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Gwinnett county animal welfare hosts inaugural adopt-a-sweetheart valentine’s event

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Gwinnett Pet Adoption

Forget the traditional gifts of candy and roses; Gwinnett County Animal Welfare is hosting an Adopt-A-Sweetheart special Feb. 11 through Feb. 16 with the discounted price of $2.14 for each dog and cat.

On Feb. 16, the sweetheart special will include vendors as well as gifts for new adoptions and a photo backdrop to capture joyful Valentine moments of these pets as they depart to their forever homes.

Alan Davis, manager of the Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Division, suggests that Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to give a gift that will bring a lifetime of smiles and happiness to the whole family.

“Adopting is a gift for both the pet and your Valentine,” Davis said. “Giving a home to a shelter pet is a memorable gift from the heart.”

Pet adoption fees are normally $45 for dogs and $20 for cats. Adopters can usually take their new pet home on the same day upon completion of paperwork and adoption counseling. All pets adopted from Gwinnett County Animal Welfare are spayed or neutered, have a microchip and are vaccinated.

Volunteer opportunities are available for this event as well as several others. Interested individuals are asked to visit www.volunteergwinnett.net to sign up to volunteer for Gwinnett Animal Welfare’s events.

Gwinnett Animal Welfare is located at 844 Winder Highway, Lawrenceville.  Adoption hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Up-to-date information, including available pets and activities, can be found at www.gwinnettanimalwelfare.com.

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Town Center Grand Opening Set For Saturday, April 27

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It’s been a long time coming – but the day to celebrate the completion of the city’s Town Center is upon us. On Saturday, April 27, the afternoon will be filled with fun activities, music, food and more as we revel in the culmination of years of planning, designing and constructing of our Town Center.

The Grand Opening of the all-new Town Green at Town Center on Saturday, April 27th from 4 pm – 9 pm.  Admission is FREE to enjoy the grand opening parade, DJ, strolling performers and a variety of food vendors. Fans can also visit one of the many restaurants located within the Town Center and bring food to the Town Green. 

The event finale is a concert featuring Atlanta Rhythm Section!  With 15 albums of outstanding performances and songwriting to their name, the Atlanta Rhythm Section has been a staple on the Southern Rock scene for more than 50 years. With hits such as “So Into You,” “Champagne Jam,” “Imaginary Lover,” “Homesick” and “Spooky” this show won’t disappoint!

The all new Town Green is located off Peachtree Parkway directly across from the Forum in the Town Center shopping center at 5140 Town Center Blvd.

GETTING THERE

Park and Walk

Park in the parking areas off Davinci Court off Peachtree Corners Circle (3720 Davinci Ct, 3715 Davinci Ct or 2745 Davinci Ct). You’ll cross Peachtree Corners Circle and access the Town Green via a path – look for the signs!

Park and Ride

A FREE shuttle is available for guests who park in the parking lots off Triangle Parkway and Metric Place. (5400 Triangle Pkwy, 5430 Metric Pl, 4725 Peachtree Corners Cr, 5390 Triangle Pkwy). The shuttle will pick up and drop off at the corner of Triangle Pkwy and Metric Pl, in front of 5400 Triangle Pkwy. Free shuttles to and from the Town Green will run from 4:00pm to 12:30am.

Ride Share

We strongly encourage the use of Ride Share for the event. Ride share drop off and pick up location is The Piedmont Bank, 5100 Peachtree Parkway. 

  Event Parking Map

Prohibited Items

For the safety and convenience of all guests the following items are prohibited on the Town Green for the Grand Opening Event

  • Glass Containers
  • Fires or Barbeque Grills
  • Weapons or Firearms
  • No prior claiming of lawn spots with personal items is allowed in advance of concerts or events
  • Hard Sided or Large Coolers
  • Large or oversized bags/back packs, luggage, or duffel bags
  • Fireworks or Sparklers
  • Smoking, Vaping or use of any tobacco products
  • Illegal Substance or Drugs
  • Pets or Animals with the exception of service animals
  • Flying Objects including but not limited to: Sports Balls, Flying Discs, Beach Balls, or Drones
  • Tents, tables or staking. No items can be affixed to any park infrastructure

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What Our Neighbors are Reading – Top 5 Mystery

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This list of the most often checked out library books in Peachtree Corners is provided thanks to Elissa Checov, Manager of the Peachtree Corners Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library. The information covers January and February 2019.

MYSTERY Top 5

The Reckoning by John Grisham

A Delicate Touch by Stuart Woods

Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child

Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci

Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly

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