Tickets available for new play
WINDER - Tickets for Winder-Barrow Community Theatre's upcoming production of "The Foreigner" are now available.
Advance price tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and older, and $6.50 for students and teachers with ID.
Tickets can be purchased at Pam Veader's State Farm Insurance office at 41 S. Center St. in Winder. Call her office at 770-867-1679 more information.
"The Foreigner" will be presented at the Barrow County Leisure Services Center on May 4, 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and May 7 at 3 p.m.
For more information, see www.winderbarrowtheatre.org.
Local Recycling Relay begins
LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful is encouraging Gwinnettians to participate in the Recycling Relay by bringing their recyclables to the Recycling Bank of Gwinnett and requesting that the proceeds from their recyclable goods be donated to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Gwinnett.
For any recyclable materials brought in for the Relay For Life efforts - newspapers, office paper, aluminum cans and plastic drink bottles will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at the Recycling Bank of Gwinnett at 4300 Satellite Blvd. in Duluth - the bank will provide a receipt for these tax-deductible donations.
For more information on recycling and other ways to get involved in keeping Gwinnett safer, healthier and more livable, visit the Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Web site at www.gwinnettcb.org.
Lilburn student wins award
LILBURN - Kirstin Boe of Lilburn tied for second place in the Georgia Conservancy's statewide "Home Sweet Habitat Art Contest" for third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students.
Kirstin's art, chosen from more than 170 entries, depicted a colorful longleaf pine and many different wildlife species that call the longleaf pines home. The importance of Georgia's longleaf pine ecosystem was the theme of this year's contest, now in its sixth year.
Kirstin is in Ms. Langley's fifth-grade class at Arcado Elementary School.
Winning artwork was unveiled at the Pinewoods Bird Festival in Thomasville and will be featured on hand fans to be distributed to educators.
The finalists' artwork is also posted on the Georgia Conservancy's Web site at www.georgiaconservancy.org.
Park receives $10,000 grant
LAWRENCVILLE - The Gwinnett Parks Foundation will be awarded a $10,000 park improvement grant check on Friday from Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI).
The parks foundation will use the funds to extend its Park'nership park enhancement volunteer program to Buford's Bogan Park and build a new outdoor classroom and improve the natural habitat around the park's pond.
The ceremonial passing of a $10,000 giant check from REI officials to Gwinnett Parks Foundation board members will take place prior to the Gwinnett Parks Foundation's monthly meeting at 9 a.m. Friday at the Bogan Park pavilion near the future outdoor classroom site.
Through the REI grant, Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation will create a stone outdoor classroom area adjacent to the existing pond at Bogan.
The classroom will include educational signage to educate all ages of the natural habitat around the pond and native horticultural plantings.
This fall, the Bogan Park Park'nership Day will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 21. The beautification project will be completed by volunteers from the three Atlanta-area REI stores who will plant numerous native landscaping materials around the existing pond at Bogan and the new stone outdoor classroom.
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