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Valentine's Day filled with local events

With Valentine's Day falling on a weekend, there's no shortage of things to do. Here's a look at what's happening in Gwinnett this Feb. 14.

Lionheart Theatre Company will present "The Love List" at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the College Street Playhouse, 10 College St., Norcross. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. For more information, call 770-885-0425 or visit www.lionhearttheatre.org.

The Aurora Theatre will present special Valentine's Day editions of its Funny Fridays comedy nights at 7:30 and 10 p.m. today at 128 Pike St. Admission is $15 and couples can take advantage of a dinner and show package for $100. For more information, call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

Adrenaline Climbing invites residents to "Climb with Your Honey" from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Couples can climb for $16 per person and gear rental is free for both. Adrenaline Climbing is at 460 Brogdon Road No. 100, Suwanee. For more information, call 770-271-1390 or visit www.adrenalineclimbing.com.

Gwinnett Place Mall will host the Simon Kidgits Valentine's Party - "Be a Clown" with the Big Apple Circus from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the mall's Belk wing at 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. Admission is free. For more information on this event, visit www.simon.com.

A senior valentine's dinner dance will begin at 6 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing and a show at 8. The event will be held at the Bunten Road Park, 3180 Bunten Road in Duluth. Admission is $10 at the door, and reservations are required. For more information, call 770-814-6981 or e-mail jrogers@duluthga.net.

"Norcross is for lovers," according to the city that invites couples to spend Valentine's Day in its downtown area enjoying free carriage rides, vow renewal ceremonies and the music of a barbershop quartet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 770-448-2122 or visit www.norcrossga.net.

The Aurora Theatre will offer up a Valentine's Day Cabaret at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. Admission is $20 and a dinner and show package for two is available for $115. For more information, call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

Other local events happening this weekend

A Heart and Home marketplace will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. Admission is free. For more information, call 678-482-8788 or visit www.dunwoodyartsandcraftsguild.org.

The 12th annual Georgia Home and Garden Show will open at noon today and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and free for kids younger than 12. The event will be held at the Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. For more information, call 678-455-5192.

Grounds 'N' Sounds, featuring the music of Bill Kahler, will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. today at the Lawrenceville Female Seminary, 455 S. Perry St., Lawrenceville. Admission is $4 for Gwinnett History Museum members and 5 for the general public. For more information, call 770-822-5178.

The Red Clay Theatre will host "Playing in Traffic" at 8 p.m. today. Admission is $10, and the theater is at 3116 Main St., Duluth. For more information, call 770-622-1777.

New London Theatre will present "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 2485 E. Main St., Snellville. Admission is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. For more information, call 770-979-3691 or visit www.newlondontheatre.org.

The Gwinnett County Public Library will present live readings of African American classics from 9:30 to 10: 30 a.m. at the Norcross branch, 6025 Buford Highway, 11 a.m. to noon at the Snellville branch, 2740 Lenora Church Road, and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Buford-Sugar Hill branch, 2100 Buford Highway in Buford. The readings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 770-978-5154 or visit www.gwinnettpl.org.

Ongoing events

Four art exhibits - "Works of Carol Washburn," "Works of Kathy Bruce," "INSPIRED," ceramic works by Barry Gregg, and ART Station's Member Juried Exhibition II - will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through March 21 at ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. Admission to the exhibits is by donation. For more information, call 770-469-1105 or visit www.artstation.org.

The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse will present "Through My Eyes," an exhibit of art by Denise Hall, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through April 18. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and the courthouse is at 185 E. Crogan St., Lawrenceville. For more information, call 770-822-5450.

The Hudgens Art Center will host the "Focus on Photography" exhibit, featuring work by professional photographers and a high school and middle school student competition, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 21. Admission is free, and the center is at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. For more information, call 770-623-6002 or visit www.artsgwinnett.org.

"Creative Beginnings," an art exhibit presented by Kudzu Art Zone, is on display from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 21. Admission is free, and Kudzu is located at 116 Carlyle St., Norcross. For more information, call 770-840-9844 or visit www.kudzuartzone.org.