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Valentine's Activities for Everyone at Gwinnett Parks

Gwinnett Parks & Recreation Department calendar lists events for families, sweethearts, and senior citizens.

February is filled with Valentine's Day celebrations at Gwinnett Parks everywhere in the county.

There are Daddy-Daughter Dances in Suwanee and Norcross, a Family Valentine Dance in Lawrenceville, a romantic Valentine Day Dinner Dance for Sweethearts in Lawrenceville. For senior citizens, there is a Valentine Day Breakfast in Lawrenceville and a Valentine Day Tea, also in Lawrenceville.

And a bit later in the month, there’s a family Masquerade Ball in Buford for Mardi Gras. Here are the dates, details and registration links.

Art Show · January 2 – February 27 · Free!
The Buford Artists' Group will gather for a memorable showcase of their finest art works, challenging one another to further express their creativity. George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway, Suwanee.


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Spring Art Show · January 24 - April 12 · Free!
View the of work of artist, Christopher Sherry, which includes self-portraits, landscapes and still-life in mixed media to include pastels, oils and water colors. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville 30046.

Daddy-Daughter Dance · February 8
7:00pm to 9:00pm. Swing your favorite valentine around the dance floor, enjoy light refreshments, and spend an unforgettable night with someone you cherish. This is a favorite event for girls and their fathers (or another special man in their life).  Age 4+, $11/person. Advanced registration required by February 2. Call 678.277.0910 to register for George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Hwy, Suwanee or register here. Call 770.417.2200 to register for Pinckneyville Park community Recreation Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Norcross or register here.

Family Valentine Dance · February 8       
7:00pm to 10:00pm. Bring your family and celebrate the season of love! Your family will enjoy music, dancing, games and light refreshments! Family photographs available so dress your best and bring your camera! All ages (age 3-under free), $11/person. Rhodes Jordon Park Community Recreation Center, 100 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville. Advanced registration required by February 7. Call 678.277.0890 or register here.

Father-Daughter Dance · February 9
5:00pm to 8:00pm. She’ll be your little princess on a gentlemen’s arm as you celebrate a memorable evening celebrating Valentine’s Day together. Dress to impress, and enjoy music, dancing, games, snacks, desserts, and a keepsake photo! All ages, $5/person. Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center, 4651 Britt Road, Norcross. Call 678.277.0860 or register here.

Valentine Day Dinner Dance · February 14
6:30pm to 9:00pm. Think outside the “chocolate box” this year. Bring your sweetheart to the historic courthouse for dinner, music and dancing in the romantic Superior Court Ballroom. The evening starts with light appetizers in the Gallery Hall, followed by dinner, live music and dancing in the ballroom. The evening includes a keepsake photo and door prizes. $61/couple. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville. Advanced registration required by February 8. Call 770.822.5450.

Valentine’s Day Breakfast · February 14
9:00am to 11:00am. Take a break from candy and chocolates and share a delicious breakfast with special someone. A valentine is not required to attend, though one might be found during the breakfast. Age 50+. $6/person. Prime Timers Pointe at George Pierce Park, 55 Buford Highway, Suwanee. Advanced registration required by February 7. Call 678.277.0910 or register here.

Valentine’s Day Tea · February 14
1:00pm to 3:00pm. A special Valentine’s Day for tea, music, and light refreshments. Bring a picture of you and your valentine to share. Age 50+. $6/person. Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville. Advanced registration required by February 11. Call 678.277.0179 or register here.

Sports Day I · Sports Day I-After Care · February 15
Sports Day I, 8:00am-4:00pm; Sports Day I-After Care, 4:00am-6:00pm. School’s out so spend the day with us! Sports, games and a movie will be part of this fun filled day! Wear comfy clothes; bring a good attitude and your lunch, drink and a snack. Ages 6 to12, $41/person for Sports Day and $16/person for After Care. Space is limited, so register early! If school is in session due to a snow make-up day, this program is cancelled. Best Friend Park Gym, 6224 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross. Call 770.417.2212 or register here for Sports Day I, register here for Sports Day I After Care.

Family Masquerade Ball · February 22
7:00pm to 9:00pm. It’s Carnival! Grab the kids and join the celebration! Make your own masquerade mask, enjoy snacks and desserts, and dance the night away! All ages, $6/person. Bogan Park Community Recreation Center, 2723 North Bogan Road, Buford. Advanced registration required by February 13. Call 678.277.0850 or register here.

Line Dance Workshop · February 23
10:00am to 4:00pm. Bring a friend and join us for an evening learning line dances from world renowned choreographer, Jr. Willis! From easy to intermediate line dances will be taught to country, hip-hop and pop music. Drinks are provided, so bring a dish to share. $26/person. Best Friend Park Gym, 6224 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross. Call 770.417.2212 or register here.

Line Dance Marathon · February 23
6:00pm to midnight. Learn The Cupid Shuffle, and more! Grab your friends and come for a line dance marathon in the gym! Country to hip-hop and everything in between will be played for all levels of dancing. Bring a dish to share, drinks are provided. If attending the workshop the line dance marathon is Free! $5/person. Best Friend Park Gym, 6224 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross. Call 770.417.2212 or register here.

Soup and Salad BINGO! · February 25
11:30am-1:30pm. Challenge your Bingo skills and join us for a soup and salad supper ~ and maybe win some great prizes! Age 50+. $6/person. Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville. Advanced registration required by February 20. Call 678.277.0179 or register here.

Source: Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation Department

This article originally posted on Duluth Patch

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