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Thursday, January 17 2019
Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership                           January 18, 2019

Contents

Tribute to Diana Preston


WRH Memorial Tree


WRH Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser


Stage Right Theatre Presents


Lilburn Police Depts

*Citizen's Course

* Polar Pluge


MLK Day-Kids

Lilburn Food Truck Tuesdays on Facebook

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Sunday, May 07 2017

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership                                 May 5, 2017
May is here and what better way to start this crazy event-filled month than to celebrate the victory of a Mexican general's poorly supplied, out numbered army over a daunting French army in 1862. Read on for fun things to do and places to go in the Lilburn environs. Of course, be sure to check out your favorite Lilburn area Mexican restaurant and have some fun celebrating General Zaragoza's unlikely win.

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.)


This Weekend:

Wynne Russell Historical Tour and Book Signing

Join local author Shannon Bradley Byers and David Byers of Timeless Paranormal at the historic Wynne-Russell House, 4684 Wynne Russell Drive on May 6th from 10 am to 1 pm for the kick off of the 2017 monthly open house/historical tour!! At 10 am you will start the tour and history/paranormal talk with Shannon. Once that is complete you will get to see David demonstrate the equipment and the 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 family friendly ghost tales and learn the history of the Wynne & Russell family along with ties to other prominent Gwinnett county and Atlanta families.  Please note there is ONE tour that starts promptly at 10 am.

Berkmar Celebrates 50th with Community

The GCPS Berkmar Cluster is proud to announce the second annual Patriot Day on May 6, 2017 from 10 AM to 1 PM.   Patriot Day will include a Spring Arts Festival, K-12, and a closing ceremony to Berkmar High’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.  The event will be hosted at Berkmar High School with all cluster schools participating.  Dance, chorus, film and band performances are scheduled along with displays of artwork from each school.  Community resource representatives will be at the event to provide parents with information and to answer any questions.  The students will enjoy bouncy houses, games, face painting, art swaps, and more.  Please join us to celebrate the Berkmar Cluster schools!

Click for EnglishSpanish and Vietnamese flyers

Community Theatre Auditions for "Constellation" 

May 6, 1 -3 pm  and May 7, 1 - 5 pm Staged Right Community Theatre will be holding auditions for "Constellation" to be held in Lilburn City Park on July 15. Go to the website www.stagedrighttheatre.org  or click HERE.

Renovated Rose Garden Tour FREE!

May 6 from 10:00am to 11:00am. Join Master Gardener volunteers in a tour of the renovated Rose Garden at Vines Park. Learn about proper care and growing of roses. Meet at the parking lot entrance. Rain date: May 13. For more information, call 678.277.0900. Vines Park, 3500 Oak Grove Road, Loganville.

Pitch, Hit & Run  FREE!

May 7 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Boys and girls ages 7 to 14 can test their baseball and softball skills batting, pitching, and fielding. Participants compete for the opportunity to advance through four levels, including a Team Championship event and at the National Finals at the Major League Baseball All-Star game. Competitions are being staged at multiple locations. Register at www.pitchhitrun.com. For more information, call 770.978.5271 or 678.277.0222. Competitions are being staged at multiple locations.

Diabetes Cooking School Series

May 8, May 15, May 22 from 10:30am to noon. Enjoy a three-part cooking demonstration and educational presentation by UGA Extension Gwinnett on planning a diet and how to prepare healthy and tasty meals for people with diabetes. Space is limited. Cost: $12 for the series or $4 per class. Participants must preregister by May 5 online with code BEP32902. For more information, call 678.277.0179.  Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville

Lilburn Food Truck Tuesday, May 9

Enjoy dinner in the park! Sample a variety of food trucks while listening to local bands. Second Tuesdays, May through October.

Lilburn Food Truck Tuesday kicks off the 2017 season on May 9! Trucks scheduled to be at the event include:
Bento Bus
Cattywampus
Cousins Maine Lobster
Deep South Biscuit Co.
Fry Guy
Mac the Cheese
Peace of Pita 
Tex's Tacos
King Of Pops
Simply Done
Vintage Frozen

The food trucks will begin serving at 6 p.m. Live music by The Hax starts at 7 p.m.
Lilburn Food Truck Tuesdays on Facebook
 

Lilburn Arts Alliance 

Our next regular meeting will be on Wednesday May 10, 7 p.m., at the Wynne Russell House, 4684 Wynne Russell Drive, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047. Diana Thurmon will be speaking on "An Art Career- a Lifetime of Art, how does this happen?"  and the twists and turns that have made hers very interesting. She will have albums that can be passed around representing these various phases.  You can see her work on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Dianathurmon11/.

Diana Thurmon started in Chicago, finding the path to the south 34 years ago, living in Lilburn for 17 years, participating in Lilburn Daze many years, and moving to Grayson 17 years ago. In Chicago she specialized in wildlife painting and pet portraiture, but diversified a lot after moving south. She now teaches acrylic painting to adults, but will be moving to Gainesville this year. Her work is vibrant and colorful, full of life and energy.

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.

The Lilburn Woman’s Club has again invited us to paint in their show gardens during their Garden Tour on Saturday, May 13, from 9AM to 4PM. If you are interested in painting a wonderful outdoor scene, you get to pick your spot. For more details, visit their website https://www.lwcgardentour.org/.

Please contact Andy Triemer, President, at 404-542-2295 or visit our website

www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance.

Get Tickets Now

Staged Right Community Theatre "Act A Lady"

Friday May 12, Sat. May 13, at 8 pm. Sunday, May 14 at 2:30 pm. and May 19 -21.

Performances will be held at Berkmar Middle School
4355 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lilburn, GA 30047

Buy Tickets   or go to their website for ticket ordering and info: www.stagedrighttheatre.org 

Behind the Garden Gate tour tickets

Saturday, May 13, 9 am until 3 pm. $15 advance purchase and $20 day of the event. Plan now to see some of the best of Lilburn's private gardens. This is a community favorite you don't want to miss. Go to www.lilburnwomansclub.org for tickets and info.

SPRING INTO SUMMER FESTIVAL AND

1, 2, 3K GLOW & SHOW AT RHODES JORDAN PARK

The annual 1, 2, 3K Glow & Show will be held during the Spring Into Summer Festival featuring wellness exhibitors, inflatables, fitness demos, entertainment, kids’ activities and food vendors. The event will be followed by a free Movie Under the Stars featuring SING! Fee for 3K walk/run includes glow in the dark T-Shirt and 2 glow bands. All 3K proceeds benefit the Gwinnett Parks Foundation Health and Wellness Scholarship fund. Pre-register at 1, 2, 3K Glow & Show by May 6 to guarantee T-shirt. For more information, visit Spring Into Summer. 

Saturday, May 20, 5 p.m., walk/run starts at 8 p.m., movie starts at 9 p.m.
General public, all ages. Spring Into Summer Festival and Movie Under the Stars is free of charge. $10 per person for 3K walk/run.

Rhodes Jordan Park, 100 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, 770-822-8869


Announcements

News from the City of Lilburn

Lilburn Police Department Course for Women

The Women’s Self Defense Program is dedicated to empowering women with knowledge to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of a crime. ONLY 2 SPACES remain for the May program. Free to women 21 years of age or older who live or work in the City of Lilburn. Space is limited. Classes will be heldd in the Calvin Fitchett Municipal Complex Auditorium, 76 Main St. Lilburn, GA 30047

The Women’s Self Defense Program is a two-day, comprehensive course that begins with classroom instruction in risk awareness, risk reduction, crime prevention strategies, and defensive concepts followed by hands-on training in physical defense techniques. Class instruction and demonstrations will allow you to decrease your vulnerability and give you a new sense of confidence and personal power. Class activities and discussions are designed to help women identify their risks, evaluate their strengths and explore their options for dealing with the threat of violence.

The program provides effective techniques and options to protect and teaches women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being. 

Please print the application and background consent form and submit in person or by mail to Lilburn Police Dept., 76 Main Street NW,  Lilburn, GA 30047. 

You will be contacted via email once your application has been reviewed.

2017 Class Schedule:
•May 18, 19
•July 13, 14
•September 14, 15
•November 9, 10

Classes are held on Thursday and Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. 

Lilburn's Summer Concert Series


The City of Lilburn will offer three free concerts this summer in Lilburn City Park. The season kicks off on Friday, June 2 with a performance by Drivin’ N Cryin’. This 2015 Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee will be entertaining the crowd with hits such as "Honeysuckle Blue," "Fly Me Courageous" and more! Opening for DNC will be another Atlanta band, the Gasoline Bros.
 
The Breakfast Club will take the stage at Sparkle in the Park on July 4th. America’s favorite 1980s tribute band will be bringing all the classics you remember to Lilburn City Park!

On Saturday, Sept. 9, Tribute (a tribute to the Allman Brothers Band) will bring some of your favorite Allman Brothers Band songs to Lilburn City Park. This 8-piece group from Atlanta brings years of experience to the stage and prides themselves on their authentic sound.
 
Food and adult beverages may be purchased at all concerts. Attendees are advised to come early and bring a lawn chair or blanket to reserve a spot on the lawn in Lilburn City Park. Coolers are allowed, but no outside alcohol.
 
Parking is available at the Calvin Fitchett Municipal Complex, at the Railroad Avenue lot across from the tennis courts and at several offsite parking lots. Please check the event listings at cityoflilburn.com for detailed event information.
 
Other summer events in Lilburn City Park include Food Truck Tuesdays, Classic Cars in the Park, Sprinkler Days and National Night Out.

Media contact: Rozalyn Schmitt, Event Coordinator, 770-638-2225, rschmitt@cityoflilburn.com

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Community Interest

Hope Springs Distillery

Lilburn Trigg Myers must be having a good laugh. Myers, the railroad superintendent from Virginia who laid out the present day Lilburn in 1890, will soon have his likeness on hundreds of bottles of vodka produced just feet away from the railroad tracks he knew so well.

Over a year ago Paul Allen and Betsey Dahlberg, husband and wife team, rented 5,000 square feet located just off Main Street in the historic area of the Lilburn. Their intent was to establish Hope Springs Distillery. Paul is a retired engineer who spent 40 years helping businesses improve their manufacturing processes, and Betsey is a retired attorney who spent years helping people  navigate the legal system. Their connection to distilled spirits was their brewing and wine making hobby. Little did the couple realize how well their skills sets would serve them as they tackled one challenge after another during the months of refurbishing and equipping the warehouse space so that it would meet all the specifications required by federal, state and local laws. Throughout this process they have nothing but praise for City officials and the County fire department, which sent a group out to assess how they would deal with a distillery fire.

Now after adjusting equipment and running test batches, they see a light at the end of this winding tunnel. With all the necessary permits in place, Hope Springs is legal and can produce and sell through their distributor. However, Paul and Betsey are not quite ready to simply produce and distribute. They want to meet their customers. So before they go into full production, they will spend the summer working on a tasting room and event space so that when the Governor signs Senate Bill 85 into law, they will be able to open their doors in September to the community for tours, tastings and sales - with Lilburn Trigg Myers there raising his glass!

BAPS Walk Green 2017

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir held a 5 K walk/run to benefit The Nature Conservancy and Lilburn Elementary School in Lilburn. On Saturday, April 15 over 800 participants participated in the BAPS Walk Green raising funds to plant 1 billion trees by 2025.  Funds were also raised to help education in Lilburn. Pictured is Chairman Charlotte Nash at the walk's opening ceremonies. 

BAPS Charities have been holding an annual charity walk since they located in Lilburn in 2007.  The BAPS Mandir community has a number of informational and inspirational events held on their grounds throughout the year that are of benefit to the general community. The Mandir is located at 460 Rockbridge Road, Lilburn, GA 30047. For more information about the Mandir, please go to this web site: http://www.baps.org/Global-Network/North-America/Atlanta/Upcoming-Events.aspx or contact:  info.atlanta@usa.baps.org.

 

Allstate Foundation Awards Grant to LWC

Congratulations to the GFWC Lilburn Woman's Club for being recognized by the Allstate Foundation as being a positive force for change in their community. The Allstate Helping Hands in the Community grant of $1,000 will go a long way to help the members of the LWC continue their mission of 'community improvement through volunteerism'.  Helping Hands in the Community grants to nonprofits where they volunteer their time to bring out the good in their communities. Thank you to Allstate volunteer and newest LWC member Arthy White for facilitating this connection!

Pictured from l to r:   Arthy White, Barbara Brooks, Patty Gabilondo, Nancy Delaney and Gloria Sill


From SafetySmart Lilburn

MAY IS NATIONAL WATER SAFETY MONTH

(Lawrenceville, Ga., May 4, 2017) – Aquatics industry leaders aim to inspire safer water practices to prevent drowning and water-related injuries this summer. With the summer swimming season nearly here, four leading aquatics and related industry organizations are kicking off a month-long campaign to encourage safer water practices. The National Water Safety Month campaign is a joint effort of the American Red Cross, The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, the National Recreation and Park Association and the World Waterpark Association.

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation (GCPR) understands the vital importance of public education regarding safer practices for kids and adults in and around the water. GCPR supports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Simple Water Safety Steps Can Save Lives campaign which educates the public about pool safety. The campaign reminds citizens to:

  • Never leave a child unattended in a pool or spa and always watch your child when he or she is in or near water
  • Teach children basic water safety tips
  • Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapment
  • Have a telephone close by when you or your family are using a pool or spa
  • If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first
  • Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors

All GCPR pools are accessible for people with disabilities and offer safe, supervised swimming places for patrons of all ages. For more details on specific amenities and hours of operation or information on facility rentals, visit www.gwinnettparks.com

Recommended by SafetySmart Lilburn to promote water safety. 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.  

Medical Building on US 29

Ground has broken and the foundation has been laid for a new medical complex at Mimosa Drive and US 29 Highway. The $5 million project with the building just under 15,000 sq. feet, will be a plasma collection center operated by KEDPLASMA USA. KEDPLASMA is a subsidiary of Kedrion Biopharma, an international company that produces and distributes plasma-derived medicinal products for use in treating severe diseases, disorders and conditions such as hemophilia and immune system deficiencies.

KEDPLASMA USA operates 12 plasma centers in the United States located in Alabama, California, Florida, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. They have plans for two centers in the Atlanta area, one in College Park and the other in the Lilburn-Tucker area. Occupancy by Kedplasma is expected mid-summer, 2017.

The design-build-management company for the project is Stough Development Corporation based in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Tom Trahan, the construction supervisor for the company, indicated that in addition to plasma collection, the complex will also house a training center. He also said that KEDPLASMA USA has an excellent reputation in the biomedical industry both as an employer as well as for product quality. Company vice-president Scott Stough said, “Stough Development Corporation is excited to be investing in the Lilburn community as well as the Community Improvement District. We feel that development along this corridor will continue for years to come and add to an already thriving neighborhood.”

May Lilburn Branch Library Programs 
 

Toddler Time, ages 1-3, Tuesdays, May 2,9,16,23,30 10:30a.m.

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Tuesdays, Ages 3-5, May 2,9,16, 23, 30. 11:30a.m.

The Art of STEAM, ages 3+ Wednesday, May 3 11:30a.m.

Learn and Talk (for Spanish speakers learning to Understand English) Wednesdays, May 3,10,17, 24, and 31.

As the Page Turns* Lilburn Branch Book Club: Thursday May 4 at 6:30p.m. Discussing On the Road by Jack Kerouac (See below for description of Book Club.)

Doggie Tales, Read to a Trained Therapy Dog, ages 5-10 May 6, and May 20

Preschool Story Time at Chick fil LA; ages 3-5 Monday May 8 at 10:30a.m.

(Drop-in) Mother’s Day Craft, ages 3-8 Wednesday May 10   from 5-6p.m.

Study Break for Teens, Take Time to Enjoy a Snack and Play Quick Games Thursday May 11, at 6:30p.m.

DIY Jewelry for Teens Ages 11-18 Create a unique pair of earrings or a bracelet! Monday May 15, at 6:30p.m.

Lilburn Seniors Blazin’ the Trail Tuesday May 16, at 10:30a.m.

Bilingual Storytime (English/Hindi) ages 3-8 Wednesday May 17 at 6:00p.m.

Cyrillic Alphabet Program for Adults:  Saturday May 20: at 2p.m

Music and Movement ages 3+ Monday May 22 at 11:00a.m.

(Drop-in) LEGO Play @your Library!    Thursday May 25; stop by 2-3p.m.

(Drop-in) LEGO Play @your Library!    Wednesday May 31; stop by 2-3p.m.  

*“As the Page Turns” Lilburn Branch Library Book Discussion Group

If you enjoy reading and talking about books, join us on the first Thursday of the month when we discuss a title that we all have read! As the Page Turns, the Lilburn Branch Book Discussion Group has been meeting since January 2017 on the first Thursday of the month at the Lilburn Branch Library, 4817 Church Street, Lilburn Ga.  The books selected are from all genres including mystery, southern, fantasy, general fiction and other genres.  We have a great time

discussing characterizations, plots, and how we see different things in the stories.

On May 4 we will discuss On the Road by Jack Kerouac. This title is based upon Jack Kerouac’s travels with friends across America. On June 1 we will discuss The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom. In The Time Keeper, the creator of the world’s first clock is punished for trying to measure God’s greatest gift. On July 6 is Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami. In Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, story of a young man haunted by a great loss unfolds. His dreams and nightmares have unintended consequences for the world around all and of a journey into the past is necessary to mend the present. August 3 we discuss The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters. In this story, after being hypnotized during a theatrical performance, modern yet repressed Olivia begins to take interest in the women's suffrage movement.

     

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 May 25 for publishing around June 3.
Contents
Historical Tour
Berkmar 50th Party
Theatre Auditions
Rose Garden Tour
Pitch, Hit & Run
Cooking Class
Food Truck Tuesday
Art Alliance Meeting
Act A Lady Tickets
Garden Tour Tickets
Spring into Summer
Women's Self Defense
Summer Concerts Hope Springs Distillery
BAPS Gives Back
AllState Grant
US 29 Building
May Library Events
 
 
Supporters

Mail & Package Center

Music Go Round

Legacy Station

Eddie's Automotive Service

City of Lilburn

SafetySmart Lilburn

Lilburn Woman's Club

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe

Izzy's New York Pizza

                      

Lilburn Community Partnership
4155 Lawrenceville Hwy. #8101
Lilburn, Georgia 30047

Phone: 678-230-9058
Email: info@LCP.com

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership                                 May 5, 2017
May is here and what better way to start this crazy event-filled month than to celebrate a victory of a Mexican general poorly supplied, out numbered army over the daunting French army in 1862. Read on for fun things to do and places to go in the Lilburn environs. Of course, be sure to check out your favorite Lilburn area Mexican restaurant and have some fun celebrating General Zaragoza's unlikely win.

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.)


This Weekend:

Wynne Russell Historical Tour and Book Signing

Join local author Shannon Bradley Byers and David Byers of Timeless Paranormal at the historic Wynne-Russell House, 4684 Wynne Russell Drive on May 6th from 10 am to 1 pm for the kick off of the 2017 monthly open house/historical tour!! At 10 am you will start the tour and history/paranormal talk with Shannon. Once that is complete you will get to see David demonstrate the equipment and the 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 family friendly ghost tales and learn the history of the Wynne & Russell family along with ties to other prominent Gwinnett county and Atlanta families.  Please note there is ONE tour that starts promptly at 10 am.

Berkmar Celebrates 50th with Community

The GCPS Berkmar Cluster is proud to announce the second annual Patriot Day on May 6, 2017 from 10 AM to 1 PM.   Patriot Day will include a Spring Arts Festival, K-12, and a closing ceremony to Berkmar High’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.  The event will be hosted at Berkmar High School with all cluster schools participating.  Dance, chorus, film and band performances are scheduled along with displays of artwork from each school.  Community resource representatives will be at the event to provide parents with information and to answer any questions.  The students will enjoy bouncy houses, games, face painting, art swaps, and more.  Please join us to celebrate the Berkmar Cluster schools!

Click for EnglishSpanish and Vietnamese flyers

Community Theatre Auditions for "Constellation" 

May 6, 1 -3 pm  and May 7, 1 - 5 pm Staged Right Community Theatre will be holding auditions for "Constellation" to be held in Lilburn City Park on July 15. Go to the website www.stagedrighttheatre.org  or click HERE.

Renovated Rose Garden Tour FREE!

May 6 from 10:00am to 11:00am. Join Master Gardener volunteers in a tour of the renovated Rose Garden at Vines Park. Learn about proper care and growing of roses. Meet at the parking lot entrance. Rain date: May 13. For more information, call 678.277.0900. Vines Park, 3500 Oak Grove Road, Loganville.

Pitch, Hit & Run  FREE!

May 7 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Boys and girls ages 7 to 14 can test their baseball and softball skills batting, pitching, and fielding. Participants compete for the opportunity to advance through four levels, including a Team Championship event and at the National Finals at the Major League Baseball All-Star game. Competitions are being staged at multiple locations. Register at www.pitchhitrun.com. For more information, call 770.978.5271 or 678.277.0222. Competitions are being staged at multiple locations.

Diabetes Cooking School Series

May 8, May 15, May 22 from 10:30am to noon. Enjoy a three-part cooking demonstration and educational presentation by UGA Extension Gwinnett on planning a diet and how to prepare healthy and tasty meals for people with diabetes. Space is limited. Cost: $12 for the series or $4 per class. Participants must preregister by May 5 online with code BEP32902. For more information, call 678.277.0179.  Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville

Lilburn Food Truck Tuesday, May 9

Enjoy dinner in the park! Sample a variety of food trucks while listening to local bands. Second Tuesdays, May through October.

Lilburn Food Truck Tuesday kicks off the 2017 season on May 9! Trucks scheduled to be at the event include:
Bento Bus
Cattywampus
Cousins Maine Lobster
Deep South Biscuit Co.
Fry Guy
Mac the Cheese
Peace of Pita 
Tex's Tacos
King Of Pops
Simply Done
Vintage Frozen

The food trucks will begin serving at 6 p.m. Live music by The Hax starts at 7 p.m.
Lilburn Food Truck Tuesdays on Facebook
 

Lilburn Arts Alliance 

Our next regular meeting will be on Wednesday May 10, 7 p.m., at the Wynne Russell House, 4684 Wynne Russell Drive, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047. Diana Thurmon will be speaking on "An Art Career- a Lifetime of Art, how does this happen?"  and the twists and turns that have made hers very interesting. She will have albums that can be passed around representing these various phases.  You can see her work on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Dianathurmon11/.

Diana Thurmon started in Chicago, finding the path to the south 34 years ago, living in Lilburn for 17 years, participating in Lilburn Daze many years, and moving to Grayson 17 years ago. In Chicago she specialized in wildlife painting and pet portraiture, but diversified a lot after moving south. She now teaches acrylic painting to adults, but will be moving to Gainesville this year. Her work is vibrant and colorful, full of life and energy.

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.

The Lilburn Woman’s Club has again invited us to paint in their show gardens during their Garden Tour on Saturday, May 13, from 9AM to 4PM. If you are interested in painting a wonderful outdoor scene, you get to pick your spot. For more details, visit their website https://www.lwcgardentour.org/.

Please contact Andy Triemer, President, at 404-542-2295 or visit our website

www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance.

Get Tickets Now

Staged Right Community Theatre "Act A Lady"

Friday May 12, Sat. May 13, at 8 pm. Sunday, May 14 at 2:30 pm. and May 19 -21.

Performances will be held at Berkmar Middle School
4355 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lilburn, GA 30047

Buy Tickets   or go to their website for ticket ordering and info: www.stagedrighttheatre.org 

Behind the Garden Gate tour tickets

Saturday, May 13, 9 am until 3 pm. $15 advance purchase and $20 day of the event. Plan now to see some of the best of Lilburn's private gardens. This is a community favorite you don't want to miss. Go to www.lilburnwomansclub.org for tickets and info.

SPRING INTO SUMMER FESTIVAL AND

1, 2, 3K GLOW & SHOW AT RHODES JORDAN PARK

The annual 1, 2, 3K Glow & Show will be held during the Spring Into Summer Festival featuring wellness exhibitors, inflatables, fitness demos, entertainment, kids’ activities and food vendors. The event will be followed by a free Movie Under the Stars featuring SING! Fee for 3K walk/run includes glow in the dark T-Shirt and 2 glow bands. All 3K proceeds benefit the Gwinnett Parks Foundation Health and Wellness Scholarship fund. Pre-register at 1, 2, 3K Glow & Show by May 6 to guarantee T-shirt. For more information, visit Spring Into Summer. 

Saturday, May 20, 5 p.m., walk/run starts at 8 p.m., movie starts at 9 p.m.
General public, all ages. Spring Into Summer Festival and Movie Under the Stars is free of charge. $10 per person for 3K walk/run.

Rhodes Jordan Park, 100 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, 770-822-8869


Announcements

News from the City of Lilburn

Lilburn Police Department Course for Women

The Women’s Self Defense Program is dedicated to empowering women with knowledge to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of a crime. ONLY 2 SPACES remain for the May program. Free to women 21 years of age or older who live or work in the City of Lilburn. Space is limited. Classes will be heldd in the Calvin Fitchett Municipal Complex Auditorium, 76 Main St. Lilburn, GA 30047

The Women’s Self Defense Program is a two-day, comprehensive course that begins with classroom instruction in risk awareness, risk reduction, crime prevention strategies, and defensive concepts followed by hands-on training in physical defense techniques. Class instruction and demonstrations will allow you to decrease your vulnerability and give you a new sense of confidence and personal power. Class activities and discussions are designed to help women identify their risks, evaluate their strengths and explore their options for dealing with the threat of violence.

The program provides effective techniques and options to protect and teaches women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being. 

Please print the application and background consent form and submit in person or by mail to Lilburn Police Dept., 76 Main Street NW,  Lilburn, GA 30047. 

You will be contacted via email once your application has been reviewed.

2017 Class Schedule:
•May 18, 19
•July 13, 14
•September 14, 15
•November 9, 10

Classes are held on Thursday and Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. 

Lilburn's Summer Concert Series


The City of Lilburn will offer three free concerts this summer in Lilburn City Park. The season kicks off on Friday, June 2 with a performance by Drivin’ N Cryin’. This 2015 Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee will be entertaining the crowd with hits such as "Honeysuckle Blue," "Fly Me Courageous" and more! Opening for DNC will be another Atlanta band, the Gasoline Bros.
 
The Breakfast Club will take the stage at Sparkle in the Park on July 4th. America’s favorite 1980s tribute band will be bringing all the classics you remember to Lilburn City Park!

On Saturday, Sept. 9, Tribute (a tribute to the Allman Brothers Band) will bring some of your favorite Allman Brothers Band songs to Lilburn City Park. This 8-piece group from Atlanta brings years of experience to the stage and prides themselves on their authentic sound.
 
Food and adult beverages may be purchased at all concerts. Attendees are advised to come early and bring a lawn chair or blanket to reserve a spot on the lawn in Lilburn City Park. Coolers are allowed, but no outside alcohol.
 
Parking is available at the Calvin Fitchett Municipal Complex, at the Railroad Avenue lot across from the tennis courts and at several offsite parking lots. Please check the event listings at cityoflilburn.com for detailed event information.
 
Other summer events in Lilburn City Park include Food Truck Tuesdays, Classic Cars in the Park, Sprinkler Days and National Night Out.

Media contact: Rozalyn Schmitt, Event Coordinator, 770-638-2225, rschmitt@cityoflilburn.com

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Community Interest

Hope Springs Distillery

Lilburn Trigg Myers must be having a good laugh. Myers, the railroad superintendent from Virginia who laid out the present day Lilburn in 1890, will soon have his likeness on hundreds of bottles of vodka produced just feet away from the railroad tracks he knew so well.

Over a year ago Paul Allen and Betsey Dahlberg, husband and wife team, rented 5,000 square feet located just off Main Street in the historic area of the Lilburn. Their intent was to establish Hope Springs Distillery. Paul is a retired engineer who spent 40 years helping businesses improve their manufacturing processes, and Betsey is a retired attorney who spent years helping people  navigate the legal system. Their connection to distilled spirits was their brewing and wine making hobby. Little did the couple realize how well their skills sets would serve them as they tackled one challenge after another during the months of refurbishing and equipping the warehouse space so that it would meet all the specifications required by federal, state and local laws. Throughout this process they have nothing but praise for City officials and the County fire department, which sent a group out to assess how they would deal with a distillery fire.

Now after adjusting equipment and running test batches, they see a light at the end of this winding tunnel. With all the necessary permits in place, Hope Springs is legal and can produce and sell through their distributor. However, Paul and Betsey are not quite ready to simply produce and distribute. They want to meet their customers. So before they go into full production, they will spend the summer working on a tasting room and event space so that when the Governor signs Senate Bill 85 into law, they will be able to open their doors in September to the community for tours, tastings and sales - with Lilburn Trigg Myers there raising his glass!

BAPS Walk Green 2017

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir held a 5 K walk/run to benefit The Nature Conservancy and Lilburn Elementary School in Lilburn. On Saturday, April 15 over 800 participants participated in the BAPS Walk Green raising funds to plant 1 billion trees by 2025.  Funds were also raised to help education in Lilburn. Pictured is Chairman Charlotte Nash at the walk's opening ceremonies. 

BAPS Charities have been holding an annual charity walk since they located in Lilburn in 2007.  The BAPS Mandir community has a number of informational and inspirational events held on their grounds throughout the year that are of benefit to the general community. The Mandir is located at 460 Rockbridge Road, Lilburn, GA 30047. For more information about the Mandir, please go to this web site: http://www.baps.org/Global-Network/North-America/Atlanta/Upcoming-Events.aspx or contact:  info.atlanta@usa.baps.org.

 

Allstate Foundation Awards Grant to LWC

Congratulations to the GFWC Lilburn Woman's Club for being recognized by the Allstate Foundation as being a positive force for change in their community. The Allstate Helping Hands in the Community grant of $1,000 will go a long way to help the members of the LWC continue their mission of 'community improvement through volunteerism'.  Helping Hands in the Community grants to nonprofits where they volunteer their time to bring out the good in their communities. Thank you to Allstate volunteer and newest LWC member Arthy White for facilitating this connection!

Pictured from l to r:   Arthy White, Barbara Brooks, Patty Gabilondo, Nancy Delaney and Gloria Sill


From SafetySmart Lilburn

MAY IS NATIONAL WATER SAFETY MONTH

(Lawrenceville, Ga., May 4, 2017) – Aquatics industry leaders aim to inspire safer water practices to prevent drowning and water-related injuries this summer. With the summer swimming season nearly here, four leading aquatics and related industry organizations are kicking off a month-long campaign to encourage safer water practices. The National Water Safety Month campaign is a joint effort of the American Red Cross, The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, the National Recreation and Park Association and the World Waterpark Association.

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation (GCPR) understands the vital importance of public education regarding safer practices for kids and adults in and around the water. GCPR supports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Simple Water Safety Steps Can Save Lives campaign which educates the public about pool safety. The campaign reminds citizens to:

  • Never leave a child unattended in a pool or spa and always watch your child when he or she is in or near water
  • Teach children basic water safety tips
  • Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapment
  • Have a telephone close by when you or your family are using a pool or spa
  • If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first
  • Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors

All GCPR pools are accessible for people with disabilities and offer safe, supervised swimming places for patrons of all ages. For more details on specific amenities and hours of operation or information on facility rentals, visit www.gwinnettparks.com

Recommended by SafetySmart Lilburn to promote water safety. 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.  

Medical Building on US 29

Ground has broken and the foundation has been laid for a new medical complex at Mimosa Drive and US 29 Highway. The $5 million project with the building just under 15,000 sq. feet, will be a plasma collection center operated by KEDPLASMA USA. KEDPLASMA is a subsidiary of Kedrion Biopharma, an international company that produces and distributes plasma-derived medicinal products for use in treating severe diseases, disorders and conditions such as hemophilia and immune system deficiencies.

KEDPLASMA USA operates 12 plasma centers in the United States located in Alabama, California, Florida, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. They have plans for two centers in the Atlanta area, one in College Park and the other in the Lilburn-Tucker area. Occupancy by Kedplasma is expected mid-summer, 2017.

The design-build-management company for the project is Stough Development Corporation based in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Tom Trahan, the construction supervisor for the company, indicated that in addition to plasma collection, the complex will also house a training center. He also said that KEDPLASMA USA has an excellent reputation in the biomedical industry both as an employer as well as for product quality. Company vice-president Scott Stough said, “Stough Development Corporation is excited to be investing in the Lilburn community as well as the Community Improvement District. We feel that development along this corridor will continue for years to come and add to an already thriving neighborhood.”

May Lilburn Branch Library Programs 
 

Toddler Time, ages 1-3, Tuesdays, May 2,9,16,23,30 10:30a.m.

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Tuesdays, Ages 3-5, May 2,9,16, 23, 30. 11:30a.m.

The Art of STEAM, ages 3+ Wednesday, May 3 11:30a.m.

Learn and Talk (for Spanish speakers learning to Understand English) Wednesdays, May 3,10,17, 24, and 31.

As the Page Turns* Lilburn Branch Book Club: Thursday May 4 at 6:30p.m. Discussing On the Road by Jack Kerouac (See below for description of Book Club.)

Doggie Tales, Read to a Trained Therapy Dog, ages 5-10 May 6, and May 20

Preschool Story Time at Chick fil LA; ages 3-5 Monday May 8 at 10:30a.m.

(Drop-in) Mother’s Day Craft, ages 3-8 Wednesday May 10   from 5-6p.m.

Study Break for Teens, Take Time to Enjoy a Snack and Play Quick Games Thursday May 11, at 6:30p.m.

DIY Jewelry for Teens Ages 11-18 Create a unique pair of earrings or a bracelet! Monday May 15, at 6:30p.m.

Lilburn Seniors Blazin’ the Trail Tuesday May 16, at 10:30a.m.

Bilingual Storytime (English/Hindi) ages 3-8 Wednesday May 17 at 6:00p.m.

Cyrillic Alphabet Program for Adults:  Saturday May 20: at 2p.m

Music and Movement ages 3+ Monday May 22 at 11:00a.m.

(Drop-in) LEGO Play @your Library!    Thursday May 25; stop by 2-3p.m.

(Drop-in) LEGO Play @your Library!    Wednesday May 31; stop by 2-3p.m.  

*“As the Page Turns” Lilburn Branch Library Book Discussion Group

If you enjoy reading and talking about books, join us on the first Thursday of the month when we discuss a title that we all have read! As the Page Turns, the Lilburn Branch Book Discussion Group has been meeting since January 2017 on the first Thursday of the month at the Lilburn Branch Library, 4817 Church Street, Lilburn Ga.  The books selected are from all genres including mystery, southern, fantasy, general fiction and other genres.  We have a great time

discussing characterizations, plots, and how we see different things in the stories.

On May 4 we will discuss On the Road by Jack Kerouac. This title is based upon Jack Kerouac’s travels with friends across America. On June 1 we will discuss The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom. In The Time Keeper, the creator of the world’s first clock is punished for trying to measure God’s greatest gift. On July 6 is Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami. In Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, story of a young man haunted by a great loss unfolds. His dreams and nightmares have unintended consequences for the world around all and of a journey into the past is necessary to mend the present. August 3 we discuss The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters. In this story, after being hypnotized during a theatrical performance, modern yet repressed Olivia begins to take interest in the women's suffrage movement.

     

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 May 25 for publishing around June 3.
Contents
Historical Tour
Berkmar 50th Party
Theatre Auditions
Rose Garden Tour
Pitch, Hit & Run
Cooking Class
Food Truck Tuesday
Art Alliance Meeting
Act A Lady Tickets
Garden Tour Tickets
Spring into Summer
Women's Self Defense
Summer Concerts Hope Springs Distillery
BAPS Gives Back
AllState Grant
US 29 Building
May Library Events
 
 
Supporters

Mail & Package Center

Music Go Round

Legacy Station

Eddie's Automotive Service

City of Lilburn

SafetySmart Lilburn

Lilburn Woman's Club

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe

Izzy's New York Pizza

                      

Lilburn Community Partnership
4155 Lawrenceville Hwy. #8101
Lilburn, Georgia 30047

Phone: 678-230-9058
Email: info@LCP.com

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This Weekend:

Purchase Tickets for Taste of Lilburn

Purchase your tickets now for the Fourth Annual Taste of Lilburn to be held on Saturday, April 22, 1:00-4:00 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. 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. Fair Oaks Band featuring the Nicks Brothers will once again amaze us with their endless repertoir of our favorites. 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 at: www.lilburnevents.com. Also check our Facebook page.

Lilburn Relay Rally Friday, April 21

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

Plant Sale, Sat. April 22

Gwinnett County Master Gardeners  have a plant sale in the Library/City Hall Complex parking lot on Saturday, April 22, from 8 am until 2 pm. Members will be on hand to help you with your plant selection.  We’re offering perennials, vegetables, herbs, natives, shrubs and annuals as well as attractive garden art.  Celebrate Earth Day with a green addition to your own yard.  4817 Church St. NW, Lilburn.

Recycling and Clean-up Sat. April 22

The City of Lilburn continues its annual tradition of helping residents recycle their unwanted items. The Great American Cleanup is set for Saturday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

The following items will be accepted at the event:

•Free electronics recycling with the exception of TVs & CRT monitors. There is a $15 cash fee per TV or CRT monitor which E Recycle USA will collect at the event.
•Bulk trash (limited space)
•Cell phones
•Scrap metal
•Free secure paper shredding (limit of 10 standard size boxes per person)

Please click here for the full event listing. 

April Lilburn Branch Library Programs 
 

Toddler Time: Ages 1-3   Tuesday, April 25, 10:30a.m.

Preschool Storytime Ages 3-5  Tuesday April 25 at 11:30a.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.   

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.
 
Easter Egg Hunt
Art Exhibit
Community Walk Lilburn Bus. Assoc.
Vegetable Class
Buy TOL Tickets
Lilburn Relay Rall
Plant Sale
City Recycling
Library Program
 
Supporters

Mail & Package Center

Music Go Round

Legacy Station

Eddie's Automotive Service

City of Lilburn

SafetySmart Lilburn

Lilburn Woman's Club

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Matthews Cafeteria

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe

Izzy's New York Pizza

                      

Lilburn Community Partnership
4155 Lawrenceville Hwy. #8101
Lilburn, Georgia 30047

Phone: 678-230-9058
Email: info@LCP.com

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership                                 April 20, 2017
Read on for an update of events happening close by. This is a great time to connect with family and community. 

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.)


This Weekend:

Purchase Tickets for Taste of Lilburn

Purchase your tickets now for the Fourth Annual Taste of Lilburn to be held on Saturday, April 22, 1:00-4:00 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. 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. Fair Oaks Band featuring the Nicks Brothers will once again amaze us with their endless repertoir of our favorites. 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 at: www.lilburnevents.com. Also check our Facebook page.

Lilburn Relay Rally Friday, April 21

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

Plant Sale, Sat. April 22

Gwinnett County Master Gardeners  have a plant sale in the Library/City Hall Complex parking lot on Saturday, April 22, from 8 am until 2 pm. Members will be on hand to help you with your plant selection.  We’re offering perennials, vegetables, herbs, natives, shrubs and annuals as well as attractive garden art.  Celebrate Earth Day with a green addition to your own yard.  4817 Church St. NW, Lilburn.

Recycling and Clean-up Sat. April 22

The City of Lilburn continues its annual tradition of helping residents recycle their unwanted items. The Great American Cleanup is set for Saturday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

The following items will be accepted at the event:

•Free electronics recycling with the exception of TVs & CRT monitors. There is a $15 cash fee per TV or CRT monitor which E Recycle USA will collect at the event.
•Bulk trash (limited space)
•Cell phones
•Scrap metal
•Free secure paper shredding (limit of 10 standard size boxes per person)

Please click here for the full event listing. 

April Lilburn Branch Library Programs 
 

Toddler Time: Ages 1-3   Tuesday, April 25, 10:30a.m.

Preschool Storytime Ages 3-5  Tuesday April 25 at 11:30a.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.   

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.
 
Easter Egg Hunt
Art Exhibit
Community Walk Lilburn Bus. Assoc.
Vegetable Class
Buy TOL Tickets
Lilburn Relay Rall
Plant Sale
City Recycling
Library Program
 
Supporters

Mail & Package Center

Music Go Round

Legacy Station

Eddie's Automotive Service

City of Lilburn

SafetySmart Lilburn

Lilburn Woman's Club

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Matthews Cafeteria

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe

Izzy's New York Pizza

                      

Lilburn Community Partnership
4155 Lawrenceville Hwy. #8101
Lilburn, Georgia 30047

Phone: 678-230-9058
Email: info@LCP.com

Posted by: LCP AT 03:26 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, May 05 2017

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership                                 April 14, 2017
Read on for an update of events happening close by. This is a great time to connect with family and community. 

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.)


This Weekend:

Easter Egg Hunt - Sat. 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!

Art Exhibit - Sat. April 15

The Lilburn Arts Alliance will host its Spring Show Saturday, April 15, at Good Day Studio, 79 Main Street, Suite A, Lilburn, from 10AM to 4PM. Members and non-members will be showing their 2-D and 3D original art. Please stop by and support your local artists! 

Come out to view and purchase the works of 13 local artists in downtown Lilburn this Saturday. A wide variety of styles will be shown with the focus of a Spring theme. Visitors will get to vote on the best Spring themed piece and the People's Choice award.

Community Walk Sat. April 15

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir will participate in the BAPS Charities Walk Green 2017 on April 15. This event raises funds for Lilburn Elementary School, The Nature Conservancy and other charitable activities. Along with the walk, a 5K run has also been organized. Please note the registration and start time for both events. 

 5K Run:    
     Registration: 7 am  
     5K start:          8 am

 Walk Event:    
     Registration: 7:30 am  
     Walk start:     9:30 am

Visit http://www.bapscharities.org/Walk17Atlanta/ for complete details and to donate. Online donation options are available for any level of support.

Lilburn Business Assoc. Tues. April 18

Speaker: Brad Stevens, Entreholic

Topic: "Operating a Business on a Shoestring Budget"

Date: Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Time: 11:30 am -1 pm
NOTE MEETING LOCATION: Jade Dragon, 4230 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, Ga 30047

The meeting will be Tuesday, Apr 18, 11:30 am - 1 pm at Jade Dragon, 4230 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047.

Meeting fee (includes lunch, drink and tip) is $10 - LBA Members and $15 - Visitors. Register and Prepay Now.

Vegetable Gardening Class - Wed. April 19

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

Purchase Tickets for Taste of Lilburn

Purchase your tickets now for the Fourth Annual Taste of Lilburn to be held on Saturday, April 22, 1:00-4:00 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. 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. Fair Oaks Band featuring the Nicks Brothers will once again amaze us with their endless repertoir of our favorites. 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 at: www.lilburnevents.com. Also check our Facebook page.

Lilburn Relay Rally Friday, April 21

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

Plant Sale, Sat. April 22

Gwinnett County Master Gardeners  have a plant sale in the Library/City Hall Complex parking lot on Saturday, April 22, from 8 am until 2 pm. Members will be on hand to help you with your plant selection.  We’re offering perennials, vegetables, herbs, natives, shrubs and annuals as well as attractive garden art.  Celebrate Earth Day with a green addition to your own yard.  4817 Church St. NW, Lilburn.

Recycling and Clean-up Sat. April 22

The City of Lilburn continues its annual tradition of helping residents recycle their unwanted items. The Great American Cleanup is set for Saturday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

The following items will be accepted at the event:

•Free electronics recycling with the exception of TVs & CRT monitors. There is a $15 cash fee per TV or CRT monitor which E Recycle USA will collect at the event.
•Bulk trash (limited space)
•Cell phones
•Scrap metal
•Free secure paper shredding (limit of 10 standard size boxes per person)

Please click here for the full event listing. 

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 18, and 25 10:30a.m.

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

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.
 
Easter Egg Hunt
Art Exhibit
Community Walk Lilburn Bus. Assoc.
Vegetable Class
Buy TOL Tickets
Lilburn Relay Rall
Plant Sale
City Recycling
Library Program
 
Supporters

Mail & Package Center

Music Go Round

Legacy Station

Eddie's Automotive Service

City of Lilburn

SafetySmart Lilburn

Lilburn Woman's Club

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Matthews Cafeteria

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe

Izzy's New York Pizza

                      

Lilburn Community Partnership
4155 Lawrenceville Hwy. #8101
Lilburn, Georgia 30047

Phone: 678-230-9058
Email: info@LCP.com

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership                                 April 14, 2017
Read on for an update of events happening close by. This is a great time to connect with family and community. 

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.)


This Weekend:

Easter Egg Hunt - Sat. 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!

Art Exhibit - Sat. April 15

The Lilburn Arts Alliance will host its Spring Show Saturday, April 15, at Good Day Studio, 79 Main Street, Suite A, Lilburn, from 10AM to 4PM. Members and non-members will be showing their 2-D and 3D original art. Please stop by and support your local artists! 

Come out to view and purchase the works of 13 local artists in downtown Lilburn this Saturday. A wide variety of styles will be shown with the focus of a Spring theme. Visitors will get to vote on the best Spring themed piece and the People's Choice award.

Community Walk Sat. April 15

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir will participate in the BAPS Charities Walk Green 2017 on April 15. This event raises funds for Lilburn Elementary School, The Nature Conservancy and other charitable activities. Along with the walk, a 5K run has also been organized. Please note the registration and start time for both events. 

 5K Run:    
     Registration: 7 am  
     5K start:          8 am

 Walk Event:    
     Registration: 7:30 am  
     Walk start:     9:30 am

Visit http://www.bapscharities.org/Walk17Atlanta/ for complete details and to donate. Online donation options are available for any level of support.

Lilburn Business Assoc. Tues. April 18

Speaker: Brad Stevens, Entreholic

Topic: "Operating a Business on a Shoestring Budget"

Date: Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Time: 11:30 am -1 pm
NOTE MEETING LOCATION: Jade Dragon, 4230 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, Ga 30047

The meeting will be Tuesday, Apr 18, 11:30 am - 1 pm at Jade Dragon, 4230 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047.

Meeting fee (includes lunch, drink and tip) is $10 - LBA Members and $15 - Visitors. Register and Prepay Now.

Vegetable Gardening Class - Wed. April 19

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

Purchase Tickets for Taste of Lilburn

Purchase your tickets now for the Fourth Annual Taste of Lilburn to be held on Saturday, April 22, 1:00-4:00 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. 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. Fair Oaks Band featuring the Nicks Brothers will once again amaze us with their endless repertoir of our favorites. 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 at: www.lilburnevents.com. Also check our Facebook page.

Lilburn Relay Rally Friday, April 21

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

Plant Sale, Sat. April 22

Gwinnett County Master Gardeners  have a plant sale in the Library/City Hall Complex parking lot on Saturday, April 22, from 8 am until 2 pm. Members will be on hand to help you with your plant selection.  We’re offering perennials, vegetables, herbs, natives, shrubs and annuals as well as attractive garden art.  Celebrate Earth Day with a green addition to your own yard.  4817 Church St. NW, Lilburn.

Recycling and Clean-up Sat. April 22

The City of Lilburn continues its annual tradition of helping residents recycle their unwanted items. The Great American Cleanup is set for Saturday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

The following items will be accepted at the event:

•Free electronics recycling with the exception of TVs & CRT monitors. There is a $15 cash fee per TV or CRT monitor which E Recycle USA will collect at the event.
•Bulk trash (limited space)
•Cell phones
•Scrap metal
•Free secure paper shredding (limit of 10 standard size boxes per person)

Please click here for the full event listing. 

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 18, and 25 10:30a.m.

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

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.
 
Easter Egg Hunt
Art Exhibit
Community Walk Lilburn Bus. Assoc.
Vegetable Class
Buy TOL Tickets
Lilburn Relay Rall
Plant Sale
City Recycling
Library Program
 
Supporters

Mail & Package Center

Music Go Round

Legacy Station

Eddie's Automotive Service

City of Lilburn

SafetySmart Lilburn

Lilburn Woman's Club

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Matthews Cafeteria

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe

Izzy's New York Pizza

                      

Lilburn Community Partnership
4155 Lawrenceville Hwy. #8101
Lilburn, Georgia 30047

Phone: 678-230-9058
Email: info@LCP.com

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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.

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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

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Posted by: LCP AT 02:53 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, March 17 2017

 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          March 13,  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.)


A Doll's House is a "Must See"   

(Personal impression by Diana Preston)

This past Friday evening,Staged Right Community Theatre wowed an audience of 24 (full house) with its theater-in-the-round production of "A Doll's House." Under the direction of Brian Jones and set designer, Spencer Estes, the Wynne-Russell House became the living room of the Helmer Family where the audience witnessed the transformation of Nora the Sky Lark, Little Squirrel, Tarantella Dancer, or whatever her husband Torvald (Estes) wished her to be to Nora (Ilene Miller) the woman who would brave leaving her family to find her real, worthy, independent self. This turn of the century play was scandalous when Henrik Ibsen wrote it, and today it still rings true with warnings that marriages are built on mutual respect for each other with an emphasis on "mutual."

Spencer and Ilene gave outstanding performances, with the most challenging role being Nora who carried the play from the opening scene to the slamming of the door at the end. (Really, how does one commit to memory so many lines!) Along this journey to self realization, we meet Nora's old school friend, Christine, played by Heather Murray; Krogstad, the loan shark played by R. Chandler Bragg; Lee Brewer Jones as Dr. Rank, her husband's friend and the one person who truly respects her. Others that round out this glimpse into her family life are the maid played by Mary Sue Moore, Linda Marie Johnson as the Nurse, and the three children Emmy (10 month Mason Vencil), Bob (Stone Smith) and Ivar (Everett Smith). 

Truly the stars of the evening were Spencer and Ilene especially in the last act where their interplay was so real and well-delivered. This is not to diminish the performances of Heather, Chandler and Lee. They also gave masterful interpretations of their characters who were key players in Nora's transformation. Finally the young children should be congratulated as they were truly the sweet, dutiful children that made our hearts break that their mother was so tormented while their father hadn't a clue until too late. 

The play continues March 18, 2017 running for two more weekends, with performances on Fridays, Saturdays, (8 pm) and Sundays (2:30 pm). 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

 


Try out Emory Express Transit Tuesday, March 14

GWINNETT COUNTY TRANSIT CELEBRATES NEW

CLIFTON ROAD CORRIDOR EXPRESS SERVICE

(Lawrenceville, Ga., March 10, 2017) – Gwinnett County Transit invites commuters to “Try the bus on us!” with free rides on the new Emory Express Route on Tuesday, March 14. The service, which began last November, has stops at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control.

As part of the grand opening event, the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District will be providing refreshments for riders between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. at the Indian Trail Park and Ride Lot at Interstate 85. Georgia Commute Options also will be on site to provide information on programs such as the Guaranteed Ride Home, a free benefit for commuters.

“For years there has been interest from both the public and the Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association in starting this route,” said Alan Chapman, director of the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation. “So we are pleased to add these stops to serve commuters who work in the Clifton Road area.”

In operation since 2001, Gwinnett County Transit offers Express, Local and Paratransit bus service. The County contracts out the operation of the system to Transdev North America, Inc. 

Express Service operates Monday through Friday and includes five routes using the HOT lane on I-85. The Park & Ride lots at I-985, Sugarloaf Mills and Indian Trail provide free parking for bus riders. Commuters can board the Emory Express Route 110 from the Indian Trail Park & Ride lot. The Emory/CDC ticket costs $3.75 per trip.

Local Service operates five routes Monday through Saturday, connecting neighborhoods and businesses to Gwinnett's many cultural, shopping and educational opportunities. Paratransit Service for qualifying persons with disabilities operates in conjunction with the Local Service.

For additional information about the grand opening or Gwinnett County Transit, visit www.gctransit.com or call 770-822-5010.


Central Bapt. March Gladness Kidney Awareness 5K/Walk & Run

Saturday, March 18

Join the Central Baptist Church for this 5K to raise awareness for kidney disease on Saturday, March 18, 9 am until 2 pm at Lilburn City Park.

In addition to the walk/run, there will be live music, vendor booths, and health screenings.

For more information about this event, email donna.mcgowan@centralbchurch.org or call 678-588-0540. http://www.centralbchurch.org/index.html


Spring into Art Exhibit

The Lilburn Woman’s Club Arts Program will be hosting our annual Spring into Art youth art competition and exhibit on March 19th from 1-3pm in the Community Room of the new City Hall/County Library building located on Main Street, Lilburn. 

Youth Art Month, administered by the Council for Art Education, Inc., is observed annually each March and it highlights the importance of youth art education and encourages public support.  In honor of this designation the Mayor of Lilburn will issue a Proclamation announcing March as ‘Youth Art Month’ at the City Council meeting on March 13th. 

This event is FREE and open to the public and we invite everyone in the greater Lilburn area to join us for a fun family event and support our budding local artists!

We are thrilled to have three very accomplished artists from the Lilburn Arts Alliance serve as our Judges for this year’s event:  Peggy Sullens, Jack Ricketson, and Pat Shaver.


Lilburn Arts Alliance Workshops

Portrait Drawing Simplified! with Jack Ricketson

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

The human face is one of the most challenging subjects to draw - and one of the most rewarding to achieve successfully. This three-hour workshop covers basic anatomy of hands and faces with special attention to each feature - eyes, ears, nose and mouth, plus techniques for shading, adding highlights and classic lighting for portraits.

Learn the old masters' tricks for proportion and composition as well as tips for creating realistic hair and skin tones. Knowing how to capture a human likeness not only stimulates and entertains, but also gives a foundation from which to explore a wider variety of subjects, compositions, and mediums.

Workshop Supply List -- attendees should bring the following:

  • 18 x 24-inch Strathmore sketch pad
  • drawing pencils - 6B, 5B, HB, 2H, 4H
  • kneaded eraser
  • White Pearl eraser
  • pencil sharpener
  • chamois cloth
  • 12-inch ruler
  • 8-oz. aerosol workable fixative

Cost: 

  • $25/Lilburn Arts Alliance members
  • $35/non-members
  • Lilburn Arts Alliance members may use their "2017 Free Workshop Credit" to attend this class
  • space is limited!

Email Andy Triemer at ahtriemer@comcast.net to reserve your place.

Jack Ricketson is a University of Georgia graduate with a degree in Fine Arts and a graphic designer and illustrator in Atlanta with over 40 years' experience in advertising, studio art, printing, television and consulting work. His favorite medium is still pencil.  

Class will be held at the Wynne Russell House:

4684 Wynne Russell Dr, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047

Wynne Russell House Map 

Pysanky 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.

Instructor Ann Anzini will lead this workshop and teach the fundamentals of creating these beautiful objects.

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.

Note - Completed eggs will be taken by the instructor for final finishing in her studio (removing beeswax and applying varnish). Arrangements will be made for students to pick up the completed pieces.

Workshop date: Sunday - March 26, 1-5 pm. Cost - $35/non-LAA members. Space is limited; email Andy Triemer at ahtriemer@comcast.net to reserve your spot. 

LOCATION - Class will be held at a Taste of Paradise Restaurant and Exhibit Hall, 4805 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn, GA 30047 Taste of Paradise Map


Business News

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.

Taste of Lilburn (Saturday, April 22) has room for two more restaurants.  Contact Diana Preston, 678-230-9058 for information.

Sponsor the Easter Egg Hunt on April 15 for as little as $50. Click this LINK for information.

For more information on the upcoming  Relay Rally sponsorships: Contact Pat Swan at sbp6388@aol.com, Gail Zarnik at gailz18@aol.com, or Mandy McManus at mandymcmanus@hotmail.com.

Small Business Workshop

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is offering a small business workshop entitled: The 5 W's of Marketing (Where, Who, What, When, Wow!) on Wednesday, March 22, Noon - 2 p.m. in the Gwinnett Chamber Education Room located at 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy. Duluth 30097. Cost is $15 for non-members. Lunch is included. See below for description and registration link.

REGISTRATION LINK

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

The City Council for the City of Lilburn meets every 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  Next meeting is Monday, March 13. Go to this LINK for the Meeting Agenda

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

Gartrell Nash Pavilion
This 4,200-square-foot open air, covered pavilion is one of the largest pavilions available in Gwinnett County. The pavilion is located near the playground in Lilburn City Park and includes picnic table style seating for approximately 160 people. The pavilion also features four built-in grills on each end of the structure.

Go to this LINK for more information on Facility Rentals.
 

Upcoming events: 

March 25 - White Elephant Sale 
 
Go to this LINK to see what the City has on its event calendar for the rest of 2017.

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! 


 Lilburn Community Partnership News


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 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.

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.

Taste of Lilburn and More

Restaurants are lining up for the fourth annual Taste of Lilburn which will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 1 - 4 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. Restaurants who have signed up as of today are: 1910 Public House, Oyster Barn and Smokehouse, Matthews Cafeteria of Tucker, Taste of Paradise Jamaican, Taqueria Los Hermanos, Hardee's, Publix and Berkmar Culinary Arts. There is room under the expansive Pavilion roof for a few more. Deadline for participants is March 15. This has been a "sold-out" event since 2014. Organizers are updating the event website and tickets will go on sale soon at www.lilburnevents.com. This is a fundraiser for the Wynne-Russell Historic Home.  

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.


Join the Lilburn Arts Alliance in 2017. 

If you have already joined or renewed - THANK YOU!!! If you haven't yet, joining or renewing your membership is now easier than ever with our online form:

Membership Fees:
Individual ($40)
Family ($70)
Student ($30 <18years)
Patron ($100)

Online Form or send your membership payment to: 

Andy Triemer c/o Lilburn Arts Alliance, 4295 Cedar Bluff Way,Lilburn, GA 30047

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 Luncheon

The Lilburn Business Association meets at the Jade Dragon Restaurant, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday March 21, 2017

Register and PrePay now: Meeting fee includes buffet lunch, drink and tip ($10 - LBA members; $15 - nonmembers.)

Business Builders Breakfast:  Friday, April 7, 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.

 

 
 
 
March Lilburn Branch Library Programs 

  • Practice English Conversation; Mondays, March 13, 20, and 27
  • Toddler Time, ages 1-3 Simple Stories and Songs, Tues. at 10:30a.m. March 14, 21, 28
  • Preschool Story Time, ages 3-5 Promotes Early Literacy Skills Tues. 11:30a.m. March 14, 21, 28
  • Make and Take Crafts, for ages 3-8, Drop-in and create a fun craft to take home! Saturday, March 18; 10:30-11:30a.m
  • Perler Bead Art Monday, March 20, at 6:30p.m. Create pixel art by fusing beads together; for Teens
  • Lilburn Seniors, Blazin’ the Trail Tuesday March 21 at 10:30a.m.
  • Music and Movement for kids ages 3 and up; Learn about reading, rhythm and music & fun Monday March 27 at 11:00a.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

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.

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally is back this year!

The Lilburn Relay Rally is coming back to Lilburn City Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  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. 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

Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour

The Lilburn Woman's Club is pleased to announce the date of their 4th annual Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Tickets, which are $15 if purchased in advance, can be purchased online through Paypal by logging onto www.lilburnwomansclub.org  and clicking on the "Behind the Garden Gate" window from the navigator bar.


The next Citizens SPLOST meeting will be on Wed. March 15th. 

Click HERE for a list of potential projects that we are going to review and make a determination on regarding funding. There are two opportunities for the general public to attend in person and state their concerns.  Once before the presentation and again afterward.   

This meeting will be held in Conference Room A at GJAC, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA  30046 starting at 6:30pm and is open to the public.
Margot Ashley

President, SafetySmart Lilburn, Inc    a 501(c)(3) nonprofit  "Building the Safest Community in Georgia"

Check us out at safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

In State of the County address, Nash lauds County's 'remarkable' achievements

For a video of the address on February 16, 2017 go to this LINK. It will make you glad you are a Gwinnettian. -  DP

In her seventh annual State of the County address, County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash declared the county "remarkable" and highlighted multiple accomplish­ments while acknowledging future challenges.

Nash said Gwinnett's brand is one of excellence, citing its good jobs, workforce, schools, recreational opportunities, and its exemplary bond rating. She also noted innovations at the County's premier wastewater recycling plant and the coming expansion of the Infinite Energy Center as the county's signature business and entertainment district.

She added collaboration between the County and its cities is important to the Gwinnett brand of excellence. But, she said, the County needs to explore new ways to improve mobility - including transit.

Nash reaffirmed the County's commitment to diversity and pledged to broaden its community outreach pro­grams. She also called on people of all backgrounds and heritage to become more active and involved in their county government. 

Drought restrictions in effect

We have had some rain, but Gwinnett remains in a drought response and outdoor water use restrictions still apply. For more information, visit www.gwinnettH2O.com.

Celebrate Earth Day by shredding your personal documents!

Gwinnett County's Solid Waste and Recycling section and Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful are hosting a free paper shredding event to celebrate Earth Day!

This event will feature paper shredding on Saturday, April 22 at Coolray Field, home of the Gwin­nett Braves. The event hours are 9:00am - noon. Residents are able to shred up to five copier boxes free of charge. For questions or to volunteer, please call 770.822.7141 or visit www.volunteergwinnett.net.

Tax Assessors Office issues real estate property Annual Notice of Assessments

State law requires that the Tax Assessor provide own­ers of taxable property an annual assessment notice, including property value and ownership information from the Tax Assessor's Office and estimated taxes and exemptions from the Tax Commissioner's Office. Most Annual Notice of Assessments will be mailed April 7. This is not a tax bill. It informs you of the value assessed on your property as of January 1. If you disagree with the value, you can appeal within 45 days from the date of your notice. The Tax Commissioner's Office usually issues tax bills in August or later. For more information, visit www.gwinnett-assessor.com.

Multicultural festival set for April 29

Gwinnett Police, County staff from multiple departments, and friends from across the globe will gather at the fourth annual Gwinnett Multicultural Festival Saturday, April 29 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Gwinnett Place Mall parking lot near the Tandy Key Lane entrance. Families can see exhibits and demonstrations, and meet officers. They also can enjoy cultural performances, food vendors, and kids' activities such as a rock wall and inflatables. For more information, call 770.513.5119.

County wants your input on Comprehensive Transportation Plan 

Gwinnett County is updating its Comprehensive Transportation Plan, a blueprint for future development of a transportation network through 2040. Come look at the latest plans and give us your feedback. There will be a brief presentation and interactive stations to help you learn more about the transportation projects, the countywide trails master plan, and transit improvements. Meetings will be held at various locations around the county, so pick the best date for you to attend: 

- March 16, 5:30pm to 7:30pm: Dacula Park Activity Building Community Room, 2735 Old Auburn Avenue, Dacula

- March 18, 10:00am to noon: Shorty Howell Park Activity Building, 2750 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth

- March 20, 5:30pm to 7:30pm: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center Community Room, 55 Buford Highway,  Suwanee

More information about the Comprehensive Transportation Plan, called Destination 2040, can be found at www.Destination2040Gwinnett.com. You can give the County your feedback remotely by taking an online survey at destination2040.metroquest.com. You can also keep up with the Destination2040 developments on Facebook.

Be wary of fraud this tax season

With tax season looming, scammers are trying to steal people's identities by posing as IRS agents to intimidate or trick people into giving them money or access to bank accounts.

Often, internet thieves will call, claim to be IRS agents, and in brisk, official tones, inform you that you owe taxes or back taxes and you must pay up immediately or risk jail time and substantial fines. They usually recommend a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer for payment of bogus taxes.

Be advised that the IRS will never:

- Call to demand immediate payment using a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer; generally, the IRS will first mail you a bill

- Threaten immediate arrest for not paying

- Demand payment without allowing questions or an appeal

- Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone

If you've been victimized by a scammer, please visit www.irs.gov/uac/taxpayer-guide-to-identity-theft or call 800.908.4490 right away.

How to handle household hazardous waste

Did you know that many common household paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides are hazardous or toxic to people and wildlife if they are not disposed of properly? Occasionally, these products are thrown away or dumped into the stormwater drains, pipes, and ditches, which lead directly to streams, rivers, or lakes. Household hazardous waste in storm drains can pollute the water we drink or play in, and that wildlife occupies. Fortunately, there are ways to properly dispose of or recycle these products in your household.

The first step in preventing stormwater pollution from household hazardous waste is to read and follow disposal directions on the product label. Another way is to share the product with a neighbor or family member who can use the remaining product. That way, it doesn't have to be disposed of at all. Never mix hazardous waste with other products; they might ignite, explode, or emit dangerous gases.

Many local retailers will recycle your old electronics, used motor oil, batteries, and light bulbs. For more information on how to dispose of household hazardous waste, please visit www.gwinnettcb.org/recycling or the County's recycling directory at www.sustainablegwinnett.com.

Remember, discharges to the stormwater drainage system are considered violations of Gwinnett County's Illicit Discharge and Illegal Connection Ordinance. If you know of or see individuals dumping hazardous substances into storm drains, drainage ditches, or streams, please call 678.376.7000 to report the violation.

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.


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 March 20  for publishing around April 3.

 
Contents
 
A Doll's House Review
Emory Express
Kidney 5K
Spring into Art
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Class
Event Info for Sponsors
Small Business Seminar
Supplier Symposium
City Council Meeting
Rent a facility
City Event Calendar
White Elephant Sale
Easter Egg Hunt
Taste of Lilburn
Archaeo Dig
WR Preservation Com.
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Workshop
Lilburn Business Assoc.
March Library Events
Lilburn Lions Club
Brain Injury Fundraiser
Relay Rally
Garden Gate Tour
Citizens' SPLOST Mtg.
State of the County Address
Paper Shredding Event
Multicultural Festival
Trans. Plan Request for Input
Tax Season Fraud
Hazardous Waste
Senior Homestead Exemptions
 
 
 
 
 
 
Newsletter Sponsors


Mail & Package Center

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe


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 13,  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.)


A Doll's House is a "Must See"   

(Personal impression by Diana Preston)

This past Friday evening,Staged Right Community Theatre wowed an audience of 24 (full house) with its theater-in-the-round production of "A Doll's House." Under the direction of Brian Jones and set designer, Spencer Estes, the Wynne-Russell House became the living room of the Helmer Family where the audience witnessed the transformation of Nora the Sky Lark, Little Squirrel, Tarantella Dancer, or whatever her husband Torvald (Estes) wished her to be to Nora (Ilene Miller) the woman who would brave leaving her family to find her real, worthy, independent self. This turn of the century play was scandalous when Henrik Ibsen wrote it, and today it still rings true with warnings that marriages are built on mutual respect for each other with an emphasis on "mutual."

Spencer and Ilene gave outstanding performances, with the most challenging role being Nora who carried the play from the opening scene to the slamming of the door at the end. (Really, how does one commit to memory so many lines!) Along this journey to self realization, we meet Nora's old school friend, Christine, played by Heather Murray; Krogstad, the loan shark played by R. Chandler Bragg; Lee Brewer Jones as Dr. Rank, her husband's friend and the one person who truly respects her. Others that round out this glimpse into her family life are the maid played by Mary Sue Moore, Linda Marie Johnson as the Nurse, and the three children Emmy (10 month Mason Vencil), Bob (Stone Smith) and Ivar (Everett Smith). 

Truly the stars of the evening were Spencer and Ilene especially in the last act where their interplay was so real and well-delivered. This is not to diminish the performances of Heather, Chandler and Lee. They also gave masterful interpretations of their characters who were key players in Nora's transformation. Finally the young children should be congratulated as they were truly the sweet, dutiful children that made our hearts break that their mother was so tormented while their father hadn't a clue until too late. 

The play continues March 18, 2017 running for two more weekends, with performances on Fridays, Saturdays, (8 pm) and Sundays (2:30 pm). 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

 


Try out Emory Express Transit Tuesday, March 14

GWINNETT COUNTY TRANSIT CELEBRATES NEW

CLIFTON ROAD CORRIDOR EXPRESS SERVICE

(Lawrenceville, Ga., March 10, 2017) – Gwinnett County Transit invites commuters to “Try the bus on us!” with free rides on the new Emory Express Route on Tuesday, March 14. The service, which began last November, has stops at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control.

As part of the grand opening event, the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District will be providing refreshments for riders between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. at the Indian Trail Park and Ride Lot at Interstate 85. Georgia Commute Options also will be on site to provide information on programs such as the Guaranteed Ride Home, a free benefit for commuters.

“For years there has been interest from both the public and the Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association in starting this route,” said Alan Chapman, director of the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation. “So we are pleased to add these stops to serve commuters who work in the Clifton Road area.”

In operation since 2001, Gwinnett County Transit offers Express, Local and Paratransit bus service. The County contracts out the operation of the system to Transdev North America, Inc. 

Express Service operates Monday through Friday and includes five routes using the HOT lane on I-85. The Park & Ride lots at I-985, Sugarloaf Mills and Indian Trail provide free parking for bus riders. Commuters can board the Emory Express Route 110 from the Indian Trail Park & Ride lot. The Emory/CDC ticket costs $3.75 per trip.

Local Service operates five routes Monday through Saturday, connecting neighborhoods and businesses to Gwinnett's many cultural, shopping and educational opportunities. Paratransit Service for qualifying persons with disabilities operates in conjunction with the Local Service.

For additional information about the grand opening or Gwinnett County Transit, visit www.gctransit.com or call 770-822-5010.


Central Bapt. March Gladness Kidney Awareness 5K/Walk & Run

Saturday, March 18

Join the Central Baptist Church for this 5K to raise awareness for kidney disease on Saturday, March 18, 9 am until 2 pm at Lilburn City Park.

In addition to the walk/run, there will be live music, vendor booths, and health screenings.

For more information about this event, email donna.mcgowan@centralbchurch.org or call 678-588-0540. http://www.centralbchurch.org/index.html


Spring into Art Exhibit

The Lilburn Woman’s Club Arts Program will be hosting our annual Spring into Art youth art competition and exhibit on March 19th from 1-3pm in the Community Room of the new City Hall/County Library building located on Main Street, Lilburn. 

Youth Art Month, administered by the Council for Art Education, Inc., is observed annually each March and it highlights the importance of youth art education and encourages public support.  In honor of this designation the Mayor of Lilburn will issue a Proclamation announcing March as ‘Youth Art Month’ at the City Council meeting on March 13th. 

This event is FREE and open to the public and we invite everyone in the greater Lilburn area to join us for a fun family event and support our budding local artists!

We are thrilled to have three very accomplished artists from the Lilburn Arts Alliance serve as our Judges for this year’s event:  Peggy Sullens, Jack Ricketson, and Pat Shaver.


Lilburn Arts Alliance Workshops

Portrait Drawing Simplified! with Jack Ricketson

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

The human face is one of the most challenging subjects to draw - and one of the most rewarding to achieve successfully. This three-hour workshop covers basic anatomy of hands and faces with special attention to each feature - eyes, ears, nose and mouth, plus techniques for shading, adding highlights and classic lighting for portraits.

Learn the old masters' tricks for proportion and composition as well as tips for creating realistic hair and skin tones. Knowing how to capture a human likeness not only stimulates and entertains, but also gives a foundation from which to explore a wider variety of subjects, compositions, and mediums.

Workshop Supply List -- attendees should bring the following:

  • 18 x 24-inch Strathmore sketch pad
  • drawing pencils - 6B, 5B, HB, 2H, 4H
  • kneaded eraser
  • White Pearl eraser
  • pencil sharpener
  • chamois cloth
  • 12-inch ruler
  • 8-oz. aerosol workable fixative

Cost: 

  • $25/Lilburn Arts Alliance members
  • $35/non-members
  • Lilburn Arts Alliance members may use their "2017 Free Workshop Credit" to attend this class
  • space is limited!

Email Andy Triemer at ahtriemer@comcast.net to reserve your place.

Jack Ricketson is a University of Georgia graduate with a degree in Fine Arts and a graphic designer and illustrator in Atlanta with over 40 years' experience in advertising, studio art, printing, television and consulting work. His favorite medium is still pencil.  

Class will be held at the Wynne Russell House:

4684 Wynne Russell Dr, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047

Wynne Russell House Map 

Pysanky 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.

Instructor Ann Anzini will lead this workshop and teach the fundamentals of creating these beautiful objects.

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.

Note - Completed eggs will be taken by the instructor for final finishing in her studio (removing beeswax and applying varnish). Arrangements will be made for students to pick up the completed pieces.

Workshop date: Sunday - March 26, 1-5 pm. Cost - $35/non-LAA members. Space is limited; email Andy Triemer at ahtriemer@comcast.net to reserve your spot. 

LOCATION - Class will be held at a Taste of Paradise Restaurant and Exhibit Hall, 4805 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn, GA 30047 Taste of Paradise Map


Business News

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.

Taste of Lilburn (Saturday, April 22) has room for two more restaurants.  Contact Diana Preston, 678-230-9058 for information.

Sponsor the Easter Egg Hunt on April 15 for as little as $50. Click this LINK for information.

For more information on the upcoming  Relay Rally sponsorships: Contact Pat Swan at sbp6388@aol.com, Gail Zarnik at gailz18@aol.com, or Mandy McManus at mandymcmanus@hotmail.com.

Small Business Workshop

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is offering a small business workshop entitled: The 5 W's of Marketing (Where, Who, What, When, Wow!) on Wednesday, March 22, Noon - 2 p.m. in the Gwinnett Chamber Education Room located at 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy. Duluth 30097. Cost is $15 for non-members. Lunch is included. See below for description and registration link.

REGISTRATION LINK

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

The City Council for the City of Lilburn meets every 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  Next meeting is Monday, March 13. Go to this LINK for the Meeting Agenda

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

Gartrell Nash Pavilion
This 4,200-square-foot open air, covered pavilion is one of the largest pavilions available in Gwinnett County. The pavilion is located near the playground in Lilburn City Park and includes picnic table style seating for approximately 160 people. The pavilion also features four built-in grills on each end of the structure.

Go to this LINK for more information on Facility Rentals.
 

Upcoming events: 

March 25 - White Elephant Sale 
 
Go to this LINK to see what the City has on its event calendar for the rest of 2017.

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! 


 Lilburn Community Partnership News


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 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.

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.

Taste of Lilburn and More

Restaurants are lining up for the fourth annual Taste of Lilburn which will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 1 - 4 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. Restaurants who have signed up as of today are: 1910 Public House, Oyster Barn and Smokehouse, Matthews Cafeteria of Tucker, Taste of Paradise Jamaican, Taqueria Los Hermanos, Hardee's, Publix and Berkmar Culinary Arts. There is room under the expansive Pavilion roof for a few more. Deadline for participants is March 15. This has been a "sold-out" event since 2014. Organizers are updating the event website and tickets will go on sale soon at www.lilburnevents.com. This is a fundraiser for the Wynne-Russell Historic Home.  

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.


Join the Lilburn Arts Alliance in 2017. 

If you have already joined or renewed - THANK YOU!!! If you haven't yet, joining or renewing your membership is now easier than ever with our online form:

Membership Fees:
Individual ($40)
Family ($70)
Student ($30 <18years)
Patron ($100)

Online Form or send your membership payment to: 

Andy Triemer c/o Lilburn Arts Alliance, 4295 Cedar Bluff Way,Lilburn, GA 30047

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 Luncheon

The Lilburn Business Association meets at the Jade Dragon Restaurant, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday March 21, 2017

Register and PrePay now: Meeting fee includes buffet lunch, drink and tip ($10 - LBA members; $15 - nonmembers.)

Business Builders Breakfast:  Friday, April 7, 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.

 

 
 
 
March Lilburn Branch Library Programs 

  • Practice English Conversation; Mondays, March 13, 20, and 27
  • Toddler Time, ages 1-3 Simple Stories and Songs, Tues. at 10:30a.m. March 14, 21, 28
  • Preschool Story Time, ages 3-5 Promotes Early Literacy Skills Tues. 11:30a.m. March 14, 21, 28
  • Make and Take Crafts, for ages 3-8, Drop-in and create a fun craft to take home! Saturday, March 18; 10:30-11:30a.m
  • Perler Bead Art Monday, March 20, at 6:30p.m. Create pixel art by fusing beads together; for Teens
  • Lilburn Seniors, Blazin’ the Trail Tuesday March 21 at 10:30a.m.
  • Music and Movement for kids ages 3 and up; Learn about reading, rhythm and music & fun Monday March 27 at 11:00a.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

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.

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally is back this year!

The Lilburn Relay Rally is coming back to Lilburn City Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  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. 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

Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour

The Lilburn Woman's Club is pleased to announce the date of their 4th annual Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Tickets, which are $15 if purchased in advance, can be purchased online through Paypal by logging onto www.lilburnwomansclub.org  and clicking on the "Behind the Garden Gate" window from the navigator bar.


The next Citizens SPLOST meeting will be on Wed. March 15th. 

Click HERE for a list of potential projects that we are going to review and make a determination on regarding funding. There are two opportunities for the general public to attend in person and state their concerns.  Once before the presentation and again afterward.   

This meeting will be held in Conference Room A at GJAC, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA  30046 starting at 6:30pm and is open to the public.
Margot Ashley

President, SafetySmart Lilburn, Inc    a 501(c)(3) nonprofit  "Building the Safest Community in Georgia"

Check us out at safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

In State of the County address, Nash lauds County's 'remarkable' achievements

For a video of the address on February 16, 2017 go to this LINK. It will make you glad you are a Gwinnettian. -  DP

In her seventh annual State of the County address, County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash declared the county "remarkable" and highlighted multiple accomplish­ments while acknowledging future challenges.

Nash said Gwinnett's brand is one of excellence, citing its good jobs, workforce, schools, recreational opportunities, and its exemplary bond rating. She also noted innovations at the County's premier wastewater recycling plant and the coming expansion of the Infinite Energy Center as the county's signature business and entertainment district.

She added collaboration between the County and its cities is important to the Gwinnett brand of excellence. But, she said, the County needs to explore new ways to improve mobility - including transit.

Nash reaffirmed the County's commitment to diversity and pledged to broaden its community outreach pro­grams. She also called on people of all backgrounds and heritage to become more active and involved in their county government. 

Drought restrictions in effect

We have had some rain, but Gwinnett remains in a drought response and outdoor water use restrictions still apply. For more information, visit www.gwinnettH2O.com.

Celebrate Earth Day by shredding your personal documents!

Gwinnett County's Solid Waste and Recycling section and Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful are hosting a free paper shredding event to celebrate Earth Day!

This event will feature paper shredding on Saturday, April 22 at Coolray Field, home of the Gwin­nett Braves. The event hours are 9:00am - noon. Residents are able to shred up to five copier boxes free of charge. For questions or to volunteer, please call 770.822.7141 or visit www.volunteergwinnett.net.

Tax Assessors Office issues real estate property Annual Notice of Assessments

State law requires that the Tax Assessor provide own­ers of taxable property an annual assessment notice, including property value and ownership information from the Tax Assessor's Office and estimated taxes and exemptions from the Tax Commissioner's Office. Most Annual Notice of Assessments will be mailed April 7. This is not a tax bill. It informs you of the value assessed on your property as of January 1. If you disagree with the value, you can appeal within 45 days from the date of your notice. The Tax Commissioner's Office usually issues tax bills in August or later. For more information, visit www.gwinnett-assessor.com.

Multicultural festival set for April 29

Gwinnett Police, County staff from multiple departments, and friends from across the globe will gather at the fourth annual Gwinnett Multicultural Festival Saturday, April 29 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Gwinnett Place Mall parking lot near the Tandy Key Lane entrance. Families can see exhibits and demonstrations, and meet officers. They also can enjoy cultural performances, food vendors, and kids' activities such as a rock wall and inflatables. For more information, call 770.513.5119.

County wants your input on Comprehensive Transportation Plan 

Gwinnett County is updating its Comprehensive Transportation Plan, a blueprint for future development of a transportation network through 2040. Come look at the latest plans and give us your feedback. There will be a brief presentation and interactive stations to help you learn more about the transportation projects, the countywide trails master plan, and transit improvements. Meetings will be held at various locations around the county, so pick the best date for you to attend: 

- March 16, 5:30pm to 7:30pm: Dacula Park Activity Building Community Room, 2735 Old Auburn Avenue, Dacula

- March 18, 10:00am to noon: Shorty Howell Park Activity Building, 2750 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth

- March 20, 5:30pm to 7:30pm: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center Community Room, 55 Buford Highway,  Suwanee

More information about the Comprehensive Transportation Plan, called Destination 2040, can be found at www.Destination2040Gwinnett.com. You can give the County your feedback remotely by taking an online survey at destination2040.metroquest.com. You can also keep up with the Destination2040 developments on Facebook.

Be wary of fraud this tax season

With tax season looming, scammers are trying to steal people's identities by posing as IRS agents to intimidate or trick people into giving them money or access to bank accounts.

Often, internet thieves will call, claim to be IRS agents, and in brisk, official tones, inform you that you owe taxes or back taxes and you must pay up immediately or risk jail time and substantial fines. They usually recommend a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer for payment of bogus taxes.

Be advised that the IRS will never:

- Call to demand immediate payment using a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer; generally, the IRS will first mail you a bill

- Threaten immediate arrest for not paying

- Demand payment without allowing questions or an appeal

- Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone

If you've been victimized by a scammer, please visit www.irs.gov/uac/taxpayer-guide-to-identity-theft or call 800.908.4490 right away.

How to handle household hazardous waste

Did you know that many common household paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides are hazardous or toxic to people and wildlife if they are not disposed of properly? Occasionally, these products are thrown away or dumped into the stormwater drains, pipes, and ditches, which lead directly to streams, rivers, or lakes. Household hazardous waste in storm drains can pollute the water we drink or play in, and that wildlife occupies. Fortunately, there are ways to properly dispose of or recycle these products in your household.

The first step in preventing stormwater pollution from household hazardous waste is to read and follow disposal directions on the product label. Another way is to share the product with a neighbor or family member who can use the remaining product. That way, it doesn't have to be disposed of at all. Never mix hazardous waste with other products; they might ignite, explode, or emit dangerous gases.

Many local retailers will recycle your old electronics, used motor oil, batteries, and light bulbs. For more information on how to dispose of household hazardous waste, please visit www.gwinnettcb.org/recycling or the County's recycling directory at www.sustainablegwinnett.com.

Remember, discharges to the stormwater drainage system are considered violations of Gwinnett County's Illicit Discharge and Illegal Connection Ordinance. If you know of or see individuals dumping hazardous substances into storm drains, drainage ditches, or streams, please call 678.376.7000 to report the violation.

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.


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 March 20  for publishing around April 3.

 
Contents
 
A Doll's House Review
Emory Express
Kidney 5K
Spring into Art
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Class
Event Info for Sponsors
Small Business Seminar
Supplier Symposium
City Council Meeting
Rent a facility
City Event Calendar
White Elephant Sale
Easter Egg Hunt
Taste of Lilburn
Archaeo Dig
WR Preservation Com.
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Workshop
Lilburn Business Assoc.
March Library Events
Girl Scout Day Camp
Lilburn Lions Club
Brain Injury Fundraiser
Relay Rally
Garden Gate Tour
Citizens' SPLOST Mtg.
State of the County Address
Paper Shredding Event
Multicultural Festival
Trans. Plan Request for Input
Tax Season Fraud
Hazardous Waste
Senior Homestead Exemptions
 
 
 
 
 
 
Newsletter Sponsors


Mail & Package Center

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe


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

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Posted by: LCP AT 05:08 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, March 03 2017

 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          March 3,  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.)


Tickets on Sale for A Doll's House   

Over the next week Staged Right Community Theatre, using the talents of Director Brian Jones and Set Designer Spencer Estes, will transform the Wynne Russell meeting room into a set for Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House." The audience will literally be in the living room of the Torvald and Nora's home as the play unfolds. 

You don't want to miss this opportunity to be part of the drama in the historic home. 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, (8 pm) and Sundays (2:30 pm). 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

 


 

Business News

From 1910 Public House: Join us March 4th from 1-5 pm for the grand re-opening of the 1910 Public House Taproom. When we launched the taproom, we had visions of breweries dancing in our heads. Come check out 27 Craft beers on draft and our knowledgeable staff guaranteed to help you find a beer(or several) that you will LOVE. We are dedicated to creating a environment where friends, family and acquaintances can kick back, relax, and enjoy great local craft beer, and are excited to have representatives from Georgia breweries joining in to give away swag like t-shirts, glassware and more!

Early bird/General admission: 6 tickets for a 4oz pour of any beer, a 64oz 1910 growler, a taproom t-shirt, and finger food! $25.00.  Vip: Choose one of our 27 craft beers and we will fill your brand new growler for you! $35.00

Get your tickets at the below link....

https://www.culinarylocal.com/event/taproom-grand-opening/

Note: Growlers included with the general and early bird tickets will be empty.

BECOME AN EXHIBITOR AT THE QUINCE GIRL EXPO

(Berkeley Lake, Ga., Feb. 22, 2017) – Quince Girl EXPO will be held on Saturday, Mar. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center. Party planning professionals are invited to feature interactive demonstrations, fashion shows and share ideas on planning the perfect Quinceañera celebration! The event is free for attendees and will feature do-it-yourself workshops.

In order for this expo to stand out from the rest, the number of exhibitors in each category will be limited. Interested exhibitors and demonstrators are encouraged to reserve space early by calling 678-277-0920 or visit the website for information on the event www.gwinnettparks.com. Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center is located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Berkeley Lake.

Small Business Workshop

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is offering a small business workshop entitled: The 5 W's of Marketing (Where, Who, What, When, Wow!) on Wednesday, March 22, Noon - 2 p.m. in the Gwinnett Chamber Education Room located at 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy. Duluth 30097. Cost is $15 for non-members. Lunch is included. See below for description and registration link.

REGISTRATION LINK

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
Council Meeting Notes

The City Council for the City of Lilburn meets every 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  Next meeting is Monday, March 10.

 

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! 


 Lilburn Community Partnership News

Taste of Lilburn and More

Restaurants are lining up for the fourth annual Taste of Lilburn which will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 1 - 4 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. Restaurants who have signed up as of today are: 1910 Public House, Oyster Barn and Smokehouse, Matthews Cafeteria of Tucker, Taste of Paradise Jamaican, Taqueria Los Hermanos, and Berkmar Culinary Arts. There is room under the expansive Pavilion roof for more. Deadline for participants is March 15. This has been a "sold-out" event since 2014. Organizers are updating the event website and tickets will go on sale soon at www.lilburnevents.com. This is a fundraiser for the Wynne-Russell Historic Home.  

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.

 

Archaeological Dig: Searching for Pieces of the Past

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 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.

Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee

The committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Wynne-Russell House. The next meeting is March 8 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.

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 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:

  • 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. 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 


 Business Luncheon

The Lilburn Business Association meets at the Jade Dragon Restaurant, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday March 21, 2017

Register and PrePay now: Meeting fee includes buffet lunch, drink and tip ($10 - LBA members; $15 - nonmembers.)

Business Builders Breakfast:  Friday, April 7, 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.

 

 
 
 
March Lilburn Branch Library Programs 

  • Flipped Classroom on Citizenship Weds, 6:30p.m.  March 8, 15, 22 
  • Doggie Tales  Saturdays March 4, 18 at 10:30a.m. For Ages 5-10
  • Bulgarian Dance Troup Performs! Saturday March 4, 3p.m in Library Lobby
  • Let’s Talk; Practice English Conversation; Mondays; March 6, 13, 20, and 27
  • Toddler Time, ages 1-3 Simple Stories and Songs, Tues. at 10:30a.m. March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Preschool Story Time, ages 3-5 Promotes Early Literacy Skills Tues. 11:30a.m. March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • The Art of TEAM, for ages 3 and up. Explore the “A” in STEAM with this fun arts and crafts program! Wednesday March 8 at 11:30a.m.
  • LEGO Play@Your Library! For ages 4-10 Weds. March 8  6:00-7:00p.m. Build Cities, creatures, robots, cars, and More!
  • DIV Lava Lamps. Thursday March 9 at 6:30p.m. Make your own Bubbling “lava” lamp! For Teens
  • Bilingual Storytime, for ages 3-8, Join us at the Library for a Hindi/English Storytime! Weds. March 15 at 6:00p.m.
  • Make and Take Crafts, for ages 3-8, Drop-in and create a fun craft to take home! Saturday, March 18; 10:30-11:30a.m
  • Perler Bead Art Monday, March 20, at 6:30p.m. Create pixel art by fusing beads together; for Teens
  • Lilburn Seniors, Blazin’ the Trail Tuesday March 21 at 10:30a.m.
  • Music and Movement for kids ages 3 and up; Learn about reading, rhythm and music & fun Monday March 27 at 11:00a.m.

From the Girl Scouts 

 

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 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

 

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.

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally is back this year!

The Lilburn Relay Rally is coming back to Lilburn City Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  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. 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

Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour

The Lilburn Woman's Club is pleased to announce the date of their 4th annual Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Tickets, which are $15 if purchased in advance, can be purchased online through Paypal by logging onto www.lilburnwomansclub.org  and clicking on the "Behind the Garden Gate" window from the navigator bar.  

The next Citizens SPLOST meeting will be on Wed. March 15th. 

Click HERE for a list of potential projects that we are going to review and make a determination on regarding funding. There are two opportunities for the general public to attend in person and state their concerns.  Once before the presentation and again afterward.   

This meeting will be held in Conference Room A at GJAC, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA  30046 starting at 6:30pm and is open to the public.
 

 Margot Ashley

President, SafetySmart Lilburn, Inc    a 501(c)(3) nonprofit  "Building the Safest Community in Georgia"

Check us out at safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

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.

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.
 
Visit www.ugaextension.org/gwinnett 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.
 


Check out this LINK to park and community center classes. 


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 March 20  for publishing around March 17 and April 3.

 
Contents
 
A Doll's House Tickets
1910 Public House
Quinceanera Expo
Small Business Seminar
Tree Planting Workshop
White Elephant Sale
Easter Egg Hunt
Taste of Lilburn
Archaeo Dig
WR Preservation Com.
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Workshop
Lilburn Business Assoc.
March Library Events
Girl Scout Day Camp
Lilburn Lions Club
Brain Injury Fundraiser
Relay Rally
Garden Gate Tour
Citizens' SPLOST Mtg.
Gwinnett County Events
Senior Tax Exemption
EHC 
 
 
 
 
Newsletter Sponsors


Mail & Package Center

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe


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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming meetings
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          March 3,  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.)


Tickets on Sale for A Doll's House   

Over the next week Staged Right Community Theatre, using the talents of Director Brian Jones and Set Designer Spencer Estes, will transform the Wynne Russell meeting room into a set for Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House." The audience will literally be in the living room of the Torvald and Nora's home as the play unfolds. 

You don't want to miss this opportunity to be part of the drama in the historic home. 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, (8 pm) and Sundays (2:30 pm). 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

 


 

Business News

From 1910 Public House: Join us March 4th from 1-5 pm for the grand re-opening of the 1910 Public House Taproom. When we launched the taproom, we had visions of breweries dancing in our heads. Come check out 27 Craft beers on draft and our knowledgeable staff guaranteed to help you find a beer(or several) that you will LOVE. We are dedicated to creating a environment where friends, family and acquaintances can kick back, relax, and enjoy great local craft beer, and are excited to have representatives from Georgia breweries joining in to give away swag like t-shirts, glassware and more!

Early bird/General admission: 6 tickets for a 4oz pour of any beer, a 64oz 1910 growler, a taproom t-shirt, and finger food! $25.00.  Vip: Choose one of our 27 craft beers and we will fill your brand new growler for you! $35.00

Get your tickets at the below link....

https://www.culinarylocal.com/event/taproom-grand-opening/

Note: Growlers included with the general and early bird tickets will be empty.

BECOME AN EXHIBITOR AT THE QUINCE GIRL EXPO

(Berkeley Lake, Ga., Feb. 22, 2017) – Quince Girl EXPO will be held on Saturday, Mar. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center. Party planning professionals are invited to feature interactive demonstrations, fashion shows and share ideas on planning the perfect Quinceañera celebration! The event is free for attendees and will feature do-it-yourself workshops.

In order for this expo to stand out from the rest, the number of exhibitors in each category will be limited. Interested exhibitors and demonstrators are encouraged to reserve space early by calling 678-277-0920 or visit the website for information on the event www.gwinnettparks.com. Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center is located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Berkeley Lake.

Small Business Workshop

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is offering a small business workshop entitled: The 5 W's of Marketing (Where, Who, What, When, Wow!) on Wednesday, March 22, Noon - 2 p.m. in the Gwinnett Chamber Education Room located at 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy. Duluth 30097. Cost is $15 for non-members. Lunch is included. See below for description and registration link.

REGISTRATION LINK

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
Council Meeting Notes

The City Council for the City of Lilburn meets every 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  Next meeting is Monday, March 10.

 

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! 


 Lilburn Community Partnership News

Taste of Lilburn and More

Restaurants are lining up for the fourth annual Taste of Lilburn which will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 1 - 4 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. Restaurants who have signed up as of today are: 1910 Public House, Oyster Barn and Smokehouse, Matthews Cafeteria of Tucker, Taste of Paradise Jamaican, Taqueria Los Hermanos, and Berkmar Culinary Arts. There is room under the expansive Pavilion roof for more. Deadline for participants is March 15. This has been a "sold-out" event since 2014. Organizers are updating the event website and tickets will go on sale soon at www.lilburnevents.com. This is a fundraiser for the Wynne-Russell Historic Home.  

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.

 

Archaeological Dig: Searching for Pieces of the Past

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 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.

Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee

The committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Wynne-Russell House. The next meeting is March 8 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.

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 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:

  • 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. 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 


 Business Luncheon

The Lilburn Business Association meets at the Jade Dragon Restaurant, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday March 21, 2017

Register and PrePay now: Meeting fee includes buffet lunch, drink and tip ($10 - LBA members; $15 - nonmembers.)

Business Builders Breakfast:  Friday, April 7, 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.

 

 
 
 
March Lilburn Branch Library Programs 

  • Flipped Classroom on Citizenship Weds, 6:30p.m.  March 8, 15, 22 
  • Doggie Tales  Saturdays March 4, 18 at 10:30a.m. For Ages 5-10
  • Bulgarian Dance Troup Performs! Saturday March 4, 3p.m in Library Lobby
  • Let’s Talk; Practice English Conversation; Mondays; March 6, 13, 20, and 27
  • Toddler Time, ages 1-3 Simple Stories and Songs, Tues. at 10:30a.m. March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Preschool Story Time, ages 3-5 Promotes Early Literacy Skills Tues. 11:30a.m. March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • The Art of TEAM, for ages 3 and up. Explore the “A” in STEAM with this fun arts and crafts program! Wednesday March 8 at 11:30a.m.
  • LEGO Play@Your Library! For ages 4-10 Weds. March 8  6:00-7:00p.m. Build Cities, creatures, robots, cars, and More!
  • DIV Lava Lamps. Thursday March 9 at 6:30p.m. Make your own Bubbling “lava” lamp! For Teens
  • Bilingual Storytime, for ages 3-8, Join us at the Library for a Hindi/English Storytime! Weds. March 15 at 6:00p.m.
  • Make and Take Crafts, for ages 3-8, Drop-in and create a fun craft to take home! Saturday, March 18; 10:30-11:30a.m
  • Perler Bead Art Monday, March 20, at 6:30p.m. Create pixel art by fusing beads together; for Teens
  • Lilburn Seniors, Blazin’ the Trail Tuesday March 21 at 10:30a.m.
  • Music and Movement for kids ages 3 and up; Learn about reading, rhythm and music & fun Monday March 27 at 11:00a.m.

From the Girl Scouts 

 

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 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

 

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.

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally is back this year!

The Lilburn Relay Rally is coming back to Lilburn City Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  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. 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

Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour

The Lilburn Woman's Club is pleased to announce the date of their 4th annual Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Tickets, which are $15 if purchased in advance, can be purchased online through Paypal by logging onto www.lilburnwomansclub.org  and clicking on the "Behind the Garden Gate" window from the navigator bar.  

The next Citizens SPLOST meeting will be on Wed. March 15th. 

Click HERE for a list of potential projects that we are going to review and make a determination on regarding funding. There are two opportunities for the general public to attend in person and state their concerns.  Once before the presentation and again afterward.   

This meeting will be held in Conference Room A at GJAC, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA  30046 starting at 6:30pm and is open to the public.
 

 Margot Ashley

President, SafetySmart Lilburn, Inc    a 501(c)(3) nonprofit  "Building the Safest Community in Georgia"

Check us out at safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

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.

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.
 
Visit www.ugaextension.org/gwinnett 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.
 


Check out this LINK to park and community center classes. 


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 March 20  for publishing around March 17 and April 3.

 
Contents
 
A Doll's House Tickets
1910 Public House
Quinceanera Expo
Small Business Seminar
Tree Planting Workshop
White Elephant Sale
Easter Egg Hunt
Taste of Lilburn
Archaeo Dig
WR Preservation Com.
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Workshop
Lilburn Business Assoc.
March Library Events
Girl Scout Day Camp
Lilburn Lions Club
Brain Injury Fundraiser
Relay Rally
Garden Gate Tour
Citizens' SPLOST Mtg.
Gwinnett County Events
Senior Tax Exemption
EHC 
 
 
 
 
Newsletter Sponsors


Mail & Package Center

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe


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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming meetings
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
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Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          February 18,  2017

 

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Celebrate Black History Month in Gwinnett!

In honor of Black History Month, Gwinnett Community Outreach is partnering with local organizations to host programs and events throughout the month of February. Please join us as we commemorate our history and celebrate the path forward.

For a listing of Black History Month Events with Gwinnett County Public Schools, click here.

11th annual Black History Month exhibit: The African Diaspora at Centerville Community Center
Monday through Friday, until February 28
Free admission!

9:00am to 5:00pm (except February 20; the center is closed). Enjoy a self-guided exhibit. Evening and Saturday hours vary. Call the community center at 770.985.4713 to confirm schedule and to inquire about special events. Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville.

Black History Month Exhibit at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center
Monday through Friday, until February 28
Free admission!

8:00am to 5:00pm (except February 20; GJAC is closed). Enjoy a self-guided exhibit featuring local artists, student drawings, and a monument of local heroes. Guided tours of the exhibit available on Thursday, February 16th at 3:00pm and on Tuesday, February 21st at 6:00pm. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

Rising from the Rails: A Black History Month Art Exhibition
Thursdays through Saturdays only, until February 28

10:00am to 5:00pm. The Southeastern Railway Museum, in partnership with the United Ebony Society will host an exhibit that highlights the achievements, contributions, and experience of African-Americans in railroad history. For hours and admission information, visit www.train-museum.org. 3595 Buford Highway, Duluth.

Trace Your Roots: An African-American Genealogy
February 25
Free admission!

11:00am. Genealogy interest has exploded with the ease and availability of online research. Learn how to get started in this fun hobby and explore free genealogy databases, including the library edition of Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest. For more information, call 770.978.5154, text 770.450.5305, or visit www.gwinnettpl.org. Centerville Branch Public Library, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville.

Black History Month Reception and Celebration
February 27
Free admission!

5:00pm. This reception and celebration will recap the month-long celebration featuring performances, speakers, and a special presentation. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Register for this event here. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

 

From Gwinnett Sports Commission

Free Concussion Baseline Testing Day Sat. Feb. 25th

On Saturday, February 25, Gwinnett Medical Center’s Concussion Institute will host the third annual Concussion Baseline Testing Day at various locations across Gwinnett County. This year’s event, held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., will include testing opportunities for children, youth, and adults.

Concussions can happen anytime, anywhere and to anyone. Having a baseline of how your brain functions on a normal day, helps doctors better diagnose and treat you if you are ever concussed. It’s a simple, computer-based test that only takes about 30 minutes to complete. Informational Q&A sessions will also be offered to help families learn more about concussion signs and symptoms and what to do when an injury occurs.

Through its partnership with Gwinnett County Public Schools, Gwinnett YMCA locations and the Gwinnett County Public Library, GMC welcomes anyone ages five and up to visit the following locations to receive a free baseline:

Discovery High School - Mountain View High School - North Gwinnett High School - Peachtree Ridge High School - Shiloh High School - JM Tull Gwinnett Family YMCA - Robert D. Fowler YMCA - Hamilton Mill Library (Pediatric Testing Site)

Registration is required and space is limited. To register testers ages 12 and up, visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/baselineday.  Call 678-312-7880 to register testers ages 5-11.

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally is back this year!

The Lilburn Relay Rally is coming back to Lilburn City Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  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. Come to Lilburn City Park and join in the fun! There will be food, games, music, prizes and more!!

Special thanks go out to our friends at Music on Main Street who will be providing the entertainment. 

This year the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge masons will be back with us, cooking up some delicious burgers, hotdogs and barbecue.

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.

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.

Each checklist submitted during the GBBC helps researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about how birds are doing, and how to protect them and the environment we share. Last year, more than 160,000 participants submitted their bird observations online, creating the largest instantaneous snapshot of global bird populations ever recorded.

The 20th annual GBBC will be held Friday, February 17, through Monday, February 20, 2017. Please visit the official website at birdcount.org for more information and be sure to check out the latest educational and promotional resources.  Go to this web site for more information: www.audubon.org/content/about-great-backyard-bird-count

Mayor's Town Hall Meeting Recap

On Monday, Feb. 6, Mayor Crist held a Town Hall meeting on goals and initiatives for the coming year. What follows are some of the major topics he covered. Go to this LINK for the full text of the notes taken by Margot Ashley, President of SafetySmart Lilburn.

  • Property around City Hall/Library complex
  • Future City Needs
  • 2017-2026 Special Local Option Sales Tax
  • Greenway Renovation
  • Sidewalk Projects
  • Police Station Construction
  • Park Renovation
  • Lowe's Property Redevelopment
  • Town Center Development
  • Killian Hill Rd. Widening

Check us out at www.safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook.     

From Margot Ashley,President, SafetySmart Lilburn, Inc    a 501(c)(3) nonprofit  "Building the Safest Community in Georgia"

 
Lilburn Library February Activities 
  • Flipped Classroom; Preparation for Citizenship Exam Weds 22,  2017  6:30-7:30pm
  • Let’s Talk; Practice English Conversation Mondays, Feb. 20, 27 at 6:30p.m.
  • Toddler Time: Tues. Feb. 21, 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool Story Time Tues: Feb. 21, 28 2017 at 11:30a.m.
  • Hello/Hola Practice Spanish Conversation; Tues. Feb. 21, 28 at 6:30-7:30
  • Music and Movement ages 3 & up Monday Feb. 20 at 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
  • Happy Birthday Author!  Jane Yolen ages 4-10 Feb 20  at 3:30p.m. 


 

Business News

Agavero Mexican Restaurant will be closed for a kitchen remodel 9 pm on Monday, Feb. 20 until Thursday, Feb. 23 at 11 am.

Actors Scene -  The Actors' Scene acting school is opening a satellite location inside the  All Star Karate studio at 850 Dogwood Road, Suite A500, Lawrenceville GA 30044. (Near Oak Rd. and Five Forks Trickum intersection) This well known school has its main campus in Buford and incorporates film and stage acting techniques in its classes. See MORE for information on an Intro Acting class that will be starting February 21. Check website www.the actorsscene.com or phone 770-904-6646 for more information.

Lilburn Farmers Market - Lilburn Farmers Market is busy planning for its eighth season. Applications are now available for produce, food, and food related vendors, food trucks, and local not-for-profit organizations at www.lilburnfarmersmarket.org. The market would also like to showcase local musicians and chefs. The market is located at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church 1400 Killian Hill Road and operates every Friday in June, July and August from 4 pm to 8 pm. 

Small Business Workshop

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is offering a small business workshop entitled: The 5 W's of Marketing (Where, Who, What, When, Wow!) on Wednesday, March 22, Noon - 2 p.m. in the Gwinnett Chamber Education Room located at 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy. Duluth 30097. Cost is $15 for non-members. Lunch is included. See below for description and registration link.

REGISTRATION LINK

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
February Council Meeting Notes

The City Council for the City of Lilburn meets every 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  Below are meeting highlights of the Feb. 13 meeting.

  • Google Fiber welcome in Lilburn

The City of Lilburn received a request from Google Fiber to establish a franchise fee resolution, which would pave the way for Google Fiber to locate in the city limits. City Council approved a franchise fee agreement in the amount of 5 percent, which is standard for all cable providers. Google Fiber has not made a specific location request at this time. Vote: 4-0. 

  • Extension approved for package store

The Branded Barrel package store under construction on Pleasant Hill Road will not be able to open within three months of receiving a city alcohol license, as is stipulated in the ordinance. The owners are in litigation that has prevented them from completing construction and opening for business. Council approved an extension through June. Vote: 4-0.

  • Development authority contract amended

Clarification was needed to amend the intergovernmental contract between the Lilburn Downtown Development Authority and the City of Lilburn. The city guarantees loans for the DDA, but the contract was not clear as to the responsibility for repayment of the loan. The amendment states that "the City of Lilburn does not make payments under the contract unless the DDA does not have sufficient funds to make timely payments." The DDA makes timely payments on its debt; the change was a housekeeping item requested by the city auditor. Council approved the amendment. Vote: 4-0.

Upcoming events: 

March 4 - Tree Planting and Maintenance Lunch & Learn 
March 25 - White Elephant Sale 
 

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! 


 Lilburn Community Partnership News

Taste of Lilburn and More

The fourth annual Taste of Lilburn will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 1 - 4 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. Restaurants are being solicited and tickets will go on sale soon. This has been a sellout event since 2014. The Deadline for restaurant applications is March 1.  More info will be posted on www.lilburnevents.com. This is a fundraiser for the Wynne-Russell Historic Home.  

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.

 

Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee

The committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Wynne-Russell House. The next meeting is March 8 at 5:00 pm. Visitors and new members are welcome.

Some of the events for the coming year include:

  • Auditions for "Act Like a Lady" Thur. Feb. 23, 6:30 - 9:30 pm; Sat. Feb. 25, 1:00-5:00 pm and call backs on Sun. Feb. 26, 1:00-5:00 pm.  
  • Staged Right Community Theatre production of "A Doll's House" March 10-26
  • Lilburn Arts Alliance Portrait Workshop Sat. March 25, 9:00 am until noon.
  • Archeological Dig open to the public on April 8
  • Paranormal Work Shop on April 22
  • Saturday House tours beginning in May

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 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 pjsullens@bellsouth.net) 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. 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. Contact Rachel Payne, cell: 678.641.9188 or email axel.houseofpayne@gmail.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 7-9 pm 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 first come, first served.

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.

Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour

The Lilburn Woman's Club is pleased to announce the date of their 4th annual Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Tickets, which are $15 if purchased in advance, can be purchased online through Paypal by logging onto www.lilburnwomansclub.org  and clicking on the "Behind the Garden Gate" window from the navigator bar.  Follow the directions and bring your receipt to the Will Call desk the day of the tour at Garden #1 located at 818 Tom Smith Road, Lilburn, to pick up your ticket and tour map.  Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event for $20 at the Will Call desk.  We hope you will come and discover the beauty that surrounds us in Lilburn!


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.

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


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

County Offices Closed on Monday, Feb. 20.

All Gwinnett County government offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of residents, will be closed Monday, February 20, for the Presidents Day holiday. County offices will resume normal business hours Tuesday, February 21. A Magistrate Court judge will be available at the Gwinnett County Detention Center during the holiday. Presidents Day is not a trash and recycling holiday for solid waste providers in unincorporated Gwinnett County.

Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette - FREE!

Wednesday, Feb. 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.

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.

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.
 
Visit www.ugaextension.org/gwinnett 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

The Environmental and Heritage Center will be open on Monday, Feb. 20 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.


Check out this LINK to park and community center classes. 


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 February 20  for publishing around March 3.

 
Contents
 
Black History Events
Concussion Testing
Backyard Bird Count
Town Hall Recap
Lilburn Library Events
Agavero
Actors Scene
Lilburn Farmers Market
Small Business Seminar
Council Meeting Notes
Easter Egg Hunt
Taste of Lilburn
Preservation Committee
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Workshop
Lilburn Business Assoc.
Lions Food Drive
Legislative Discussion
Brain Injury Fundraiser
Garden Gate Tour
A Doll's House
Gwinnett County Events
Senior Tax Exemption
EHC 
 
Staged Right Theatre
Gwinnett County News
EHC Exhibit Review
 
 
Newsletter Sponsors


Mail & Package Center

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe


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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          February 18,  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.)


  

Celebrate Black History Month in Gwinnett!

In honor of Black History Month, Gwinnett Community Outreach is partnering with local organizations to host programs and events throughout the month of February. Please join us as we commemorate our history and celebrate the path forward.

For a listing of Black History Month Events with Gwinnett County Public Schools, click here.

11th annual Black History Month exhibit: The African Diaspora at Centerville Community Center
Monday through Friday, until February 28
Free admission!

9:00am to 5:00pm (except February 20; the center is closed). Enjoy a self-guided exhibit. Evening and Saturday hours vary. Call the community center at 770.985.4713 to confirm schedule and to inquire about special events. Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville.

Black History Month Exhibit at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center
Monday through Friday, until February 28
Free admission!

8:00am to 5:00pm (except February 20; GJAC is closed). Enjoy a self-guided exhibit featuring local artists, student drawings, and a monument of local heroes. Guided tours of the exhibit available on Thursday, February 16th at 3:00pm and on Tuesday, February 21st at 6:00pm. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

Rising from the Rails: A Black History Month Art Exhibition
Thursdays through Saturdays only, until February 28

10:00am to 5:00pm. The Southeastern Railway Museum, in partnership with the United Ebony Society will host an exhibit that highlights the achievements, contributions, and experience of African-Americans in railroad history. For hours and admission information, visit www.train-museum.org. 3595 Buford Highway, Duluth.

Trace Your Roots: An African-American Genealogy
February 25
Free admission!

11:00am. Genealogy interest has exploded with the ease and availability of online research. Learn how to get started in this fun hobby and explore free genealogy databases, including the library edition of Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest. For more information, call 770.978.5154, text 770.450.5305, or visit www.gwinnettpl.org. Centerville Branch Public Library, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville.

Black History Month Reception and Celebration
February 27
Free admission!

5:00pm. This reception and celebration will recap the month-long celebration featuring performances, speakers, and a special presentation. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Register for this event here. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

 

From Gwinnett Sports Commission

Free Concussion Baseline Testing Day Sat. Feb. 25th

On Saturday, February 25, Gwinnett Medical Center’s Concussion Institute will host the third annual Concussion Baseline Testing Day at various locations across Gwinnett County. This year’s event, held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., will include testing opportunities for children, youth, and adults.

Concussions can happen anytime, anywhere and to anyone. Having a baseline of how your brain functions on a normal day, helps doctors better diagnose and treat you if you are ever concussed. It’s a simple, computer-based test that only takes about 30 minutes to complete. Informational Q&A sessions will also be offered to help families learn more about concussion signs and symptoms and what to do when an injury occurs.

Through its partnership with Gwinnett County Public Schools, Gwinnett YMCA locations and the Gwinnett County Public Library, GMC welcomes anyone ages five and up to visit the following locations to receive a free baseline:

Discovery High School - Mountain View High School - North Gwinnett High School - Peachtree Ridge High School - Shiloh High School - JM Tull Gwinnett Family YMCA - Robert D. Fowler YMCA - Hamilton Mill Library (Pediatric Testing Site)

Registration is required and space is limited. To register testers ages 12 and up, visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/baselineday.  Call 678-312-7880 to register testers ages 5-11.

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally is back this year!

The Lilburn Relay Rally is coming back to Lilburn City Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  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. Come to Lilburn City Park and join in the fun! There will be food, games, music, prizes and more!!

Special thanks go out to our friends at Music on Main Street who will be providing the entertainment. 

This year the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge masons will be back with us, cooking up some delicious burgers, hotdogs and barbecue.

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.

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.

Each checklist submitted during the GBBC helps researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about how birds are doing, and how to protect them and the environment we share. Last year, more than 160,000 participants submitted their bird observations online, creating the largest instantaneous snapshot of global bird populations ever recorded.

The 20th annual GBBC will be held Friday, February 17, through Monday, February 20, 2017. Please visit the official website at birdcount.org for more information and be sure to check out the latest educational and promotional resources.  Go to this web site for more information: www.audubon.org/content/about-great-backyard-bird-count

Mayor's Town Hall Meeting Recap

On Monday, Feb. 6, Mayor Crist held a Town Hall meeting on goals and initiatives for the coming year. What follows are some of the major topics he covered. Go to this LINK for the full text of the notes taken by Margot Ashley, President of SafetySmart Lilburn.

  • Property around City Hall/Library complex
  • Future City Needs
  • 2017-2026 Special Local Option Sales Tax
  • Greenway Renovation
  • Sidewalk Projects
  • Police Station Construction
  • Park Renovation
  • Lowe's Property Redevelopment
  • Town Center Development
  • Killian Hill Rd. Widening

Check us out at www.safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook.     

From Margot Ashley,President, SafetySmart Lilburn, Inc    a 501(c)(3) nonprofit  "Building the Safest Community in Georgia"

 
Lilburn Library February Activities 
  • Flipped Classroom; Preparation for Citizenship Exam Weds 22,  2017  6:30-7:30pm
  • Let’s Talk; Practice English Conversation Mondays, Feb. 20, 27 at 6:30p.m.
  • Toddler Time: Tues. Feb. 21, 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool Story Time Tues: Feb. 21, 28 2017 at 11:30a.m.
  • Hello/Hola Practice Spanish Conversation; Tues. Feb. 21, 28 at 6:30-7:30
  • Music and Movement ages 3 & up Monday Feb. 20 at 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
  • Happy Birthday Author!  Jane Yolen ages 4-10 Feb 20  at 3:30p.m. 


 

Business News

Agavero Mexican Restaurant will be closed for a kitchen remodel 9 pm on Monday, Feb. 20 until Thursday, Feb. 23 at 11 am.

Actors Scene -  The Actors' Scene acting school is opening a satellite location inside the  All Star Karate studio at 850 Dogwood Road, Suite A500, Lawrenceville GA 30044. (Near Oak Rd. and Five Forks Trickum intersection) This well known school has its main campus in Buford and incorporates film and stage acting techniques in its classes. See MORE for information on an Intro Acting class that will be starting February 21. Check website www.the actorsscene.com or phone 770-904-6646 for more information.

Lilburn Farmers Market - Lilburn Farmers Market is busy planning for its eighth season. Applications are now available for produce, food, and food related vendors, food trucks, and local not-for-profit organizations at www.lilburnfarmersmarket.org. The market would also like to showcase local musicians and chefs. The market is located at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church 1400 Killian Hill Road and operates every Friday in June, July and August from 4 pm to 8 pm. 

Small Business Workshop

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is offering a small business workshop entitled: The 5 W's of Marketing (Where, Who, What, When, Wow!) on Wednesday, March 22, Noon - 2 p.m. in the Gwinnett Chamber Education Room located at 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy. Duluth 30097. Cost is $15 for non-members. Lunch is included. See below for description and registration link.

REGISTRATION LINK

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
February Council Meeting Notes

The City Council for the City of Lilburn meets every 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  Below are meeting highlights of the Feb. 13 meeting.

  • Google Fiber welcome in Lilburn

The City of Lilburn received a request from Google Fiber to establish a franchise fee resolution, which would pave the way for Google Fiber to locate in the city limits. City Council approved a franchise fee agreement in the amount of 5 percent, which is standard for all cable providers. Google Fiber has not made a specific location request at this time. Vote: 4-0. 

  • Extension approved for package store

The Branded Barrel package store under construction on Pleasant Hill Road will not be able to open within three months of receiving a city alcohol license, as is stipulated in the ordinance. The owners are in litigation that has prevented them from completing construction and opening for business. Council approved an extension through June. Vote: 4-0.

  • Development authority contract amended

Clarification was needed to amend the intergovernmental contract between the Lilburn Downtown Development Authority and the City of Lilburn. The city guarantees loans for the DDA, but the contract was not clear as to the responsibility for repayment of the loan. The amendment states that "the City of Lilburn does not make payments under the contract unless the DDA does not have sufficient funds to make timely payments." The DDA makes timely payments on its debt; the change was a housekeeping item requested by the city auditor. Council approved the amendment. Vote: 4-0.

Upcoming events: 

March 4 - Tree Planting and Maintenance Lunch & Learn 
March 25 - White Elephant Sale 
 

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! 


 Lilburn Community Partnership News

Taste of Lilburn and More

The fourth annual Taste of Lilburn will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 1 - 4 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. Restaurants are being solicited and tickets will go on sale soon. This has been a sellout event since 2014. The Deadline for restaurant applications is March 1.  More info will be posted on www.lilburnevents.com. This is a fundraiser for the Wynne-Russell Historic Home.  

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.

 

Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee

The committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Wynne-Russell House. The next meeting is March 8 at 5:00 pm. Visitors and new members are welcome.

Some of the events for the coming year include:

  • Auditions for "Act Like a Lady" Thur. Feb. 23, 6:30 - 9:30 pm; Sat. Feb. 25, 1:00-5:00 pm and call backs on Sun. Feb. 26, 1:00-5:00 pm.  
  • Staged Right Community Theatre production of "A Doll's House" March 10-26
  • Lilburn Arts Alliance Portrait Workshop Sat. March 25, 9:00 am until noon.
  • Archeological Dig open to the public on April 8
  • Paranormal Work Shop on April 22
  • Saturday House tours beginning in May

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 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 pjsullens@bellsouth.net) 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. 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. Contact Rachel Payne, cell: 678.641.9188 or email axel.houseofpayne@gmail.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 7-9 pm 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 first come, first served.

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.

Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour

The Lilburn Woman's Club is pleased to announce the date of their 4th annual Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Tickets, which are $15 if purchased in advance, can be purchased online through Paypal by logging onto www.lilburnwomansclub.org  and clicking on the "Behind the Garden Gate" window from the navigator bar.  Follow the directions and bring your receipt to the Will Call desk the day of the tour at Garden #1 located at 818 Tom Smith Road, Lilburn, to pick up your ticket and tour map.  Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event for $20 at the Will Call desk.  We hope you will come and discover the beauty that surrounds us in Lilburn!


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.

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


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

County Offices Closed on Monday, Feb. 20.

All Gwinnett County government offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of residents, will be closed Monday, February 20, for the Presidents Day holiday. County offices will resume normal business hours Tuesday, February 21. A Magistrate Court judge will be available at the Gwinnett County Detention Center during the holiday. Presidents Day is not a trash and recycling holiday for solid waste providers in unincorporated Gwinnett County.

Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette - FREE!

Wednesday, Feb. 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.

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.

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.
 
Visit www.ugaextension.org/gwinnett 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

The Environmental and Heritage Center will be open on Monday, Feb. 20 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.


Check out this LINK to park and community center classes. 


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 February 20  for publishing around March 3.

 
Contents
 
Black History Events
Concussion Testing
Backyard Bird Count
Town Hall Recap
Lilburn Library Events
Agavero
Actors Scene
Lilburn Farmers Market
Small Business Seminar
Council Meeting Notes
Easter Egg Hunt
Taste of Lilburn
Preservation Committee
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Workshop
Lilburn Business Assoc.
Lions Food Drive
Legislative Discussion
Brain Injury Fundraiser
Garden Gate Tour
A Doll's House
Gwinnett County Events
Senior Tax Exemption
EHC 
 
Staged Right Theatre
Gwinnett County News
EHC Exhibit Review
 
 
Newsletter Sponsors


Mail & Package Center

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe


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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming meetings
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Posted by: LCP AT 09:56 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Thursday, February 16 2017

 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          February 13,  2017

 

Don't forget your Valentine!

Please forward on to new neighbors and business owners.

(Go to the Blog page to translate this issue. www.lilburncp.com or read it later.)


  

 
Lilburn Library February Activities 
  • Flipped Classroom; Preparation for Citizenship Exam Weds, Feb 15, 22,  2017  6:30-7:30pm
  • Doggie Tales; Read to a Guide Dog ages 5-10 Saturday Feb. 18  2017 10:30a.m-11:30a.m. 
  • Let’s Talk; Practice English Conversation Mondays, Feb. 13, 20, 27 at 6:30p.m.
  • Toddler Time: Tues Feb 14, 21, 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool Story Time Tues: Feb. 14, 21, 28 2017 at 11:30a.m.
  • Hello/Hola Practice Spanish Conversation; Tues. Feb. 14, 21, 28 at 6:30-7:30
  • The Art of STEAM ages 3-8 Weds, Feb 8 11:30a.m.
  • Building with LEGOS  ages 5-10 Weds. Feb. 8 6:00p.m.
  • Bilingual Storytime English/ Hindi Ages 3-8 Weds. Feb. 16 at 6pm-7pm
  • Foster Parent Information Session; Thursday Feb. 16 6pm-8pm
  • Music and Movement ages 3 & up Monday Feb. 20 at 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
  • Happy Birthday Author!  Jane Yolen ages 4-10 Feb 20  at 3:30p.m. 


 

Business News

1910 Public House - Check out 1910's Valentine's Day Menu and make your Valentine celebration really special.  View their beer list at this LINK

Bambinelli's - Enjoy your favorite bottle of wine at half price this Valentine's Day! Only valid February 14 so Hurry in.  

The Fuse Networking Round Table

From Art Wood:

Our last meeting was a success! We discussed "2017 Goals." We've decided to gather again to share ideas on "Time Management." Join us at the Smoke Rise Country Club for the Fuse Networking Round Table on two different dates: Thursday, Feb. 16 and Tuesday, Feb. 28.  Seating is limited so early RSVP is required.  2-16REGISTRATION LINK or 2-28REGISTRATION LINK

Small Business Workshop

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is offering a small business workshop entitled: The 5 W's of Marketing (Where, Who, What, When, Wow!) on Wednesday, March 22, Noon - 2 p.m. in the Gwinnett Chamber Education Room located at 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy. Duluth 30097. Cost is $15 for non-members. Lunch is included. See below for description and registration link.

Creating a marketing strategy for your small business can be daunting. Marketing your business involves more than an amazing storefront, nice signage, a well-designed website and a blanket of ads across your local market. You need a strategic plan that includes tactics and tools that are precisely targeted to the audience that you're trying to attract. Learn proven ideas and innovative strategies designed to help you get more customers, grow your sales and save time. In this workshop, you will receive a marketing planner that contains everything you need to keep your business on track for the next week, month, and year.

  • Where to Start - you will complete a one-page worksheet to assess your current marketing efforts and help you determine where to get started
  • Identify Your Target Market (Who) - complete a 20-minute exercise to define the key attributes of your ideal customer
  • The Right Message at the Right Time (What & When) - webinars, seminars, free trials, discounts, eBooks, and newsletters - learn what and when different types of content are most effective
  • Wowing Your Clients - 50 things you can do to wow your existing customers
     

From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing what to say and where to say it, this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing for you. 

REGISTRATION LINK

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
February Council Meeting Feb. 13

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.


City Council

 
White Elephant Sale Registration
The sale will take place on March 25 from 9 am until 1 pm. in the overflow Greenway Parking Lot at 76 Main Street.

Advance registration for the sale is highly recommended. The advanced registration fee of $15 reserves your 9-foot parking space. After the advance registration deadline, the fee is $20 per space, while they last. Day of sale registrants are not guaranteed a space. 

See registration form for rules and more information about the sale. Remember, this is not a craft sale, and commercial vending is not permitted. If you have new items to sell, please contact rschmitt@cityoflilburn.com and you will be directed to other events with vendor opportunities. Registration Form
 

Tree Planting and Maintenance

In honor of Arbor Day, the City of Lilburn is hosting a Tree Planting and Maintenance Lunch & Learn!  Bring your sack lunch and learn about tree maintenance & planting from Gwinnett Master Gardener, Kate Pittman.  This free lunch & learn will take place on Saturday, March 4 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Lilburn City Hall located at 340 Main St. Pre-registration is not required.

News from Lilburn CID

CID Partners with City, County and Area CIDs

(Reprinted from the CID Web Site - Dec. 12, 2016)

The CID is forging new partnerships to bolster plans for district wide cleanups as well as pedestrian-focused improvements. CID organizers are pulling together a first-ever coalition of area apartment communities and homeowner associations to broaden support and participation.

The CID expects to increase the frequency of litter removal and mowing in 2017, and cooperation with residential communities will multiply the impact of these services. The efforts of residential neighborhoods to provide professional landscape maintenance at their entrances could work in concert with the CID’s efforts to maintain adjacent areas.

The CID will also work with the county to extend sidewalks and improve lighting in multiple areas for pedestrian and driver safety. Plans such as these would involve project support from the CID and overall funding through sales taxes collected by the county.

The “Operation Cleanup” partnership includes coordination with the city of Lilburn and leaders of the Gwinnett Village CID, which is immediately adjacent to the Lilburn CID along the “Incredible Corridor” of Mountain Industrial and Jimmy Carter Boulevards. The CID will continue to meet with all of the expanded stakeholder groups in 2017 to build on the positive momentum. The goal remains to advance the CID as the metro area’s safest and best-looking business corridor.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the “Operation Cleanup” kickoff. Thank you to Associate Pastor Stephen Hartley and his incredible Lilburn Alliance Church for hosting this meeting.

Information: www.lilburncid.com.


 Lilburn Community Partnership News

Taste of Lilburn and More

The fourth annual Taste of Lilburn will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 1 - 4 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. Restaurants are being solicited and tickets will go on sale soon. This has been a sellout event since the beginning. Deadline for restaurant applications is March 1.  More info will be posted on www.lilburnevents.com. This is a fundraiser for the Wynne-Russell Historic Home.  

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.

 

Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee

The committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Wynne-Russell House. The next meeting is March 8 at 5:00 pm. Visitors and new members are welcome.

Some of the events for the coming year include:

  • Auditions for "Act Like a Lady" Thur. Feb. 23, 6:30 - 9:30 pm; Sat. Feb. 25, 1:00-5:00 pm and call backs on Sun. Feb. 26, 1:00-5:00 pm.  
  • Staged Right Community Theatre production of "A Doll's House" March 10-26
  • Lilburn Arts Alliance Portrait Workshop Sat. March 25, 9:00 am until noon.
  • Archeological Dig open to the public on April 8
  • Paranormal Work Shop on April 22
  • Saturday House tours beginning in May

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 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 pjsullens@bellsouth.net) 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 axel.houseofpayne@gmail.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. 

NATW website.

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!
Volunteers needed!
Learn more...

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