Friday, March 22, 2013
Gwinett Weekends: Some entertainment options for March 22-24, 2013.
This information is courtesy of Explore Gwinnett. March 22 HERE A CHICK, THERE A BUNNY YELLOW RIVER GAME RANCH Lilburn The Yellow River Game Ranch will be having a special display of its baby animals. Chicks, ducklings, piglets, lambs and kid goats will be available to feed and pet. $8, adults; $7, children; free age 2 and younger 770-972-6643 http://www.yellowrivergameranch.com Yellow River Game Ranch Facebook page March 23 EDDIE OWEN PRESENTS: RANDALL BRAMBLETT RECORD RELEASE CELEBRATION RED CLAY THEATRE Duluth Concert 8pm $15-$18 404-478-2749 www.eddieowenpresents.com March 20-24, 27-31 THE DROWSY CHAPERONE AURORA THEATRE Lawrenceville Wed-Fri 8 pm, Sat 2:30 & 8pm, Sun 2:30 pm $16-$35 678-226-6222 www.auroratheatre.com March 23 BUNNY …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Two non-denominational services happen April 8.
The 68th annual Easter sunrise service at Stone Mountain Park is April 8. You don't have to venture to the top of the mountain for the service. The Stone Mountain Ministerial Association will hold two non-denominational Easter services -- one atop Stone Mountain, the other at the base on Memorial Lawn -- this Sunday, April 8 at 7 a.m. The services will be held simultaneously. Stone Mountain Park says to please allow an extra hour or more for large crowds. Pricing and scheduling information: Are you planning to attend this year's service at Stone Mountain? Take our poll or tell us in the comment section below. Here are photos of the 2011 Easter Sunrise Service. Keep up-to-date on news in Stone Mountain-Redan by liking us on Facebook, …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
The Easter Bunny will be there with 4,000 eggs.
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Saturday, February 25, 2012
The Lilburn Downtown Development Authority is bringing back a popular event -- the city's Easter Egg Hunt, which will be held March 31 in Lilburn City Park from 10 a.m. to noon. The egg hunt is free, and everyone is invited. Bring your basket, the DDA says, because there will be 4,000 eggs to find. Sorry, parents, but you're not allowed on the field except to help 1-3-year olds. The Easter Bunny of course will be there, and kids will have an opportunity to have their photos taken with him. Prizes will be given in each division for finding the "prize egg." The DDA is looking for sponsors for this event and for organizations that would like to sell food, doughnuts or beverages. Please email Lilburn Patch Editor Theresa Waldrop, theresa.…
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Hundreds were greeted by a perfect sunrise for services.
It was the perfect morning to celebrate Easter on top of Stone Mountain, and hundreds of people from all around made the journey up the big rock, either on foot or by cable car. About 100 or more didn't make it in time and were still waiting for the Sky Lift in a line that stretched hundreds of feet when park employees told them they wouldn't make it up before the end of the service. The news didn't stop most of them from trying. Others worshipped at the Memorial Lawn service. Whether atop the mountain or in its shadow, it was a morning of renewal to remember.
Friday, April 22, 2011
From on top of Stone Mountain to one of Lilburn's oldest churches, here's a selection of sunrise services scheduled Easter Sunday.
Sunrise services on Easter Sunday have a rich tradition in the Christian faith, dating back to the 1700's in Eastern Europe. Congregations gather at daybreak every year, mostly for outdoor services, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus and symbolizing the empty tomb found by his disciples the first Easter morning. There are many sunrise services scheduled in the community this Sunday (sunrise is 6:57 a.m., by the way, with clear skies and temperatures in the low 60s expected). Two of the more popular services every year are at Stone Mountain Park and at Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Stone Mountain's 67th annual service begins at 7 a.m. with non-denominational gatherings on top of the mountain and at at the Memorial Hall Terrace. It …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Easter eggs, sunrise service and some good eating.
Happy Easter, everyone! Here's a list of activities and events this weekend. When/Where: Saturday, April 23, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., The Little Shop of Arts and Antiques, 94 Main Street, Lilburn. Why Go: As Americans, we're constantly struggling to eat healthy food that also tastes good, but for chef Nancy Waldeck, it comes easy. Her book "Taste and Savor: Delicious Healthy Recipes and Tasty Wine Tips" divulges in tips and tricks to keeping a healthy diet while eating tasty delights in over 100 recipes. Waldeck will be in Old Town Lilburn to discuss and sign books, and she'll also have orange oatmeal cookies and crudites with tomato basil dressing, all creations found inside her book. For those purchasing the novel at The Little Shop, a portion of …
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
What are your family’s Easter traditions?
I love Easter. The beautiful spring flowers, the weather and the fun times shared with family make it a very memorable holiday. Easter always brings back so many fun childhood memories. Every year our family would join a few other families to hike down Wildwood Canyon in Thousand Oaks, Cailf. We would hike the narrow mountain trail past the waterfalls, through the creeks and to the open field at the bottom of the canyon. The adults would grill the food and hide the Easter eggs. We would spend the afternoon having Easter egg hunts, playing baseball, eating, socializing, playing, and of course, we had a lesson on the meaning of Easter. Those memories are not of the expensive Easter dresses, or Easter baskets, the memories are about the good …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
European Easter tradition is making Its way into the South.
What would Easter in America be without the Easter Bunny, decorating and hunting Easter eggs, Easter baskets and those beautiful Easter bonnets for the ladies of all ages? At my house we have yet another tradition that symbolizes Easter for the family and is well-known in Germany, and that is decorating an Easter tree. Trees embellished with colored eggs started taking hold in the U.S. shortly after the Civil War, but there are still a lot of Americans who aren’t aware of this fun family tradition. If you have the opportunity to travel through Europe at this time of year you’ll see how many people extend the decorating to evergreen trees outside in their gardens in a similar fashion to how we decorate our trees and lawns for Christmas…