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The Gwinnett Municipal Association kicks off their February “Can Do” Campaign

The Gwinnett Municipal Association kicks off their February “Can Do” Campaign

The Gwinnett Municipal Association (GwMA) is kicking off their “Can Do” canned goods collection drive for the month of February.  The “CAN” Do project is part of the GwMA’s on-going project to fight hunger in our local communities. The goal is to support local food co-ops and pantries by collecting canned foods and dry grocery staples at municipal events throughout the year.

Essential items needed through the “CAN” Do effort include: canned goods and dry foods such as rice and beans; canned meats (luncheon meat and tuna); personal hygiene items including toothpaste, brushes, shampoo, soap, deodorant; paper goods; and cleaning products such as dish and laundry detergents. (Please do not donate any glass container items that may break or items that are beyond their expiration date)

City of Duluth

“CAN” Do activities in the City of Duluth include a Feb.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Announces Missy Dugan as Interim President & CPO

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Announces Missy Dugan as Interim President & CPO

ATLANTA – (BGCMA) Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA), a non-profit focused on youth development for metro Atlanta children, today announced Missy Dugan as the Interim President and Chief Professional Officer (CPO). Dugan will succeed William Lampley, who recently resigned as President and CPO.

Dugan was most recently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for BGCMA, where she managed organization operations for 26 Clubs. She also served in the role of Vice President of Development and Marketing for BGCMA and has been with the organization more than four years. Dugan has experience in operations, marketing and development through her years of work in the Boys & Girls Clubs organization.

Chick-fil-A Hosts Daddy Daughter Date Night, February 5th

Chick-fil-A Hosts Daddy Daughter Date Night, February 5th

With the introduction of their Spicy Chicken sandwich, this year, Chick-fil-A has, also, decided to put its own spin on the classic Father-Daughter dance. On February 5th, all 119 Chick-fil-A restaurant locations in Greater Atlanta will host a “Date Night” for fathers and daughters from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

During this special evening, fathers and daughters are encouraged to find some time to spend together, enjoying time in the restaurant and engaging in a variety of activities. Each restaurant will celebrate in their own way, with some providing a red carpet arrival, table service, dancing, live music, photography and limo rides.

Every Daddy-Daughter pair will also receive a trayliner with questions and conversation topics to get the fun going, and a take-home booklet called “Continuing the Conversation” that provides ideas for future dates and conversation topics.

Seating’s are available every hour, and reservations are required.

New Classes at the Hudgens Center for the Arts

New Classes at the Hudgens Center for the Arts

The Hudgens Center for the Arts invites you to tap into your creative spirit and take an art class this winter!  The next class session starts the week of January 11, so sign up now to take advantage of the 30-plus classes offered for adults and for children, or the special classes scheduled just for home schoolers. 

There are several great new classes in pottery, Photoshop, photography and painting in the new session, as well as exciting one-day workshops in pottery glazing, applying dichroic paper (iridescent, color-shifting designs) to glass, handmaking glass beads, fusing dichroic glass to make unique jewelry, composing your artwork, and working with precious silver clay to create your own jewelry and accent pieces.

Gift certificates are available in the Gift Shop at The Hudgens for one year memberships, or you can sign a friend up for a special class or workshop.  Priced for any budget, memberships start as low as $20 for students, artists and sen

Local Students Win National Preparedness Month Art and Essay Contest

During the month of September, across Georgia, more than 400 fifth-grade students competed for an opportunity to rank among the top six winners in Ready Georgia’s second annual National Preparedness Month Art and Essay Contest.

The goal of this contest was to have students to showcase their talent by combining creativity with emergency preparedness know-how to create works of art that describe the steps for emergency preparedness and its importance at home and school.

Participants submitted original artwork and essays incorporating the theme, “Ready, Set, Go!” and were encouraged to draw upon personal experiences of how their families prepare for emergencies or how they plan to help their families prepare.

Creatures of the Night Festival, 2-5 p.m.

According to the people of Gwinnett, the woods of the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center (GEHC) come alive at night. On Friday, October 23th, from 2-5 p.m. experience the Creatures of the Night Festival and the many environmentally focused tips they’re offering residents who want to have a “green” Halloween.

During this festival, nocturnal animals and their adaptations will woo crowds and entertain participants.

Whole Foods Helps You Give Back

The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Foundation has been selected to participate in Whole Foods Market’s 5% Day Giving Program.

By shopping at the John’s Creek/Duluth Whole Foods Market (5495 State Bridge Road) on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, five percent of the store’s total pre-tax sales for the day will go to the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Foundation.

The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center reaches more than 40,000 students, through its education programs, in its efforts to inspire and engage them in solving tomorrow’s environmental challenges and promoting sustainable development practices and new technologies.

“Whole Foods Market 5% Day is dedicated to helping non-profit organizations in the local community.  Our focus is to support innovative groups that strive to make the world a better place,” said Kubeshni Moodley, Marketing Team Leader at the John’s Creek/Duluth Whole Foods Market.

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