The Art Alliance invites area residents to join their organization.
Reasons to join/benefits of membership
- Participation in shows
- Arts activities
- Education (bi-monthly programs and classes)
- Artist webpage or link on the Arts Alliance site
- Free attendance at one workshop
Some of our workshops this year include: portraits, flower painting, dragon drawing, pysanky eggs.
- Individual $40
- Family $70
- Student $30 (<18years)
- Patron $100
They meet at the Wynne Russell House, 4684 Wynne Russell Drive, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047. Workshops and meetings are held at the Wynne Russell House (4684 Wynne Russell Drive, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047). Please check our Facebook page for updates, https://www.facebook.com/LilburnArtsAlliance. Guests are always welcome. Please contact Andy Triemer, President, at 404-542-2295 or visit our website www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance. The Lilburn Arts Alliance is comprised of members who are interested in enhancing the quality of life in Old Town Lilburn and surrounding areas through its art objectives. We meet every other month, usually on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Guests are always welcome to the meetings. We also have special events for members only. Come meet your fellow artists, one could be living right in
your own neighborhood!
Field Trip to Booth Western Art Museum: Join your friends in the Lilburn Arts Alliance on a field trip to the Boothe Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia on Saturday, Feb. 25. Meet at Lilburn City Hall parking lot 340 Main St. Lilburn to carpool at 9:45 am. Admission is $10 plus tax for adults, $8 plus for seniors and $7 for students. Please contact Peggy Sullens by Feb 24th (call 770-921-9440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend.
February Business Builders Breakfast
Come out and enjoy your favorite IHOP breakfast and let's have a table top discussion.
When: 8 am - 9 am, Friday, Feb 3, 2017
Where: IHOP, 4018 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047
No extra charge for this meeting. You may order and pay IHOP for food. Preregister so we know you are coming.
February Business Luncheon
David Will & Cara Sullivan
Topic: Parkview Cluster Foundation
Where: Jade Dragon, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047
When: 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday February 21, 2017
Register and PrePay now: Meeting fee includes buffet lunch, drink and tip ($10 - LBA members; $15 - nonmembers
Lilburn Lions Club
February Food Drive
Needs: Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Dry Rice and Beans, Healthy Snacks, Granola Bars, Cooking Oil, Powdered Milk, Water and Toilet Paper.
Participating Businesses so far: House of Payne, Gwinnett College, Mail and Package Center,
Rachel Payne, House of Payne Personal Training
Eye Glass Collections – Berkmar High School, Thomas Eye Group, and Lilburn Co-op.
The Lilburn Lions continue to serve the needs of the Lilburn community. After a successful coat drive with Meadowcreek High School in December, they are now kicking off their second annual February Food Drive. Needed items are: Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Dry Rice and Beans, Healthy Snacks, Granola Bars, Cooking Oil, Powdered Milk, Water and Toilet Paper. These items may be dropped off at House of Payne, Gwinnett College, and Mail and Package Center. If your business is interested in being a food donation location, contact Rachel Payne, cell: 678.641.9188 or email email@example.com.
The Lions are also collecting eye-glasses at Berkmar High School, Lilburn Co-op and Thomas Eye Group.
The Lilburn Lions Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at noon at Taste of Paradise restaurant. The next meeting is October 13 and visitors are welcome. Contact President Derrick Weaver at 770-377-9523 or Danny Taylor at 770-925-0300 for contact information.
Lilburn Woman's Club
The Lilburn Woman's Club proudly supports Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse who will be having its 6th Annual Jawbones (Lawyers) vs. Sawbones (Doctors) Basketball Benefit Game Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6:30 pm at Mercer University gymnasium. Please see below for details and ticket information.
WHO - Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse was begun by professionals who worked at Shepherd Center specializing in spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation along with medical research at the top rehabilitation hospital in the nation. They recognized a critical need for additional assistance after patients were released from Shepherd Center for the long-term well-being of adults with brain-injury disabilities and their families. Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse was created in that effort to provide skills development, support and advocacy and to assist patients in becoming contributing members of their communities for their best possible quality of life. Side by Side is physically located in Stone Mountain. However, it serves members who come from the entire metro Atlanta area and is the only facility of its kind in the State of Georgia.
WHAT - Jawbones vs Sawbones - The Jawbones vs Sawbones Basketball game became the signature fundraising event for Side by Side with the first annual event held in March, 2012. Having a basketball game pitting lawyers (Jawbones) against doctors (Sawbones) was the brainchild of a spouse of a Side by Side member whose life and that of his wife and children were forever changed when a very heavy item fell from a high shelf at a major box store and hit him on the head. The member’s wife used her creative talents and marketing background to help this organization which had helped her family so much. In addition to the game itself, there is a silent auction of wonderful items from jewelry to trips and tickets to local events, a raffle, concessions, and activities for kids and the whole family.
Details: Tickets are $10 each with one child under12 admited free with each paying adult. Check www.sidebysideclubhouse.org for more information.
Neighbors Help Lilburn Police in Pursuit of Runner
Last week, while stopped by Lilburn Police on Arcado Road, the driver of the car took off and then jumped out of the car, allowing it to run into a building while he escaped down the railroad tracks. . It was not clear why the man ran when his car was pulled over, but it was evident that some sort of crime had been committed -- enough that he felt the need to not be interrogated by police. Police officers chased him for several hours, on foot in the basin of the railroad, and in their cars, based on calls from local residents:
- “a man covered in mud ran across my back yard”
- “a man jumped our fence”
- “we have a suspicious man going through the neighborhood”
The calls came in from Nantucket, old town Lilburn, and around Hampton Rhoades (H3) subdivision on Miller Road.
Unfortunately, Police lost the trail: They suspect that another person gave the runner a ride. However, they would not have been able to follow him as far as they did without significant input from the community.
If it weren’t for these residents, conscientious enough to notify the police of suspicious activity, providing detailed descriptions and caring about the safety of their neighborhood, the police wouldn’t have been able to pursue him nearly as long as they did.
Residents can serve as the eyes and ears of law enforcement, providing information and being in many places at the same time. While there are a limited number of police on duty at one time, there are 13,000 residents in Lilburn. If everyone makes an effort to communicate suspicious activity when they see it, Lilburn can be the safest community in Georgia.
From Margot Ashley,President, SafetySmart Lilburn, Inc a 501(c)(3) nonprofit "Building the Safest Community in Georgia"
Check us out at www.safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook.
After the well-received December production of "Almost, Maine" Staged Right Community Theatre is now working on "A Doll's House." which will run March 10 -18. Below is a description of the play from their web site. Go to www.stagedrighttheatre.org for more info.
"The third show of our debut season is the classic by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Brian Jones. Highly controversial at the time of its debut, A Doll's House centers on the marriage of Torvald and Nora Helmer in a time when, according to the playwright himself, "A woman cannot be herself in modern society. It is an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint." What happens in this kind of society when a husband puts his foot down once too often? The ending of A Doll's House - while inevitable from a modern perspective - was quite the scandal in 1879."
Performances will be held at the Historic Wynne-Russell House
4684 Wynne Russell Dr
Lilburn, GA 30047
Gwinnett County Meetings and Events
Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette - FREE!
Wednesdays, February 1 to 22 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Develop a healthy relationship and learn five characteristics about a partner that accurately predicts what they will be like in a long-term relationship. Dinner will be provided. To register, please call 1.877.814.0535. Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross.
Aquatic Literacy Night
February 3 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The whole family is welcome as we showcase a popular children's book each month. This month's story is "Swimmy" by Leo Lionni, brought to you by the Gwinnett County Public Library. The event continues with swimming and activities based on the book. All pool rules apply. All ages; cost: $6 per person (free for ages 3 and under). Pre-registration required; register here (use code BEP41107) or call 678.277.0880. Bethesda Park Aquatic Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville.
Unusual Plants in the Southscape Garden FREE!
February 4, 10:00am to 11:00am. Meet with the master gardeners and learn about the unusual plants in the Southscape Garden at Vines Park. Master gardeners will be available to answer your questions. Meet at the parking lot entrance. All ages; call 678.277.0900 for more information. Vines Park, 3500 Oak Grove Road, Loganville.
AARP Smart Driver Course
February 7 from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Defensive driving techniques designed for seniors, but anyone with a valid driver's license is welcome. For insurance discount, contact provider. Cost: $15 for AARP members with card, $20 for non-members. To pre-register, call 770.985.4713, Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville.
Detention Pond Maintenance Workshop | FREE!
February 9 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Learn about the purpose, function, and aesthetic value of your detention pond along with some troubleshooting tips at this free workshop. Attendees from unincorporated Gwinnett County, city of Lilburn, or city of Peachtree Corners may qualify for a maximum 5 percent credit toward their stormwater utility fee for the following year. Register online by visiting the Water Resources Public Education Page. You can also register by emailing your name, address, and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678.376.7126. Gwinnett County Library - Collins Hill Branch, 455 Camp Perrin Road, Lawrenceville.
Gwinnett County Government hosts many events, classes, and workshops for its residents. See these and more at
Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance
February 3 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center
55 Buford Highway, Suwanee
Organic Gardening - FREE!
February 7 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Norcross Human Services Center
5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross
Bethesda Park Aquatic Center's 10-year Anniversary Celebration
February 10 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville
Lucky in Love Pottery Studio Date Night
February 10 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center
Valentine's Day Weddings | FREE!
February 14 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Judges from Magistrate and Probate Courts are offering free Valentine's Day weddings and vow renewal ceremonies in Courtroom 1H. Couples getting married must get a marriage license from the Probate Court before Valentine's Day. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.
Gwinnett 101 Registration Opens
Have you ever wondered why a fire truck responds to your medical emergency, why the County has a SPLOST program, or how clean water gets to your house? The Gwinnett 101: Citizens Academy can help answer those questions and more.
Gwinnett 101 is a free program that seeks to develop and nurture informed and engaged residents, students, and business owners in Gwinnett. Class members will get a firsthand glimpse of how the County works and have an opportunity to build a network with others who live, work, and learn in Gwinnett County.
Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm beginning with an orientation on Tuesday, April 11 and ending with a graduation and recognition by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 27.
Residents who are interested in participating in the program must be at least 18 years old and be a resident and/or business owner in Gwinnett or attend a Gwinnett college or university. Class size is limited to 30 participants who will be chosen by a selection committee.
Applications are available online and must be received by March 3, 2017. For more information about Gwinnett 101, visitwww.gwinnett101.com.
Extension Plant Sale
The Gwinnett Extension is offering varieties of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, figs, apples, pomegranate, goji berry, native azaleas, and other landscape plants as part of its annual sale. Pecan trees and Titan blueberries, which produce blueberries the size of quarters, have also been added to the list of pre-order options. Orders will be taken through March 7.
or call 678.377.4010 to request an order form. All orders must be prepaid by cash or check and prepaid orders must be picked up on March 16 from 9:00am to 6:00pm at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2406 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Additional plants will also be available for purchase on pickup day.
Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
Abracadabra! Every Day Magic
On Display from January 30, 2017 – April 30, 2017
Abracadabra is an interactive exhibit where visitors of all ages learn the science
and math behind the magic. Demonstrate a chemical reaction using only your
body heat, decode secret messages using pressure and much more.
Put on your cape and become a magician before it all disappears!
Fun For The Entire Family!
- Perform Magic
- Become a Math Magician
- Experiment with Magic
- Decipher Magic
- Magical movement
Abracadabra was created by The Children’s Museum of Cleveland, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Exhibit is included in Center Admission
EHC members are Free
Ages 2 and Under are Free
January Was National Radon Action Month
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. Radon is an odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally from the normal decay of uranium found in most rocks and soil. It can move through the ground and enter your home through small, hairline openings in the foundation.
While radon is present around the world, exposure varies widely. Georgia is number one in the southeast for radon-induced cancer and Gwinnett County has been designated by the EPA as having the highest potential for radon exposure. It could be present at dangerous levels in your home, but the only way to know if your home contains radon is to conduct a radon detection test.
Test your home and protect your health during National Radon Action Month. Visit the Gwinnett County Extension Office at 750 South Perry Street, Suite 400 in Lawrenceville to purchase a radon test kit for $10. For more information, contact Ines Beltran, radon specialist, at 678.377.4010 or email@example.com.
Old Lilburn Library Building to be Repurposed
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Jan. 9, 2017) – Now that the Lilburn Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library has moved into the new home it shares with Lilburn City Hall, the old building will be renovated to become an activity building with a classroom, a community room with a catering kitchen, a dance studio, new restrooms and storage space.
“I’m glad we can repurpose the old building to continue serving the community with opportunities for recreation and fellowship,” said Lynette Howard, District 2 commissioner. “Like many parks facilities, the new spaces will also be available to rent for private functions.”
Under a $936,886 contract approved by Gwinnett commissioners last Tuesday, Diversified Construction of Georgia Inc. will renovate the building located on two acres at 788 Hillcrest Road NW. The contract calls for a new roof, flooring, lighting and fire protection system plus exterior upgrades that include landscaping, sidewalk, parking improvements and new signage. Diversified was the lowest of 11 bidders for the project.
The old library building, with 10,518 square feet, was one of the oldest and smallest branch libraries in Gwinnett County.
Check out this LINK to park and community center classes.