Friday, October 3, 2008

Weekend Community Events around Gwinnett

Okay ya'll, I thought I would share some upcoming events around Gwinnett county this weekend...there are some pretty interesting things coming up, here goes:

TODAY (Friday):

*Live and Silent Auction sponsored by the Peachtree Ridge Foundation:

7 p.m. at Magnolia Hall, 2040 Sever Rd in Lawrenceville.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 678.957.3166

*Blood Drive hosted by LifeSouth Country in the bloodmobile:

11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Stevi B's at 1950 Buford Mill Dr in Buford

Please note: donors must be at least 110 pounds, have photo ID and be at least 17 years old

You can call 770.538.0500 for more information


*"FunFest for Kids" hosted by the Ladies and Men Gwinnett Shrine Clubs:

Charity event including pony rides, food, silent auction

Proceeds raise money for children with burn injuries and other orthopedic needs

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dacula Ingles, located off Georgia Highway 369

*Fourth Annual Hot Tamale Chilli Cook-Off hosted by Grayson Cluster Schools Foundation and the PTA:

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grayson City Park

You can obtain further information by calling 678.524.9927 or visiting

*Fourth Annual Rice Festival:

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Carter Oaks Shopping Center on 5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd in Norcross

For more information, please call 770.270.0663

*17th Year of Voice in the Wind--American Indian Festival:

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Held at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds

Admission: 13 years and older--$7, chidren ages 5 to 12--$4, and those under 5 are free

Further information can be obtained from or call 770.791.0066


*Come Alive Ministries of Barrow County:

Participating in National Life Chain's one hour of prayer

1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 38 S. Broad St in Winder

Please call 770.867.3000 for more information

Okay so that's what's going on in Gwinnett county this weekend...a lot of festivals and outdoors activities--great for the kids! I hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend.

And don't forget about the tax-free weekend on energy and water-efficient products...if you missed my post from yesterday, feel free to check it out now.

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