

 The Lilburn Farmers Market is sponsored by Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church to provide a venue for local farmers and producers to sell their products directly to the consumer. More information about the market can be found at www.lilburnfarmersmarket.org.

 

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
Council Meeting Notes

City Council Work Session Meeting

April 10, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM

A work session is held at 6:30 p.m. in the adjacent conference room, for council members to discuss business on the meeting agenda. The public is welcome at the work session.

More Details

City Council Regular Meeting

April 10, 2017, 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM @ Lilburn City Hall

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

More Details

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! 

It's time for the city's annual recycling event on April 22! Read on...

Go to this LINK to see what the City has on its event calendar for the rest of 2017.

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.

Lilburn Community Partnership Board  

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.


 

The Lilburn Arts Alliance announces our 2017 Spring Exhibit to be held on Saturday, April 15, from 10 am until 4 pm at Good Day Studio located at 79 Main Street, Suite A.

Make plans to participate in this year's show! We will be accepting 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional works. 

Submitted pieces will be juried for acceptance. Fee is $20 for up to 3 submitted pieces; 10% commission of artwork sales price will be assessed and paid to the Lilburn Arts Alliance. Artwork submissions are due Friday, April 7. Use our online form to submit your work:

Awards will be granted for: 

  • Best Spring Theme
  • Peoples’ Choice Award 

Artwork submissions are due on Friday April 7, 2017. 
Use our online form to submit your work: ONLINE FORM

To join or support the Alliance (use link below):

 Lilburn Arts Alliance Membership

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 Builders Breakfast:  Friday, April 7, 8:00 am - 9:00 am at IHOP, 4018 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047. Meet us at IHOP in Lilburn. Dr. Al Taylor, principal of Berkmar HS, will be telling us about the Construction Ready Boot Camp being held at the school this summer.No extra charge for this meeting. You may order and pay IHOP for food. Preregister so we know you are coming. 

Business Luncheon

The Lilburn Business Association meets at the Jade Dragon Restaurant, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.Register and PrePay now: Meeting fee includes buffet lunch, drink and tip ($10 - LBA members; $15 - nonmembers.) Brad Stevens of Entreholic will speak on "Digital Marketing Strategies."

 
 
April Lilburn Branch Library Programs 
 

Doggie Tales:   Read to a Trained Therapy Dog:  Ages: 5-10   Saturday, April 15 10:30a.m.

Toddler Time: Ages 1-3   Tuesdays April 11,18, and 25 10:30a.m.

Preschool Storytime Ages 3-5  Tuesdays, April 11, 18, 25 at 11:30a.m.

As the Page Turns: Lilburn Branch Book Discussion Group:  Discussing Delicious Foods by James Hannaham Thursday April 6 at 6:30p.m.

Children of the Rainbow, Storytime and Craft: All Ages:  Friday, April 7 at 10:30a.m.

Make and Take (Spring) Crafts, for ages 3-8 Wednesday April 8; from 10:30a.m.-11: 30a.m

Bilingual Storytime (Hindi/English) for ages 3-8 Saturday, April 12 at 6:00p.m.

Open Mic Night at Lilburn Branch Thursday April 13 at 6:00p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt in City of Lilburn Park, Saturday, April 15,  10:00 a.m.-12p.m.  

Music and Movement, for kids ages 3 and up Monday April 24 at 11:00a.m.

Family Storytime and Craft for ages 3-8 Saturday April 29, at 10:30a.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

 

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally 

The Lilburn Relay Rally in Lilburn Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. will be the best ever with your help. 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 at 1910 Public House event room. 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


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

Your Input Needed

There is still time to help influence the future of transportation in Gwinnett! To provide your feedback, fill out the survey at destination2040.metroquest.com by April 10.

The results of the Comprehensive Transportation Plan survey will help guide County officials' decisions on what roads, trails, and other transportation projects to take on through 2040. Get involved and help shape your future by taking the survey today!

 

Environmental & Heritage Center Events

Green Fest Sunday, April 30, 1pm – 6pm

Celebrate the planting season at McDaniel Farm! Join in planting corn and cotton on this family farm. Enjoy blacksmith demonstrations and examine tools of the past. Discover the engineers of dirt – earthworms and the importance of composting. Make an herb sachet and tour the McDaniel Family farm house. This event is fun for all ages.

Program fee: $8

EHC member free

Celebrating our Planet and a Healthy Life!

• Explore ways to become more responsible stewards of our planet
• Discover sustainable products
• Tour the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center
• Take a forest trek
• Assist with planting in the Heritage Garden
• View the multimedia Blue Planet film
• Make upcycled crafts

$8 program fee * EHC members free * 2 and under free

For pricing and registration, visit www.gwinnettEHC.org

Address: 
Environmental & Heritage Center
2020 Clean Water Dr
Buford, GA
30519
Map and Directions

 

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


Note from the Editor- Please excuse the repetition below; we are having issues with formatting.

 

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 Lilburn Arts Alliance announces our 2017 Spring Exhibit to be held on Saturday, April 15, from 10 am until 4 pm at Good Day Studio located at 79 Main Street, Suite A.

Make plans to participate in this year's show! We will be accepting 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional works. 

Submitted pieces will be juried for acceptance. Fee is $20 for up to 3 submitted pieces; 10% commission of artwork sales price will be assessed and paid to the Lilburn Arts Alliance. Artwork submissions are due Friday, April 7. Use our online form to submit your work:

Awards will be granted for: 

  • Best Spring Theme
  • Peoples’ Choice Award 

Artwork submissions are due on Friday April 7, 2017. 
Use our online form to submit your work: ONLINE FORM

To join or support the Alliance (use link below):

 Lilburn Arts Alliance Membership

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 Builders Breakfast:  Friday, April 7, 8:00 am - 9:00 am at IHOP, 4018 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047. Meet us at IHOP in Lilburn. Dr. Al Taylor, principal of Berkmar HS, will be telling us about the Construction Ready Boot Camp being held at the school this summer.No extra charge for this meeting. You may order and pay IHOP for food. Preregister so we know you are coming. 


Lilburn Woman's Club

 

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally 

The Lilburn Relay Rally in Lilburn Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. will be the best ever with your help. 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 at 1910 Public House event room. Come to Lilburn City Park and join in the fun! There will be food, games, music, prizes and more!

Berkmar High School

Berkmar High School’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Academy will host the school’s 2nd Annual Young Entrepreneur’s Shark Tank Scholarship Competition on Monday, 4/17/17, from 7:30am-11:00am in the school’s media center.  Students from two of the school’s entrepreneurship and marketing classes have been preparing for the past three months for this highly anticipated competition. 

Student entrepreneurs will be given 5 minutes to pitch their business plans to local business leaders with the hopes of convincing these community leaders that their proposal is worthy of investment. Participants are 2nd year students in either the Marketing Management or Business and Administration Career Pathways.  The stakes for this year’s Shark Tank event are higher due to an increased number in participants, community partner

 

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 April 25  for publishing around May 3.

 
Contents
Taste of Lilburn 
Archaeo Dig
Honoring Survivors
Vegetable Garden Class
Taste of Lilburn Update
Supplier Symposium
City Meetings
Easter Egg Hunt
Preservation Committee
Lilburn Arts Alliance Show
Lilburn Business Assoc.
April Library Events
Lilburn Lions Club
Relay Rally
Gwinnett Meetings
Enviro. & Heritage Center
 
 
Newsletter Sponsors


Mail & Package Center

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Matthews Cafeteria

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe

Izzy's New York Pizza


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

 
Picture Gallery
Taste of Lilburn 
by Janet Conant
 
 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          April 6,  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.)


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 by GARS 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.

Members of the Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee will be selling commemorative t-shirts with the Wynne-Russell House sketched by Kay Walton.


Cancer survivors please RSVP

The Lilburn Woman’s Club invites all cancer survivors to a complimentary reception at 5 pm on Friday, April 21 at the 1910 Public House private event room, 107 Main Street, Lilburn. At 6PM all Survivor's are invited to walk an honorary lap at the Rally in the Lilburn City Park. Survivors please RSVP to Sally Baker at sallysbaker20@gmail.com


Vegetable Gardening Class -Free

FREE Vegetable Gardening Class Date: Wed, April 19th, 2017 Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm dinner 7:00pm - 8:00pm class Where: Good Shepherd Presbyterian 1400 Killian Hill Road SW Lilburn 30047 Agent Timothy Daly from the UGA & Gwinnett County Extension offices will lead this class. Topics will include: - types of vegetables to grow in our area - how to care for them - how to produce a bountiful harvest The class is free, but you will need to register before noon, April 17th. And, if you want to come early, you can enjoy a free dinner too! Dinner is from 6pm-7pm. To register, send an email with the subject "Vegetable Gardening" to: rlau1955@gmail.com Please be sure to include the following: - your first & last name - phone number (just in case we need to reach you) - number of people - if you will or will not be having dinner If you have any questions, feel free to email: rlau1955@gmail.com


Taste of Lilburn Update

Ten eateries will be featured at the Taste of Lilburn on Saturday, April 22, 1:00-4:00 pm. Fair Oaks Band featuring the Nicks Brothers will once again amaze us with their endless repertoir of our favorites. Participating eateries are: 1910 Public House, Matthews CafeteriaTaqueria Los HermanosThe Barn Smokehouse and SeafoodIzzy’s NY PizzaTaste of Paradise (Jamaican), Tipsy Pig BBQHardee’sMarco’s Pizza and Berkmar Culinary Arts. Advance online ticket holders will be VIPS for the event and will be admitted to the event at 12:30 pm. Tickets will be sold at the event as long as food samples last. This is a fundraiser for the Wynne-Russell Historic Home. Ticket and more info on eateries at: www.lilburnevents.com.


Business News

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.


Lilburn Farmers Market Wants Vendors

The Lilburn Farmers Market is accepting applications for the 8th season of their seasonal market operating every Friday in June, July and August from 4pm to 8pm located at 1400 Killian Hill Road, Lilburn, GA. The market is a producer only market and is seeking vendors of food and food related items. Applications are also being accepted for food trucks. 

The Lilburn Farmers Market is a community event and is seeking local non-profits to feature each week in their 'Booth for a Cause'.  This booth is gives local organizations an opportunity to educate market attendees about their cause.

 Partnering with Wholesome Wave Georgia, the Lilburn Farmers Market will again be associated with the Georgia Fresh for Less program which doubles the EBT/SNAP benefits on eligible purchases at the market.

 The Lilburn Farmers Market has recently been awarded the 2017 AgSouth Farm Credit's 'Think Outside the Store' grant to help promote the market and to encourage our community to think 'farm fresh' when planning their meals.

 The Lilburn Farmers Market is sponsored by Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church to provide a venue for local farmers and producers to sell their products directly to the consumer. More information about the market can be found at www.lilburnfarmersmarket.org.

 

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
Council Meeting Notes

City Council Work Session Meeting

April 10, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM

A work session is held at 6:30 p.m. in the adjacent conference room, for council members to discuss business on the meeting agenda. The public is welcome at the work session.

More Details

City Council Regular Meeting

April 10, 2017, 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM @ Lilburn City Hall

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

More Details

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! 

It's time for the city's annual recycling event on April 22! Read on...

Go to this LINK to see what the City has on its event calendar for the rest of 2017.

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.

Lilburn Community Partnership Board  

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.


 

The Lilburn Arts Alliance announces our 2017 Spring Exhibit to be held on Saturday, April 15, from 10 am until 4 pm at Good Day Studio located at 79 Main Street, Suite A.

Make plans to participate in this year's show! We will be accepting 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional works. 

Submitted pieces will be juried for acceptance. Fee is $20 for up to 3 submitted pieces; 10% commission of artwork sales price will be assessed and paid to the Lilburn Arts Alliance. Artwork submissions are due Friday, April 7. Use our online form to submit your work:

Awards will be granted for: 

  • Best Spring Theme
  • Peoples’ Choice Award 

Artwork submissions are due on Friday April 7, 2017. 
Use our online form to submit your work: ONLINE FORM

To join or support the Alliance (use link below):

 Lilburn Arts Alliance Membership

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 Builders Breakfast:  Friday, April 7, 8:00 am - 9:00 am at IHOP, 4018 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047. Meet us at IHOP in Lilburn. Dr. Al Taylor, principal of Berkmar HS, will be telling us about the Construction Ready Boot Camp being held at the school this summer.No extra charge for this meeting. You may order and pay IHOP for food. Preregister so we know you are coming. 

Business Luncheon

The Lilburn Business Association meets at the Jade Dragon Restaurant, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.Register and PrePay now: Meeting fee includes buffet lunch, drink and tip ($10 - LBA members; $15 - nonmembers.) Brad Stevens of Entreholic will speak on "Digital Marketing Strategies."

 
 
April Lilburn Branch Library Programs 
 

Doggie Tales:   Read to a Trained Therapy Dog:  Ages: 5-10   Saturday, April 15 10:30a.m.

Toddler Time: Ages 1-3   Tuesdays April 11,18, and 25 10:30a.m.

Preschool Storytime Ages 3-5  Tuesdays, April 11, 18, 25 at 11:30a.m.

As the Page Turns: Lilburn Branch Book Discussion Group:  Discussing Delicious Foods by James Hannaham Thursday April 6 at 6:30p.m.

Children of the Rainbow, Storytime and Craft: All Ages:  Friday, April 7 at 10:30a.m.

Make and Take (Spring) Crafts, for ages 3-8 Wednesday April 8; from 10:30a.m.-11: 30a.m

Bilingual Storytime (Hindi/English) for ages 3-8 Saturday, April 12 at 6:00p.m.

Open Mic Night at Lilburn Branch Thursday April 13 at 6:00p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt in City of Lilburn Park, Saturday, April 15,  10:00 a.m.-12p.m.  

Music and Movement, for kids ages 3 and up Monday April 24 at 11:00a.m.

Family Storytime and Craft for ages 3-8 Saturday April 29, at 10:30a.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

 

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally 

The Lilburn Relay Rally in Lilburn Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. will be the best ever with your help. 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 at 1910 Public House event room. 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


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

Your Input Needed

There is still time to help influence the future of transportation in Gwinnett! To provide your feedback, fill out the survey at destination2040.metroquest.com by April 10.

The results of the Comprehensive Transportation Plan survey will help guide County officials' decisions on what roads, trails, and other transportation projects to take on through 2040. Get involved and help shape your future by taking the survey today!

 

Environmental & Heritage Center Events

Green Fest Sunday, April 30, 1pm – 6pm

Celebrate the planting season at McDaniel Farm! Join in planting corn and cotton on this family farm. Enjoy blacksmith demonstrations and examine tools of the past. Discover the engineers of dirt – earthworms and the importance of composting. Make an herb sachet and tour the McDaniel Family farm house. This event is fun for all ages.

Program fee: $8

EHC member free

Celebrating our Planet and a Healthy Life!

• Explore ways to become more responsible stewards of our planet
• Discover sustainable products
• Tour the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center
• Take a forest trek
• Assist with planting in the Heritage Garden
• View the multimedia Blue Planet film
• Make upcycled crafts

$8 program fee * EHC members free * 2 and under free

For pricing and registration, visit www.gwinnettEHC.org

Address: 
Environmental & Heritage Center
2020 Clean Water Dr
Buford, GA
30519
Map and Directions

 

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


Note from the Editor- Please excuse the repetition below; we are having issues with formatting.

 

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 Lilburn Arts Alliance announces our 2017 Spring Exhibit to be held on Saturday, April 15, from 10 am until 4 pm at Good Day Studio located at 79 Main Street, Suite A.

Make plans to participate in this year's show! We will be accepting 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional works. 

Submitted pieces will be juried for acceptance. Fee is $20 for up to 3 submitted pieces; 10% commission of artwork sales price will be assessed and paid to the Lilburn Arts Alliance. Artwork submissions are due Friday, April 7. Use our online form to submit your work:

Awards will be granted for: 

  • Best Spring Theme
  • Peoples’ Choice Award 

Artwork submissions are due on Friday April 7, 2017. 
Use our online form to submit your work: ONLINE FORM

To join or support the Alliance (use link below):

 Lilburn Arts Alliance Membership

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 Builders Breakfast:  Friday, April 7, 8:00 am - 9:00 am at IHOP, 4018 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047. Meet us at IHOP in Lilburn. Dr. Al Taylor, principal of Berkmar HS, will be telling us about the Construction Ready Boot Camp being held at the school this summer.No extra charge for this meeting. You may order and pay IHOP for food. Preregister so we know you are coming. 


Lilburn Woman's Club

 

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally 

The Lilburn Relay Rally in Lilburn Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. will be the best ever with your help. 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 at 1910 Public House event room. Come to Lilburn City Park and join in the fun! There will be food, games, music, prizes and more!

Berkmar High School

Berkmar High School’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Academy will host the school’s 2nd Annual Young Entrepreneur’s Shark Tank Scholarship Competition on Monday, 4/17/17, from 7:30am-11:00am in the school’s media center.  Students from two of the school’s entrepreneurship and marketing classes have been preparing for the past three months for this highly anticipated competition. 

Student entrepreneurs will be given 5 minutes to pitch their business plans to local business leaders with the hopes of convincing these community leaders that their proposal is worthy of investment. Participants are 2nd year students in either the Marketing Management or Business and Administration Career Pathways.  The stakes for this year’s Shark Tank event are higher due to an increased number in participants, community partner

 

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 April 25  for publishing around May 3.

 
Contents
Taste of Lilburn 
Archaeo Dig
Honoring Survivors
Vegetable Garden Class
Taste of Lilburn Update
Supplier Symposium
City Meetings
Easter Egg Hunt
Preservation Committee
Lilburn Arts Alliance Show
Lilburn Business Assoc.
April Library Events
Lilburn Lions Club
Relay Rally
Gwinnett Meetings
Enviro. & Heritage Center
 
 
Newsletter Sponsors


Mail & Package Center

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Matthews Cafeteria

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe

Izzy's New York Pizza


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

 
Picture Gallery
Taste of Lilburn 
by Janet Conant
 
 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Posted by: LCP AT 02:11 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, April 04 2017

 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          March 31,  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.)


Advance tickets for Taste of Lilburn, Saturday, April 22, 1:00-4:00 pm can now be purchased online. This event has sold out every year. Participating eateries are: 1910 Public House, Oyster Barn and Smokehouse, Matthews Cafeteria of Tucker, Taste of Paradise Jamaican, Taqueria Los Hermanos, Marco's Pizza, Tipsy Pig BBQ, Hardee's, Izzy’s Pizza, and Berkmar Culinary Arts. Advance online ticket holders will be VIPS for the event and will be admitted to the event at 12:30 pm. Tickets will be sold at the event as long as food samples last. This is a fundraiser for the Wynne-Russell Historic Home. Ticket and more info on eateries at: www.lilburnevents.com.


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 by GARS 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.

Members of the Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee will be selling commemorative t-shirts with the Wynne-Russell House sketched by Kay Walton.


Vegetable Gardening Class -Free

FREE Vegetable Gardening Class Date: Wed, April 19th, 2017 Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm dinner 7:00pm - 8:00pm class Where: Good Shepherd Presbyterian 1400 Killian Hill Road SW Lilburn 30047 Agent Timothy Daly from the UGA & Gwinnett County Extension offices will lead this class. Topics will include: - types of vegetables to grow in our area - how to care for them - how to produce a bountiful harvest The class is free, but you will need to register before noon, April 17th. And, if you want to come early, you can enjoy a free dinner too! Dinner is from 6pm-7pm. To register, send an email with the subject "Vegetable Gardening" to: rlau1955@gmail.com Please be sure to include the following: - your first & last name - phone number (just in case we need to reach you) - number of people - if you will or will not be having dinner If you have any questions, feel free to email: rlau1955@gmail.com


BAPS Mandir

Saturday, 5k Walk/Run April 15

Every year BAPS mandirs across America and Canada hosts Walkathon to raise awareness and help raise funds to various charities. The national Beneficiary is Natures conservancy and the Local Beneficiary is Lilburn Elementary school. It is one way that we at BAPS can give back to our local community. The STEM curriculum teachers at Lilburn elementary are planning on a wonderful project for kids and the donated monies would be going there.
Click HERE for more information.


Cancer survivors please RSVP

The Lilburn Woman’s Club invites all cancer survivors to a complimentary reception at 5 pm on Friday, April 21 at the 1910 Public House private event room, 107 Main Street, Lilburn. At 6PM all Survivor's are invited to walk an honorary lap at the Rally in the Lilburn City Park. Survivors please RSVP to Sally Baker at sallysbaker20@gmail.com


Business News

TAG-ed Summer Internship Program

Each June and July some of the County's best and brightest high school talent find themselves interning with companies OUTSIDE of Gwinnett! The time has come for your Gwinnett business to help us retain this talent. Join us on April 18th to learn about the Technology Association of Georgia Education Collaborative's (TAG-Ed) Summer Internship Program, mission, services, process and outcomes!

Join us on Tuesday, April 18 from 8:00 - 9:30 am in the Education Room of the Gwinnett Chamber located at 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, 30097. Hear about how the TAG-Ed Summer Internship Program makes the summer internship experience easy by:

  • Helping you define a valuable project for both your company and intern
  • Pre-screening candidates into a pool for you to interview
  • Coordinating all necessary documents and paperwork
  • Connecting intern-to-mentor and providing a student/mentor orientation

Free. Register HERE

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.

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

City Council Work Session Meeting

April 10, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM

A work session is held at 6:30 p.m. in the adjacent conference room, for council members to discuss business on the meeting agenda. The public is welcome at the work session.

More Details

City Council Regular Meeting

April 10, 2017, 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM @ Lilburn City Hall

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

More Details

Alcohol Review Board Meeting

April 20, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lilburn City Hall

The meeting will be held in the Work Session Room next to Council Chambers (2nd floor).

More Details

Get outside on the Greenway

Bicycle rentals are available beginning April 1. Read on...

Signage added to roundabouts

In response to resident feedback, pavement markings were added to the Main Street roundabouts. Read on...

Upcoming events: 

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! 

It's time for the city's annual recycling event on April 22! Read on...

SJN/St. Mary's Independent Living (SMILE) 5K Race April 29, 2017, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ City ParkThe SMILE 5K Race returns to Lilburn City Park!More Details

Go to this LINK to see what the City has on its event calendar for the rest of 2017.

 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


 Lilburn Community Partnership News


Wynne-Russell Needs a New Roof!

The historic home's cedar shake roof recently showed its age by springing a leak in the upstairs portion of the house. Of course the options available included metal, shingles and cedar shakes. As the WR Historic Preservation Committee looked at options, they researched pictures of the home prior to the 1977 renovation - pictures all showed wooden shingles. So in order to be as historically accurate regarding the home's construction materials over time, they asked the City to consider the most expensive option - replacement with high grade cedar shakes.

The City agreed to shoulder most of the cost, but asked the Lilburn Community Partnership to contribute $5,000. Happily the LCP and the WR Preservation Committee agreed that they would help with costs. The April Taste of Lilburn proceeds will all go toward the cost of the cedar shake replacement roof.

More than ever, we encourage the community to help us build up a maintenance fund for the house as we show our appreciation for this community treasure. Come out to Taste of Lilburn, stop by this summer for a tour and make a donation, consider renting the home for a family gathering or unique venue for a business meeting. If you have never been inside the structure, you will be amazed at how much of the 1826 workmanship is visible despite the modern updates. Go to www.wynne-russell.com for more info.

Paranormal Workshop and May 6 Tour 

The Paranormal Workshop for April 22 has sold out.  However, you can join local author Shannon Bradley Byers and David Byers of Timeless Paranormal at the historic Wynne Russell House at 4684 Wynne Russell Drive on May 6th at 10 am for the kickoff of the 2017 monthly open house/historical tour!! At 10am you will start the tour and history talk with Shannon, at 11(ish) you will get to see David demonstrate the equipment and methods they use to conduct paranormal investigations and for the first time, you will have an opportunity to hear about Shannon's new book "How NOT to be a Ghost Hunter". She will be signing copies for anyone that wishes to purchase one ($10). The tour is free to the public although donations to the Wynne Russell Preservation fund are always welcome. Stop by to hear the family friendly ghost tales and learn the history of the Wynne family and their ties to other prominent Gwinnett county and Atlanta families!! (Please note, this tour starts promptly at 10 am)

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.

  

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.


 

The Lilburn Arts Alliance announces our 2017 Spring Exhibit to be held on Saturday, April 15, from 10 am until 4 pm at Good Day Studio located at 79 Main Street, Suite A.

Make plans to participate in this year's show! We will be accepting 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional works. 

Submitted pieces will be juried for acceptance. Fee is $20 for up to 3 submitted pieces; 10% commission of artwork sales price will be assessed and paid to the Lilburn Arts Alliance. Artwork submissions are due Friday, April 7. Use our online form to submit your work:

Awards will be granted for: 

  • Best Spring Theme
  • Peoples’ Choice Award 

Artwork submissions are due on Friday April 7, 2017. 
Use our online form to submit your work: ONLINE FORM

To join or support the Alliance (use link below):

 Lilburn Arts Alliance Membership

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 Builders Breakfast:  Friday, April 7, 8:00 am - 9:00 am at IHOP, 4018 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047. Meet us at IHOP in Lilburn. Dr. Al Taylor, principal of Berkmar HS, will be telling us about the Construction Ready Boot Camp being held at the school this summer.No extra charge for this meeting. You may order and pay IHOP for food. Preregister so we know you are coming. 

Business Luncheon

The Lilburn Business Association meets at the Jade Dragon Restaurant, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.Register and PrePay now: Meeting fee includes buffet lunch, drink and tip ($10 - LBA members; $15 - nonmembers.) Brad Stevens of Entreholic will speak on "Digital Marketing Strategies."


 
 
 
April Lilburn Branch Library Programs 
 

Doggie Tales:   Read to a Trained Therapy Dog:  Ages: 5-10   Saturdays, April 1, 15 10:30a.m.

Toddler Time: Ages 1-3   Tuesdays April 4,11,18, and 25 10:30a.m.

Preschool Storytime Ages 3-5  Tuesdays, April 4,11,18, 25 at 11:30a.m.

DIY Colored Sand Art: Create a unique sand sculpture in a jar for Teens:   Tues.  April 4 at 3:30p.m.

The Art of STEAM: for ages 3 & up  Wednesday April 5 at 10:30a.m. 

(Drop in LEGO Play@ your Library!) For Ages 4-10 Wednesday April 5; stop by 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

DIY Frozen Yogurt Treats: for Teens:  Make a sweet concoction with yummy toppings! : Thursday April 6 at 3:30p.m.

As the Page Turns: Lilburn Branch Book Discussion Group:  Discussing Delicious Foods by James Hannaham Thursday April 6 at 6:30p.m.

Children of the Rainbow, Storytime and Craft: All Ages:  Friday, April 7 at 10:30a.m.

Make and Take (Spring) Crafts, for ages 3-8 Wednesday April 8; from 10:30a.m.-11: 30a.m

Bilingual Storytime (Hindi/English) for ages 3-8 Saturday, April 12 at 6:00p.m.

Open Mic Night at Lilburn Branch Thursday April 13 at 6:00p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt in City of Lilburn Park, Saturday, April 15,  10:00 a.m.-12p.m.  

Music and Movement, for kids ages 3 and up Monday April 24 at 11:00a.m.

Family Storytime and Craft for ages 3-8 Saturday April 29, at 10:30a.m.   

Lilbrary offers new online reading program

Gwinnett County Public Library now offers customers access to Beanstack, a customized online portal designed to engage families with young readers and to facilitate the library’s summer reading program.

Beanstack starts with sending parents a weekly recommendation of a book and event at your local library, matched to each child’s interests. Parents are also provided tools for building literacy, including learning tracks that are like step-by-step guides through subjects like “A Guide to Reading Readiness,” “Ninjas,” and “Surviving Family Car Trips.” As families log their reading and complete literacy activities, they earn badges that encourage them to visit their local branch.

Customers can create Beanstack accounts, get emailed recommendations, log their reading, and register children for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Beginning May 5, customers will be able to register for the Summer Reading Program, earn incentives for book clubs, and more.

“It’s easy and fun to keep track of reading online using Beanstack,” says Youth Services Manager Amy Billings. “We hope that the excitement of earning badges and prizes along the way will help motivate children and teens to track their reading on their computer or mobile device, explore our digital resources, and encourage visits to library branches for books, services, programs and more.”

To sign up and learn more about Beanstack, visit gwinnettpl.beanstack.org

New program offers high-tech coursework design

Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL) will soon launch Treehouse, an online tool that brings technology education to people in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world.

Treehouse offers over 1000 videos created by expert teachers on web design, coding, business, and more.

Once enrolled, students can learn how to build a website or mobile app, code, or how to get a business off on the right foot with coursework that includes corporate structure, marketing, and finance.

Students can practice what they’ve learned through quizzes and interactive Code Challenges and earn badges as they journey through an extensive library of courses. Treehouse seats are limited. Library card holders can apply at gwinnettpl.org/treehouse.


Lilburn Lions Club
 

We are so thankful for all of your efforts this year to make the Lilburn Lions Club Food Drive a Success. Our goal was 1500 lbs of food and we not only hit it but surpassed it by over 200 lbs!

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

 

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally 

The Lilburn Relay Rally in Lilburn Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. will be the best ever with your help. 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 at 1910 Public House event room. 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

Garden Focus on Knight Elementary

The Lilburn Woman’s Club is delighted to announce the participation of the Knight Elementary School Teaching Garden in our 4th annual “Behind the Garden Gate” tour of Lilburn area gardens on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Click HERE for an article about the garden, how it came into existence and how it is used in coordination with school curriculum along with ticket information for the event.   Click HERE for photos of each of the areas of the garden with an explanation on each.

Thank you for your support of The Lilburn Woman’s Club.


Spring Break Safety 

(Submitted by Margot Ashley, President, SafetySmart Lilburn)

As Spring Break in Gwinnett County approaches (starting this Friday), SafetySmart Lilburn would like to encourage all families to discuss the following event with children who will have extra time on their hands.

A resident in Lilburn reported seeing children/youth with hammers knocking on telephone/internet units, gas meters and other utility units at various homes in the subdivision. Not only does this disrupt gas, phone and internet service to the home where the event happens but it is inconvenient and costly for the homeowner. The homeowner is responsible for the costs of repair as well as having to be present for the repairman. Finally, and most significant, damaging gas meters can result in gas leaks which can cause major hazards to the youths destroying the property, as well as setting up conditions for fires or explosions which can damage multiple homes in the area.

Please encourage your children to find entertainment that is responsible and productive, will benefit the neighborhood and community, or increase their knowledge about a new interest. We are hoping to build the safest community in Georgia with the help of all residents of Lilburn.

For more information about SafetySmart Lilburn, visit our website or Facebook Page, or send an email to info@safetysmartlilburn.org.  


News from our Schools

Parkview Christian Academy

Spring into Art Winner

Congratulations to Elisha Boutwell, a 4th grader from Parkview Christian Academy, who took First Place Overall in the Spring into Art elementary school competition presented by the GFWC Lilburn Woman's Club Arts Program as part of their annual support of Youth Art Month.  Local artists from the Lilburn Arts Alliance judged over 100 entries from eight local elementary schools. Elisha will have his work professionally framed and presented on stage at Lilburn Daze Arts & Crafts Festival this October.  More photos of this fun event on the GFWC Lilburn Woman's Club and Spring into Art Facebook pages.

Berkmar High School

Berkmar High School’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Academy will host the school’s 2nd Annual Young Entrepreneur’s Shark Tank Scholarship Competition on Monday, 4/17/17, from 7:30am-11:00am in the school’s media center.  Students from two of the school’s entrepreneurship and marketing classes have been preparing for the past three months for this highly anticipated competition. 

Student entrepreneurs will be given 5 minutes to pitch their business plans to local business leaders with the hopes of convincing these community leaders that their proposal is worthy of investment. Participants are 2nd year students in either the Marketing Management or Business and Administration Career Pathways.  The stakes for this year’s Shark Tank event are higher due to an increased number in participants, community partnerships, and sponsorships.

Due to the generous sponsorship of community businesses and organizations like Christopher Solorzano of American Family Insurance and the Lilburn Business Association, the winning team will receive a scholarship totaling up to $500.00.  The scholarship will be used to help students launch their proposed businesses or towards their college expenses. 

In addition to the scholarship, Berkmar students also benefit by gaining valuable business advice, insight, and potential mentorships from the community partnerships the school shares with organizations like the City of Lilburn and Lilburn Community Partnership.  The competition, through its school and community partnerships, helps better prepare students seeking to someday start their own business or prepare them for careers in marketing and business.

Parkview High School

Scholastic National Medalist

Cassidy Moncrief is a national medalist for the Scholastic Art & Writing awards! She is one of only 12 students from all 50 states to receive this honor.   The best 10 pieces from each state were adjudicated and she was one of only 12 chosen from the entire country.  The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.  

Please congratulate her, this is a huge honor.  She will be recognized on June 8th at Carnegie Hall, New York City.


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

Your Input Needed

There is still time to help influence the future of transportation in Gwinnett! To provide your feedback, fill out the survey at destination2040.metroquest.com by April 10.

The results of the Comprehensive Transportation Plan survey will help guide County officials' decisions on what roads, trails, and other transportation projects to take on through 2040. Get involved and help shape your future by taking the survey today!

 

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.

Environmental & Heritage Center Events

Green Fest Sunday, April 30, 1pm – 6pm

Celebrate the planting season at McDaniel Farm! Join in planting corn and cotton on this family farm. Enjoy blacksmith demonstrations and examine tools of the past. Discover the engineers of dirt – earthworms and the importance of composting. Make an herb sachet and tour the McDaniel Family farm house. This event is fun for all ages.

Program fee: $8

EHC member free

Celebrating our Planet and a Healthy Life!

• Explore ways to become more responsible stewards of our planet
• Discover sustainable products
• Tour the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center
• Take a forest trek
• Assist with planting in the Heritage Garden
• View the multimedia Blue Planet film
• Make upcycled crafts

$8 program fee * EHC members free * 2 and under free

For pricing and registration, visit www.gwinnettEHC.org

Address: 
Environmental & Heritage Center
2020 Clean Water Dr
Buford, GA
30519
Map and Directions

 

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 April 25  for publishing around May 3.

 
Contents
Taste of Lilburn Tickets
Archaeo Dig
Vegetable Garden Class
Honoring Survivors
Tag-ed Intern Program
Event Info for Sponsors
Supplier Symposium
City Meetings
Bicycle Rentals
Easter Egg Hunt
Wynne-Russell Roof
Paranormal Workshop
Preservation Committee
Lilburn Arts Alliance Show
Taste of Lilburn
WR Preservation Com.
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Lilburn Business Assoc.
April Library Events
Online Reading Program
Treehouse Tech Ed
Lilburn Lions Club
Relay Rally
Knight Elementary Garden
SafetySmart 
Parkview Christian Academy
Berkmar Shark Tank
Parkview HS Medalist
Destination 2040
Senior Homestead 
Enviro. & Heritage Center
 
 
 
 
 
 
Newsletter Sponsors


Mail & Package Center

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Matthews Cafeteria

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe

Izzy's New York Pizza

Marco's Pizza 

Hardee's


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 31,  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.)


Advance tickets for Taste of Lilburn, Saturday, April 22, 1:00-4:00 pm can now be purchased online. This event has sold out every year. Participating eateries are: 1910 Public House, Oyster Barn and Smokehouse, Matthews Cafeteria of Tucker, Taste of Paradise Jamaican, Taqueria Los Hermanos, Marco's Pizza, Tipsy Pig BBQ, Hardee's, Izzy’s Pizza, and Berkmar Culinary Arts. Advance online ticket holders will be VIPS for the event and will be admitted to the event at 12:30 pm. Tickets will be sold at the event as long as food samples last. This is a fundraiser for the Wynne-Russell Historic Home. Ticket and more info on eateries at: www.lilburnevents.com.


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 by GARS 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.

Members of the Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee will be selling commemorative t-shirts with the Wynne-Russell House sketched by Kay Walton.


Vegetable Gardening Class -Free

FREE Vegetable Gardening Class Date: Wed, April 19th, 2017 Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm dinner 7:00pm - 8:00pm class Where: Good Shepherd Presbyterian 1400 Killian Hill Road SW Lilburn 30047 Agent Timothy Daly from the UGA & Gwinnett County Extension offices will lead this class. Topics will include: - types of vegetables to grow in our area - how to care for them - how to produce a bountiful harvest The class is free, but you will need to register before noon, April 17th. And, if you want to come early, you can enjoy a free dinner too! Dinner is from 6pm-7pm. To register, send an email with the subject "Vegetable Gardening" to: rlau1955@gmail.com Please be sure to include the following: - your first & last name - phone number (just in case we need to reach you) - number of people - if you will or will not be having dinner If you have any questions, feel free to email: rlau1955@gmail.com


BAPS Mandir

Saturday, 5k Walk/Run April 15

Every year BAPS mandirs across America and Canada hosts Walkathon to raise awareness and help raise funds to various charities. The national Beneficiary is Natures conservancy and the Local Beneficiary is Lilburn Elementary school. It is one way that we at BAPS can give back to our local community. The STEM curriculum teachers at Lilburn elementary are planning on a wonderful project for kids and the donated monies would be going there.
Click HERE for more information.


Cancer survivors please RSVP

The Lilburn Woman’s Club invites all cancer survivors to a complimentary reception at 5 pm on Friday, April 21 at the 1910 Public House private event room, 107 Main Street, Lilburn. At 6PM all Survivor's are invited to walk an honorary lap at the Rally in the Lilburn City Park. Survivors please RSVP to Sally Baker at sallysbaker20@gmail.com


Business News

TAG-ed Summer Internship Program

Each June and July some of the County's best and brightest high school talent find themselves interning with companies OUTSIDE of Gwinnett! The time has come for your Gwinnett business to help us retain this talent. Join us on April 18th to learn about the Technology Association of Georgia Education Collaborative's (TAG-Ed) Summer Internship Program, mission, services, process and outcomes!

Join us on Tuesday, April 18 from 8:00 - 9:30 am in the Education Room of the Gwinnett Chamber located at 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, 30097. Hear about how the TAG-Ed Summer Internship Program makes the summer internship experience easy by:

  • Helping you define a valuable project for both your company and intern
  • Pre-screening candidates into a pool for you to interview
  • Coordinating all necessary documents and paperwork
  • Connecting intern-to-mentor and providing a student/mentor orientation

Free. Register HERE

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.

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

City Council Work Session Meeting

April 10, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM

A work session is held at 6:30 p.m. in the adjacent conference room, for council members to discuss business on the meeting agenda. The public is welcome at the work session.

More Details

City Council Regular Meeting

April 10, 2017, 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM @ Lilburn City Hall

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

More Details

Alcohol Review Board Meeting

April 20, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lilburn City Hall

The meeting will be held in the Work Session Room next to Council Chambers (2nd floor).

More Details

Get outside on the Greenway

Bicycle rentals are available beginning April 1. Read on...

Signage added to roundabouts

In response to resident feedback, pavement markings were added to the Main Street roundabouts. Read on...

Upcoming events: 

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! 

It's time for the city's annual recycling event on April 22! Read on...

SJN/St. Mary's Independent Living (SMILE) 5K Race April 29, 2017, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ City ParkThe SMILE 5K Race returns to Lilburn City Park!More Details

Go to this LINK to see what the City has on its event calendar for the rest of 2017.

 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


 Lilburn Community Partnership News


Wynne-Russell Needs a New Roof!

The historic home's cedar shake roof recently showed its age by springing a leak in the upstairs portion of the house. Of course the options available included metal, shingles and cedar shakes. As the WR Historic Preservation Committee looked at options, they researched pictures of the home prior to the 1977 renovation - pictures all showed wooden shingles. So in order to be as historically accurate regarding the home's construction materials over time, they asked the City to consider the most expensive option - replacement with high grade cedar shakes.

The City agreed to shoulder most of the cost, but asked the Lilburn Community Partnership to contribute $5,000. Happily the LCP and the WR Preservation Committee agreed that they would help with costs. The April Taste of Lilburn proceeds will all go toward the cost of the cedar shake replacement roof.

More than ever, we encourage the community to help us build up a maintenance fund for the house as we show our appreciation for this community treasure. Come out to Taste of Lilburn, stop by this summer for a tour and make a donation, consider renting the home for a family gathering or unique venue for a business meeting. If you have never been inside the structure, you will be amazed at how much of the 1826 workmanship is visible despite the modern updates. Go to www.wynne-russell.com for more info.

Paranormal Workshop and May 6 Tour 

The Paranormal Workshop for April 22 has sold out.  However, you can join local author Shannon Bradley Byers and David Byers of Timeless Paranormal at the historic Wynne Russell House at 4684 Wynne Russell Drive on May 6th at 10 am for the kickoff of the 2017 monthly open house/historical tour!! At 10am you will start the tour and history talk with Shannon, at 11(ish) you will get to see David demonstrate the equipment and methods they use to conduct paranormal investigations and for the first time, you will have an opportunity to hear about Shannon's new book "How NOT to be a Ghost Hunter". She will be signing copies for anyone that wishes to purchase one ($10). The tour is free to the public although donations to the Wynne Russell Preservation fund are always welcome. Stop by to hear the family friendly ghost tales and learn the history of the Wynne family and their ties to other prominent Gwinnett county and Atlanta families!! (Please note, this tour starts promptly at 10 am)

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.

  

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.


 

The Lilburn Arts Alliance announces our 2017 Spring Exhibit to be held on Saturday, April 15, from 10 am until 4 pm at Good Day Studio located at 79 Main Street, Suite A.

Make plans to participate in this year's show! We will be accepting 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional works. 

Submitted pieces will be juried for acceptance. Fee is $20 for up to 3 submitted pieces; 10% commission of artwork sales price will be assessed and paid to the Lilburn Arts Alliance. Artwork submissions are due Friday, April 7. Use our online form to submit your work:

Awards will be granted for: 

  • Best Spring Theme
  • Peoples’ Choice Award 

Artwork submissions are due on Friday April 7, 2017. 
Use our online form to submit your work: ONLINE FORM

To join or support the Alliance (use link below):

 Lilburn Arts Alliance Membership

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 Builders Breakfast:  Friday, April 7, 8:00 am - 9:00 am at IHOP, 4018 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047. Meet us at IHOP in Lilburn. Dr. Al Taylor, principal of Berkmar HS, will be telling us about the Construction Ready Boot Camp being held at the school this summer.No extra charge for this meeting. You may order and pay IHOP for food. Preregister so we know you are coming. 

Business Luncheon

The Lilburn Business Association meets at the Jade Dragon Restaurant, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.Register and PrePay now: Meeting fee includes buffet lunch, drink and tip ($10 - LBA members; $15 - nonmembers.) Brad Stevens of Entreholic will speak on "Digital Marketing Strategies."


 
 
 
April Lilburn Branch Library Programs 
 

Doggie Tales:   Read to a Trained Therapy Dog:  Ages: 5-10   Saturdays, April 1, 15 10:30a.m.

Toddler Time: Ages 1-3   Tuesdays April 4,11,18, and 25 10:30a.m.

Preschool Storytime Ages 3-5  Tuesdays, April 4,11,18, 25 at 11:30a.m.

DIY Colored Sand Art: Create a unique sand sculpture in a jar for Teens:   Tues.  April 4 at 3:30p.m.

The Art of STEAM: for ages 3 & up  Wednesday April 5 at 10:30a.m. 

(Drop in LEGO Play@ your Library!) For Ages 4-10 Wednesday April 5; stop by 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

DIY Frozen Yogurt Treats: for Teens:  Make a sweet concoction with yummy toppings! : Thursday April 6 at 3:30p.m.

As the Page Turns: Lilburn Branch Book Discussion Group:  Discussing Delicious Foods by James Hannaham Thursday April 6 at 6:30p.m.

Children of the Rainbow, Storytime and Craft: All Ages:  Friday, April 7 at 10:30a.m.

Make and Take (Spring) Crafts, for ages 3-8 Wednesday April 8; from 10:30a.m.-11: 30a.m

Bilingual Storytime (Hindi/English) for ages 3-8 Saturday, April 12 at 6:00p.m.

Open Mic Night at Lilburn Branch Thursday April 13 at 6:00p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt in City of Lilburn Park, Saturday, April 15,  10:00 a.m.-12p.m.  

Music and Movement, for kids ages 3 and up Monday April 24 at 11:00a.m.

Family Storytime and Craft for ages 3-8 Saturday April 29, at 10:30a.m.   

Lilbrary offers new online reading program

Gwinnett County Public Library now offers customers access to Beanstack, a customized online portal designed to engage families with young readers and to facilitate the library’s summer reading program.

Beanstack starts with sending parents a weekly recommendation of a book and event at your local library, matched to each child’s interests. Parents are also provided tools for building literacy, including learning tracks that are like step-by-step guides through subjects like “A Guide to Reading Readiness,” “Ninjas,” and “Surviving Family Car Trips.” As families log their reading and complete literacy activities, they earn badges that encourage them to visit their local branch.

Customers can create Beanstack accounts, get emailed recommendations, log their reading, and register children for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Beginning May 5, customers will be able to register for the Summer Reading Program, earn incentives for book clubs, and more.

“It’s easy and fun to keep track of reading online using Beanstack,” says Youth Services Manager Amy Billings. “We hope that the excitement of earning badges and prizes along the way will help motivate children and teens to track their reading on their computer or mobile device, explore our digital resources, and encourage visits to library branches for books, services, programs and more.”

To sign up and learn more about Beanstack, visit gwinnettpl.beanstack.org

New program offers high-tech coursework design

Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL) will soon launch Treehouse, an online tool that brings technology education to people in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world.

Treehouse offers over 1000 videos created by expert teachers on web design, coding, business, and more.

Once enrolled, students can learn how to build a website or mobile app, code, or how to get a business off on the right foot with coursework that includes corporate structure, marketing, and finance.

Students can practice what they’ve learned through quizzes and interactive Code Challenges and earn badges as they journey through an extensive library of courses. Treehouse seats are limited. Library card holders can apply at gwinnettpl.org/treehouse.


Lilburn Lions Club
 

We are so thankful for all of your efforts this year to make the Lilburn Lions Club Food Drive a Success. Our goal was 1500 lbs of food and we not only hit it but surpassed it by over 200 lbs!

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

 

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally 

The Lilburn Relay Rally in Lilburn Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. will be the best ever with your help. 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 at 1910 Public House event room. 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

Garden Focus on Knight Elementary

The Lilburn Woman’s Club is delighted to announce the participation of the Knight Elementary School Teaching Garden in our 4th annual “Behind the Garden Gate” tour of Lilburn area gardens on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Click HERE for an article about the garden, how it came into existence and how it is used in coordination with school curriculum along with ticket information for the event.   Click HERE for photos of each of the areas of the garden with an explanation on each.

Thank you for your support of The Lilburn Woman’s Club.


Spring Break Safety 

(Submitted by Margot Ashley, President, SafetySmart Lilburn)

As Spring Break in Gwinnett County approaches (starting this Friday), SafetySmart Lilburn would like to encourage all families to discuss the following event with children who will have extra time on their hands.

A resident in Lilburn reported seeing children/youth with hammers knocking on telephone/internet units, gas meters and other utility units at various homes in the subdivision. Not only does this disrupt gas, phone and internet service to the home where the event happens but it is inconvenient and costly for the homeowner. The homeowner is responsible for the costs of repair as well as having to be present for the repairman. Finally, and most significant, damaging gas meters can result in gas leaks which can cause major hazards to the youths destroying the property, as well as setting up conditions for fires or explosions which can damage multiple homes in the area.

Please encourage your children to find entertainment that is responsible and productive, will benefit the neighborhood and community, or increase their knowledge about a new interest. We are hoping to build the safest community in Georgia with the help of all residents of Lilburn.

For more information about SafetySmart Lilburn, visit our website or Facebook Page, or send an email to info@safetysmartlilburn.org.  


News from our Schools

Parkview Christian Academy

Spring into Art Winner

Congratulations to Elisha Boutwell, a 4th grader from Parkview Christian Academy, who took First Place Overall in the Spring into Art elementary school competition presented by the GFWC Lilburn Woman's Club Arts Program as part of their annual support of Youth Art Month.  Local artists from the Lilburn Arts Alliance judged over 100 entries from eight local elementary schools. Elisha will have his work professionally framed and presented on stage at Lilburn Daze Arts & Crafts Festival this October.  More photos of this fun event on the GFWC Lilburn Woman's Club and Spring into Art Facebook pages.

Berkmar High School

Berkmar High School’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Academy will host the school’s 2nd Annual Young Entrepreneur’s Shark Tank Scholarship Competition on Monday, 4/17/17, from 7:30am-11:00am in the school’s media center.  Students from two of the school’s entrepreneurship and marketing classes have been preparing for the past three months for this highly anticipated competition. 

Student entrepreneurs will be given 5 minutes to pitch their business plans to local business leaders with the hopes of convincing these community leaders that their proposal is worthy of investment. Participants are 2nd year students in either the Marketing Management or Business and Administration Career Pathways.  The stakes for this year’s Shark Tank event are higher due to an increased number in participants, community partnerships, and sponsorships.

Due to the generous sponsorship of community businesses and organizations like Christopher Solorzano of American Family Insurance and the Lilburn Business Association, the winning team will receive a scholarship totaling up to $500.00.  The scholarship will be used to help students launch their proposed businesses or towards their college expenses. 

In addition to the scholarship, Berkmar students also benefit by gaining valuable business advice, insight, and potential mentorships from the community partnerships the school shares with organizations like the City of Lilburn and Lilburn Community Partnership.  The competition, through its school and community partnerships, helps better prepare students seeking to someday start their own business or prepare them for careers in marketing and business.

Parkview High School

Scholastic National Medalist

Cassidy Moncrief is a national medalist for the Scholastic Art & Writing awards! She is one of only 12 students from all 50 states to receive this honor.   The best 10 pieces from each state were adjudicated and she was one of only 12 chosen from the entire country.  The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.  

Please congratulate her, this is a huge honor.  She will be recognized on June 8th at Carnegie Hall, New York City.


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

Your Input Needed

There is still time to help influence the future of transportation in Gwinnett! To provide your feedback, fill out the survey at destination2040.metroquest.com by April 10.

The results of the Comprehensive Transportation Plan survey will help guide County officials' decisions on what roads, trails, and other transportation projects to take on through 2040. Get involved and help shape your future by taking the survey today!

 

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.

Environmental & Heritage Center Events

Green Fest Sunday, April 30, 1pm – 6pm

Celebrate the planting season at McDaniel Farm! Join in planting corn and cotton on this family farm. Enjoy blacksmith demonstrations and examine tools of the past. Discover the engineers of dirt – earthworms and the importance of composting. Make an herb sachet and tour the McDaniel Family farm house. This event is fun for all ages.

Program fee: $8

EHC member free

Celebrating our Planet and a Healthy Life!

• Explore ways to become more responsible stewards of our planet
• Discover sustainable products
• Tour the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center
• Take a forest trek
• Assist with planting in the Heritage Garden
• View the multimedia Blue Planet film
• Make upcycled crafts

$8 program fee * EHC members free * 2 and under free

For pricing and registration, visit www.gwinnettEHC.org

Address: 
Environmental & Heritage Center
2020 Clean Water Dr
Buford, GA
30519
Map and Directions

 

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 April 25  for publishing around May 3.

 
Contents
Taste of Lilburn Tickets
Archaeo Dig
Vegetable Garden Class
Honoring Survivors
Tag-ed Intern Program
Event Info for Sponsors
Supplier Symposium
City Meetings
Bicycle Rentals
Easter Egg Hunt
Wynne-Russell Roof
Paranormal Workshop
Preservation Committee
Lilburn Arts Alliance Show
Taste of Lilburn
WR Preservation Com.
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Lilburn Business Assoc.
April Library Events
Online Reading Program
Treehouse Tech Ed
Lilburn Lions Club
Relay Rally
Knight Elementary Garden
SafetySmart 
Parkview Christian Academy
Berkmar Shark Tank
Parkview HS Medalist
Destination 2040
Senior Homestead 
Enviro. & Heritage Center
 
 
 
 
 
 
Newsletter Sponsors


Mail & Package Center

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Matthews Cafeteria

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe

Izzy's New York Pizza

Marco's Pizza 

Hardee's


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 31,  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.)


Advance tickets for Taste of Lilburn, Saturday, April 22, 1:00-4:00 pm can now be purchased online. This event has sold out every year. Participating eateries are: 1910 Public House, Oyster Barn and Smokehouse, Matthews Cafeteria of Tucker, Taste of Paradise Jamaican, Taqueria Los Hermanos, Marco's Pizza, Tipsy Pig BBQ, Hardee's, Izzy’s Pizza, and Berkmar Culinary Arts. Advance online ticket holders will be VIPS for the event and will be admitted to the event at 12:30 pm. Tickets will be sold at the event as long as food samples last. This is a fundraiser for the Wynne-Russell Historic Home. Ticket and more info on eateries at: www.lilburnevents.com.


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 by GARS 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.

Members of the Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee will be selling commemorative t-shirts with the Wynne-Russell House sketched by Kay Walton.


Vegetable Gardening Class -Free

FREE Vegetable Gardening Class Date: Wed, April 19th, 2017 Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm dinner 7:00pm - 8:00pm class Where: Good Shepherd Presbyterian 1400 Killian Hill Road SW Lilburn 30047 Agent Timothy Daly from the UGA & Gwinnett County Extension offices will lead this class. Topics will include: - types of vegetables to grow in our area - how to care for them - how to produce a bountiful harvest The class is free, but you will need to register before noon, April 17th. And, if you want to come early, you can enjoy a free dinner too! Dinner is from 6pm-7pm. To register, send an email with the subject "Vegetable Gardening" to: rlau1955@gmail.com Please be sure to include the following: - your first & last name - phone number (just in case we need to reach you) - number of people - if you will or will not be having dinner If you have any questions, feel free to email: rlau1955@gmail.com


BAPS Mandir

Saturday, 5k Walk/Run April 15

Every year BAPS mandirs across America and Canada hosts Walkathon to raise awareness and help raise funds to various charities. The national Beneficiary is Natures conservancy and the Local Beneficiary is Lilburn Elementary school. It is one way that we at BAPS can give back to our local community. The STEM curriculum teachers at Lilburn elementary are planning on a wonderful project for kids and the donated monies would be going there.
Click HERE for more information.


Cancer survivors please RSVP

The Lilburn Woman’s Club invites all cancer survivors to a complimentary reception at 5 pm on Friday, April 21 at the 1910 Public House private event room, 107 Main Street, Lilburn. At 6PM all Survivor's are invited to walk an honorary lap at the Rally in the Lilburn City Park. Survivors please RSVP to Sally Baker at sallysbaker20@gmail.com


Business News

TAG-ed Summer Internship Program

Each June and July some of the County's best and brightest high school talent find themselves interning with companies OUTSIDE of Gwinnett! The time has come for your Gwinnett business to help us retain this talent. Join us on April 18th to learn about the Technology Association of Georgia Education Collaborative's (TAG-Ed) Summer Internship Program, mission, services, process and outcomes!

Join us on Tuesday, April 18 from 8:00 - 9:30 am in the Education Room of the Gwinnett Chamber located at 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, 30097. Hear about how the TAG-Ed Summer Internship Program makes the summer internship experience easy by:

  • Helping you define a valuable project for both your company and intern
  • Pre-screening candidates into a pool for you to interview
  • Coordinating all necessary documents and paperwork
  • Connecting intern-to-mentor and providing a student/mentor orientation

Free. Register HERE

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.

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

City Council Work Session Meeting

April 10, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM

A work session is held at 6:30 p.m. in the adjacent conference room, for council members to discuss business on the meeting agenda. The public is welcome at the work session.

More Details

City Council Regular Meeting

April 10, 2017, 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM @ Lilburn City Hall

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

More Details

Alcohol Review Board Meeting

April 20, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lilburn City Hall

The meeting will be held in the Work Session Room next to Council Chambers (2nd floor).

More Details

Get outside on the Greenway

Bicycle rentals are available beginning April 1. Read on...

Signage added to roundabouts

In response to resident feedback, pavement markings were added to the Main Street roundabouts. Read on...

Upcoming events: 

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! 

It's time for the city's annual recycling event on April 22! Read on...

SJN/St. Mary's Independent Living (SMILE) 5K Race April 29, 2017, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ City ParkThe SMILE 5K Race returns to Lilburn City Park!More Details

Go to this LINK to see what the City has on its event calendar for the rest of 2017.

 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


 Lilburn Community Partnership News


Wynne-Russell Needs a New Roof!

The historic home's cedar shake roof recently showed its age by springing a leak in the upstairs portion of the house. Of course the options available included metal, shingles and cedar shakes. As the WR Historic Preservation Committee looked at options, they researched pictures of the home prior to the 1977 renovation - pictures all showed wooden shingles. So in order to be as historically accurate regarding the home's construction materials over time, they asked the City to consider the most expensive option - replacement with high grade cedar shakes.

The City agreed to shoulder most of the cost, but asked the Lilburn Community Partnership to contribute $5,000. Happily the LCP and the WR Preservation Committee agreed that they would help with costs. The April Taste of Lilburn proceeds will all go toward the cost of the cedar shake replacement roof.

More than ever, we encourage the community to help us build up a maintenance fund for the house as we show our appreciation for this community treasure. Come out to Taste of Lilburn, stop by this summer for a tour and make a donation, consider renting the home for a family gathering or unique venue for a business meeting. If you have never been inside the structure, you will be amazed at how much of the 1826 workmanship is visible despite the modern updates. Go to www.wynne-russell.com for more info.

Paranormal Workshop and May 6 Tour 

The Paranormal Workshop for April 22 has sold out.  However, you can join local author Shannon Bradley Byers and David Byers of Timeless Paranormal at the historic Wynne Russell House at 4684 Wynne Russell Drive on May 6th at 10 am for the kickoff of the 2017 monthly open house/historical tour!! At 10am you will start the tour and history talk with Shannon, at 11(ish) you will get to see David demonstrate the equipment and methods they use to conduct paranormal investigations and for the first time, you will have an opportunity to hear about Shannon's new book "How NOT to be a Ghost Hunter". She will be signing copies for anyone that wishes to purchase one ($10). The tour is free to the public although donations to the Wynne Russell Preservation fund are always welcome. Stop by to hear the family friendly ghost tales and learn the history of the Wynne family and their ties to other prominent Gwinnett county and Atlanta families!! (Please note, this tour starts promptly at 10 am)

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.

  

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.


 

The Lilburn Arts Alliance announces our 2017 Spring Exhibit to be held on Saturday, April 15, from 10 am until 4 pm at Good Day Studio located at 79 Main Street, Suite A.

Make plans to participate in this year's show! We will be accepting 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional works. 

Submitted pieces will be juried for acceptance. Fee is $20 for up to 3 submitted pieces; 10% commission of artwork sales price will be assessed and paid to the Lilburn Arts Alliance. Artwork submissions are due Friday, April 7. Use our online form to submit your work:

Awards will be granted for: 

  • Best Spring Theme
  • Peoples’ Choice Award 

Artwork submissions are due on Friday April 7, 2017. 
Use our online form to submit your work: ONLINE FORM

To join or support the Alliance (use link below):

 Lilburn Arts Alliance Membership

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 Builders Breakfast:  Friday, April 7, 8:00 am - 9:00 am at IHOP, 4018 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047. Meet us at IHOP in Lilburn. Dr. Al Taylor, principal of Berkmar HS, will be telling us about the Construction Ready Boot Camp being held at the school this summer.No extra charge for this meeting. You may order and pay IHOP for food. Preregister so we know you are coming. 

Business Luncheon

The Lilburn Business Association meets at the Jade Dragon Restaurant, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.Register and PrePay now: Meeting fee includes buffet lunch, drink and tip ($10 - LBA members; $15 - nonmembers.) Brad Stevens of Entreholic will speak on "Digital Marketing Strategies."


 
 
 
April Lilburn Branch Library Programs 
 

Doggie Tales:   Read to a Trained Therapy Dog:  Ages: 5-10   Saturdays, April 1, 15 10:30a.m.

Toddler Time: Ages 1-3   Tuesdays April 4,11,18, and 25 10:30a.m.

Preschool Storytime Ages 3-5  Tuesdays, April 4,11,18, 25 at 11:30a.m.

DIY Colored Sand Art: Create a unique sand sculpture in a jar for Teens:   Tues.  April 4 at 3:30p.m.

The Art of STEAM: for ages 3 & up  Wednesday April 5 at 10:30a.m. 

(Drop in LEGO Play@ your Library!) For Ages 4-10 Wednesday April 5; stop by 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

DIY Frozen Yogurt Treats: for Teens:  Make a sweet concoction with yummy toppings! : Thursday April 6 at 3:30p.m.

As the Page Turns: Lilburn Branch Book Discussion Group:  Discussing Delicious Foods by James Hannaham Thursday April 6 at 6:30p.m.

Children of the Rainbow, Storytime and Craft: All Ages:  Friday, April 7 at 10:30a.m.

Make and Take (Spring) Crafts, for ages 3-8 Wednesday April 8; from 10:30a.m.-11: 30a.m

Bilingual Storytime (Hindi/English) for ages 3-8 Saturday, April 12 at 6:00p.m.

Open Mic Night at Lilburn Branch Thursday April 13 at 6:00p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt in City of Lilburn Park, Saturday, April 15,  10:00 a.m.-12p.m.  

Music and Movement, for kids ages 3 and up Monday April 24 at 11:00a.m.

Family Storytime and Craft for ages 3-8 Saturday April 29, at 10:30a.m.   

Lilbrary offers new online reading program

Gwinnett County Public Library now offers customers access to Beanstack, a customized online portal designed to engage families with young readers and to facilitate the library’s summer reading program.

Beanstack starts with sending parents a weekly recommendation of a book and event at your local library, matched to each child’s interests. Parents are also provided tools for building literacy, including learning tracks that are like step-by-step guides through subjects like “A Guide to Reading Readiness,” “Ninjas,” and “Surviving Family Car Trips.” As families log their reading and complete literacy activities, they earn badges that encourage them to visit their local branch.

Customers can create Beanstack accounts, get emailed recommendations, log their reading, and register children for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Beginning May 5, customers will be able to register for the Summer Reading Program, earn incentives for book clubs, and more.

“It’s easy and fun to keep track of reading online using Beanstack,” says Youth Services Manager Amy Billings. “We hope that the excitement of earning badges and prizes along the way will help motivate children and teens to track their reading on their computer or mobile device, explore our digital resources, and encourage visits to library branches for books, services, programs and more.”

To sign up and learn more about Beanstack, visit gwinnettpl.beanstack.org

New program offers high-tech coursework design

Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL) will soon launch Treehouse, an online tool that brings technology education to people in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world.

Treehouse offers over 1000 videos created by expert teachers on web design, coding, business, and more.

Once enrolled, students can learn how to build a website or mobile app, code, or how to get a business off on the right foot with coursework that includes corporate structure, marketing, and finance.

Students can practice what they’ve learned through quizzes and interactive Code Challenges and earn badges as they journey through an extensive library of courses. Treehouse seats are limited. Library card holders can apply at gwinnettpl.org/treehouse.


Lilburn Lions Club
 

We are so thankful for all of your efforts this year to make the Lilburn Lions Club Food Drive a Success. Our goal was 1500 lbs of food and we not only hit it but surpassed it by over 200 lbs!

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

 

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally 

The Lilburn Relay Rally in Lilburn Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. will be the best ever with your help. 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 at 1910 Public House event room. 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

Garden Focus on Knight Elementary

The Lilburn Woman’s Club is delighted to announce the participation of the Knight Elementary School Teaching Garden in our 4th annual “Behind the Garden Gate” tour of Lilburn area gardens on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Click HERE for an article about the garden, how it came into existence and how it is used in coordination with school curriculum along with ticket information for the event.   Click HERE for photos of each of the areas of the garden with an explanation on each.

Thank you for your support of The Lilburn Woman’s Club.


Spring Break Safety 

(Submitted by Margot Ashley, President, SafetySmart Lilburn)

As Spring Break in Gwinnett County approaches (starting this Friday), SafetySmart Lilburn would like to encourage all families to discuss the following event with children who will have extra time on their hands.

A resident in Lilburn reported seeing children/youth with hammers knocking on telephone/internet units, gas meters and other utility units at various homes in the subdivision. Not only does this disrupt gas, phone and internet service to the home where the event happens but it is inconvenient and costly for the homeowner. The homeowner is responsible for the costs of repair as well as having to be present for the repairman. Finally, and most significant, damaging gas meters can result in gas leaks which can cause major hazards to the youths destroying the property, as well as setting up conditions for fires or explosions which can damage multiple homes in the area.

Please encourage your children to find entertainment that is responsible and productive, will benefit the neighborhood and community, or increase their knowledge about a new interest. We are hoping to build the safest community in Georgia with the help of all residents of Lilburn.

For more information about SafetySmart Lilburn, visit our website or Facebook Page, or send an email to info@safetysmartlilburn.org.  


News from our Schools

Parkview Christian Academy

Spring into Art Winner

Congratulations to Elisha Boutwell, a 4th grader from Parkview Christian Academy, who took First Place Overall in the Spring into Art elementary school competition presented by the GFWC Lilburn Woman's Club Arts Program as part of their annual support of Youth Art Month.  Local artists from the Lilburn Arts Alliance judged over 100 entries from eight local elementary schools. Elisha will have his work professionally framed and presented on stage at Lilburn Daze Arts & Crafts Festival this October.  More photos of this fun event on the GFWC Lilburn Woman's Club and Spring into Art Facebook pages.

Berkmar High School

Berkmar High School’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Academy will host the school’s 2nd Annual Young Entrepreneur’s Shark Tank Scholarship Competition on Monday, 4/17/17, from 7:30am-11:00am in the school’s media center.  Students from two of the school’s entrepreneurship and marketing classes have been preparing for the past three months for this highly anticipated competition. 

Student entrepreneurs will be given 5 minutes to pitch their business plans to local business leaders with the hopes of convincing these community leaders that their proposal is worthy of investment. Participants are 2nd year students in either the Marketing Management or Business and Administration Career Pathways.  The stakes for this year’s Shark Tank event are higher due to an increased number in participants, community partnerships, and sponsorships.

Due to the generous sponsorship of community businesses and organizations like Christopher Solorzano of American Family Insurance and the Lilburn Business Association, the winning team will receive a scholarship totaling up to $500.00.  The scholarship will be used to help students launch their proposed businesses or towards their college expenses. 

In addition to the scholarship, Berkmar students also benefit by gaining valuable business advice, insight, and potential mentorships from the community partnerships the school shares with organizations like the City of Lilburn and Lilburn Community Partnership.  The competition, through its school and community partnerships, helps better prepare students seeking to someday start their own business or prepare them for careers in marketing and business.

Parkview High School

Scholastic National Medalist

Cassidy Moncrief is a national medalist for the Scholastic Art & Writing awards! She is one of only 12 students from all 50 states to receive this honor.   The best 10 pieces from each state were adjudicated and she was one of only 12 chosen from the entire country.  The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.  

Please congratulate her, this is a huge honor.  She will be recognized on June 8th at Carnegie Hall, New York City.


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

Your Input Needed

There is still time to help influence the future of transportation in Gwinnett! To provide your feedback, fill out the survey at destination2040.metroquest.com by April 10.

The results of the Comprehensive Transportation Plan survey will help guide County officials' decisions on what roads, trails, and other transportation projects to take on through 2040. Get involved and help shape your future by taking the survey today!

 

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.

Environmental & Heritage Center Events

Green Fest Sunday, April 30, 1pm – 6pm

Celebrate the planting season at McDaniel Farm! Join in planting corn and cotton on this family farm. Enjoy blacksmith demonstrations and examine tools of the past. Discover the engineers of dirt – earthworms and the importance of composting. Make an herb sachet and tour the McDaniel Family farm house. This event is fun for all ages.

Program fee: $8

EHC member free

Celebrating our Planet and a Healthy Life!

• Explore ways to become more responsible stewards of our planet
• Discover sustainable products
• Tour the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center
• Take a forest trek
• Assist with planting in the Heritage Garden
• View the multimedia Blue Planet film
• Make upcycled crafts

$8 program fee * EHC members free * 2 and under free

For pricing and registration, visit www.gwinnettEHC.org

Address: 
Environmental & Heritage Center
2020 Clean Water Dr
Buford, GA
30519
Map and Directions

 

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 April 25  for publishing around May 3.

 
Contents
Taste of Lilburn Tickets
Archaeo Dig
Vegetable Garden Class
Honoring Survivors
Tag-ed Intern Program
Event Info for Sponsors
Supplier Symposium
City Meetings
Bicycle Rentals
Easter Egg Hunt
Wynne-Russell Roof
Paranormal Workshop
Preservation Committee
Lilburn Arts Alliance Show
Taste of Lilburn
WR Preservation Com.
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Lilburn Business Assoc.
April Library Events
Online Reading Program
Treehouse Tech Ed
Lilburn Lions Club
Relay Rally
Knight Elementary Garden
SafetySmart 
Parkview Christian Academy
Berkmar Shark Tank
Parkview HS Medalist
Destination 2040
Senior Homestead 
Enviro. & Heritage Center
 
 
 
 
 
 
Newsletter Sponsors


Mail & Package Center

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Matthews Cafeteria

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe

Izzy's New York Pizza

Marco's Pizza 

Hardee's


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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