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By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor,

Gwinnett County Government hosts many events, classes, and workshops for its residents. See these great events and more at www.gwinnettcountyevents.com.

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Skate...and Create!
Through August 25. Showcasing the cultural and creative elements of skateboarding in an interactive way, the Skate...and Create! exhibit will provide opportunities to explore skateboard art and allow you to create your own. This exhibition will showcase creativity, environmental awareness, and culture. It will engage a variety of age groups yet remain authentic to committed skaters. Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford. Visit www.gwinnettEHC.org for more information and hours of operation.


Kids Night Out

July 19 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Kids, this is your night to have fun! Enjoy pizza, games, crafts, and more! Ages 7-13, $12/person; must register by 7/16. Mountain Park Activity Building, 1063 Rockbridge Road in Stone Mountain. Register here or call 678.277.0179.


Dog Day at the Park | FREE

July 20 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Come celebrate National Park and Recreation Month and National Hot Dog Day at Lenora Park, 4515 Lenora Church Road in Snellville. Bring the whole family, dogs included, for this free event that's sure to be filled with fun! There will be music, concessions, inflatables, crafts, and more! For more information, call 770.822.8833.

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Lizards are Leaping

July 21. Lizards are a quintessential part of summer. They can be seen sunning on a rock or fence post, scurrying up trees, and catching insect prey. Their non-threatening behavior makes them a favorite of the reptiles. Join the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center to learn more about the lizards that inhabit our part of Georgia. Discover how they use camouflage to avoid predators, make a fun craft, and go on a hike to try and spot some local lizard friends. Lizards are leaping this month at the GEHC, and we can't wait for you to jump into the fun with us! Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford. Visit www.gwinnettEHC.org for more information and for hours of operation.


Vines in the Garden

July 25 from noon to 1:00pm. Learn about the many versatile ornamental vines that add beauty to gardens. There is no charge for this class, but pre-registration is required by July 23. Cooperative Extension Conference Room, 750 South Perry Street, Suite 400 in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 678.377.4010.


Money Management and Life Skills

July 27 from 10:00am to 11:30am. Ages 12 to 24 years. Class size is limited. Help youth succeed in every area of their lives by giving them the skills they need. Cost: $5. Program provided by Bridging the Gap Independent Living and Resource Center. Register in person at the Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. For more information, call the center at 770.638.5661.

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Brown Bag Concert | FREE

August 2 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Pack a lunch and bring a picnic blanket to enjoy the beautiful park on the square. Relax with the sounds of the islands and enjoy Scott Douglas Steel Drums. Kids will even enjoy music, crafts, face painting, and more! Vendors can showcase their business, goods, or sacks at this fun family event but must provide their own tent and proof of insurance. Items for sale must be approved. $86/vendor for a 10x10 space, one table, and two chairs. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 West Crogan Street in Lawrenceville. Call 770.822.5450 to register.


Knitting 101

August 27 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Learn to knit and purl. Children ages 8 to 12 must have adult learner present. Size 8 needles and worsted-weight yarn required. Cost: $2 cash in exact change. Class size limited to minimum of five, maximum of 12. Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. For more information, contact the Guild at 770.413.6171 or info@clicksandsticks.com. To register, call 770.985.4713.
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