Originally posted by Faye Edmundson
October 1, 11:30am-1:30pm – Virtual Travel Club
Free! Discover Russia's revitalized capital of Moscow (including its storied subway system), the architectural wonders of Khizi Island, the historic majesty of St. Petersburg, and more, all without leaving the comfort of your chair. Join Fred Gakstatter as he takes you on a virtual tour of mysterious Russia. Age 50-up, pack a lunch, register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: GPCC14369 or call 678.277.0910. Prime Timers Pointe at George Pierce Park, 55 Buford Hwy, Suwanee.
October 5, 9:00am-noon – Park’nership
Free! Join the Gwinnett Parks Foundation in beautifying Gwinnet’s parks in an exciting and rewarding opportunity to serve with other volunteers during Great Days of Service. Families, service organizations, and scout groups welcome. Bring gloves and sturdy shoes. Age 6-up; must pre-register by 10/1 online at www.volunteergwinnett.net or call 678.277.0900. Club Drive Park, 3330 Club Drive, Lawrenceville.
October 7, 3:00pm-5:00pm – Monday Movie Matinee
Bring a friend and enjoy a bargain movie with popcorn and drink included! Age 50-up, $2/person, must pre-register. Call 678.277.0179 for movie selections and reservations. Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Rd, Lawrenceville.
October 12, noon-3:00pm – Old Fashioned Picnic and Bluegrass Festival
Free! Remember yesteryear when times were simpler? Enjoy the good ole days on the grounds of the Gwinnett Historic with live music from Skillet Lickers and Nelson Thomas, peruse craft artisans showcasing their talents. Pack a picnic lunch or purchase food on-site. Interested vendors, please call 770.822.5450. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 West Crogan Street, Lawrenceville.
October 12, noon-3:00pm – Holiday Décor Show
New! Come see the latest holiday décor ideas for your home as craft experts demonstrate easy DIY projects! Vendor booths decorated for the upcoming holiday season will be on display in the Superior Court Ballroom and craft vendors will be showcasing their talents. Only $2/person at the door, no registration necessary. Interested vendors, please call 770.822.5450. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 West Crogan Street, Lawrenceville.
October 18, 6:30pm-9:00pm – Secret Garden Night Hike
New! Ever wonder what happens in the park after dark? Bring your flashlight, eagle eyesight and enjoy a cookout dinner at the pavilion and a guided hike on the trails of Little Mulberry Park and learn about night activity in the park. Fun for the whole family plus treats at the end of the hike! Age 4-up, must pre-register by 10/15. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com $7/person with code: SHVR14372 or $24/family of 4 with code: SHVR1480 call 678.277.0900. Little Mulberry Park, 3855 Fence Road, Auburn.
October 19, 10:00am-5:00pm – Fall Pottery Sale
New! Free Admission! Join us in creating a new Pinckneyville Park tradition, as students and instructors from our pottery studio come together to sell their latest creations. This is the perfect event to purchase unique handmade gifts made by local artists! This one-day sale will include a wide variety of pottery and prices, from functional to decorative, both wheel-thrown and built by hand. Come see what we’ve been working on all year and support growing artists in your community. For more information, call 678.277.0920. Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, 4650 Peachtree Ind Blvd, Norcross.
October 25, 9:00am-noon – Senior Health Fair
Free! It’s time to get healthy! Enjoy health screenings, demonstrations and educational information with door prizes and goodie bags, too! Age 50-up. $36/vendor, interested vendors, call 678.277.0179 for more information. Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville.
October 25, 7:00pm-9:00pm – Mother-Son Halloween Dance
Superheroes, pirates, and other cute critters are invited to dress up and enjoy this spooktacular event! Let’s do the “Monster Mash” and all the Halloween Favorites plus light refreshments. Age 4-up, $10/person; must pre-register by 10/14, online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: GPCC14307 or call 678.277.0910. George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Hwy., Suwanee.
October 26, 11:00am-2:00pm – Halloween Spook & Splash
Have a splish, splashing, spooktacular time! Kick off the event with a costume contest from 11:00am-noon (costumes must be registered upon arrival for the contest), crafts, photos, candy, and swimming to follow. . All pool rules still apply. Ages 11-under must be accompanied by a registered adult. $6/person, must pre-registered online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: BTAC31999 or call 678.277.0880. Bethesda Park Aquatic Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville.
October 26, 7:00pm-9:00pm – Family Halloween Dance
Dig deep to find your ghoulish or fancy garb an djoin us for the 10th annual Pinckneyville Costume Contest and family dance! Dress up and come have some fun for the whole family! Jam-packed fun with a costume contest, crafts, games, a ‘Spooky Room’, candy, light refreshments, prizes and much more! Age 4-up, $6/person; register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: PPCC14320 or call 678.277.0920. Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, 4650 Peachtree Ind Blvd, Norcross.
October 26, 1:00pm-2:30pm and 2:30pm-4:30pm – Spooktacular Dance and Play Party
Come dressed up in a costume, learn a dance, play games, have a snack, make a “spooky” crafts and more! Parents join us for a short “Spooktacular” performance the last 10 minutes of the party! $10/age 3-5 (1:00pm-2:30pm) or $15/age 6-10 (2:30pm-4:30pm); must pre-register by 10/18. Register at www.gwinnettparks.com or call 678.277.0850. Register with code: BPCC14330 (ages 3-5) or BPCC14331 (ages 6-10). Bogan Park Community Recreation Center, 2723 North Bogan Road, Buford.
October 26, 1:30pm – Trick or Treat 3K Fun Run
Dress in your Halloween best as you run the trails at Rhodes Jordan Park. Enjoy costume contests and other activities! Runners get a t-shirt and winner will receive a prize. Age 5-up, $21/person; must pre-register 10/23, online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: RJCC14315 call 678.277.0890. Rhodes Jordan Park Pavilion, 100 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville.
October 26, 3:30pm-5:00pm – Trick or Treat Trail
Free! (A bag of individually wrapped candy is your admission) Kids age 13-under, come wear your costumes and bring your trick or treat bag! We’ll parade around the trail, play games, collect candy, and more! For more information call 678.277.0890. Rhodes Jordan Park Pavilion, 100 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville.
October 26, 5:00pm-8:00pm – Haunted Halloween Festival
It’s a Haunted Halloween Festival complete with crafts, games, costume contest, haunted house, hay ride and more! For older kids there is a walk-through dark attraction filled with live actors, amazing special effects and incredible monsters. All ages, $5/person, must pre-register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: LSCC14341 or call 678.277.0860. Lucky Shoals Park Communtiy Recreation Center, 4651 Britt Road, Norcross.
October 31, 11:30am-1:00pm – Halloween Bingo Bash
Have a hauntingly good time at this potluck event. Bring your favorite “ghoulish”, casserole dish or salad. Dessert and drinks provided. Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy a frightfully fun game of Bingo! Age 50-up, $4/person, must pre-register by 10/28 online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: BPSC14304 or call 678.277.0179. Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville.