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.
Terri's Stitching Time will offer knitting and crochet lessons Tuesday and Thursday at the Suwanee Library, 361 Main St. in Suwanee. Each session will run from 1 to 3 p.m. and costs $20. Bring needles or hooks along with yarn and a pattern. Call 678-889-5356.
A health and wellness fair will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in building 100 on the campus of Gwinnett Technical College, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Free health screenings will be offered. Call 770-962-7580.
MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Atlanta Vineyard Church, 6920 Jimmy Carter Blvd. in Norcross. Child care will be available. Call Donna Blanton at 770-441-5562.
Sugar Hill will hold its holiday celebration at 5 p.m. Saturday on the Town Green. The event will include music, caroling, tree lighting, hot chocolate, cookies and pictures with Santa Claus. Visit www.cityofsugarhill.com.
Former President Jimmy Carter will sign his new book, "Palestine Peace Not Apartheid," at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 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.
The Red Cross will offer a course on adult CPR from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7 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 Dec. 8 at Crate and Barrel in the North Point Village Shopping Center, located at 7300 Northpoint Parkway in Alpharetta. Tickets are $35 until Thursday and $40 after Thursday. 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.
A Breakfast with Santa will be held from 9 to 11 a.m.
Dec. 9 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.
Science with Santa will take place from noon to 5 p.m.
Dec. 9 at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clearwater Drive in Buford. Activities will include visits with Santa, crafts, games, movies, caroling and gifts. Advance tickets are $12 for children, $8 for ages 13 and up. At the door, tickets are $15 for children and $10 for ages 13 and up. 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 email@example.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. Child care will be available. Call Donna Blanton at 770-441-5562.
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 deadline 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.
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 to 10 p.m. Dec. 18 and continuing from 6 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.momsclub.org.
MOMS Club of Snellville offers daytime activities Monday through Friday for children and mothers, 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 months to 23 months can enroll one to two days per week. Children ages 2 to 3 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.
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.
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.
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. 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.