Clubs and

organizations

Upcoming:

The GRN Community Service Board's board of directors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Lawrenceville at the GRN Administrative Offices, 175 Gwinnett Drive. Call Nancy Butler at 770-339-5019.

Ongoing:

- Civic and community

Lions Club of Lawrenceville holds a dinner meeting at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at Ryan's, 419 W. Pike St. Call 770-513-1989.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 232 in Snellville meets at

8 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at its location at 3163 U.S. Highway 78. Dinner is at 7 p.m. Call Pam Litton at 770-972-0296 or visit the Web site at amerleggapost232.tripod.com.

Button Gwinnett Stamp Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month except for January, May and December at Lilburn City Hall, 76 Main St. in Lilburn. Call Rick Muszynski at 770-962-4707.

Community Council of Gwinnett County meets at 10 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month except for June and July. Members and guests can arrive at 9:30 a.m. at the Rhodes Jordan Park Community Center in Lawrenceville. Membership is $30 for an agency or business and $20 for an individual. Call 770-441-1876 or e-mail ccollins@collinspm.com.

Buford/North Gwinnett Rotary Club meets at noon Wednesdays at People's Bank & Trust, 1899 Buford Highway N.E. in Buford. Call 770-932-1900.

Duluth Rotary Club meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the 1818 Club, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway. The cost is $12. Call 770-232-1818.

Lawrenceville Kiwanis Club meets at noon Thursdays at LongHorn Steakhouse, 800 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road in Lawrenceville. Call 678-376-3021.

- Hobbies and games

Chess Club meets from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pinckneyville Community Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Call 770-417-2200.

Southern Wings Bird Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month in the second-floor conference room at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. Call Jeff Schwartz at 770-338-4433 or visit www.geocities.com/southernwingsbc.

Bridge Club meets Thursdays at the Pinckneyville Community Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Call 770-417-2200.

ARTS AND

ENTERTAINMENT

Upcoming:

Flicks on the Bricks Family Film Festival presents "Shrek 2" on Friday in the Town Green and Amphitheater in downtown Duluth. The event is free. Call Alisa Williams at 678-475-3512 or 678-873-5492 or visit www.duluthga.net.

Ongoing:

- Music

Gwinnoters, the Gwinnett chapter of the North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association, meets from 2 to 4 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month at the Gwinnett History Museum, 455 S. Perry St. in Lawrenceville. Call David Roth at 770-822-1696.

Gwinnett Community Band meets at 7:30 p.m. Mondays in the Meadowcreek High School band room. The 20-year-old band is open to all adults with previous musical experience. Call music director Ron Brooks at 770-945-8734 or visit www.gwinnettband.org.

Auditions for the Viking Chorus, the young men's chorus of the Gwinnett Young Singers, are held each Tuesday and Saturday at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Boys in middle and high school may audition. Group auditions are by appointment only. Call 770-935-6657 or visit www.gwinnettyoungsingers.com.

Alchemy Drum Circle meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Buford area. No experience is necessary, and admission is free. All ages are welcome. Call 770-596-7759, e-mail babawannabe@

yahoo.com or visit www.alchemydrumming.org.

Jazz artists perform at 8 p.m. Thursdays at Winfield Hall, 3890 Satellite Blvd. in Duluth. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for music and martinis, and shows start at 8 p.m. The cover charge is $10. Call 678-458-5942.

- Dance

Line, square and ballroom dances are held from 8 to 10:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Rhodes Jordan Community Center, 100 E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Light refreshments are served. Call 770-271-7249.

Flamenco dance lessons are held Thursdays at Behind the Scenes, 6010 Singleton Road in Norcross. Lessons for children ages 6 through 10, beginner dancers and up are held from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.; adult beginner technique lessons are held from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.; and adult beginner to intermediate technique lessons are held from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Call 404-277-1499 or visit www.flamencoclasses.com.

Belly-dancing classes are held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at 3180 Bunten Road. Call 770-814-6981.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Upcoming:

The Red Cross will offer a course on adult CPR with first aid from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and continuing from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Northeastern District Office, 850 Hi-Hope Road in Lawrenceville. The cost is $55. To register, call 404-575-3730, choose option No. 3 and ask to register for course No. 05-2279, or visit www.redcrossatlanta.org.

The Red Cross will offer a course on adult, infant and child CPR with first aid from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Northeastern District Office, 850 Hi-Hope Road in Lawrenceville. The cost is $75. To register, call 404-575-3730, choose option No. 3 and ask to register for course No. 05-2280, or visit www.redcrossatlanta.org.

Registration for mammogram screenings will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at Calvary Christian Fellowship Church, 3116 Main St. in Duluth. Call 770-623-4285.

Ongoing:

Swim lessons for 6-month-olds to adults, as well as scuba, aqua aerobics and aqua arthritis courses, are available on Sundays and Wednesdays at the J.M. Tull Gwinnett Family YMCA, 2985 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Call 770-963-1313 or visit www.tullymca.com.

AIDGwinnett will offer free anonymous and confidential Orasure HIV testing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and an open support group for people living with HIV/AIDS from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays at its office, 725 Scenic Highway in Lawrenceville. Call 770-962-8396.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a nonprofit weight-loss support group, meets at 6:15 p.m. Mondays at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 Lawrenceville Highway. Call 800-932-8677 or visit www.tops.org.

Yoga classes are held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Marguerite's Catholic Church, 85 Gloster Road in Lawrenceville. Call Pat Madden at 770-806-9385 or e-mail patmadden@yogayall.com.

La Leche League meets from 7 to 9:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. The league promotes understanding of breast feeding as an important element in the health and development of the baby and mother. Call 770-982-4687.

SENIORS

Ongoing:

- Fitness

A senior water exercise class offered by Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation is held at Mountain Park Pool in Lilburn at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $2 per class. Registration is not required. Call 770-564-4650.

Senior fitness classes are held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 1350 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Suwanee. The cost is $30 a month. Call 770-945-0594.

Senior adult group fitness classes are offered at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at First Baptist Buford, 4550 Hamilton Mill Road in Buford. The cost is $3 per class. Call 770-945-9705.

Senior water aerobics offered by Duluth Parks & Recreation are held from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Bunten Park, 3180 Bunten Road. Registration is required. Call 770-814-6981.

- Card games

Duplicate bridge for seniors is played from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the S. Wayne Odum Senior Center on Pate Street behind the Snellville City Hall. The cost is $2, and the group guarantees a partner. Participants may bring food to eat during the noon break. Call Dottie at 770-979-2849.

Senior bridge and other games are offered by Duluth Parks & Recreation from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at 3180 Bunten Road. Registration is required for the fitness class. Call 678-417-0187 or 770-814-6981.

Senior Bridge Club meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at Bogan Community Center, 2723 N. Bogan Road in Buford. Reservations. Call 770-614-2060.

A senior horseshoe pitching league for men and women meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at the Gwinnett Senior Center in Bethesda Park. Coaching is included. Call 770-972-2434.

Senior canasta offered by Duluth Parks & Recreation is held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays at Bunten Park, 3180 Bunten Road. Call 770-814-6981.

- Other activities

A senior softball league for men and women practices Saturdays and plays Tuesdays at Lucky Shoals Park in Norcross. All skill levels are welcome. Call 770-963-6578.

A senior softball league plays at Lucky Shoals Park on Jimmy Carter Boulevard. Practices are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. Games are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Call Doris at 770-447-8592 or 770-797-9409.

Senior ballroom dancing is offered from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. the first, second and fourth Friday of the month at Bethesda Park in the Senior Center. Enjoy dancing, free snacks and nonalcoholic drinks at this nonsmoking event. The cost is $6.50. Residents of assisted living, retirement and nursing homes are admitted for $5. Call J.R. Stallworth at 770-995-9163.

The Personal Computer Users Group, sponsored by Gwinnett SeniorNet Learning Center, meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Friday of the month September through May at the Gwinnett Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville. Meetings are free. Call Tom Brightwell at 770-534-4699 or visit www.seniornet.org/usa/gwinnett.

- Recreation clubs

Dacula Rainbow Senior Recreation Club, sponsored by Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation, meets at 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Dacula Park. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish. Call 770-614-2060.

Good Age Senior Recreation Club, sponsored by Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation, meets at 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Pinckneyville Community Center and the first Thursday of the month at Jones Bridge Park. Attendees are asked to bring a covered food dish. Call 770-417-2200.

Suwanee Goodtimers Senior Recreation Club, sponsored by Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation, meets at 11 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month at George Pierce Park. Gwinnett County seniors and visitors are invited to bring a covered dish. Call 770-614-2060.

Get Up & Go Senior Recreation Club, sponsored by Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation, meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Rhodes Jordan Community Center, 100 E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Gwinnett County seniors and visitors are invited to bring a covered dish. Call 770-237-5626 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com

CAREERS AND LEARNING

Ongoing:

Weekly Conversational English (ESL) classes are held at 7 p.m. Mondays at Barnes & Noble, 2205 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth. Classes are free. Call 770-495-7200.

Crossroads Career Network meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Snellville United Methodist Church, 2428 E. Main St. in Snellville. Admission is free. Call 770-972-9360 or visit crossroadscareer.org.

The Asian American Center in the Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court, offers basic and advanced English as a Second Language classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, basic and intermediate classes from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, and advanced classes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Limited child care is available for evening classes. The cost is $50 for eight weeks. Call 770-638-5661.

Women in Networking meets from 6:30 to 9 p.m. the second Monday of the month in the Amoco Room at the Sawnee Cultural Arts Center in downtown Cumming for networking, dinner and educational programs. Call 770-662-9946 or visit www.womeninnetworking.com.

PARENTING and FAMILY

Ongoing:

The Moms Club of North Lawrenceville meets at 10 a.m. the first Monday of the month at Pump it Up, 460 Brogdon Road N.E. in Suwanee. Call Mitzi at 770-277-1844.

Fathers Are Parents Too meet at 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Lawrenceville Community Church of The Nazarene, 1280 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road in Lawrenceville. Call 404-521-3237 or visit www.fapt.org.

Moms Club of Snellville offers daytime activities Monday through Friday for both children and mothers, with an evening moms-only activity once a month. The Snellville chapter is part of an international support group for at-home mothers. Activities include play groups, park days, book clubs, recipe swaps and holiday parties. Call the Centerville Community Center at 770-985-4713.