GAB: Lilburn Farmers’ Market and Girl Scouts send cookies to troops

Farmers’ market, Girl Scouts offers cookies to troops

The Lilburn Farmer’s Market has partnered with Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta for the “A Taste From Home” project. The project provides free Girl Scout cookies to patients in VA hospitals, overseas troops and local military personnel. Beginning this Friday, all past and present military personnel are invited to come to the Lilburn Farmers’ Market to select a free box of Girl Scout cookies.

Girl Scout Troop 1888 leader Roxanne Lau said the project is “a small thank you that we can give those in the service helping them to remember that those at home are thinking about them.” Cookies will be available every Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 29 at the Lilburn Farmers’ Market, located at 1400 Killian Hill Road in Lilburn.

For more information, visit www.lilburnfarmersmarket.org.

GEHC offers STEM event

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will offer a Science-Technology-Engineering-Math event from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Aug. 2. The event will feature a number of STEM-focused activities, including the chance for participants to make their own weather barometer, experience extreme weather in the EHC’s Discovery Dome Theater and use robots to complete the Nature’s Fury challenge.

The event will also let participants meet a real weather scientist, Dr. Marshall Shepherd, director of the Atmospheric Sciences program at the University of Georgia and 2013 president of the American Meteorological Society. Shepherd will offer a special presentation for visitors at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will be available to sign copies of his children’s weather book, “Dr. Fred’s Weather Watch.”

Program fees for the event are $5 for children ages 13 and over, $3 for ages 3 to 12 and free for children 2 and under, as well as EHC members. For more information, visit www.gwinnettehc.org.

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