Send items for the Community Calendar to calendar@gwinnettdailypost.com 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.

Today

The Gwinnett Historical Society will hold a book dedication ceremony for its newest book, "Gwinnett County, Georgia: Families 1818-2005," at 2 p.m. today in the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Purchased books may be picked up at this time. Call 770-822-5174.

The Lawrenceville Youth Football Association will hold a Community Day event from

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Central Gwinnett High School, 564 W. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. The free event will include moon walks, obstacle courses, raffles and public safety displays. Meals from Log Cabin BBQ will be available for purchase. Visit www.lyasports.com.

The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center will offer a cultural lecture on Cherokee women at 2 p.m. today in the lecture hall. Sarah Hill will speak on the weaving practices of Cherokee women, and Louise Goings, a native Cherokee, will demonstrate basket weaving. The cost is $3 per person. Visit www.gwinnettehc.com.

The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra will perform today at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center in Duluth. The guest conductor will be Fox 5 news anchor Amanda Davis. The 80-piece orchestra is comprised of professional musicians and 30 string students from Gwinnett, Fulton, Cobb and Forsyth counties. Contact Debra at debraedwards @juno.com.

The St. Ives Charity Guild Arts and Crafts Show will run from noon to 5 p.m. today at the St. Ives Country Club in Duluth. The show will feature jewelry, decorations, pottery, flower arrangments, clothing and artwork from 40 artisans and crafters. Strollers are not permitted. Admission is $3. Call Adrienne Tipps at 770-622-6521.

Monday

Southern Wings Bird Club will hold its monthly meeting at

7 p.m. Monday at Rhodes Jordan Park Community Center, 100 E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Georgann Schmalz will present a program on raptor identification. Visit www.geocities.com/southernwingsbc or call 770-338-4433.

The Lilburn Women's Club is sponsoring a Holiday Gift Extravaganza from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Harmony Grove Methodist Church, 50 Harmony Grove Road in Lilburn. There will be several vendors, and all proceeds go to the Gwinnett Community Clinic. Call 678-354-7715 or

e-mail life@ourtownmag.org.

National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse, will take place Monday through Friday. Donations will be collected at Life Care Center of Lawrenceville, 210 Collins Industrial Way in Lawrenceville. Call Sherry Forester at 678-442-0777 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org.

Pet photos with Santa will be available from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Dec. 4 at Gwinnett Place Mall's center court. Gwinnett Place Mall is located at 2100 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth. Call 770-476-5160 or visit www.simon.com.

Tuesday

Parents and Teachers Toget-her and the Learning Disabilities Association Gwinnett Council will present "Testing and Evaluation: How it Helps Parents and Teachers Make Good Educational Decisions" at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Greater Atlanta Christian School Media Center Lecture Hall, 1575 Indian Trail Road in Norcross. No registration is necessary, and the seminar is free. Call Sarah Davis at 770-

995-1599.

Little Gardens restaurant in Lawrenceville will host a "Night at the Chef's Table" event at

6 p.m. Tuesday. The restaurant's chef will explain cooking techniques, flavorings and plate presentation as he prepares an exclusive four-course dinner. The restaurant is located at 3571 Lawrenceville Highway in Lawrenceville. The cost is $45 per person, and reservations are required. Call 770-923-3434.

Wednesday

Newcomer Women's Club of North East Suburban Atlanta will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Suwanee Station Clubhouse, 1285 Station Center Blvd. in Suwanee. New residents are invited to the monthly coffee meetings. Call Marilyn at 770-497-0361.

The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center will hold GIS Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday. The Gwinnett County GIS Department will offer demonstrations on how the technology is used in everyday lives. The event is free with paid admission to the center, which is $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Visit www.gwinnettehc .com.

Thursday

The Gwinnett Council for Seniors will hold "Salute to Veterans" at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gwinnett Senior Center in Bethesda Park, 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lilburn. A Department of Veterans Affairs representative will discuss benefits available to veterans and their families. Call 770-

271-7501.