Milk and cookies at Dacula center

DACULA - The Dacula Activity Center will host a Milk and Cookie Day on Friday.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 205 Dacula Road in Dacula.

There will be special entertainment for each event along with snacks. Registration is required no later than one week prior to each event. The price is $5 per person. Parents and children must register individually.

Call 770-822-5414 for more information.

Park to hold pet look-alike contest

BUFORD - A pet look-alike and costume contest will be held Saturday.

The event, which will include a parade, will be from

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bogan Park, 2723 North Bogan Road in Buford.

The cost is $2. Call 770-614-2060 for more information.

Native plants for sale

ATLANTA - The Georgia Native Plant Society's 10th annual sale of native plants is scheduled from 9 a.m. to

1 p.m. Saturday in Piedmont Park.

Choose from hundreds of native plants - many not available commercially.

Volunteers will be on hand to talk about butterfly gardens, gardens for birds or wildlife, wetland and bog gardens, controlling exotic invasive species and choosing the right plant for your conditions.

The Native Plant Sale will be staged on the lawn at Magnolia Hall. The "Early Birds" line starts about 8:30 a.m.; bring your own small wagon or wheeled cart to make shopping easier.

Lake Lanier to hold mini shore sweep

LAKE LANIER - The Lake Lanier Association will hold a mini shore sweep

April 28 at five locations around the lake as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations at Lake Lanier.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., and volunteers may pick up trash bags to collect trash from the shoreline at Sawnee Campground on Buford Dam Road, Gainesville Marina, Port Royal Marina, Nix Bridge Park and Lake Lanier Islands.

In return for a full bag of trash, the volunteers will receive either a free T-shirt or, for Scouts, a Shore Sweep 2007 patch and an invitation to the Shore Sweep volunteer appreciation party that will take place after the 19th Annual Shore Sweep on Sept. 29.

In 2006, more than 1,000 volunteers collected 28 tons of trash from Lake Lanier during the Shore Sweep. For more information, call the association at 770-503-7757 or visit www.lakelanier.org.

Patriots Day proclaimed

DULUTH - Mayor Shirley Lasseter recently presented a Patriots Day Proclamation to the Piedmont Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Patriots Day will be celebrated Thursday. It marks the day Paul Revere and others rode through the streets of Massachusetts to warn colonists that British troops had been assembled and were advancing. The Piedmont Chapter is promoting a communitywide observance by every household and business during the week and encourages people to display the flag.

The Piedmont Chapter serves the communities of the northern suburbs of Atlanta, including Cobb, Forsyth, Cherokee, Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Activities include a variety of programs to promote the patriotic, educational and historical interests resulting from the American Revolution.

Prospective members are welcome at meetings held on the third Saturday of each month at the Doubletree Hotel, 1075 Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell. Men and boys who are interested in documenting their relationship to their American Revolutionary ancestors and in joining an active group with similar interest are encouraged to call the chapter's registrar, Bob Sapp, at 770-971-0189.