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Week of 12 December, 2017
Tuesday - 12/12
 Holiday Craft Week
Ages 5 to 12. Visit the center three business days before e...
Contact  678.277.0228

Ages 5 to 12: The party’s on; the feeling’s here. Simply have a wonderful Christmas time making crafts, enjoying winter decorations and taking pictures! Crafts (require 5 to 15 minutes to complete) include a 3D Christmas tree and Santa toyshop on Monday, gingerbread place mat and magnet on Tuesday, candy cane necklace and ornament on Wednesday, and holiday necklace and snowman ornament on Thursday. Don’t forget to enjoy a holiday snack (while supplies last). Parents must assist and remain with their children during the entire activity. Ten children limit per day. Pay only $1 (nonrefundable) in cash per child. Visit the center three business days before each class to preregister. Call the center for more information.


10:30 AMGolden Age Fitness for Seniors
Visit the center three business days before each class to p...

Keep those bones and muscles strong! These senior exercises focus on balance, support bone density, and develop and strengthen muscle tissue surrounding joints. The instructor can modify the exercises varying levels and abilities. Pay only $2 (nonrefundable) in cash per class. Visit the center three business days before each class to preregister.


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 - 12/13
 Holiday Craft Week
Ages 5 to 12. Visit the center three business days before e...
Contact  678.277.0228

Ages 5 to 12: The party’s on; the feeling’s here. Simply have a wonderful Christmas time making crafts, enjoying winter decorations and taking pictures! Crafts (require 5 to 15 minutes to complete) include a 3D Christmas tree and Santa toyshop on Monday, gingerbread place mat and magnet on Tuesday, candy cane necklace and ornament on Wednesday, and holiday necklace and snowman ornament on Thursday. Don’t forget to enjoy a holiday snack (while supplies last). Parents must assist and remain with their children during the entire activity. Ten children limit per day. Pay only $1 (nonrefundable) in cash per child. Visit the center three business days before each class to preregister. Call the center for more information.


10:00 AM3rd Annual Festival of Trees
Contact  Candace Morgan
770.403.1795 / president@duluthhistoricalsociety.org

Free! The 3rd 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 Museumand the Historic Train Depot.

Cost: No charge for entry into the Historic Train Depot to view trees; there is an admission charge for entry into main building at Southeastern Railway Museum where additional trees are located (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.

Wednesdays through Saturdays only.

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



Thursday - 12/14
 Holiday Craft Week
Ages 5 to 12. Visit the center three business days before e...
Contact  678.277.0228

Ages 5 to 12: The party’s on; the feeling’s here. Simply have a wonderful Christmas time making crafts, enjoying winter decorations and taking pictures! Crafts (require 5 to 15 minutes to complete) include a 3D Christmas tree and Santa toyshop on Monday, gingerbread place mat and magnet on Tuesday, candy cane necklace and ornament on Wednesday, and holiday necklace and snowman ornament on Thursday. Don’t forget to enjoy a holiday snack (while supplies last). Parents must assist and remain with their children during the entire activity. Ten children limit per day. Pay only $1 (nonrefundable) in cash per child. Visit the center three business days before each class to preregister. Call the center for more information.


9:30 AMTai Chi for Adults and Seniors
Visit the center three business days before each class to p...

Fight stress without effort with these simple stretches, body movements, and breathing techniques that can help improve balance, strength, mobility, and quality of life. Pay only $2 (nonrefundable) in cash per class. Visit the center three business days before each class to preregister.


10:00 AMAsian Youth Empowerment Program for Ages 16 to 24 • FREE!
http://www.gwinnettnhsc.com
Contact  678.225.5400
FacilityNorcross Human Services Center


Asian Youth Empowerment Program for Ages 16 to 24 • FREE!

Thursdays: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 16, and December 14 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Representatives from Boat People SOS (BPSOS) will provide information on the services available for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Parents welcomed and encouraged to attend to receive information. No registration needed.



 3rd Annual Festival of Trees
Contact  Candace Morgan
770.403.1795 / president@duluthhistoricalsociety.org

Free! The 3rd 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 Museumand the Historic Train Depot.

Cost: No charge for entry into the Historic Train Depot to view trees; there is an admission charge for entry into main building at Southeastern Railway Museum where additional trees are located (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.

Wednesdays through Saturdays only.

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



2:00 PMAnnual Christmas Tea
http://bit.ly/2gd7im5
Contact  Prime Timers Point at George Pierce Park
678.277.0190

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 Dec. 11 at www.gwinnettparks.com with code GPP42903 or call 678-277.0190.



3:00 PMRecreation Authority Board meeting
http://www.gwinnettparks.com

The next meeting of the Gwinnett Recreation Authority will be held Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St., Lawrenceville.



 Recreation Authority Board
Contact  Sheila Fowler
sheila.fowler@gwinnettcounty.com

The next meeting of the Gwinnett Recreation Authority will be held Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St., Lawrenceville.



5:45 PMHatha Yoga
Contact  Patty Cugnasca
pattycugnasca@gmail.com

Align and calm your mind, body, and spirit with this class that welcomes all ages, shapes, and sizes! Minors must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pay $32 for eight-week sessions. Email Patty Cugnasca at pattycugnasca@gmail.com to preregister.


6:00 PMAll-Write Academy Workshops
Grades 7 to 8
Contact  Valerie Vaughan
678.636.9432 or allwriteacademy@gmail.com

Grades 7 to 8: Receive assistance with reading, writing, and language comprehension based on Academic Knowledge & Skills (AKS) curriculum. Assessments and extra help provided on the last Thursday of each month for participants. Pay $12 per student per class (first month due at registration). Ten students per group limit. Contact Valerie Vaughan at 678.636.9432 or allwriteacademy@gmail.com to preregister.


7:00 PMClicks and Sticks Knitting Guild
Contact  770.413.6171 or clicksandsticks@gmail.com

Unwind with these gurus who invite all experience levels. Pay $25 per year (first meeting free), which funds charity knitting and educational sessions. Contact 770.413.6171, clicksandsticks@gmail.com, or https://www.facebook.com/clicksandsticks for more information.


 Toastmasters of Centerville
Contact  vppr-922073@ toastmastersclubs.org

Don’t let public speaking feel like a burden! Learn how to overcome your fear, become a better public speaker, deliver great presentations, lead teams effectively, and receive constructive evaluations. Pay only $1 in cash per person per meeting. Email vppr-922073@ toastmastersclubs.org or visit tmofcenterville.toastmastersclubs.org for more information.


Friday - 12/15
10:00 AM3rd Annual Festival of Trees
Contact  Candace Morgan
770.403.1795 / president@duluthhistoricalsociety.org

Free! The 3rd 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 Museumand the Historic Train Depot.

Cost: No charge for entry into the Historic Train Depot to view trees; there is an admission charge for entry into main building at Southeastern Railway Museum where additional trees are located (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.

Wednesdays through Saturdays only.

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



11:15 AMAmerican Red Cross Blood Drive
Contact  1.800.GIVE.LIFE

Be someone’s hero, and save a life. Receive free juice and cookies, and access great discounts and deals from top retailers. Call 1.800.GIVE.LIFE or visit www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Bring a photo ID.


1:30 PMChair Tai Chi
Seniors (50 and older) and Parkinson’s patients
Contact  www.pdgladiators.org

Seniors (50 and older) and Parkinson’s patients, improve your balance and fall prevention with this slow-paced workshop. If you have Parkinson’s disease, you can benefit from functional mobility, gait, strength, cognition, balance, and quality of life. Sponsored by Yellow River Center, PD Gladiators Metro Atlanta Fitness Network member. Pay only $5 per class (10 classes recommended, but not required). Register with the instructor in class or online at www.pdgladiators.org. Call 770.450.0792 for online registration information. Call 404.786.4650 for class information.


6:00 PMBogan Kid's Club
http://bit.ly/2y8XYH7
Contact  Bogan Park Aquatic Center
678.277.0853

“Ring In the Holidays” Come join us for a holiday celebration. Kids enjoy an evening of swimming games, crafts and fun. Dinner and a snack will be provided. Bring your swim suit, towel and change of clothes. Ages 6-12; $8/child, pre-register by December 13 at www.gwinnettparks.com with code BOP45105 or call 678-277-0853.



 A Frontier Affair: Prelude to Gwinnett’s Bicentennial
http://www.frontieraffair.eventbrite.com
Contact  Beverly Paff
President@GwinnettHS.org
FacilityGwinnett Historic Courthouse


A gala benefitting the Gwinnett Historical Society. Costume attire celebrating early Gwinnett (1818-1865) is encouraged. Spaces limited. Visit http://www.frontieraffair.eventbrite.com/ for tickets and sponsor information, or mail check to Gwinnett Historical Society, P.O. Box 261, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Cost: $50 per ticket (sponsorships available).

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

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Frontier Affair invitation.pdf
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6:30 PMFamily Snow Day
http://bit.ly/2g0SeUW
Contact  Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center
678.277.0920

New!Bring the entire family to enjoy a fun filled, festive night with a popcorn/hot chocolate bar, gingerbread house decorating contest, candy cane scavenger hunt, games and an indoor snow ball fight! All ages; $17/family of four, $5/person, pre-register by Dec. 12 at www.gwinnettparks.com with code PVP41421 or call 678-277-0920.



Saturday - 12/16
8:30 AMBreakfast with Santa
http://bit.ly/2fB90ZG
Contact  Gwinnett Historic Courthouse
770.822.5450

Enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa in the beautifully decorated Superior Court Ballroom! Make a craft, play games, and bring your cameras for a photo with St.Nick. All ages; $18/person, pre-register at www.gwinnettparks.com by Dec. 14 with code GHC11502 or call 770.822.5450.



9:00 AMBallet and Jazz: Session III - Ballet/Jazz I
Session III - Ballet/Jazz I (ages 4 to 8)
Contact  Selena Davis
678.431.8986 or selena.dancEsteem@gmail.com

Session III - Ballet/Jazz I (ages 4 to 8): Get your pointed toes or jazz on with dancEsteem who reinforces positive self-esteem through the power of dance. Sessions provide progressive and fundamental instruction and techniques focused on choreography, body awareness, and enhanced flexibility. Pay $40 per session (recital fee separate). Contact Selena Davis at 678.431.8986 or selena.dancEsteem@gmail.com to preregister.


 Championship Chess
Ages 7-14
Contact  Rodney Lewis
770.560.1071 or rodneylewis33@gmail.com

Ages 7-14: Checkmate! Chess not only enhances math, reading, and problemsolving comprehension, but it also combines some fun competition. Don’t forget to put your skills to the test in the tournament held on the last day! Pay $48 for six weeks. Contact Rodney Lewis at 770.560.1071 or rodneylewis33@gmail.com to preregister.


9:30 AMCheerleading Prep
Ages 7-12
Contact  Janelle London
678.744.6712 or info@legacycheerathletics.com

Ages 7-12: Do you have spirit? If so then join this introductory class to learn the fundamentals of motions, jumps, side line cheers, and basic stunting. This class will prepare you for more advanced recreational or All-Star cheerleading, as well as foster self-esteem, confidence, and teamwork. At least four participants required. Pay $50 for five weeks. Contact Janelle London at 678.744.6712 or info@legacycheerathletics.com to preregister.


10:00 AMBallet and Jazz: Session III - Ballet/Jazz II
Session III - Ballet/Jazz II (ages 6 to 9)
Contact  Selena Davis
678.431.8986 or selena.dancEsteem@gmail.com

Session III - Ballet/Jazz II (ages 6 to 9): Get your pointed toes or jazz on with dancEsteem who reinforces positive self-esteem through the power of dance. Sessions provide progressive and fundamental instruction and techniques focused on choreography, body awareness, and enhanced flexibility. Pay $40 per session (recital fee separate). Contact Selena Davis at 678.431.8986 or selena.dancEsteem@gmail.com to preregister.


 3rd Annual Festival of Trees
Contact  Candace Morgan
770.403.1795 / president@duluthhistoricalsociety.org

Free! The 3rd 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 Museumand the Historic Train Depot.

Cost: No charge for entry into the Historic Train Depot to view trees; there is an admission charge for entry into main building at Southeastern Railway Museum where additional trees are located (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.

Wednesdays through Saturdays only.

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



10:30 AMGwinnett County Bicentennial Birthday Celebration
Contact  Candace Morgan
770.403.1795 / president@duluthhistoricalsociety.org

Celebrate Gwinnett’s 200th birthday with cake, live music, storytelling by Duluth Historical Society’s Candace Morgan, and a reenactment of the story of Button Gwinnett by the New Dawn Theater. This is the first public showing of Button Gwinnett’s unique story by New Dawn Theater. Cost: $10 for adults; $7 for children age 2-12; $8 seniors age 65-up. Cost includes entry into the Southeastern Railway Museum. Sponsored by the Duluth Historical Society. 
Location: Southeastern Railway Museum, 3595 Buford Hwy., Duluth  



11:00 AMBallet and Jazz: Session III - Ballet/Jazz III
Session III - Ballet/Jazz III (ages 9 to 13)
Contact  Selena Davis
678.431.8986 or selena.dancEsteem@gmail.com

Session III - Ballet/Jazz III (ages 9 to 13): Get your pointed toes or jazz on with dancEsteem who reinforces positive self-esteem through the power of dance. Sessions provide progressive and fundamental instruction and techniques focused on choreography, body awareness, and enhanced flexibility. Pay $45 per session (recital fee separate). Contact Selena Davis at 678.431.8986 or selena.dancEsteem@gmail.com to preregister.


 Swim with Santa
http://bit.ly/2faI2tS
Contact  Bethesda Park Aquatic Center
678.277.0880

Santa is coming to town! Before his holiday rush, join him in a holiday swim and have your picture taken with him - in the pool! Snack on some light refreshments, make a craft and your wish list for Santa! All pool rules apply. All ages; $12/child (includes one free adult admission), pre-register Dec. 9 at www.gwinnettparks.com with code BEP41102 or call 678-277-0880.



1:00 PMHoliday on the Square
Contact  Gwinnett Historic Courthouse
770.822.5450

Stroll beautiful downtown Lawrenceville and visit with Santa to drop off your wish list and make a craft in the Elf Lodge! $2/craft and $8/person to see Santa, a professional photographer will be on site. Call 770.822.5450 for more information.



2:00 PMCookies for Santa
http://bit.ly/2hBdpxl
Contact  George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center
678.277.0910

Make sure Santa enjoys his stop at your house with some special cookies decorated by you! Sample a few with some hot chocolate while you’re here. We'll also have story time with Mrs. Claus. Ages 4-up; $5/child, parents are free; pre-register by Dec. 11 at www.gwinnettparks.com with code GPP41408 or call 678-277-0910.



 Fairy Tea Party
http://bit.ly/2zf29yx
Contact  Bogan Park Community Recreation Center
678.277.0850

The Garden Club of Bogan Park would like to extend an invitation to any young lady looking for an afternoon of enchantment and a spot of tea. Ages 6 – 10; $10/child, pre-register at www.gwinnettparks.com with code BOP41506 or call 678-277-0850.



6:30 PMSupper with Santa
http://bit.ly/2fFZabK
Contact  Gwinnett Historic Courthouse
770.822.5450

Enjoy an evening meal with Santa in the beautifully decorated Superior Court Ballroom. Make a craft, play games and visit with Santa. Bring your cameras for a photo with St. Nick. All ages; $18/person, pre-register at www.gwinnettparks.com with code GHC11504 by Dec. 13 with code GHC11505 or call 770.822.5450.



Sunday - 12/17
1:00 PMHoliday on the Square
Contact  Gwinnett Historic Courthouse
770.822.5450

Stroll beautiful downtown Lawrenceville and visit with Santa to drop off your wish list and make a craft in the Elf Lodge! $2/craft and $8/person to see Santa, a professional photographer will be on site. Call 770.822.5450 for more information.



7:00 PMHoliday Candlelight Tours
Contact  McDaniel Farm Park
770.814.4920

Celebrate the season with a candlelit tour of the 1930s McDaniel Family Farm. Step back and discover historic customs and traditions celebrated during the holiday season in time with our costumed guides. Perfect for the whole family! All ages; $8/person, pre-registration is required online at www.gwinnettparks.com. Call 770-814-4920 for more information.


Monday - 12/18
5:00 PMAll-Write Academy Workshops
Grades 3 to 4
Contact  Valerie Vaughan
678.636.9432 or allwriteacademy@gmail.com

Grades 3 to 4: Receive assistance with reading, writing, and language comprehension based on Academic Knowledge & Skills (AKS) curriculum. Assessments and extra help provided on the last Thursday of each month for participants. Pay $12 per student per class (first month due at registration). Ten students per group limit. Contact Valerie Vaughan at 678.636.9432 or allwriteacademy@gmail.com to preregister


6:15 PMAll-Write Academy Workshops
Grades 5 to 6
Contact  Valerie Vaughan
678.636.9432 or allwriteacademy@gmail.com

Grades 5 to 6: Receive assistance with reading, writing, and language comprehension based on Academic Knowledge & Skills (AKS) curriculum. Assessments and extra help provided on the last Thursday of each month for participants. Pay $12 per student per class (first month due at registration). Ten students per group limit. Contact Valerie Vaughan at 678.636.9432 or allwriteacademy@gmail.com to preregister.


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