to speak at
DULUTH - Members of the Button Gwinnett Society will host author McHoyt Moore on Wednesday.
Moore, of Buford, will be discussing his book, "The Big Shoe, as I Remember It."
The book is based on Moore's memories of Buford when the Bona Allen tannery was Gwinnett's largest industry. Copies will be available for $12.
The quarterly meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the 1818 Club.
Water facility to hold open house
LAWRENCEVILLE - In celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources will hold an open house for the public at the Shoal Creek Water Production Facility from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
There will be facility tours, hayrides, arts and crafts, complimentary lunch and refreshments. No admission fee will be charged. The facility is located at 1755 Buford Dam Road in Buford.
The Georgia Association of Water Professionals recently selected the Shoal Creek Water Production facility as its plant of the year.
For more information about this event, call Dana Garland at 770-904-3201.
to hold golf event
GAINESVILLE - The Lake Lanier Association hosts its annual golf tournament May 14.
The event is open to the public and this year marks its fifth consecutive year. The association's fundraising event is recognizing 50 years of Lake Lanier recreation. The lakefront site of the event will be Pine Isle Golf Club located on Lake Lanier Islands in Buford.
The golf range opens at 10:30 a.m. and the shotgun start will be at 11:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for best score, second best score and challenge winners.
The entry fee is $150 per person and includes greens fees, cart rental, a boxed lunch, an appreciation barbecue reception and all taxes and gratuities.
To contact the Lake Lanier Association, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 770-503-7757 or go to www.lakelanier.org.
Winder Theatre to present new play
WINDER - The Winder-Barrow Community Theatre will present "Driving Miss Daisy" at 7:30 p.m. May 17-19 and at 3 p.m. May 19-20 at the Barrow County Leisure Services Center on Second Street in Winder.
Advance tickets will be on sale at Pam Veader's State Farm Insurance Office at 41 S. Center Street in Winder. Call 770-867-1679.
Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors (65 or older), students and teachers. Tickets might not be available at the door if that particular show is sold out.
For more information on the Winder-Barrow Community Theatre, go to www.winderbarrowtheatre.org.
Community center sponsoring dual
LAWRENCEVILLE - The Pinckneyville Community Center will sponsor an exhibit of two-dimensional work, "The Many Moods of Pastel," by the Southeastern Pastel Society and "For the Birds," a ceramic installation by Joslyn Dyer.
The dual event will be held Friday through July 25 at the Pinckneyville Community Center at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross.
An opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. May 10. Exhibition hours are 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Fifteen artists are represented in "The Many Moods of Pastel" and all are members of the Southeastern Pastel Society, which has been headquartered in Atlanta since its inception in 1987.
In "For the Birds," Joslyn Dyer will be showing an installation of slip-cast ceramic pigeons. Dyer is in her fourth year at Georgia State University pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
For more information, call the Pinckneyville Community Center at 770-417-2200.
Suwanee school hops for muscular dystrophy fight
SUWANEE - The Goddard School hosted The Muscular Dystrophy Hop-a-Thon last month.
The Hop-a-Thon was part of a nationwide effort to raise money for muscular dystrophy treatment and awareness. In addition to the Hop-a-Thon event, the teachers incorporated teaching awareness of children with disabilities into their lessons. The children raised more than $1,100.
Some of the children had more than 200 hops.
U.S. 78 CID names new chairman
SNELLVILLE - Ken Shiver has assumed the role of chairman of the Evermore Community Improvement District.
He will serve until April 2008, at which time the newly elected vice chair, Gary Custar, will take on the chairman's duties.
Shiver owns and operates Millennium Cycleworks on U.S. Highway 78 just east of Lake Lucerne. Custar is a partner in Presentation Solutions, a provider of audio visual equipment to school systems across the nation.
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