Gwinnett County Parks Events in August

Going on now through August 31 – Two Free Art Exhibits in Suwanee!

Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation’s George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center is sponsoring an exhibit of paintings and photography featuring artist Builquis Samadi and photographer Frank Sharp.Both exhibits are currently on display through Aug. 31. Exhibit hours are Monday through Thursday 9am-9pm, Fri. 9am-6pm, and Sat. 10am-6pm. Admission is free. George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center is located at 55 Buford Hwy. in Suwanee. For more information call 770.831.4173.

August 5 thru October 27 – Art Exhibits

Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center is sponsoring a free exhibit of two-dimensional work of the Johns Creek Fine Art group titled “TAPROOTS” and three-dimensional work of David Gentry titled “Gone To Pot.”  An opening reception will be held Thurs., Aug. 6 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Both exhibits will be on display Aug. 5 through Oct. 27. Exhibit hours are Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center is located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Norcross. For more information call 770.417.2200.

August 3, 6:30-8:30pm – Family Game Night

Games, puzzles, and food with your friends and family! Call your friends and bring them along! All ages; $3/person, pre-register by 7/30, call 770.723.9516. Code: LSCC14235  Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center, 4651 Britt Rd, Norcross.

August 6, 1:00pm – Senior Billiards Tournament

Bring your ‘A’ game to score the best at George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center’s first Billiards Tournament!  Show off your talent and meet new friends that share billiards as their hobby.  $10/person; pre-registration required, call 770.831.4173.  Code: GPCC14251  Ages 50-up.  George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center.

August 7, 11:00am-1:00pm – Brown Bag Concert Series

Free! Bugaboos will rock the lawn with a fun and colorful collection of songs! Grab a blanket, lunch, and the kids and enjoy the music, crafts, and face painting! Kids will fill the sky with a rainbow of color in the craft area—come find out what that’s all about! For details on sponsor booths call 770.822.5450. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville.

August 8, 10:00am-3:00pm – Cheerleading Clinic

Ready-OK! Learn 3 chants, 2 cheers, and a short dance routine plus lunch and cheer-related crafts and games. Age 6-12; $20/person; pre-registration required, call 770.723.9516. Code: LSCC02066  Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center, 4651 Britt Rd, Norcross.

August 8, 5:00-8:00pm – Family Fiesta

It’s a fiesta! Fun Mexican music, food, games and crafts! All ages, $10/person; 3-under free; must pre-register by 8/1, call 770.831.4173. Code: GPCC14210  George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Hwy, Suwanee.

August 13, 2:00pm – Senior Cinema

Free! Do you remember your favorite movie from the 50’s? Enjoy a relaxing movie, bring a friend or make new ones! Movie selections are based on popular movies from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. Ages 50-up. No pre-registration required; call 770.831.4173 for more information.

August 15, 1:00-3:00pm – Teddy Bear Picnic

Free! Bring your teddy bear buddy, lunch, and blanket for a special picnic and dessert! Great for tots and teddy bear lovers. Age 3-5; space is limited; pre-registration required, call 770.822.5414.  Code: RJCC14205  Dacula Park Activity Building, 2735 Old Auburn Ave, Dacula.

August 17, 12:30pm – Senior Day Trip to Gwinnett Braves

Watch a Gwinnett Braves baseball game at the new Gwinnett Stadium. $20/person plus money for lunch; call 770.831.4173 for reservations. Code: GPCC14207  Ages 50-up. Pick up at Gwinnett Senior Center at Bethesda Park 12:30pm; George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center 1:00pm

August 20, 1:00pm – Senior Team Trivia Tournament

Come test your knowledge of history, current events, pop culture and more!  Sign up as individuals or as teams (no more than 4/team).  $2/person; pre-registration required.  Ages 50-up.  Call 770.564.4680 for more information.  Code: GCSC04267 Gwinnett Senior Center at Bethesda Park, 225 Bethesda Church Rd, Lawrenceville.

August 21, 6:00pm-8:00am – Scout Camp Out

Flashlight tag, outdoor cooking, star gazing, tent pitching and more! Eagle Scouts and REI staff will assist Cub, Brownie and Weblo Scouts in setting up a campsite and getting back to nature for the night. Supply list will be provided prior to camp out. $24/1 adult & 1child; $10/additional person; pre-registration required by 8/15, call 770.822.8873.  Code: RJGY143220  Tribble Mill Park, 2125 Tribble Mill Pkwy, Lawrenceville.

August 22, 6:00pm-midnight – Line Dance-a-thon

Two-Step your way into an evening of nothing but Line Dancing! Bring a snack to share, drinks are provided. Age 13-up; $5/person for early registration; $8/person the week prior to the event. To register, call 770.814.4914. Code: RJGY143220  Shorty Howell Park Activity Building, 2750 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth.

August 28, 6:00-9:30pm – Back-to-School Bash

Back to school doesn’t mean the fun has to end! Join us for swimming, Karaoke, dinner and a movie! Age 10-14; $10/person; pre-registration required, call 770.614.2060. Code: BPCC14205  Bogan Park Community Recreation Center, 2723 North Bogan Rd, Buford.

August 28, 8:00-10:00pm – Moonlight & Music Concert

Free! An evening of live music with Sons of Sailors, a tribute to Jimmy Buffet. This alcohol free event is in partnership with Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation and the Lawrenceville Tourism & Trade Association. Advanced reservations $60/table of 6; Lawn seating is free; call 770.822.5450 for table reservations. Code: GHCH14204  Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville.

August 29, 10:00am-3:00pm – Pinckneyville EXPO

Free! Meet instructors and see class demos including ballet, pottery, karate, painting and more!  Kids ages 4-18 can enter the Awesome Artist Contest in three-dimensional art or drawing/painting!  One entry per person; entry deadline is 8/26; call 770.417.2200.  Code: PPCC04213  Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Norcross.

August 29, noon-5:00pm – Museum Mania

Discover a behind-the-scenes look at the Gwinnett History Museum, with living history demonstrations, family activities, and information sessions. Fun for all ages; $6/person; pre-registration required, call 770.822.5178. Code: FSHM10296 Lawrenceville Female Seminary, 455 South Perry St, Lawrenceville.

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