Send items for the Community Calendar to 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 during mall hours today. The store is located at 1600 Mall of Georgia Blvd., Buford. Contact Daniel Jessee at 770-831-0676 or

Touchstone Homes is hosting a toy drive through Monday. Toys can be dropped of at the Touchstone corporate office, 3355 Annandale Lane in Suwanee, or at the following sales centers: Lanier Walk, Park Place, Hampton, Village Grove, Ivey Chase, Ridenour, Sterling on the Lake or Suffolk at Windermere. Call 770-945-5228 or visit

The Villages Shoppes at Creekside, 860 Duluth Highway in Lawrenceville, will accept donations for Toys for Tots through Thursday. Call David Love at 678-407-4729.

Peachtree Elementary School, Remax Suburban Atlanta and First Book-Atlanta Alpha Xi Delta will collect new or gently used books through Thursday. The books will be donated to Norcross Cooperative Ministry. Call 770-441-3683 for drop-off sites.


A Trial Group Life Coaching session will be offered at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Shorty Howell Park, 2750 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. The session is meant for people who are serious about changing their lives and implementing New Year's resolutions. Call 678-267-1803 or e-mail to reserve a seat at the free session.


Hispanic Advisory Alliance Meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce office, 6 Porter St., Winder. Call 770-867-9444.

An Ambassador Luncheon will be held at noon Tuesday at the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce office, 6 Porter St., Winder. Call 770-867-9444.


Huntington Learning Center will offer "Homework: A Parent's Survival Guide" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Duluth center, 3360 Satellite Blvd., Duluth. The free workshop offers advice on ensuring children have the right environment and skills for completing assignments. Call 770-232-1948.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Northeast Georgia will hold a holiday party at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Golden Corral, 2155 Riverside Parkway, Lawrenceville. RSVP by Monday. E-mail Cheryl Naughton at

Dec. 25

Love in Action Outreach Ministries will hold its first Christmas Dinner to feed those in need in Gwinnett County from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 25 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) on 368 Grayson Highway, Lawrenceville. This year's theme is "Mirroring the Heart of God at Christmas." Call 404-513-5683 or e-mail

Dec. 26

Young Chefs Academy in Buford will offer a three-day mini cooking camp for children ages 5 to 15 Dec. 26-28. A morning session runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and an afternoon session runs from 1 to 4 p.m. each day. The academy is located at 1935-C Buford Mill Drive, Buford. Students will learn breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes. The cost is $130 for a three-day session or $45 per day. Call 770-614-0067.

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will host winter walks at 2 p.m. Dec. 26-29 at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. Call 770-904-3505 for more information.

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will hold a paper-making event from 3 to 4 p.m. Dec. 26-29, at 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. Attendees will learn how to make paper by reusing old scraps. Call 770-904-3505.

The city of Auburn will offer Christmas tree recycling Dec. 26 through Jan. 4. The drop-off point is on Sixth Street behind Auburn Elementary School. Call Charlotte at 770-963-4002, ext. 223.


Lilburn Historical Society is accepting applications for the Arbor Day 2008 honorees through Jan. 8. Each year, a tree is dedicated to an individual who has contributed to the Lilburn community. The 2008 Arbor Day celebration will be held on March 1. To nominate an individual, e-mail Hugh Wilkerson at

An interior design exhibition presented by Lalique Crystal will be on display through Jan. 12 at Armen and Joseph Jewelers, 6525 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. The traveling exhibition includes chandeliers, tables, sconces and other architectural pieces. An opening cocktail reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the store. Call 770-623-1800.

Alcoholics Anonymous holds meetings all over the Atlanta area. To find one near you, look in the telephone directory white pages, visit, or, or call 404-525-3178.

Heartland Hospice in Buford is seeking volunteers. The hospice is looking for "friendly visitors," who will sit with patients to keep them company, read or help them write letters, or give caregivers a break. Also needed is an administrative and special projects volunteer for the Buford office, as well as musicians and singers to be part of a choir. Training is provided. Call Cheryl Burney at 770-880-7021.

Georgia Magic Girls Basketball club will hold a six-session skills development clinic this fall for girls ages 9 to 11. Contact Jim Nichols at or 678-387-4290.

Auditions for the Atlanta Harmony Celebration are being held. The group meets at Greater Atlanta 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.

The Song of Atlanta Show Chorus is in search of women singers. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 3401 Lower Roswell Road in Marietta. Call 770-509-0322 or visit

The Gwinnett Young Singers, the Children's Choir of the Hudgens Center for the Arts, will hold auditions on Tuesdays and Saturdays at the Hudgens Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Grades 2-12 are eligible for placement. Group auditions are offered by appointment only. Call 770-935-6657 or visit

The Young Men's Chorus of the Gwinnett Young Singers will hold auditions for the Viking Barbershop Chorus on Tuesdays and Saturdays at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. The group is looking for middle and high school boys whose voices have changed. Group auditions are offered by appointment only. Call 770-935-6657 or visit

Norcross Human Services Center offers a diabetes self-management program at the center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. Initial assessment is by appointment only. Call the Diabetes Association of Atlanta and Gwinnett Extension Service at 404-527-7150.

Family Choice Child Development and Resource Center offers free tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call Simone or Angela at 678-772-6284.

The NAACP Gwinnett County Branch is offering "Got Stopped - You and the Law," a series of free training courses for teens on how to interact with law enforcement officials. For information, call 770-972-9722.

MOMS Club of Lawrenceville-South offers daytime activities for at-home mothers and children. Activities include playgroups, field trips, parties, community service and moms' night out. E-mail or visit

MOMS Club of Snellville offers daytime activities Monday through Friday for children and mothers, as well as an evening moms-only activity once a month. The Snellville chapter is part of an international support group for at-home mothers. Activities include play groups, park days, book clubs, field trips, crafts and holiday parties. Call the Centerville Community Center at 770-985-4713.

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 or visit


Serenity Lakes Wellness Center offers tai chi classes from 7 to 8 p.m. on Mondays at the center, 3444 Club Drive in Lawrenceville. The cost is $18 per class or $120 for eight classes. Call 678-924-6868 or visit

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 Gwinnett Choral Guild, Gwinnett's community choir, rehearses at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 U.S. Highway 29 South in Lawrenceville. All voice parts needed. Call 404-223-9962 or visit