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.
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. Tuesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) at 368 Grayson Highway, Lawrenceville. This year's theme is "Mirroring the Heart of God at Christmas." Call 404-513-5683 or e-mail email@example.com.
Young Chefs Academy in Buford will offer a three-day mini cooking camp for children ages 5 to 15 Wednesday through Friday. 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.Wednesday through Saturday 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 workshop from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, at 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. Attendees will learn how to make paper by reusing scraps of paper. Call 770-904-3505.
The city of Auburn will offer Christmas tree recycling Wednesday through Jan. 4. The drop-off point is on Sixth Street behind Auburn Elementary School. Call Charlotte at 770-963-4002, ext. 223.
A New Year's Eve Dance will run from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31 at the Bethesda Center, located at the intersection of Ronald Reagan Highway and Bethesda Road in Lawrenceville. Johnny Knapp and his band will play, and free dance lessons will be offered from 8 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $15, and refreshments and favors are included. Buses with a minimum of six residents will be admitted for half price. Call J.R. Stallworth at 770-995-9163.
Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club will hold its 11th annual Polar Bear Swim at 2 p.m. Jan. 1 at the club, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. LCKC is a nonprofit group for Olympic flat-water canoe and kayak hopefuls. This year's theme is "Low Tide," as the event will be held during drought conditions. Early registration is $20 for individuals and $50 for families, and registration after Dec. 20 is $25 per person and $60 for families. Call 770-287-7888.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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 www.aa.org, www.atlantaaa.org or www.aageorgia.org, 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 email@example.com 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 Lilburn 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 www.songofatlanta.com.
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 www.gwinnettyoungsingers.com.
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 www.gwinnettyoungsingers.com.
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 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 nights out. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.momsclub.org.
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, a 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 email@example.com or visit www.momsclub.org.
Ongoing - Monday
Serenity Lakes Wellness Center offers tai chi classes from 7 to 8 p.m. 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 www.serenitylakes.com.
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 gwinnettchoralguild.org.
Expressionism art classes are offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday at Hobby Lobby, 665 Duluth Highway, suite 601, in Lawrenceville. The program continues until the end of the year. Call Jimmie at 678-791-3698 or visit www.joniquedesign.com.
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.
Norcross Human Services Center offers prenatal classes, with instruction in Spanish, from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays at the center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. Day care is provided. To register call 404-880-3743 or 404-880-3745.