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GAB: Earth Day celebration Saturday at GEHC

Earth Day celebration Saturday at GEHC

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center (GEHC) offers families the chance to celebrate the planet with a wide range of activities at their annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday.

Visitors to the GEHC’s Earth Day Festival will be able to enjoy guided nature hikes, crafts, “edible” insects, solar t-shirt screening and face painting, plus local environmental groups will be on campus to share about environmental issues and helping the local community stay green. There will be a showing of the original 1972 version of Dr. Suess’ The Lorax as well as several planetarium shows in the Discovery Dome, and the Chattahoochee Nature Center will present a Hunters in the Sky animal presentation at 1 p.m.

The Earth Day Festival is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 12 at the GEHC, 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford. The program fees for the event are $5 for ages 13 and older, $3 for ages 3 to 12 and free for children 2 and younger and GEHC members. For more information, visit gwinnettEHC.org.

Georgia SPCA offering low cost vaccination clinic

Time to update your pets annual vaccinations? The Georgia SPCA in Suwanee is offering a public low-cost vaccination clinic on April 12 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

The vaccinations and services offered range from $10 to $25, and the event is first come, first served, so no appointment is necessary. Georgia SPCA asks that all dogs be on a leash, and all cats be in a carrier. All proceeds go to help benefit the animals and services of the Georgia SPCA.

The Georgia SPCA is located at 1175 Buford Highway in Suwanee. For more information, visit georgiaspca.org.

Pickneyville Park hosting Spring into Wellness Fair

The second annual Spring into Wellness Fair April 19 at Pickneyville Park is a free “Family Fun Day” that promotes the overall wellbeing of children and families.

The fair will include live, interactive demonstrations, free screenings, a bouncy house, a fun run and free prizes. The event is hosted by View Point Health and the Department of Developmental Disabilities, in conjunction with Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation.

The Spring into Wellness Fair is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Medlock Pavillion at Pickneyville Park, 4758 South Old Peachtree Road in Norcross. For more information, visit gwinnettcountyevents.com.

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