Monday, June 02 2014
Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership June, 2014
The Not So Lazy Days of Summer
The lyrics of Nat King Cole's "Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer..." keep rolling through my mind, and I think to myself, hazy? Yes. Crazy? Yes. Lazy? NO! There's too much going on to be lazy - this is the time to sort through the closets, deep clean throughout the house, spruce up the yard, plant some summer color, dig out those picture projects, update the Facebook page, plan summer trips, walk the Greenway Trail, schedule routine doctors' visits, paint, DIY projects, etc. I am stopping here, you can add to it.
However, if you do have a lazy day or two, check out the events going on in our Lilburn community. Get some great gardening ideas from the "Behind the Garden Gate" tour on June 7. Cull through that giveaway pile for items that might do well at the White Elephant Sale (June 21) or the Wynne Russell Treasure Sale (July 12) and go in with neighbors to rent a space. Check out the Tuesday and Friday Markets for fresh produce and baked items. Take a break from cooking and go out to one of our many great restuarants. Check out Saturday nights in downtown Lilburn for a date night. Sign up the children for a great camp week (so you can have a few lazy days). Shop local. You'll find more info on ways to spend lazy days in this issue of Lovin'Lilburn. Read on and send us some photos for our July issue: email@example.com.
Ladybugs' Summer Gift to Trail Walkers
The wildflower garden on the Greenway Trail is in full bloom and can’t help but give you a happy feeling to see it! Every three days or so, the dominant colors in the garden change. Planted under the power transmission lines, the sunny right-of-way is the perfect spot to plant wildflowers! There are 25 brilliant colored species of wildflowers which includes, cornflowers, coreopsis, lupine, poppy, black-eyed susan, purple coneflowers, baby’s breath and others.
Surrounding the wildflowers is a natural stone path which serves as a barrier to weeds, guides mowing safely outside the garden and provides a good vantage point from which to view the garden. Ladybugs Garden Club planted the wildflowers and installed the path with a $3,500 grant from the Neighborhood Fund.
The Neighborhood Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, empowers community members to positively impact neighborhoods at the local level. Building upon grassroots ideas and energy, Neighborhood Fund provides grants and support to community groups to build relationships, develop leadership and change communities with the 23-county region.
Contributed by Jo Pell Holbrook, Ladybug Garden Club President.
Summer Events in Lilburn
Since the City of Lilburn hired Roz Schmitt as Event Manager, the Park and Greenway have been bustiling with activity and new events. With May's very successful Pawfest sponsored by the Gwinnett Humane Society already history, June will begin the summer with a host of events that you will won't want to miss.
Starting off in Lilburn City Park be the 32nd annual Lilburn Girl Scout Day Camp June 2-6. Stop by any day to see what all ages of scouts are up to - the theme this year is "Fine Arts Academy." By the way, according to the event web site, the camp is full and has a waiting list.
Also beginning June 3, the new City Market on Main will be open on Tuesdays, 4-7 pm in the overflow parking lot on Main St. The focus on this year's market is fresh, local produce. Be sure to stop by every Tuesday during the months of June, July, and August to get the latest of summer's bounty and meet your neighbors. LINK.
Some Saturday events to check out are "Hiking and Hot Cakes to Cure Scleroderma" on June 14 on the Greenway Trail. Go to this LINK to sign-up for a worthy cause and great exercise. Another event is the White Elephant Sale to be held on Saturday, from 9 am until 1 pm in the city overflow parking lot. Also, if you are interested in selling those items you want to find a home for, check the City event site for registration information. LINK. Lastly, on Saturday, June 28, from 11 am until 4 pm the Lilburn Arts Alliance will be hosting Summer Juried Art Exhibit in Lilburn City Auditorium.
Other events to plan for are: July 4th Sparkle in the Park featuring A1A Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band and Fireworks; Aug.5th- National Night Out; September 6th- Rabies Clinic; September 13th- Small Town, Big World: Lilburn International Festival; and October 11th - Lilburn Daze. Be sure to check the City calendar for the latest on these events: LINK.
In addition to City events, check out 1910 Public House and Music on Main Street for downtown events happening throughout the summer.
Lilburn Woman's Club - Garden Tour
Next Wynne-Russell Treasure Sale
Finding time to reduce the clutter to make more space at home? Make plans now to find a new home for those items that are too good to toss by reserving a booth space at the Wynne Russell Treasure Sale to be held on Saturday, July 12 from 9 am - 1 pm. Items appropriate for this sale are: crafts, baked goods, collectibles, house wares, children's clothing (gently worn) and toys.
In addition to the yard sale, we will be featuring tours of the Wynne Russell House with an opportunity to hear from paranormal experts Shannon and David Byers, of Timeless Paranormal. They recently conducted an investigation at the house and have also conducted investigations in Stewart County. Tours and commentary will start at 11 am. The house, located at 4685 Wynne-Russell Dr, is on the National Historic Registry. Kona Ice will be on site to offer cooling concessions.
Booths are available for a fee; for registration and info check: www.lilburnevents.com. Future Treasure Sale dates are: Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4 and Nov. 1. Booth fees benefit the community programs of the Lilburn Community Partnership, a 501c3. Community organizations interested in free booth space should contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Lilburn Hosts May Business After Hours
About 25 business operators and residents attended the May Business After Hours hosted by the City of Lilburn at the newly relocated Public Works Facility on Thursday, May 15.
City Manager Bill Johnsa gave a presentation on the major projects in the City and an update on the Main Street road realignment. He indicated that plans are moving along with the City Hall /County Library project and that construction may begin as early as fall of this year with completion expected in 2015. Mr. Johnsa also reminded attendees that the current city adminsitration building will become a public safety building housing the Lilburn Police Department. He showed a rendering of the building showing 1900's style roofline and facade that will enhance the Old Town architectural theme in the downtown area.
Gerald McDowell, Executive Director of the Lilburn CID, follwed and gave an update on CID projects and upcoming studies that will be soliciting citizen input. Dates for public input meetings are still to be determined. Mr. McDowell said that the CID is taking every opprotunity to help make the Lilburn commercial corridor pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Following the project update presentation, attendees toured the facility hosted by Public Works Manager Richard Johnson. For past BAH photos, check the LCP Facebook photo album.
Gwinnett County News
Camps at Environmental Heritage Ctr.
There are still spaces available in several GEHC camps. Register now as slots will fill up quickly! You don't want your child to miss out on these exciting and fun filled opportunities!www.gwinnettEHC.org, 2929 Clean Water Drive, Buford, GA 30519, 770-904-3500.
Lilburn International Festival Update
Already a number of schools, faith organizations and youth organizations have registered for Small Town, Big World: Lilburn International Festival to be held Sept. 13, from 10 am to 2 pm in Lilburn Park. This family friendly event promises to be a time for celebrating heritage in a venue of food, music, entertainment and fellowship that is representative of the greater Lilburn community. Entities such as non-profits, businesses, consulates, and schools are all invited to participate as exhibitors at the festival.
The event committee would like to encourage businesses and organizations in the greater Lilburn area to come forward and support this event as sponsors, food vendors, entertainers, volunteers, participants and attendees. if you would like to help make this event a community success, save the date and contact email@example.com Check LilburnEvents.com for registration and information.
*News from Our Businesses
Wednesdays - $25 Family dinner. Check their Facebook page for updaes. 107 Main St. Lilburn, 770-6911.
50 % off all in-stock nursery plants - June 6, 7, 8, Fri/Sat - 8:am - 5 pm, Sun. 12 pm - 4 pm . Pinestraw is only $3.39 per bale. 5444 Lawrenceville Hwy. 770-921-6485.
If you want to learn how to make your own beer, wine, cider, and mead it's easier than you think. Contact Lilburn Home Brew to sign up for a free classes. Email LHB@LilburnHomeBrew.com, or call 770-638-8383. For more info, see www.lilburnhomebrew.com.
113 Main St. 770-609-6393
Check out this LINK for this summer's Saturday evening concert series.
June 23 - 29, Summer Music Camp for ages 8-18. Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers) will be on hand to teach individual lessons and help the bands prepare for their performance!
* For more notices, check the Community Bulletin Board by following this LINK. You may also post your own item.
Lilburn Arts Alliance News
The Lilburn Arts Alliance Summer Juried Art Exhibit is Saturday, June 28th, 2014, at the Lilburn City Hall, from 11AM to 4PM. Artist Cynthia Frigon will be the juror. The application for the Art Exhibit is now on our website at www.lilburnartsalliance.org. You do not have to be a member of the Lilburn Arts Alliance to submit your work. The deadline for application is Wednesday, June 14th. All sales will require a 20% donation to the Lilburn Arts Alliance.
The Lilburn Business Association has new officers: Heather Piner, President; Alan Harp, Vice-President; Jim Stanhouse, Treasurer; and Sandra Waldrop, Secretary. The Business Builders Breakfast will be Friday, June 6 at 8:00 am at Killian Hall event facility on Killian Hill Rd. and will feature Mike Albright of Southeast Urgent Care on "How to get your customers to help you improve your business."
The June Business Luncheon meeting will be at on Tuesday, June 17 starting at 11:30 am. The featured speaker will be Barbara Bender, Vice President with Hamilton Financial. Mrs. Bender will be presenting on "Why small businesses don't work and what to do about it." (The location at this time is to be detemined. For updated information click this LINK.
Lilburn Famers Market
The Lilburn Farmers Market will begin their 5th season serving Lilburn and beyond! Every Friday in June, July and August from 4 pm to 8 pm at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church at 1400 Killian Hill Road, Lilburn, GA starting June 6, 2014.
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Lilburn Community Partnership Board Meeting, 8:15 am, Monday, June 16, at the Wynne Russell House, 4685 Wynne-Russell Drive, Lilburn.
International Festival Committee Meeting, 5:00 pm Monday, June 16 in the Conference Room at Lilburn City Hall, 76 Main Street.
Mayor's Town Hall Meeting, 7:00 pm, June 23 at Hookah Haven restaurant, 375 Rockbridge Rd. Suite 200