A black-tie optional event to benefit Gwinnett Animal Welfare featuring casino type games will be held at George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center on Feb. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event is in partnership with Suwanee Animal Hospital.

Guests can try their luck at Blackjack, Poker, Roulette and Craps while enjoying hor d'oeuvres, mocktails and a silent auction with tickets to popular Gwinnett attractions and restaurants. There will be raffle prizes, music and a photographer to capture the exciting memories.

Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase new dog beds for the animal shelter. Cost is $15 per person and includes playing chips. Additional donations can be made directly to Gwinnett Animal Welfare and will earn guests extra playing chips. Register online at gwinnettparks.com with code GPP11400. George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center is located at 55 Buford Highway in Buford. For more information, call 678.277.0910.