Braselton Antique and Garden Festival is under way

The Braselton Antique and Garden Festival is open Friday until 7 p.m. The festival is also on Saturday and Sunday. See a few scenes from the Friday happenings in Farah Bohannon's photo gallery below. See more in the April 30 edition of The Paper.

The Braselton Antique and Garden Festival is open Friday until 7 p.m. The festival is also on Saturday and Sunday. See a few scenes from the Friday happenings in Farah Bohannon’s photo gallery below. See more in the April 30 edition of The Paper.

The Braselton Antique and Garden Festival is just days away – taking place Friday, April 24, through Sunday, April 26. Enjoy the festival on Friday from 2-7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This is the 12th semi-annual Antique and Gardening Festival, and each year it seems to grow and change a little bit more. There is no cost to enter, but it is important to bring wallets because there will be so many unique and beautiful items for sale — antiques, vintage, collectibles, local artwork, outdoor gardening, ironworks, statuaries, primitives, advertising, pottery, woodworking, folk art, jewelry, glassware, pottery, folk art, jewelry, glassware, textiles, rustics, up-cycle, salvage, furniture, shrubs, annuals, perennials, rare and unusual plants and more.

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Time to make to the today’s Cultivators Market


DSCF1596Come on out to the Cultivators Market at Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm. It’s an open-air market encouraging homesteading practices. Going until 1 p.m. See scenes below.

It’s on the third Saturday of every month from April through October. The farm is located at 2355 Ethridge Road, Jefferson.

Cultivators Market at Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm

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Jackson County Humane Society’s Pet Fest postponed due to rain, mud


Saturday’s planned Pet Fest, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Jackson County, which was to take place at Crow’s Lake, has been postponed due to excessive rain and mud.

Be on the lookout for rescheduling information.


Georgia Archives hosting April 25 symposium on ‘War of 1812 in Georgia’


The Georgia Archives will present “The War of 1812 in Georgia,” a historical symposium, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 25.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the conclusion of this lesser known war, and this event highlights this aspect of Georgia and America’s history.

Featured speakers will include Dr. Adam Tate of Clayton State University, author and historian Mike Bunn, John Mitchell of the Cumberland Island National Seashore, David Elliot of the Lamar Institute and Dianne Cannestra, past president of Friends of Georgia Archives and History.

In addition, the staff of the Georgia Archives will discuss the War of 1812 documents, maps and manuscripts in the Archives’ holdings. Book signings and sales are anticipated.

The schedule of the day’s events may be found on the Archives’ webpage at www.georgiaarchives.org.

This special event is free and open to all.


Mill Creek 5K Color Run for Relay For Life is April 26


April-26-Color-RunRegister by Friday to be guaranteed a T-shirt in the Mill Creek 5K Color Run and Fun Run/Walk benefiting Gwinnett County Relay For Life.

Both events will be held on Sunday, April 26, at Mill Creek High School. Registration is $25 for the 5K Color Run which begins at 3 p.m. The Color Fun Run/Walk, which begins at 2 p.m., has a $15 registration fee. Register through www.MyPaymentsPlus.com and see www.millcreekhs.com for instructions if you do not already have an account on www.MyPaymentsPlus.com or email helen_cheery@gwinnett.k12.ga.us If you cannot participate, you can still make a donation.

Sign-in on race day is from noon to 2:30 p.m. and T-shirts will be available there.