Send items for the Community Calendar to firstname.lastname@example.org or the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The fax number is 770-339-8081. Please include event name, address, phone number and cost. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event.
REI Buford will offer gift-wrapping services from the Mill Creek High School Environmental Club from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Dec. 16. The store is located at 1600 Mall of Georgia Blvd., Buford. Contact Daniel Jessee at 770-831-0676 or email@example.com.
A consignment sale for special-needs equipment will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 450 Rockhouse Road, Lawrenceville. The sale will benefit Georgia Special Sportsmen, a group dedicated to providing recreation to children with disabilities. People consigning equipment can keep 70 percent of the sale price. Visit www.theconsignmentsale.com or call 866-484-8014 to register to sell equipment.
Caregiver Support Group for those caring for the elderly will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Suwanee United Methodist Church, 603 Scales Road, Suwanee. Nancy McLain, executive director of Harmony Home Care, will speak on managing difficult behavior. The event is free. Call 770-945-8041 or 678-908-1229.
The Gwinnett County Soil and Water Conservation District Meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Gwinnett County Schools Facilities and Operations Office, 53 Gwinnett Drive, Lawrenceville. The closed meeting is only for supervisors and commission members.
The orchestras of Mill Creek High School will present their holiday concerts at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the school's theater, 4400 Braselton Highway, Hoschton. The Thursday performance will feature the concert and symphonic orchestras, and on Friday, the philharmonic orchestra will perform. Admission is free, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 678-714-5850.
NARFE, National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Button Gwinnett Chapter 1348, will hold its December meeting at noon Thursday at John Boy's Restaurant, 3050 W. Main St., Snellville. Current federal employees and anyone who has ever worked for the federal government are eligible to join. Call Stan Weiss at 678-344-9986.
REI Buford will offer a rock climbing class at 7 p.m. Thursday at the store, 1600 Mall of Georgia Blvd., Buford. Contact Daniel Jessee at 770-831-0676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Community Christmas Concert for Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity, featuring choirs from Gwinnett churches, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cannon Church, 2424 Webb Gin House Road, Snellville. Admission is free. Call Beth Stubbings at 770-833-1664.
Southeastern Railway Museum will offer Breakfast With Santa events at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the museum, 3595 Buford Highway, Duluth. Children can join Engineer Santa for a snack breakfast. The cost is $3 per person in addition to regular museum admission, which is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for children ages 2-12. Call 770-476-2013.
Breakfast With Santa, benefiting Friends of Disabled Adults and Children Too Inc., will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Marriott Evergreen Conference Resort in Stone Mountain Park. Festivities include a breakfast buffet, free park admission, an all attractions pass to the park, and an opportunity to meet and take pictures with Santa and his elves. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 5-11. Call 770-491-9014 or visit fodac.org.
Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will hold bird feeder activity family event at 3 p.m. Saturday at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. The cost is $5 per family. Call 770-904-3500.
Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will offer a biological monitoring workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. Call 770-904-3505.
Young Chefs Academy in Buford will hold a Brunch With Santa cooking workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the school, 1935-C Buford Mill Drive, Buford. Students can create and eat royal ham and eggs and white hot chocolate, receive recipe cards and visit with St. Nick. The cost is $30 per child, or $20 per child with the donation of an unwrapped toy for the Gwinnett Children's Shelter. Call 770-614-0067.
Touchstone Homes is hosting a toy drive through Dec. 17. Toys can be dropped of at the Touchstone;s really, really fun.
I love travel. I have a lot of interests.
It's so funny I have a 22-year-old daughter who's getting ready to graduate from Georgia State, yay. Two weeks, yay. And she has no clue what she wants to do for a career, no clue.
I'm opposite. I want to do so many things.
I would love to have a bar and a restaurant at the beach. I'm training to be a personal trainer and take private clients. I also do some industrial psychology and I'm a handwriting analyst, and I think that's really, really interesting and fun. I would love to do that as a career.
MW: Do you think you would leave this behind and switch to one of the careers you mentioned?
EG: We are doing succession planning and obviously after 17 years you should ... I've got a lot of gray hair now.
I would love some of the young leaders and the young people to be as passionate about this work as I have been. And so I'm helping to develop that passion in them. And when they feel ready to take that on, I will definitely be ready to move on and do some other things.
MW: Any one thing you have your eye on?
EG: I'm definitely going to continue to pursue the personal training and the emphasis on women and obesity.
MW: What's your favorite spot to hang out in Gwinnett?
EG: My favorite restaurant in Gwinnett is Dominick's on the Lawrenceville Square.
I'm so excited about Lawrenceville.
You can imagine after working here for 17 years, we had hardly anything. We had no restaurants to speak of or shopping. We have everything now.