There are two Gwinnett County parks located within the city limits of Peachtree Corners, Jones Bridge Park and Holcomb Bridge Park. And Pinckneyville Community Center and Park is located nearby in Berkeley Lake. Following is a list of activites that include activities in all of the county's 46 parks from Nov. 2 - 28.
November 2, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. – Family Game Night
Come support the H.O.O.K.E.D. Teen Club while enjoying an evening of games and refreshments with your family and friends. Fun board games and the taste of competition will have you rollin’ the dice and playing your way to a great time. All ages, $2/person at the door, call 770.418.2331. Shorty Howell Activity Building, 2750 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth.
November 3, 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. – NBA Fit Basketball Challenge
Free! Showcase your shooting, dribbling, passing, and fitness skills! The winners will receive prizes and the chance to go on to compete in the regionals at Philips Arena! Age 6-14, must bring a copy of the Birth Certificate and parent/guardian must complete an application, call 678-277-0890. Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center, 100 East Crogan St., Lawrenceville.
November 5, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Monday Movie Matinee
Bring a friend to our bargain movie matinee! Popcorn and drink included. Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Rd., Lawrenceville. Age 50-up, $2/person; pre-registration required, call 678-277-0179.
November 10, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. – Arts and Crafts Market
Free Admission! Do some early Christmas shopping with unique pieces from local crafters, photographers, knitters, and quilters. Vendor space is limited. $20/space for a 6' table and 2 chairs, call 678-277-0910. George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Hwy., Suwanee. Crafters register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: GPCC14390
November 5-27 – Gwinnett Plein Air Challenge Tour
Free! Enjoy the art of amateur artists, who have been meeting each month since March in a Plein Air Challenge to paint the scenery at several Gwinnett County Park & Recreation locations. “Plein air” literally means “in the open air” and refers to the practice of outdoor, on-site painting. Gwinnett County Park & Recreation partnered with Tannery Row Artist Colony in Buford, so that over 100 pieces were submitted and judged by a selected panel. The winning selections are on display at Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Dr., Lawrenceville to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Gwinnett County Park & Recreation as a countywide park system.
November 6, 7:00 pm-11:00 pm – Line Dance Workshop
Learn the latest and greatest line dances from John Robinson, a well-renowned dance choreographer! We’ll dance popular dances between lessons. $6/person, call 770-417-2212. Best Friend Park Gym, 6224 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: BFGY14360
November 8, 6:30 pm – Night Ride
Ready for a new mountain biking experience? How about an exciting night ride! SORBA night ride rules apply. Bike and/or rider must have head and tail lights. Ride is for beginners to experienced. Ages 15-up, $5/person; call 770.418.2331 for more information. Harbins Park, 2995 Luke Edwards Rd., Dacula. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: VOLR14320
November 17, 10:00 am-3:00 pm – Holiday Craft Market
Free Admission! The Holidays are near, time to prepare for your Christmas Cheer! Hand crafted gifts and portraits prepared by seasoned artist; vendors range from pottery novelties to hair and make-up and fashion, plus activities for kids and raffle prizes! Vendors must prescreen to participate in event; $30/vendor; must pre-register by 10/26, call 770-417-2200. Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross. Vendors register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: PPCC14321
November 17, 10:00 am-noon – H.O.O.K.E.D. Teen Club Meeting
Free! Teens~ you can make a difference! Join the challenge in drug and alcohol prevention with H.O.O.K.E.D. (Helping Others Organize Kreative Everyday Differences). H.O.O.K.E.D. teens are trained as leaders in their community and assist with a variety of exciting activities and events throughout the county. Grades 7-12, call 770-418-2331 for registration and information. Shorty Howell Activity Building, 2750 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth.
November 17, 10:00 am – NBA 2-ball
Two-player teams have one minute to score as many baskets as possible from any of the 7 designated shooting spots on a half court! Trophies awarded to first place teams in each division. Open to male, female, and co-ed two person teams ages 8-9; 10-12; 14-16, $5/player; must pre-register by 11/12, call 770-417-2212. Space is limited. Best Friend Park Gym, 6224 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross.
November 20, 6:30 pm – Night Ride
Ready for a new mountain biking experience? How about an exciting night ride! SORBA night ride rules apply. Bike and/or rider must have head and tail lights. Ride is for beginners to experienced. Ages 15-up, $5/person; call 770-418-2331 for more information. Yellow River Park, 3232 Juhan Rd., Stone Mountain. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: VOLR14321
November 22, 5:00 pm-8:30 pm – 25th Annual Lighting of the Tree
Free! Help Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation celebrate 25 years as a countywide park system. The tradition continues as the Great Tree is lit on the lawn of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St., Lawrenceville. Enjoy an evening with family and friends and live performances, music, crafts, food vendors, and more!
November 24, 8:30 am-10:30 am – Breakfast with Santa
A much loved event at the courthouse to kick start the holiday season! You and your kids will enjoy a continental breakfast with Santa in the Superior Court Ballroom. Carolers, visits with the Big Elf himself and a keepsake photo included for $9/person; must pre-register by 11/21, call 770-822-5450. Children up to 18 months FREE with paid adult. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St., Lawrenceville. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: GHCH14700
November 28, 8:30 pm-10:30 pm – Canvas Café Painting for the Cure
This affair is in partnership with the American Cancer Society of Gwinnett to raise awareness of cancer through an inspirational art session with a skilled resident artist. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages served as guests paint their own 14”x18” masterpiece to take home. Ages 21-up (ID required), $15/person; pre-register by 11/19; call 770-417-2200. Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: PPCC14324.
November 28, 6:30 pm – Night Ride
Ready for a new mountain biking experience? How about an exciting night ride! SORBA night ride rules apply. Bike and/or rider must have head and tail lights. Ride is for beginners to experienced. Ages 15-up, $5/person; call 770-418-2331 for more information. Tribble Mill Park, 2125 Tribble Mill Pkwy., Lawrenceville. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: VOLR14322
Senior Recreation Clubs - Visitors are always welcome! Bring your covered dish to share!
Best Friend Club 11:30am -2nd Thursday Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center
Bogan Gold Wing 11:00am -2nd Wednesday Bogan Park Community Recreation Center
Dacula Rainbow 11:30am -1st Tuesday Dacula Park Activity Building
Evergreen 11:30am - 4th Tuesday Mountain Park Activity Building
Get Up & Go 11:30am -2nd Tuesday Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center
Lawrenceville Fun Time Club 11:30am - 1st Friday Bethesda Park Senior Center
Shorty Howell Hi-Steppers 11:00am - 1st Thursday Shorty Howell Park Activity Building
Suwanee Goodtimers 11:00am - 2nd Tuesday Prime Timers Pointe at George Pierce Park
For more park locations or other information, visit the Gwinnett Parks & Recreation website.