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.
The Philadelphia Winn Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 2 p.m. today at the Lawrenceville Female Seminary Building, 455 S. Perry St. in Lawrenceville. The guest speaker will be a representative from Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. Call 770-921-3114.
The Georgia Pistols Girls Amateur Athletic Union basketball team will hold spring tryouts for non high school players today at Holy Innocent's School. Tryouts for ages 8 through 11 will be held at 4 p.m. and for ages 12, 13 and 14 will be at 5:30 p.m. Call 404-364-2925 or visit www.gapistols.com.
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. Carly Clements will offer an oil pastel demonstration. Call 678-428-4877.
The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Gwinnett will offer a seminar on finding the money for a small business from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Georgia Gwinnett College. The seminar will offer a step-by-step guide on how to finance a start-up or growing business. To register, call 678-407-5385 or visit www.georgiasbdc.org.
A Special Needs Support and Share Group, offered by FOCUS for families of children with special needs, starts at 9:30 a.m. the last Thursday of each month at the Chick-fil-A on Ga. Highway 20 near the Mall of Georgia. Call FOCUS at 770-234-9111 or visit www.focus-ga.org.
The Gwinnett County Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group meets at 10 a.m. to noon on the fourth Saturday of every month at Lilburn Christian Towers, 414 Berkmar Way, Lilburn. Call Pat at 770-831-1386.
The deadline to enter this year's Teen and Tiny Miss Collins Hill Pageant is Jan. 31. The pageant will be held
Feb. 11. Girls ages 3 through eighth-graders are invited to enter. Categories include prettiest smile, best hair, prettiest eyes and most photogenic. Visit www.chhscheerleaders.net.
MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 2 at Atlanta Vineyard Church, 6920 Jimmy Carter Blvd. in Norcross. Childcare will be available. Call Donna Blanton at 770-441-5562.
The Cherokee Rose Cluster All-Breed Dog Show, sponsored by the Lawrenceville Kennel Club, will be held Feb. 2 to 4 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, and parking costs $5.
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. The band has immediate openings for percussion, French horn and trumpets, but all instruments are welcome. Call 770-945-8734.
MOMS Club of Snellville offers daytime activities Monday through Friday for both children and mothers, with 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, recipe swaps and holiday parties. Call the Centerville Community Center at 770-985-4713.
Parent's Morning Out offers Christian care for children from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. Children ages 6 to 23 months can enroll one to two days per week. Children ages 2 to 3 can enroll one to four days per week. There is also a nine-week summer program for children ages 6 to 15 months and 16 to 24 months. Call Olivia at 770-963-0386, ext. 48.
An academic enrichment program offered by the Centerville Community Center is held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The program is for children ages 3 to 5, and the cost is $140 per month, plus a one-time activity fee of $10 and $25 for books and audio cassettes. Registration is required for the program, which is held at the center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Centerville. Call Felisha Jackson at 404-299-9750.
A senior water exercise class offered by Gwinnett County Parks & 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 and Thursdays. The cost is $2 per class. Registration is not required. Call 770-564-4650.
The Asian American Center in the Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court, offers basic and advanced English as a Second Language classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, basic and intermediate classes from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, and advanced classes from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Limited child care is available for evening classes. The cost is $50 for eight weeks. Call 770-638-5661.
Senior fitness classes are held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 1350 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Suwanee. The cost is $30 a month. Call 770-945-0594.
Step N' Fit Club meets at
10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to walk the trail at the Centerville Community Center. The club is free, but registration is required. Call 770-985-4713.
Parents Morning Out is offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Centerville Community Center for children ages 1 to 3. Activities include arts and crafts, fitness, sing-a-longs, show-and-tell and movie time. Cost is $75 per month. Call 770-985-4713.
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.
Senior bridge and other games are offered by Duluth Parks & Recreation from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at 3180 Bunten Road. Registration is required for the fitness class. Call 678-417-0187 or 770-814-6981.
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 www.aidgwinnett.org.
Duplicate bridge for seniors is played from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Snellville Senior Center, 2350 Oak Road. The cost is $2, and the group guarantees a partner. Participants may bring food to eat during the noon break. Call Dottie at 770-979-2849.
Step Bases Support Group for families and individuals affected by mental illness meets at 8 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 Highway 29 in Lawrenceville. Call 770-822-2795 or e-mail email@example.com.
Moms and Tots Storytime is held at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at Barnes & Noble, 2205 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth. The storytime is free. Call 770-495-7200.
Tops Club - Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a nonprofit weight-loss support group, meets at 6:15 p.m. Mondays at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 Lawrenceville Highway. Call 800-932-8677 or visit www.tops.org.
Weekly Conversational English classes are held at 7 p.m. Mondays at Barnes & Noble, 2205 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth. Classes are free. Call 770-495-7200.
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.
Gamblers Anonymous meets Monday nights in Norcross. Call 404-237-7281.
Georgia Connection, 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 www.gaconnection.org.
The Lawrenceville Employment Assistance Program meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month at the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, 395 W Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Admission is free, and no preregistration is required. Call 770-963-0386.
Norcross For Teens Only book club meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Barnes & Noble in Norcross. Teen bookseller Sara S. will facilitate the group. Call Denise O'Connor at 770-209-4431.
The Moms Club of North Lawrenceville meets at 10 a.m. the first Monday of the month at Pump it Up, 460 Brogdon Road N.E. in Suwanee. Call Mitzi at 770-277-1844.
Crossroads Career Network meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Snellville United Methodist Church, 2428 E. Main St. in Snellville. Admission is free. Call 770-972-9360 or visit crossroadscareer.org.
Gwinnett Harbingers Toastmasters meets from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at Gwinnett Medical Center, 1000 Medical Center Blvd. in Lawrenceville, in MOB 100, Suite 115, Classroom B. Call Katrina Stone at 678-584-6796.
Southern Wings Bird Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month in the second-floor conference room at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. Call Jeff Schwartz at 770-338-4433 or visit www.geocities.com/southernwingsbc.