The Art Alliance invites area residents to join their organization. Meetings and most workshops are held at the Wynne Russell House (4684 Wynne Russell Drive, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047). Guests are always welcome.
Meetings and Events include:
- Saturday, Feb. 25: Field trip to Booth Western Art Museum. Please contact Peggy Sullens by Feb. 24th (call 770-921-9440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend.
- Wednesday, March 8, 7 pm. Meeting presenter is Gwinnett Public Schools Art Teacher, Shawn Mazzatta.
- Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 12noon, at the Wynne-Russell House, Jack Ricketson will guide us in a Portraits Workshop. Details are forthcoming, check our Facebook page.
- Sunday, March 26, from 1 p.m. to 5p.m. in the Event Hall of Paradise Restaurant (4805 L'ville Hwy.) Ann Anzini will lead a Pysanky Egg workshop. A pysanka (plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, "to write", as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax. All supplies are included with your class fee (Including two empty eggs). Everyone gets to make two eggs during the four hour session. Students can work from set designs or from photos and books which the instructor will provide.
Cost of workshops is $35 for non-members. Class size is limited for both workshops. Contact Andy Triemer, President, at 404-542-2295. Check our Facebook page updates, https://www.facebook.com/LilburnArtsAlliance. Visit our website www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance. Online Form
February Business Luncheon
David Will & Cara Sullivan
Topic: Parkview Cluster Foundation
Where: Jade Dragon, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047
When: 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday February 21, 2017
Register and PrePay now: Meeting fee includes buffet lunch, drink and tip ($10 - LBA members; $15 - nonmembers.)
Business Builders Breakfast: Friday, March 3, 8:00 am - 9:00 am at IHOP, 4018 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047.No extra charge for this meeting. You may order and pay IHOP for food. Preregister so we know you are coming.
Lilburn Lions Club
February Food Drive
The Lilburn Lions are in the middle of their second annual February Food Drive. Needed items are: Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Dry Rice and Beans, Healthy Snacks, Granola Bars, Cooking Oil, Powdered Milk, Water and Toilet Paper. These items may be dropped off at House of Payne, Gwinnett College, and Mail and Package Center. If your business is interested in being a food donation location, contact Rachel Payne, cell: 678.641.9188 or email email@example.com.
The Lilburn Lions Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at noon at Taste of Paradise restaurant. The next meeting is March 9 and visitors are welcome. Contact President Derrick Weaver at 770-377-9523 or Danny Taylor at 770-925-0300 for contact information.
Lilburn Woman's Club
Current Legislative Discussion
The Lilburn community is invited to "Wine About The Issues" organized by the Lilburn Woman's Club and hosted by Senator PK Martin and State Representative Clay Cox. Please join your neighbors on Tuesday, February 21 at 7-9pm at the 1910 Public House private event room located at 107 Main Street Lilburn Georgia. Enjoy a complimentary beverage and light hors d'oeuvres while listening to discussion about the current legislation in Georgia. Seating is limited.
Side by Side Fundraiser
The Lilburn Woman's Club proudly supports Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse who will be having its 6th Annual Jawbones (Lawyers) vs. Sawbones (Doctors) Basketball Benefit Game Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6:30 pm at Mercer University gymnasium.
Details: Tickets are $10 each with one child under12 admited free with each paying adult. Check www.sidebysideclubhouse.org for more information.
Police & SafetySmart Partner for a Winning Night
(From City of Lilburn Website)
The Lilburn Police Department's 2016 National Night Out was recently awarded 26th place among small cities nationwide that held the event. This is the third year in a row that the Lilburn event has been recognized by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). Lilburn was one of two areas in the state of Georgia to win an award....
“National Night Out is a great opportunity for our officers to connect with the community. We’re grateful to all of the neighboring police departments and county agencies that participate in the event each year,” said Police Chief Bruce Hedley. “SafetySmart Lilburn does a great job coordinating volunteers, sponsors, and vendors for this annual event.”
Last year marked the seventh time that the police department and SafetySmart Lilburn have partnered to hold this event, which drew 2,000 people to Lilburn City Park on Aug. 2, 2016. Lilburn’s National Night Out offers a comprehensive representation of the emergency services and technology Gwinnett County has to offer. Neighboring law enforcement agencies volunteer their time to participate in the event each year, and the 2016 event included the following:
- Duluth Police Department mobile command center and roll-over car demonstration
- Georgia Department of Natural Resources helicopter
- Georgia State Patrol helicopter and vehicles
- Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services fire truck and smoke house
- Gwinnett County Police Department bomb squad
- Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department all-terrain vehicle
- Lawrenceville Police Department K9 unit and motorcycles
- City of Snellville’s police car/taxi vehicle
In addition to vehicle displays, free child fingerprint/DNA kits were processed on site, courtesy of the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge.
The 2017 National Night Out event in Lilburn is scheduled for Aug. 1.
From Margot Ashley,President, SafetySmart Lilburn, Inc a 501(c)(3) nonprofit "Building the Safest Community in Georgia"
Check us out at www.safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook.
Staged Right Community Theatre
Staged Right Theatre, Lilburn’s new community theatre, arrives at the midpoint of their debut season with “A Doll’s House,” the once highly controversial classic by Henrik Ibsen. Penned in 1879 and premiering that same year, A Doll’s House immediately became the subject of vehement debate. While some critics applauded the play’s “ethical gravity”, others groused that the ending was “revolting” and “crass”. In fact, Ibsen was forced to write an alternate ending for many theatres who refused to produce the play as written.
Set in 19th century Norway, “A Doll’s House” introduces us to the Helmer family, consisting of Torvald Helmer at the head of the household, his sweet little lark of a wife, Nora, and their three beloved children. To all appearances, they are a perfect little family living in a perfect little house. When the perfection of their life is disrupted, however, Nora finds her faith in her husband - and her marriage - deeply shaken. The steps she takes in light of this new perspective left 19th century audiences in shock.
Staged in the Historic Wynne-Russell House in Lilburn, also a 19th century classic, “A Doll’s House” will be a uniquely immersive experience. Set designer Spencer Estes places the audience right in the Torvald’s living room, and director Brian Jones weaves the action around and through the audience.
The production stars Ilene Miller in the pivotal role of Nora, with Spencer Estes opposite her in the role of Torvald. The show opens March 10, 2017 and runs for three weekends, with performances on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. More information about show dates and times, as well as tickets, (prices start at $10) can be found at www.stagedrighttheatre.org
Performances will be held at the Historic Wynne-Russell House: 4684 Wynne Russell Dr. Lilburn, GA 30047
From Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful
Tree Chipping Report: With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we felt this the ideal time to let our volunteers and community partners know how much you mean to us!
Our mission to make Gwinnett County America's greenest and cleanest community would not be possible without your help. The latest evidence of our collective success was witnessed on January 28 during our annual treecycling event, Bring One for the Chipper.
A true community effort, residents were able to drop off their live Christmas trees for treecycling at 29 local Gwinnett County fire stations in the weeks leading up to Bring One for the Chipper 2017. On the day of the event, student groups countywide came out to help crews from Georgia Power, Jackson EMC and Walton EMC prepare the trees for chipping. All told, 123 volunteers gathered for three hours at Bethesda Park in Lawrenceville to transform live Christmas trees into mulch.
In collaboration with Home Depot and Davey Tree Expert Company, altogether an astounding 8,000 trees were chipped this year. Instead of taking up space in our landfills, those Christmas trees will be given a second life in landscape projects in parks throughout Gwinnett County.
Earth Day 2017 Save the Date!!! Make Plans to Join Us for Earth Day 2017 on Saturday from 9 am until noon. Free Paper Shedding at Coolray Field.Begin collecting your documents for secure shredding!
Recycling Guide: Need to recycle something in Gwinnett? Click here and use the drop-down arrow to see a list of items and places they are accepted.
Gwinnett County Meetings and Events
Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette - FREE!
Wednesdays, February 15, 22 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Develop a healthy relationship and learn five characteristics about a partner that accurately predicts what they will be like in a long-term relationship. Dinner will be provided. To register, please call 1.877.814.0535. Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross.
Valentine's Day Weddings | FREE!
February 14 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Judges from Magistrate and Probate Courts are offering free Valentine's Day weddings and vow renewal ceremonies in Courtroom 1H. Couples getting married must get a marriage license from the Probate Court before Valentine's Day. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.
Gwinnett 101 Registration Opens
Gwinnett 101 is a free program that seeks to develop and nurture informed and engaged residents, students, and business owners in Gwinnett.
Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm beginning with an orientation on Tuesday, April 11 and ending with a graduation and recognition by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 27.Applications are available online and must be received by March 3, 2017. For more information about Gwinnett 101, visit www.gwinnett101.com.
Extension Plant Sale
The Gwinnett Extension is offering varieties of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, figs, apples, pomegranate, goji berry, native azaleas, and other landscape plants as part of its annual sale. Pecan trees and Titan blueberries, which produce blueberries the size of quarters, have also been added to the list of pre-order options. Orders will be taken through March 7.
or call 678.377.4010 to request an order form. All orders must be prepaid by cash or check and prepaid orders must be picked up on March 16 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2406 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Additional plants will also be available for purchase on pickup day.
Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
Review from a patron...
While looking for something to do with my two grandsons, ages 6 years and 18 months, I decided to check out "Abracadabra! Every Day Magic" exhibit at the Environmental and Heritage Center located near the Mall of Georgia. Arriving at the Center around ten o'clock, we were greated by Anna, the staff educator, who let us know that in addition to the Magic exhibit there was also the "Discover H2O" exhibit. She assured me that the activities would be fine for both boys. Knowing how much my grandsons love water, I decided we would check out the H20 exhibit first.
My grands were not disappointed. They pushed buttons at the rain exhibit and watched the simulated thunderstorm, then they pulled levers at the water pressure exhibit that made barrells full of water go up and watched the water in the fountains the barrels fed rise higher and higher. They played with kinetic sand building mountains and then made furrows in the miniature terrain showing where the water would flow. It was fascinating when the computer assisted projector superimposed the elevation lines and imaginary blue water flows on the make believe mountains. However, as much as I was entertained by the science being demonstrated, they thought the best station was playing in the "pond" filled with blue plastic balls - good thing saved that for the end. We finally left for the magic exhibit when little brother insisted on throwing the balls, a posted no-no.
Abracadabra had lots of stations and each demonstrated some principal of science behind the mystery. The one that caught the boys' attention was the magically suspended-in-air balls. (No surprise here - the toddler thought that catching them in the air so he could throw them was more interesting!) By this time more patrons had arrived and we moved on to allow others to experience the fun.
From the ball exhibit, we found magnetic blocks that were entertaining for the tot while his older brother worked on decoding some numbers that revealed magic themed sentences. Then the little guy spied the slide and he was off to magical movement. Older brother preferred checking out the number puzzle station and velcroed trays and tubes that created a path for a ball to move through before end up in a bucket. Both boys had fun with the over-sized building blocks and velcroed three dimentional shaped blocks.
As the morning was giving way to noon, we opted not to perform magic on the stage, but we enjoyed other young magicians in capes pretending to wow the audience. After about 2 and a half hours of non-stop activity, I could tell it was time for us to leave. My grandsons didn't get to every station in the exhibit - but I certainly know what will entertain them on a another visit. A big thank you to Anna for being so helpful explaining the stations during our visit. The EHC is a venue not to be missed. Don't wait too long as Abracadabra will be gone after April 30.
Check out the pictures in the Gallery that show a few of the stations that I have tried my best to describe to you. More info at this website:
Abracadabra! Every Day Magic
Check out this LINK to park and community center classes.