CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Upcoming:

Greater Gwinnett Rose Society will feature "Rose Gardens From Another Country" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Learn if there is any difference from growing them in Australia versus growing them in the United States. Admission is free. Call Susan Clingenpeel at 770-868-4476 or e-mail Roses4sjc@aol.com.

Gwinnett County Recreation Authority board meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Shorty Howell Park Activity Building, 2750 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. Call 770-822-8840.

The Dogwood Garden Club of Lawrenceville will mark its 50th anniversary with a membership coffee at 10 a.m. Friday at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 U.S. Highway 29, Lawrenceville. Call Sandy Thompson at 770-454-3333 or Carolyn Fetner at 770-963-6118.

The Train Collectors Association Toy Train Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Meadowcreek High School, 4455 Steve Reynolds Blvd. in Norcross. Admission is $6; ages 12 and under are admitted free. Call Gary Guntor at 770-985-1478 or e-mail dixiedivisiontca.com.

Girls ages 5 to 17 and their parents can sign up for the new Girl Scout year during Girl Scout Day on Saturday at Gwinnett Place Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the council at 404-527-7500.

The Philadelphia Winn Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Lawrenceville Female Seminary Building, 455 S. Perry St. S.W. in Lawrenceville. Mike Beaudreau, District 3 Gwinnett County commissioner, will discuss the topic "Our Constitution." Call 770-945-1435.

Lawrenceville Kennel Club will hold an AKC Sanctioned B Match and Responsible Dog Ownership Day event beginning at 8 a.m. Sept. 11 at 2156 Oakland Industrial Court in Lawrenceville. Call Laura Doyle at 770-403-4518 or visit www.LawrencevilleKC.org.

Dacula High School Class of 1995's 10-year reunion will be held Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. E-mail Susie at information-susiewgriffin@yahoo.com or call 404-328-5475.

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 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. 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.

Gwinnett County Recreation Authority meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville, in the Conference Center, Room A. Call Percy Scott at 770-339-8081.

American Legion Post 127 offers karaoke from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays at its location on Sawnee Avenue in Buford. Participants must be at least 21 years old. Call 770-932-2386.

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

Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Central Baptist Church, 250 Gwinnett Drive in Lawrenceville. E-mail carolgann@mindspring.com, call 770-962-7897 or visit www.gars.org.

Gwinnett Woodworkers Association meets from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Stone Mountain Power Tools, 535 Indian Trail Road in Lilburn. Meetings include free woodworking seminars and demonstrations. Visit www.gwinnettwoodworkers.com.

Atlanta Hobby Robot Club meets from 10 a.m. to noon the last Saturday of the month at Pinckneyville Community Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross. The meetings feature advice on robots and a robot contest. Call 770-417-2200.

- Special interest

Northeast Georgia Civil War Round Table meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the first Sunday of the month at the Gwinnett History Museum, 455 S. Perry St. in Lawrenceville. Features include guest lectures on Civil War topics. Call Steve Narrie at 770-972-0528.

Gwinnett Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the historic Gwinnett County Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville. The society meets monthly except in June, July and August. Call 770-822-5174 or visit ghs@gwinnetths.org.

Gwinnett Family Child Care Association meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 1001 Duluth Highway in Lawrenceville. Membership is open to all registered child care providers. Call 678-473-9690 or visit www.gfcca.com.

Historic Downtown Lawrenceville Merchants Association Inc. holds its regular meeting the first Thursday of the month at Scoops on the Square, 101 S. Perry St. Call 678-407-3444.

Pooches & Pals Club meets at 1 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at Pinckneyville Community Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Norcross. The club is free.

Greater Gwinnett Rose Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of most months at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. For information call Susan Clingenpeel at 770-868-4476 or e-mail Roses4sjc@aol.com.

- Toastmasters

Gwinnett Harbingers Toastmasters meets from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at Gwinnett Medical Center, 1000 Medical Center Blvd. in Lawrenceville, in MOB 100, Suite 115, Classroom B. Call Katrina Stone at 678-584-6796.

Gwinnett Toastmasters meets at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at Matthews Cafeteria, 2299 Main St. in Tucker. Call 770-469-3832 or visit www.geocities.com/gwinnetttoastmasters.

Northeast Toastmasters - International Speech Contest Club meets at 7:30 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month at Shoney's Restaurant, at the corner of Indian Trail Road and Willow Oak Trail in Norcross. Call Connie Haberski at 404-428-1501.

ARTS AND

ENTERTAINMENT

Upcoming:

Summer Stage Concert Series and COOL 105.7 will present Dennis Edwards' Temptations Revue in the Town Green and Amphitheater on Sept. 10 in downtown Duluth. Admission is free, but premium tables are available. Call Alisa Williams at 678-475-3512 or 678-873-5492 or visit www.duluthga.net.

A themed scrapbooking class, "Fall Kickoff," will be offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road. The class is open to beginner and advanced scrapbookers. The cost is $15. Call 770-985-4713.

Gwinnett County Public Library presents "Going to the Movies" at Five Forks Branch, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville, at 7 p.m. Wednesday. A classic movie will be shown, and there will be refreshments. Call 770-978-5154 or visit www.gwinnettpl.org.

Gwinnett County Public Library presents "Going to the Movies" at Suwanee Branch, 361 Main St. in Suwanee at 7 p.m. Sept. 13. A classic movie will be shown, and there will be refreshments. Call 770-978-5154 or visit www.gwinnettpl.org.

Georgia Connection Chorus will hold a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at Lucerne Baptist Church, 4805 Highway 78 in Lilburn. Call 770-717-4031.

Gwinnett County Public Library presents "Wear PJs and Bring Your Teddy Bear" for a PJ party storytime at 7 p.m. Thursday at Peachtree Corners Branch, 5570 Spalding Drive in Norcross and 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at Lawrenceville Branch, 1001 Lawrenceville Highway in Lawrenceville. The 30-minute program will feature bedtime and bath time stories, songs and rhymes.

Georgia Bridal Show will come to The Gwinnett Center in Duluth, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11. The show features 100 of Atlanta's bridal merchants. Tickets are $10 cash at the door. No reservations are required, and parking is free. Call 770-623-4966.

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.