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Community Yard Sale returns to Burel Park

Auburn’s Community Yard Sale has returned to Burel Park.

The Community Yard Sale takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month through September at Burel Park, located on 4th Avenue in downtown Auburn. The next yard sale will take place Saturday.

The yard sale is open to the public and free for shoppers to attend.

For more information, visit


Easter egg hunt planned at Jug Tavern Park

The Brotherhood Club’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. April 20 at Jug Tavern Park in Winder.

The egg hunt is free and open to the public. Jug Tavern Park is located at 139 E. Athens St. in Winder.

The Brotherhood Club is a nonprofit organization that encourages and develops cultural and social charitable activities.


Lake Berkeley Chapel invites residents to Easter service

Lake Berkeley Chapel’s annual sunrise Easter service will take place at 7 a.m. April 21.

The service will take place on the picnic grounds behind the chapel, which is located at 4043 S. Berkeley Lake Road. Dr. James King, senior pastor of Parkway Baptist Church in Duluth, will be the guest speaker.

Coffee and Krispy Kreme doughnuts will be available after the service.

For more information, visit


Citizens Academy

open for applicants

The town of Braselton is accepting applications for the 2019 class of the Braselton Citizens Academy.

Classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month from May through October. Optional events will include special tours and law enforcement ride-alongs.

Classes will cover all aspects of Braselton’s government structure and responsibilities. Academy participants will get a behind-the-scenes look at how Braselton performs its daily tasks and conducts special events.

Applications will be accepted through May 1. For an application, email Town Manager Jennifer Scott at


Bunny Bash features prizes, live bunnies

Bring your Easter basket to Buford Village and collect prize-filled eggs from merchants from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Bunny Bash is free and open to the public. Kids can take photos with the Easter bunny at A&R Flooring, pet live bunnies at Mathnasium of Buford and get their faces painted at Epic Travel Atlanta.

Buford Village, a mixed-use development, is located at 33 Buford Village Way in Buford.

For more information, visit


Dacula library offers financial literacy series

Learn financial literacy by attending a series of programs at the Dacula library.

Finance Boot Camp will begin with a discussion of budgeting, saving money and making the most with limited funds. The program will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The second session, planned for 6 p.m. April 16, will focus on banking and credit. The third session, at 6 p.m. April 23, will discuss insurance and investments.

The Dacula branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library is located at 265 Dacula Road. For more information, visit


Gwinnett showcases services at Multicultural Festival

Explore other cultures and learn about the different services provided by the Gwinnett County government at the 2019 Multicultural Festival and County Government Open House.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at Shorty Howell Park, located at 2750 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.

The Multicultural Festival will include exhibits and cultural performances. There will also be children’s activities including bounce houses, sports clinics and a dunk tank. Kids can collect stamps in their festival passports and earn a prize while supplies last.

For more information, call 770-513-5119.


Yoga in Park offered in Grayson park

Bring your yoga mat to Grayson Community Park and join a free yoga class on Tuesday evenings.

Yoga in the Park will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through May 28. The classes will take place under the large pavilion in Grayson Community Park, located at 475 Grayson Parkway.

The class is open to all levels of yoga practitioners.


Master Gardeners host volunteer meet and greet

Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener Extension volunteer? Learn about the Master Gardener Program during an informational meet and greet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday.

At the meet and greet, participants can learn about the benefits of the Master Gardener program and learn how to earn a certificate to provide horticultural and environmental education, give presentations and demonstrations, and lead projects and activities.

The session will take place on the second floor of the Gwinnett Government Annex, located at 750 S. Perry St. in Lawrenceville. For more information, email or visit


Water Resources teaches about household hazardous waste

The Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources will lead a workshop Thursday on how to identify, manage and dispose of household hazardous waste.

The Spring Cleaning and Household Hazardous Waste Management class will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Lilburn City Hall, located at 340 Main St. in Lilburn. Attendees may qualify for a 5 percent credit on their stormwater utility fee.

For more information or to register to attend, visit and click on the “Events” tab.


Loganville plans event for National Day of Prayer

The city of Loganville will host a National Day of Prayer ceremony at noon May 2 at City Hall.

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance that invites people from all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

Loganville City Hall is located at 4303 Lawrenceville Road in Loganville.


Norcross hosts Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt

The city of Norcross has planned an Easter egg hunt on April 20 for children with special needs.

The event is wheelchair accessible and will include scooping nets for children in wheelchairs to collect eggs. The International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators and the Atlanta Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will provide beeping eggs for the blind and visually impaired.

Canine Assistants, Spectrum Autism Support Group and the Georgia Interpreting Services Network will also provide services at the event.

The egg hunt will take place at 1 p.m. April 20 at Rossie Brundage Park, located at 350 Autry St. in Norcross.


Men’s grooming salon opens in Town Center

Boardroom Salon for Men celebrated the opening of its new Peachtree Corners Town Center location with a traditional ribbon-cutting event followed with a “first shaving ceremony” to showcase one of the services it offers.

Boardroom’s signature services include a tailored cut, paraffin hand dip, shampoo and conditioning, and scalp and hand massage. Annual memberships are available, which provide members with unlimited haircuts.

The Texas-based business was founded by Bruce and Heather Schultz in 2004. There are nearly 40 locations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Tennessee and Arizona. The Peachtree Corners salon is the third to open in the state.

Boardroom Salon for Men is located at 5210 Town Center Blvd., Suite 230, in Peachtree Corners. For more information, call 470-319-9001.


Snellville Police

honors officers with annual awards

Snellville Police Chief Roy Whitehead recently named the winners of the annual Snellville Police Department awards.

Officer of the Year was Brett Chism, who also recently earned the Public Safety Person of the Year award at the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Valor Public Safety Awards.

Snellville’s Investigator of the Year was Detective Kevin Seay. Supervisor of the Year was Lt. Zach Spahr. Civilian Employee of the Year was Maureen Lee.

Other winners included Reserve Officer of the Year Leroy Ranel, Community Oriented Policing Officer of the Year Scott Hermel, Terry Carpenter — Criminal Investigations, Lt. David Matson — Georgia Office of Highway Safety, Sgt. Austin York — DUI Enforcement, Lt. Rob Pendelton — Citizens Police Academy and Sgt. Philip Poole — Explorers.


Sugar Hill offers cleanup day for residents

The city of Sugar Hill has teamed up with Advanced Disposal to offer residents the chance to “clean up the city.”

The week of May 6, city residents can dispose of furniture, mattresses, dishes, clothes, boxes, old toys and more on their regularly scheduled trash pickup day.

Construction and demolition materials, yard trash, automotive parts and hazardous materials will not be accepted. A complete list of unaccepted material is available online at


Volunteers needed to assemble Easter baskets

Help assemble Easter baskets from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, located at 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee, to deliver to the Division of Family and Children Services for local children in need.

Breakfast and Baskets will begin with a pancake breakfast. The cost is $3 per person.

Register online at with code GPP12904. For more information, call 678-277-0910.