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.


The Cherokee Rose Cluster All-Breed Dog Show, sponsored by the Lawrenceville Kennel Club, will be held through today at the Atlanta Exposition Center South, 3850 Jonesboro Road in Atlanta. The show starts at 7 a.m. More than 3,000 dogs from across the U.S. are entered in the American Kennel Club-approved event. Admission is free. Parking costs $5.

The Northeast Georgia Civil War Round Table monthly meeting will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Gwinnett History Museum, 455 S. Perry St., Lawrenceville. The free meetings are casual and informal. This month's speaker is Dan Pollock, and the topic is the Battle of Atlanta. Call Steve Narrie at 678-860-1347.

The Grayson-Loganville Elks Lodge will hold its annual "Hoop Shoot" free throw contest at 2 p.m. today in the W. J. Cooper Elementary School Gym, 555 Ozora Road, Loganville. The contest is open to children 8 to 13 years old. Winners will be eligible to compete at the Georgia district level competition in Covington.


Leftover Pets/The Pet Mechanics will bring their mobile spay/neuter unit to Duluth on Monday and Feb. 19. The cost is $60 for female dogs, $45 for male dogs and female cats and $30 for male cats. Surgery is available for animals as young as 8 weeks old. Call 800-978-5226 to make an appointment.


Greater Gwinnett Rose Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. The meeting will be held on the second floor in room C. The guest speaker is arrangement rose judge Rob Russell. Call 770-822-6933 or visit wmb1/GGRS/RV1206.pdf.


A course on erosion and sediment control, sponsored by the Barrow County Builders Association, will be held Wednesday at the Barrow County Cooperative Extension Office, 90 Lanthier St., Suite B, in Winder. The Level 1A Fundamentals course is designed for individuals on-site performing land disturbing activity, compliance inspections or monitoring activities. The cost is $85 for members and $100 for non-members. Call Amy Hurst at 770-867-2607.


Thursday Things, an art group, will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at Tannery Row, 554 W. Main St., Buford. The meetings include demonstrations and art education. Louis Guidetti will speak about classical realism methods and figure drawing. Call 678-428-4877.


A Gwinnett Parkinson Support Group will hold its monthly meeting from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday. The group meets the second Friday of each month at the Summit Ridge Center for Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, 250 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville. The group meets in the community room. Call Dottie at 770-623-1984 or Sharron at 678-584-6900.


Flotilla 24 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Lanier, will hold a 13 lesson, three-day "Boating Skills & Seamanship" course Saturday, Feb. 17 and 23 at the Corps of Engineers Office, located on Buford Dam Road in Buford. The classes will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on three consecutive Saturdays. The cost is $45, and the instructors are certified Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors. Call Roy Crittenden at 770-393-4382 or visit

The 2007 Sweetheart of Georgia and the Little Miss Buford pageants and Talent Show will be held Saturday at the Buford Fine Arts Center. The pageant is open to girls from birth through teenagers. Call Brenda at 404-502-5520.

A course on Mastering the Interview Process will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. The cost for the four-hour interactive workshop is $30, and registration is required. Contact Fronzetta Peake at

The Georgia Iris Society will hold a meet-and-greet pot luck lunch at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pike Nursery Corp. Offices, 4020 Steve Reynolds Blvd., Norcross. Gail Zorn will present "Unbeatable Garden Selections for the South." The society is seeking new members; bring a dish to share. Call Mary Bolton at 770-491-8253.

Peace Place fifth annual Valentine's Dance will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Winder Community Center, 113 E. Athens St. in Winder. All proceeds will support the Peace Place Shelter and the Transitional House Project. The event will include an hors d'oeuvre buffet, silent auction and live music from The Georgians Orchestra. The cost is $50 per person. Call Mary Greenwood at 706-367-9365.

A tree care workshop will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. University of Georgia Extension agent Robert Brannen will speak on proper planting and care of trees as this workshop, which is free with paid admission. Call 770-904-3500.

A Webelo Scouts forester badge program will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. The cost is $10 per Scout, and preregistration is encouraged. Call 770-904-3500.

A Senior Valentine's Dinner Dance will be offered Saturday at Bunten Road Park, 3180 Bunten Road. An hors d'oevre buffet will be offered at 6 p.m. followed by a gourmet buffet dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing at 8 p.m. Registration is suggested, and the cost is $8. Call Beth Anne Woodruff at 770-814-6981.

An African American History Month celebration, with entertainment from percussion trio Ritmo Blu, will run from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville. Gwinnett County District 3 Commissioner Mike Beaudreau will be in attendance.

Gwinnett County Health and Human Services will offer a Career Services Workshop Saturday and Feb. 24 at Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. Advice on writing a resume and interviewing will be offered. The cost is $30 per class. Writing a Power Resume class runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Mastering the Interview Process runs from 2 to 6 p.m. Call 770-985-4713 or


Feb. 11

Planet Earth puppet show will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. Lee Bryan will present the program, which provides an introduction to environmental responsibility. The cost is $5 per person or $10 per family of four. Call 770-904-3500.

Feb. 12

Southern Wings Bird Club will hold its annual auction at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville. The meeting will be held in conference room A, on the second floor. The auction will feature bird-related and garden items, and proceeds will help the club support community projects. Call 770-338-4433 or e-mail

The Duluth Parks and Recreation Department will accept registration for its Summer Day Camps starting Feb. 12. To register, visit the Bunten Road Park activity building. Dates and times of all classes can be found online at or by calling 770-814-6981.

Feb. 13

The Duluth Historical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main St., Duluth. The group's mission is to preserve the city's history, record the present and reach for the future. Call Judy Ann Wilson at 770-476-0335.

MOMS Club of Suwanee-West will host a membership open house from 10:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 at the Atlanta Silverbacks Center, 4285 Brogden Exchange in Suwanee. The event will also feature a Valentine's Day craft for children. The group is open to mothers with a 30024 ZIP code who reside west of Buford Highway, and it offers monthly meetings, playgroups, park days, a recipe club and more. E-mail

Parents and Teachers Together and the Learning Disabilities Association Gwinnett Council will offer "Language Pragmatics and How It Relates to Social Skills" at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Greater Atlanta Christian School, 1575 Indian Trail Road in Norcross. No registration is necessary for this free program. Call Sarah Davis at 770-995-1599 or visit

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Gwinnett will offer a seminar on starting your own business from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 13 at Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane in Lawrenceville. The workshop will include market research, start-up costs and business planning. The cost is $59, and preregistration is required. Visit www.georgia

Feb. 14

Couples can get married or renew their marriage vows for free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center's 10th annual Valentine's Day Ceremonies. Couples getting married must have a valid marriage license, but couples renewing their vows do not have to bring a copy of their prior wedding license. Services are also available in Spanish. No registration is necessary. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center is located at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. Call 770-822-8081.

Free cholesterol and blood pressure screenings will be offered from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 14 at CVS Pharmacy, 485 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Suwanee. No appointment is necessary. Call 678-546-0584.

Feb. 15

The Gwinnett Council for Seniors will hold its February meeting at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville. Speaker Rosanne Larkins will discuss how to de-clutter and get organized.

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Gwinnett will offer a seminar on the QuickBooks Payroll program from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 15 at Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane in Lawrenceville. The cost is $50, and preregistration is required. Call 678-407-5385 or visit

Feb. 16

The City of Suwanee will celebrate Arbor Day by planting a caliber white oak at 3 p.m.

Feb. 16 at the Suwanee Crossroads Center, 323 Buford Highway. The public is welcome to the event, and white oak, wax myrtle and red cedar seedlings will be given to volunteers. Call Wes Rogers at 770-945-8996.

The City of Duluth will celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree at Bunten Road Park at 10 a.m. Feb. 16. The tree has been donated by Woody's Nursery. The public is invited to the planting, which will be followed by a reception featuring speaker Dave Parker from Duluth First Baptist Church. Visit

The Gwinnett County Retired Educators Association will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Hamilton Mill Restaurant in Dacula. The program will honor emeritus members, and all retired school employees are invited to attend. Call Mary Long at 770-962-6345.


A local Umpire Association is looking for baseball umpires for youth games in the Grayson area. Experience is helpful, but not mandatory, and the association offers training. Umpires must be at least 17 years old. Call David Simmons at 404-502-6400.

The Lilburn Lady Jackets softball team is seeking players and a coach to play 12-year-old girls travel fast pitch. The team has a practice field at the Lilburn Lions field. Call Kurt Busby at 404-538-4063 or e-mail him at

Family Choice Child Development & 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 the Rev. John Stewart Jr. at 770-972-9722.

The Gwinnett Choral Guild, a 60-voice community choral group, will hold auditions for its 2006-07 season. The group has openings in every voice part. Rehearsals run from 7:30 to

9:15 p.m. Mondays at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 Lawrenceville Highway in Lawrenceville. Interested vocalists should call 404-223-9962 or e-mail info@gwinnettchoral

MOMS Club of Lawrence- ville-South offers daytime activities for at-home mothers and children. E-mail or visit