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Five Things to do This Weekend: Jan. 22-24

Comedy, art and fine food are on this weekend's agenda.

1. Laugh Until Your Stomach Hurts.

If laughter is the best medicine, then the Activity Building is the place to go for a cure this Friday night. The will feature PG-rated comedy for ages 13 and up. Prizes will be awarded for audience favorites. The laughs begin at 7 p.m. The Dacula Park Activity Building is located at 2735 Old Auburn Avenue in Dacula. Call 770-614-2060 for more information.

2. Help Beautify the Community.

Do you love the smell of ground up cedar? Enjoy the sound of wood chippers? Then head out to Bethesda Park on Saturday morning for the 25th annual “” recycling event. Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful is seeking volunteers to help recycle Christmas trees for use in the community. Volunteers must complete a form and be 14 years of age or older. The event begins at 9 a.m. at 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville.

3. Attend a Local Art Show.

Take a short drive over to Auburn for the Georgia Piedmont Arts Center (GPAC) “Shades of White” gallery show. GPAC is home to several skilled local artists and art instructors. In addition to art shows, GPAC offers classes in painting, pottery, drawing, sculpture and more. Be sure and check out the GPAC website for information on Saturday art classes for children. The free Shade of White gallery show is open to the public and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. GPAC is located at 1396 Third Avenue in Auburn.

4. Shop for Local Food and Crafts.

Last weekend’s farmer’s market was canceled due to ice in the parking lot, but the market is back in business this weekend. Peruse wares from local growers and artisans this from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is open year-round and is held indoors during inclement weather. The is held at the Rancho Alegre Farm, 2225 Givens Road in Dacula. For more information, you can also visit the Dacula Farmer’s Market Facebook page.

5. Attend a Live Cooking Show.

Watch professional chefs prepare a meal at Chateau Elan’s culinary studio. This is not a cooking class, but a chance to watch and learn from the pros. Cooking demonstrations begin at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person or $38 per couple. Limited space is available. For more information, visit the Chateau Elan website.

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