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Math Workshops Offered at Centerville Community Center

Snellville’s Centerville Community Center is offering math workshops for students, ranging from 4th to 12th grade. This program was formulated in response to the decline in standardized test scores across the state.

6th Annual Lego Race Back to School

On Saturday, Discover Mills Mall is hosting their 6th Annual Lego Race Back to School.  

LEGO-lovers will be able to participate in the Discover Mills Food Court (5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville); tomorrow at 11 a.m. The race will begin 1 p.m. 

Custom-designed vehicles made exclusively out of LEGO products will race in the food court and be awarded first, second and third place trophies in three different categories based on their vehicle size. 

This event is free to the public.

No More Lines, perhaps

Gwinnett County has recieved its allotment of electronic bar code scanners for use in the upcoming November election. The scanners will instantly compare poll book information with a potential voter’s driver’s license identification.

Gwinnett Elections Director Lynn Ledford says, “The current process takes poll workers at least 10 to 15 seconds each to look up voters in the electronic poll book and compare their identification to our records of registered voters".

Voters must still fill out a voter’s certificate at the polling place, and poll workers will still check photo identification.

Free Dental Services on Saturday

This Saturday from 7a.m. -4p.m., the Center for Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry (2100 Riverside Parkway Suite 130, Lawrenceville) will host its annual “Dentistry from the Heart”, which is a day of free dentistry. This is the centers fourth annual event benefiting the community. Thus far, they’ve been able to help approx. 571 patients receive treatment and have donated more than $118,884.00 in free dental care.

Patients must be at least 14 years of age, and accompanied by an adult if under the age of 18.  Procedures will be based on a first come, first serve basis, so please come early.

This year, the Center for Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry will be offering fillings, extractions and routine cleanings for free (one procedure per person).  This is their way of saying thank you to the community and helping those in need of dental services.

County Extends Study of Ronald Reagan Parkway

Gwinnett County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to extend a contract to study a proposed three-mile extension of Ronald Reagan Parkway that would connect it to Georigia's Interstate 85.

Skanska USA Civil Southeast, Inc. has requested additional time, at no extra cost, to continue discussions with the county, the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration about how and where potential access points to I-85 could be built.

Results from preliminary studies will soon be available.

Gwinnett DOT Director Brian Allen thinks, "This project is still in a pre-development phase to determine if it is necessary and feasible.

Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards Announces 2010 Ceremony

ATLANTA, GA -- Nearly 300 local theater leaders, supporters and fans from all throughout the Atlanta area will be on hand to recognize this year's nominees and winners at the Annual Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards Ceremony on Sunday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center in Roswell.

The ceremony will once again be headed up by one of Atlanta's most loved and acclaimed actors, Jeff McKerley, and punctuated with musical performances from this year's nominees for Best Overall Musical.

Since 2004, the Metropolitan Atlanta Theater (MAT) Awards has celebrated the talents of Atlanta's community theaters and small professional theater companies. The 2010 season brought 24 productions for consideration of awards, resulting in 108 nominees in 29 categories.

For more information about the 2010 MAT Awards Ceremony, please visit http://www.matawards.com/AwardCeremony.html.