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GWINNETT GAB: SPCA celebrates expansion of Pet Adoption Center

SUWANEE — The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is celebrating the expansion and remodeling of its Pet Adoption Center at 1175 Ga. Highway 23 in Suwanee with an open house Saturday for the public.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will include family entertainment, food and an opportunity to meet athletes from the Atlanta Chiefs football team.

Music, raffles, face painting and a moonwalk will add to the festivities, along with tours of the renovation. Dog trainers will be available to provide pointers on pet obedience, and the Georgia SPCA will microchip pets for a $25 donation. Pets on leashes are welcome.

The Georgia SPCA is a not-for-profit animal welfare organization that rescues homeless pets and places them in new homes, provides low cost spay and neuter services, and promotes responsible pet ownership.

Snellville mayor proclaims Adult Day Care Week

SNELLVILLE — SarahCare of Snellville, is celebrating National Adult Day Care Center Wee, which began Friday with a proclamation from the mayor.

Snellville Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer presented the proclamation to SarahCare owners Desmond and Aysha Cooper.

National Adult Day Services Week begins today. It has been celebrated annually since it was proclaimed in 2983 by President Ronald Reagan. The third complete week of September is set aside to raise awareness of the availability and accessibility of adult day programs nationwide.

SarahCare of Snellville opened in January, and this will be the center’s first celebration of National Adult Day Care Center Week.

Woman’s Club offers seminar on aging

LILBURN — The Georgia Federation of Women’s Club/Lilburn Woman’s Club is hosting a seminar on aging at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lilburn City Hall, 76 Main St., in Lilburn.

The speaker will be Maureen Kelly, the business and community liaison for the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging. She is a member of the Gwinnett Senior Leadership Program and past president of the Georgia Gerontology Society.

Attendees will learn what types of programs are available for older adults and caregivers and where to go and who to call for more information when needed. Admission is free.

Free entrepreneur training offered for women

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Green T.I.E. (Training Inspires Entrepreneurship) Affair — Free Entrepreneur Training for Women is slated from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Small Business Development Center located at the University of Georgia’s Gwinnett campus at 2530 Sever Road in Lawrenceville.

Sponsored by the Upsilon Alpha Omega Graduate Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, in collaboration with its nonprofit affiliate, The Gwinnett Pearls of Service Foundation, the workshop targets nontraditional entrepreneurs, namely minority women, in keeping with the national focus of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s service program.

Those interested in becoming entrepreneurs or present entrepreneurs who are in need of additional training are encouraged to attend the event for a morning designed to educate and empower. Entrepreneur training will be provided by the Small Business Development Center.

Register by e-mailing Bettina Beniot Durant at UAOGrenTIE@aol.com.

Local students to perform in ‘Cabaret’ at Young Harris

LAWRENCEVILLE — Two Young Harris College students will perform in Theatre Young Harris’ production of Kander and Ebb’s Tony Award-winning hit “Cabaret.”

Marvin Hemphill, a freshman musical theater major from Buford, will play the role of Bobby. Ashley Ware, a sophomore musical theater major from Dacula, will play the role of a Kit Kat Girl.

Young Harris College is a private, Methodist-affiliated liberal arts college located in the mountains of northeast Georgia.

Sweepstakes to promote college savings

LAWRENCEVILLE — While coloring is a fun pastime for many kids, this September, coloring could help put one lucky Georgia child on the path to college.

September is National College Savings Month, and once again, Gov. Sonny Perdue has declared September “College Savings Month” in Georgia.

In recognition of College Savings Month, the Path2College 529 Plan is sponsoring a coloring sweepstakes for kindergarten through sixth graders in Georgia, and the winner will receive $1,529 toward a Path2College 529 Plan account. Additionally, the winner’s school will receive $1,000.

To enter, children simply have to color Hootie, the Wise Old Owl, and answer the question, “When I graduate, I’m going to be a ____ .” Entries must be submitted by a parent or legal guardian, post-marked by Sept. 30 and received by Oct. 6.

One random winner will be drawn in October to receive the prize of $1,529, and the winner’s school will also receive $1,000.

Parents can print the Coloring Entry Form of Hootie, the Wise Old Owl, and get official rules and deadlines at www.path2college529.com.

Gwinnett Gab appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post. To submit an item to Gwinnett Gab, e-mail gab@gwinnettdailypost.com.