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Community calendar: South

Today

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus will perform through today at the Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Tickets range in price from $15 to $50. Call 404-249-6400 or visit www.ringling.com.

Folk Art Fest 2007 will run through today at the North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $7. Call 404-403-4244 or visit www.slotinfolkart.com.

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.

Friday

The Boutique Armoire children's consignment sale will run from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at a new location, the Norcross Community and Cultural Arts Center, 10 Britt Ave., Norcross. A Room to Read book drive for new books only will be held at the sale. Call 770-277-5361 or visit www.roomtoread.org.

Saturday

Quinn Ridge subdivision in Snellville will hold a community garage sale, talent show and pool party Saturday at 2800 Quinbery Road. The garage sale will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and the cost to sell is $15 per space. The pool party and talent show will run from 5 to 9 p.m. E-mail quinnridge@hotmail.com or call 678-908-2102.

The Medical Evangelistic Extension Team will hold a free health and dental fair at 8 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Duluth, 2908 Ga. Highway 120. The event will also include a garage sale. Those interested in receiving dental care are asked to come to the church Friday for pre-screening. Call Carnes at 770-945-4171 or visit www.duluthbaptist.org.

First Baptist Church Duluth will hold a golf tournament beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at Chateau Elan Golf Club in Braselton. Check-in will begin at 7 a.m. Registration is $69 per person, and registration packets are available online and at the church, 2908 Ga. Highway 120, Duluth. Call 770-476-3788 or visit www.duluthbaptist.org.

The Mpowerment Group presents Power Surge, a workshop for women transforming their lives, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Simpsonwood Conference Center and Resort, 4511 Jones Bridge Circle in Norcross. The cost is $95. Call Christine at 678-546-6344 or visit www.thempowermentgroup.com.

Intergalactic Bead and Jewelry Show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Aug. 26 at the Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Admission is $5 on Saturday and $4 Aug. 26. Visit www.beadshows.com or call 888-729-6904.

Aug. 31

Slippery When Wet, a Bon Jovi tribute band, will perform Aug. 31 at Wild Bill's in Duluth. Ticket prices start at $10. Wild Bill's is located at 2075 Market St., Duluth. Call 678-473-1000 or visit www.wildbillsatlanta.com.

Sept. 1

Lucky Shoals Fall Sports Celebration will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 1. The event will include kids' activities, moonwalks, face painting and sports clinics for all ages hosted by Meadowcreek High School coaches. Lucky Shoals Park is located at 4651 Britt Road, Norcross. Call 770-564-3060.

Sept. 3

"Playhouse Disney Live" will be performed at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Tickets range in price from $17 to $52. Visit www.playhousedisneylive.com.

Sept. 6

The Yellow Daisy Festival will be held Sept. 6-9 in the special events meadow at Stone Mountain Park, located off exit 8 on U.S. Highway 78 East in Stone Mountain. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets to the festival are free with park admission, which is $8 per vehicle for a one-day pass or $35 for an annual pass. Call 770-498-5690 or visit www.stonemountainpark.com.

Sept. 7

The Alzheimer's Annual Garage Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Eastside Heritage Center, 2160 Fountain Drive in Snellville. Donations, except clothes, can be brought to Eastside Heritage Center starting Aug. 30. Call Annie Copeland at 678-300-0236.

Sept. 8

A photography exhibit featuring the work of David Finewill be on display Sept. 8 through Oct. 27 at ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. An opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 8. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is by donation. Call 770-469-1105.

Music on Main, the fifth annual fundraiser for the Lilburn-based nonprofit group Dream House for Medically Fragile Children, will run from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 at Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St., Lilburn. The event will include live music from Hit the Beach, a silent auction and food provided by Famous Dave's. Visit www.music-on-main.org.

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.

Dog Day Fun Fest will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Best Friends Pet Care, 3390 N. Berkeley Lake Road, Duluth. Call 678-584-0999 or visit www.bestfriendspetcare.com.

Sept. 26

"All the Way from Magnolia Springs" will be performed Sept. 26-30 at ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $26.95 for adults and $19.95 for seniors and students. Call 770-469-1105 or visit www.artstation.org.

Sept. 29

A Chili Cook-Off will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in the special events meadow at Stone Mountain Park, located off exit 8 on U.S. Highway 78 East in Stone Mountain. Tickets to the cook-off are $10 for adults and free for children 12 years old and under. Park admission is $8 per vehicle for a one-day pass or $35 for an annual pass. Call 678-309-4285 or 770-498-5690, or visit www.theatlantachilicookoff.com or www.stonemountainpark.com.

JapanFest 2007 will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29-30 at the Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Call 404-240-4300 or visit www.atlanta.us.emb-japan.go.jp.

Oct. 5

The Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival will be held each weekend in October at the park, located off exit 8 on U.S. Highway 78 East in Stone Mountain. The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. A laser show will be held at 8 p.m. each Saturday. Tickets to the festival are included in the park's one-day all attraction pass, which costs $24 for adults and $19 children ages 3-11. Park admission is $8 per vehicle for a one-day pass or $35 for an annual pass. Call 770-498-5690 or visit www.stonemountainpark.com.

Oct. 12

A Tour of Southern Ghosts will be held Oct. 12-31 at ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. Tours will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Three additional tour days will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29-30. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years old. Call 770-469-1105 or 770-498-5600, or visit www.artstation.org.

Oct. 20

Parkview High School will hold a 20-year reunion for the class of 1987 from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 20 at the Marriott Evergreen, 4021 Lakeview Drive in Stone Mountain. To register, call 770-466-5269 or visit www.1stclassreunions.com.

Gwendy House Publishing will hold a writers' workshop Oct. 20 at the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel, 3450 Venture Parkway in Duluth. A morning session will run from 9 a.m. to noon and an afternoon session runs from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $55. Visit www.gwendyhousepublishing.com.

Nov. 13

The Atlanta International Military Show will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 13 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 at the North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court in Norcross. Foreign and U.S. arms and memorabilia of the Civil War, Indian Wars, World War I and World War II will be exhibited, bought, sold and traded. Daily admission is $6, and the cost for children ages 6-12 is $1. Call Carolina Trader Promotions at 704-282-1339.

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.

The Viking Barbershop Chorus will hold auditions Tuesdays and Saturdays through Sept. 15 at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. The group is looking for middle- and high-school boys with changed voices. Group auditions are by appointment only. Call 770-935-6657 or visit www.gwinnettyoungsingers.com.

Auditions for the Atlanta Harmony Celebration are being held. The group meets at Greater Christian School in the main building of Campus Church of Christ, 1450 Indian Trail Road in Norcross. The women's four-part a capella chorus rehearses at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call Jeannie at 404-729-4273.