LEGO event planned at Discover Mills

LAWRENCEVILLE -- To celebrate the grand re-opening of the newly redesigned LEGO store at Discover Mills, children, adults and families are invited to help participate in building a large-scale map of the United States using LEGO bricks.

The three-day building project titled "LEGO Creation Nation" encourages participants to use their creativity to construct a small-scale model that represents their favorite city or place in the United States to be added to a large map made entirely of bricks, creating a unique and one-of-a-kind LEGO model of the nation.

Throughout the weekend, there will be building competitions, free LEGO giveaways, raffles and the opportunity to create a large-scale model with hundreds of other builders. Those who participate will receive a free LEGO Certificate of Achievement, while supplies last.

The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 30; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 31; and noon to 6 p.m. April 1.

It will be held in the Discover Mills Food Court. Discover Mills is located at 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville.

For more information, visit www.discovermills.com.SNELLVILLE -- Members of the Gwinnett Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans kicked off the first home rehab project with a First Nail ceremony last month.

The home rehab project was part of Thrivent Builds, Thrivent Financial's ongoing partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

Teams of volunteers from Gwinnett's Lutheran churches will work at the home most Saturdays from March through May. Participating churches include All Saints, Amazing Grace, Christ the King, Christ the Lord, Community of Grace, Epiphany, Oak Road, St. James and Trinity.

Those who wish to volunteer and help with the house can email Jessie Thiemann at j.r.thiemann@gmail.com.

For more information, visit www.thrivent.com.LAWRENCEVILLE -- Brad Quinlin will be speaking to the Gwinnett Historical Society about his knowledge of the Civil War, using letters from Union soldiers to their mothers to illustrate. The soldiers are buried in the national cemetery in Marietta.

The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday at the old courthouse, 185 Crogan St. There is no charge to attend the event.

Quinlin will also be signing several copies of his book during the gathering.

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