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Community calendar: North

Today

REI Buford will hold an event to gear up for the Breast Cancer 3-Day walk at 1 p.m. today at the store, 1600 Mall of Georgia Blvd., suite 800, Buford. At the free event, experienced walkers will discuss proper footwear, outerwear, camping gear and hydration essentials. Contact Daniel Jessee at djessee@rei.com or 770-831-0676.

Monday

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.

Tuesday

REI Buford will hold a wilderness navigation class at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the store, 1600 Mall of Georgia Blvd., suite 800, Buford. The free class will introduce newcomers to orienteering. Contact Daniel Jessee at djessee@rei.com or 770-831-0676.

Friday

Walter Biel will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at Grapes and Hops Bar and Bistro, 4856 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch. Call 770-865-9145.

Saturday

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will offer the Science in Action Badge program for Girl Scouts from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. Early registration is recommended and the cost is $6 per Brownie. To register, call 770-904-3500.

Dennis Nunnelley will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Grapes and Hops Bar and Bistro, 4856 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch. Call 770-865-9145.

Aug. 31

Charles and Lori will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at Grapes and Hops Bar and Bistro, 4856 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch. Call 770-865-9145.

Sept. 8

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will host a Raccoon Rendezvous event from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. Participants can explore the natural history and habitat of raccoons. The event is free with paid admission to the center. Call 770-904-5308 or visit www.gwinnettehc.com.

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will offer a chance to earn a GEHC patch from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. Registration is required, and the cost is $5 per student. Call 770-904-5308 or visit www.gwinnettehc.com.

Sept. 11

Real Estate Resources Academy will offer Real Estate Pre-License classes from Sept. 11 through Oct. 30 at the academy, 3594 Buford Highway, suite 140, Suwanee. The classes meet from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Call 678-318-7949 or visit www.realestateresourcesacademy.com.

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.

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will offer a chance to earn the Boy Scouts Webelo Forester Activity badge from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. The cost is $7 per Webelo Scout. Call 770-904-5308 or visit www.gwinnettehc.com.

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will host Club Method, a hands-on science event for middle- and high-schoolers, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. The event is free with paid admission to the center. Call 770-904-5308 or visit www.gwinnettehc.com.

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will host a "Skins, Scat and Tracks" event from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. Participants will learn how to identify animals by what tracks they leave behind. The cost for this members-only event is $3 per person or $7 for a family of four. Call 770-904-5308 or visit www.gwinnettehc.com.

Sept. 21

Carisma Gallery will host the second annual Historic Buford Plein Air Festival from Sept. 21-23 at various locations in Buford, including the Tannery Row Mercantile, Bona Allen Mansion, Stonehedge, the Chattahoocheee River and old town Buford. The festival is open to artists of all experience levels. Registration is $40. Call 770-271-7501 or visit www.carismahome.com.

Power Rangers 15th Anniversary Celebration Tour will run from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the KB Toys at Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive in Buford. The free event, celebrating the television show, will offer an obstacle course, prizes and a chance to get photos and autographs from the real-life Power Rangers. Call 678-482-7377 or visit www.bandai.com.

Sept. 22

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will host a bird watching program at 8 a.m. Sept. 22 at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. David Decker from the Atlanta Audubon Society will lead the walk. The cost is $3 per person, and center members can attend for free. Call 770-904-5308 or visit www.gwinnettehc.com.

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will host a Nature Kids Environmental Club event from 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. Participants will learn about ladybugs. The cost is $5 per child, and center members can attend for free. Call

770-904-5308 or visit www.gwinnettehc.com.

Ongoing-general

The Level Creek United Methodist Church offers CPU /Drop Box for donations of used clothing and shoes. The church is located at 4844 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee. Call 770-945-0205.

Unity Christ Center presents the ongoing "A Course in Miracles" at 9:30 a.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The center is located at 3474 S. Scales Road in Suwanee. An offering is requested. Call 770-495-0881 or visit www.unitychristcenter.org.

Epiphany Lutheran Church holds senior fitness classes for those age 50 and older from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the church, 1350 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Suwanee. The cost is $30. Call 770-945-0594.

MOMS Club of Buford-Mill Creek offers daytime activities for at-home mothers and children. Activities include monthly meetings, park/play days, playgroups, field trips, book club, moms' night out, service projects and more. The group meets at 10 a.m. the third Friday of each month at Buford Presbyterian Church, 1242 Buford Highway, Buford. E-mail bufordmillcreekmoms@yahoo.com or visit www.momsclub.org.

Ongoing-specific days

Monday

Families Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at Level Creek United Methodist Church, in the church parlor, 4844 Suwanee Dam Road in Suwanee. Call 404-725-4861 or visit www.familiesanonymous.org.

Senior fitness classes are held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the George Pierce Park Senior Fitness Center, 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee. The cost is $54 for six weeks. Call 770-945-0594.

Living Faith Church offers Brazilian jujitsu, Muay Thai and MMA classes for men and women at 6 p.m. every Monday. The church is located at 1707 Enterprise Drive, Buford. Classes are free. Call 770-402-4860.

Level Creek United Methodist Church will host a Cadets 1400 group meeting for second- and third-grade girls at 7 p.m. Mondays. Level Creek United Methodist is located at 4844 Level Creek Road in Suwanee. Call 770-945-0205.

The Light, a men's sexual purity support group, meets Monday evenings at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, 4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd. in Sugar Hill. Confidentiality is assured. Call 678-386-7349.

Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays at Sugarloaf Community Church, 1401 Old Peachtree Road in Suwanee. Child care is available. Call 770-476-1400 ext. 232 or e-mail cr@sugarloafcc.org.

Fresh Start Divorce Recovery Group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Living Faith Church, 1707-A Enterprise Drive in Buford, in the Brickton Complex. Child care is available. Call 770-271-9888.

Tuesday

Senior Bridge Club meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at Bogan Community Center, 2723 N. Bogan Road in Buford. Reservations are required. Call 770-614-2060.

Suwanee Goodtimers Senior Recreation Club, sponsored by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation, meets at 11 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month at George Pierce Park Community Center, 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee. Gwinnett County seniors and visitors are invited to bring a covered dish. Call 770-831-4173 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com.

Wednesday

TeenMOPS, a support network for women ages 19 and younger who are pregnant or parenting, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday nights at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, 4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd. in Sugar Hill. Dinner and child care are provided. Call 770-945-2845, ext. 244.

The Buford/North Gwinnett Rotary Club meets at noon on Wednesdays at Peoples Bank, 1899 Buford Highway in Buford. Call 770-932-1900, ext. 4441.

Gamblers Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Buford Human Services Center, 2755 Suwanee Ave. in Buford. Call 404-237-7281.

Bogan Gold Wings Senior Recreation Club, sponsored by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation, meets at 11 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Bogan Park. Gwinnett County seniors and visitors are invited to bring a covered dish. Call 770-614-2060.

Shadowbrook Baptist Church will offer Divorce Care Recovery classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday through August. The church is located at 4187 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee. Classes will be held in room A-125. Call 770-945-1524.

A Celebrate Recovery group meets at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Living Faith Church, 1707 Enterprise Drive in Buford, in the Brickton Complex. Child care is available. Call 770-271-9888.

A singles connection class for those age 25 and older meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Room M141 at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, 4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd. in Sugar Hill. Call 770-945-2845.

A Victims of Abuse group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Living Faith Church in Buford, 1707 Enterprise Drive in Buford. Call 770-271-9888.

Thursday

St. Mary and St. Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church hosts a monthly cancer support group at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. The church is located at 3805 Braselton Highway, Buford. Call 770-271-4067.

"Lessons of the Master," led by Raymond Gibson, is held at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Unity Christ Center, 3474 S. Scales Road in Suwanee. Call 770-495-0881 or visit www.unitychristcenter.org

Saturday

Galleries, shops and restaurants along Main Street in downtown Buford are open late the third Saturday of each month as part of the Main Street Stroll.

The Suwanee Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 29 at Town Center Park, 373 Buford Highway, Suwanee. No market will be held on Sept. 15. Visit www.suwanee.com.

Sunday

Living Faith Church in Buford holds a Fresh Start Divorce Recovery Group group that meets at 10 a.m. Sundays at the church, 1707 Enterprise Drive in Buford. Call 770-271-9888.

A 101 College and Career class for those ages 18-25 meets at 11:05 a.m. Sundays in the Life Center at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, 4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd. in Sugar Hill. Call 770-945-2845.