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.


A New Year's Eve Dance will run from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Monday 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. Tuesday 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.

Jan. 6

Ingrid Bolton's "Gratia Plantea" artwork exhibit will be on display Jan. 6 through Jan. 30 at the Georgia State Botanical Garden, 2450 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens. Visit

Jan. 12

The Georgia Iris Society will offer the presentation "How To Grow Irises in Your Own Backyard" from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 12 at the Pike Nursery Corporate offices, 4020 Steve Reynolds Blvd., Norcross. Society member Ken Duke will present a brief history of the iris. Call Mary Bolton at 770-491-8253.

Jan. 15

Artist Rosemary Benavides Williams will offer a weekly session of an adult beginner/refresher watercolor course, beginning Jan. 15 at the Sugar Hill Community Center, 4988 West Broad St., Sugar Hill. The classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday through March 4. The fee for the eight week session is $125. Call 770-831-7413.

The Joy of Connecting: Networking Event for Women in Business will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 15 in Cumming. For event information and direction, call 770-887-6792 or visit


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. 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 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

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 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 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, 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 or visit

Ongoing - Mondays

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

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

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

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

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.

The Asian American Resource Center offers English literacy and civics level two classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. The class is meant for adults who want to advance their knowledge of the English language. Call 770-638-5661.

Norcross Human Services Center offers gamblers anonymous meetings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at the center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. Call 770-234-5648.

The Stone Mountain Barbershop Chorus holds rehearsals from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, in Duluth. Call 770-978-8053 or visit

The Lawrenceville Rotary Club meets at noon Mondays at the Lil' River Grill, 179 E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Call 770-831-7951.

The Peachtree Corners Rotary Club meets at noon Mondays at the Carlyle House, 173 S. Peachtree St. in Norcross. Call 770-729-9708.

The Gwinnett Community Band invites local musicians to attend the group's rehearsals at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Meadowcreek High School, 4455 Steve Reynolds Blvd. in Norcross. All instruments are welcome. Call 770-945-8734.

A senior water exercise class offered by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation is held at Mountain Park Pool in Lilburn at 8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 and 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The cost is $2 per class. Registration is not required. Call 770-564-4650.

Senior fitness classes are held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the George Pierce Park Senior Fitness Center, 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee. The cost is $54 for six weeks. Call 770-945-0594.

Free playtime is offered from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays at Pinckneyville Community Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross. Call 770-417-2200.

AIDGwinnett offers testing for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, each week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at 3075 Breckinridge Blvd., Suite 415, in Duluth. Testing is anonymous and confidential, and no needle is used. Test results in eight days are free, and results in 20 minutes cost $20. Call 678-990-6421 or visit

Duplicate bridge for seniors is played from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Grayson Senior Center, 475 Grayson Parkway in Grayson. The cost is $2, and the group guarantees a partner. Call Dottie at 770-979-2849 or visit

The Pinckneyville Writers group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at the Pinckneyville Community Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross. Meetings are free. Call 770-417-2200.

Georgia Connection, a women's four-part harmony chorus, rehearses at 7:30 p.m. Mondays in the fellowship hall at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 1400 Killian Hill Road in Lilburn. Call 770-717-4031 or visit