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Saturday is Put Litter in its Place Day in Gwinnett

Saturday is Put Litter in its Place Day in Gwinnett

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful will host a county-wide cleanup day this weekend.

Saturday, Apr. 26 is Put Litter in its Place Day. All Gwinnett residents are asked to pick up trash at locations throughout the county -- parks, stretches of road, neighborhoods and so on.

Get more cleanup ideas and learn about the ways Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful is working to keep the county green at gwinnettcb.org.

Sweep the Hooch registration open

Sweep the Hooch registration open

ATLANTA -- This year's Sweep the Hooch event is expected to be the biggest one yet.

The annual Chattahoochee River clean-up to slated to attract nearly 600 volunteers at a number of locations along the water.

Last year, Sweep the Hooch participants gathered up nearly four tons of trash.

"This is the kind of hands-on work that Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and our partners do that reaffirms our commitment to keeping our river clean," Chattahoochee Riverkeeper executive director Sally Bethea said in a statement. "We'll have volunteers paddling the river, wading in the water and combing the shoreline for trash."

Clean-up locations along the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area run from Buford Dam to Paces Mill.

Sweep the Hooch will be Saturday, Apr. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To sign up as an individual or with a group, visit sweepthehooch.org.


Suwanee Beer Fest tickets go on sale Feb. 1

Suwanee Beer Fest tickets go on sale Feb. 1

SUWANEE, Ga. -- The Suwanee American Craft Beer Festival will return for its third year in March.

Tickets for the popular beer fest go on sale Friday, Feb. 1 at noon.

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More than 200 beers will be available for sampling at this year's festival, which will be held Saturday, Mar. 16 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Town Center Park. There will also be live music and food vendors.

VIP tickets are $85 and are limited to just 250 attendees. VIP status includes tastings of exclusive cask beers, a special menu, a T-shirt, a tasting glass and early admission to the festival.

Proceeds from the beer fest will benefit Kingdom Kids, a program that grants wishes for children in need.

Swimming class to host tribute to veterans

Swimming class to host tribute to veterans

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The young synchronized swimmers at Collins Hill Park Aquatic Center are getting ready to host their fourth annual performance for veterans and military families.

The patriotic show will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.

The synchronized swimming group is made up of girls ages 8-14 who love to swim and are interested in honing their water skills in a creative way. Their Nov. 3 show is free and will be followed by a short reception.

For more information, visit gwinnettparks.com. Collins Hill Park is located at 2200 Collins Hill Road in Lawrenceville.

Broadway in the Park goes under the sea

SUWANEE, Ga. -- Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian, and evil Ursula swim into Town Center Park for Suwanee Performing Arts' 2012 Broadway in the Park production. Little Mermaid Jr., Suwanee Performing Arts' annual summer performance and fundraiser, will be staged Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28. An original one-act play, Filligan's Island, a take on the popular 1960s television series Gilligan's Island, will open the event each evening at 7 p.m.

Broadway in the Park is free and open to the public, but, as the performances serve as the annual fundraiser for Suwanee Performing Arts (SPA), donations are encouraged.

"Mermaid is colorful, fun, and so many people are familiar with the show that attendees will be able to sing along, making the experience even more memorable," says Patty Etherton, SPA founder and creative director.

'B at the Movies' this summer

'B at the Movies' this summer

ATLANTA -- Looking for some free family fun this summer?

ALDI and radio station B98.5 will present the "B at the Movies" outdoor movie series at several locations throughout metro Atlanta all summer long.

Everyone is invited to bring their blankets and chairs to the participating parks and watch the family-friendly movies on giant inflatable screens. Movies begin at dusk, but come out early for activities and giveaways.

The 2012 B at the Movies schedule includes:

Saturday, May 12
We Bought a Zoo
Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers

Saturday, May 26
We Bought a Zoo
Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell

Saturday, June 2
Puss in Boots
Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville

Water off at local park due to repairs

Water off at local park due to repairs


The water at tennis center, baseball/softball fields is turned off due to repair on March 29, 2012. Portalets will be on premise for use.

5050 Five Forks-Trickum Road, Lilburn 30047