Group holds seminar on buying airplanes

LAWRENCEVILLE - A local group will host a seminar to teach people how to purchase their first airplane.

Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 690, located at the Gwinnett County Airport, will host a free seminar called "The Art of Buying/Selling an Airplane" Saturday at the EAA Sport Aviation Center at Briscoe Field.

Mel Hall, president of Falcon Aviation, has been in the business of buying, selling and brokering aircraft since 1975 and is one of the oldest businesses located on the field. He will discuss the issues and how to avoid selling and purchasing pitfalls during his presentation.

The free program will begin at 10:30 a.m. and is open to the public. Breakfast is available beginning at 8 a.m. Ample aircraft and auto parking is available. For additional information, call Joel Levine at 770-394-5466 or e-mail

Archaeologists dig at Winn House

DACULA - The Gwinnett Historical Society and Gwinnett Archaeology and Research Society will host "Excavation at the Winn House."

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, people will be digging at the site of the old cook house on the Winn


Anyone interested in helping with set up, cleanup, publicity or entertainment should call GHS President Steve Starling at 678-639-0879.

Cable network holds casting call

LAWRENCEVILLE - A cable network will film four episodes of a nutritional makeover series in the Atlanta area.

"Honey We're Killing the Kids!" will have an open casting call Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at Jillian's in Discover Mills Mall at 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway.

The series, which airs nationwide Monday nights at 9 p.m. on TLC, explains the long-term health risks and behavior issues that can result from lifestyles with little or no physical activity, diets filled with sugar, processed foods and oversized portions and poor sleep habits.

Families selected for the series will work with nutrition expert and series host Dr. Lisa Hark to learn the motivation and know-how to help change their future, by working together for a healthy diet and active lifestyle.

The series is looking for families with at least two children between the ages of 4 and 14, and single-parent and gay/lesbian families are encouraged to apply.

Applications can be found at

Natural History Day held in county

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation's Outdoor Interpretive Program will host Natural History Day at Shorty Howell Park in Duluth on Saturday.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the day will feature live animal programs that include reptiles, raptors and more.

Exhibitors from the Georgia Herpetological Society, Southern Wings Bird Club, Georgia Wildlife Federation, Georgia Native Plant Society and Department of Natural Resources will be on hand throughout the day.

Admission to Natural History Day is $3 per person. Food concessions will be available for sale.

Shorty Howell Park is located at 2750 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth. For more information, call 770-822-5404.

Gold's Gym hosts fundraiser

SUGAR HILL - Gold's Gym is celebrating its one-year anniversary by hosting a week of fun for county residents and donating the proceeds to the American Diabetes Association. Its goal this year is to raise $8,000.

The gym, located at 235 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., will host a blood drive, personal training boot camp, professional bike stunt show, a birthday day, inflatables for kids, activities for adults, food and prizes. The event will last from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 770-614-4653.

Play opens tonight

Winder Barrow Community Theatre presents "The Foreigner" beginning tonight.

The play, by Larry Shue, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Barrow County Leisure Services Center at 175 Second St.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Pam Veader's State Farm office at 41 S. Center St. in Winder. Tickets will cost more at the door. Visit for additional information.

Thursday night attendees who bring items for the Highland House (a shelter for teens) will get in for half price. People who pay full price for a ticket will have half the cost of the ticket donated to the Highland House. Items needed include all types of paper goods (toilet paper and paper towels), toiletries for teens, cleaning supplies, school supplies and office supplies.

Gwinnett Gab appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.