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National Historic Wynne-Russell House
Historic/Paranormal Tour Saturday, May 18 at 10 am
Join house historian and author, Shannon Bradley Byers, and her husband, David Byers of Timeless Paranormal, for a Historic/Paranormal tour beginning at 10 am on Saturday, May 18.
At 10am you will begin the tour with Shannon to learn about the Wynne and Russell families and their amazing home that still stands on its original location 193 years after being built in 1826. You will hear about their ties to other prominent Gwinnett County and Atlanta families, results from an archeological dig conducted at the house, and interesting tales of paranormal investigations at the house, (skeptics are welcome). After the historic tour, David will demonstrate and explain some of the equipment that is used during an investigation.
The two hour tour is FREE (though donations toward the preservation of the home are always welcome) and family friendly. Shannon will have copies of her books available for sale, with a portion of the sales donated to the WRH Preservation fund. No reservations are required for the tour. We hope you will come and visit this Lilburn treasure!
Lilburn Ladies in Action
The Lilburn Woman’s Club (LWC) continues their remarkable contributions to our community.
Donations for Women’s Shelter
On April 27, the LWC collected items for the local Women’s and Children’s Shelter at Lilburn’s Kroger Shopping center in their “Drive By and Donate” campaign. The results aren’t in….but hopefully they met their goal of collecting over $5000 worth of products this year! If you donated….Thank You for supporting the community!
Donating for Aquaponics at Brookwood High School
The Conservation Program under the LWC learned about a new course, Natural Resource Management, at Brookwood High School where students learn about environmental science through an entrepreneurial lens. Students design products for garden, home, and body using sustainable agriculture. All products are made in the classroom by teaching kids entrepreneurship skills.
After members of LWC Conservation Program visited the classroom to check out Aquaponics, the combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) that grow fish and plants together in one integrated system, the LWC decided to support the efforts the efforts of the class by collecting donations from club members. Conservation co-chairs Mandy McManus and Andrea Brannen dropped off a $550 check to Brookwood Aquaponics to support their summer trip to Honduras. Brookwood students, Michael Hopf, William Skillen, & Ellie Schutter, and their teacher, Carrie Settles Livers, will head to Central America to assist with an aquaponics garden in a school during their visit.
Delivery of 1400 Dictionaries to Lilburn Third Graders
The LWC Education Committee challenged themselves and the community to meet a goal of providing every third grader att ending a Lilburn Public Elementary School with an age appropriate dictionary. Why third grade? Professional educators have determined that third grade is when children begin transitioning from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn.’
After confirming that there were 1415 third graders enrolled in Lilburn public schools this year, the committee began reaching out to other organizations in search of partners to cover the cost of the books and were met with resounding support in a very short period of time. Members of the LWC presented the concept to several other community based organizations including the Lilburn Business Association, Lilburn Lions Club, Evergreen Senior Club and Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #421 who each agreed whole-heartedly to sponsor a different school. Individual LWC club members also made personal donations to support the project.
When the CEO of The Dictionary Project, Mary French, learned of the LWC community challenge, she agreed to show their support by donating dozens of cases of books to help achieve their goal. The dictionaries are child-friendly, with more than 35,000 entries, parts of speech, punctuation and pronunciation with dictionary guides. They also include a 150 page reference section containing information about the solar system, international flags, U.S. presidents, The Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, sign language instructions, Braille and much more.
The Dictionary Project founded in 1995 is a charitable organization headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina whose goal was to provide a personal copy of a dictionary to every third grade students in the South Carolina school system. It has now grown into a national rganization. The joy on the faces of so many children receiving their own personal dictionary has been the total delight of everyone involved. The GFWC Lilburn Woman's Club has voted this in as our Community Improvement Project for this year and hopes to continue the tradition for many years to come.
Way to go Ladies! You are a HUGE asset to our community!
Food Truck Tuesdays are Back!
Food trucks will be in the park EVERY Tuesday in May from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the second Tuesday of the month, June-October. The first Lilburn Food Truck Tuesday on May 7 will feature live music by Ralph Roddenbery. Follow along on Facebook @LilburnCityPark to find out which food trucks and musicians will be featured each week.
Live Music Downtown
Downtown Lilburn is partnering with Music On Main Street to bring live music to downtown Lilburn every Friday and Saturday night in May! Street musicians will be "busking" on Main Street and next to Agavero Cantina Parkside restaurant. A variety of musicians will play for tips each weekend. Follow @DowntownLilburn on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more details and updates.
Women's Self Defense Class
The Lilburn Police Department is currently accepting applications for the May 22 & 23 Women's Self Defense Program. This popular course takes place, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is free to women 18 years of age and older or ages 12-17 with a guardian. Space is limited. Click here for an application and for more details about this program.
Yacht Rock Schooner Concert
Saturday, June 1 at 6 pm
FREE concert in Lilburn City Park!
Yacht Rock Schooner will be rockin' the park along with opening band The Last Chance Riders. Food and drink vendors will open at 6 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us in the park! Click here for event details.
FREE Senior Coffee Club
Friday, May 10 is FREE Senior Coffee day from 9:30 am-11 am. Stop by the Lilburn Activity Building (old library) for coffee, snacks, games and craft activities.
Websites that you make like to visit to check
out their activities and events:
· The Lilburn Activities Building: (https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/)
· The Lilburn Library (https://www.gwinnettpl.org/venue/lilburn-branch/)
· The Lilburn CID
· Staged Right Theatre
· Lilburn Arts Alliance
Lilburn Woman's Club - 45TH Annual Lilburn Daze Arts & Crafts Festival Accepting Vendor Applications
The Lilburn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival is now accepting vendor applications. This year’s event will be held on October 12 at Lilburn City Park and will mark the festival’s 46th year tradition with over 200 arts and crafts vendors, a variety of food vendors and kid zone featuring free art activities, a train ride, family golf and lots of other fun for children. With an estimated 12,000 attendees, this family friendly festival is one of the most popular in the area. Hosted by the Lilburn Woman’s Club and co-sponsored by the City of Lilburn. Visit www.lilburndaze.org for application forms and more information.
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