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Auburn Ever After, a children’s event featuring horse-drawn carriage rides and more than 30 fairy tale characters, will begin at 4 p.m. May 5 at Whistlestop Park, 1369 4th Ave. in Auburn.

The carriage rides will be available on a first come, first served basis. Those who wish to participate are encouraged to pick up a ticket as soon as they arrive, according to city officials.

The event will also feature inflatables, crafts provided by the Auburn Public Library and music. A screening of “The Princess and the Frog” will begin at sunset.

Auburn Ever After is co-sponsored by the city of Auburn and Auburn Anytime Fitness. For more information, visit

Shredding documents reduces the chances of your personal information being taken by an identity thief. Anything that has a signature, account number, Social Security number, or medical or legal information should be destroyed once you no longer need it.

The camp is open to students who are entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Campers will participate in hands-on activities that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship and curiosity.

The dinner event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. May 10 at the Braselton Event Center, 5257 Ga. Highway 53 in downtown Braselton. The evening will feature a buffet dinner, wine, entertainment, and silent and live auctions.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase at the event, but admission is free.

Rural Gwinnett, a group of residents fighting to preserve the rural character of the Harbins/Bold Springs area, will host a community meeting and public forum at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Won family farm, 3480 Indian Shoals Road in Dacula.

Duluth Art Week begins April 28 with the Duluth Spring Arts Festival on the Duluth Town Green. The two-day outdoor festival will feature nearly 90 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworker, glass artists, jewelers and more.

At the third annual Sip and Sketch at Chick-fil-A Duluth, local artist Sue Adams will teach attendees how to design a sketchbook journal page. The workshop will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. April 28, and a $5 fee will be charged for materials. Those who wish to attend should reserve a seat by emailing no later than Wednesday.

Registration is available online through The Grayson Technical Education Program is located at 50 Hope Hollow Road in Loganville. For more information, visit

Conducted by Debbi Dooley, RN, MS, LPC, ALCA, Geriatric Care Manager for Aviv Older Adult Services at Jewish Family & Career Services, the program will cover a variety of topics, such as having legal documents in order (wills, powers of attorney, and advance directives); alternate living options; making choices to age healthfully, etc.

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