Send items for the Community Calendar to firstname.lastname@example.org or the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The fax number is 770-339-8081. Please include event name, address, phone number and cost. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event.
Winder will hold its Winder Parade starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The parade begins and ends at Winder-Barrow High School, 272 N. Fifth Ave. in Winder. WCTV will televise the parade. Call 770-867-3106.
Former President Jimmy Carter will sign his new book, "Palestine Peace Not Apartheid," at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Books-A-Million at Discover Mills Mall. Free tickets will be distributed starting at 10 a.m. the day of the signing. Books-A-Million is located at 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Call 678-847-5115 for more information.
The Red Cross will offer a course on adult CPR from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Northeastern District Office, 850 Hi-Hope Road in Lawrenceville. The cost is $45. To register, call 404-575-3730, choose option No. 3 and ask to register for class No. 06-2151, or visit www.redcrossatlanta.org.
Shop for a Cause will be hosted by the Junior Leagues of Gwinnett and North Fulton counties to benefit Georgia's foster children. The benefit will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Crate and Barrel in the North Point Village Shopping Center, located at 7300 Northpoint Parkway in Alpharetta. Tickets are $35 until Nov. 30 and $40 any day after this date. The ticket includes a $20 Crate and Barrel gift card, hors d'oeuvres, wine tastings and goody bags. Tickets can be purchased at www.jlgnf.org. Call 770-715-5327 for more information.
A Breakfast with Santa will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. The event, which is hosted by the Centerville Community Center and the MOMS Club of Snellville, includes breakfast, a visit with Santa and craft activities. The cost is $3. Proceeds will benefit the Partnership Against Domestic Violence. Call 770-985-4713.
Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center will hold its first annual Science with Santa event on Saturday. Guests can make "faux snow," candy and other Christmas crafts with Santa's elves. Advance tickets are $12 for children and $8 for adults. Call 770-904-3500. The center is located at 2020 Clearwater Drive in Buford. Space is limited to 400 children. Call 770-904-3500 or visit www.gwinnettEHC.com.
The Southern Wings Bird Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at Rhodes Jordan Park Community Center, 100 E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. The meeting will include the group's annual holiday potluck, so bring an appetizer, main dish, side dish or dessert to share with eight people. Call 770-338-4433 or visit www.geocities.com/southernwingsbc.
A seminar on ear infections will be held at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at the monthly meeting of the MOMS Club of Suwanee-West at the Atlanta Silverbacks Center, 4285 Brogdon Exchange in Suwanee. The meeting will also include a holiday chookie exchange. E-mail momsclubofsuwanee@-yahoo.com.
MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 15 at Atlanta Vineyard Church, 6920 Jimmy Carter Blvd. in Norcross. Childcare will be available. Call Donna Blanton at 770-441-5562 for details.
A night hike will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center at 2020 Clearwater Drive in Buford. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. The event is limited to 35 people. The registration dealine is
Dec. 14. Call 770-904-3500 or visit www.gwinnettEHC.com.
A Breakfast with Santa will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 16 at the Grayson Loganville Elks Lodge 1602, located at 3706 Loganville Highway in Loganville. Santa will arrive by fire truck at 9 a.m. Admission is free. Call 678-639-1026 for details.
Suwanee Academy of the Arts will hold a Winter Wonderland Social and Open House from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 16. The event will include dance performances, a gingerbread house decorating contest, a cookie swap and refreshments. The academy is located at 341 Main St. in Suwanee. Call 678-482-6333.
The Red Cross will offer a course on adult first aid with CPR and AED from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 18, continuing from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 19, at the Northeastern District Office, 850 Hi-Hope Road in Lawrenceville. The cost is $65. To register, call 404-575-3730, choose option No. 3 and ask to register for class No. 06-2152, or visit www.redcrossatlanta.org.
The Gwinnett County Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help group meets from 10 a.m. to noon the fourth Saturday of each month at Lilburn Christian Towers, 414 Berkmar Way in Lilburn. Call 770-831-1386.
The Lilburn Lady Jackets softball team is seeking players and a coach to play 12-year-old girls travel fastpitch. The team has a practice field at the Lilburn Lions field. Call Kurt Busby at 404-538-4063 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
Family Choice Child Development & Resource Center offers free tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call Simone or Angela at 678-772-6284.
The NAACP Gwinnett County Branch is offering "Got Stopped - You and the Law," a series of free training courses for teens on how to interact with law enforcement officials. For information, call the Rev. John Stewart Jr. at 770-972-9722.
The Gwinnett Choral Guild, a 60-voice community choral group, will hold auditions for its 2006-07 season. The group has openings in every voice part. Rehearsals run from 7:30 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 Lawrenceville Highway in Lawrenceville. Interested vocalists should call 404-223-9962 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS Club of Lawrenceville-South offers daytime activities for at-home mothers and children. Activities include playgroups, field trips, parties, community service and moms night out. E-mail email@example.com or visit www.momsclub.org.
MOMS Club of Snellville offers daytime activities for children and mothers Monday through Friday, as well as an evening moms-only activity once a month. The Snellville chapter is part of an international support group for at-home mothers. Acitivities include play groups, park days, book clubs, field trips, crafts and holiday parties. Call the Centerville Community Center at 770-985-4713.
The Lawrenceville Rotary Club meets at noon Mondays at the Lil' River Grill, 179 E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Call 770-831-7951.
The Peachtree Corners Rotary Club meets at noon Mondays at the Carlyle House, 173 S. Peachtree St. in Norcross. Call 770-729-9708.
The Gwinnett Community Band invites local musicians to attend the group's rehearsals at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Meadowcreek High School, 4455 Steve Reynolds Blvd. in Norcross. The band has immediate openings for percussion, French horn and trumpets, but all instruments are welcome. Call 770-945-8734.
Parent's Morning Out offers Christian care for children from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. Children ages 6 to 23 months can enroll one to two days per week. Children ages 2 to 3 years can enroll one to four days per week. There is also a nine-week summer program for children ages 6 months to 15 months and 16 months to 24 months. Call Olivia at 770-963-0386, ext. 48.
An academic enrichment program offered by the Centerville Community Center is held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The program is for children ages 3 to 5, and the cost is $140 per month, plus a one-time activity fee of $10 and $25 for books and audio cassettes. Registration is required for the program, which is held at the center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Centerville. Call Felisha Jackson at 404-299-9750.
A senior water exercise class offered by Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation is held at Mountain Park Pool in Lilburn at 8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and 9 and 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $2 per class. Registration is not required. Call 770-564-4650.
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 for details.
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 for details.
Step N' Fit Club meets at
10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to walk the trail at the Centerville Community Center. The club is free, but registration is required. Call 770-985-4713 for details.
Parents' Morning Out is offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Centerville Community Center for children ages 1 to 3. Activities include arts and crafts, fitness, sing-a-longs, show-and-tell and movie time. Cost is $75 per month. Call 770-985-4713.
Free playtime is offered from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays at Pinckneyville Community Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross. Call 770-417-2200.
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.
AIDGwinnet offers testing for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, each week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at 3075 Breckinridge Blvd., Suite 415, in Duluth. Testing is anonymous and confidential, and no needle is used. Test results in eight days are free, and results in 20 minutes cost $20. Call 678-990-6421 or visit www.aidgwinnett.org.
Duplicate bridge for seniors is played from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Snellville Senior Center, 2350 Oak Road. 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.
Step Bases Support Group for families and individuals affected by mental illness meets at 8 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 Highway 29 in Lawrenceville. Call 770-822-2795 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moms and Tots Storytime is held at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at Barnes & Noble, 2205 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth. The storytime is free. Call 770-495-7200.
Tops Club - 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.
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.
The Pinckneyville Writers group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at the Pinckneyville Community Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross. Meetings are free. Call 770-417-2200.
Gamblers Anonymous meets Monday nights in Norcross. Call 404-237-7281.
Georgia Connection, Women's four-part harmony chorus, rehearses at 7:30 p.m. Mondays in the fellowship hall at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 1400 Killian Hill Road in Lilburn. Call 770-717-4031 or visit www.gaconnection.org.
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.