Supporters of Mill Creek cluster schools can sign up for the Run the Creek 5K and Fun Run.

The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. Feb. 24 at Little Mulberry Park, 3855 Fence Road in Auburn. The race will take place on the paved paths of the park. The Fun Run is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

Registration is $25 through Feb. 11 and $30 from Feb. 12 through the day of the race. Runners can register online at www.fundracers.org.

Participants are encouraged to dress in their Mill Creek spirit wear.

Proceeds from the race will be used by the Mill Creek Cluster Education Foundation to award grants next school year. Cluster schools include: Duncan Creek Elementary, Fort Daniel Elementary, Harmony Elementary, Ivy Creek Elementary, Puckett’s Mill Elementary, Glenn C. Jones Middle, Frank N. Osborne Middle and Mill Creek High.

The Barrow Book Partnership is collecting gently used books for children during the month of February.

Books can be dropped off at American Pest Control, 83 N. Broad St. in Winder, or at the Barrow County Board of Education, 179 W. Athens St. in Winder. Those who donate will be entered into a raffle drawing.

The Barrow Book Partnership serves four main populations: children in the WIC program at the Barrow County Health Department, Barrow County School System Child Find children, Barrow County Pre-K Lottery registrants and Barrow County’s foster children. Children from birth through age 5 are given one age-appropriate book quarterly for a total of four a year to keep at home and are given the opportunity to sign up for a library card.

Research confirms brain size triples during the first three years of a child’s life, and by age 5, the child has acquired 90 percent of adult brain size. From infancy to age 5 the child’s learning foundation is established, so an enriched environment of talking, reading and positively interacting with children is crucial for their brain development, a news release stated.

Berkeley Lake Mayor Lois Salter recently announced the neighborhoods for which each City Council member will serve as a liaison.

Rod Hammond is the liaison for Berkeley Walk and Berkeley Commons. Chip McDaniel is the liaison for Berkeley Field and Habersham on the River. Scott Lee is the liaison for BLHA and River Mansions. Rebecca Spitler is the liaison for Miramont and Hermitage Plantation. Bob Smith is the liaison for River District and commercial areas.

• Financial Affairs — Pam Williamson (Chairwoman), Calvin Grier, Dorris Hollingsworth, Tracey Settlage and John Small; and

• Arts — Rachel Clark (Chairwoman), Elaine McDowell and Chris Kimberley.

Vendors will be set up on the patio of the historic Braselton Bros. Department Store building at 9924 Davis St. in downtown Braselton.

Vendors include Aimee’s Bakery of Flowery Branch, Best Friends Biscuits of Athens, Finch Creek Farm of Winder, J&M Farm Delights of Braselton, Krieg Family Farm of Commerce, Legacy Bakers of Lawrenceville, Mama Bird’s Granola of Athens, Mike’s Comfort Foods of Loganville, Presleys Farm & Garden of Maysville, Sausage World of Lilburn, Tasteful Creations of Lawrenceville, Tropical Delights Catering of Braselton and Walnut Creek Apiaries of Braselton.

The event is $8 per person or $32 for a family of four. To register, call 678-277-0850 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com and enter code BOP16601.

The Dacula library’s recurring program, #Adulting, will present the second of a three-part cooking tutorial from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Southeastern Railway Museum is located at 3595 Buford Highway in Duluth. For more information, including contest guidelines, visit www.train-museum.org.

Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful is offering a two-hour workshop on testing the bacterial parameters of water quality.

Gwinnett Technical College has again partnered with the AARP Foundation to offer free tax assistance and preparation for community members.

Volunteers with AARP Tax-Aide will be on campus from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays through April 17. The event will take place in Building 700 on the second floor. A sign-up sheet will be available at 8 a.m. each day, and it’s usually full by 1 p.m., according to AARP Foundation Tax-Aide.

Loganville High, Walnut Grove High, Loganville Middle, Youth Middle, Bay Creek Elementary, Loganville Elementary, Sharon Elementary and Youth Elementary are conducting the Spring 2018 Engagement Survey. Parents are invited to complete the survey, which can be completed in 10 to 15 minutes.

“Stories, Stories, Stories” will be on display through March 16. Visitors should call ahead at 678-421-2048, 678-421-2049, or 678-421-2025 for entry.

18/8 Fine Men’s Salon is located at 4880 Peachtree Corners Circle in Peachtree Corners. For more information, call 678-330-2824 or visit eighteeneight.com/peachtree-corners-ga.

The Next Stop meets inside Suwanee Sports Academy, 3640 Burnette Road, from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For more information, visit www.thenextstop.org or contact Vicki LaRoche at 404-932-3953 or vicki@thenextstop.org.

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