Norcross to hold concert, strawberry day

NORCROSS -- Need something to do this weekend? Look no further than Norcross. The city is hosting two events suitable for the entire family in Thrasher Park.

Friday, Terry Lee & The GT's kick off the 2013 Summer Concert Series. Between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., the public is invited to grab chairs and blankets, a picnic and drinks (no glass allowed, though) to lay in the grass for a free show of rock 'n' roll covers, party favorites and classic tributes.

Tables are available for rent for the evening, if sitting in the grass isn't your thing. A table of six is $60 per concert and eight people is $70. To reserve a spot, call the city of Norcross' Parks and Rec Department at 678-421-2000 or 678-421-2010.

The next show is June 7 with Bridges, an Eagles cover band.

The concerts are CAN DO events, so attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food to the event. All of the collected items will be donated to local food pantries.

On Saturday, Rock Tenn, RTC Packaging and Kingdom Kids have joined forces for a jam-packed day of strawberries. To start the day, there is a chip-times 5K run and stroll to benefit Kingdom Kids, a Suwanee-based charity that helps improve quality of life for children with challenging medical issues.

For the rest of the event, attendees have a chance to browse through the artists' market and children can participate in several activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oh, and there are strawberries to eat -- lots of strawberries. Chefs from local restaurants are creating strawberry-inspired dishes for the day.

For more info and to sign up for the race, visit www.supportkingdomkids.com.

Thrasher Park is located at 93 Park Drive in Norcross. For more information, visit www.norcrossga.net or www.aplacetoimagine.com.