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WEEKEND EVENTS: 5K's, Car Shows and Garden Tours

WEEKEND EVENTS: 5K's, Car Shows and Garden Tours

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.  – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

The Gwinnett Braves will host a 5K Family Fun run at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. The run will begin at 8:00 a.m. and is followed by a one mile family fun run that starts ten minutes later. This run will benefit the American Cancer Society and will cost $30. Participants will, also, get a free ticket to the Saturday matchup against the Toledo Mud Hens.

Norcross Police are inviting you to take part in a 5k run that begins at 8:00 a.m. The run will be called "Cops Helping Unique Kids" or CHUK. The $20 registration fee will go to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation. There is also a free run and walk that will happen at 10:00 a.m. and a family festival at Thrashers Park.

WEEKEND EVENTS: National Public Gardens Day, kiln opening and Spring Fling

WEEKEND EVENTS: National Public Gardens Day, kiln opening and Spring Fling

ATHENS, Ga. – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

To commemorate National Public Gardens Day, sponsored by the Rain Bird and American Public Gardens Association, nationwide gardens are offering free admission with a coupon printout, which can be found here. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, located in Athens, is accepting these coupons. The Garden is located about three miles south of the University. The address is 2450 South Milledge Avenue in Athens.

Visit Vines Garden in Loganville on Sunday May 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for National Train Day at Vines Garden. This event is being presented by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation. Engineers will be on hand holding information sessions on trains at the largest railroad in the Southeast.

GEHC celebrates Earth Day with owl pellet dissection and more

GEHC celebrates Earth Day with owl pellet dissection and more

BUFORD, Ga. – Enjoy an early Earth Day, as the GEHC hosts their event “Earth Day Around the World”. The event will enjoy a wide range of activities like games, guided nature hikes, crafts, solar t-shirts screening and trivia.

The event will allow visitors to dissect an owl pellet, the opportunity to meet a live Great Horned Owl and to discover the different types of wildlife one can find in their backyard.

In addition to the various activities, the Mill Creek High School Orchestra will perform.

In recognition of Earth Day, official say, there will be a $2.00 discount on regular admission for all ages.  Boy and Girls Scouts and their leaders can attend for a $1.00 and a non perishable food item if they are dressed in full uniform.  Teachers can also attend for $1.00 and a non-perishable food item with school ID. 

As always, GEHC members are admitted free.