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Gwinnett Weekends: Things to Do Around the County

Events around Gwinnett this weekend, plus Stone Mountain.

In AUBURN

February 18-19
THE SEASONS GEORGIA PIEDMONT ARTS CENTER Auburn Winter gallery show Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm Free 404-202-3044 www.georgiapiedmontartscenter.com

In BUFORD

February 18, 20-25, 27-29
LIVING IN SPACE GWINNETT ENVIRONMENTAL & HERITAGE CENTER Buford Exhibit highlighting the International Space Station (ISS) and allow visitors to experience a day in the life of an astronaut on ISS. Mon-Sat 9am-4pm $3.50-$10.50 770-904-3500 www.gwinnettehc.org

February 18, 20-25, 27-29
PETTICOATS & SLIDE RULES GWINNETT ENVIRONMENTAL & HERITAGE CENTER Buford Exhibit highlighting the history of women engineers’ evolving roles in American society and in the engineering profession. It also walks through the development of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the first American national engineering society dedicated to promoting women. Mon-Sat 9am-4pm $3.50-$10.50 770-904-3500 www.gwinnettehc.org

February 18
NORTH GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL JURIED ART EXHIBITION TANNERY ROW ARTIST COLONY Buford 12pm-5pm
Free 770-904-0572 www.tanneryrowartistcolony.com

February 18-19, 25-26
ARBOR DAY GWINNETT ENVIRONMENTAL & HERITAGE CENTER Buford Did you know that trees give us over 5,000 useful products? Trees also help clean the air, buffer loud noises, improve water quality, provide habitats for wildlife, and protect the soil from erosion, along with many economic and human health benefits. 10am-3pm $3.50-$10.50 770-904-3500 www.gwinnettehc.org

February 19, 26

FUNDAY GWINNETT ENVIRONMENTAL & HERITAGE CENTER Buford Visitors will be able to explore the three exhibits a the center. New to the Heritage Center, the e-Planetarium is an exhibit where the public can get a glimpse of the world of space. Another exhibit available to visitors is Petticoats and Slide Rules, which highlights the important role of pioneering women in engineering. Attendees also have their last chance to explore the Living in Space exhibit, which allows people to become International Space Station crew members for a day as they engage in astronaut activities. 1pm-5pm Free 770-904-3500 www.gwinnettehc.org

In DULUTH

February 18
GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP -TRADITIONAL ARENA AT GWINNETT CENTER Duluth Tournament
$7-$24, www.ghsa.net/state-championships

February 18
DANCIN’ & SINGIN’ THE NIGHT AWAY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT GWINNETT CENTER Duluth Enjoy singing, dancing, and acting performed by the members of the Susan Chambers Dance Company. Fri 7pm, Sat 10am & 6:30pm $13-$18 800-745-3000 www.susanchambersdance.com www.ticketmaster.com

February 18
DR. SEUSS’ 75TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY GWINNETT PLACE MALL-LOWER LEVEL Duluth 2Pm-4pm
770-476-5160. www.simonkidgitsclub.com

February 18
TAKE THE PLEDGE FOR A HEALTHY HEART GWINNETT CENTER Duluth Interactive educational event including exhibits, screenings, demonstrations & more. 8am-11am. Free 678-312-5000 Gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/classes

February 18
FROM JOHN HENTRY TO ROSA PARKS SOUTHEASTERN RAILWAY MUSEUM Duluth African American influence on transportation history. 10am-5pm
$6-$9, train rides add’l $3 770-476-2013 www.southeasternrailwaymuseum.org

February 18
ALMOST KINGS W/SUPERBOB & SID AERIAL WILD BILLS Duluth Concert
9:30pm $15-$100 678-473-1000 www.wildbillsatlanta.com www.ticketmaster.com

February 18
THE OTC COMEDY TROUPE NEW DAWN THEATER Duluth Enjoy this improv and sketch comedy group that offers shows that are innovative and use audience suggestions to create scenes on the spot.
8pm $10 678-464-0115 www.otccomedytroupe.com www.newdawntheatercompany.com

February 19
GEORGIA TECH WOMEN’S YELLOW JACKETS VS. BOSTON COLLEGE ARENA AT GWINNETT CENTER Duluth Women’s Basketball
2pm $30 888-TECH-TIX ramblinwreck.cstv.com/tickets/wbb.html

February 19
TEEN NIGHT SUNDAY WILD BILLS Duluth DJ mixing up all the dance/hip hop hits. All ages, no alcohol, no smoking. 678-473-1000
www.wildbillsatlanta.com/guestlist

In LAWRENCEVILLE

February 18, 20-25, 27-29
FINE ART EXHIBIT GWINNETT HISTORIC COURTHOUSE Lawrenceville World renowned artist Robert Christie. Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm 404-275-2281 www.christiestudio.com

February 1-29
BLACK WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE EXHIBIT GWINNETT JUSTICE AND ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Lawrenceville The exhibit is comprised of news articles, magazine clippings and other documentation relating to local Black women’s contributions to American history. 8am-9pm
Free 770-822-4046 www.unitedbonysociety.org

February 1-29
KIDS FREE AT MEDIEVAL TIMES MEDIEVAL TIMES Lawrenceville Receive one free child admission (12 & under) with the purchase of a full-priced adult admission. Must mention discount code KFGC at time of purchase. Some restrictions apply.
Show times vary $35.95-$51.95 1-888-WE-JOUST www.medievaltimes.com

February 18
KIDSIGNMENTS GWINNETT COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Lawrenceville Semi-annual kids’ consignment sale Tues-Thurs 9am-7pm, Fri & Sat 9am-6pm Free to attend 770-381-5938 www.kidsignments.com

February 18-19, 23-26
GGC LAB SERIES PRESENTS “NEIGHBORHOOD 3: REQUISITION OF DOOM” AURORA THEATRE Lawrenceville The hottest video game uses technology and GPS to create a playing environment identical to your subdivision. Gamers beware, things get intense as the line blurs between virtual and reality.
Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 2:30pm $15 678-226-6222 www.auroratheatre.com

February 18-19
2012 SOUTHERN CLASSIC COOLRAY FIELD Lawrenceville Four local university baseball teams will clash in a six-game tournament as Piedmont College, Oglethorpe University, Emory University and LaGrange College play one another during the round-robin tournament.
1pm & 4pm $10-$25 678-277-0300 www.gwinnettbraves.com

February 18
YOUTH PROGRAM BRISCOE FIELD Lawrenceville EAA provides free rides to young people as a way to introduce them to aviation! 9am
Free www.eaa690.org

In LILBURN

February 20
DOLLAR DAY YELLOW RIVER GAME RANCH Lilburn Everyone admitted for only $1 per person. 9:30am–5pm $1 770-972-6643 www.yellowrivergameranch.com

In NORCROSS

February 18, 24-25
WALL OF SMALL & SONG IN MY HEART EXHIBITS KUDZU ART ZONE Norcross Exhibits - Opening Reception will be Feb 10 from 7pm-9pm. 11am-4pm
Free 770-840-9844 www.kudzuartzone.org

February 18-19
“BLEACH” PRESENTED BY LIONHEART THEATRE NORCROSS CULTURAL ARTS AND COMMUNITY CENTER Norcross Tells the comical story of a newly hired exterminator who manages to find trouble regarding the appropriate use of rope, the proper etiquette on job interviews, the normal routine at a library and his odd fascination with bleach. Fri-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm $12-$15 770-885-0425 www.lionhearttheatre.org

February 18
ARBOR DAYS NORCROSS WELCOME CENTER Norcross Two chances to help plant community trees. Fri 11am, Sat 11:30am Free 770-448-2122 aplacetoimagine.com

February 18
MOVIE NIGHT BEST FRIEND PARK GYM Norcross Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and join us for a movie night on a large screen inside the dry and toasty gym! Hotdogs, pizza and other yummy movie concessions will be available for purchase (cash only for concessions); no outside food allowed. 6pm $3/per person 770-417-2212 www.gwinnettparks.com

February 18-19
ATLANTA EXOTIC BIRD FAIR NORTH ATLANTA TRADE CENTER Norcross See exotic birds, buy directly from breeders and educate yourself by talking to many bird experts. Tickets good all weekend. Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 10am–4pm $5 Ages 13 +, Under 12 FREE 770-279-9899 www.northatlantatradecenter.com

February 20
MAHA SHIVRATRI CELEBRATION JC EVENT HALL Norcross Celebrate this auspicious event with panchvakra puja and abhishek. 6pm-9pm
678-923-3323

February 20
MAHASHIVRATRI CELEBRATION SADHANA MANDIR - IMPACT CONFERENCE CENTER Norcross Celebrate this auspicious event with a variety of poojas. Mahaprasad will be served. 6:30pm-9pm 678-427-4533 www.joshiji.com

February 20
MAHA SHIVRATRI CELEBRATION ASHIANA HALL – FIRST FLOOR GLOBAL MALL Norcross Celebrate this auspicious event with group maharudrabhishek pooja. Maharprasad will be served. 7pm-9:30pm 404-819-3506 www.shivmandiratlanta.org/

In SNELLVILLE

February 18-19, 24-26
CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN NEW LONDON THEATRE Snellville performance
Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2:30pm $10-$15 770-559-1484 www.newlondontheatre.org

February 18
2012 RUN THE REAGAN RONALD REAGAN PARKWAY Snellville Road race (Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Fun Run) 8am Free to attend, registration fees vary 770-518-8002 www.runthereagan.net

In STONE MOUNTAIN

February 18, 21-25, 28-29
“PAREIDOLIA” BY EDDIE CARPENTER ART STATION Stone Mountain 3-D Invitational Exhibition
Tues-Fri 10:00am-5:00pm, Sat 10:00am-3:00pm Free 770-469-1105 www.artstation.org

February 18-20

SNOW MOUNTAIN STONE MOUNTAIN PARK Stone Mountain Atlanta’s only Snow Park with a 400’ tubing hill and a SnowZone play area! Time slots vary, reservation recommended, $27, plus $10 vehicle entry fee 770-498-5690 www.snowmountainpark.com

February 18-19
“NAME THAT SHOW” ART STATION IN STONE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE Stone Mountain Think Fast! Enjoy and improve that puts you in the driver’s seat. Wed 10:30am, Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm $15-$25 770-469-1105 www.artstation.org

In SUWANEE

February 1-29
SUWANEE SCULPTOUR SUWANEE TOWN CENTER Suwanee Walkable outdoor exhibit, tour features 15 pieces on loan from various artists from around the country and close to home.
All day 770-945-8996 www.suwanee.com

February 18
VOLUME FIVE EVERETT’S MUSIC BARN Suwanee Live Bluegrass music, the house band Everett Brothers performs followed by Volume Five. 8pm $15 donation requested 770-945-5628 www.everettsmusicbarn.com/schedule.php

February 20
PRESIDENT’S DAY-CLIMB CHEAP ADRENALINE CLIMBING Suwanee Enjoy your school holiday with is and get your harness and shoes free. 11am-10pm. $12-$14 770-271-1390 www.adrenalineclimbing.com

(Editor's note: This list was compiled by the Gwinnett Convention and Visitor's Bureau.)

Janice Compton February 21, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Forget the Yellow River Game Ranch! Your article posted the hours today (02/20/12) as 9:30 to 5:00, however, they turned away our van load of children at 4:00 after driving all the way from Duluth! VERY DISAPPOINTED, as we are sure all the other families were!!!!! We won't be going back there again! The rude employees said that was only for the weekends. Sort of pathetic for them to advertise that on your news page then let down countless groups of eager children. Waste of gas too! BOO YELLOW RIVER GAME RANCH!

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