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Week of 11 December, 2018
Tuesday - 12/11
8:00 AMBicentennial Torch and Traveling History Display

The Bicentennial torch will on display at Duluth City Hall from December 10 through December 15.

The Bicentennial torch will be relayed by cross country and track teams from Gwinnett Public High School serving as torchbearers in this yearlong torch relay that will cover approximately 200 miles. Runners will carry the torch to historic sites, public facilities, and cities in Gwinnett throughout 2018, the bicentennial celebration year. A traveling Gwinnett County history exhibit will accompany the torch to many of these locations.

The Gwinnett County Bicentennial Torch Relay represents goodwill, the connection between communities, and Gwinnett County’s journey from 1818 to today, where it transformed from a largely agrarian community to one of the fastest growing, most diverse counties in the Southeast.

Gwinnett County’s bicentennial torch made its debut on December 15, 2017, at the bicentennial celebration’s first official event, A Frontier Affair: Prelude to Gwinnett’s Bicentennial, held at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. On December 19, 2017, the torch made its second appearance at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center for a special presentation during a meeting of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. The torch relay will culminate at the County’s 200th Birthday Celebration on December 15, 2018, at Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Center.

The torch will depart from Duluth City Hall at approximately 6:15pm on December 15 on its way to its final location, Gwinnett Infinite Energy Center (arrival time approximately 7:15pm) for Gwinnett’s 200th Birthday Celebration event.

Visit www.Gwinnett200.com for more information on Gwinnett’s Bicentennial and to follow the torch route.

Location: Duluth City Hall, 3167 Main Street, Duluth



8:30 AMBicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Charlotte Elizabeth Edwards Howerton
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0910
FacilityBethesda Park Senior Center


Charlotte was born January 27, 1916, in the family home on Level Creek Road (Sugar Hill, Gwinnett County). Living a full and adventurous life, she ventured from Gwinnett County in the midst of The Great Depression to Detroit, Michigan. There she found

employment and sent money home to assist her family. At the advent of World War II, she joined the Women’s Army Corps and served her country as a supply officer on several bases across the U.S. Married in 1946 in San Antonio, Texas, Charlotte and her husband were actively involved in the National Campers and Hiker’s Association for over 20 years. Here they served as state and national directors. It was during this time that Charlotte developed her skills as a painter. Her last years were devoted to creating three books about her life in “The House on Level Creek Road”, describing her life throughout the gold mining days, depression, and the war. It also describes her family life lived in the home on Level Creek Road and the family’s role in Gwinnett County.

Location: Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville    

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Art Exhibits.pdf
785 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


9:00 AMBicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Kudzu Artists (Nowak, Suroweic, Fortin)
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0920
FacilityGeorge Pierce Park


Kudzu Art Zone serves the artist community and promotes the importance of the visual arts to individual growth, cultural heritage, and economic growth. Kudzu Art Zone presents exhibitions by local, regional, national and international artists. It demonstrates proactive local leadership by educating artists of all ages; cultivating and growing audiences; and encouraging collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities and supporters. A group of artists shared a vision of a thriving artist community and in June 2006 Kudzu Art Zone became a non-profit corporation. In late 2006, the City of Norcross donated a 3,200sq ft. building, Kudzu Art Zone’s current home at 116 Carlyle St. The building features a gallery, artist’s studios and ample space for professional and artistic development opportunities. With over 100 artist members, the Kudzu Art Zone has become a place to thrive, of community support and fellowship.

Location: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway, Suwaneeway, Suwanee    

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Art Exhibits.pdf
785 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


 Roots of Wisdom Exhibit: Native Knowledge. Shared Science
http://www.gwinnettehc.com
Contact  Jason West
770.904.3500 / walter.west@gwinnettcounty.com

Free! Students and families will learn the ways in which traditional knowledge of Native American communities and cutting–edge science are being applied to improve our world and provide solutions to the ecological and health challenges of today. Through the voices of elders and youth, hands–on interactives and clever video games, visitors gather resources, examine data, and take part in the growing movement towards sustainability and reclamation of age–old practices.This exhibit is on display at the GEHC from September 22, 2018 until January 2, 2019.

Location: Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Boulevard, Buford



10:00 AMBook Talks with Beth
Contact  678.277.0910
FacilityGeorge Pierce Park


Free! Like getting lost in a good read? Join Beth from Gwinnett County Public Library to share your book experiences and learn about what others are reading. Each meeting will feature a different genre. Refreshments will be served. Seniors ages 50 and up permitted. Call 678.277.0910 for more information.



 Saturday Specials
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  770.814.4920
FacilityMcDaniel Farm Park


I Can’t Believe It Is Butter!

September 15 

Activity Code: MFP48100

Come out to the farm to learn about the typical chores and take a tour of the historic property, help us churn and taste some butter on the farmhouse porch.


Fall Hike

October 20

Activity Code: MFP48103

Fall into the beautiful foliage of the farm with one of our environmental educators. Look for wildlife and the homes that animals make while exploring the trails.


Native American Heritage

November 17

Activity Code: MFP48104

Explore the rich history of Georgia’s first peoples with hands on activities stories, crafts and games. Make your own cornhusk doll, create an authentic pottery piece and build your own wattle and daub home.

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Saturday Specials_Flyer.pdf
775 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


 Historical “Sovereign Scavenger” Hunting
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  Tina Pangle
678.772.6231
FacilityGwinnett Historic Courthouse


Get involved in this fun and unique scavenger hunt! Stop by the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse front office and pick up a list specific historical items located throughout the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse and the grounds surrounding the courthouse. Using the list as your guide, spend time getting to know the history of Gwinnett County while locating all items on the list. Bring your completed list back to the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse front desk to receive your bicentennial prize and have your name inscribed on a “Sovereign Scavenger” certificate to be displayed for all to see. Cost: Free.

Location: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 W. Crogan Street, Lawrenceville

This event occurs daily from January 15 – December 31, 2018 on Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm; Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Event will not be held on the following dates: January 1, April 1, May 29, July 4, September 3, November 22 & 23, and December 24 & 25



 Looking Back Through the Lens: Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  770.822.5450
FacilityGwinnett Historic Courthouse


Free! View this collection of photos taken at various locations in Gwinnett dating from 1904 to 1978. This exhibit will travel throughout Gwinnett in celebration of Gwinnett County’s bicentennial year. 

October 15 – December 18 (M – F, 10:00am – 4:00pm; SA, 10:00am – 2:00pm), Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville


 Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Peggy Sullens
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0920
FacilityPinckneyville Park


Born and raised in Georgia, Peggy has been a Lilburn resident since 1965. While enjoying painting a variety of subjects, her true passion is painting on canvas. Peggy prefers the versatility of oils to create realistic pictures in a traditional realistic manner. Whether

capturing unique still life, landscape, flowers, or nostalgic scenes, she also seeks out historical subject matter to remind us of our heritage. With a desire to preserve beauty and accuracy in her paintings, her goal is to capture the essence of her subject in a way

that will evoke a feeling of emotion from the viewer. Peggy teaches adult and children’s art classes and has won many awards for her paintings. A series of her work entitled “A Moment in Time”, is a collection of historic and nostalgic scenes of Lilburn. One of Peggy’s portraits, Lilburn Trigg Myers, hangs in the new Lilburn City Hall.

Location: Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake 

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Art Exhibits.pdf
785 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


 One Gwinnett: Portrait of Diversity
Contact  Colleen Sloan
678.277.0890
FacilityRhodes Jordan Park


Free! Snap and share #onegwinnett to celebrate Gwinnett’s diverse community! Add your selfie and post your Gwinnett connection on this interactive exhibit traveling throughout the County. The Coalition for Health and Human Services, Gwinnett Multicultural Advisory Committee, and the Health and Human Services division look forward to discovering and promoting your Gwinnett connection!

Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center, 100 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville

    
  
  
 


10:30 AM2nd Tuesday Toddler Time
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0920
FacilityPinckneyville Park


Perfect for toddlers on the move who like to create and play! Each month will feature different crafts and projects for your little one to make and explore. Come by anytime between the scheduled hours and enjoy making a mess they do not have to clean! Admission is $3 per person. To reserve your spot, pre-register online or call 678.277.0920 for more information.


September 11 - PVP41450
October 9 - PVP41451
November 13 - PVP41452
December 11 - PVP41453

File NameFile SizeFile Type

2nd Tuesday Toddle Time_Flyer.pdf
377 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


1:00 PMBicentennial Birthday Bash
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  Kerri O’Kelley
678.277.0179 / kerri.okelley@gwinnettcounty.com
FacilityBethesda Park Senior Center


Free! Dance and enjoy music while we celebrate Gwinnett County’s 200th birthday. Light refreshments and birthday cake served. Register by December 4.

Location: Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville



 Bicentennial Birthday Bash!
Contact  678.277.0179
FacilityBethesda Park Senior Center



Free! This birthday is a really BIG ONE! Gwinnett county is days away from our 200th birthday! Come celebrate our great county with musical entertainment from The Mosaic Band, birthday cake and ice cream, too! Must pre-register by 12/7 online with code: BEP42912 or call 678.277.0179.
File NameFile SizeFile Type

Bicentennial Birthday Bash.pdf
2.4 MBAdobe Acrobat PDF File


2:00 PMHoliday Train Display
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
FacilityGeorge Pierce Park


Free!Get your holiday season off on the right track! Kids of all ages will enjoy the special O-scale model train chugging along in a winter setting. To commemorate our Bicentennial year, we will have fun and interesting facts about railway history in Gwinnett and the surrounding areas to share. All aboard to hear the whistle blow, ring the bell, and enjoy light refreshments! 

Location: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Hwy NE, Suwanee



6:30 PMZoning Board of Appeals
FacilityGJAC Auditorium


The Zoning Board of Appeals meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the auditorium of the Gwinnett County Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.


Wednesday - 12/12
 Light Up Gwinnett With Kindness
http://www.LightUpGeorgiaWithKindness.com
Contact  Cindi Pickett
LightUpGeorgiaWithKindness@gmail.com

Light Up Gwinnett With Kindness is being held in December in the final month of the county’s bicentennial celebration to keep communities strong and unified with a new annual tradition as the county moves into the next century.

Through the Light Up initiative, every individual, family, local neighborhood and organization are being encouraged from Dec. 1 - 24 to be more intentional in performing acts of kindness culminating with the Dec. 24 Building Together the Pathway Lit by Kindness as part of the Light Up Georgia With Kindness effort.

Pickett wanted to create an inspiring visual to represent people’s Light Up efforts. She thought about growing up in Georgia and one of her favorite childhood traditions of driving through neighborhoods on Dec. 24 to see streets lit with white bags to create a pathway for Santa’s sleigh. Replicating that memory, she feels the Light Up bags are an easy and inspiring way to show the thousands of acts of kindness performed during the 24-day period.

Starting at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24 and through the morning, each participant is being asked to help create a special luminary pathway with white paper lunch bags, lit with two small electric candles and weighted with sand. The Light Up bags would be placed two feet apart across the front of driveways, lawns and businesses near the street. Those who are traveling hopefully can ask a neighbor to facilitate their bags so the luminated pathway remains unbroken.

Residents are encouraged to stroll or drive through neighborhoods to see the beautiful Building Together the Pathway Lit by Kindness that connects neighbor-to-neighbor along with local organizations. She is looking for volunteers to become Light Up Leaders for their neighborhood and organization with sign-up info at www.LightUpGeorgiaWithKindness.com/, which also will provide a ideas around the initiative. She hopes participants will post their experiences on social platforms to inspire and help provide ideas for others.



8:00 AMBicentennial Torch and Traveling History Display

The Bicentennial torch will on display at Duluth City Hall from December 10 through December 15.

The Bicentennial torch will be relayed by cross country and track teams from Gwinnett Public High School serving as torchbearers in this yearlong torch relay that will cover approximately 200 miles. Runners will carry the torch to historic sites, public facilities, and cities in Gwinnett throughout 2018, the bicentennial celebration year. A traveling Gwinnett County history exhibit will accompany the torch to many of these locations.

The Gwinnett County Bicentennial Torch Relay represents goodwill, the connection between communities, and Gwinnett County’s journey from 1818 to today, where it transformed from a largely agrarian community to one of the fastest growing, most diverse counties in the Southeast.

Gwinnett County’s bicentennial torch made its debut on December 15, 2017, at the bicentennial celebration’s first official event, A Frontier Affair: Prelude to Gwinnett’s Bicentennial, held at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. On December 19, 2017, the torch made its second appearance at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center for a special presentation during a meeting of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. The torch relay will culminate at the County’s 200th Birthday Celebration on December 15, 2018, at Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Center.

The torch will depart from Duluth City Hall at approximately 6:15pm on December 15 on its way to its final location, Gwinnett Infinite Energy Center (arrival time approximately 7:15pm) for Gwinnett’s 200th Birthday Celebration event.

Visit www.Gwinnett200.com for more information on Gwinnett’s Bicentennial and to follow the torch route.

Location: Duluth City Hall, 3167 Main Street, Duluth



8:30 AMBicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Charlotte Elizabeth Edwards Howerton
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0910
FacilityBethesda Park Senior Center


Charlotte was born January 27, 1916, in the family home on Level Creek Road (Sugar Hill, Gwinnett County). Living a full and adventurous life, she ventured from Gwinnett County in the midst of The Great Depression to Detroit, Michigan. There she found

employment and sent money home to assist her family. At the advent of World War II, she joined the Women’s Army Corps and served her country as a supply officer on several bases across the U.S. Married in 1946 in San Antonio, Texas, Charlotte and her husband were actively involved in the National Campers and Hiker’s Association for over 20 years. Here they served as state and national directors. It was during this time that Charlotte developed her skills as a painter. Her last years were devoted to creating three books about her life in “The House on Level Creek Road”, describing her life throughout the gold mining days, depression, and the war. It also describes her family life lived in the home on Level Creek Road and the family’s role in Gwinnett County.

Location: Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville    

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Art Exhibits.pdf
785 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


9:00 AMRoots of Wisdom Exhibit: Native Knowledge. Shared Science
http://www.gwinnettehc.com
Contact  Jason West
770.904.3500 / walter.west@gwinnettcounty.com

Free! Students and families will learn the ways in which traditional knowledge of Native American communities and cutting–edge science are being applied to improve our world and provide solutions to the ecological and health challenges of today. Through the voices of elders and youth, hands–on interactives and clever video games, visitors gather resources, examine data, and take part in the growing movement towards sustainability and reclamation of age–old practices.This exhibit is on display at the GEHC from September 22, 2018 until January 2, 2019.

Location: Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Boulevard, Buford



 Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Kudzu Artists (Nowak, Suroweic, Fortin)
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0920
FacilityGeorge Pierce Park


Kudzu Art Zone serves the artist community and promotes the importance of the visual arts to individual growth, cultural heritage, and economic growth. Kudzu Art Zone presents exhibitions by local, regional, national and international artists. It demonstrates proactive local leadership by educating artists of all ages; cultivating and growing audiences; and encouraging collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities and supporters. A group of artists shared a vision of a thriving artist community and in June 2006 Kudzu Art Zone became a non-profit corporation. In late 2006, the City of Norcross donated a 3,200sq ft. building, Kudzu Art Zone’s current home at 116 Carlyle St. The building features a gallery, artist’s studios and ample space for professional and artistic development opportunities. With over 100 artist members, the Kudzu Art Zone has become a place to thrive, of community support and fellowship.

Location: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway, Suwaneeway, Suwanee    

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Art Exhibits.pdf
785 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


10:00 AMBook Talks with Beth
Contact  678.277.0910
FacilityGeorge Pierce Park


Free! Like getting lost in a good read? Join Beth from Gwinnett County Public Library to share your book experiences and learn about what others are reading. Each meeting will feature a different genre. Refreshments will be served. Seniors ages 50 and up permitted. Call 678.277.0910 for more information.



 Historical “Sovereign Scavenger” Hunting
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  Tina Pangle
678.772.6231
FacilityGwinnett Historic Courthouse


Get involved in this fun and unique scavenger hunt! Stop by the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse front office and pick up a list specific historical items located throughout the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse and the grounds surrounding the courthouse. Using the list as your guide, spend time getting to know the history of Gwinnett County while locating all items on the list. Bring your completed list back to the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse front desk to receive your bicentennial prize and have your name inscribed on a “Sovereign Scavenger” certificate to be displayed for all to see. Cost: Free.

Location: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 W. Crogan Street, Lawrenceville

This event occurs daily from January 15 – December 31, 2018 on Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm; Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Event will not be held on the following dates: January 1, April 1, May 29, July 4, September 3, November 22 & 23, and December 24 & 25



 Looking Back Through the Lens: Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  770.822.5450
FacilityGwinnett Historic Courthouse


Free! View this collection of photos taken at various locations in Gwinnett dating from 1904 to 1978. This exhibit will travel throughout Gwinnett in celebration of Gwinnett County’s bicentennial year. 

October 15 – December 18 (M – F, 10:00am – 4:00pm; SA, 10:00am – 2:00pm), Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville


 4th Annual Festival of Trees
Contact  Candace Morgan
770.403.1795 / president@duluthhistoricalsociety.org

The 4th Annual Festival of Trees will be showcased with decorated trees as well as a 12-foot tree adorned with bubble lights, antiques, and other historical visual surprises that highlight Gwinnett’s 200 year history. Festival of Trees is located inside the Southeastern Railway Museum and the Historic Train Depot. An 18-foot decorated tree will showcase the various Gwinnett cities’ attractions and what makes each a great tourist attraction.

Cost for entry into the Railway Museum is $10 for adults; $7 for children age 2-12; $8 seniors age 65-up). Sponsored by the Duluth Historical Society.

November 16 through December 29, 2018 (Wednesdays through Saturdays only)

Location: Southeastern Railway Museum and Historic Train Depot, 3595 Buford Hwy., Duluth



 Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Peggy Sullens
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0920
FacilityPinckneyville Park


Born and raised in Georgia, Peggy has been a Lilburn resident since 1965. While enjoying painting a variety of subjects, her true passion is painting on canvas. Peggy prefers the versatility of oils to create realistic pictures in a traditional realistic manner. Whether

capturing unique still life, landscape, flowers, or nostalgic scenes, she also seeks out historical subject matter to remind us of our heritage. With a desire to preserve beauty and accuracy in her paintings, her goal is to capture the essence of her subject in a way

that will evoke a feeling of emotion from the viewer. Peggy teaches adult and children’s art classes and has won many awards for her paintings. A series of her work entitled “A Moment in Time”, is a collection of historic and nostalgic scenes of Lilburn. One of Peggy’s portraits, Lilburn Trigg Myers, hangs in the new Lilburn City Hall.

Location: Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake 

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Art Exhibits.pdf
785 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


 One Gwinnett: Portrait of Diversity
Contact  Colleen Sloan
678.277.0890
FacilityRhodes Jordan Park


Free! Snap and share #onegwinnett to celebrate Gwinnett’s diverse community! Add your selfie and post your Gwinnett connection on this interactive exhibit traveling throughout the County. The Coalition for Health and Human Services, Gwinnett Multicultural Advisory Committee, and the Health and Human Services division look forward to discovering and promoting your Gwinnett connection!

Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center, 100 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville

    
  
  
 


10:30 AM2nd Tuesday Toddler Time
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0920
FacilityPinckneyville Park


Perfect for toddlers on the move who like to create and play! Each month will feature different crafts and projects for your little one to make and explore. Come by anytime between the scheduled hours and enjoy making a mess they do not have to clean! Admission is $3 per person. To reserve your spot, pre-register online or call 678.277.0920 for more information.


September 11 - PVP41450
October 9 - PVP41451
November 13 - PVP41452
December 11 - PVP41453

File NameFile SizeFile Type

2nd Tuesday Toddle Time_Flyer.pdf
377 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


2:00 PMHoliday Train Display
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
FacilityGeorge Pierce Park


Free!Get your holiday season off on the right track! Kids of all ages will enjoy the special O-scale model train chugging along in a winter setting. To commemorate our Bicentennial year, we will have fun and interesting facts about railway history in Gwinnett and the surrounding areas to share. All aboard to hear the whistle blow, ring the bell, and enjoy light refreshments! 

Location: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Hwy NE, Suwanee



Thursday - 12/13
8:00 AMBicentennial Torch and Traveling History Display

The Bicentennial torch will on display at Duluth City Hall from December 10 through December 15.

The Bicentennial torch will be relayed by cross country and track teams from Gwinnett Public High School serving as torchbearers in this yearlong torch relay that will cover approximately 200 miles. Runners will carry the torch to historic sites, public facilities, and cities in Gwinnett throughout 2018, the bicentennial celebration year. A traveling Gwinnett County history exhibit will accompany the torch to many of these locations.

The Gwinnett County Bicentennial Torch Relay represents goodwill, the connection between communities, and Gwinnett County’s journey from 1818 to today, where it transformed from a largely agrarian community to one of the fastest growing, most diverse counties in the Southeast.

Gwinnett County’s bicentennial torch made its debut on December 15, 2017, at the bicentennial celebration’s first official event, A Frontier Affair: Prelude to Gwinnett’s Bicentennial, held at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. On December 19, 2017, the torch made its second appearance at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center for a special presentation during a meeting of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. The torch relay will culminate at the County’s 200th Birthday Celebration on December 15, 2018, at Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Center.

The torch will depart from Duluth City Hall at approximately 6:15pm on December 15 on its way to its final location, Gwinnett Infinite Energy Center (arrival time approximately 7:15pm) for Gwinnett’s 200th Birthday Celebration event.

Visit www.Gwinnett200.com for more information on Gwinnett’s Bicentennial and to follow the torch route.

Location: Duluth City Hall, 3167 Main Street, Duluth



8:30 AMBicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Charlotte Elizabeth Edwards Howerton
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0910
FacilityBethesda Park Senior Center


Charlotte was born January 27, 1916, in the family home on Level Creek Road (Sugar Hill, Gwinnett County). Living a full and adventurous life, she ventured from Gwinnett County in the midst of The Great Depression to Detroit, Michigan. There she found

employment and sent money home to assist her family. At the advent of World War II, she joined the Women’s Army Corps and served her country as a supply officer on several bases across the U.S. Married in 1946 in San Antonio, Texas, Charlotte and her husband were actively involved in the National Campers and Hiker’s Association for over 20 years. Here they served as state and national directors. It was during this time that Charlotte developed her skills as a painter. Her last years were devoted to creating three books about her life in “The House on Level Creek Road”, describing her life throughout the gold mining days, depression, and the war. It also describes her family life lived in the home on Level Creek Road and the family’s role in Gwinnett County.

Location: Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville    

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Art Exhibits.pdf
785 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


9:00 AMBicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Kudzu Artists (Nowak, Suroweic, Fortin)
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0920
FacilityGeorge Pierce Park


Kudzu Art Zone serves the artist community and promotes the importance of the visual arts to individual growth, cultural heritage, and economic growth. Kudzu Art Zone presents exhibitions by local, regional, national and international artists. It demonstrates proactive local leadership by educating artists of all ages; cultivating and growing audiences; and encouraging collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities and supporters. A group of artists shared a vision of a thriving artist community and in June 2006 Kudzu Art Zone became a non-profit corporation. In late 2006, the City of Norcross donated a 3,200sq ft. building, Kudzu Art Zone’s current home at 116 Carlyle St. The building features a gallery, artist’s studios and ample space for professional and artistic development opportunities. With over 100 artist members, the Kudzu Art Zone has become a place to thrive, of community support and fellowship.

Location: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway, Suwaneeway, Suwanee    

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Art Exhibits.pdf
785 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


 Roots of Wisdom Exhibit: Native Knowledge. Shared Science
http://www.gwinnettehc.com
Contact  Jason West
770.904.3500 / walter.west@gwinnettcounty.com

Free! Students and families will learn the ways in which traditional knowledge of Native American communities and cutting–edge science are being applied to improve our world and provide solutions to the ecological and health challenges of today. Through the voices of elders and youth, hands–on interactives and clever video games, visitors gather resources, examine data, and take part in the growing movement towards sustainability and reclamation of age–old practices.This exhibit is on display at the GEHC from September 22, 2018 until January 2, 2019.

Location: Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Boulevard, Buford



10:00 AMBook Talks with Beth
Contact  678.277.0910
FacilityGeorge Pierce Park


Free! Like getting lost in a good read? Join Beth from Gwinnett County Public Library to share your book experiences and learn about what others are reading. Each meeting will feature a different genre. Refreshments will be served. Seniors ages 50 and up permitted. Call 678.277.0910 for more information.



 Historical “Sovereign Scavenger” Hunting
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  Tina Pangle
678.772.6231
FacilityGwinnett Historic Courthouse


Get involved in this fun and unique scavenger hunt! Stop by the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse front office and pick up a list specific historical items located throughout the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse and the grounds surrounding the courthouse. Using the list as your guide, spend time getting to know the history of Gwinnett County while locating all items on the list. Bring your completed list back to the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse front desk to receive your bicentennial prize and have your name inscribed on a “Sovereign Scavenger” certificate to be displayed for all to see. Cost: Free.

Location: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 W. Crogan Street, Lawrenceville

This event occurs daily from January 15 – December 31, 2018 on Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm; Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Event will not be held on the following dates: January 1, April 1, May 29, July 4, September 3, November 22 & 23, and December 24 & 25



 Looking Back Through the Lens: Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  770.822.5450
FacilityGwinnett Historic Courthouse


Free! View this collection of photos taken at various locations in Gwinnett dating from 1904 to 1978. This exhibit will travel throughout Gwinnett in celebration of Gwinnett County’s bicentennial year. 

October 15 – December 18 (M – F, 10:00am – 4:00pm; SA, 10:00am – 2:00pm), Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville


 4th Annual Festival of Trees
Contact  Candace Morgan
770.403.1795 / president@duluthhistoricalsociety.org

The 4th Annual Festival of Trees will be showcased with decorated trees as well as a 12-foot tree adorned with bubble lights, antiques, and other historical visual surprises that highlight Gwinnett’s 200 year history. Festival of Trees is located inside the Southeastern Railway Museum and the Historic Train Depot. An 18-foot decorated tree will showcase the various Gwinnett cities’ attractions and what makes each a great tourist attraction.

Cost for entry into the Railway Museum is $10 for adults; $7 for children age 2-12; $8 seniors age 65-up). Sponsored by the Duluth Historical Society.

November 16 through December 29, 2018 (Wednesdays through Saturdays only)

Location: Southeastern Railway Museum and Historic Train Depot, 3595 Buford Hwy., Duluth



 Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Peggy Sullens
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0920
FacilityPinckneyville Park


Born and raised in Georgia, Peggy has been a Lilburn resident since 1965. While enjoying painting a variety of subjects, her true passion is painting on canvas. Peggy prefers the versatility of oils to create realistic pictures in a traditional realistic manner. Whether

capturing unique still life, landscape, flowers, or nostalgic scenes, she also seeks out historical subject matter to remind us of our heritage. With a desire to preserve beauty and accuracy in her paintings, her goal is to capture the essence of her subject in a way

that will evoke a feeling of emotion from the viewer. Peggy teaches adult and children’s art classes and has won many awards for her paintings. A series of her work entitled “A Moment in Time”, is a collection of historic and nostalgic scenes of Lilburn. One of Peggy’s portraits, Lilburn Trigg Myers, hangs in the new Lilburn City Hall.

Location: Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake 

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Art Exhibits.pdf
785 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


 One Gwinnett: Portrait of Diversity
Contact  Colleen Sloan
678.277.0890
FacilityRhodes Jordan Park


Free! Snap and share #onegwinnett to celebrate Gwinnett’s diverse community! Add your selfie and post your Gwinnett connection on this interactive exhibit traveling throughout the County. The Coalition for Health and Human Services, Gwinnett Multicultural Advisory Committee, and the Health and Human Services division look forward to discovering and promoting your Gwinnett connection!

Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center, 100 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville

    
  
  
 


10:30 AM2nd Tuesday Toddler Time
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0920
FacilityPinckneyville Park


Perfect for toddlers on the move who like to create and play! Each month will feature different crafts and projects for your little one to make and explore. Come by anytime between the scheduled hours and enjoy making a mess they do not have to clean! Admission is $3 per person. To reserve your spot, pre-register online or call 678.277.0920 for more information.


September 11 - PVP41450
October 9 - PVP41451
November 13 - PVP41452
December 11 - PVP41453

File NameFile SizeFile Type

2nd Tuesday Toddle Time_Flyer.pdf
377 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


2:00 PMAnnual Christmas Tea
Contact  678.277.0190
FacilityBethesda Park Senior Center



Come jingle your bells and celebrate the season at our annual Christmas tea. Enjoy festive treats, music, and fellowship for all! $6/person; must pre-register by 12/11 online with code GPP42901 or call 678.277.0190.
File NameFile SizeFile Type

Annual Christmas Tea_Poster.pdf
690 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


 Holiday Train Display
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
FacilityGeorge Pierce Park


Free!Get your holiday season off on the right track! Kids of all ages will enjoy the special O-scale model train chugging along in a winter setting. To commemorate our Bicentennial year, we will have fun and interesting facts about railway history in Gwinnett and the surrounding areas to share. All aboard to hear the whistle blow, ring the bell, and enjoy light refreshments! 

Location: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Hwy NE, Suwanee



3:00 PMRecreation Authority Board meeting

Notice of Meeting – Gwinnett County Recreation Authority

 

The next meeting of the Gwinnett Recreation Authority will be held Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at 3 p.m. at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St., Lawrenceville.

 

As set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Gwinnett County Government does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs or activities. Susan Cannon, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 has been designated to coordinate compliance with the non-discrimination requirements contained in section 34.107 of the Department of Justice regulations, information concerning the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the rights provided thereunder, are available from the ADA coordinator.

 

winnett County Government will assist citizens with special needs given proper notice (seven working days). Any requests for reasonable accommodations required by individuals to fully participate in any open meeting, program or activity of Gwinnett County Government should be directed to Susan Cannon, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 or (770) 822-8165.



Friday - 12/14
8:00 AMBicentennial Torch and Traveling History Display

The Bicentennial torch will on display at Duluth City Hall from December 10 through December 15.

The Bicentennial torch will be relayed by cross country and track teams from Gwinnett Public High School serving as torchbearers in this yearlong torch relay that will cover approximately 200 miles. Runners will carry the torch to historic sites, public facilities, and cities in Gwinnett throughout 2018, the bicentennial celebration year. A traveling Gwinnett County history exhibit will accompany the torch to many of these locations.

The Gwinnett County Bicentennial Torch Relay represents goodwill, the connection between communities, and Gwinnett County’s journey from 1818 to today, where it transformed from a largely agrarian community to one of the fastest growing, most diverse counties in the Southeast.

Gwinnett County’s bicentennial torch made its debut on December 15, 2017, at the bicentennial celebration’s first official event, A Frontier Affair: Prelude to Gwinnett’s Bicentennial, held at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. On December 19, 2017, the torch made its second appearance at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center for a special presentation during a meeting of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. The torch relay will culminate at the County’s 200th Birthday Celebration on December 15, 2018, at Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Center.

The torch will depart from Duluth City Hall at approximately 6:15pm on December 15 on its way to its final location, Gwinnett Infinite Energy Center (arrival time approximately 7:15pm) for Gwinnett’s 200th Birthday Celebration event.

Visit www.Gwinnett200.com for more information on Gwinnett’s Bicentennial and to follow the torch route.

Location: Duluth City Hall, 3167 Main Street, Duluth



8:30 AMBicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Charlotte Elizabeth Edwards Howerton
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0910
FacilityBethesda Park Senior Center


Charlotte was born January 27, 1916, in the family home on Level Creek Road (Sugar Hill, Gwinnett County). Living a full and adventurous life, she ventured from Gwinnett County in the midst of The Great Depression to Detroit, Michigan. There she found

employment and sent money home to assist her family. At the advent of World War II, she joined the Women’s Army Corps and served her country as a supply officer on several bases across the U.S. Married in 1946 in San Antonio, Texas, Charlotte and her husband were actively involved in the National Campers and Hiker’s Association for over 20 years. Here they served as state and national directors. It was during this time that Charlotte developed her skills as a painter. Her last years were devoted to creating three books about her life in “The House on Level Creek Road”, describing her life throughout the gold mining days, depression, and the war. It also describes her family life lived in the home on Level Creek Road and the family’s role in Gwinnett County.

Location: Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville    

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Art Exhibits.pdf
785 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


9:00 AMPint Sized Play Days
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0850
FacilityDacula Park


Preschool STEM activities will keep your little ones busy and teach them the basics of STEM. Your preschooler might just be the next best engineer, astronaut, or scientist! Parent or guardian required. An additional fee of $5 is due to the instructor on the first day of class.

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Pint Size Play Time_Sep-Dec_2018_Flyer.pdf
664 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


 Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Kudzu Artists (Nowak, Suroweic, Fortin)
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0920
FacilityGeorge Pierce Park


Kudzu Art Zone serves the artist community and promotes the importance of the visual arts to individual growth, cultural heritage, and economic growth. Kudzu Art Zone presents exhibitions by local, regional, national and international artists. It demonstrates proactive local leadership by educating artists of all ages; cultivating and growing audiences; and encouraging collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities and supporters. A group of artists shared a vision of a thriving artist community and in June 2006 Kudzu Art Zone became a non-profit corporation. In late 2006, the City of Norcross donated a 3,200sq ft. building, Kudzu Art Zone’s current home at 116 Carlyle St. The building features a gallery, artist’s studios and ample space for professional and artistic development opportunities. With over 100 artist members, the Kudzu Art Zone has become a place to thrive, of community support and fellowship.

Location: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway, Suwaneeway, Suwanee    

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Art Exhibits.pdf
785 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


 Roots of Wisdom Exhibit: Native Knowledge. Shared Science
http://www.gwinnettehc.com
Contact  Jason West
770.904.3500 / walter.west@gwinnettcounty.com

Free! Students and families will learn the ways in which traditional knowledge of Native American communities and cutting–edge science are being applied to improve our world and provide solutions to the ecological and health challenges of today. Through the voices of elders and youth, hands–on interactives and clever video games, visitors gather resources, examine data, and take part in the growing movement towards sustainability and reclamation of age–old practices.This exhibit is on display at the GEHC from September 22, 2018 until January 2, 2019.

Location: Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Boulevard, Buford



10:00 AMBicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Peggy Sullens
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0920
FacilityPinckneyville Park


Born and raised in Georgia, Peggy has been a Lilburn resident since 1965. While enjoying painting a variety of subjects, her true passion is painting on canvas. Peggy prefers the versatility of oils to create realistic pictures in a traditional realistic manner. Whether

capturing unique still life, landscape, flowers, or nostalgic scenes, she also seeks out historical subject matter to remind us of our heritage. With a desire to preserve beauty and accuracy in her paintings, her goal is to capture the essence of her subject in a way

that will evoke a feeling of emotion from the viewer. Peggy teaches adult and children’s art classes and has won many awards for her paintings. A series of her work entitled “A Moment in Time”, is a collection of historic and nostalgic scenes of Lilburn. One of Peggy’s portraits, Lilburn Trigg Myers, hangs in the new Lilburn City Hall.

Location: Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake 

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Art Exhibits.pdf
785 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


 Historical “Sovereign Scavenger” Hunting
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  Tina Pangle
678.772.6231
FacilityGwinnett Historic Courthouse


Get involved in this fun and unique scavenger hunt! Stop by the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse front office and pick up a list specific historical items located throughout the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse and the grounds surrounding the courthouse. Using the list as your guide, spend time getting to know the history of Gwinnett County while locating all items on the list. Bring your completed list back to the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse front desk to receive your bicentennial prize and have your name inscribed on a “Sovereign Scavenger” certificate to be displayed for all to see. Cost: Free.

Location: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 W. Crogan Street, Lawrenceville

This event occurs daily from January 15 – December 31, 2018 on Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm; Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Event will not be held on the following dates: January 1, April 1, May 29, July 4, September 3, November 22 & 23, and December 24 & 25



 Looking Back Through the Lens: Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  770.822.5450
FacilityGwinnett Historic Courthouse


Free! View this collection of photos taken at various locations in Gwinnett dating from 1904 to 1978. This exhibit will travel throughout Gwinnett in celebration of Gwinnett County’s bicentennial year. 

October 15 – December 18 (M – F, 10:00am – 4:00pm; SA, 10:00am – 2:00pm), Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville


 4th Annual Festival of Trees
Contact  Candace Morgan
770.403.1795 / president@duluthhistoricalsociety.org

The 4th Annual Festival of Trees will be showcased with decorated trees as well as a 12-foot tree adorned with bubble lights, antiques, and other historical visual surprises that highlight Gwinnett’s 200 year history. Festival of Trees is located inside the Southeastern Railway Museum and the Historic Train Depot. An 18-foot decorated tree will showcase the various Gwinnett cities’ attractions and what makes each a great tourist attraction.

Cost for entry into the Railway Museum is $10 for adults; $7 for children age 2-12; $8 seniors age 65-up). Sponsored by the Duluth Historical Society.

November 16 through December 29, 2018 (Wednesdays through Saturdays only)

Location: Southeastern Railway Museum and Historic Train Depot, 3595 Buford Hwy., Duluth



10:30 AM2nd Tuesday Toddler Time
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0920
FacilityPinckneyville Park


Perfect for toddlers on the move who like to create and play! Each month will feature different crafts and projects for your little one to make and explore. Come by anytime between the scheduled hours and enjoy making a mess they do not have to clean! Admission is $3 per person. To reserve your spot, pre-register online or call 678.277.0920 for more information.


September 11 - PVP41450
October 9 - PVP41451
November 13 - PVP41452
December 11 - PVP41453

File NameFile SizeFile Type

2nd Tuesday Toddle Time_Flyer.pdf
377 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


2:00 PMHoliday Train Display
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
FacilityGeorge Pierce Park


Free!Get your holiday season off on the right track! Kids of all ages will enjoy the special O-scale model train chugging along in a winter setting. To commemorate our Bicentennial year, we will have fun and interesting facts about railway history in Gwinnett and the surrounding areas to share. All aboard to hear the whistle blow, ring the bell, and enjoy light refreshments! 

Location: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Hwy NE, Suwanee



7:00 PMHometown Christmas Parade
Contact  Jody Herrin
678.407.6598 / jody.herrin@lawrencevillega.org

Free! Christmas comes to Lawrenceville!! Our Annual Hometown Christmas Parade will feature Santa Claus, live reindeer, community floats (including Bicentennial floats), fun activities and more!!! Don't miss the chance to visit with Santa at the Historic Courthouse Gazebo following the parade.The parade route will travel around the Downtown Lawrenceville area.The City of Lawrenceville has accepted entries into the parade by application. Sponsored by the City of Lawrenceville.

Location: 70 S. Clayton Street, Lawrenceville



 Happy WHO-liday Party
Contact  678.277.0890
FacilityRhodes Jordan Park


New! Lets welcome Christmas and bring our cheer to all Who’s far and near. Enoy an evening of
crafts, a pizza dinner and hot chocolate bar before watching How The Grinch Stole Chritmas on our
big screen! Ages 2-up; $7/person, must pre-register by 12/11 online with code: RJP41603.

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Happy Who-liday Poster.pdf
384 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


Saturday - 12/15
 Light Up Gwinnett With Kindness
http://www.LightUpGeorgiaWithKindness.com
Contact  Cindi Pickett
LightUpGeorgiaWithKindness@gmail.com

Light Up Gwinnett With Kindness is being held in December in the final month of the county’s bicentennial celebration to keep communities strong and unified with a new annual tradition as the county moves into the next century.

Through the Light Up initiative, every individual, family, local neighborhood and organization are being encouraged from Dec. 1 - 24 to be more intentional in performing acts of kindness culminating with the Dec. 24 Building Together the Pathway Lit by Kindness as part of the Light Up Georgia With Kindness effort.

Pickett wanted to create an inspiring visual to represent people’s Light Up efforts. She thought about growing up in Georgia and one of her favorite childhood traditions of driving through neighborhoods on Dec. 24 to see streets lit with white bags to create a pathway for Santa’s sleigh. Replicating that memory, she feels the Light Up bags are an easy and inspiring way to show the thousands of acts of kindness performed during the 24-day period.

Starting at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24 and through the morning, each participant is being asked to help create a special luminary pathway with white paper lunch bags, lit with two small electric candles and weighted with sand. The Light Up bags would be placed two feet apart across the front of driveways, lawns and businesses near the street. Those who are traveling hopefully can ask a neighbor to facilitate their bags so the luminated pathway remains unbroken.

Residents are encouraged to stroll or drive through neighborhoods to see the beautiful Building Together the Pathway Lit by Kindness that connects neighbor-to-neighbor along with local organizations. She is looking for volunteers to become Light Up Leaders for their neighborhood and organization with sign-up info at www.LightUpGeorgiaWithKindness.com/, which also will provide a ideas around the initiative. She hopes participants will post their experiences on social platforms to inspire and help provide ideas for others.



8:30 AMBreakfast with Santa
Contact  770.822.5450
FacilityGwinnett Historic Courthouse


Enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa in the beautifully decorated Superior Court Ballroom. Make a craft and hear a story by Santa or one of his helpers. Bring your camera to take photos with St. Nick. All ages welcome. Admission is $15 per person. Register online with activity code GHC48721 or call 770.822.5450.



9:00 AMRoots of Wisdom Exhibit: Native Knowledge. Shared Science
http://www.gwinnettehc.com
Contact  Jason West
770.904.3500 / walter.west@gwinnettcounty.com

Free! Students and families will learn the ways in which traditional knowledge of Native American communities and cutting–edge science are being applied to improve our world and provide solutions to the ecological and health challenges of today. Through the voices of elders and youth, hands–on interactives and clever video games, visitors gather resources, examine data, and take part in the growing movement towards sustainability and reclamation of age–old practices.This exhibit is on display at the GEHC from September 22, 2018 until January 2, 2019.

Location: Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Boulevard, Buford



 Spotlight: Early American Holiday Traditions
Contact  Cammie Fulmer
678-765-5641 / cammie.fulmer@gwinnettcounty.com

Free! Explore the origin of many of our American holiday traditions and walk the grounds of the historic Chesser-Williams house with docent to discover some of the home’s unique architectural features and history. Crafts created from recycled and natural elements will be offered. Spotlight tour is at 11:00am and 2:00pm and the Blue Planet Sensory Theater is shown at 12:00pm, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm (when available).This program is offered on Saturdays in December (9:00am-4:00pm).

Location: Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Boulevard, Buford

 



 Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Peggy Sullens
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0920
FacilityPinckneyville Park


Born and raised in Georgia, Peggy has been a Lilburn resident since 1965. While enjoying painting a variety of subjects, her true passion is painting on canvas. Peggy prefers the versatility of oils to create realistic pictures in a traditional realistic manner. Whether

capturing unique still life, landscape, flowers, or nostalgic scenes, she also seeks out historical subject matter to remind us of our heritage. With a desire to preserve beauty and accuracy in her paintings, her goal is to capture the essence of her subject in a way

that will evoke a feeling of emotion from the viewer. Peggy teaches adult and children’s art classes and has won many awards for her paintings. A series of her work entitled “A Moment in Time”, is a collection of historic and nostalgic scenes of Lilburn. One of Peggy’s portraits, Lilburn Trigg Myers, hangs in the new Lilburn City Hall.

Location: Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake 

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Art Exhibits.pdf
785 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


10:00 AMHistoric Walking Tours of Downtown Lawrenceville
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  770.822.5178

Free! Go back in time as you casually stroll through the historic town of Lawrenceville guided by historical interpreters, telling the story of Gwinnett's rich history. Perfect for the whole family, these tours can be customized to fit your group. Pre-register online or call to learn more about customized walking tours.

File NameFile SizeFile Type

WalkingTours_Sep-Dec_flyer.pdf
682 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


 Gwinnett’s 200 Birthday Celebration
http://www.gwinnett200.com
Contact  gwinnett200@accentcreativegroup.com / 678.407.8820

Free! Be a part of history and travel the globe to see what makes Gwinnett a vibrant community at this FREE event!

December 15, 2018, is Gwinnett County's 200th birthday. Join us to celebrate with crafts, birthday cupcakes, storytelling, s'mores, ice sculpting demonstrations, cultural performances, food trucks, and more!

For more information, visit www.Gwinnett200.com.

Location: Infinite Energy Center – Hudgens Center for Art and Learning, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth

File NameFile SizeFile Type

103118_BicentennialBirthdayFlyer.pdf
121 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


 Historical “Sovereign Scavenger” Hunting
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  Tina Pangle
678.772.6231
FacilityGwinnett Historic Courthouse


Get involved in this fun and unique scavenger hunt! Stop by the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse front office and pick up a list specific historical items located throughout the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse and the grounds surrounding the courthouse. Using the list as your guide, spend time getting to know the history of Gwinnett County while locating all items on the list. Bring your completed list back to the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse front desk to receive your bicentennial prize and have your name inscribed on a “Sovereign Scavenger” certificate to be displayed for all to see. Cost: Free.

Location: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 W. Crogan Street, Lawrenceville

This event occurs daily from January 15 – December 31, 2018 on Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm; Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Event will not be held on the following dates: January 1, April 1, May 29, July 4, September 3, November 22 & 23, and December 24 & 25



 Looking Back Through the Lens: Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  770.822.5450
FacilityGwinnett Historic Courthouse


Free! View this collection of photos taken at various locations in Gwinnett dating from 1904 to 1978. This exhibit will travel throughout Gwinnett in celebration of Gwinnett County’s bicentennial year. 

October 15 – December 18 (M – F, 10:00am – 4:00pm; SA, 10:00am – 2:00pm), Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville


 4th Annual Festival of Trees
Contact  Candace Morgan
770.403.1795 / president@duluthhistoricalsociety.org

The 4th Annual Festival of Trees will be showcased with decorated trees as well as a 12-foot tree adorned with bubble lights, antiques, and other historical visual surprises that highlight Gwinnett’s 200 year history. Festival of Trees is located inside the Southeastern Railway Museum and the Historic Train Depot. An 18-foot decorated tree will showcase the various Gwinnett cities’ attractions and what makes each a great tourist attraction.

Cost for entry into the Railway Museum is $10 for adults; $7 for children age 2-12; $8 seniors age 65-up). Sponsored by the Duluth Historical Society.

November 16 through December 29, 2018 (Wednesdays through Saturdays only)

Location: Southeastern Railway Museum and Historic Train Depot, 3595 Buford Hwy., Duluth



 Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Kudzu Artists (Nowak, Suroweic, Fortin)
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0920
FacilityGeorge Pierce Park


Kudzu Art Zone serves the artist community and promotes the importance of the visual arts to individual growth, cultural heritage, and economic growth. Kudzu Art Zone presents exhibitions by local, regional, national and international artists. It demonstrates proactive local leadership by educating artists of all ages; cultivating and growing audiences; and encouraging collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities and supporters. A group of artists shared a vision of a thriving artist community and in June 2006 Kudzu Art Zone became a non-profit corporation. In late 2006, the City of Norcross donated a 3,200sq ft. building, Kudzu Art Zone’s current home at 116 Carlyle St. The building features a gallery, artist’s studios and ample space for professional and artistic development opportunities. With over 100 artist members, the Kudzu Art Zone has become a place to thrive, of community support and fellowship.

Location: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway, Suwaneeway, Suwanee    

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Art Exhibits.pdf
785 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


11:00 AMHoliday on the Square
Contact  770.822.5450
FacilityGwinnett Historic Courthouse


Visit Santa to drop off your wish list, bring your camera for photos and enjoy crafts in the Elf Lodge! Admission is $10 per person. Call 770.822.5450 for more information



1:00 PMTales & Trails
Contact  770.904.3500

Free! Each trek features an engaging discussion of the various cultures within Gwinnett County woven into a hike as we explore the trails of the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center.


September 15 - History Mystery
Activity Code: EHC14517


October 20 - Ghosts in These Woods
Activity Code: EHC14518


November 10 - Thanking the Earth
Activity Code: EHC14519


December 15 - Celebration of Lights
Activity Code: EHC14520

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Tales&Trails_eflyer.pdf
828 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


 Tales and Trails - Celebration of Lights
http://www.gwinnettEHC.com
Contact  Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
770.904.3500

Tales and Trails - Celebration of Lights · December 15

1:00pm to 2:00pm.  Spend some out in nature as we explore the trails of the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. Gwinnett is one of the most diverse counties in the country representing cultures from around the globe. Each Tails and Trails session includes a story woven into a briefhike as we explore the views and understandings of nature within the various cultures and groups that have called Gwinnett home.

The dark winter months are brightened by many holiday celebrations of lights. Come hear a heartwarming story of two families from two different traditions who came together to discover the miracle of friendship.

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. This event is free - admission to GEHC is not included. Call 770.904.3500 or register here



2:00 PMYappy Hour
Contact  Chandler Giddes
678.226.7739 / chandler.giddes@gwinnettcounty.com

Free! Ruff week? Relax and unwind with your pup and other dog lovers! Enjoy off-leash play, giveaways, resources, and services.
  • Free rabies shots for first 200 pets in celebration of Gwinnett’s 200th birthday
  • $10 vaccines (leptospirosis, Bordetella, DAPPv, and FVRCP)  
  • $25 microchips  

Cash only. While supplies last. Pets must be on fixed leads or in carriers except in designated areas. Dogs and cats must have proof of age-appropriate immunizations (unless purchased at event). All services performed by trained veterinary professionals. Staff reserve the right to deny services. Alcoholic beverages prohibited in Gwinnett County parks.

Location: Rock Springs Park Dog Park, 310 Old Peachtree Road, Lawrenceville

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Yappy Hour Flier (Rock Springs Park Dog Park).pdf
5.4 MBAdobe Acrobat PDF File


6:00 PMGwinnett’s 200th Birthday Celebration Party
https://www.gwinnett200birthday.com/celebration/
Contact  Rachel Jeffers
rachel@accentcreativegroup.com

Celebrate our County’s rich history and pay tribute to our vibrant community. Enjoy a fun evening celebrating the diverse cultures that now make up Gwinnett, with memorable presentations to honor our County on this historic event.

Visit www.Gwinnett200.com for more information. Tickets: $125/person. Cocktail attire.

Location: Gwinnett Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth

File NameFile SizeFile Type

G200_E-Invitation.pdf
132 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


6:15 PMBicentennial Torch Relay
http://www.Gwinnett200.com

  The Bicentennial torch will be relayed from Duluth City Hall to the Gwinnett Infinite Energy Center. At approximately 6:15pm, members from Gwinnett Public High School cross country and track teams who served as torchbearers throughout the yearlong torch relay that covered approximately 200 miles will gather together to escort the torch to this final location and site of Gwinnett’s 200th Birthday Celebration event. These runners have carried the torch to numerous historic sites, public facilities, and cities in Gwinnett throughout 2018, the bicentennial celebration year. A traveling Gwinnett County history exhibit has also accompanied the torch to many of these locations.

The Gwinnett County Bicentennial Torch Relay represents goodwill, the connection between communities, and Gwinnett County’s journey from 1818 to today, where it transformed from a largely agrarian community to one of the fastest growing, most diverse counties in the Southeast.

Gwinnett County’s bicentennial torch made its debut on December 15, 2017, at the bicentennial celebration’s first official event, A Frontier Affair: Prelude to Gwinnett’s Bicentennial, held at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. On December 19, 2017, the torch made its second appearance at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center for a special presentation during a meeting of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. The torch relay is now culminating at the County’s 200th Birthday Celebration on December 15, 2018 at Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Center.

The torch will depart from Duluth City Hall at approximately 3:00pm and arrive at the Gwinnett Infinite Energy Center at approximately 7:15pm.

Visit www.Gwinnett200.com for more information on Gwinnett’s Bicentennial and to see the route it has followed.

Location of torch departure: Duluth City Hall, 3167 Main Street, Duluth

Location of torch arrival: Gwinnett Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth



6:30 PMSupper with Santa
Contact  770.822.5450
FacilityGwinnett Historic Courthouse


Enjoy a delicious supper with Santa in the beautifully decorated Superior Court Ballroom. Make crafts and listen to a story read by Santa or one of his helpers. Bring your camera to take photos with St. Nick. All ages are welcome. Admission is $15 per person. Register online or call 770.822.540 for more information.



Sunday - 12/16
11:00 AMHoliday on the Square
Contact  770.822.5450
FacilityGwinnett Historic Courthouse


Visit Santa to drop off your wish list, bring your camera for photos and enjoy crafts in the Elf Lodge! Admission is $10 per person. Call 770.822.5450 for more information



1:00 PMTales & Trails
Contact  770.904.3500

Free! Each trek features an engaging discussion of the various cultures within Gwinnett County woven into a hike as we explore the trails of the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center.


September 15 - History Mystery
Activity Code: EHC14517


October 20 - Ghosts in These Woods
Activity Code: EHC14518


November 10 - Thanking the Earth
Activity Code: EHC14519


December 15 - Celebration of Lights
Activity Code: EHC14520

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Tales&Trails_eflyer.pdf
828 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


7:00 PMHoliday Candlelight Tours
Contact  678.277.0900
FacilityMcDaniel Farm Park


Celebrate the season with a candlelit tour of the 1930s McDaniel Family Farm as our costumed guides take you back in time to discover historic holiday traditions. Perfect holiday fun for the whole family! All ages are welcome. Admission is $5 per person. Pre-registration is required.


November 30
Activity Code: MFP48400

December 1
Activity Code: MFP48401

December 7
Activity Code: MFP48402

December 8
Activity Code: MFP48403

December 9
Activity Code: MFP48404

December 16
Activity Code: MFP48405



Monday - 12/17
 Light Up Gwinnett With Kindness
http://www.LightUpGeorgiaWithKindness.com
Contact  Cindi Pickett
LightUpGeorgiaWithKindness@gmail.com

Light Up Gwinnett With Kindness is being held in December in the final month of the county’s bicentennial celebration to keep communities strong and unified with a new annual tradition as the county moves into the next century.

Through the Light Up initiative, every individual, family, local neighborhood and organization are being encouraged from Dec. 1 - 24 to be more intentional in performing acts of kindness culminating with the Dec. 24 Building Together the Pathway Lit by Kindness as part of the Light Up Georgia With Kindness effort.

Pickett wanted to create an inspiring visual to represent people’s Light Up efforts. She thought about growing up in Georgia and one of her favorite childhood traditions of driving through neighborhoods on Dec. 24 to see streets lit with white bags to create a pathway for Santa’s sleigh. Replicating that memory, she feels the Light Up bags are an easy and inspiring way to show the thousands of acts of kindness performed during the 24-day period.

Starting at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24 and through the morning, each participant is being asked to help create a special luminary pathway with white paper lunch bags, lit with two small electric candles and weighted with sand. The Light Up bags would be placed two feet apart across the front of driveways, lawns and businesses near the street. Those who are traveling hopefully can ask a neighbor to facilitate their bags so the luminated pathway remains unbroken.

Residents are encouraged to stroll or drive through neighborhoods to see the beautiful Building Together the Pathway Lit by Kindness that connects neighbor-to-neighbor along with local organizations. She is looking for volunteers to become Light Up Leaders for their neighborhood and organization with sign-up info at www.LightUpGeorgiaWithKindness.com/, which also will provide a ideas around the initiative. She hopes participants will post their experiences on social platforms to inspire and help provide ideas for others.



8:30 AMBicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Charlotte Elizabeth Edwards Howerton
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0910
FacilityBethesda Park Senior Center


Charlotte was born January 27, 1916, in the family home on Level Creek Road (Sugar Hill, Gwinnett County). Living a full and adventurous life, she ventured from Gwinnett County in the midst of The Great Depression to Detroit, Michigan. There she found

employment and sent money home to assist her family. At the advent of World War II, she joined the Women’s Army Corps and served her country as a supply officer on several bases across the U.S. Married in 1946 in San Antonio, Texas, Charlotte and her husband were actively involved in the National Campers and Hiker’s Association for over 20 years. Here they served as state and national directors. It was during this time that Charlotte developed her skills as a painter. Her last years were devoted to creating three books about her life in “The House on Level Creek Road”, describing her life throughout the gold mining days, depression, and the war. It also describes her family life lived in the home on Level Creek Road and the family’s role in Gwinnett County.

Location: Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville    

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Art Exhibits.pdf
785 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


9:00 AMRoots of Wisdom Exhibit: Native Knowledge. Shared Science
http://www.gwinnettehc.com
Contact  Jason West
770.904.3500 / walter.west@gwinnettcounty.com

Free! Students and families will learn the ways in which traditional knowledge of Native American communities and cutting–edge science are being applied to improve our world and provide solutions to the ecological and health challenges of today. Through the voices of elders and youth, hands–on interactives and clever video games, visitors gather resources, examine data, and take part in the growing movement towards sustainability and reclamation of age–old practices.This exhibit is on display at the GEHC from September 22, 2018 until January 2, 2019.

Location: Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Boulevard, Buford



 Bicentennial Torch and Traveling History Display

The Bicentennial torch will on display at Gwinnett Infinite Energy Center from December 17 through December 21.

The Bicentennial torch was relayed by cross country and track teams from Gwinnett Public High School serving as torchbearers in the yearlong torch relay that covered approximately 200 miles. Runners carried the torch to numerous historic sites, public facilities, and cities in Gwinnett throughout 2018, the bicentennial celebration year. A traveling Gwinnett County history exhibit also accompanied the torch to many of these locations.

The Gwinnett County Bicentennial Torch Relay represents goodwill, the connection between communities, and Gwinnett County’s journey from 1818 to today, where it transformed from a largely agrarian community to one of the fastest growing, most diverse counties in the Southeast.

Gwinnett County’s bicentennial torch made its debut on December 15, 2017, at the bicentennial celebration’s first official event, A Frontier Affair: Prelude to Gwinnett’s Bicentennial, held at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. On December 19, 2017, the torch made its second appearance at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center for a special presentation during a meeting of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. The torch relay culminated at the County’s 200th Birthday Celebration on December 15, 2018, at the Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Center.

Location: Gwinnett Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth



 Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Kudzu Artists (Nowak, Suroweic, Fortin)
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0920
FacilityGeorge Pierce Park


Kudzu Art Zone serves the artist community and promotes the importance of the visual arts to individual growth, cultural heritage, and economic growth. Kudzu Art Zone presents exhibitions by local, regional, national and international artists. It demonstrates proactive local leadership by educating artists of all ages; cultivating and growing audiences; and encouraging collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities and supporters. A group of artists shared a vision of a thriving artist community and in June 2006 Kudzu Art Zone became a non-profit corporation. In late 2006, the City of Norcross donated a 3,200sq ft. building, Kudzu Art Zone’s current home at 116 Carlyle St. The building features a gallery, artist’s studios and ample space for professional and artistic development opportunities. With over 100 artist members, the Kudzu Art Zone has become a place to thrive, of community support and fellowship.

Location: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway, Suwaneeway, Suwanee    

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Art Exhibits.pdf
785 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


10:00 AMHistorical “Sovereign Scavenger” Hunting
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  Tina Pangle
678.772.6231
FacilityGwinnett Historic Courthouse


Get involved in this fun and unique scavenger hunt! Stop by the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse front office and pick up a list specific historical items located throughout the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse and the grounds surrounding the courthouse. Using the list as your guide, spend time getting to know the history of Gwinnett County while locating all items on the list. Bring your completed list back to the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse front desk to receive your bicentennial prize and have your name inscribed on a “Sovereign Scavenger” certificate to be displayed for all to see. Cost: Free.

Location: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 W. Crogan Street, Lawrenceville

This event occurs daily from January 15 – December 31, 2018 on Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm; Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Event will not be held on the following dates: January 1, April 1, May 29, July 4, September 3, November 22 & 23, and December 24 & 25



 Looking Back Through the Lens: Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  770.822.5450
FacilityGwinnett Historic Courthouse


Free! View this collection of photos taken at various locations in Gwinnett dating from 1904 to 1978. This exhibit will travel throughout Gwinnett in celebration of Gwinnett County’s bicentennial year. 

October 15 – December 18 (M – F, 10:00am – 4:00pm; SA, 10:00am – 2:00pm), Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville


 Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Peggy Sullens
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
Contact  678.277.0920
FacilityPinckneyville Park


Born and raised in Georgia, Peggy has been a Lilburn resident since 1965. While enjoying painting a variety of subjects, her true passion is painting on canvas. Peggy prefers the versatility of oils to create realistic pictures in a traditional realistic manner. Whether

capturing unique still life, landscape, flowers, or nostalgic scenes, she also seeks out historical subject matter to remind us of our heritage. With a desire to preserve beauty and accuracy in her paintings, her goal is to capture the essence of her subject in a way

that will evoke a feeling of emotion from the viewer. Peggy teaches adult and children’s art classes and has won many awards for her paintings. A series of her work entitled “A Moment in Time”, is a collection of historic and nostalgic scenes of Lilburn. One of Peggy’s portraits, Lilburn Trigg Myers, hangs in the new Lilburn City Hall.

Location: Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake 

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Art Exhibits.pdf
785 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


1:00 PMTales & Trails
Contact  770.904.3500

Free! Each trek features an engaging discussion of the various cultures within Gwinnett County woven into a hike as we explore the trails of the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center.


September 15 - History Mystery
Activity Code: EHC14517


October 20 - Ghosts in These Woods
Activity Code: EHC14518


November 10 - Thanking the Earth
Activity Code: EHC14519


December 15 - Celebration of Lights
Activity Code: EHC14520

File NameFile SizeFile Type

Tales&Trails_eflyer.pdf
828 kAdobe Acrobat PDF File


2:00 PMHoliday Train Display
http://www.gwinnettparks.com
FacilityGeorge Pierce Park


Free!Get your holiday season off on the right track! Kids of all ages will enjoy the special O-scale model train chugging along in a winter setting. To commemorate our Bicentennial year, we will have fun and interesting facts about railway history in Gwinnett and the surrounding areas to share. All aboard to hear the whistle blow, ring the bell, and enjoy light refreshments! 

Location: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Hwy NE, Suwanee



 Monday Movie Matinee
Contact  678.277.0179
FacilityBethesda Park Senior Center


Bring a friend and enjoy a bargain movie with popcorn and drink included! $2/person must pre-register. Call 678.277.0179 for movie selections and reservations. Seniors ages 50 and up permitted.



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