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Community Calendar: Central Edition

Today

Tabernacle of Christ Church International hosts its 2007 Women's Conference "I Am In God's Divine Plan" through today. Special guest speaker will be evangelist Karen Jones from Hearts for the Harvest International Outreach Inc. The church is located at 161 Perry St., Lawrenceville. Registration is $15 per person. This event is for women only. Call 678-377-8824.

Monday

The Gwinnett Choral Guild, Gwinnett's community choir, kicks off rehearsals for its 2007-08 season Monday. The group rehearses at 7:30 p.m. every Monday at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 U.S. Highway 29 South in Lawrenceville. The guild welcomes returning members and encourages new members for all voice parts. Call 404-223-9962 or visit gwinnettchoralguild.org.

Southern Wings Bird Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, in conference room A on the second floor, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. Ken and Debra Hanft, owners of Wild Birds Unlimited in Snellville, will speak on woodpeckers of Georgia. Call Margaret Davis at 770-963-0222 or visit www.geocities.com/southernwingsbc.

Hebron Baptist Church will begin new sessions of Divorce Care, Divorce Care for Kids and Grief Support classes Monday. All classes begin at 7 p.m. The church is located at 202 Hebron Church Road, Dacula. Registration is required for Divorce Care for Kids, visit www.churchinitiative.org. Call 770-962-3671, ext. 277, or visit www.hebronchurch.org.

Tuesday

Georgia Educational Institute will hold a seminar on buying foreclosed homes at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Georgia Educational Institute, 1174 McKendree Church Road, suite 200, Lawrenceville. Call 770-277-0088, ext. 55.

Wednesday

Community Council of Gwinnett County meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of every month at the Gwinnett County Public Library's Five Forks branch, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville. The nonprofit group works to improve the community through networking, agencies, businesses and civic and religious groups. Visit www.commcouncilgc.org.

The Red Cross will hold a course on adult first aid with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator - class No. 07-2313 - from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Northeastern District Office, 850 Hi-Hope Road in Lawrenceville. The cost is $65. To register, call 404-575-3730, option No. 3, or visit www.redcrossatlanta.org.

Serenity Lakes Wellness Center will hold a four-week class called "So You Want To Have Fun" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 and 29 and Sept. 5 at Serenity Lakes Wellness Center, 3444 Club Drive in Lawrenceville. The cost is $75. Call 678-924-6868 or visit www.serenitylakes.com.

Thursday

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Gwinnett will hold a seminar on financing an existing business from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane in Lawrenceville. The cost is $59 and registration is required. Call 678-407-5385 or visit www.gwinnettsbdc.org.

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Gwinnett will hold a seminar on QuickBooks 2007 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 11 at Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane in Lawrenceville. The cost is $299 for all three sessions. Sessions may be taken individually. registration is required. Call 678-407-5385 or visit www.gwinnettsbdc.org.

Aug. 19

The senior adult Examples Choir of the Lawrenceville Church of God will hold its third quarterly Southern Gospel singing from 3 to 4:30 p.m Aug. 19. in the Lawrenceville Church of God Sanctuary, 329 Grayson Highway, Lawrenceville. Admission is free. Visit www.lawrencevillecog.org to sign up for future notices. E-mail valbee@bellsouth.net or charlesdelk@bellsouth.net, or call 770-963-4858.

Aug. 20

Serenity Lakes Wellness Center will offer tai chi classes from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays starting Aug. 20 at 3444 Club Drive in Lawrenceville. Cost is $18 per class or $120 for eight classes. Call 678-924-6868 or visit www.serenitylakes.com.

Aug. 22

The Barrow Community Foundation will meet at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 22 at the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce, 6 Porter St. in Winder. Call Debi Krause at 770-867-9444 or e-mail dkrause@barrowchamber.com.

Aug. 24

Fort Yargo State Park will host a Native American powwow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 25 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26 at the park, 210 S. Broad St. in Winder. American Indians from all over the state will showcase their culture, song, dance, crafts and foods. Call 770-867-3489.

Aug. 30

Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 690 will host the Ford Tri-Motor aircraft from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 30 through Sept. 3 at Gwinnett County Airport, 690 Airport Road in Lawrenceville. The Tri-Motor is available for a daily schedule of flights at Lawrenceville's Briscoe Field from the Aircraft Specialists Jet Center, located on the southside ramp on Briscoe Boulevard. The cost is $50 for non-members and $40 for members. Book a flight by calling 800-843-3612.

Ongoing-general

Partnership Against Domestic Violence offers support groups for battered women to share their experiences and learn about safety and legal rights. A Gwinnett support group for women meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Monday in Lawrenceville, and a support group for women who speak Spanish meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday in Norcross. For the exact location, call 770-963-9799.

Artwork from Ingrid Bolton and Sherri Hale will be on display at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St. in Lawrenceville, through Aug. 22. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call 770-822-5450.

Barrow County Fire and Emergency Services is accepting applications for the next Community Emergency Response Team training class. Classes begin Aug. 23. Citizens will learn things they can do following a disaster, including light search and rescue, small fire control and disaster psychology. Call 770-307-2987.

"Annie Get Your Gun" will be performed through Sept. 9 at the Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range in price from $18 to $25. Matinee performances will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday and Aug. 22. Tickets for matinee shows are $14. Call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

The Gallery at St. Edwards' will display an exhibit from the Atlanta Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America through Sept. 27. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located at 737 Moon Road, Lawrenceville. Call 770-963-6128.

Parent's Morning Out, a Christian care program for children ages six months to 3, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The day care is located at First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, 395 W. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Call 770-963-0386, ext. 48.

Hebron Church's Men of Light Purity Ministry offers biblical answers, hope and support for men battling sexual impurity. Weekly meetings are confidential and anonymous at the church, 202 Hebron Church Road in Dacula. Call Mike at 404-502-1802.

Hebron Church's Women of Faith, Hope and Love, a companion ministry to the church's Men of Light Purity Ministry, offers support to wives. Call Wendy at 404-502-1812.

A support group for those diagnosed with a mental illness, as well as their family and friends, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 Lawrenceville Highway. The group for families meets only on Fridays. The meetings are free. Call Jennifer at 770-921-1961.

Grace Arbor, the Older Adult Day Program of First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, is held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. A registration interview is required. Call Robin Dill, program director, at 770-963-0386, ext. 26, or e-mail robin@fumclv.org.

First United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville offers an Older Adult Day Program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The programs focus on adults with memory impairment and include pet therapy, gardening, art and music. The church is located at 395 W. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Call 770-963-0386.

Ongoing-Specific days

Monday

Expressionism art classes are offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday at Hobby Lobby, 665 Duluth Highway, suite 601, in Lawrenceville. The program continues until the end of the year. Call Jimmie at 678-791-3698 or visit www.joniquedesign.com.

The Lawrenceville Rotary Club meets at noon Mondays at the Lil' River Grill, 179 E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Call 770-831-7951.

A Celebrate Recovery support group, for people struggling with addiction, codependency, depression and other issues, meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Hebron Baptist Church, 202 Hebron Church Road in Dacula. The group meets in building A, room 100. Dinner is served from 6 to 6:45 p.m. and individual groups meet at 7:15 p.m. Call 770-962-3671 or visit www.celebraterecovery.com.

A Bosom Buddies support group, for those with breast cancer, breast cancer survivors, families and friends meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Hebron Baptist Church, 202 Hebron Church Road in Dacula. The group meets in building A in room 309. Call 770-962-3671.