Home Depot to hold planting workshops

NORCROSS - The Gwinnett Village Community Alliance is working with The Home Depot to offer workshops where residents can receive planting tips for dealing with the drought as well as purchase some of the same materials used in the landscaping of the Jimmy Carter, Indian Trail and Beaver Ruin interchanges on Interstate 85.

Workshops are scheduled to be held at The Home Depot stores at 4136 Jimmy Carter Blvd. in Norcross, 3755 Shackleford Road in Duluth and 4028 Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn. Workshops will be held at 10 a.m. every Saturday at the three participating stores beginning this week. Those attending will be able to receive seasonal planting tips, including general information on planting materials and tips for dealing with drought conditions.

Customers are encouraged to bring in a photograph and dimensions of the area they would like to landscape.

'The Man Who Came to Dinner' opens in Winder

WINDER - "The Man Who Came to Dinner" will open at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Colleen Williams Theater in the Winder Cultural Arts Center at 105 E. Athens St. in Winder.

The play, presented by The Winder-Barrow Community Theatre, will continue for two weekends. The Friday and Saturday shows (through March 1) will start at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows (through March 2) will start at 3 p.m.

Advance tickets can be purchased at Pam Veader's State Farm Insurance Office at 41 S. Center St. in Winder or with a credit card at Winder City Hall (770-867-3106).

The first show of the 2008 Main Stage Season is presented in conjunction with a free art gallery showing by the Georgia Piedmont Arts Center one hour before each performance.

For more information, visit www.winderbarrowtheatre.org and www.georgiapiedmontartscenter.com.

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