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Gwinnett to hold mass swimming lesson at Bethesda Park Aquatic Center

Gwinnett to hold mass swimming lesson at Bethesda Park Aquatic Center

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Mark your calendars because on Tuesday, June 14, Bethesda Park Aquatic Center will host “The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson”. Thousands of kids and adults will unite at aquatic centers around the world will unite to set a new global record.

Bethesda Park Aquatic Center has been selected as an Official Host Location for this 2011 WLSL record-setting event, taking place from 11:00 a.m. to noon.

According to Gwinnet Parks and Recreation, “the inaugural WLSL event established the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted in 2010 when almost 4,000 participants across 34 states, five countries and 3 continents participated to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to prevent drowning.”

Participants in the event must be ages 6 years and older. Each participant will receive a World Record Breaker Certificate. Pre-registration is required and there is a $2.00 fee.

Honor your 'Great American Mom' with Great American Cookies

Honor your 'Great American Mom' with Great American Cookies

ATLANTA -- Great American Cookies has announced that the brand has created its first ever nationwide search for the "Great American Mom."

The Great American Mom Contest is open for entries until Tuesday, May 10 and offers individuals an exciting way to spotlight their moms on Mother's Day.

"Moms spend a great deal of time caring for their families and very rarely are able to break away for a bit of rest and relaxation," said Jenn Johnston, chief marketing and operations officer for GFG Management, LLC, which manages Great American Cookies.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Neighborhood Eats

DINNERS ON A DIME: Neighborhood Eats

BUFORD, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features favorite affordable, neighborhoods eats. Every Tuesday Where U Live will choose four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal, under $20.

Called Atlanta’s Best Kept Secret by Zagat, Little Szechuan in Doraville could easily be the best Chinese in Atlanta. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and all menu items are priced under $10. Lunches are served with steamed rice and soup and brown rice can be substituted for $1 extra. The restaurant is open seven days a week and opens for lunch and dinner. Little Szechuan is located on 5091-C Buford Highway.

Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ, a southern restaurant with shops all over the city, hosts Taco Tuesday, every Tuesday. Tacos are $2.49 each; the tacos featured are the Bar-B-Q Pork Taco, Bar-B-Q Chicken Taco, Southern Fried Chicken Taco, Beef Brisket Taco and the Fried Catfish Taco.

Dining Out for Life

Dining Out for Life

If you ever wanted an excuse to eat out, it would be to support the efforts of Dining Out for Life, an annual community fundraising event involving the generous support and participation of corporate sponsors, restaurant communities nationwide, dedicated community volunteers, and the thousands of citizens that will dine out on Wednesday April 27, 2011 at participating restaurants. 

The 19th Annual Dining Out for Life in Atlanta will benefit Open Hand a non-profit organization that helps to deliver over 5,400 nutritious meals daily to men, women and children who are living below the federal poverty level and strives to empower our neighbors to live healthy, independent lives.

Off the Beaten Path Easter Events Around Atlanta for April 21-24

Off the Beaten Path Easter Events  Around Atlanta for April 21-24

Blossom in Norcross - Garden Tour & Spring Downtown Open House. New to the City of Norcross events calendar this year is Blossom – a unique garden & gardening arts experience. On April 30th from 10am – 5pm visitors will have a choice of several activities, from getting their hands dirty at local plants sales and strolling through local gardens, to shopping for garden art and enjoying spring salads in the local eateries. 

Five gardens will be on tour for this free inaugural event, including the charming grounds of the Norcross Garden Club, and the beautiful home grounds of Gardens by Design owner and master gardener, Julie Foster.

Family Day at the Hudgens Center

Family Day at the Hudgens Center

DULUTH, Ga. -- The Hudgens Center for the Arts (6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, 30097) will be open to the public for a free Family Day on Saturday, Apr. 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition to enjoying the current "We Are Folk: Exploring Traditions in Southern Folk Art" exhibit, visitors can also participate in make-and-take art projects inspired by timeless Southern art techniques.

The volunteer-led activities will be available between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

Easter Bunny makes appearance at Gwinnett Place Mall

Easter Bunny makes appearance at Gwinnett Place Mall

BUFORD, Ga. – Families from all over Gwinnett County are invited to celebrate the Easter season on Saturday, April 16 with a special fair and Bunny Hop with the Easter Bunny at Gwinnett Place Mall.

This Bunny Hop is an RSVP only event, so be sure to RSVP by calling (770) 813-6840 and asking for Patti or Shelly. Children in attendance will be able to enjoy Easter-themed activities and a special visit from the Easter Bunny.

For members of the Simon Kidgits Club, admission to this event will be $7; parents will be charged $1.

 The Easter Bunny will be at Gwinnett Place taking photos with children daily through April 23. Package prices start $19.99. For hours, visit www.simon.com.

Gwinnett Place Mall is located at 2100 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.