GWINNETT GAB: Mullins returns for concert

LAWRENCEVILLE — Lawrenceville will host Shawn Mullins on Friday for his seventh return to the 2011 Hayes Family Dealerships Moonlight and Music Concert Series, the Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association announced.

The Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter will perform at 8 p.m. Friday on the lawn of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville.

Mullins, an Atlanta-based artist, is a multi-instrumentalist whose songs are a blend of folk, blues, country and rock. His well-known song “Lullaby” reached No. 1 on the national pop chart.

The concerts are free outdoor lawn events, and attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner or visit one of the restaurants on the downtown square for catering or take-out packages.

Animal rescue hold fundraiser

BUFORD — Companion Animal Rescue League and Planned PEThood of Georgia are joining together to raise funds to sponsor more than 100 cats and kittens in their care awaiting adoption.

The groups will host the Kitten Bowl from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Oasis Bowl, 1601 Horizon Parkway, off of Satellite Boulevard near Ga. Highway 20 in Buford.

A donation of $20 per ticket will include four games of bowling, two pairs of rental shoes and an entry into the grand prize drawing. For every ticket purchased, $10 will be donated to CARL and PPOG.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available online at www.carl.petfinder.com and www.plannedpethoodga.com.

In addition to the bowling fundraiser, the organizations will be offering rescued kittens for adoptions. Tickets do not have to be purchased to view and adopt available kittens. All animals will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and up to date with their shots. The adoption fee is $120 for one kitten or $200 for two.

For more information, call 678-561-3491 or email catfoster.kathe@yahoo.com.

Store to host book signing

LILBURN — The Little Shop of Arts and Antiques will feature “A Taste of Mystery” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The authors of the LitChix murder mystery series will be at the shop to sign copies of their books, “A Well-Manicured Murder” and “Killer Condo.” Their new cookbook, “Darn Good Food that Doesn’t Take Long to Fix,” features recipes inspired by characters in the book.

The three Atlanta-area authors — Patricia Browning, Joann Dunn and Karen McColgan — all write under the pseudonym Georgia Adams.

The shop is located at 94 Main St. N.W. in Lilburn. Light refreshments will be served.

Agencies seek school supplies

LAWRENCEVILLE — Many nonprofit agencies in Gwinnett County are collecting school supplies for children.

To donate supplies, contact one of the following agencies for suggested supply lists:

• North Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry: Visit www.northgwinnettcoop.org or call 770-271-9793.

• Gwinnett Department of Family and Children Services: Email khcrawford@dhr.state.ga.us or call 770-339-2317.

• Trinity Life Church: Visit www.trinitylifechurch.net or call 678-376-1668.

• Lilburn Cooperative Ministry: Visit www.lilburncoop.org or call 770-931-8333.

• Centerville Community Center: Visit www.centervillecommunitycenter.com or call 770-985-4713.

• Day of Hope Foundation: Email lynne.dayofhope@gmail.com or call 678-477-2776.

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