Library to present college workshop

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County Public Library will present a college planning workshop focused on getting the help needed to successfully enroll into a college or university.

The workshop will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Collins Hill branch at 455 Camp Perrin Road in Lawrenceville.

The event is designed to help families understand and successfully manage the college planning process. The presenter, Michael Lopato, a certified college planning specialist, will walk parents and students through a step-by-step process designed to help parents and future students navigate the college application process, from enrollment to admissions to financial aid.

The free class is open to the public. For more information, visit or call 770-978-5154.

Perimeter School to perform

Willy Wonka

DULUTH - Perimeter School will perform the musical "Willy Wonka Jr." at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

"Willy Wonka Jr." is based on the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Ronald Dahl. Willy Wonka and his band of Oompa Loompas lead sweet-natured Charlie Bucket and four other Gold Ticket winners on the tour of a lifetime through the mysterious candy maker's fantastic factory.

This year's cast includes Mark Sawyer as Charlie, Matt Zimmerman as Grandpa Joe, Ethan Langston as Wonka, Preston Little as Mike Teevee, Rachel Buck as Veruca Salt, Lacey Ligas as Violet Beauregard and Bennett Tatgenhorst as Augustus Gloop.

The performances will be at Perimeter Church, located at 9500 Medlock Bridge Road in Duluth, at the corner of Old Alabama Road and Ga. Highway 141. Tickets are $6 general admission at the door.

Duluth mayor declares American Indian Heritage Month

DULUTH - Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris recently recognized November as National American Indian Heritage Month.

Harris signed and presented a proclamation of the event to Ida Johnson, American Indians committee chair of the William Day Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

Gwinnett Medical holds art contest for elementary

LAWRENCEVILLE - As part of the Sept. 13 grand opening for the state-of-the-art imaging center, Gwinnett Medical Center partnered with Puckett's Mill Elementary School to hold an art contest.

Twelve students were recognized for their artwork in several different categories, including flowers, CT scan, colored instruments and squares, metal rubs of tools and optical illusions of instruments.

The winners were kindergartners Ashlyn Buick and Mathew Stone, first-graders Sharon Zhang and Nathan Carlson, second-graders Ashley Lange and Dina Pasha, third-graders Holly Rager and Adriana Miler, fourth-graders Olivia Guerra and Tito Tomei, and fifth-graders Dalton Ragland and Caroline McCollum.

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