Veterans Day Ceremony
November 11 at 1:30pm. This Veterans Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Gwinnett County will honor veterans who served honorably in war and in peace at its annual Veterans Day ceremony. Army Col. Rick White, a Vietnam veteran originally from Norcross, will be the guest speaker. The Fallen Heroes Memorial, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville.
Kids’ Night Out: Escape Room Edition
November 16 from 6:00pm to 9:30pm. Escape your parents for a night out at Rhodes Jordan Park! Games, crafts, dinner, and fun will be provided. Try our kid-friendly breakout challenge. This event is appropriate for ages 6 and up. Cost: $7 per person. Preregister online by November 12 with code RJP41602 or by calling 678.277.0890. Rhodes Jordan Park, 100 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville.
Fall Night Hike | FREE!
November 17 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Explore the trails under a full moon for our Nature at Night Hike! How well can an owl really hear, and how effective is your night vision? Find out the answers to these questions and more as you journey under the night sky. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Preregister online by November 15 with code MFP48107 or by calling 770.814.4920. McDaniel Farm Park, 3251 McDaniel Road, Duluth.
America Recycles Day | FREE!
November 17 from 9:00am to noon. Clear out your clutter in an environmentally sound way by bringing your unwanted electronics, paint, tires, and documents to America Recycles Day. Paper shredding is done onsite. Gently used sneakers and clothes will be accepted as well. This event offers refreshments and giveaways while supplies last, touch-a-truck displays, a bounce house, face painting, activities for kids, and the opportunity for residents to meet their haulers. Please visit www.sustainablegwinnett.com to view limits on quantities accepted and to review fees for electronics. For more information, please call Solid Waste Management at 770.822.7141 or email Melanie.Miller@gwinnettcounty.com. To volunteer, please visit the Volunteer Events pageof www.volunteergwinnett.net. Coolray Field, 2500 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville.
31st Annual Lighting of the Tree | FREE!
November 22 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. The tradition continues with the lighting of the Great Tree Gwinnett Historic Courthouse lawn on Thanksgiving evening. Santa will light the tree and receive visitors in his living room inside the courthouse. Visitors can enjoy historical guided tours, enjoy kids’ activities, live entertainment, food vendors, and more. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville.
Breakfast with Santa
November 24 from 8:30am to 10:00am. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa in the beautifully decorated Superior Court Ballroom. Make a craft and hear a story from Santa or one of his helpers. Bring your camera to take photos with St. Nick. All ages welcome. Cost: $15 per person. Preregister online with activity code GHC48721 or by calling 770.822.5450. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville.
Holiday on the Square
November 24 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Santa is in town so be sure to drop off your wish list, and bring a camera for photos with the Jolly Old Elf. Then enjoy crafts in the Elf Lodge. Cost: $10 per person. Call 770.822.5450 for more information. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville.