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Community calendar - Central

Tuesday

A Wildlife Food Plots course, sponsored by the Barrow County Extension Office, will be offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the extension office, 90 Lanthier St., Winder. The course will cover food plot site selection, land preparation, soil fertility and more. Call 770-307-3029.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Northeast Georgia will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Summit Ridge Hospital, 250 Scenic Highway, group room 2, Lawrenceville. Visit www.dbsanortheastga.org.

Thursday

Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 690 will host the Ford Tri-Motor aircraft from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday 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.

Saturday

Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 690 will host a spaghetti dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday at the Lawrenceville Female Seminary, 455 S. Perry St., Lawrenceville. The show is part of the Grounds N' Sounds music series. Admission $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. 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.

Sept. 2

The Northeast Georgia Civil War Round Table will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Gwinnett History Museum, 455 S. Perry St., Lawrenceville. The group will hold its annual Home-Made Ice Cream Social, and guest speaker Mary Frazier Long will discuss her book "Bill Arp: Uncivil War Humorist." Visit www.negacwrt.net or call Steve Narrie at 678-860-1347.

Sept. 7

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation will hold Game Day Kick Off from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Dacula Activity Building, 2735 Old Auburn Road, Dacula. The event will include sports-related crafts, face painting, a moon walk and a hot dog supper, and attendees should register by Sept. 1. The cost is $7 per person. Visit www.gwinnettcounty.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.

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation will hold a Ladies Bunko Bash from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Rhodes Jordan Community Center, 100 E. Crogan St., Lawrenceville. Attendees should register by Sept. 4. The cost is $12 per person, and players must sign up in a group of four. Visit www.gwinnettcounty.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 preregistration 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 on Sept. 15 at 327 Jefferson St. in downtown Statham. The city is accepting applications for food and craft vendors. Call Statham City Hall 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.

Georgia Educational Institute will hold a workshop on buying foreclosed homes at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at 1174 McKendree Church Road, Lawrenceville. Call 770-277-0088, ext. 55.

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. 20

Georgia Council for Seniors will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville. Humorist Cathy Lee Phillips will speak. Call 770-822-5147.

"The Philadelphia Story," a County Seat Players production, will be performed Sept. 20-30 at the Aurora Theatre's Discovery Point Studio, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for students, seniors and Aurora Theatre season ticket-holders. Call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

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. 28

Auburn will collect donations as part of the Great American Clean-Up Sept. 28 and 29. Containers will be set up next to City Hall in Auburn. The city will accept tires, batteries, motor oil, scrap metal, electronics and junk. The collection will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29. Call 770-963-4002, ext. 223.

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.

Oct. 8

The Lawrenceville Woman's Club will host the Autumn Open Charity Golf Tournament at 9 a.m. Oct. 8 at Northwood Country Club, 3157 Club Drive in Lawrenceville. Check-in is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Call Sandra Strickland at 770-963-0011 or e-mail Brenda Falkler at baf47@aol.com.

Oct. 11

The Gwinnett County Department of Community Services will hold a recreation authority meeting at 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, Conference Center, room B, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. Call 770-822-8890.