summer


  • School’s almost out for the summer! If you’re looking for summer camps in the Gwinnett County area, here are some great options to check out. Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center offers a variety of themed week-long camps for kids age 2 to 13. Choose from camps such as Water Wonders, American Girls: World Explorers, Drama Camp, Prehistoric Georgia, Lego Beasts and Bricks, and the Civil War. Each camp includes time on the center’s Spider Quest net course or Treetop Quest! For more information, visit the center’s website. Camp All-American is a day camp for kids age 5 to 14 at Perimeter Church in Johns Creek. Your kids will enjoy tons of outdoor and indoor activities, such as gymnastics, soccer, art, cheerleading, tennis, and more. The oldest kids can choose unique “specialties” such as rock climbing, ropes course, wilderness, and laser tag! All… Read More

  • Back to School Tips
    2016-07-26

    As the summer draws to a close, here are some tips to ensure that the whole family has a great start to the new school year! Ease kids (and yourself) into the school year schedule.  Lazy summer days are great, but now is the time to get your wake your kids earlier and enforce earlier bedtimes. Create a central spot for all paperwork from school and extracurricular activities. Place a dry erase calendar on the wall and fill in important dates and appointments. Use a bulletin board to hang important papers, and use wicker or wire baskets for a simple filing system. Shop early for school supplies and clothes. Before you purchase your children brand-new wardrobes, sort through their clothes – donate items that are too small, and toss items that are worn or damaged. School supplies are already on sale at… Read More

  • It’s the hottest time of year in Georgia, and this summer seems warmer than ever! If you’re looking for some fun ways to cool off, Gwinnett County features terrific pools and waterparks where the whole family can beat the heat. Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation has a number of terrific public pools and waterparks.  Bogan Park Aquatic Center in Buford has an indoor competition pool and indoor waterpark with zero-depth entry, giant waterslide, and whimsical water play structures. West Gwinnett Aquatic Center in Norcross features indoor competition and instructional pools, and an outdoor water park with leisure pool, offering zero-depth entry, two huge waterslides, a river channel, bubble bench, spray bar, play structures, and more! Admission ranges from $3.25 to $5.50 for Gwinnett residents and $6.25 to $10.50 for non-Gwinnett residents. Click here for more information. Gwinnett County also offers several fountains and… Read More

  • There are tons of fun events going on in Gwinnett this weekend.  Bring your family and invite your friends to these terrific events happening close to home! The ATL Comedy Arts Fest is a citywide event taking place in multiple venues in the Atlanta area this weekend.  Top comedians will compete for spots on eight half-hour television tapings and two hour-long specials.  In Gwinnett County, the comedy shows will take place at Aurora Theatre in Downtown Lawrenceville.  The semi-finals will take place at 7:15 and 9:15 on Saturday, and the finale will be taped at 8 pm on Sunday evening.  For more tickets and more information, visit Aurora Theatre’s website. Visit the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Centennial Olympic Games! Re-live Atlanta’s most thrilling summer with exciting exhibits featuring memorabilia from the Olympic Games, and learn about how the… Read More

  • This is the perfect time of year to invite your friends, family, and neighbors over for a summertime barbecue. Here are some tips for hosting a terrific barbecue that will be easy for you and memorable for your guests! Make it potluck style. Focusing on the main meats and couple of sides will allow you to relax and focus on the rest of your event. Pick a couple of grilled meats and easy sides that you do best and ask your guests to bring a side dish, drinks, or dessert. Have one or two pitchers of signature beverages to enjoy. Whip up one of these easy summertime cocktails, along with a pitcher of non-alcoholic punch. Break out the games! Consider corn hole, horse shoes, badminton, or other outdoor games that are easy to set up. Kids will be thrilled, and… Read More

  •               Summer is in full swing, and there are tons of fun events going on in Gwinnett County this weekend! Check out these family-friendly events close to home! Movies Under the Stars Summer Concert Series at the Mall of Georgia Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to the Mall of Georgia this Saturday for Movie Under the Stars! The festivities start at 6:30 with live music from Line 6, bounce houses, and plenty of food and drinks for sale. The movie, Transylvania 2, will begin at dusk. Movie Under the Braselton Stars Enjoy a fun, family-friendly evening in Downtown Braselton with Movie Under the Braselton Stars! Join your friends and neighbors at 6 pm for a showing of the hit movie Zootopia. Snack and beverage vendors will be on hand. Gwinnett Braves vs. Norfolk… Read More

  • School is out for the summer! Check out these fun ideas close to home to occupy your kids and create some awesome summer memories. LanierWorld at Lake Lanier Islands is north Georgia’s premier water park!  The Family Fun Park offers the South’s largest wave pool, and the popular Raging River.  Kids will love the Big Beach, with tons of slides, rides, and water play structures for all ages.  When you’re ready to relax, head to Sunset Cove for beachfront lounging and fabulous dining and shopping.  Daily tickets start at just $30.99!  Click here for more information. Check out Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf in Gwinnett County, voted the best miniature golf course in metro Atlanta!  Enjoy putting in the newly remodeled, 27-hole course complete with caves, footbridges, waterfalls, and other swashbuckling natural features.  Prices start at just $7.00, and kids 3 and under play… Read More

  • Summer time is here, and there is no shortage of fun in North Georgia! Make the most of your summer days with these family-friendly, free and low-cost events in northern Gwinnett County. Kids and adults alike will love cooling off in the outdoor fountains at Suwanee Town Center, Duluth Town Green, and the Mall of Georgia! Check out a free concert or movie on the lawn in Downtown Norcross, Sugar Hill Amphitheatre, Duluth Town Green, and the Buford Town Park! Visit the cities’ websites for details and schedules. In the cool morning hours, hit the trails at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. Enjoy nearly 10 miles of paths through woodland forests, and then check out the fun and informative exhibits at the on-site museum. When it’s too hot to stay outdoors, catch a $1 movie as part of Regal… Read More

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