Community Yard Sale planned for Saturday

A Community Yard Sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Burel Park.

R.H. Burel Park is located in front of Auburn City Hall on 4th Avenue in the downtown area. The Community Yard Sale is free and open to the public.

Community Yard Sales are also scheduled for Aug. 10 and Sept. 14.

For more information, visit or look up “City of Auburn, GA” on Facebook.


Winder Library offers Chess Club

If you are interested in learning chess, the Winder Public Library has new chess boards, pieces and timers.

The Barrow Chess Club will meet and play at 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. All levels of players are welcome, and the club is open to players ages 12 and up. Membership is free.

The club is focused on introducing the game of chess to new players, deepening the understanding of the game for established players while fellow club members offer instruction for aspiring chess masters.

The Barrow Chess Club will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Winder Public Library, located at 189 Bellview St. Additional meetings are planned for Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14.

For more information, visit


Realtors collect school supplies

The Rice Settlage Team is sponsoring a school supply drive for Berkeley Lake Elementary School, according to the Mayor’s Message newsletter.

Jill Rice and Tracey Settlage will be collecting school supplies for students and teachers at the Duluth cluster elementary school.

The school has posted a school supply list for students for the 2019-20 school year. To see the list, visit and click on “School Supply List” on the menu on the left side of the page.


Braselton library plans July events

The Braselton library schedule for July is brimming with events for patrons of all ages, including a mobile petting zoo.

“We’re ready for an action-packed month of July,” library manager Lori Hayes said in a news release.

Cocoons, teen crafts, Tale Waggers, Builders Club and Coding Club are standard events for the library, according to the news release. Additional events are also slated, including the Graffalo Shadow Puppet show on Wednesday, Sheriff Mangum’s Story Time on July 17 and the ever-popular Water Day on July 24.

Sam’s Path Zoo, a mobile petting zoo featuring farm and exotic animals, will be at the Police and Municipal Court Building at 11 a.m. Friday.

July 19 features “Adventure in Space” for those who want to become an astronaut or travel through space, an out-of-this-world event at the Police and Municipal Court Building.

All programs are free, but the children’s programs require caregiver attendance. For more information, call 706-654-1992 or email Hayes at


Mall of Georgia constructs new play areaAn interactive Play Area will soon open for guests at the Mall of Georgia.

The Play Area will be comprised of three different zones designed specifically for three age groups — toddlers, children ages 2 to 5 and children ages 5 to 8. Children will be immersed in a multi-sensory experience with interactive technology, educational elements and active play, according to a news release.

Features will include a crawl path with LED lights, a cozy cocoon nook for kids to escape the area when overstimulated, a jungle walk with moving pods creating a walkway for children to practice balance, spring-loaded mushrooms for bouncing fun and more. Parents will also have access to enhanced amenities, such as charging stations and soft seating.

Currently located in Von Maur Court, the new Play Area will triple in size at about 4,000 square feet and will sort a vibrant, colorful palette, the news release states.

The Play Area is expected to open in late July.


Breakfast Club 5K returns for 4th year

Take a trip down memory lane and run through the ’80s during the 4th annual Breakfast Club 5K.

The race will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 21 at Little Mulberry Park, located at 3855 Fence Road in Dacula. Registration for the 5K is $25 through Sept. 10. Proceeds from the event will benefit Feeding the Valley, one of eight regional food banks in Georgia.

The event will also include ’80’s trivia pre-run party, door prizes, ’80’s music and breakfast items such as Chick-fil-A biscuits.

For more information or to register, visit


City plans Back to School Bubblepalooza

Enjoy one of the last days of summer break by playing with bubbles from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 24 at Duluth’s Back to School Bubblepalooza.

The free event will feature bubbles, large games, a DJ for entertainment and more on the Duluth Town Green.

Students in Gwinnett County Public Schools will return for the 2019-20 school year on Aug. 5.

For more information about Bubblepalooza, visit


Grayson offers Elvis tribute show

Grab your lawn chair or a blanket and set up for a concert Saturday evening at Grayson Community Park.

Young Elvis and the Blue Suedes Tribute Show will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the park, located at 475 Grayson Parkway.

The band pays tribute to Elvis Presley, a pioneer of rockabilly, a fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. He received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award when he was 36.


Master Gardeners to announce photo contest winners

The Gwinnett County Master Gardeners will share their outdoor adventures as gardeners, naturalists and artists through photos that journal their journeys in 2018 in the annual “Through the Lens” photography contest.

At the July 15 Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Association meeting, Eric Bowles, an Atlanta-based nature photographer, will present entries, discuss winning techniques and announce category winners. There are nine categories in the contest — birds, close-ups or macros, digital art, garden, harvest, landscapes, plants, still life and wildlife.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place at Bethesda Senior Center, located at 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville. Bring a covered dish to share at dinner at 6:30 p.m. or just come for the program, which will begin at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit or email


City announces organizational changes

The city of Lilburn has recently reorganized to better serve the residents, business owners and visitors.

Doug Stacks, who has served Lilburn for 11 years, has assumed a new role of assistant city manager. In addition to managing the city’s economic and community development activities and Planning Department, Stacks is responsible for directing the programs, operations and staff of the Finance Department, City Clerk, Municipal Court and City Events.

Joellen Wilson, who was the city planner for five years, is now the director of planning. Her responsibilities include managing the activities and staff of planning and zoning, building inspections, code enforcement, stormwater and redevelopment services.

Emily Harvey, who was worked in Municipal Court for four years, recently achieved state certification as a Municipal Court Administrator. She is responsible for daily operations of the court, including the maintenance of citations, court records and reports. She manages a staff of three employees.

For more information, visit


American Legion to host Sock Hop

Prepare your poodle skirts, and get your white shirts and jeans ready.

The American Legion Post 233 in Loganville will have a Sock Hop on July 20. Participants will dance to music from the ’50s and ’60s. Period attire is welcome but not required.

The Sock Hop will begin at 8 p.m. at the American Legion, located at 4635 U.S. Highway 78 in Loganville.

For more information, visit


Norcross Community Market continues 4th season

The Norcross Community Market is in the middle of its fourth season.

The market takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in Lillian Webb Park, located at 5 College St. in Norcross. The open-air farmers market will continue through the end of August.

For more information, visit


Light Up the Corners to benefit YMCA

A glowing, flashing, blinking, shining nighttime running party and fundraiser is coming to Peachtree Corners.

Light Up the Corners 4 Mile Glow Run and 1K Twilight Trot will take place Aug. 10 at The Forum on Peachtree Parkway, 5145 Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree Corners. The Twilight Trot will begin at 8 p.m., and the Glow Run will start at 8:30 p.m.

Registration is $35. Proceeds will benefit the Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA in Peachtree Corners.

For more information or to register, visit and search for “Light Up the Corners.”


Tiny Stitches meets for workshop

If you sew, quilt, knit, or crochet, join your fellow crafters at a Tiny Stitches workshop to make garments and bedding for disadvantaged newborns in northeast Georgia.

A workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in Room H2U of the South Campus of Eastside Hospital, 2160 Fountain Drive in Snellville. Participants can stop by anytime during the workshop. All materials, patterns and instructions will be provided.

For more information about the meeting, call Karen Fulford at 770-638-4682 or email her at For more information about Tiny Stitches, visit


Disney movies showing at $2 Tuesdays

Sugar Hill’s $2 Tuesday movie lineup at the Eagle Theatre will feature Disney movies.

Additionally, People’s Choice Wednesday will feature movies that were selected by residents on the theater’s Instagram page. Movies will play at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

“Tarzan” will be shown on Tuesday, and “Peter Pan” will be screened on Wednesday.

“Incredibles 2” is slated for July 16, and “Finding Nemo” will be shown July 17.

“Coco” will take the screen on July 23, and “Beauty and the Beast” is scheduled on July 24.

“Inside Out” will be shown July 30, and “The Little Mermaid” will wrap up the month on July 31.

For tickets or more information, visit The theater is located at 5029 W. Broad St. in Sugar Hill.


Money Mailer expands reach into Gwinnett

Money Mailer of Suburban Atlanta is seeking local business partners in the Suwanee, Johns Creek, Peachtree Corners and Duluth communities.

The franchise is owned and operated by Brad Strumpf, a resident of Johns Creek who has experience in sales and marketing.

“It’s clear that saving money remains top of mind for consumers nationwide and in the suburban Atlanta area, with over 80 percent of consumers still turning to print coupons,” Strumpf said in a news release. “In addition to providing consumers with instant access to savings, being a Money Mailer owner gives me the best opportunity to help other local business owners in growing their business.”

With more than 160 franchise owners and a presence in nearly 35 states, Money Mailer offers local businesses a portfolio of marketing solutions to reach consumers online, in the mail and on their mobile devices.

For more information on Money Mailer of Suburban Atlanta, call Strumpf at 404-245-6699, email or visit