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GAB: Discover Mills Safe Summer event planned

LAWRENCEVILLE -- In conjunction with Safe Kids Gwinnett, Discover Mills is hosting an informative and free Safe Summer event from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the food court.

Families are encouraged to join in the fun and take home valuable information about car, fire and water safety.

Discover Mills is collaborating with Safe Kids Gwinnett to host interactive games and provide detailed information about how to keep safe during the summer including basic fire prevention, hands on training on life saving skills, sports injuries and water safety.

"Discover Mills is proud to help families take the necessary precautions to stay safe this summer," said Teresa Holloway, director of marketing and business development. "We welcome our working relationship with Safe Kids Gwinnett and will continue to be a community resource for families year-round."

Families at the event also will have the opportunity to enjoy games, prizes and more summer activities.

For more information, visit www.discovermills.com or call (678) 847-5000.

Author speaking at Norcross center

NORCROSS -- Gwinnett County Public Library plans to host Author Jeffery Deaver at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center at 7 p.m. June 14.

Deaver's newest thriller, "XO," is his third novel featuring heroine Kathryn Dance, which will be released on June 12.

A former journalist, folk singer and attorney, Deaver is an international bestselling author of 27 novels, two collections of short stories and a nonfiction book on law.

His novels have appeared on bestseller lists from around the world, including The New York Times, The Times of London, Italy's Corriere della Sera, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Los Angeles Times.

The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing from Eagle Eye Bookshop.

The Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center is located at 10 College St., in Norcross. For more information, visit www.gwinnettpl.org or call (770) 978-5154.

Primerica Foundation announces grants

DULUTH -- Twenty-six metro Atlanta and Georgia nonprofits received a total of $600,000 in 2011 through grant funding from the Primerica Foundation, the new philanthropic arm of Duluth-based Primerica.

"Primerica has operated in the Atlanta metro area for 35 years, and during that time we have always believed in giving back to the community, both in the forms of grants and as well as through the extraordinary volunteer efforts of our employees. The Primerica Foundation, however, is new and was formed as part of our restructuring as an independent company after our 2010 initial offering," said Rick Williams, chairman of the board and CEO of Primerica.

"I am excited that, through our new foundation, we will be able to continue our proud tradition of helping nonprofits that have such a positive impact on the metro Atlanta community."

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