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Community calendar: Central

Today

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 today 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.

Brookwood Basketball Association will offer registration for its fall season from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the Five Forks Middle School gym, 3250 River Drive, Lawrenceville. Registration is open to boys in grades 1-9 and girls in grades 1-10. Visit www.brookwoodbasketballassociation.com.

Monday

Serenity Lakes Wellness Center offers tai chi classes from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays 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.

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation will offer registration for fall and winter classes, special events and sports leagues starting at 6 a.m. Monday. To register, visit any of the Parks and Recreation facilities, visit www.gwinnettparks.com or call 770-822-8840.

Artwork from Ingrid Bolton and Sherri Hale will be on display at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St. in Lawrenceville, through Wednesday. 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.

Tuesday

Kidsignment consignment sale will run from Tuesday through Saturday at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Admission is free. A 25 percent off day will be held Friday and a half-price day will be held Saturday. Visit kidsignments.home.mindspring.com.

Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association will hold its monthly membership meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cafe Aromas, 138 E. Crogan St., Lawrenceville. Call 678-226-2639 or e-mail rebekah@visitlawrenceville.com.

Wednesday

The Barrow Community Foundation will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday 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.

Friday

Honi Deaton Dream will perform at 8 p.m. Friday as part of the Lawrenceville Moonlight and Music concert series. The concert will be held on the lawn of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 W. Crogan St., Lawrenceville. The concert and lawn seating are free, but tables for six can be rented. Call 770-822-5450 or visit www.visitlawrenceville.com.

Lawrenceville Ghost Tours, presented by the Aurora Theatre, leave at 8:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday from a new starting location, Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $9 for children. Call 678-226-6222.

Fort Yargo State Park will host a Native American powwow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday 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.

Saturday

Gwinnett Mothers of Multiples will hold its fall consignment sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Salvation Army, 3455 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. A half-price sale will run from 1 to 2 p.m. The sale will include infant, children and maternity clothing, as well as baby equipment and children's furniture and toys. Call 770-449-3848 or visit www.gmomc.org.

"Kicks For Kids," an Aurora Theatre Children's Playhouse production, will be presented at 10 a.m. Saturday at the theater, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. Tickets are $7 each, and a Playhouse Pass, good for all 18 performances in the 2007-08 series, is available for $63. Call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

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. Pre-book a flight by calling 800-843-3612.

Sept. 1

Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 690 will host a spaghetti dinner at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Experimental Aircraft Association building, 690 Airport Road in Lawrenceville. Proceeds benefit the Elgin Wells Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. Reservations are required. The cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and space is limited. Call Lnor Levine at 678-770-1877 or e-mail lnor_l@bellsouth.net.

Skillet Lickers will perform from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Lawrenceville Female Seminary, 455 S. Perry St., Lawrenceville. The show is part of the Grounds N' Sounds music series. Admission is $5 and $4 for members. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call 770-822-5178.

"Fish and Ships," an Aurora Theatre Children's Playhouse production presented by the Curious Moon Puppet Theatre, will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 1 at the theater, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. Tickets are $7 each, and a Playhouse Pass, good for all 18 performances in the 2007-08 series, is available for $63. Call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

Sept. 8

Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Gwinnett Pearls of Service Foundation will hold a debutante informational meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Gwinnett County Public Library Collins Hill branch, 455 Camp Perrin Road, Lawrenceville. Call CaSandra Smith at 678-376-1597 or visit www.upsilonalphaomega.com.

Sept. 10

Southern Wings Bird Club will host its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, second floor, conference room A, Lawrenceville. Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Tim Keyes will speak on bird migration. E-mail southernwingsbc@yahoo.com.

Sept. 11

The Inside Out Leadership Development Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11-12 at Lanier Technical College's Winder-Barrow Campus, 89 E. Athens St. in Winder. The cost is $500 for two days. The event is geared toward managers, supervisors, team leaders and human resources leaders. Call 770-868-4080 or visit www.lanier.tec.ga.us.econdev.

Sept. 13

Miss Gwinnett County Youth Pageants will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 and starting at 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. The pageants are open to Gwinnett County residents ages 6 months to 17 years old. The registration fee is $75 until Aug. 26. The cost after Aug. 26 is $85. Call Karen at 678-620-0885. For more information and a registration form, visit www.gwinnettcountyfair.com.

Sept. 15

Miss Gwinnett County Pageant will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Interested parties can meet at 3:45 p.m. Sept. 9 at the pageant building at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. If interested, call Karen by Sept. 1 at 678-620-0885 or visit www.gwinnettcountyfair.com.

The eighth annual Statham Sunflower Festival will be held Sept. 15 at 327 Jefferson St. in downtown Statham. The city is accepting applications for food and craft vendors. Call Statham City Hall at 770-725-5455 or Betty at 770-725-5323.

Sept. 18

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Gwinnett will offer a business seminar on franchising from 6:15 to 9 p.m. Sept. 18 at Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville. The cost is $69, which includes workshop materials. Visit www.georgiasbdc.org/ce/gwinnett.

Sept. 19

The Gwinnett County Department of Community Services will hold a recreation authority meeting from 3 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Gwinnett Senior Center in Bethesda Park, 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville. Call 770-822-8890.

Sept. 27

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Gwinnett will offer a seminar on retirement planning for minority entrepreneurs from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 at Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville. The cost is $19. Visit www.georgiasbdc.org/ce/gwinnett.

Sept. 29

Gwinnett Small Business Boot Camp, offered by Gwinnett Small Business Development Center, Gwinnett Small Business Alliance and the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, will run from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 at Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville. The boot camp will include a series of courses designed for existing and prospective small business owners and nonprofit groups. Registration is required. Call Helen Sutherland at 678-407-5385 or visit www.gwinnettsbdc.org.

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.

"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 meet 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.